Kia Stonic, New Rival for Nissan Juke

The Kia recently proceeded to ensure name Stonic, which will be used in the model to be placed opposite the Nissan Juke. It is believed that this will be applied to the YB-SUV mature later in 2017.

The model is expected to market in 2018 and will be based at the new Rio, which will eventually be presented in 2017. It is placed under the hybrid Niro and will be equipped with gasoline and diesel engines.

Additional models were joined by KX3, a similarly sized Kia SUV sold mainly in China. The vehicle said to be too sophisticated for high-speed driving conditions in many European countries that rejected by Kia Motors Europe. Instead, the special model has been developed and will be sold in the third quarter of this year. It will not be at the Geneva exhibition, the event which is being supplied to the debut of diesel Picanto and Stinger.

The Stonic this motor show appearance will likely be at the Frankfurt IAA although media preview may occur in August.

The new SUV will use the same architecture as YB, new Pride / Rio / K2. Where the vehicle will be made subject of speculation but Sohari in South Korea, on the same line as YB, it seems. It can also be built in Mexico and Slovakia.

2018 Lexus LS All New Fifth Gen Released, Debut in Detroit

The Lexus in Detroit report presented the fifth generation of the LS, the new Japanese flagship has grown in size and built on the GA-L platform debuted in LC 500. It’s been 28 years since the first generation Lexus LS premiere at 1989 Detroit Auto Show, made its debut in 2018 LS luxury sedan all-new all the more symbolic.

Exterior – 2018 Lexus LS

The new LS has a lower ground clearance, lower center of gravity and wider track, the length of the reaching 5.235 mm, width of 1.900 mm, a height of 1.450 mm, and the wheelbase of 3.125 mm. Due to extensive use of aluminum, the new LS weighs 90 pounds less than the outgoing generation. Overall, the new LS about 0.6 inches (1.5 cm) lower than the old model / current, while the hood and truck of about 1.2 inches (3 cm) and 1.6 inches (4 cm) lower , each. This is also the first Lexus sedan with six side window design. The wheelbase on the LS measure 123 in (3125 mm), which again is closer to what you get in a long wheelbase 7 or S-Class, rather than a regular-wheelbase version of them.

The all-new 2018 LS offers a bold new look, with a coupe-like silhouette that still allows for a luxury-level interior roominess, while adding what the car calls “visionary technology.”

In terms of design, the new LS is intended to reflect “a strong, unique identity of Japan and the approach to luxury,” but it was envisioned as more of a global luxury sedan, which will be available in no less than 90 countries.

“Not only will the LS symbolize the Lexus brand, it will become the definitive new-generation luxury car embodying Japanese tradition and culture,” said Toshio Asahi, chief engineer for the new LS. “As such, this global pinnacle must go far beyond what the world expects from a luxury car.”

The new LS sitting on premium rear-wheel drive platform of the company, which is an extended version of the LC 500 is used for the new coupe. Furthermore, as the original LS than 28 years ago, the new model is also intended to anticipate what customers want luxury, not just reinforce what the luxury brands that offer.

“We set previously unheard of targets and resolutely pushed ahead towards these ambitious goals,” added Asahi. “The customers who are going to want to own a Lexus flagship are already surrounded by luxury on a daily basis, people who have a sharp eye for authenticity to begin with. We wouldn’t turn their heads with a conventional premium product.”

Design follows the latest philosophy of Lexus with big grille minutes luminaires, while impressive are the six side windows on each side. He stands on the ground with wheels 19 “and there are also 20” wheels to the additional equipment. Has an active air suspension, the Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management system improves handling and the Lexus Dynamic Handling system.

The company wanted the new LS reduce the level of undesirable sounds in the cabin so tuned depending evaporating while planted and an active engine noise cancellation system. The new LS is equipped with a smart pedestrian detection system and active steering, which can brake the car automatically, but also to change its course to avoid collision with a pedestrian.

Interior – Lexus LS 2018

Regarding the audio system is the Mark Levinson, 3D Surround technology, the infotainment system uses a screen 12.3 “, and there is also a color 24” head-up display, the largest in the world, such as Lexus claims . Because the new LS is lower than the previous version, Lexus also added functionality to access available air suspension. It is activated by opening the car with smart key and automatically increases the vehicle and open the seat bolsters to greet the driver behind the wheel.

There are also adjustable seats with 28 settings have air conditioning and massage system. On the back also found large luxurious armchairs, that has these massage functions, and have a tilt to 48 degrees.

In terms of performance, the GA-L platform is the most severe in the history of Lexus, the new LS helps achieve superior ride and handling balance than its predecessor. When it comes to traveling, there’s also the latest generation Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management technology to consider – a system that implements cooperative control all vehicle subsystems such as brakes, steering, powertrain and suspension. Handling is also driven by the active stabilizer bar and Lexus Dynamic Handling System with independent front and rear wheel. The VDIM is able to aid stability when driving over the LS split-friction surfaces such as dry pavement and ice.

Lexus LS 2018 Specification Engine and Performance

Under the hood is a new 3.5-liter V6 biturbo engine developed through F1 technology performance 415 hp with 600 Nm of torque. Combined with a 10 speed automatic transmission, with 0-96 km / h coming in 4.5 seconds. The all-new 2018 Lexus LS flagship will go on sale in late 2017.

2018 Lexus LS Photos Gallery

2017 Honda S660 Mugen GARU Concept in Tokyo Auto Salon

In Tokyo Auto Salon debuts the Mugen Honda S660 Garu Concept, an extreme prototype based on the Honda S660 mid-engine roadster. Mugen, a Honda racing and tuning subsidiary, has not released any information on Garu, leaving the images to speak for themselves.

