Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will leave for New York on Monday to attend the UN General Assembly and hold bilateral summits with US and Iranian leaders.
Abe will give a speech at the UN General Assembly. He will meet separately with US President Donald Trump and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani to help ease tensions in the Middle East following attacks on Saudi Arabian oil facilities.
It seems like we've been waiting forever, but the wait is finally over. Mazda has finally launched a diesel version of the CX-5 for the U.S. market, unveiled at the 2019 New York International Auto Show. Specifically, the 2.2-liter Skyactiv-D turbo-diesel engine will be offered in the higher-end CX-5 Signature AWD, part of what Mazda calls its "path to premium," as the company continues to set its sights on some of the more expensive competition.
The Skyactiv-D 2.2 makes use of a sequential twin turbocharger that employs a smaller turbocharger first at low rpm for quick throttle response, after which a valve opens to spool up a larger turbocharger at higher rpm. Mazda says this provides "smooth and linear response from low to high engine speeds, and greatly increases low- and high-end torque." Mazda estimates the output of the engine to be 168 horsepower at 4,000 rpm and 290 pound-feet of torque from a low 2,000 rpm. The engine has a rev limit of 5,500 rpm.
The 2019 Infiniti Q50 Signature Edition is coming to the NY Auto Show as a limited edition version of the sport sedan. Infiniti hopes to draw folks in with a new front and rear fascia, differentiating it slightly from the rest of the Q50s out there.
Every Signature Edition will come equipped with the 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 under the hood that produces 300 horsepower. The bright 19-inch alloy wheels seen on this car are Signature Edition exclusives, according to Infiniti. Then you get your requisite Signature Edition badging on the trunk of this Q50.
The 2020 Subaru Outback is officially confirmed for a debut at the New York International Auto Show, and Subaru says it's going to be "all-new." That's all the official information we have to go on at this point, but Subaru released a teaser photo to give us a glimpse of the tall, rugged wagon before the reveal on April 17.
We can tell a few differences just from the photo here. The lower bumper surround and foglight design is more compact than the big round lights that sit down there currently. Subaru has changed the side mirror design, adding a bit of flair with chrome on this model. It's tough to tell what the headlight design will look like, but it's certainly a different shape and size than the current units that stretch back further into the fenders. There's even more black plastic cladding on the car now, too. Subaru had plenty of the stuff going up and down the Outback before, but the wheel arch molding was optional. It's unclear whether it's going to remain that way or be the only way it comes now. One small thing we noticed was the location of the "Outback" designation in the body cladding — it moved from being under the front door to under the rear door. Subaru appears to be offering a new black wheel option that we see on this car, as well.
The 2019 New York International Auto Show is only a few weeks away. While we won't really know what's in store until the show doors open at the Javits Center in Manhattan, expect a whole slew of teasers in the next few weeks. One of the first out of the gate is Nissan with a single image that has us excited for what's in store. The Japanese automaker plans to celebrate 50 years of performance with some special versions of the Nissan 370Z and Nissan GT-R in its "Dream Garage."
There are eight cars in the photo: one Datsun 240Z atop a new 370Z; two R34 Skyline GT-Rs atop a pair of new R35 GT-Rs; one 1973 Skyline GT-R (fewer than 200 were built over a single model year) atop a third R35 GT-R. The Z and GT-R both made their debuts 50 years ago in 1969. It's a bit difficult to tell with the shadows, but each car on the bottom row appears to mirror the paint scheme of its partner on the top. We're particularly excited for the bright blue Calsonic livery to appear on a modern GT-R.
Nogizaka46 member Ikuta Erika's second photo book (currently untitled) will be released on January 22.
The theme of Ikuta's first photo book in three years is "the new self I discover in New York." For this photo book, she spent seven days shooting in New York. She even challenged herself to shoot in lingerie for the very first time. Fans can see how much the 21-year-old has matured in the last three years.
The Android tablet market continues to slide but even though consumers aren’t picking them up, they will soon find Android tablets in New York City taxis. Curb Mobility has confirmed that its fleet of taxis in New York City will soon come with no less than two Android-powered tablets, one for the driver and the other for the passenger.
The first tablet, Dash, will be a digital meter which replaces the bulky legacy taxi systems with a lightweight tablet. It will provide drivers with an easy to navigate user interface and additional features such as multi-language support, live traffic information, GPS navigation, and an emergency panic button. It will even display fare heat maps so that drivers can increase their potential earnings by heading to areas where demand is high.
Subaru continues to dribble out teaser images of its all-new 2019 Forester ahead of its reveal Wednesday at the New York Auto Show.
The image, posted to Subaru's Facebook page, once again focuses on Forester's rear end, and specifically, the pincer-shaped right rear taillight that carries over from the Viziv concepts. Only this time, the photo is taken in broad daylight, so we can make out a little more of what's happening on that tailgate area. There are scooped-out recesses above the rear bumper and around the license plate and a wider cargo opening, as noted here previously. There's also some black plastic body cladding.