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Lexus LFA successor based on LF-LC concept planned

Lexus LFA engineer Haruhiko Tanahashi hinted a new halo model is already in the works.

 Lexus LFA successor based on LF-LC concept planned

 

It was back in March when Lexus’ Vice President of Marketing Brian Smith said a production version of the LF-LC will be launched. Now, we heard from LFA engineer Haruhiko Tanahashi a new halo model to sit above the recently unveiled RC but more affordable than the LFA makes sense and he expects a LF-LC production model will come out.

 

Lexus’ international chief Mark Templin confirmed a halo sports car is planned, as well as several F-badged versions of current models. He expressed his intentions to launch “a whole level of real F products with a car like the LFA at the top of it.”

 

We remind you the red LF-LC was exhibited in January 2012 at NAIAS and several months later it showed up at AIMS with an Opal Blue scheme. Both concepts were powered by an Advanced Lexus Hybrid Drive system containing an Atkinson-cycle combustion engine and a high-energy battery pack which granted the 2+2 coupes a combined output of 500 bhp (372 kW).

 

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Toyota GT 86 Convertible

 

A few months ago, rumors surfaced that Toyota had axed the GT 86 Convertible. Shortly thereafter, GT 86 chief engineer Tetsuya Tada dismissed the reports and said the model was still under evaluation. Fast forward to today and Wheels Dealers is reporting the model has been “delayed indefinitely.” 
 
 Toyota GT 86 Convertible delayed indefinitely - report
 

Citing company insiders, the magazine says the model is on ice as it isn’t in the Toyota product plan for 2014 or 2015. The sources declined to give a reason for the model’s status but previous reports have indicated high costs and production capacity issues.

Despite the latest bout of bad news, the magazine speculations the model could eventually be fast-tracked if Toyota’s management changes their mind.

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Worth ful car selection from the Japanese used car exporters – Wheels Dealers

Ever thought of changing your car and get in to the new trend. This will be the best time to do it. Resale values for the used car have been dropping and increasing year by year. Many of us think that our car will not be given to the worth but times are changing nowadays used car resale has hit another new dimension through online car selling portals. Now comparatively used cars having the market so as the new cars and well known demand for many branded vehicles, Each and every penny we earn must be really used in an efficient way. How to know the worth:

 

Do you have a great amount of confusion of which way you should follow to Buy the Cars . Wait first decide whether it’s a used one or new car. After that there are many estimation website s I don’t want to name them just google it you will find easily. They will determine the selling price of each and every vehicle whether you sell or buy. Checking the auto insurance before buying will ensure that everything going fine. Make sure that all the necessary documents are clearly available.

 

In case of the used cars they are splitting it up and grading it accordingly with condition of cars available. If the cars have all the necessary documents and condition is good it will have the better grade and will accordingly decrease or increase if minor repairs or documents missing. It will be better to check the rating of the car before you buys or sell. an added advantage of buying the used cars were it will be cost and coverage will be generally lower compared to new ones. If we select the correct portals we will end up in getting the best car.

 

Finding the Right Cars:

 

Before deciding the model make an analysis on the car model you actually looking for to buy. Styling, engine power, mileage, seating capacity, space etc. also decide it on which purpose you will use whether you will use it for mountain climbing, rough drive etc. Be little choice instead of going for a big search first fix the amount and then select two or three models which you will be easy to finalize. Comparison has to be done within those models based on brand and efficiency.

 

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Subaru has introduced an off-road inspired Outback in Australia.

 

Looking far more aggressive than the American and European variants, the Australian Outback has a “muscular” new appearance thanks to plastic body cladding, underbody protection and roof rails. The makeover also includes tinted headlights, a dark grey grille, mud flaps and dark grey alloy wheels.

 

 2014 Subaru Outback gains an off-road inspired exterior in Australia

 

According to Subaru Australia Managing Director, Nick Senior, “We’ve had a lot of customer feedback suggesting owners would like a slightly tougher-looking Outback with greater body protection, which is especially useful on rural roads where this wagon rates highly.” He added, “These MY14 upgrades deliver on both fronts and will help maintain Outback’s profile as one of the most versatile and capable wagons on Australian roads.”

