At the beginning of the week, Toyota unveiled the new Camry with the company does not expect a significant increase in the sales model, as currently crossovers and SUV dominate in terms of sales. As said Bob Carter, vice president of Toyota’s America in an interview at the 2017 North American International Auto Show.
We did 388,000 last year. Give or take, we’re looking at a push. And without a sales increase, the Camry’s annual volume also won’t rise back above 400,000. “That’s not our plan (to hit 400,000 in 2017).
We’re going to build to the market. I think there’s a chance that will happen. We’ve seen that before, where segments typically respond to new product. The midsize segment – there really hasn’t been much new product there in the last couple years.
I think we can start to see some stabilization (of the segment). Even if it stabilizes at its current level, it’s still…a huge segment.
This is the fast Yaris that will be presented by Toyota at the Geneva exhibition. Displayed next to the new WRC Yaris will debut in the Monte Carlo Rally on January 19, this version of the new sports illustrate the dynamics of the Yaris line-up. The Yaris is a new high-performance derivative is making the link between rally WRC Yaris and Yaris model line-up.
Its name has not been announced, but the three-door Yaris use 1.6 liter four-cylinder turbo engine performance over 210 hp and has an aggressive bodykit, large wheels, inflated fenders, spoiler and diffuser.
Specification and performance of this Toyota Yaris, 0-100 km / h will do in about 6.5 seconds, with a top speed of 225 km / h, with the interior has sport seats and new decorations. Toyota has made this change in the steering and suspension system to improve handling and road behavior.
At the same time, the entire Yaris line-up will benefit from modification of a similar design, with a new front face, the force behind the new and modern interior.
Above aesthetic considerations, many technical modifications have been implemented in order to improve the overall comfort and handling of the car.
This will refresh the entire Yaris line-up and make the Yaris Hybrid is a more powerful version. Yaris Hybrid still offers that are unique in the B-segment and accounted for more than 40% of all sales of the Yaris in Europe.
After the presentation of the new Fiesta, Ford is preparing feverishly to present the new fourth-generation Focus, so that it hits the roads in 2018. Competition from Astra and Golf is very strong and should be faced and the increasing sales SUV and crossover reducing the share of compact cars.
For the new generation of the 2018 Focus Ford will abandon the logic “One Ford” and will come closer to European philosophy, though the same model will continue to be sold the same worldwide. Responsible for the new Focus will be the Darren Palmer, who was responsible for the new Fiesta and Ka +. The Palmer wants to do it again top the Focus on driving behavior, for this and the new model will come with the same philosophy of the first two generations, since this sector makes the Focus separate and quite popular. This means that you pay based on the set-up of the steering, the suspension geometry in an attempt to make it more “alive” operation. At the same time, we will wait and greater use of high-strength steel to be able to reduce and another weight to help them have better characteristics.
2018 Ford Focus Interior
The new Focus will be based on Global C-car platform of the current model, but will be sophisticated and will have a wider wheelbase to improve the interiors, especially the rooms in the rear. The Focus will follow the logic of the new Fiesta and will not have some cheap standard version and will be available in a sportier ST-line publishing, luxurious Vignale and Active will have some off-road characteristics. In the past, Ford wants to win customers Golf Alltrack and customers who do not want any of the company’s SUV as the Kuga and EcoSport. The Focus Active could be offered with all-wheel drive but will be front-wheel drive.
The interior is expected to follow the Fiesta models with fewer buttons and more functions to be controlled from the 8-inch touch screen. This screen is the basic versions, with the most expensive to even have a larger screen.
2018 Ford Focus Specification and Performance
In engines, the base expect the award-winning 1.0-liter three-cylinder Ecoboost with a yield of 100, 125 and 140 horsepowers. The reduced weight of the new Focus may allow him to be placed and an entry-level version of 85 horsepowers. In diesel will be the new 1.5-liter 85 and 120 horsepowers and the 2.0 liter TDCI as the strongest.
The new Focus will be certainly one of the 13 electric models that Ford has promised by 2020. Global C-car platform is designed to be able to accept hybrid and fully electric versions and the progress made in battery technology it is very likely that both of these versions.
