There must be something in the water supply around Toyota HQ. Maybe pure grain alcohol. As if a Lexus hoverboard wasn't enough weirdness for one week, Toyota also revealed the Ultimate Utility Vehicle, a Sienna/Tacoma hybrid that will be trekking across North America. The Swagger Wagon has more swagger than ever, along with the newfound mettle to back it up.
Lexus has revealed the sporty race car that it will task with tackling
the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb this weekend. Not to be confused
with the RC F GT3,
the all-new RC F GT concept car loses around 800 lb (363 kg) when
compared to its production sibling, giving the 467-hp 5.0-liter V8
engine that much more potential on the twisty ascent up the famed
Nissan has just reinvigorated the world's favorite limited production sleeper car. Just in time for this weekend's Goodwood Festival of Speed, it's giving its suped up small crossover a big update in the form of the Juke-R 2.0. The more powerful super-CUV seamlessly blends the latest Juke styling with the ultimate GT-R engine.
One frustrating thing about living in any neighbourhood that gets an influx of SUVs is that it gets hard to see past rows of tall cars to work out when it's safe to nose out or back out of your driveway. Ford is tackling this kind of problem with a new split-view camera mounted on the front and rear bumpers that gives drivers a 180-degree view from the bits of the car that poke into traffic first, effectively giving them the ability to see around corners.
When Mercedes introduced the bold, imposing G500 4x4 Squared at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show, it said it would consider production based upon the reaction it received. Well, the reaction was good, and Mercedes is pressing ahead with production. The company announced last week that the jacked-up G-Class will join the ranks of the other 2016 G-Class members at Mercedes dealerships ... priced at well over double the standard G500.
Jaguar has taken the wraps off the 2016 version of its XJ flagship
luxury saloon. With an expanded model variant range with two new top-end
models, the XJR-Sport and XJ Autobiography, there aren't too many
surprises, but there is a greater emphasis on driver assist functions
and infotainment systems.
Mercedes has taken the wraps off its new midsize soft roader. Joining the GLA and GLE in Mercedes’ rapidly expanding model range, the GLC adapts the design language debuted on the company's high-riding GLC Coupe in a bid to tackle the likes of the BMW X3 and Audi Q5.
Jaguar has made a real effort to push the envelope recently, dropping its stuffy old English tweed jacket for a sharply-cut suit to compete with Germany's finest offerings. A big part this transformation has been a focus on innovative safety technologies, like windscreen map overlays and talking potholes. This time, Jaguar has turned to mind-reading tech to detect distracted or sleepy drivers.
The team behind the Bloodhound Super Sonic Car (SSC) has announced that the first test run will take place in November. The test is part of the team's preparation for a new world land speed record attempt. The ultimate targeted speed is a spritely 1,000 mph (1,609 km/h).