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#39

Huangdou Press Event Part 2?


As the CC and CC-100s roll off the stage, Show Luo’s No Joke begins to play. Where do they get the licensing for all this music anyways? Smoke starts to accumulate, the strobe lights flash vigorously as a 1989 Huangdou SC-153RE and the new Huangdou SC slide onto stage.

shown: huangdou sc lite

2019 Huangdou SC


The new Huangdou SC reincarnates the tail-happy coupe of joy that was the SC-153RE. Each SC besides the SportX used a 191-horsepower 1.6L inline-4 mated to either a 6-speed manual or 7-speed DCT, not only allowing for lightweight feel and superior performance, but also astounding fuel economy. Each non-SportX SC would average around 40-45 mpg. Suspension geometry was wishbone-multilink with the ability to option in active dampers. Like the CC and other new Huangdous, ForceField and Huangdou Assistant are standard on the top trim. The SC came with 5 trims, with the barebones Lite up to the SportX.

Performance


The Au trim of the CC wraps its 17-inch wheels in 245-width tires, sending it through corners at 1.17g. 0-60 time clocks in around 5.5 seconds for the Au trim. Launch control was included in every model except the Lite.

Lite


The Lite trim removes most of the bells and whistles that the other trims offer. It would use the same powerplant mated to a 6-speed manual. However, 205-width tires wrapped in a non-performance compound were used. Still, the Lite would be able to go through corners at 1.04g and hit 60 mph in 6 seconds. To save weight, seats are the most basic they can be, infotainment system being the most basic Huangdou offers too. All advanced safety systems besides a backup camera are removed, providing a barebones 2212-pound driving machine. The Lite is priced around $20 000

SportX



The Huangdou SC SportX is as close to Jinhe as Huangdou gets, with a 345-horsepower turbo 1.6 and AWD which brought the SportX to 60 in 4.3 seconds. Huangdou’s active suspension suite was offered on the SportX, taking the vehicle around corners at roughly 1.18g. Huangdou Assistant is standard, while the safety suite could be optioned in. The SportX starts around $33 000.


#40

I never thought a Chinese manufacturer could ever come up with two stunningly bold designs, but the SC and CC have proven to be just that - they would make an ideal pairing of trackday car and daily driver.


#41


2019 Harada Hercule


Harada Hercule HRT X, in Cardinal Red

The 2019 Harada Hercule is the facelift of the last generation model, from 2008. The chassis and panels are made of corrosion resistant steel, and has macpherson progressive (active on some models) front suspension, and solid axle progressive (active on some models) rear suspension, which allows the Hercule to be super strong and resistant. All models of the Hercule use a 5.7 litre V8, the 3ZM, with the highest end model, the HRT X, having over 560 horsepower.


Harada Hercule Premium, in Obsidian Black

The Hercule is very practical, with 5 seats, with a long cab, a long bed, or both, as options. The truck has up to a towing capacity of 2092 KG, and a load capacity of over 800 KG. A 0-62 MPH of up to 5.9 seconds is also possible, with the range topping HRT X, which also comes with a standard 7 speed dual clutch transmission, and a 4x4 drive type.


Harada Hercule Road King, in Burgundy Brown

With comfort and features for all drivers, whether it’s heavy off-roading, towing a boat, or taking the family to the beach, the Hercule is one of the best choices for a fullsize truck, as it has been for ages. Upcoming will be the next generation Taiga fullsize SUV which will be based off the Hercule, a very reliable platform, that’ll last ages. Hercule is named after Hercules, a Greek demigod, who was very famous for his strength and power, which is the perfect name for such a truck


