Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Eagerly Awaited Acura Sports Car Debuts in Detroit

Ted Klaus, Chief Engineer and Global Development, Reveals 2016 NSX
DETROIT ( Jidosha Shinbun ) -- It's been ten years since the NSX was last in Acura's lineup. Time sure has gone by fast. Acura fans got excited when they debuted the first concept for a new NSX, but nobody knew when it would see the light of day. It's finally seen the light of day as Acura has finally revealed the production version of the new NSX sports car at the 2015 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit.   Unlike the original NSX, the new NSX is a hybrid vehicle.  However, don't mistake it for a Toyota Prius with a sporty body.  This hybrid is powered by a twin-turbocharged DOHC six cylinder engine with front and rear electric motors.  The new NSX won't be made in Japan like the original NSX, but in Marysville, Ohio.  However, this is not the same factory that produces the Honda Accord.  The new NSX will be produced at their new $70 million dollar Performance Manufacturing Center.  The site is  Honda's former North American Logistics facility.   Acura will accept custom orders this summer and deliveries will start late 2015.

Thursday, January 8, 2015

"The Beast" Is Toyota's Evolutionary Styled 2016 Tacoma

TORRANCE, Calif. ( Jidosha Shinbun ) -- Toyota is scheduled to reveal the new Tacoma midsize pickup at the 2015 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit on January 12 at 9:50 PT. Toyota however has decided to reveal pictures and videos of the new Tacoma beforehand under the tagline of "the beast is revealed."  The styling is evolutionary and looks similar to the current generation Tacoma.