Monday, 30 December 2013

the Harrier TRD Sportivo

Toyota has announced plans to introduce a variety of concepts at the Tokyo Auto Salon.

 Toyota Harrier Modellista & Harrier TRD Sportivo concept to debut at the Tokyo Auto Salon

The company is keeping details a closely guarded secret but they confirmed plans to showcase the Harrier Modellista and Harrier TRD Sportivo concept at the event.

First up, the Harrier TRD Sportivo concept has been equipped with an aerodynamic body kit that includes a front spoiler, revised side skirts and two rear spoilers. The crossover also has a revised grille, a TRD suspension, a sports exhaust system and 18-inch aluminum wheels.

Likewise, the Harrier Modellista has a Ver.1 Aero kit with a front spoiler, revised side skirts and a tailgate-mounted spoiler. There's also lowering springs and 19-inch aluminum wheels with Yokohama tires.

Interior pictures were not released but Toyota says the model has piano black trim, a wooden luggage compartment and LED lighting.

The car is scheduled to go on sale on December 2nd with a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine mated to a CVT sending power to a standard two-wheel drive or an optional four-wheel drive system. The power unit develops 151 HP (111 kW) and a peak torque of 193 Nm and enables the car to have a fuel consumption in the JC08 Japanese cycle of 16 km/l (6.2 liters / 100 km or 37.9 mpg US or 45.5 mpg UK).  It is connected to a continuously variable transmission that sends power to the front wheels.

Wait until January 15, 2014 and you can order the new Harrier in a hybrid version equipped with a 2.5-liter engine and an electric motor providing a combined output of 196 HP (144 kW) and 206 Nm (152 lb-ft). Toyota mentions the Harrier Hybrid will be sold exclusively with a four-wheel drive arrangement. 

The 2014 Toyota Harrier starts at 2,720,000 JPY (about 27,300 USD / 20,300 EUR / 17,175 GBP) for the standard model and from 3,610,000 JPY (36,300 USD / 27,000 EUR / 22,800 GBP) for the hybrid derivative.

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Source :Al Ain Japan

Sunday, 29 December 2013

MAZDA - AXELA (2008/12)

On Sale

Price                   US$3,837
Maker                  MAZDA   
Model                  DBA-BK5P   
chassis number     BK5P-332290
Year/Month          2008/12   
Mileage (km)        174,821 km
steering                right   
displacement        1,500 cc   
Fuel                     GASOLINE
transmission         AUTOMATIC   
color                   GRAY   
Body type            AXELA
Other Options      A/C,Power Windows,Power Steering,

Images of car - Mazda

Source: Al Ain Japan

Thursday, 26 December 2013

Mazda has introduced the new Flair in Japan

Mazda has introduced the new Flair in Japan.

Described as a lightweight crossover that combines fuel efficiency with "superior performance," the Flair features a rugged exterior with plastic body cladding, skid plates and 15-inch wheels. Most owners won't dare to take it off-roading but the Flair boasts 175-180mm of ground clearance and a 28° approach angle.

Interior pictures were not released but Mazda says the model has a spacious cabin that can comfortably seat four adults. The Flair also comes nicely equipped with heated front seats, color coordinating trim and a rear seat that can fold, recline and slide.

Power is provided by a 660cc engine which is connected to a continuously variable transmission. Performance specifications were not released, but the Flair can be equipped with an optional four-wheel drive system that has a hill descent control system.

The Flair will go on sale on January 31st and pricing starts at ¥1,285,200 ($12,270 / €8,965).

Source: Al Ain Japan

Wednesday, 25 December 2013

Nissan IDx Freeflow and IDx Nismo Concepts at 2013 Tokyo Show

It’s a brave man who can come out with barrels blazing and say that he thinks buyers of the Scion FR-S or Subaru BRZ are having a ‘midlife crisis’. That’s exactly what Nissan Executive Vice President Andy Palmer said recently when referring to two of the hottest, most affordable sports cars to venture forth from Japan in a decade. So can Nissan do any better? It thinks so. “You’ll see our answer to the midlife crisis at the Tokyo Motor Show. Except it won’t be for a midlife crisis,” added Palmer. “It’ll be aimed at young and middle aged types alike.” In a marketplace where Generation Z is losing interest in cars and car culture, Nissan is trying to reignite some interest and passion back into motoring with a new two door, rear wheel drive concept car, the IDx.

Nissan designers say that customer paradigms are changing significantly, warranting change. Trying to appeal to digital natives who value IT and social media networks as the new communication tools of the 21st Century is the key, says one designer. The car has to be stylish, offer the right combination of social networking tools including Bluetooth, internet and navigation connectivity and drive well. But Nissan’s product planners realized that these features were not enough to create a car that catches the eye as well as the heart. So Nissan decided to delve back into its rich heritage of sports cars and race cars to find inspiration. As chief designer Satoru Tai says, “we are talking about models like the Datsun 1600, Skyline and Laurel from the 1960s and 70s. That is where we sourced our inspiration. We conceived the IDx through direct interaction with Generation Z who seek a compact, minimalistic sedan-shaped coupe.” Boasting a low and wide stance, Tai tells us that the IDx is actually a little shorter in wheelbase than the FR-S and BRZ so colourfully described by Palmer.

A look at the IDx’s silhouette reveals these design slants. As the former owner of a Datsun 1600, this writer can definitely see some 1600 influence in the IDx’s side profile. And while this design is fresh and new but with retro hints for young buyers, the overall design seems all too familiar yet appealing for buyers in their 40s who grew up watching 1600s and Skylines appear on the roads. Tai went on to say that one other aspect of this concept that we thought important for young and mid-aged buyers alike would be a rear-wheel drive platform. Nissan was being tight-lipped about the powertrain, but one engineer suggested that a naturally aspirated 1.6 liter engine generating around 140-150hp would most probably find its way into the IDx’s engine bay. To pluck at the heartstrings of all those who long for the “new,” but with a touch of nostalgia, Nissan also unveiled an IDx Nismo version draped in the company’s traditional racing colors and featuring bigger wheels, along with racier body styling and interior appointments.

