Toyota which is now the second largest car firm (GM is now the largest car firm, because of the magnitude 8.9 earthquake that affected Japan, which could collapse some of Japan's economy, making Toyota, now the second largest car firm) has now unveiled the FT-86 (known in North America as the Scion FT-86) at the Geneva Motor Show.
The car will have a 2.0 litre Subaru boxer diesel engine which generate anything from 150 bhp to 300 bhp.
Also, the North American Scion FT-86 will be revealed at the New York Auto Show.
F1 team Lotus has now acquired Caterham, since Chapman sold the Lotus Seven rights to Caterham Car Sales Ltd. in 1973 (it's official car dealer). The Lotus Seven was introduced in 1957 as one of Chapman's first road car and his first successful Lotus, it continued with S2 in 1960, the S3 in 1968 and the S4 (Type 60) around 1969-70. When the car was purchased by Caterham Car Sales Ltd. in 1973, it was rebadged as a Caterham and still survived since the 21st century. Since then, it's cars do have a wide acceptance in it's markets, but they're not that popular due to being small.
Now the Lotus F1 team has purchased the car firm.
Now I found a Phantasy Star Online 2 trailer:
According to andriasang's blog:
As reported at 4Gamer, the video Sega showed at the event had a bunch of phrases that may provide some hints about the game’s background.
First, what appears to be the overarching story:
The ship fleet Oracle (written in Japanese, “オラクル”) which travels the endless stars. A new adventure that awaits on the countless planets. Invasion of the malice that covers the universe. The name of the people who face off against them is Arcs (in Japanese, “アークス”). Will the universe be saved, or will it be swallowed up? It’s in the hands of the hero (you).
The above is just a super quick translation of 4Gamer’s summary. 4Gamer said that it might have made some errors in its transcript.
The video also mentioned a few key words and phrases:
Is there adventure in today’s RPGs?
Always, to a new field. Random field.
Hybrid Custom Action
It gives you a foreboding feeling — seamless weather.
Something will happen every time!? Interrupt event
Aiming for “Endless Advneture.”
The adventure without end, once again.
Phantasy Star series producer Satoshi Sakai took the stage at the event and said that the staff is aiming to give players the feeling of adventure that has been lost in today’s RPGs. He described the game as “a brand new title” and said that he hopes the game will be enjoyed by series fans, online gamers and even players who have yet to get into online games.
Further details on the game will be released ahead of the alpha test, which kicks off this summer.
Here is the trailer:
The new 2012 Beetle will not adopt the `New` from the car's name like on the previous Beetle of 1998. The car which made it's debut in 1938 continued until 2003 in classic form. The new Beetle is like the 1998 New Beetle but larger. The car will be Autumn 2011 in Europe and North America and early 2012 in the rest of the world.
The car will drop the cute features from the dashboard such as the “Bud Vase” signature. The car will feature a navigation system and a larger sunroof (larger than on the New Beetle of 1998).
The 2012 Beetle has grown in size and now measures 4,278 mm in length (+152 mm), 1,808 mm in width (+84 mm) and 1,486 in height (-12 mm). The track width front and rear, as well as the wheelbase at 2,537 mm, are also increased over its predecessor and promise to offer improved interior space. In addition, the boot capacity is 310 litres, up from 209 litres in the 1998 model, while all versions come with a split-fold rear seat for improved versatility.
Like it's predecessor, it features front mounted engine and front wheel drive layout. Each region has different petrol or diesel engines.
In the U.S., there are more engine choices than in other regions: a 2.0 litre TDI diesel engine with a 140 HP with a 6-speed manual or dual-clutch automatic transmission that returns 40 mpg on the Highway and 29 mpg in City and 33 mpg combined.
The petrol range in the U.S. includes an archaic 2.5 litre five-cylinder engine unit with 170 HP. The manual version does 22 mpg in City, 31 mpg in Highway and 25 mpg combined.
Finally, US buyers get a 2.0 litre TSI turbocharged petrol unit with 200 HP and a combined fuel economy of 25 mpg. It is offered with a 6-speed manual and 6-speed optional automatic (DSG).
For other markets in Asia, Australia, New Zealand and Europe, the new Beetle will only be offered with turbocharged four-cylinder engines, all of which are being use for the first time on the Beetle.
Petrol choices include a 1.2 litre TSI with 105 HP, a 1.4 litre TSI with 160 HP and a 2.0 litre TSI producing 200 HP. The diesel range with 105 HP and a 140 HP unit. The car will also have a Start/Stop button (unlike on the 1998 New Beetle which you probably needed to start the car using the key on earlier models) and a battery regeneration system.
The Beetle 1.6 litre 105 HP is estimated 4.3 l/100km (54.7 mpg-US and 65.7 mpg-UK) and CO2 emissions of 112 g/km.
All five engines may have optional combined dual-clutch transmission.
We'll have more details and photos of the 2012 Beetle, so stay tune for more on Daniel's Car Blog.