Specs

Model Hercule B Hercule LX Hercule Premium Hercule Road King Hercule HRT X
Chassis Corrosion Resistant Steel Truck Monocoque - - - - -
Panel Material Corrosion Resistant Steel - - - - -
Front/Rear Suspension Progressive Macpherson Strut/Progressive Solid Axle Coil - - - Active Macpherson Strut/Active Solid Axle Coil -
Engine/Drivetrain
Name 3ZM -57BSJAF - - - -57BSJAGT
Layout SOHC 32 Valve V8 - - - - Turbocharged SOHC 32 Valve V8
Displacement - 5734cc - - - -
Power - 377 HP @ 6600 RPM - - - 566 HP @ 6600 RPM
Torque - 187 LB-FT @ 5000 RPM - - - 598 LB-FT @ 2700 RPM
Redline - 6900 RPM - - - 7000 RPM
Drivetrain 4x4 - - - - -
Transmission 6-Speed Manual (Optional 9-Speed Automatic/6-Speed Automatic) - - - 9-Speed Automatic 7-Speed DCT
Performance/Technical Specs
Top Speed 165 MPH - - - -
0-62 MPH - 7.51 Seconds - - - 5.95 Seconds
50-75 MPH - 3.84 Seconds - - - 2.90 Seconds
Fuel Economy - 15.3 MPG (US) (Combined) - - - 11.4 MPG (US) (Combined)
Weight - 2365.7 KG 2642.6 KG - 2774.8 KG 2787.6 KG
Price - $32,309 (With Markup) $37,481 (With Markup) $39,344 (With Markup) $46,708 (With Markup) $63,255 (With Markup)

Options

Leather Seats: $845
Premium Package: $1,445
Luxury Package: $2,045
Entertainment Package: $1,045
HRT Exhaust: $1,045
6 Speed Automatic: $245
9 Speed Automatic: $1,245
HRT Cosmetics Package: $445
HRT Off-Road Package: $445


Colors


Black Leather, Black Alcantara


Obsidian Black, Crystal White, Cardinal Red, Pine Green
Brilliant Blue, Burgundy Brown, Dark Grey, Silver Grey



2019 Harada Topisa


2019 Harada Topisa LX, in Silver Grey

We are releasing the USDM version of the Umbra, the Topisa, for 2019, and it is the proper midsize 3rd row crossover it’s always been, but with even more modern features to update the original 2014 model to be more than up to date in 2019 and after. The car has LED headlights, DRLs, and Foglights, with a modern floating roof style C-Pillar. It also comes standard with an electronically folding 2 seat third row, which is one of the best 3rd rows in it’s class. The car has an optional 3rd row entertainment system (standard with luxury package and Premium+ model), which can download videos, movies and photos, and can support both blu-ray and DVD.


2019 Harada Topisa Premium+, in Obsidian Black

The facelifted Topisa comes with the same naturally aspirated 3.6 litre V6, 3ES engine, as the non-facelifted version, although it is still up to date as ever, with over 275 horsepower and a smooth power curve. The engine has been in production since 2014, and is known for it’s amazing reliability, as a similar version is also used in some of Harada’s new military trucks. The engine is quiet, but still can sound, especially good after VCpT engages, at around 3600 RPM, giving the whole family good fun. All variants of the Umbra and Topisa since 2014 use the 36HAFSB version of the 3ES, meant for comfortable, economical usage in crossovers, large cars, SUVs and more.


2019 Harada Topisa Premium, in Brilliant Blue

There are multiple options for what model Topisa you would like, each with an AWD option, sports package, and more. The car starts at $30,500, and every one of those dollars are worth it, as the car comes with all the features you could ever need from it, whether it’s at the beach, going to the nearby mountain, or taking everyone to school.


Specs

Model Topisa LX Topisa EX Topisa Premium Topisa Premium+
Chassis Corrosion Resistant Steel - - - -
Panel Material Partial Aluminium - - - -
Front/Rear Suspension Active Macpherson Strut/Active Multilink - - - -
Engine/Drivetrain
Name 3ES -36HAFSB - - -
Layout DOHC 12 Valve V6 - - - -
Displacement - 3597cc - - -
Power - 279 HP @ 7200 RPM - - -
Torque - 240 LB-FT @ 5300 RPM - - -
Redline - 7500 RPM - - -
Drivetrain Viscous FWD (Optional AWD) - - - -
Transmission 7-Speed Automatic (9-Speed Automatic Optional - - - -
Performance/Technical Specs
Top Speed 149 MPH (Limited) - - - -
0-62 MPH - 7.39 Seconds - - -
50-75 MPH - 4.32 Seconds - - -
Fuel Economy - 21.2 MPG (US) (Combined) - - -
Weight - 1864.1 KG ~ ~ ~
Price - $30,500 (With Markup) $30,750 (With Markup) $33,600 (With Markup) $36,250 (With Markup)