There was a time when customer surveys and interaction with the public were regarded as dangerous. "The customer doesn't know what he wants--we have to tell him!" Nissan believes that modern social media connections render that conventional wisdom obsolete, and the IDx concepts are proffered as proof. They were designed from their inception in interactive collaboration with a group of 100 Gen-Z teenagers. They were not random teens, but car-loving ones, as evidenced by their encouragement of design themes evocative of the Datsun 510 (I don't know a teen that could pick a "Dime" out of a lineup). They reportedly identified the 510 as an icon of the brand, especially when adorned with Peter Brock racing stripes. The other key attributes demanded by this group were comprehensive connectivity (naturally) and a high degree of customization. Toward that end, the car features a spaceframe architecture with lightweight body panels that can be swapped for different looks. Different headlamp designs are plug-and-play interchangeable. While the teens apparently did not demand rear wheel drive, that's what Palmer sees when he looks at the IDx, and he asserts it is easily buildable on modified existing architecture, though he declined to specify. The auto show stand had a display case showing die-cast models of the IDx in two sizes, if that can be interpreted as an intent to render 1:1 scale versions. Palmer declined to confirm any production plans, other than to say that if green-lighted today it would be three to four years out. Start the letter-writing campaign today.

Source: Al Ain Japan

Monday, 23 December 2013

Vezel compact crossover will enter the U.S. market in 2014

Honda has announced the Vezel compact crossover will enter the U.S. market in 2014, followed by a European launch in 2015.

 Honda Vezel hitting stateside next year, Europe in 2015

The Honda Vezel represents a production version of the Urban SUV concept and was showcased to the public for the first time in November at Tokyo Motor Show. The JDM variant is already on sale and now we have learned from Honda the U.S.-spec model is scheduled to come out in the second half of 2014.

The Jazz/Fit-based crossover will also reach the European market in 2015 when it will have to face competition coming from the Nissan Juke, Renault Captur and Peugeot 2008. Details about what will power the U.S.- and Euro-spec versions of the Vezel have not been announced, but Honda did say the hybrid version – which has a 1.5-liter gasoline engine, 22 kW electric motor and 7-speed dual-clutch gearbox - will not leave Japanese territory.

Honda Vezel's chief engineer, Yoshiharu Itai, said the car will likely retain its moniker since it's a global strategic vehicle but according to Honda officials it will receive several tweaks (most likely cosmetic) to better suit local markets.

Source:Al Ain Japan

Sunday, 22 December 2013

The all-new Nissan X-Trail/Rogue

The all-new Nissan X-Trail/Rogue has made its world debut today at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show.
It has lost some of the familiar rugged looks as these were replaced by a more premium styling with sculptured muscular lines, "boomerang" taillights and modern 19-inch alloys. Nissan mentions upper-spec models will get full LED headlights with daytime running lights once the car goes on sale in the first quarter of next year.

2014 Nissan X-Trail / Rogue (US) 10.09.2013

The interior cabin is a blend of chrome, metal and piano black finishes with a "theater-style" seating arrangement and the possibility of ordering two extra seats for a seven-seat layout. Lower-spec models come with a cloth fabric but more expensive versions feature full leather upholstery with contrasting stitching.

The 2014 X-Trail's rear doors open to almost 80 degrees which enables an easy access inside the cabin, and those sitting on the middle row seat now benefit from additional knee room thanks to the elongated wheelbase. The third row of seats can be folded forward to boost cargo capacity, whereas the middle row can recline and slide.

It has received the latest generation of Nissan's ALL MODE 4x4i system controllable by using a rotary switch installed on the center console. The driver gets to choose between 2WD, Auto mode or Lock which offers permanent four-wheel drive. The 2014 X-Trail also boasts Active Ride Control capable of monitoring the road up ahead to spot undulations and will modify the damping to compensate. Active Engine Brake is also fitted and can increase engine braking during cornering or when decelerating to a standstill.

Nissan fitted the new X-Trail/Rogue with Active Trace Control comprising an on-board sensor monitoring steering angle, speed, braking effort and throttle opening to brake the wheels individually as a method of reducing understeer. Lastly, the off-roader will be offered with Uphill Start Support and Advance Hill Descent Control.

Details about the engine lineup will be disclosed closer to the car's market launch.

Source: Al Ain Japan

Friday, 20 December 2013

Japan Car Exporter, Japanese Used Cars, Used Japanese Cars

An undisguised 2015 Chrysler 200 was spied in the evening while participating in the shooting of a promotional clip.

 2015 Chrysler 200 spied in the evening without camouflage

Right from the start we notice the sloping roofline which provides the car with an almost coupe-like silhouette while the front of the vehicle shows some Tesla Model S cues, especially in the headlights. There's also a chromed grille and overall the design is considerably more fresh compared to the outgoing model.

Our spies also managed to grab some shots of the interior in the daylight and it seems to be derived from the Dodge Dart, featuring a small number of buttons and knobs along with a rotary gear selector which could indicate the vehicle will be offered with the rumored 9-speed automatic gearbox helping the sedan hit 38 mpg US (45.6 mpg UK or 6.1 liters / 100 km) on the highway. There were also some LED lightning effects throughout the cabin which are likely taken from the Dart.

The 2015 Chrysler 200 will be reportedly unveiled in January at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit.

Source:  Al Ain Japan

Thursday, 19 December 2013

2015 Nissan Murano spied showing new details

The 2015 Nissan Murano has been spied wearing less camouflage than ever before.

