Toyota has revealed the all-new 2019 Toyota RAV4 SUV at the 2018 New York Auto Show. This is the fifth generation of the SUV and is definitely all-new as the company claims. Toyota is also debuting the Toyota Next-Generation Architecture (TNGA) with the 2019 RAV4. This new platform is 57 per cent stiffer than earlier and provides for a 30.4mm longer wheelbase. Despite this, the new RAV4 is shorter than its predecessor in length but offers a roomier cabin. The 2019 Toyota RAV4 also receives new powertrains. There is a 2.5-litre Dynamic Force four-cylinder petrol mated to an 8-speed automatic. The same engine also comes paired with a second-gen hybrid system mated to a CVT. While Toyota has not divulged details about the new SUV, the company claims it will have class-leading performance and fuel efficiency. Reports from New York are touting the 2019 RAV4 as the auto industry's most important new vehicle to be making its debut at the show. Toyota is also applying its Dynamic Torque … [Read more...] about 2018 New York Auto Show: All-new 2019 Toyota RAV4 SUV revealed
Mini has already announced that it will be showcasing the Mini John Cooper Works GP Concept at the 2018 New York Auto Show. However, it has sprung a surprise with the unveiling of the Classic Mini Electric model, which will also be showcased at New York. This is basically an original Mini turned into an electric vehicle (EV). We have no doubts this iconic small car with modern mechanicals will be just as fun to drive as the original, if not more. Mini intends to send out a loud and clear message about retaining the brand's character while embracing modern technology. Now, before you go running to a Mini dealership with your chequebook, you should also know that there will only ever be one Classic Mini Electric ever made. We checked. There have already been reports claiming that the Mini brand will only stick to EVs in the near future, and the Classic Mini Electric comes as evidence. The Classic Mini Electric is the company's second step towards electrification after the Mini Electric … [Read more...] about 2018 New York Auto Show: Classic Mini Electric unveiled
Walking through the North American International Auto Show left me with the proverbial Chinese-food feeling: I had ingested a lot but was left curiously empty.Where were the spectacular introductions? Where were the jaw-dropping new concepts, boldly going where no designer had ventured before (and maybe for good reason)? Who was hiding the “segment busters,” like a PT Cruiser or the un-loved Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet? Even last year’s hum- drum show held a few nice surprises, like the Kia Stinger. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below This year’s chrome-and-paint acreage offered up hardly anything unexpected. High-end sedans, be they called Buick, Genesis, or Lexus, were draped in sleek, near-perfect but also near-identical sheetmetal. The vast array of crossovers is blending into a visual mush in my (admittedly aging) brain—all well-executed, all capable, all reliable, all safe, invariably with good fuel economy. But the badges are going to have to … [Read more...] about The Auto Industry Is Afraid of the Future
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Toyota has revealed the new Corolla Hatchback before its official launch at the New York auto show this week. The Toyota Corolla Hatchback is based on Toyota's new Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA) platform and is effectively the US-spec version of the Auris hatchback revealed at the Geneva Motor Show last month. The car is now 38.1mm longer, 30.4mm wider and 25.4mm lower than its predecessor with most of the length being added to the wheelbase. The car will be powered by a new 2.0-litre petrol motor in the US market. No power figures have been revealed but it is expected to be lighter, more powerful and more efficient than the present 1.8 petrol which is also found in the Indian-spec car. This engine will be paired with a new 6-speed manual with auto rev-matching or a new CVT automatic. The exterior design of the new car is more aggressive than the outgoing model, with LED lighting throughout, and follows the design language of its American market Camry and C-HR small SUV. … [Read more...] about 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback revealed before 2018 New York Auto Show debut