Options

Leather Seats: $845
Race Seats: $1,045
Premium Package: $1,445
Luxury Package: $2,045
Full Entertainment Package: $1,045
9 Speed Automatic: $1,245
AWD System: $2,045


Colors


Black Leather, Black Alcantara
Grey Leather, Grey Alcantara


Obsidian Black, Crystal White, Cardinal Red, Pine Green
Brilliant Blue, Burgundy Brown, Dark Grey, Silver Grey



2019 Harada Sereva


2019 Harada Sereva S, in Fire Orange

The 2019 Sereva is the second generation of the model, with the last one coming out of production in 2003. We are proud to unveil the second generation in the same color as the original, Flame Orange. The Sereva is very sporty, comfortable, stylish, and practical with LED DRLs and LED foglights. The car has active double wishbone suspension, both at the front and rear. All models of the Sereva use the 3ET engine-with the S having a 1.7 litre producing 236 horsepower, and the S 2.1 producing 326 horsepower-which is turbocharged and has VCpT, which both help the engine be economical, and powerful.


2019 Harada Sereva S 2.1, in Flame Red

The Sereva is very quick, with a 0-62 of up to 4.5 seconds (Sereva S 2.1 with Optional DCT), and a limited top speed of 155 MPH, and it has a quick manual transmission, alloy rims, sports tyres, and a limited slip differential, all as standard, which helps you feel in full control of the car. The car is made of aluminum and AHS steel, which keeps the car rigid and light, and vented front brakes which are stronger and ligher than normal, solid disc brakes.


2019 Harada Sereva S, in Pine Green

The new Sereva will be available in two models at launch, the Sereva S, and the Sereva S 2.1. The S starts at $37,500, and the S 2.1 starts at $41,200. Both have a hardtop, convertible design, which keeps the car strong, but still with room for open-top enjoyment. The Sereva is RWD, just as the last generation was, which also makes the car very fun, whether it’s at a corner, a tight forest road, or an open highway.


Specs

Model Sereva S Sereva S 2.1
Chassis Aluminium Monocoque - -
Panel Material AHS Steel - -
Front/Rear Suspension Active DW/Active DW - -
Engine/Drivetrain
Name 3ET -17ASGBT -21ASGBT
Layout Turbocharged DOHC 24 Valve Inline 4 - -
Displacement - 1702cc 2099cc
Power - 236 HP @ 8000 RPM 326 HP @ 8200 RPM
Torque - 187 LB-FT @ 5000 RPM 241 LB-FT @ 5600 RPM
Redline - 8600 RPM 8800 RPM
Drivetrain Limited Slip RWD - -
Transmission 6-Speed Manual (Optional 7-Speed DCT) - -
Performance/Technical Specs
Top Speed 155 MPH (Limited) - -
0-62 MPH - 5.47 Seconds 4.70 Seconds
50-75 MPH - 3.62 Seconds 2.70 Seconds
Fuel Economy - 34.0 MPG (US) (Combined) 27.8 MPG (US) (Combined)
Weight - 1349.3 KG 1381.8 KG
Price - $37,500 (With Markup) $41,200 (With Markup

Options

Leather Seats: $845
Race Seats: $1,045
Premium Package: $1,445
Entertainment Package: $1,045
Heads Up Display: $645
HRT Exhaust: $1,045
7 Speed DCT: $1,045
HRT Sports Aero Package: $2,045


Colors


Grey Alcantara, Red Alcantara, Black Alcantara
Grey Leather, Red Leather, Black Leather


Obsidian Black, Crystal White, Cardinal Red, Flame Red
Brilliant Blue, Sun Yellow, Fire Orange, Silver Grey