 2015 Nissan Murano spied showing new details

Caught undergoing testing in the United States, the latest pictures reveal the model will be heavily influenced by the Resonance concept which debuted at the North American International Auto Show earlier this year. As a result, the crossover has boomerang-shaped headlights, a dual exhaust system and a prominent character line. We can also see protruding taillights and a distinctive C-pillar.

Little else is known about the Murano but it could be equipped with a 3.5-liter V6 engine that develops 260 bhp (193 kW) and 240 lb-ft (325 Nm) of torque. It could be paired to an XTRONIC continuously variable transmission that can be connected to an all-wheel drive system.

Source: Al Ain Japan

Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Tokyo Motor Show - Al ain Japan

A brochure scan has revealed Mugen plans to apply its know-how on the recently introduced Honda Vezel which is essentially a production version of the Urban SUV concept.

It was only last month at Tokyo Motor Show when Honda introduced the Vezel and now it seems Mugen has prepared to spice up the model. The standard version will go on sale on December 20 while the Mugen package will probably be available shortly after when it will bring a lowered ride height.

Designed to preview a production model that will be launched in Japan in late 2013, the Urban is a fuel-efficient crossover with an aspirational design. Speaking of the latter, the concept has a rounded appearance which is only interrupted by a questionable front fascia. While the model will surely be toned down for production, the concept has LED headlights, massive alloy wheels and a trunk-mounted spoiler.

Interior pictures were not released, but Honda says the crossover will have a modern cabin with next-generation telematics and a rear seat that can be folded flat to maximize cargo space.

We also notice the grey accents on the chin spoiler, front radiator slat, roof spoiler, alloys, rear apron, exhaust pipes and side skirts. The model featured in the brochure is the 4WD version equipped with a direct-injection 1.5-liter gasoline engine which can also be had in a hybrid setup with a high-output motor and a SPORT HYBRID i-DCD (Intelligent Dual Clutch Drive).
According to Japanese media there is a three-month waiting list for the Vezel, a model which is being described by Honda as offering the elegance of a coupe, the functionality of a minivan and the qualities of an SUV.

Source: Al Ain Japan





Tuesday, 17 December 2013

The California could be introduced at the Geneva Motor Show

According to Al Ain Japan's sources, the car will use a twin-turbo V8 engine that is closely related to the Maserati Quattroporte's twin-turbo 3.8-liter V8 that develops 530 HP (390 kW) and 710 Nm (524 lb-ft) of torque. There's no word on specifications but engine will reportedly be equipped with a number of unique components.

 2015 Ferrari California to use an upgraded version of Maseratis twin-turbo 3.8-liter V8 - report

The redesigned sedan will be offered with a 420 hp (313 kW / 426 PS) supercharged V6 and a 520 hp (388 kW / 527 PS) turbocharged V8. The V6 engine won't be available at launch, but it will reportedly be 30 percent more efficient than the 4.3-liter V8 used in the Ferrari California.

Whether that engine will trickle down to the California remains to be seen, but both engines will be connected to an eight-speed automatic transmission which could be paired to an optional all-wheel drive system.

Last time Ferrari used a turbocharged engine was approximately 20 years ago in the F40. Produced between 1987 and 1992, the F40 featured a 2.9-liter twin-turbo V8 making 471 hp (352 kW / 478 PS).
Besides getting a new engine, the California is slated feature aluminum body work and a power folding hardtop. We can also expect a new infotainment system that could be loosely based on Chrysler's UConnect system.

The California could be introduced at the Geneva Motor Show before going on sale late next year.

SOURCE : Al Ain Japan

Monday, 16 December 2013

2014 Highlander

Toyota has announced the 2014 Highlander will be priced from $29,215 when it goes on sale in the United States in February.
 2014 Toyota Highlander Hybrid unveiled, returns 28 mpg city

The entry-level model comes sparsely equipped but features an eight seat interior, a backup camera, an Entune audio system and 18-inch alloy wheels.

The LE Plus adds an eight-way power driver seat, an upgraded audio system, a tri-zone automatic climate control system and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. The model also has fog lights and a power liftgate.

Moving up to the XLE rewards owners with heated leather front seats, a moonroof and a premium audio system with GPS navigation and an 8-inch display.

The range-topping Limited boasts perforated leather seats, heated / cooled front seats and a variety of safety systems. The model also has LED daytime running lights and 19-inch alloy wheels.

Depending on which model is selected, options include a heated steering wheel, second row captain chairs, ambient interior lighting and a Blu-ray entertainment system. The crossover can also be equipped with automatic high beam headlights, a dynamic radar cruise control system and a Smart Key system.

Under the hood, three different engines are available including a 2.7-liter four-cylinder, a 3.5-liter V6 and a hybridized 3.5-liter V6. Performance specifications were not released, but the conventional engines are connected to a six-speed automatic while the hybrid has a continuously variable transmission.

The four-cylinder engine is available exclusively with front-wheel drive, while the V6 offers an optional all-wheel drive system. The hybrid, on the other hand, is all-wheel drive only.

Motivation is provided by a Hybrid Synergy Drive system that consists of a 3.5-liter V6 engine and an electric motor-generator. It is connected to an electronically controlled continuously variable transmission and an electronic on-demand all-wheel drive system. This setup enables the crossover to produce a combined maximum output of 280 bhp (209 kW) and return an EPA-estimated 28 mpg city / 28 mpg highway / 28 mpg combined (US).

The 2014 Highlander will arrive at dealerships early next year, so expect to learn more closer to launch.

Friday, 13 December 2013

Mercedes bets big on emerging markets

With an increasing focus on emerging markets, German luxury carmaker Mercedes-Benz foresees that BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India and China) and other emerging economies will contribute up to 50 percent of its global car sales business by 2020.

