Month: July 2017

Snap joins rivals Facebook and YouTube to fight terrorism

Snap Inc has joined the Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism, which sees consumer internet companies cooperating to stop the spread of terrorism and extremism online. Facebook, Google and YouTube, Microsoft and Twitter formed the GIFCT last month, and tomorrow it will host its first workshop with fellow tech companies plus government and non-governmental organizations. The

Honda prepares for electrifying lineup

Revisions to the 2018 Honda Accord Hybrid’s two-motor hybrid system boost efficiency. After several years of culling slow-selling niche models, Honda has a fresh, strong-selling core lineup. Honda will now focus on electrifying its key players and adding new models in just the right segments. Future Product: Toyota and Lexus brand timelines Future Product: Nissan

Acura’s plans ride on RDX, hybrids

Will the U.S. get the Acura CDX? If it does, don’t expect it before the 2019 model year. After several years of scrubbing its lineup of the long-panned beak grille and revamping its marketing, Acura is about to face its biggest test in recent years: the launch of its first redesigned vehicle under this brand

Altima, Leaf take the limelight at Nissan

Nissan designers hinted at the next Altima in January with the Vmotion 2.0 concept, a vision of what a family sedan might look like as vehicles move toward autonomous technology. The Nissan brand has spent the past two years trumpeting the arrival of freshened and redesigned pickups, SUVs and crossovers. But now two cars —

Infiniti queues up restyled QX50, QX80

The QX80 Monograph, shown here, reveals where Infiniti is taking the QX80, including a blacked-out A-pillar. Key parts of Infiniti’s portfolio are now new or refreshed, but the brand will enter 2018 with two updated products that represent the brand’s highest volume product potential: the entry-point Q50 sedan and the QX50 crossover. Also coming up

Lexus undergoes its own transformation

The UX concept will be the basis for a crossover in the 2019 or 2020 model year. Lexus is undergoing its own transformation with the move to a new modular platform known as GA-L, for Global Architecture-Luxury. The transition of all of its unibody vehicles to the new platform gives Lexus the opportunity to deliver