The new TNGA-based sedan is bigger and more refined than before. UPDATE: Four videos added below. The first two require no Japanese language ability to understand, but the other two are predominantly in the language. After launching its absolute flagship for Japan, the Century , Toyota is now introducing the more mainstream Crown luxury sedan, which was previewed by a namesake concept last year. The automaker describes the 15 th generation of the model as the first-generation connected car because it comes as standard equipped with a data communication module (DCM). Based on Toyota’s new TNGA platform, the vehicle has been tested on the Nurburgring and should deliver “outstanding handling,” “responsive driving performance,” and “exceptional vehicle stability” in a wide range of driving conditions. The new model is slightly longer than its predecessor, which was launched in 2012 - 193 inches (4,190 millimeters) versus 192 inches (4,885 mm), with a bit longer … [Read more...] about 15th Generation Toyota Crown Launched In Japan [UPDATED]
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Home Four wheelers oi-Punith Bharadwaj By Punith Bharadwaj Published: Wednesday, April 14, 2021, 19:41 [IST] The Ministry of Heavy Industry and Public Enterprise (MHIPE) has announced new validity norms for the FAME-II certificates. According to the new rule, the certificate will be valid for a year from the date it is issued. The earlier rule stated that all certificates issued will be valid only for that current (FY) Financial Year. This meant that all certificates were valid till March 31, 2021. However, the rule has been changed to make it easier for EV makers in the country. According to the notification sent by the MHIPE, all OEMs and testing agencies will have to submit revalidation certificates for all models of EVs. This process has to be completed within one month of the expiry of their validity. If not revalidated within a month from expiration, the FAME-II certificate is liable for cancellation. The … [Read more...] about FAME II Certification Validity Extended: Will It Benefit EV Market In India?
The officials are paying lots of attention to the back. The user vv16811 on the Civic XI forum snapped this image of an undisguised example of the new model under examination in Beijing. This was the only shot of the car he got. It wasn't clear why the Civic was there or why the rear was under such intense analysis. While only the front is visible, the looks match the recently released photos from the Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (below). It's worth remembering that this is the China-market version of the Civic, and the styling could change a little depending on where Honda sells it. The vast majority of the design would remain the same, though. Gallery: 2022 Honda Civic Sedan production version for China 4 Photos The Chinese-spec Civic allegedly debuts at the Shanghai Auto Show in April. Full specs for the North American model should be available soon after that. … [Read more...] about All-New 2022 Honda Civic Spied Out In The Open For The First Time
It also confirmed the Ioniq 5 will have SK Innovation batteries. We were waiting for Hyundai to talk about the LG Energy Solution (LGES) statement on Kona Electric fires for a while, but now InsideEVs has an official explanation for them. According to Hyundai, it was indeed a folded anode tab in the batteries that caused the fires. Remember that these folded anode tabs could also be on the Chevrolet Bolt EV , which uses LG Energy Solution cells and also experienced fires recently . Hyundai told InsideEVs that the investigation led by MOLIT (Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, and Transport) in South Korea pointed that the folded anode tab “could allow the lithium plating on the anode tab to contact the cathode, resulting in an electrical short.” It’s this electrical short that would cause the fires. All the defective cells came from LGES’s plant in Nanjing. LG Energy Solution denied that this was the fire's cause and said the tests could not replicate … [Read more...] about Hyundai Officially Confirms Folded Anode Tab Caused Kona EV Fires
From 2022 onwards, the 1.6-litre turbocharged petrol engine used by the current generation of World Rally Car will be carried over and paired to an electric motor supplied by Compact Dynamics. The hybrid element was outsourced to the German company, after it won an invitation to tender in March of last year , in an attempt to cap costs and ensure parity across the WRC’s service park. The new rules were intended to be more attractive to prospective manufacturers but Matton admits a new marque won't join for the 2022 campaign, citing the COVID-19 health pandemic and the associated economic upheaval as a principal reason. “The Rally1 regulations were written with a view to making the new regulations as accessible as possible," Matton told Motorsport.com. "This is one of the key pillars of development: sustainability, safety, accessibility. “There is no doubt that the pandemic has forced many people to adjust their plans – but we are confident that the regulations are … [Read more...] about One more manufacturer could sign up to WRC’s new rules