  Mercedes bets big on emerging markets

According to Luhrs, China stands as the biggest market followed by Russia, Brazil and India, in that order. “For us in 2013 so far, China has done nearly 210,000 units, Russia has sold 50,000 units, Brazil has sold over 10,000 cars and in India we will do somewhere in the range of 9,000 to 10,000 units,” added Luhrs. The total sales just from the BRIC nations stands around 280,000 units while globally the company has sold nearly 1.3 million cars during 2013. The current sales contribution from the BRIC nations sums up to be nearly 21.5 percent.

Eberhard Kern, managing director and CEO, Mercedes-Benz India Ltd (MBIL) disclosed that “2013 has been an excellent year for us. We have witnessed a 30 percent growth, which marks the best year for Mercedes-Benz India ever. We are planning to launch the new S-class in the first quarter of 2014. Our headquarters have been supporting us greatly and we will launch an Indianised version (right-hand drive and necessary changes) within six months of the global launch of our flagship car. All our plans are on the right track.”

The company also plans to bring another compact car, which we expect would be displayed in the upcoming Auto Expo 2014. MBIL has launched eight models in 2013 so far. The A- and B-class cars have garnered almost 20 percent of overall business for Mercedes-Benz in the past six months.

Source : Al Ain Japan

Thursday, 12 December 2013

Al Ain Japan

We finally got our chance to get up close and personal with the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X, and we're impressed.  The car has had a very busy month, having been rolled out in Japanese showrooms and getting its auto show debut in Australia.

Al Ain Japan

Mitsubishi keeps showing off the Lancer Evolution X in red, but the car looks totally hot in black.  Already available with a five-speed manual transmission, the 10th generation Evo will get mated to an optional Twin Clutch Sport Shift Transmisson (SST) sometime in November.  Stability of the new Evo was increased by trimming 20mm off the front overhang.  The sports car made for a city was built with lightweight aluminum throughout the body, and a new, lighter-but-stronger engine, that is also a bit more friendly on Mother Earth.

This new engine gets 280 horsepower and 311 ft-lb of torque.  More airbags, and Super All Wheel Control (S-AWC) was added to the Mitsubishi flagship for enhanced safety.

The Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X, also known as baby Godzilla, is adding more exclusivity to its line-up by introducing the GSR Premium Edition to the Japanese market. This edition is placed above RS and GSR models and is priced at 4,798,500 Yen (USD48,250) for the 5-speed manual gearbox version and 5,050,000 Yen (USD50,785) for its Twin Clutch-SST brother.

No different mechanically from other Evo X models, the car does bring a few nice extras to its owners, like front fog lamps, 18-inch BBS alloy wheels, body colored hood and fender scoops. There’s also Bilstein shocks to further enhance an already exemplary handler. ICE is supplied by Mitsu long-time partner by the name of Rockford Fosgate, in the form of nine speakers and an integrated sat nav system.

 Source:  Al Ain Japan

2014 BMW M3 Sedan and M4 Coupe - Al Ain Japan

The highly anticipated 2014 BMW M3 Sedan and M4 Coupe have finally been revealed online, ahead of their public debut scheduled for next month at NAIAS in Detroit.

 2014 BMW M3 Sedan and M4 Coupe confirmed with 430 HP

At their heart is an inline-six high-revving TwinPower Turbo 3.0-liter engine delivering 431 HP (317 kW) and a maximum torque of 406 lb-ft (550 Nm). Compared to the outgoing generation, the new M3 is approximately 25 percent more fuel efficient and is around 80 kg (176 lbs) lighter. The CFRP roof brings weight savings of 5 kg (11 lbs) for the sedan and more than 6 kg (13 lbs) for the coupe. BMW says the cars will do 26.7 mpg US (32.1 mpg UK or 8.8 liters / 100 km) in the combined cycle with the manual and 28.3 mpg US (34 mpg UK or 8.3 liters / 100 km) with the DCT.

Both cars will do 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) in 4.1 seconds when fitted the optional 7-speed M DCT or 4.3s with the standard six-speed manual gearbox. Top speed will be electronically limited to 155 mph (250 km/h) but for more money the limiter can be raised at 174 mph (280 km/h) once the client orders the M Driver's Package.
BMW's engineers reworked the MacPherson strut front and multi-link rear suspension by using lightweight components which have reduced unsprung masses and increased rigidity at the same time. The M3 and M4 ride as standard of 18-inch alloy wheels wrapped around in 255/40 front and 275/40 rear tires, while optionally available are larger 19-inch rims.

The aforementioned seven-speed M DCT comes with launch control and a "smokey burnout" mode that allows a certain degree of wheel spin at low speeds, a similar feature which will allegedly be available for the new Ford Mustang as well. Stopping power will be provided by standard compound brakes or optional lighter BMW M carbon ceramic brakes.

The new BMW M3 Sedan will be manufactured in Regensburg while the M4 Coupe is going to be assembled in Munich. Both cars will get their first public outing next month at the 2014 North American International Auto Show in Detroit

Interestingly, the M3 sedan is quoted as having the same performance figures despite the fact that it weighs 1520 kg (3351 lbs).

If everything pans out, the M3 will cost "just over" €70,000 while the M4 Coupe will retail for €72,200.