 

 

Subaru says the styling upgrades provide $2500 worth of “additional value” but pricing has only gone up by $500. This means the entry-level Outback 2.5i CVT now carries a base price of $38,990 AUD.

 

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The Honda CR-Z inspires a lot

The Honda CR-Z inspires a lot of zzz’s but that could soon be changing as a new report is indicating the next-generation model will be based on the Civic Type R.

Next-generation Honda CR-Z to be based on the Civic Type R – report

Details are limited but Wheels Dealers is reporting the company is developing an all-new CR-Z that will be underpinned by the Civic Type R’s platform. The publication goes on to say that a prototype has already been built and it rides on a short-wheelbase version of the Type R’s architecture.

While Honda recently confirmed the Civic Type R will feature a turbocharged 2.0-liter petrol engine, the CR-Z is expected use a turbocharged 1.5-liter petrol engine and an updated hybrid system for a combined maximum output of 224 HP (165kW). For comparison, the current model has a combined output of just 137 HP (101 kW) and 190 Nm (140 lb-ft) of torque.

If everything pans out, the new CR-Z could be introduced in 2016.

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For the 2014 model year, Scion will be releasing the limited edition iQ Monogram that takes the iQ “to the next level by adding premium features at a great value,” according to the Japanese automaker.

Pricing on the 2014 Scion iQ Monogram Edition, of which only 150 will be made, was also announced at $17,275 including a $755 handling fee. Featuring a two-tone exterior paint combination of black currant metallic with classic silver metallic, the special edition iQ also has color-matched mirrors and spoiler, premium alloy wheels, iQ-emblazoned floor mats, a touchscreen audio system, and a CVT-i transmission.

Scion also announced pricing for the rest of its 2014 model lineup, with the xD starting at $16,675 with a manual transmission, or $17,475 with an automatic. The xB will be priced from $17,725 equipped with a manual, and $18,675 with an automatic transmission. Lastly, the FR-S manual will have a starting price of $25,455 while the automatic will be $26,555

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Japanese used cars are the most reliable cars in the World

Japanese used cars are the most reliable

As per the latest auto news, a research undertaken by Warranty Direct ·an insurance expert and by What Car? ·the motoring magazine ·indicates that Japanese cars are the most reliable in the used car category. A reliability survey also showed that the top seven places in ten were taken by Japan car manufacturers while European used cars are from among the ten least reliable

Japanese car manufacturers Honda ·leading for the fifth year, followed by Subaru, Mitsubishi, Lexus and Toyota ·in that order ·took the top credits in polls conducted on performing old cars aged between three and ten years . Very few of these cars required repairs in a one year period of use, with Honda leading with the least at just seven per cent cars needing repairs.

The other Japanese used cars leading the lot were Mazda and Nissan. Germany-made Skoda and Britain-made MINI were the only cars from the west that passed the survey of reliable used cars, with Skoda in the eighth and MINI in the tenth position. Among the least reliable cars Land Rover of Britain led at 53% failure rate with other European cars Renault Alfa Romeo, Peugeot, Vauxhall, MG, Saab, BMW, Rover and the Audi proving to be prone to more break downs. What Car? stated that break down charges on a Renault are lower as compared to Mazda and Porsche. These surveys are a boon to car manufacturers, which keep striving to improve the mechanics of their newer models to making them more reliable and in another couple of years of more, the hard facts on these poorly performing vehicles are likely to disappear altogether.

Car manufacturers holding prestigious positions have had to undergo embarrassing rates of failure as compared to manufacturers of cars that have been pegged as not being reliable, as the latter are showing signs of improving on their reliability status. Among Japanese manufactured cars, in spite of the fact that used Honda cars give the least problems, ten percent of their break downs happen with the air conditioning systems.

Subarus have gained notoriety with their brakes failure and axle and suspension problems. Even with Toyota having to recall several thousands of their cars from the showrooms, their reliability rating for Japanese used cars has not fallen. The new manufacturing units for Japanese cars are improving on their cars and it is anticipated that Japanese cars will maintain their number one position for being the most reliable cars. So, if you have decided to buy a used Japanese car, you have not made a wrong decision.

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