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2011年6月21日

All-new Nissan Skyline coming in 2013 - AMG engine likely to be fitted!

The all new Nissan Skyline (earlier post), aka Infiniti G, which is known internally as the V37, will hit the markets in 2013 and according to Japanese Best Car magazine, a V8 may be fitted (113M55), which will be a tuned down version of Merc's engine fitted in a number of AMG models. The power output is expected to be around 360 ps.

A hybrid model will be also introduced, which is going to be coupled to the VQ35HR V6 engine. The fuel efficiency of the hybrid model should be around 20.0 km/L.

2011年6月15日

All-new EUDM Toyota Yaris reveiled

The new Yaris (aka Vitz) was introduced in Japan back in December 2010, and shots of the EUDM RS version has also leaked (earlier post).  So, there are no surprises in terms of its design and so far, Toyota hasn't officially announced the available engines.

2011年6月6日

Latest rumours about new Lexus LS - it comes in 2014

Initial reports suggested that the all-new Lexus LS (earlier post) will be introduced in 2013, but BC claims now that the new model will be introduced in 2014 instead. BC published also this rendering, which looks completely different compared to the previous ones.

The LS 600h will use a 5.0L V6 engine plus the latest-gen hybrid system, which will enable it to achieve a fuel efficiency of 15.0 km/L. Well, it's not bad at all considering that it's a really big car and it has 400 ps + 55.0 kgm of torque! An 8 gear automatic transmission will be fitted.

The article mentions that an LS F Sport will be also introduced, powered by a 3.5L V6 engine. In terms of performance, 320 ps and 38.5 kgm of torque are the estimated numbers.

Latest info about all-new Toyota Crown

The all-new Toyota Crown will be introduced in 2012 (earlier post) and those are the latest renderings published by BC. 

The article mentions that the hybrid version will use a 2.5L straight four engine (2AR-FXE), as claimed before, with a power output of 170 ps and 23.0 kgm of torque. Those figures don't include the power output of the electric motor. The HV model should be able to manage a fuel efficiency of 22.0 - 23.0 km/L under the 10.15 mode.

A petrol version will be also available, using a 3.5L V6 engine (2GR-FSZ) producing 315 ps and 38.5 kgm of torque. The fuel efficiency is estimated to be 12.0 km/L.

In terms of dimensions, the new model is expected to measure 4,840 x 1,795 x 1,460 mm (length x width x height). Prices should range between ¥ 5,000,000 and ¥ 6,000,000.

2011年6月2日

Get ready for Lexus LFA II!

Lexus' plan was to produce 500 LFAs, 450 standard ones plus 50 with the Nürburgring Package, but latest rumors coming from Japan suggest that 100 more LFAs will be produced.

To be more precise, Best Car claims that the extra 100 LFAs, mentioned as LFA II, will use the 570 ps version of the V10 engine.