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All-New 2016 Lexus RX Breaks Cover in New York

Written By Mujianto akhmadi pratama on Wednesday | 9:18 AM

The all-new Lexus RX has been one of the industries best kept secrets and now we can see why. We're definitely looking at Lexus' best looking SUV ever made.

With global sales of more than 2.1 million units, the RX is by far the most successful model Lexus has ever produced. In fact, it represents three out of ten vehicles ever sold by the Japanese manufacturer. Those are some impressive numbers.

Of course, despite its success, it's never been particularly handsome to look at, at least not after we realized how good a mid-size luxury SUV can look thanks to Mercedes, BMW, Porsche and other rivals which got in the game in the past 15 years.

All of this changes with the 2016 RX. It looks downright menacing and it makes a really strong visual statement, perhaps enough to give you goosebumps, as Lexus said during their official presentation in New York.

Styling-wise, it's easy to get distracted by the completely new front end, highlighted by their over-sized grille which we don't mind that much on this car. There's also an aggressive front bumper and triple L-shaped LED headlamps.

The overall shape of the car is sporty and muscular. Thankfully it doesn't look at all like a larger version of the NX - which really had us worried up until the very end. The flowing roofline is also a great touch, as are the blacked-out C-pillars and customizable 20" wheels (which you can get with body color-matching inserts).

Inside, we have a new cabin design and layout which is exciting to say the least. There's the available color heads-up display which projects vehicle info onto the driver's windshield, the 12.3" display with full-screen map and the shift lever which is now positioned away from the front of the instrument panel in order to make better use of spacing.

As Lexus RX chief designer would say "Even while ensuring a high level of luxury and space within the cabin, the RX’s silhouette remains sleek and dynamic, while the interior has been designed for easy operation with luxurious execution," which sounds pretty darn accurate from the looks of it.

Engine-wise, you're looking at two different versions, the RX 350 and the RX 450h, plus an RX F Sport trim level which offers visual enhancements regardless of which power unit you run, plus the AVS-enhanced Sport S+ mode as standard - which helps keep the vehicles body flat through corners.

The RX 350 features an upgraded and more powerful 3.5 liter V6, good for 300 HP and mated to a new 8-speed automatic transmission, while the RX 450h's hybrid power unit (3.5 liter V6 + electric motor) offers about the same total output as the petrol-powered model.

Lexus also went to work on the RX's body structure which has now been strengthened, helping enhance its handling response while reducing engine and road noise. There's also adaptive variable suspension which is available on the RX for the first time and "about time" if you ask us.

Of course there's also a bunch of safety systems you need to know about, such as the Pre-Collision System, Lane Departure Alert and Automatic High Beam, which are all part of Lexus' Safety System+. Then there's the Lane Keep Assist and the Dynamic Radar Cruise Control which can help you come to a complete stop under certain circumstances.

The Adaptive High-beam System, Panoramic View Monitor and Blind Spot Monitor round up the rest of the features which help make the driver's life easier on the road.

The all-new 2016 Lexus RX is definitely the type of SUV you want to check out if you find yourself in the market for one. It looks genuinely striking both outside and in, and we're pretty sure its European rivals are paying close attention to it as we speak.
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Audi A8 Receives Minor Updates For MY2016

The Audi A8 gains some minor updates for the MY2016 in the UK, including more efficient engines and new trim levels.

You can now select the A8 in a new Sport spec which replaces the Sport Executive level of the outgoing range. The new package includes a sportier exterior, courtesy of the S-Line treatment on bumpers and side skirts and a set of 19-inch wheels. The new Sport trim is available only on the standard wheelbase version and features MatrixBeam LED headlights, a 600-watt Bose sound system and Wi-Fi hotspot among others.

The entry level Audi A8 SE now gets double-glazing glass, Valcona leather upholstery, a 180-watt sound system, all-LED headlights, HDD navigation and the latest touch-sensitive generation of the MMI infotainment system.

The 3.0-litre TDI engine now makes 258hp from 254hp thanks to an update which also improves its CO2 signature, now emitting 149g/km from 155g/km. The 4.2-litre TDI V8 still makes 380hp but the CO2 emissions have also been improved, now rated at 189g/km. The rest of the petrol and petrol-electric engine line-up remains unchanged with the flagship A8 using the same, gargantuan 493hp 6.3-litre W12.

Available for order now, the new Audi A8 Sport commands £65,825 with prices starting from £58,585 in the UK.
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Subaru BRZ 2015 Introduced in Japan

Written By Mujianto akhmadi pratama on Saturday | 7:42 AM

TOKYO - Recent Japanese Subaru BRZ introduced in 2015. But the vehicle manufacturer Fuji Heavy Industries (FHI) refused to provide detailed information including specifications that sport sedan. Similarly, as quoted from Worldcarfans.

In the introduction, Subaru revealed that there will be a new variant of the BRZ. They denominate as BRZ R Customize Package. Subaru purposely presents the latest variant in order to attract customers, especially those who love to modify their cars.

The part that gets a touch of modification is still a secret, but Subaru confirms this particular variant of the selling price will be cheaper and have been equipped with cooling the cabin as well as a mat in the trunk.

In addition to the presence of a new variant in the BRZ 2015, Japanese manufacturers were also revealed no change in the chassis and electric power steering systems. BRZ also renew the color and silver accents on the steering wheel and near the gear lever.

BRZ 2015 will be marketed in Japan from April 16, 2015 at a starting price of 2.23 million yen.
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Subaru Update WRX and WRX STI 2016

TOKYO - Subaru announced has updated WRX and WRX STI 2016. Through these updates, now both sporty sedan that is fresher. The price offered for the WRX USD26.595 and WRX STI is USD26.595 USD34,695.

As reported Worldcarfans special Subaru WRX added infotainment systems such as Starlink head unit with 6.2-inch screen. There are also a variety of features that are owned, the SiriusXM satellite radio, HD Radio, CD player, Bluetooth connectivity, and others.

WRX is equipped with the latest eyesight system with Lane Keep Assist. Also added electric power steering system to facilitate the driver's control of the steering wheel on the car.
Subaru WRX Premium and provides a limited edition with additional new 18-inch diameter wheels and summer tires.

While the WRX STI 2016 is a limited edition that offers a rear spoiler and the latest infotainment system. In addition, there are other additional features such as keyless access, blind spot detection and rear cross-traffic alert.
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TOYOTA MIRAI , First Hydrogen car in Nascar Race

VIRGINIA - Toyota announced Mirai 2016 will follow Toyota Owners 400 Nascar race at Richmond International Raceway on Saturday, April 25, 2015 night. Mirai participation carve a new history, because this is the first hydrogen-fueled electric cars participating in the prestigious car racing event the United States.

"Having hydrogen-fueled electric vehicle to follow Toyota Owners 400 is a historic moment for Toyota and NASCAR. We are proud that it is Mirai," said Ed Laukes, vice president of marketing, performance, and guest experience Toyota Motor Sales USA, was quoted as saying of Carscoops, Saturday (04/25/2015).

Laukes added, bringing Mirai to Richmond to compete speed is another way Toyota shows innovation and be at the forefront in protecting the environment.

Mirai maximum power reaches 153 HP and equipped four-door sedan Japan make it pass the test to follow the Nascar race. Mirai supported hydrogen that can drive as far as 483 kilometers when a full tank condition. This car is planned to begin shipping to customers in California at the end of 2015.

Mirai participation seemed to open another Toyota history ever tasted in Nascar racing event in 2009. When the Toyota Camry hybrid rely. At that time, Toyota also earned high praise because for the first time in Nascar racing there are hybrid cars.
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