2020 Toyota Corolla Turns To The Dark Side With Nightshade Edition

2020 Toyota Corolla turns to the dark side with Nightshade Edition

The terminator — the line that separates night from day on Earth — has been creeping over Toyota's lineup in the form of Nightshade editions. The 4Runner, Camry, Highlander and Sienna already have their darker alter egos, and now the Corolla sedan and hatchback enter the darkness for the 2020 model year. Both Corolla Nightshade versions are based on the SE grade with the CVT and get black-out badging, grilles, mirror caps, window trim, rocker panels, door handles, spoilers, shark-fin antennas, diffuser inserts, and 18-inch wheels. The hatchback adds a black inner headlight frame in front and a black lower spoiler in back. Buyers are able to option the package on the sedan in Super White, Classic Silver Metallic, and Black Sand Pearl. On the hatchback, instead of Black Sand Pearl, the third color is Midnight Black Metallic. The Nightshade sedan lists for $22,750 before a $945 destination charge, for a total of $23,705 after destination, $700 more than the standard SE trim. The Nightshade hatch runs $23,245 after destination, which is $900 more than the hatchback SE. The five-door Corolla tweaks its equipment mix for next year, too. If the Nightshade doesn't do enough to get a buyer's Batman on, Toyota has put a black roof on the options menu. It can be ordered with four body colors, one of which overlaps with the black-out package: Blizzard Pearl, Blue Flame, Classic Silver Metallic, Oxide Bronze and Smoked Paprika. A new feature only for the SE hatchback expands cargo space by omitting the spare tire. A lower load floor frees up six more cubic feet of space behind the rear seats, taking cargo volume to just about 24 cubic feet. Compatible with the SE in either CVT or six-speed manual guise, a tire repair kit replaces the extra rubber. On the SE and XSE grades, the Sirius XM All Access trial goes from being a cost option to a standard feature, and the entire hatch lineup adds Android Auto compatibility as standard, joining the already available CarPlay.

Mt. Fuji Trails Open In Shizuoka Pref. Side

Mt. Fuji trails open in Shizuoka Pref. side

Three major trails on Mount Fuji that start in Shizuoka Prefecture have opened to trekkers for the summer climbing season.

The opening of the Fujinomiya-guchi, Gotenba-guchi and Subashiri-guchi trails followed those of other routes in Yamanashi Prefecture this month. Mount Fuji straddles the two prefectures.

Honda's Compact Ev Will Swap Out Side Mirrors For Cameras

Honda's Compact EV Will Swap Out Side Mirrors For Cameras

According to Honda, “The next-generation camera technology helps the car retain a modern, clean and simple design, and complements the stepless A-pillars and flush ‘pop out’ door handles, also confirmed for the production version of the Honda e. Unlike conventional side mirrors, the cameras are contained within the width of the car and do not extend beyond the wheel arches.”

The company also claims that with the removal of the side mirrors, which can stick out a bit, it can help to reduce the drag of the car, which in theory should reduce the amount of energy required to move forwards, thus potentially extending the range of the car as a result. The cameras will transmit information to screens placed on the dashboard inside of the car.

Honda E Ev To Get Camera Side Mirrors For Production

Honda e EV to get camera side mirrors for production

Swapping out side mirrors for cameras is slowly becoming popular in the automotive industry, and Honda is next to hop on board with a production car. Just announced today, Honda says the camera side mirrors in the Honda e prototype will be carried over to the production version of the compact electric hatchback. Similar to every other car that gets this "mirror technology," it will not be sold in the U.S.

Lexus was first to implement the tech on the ES sold in Japan, and Audi is next with its E-Tron electric crossover. Honda didn't provide good photos of the interior screens used to stream what the cameras feed it, but we imagine it'll look similar to the prototype interior we saw previously. The side pods on the doors look a lot like Honda LaneWatch on steroids, which is a technology we actually get here. That tech implements a camera into the passenger-side mirror and supplies a feed to the infotainment screen when you activate the right turn signal.

Feds Investigate Whether Mazda Cx-9 Side Airbags Can Inadvertently Deploy

Feds investigate whether Mazda CX-9 side airbags can inadvertently deploy

DETROIT — U.S. safety regulators are investigating reports that side curtain air bags can inflate for no reason on some Mazda CX-9 large SUVs. Documents posted Monday by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration say two owners have complained about the problem. Four people were hurt in one of the cases. In both complaints, owners told the agency that the left and right air bags went off for no reason while the SUVs were moving. The probe covers CX-9s from the 2010 through 2013 model years. Mazda sold just over 112,000 of the SUVs from 2010 through 2013. The safety agency says investigators will figure out how often the problem happens and determine the safety consequences. The agency could seek a recall. Mazda said in a statement that it is cooperating with NHTSA.

Keyakizaka46 Show Their Feminine Side In Pv For 'nobody'

Keyakizaka46 show their feminine side in PV for 'Nobody'

Keyakizaka46 have unveiled the PV for their new song "Nobody" via their official website. 

"Nobody" can be found in the TYPE-A version of the group's eighth single "Kuroi Hitsuji" to be released on February 27. Directed by Toshi Atsunori, the PV begins with the members dancing gracefully. They continue to show their feminine charm throughout the PV. You can check out the PV on their official website here. 

Yamashita Tomohisa To Release Double A-side Single In February

Yamashita Tomohisa to release double A-side single in February

Yamashita Tomohisa will release a double A-side single titled "Reason / Never Lose" on February 13. 

"Never Lose" currently serves as the opening theme for TV anime 'Gyakuten Saiban ~Sono Shinjitsu, Igi Ari!~ Season 2,' while "Reason" was picked up as the new opening theme for the same anime. You can check out the track list below the cut. 

Ghosn's Side Takes Files, Cash From Rio Apartment

Ghosn's side takes files, cash from Rio apartment

Nissan Motor officials say representatives of its ousted chairman Carlos Ghosn have retrieved documents and cash from a corporate apartment in Rio de Janeiro.

The officials say Ghosn's representatives entered the apartment on Friday with permission from a Brazilian court. Nissan's representatives oversaw them in the apartment.

Johnny's West's First Single Of 2019 To Be A Double A-side

Johnny's WEST's first single of 2019 to be a double A-side

Johnny's WEST will release a double A-side single called "Homechigirisuto / Kizudarake no Ai" on January 30. 

Among the two title tracks, "Homechigirisuto" is an energetic number in which the members praise people who do their best everyday. Meanwhile, "Kizudarake no Ai" is currently being used as the opening theme for anime 'Captain Tsubasa,' and it portrays the feelings of someone who is deeply in love. 

Sexy Zone To Release A Double A-side Single In December

Sexy Zone to release a double A-side single in December

Sexy Zone's new single "Karakuri Darake no Tenderness / Suppin KISS" will be released on December 5. 

"Karakuri Darake no Tenderness" is the theme song for member Nakajima Kento's starring drama 'Dorokei: Keishicho Sosa Sanka' on NTV. Meanwhile, "Suppin KISS" has a CM tie-up, which will be revealed later. 

Bump Of Chicken's New Single Will Be A Triple A-side

BUMP OF CHICKEN's new single will be a triple A-side

BUMP OF CHICKEN will release a triple A-side single titled "Hanashi ga Shitai yo / Sirius / Spica" on November 14. 

The three songs all have tie-ups: "Hanashi ga Shitai yo" is the theme song for the movie 'Okuotoko', which opens in theaters on October 19, "Sirius" was used as the opening theme for TV anime 'Juushinki Pandora,' and "Spica" was its ending theme. The single will be released in both limited and regular editions.