All these changes on Ford Focus will make it an appeal against the latest VW e-Golf and the ever-expanding line-up of hybrid family cars, such as the Hyundai Ioniq and Kia Niro.
The Prius C is circulated from 2012 in the US and Toyota decided that the time has come to present the updated version. All these years the Prius C has received several upgrades, while last year saw the Persona series.
Toyota Prius C Exterior
The updated model features a new exterior look that retains the hexagonal grille and has black details around the fog lamps. Side has to give it a more aggressive look, and there is black spoiler and black details at the bottom of the rear bumper. Furthermore, all versions of the Prius C will come with alloy wheels. The biggest change for the updated model that will bring the standard equipment Toyota Sense-C Safety in all trim.
Toyota Prius C Safety Features
The 2017 Prius c is equipped with nine airbags and, features the standard Star Safety System™, which includes Vehicle Stability Control (VSC), Traction Control (TRAC), Anti-lock Brake System (ABS), Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD), Brake Assist (BA), and Smart Stop technology.
Toyota Safety Sense-C is designed to help address three key areas of driver assistance: preventing or mitigating frontal collisions, helping maintain driving within their lane, and enhancing road safety during nighttime driving. Toyota plans to make automatic emergency braking standard on nearly all models by the end of 2017. That will put Toyota (and Lexus) four years ahead of the model-year 2022 industry target announced by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).
Specification Toyota Prius C and Performance
The engine of the redesigned Prius C remains the hybrid four-cylinder 1.5-liter Atkinson cycle operates in and delivers 73 horsepower with 111 Nm of torque combined with the electric motor and delivers a total of 99 HP. The electric motor can drive the car for 1.6 km with a maximum speed of 40 km / h.
Despite previous reports say that the new Honda Civic Type R will be equipped with CVT transmission, two representatives of Honda, said that the new Type R will be available only with manual transmission, since its objective is to offer the maximum driving pleasure.
Rumors started circulating recently that Honda will offer its flagship hot hatch with – perish the thought – a continuously variable transmission, such as those offered on the base Civic.
Listening grimacing idea, because while the automatic equipped Honda Type R may help win over buyers see a Volkswagen Golf R, CVT is almost universally reviled for response puritans rubber-band like and the lack of different teeth to grab and hold.
Fortunately the rumor seemed false. Car and Driver reports that two Honda spokesman negates the report, stated that the new Civic Type R will only be offered with a manual transmission – as will be the next step-down Civic Si.
Only with manual transmission will be equipped and for specification, the new Type R be fitted with the 2.0-liter turbo of the current generation, which will be upgraded and is expected to produce close to 320 horses. Honda’s goal with the new generation of the Civic Type R is getting behind the fastest time front-wheel drive at the Nurburgring.
Recently a presentation giving ceremony of the representatives of the German company in Norway, leaked that the RS4 Avant, RS5 Coupe and RS5 Sportback will come under the bonnet, the V6 2,9-liter engine of the new Panamera 4S, which will greater efficiency than has supersedan of Porsche.
Let me remind you that the engine performance Panamera 4S reaches 440 horses and 550 Nm, with this new RS model reaches 450 horses and 600 Nm. So, for 0-100 km / h is expected to make in less than 4 seconds. With top speed electronically limited to 250 km / h and when the customer chooses the optional sports package, it will reach 280 km /time.
According to the latest information the RS5 will be presented at the Geneva exhibition, next March, and the RS4 Avant in the corresponding Frankfurt in September. The production of the RS4 Avant is expected to begin in December 2017, with the first RS5 Coupe coming off the production line in June of that year.
Lexus thinking to prepare the 7-seater version of the Lexus RX and reportedly the presentation will take place later in the year in order to begin sales in 2018. This new more practical and roomier version will have major rivals the Volvo XC90 and Mercedes GLS. Engine Specification, the 7-seater RX will be powered by the same engines of the simple RX and includes the V6 of RX350 and the hybrid RX450h.
According to Karlk Schlich Director of Toyota hinted that we will see many crossover of the two companies stating:
“We would see other SUV developments before we’d see another coupe – that’s my guess. Once the coupes have done their job, we need to further refine the SUV range.”
