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New Subaru Legacy Hybrid

Subaru (Fuji Heavy Industries) is the “2014 Chicago car show” in session, and did first-in-the-world public presentation of new style Legacy (U.S. specification) in U.S. Chicago on February 6 (local time).
New style Legacy is counted from first Legacy in 1989, and is equivalent to the 6th generation.

Horizontally-opposed cylinder engine 4 cylinders of / 2.5 l. of DOHC.   What combined a light weight and efficient type linear  CVT with the engine (FB25), Horizontally-opposed cylinder engine / 6 cylinders of / 3.6 l. of  DOHC.   It is lineup about what combined linear  CVT corresponding to high torque with the engine (EZ).
Each drive system is 4WD and the active torque split AWD for which a 2.5-l. model uses a Horizontally-opposed cylinder engine transfer clutch, and the high capacity VTD AWD for which a 3.6-l. model uses central deff +LSD are adopted from the form of transmission.
Later, a hybrid model also comes out.

At the moment, XV -Hybrid models do not sell well. So, The new Legacy Hybrid model will be delay to be released in the market.

According to Subaru, this new style Legacy the directivity of the design shown by the “Legacy   concept” (lower picture) sent to the Los Angeles car show in 2013 for display, With “the sports saloon of mid size” embodied as a commercial model, it is called “it is a preparation about the design and textures for which a flagship model is asked improving functions, such as travelling performance, amenity and a field of view。
When the picture of the body side exhibited prior to the real vehicle is seen, the character line which leaps up delicately toward back from a front fender, and the beautiful roof line connected with a suitcase lid gently-sloping are characteristic.
This is Legacy announced in Los Angeles as it is.   Although it seems that it inherits from a concept, when it often compares, it turns out that the amenity of a backseat is improved rather than a concept model, and it is seemingly  becoming realistic.This news is for Subaru drivers. If you are looking for cheap Subaru vehicles in Japan, Please check Japanese used cars site.  Also, You can find Japanese Car Parts


Lexus CT200h

The minor change of the CT200h of Lexus is carried out.
In this minor change, an exterior changes a lot and a powerful spindle grill is adopted.
The world premium was carried out by the Chinese Guanzhou auto show, and Tokyo Motor Show of the period was also exhibited.
Rather than old CT200h, the form of a spindle grill is bordered with silver plating, and is conspicuous.
When this is F sport, it becomes a mesh grill and comes to be more conspicuous.
It seems that a steering is changed into what [ 370 mm in diameter ] is equivalent to Lexus IS although an interior design does not change fundamentally.
In addition, strengthening of body rigidity and an improvement of a degree of comfort are realized by the addition of spot welding, improvement of the suspension, etc.
It seems that the price is raised by 150,000 yen and it changes to 4,210,000 yen about F sport although the price is fundamentally the same as the present vehicle.
New style Lexus CT200h is put onto the market also in the middle of this month.

Lexus CT200h
Development of the model used as the prototype of LS F is progressing also to Lexus LS.
Now, although there is a sport grade called F sport, the lineup of the “F” which fundamental one made from an engine is the same as other grades, and is a high-end model is not carried out to Lexus LS.
This concept car supplements the income for V8 or 5000-cc engine carried in IS F by a twin turbo, and demonstrates explosion power called horsepower output 650ps and maximum torque 78.0kgm.
Although the concrete marketing planning of LS F is not clear yet at present, it is thought that its a possibility that LS F will also be put on the market someday is high since Lexus is planning substantial F series one by one.
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