This "concept" is a clear preview of the production model, as this is more or less what we will get (ok, minus the fancy bits). The new CR-V (earlier post) is set to go on sale in the United States by the end of 2011, and in Europe in Autumn 2012.
The all-new Lexus GS is only a few weeks ago, as it's going to make its official debut in August. Until then, the interior has been fully revealed. It looks now closer in design philosophy to the one of the CT.
This is the latest rendering of the MX-5 successor coming from Japan. This rendering, published by BC, looks much better that the other ones I have came across. Expect the new model to be launched next year.
Since the new-gen Subaru Impreza has been launched, Subaru is now working on the new WRX version. According to the latest rumours, the new WRX will be powered by a turbocharged 1.6-liter engine, which will be capable of delivering 270 PS. The STi version will get an even more powerful version of the new engine delivering 300 PS.
The use of a 1.6-liter engine makes it also possible for Subaru to return to WRC and already, Ikuo Mori has said during the shareholders meeting on June 24 that a new sports car will be launched in 2014.
We already know that Nissan is working on a Fairlady Z successor, which is expected to hit the markets in 2013 (earlier post), but it appears also that a new Silvia is on the cards. Is this Nissan's answer to the highly anticipated Toyota/Subaru FT-86...? I really hope that Japanese manufacturers come back from the dead and start producing models like that again.
Honda readies a Beat successor (earlier post) and on the front cover of the latest Best Car issue there is a rendering of it. I think it was about time for Japanese manufacturers to start again producing those lovely Kei cars. I hope this time they will bring them also in Europe...