2019 Rakuda SK


Rakuda SK 2.1S, in Fire Orange


Rakuda SK 1.7S, in Brilliant Blue


Rakuda SK 2.1S, in Cardinal Red


Specs

Model SK 1.7S SK 2.1S
Chassis Aluminium Monocoque - -
Panel Material AHS Steel - -
Front/Rear Suspension Active DW/Active DW - -
Engine/Drivetrain
Name 3ET -17ASGBT -21ASGBT
Layout Turbocharged DOHC 24 Valve Inline 4 - -
Displacement - 1702cc 2099cc
Power - 236 HP @ 8000 RPM 326 HP @ 8200 RPM
Torque - 187 LB-FT @ 5000 RPM 241 LB-FT @ 5600 RPM
Redline - 8600 RPM 8800 RPM
Drivetrain Limited Slip RWD - -
Transmission 6-Speed Manual (Optional 7-Speed DCT) - -
Performance/Technical Specs
Top Speed 155 MPH (Limited) - -
0-62 MPH - 5.47 Seconds 4.70 Seconds
50-75 MPH - 3.62 Seconds 2.70 Seconds
Fuel Economy - 34.0 MPG (US) (Combined) 27.8 MPG (US) (Combined)
Weight - 1349.3 KG 1381.8 KG
Price - $37,500 (With Markup) $41,200 (With Markup

Options

Leather Seats: $845
Race Seats: $1,045
Premium Package: $1,445
Luxury Package: $2,045
Entertainment Package: $1,045
Heads Up Display: $645
HRT Exhaust: $1,045
7 Speed DCT: $1,045
HRT Sports Aero Package: $2,045


Colors

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#42

2019 Studio di design Fiorentino TURBINA II Concept

The Turbina II is an evolution of the original Turbina concept released in 1966. 53 Years later, Studio di design Fiorentino have created an evolution to the original unique concept.

Using a Biofuel Turbine to charge an Electric drive system, this concept brings the unique and original decisions of using Turbine systems, and mating them to a modern electric system.

The Turbina II takes the modern sleek designs of the era and creates a unique and interesting design around it.

The 2019 Turbina II is expected to have different version of different spec created throughout 2019 and into 2020.


Studio di design Fiorentino
#43

It’s Nicholas Justinian, back after the first day of the NAIAS to give you the low down on all the new reveals! As always, be sure to check Our Page because we do reviews and more news! Without further ado, lets get into the reveals!


The Ursula F7 is here! And they’ve been sure to highlight the failed 2007 concept that never actually made it to production. Because failure sure makes me want to spend a ton of money on a luxury sedan! There’s a bunch of models ranging from a hybrid V6 all the way up to a V10. They claim to have best in class interior, but I really have no clue how that’s judged. Seems like something anybody can just make up. It’s got all the latest gadgets apparently, but no word on pricing for this “best in class interior.” I’d certainly be interested to see when it hits production this winter.

There’s more at their stand too… something about a concept by Studio di design Fiorentino, which, granted, looks far better than the F7 we’re getting in production, but apparently a touch screen replaces all the hard buttons. That just means I can’t use gloves to turn on the heat when it gets cold. Lovely design. Hope that part doesn’t make it to production.

and lastly an LMP1 Prototype. Alright. Hard to get excited about something when you don’t reveal the specs. If you’re trying to keep the specs hush hush, fair enough, but I then fire back, why reveal it at all?

AL Autos had a presentation so long I needed to crack open a book. And apparently IREV doesn’t actually mean EV. Cool. that’s not confusing at all. Also I wonder how they managed to fit double wishbone suspension to a FWD car…

a larger Quaestus performance sedan/wagon. But dear god is it heavy, especially for a midsize sedan! How is this supposed to be a fun driver’s car, men?

Evgenis (Spelt correctly this time), surprise suprise, it’s a crossover… yaaaaaaaaay. Looks good, it will drive predictably and plenty of people will buy it. It’s cruelty-free, vegan friendly and personality free as well! Apparently it comes with level 2 autonomy as well, which is some actually stimulating news. Also at 31,000$ USD starting price I don’t exactly know what it’s supposed to compete with? It’s too expensive for C segment regular crossovers but too cheap for the premium stuff. Thus is the curse of selling European cars in America I suppose… There’s also a hybrid planned later in the year.