Source: Al Ain Japan

Wednesday, 11 December 2013

JapaneseUsed Car - BMW- Alain Japan

All You want to know about BMW
Bayerische Motoren Werke AG  (English: Bavarian Motor Works), commonly known as BMW or BMW AG, is a German automobile, motorcycle and engine manufacturing company founded in 1916.
BMW is headquartered in Munich, Bavaria, Germany. It also owns and produces Mini cars, and is the parent company of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars. BMW produces motorcycles under BMW Motorrad. In 2010, the BMW group produced 1,481,253 automobiles and 112,271 motorcycles across all its brands. BMW is part of the "German Big 3" luxury automakers, along with Audi and Mercedes-Benz, which are the three best-selling luxury automakers in the world
Production Models of BMW
  • 1 Series (E81) (2004–present) Coupe and convertible
  • 3 Series (E93) (2007–present) convertible
  • 7 Series (F01) (2008–present) Sedan
  • 5 Series (F10) (2009–present) Sedan, wagon
  • 6 Series (F12) (2010–present) Coupe, convertible, Gran Coupe
  • 1 Series (F20) (2011–present) Hatchback
  • 3 Series (F30) (2012–present) Sedan, wagon
  • 4 Series (2014–present) Coupe
  • 3 Series Gran Turismo (2013–present) Progressive Activity Sedan
  • 5 Series Gran Turismo (2009–present) Progressive Activity Sedan
  • BMW i3 (To be launched 2014) Sedan
  • X1 (2009–present) Compact Crossover SUV/Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV)
  • X3 (F25) (2010–present) Compact Crossover SUV/Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV)
  • X5 (E70) (2006–present) Compact Crossover SUV/Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV)
  • X6 (E71) (2008–present) Sports Activity Coupe
  • Z4 (E89) (2009–present) Sports Roadster

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BMW - X5
Grade4.4IYear/Month2001/05Mileage(Km)99,000 km
SteeringrightDisplacement4,400 ccFuelGASOLINE
ColourSILVERDimension14.814Body TypeX5

BMW - 3 SERIES(2006/09) - US$7,725

Features: A/C,Power Windows, Power Steering, Air Bags, Alloy Wheel, Anti-lock Brakes

GradeBMWYear/Month2006/09Mileage(Km)84,469 km
SteeringrightDisplacement2,500 ccFuelGASOLINE
ColourSILVERDimension11.617Body Type3 SERIES

Features: A/C, Power Windows, Power Steering, Air Bags, Alloy Wheel, Anti-lock Brakes


Grade320IYear/Month2002/11Mileage(Km)88,000 km
SteeringrightDisplacement2,200 ccFuelGASOLINE
ColourWHITEDimension10.889Body Type3 SERIES

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Toyota Premi Aqua concept

Toyota has released the first pictures of the Premi Aqua concept, ahead of its debut at the Tokyo Motor Show.

 Toyota Premi Aqua concept announced, debuts in Tokyo

The company declined to release details but the model features a sporty body kit with modified bumpers, revised side skirts and a new rear spoiler. We can also see distinctive headlights, a mesh grille and a rear diffuser. Last but not least, there's new taillights and two-tone alloy wheels.

The upscale styling carries over to the cabin as the model is equipped with leather sport seats, a new center console and metallic trim. We can also see alloy pedals and gloss black accents.

Power will likely be provided by a hybrid powertrain that consists of an electric motor and a 1.5-liter engine. This could enable the car to have a combined maximum output of 100 HP (73 kW).

The entry-level hybrid boasts fuel efficiency of 35.4 km/L (83.3 mpg US; 2.8L/ 100km).
The Aqua is powered by a 1.5-liter Toyota Hybrid System II (THS II) producing a combined motor and engine output of 100 PS (98 bhp / 73 kW). The petrol engine system features a cooled Exhaust-Gas Recirculation (EGR) system for improved efficiency in the high-expansion-ratio Atkinson cycle engine. Also aiding engine efficiency is a battery-powered water pump. Unlike conventional belt-driven waterpumps, this beltless design reduces friction on the engine and allows precise control of coolant flow.

Starting price for the Aqua is 1.69 million yen ($21,700). TMC plans to sell 12,000 units per month in Japan.

Source : Al Ain Japan

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Used Car Dealers in Japan - Al Ain Japan

Al Ain Japan
 Al Ain Japan (Pvt) Ltd is a Japanese company , which is the leader in sales and export of Japanese and European used cars , for more than 16 years, we have shipped our cars to many countries around the world with some of our most important markets being; Africa, The Caribbean, Europe, Oceania, Asia, The Middle East, and North and South America. Our agents and customers around the world offer local support for all of our sales and shipments throughout each region .

 Al Ain Japan exports wide variety of Japanese Used Cars around the world such as Cars , Vans, Trucks, SUV's , Mini-Vans, Buses, Tourist buses and Machinery . We purchase our vehicles from Auctions as well as from main brand dealers with a wide-spread selection of models and colors

 Al Ain Japan (PVT) Limited is a member of all leading auctions in Japan, such as USS (Used car System Solutions) , TAA (Toyota Auto Auctions) , ARAI (ARAI auto auction), NAA (Nissan Auto Auction) , and HAA (Hanathen Auto Auction), JU Groups.

As one of the main Japanese used cars exporters,  Al Ain Japan has a trusted membership in JUMVEA, Export Bureau and Yokohama Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

JUMVEA was established in 1995 as the Japan Used Motor Vehicle Exporters Alliance and was approved by The Ministry of International Trade and Industry of Japan in 1997 as the Japan Used Motor Vehicle Exporters Association and it is the most reputable organization in the Japanese used car export industry.

We maintain good relationships with all of the leading shipping companies. For our customers we have opportunity to make bookings immediately and get the best rates for the vehicles from our shipping companies.

We are constantly upgrading our customer support systems to provide the utmost customer satisfaction.

We have a quality standard where all of our vehicles get inspected and are taken for a test drive by our technicians. Each vehicle receives approval based on its condition. Only vehicles which pass this test get approved for export. This process is strictly followed to ensure the quality of all vehicles we export.  

At  Al Ain Japan , we are well known for our dedicated customer service and the reliability of our shipments. We offer our customers the best prices and immediate availability of service. Our experience and market knowledge of exporting industry of Japanese Used Cars also makes it possible for us to anticipate the needs and preferences of our customers.   

