Toyota has unveiled the face-lifted Sai in Japan.
Looking far more aggressive than its predecessor, the updated model has a new front fascia with a revised grille and LED headlights. The sporty styling continues out back as there’s a new rear bumper and a revised trunk with full-length taillights. The model also gains 16-inch aluminum wheels and three new exterior colors including Red Mica Metallic, Grey Mica Metallic and Clear Stream Metallic.
The cabin has been significantly improved with higher quality materials and a modern design. Notable highlights include a new center console, revised switchgear, additional wood grain trim and metal plated accents. Customers can also order a new 10-speaker SD Navigation system with a microSD card slot, Blu-ray compatibility and two USB inputs.
Motivation is provided by a 2.4-liter (2,362cc) engine that develops 150 HP (110 kW) and 187 Nm (138 lb-ft) of torque. It is backed up by an electric motor that produces 143 HP (105 kW) and 270 Nm (199 lb-ft) of torque. This setup enables the model to have a combined maximum output of 190 HP (140 kW) and a fuel-economy rating of 22.4 km/L (4.4 L/100km / 52.6 mpg US / 63.2 mpg UK) in the JC08 test cycle.
The Sai is currently on sale in Japan and pricing starts at ¥3,210,000 ($32,610 / €24,655).
Source: Alain Japan
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The mystery of Nissan’s Star Wars themed teaser has been solved as the company has taken the wraps off the 15RX Personalized Package for the Juke.
Set to go on sale in Japan, the model is available exclusively in Passion Red or Night Veil Purple. Styling changes are relatively limited but include sport stripes, contrasting mirror caps and 17-inch aluminum wheels with a dark finish.
The cabin is also largely untouched as the only difference appears to be two-tone upholstery in black and red or black and grey.
Like the standard model, the crossover is powered by a naturally-aspirated 1.6-liter petrol engine that develops 114 HP (84 kW) and 150 Nm (110 lb-ft) of torque.
The Nissan Juke 15RX Personalized Package will be priced from ¥1,943,550 ($19,950 / €14,945).