Huangdou was actually the most pleasant surprise thus far. I mean, I know we’re supposed to hate cars being remade as crossovers, but the CC was always a crummy cheap little Chinese hatchback, and this new CC crossover actually seems to have some mass market appeal, I even daresay looks athletic and nice. Maybe if they took themselves more seriously and stopped trying to be “hip” with pop culture refrences and making the navigation anime girls we’d actually have a serious Chinese threat here in America. But starting at 15,000$USD, Which is less than B segment crossovers, I’m willing to bet it’s going to be cheap and terrible to drive. Maybe if they took themselves more seriously we’d actually have a mass market Chinese threat.
They also have a new SC, which, uh, doesn’t look as good. But it’s trying to move upmarket so good luck with that.

Here’s Harada’s whole new fleet. Truck, Crossover and sports car. The truck is a truck. I don’t like the look of this one, the headlights are too small and wierd looking, and what’s the point of a truck with a DCT and can only get 11MPG? I’d stick to the base model personally, at 33,000$, it seems like a good deal, if that’s a crew cab.
There’s a new Topisa, which I thought was the one styled by Luceat, because this thing looks surprisingly good for a Harada, and it can be had for 30,000$ or thereabouts. Like the Sphinx, it’s a European crossover brought to America and sold at an odd price. I think the Evgenis is more stylish and luxurious to my tastes but let me know what you’d take!
And lastly are two sports coupes which, uh, seem to be priced exactly the same? Are you competing with yourself there Harada? Not the best marketing strategy. The sports coupe segment has pretty dwindling sales as is, and it’s hard to see how dividing your sales twice can be sustainable…

And Lastly… Studio di design Fiorentino made a concept car. apparently it’s bio-fuel and E-drive? Huh. That’s a cool concept… I don’t like the look, but show me something that moves and I’ll be officially impressed.


MotorNation
#44

Fuji Motorworks Press Event I


Eurobeat starts playing as the stage lights up with dark red LEDs. The growl of a modern six cylinder, accompanied by the brief flutter of a blowoff valve, announce the arrival of the main attraction. Fuji’s first mid-engine car since the discontinuation of the RRS in 1997 - and one that will define the brand’s design language for the foreseeable future.


2019 Fuji Sceptre



shown: sceptre gt-st


Sceptre GT-ST

Featuring the 2.5 liter 6 cylinder powerplant that will also appear in the new Clarity, the GT-ST produces 449 horsepower from the mid-mounted engine, going through a 7-speed DCT or 7-speed manual to the rear wheels. 0-60 is, then, achieved in less than 3.5 seconds, with a top speed of 200 mph easily reached in this $35,000 pocket rocket - with the adjustable wing retracted. With the wings deployed, the GT-ST will easily pull upwards of 1.2G on the skidpad thanks to its active pushrod suspension, and stop in 102 ft thanks to its massive brakes. All this while still returning an EPA estimated 31 mpg average, the new Sceptre is sure to please. At just $34,695, dealerships will begin to get the Sceptre one-by-one, with limited allocations divided throughout the network anually.


Sceptre RS-ST

With the same engine as the GT-ST, the RS-ST doesn’t have straight line performance as its target. Nor just a time on the track - the RS-ST is made to be an occasion. With over 500 lbs of downforce on each end, the RS-ST can pull over 1.4G on the skid pad, and costs the same as the GT-ST at the expense of comfort. Replacing the sports compound tires are slicks, the radio is gone, and centerlock wheels take the place of the GT-ST’s 5 lugs. This racing-inspired package is just $34,950, although only 1,500 will be produced. Deliveries will begin in mid-March.



#45

@DoctorNarfy

Ermm… F3 with 600 HP? I don’t remember having that in my presentation.


#46

@DoctorNarfy The F3 is mine, not @11alualhati 's.


#47

#corsicanaias2019


As smoke begins to fill the room, a lone businessman walks on to the stage.

For nearly 40 years, the Corsica Cheetah has been one of the best-selling muscle cars in the US. Hopefully, today’s announcement will keep that streak running.

After the short speech, a car with a velvet cover slowly drives up to the presenter. He steps in front of it and pulls off the sheets to reveal the 2019 Corsica Cheetah.


2019 Corsica Cheetah

Sleeker, faster, better - The all-new Corsica Cheetah delivers an unmatched package of style, speed and power.