It is setting up a subsidiary Honda of Mugen and exterior features a completely new look, with large wheels, new light fixtures, ceiling and controversial aesthetic. From the looks of it, the only part of the exterior of the S660 roadster which remain untouched seems to be head and tail-lights, plus a door handle, for every single body panel is a custom creation.

For power, it comes from 660 ml engine with the help of a turbo produces 64 horsepower. The company says it does not intend to pass on production and leave to see the photos in order to churn your own conclusion about whether you like it or not.

We do not know whether the designer Mugen do it intentionally or not, but we could not help but notice that the front end Garu bears more than a few similarities with the face of the Bugatti Veyron. Mugen makes no word of any plans for production, but this building is usually limited to show and tell only.

Mugen Honda S660 Garu Concept Photos Gallery

Lexus RC F GT3 2017 Launched, Ready To Compete in Japan and USA

Lexus unveiled its new racing RC F GT3 who can participate in the tournament in Japan Super GT and IMSA SportsCar USA. His debut will be at the 24 Hours of Daytona endurance race on January 26-29, will be involved with the team 3GT Racing. The new Lexus race car will also compete in the GT300 class of the Super GT Series in Japan, apart from the U.S., starting from the 2017 season.

For the competition,  Lexus RC F GT3 2017 has a V8 engine that produces up to 540 horsepower, according to the regulations of the championship involved and weighs 1,250 pounds. The Lexus leaves open the possibility to bring the RC F GT3 and Europe, so that it runs in the GT3 championship of FIA.

“Lexus is embracing new challenges as a luxury lifestyle brand as it strives to inspire customers with amazement and excitement that exceed the imagination,” said Tokuo Fukuichi, President of Lexus International. “Our decision to enter in customer motorsports will both refine the performance of our high-performance F models and give our customers an amazing experience.”

“I’m pleased that we are able to introduce the LEXUS RC F GT3 in the GT3 category, which represents the highest level of customer racing,” added Koei Saga, Chief Officer and Technical Director of Toyota Gazoo Racing Factory.

“The first step is to place four cars in races in the U.S. and Japan, but in the future we will nurture our RC F GT3 into a model that is loved by worldwide customers.”

To celebrate the race-ready form the RC F GT3, Lexus has published a video entitled “The Road to Daytona: Lexus Returns to Racing” which explains what to do to adjust racing suit for a high performance coupe.

Lexus RC F GT3 2017 Video

Lexus RC F GT3 2017 Photos Gallery

New Ford Shelby GT500 With More Power, 800+ HP

The expected in the Detroit Auto Show, but Ford just gave the teaser photo, which has announced that the unveiling of the fittest model will be on Thursday, January 19, during the auction of Barrett-Jackson.

The new Shelby GT500 will be wearing a V8 5,8-liter engine, which will probably bring double turbo, while not excluding the possibility that time a large supercharger. Whichever way you made the “breathing” of the engine is expected to deliver 800+ horses.

Aesthetically, the Shelby GT500 Mustang has an aggressive design bodykit, sports suspension and high-performance brakes.

The GT500 appears to have started life as a Mustang Shelby GT350R before inheriting a Hannibal Lecter leather mask. That camouflage hides a new front end optimized to feed air to the GT500’s distinguishing feature, a twin-turbocharged V-8. Clues that this is no ordinary Mustang are sprinkled all over the front end. Check out the zippered panels above the grille, across the leading edge of the hood. It’s clear that the section can be removed, which is typically the case when cooling vents hide beneath manufacturer camouflage.

It is all but guaranteed that Ford will equip the GT500 with a twin-turbocharged V-8 engine, as supercharging (used on the outgoing GT500) doesn’t blend with the company’s EcoBoost forced-induction strategy. But the question remains which V-8 the automaker will use. The Mustang GT’s 5.0-liter Coyote V-8 would seem to be as eligible as the GT350’s 5.2-liter Voodoo engine, itself a modified, freer-revving Coyote with a flat-plane crankshaft.

Regardless of which V-8 Ford decides to shove between the GT500’s front fenders, it likely will be crazy powerful and should eclipse the old GT500’s 662-hp rating with ease.

Subaru STI Line-up in Tokyo Auto Salon 2017

With breeders of Tokyo exhibition opens its gates, Subaru shows the models have to stand by a large photo gallery. After teasing its Tokyo Auto Salon lineup a few weeks ago, Subaru is now showing us the goods by unleashing a 65-image gallery of its tuned vehicles and race cars at the show.

These are eight, including two concepts and four racing. All have the care of STI, the BRZ STI Sport Concept is based on the GT BRZ having black rims 18 “, red interior and aerodynamic components abroad. You will also see the WRX S4 STI Sport Concept with improved styling and enhanced performance, as well as Levorg STI Sport, Impreza G4.
For customers who are looking for a combination of speed and utility, Subaru has the Levorg STI Sport with additional STI Performance parts at the show. Prototype Recaro seats hold the occupants in front, and Brembo four-piston brake calipers grip drilled rotors. The black split-spoke wheels look fantastic, too.

The Subaru Motorsport racing is the BRZ GT300, the WRX STI NBR Challenge 24-hour Nurburgring race, the WRX STI for the Japanese Rally Championship and the BRZ CG Robot Racing 2017.

Toyota Predicts Camry No Increase Sales in 2017

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.

High Performance 2017 Toyota Yaris Ready for Geneva

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.

New 2018 Ford Focus Will Back Basic

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.

2017 Toyota Prius C facelift Launched, Added More Safety Technology

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.

Toyota Prius C Photos Gallery