Nissan’s new car

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Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. announced on October 19, 2020 that it will sell the new “Rogue”
in the United States from the end of October of the same year.
The Rogue is Nissan’s global middle-class SUV, sold in Japan under the name “X-Trail.”
This new model was unveiled for the first time in the world in June 2020, and it is equipped
with an omnidirectional driving support system collectively called “Safety Shield 360” as standard equipment,
while realizing excellent exercise performance with a newly developed platform.
It is said that it is pursuing class-leading safety.
The engine is a 2.5-liter in-line 4-cylinder engine equipped with a newly developed vehicle motion control (vehicle control technology).
The improved “ProPilot” (North American name: ProPILOT assist with Navi-link) of the driving assistance system is equipped
with a new function that appropriately adjusts the vehicle speed at curves and branches of the highway based on the map
information of the navigation. It is said that it can further reduce the stress of driving on the highway,
such as traffic jams during commuting and long-distance travel. In addition to this new Rogue,
Nissan plans to renew its model lineup in the North American market
by launching commercial models of the electric vehicles “Aria” and “Fairlady Z Prototype.”

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Acura new MDX full model change

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Honda’s Acura will undergo a full model change of the new “MDX” and will be released in 2021. The MDX prototype, which is close to a commercial vehicle, was unveiled for the first time in the world on October 14, 2020.

It features a diamond Pentagon grille with thin Jewel Eye LED headlights on the sides, similar to the 2021 “TLX”. The crossover also has a carved hood, sporty air intakes and a wide bottom opening. With athletic bodywork and sharply carved belt lines, it emphasizes the long wheelbase. Acura also has a lower crossover and a wider body. It features a third quarter glass, chicane LED taillights and a sporty rear end. Also equipped with a dual exhaust system and 21-inch aluminum wheels.

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New crossover SUV “MX-30”

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Mazda released the new crossover SUV “MX-30” on October 8, 2020.

The MX-30, which was unveiled for the first time in the world at the Tokyo Motor Show 2019, is the third new model in Mazda’s new generation product line, following the “Mazda 3” and “CX-30.”
With the concept of “living like me,” we aim to create a space where users can feel at ease when they touch or board the MX-30.

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TOYOTA RAV4 “Off-road package”

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On October 2, 2020, Toyota Motor set a special specification car “Off-Road Package” for the “Adventure” grade of “RAV4” and started selling it. The Toyota RAV4 Adventure is equipped with “Dynamic Torque Vectoring AWD” that controls torque transmission to the rear wheels independently according to the driving conditions, and is a grade that strengthens the off-road image with a dedicated front mask. This “off-road package” is equipped with special equipment to further enhance its ability to run on rough roads. Continue reading

Toyota and Hino jointly develop a heavy-duty fuel cell truck in North America

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On October 6, 2020, Toyota Motor and Hino Motors announced that Toyota Motor North America, Inc.,
Toyota’s North American business unit, Hino Motors Sales USA,
a sales subsidiary of Hino, and Hino Motors Manufacturing USA,
a production subsidiary, The company announced that it will jointly work on the development of a heavy-duty fuel cell truck for North America.
The two companies explained that the collaboration was due to growing interest
in heavy-duty electric trucks in North America. In March 2020, the two companies announced
joint development of a heavy-duty fuel cell truck for Japan, and decided to embark on a similar initiative in North America.
The vehicle will be based on the chassis of the new “XL” series sold by Hino
in North America, and will be combined with Toyota’s fuel cell technology. A prototype vehicle
will be developed in the first half of 2021. The evaluation will proceed.

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Toyota 3rd generation new Sienta full model change

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The current second-generation “Sienta” was announced and released on July 9, 2015. It will be a full model change in 2022, which will be a full seven years. This time, the newly developed “GA-C platform” based on “TNGA (Toyota New Global Architecture)” is adopted. Get a wider interior space than the current model. Achieves high aerodynamic performance and adopts a newly developed platform to “lighten”, “lower the center of gravity”, and “improve body rigidity by 30% or more”, achieving a significant evolution from the current model. Although it is 5 number size, it will be a large interior space and the interior surroundings will be more luxurious than the current one. Display audio is standard equipment. A new miniaturized THS II is adopted for the new generation “in-line 3-cylinder 1.5L direct injection dynamic force engine M15A type”.

Display audio is standard equipment, and “Apple CarPlay” and “Android Auto” are adopted. DCM in-vehicle communication device is standard equipment. In addition, the dedicated communication device DCM is installed as standard on all vehicles, and the T-Connect service is provided free of charge for three years.

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