For 2019, the Cheetah has been carefully optimized to make it the best driving and most fun Corsica ever made. The sleek character of the driving experience has been combined with an all-new range of engines and great gearboxes that will keep you on the road with a smile on your face.

For 2019, three (3) engine choices are available. The flagship 5.0 V8, a 3.6 V6 and, for the first time in a Corsica Cheetah, an Inline-4 engine can be chosen.

All engines come standard with a 6-speed manual, a 7-speed Dual Clutch automatic is available at no extra costs.

When it comes to design, the Cheetah includes the latest in technology and design innovations. The side profile is characterized by a smooth and powerful line running from the front to the rear, making sure to give the car a muscular look.

In the rear, there are two distinctive light strips going from side to side, forming the gorgeous new rear-lights. Moving down from the lights is a visible rear diffuser connected to each rear exhaust.

The V8 models can be easily identified by the unique grille design, featuring a hexagonical design.


Specifications

2.2 I4 | SC Turqouise IV

Horsepower: 204hp @ 7400 RPM
Torque: 218 Nm @ 4800 RPM
Top Speed: 234km/h
0-100km/h: 7 seconds
Fuel Economy: 32.5 MPG
Gearbox: 6-speed manual
Price: Starting from $26000


3.5 V6 | SC Quadtron Super

Horsepower: 315hp @ 7500 RPM
Torque: 357 Nm @ 4900 RPM
Top Speed: 250km/h (electronically limited)
0-100km/h: 5 seconds
Fuel Economy: 30 MPG
Gearbox: 7-speed Dual Clutch
Price: Starting from $29750


5.0 V8 | SC Wildbeast NA

Horsepower: 453hp @ 7400 RPM
Torque: 503 Nm @ 5500 RPM
Top Speed: 250km/h (electronically limited)
0-100km/h: 4.5 seconds
Fuel Economy: 27.8 mpg
Gearbox: 7-speed Dual Clutch
Price: Starting from $33000


2.2 Corsa

3.5 Sport

5.0 Supersport


Thank you for visiting the Corsica section at this years Detroit Auto Show. 2019 is going to be a big year for us, and we can’t wait to show you what we have lined up for you all this year. Thanks.


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Ökul Motorcars Inc. Home of Ökul, Opus and Geoff Martins
#49

HighresScreenshot00597 Tanaka is here at the NAIAS 2019!


For 7 generations, the Tanaka Aventus has been our luxury model since 1970. So naturally, our customers have always high expectations for the latest generation. So, we reveal the 8th generation 2019 Tanaka Aventus.


The all-new 2019 Tanaka Aventus


Tanaka Aventus 3.5 L shown

New for 2019, the Tanaka Aventus has its luxurious, prestigious and comfortable principles even more refined. Unlike the other generations, this new one has a hatchback body style, making it even more beautiful.


Tanaka Aventus 3.5 L shown

2 engine choices are now available, both standard with the EarthBoost technology. The 3.5 litre V6 and the 5.0 litre V8.

The G and L versions is equipped with an 7-speed advanced automatic transmission, both available with optional AWD system while the S versions is equipped with a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission standard with AWD.


Tanaka Aventus 5.0 L shown

Let’s talk about the exterior shall we?

The big grille makes a bold statement. It connects to the side grilles which was designed to have some depth. The headlights were carefully designed to be as beautiful as it can be and also as technologically advanced with Matrix LED Lights. Laser lights are optional. Going to the rims, the shapes are carefully shaped and was make sure to blend in with the car. The side vents were also shaped to give the car a distinct look. The door handles still open traditionally, but modernized to give its beautiful shape. The rear lights were shaped and were all red. The reverse lights are placed on the rear bar to not disrupt the red theme of the rear lights. All of the design compared together and you get this distinct handsome look to it.


Tanaka Aventus 5.0 S shown

The S versions have a sportier bumpers, with a small rear lip molded on the trunk. The angular front lip and the vents beside the side vents helps to keep its agressiveness. These S-only rims are 21 inches, wrapped inside Tyrelli Sport Tires.


