Hondata's 2019 Acura Rdx Tune Brings The Mid-range Torque

Hondata's 2019 Acura RDX tune brings the mid-range torque

One of the big advantages to the era of turbo Hondas is that there's plenty of horsepower and torque left on the table for tuners to take advantage of. One of those companies is Hondata, and following its upgrades for the Civic and Accord, it's now tuning the Acura RDX luxury crossover.

The RDX uses a turbocharged 2.0-liter engine similar to those in the Accord and the Civic Type R. In stock form, it makes 272 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque. With Hondata's Stage 1 tune, the company says that horsepower increases by about 10 across the rev band. Looking at the dyno graph, it also appears that peak horsepower increases by about 5 horsepower, and peak torque is up by about 15 pound-feet. Peak torque also appears to arrive sooner, and most of the torque curve seems to be up by 10 to 15 pound-feet. The increases in power and torque are available in all four of the RDX's drive modes.

Toyota Debunks Rumors That 86 Coupe Will Be Axed From Range

Toyota Debunks Rumors That 86 Coupe Will Be Axed From Range

It may be hard to believe, but the Toyota 86 (or GT86, depending on the market) sports coupe has been with us for six years now and, despite a modest facelift, should be approaching the end of its life cycle. Thus, the logical question is whether it will get a successor – and if so, what form it might take.

2019 Nissan Leaf E+ Loses Range In Upper Trim Levels

2019 Nissan Leaf e+ loses range in upper trim levels

Nissan revealed the Leaf e+ at the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show earlier this month. A range of 226 miles was, and still is, touted as the main selling point over the normal Leaf. It appears the base level S trim is the only Leaf with that much range, though. Ponying up for the SV and SL trims will end up netting you an EPA-estimated 215 miles each. That's an 11 mile drop, one Nissan said is "mostly due to weight differences" when we asked.

How much weight you ask? Here are the trims, weights and ranges laid out for you:

Xperia Xz3 And Xz2 Range Get January 2019 Security Patches (52.0.a.3.163)

Xperia XZ3 and XZ2 range get January 2019 security patches (52.0.A.3.163)

Sony Mobile is today rolling out a new firmware update for the Xperia XZ3 and the whole Xperia XZ2 family (XZ2, XZ2 Compact and XZ2 Premium) adding the 1 January 2019 Android security patches. The OTA update size is 151.5MB, and moves the build number from 52.0.A.3.126 to version 52.0.A.3.163. If you've downloaded the new update, let us know your impressions in the comments below.

Is Sony Dropping The Xperia Compact Range?

Is Sony dropping the Xperia Compact range?

Sony Mobile may be dropping its ‘Compact' range of Xperia smartphones according to a report from Digital Trends. The bombshell comes from an interview with Don Mesa, Sony Mobile's Vice President of Marketing, citing that consumers want bigger, rather than smaller displays. Here's what he had to say: