Nissan Navara 2020 Philippines Overview
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“Well, here’s one way to break advantageous with all the blow we’re experiencing: Some geniuses in Europe are currently active swapping the Nissan Navara’s turbodiesel with, get this, a GT-R’s twin-turbo V6. Crazy.
“SB Motorsport, which has abundant acquaintance messing about with the Japanese carmaker’s Godzilla, says it’s appliance the accepted antagonism abeyance to get this Frankenstein body on its feet. Already complete, the comminute will accord its new auto truck body upwards of 1,000hp.”
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“Dodge’s best able conception yet has now accustomed in the Philippines. We’re talking about the Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye, Auto Nation Group’s newest accession to its Dodge lineup.
“This barbarian packs a supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI V8 that generates a whopping 797hp and 957Nm of torque and is akin to an eight-speed gearbox. Aloof to accord you an idea, the Redeye produces at atomic 300hp and 300Nm added than the accepted Challenger, and at atomic 90hp added than the approved SRT Hellcat.
“With this abundant power, this Challenger on steroids can rip through the quarter-mile in aloof 10.8sec. It can hit 100kph in aloof 3.4sec, and is able of extensive a top dispatch of 327kph. Now, for the big question: How abundant does it bulk actuality in our market? Well, this affair comes with a not-so-measly bulk tag of P7,890,000—going for the four-door advantage will bulk you addition P100,000. That’s the bulk you accept to pay for that abundant power, we’d say.”
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“Yesterday’s big news? Put on a affair hat and pop out that champagne, because Nissan is alive on an all-new Z car. Yes, people, the sports car isn’t dead.
“But delay a second. Lost in all the babble afterward yesterday’s brain-teaser are the scattering of added cars that preceded the next-generation Z in the minute-long clip. These accommodate an SUV, which by the looks of it is the active Nissan Patrol, a brace of baby crossovers, and a brace of auto trucks.
“The aftermost one we mentioned is intriguing. The two models teased arise to be a full-size barter and a midsize one. The Japanese car architect offers alone the closing in the Philippines in the anatomy of the Navara, and the accepted one has been about aback 2014. The Navara hasn’t accustomed a austere refresh, alone accessory updates and appropriate variants, aback then.
“So, did Nissan aloof aggravate the refreshed, or conceivably alike next-generation, Navara? The acknowledgment is yes—or at atomic we’re appealing abiding it on annual of the ‘N’ in the accomplishments as the auto drives by, and, well, by ‘Navara’ aflame appear the end of the video forth with the added nameplates featured in the teaser. You apparently alone would accept noticed that aftermost bit if you managed to break built-in in your armchair aback the Z car popped out, though.”
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The sports car isn’t dead. Not yet. Not if Nissan—yes, Nissan—can advice it.
After centuries on sale, during which it’s been endemic by the brand of King Henry VIII, Joan of Arc, and Adam and Eve in the garden of Eden, the 370Z is set to accomplish way for an all-new Nissan Z-car. There’s activity in the antic auto yet, folks.
Naturally, capacity on the new archetypal are as deficient as bargain bottles of duke sanitizer. Nissan has alone appear a video able a agile of new models beneath the ‘Nissan Next’ banner, one of which is acutely a long-hooded, swoopy-rear’d coupe. Oh, and there’s a big ‘Z’ in the aback of shot. We’ll go out on a limb and say that, aloof maybe, this is a almsman to the 370Z, which came afterwards the 350Z, continuing a birth that goes appropriate aback to the half-century-old 240Z. Happy canicule beckon.
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“Last year, Geely had one bottom central the Philippine market’s aperture with the barrage of the Coolray auto crossover. Now, the Chinese car architect may accept aloof caked its bounded attendance by bringing in the all-new Azkarra.
“As a bunched SUV, the Azkarra will be demography on the brand of the Honda CR-V, the Subaru Forester, and the Toyota RAV4. Geely’s offering, though, has one bright advantage: how abundant it costs. It undercuts all of the above-mentioned competitors by a considerable amount. Now, we’ve already appear its pricing, but actuality it is afresh in case you absent it the aboriginal time around:
“The added affordable Azkarra alternative comes able with a 1.5-liter turbocharged DOHC gasoline agent able of 177hp at 5,500rpm and 255Nm of torque at 1,500-4,000rpm. The Luxury version, meanwhile, is powered by a 1.5-liter turbocharged DOHC and a 48V Electric Motor Synergy arrangement that puts up 190hp at 5,500rpm and 300Nm at 1,500-4,000rpm.”
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“Never let it be said that boilerplate hatchbacks and superminis don’t deserve our attention. Yes, a midlife brace of the fourth-generation Kia Rio may not complete like the best agitative annual appropriate now, but accept up…
“The big changes actuality are acutely not in the administration department—the Rio looks abundant the aforementioned as it did before. You’d accept done able-bodied to atom the narrower ‘tiger nose’ grille, the lower and added advanced bumper, and the new foglamp housing, although you may aloof accept been able to aces out the new 16-inch caster architecture and LED lights.
“No, the breaking annual actuality refers to the Rio’s powertrains. As allotment of this facelift, Kia is introducing two versions of mild-hybrid system, area a 48V lithium-ion array supplements the torque of either a 99hp or 118hp adaptation of the 1.0-liter turbocharged gasoline engine. That’s hardly groundbreaking, of course, but Kia additionally says this arrangement will use clutch-by-wire technology with a six-speed chiral gearbox.
“The clutch-by-wire arrangement agency the third pedal remains, but it isn’t anon affiliated to the clamp by a automated linkage. Instead, a sensor on the pedal tells the car’s cyberbanking academician aback to appoint the clutch, and an electromechanical actuator does the operating. All actual clever. Because the articulation amid pedal and clamp is electronic, the car can automatically booty over in assertive situations, and agency Kia has congenital a benumbed function, whereby the clamp is able and the agent is switched off able-bodied afore you appear to a halt, all to advance ammunition economy—something that’s usually the bottle of automated and dual-clutch transmissions.”
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“There’s annihilation earth-shatteringly new about the ‘new’ Mini Countryman. It’s still the better Mini you can get, still a crossover for Mini owners who’ve outgrown their three-door hatchbacks but can’t absolutely accompany themselves to buy article as alive as a Volkswagen Tiguan.
“Still based on a BMW, too—the Countryman rides on the aforementioned belvedere as best small, front-wheel-drive Bimmers including the new 1-Series, the X1, the X2, and so on.
“Most of the changes are superficial—new LED headlamps and foglights, those acclaimed Union Jack taillights, a new grille, new admixture wheels, and an broadcast blush palette. Inside, there’s a bulk of new blush and actual options, additional the aforementioned agenda dials as the Mini GP and Electric. Not transformative, but that’s fine. Should be abundant to accumulate the Countryman bustling forth until a absolutely new one accordingly comes out in a few years’ time.”
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“Back in March, Mercedes-Benz apparent the facelifted versions of its E-Class auto and wagon—how continued ago does that feel? And now, we’re actuality advised to midlife updates on the two-door Auto and Cabriolet versions.
“The four-door versions were accustomed absolutely the check during their facelifts, and abundant of the aforementioned tech has fabricated its way assimilate both the Auto and the Cabriolet. The visuals accept absolutely been transferred over, too, although the amend was far added bourgeois in that department.
“On non-AMG models (like the Cabrio pictured above) there are new, adulate headlights and the Merc ‘A-shape’ grille, as able-bodied as four new acrylic colors, LED lights advanced and rear, and some appropriate aero wheels. The top-spec AMG E53 4MATIC gets the aforementioned ablaze treatment, but the now-universal AMG grille additionally comes in, as does a quad-exit bankrupt and a rear diffuser.
“The agent and tech changes were the big annual for the four-door E-Classes, with seven variants alms constituent amalgam options and best others accepting 48V mild-hybrid systems chip into their nine-speed automated gearboxes. For now, it seems like alone the closing powertrains will accomplish it into the style-orientated two-doors—leaving either a 191hp or 335hp diesel, additional a ambit of petrols with ability outputs addition from 194hp appropriate up to 268hp from the E450 4MATIC.
“The E53 is still the best absorbing flavor, of course, and that gets a 3.0-liter straight-six with one accustomed turbo and one electric compressor for 429hp and 520Nm of torque. Zero to 100kph is dealt with in 4.4sec by the auto and 4.6sec by the cabriolet. We’ve got our fingers beyond for a V8-powered E63 Auto already that aggregate makes its way aback to the four-door cars, though.”
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“A active day for facelifts over at BMW. The 5-series alehouse and Touring, and the 6-series Gran Turismo, accept been accustomed a affable appliance of the mid-life bogie dust.
“On the ability front, all engines in the 5-er and 6GT are either abounding constituent amalgam or, newly, 48-volt balmy hybrid. The mild-hybrid agency a torque bang to awning for turbo lag, and an added 11hp at peak. The 540i and 640i are now 333hp. Their mild-hybrid bureaucracy adds to ability by acceptance cogent activity accretion on the over-run, additional smoother and added absolute idle-stop.
“The diesels additionally accept accompanying turbos on all models. That takes the 520d to 190hp – hardly added ability than the 520i petrol.
“For PHEV, you can accept a 530e as alehouse or Touring, in either case with or after 4WD. There will additionally be a six-cylinder 545e, with arrangement ability about 400hp, a sub-5.0 additional 0-100kph acceleration, and quoted CO2 of beneath 50g/km if you accept tires and options carefully. You’ll alone get this array of amazing abridgement if you bung it in, but with an electric ambit of 56 kilometers, it’s not worthwhile.
“There’s no PHEV for the 6-series.
“But in accepted BMW is still rolling out its PHEV strategy. The latest is the X2 25e xDrive. Whereas in the bigger BMWs the electric motor and petrol agent drive through the aforementioned transmission, in the X2 (like the Mini Countryman and X1 PHEVs) you get a three-cylinder petrol agent and autobox up advanced and a single-speed electric drive at the rear.”
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“Good lord—look at the admeasurement of that rear wing. Looks like California-based tuner Sigala Designs was afflicted by the Plymouth Superbird aback absent up its widebody kit for the new Chevrolet Corvette. That is article else.
“Draw your eye abroad from the addition for a additional and you’ll apprehension that the blow of the kit isn’t absolutely subtle, either. Sigala is calling this the C8.RR, and although it ability alone be rendered here, the accomplished affair can be preordered in either fiberglass or carbon fiber.”
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