Our sales team is available to provide customer support 24 hours a day and we have multilingual staff providing English, Japanese, Russian, Sinhalese and Tamil support .

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Monday, 9 December 2013

Honda Insight will be discontinued after 2014 - Al Ain Japan

Some good news for Honda and for hybrid fans too. The Honda Insight was the number one selling vehicle for the month of April in Japan.

 Honda Insight Becomes First Hybrid to Rank as Best-Selling Vehicle in Japan

According to sales figures from the Japan Automobile Dealers Association, Honda sold 10,481 units of the Insight last month alone. The new Honda Insight was released in February 2009 in Japan. It was the first time ever that a hybrid car held the lead in Japanese monthly sales.

The Insight goes on sale in Japan on February 6 and will carry a price tag of ¥1,890,000 (US$21,000). In comparison its closest rival the Toyota Prius goes for about ¥2,383,500 (US$26,500).

The Insight returns 40 mpg in the city and 43 mpg on the highway. These figures are possible thanks to its 1.3-litre aluminum petrol engine that combines with an ultra-thin brushless electric motor that is approximately 22% thinner and approximately 15% lighter than previous-generation technology. Together the two systems work to give a driving range of up to 400 miles (644km) to the Insight. A CVT gearbox drives the wheels.

Safety systems included are ABS braking with EBD, six airbags and front head restraints. Comfort levels are increased by the inclusion of climate control and MP3/ CD/ radio combo. A higher-spec version also has a USB input port and sat-nav.

And Honda is doing well overall in Japan, with its Fit being the best-selling vehicle for 2008 and still going strong this year, topping sales for March and coming in second to the Insight for April.

Still, with falling auto sales in the US (including hybrids), a key market for hybrid vehicles, and US gas prices at very consumer-friendly low-levels, it will be a struggle for Honda, or any automaker with a hybrid on the market, to achieve the same thing in the United States. And Europe too will prove to be a challenge, given the market power of diesels in the largest markets there such as German, France and Italy.

Some Bad news for Honda and for hybrid fans too

Sources within Honda have told Al Ain Japan the Insight hybrid will be terminated after 2014 model year.

Less than two months ago we heard rumors about the Insight and CR-Z being withdrawn from Europe and now Al Ain Japan says the Insight will not receive a 2015 model year in United States. They found out Honda's marketing department hasn't started work on advertising campaigns so it's unlikely the car will live on beyond 2014MY.

Many of you probably saw this coming since the Insight never really hit it off and it seems nowadays customers are willing to pay more for the Civic Hybrid while others will probably wait for a very possible hybrid version of the new Fit. There could also be a conventional-powered Fit sedan hitting stateside with some pretty good mpg figures.

Source:Al Ain Japan

Sunday, 8 December 2013

New or used - What to Buy - Al Ain Japan

Many car purchases start with one decision: New or used? It's hard to remember a better time to buy either. There are plenty of good vehicles out there either way.

In the end, the decision to buy new or used boils down to what you can afford and what will give you peace of mind.

If you're on a tight budget, then buying a used car gets you the most vehicle for the money. You can count on one hand the number of new cars that list for less than $12,000. For less than half the price of the average new car, you can buy a 3- or 4-year-old used vehicle that is larger and loaded with more features than a small, bare-bones new one. But buying a used vehicle has its own risks, which could cost you over the life of the vehicle. The fact is, you are buying a vehicle that someone else has owned and driven. You don't know how it's been driven or how well it's been cared for. A used vehicle will almost certainly require maintenance and possibly expensive repairs sooner than a new one, and those repairs probably won't be covered by a warranty.

The Case for Buying New

For some people, buying used isn't an option; they want a brand-spanking-new car. They want to select the color and the features in it. There's definitely a pride of ownership and peace of mind in being a vehicle's first owner. Some other advantages include:

•         Reduced maintenance expense: A new vehicle won't need maintenance for the first several thousand miles, and then only an oil change and tuneup will be required. More manufacturers are covering the cost of those routine maintenance items. The new vehicle likely won't need new tires, a battery, exhaust system or brakes during its first few years of ownership, or even longer.

•         Warranty coverage: The manufacturer covers its new vehicles under warranty for at least three years, and some warranties last much longer. Under a manufacturer's warranty, if something goes wrong with the car, it's the responsibility of the dealer and manufacturer to fix it. Typically, these bumper-to-bumper warranties last from three years or 36,000 miles (whichever comes first — an important detail to note) to five years and 60,000 miles. In addition to comprehensive warranties, many automakers provide warranty coverage for power-trains. These often extend past the bumper-to-bumper warranties and are often valid for years longer. Some extend up to 10 years or 100,000 miles. It's good to be aware of these power-train warranties; if you buy a used car, what's left of the warranty may (or may not) be fully transferable.

•         Peace of mind: If you encounter problems with your new car, you have legal recourse through state lemon laws. If you can prove that your new car is a lemon (definitions differ), you could receive a replacement vehicle or get your money back. Lemon laws apply only to new cars. You also can find out if your vehicle was returned to the used-car market as a lemon by looking at the vehicle's title or checking out a vehicle history report.

•         Roadside assistance: In addition to a comprehensive warranty, virtually all mainstream new cars and light trucks come with some level of free roadside assistance while the vehicle remains under warranty. In addition, some automakers reimburse you or provide alternate transportation if you are stranded far from home.

The Case for Buying Used

If you're not married to the idea of buying a new car, used vehicles have their own appeal:

•         Improved reliability: Although used vehicles typically don't carry the same warranties as new ones, the original factory warranty on a new car is often transferable to a second owner. Buyers of certified pre-owned cars from an authorized dealer can purchase a late-model used car and get the balance of the original warranty. Often, a manufacturer will offer a longer-term warranty for certified cars, or some buyers choose to add their own extended warranties. Of course, cars have been getting more reliable over the years, as consumers have demanded it.

