Lawyer Criticized Ghosn Treatment

Lawyer criticized Ghosn treatment

A lawyer for former Nissan Motor Chairman Carlos Ghosn criticized his client's new detention as excessive. Junichiro Hironaka spoke on Wednesday evening when Tokyo prosecutors were reportedly preparing to rearrest Ghosn.

Hironaka said prosecutors had told them they would be notified by March 31 whether there would be an additional indictment.

Ikee Tweets Treatment Much Tougher Than Expected

Ikee tweets treatment much tougher than expected

Japanese swimming superstar Rikako Ikee has revealed on Twitter how she has been coping with her treatment for leukemia.

The 18-year-old revealed her diagnosis last month. On Wednesday, she tweeted that treatment has been much, much tougher than she anticipated, and she has not been able to eat for more than three days. But she added she will not be defeated.

Toyota's Corolla Hatchback Gets The Gr Sport Treatment

Toyota's Corolla Hatchback gets the GR Sport treatment

The 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback plays somewhat against type by being interesting to look at and not a complete snore to drive (characterizations that now also can be applied to the new Corolla sedan). After all, the latest Corolla hatch and upper trim versions of the sedan use a larger, 2.0-liter engine, boast an available six-speed stick with rev-matching, add a fixed first gear to their CVT, and swap the previous torsion beam rear suspension for a multilink setup. But one still gets the sense that there's unrealized potential here. Now Toyota is exploring that potential with the just-announced GR Sport version.

This sportified Corolla Hatchback wears GR Sport-specific lower body styling, a black mesh grille, and a rear diffuser. Additionally, there are special 18-inch alloy wheels, LED headlamps, fog lights, and rear privacy glass. The exclusive Dynamic Grey paint is two-toned with a black upper body. Inside, there are more aggressively bolstered bucket seats in cloth and leather or full leather, with contrast stitching. It's too bad the sporty upgrades don't extend to the mechanicals, but we will say the car looks pretty good.

2019 Lexus Is 300 F Sport Gets Black Line Treatment

2019 Lexus IS 300 F Sport gets Black Line treatment

Lexus is making the Black Line Special Edition treatment available again, this time offering it on the F Sport version of the 2019 IS 300 sports sedan.

The package adds 18-inch, split-spoke wheels with the "black vapor chrome" finish that also appear on the flagship LS sedan, plus back side mirrors. Inside, you get black Nuluxe seats with red accents and contrasting red stitching, which also appears on the center console and armrests, plus red accent panels flanking the center stack. There's also a heated, black wood-trimmed steering wheel highlighted by what Lexus says is "distinctive shades of black that were created by a Japanese calligraphy shop dedicated to perfecting ink for more than 200 years." All Black Line versions are equipped with navigation and triple-beam LED headlights.

Ikee To Undergo Lengthy Leukemia Treatment

Ikee to undergo lengthy leukemia treatment

Japanese swimming superstar Rikako Ikee, who has announced that she has been diagnosed with leukemia, will start full treatment for the disease. Sources close to the Japan Swimming Federation say the process may take more than six months.

Ikee holds national records in multiple events, including the women's 100-meter butterfly.

2019 Lexus Nx F Sport Gets The Black Line Treatment

2019 Lexus NX F Sport gets the Black Line treatment

Lexus is debuting a limited-production NX F Sport Black Line edition at the 2019 Chicago Auto Show. Set to be sold for the 2019 model year only, the Black Line is essentially an appearance package with some added equipment as well — Lexus previously made a Black Line version of the RC coupe with similar results.

The package takes a normal NX 300 F Sport and jazzes it up a bit. The NX in this spec is equipped with a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder making 235 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. Forged 19-inch chrome wheels and a faux carbon bodyside graphic are the main exterior changes. Only three colors will be available for the Black Line, including black, silver and the white you see here. The interior gets colors to complement the exterior, with two-tone white and black seats. A black headliner is standard, as are unique Black Line floor mats, cargo mats and key fob gloves.

Lexus Lc500 Left Lookin' Extra Wide After Liberty Walk Treatment

Lexus LC500 Left Lookin’ Extra Wide After Liberty Walk Treatment

No car is safe from Liberty Walk’s world-famous widebody treatments.

The Japanese tuning company has developed widebody kits for just about every exotic or performance car under the sun, including the Nissan GT-R, McLaren 650S and Lamborghini Aventador. Their latest creation is a widebody version of the Lexus LC500, and while we’re typically fans of heavily tuned widebody cars, we actually think it looks pretty good.

Nissan Serena Minivan Gets Nismo Treatment Too For Tokyo Show

Nissan Serena Minivan Gets NISMO Treatment Too For Tokyo Show

The new Nissan Leaf Concept isn’t the only Nismo study that will be presented at the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show, as the automaker has applied similar treatment to their Serena minivan.

Said to enhance its performance "without sacrificing the base model's family-friendly, utilitarian nature", the MPV's exterior now reflects Nismo's performance oriented nature, thanks to its new bumpers, wheels, and red accents.

Toyota Auris Touring Sports Freestyle Gets The Rugged Treatment

Toyota Auris Touring Sports Freestyle Gets The Rugged Treatment

Toyota offers plenty of crossovers. But now it's making one of its lower-roofed models more rugged as well.

The model in question is the Auris Touring Sports, the extended wagon version of the model we know in America as the Corolla iM (and previously as the Scion iM). Toyota has sold more than one and a quarter million Auris models across Europe since the introduction of the first-generation model in 2006, with last year's record total exceeding 144,000 units.