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Nissan has released the first promotional video for the mildly face lifted Patrol, following several spy photos we published at the beginning of the month.

 2014 Nissan Patrol facelift spied undisguised

Now in its sixth generation, the current Patrol was launched in 2010 so Nissan has prepared a mid-cycle update for its popular SUV. Don’t expect a lot of changes as we only notice subtle modifications to the front fascia and the taillight graphics. There also seem to be a fresh new design for the alloys and tan leather upholstery inside the cabin which also gets a wood-trimmed steering wheel.

Nissan has also introduced a limited-run Patrol Black Special Edition which will be offered in 200 units. These cars will come several enhancements such as red seats, chrome detailing and a black matte exterior paint scheme.

Source : Al Ain Japan 

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Nismo to lead the development of the next-generation Nissan GT-R

All eyes are on the 2014 Nissan GT-R Nismo but new details are starting to emerge about the next-generation model.
 Nismo to lead the development of the next-generation Nissan GT-R - report
According to Japanese Car Dealers, the redesigned model will be developed by Nismo instead of Nissan. Nissan Executive Vice President Andy Palmer declined to confirm the news but hinted “As we come to the next generation of GT-R – because that will be a brand-new vehicle – you will probably see a lead coming from Nismo and a follow coming from the passenger car company, rather than the other way round.” The executive went on to say the GT-R is a halo product for Nismo so it makes sense that they would lead the development of the new model.
The switch gives Nismo a lot of responsibility but it should pay dividends early on as the next-generation GT-R Nismo GT3 can be developed alongside the standard model. As Palmer explained, “You build that racing credibility from the very beginning.”
The 2016 Nissan GT-R still remains shrouded in mystery but previous reports have indicated it could debut “well before the end of 2015” and have cylinder deactivation technology, an engine start/stop system and a Williams-sourced hybrid system.

Le Mans team Jota unveils Mazda MX-5 GT

Jota has officially unveiled their Mazda MX-5 GT. Following a year of development and testing Mazda handed over the project in its entirety to the Le Mans specialist race team.
Drawing inspiration from the concept that debuted at the 2012 Goodwood Festival of Speed, the MX-5 GT is based on the MX-5 Roadster Coupe Sport Tech and features an upgraded 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 203 bhp (151 kW). This enables the model to accelerate from 0-60 mph in 6.4 seconds and hit a limited top speed of 140 mph (225 km/h).
 Le Mans team Jota unveils Mazda MX-5 GT
The car has also been equipped with a brilliant black roof, a carbon fiber rear diffuser and anthracite alloy wheels.  There’s also Bilstein dampers and leather Recaro seats. Options include a carbon fiber front splitter, a carbon fiber rear spoiler and an Öhlins suspension.
The MX-5 GT is hand-finished to order at Jota and available for sale exclusively from Lodge Garage Mazda in Aylesbury, UK. Pricing starts at £29,995 ($48,430 / €35,430).  

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Honda, the Japanese automaker has announced that the all-new Fit aka Jazz has received a whopping 62,000 orders within just a month of its launch. Moreover, it is also speculated that the company is also developing a Jazz/Fit Type R. The new Fit model was launched in Japan on September 5th and the demand of the vehicle is now four times more than the usual 15,000 units per month. 
Honda JazzFit

The vehicle is yet to reach European and US dealerships. The company delivered 19,388 units of new Fit to customers last month, making it the third best-selling car, following the Toyota Aqua and Prius C. Interestingly, around 70 per cent of sales are coming from the new hybrid model, which offers an extra-ordinary and class-leading fuel economy of 36.04km/l. It comes powered by a 1.5-litre Atkinson-cycle engine working together with a high output electric motor and lithium-ion battery. The engine is mated to a seven speed twin-clutch gearbox.

Honda JazzFit

Talking about the new Jazz/Fit Type R, it will be based on the Jazz RS and powered by a hybridized 1.5-litre engine that develops 190bhp. The engine will be mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission, and it is likely to offer an excellent fuel economy of around 27-28kmpl. We also expect it to house a sport-tuned suspension and an aggressive body kit.

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A Japanese video has surfaced that shows what appears to be a prototype for the 2015 Subaru WRX. The video was made earlier this year and was primarily created to showcase Subaru’s new EyeSight driving assistance technology.
 2015 Subaru WRX caught on camera almost undisguised? 
 
We first saw the model at the New York Auto Show in March when Subaru unveiled the stunning WRX Concept. In the months that followed, numerous prototypes have been spotted and close comparison leads us to believe the model above is a virtually undisguised prototype we are pining to see.
2015 Subaru WRX caught on camera almost undisguised? 
 
The front end has striking similarities to the concept and prototypes already seen including the huge air intake built into the hood. The low quality of the video makes it a little more difficult to confidently identify the model, but it doesn’t hurt to add a little speculation.
Source: Al Ain Japan

Toyota has managed to maintain its position as the world’s most valuable automotive brand

Toyota has managed to maintain its position as the world’s most valuable automotive brand. They beat off stiff competition from BMW and Mercedes to take the top spot. German brands dominate the top 10 with half of them coming from the European country.
 Toyota beats German rivals as most valuable auto brand
According to the report, Toyota’s brand is worth $35.3 billion which also makes it the 10th most valuable of all brands.
In the overall list, Coca-Cola has slipped from top spot down to third after being overtaken by Apple and Google respectively after the tech giants achieved massive brand growth in the past 10 months.
Top 10 automotive brands (value)
  1. Toyota ($35.3 billion)
  2. Mercedes ($31.9 billion)
  3. BMW ($31.8 billion)
  4. Honda ($18.4 billion)
  5. VW ($11.1 billion)
  6. Ford ($9.1 billion)
  7. Hyundai ($9.0 billion)
  8. Audi ($7.7 billion)
  9. Porsche ($6.4 billion)
  10. Nissan ($6.2 billion)
Source:  Al Ain Japan