Lexus apart from the 7-seater RX prepares and the production version of the UX concept, the small SUV presented in Paris last year and expected to be placed under the NX and RX. The company has already established names UX200, UX250 and UX250h and is very likely the UX is a replacement and not so successful CT as the basic model of the company.
The German tuners Manhart presented the MH2 630, an improved BMW M2.
For specification BMW M2 by Manhart have the 3.0-liter turbo engine which is stronger and produces 630 horsepower with 750 Nm of torque and is combined with the M4 DCT gearbox. Manhart has made the M2 more powerful than an ongoing M5 or M6 (or any other M-car, for that matter). Its torque is just as high as that of a BMW X5 M, which comes with a twin-turbo V8 engine with a displacement that is almost 1.5-liters higher than the M2’s N55 inline-six.
According to the tuners, the figures were achieved through a thorough reprogramming of the ECU, a water-to-air intercooler, upgraded turbochargers, a carbon fiber air intake, and a steel exhaust.
Inside there are leather-Alcantara investments with gold stitching and Recaro Sportster CS seats.
Time carbon-ceramic brakes and a new bodykit consisting of carbon-ventilated hood, new front splitter, new diffuser and new carbon mask. The changes are completed with new wheels and lower suspension KW Clubsport 3.
Porsche has launched test on Mission E and a test mule was caught tested the snow in Scandinavia.
The first electric performance car the German company will come out in 2020 and according to Porsche, will be “something special, a real Porsche”, something completely different from its opponents, and more capable of models Tesla, featuring the technology 919 Hybrid.
Although for the moment there are no details on the technical characteristics of the car, for specification, Porsche Mission E prototype wore two electric motors with 600 horses, 0-100 km / h in 3.5 seconds, with range more than 500 km, with 80% of the battery charging in 15 minutes using a quick charger and range of 400 km.
According to the CEO of Porsche, Oliver Blume, the company will keep almost unchanged the production version of Mission E concept. Blume said the exterior design of the electrical model will be “very similar” to that of the original, with the doors opening upward.
The model will be opposite the Tesla Model S, will go on sale towards the end of the decade, it has codenamed J1 and will be built on a new platform developed by the company. The Porsche to manufacture the car announced recruiting 1,400 people, and has put a target sell 20.000 Mission E annually.
The notorious Godzilla has large power reserves within. We have seen how the factory version can stand in front of very expensive supercars. A “usual suspect”, which operates in the improvement area for 20 years, the British Litchfield Motors, comes to celebrate this the station, improving 20 Nissan GT-R Black Edition, taking longer codenamed “LM20” and producing most 675 horsepower with torque of 85 kgf!
This power makes already possible Godzila, a real “supercar-killer”, where the performa 96 km / h comes in 2.5 seconds, the first 160 km / h in 5.7 seconds, with the final touches to the 328 km / h. But to achieve this, several operations were made to increase the strength of the cab.
So, to increase specification Nissan GT-R, the 3.8 liter V6 have larger injectors, larger fuel pumps, freer air intake, Intercooler from Litchfield, cast downpipe and export diameter 102mm with freer catalyst. It is understood that became reprogramming the ECU for even better results.
At the same time, they made and appropriate moves to “tame” this wild and multitudinous herd of horses, so the active safety now made changes to the software of traction systems and stability, and went posts Bilstein Damptronic, combined with springs of Eibach and anti-roll bars. Still, there was a change in the braking system, where now there are discs of Alcon diameter 400mm front and 380mm, which together with new calipers are able to torture the Michelin Pilot Sport 4, which are seated on the alloy Rays Track Edition.
Definitely you will now think that with all this marketing authorization Godzila will go … walk and those who have it will enjoy the track only. But every other! The Litchfield tells us that is the most powerful version of the car, which is for everyday use! In fact she says he can meet customer requests wanting even more power!
Best to let the end. All 20 models will give the Litchfield will be covered by three-year warranty and free maintenance and for the price Nissan GT-R Linchfield, it will cost 110,000 euros, a price that is just 18,000 euros increased from the entry-level version of a GT-R . Not bad for someone who can afford!