Honda Teases Us with the New Civic Type R Once Again
Even with COVID-19 and the digital world looking to wipe live, brick-and-mortar auto shows from existence, Japan is giving these ancient relics at least one last shot. The Tokyo Auto Salon has produced several interesting cars in 2022, although most will never see the light of day ever again. Honda, however, showed off the new Civic Type R in the flesh, albeit covered in camouflage. The Japanese marque also released a new teaser video to get even more hype for the hottest of hatchbacks.
The Nissan Z GT500 Is Beyond Extreme, and It’s Awesome
The Nissan Z is one of the most anticipated sports cars of 2022. Its official debut was held on August 17, 2021, with sales commencing spring, 2022. With this in mind, this Friday marks the start of the 2022 Tokyo Auto Show where Nissan, alongside other Japanese carmakers, is showing us its latest and upcoming models. While the Japanese-market Nissan Z, which is called the Fairlady Z, makes an appearance, we also see, for the first time, the GT500 race version of the Nissan Z.
Lexus And JAOS Corporation Create Off Road LX For 2022 Tokyo Auto Salon
When Lexus launched the new LX luxury SUV everyone was impressed by how good it looks and how luxurious the interior is. However, we have to admit the LX does not exactly excel when it comes to its off-road capabilities. For example, the U.S. will only get the F Sport model that will come equipped with only one rear Torsen limited-slip differential.
The Japanese market is a lot luckier: it will also get an LX Offroad trim equipped with three locking differentials. For the 2022 Tokyo Auto Salon, Lexus tries to see how far these off-road capabilities of the LX can be improved and it came up with a one-off edition developed in cooperation with JAOS Corporation.
A Custom Nissan Z Prototype That’s Even More Retro-Inspired Than The Production Model
The 2022 Tokyo Auto Show, which started January 14, 2022, unveils some of the latest products from Japanese carmakers for the Japanese domestic market (JDM) and Nissan brings a few interesting cars, along for the weekend. Among them are three versions of the Nissan Z, called the Fairlady Z, in Japan, just like its predecessors. One of them is a custom version of the Nissan Z Proto, which takes the Z’s retro-futuristic design and makes it even more retro-tastic.
PininFarina-Designed TOGG Transition Concept Smart Device Revealed at CES 2022
TOGG is a Turkish EV startup, who are making their American debut at CES 2022, with a sleek new concept car; ’Transition Concept Smart Device.’ Yes, you heard that right, DEVICE! As the brand perceives itself as a technology company rather than a traditional automaker, one couldn’t ask for a better venue than the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
Cadillac Reveals InnerSpace Autonomous Concept at CES 2022
Chevrolet Offers Us The First Glimpse On The 2024 Equinox EV
Chevrolet’s biggest announcement of the day at the 2022 CES is of course the 2024 Silverado EV. But, during the same press event the company also announced plans to expand its EV lineup starting fall of 2023. The new models will include the Blazer EV SUV and the Equinox EV.
2022 Sony Vision S-02
The Chinese EV Nezha S Promises To Beat Tesla To Level 4 Autonomous Driving By 2022
Chinese carmakers have come a long way in a short time that much is clear. Now, they are going a step further, by taking on Tesla, with what looks like…a Tesla? This is the Nezha S, also known as the Neta S (both names are used), which was unveiled at the 2021 Guangzhou Auto Show. While the shape may bear a striking resemblance to the Tesla Model S, the Nezha/Neta S is its own car. Moreover, it promises to beat the American EV manufacturer to full autonomy, achieving Level 4 autonomy, by 2022.
Your EV Can Now Look Like It Has a V-8 Under The Hood
It’s obvious that EVs are becoming more and more mainstream and this even extends to project cars and various builds. Of course, an electric motor is not as exciting to look at as a powerful internal combustion engine, which is why Canadian company, Webb Motorworks has developed a way for the buzzing powerplants to look like a classic V-8 engine.
2022 Lincoln Zephyr Arrives In China Only To Make Us Jealous
Back in 2021 at the Shanghai Auto Show Lincoln was presenting the Zephyr Reflection Concept. Then, at the beginning of November 2021 the first leaked images offered us the first look at the production version. And now, as no surprise, the production version made its world debut at the Auto Guangzhou 2021.
The new Zephyr will be the first Lincoln model locally produced in China, and only for the Chinese market.
The Subaru Solterra Offers Up Mediocre Range for the U.S. Market
About a week before the 2021 Los Angeles Auto Show, Subaru revealed the JDM-spec Solterra, an EV that essentially represents the brands future, and one that is built in collaboration with Toyota. Twined with the Toyota BZ4X, the aesthetic appearance and badges are pretty much the only thing that separate this Subaru from the Toyota. As is the case with the BZ4X, we’re finally getting U.S. specifications for the new Solterra, and we’re wondering if it’s actually good enough or if Subaru missed the mark.
The New Kia Sportage Hybrid Emphasizes Efficiency in a Gorgeous Package
Over the past few months, Kia has revealed the all-new Sportage twice. In July we got our first look at the new Sportage, and then in October, Kia revealed the Euro-spec Sportage - a first for the model. The biggest highlights include a bold and sporty exterior design, a stylish cabin, and a brand-new (optional) 2.5-liter engine. Today, at the L.A. Auto Show, Kia revealed the all-new Kia Sportage Hybrid, and it offers up to 500 miles (805 km) of range on a single tank of gas.
Nissan Gives the Rogue a Smaller Engine, But There’s More Power
The Nissan Rogue went through a thorough facelift for the 2021 model year, bringing Juke-like DNA and an impressive interior, but subpar performance. Its biggest flaw, and it was a very big flaw, was the underpowered 2.5-liter four-cylinder that delivered just 181 horsepower and 181 pound-feet of torque. During our test drive of the Rogue, we found it to be a beautiful car inside and out, but it was sluggish and unrefined on the road, and that’s putting it nicely. Fortunately, Nissan heard everyone out and decided to remedy the situation for 2022 – by introducing a new three-cylinder engine. Does it sound underwhelming yet again? I can’t blame you for thinking that way but hear me out before you write it off completely.