Tag: Turbo

All-new Mazda CX-9 production underway

All-new Mazda CX-9 production underway

Mazda Motor Corporation has commenced production of the all-new CX-9 crossover SUV at its Ujina Plant No. 1 in Hiroshima, Japan. The first units produced are bound for the U.S. and Canada as that North American market, which the new model was specially tailored for, is expected to account for […]

Lexus IS range gets new turbocharged engine

Lexus IS range gets new turbocharged engine

It was only a matter of time before the first turbocharged engine in the Lexus range would be available in other models. First used in the NX launched last year, the 2-litre engine – designated ‘8AR-FTS’ – has advanced technologies that enable it to replace powerplants with larger displacements, enabling […]

QNEWS: First turbocharged engine for Lexus

QNEWS: First turbocharged engine for Lexus

With the introduction of the new Lexus NX compact crossover, Toyota’s luxury brand gets its first turbocharged petrol engine. Turbocharged engines are, of course, nothing new to Toyota engineers and the JZ-GTE engines are still much respected. Designated 8AR-FTS, the new engine which will power the NX200t features direct fuel […]

High And Mighty (Porsche Cayenne GTS)

High And Mighty (Porsche Cayenne GTS)

SAY what you want about Porsche’s Cayenne, but there’s no denying the car’s success. However, it could all have gone horribly wrong if the car failed to live up to the brand’s core performance values. Thankfully we don’t need to visit that alternative universe and, in the shape of the […]

FIRST DRIVE: PEUGEOT 208 GTI

FIRST DRIVE: PEUGEOT 208 GTI

CAN THE 208 GTi survive an entire road test without unfair comparisons to its much-lauded stablemate? It should do; the 205 GTi was certainly one of if not the finest hot hatch of the 1980s and even into the 1990s, but things were very different back then. As wonderful as […]