•         Just like new: Another trend that makes buying used a better option is the proliferation of certified pre-owned programs. The idea started with luxury brands such as Lexus and Mercedes-Benz and has become a popular alternative for car buyers

Source: Al Ain Japan

Al ain japan (pvt) ltd is a japanese company, which is the leader in sales and export of japanese and european used cars, for more than 16 years, we have shipped our cars to many countries around the world with some of our most important markets being; africa, the caribbean, europe, oceania, asia, the middle east, and north and south America. our agents and customers around the world offer local support for all of our sales and shipments throughout each region. 

Advantage of Buying Used Car

Price — Comparing apples to apples, a used car is going to be less expensive. The relative advantage of the used-car price can also allow a buyer to step up to a nicer model.

Depreciation — Cars lose value with each passing month and mile, but the steepest decline happens right away; some models can lose 40 percent or more of their value in the first year. With a used car, there’s no depreciation hit the second you roll off the lot. There’s also less mental depreciation, no need to worry about the first parking-lot ding or rock chip in the paint because chances are the car’s previous owner or owners took care of those for you.

Insurance Rates — Like financing, insurance rates will be affected by the age of a car, but in this case the used vehicle tends to be less expensive. A little bit of pre-purchase research will save you from insurance sticker shock, no matter which vehicle you choose.

Choice — Although you obviously can’t build a used car to order, maybe you want a model, option package, or even wheel design that’s no longer made. This wider selection can add to the length of the search, but perfection and satisfaction rarely come easily.

Source: Al AIn Japan

Subaru has presented today in Tokyo the near-production LEVORG prototype

Subaru has presented today in Tokyo the near-production LEVORG prototype, following an announcement made in late October.

 Subaru LEVORG concept teased ahead of Tokyo Motor Show debut

Described as a "sports tourer", the first concept serves as a preview for a production model which will be launched next year in Japan. The "LEVORG" designation is the result of combining "Legacy", "revolution" and "touring" for a concept that will come with a new horizontally-opposed turbocharged direct injection 1.6-liter engine. The vehicle will have a new generation of the firm's EyeSight driver assist system bringing new safety functions and steering support control.

Also at the Tokyo Motor Show there will be a Cross Sport design concept which will represent Subaru's vision of a next-gen SUV. The vehicle is 4690mm long and promises to bring a comfortable cabin with easy seat access and lots of cargo space., 1780mm wide and 1485mm tall, with a 2650mm wheelbase and a curb weight of 1,504 kg (3,315 lbs).

Inside the cabin it gets various piano black finishes. metallic accents, as well as dual 3.5-inch full-color LEDs. It comes with a wide range of safety technologies such as pre-collision braking control, lane keeping assist, pre-collision reverse throttle management and active lane keep system.

Under the hood it has received a new 1.6-liter DIT direct-injection turbo engine with 170 HP (125 kW) and 250 Nm (184 lb-ft) of torque. There is also a larger 2.0-liter DIT delivering 300 HP (221 kW) and 400 Nm (295 lb-ft). These engines send output to a symmetrical AWD system via a Lineartronic (for 1.6) or Sport Lineartronic (for 2.0) transmission.

The Subaru LEVORG prototype comes with a strut front suspension and a rear double wishbone arrangement. The 1.6-powered model sits on 17-inch alloys shod in 215/50 R17 tires whereas the 2.0 model is fitted with 18-inch wheels wrapped around in 225/45 R18 rubbers.

Subaru has announced preorders for the production version will start on January 4, with sales commencing in the spring.

Source :Al Ain Japan

Friday, 6 December 2013

Mercedes-Benz Japan - SLK 55 AMG roadster

Mercedes-Benz Japan has finally launched the SLK 55 AMG roadster for ¥4,930,000. Under the hood, the roadster gets the 5.5-litre V8 engine that develops 421bhp and 540Nm of peak torque. The engine is mated to a seven-speed AMG SPEEDSHIFT 7G-TRONIC PLUS automatic transmission, which transmits power to the rear wheels of the car. The SLK 55 AMG accelerates to 100kmph from standstill in mere 4.6 seconds and has an electronically limited top speed of 250kmph. It sports AMG Sports suspension featuring torque vectoring brake and the AMG Direct-steer system. It comes equipped with AMG body styling with exclusive SLK 55 AMG front and rear aprons and side skirts, AMG high-performance internally ventilated and perforated disc brakes, AMG sports suspension, COMAND online with 6 DVD changer with HARMON KARDON surround sound, ECO Stop-start function and others.


Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class TachoMeter
The SLK 200 KOMPRESSOR is powered by 1796cc of engine. This SLK 200 petrol engine is packed with both 6 Speed Manual Transmission and 5 Speed Automatic Transmission. The mileage is higher for manual transmission gearbox than the automatic one. The 6 Speed Manual Transmission makes changing of gears a joyful experience and offers a very smooth drive. This highly advanced engine provides an impressive mileage of 7.0 kmpl in the city roads and 11.2 kmpl on the highways.

The Mercedes Benz SLK 350 is powered by a petrol engine with a capacity of 3498 cc. This petrol engine is equipped with standard 6 Speed Manual Transmission and 7G TRONIC as optional. This not only provides a smooth shifting of gears but also helps in reduced vibrations and noises. The Inline type engine with 6 cylinders offer a mileage of 6.5 kmpl on urban roads and 10.1 kmpl on highways.

