Honda announced in advance the plans for May's autosalon in Beijing. There will be three innovations, one with the Acura logo and two classic hooks. In the case of the luxury brand Acura, it will only be a new engine for the CDX compact crossover. This Honda HR-V model gets a new hybrid unit that complements the engine of an existing 1.5-turbo engine with 180 hp. However, it should not be one of the times (the name for HR-V in Japan), which is still somewhat weak in Acuru, speculates on the propulsion system of the new Honda Insight, adjusted to about 160 hp
The novelty Honda is the concept of a battery-powered electric car designed exclusively for the Chinese market. The details or any snapshots are not available, so far we only know that the serial version will start selling this year. The second premiere will be a study of a new Honda sedan, but it is not known what category, or what it plans to do with it its car manufacturer and Chinese partner Dongfeng
Subaru confirmed in February that it will sell its first plug-in hybrid this year, of course, with Prius Prime technology, and took the next step: the automaker abandoned the US patent and March 26, Trademark Office register the new name Evoltis and once the combinations of the letters E and V appear, you can be sure that it will have to do with electricity
It is assumed that the first electrified subaru could be the Impreza sedan or the Levorg Combination, They are similar in size to Prius, but of course Subaru may surprise you with something else. We can only expect the complement to maintain the classic brand in the form of availability of all-wheel drive
The Lexus CT 200h, which debuted seven years ago, is not completely a sales slider, and has now retreated from many markets and was supposed to end without a successor, with its role as the entry-level model for the Japanese luxury brand that took over the new UX crossover. But CT is important for Lexus for another reason: it has the most success of all brand models when acquiring new customers: up to 75% of its owners never had lexus and, of course, the new owners are important for the car manufacturer
. It is not yet known which car will have the shape of a hatchback (which does not have many possibilities in the US) or it will change to a sedan (which does not have many possibilities in Europe), possibly in a four-door coupe, but according to Autocar, it will use the new Toyota TNGA platform and, in addition to the hybrid version of 180 kilometers, which will probably be taken out of the UX, but will also be offered as a battery-powered electric car (!), the first of its kind in Lexus . In this way, you will want to compete directly with the Tesla Model 3 sedan.
The idea of taking the most emblematic virtual runners and testing them behind a real car is nothing new. Nissan has been organizing its GT Academy for years, and this year Mazda will also carry out a similar project. Not so sophisticated, but each activity is commendable. In the case of the Hiroshima brand, it is called Mazda Hot Lap Challenge and consists of two parts. In the first race, the virtual riders will be able to take a bike in the Mazda Global MX-5 Cup at the Daytona International Speedway in a racing simulator that will take the Mazda Motorsport to the US circuit races. UU Selected: [abril1965] 13-15 April – Long Beach Grand Prix – IMSA
May 25-27 – Lime Rock Park – Pirelli World Challenge
June 29 – July 1 – Watkins Glen International – IMSA
– Gateway Motorsports Park – Mazda Road To Indy
7-9 September – WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca – IMSA
October 11 – 13 – Road Atlanta – IMSA
The driver who gets the best time becomes VIP Mazda Team Joest in the Rolex 24 Racex Daytona Race Racex 24
At the same time, Mazda will hold an iRacing virtual championship. In it, participants will be able to measure their skills on the same days, times and on the same circuits where the Mazda Motorsport races will be run, with five of the fastest riders in each race nominated for a 35 minute finish at the Daytona Speedway. . And this winner will be the guest of the real race in Dayton next year. Both winners give up on the racing simulators, and the winner has the opportunity to try the MX-5 racing special. Competition is unfortunately only for US citizens over 18 years of age.
Toyota's luxury brand is considering radically changing the philosophy of its most prestigious model. While today's powertrain is powered by a 3.5-liter V8 petrol engine and a hybrid LS engineer, Toshio Asahi, in an interview with Australia GoAuto, suggested that the existing hybrid version should get more power and torque. But that is not all. Customers of luxury cars are no longer a classic hybrid, so the offer would further enrich the electrified alternatives.
Lexus decides to be a plug-in hybrid and a clean electric vehicle, the automaker is of course more inclined to the first option, but what's the good? electric cars, so it probably will not be easy to make decisions. There is also a variant of Lexus LS with a hydrogen propulsion (last year, the automaker has registered the LS-FC concept), however, according to Asahi-sana, this is the least likely option. But whatever it is, it's sure that Lexus will be better equipped to compete with German premium brands