Specs

G and L versions acceleration times are not with AWD…

3.5 G
Power (Horsepower): 354HP
Fuel Economy (MPG US): 27.3 mpg
MSRP: $48104


3.5 L
Power (Horsepower): 354HP
Fuel Economy (MPG US): 27.7 mpg
MSRP: $53022


3.5 S
Power (Horsepower): 400HP
Fuel Economy (MPG US): 26.0 mpg
MSRP: $57426


5.0 G
Power (Horsepower): 395HP
Fuel Economy (MPG US): 25.4 mpg
MSRP: $53780


5.0 L
Power (Horsepower): 395HP
Fuel Economy (MPG US): 25.6 mpg
MSRP: $58787


5.0 S
Power (Horsepower): 460HP
Fuel Economy (MPG US): 24.5 mpg
MSRP: $62509

Option list will be shown in the Tanaka Website…


Test drives are welcome!
Thank you very much for taking the time to visit the Tanaka booth. 2019 is exciting! Stay tuned for more models. Goodbye!


Tanaka Heavy Industries (田中重工業) - Always There For You
#50

You have just made a potential Ursula F7 competitor.


#51

I forgot to say, the Rakuda is sold in China, South Korea, Middle East, North America, Australia, and the UK. The Sereva is sold in Japan and Southeast Asia, and stuff is exactly same because they are sibling cars. Sorry!


#52

The future of urban mobility by Gabatron



Sustainability, small footprint and agility are the 3 pillars on which the VillE has been designed.


Small


With a footprint of only 2.6 m², you can move with any inconvenience around the city, and park easily.


Sustainable


Things like the EV propulsion system (23kW motor+10kWh Li-Ion battery), body and chassis panels made in recycled glass and carbon fiber, make this car respectful with the environment.

You can charge the car into a normal Schuko plug (220v) in 4h, and if you want to charge quickly (up to 80%. Not recommended method) in 15 minutes.


Practical


In less than 2.5m long, It can carry two persons, and it has two luggage compartments: one on the front, and other on the rear. And if you want more space, you can fold the rear seat.

And thanks to it’s reduced turning radius (<8m) and reduced size, you can maneuver easily in any circunstance.

Do you want to drive outside the city? Thanks to the (limited) 80km/h top speed, you can travel between two cities.


Safety


It could be a small car, but we invested a lot of money and time to get a high safety standard.

The car has a front, rear and side absorption zones, and a reinforced cell, thanks to using composite materials combined with AHS steel. And of course, seatbelts, front airbag, and sidebags.


Costs


You can choose two modes of purchase: paying the full car (9963€), or pay the car alone, and a monthly fee for batteries during 12, 24, 36 or 48 months, equivalent to 4000€.

And thanks to be an electric car, the running costs are pretty reduced.


What’s next?


Depending with the public reaction about this car, probably we can design a bigger model, with 4 seats, but with the same concepts.


Test drive


If you want to test drive the car, we have brought a few units in the auto show, so visitors and media can try it out. Click here to book your test drive.

NOTE: is a pre-production model, so some things could’t correspond with the final version. Any feedback is welcome.


#53

Huangdou be like:

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#55

Thinkfusing


#56


#57

You can drive in narrow streets, tight corners easily…


#58

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That is not what that means


#59
We’ve been planning this for a while.
Hearing the name “Hokuto” probably calls to mind a car that you know as reliable. A tough car, that can go long miles, while still having fun. A car that put a smile on your face. It could’ve been your first car back in the 90s, with a 1.8L Levara that you took on your trip to college. Your first love, your first road trip by yourself in high school. Sure it wasn’t fast, but it was fun to drive, it was comfortable, and it never gave you any trouble. It was a very lovable car, with a ton of character worn into the fabric of the seats.

“Capable of Anything” by Ben Folds begins playing.

However, the name Hokuto doesn’t necessarily mean ‘luxury’ or ‘premium.’ With cars getting more and more competitive, budgets rising and the quality of materials going up on low end cars, we feel like we have more to give you. Let’s be honest, no one is buying a Futaba CLE for the luxury experience, for the smooth engine and high tech infotainment.


That doesn’t mean that we can’t play ball in that segment.


Ladies and gentlemen, it’s our pleasure to reveal to you the all new Axuma SF and DSF!


When we said “something big,” you expected the size of the vehicles to be quite large. You couldn’t have been more wrong… we meant a whole new brand and a whole new market!

Where are we planning to take this? Well, look at the exterior… the quality of panel fitment and the quality of the fixtures. Look at the interior, and notice the bespoke attention to detail found only in vehicles that command a much higher price tag than a Hokuto Excella CXE, or an Aria SR.

Japanese luxury cars, until this point, are really only great in some areas. You can have fantastic design and legendary reliability, but not really the side of sportiness many people would like with their cup of comfort tea. Or you can have cool design, and a great powertrain, but the infotainment is awful. Axuma aims to best the Germans once and for all, by providing you the wonderful convenience, tech, and driving pleasure of the competition from Deutschland, but the distinct Japanese interior and exterior, along with the bulletproof durability we’ve become known for.

Now at this point, you all know Axuma is going to be the luxury sibling to Hokuto. Nevertheless, it is important to note that the two will be very different from one other. The SF and DSF sit on the Hokuto Global Luxury (HGL) platform, shared with no other car in the markets it will be sold. Now how about the cars?


The Axuma SF

Suck it 540i


The Axuma SF is a premium E-Segment vehicle. It sits on a 116.5 inch wheelbase, which is among the very longest of its class. Don’t let that scare you however, as the entire car is only 191 inches long, making it the shortest, and without compromising interior room.

As for materials, the HGL architecture utilizes glued aluminium alloy, making it both very light and very durable. Double wishbones are tucked into either corner in the front, and are complemented by 5-link suspension in the rear.

Under the carbon fibre hood lies 2 engine choices. A twin-turbocharged 3.0L V6 powers the SF 6t, seen here in the Crystal Merlot red color. It offers up 325 horsepower and 358 lb-ft of torque. This may not be the most power, but it delivers best in class 6-cylinder fuel economy, as it’s rated at 23 city and 33 highway MPG.

If you prefer your engines naturally aspirated, you may like the award-winning Farox 5.0L V8 we have stored in the SF 8s, shown here in Matte Chrome silver. It makes 400 horsepower and 360 lb-ft of torque. This engine has the capability to shove you to 60 mph in under 5.5 seconds. All engines are paired to an 8-speed automatic sourced from Farox, meaning best in the business. Proven reliable, smooth and quick shifts, and very responsive to the touch.

Inside sits 5 seats, with a traditional analog gauge cluster and analog clock gracing the center stack. The goal here was traditional luxury, with a modern flare - it still offers all the modern safety and convenience tech you’d find in the competitors. It has an 8-inch screen between the silver-backed gauges, and a 10.8 inch AxuMedia screen laying landscape in the dashboard. Real buttons are used for your HVAC and climatized seats. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are standard across the range, as is Bluetooth connectivity. The car even comes with a 1-year subscription to SiriusXM radio. Blind spot monitoring, 360o camera, parking sensors, lane keep assist, adaptive cruise control, you name it. If it’s a feature to keep your car on the road and as safe as possible, it’s here in your Axuma.


The Axuma DSF

Audi Q7 who?


What would a luxury brand these days be like without an SUV? The DSF sits on the same HGL architecture as its sedan sister. It utilizes the exact same engine and transmission options, with the DSF 6t and DSF 8s, displayed in Star White and Pitch Black respectively. The wheelbase has been shortened to allow better for better maneuvering at lower speeds, to help make up for the greater total vehicle length compared to the Axuma SF.

The new AxuMedia user interface is here on the same 10.8-inch screen as the SF, along with all of the equipment you expect. The only difference is that the DSF is wrapped in a more utilitarian package.


Future Plans for Axuma


The first Axuma models will go on sale in late 2019 for the 2020 model year. The factories are currently being built, and are expected to be done by the fall. We have 3 more models that we will be showing in the future, and a full lineup can be expected as well. As far as dealerships go, we will be expanding half of our current Hokuto showrooms to include the Axuma nameplate. A more upscale appearance will follow.

Thank you for joining us tonight, it’s been nearly six years in the making to plan this and we could not be happier. The cars will be up here on display for the rest of the show, and reviewers are more than welcome to schedule test drives with our pre-production models.

Happy driving!


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