The Mercedes Benz SLK 55 AMG engine is endowed with 5439 cc engine capacity. The V8 cylinder arrangement of the engine is very fuel efficient and is endowed with AMG SPEEDSHIFT 7G TRONIC Transmissions. This SLK 55 AMG engine delivers an impressive mileage of 6 kmpl in the city and 9.0 kmpl on highways

Power of Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class

Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class Photos
The V8 engine is popular for delivering unmatchable performance, and with this it delivers top power of 421bhp and 540Nm of peak torque. The engine is also known for its responsive characteristics, while additionally it delivers refined performance. The V8 engine is effortless to drive with.

The SLK 200 KOMPRESSOR is a petrol engine which is packed with 1796 cc displacement. This SLK 200C petrol engine is equipped with both 6 Speed Manual Transmission and 5 Speed Automatic Transmission. This SLK 200 engine delivers an impressive power of 184 hp at 5500 rpm and a torque of 250 Nm at 2800-5000 rpm. This engine is very powerful and makes the car a great performer.

Mercedes Benz SLK 350 has a petrol engine with engine capacity of 3498 cc. The SLK 350 is packed with 6 cylinders and DOHC (Double Over Head Camshaft) valve configuration for reduced friction and higher torque. This in-line type SLK 350 engine is endowed with both 6 Speed Manual Transmission and 7G TRONIC as optional. The engine offers greater fuel efficiency with greater enhancements that are now ready to deliver even greater power and impressive torque. This highly powerful engine provides maximum power of 305 hp at 6500 rpm and a maximum torque of 360 Nm at 4900 rpm.

The Mercedes Benz SLK 55 AMG engine is packed with 5439 cc engine capacity. The V8 cylinder arrangement In-line type engine is very fuel efficient and a great performer. The car is endowed with AMG SPEEDSHIFT 7G- Tronic Transmission. The engine is very powerful and also very efficient and runs on roads very smoothly without any vibrations and noise. This powerful engine provides an impressive power of 265 Kw at 5750 rpm and a maximum torque of 510 Nm at 4000 rpm

Engine and Performance

The new Mercedes-Benz SLK AMG is powered with 5.5-liter V8 engine, which belts out maximum power output of 421bhp and top torque of 540Nm. Power is transmitted to rear wheels via an AMG SPEEDSHIFT 7G-TRONIC PLUS automatic transmission. The vehicle can be driven in three different modes- Sports (S), Controlled Efficiency (C) and Manual (M). Apart from this, the Mercedes Benz SLK Class comes in three different types of engines- SLK 200 KOMPRESSOR, SLK 350 and SLK 55 AMG.
The SLK 200 KOMPRESSOR comes with a petrol engine with 1796 cc displacement. The petrol engine of Mercedes Benz SLK 200 is endowed with standard 6 Speed Manual Transmission and 5 Speed Automatic Transmission as an option. This transmission offers smooth and easy shifting of gears. The In-line type engine with R4 Cylinders arrangement offers clear emission and higher torque. The highly powerful petrol engine is very efficient and produces an impressive power of 184 hp at 5500 rpm and a torque of 250 Nm at 2800-5000 rpm.

Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class EngineThe Mercedes Benz SLK 350 also has a petrol engine with engine capacity of 3498 cc. This SLK 350 engine is packed with both 6 Speed Manual Transmission and 7G TRONIC as optional. The 6 Speed Manual Transmission makes changing of gears a joyful experience. The SLK 350 is packed with 6 cylinders and OHC valve configuration for reduced friction and higher torque. The engine has undergone many technical changes with greater enhancements that are now ready to deliver even greater power and impressive torque. This engine provides optimized oil supply to the friction bearing and delivers an impressive power of 305 hp at 6500 rpm and a maximum torque of 360 Nm at 4900 rpm.

The Mercedes Benz SLK 55 AMG engine is packed with 5439 cc engine capacity. The V8 cylinder arrangement of the engine is very fuel efficient and the car is endowed with AMG SPEEDSHIFT 7G- Tronic Transmission. Seven forward gears constantly provide optimum engine speed and deliver virtually imperceptible gear changes. When changing the gears, the 7G-TRONIC delivers extra-fast mid-range sprints by skipping individual gears. This powerful engine provides an impressive power of 360 hp at 5750 rpm and a maximum torque of 510 Nm at 4000 rpm.


Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class Wheels
The new AMG sports 18 inch 10 spoke alloy wheels that are in black matte finish. Moreover, the silver brake calipers over each wheel makes them look more attractive. It has even got prominent wheel arches that defines the side profile of the vehicle. The tyres are made to offer best off-road experience as they provide utmost grip of the road.





Braking & Handling

Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class DashBoardThe all new Mercedes Benz SLK Class is a luxurious sedan which is equipped with a very sound and dynamic braking system. The front brakes are disc type, internally ventilated and the rear brakes are also disc brakes, solid. The sound braking system of the the vehicle is very efficient in decelerating the car when needed. The car is also endowed with the ABS (Anti lock Braking System) and Brake Assist which is of great help in detecting hazardous driving situation and prevents wheel locking in the event of panic braking etc.

It also has dynamic stability and excellent control of the car all thanks to the powerful suspension in the car. The model too features AMG sports suspension which comes clubbed with torque vectoring brake and AMG Direct-Steer system. This excellent suspension available in the car is highly advanced and can control the stability and steering wheel of the car efficiently.

Safety and Security

Mercedes Benz SLK Class is a very safe car to drive on road. The luxury sedan is packed with both active and passive safety features. Mercedes has always taken care of the safety of its occupants and it continues to do by offering best in class safety features in all its sedan. The safeguards can tackle any contingency with ease.

Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class SafetyIt is also equipped with the ESP (Electronic Stability Program) and BAS (Brake Assist System) that detects critical driving situations such as heavy over steer and under steer, critical steering movements, panic braking and emergency stops. The ESP processes the information received and initiates the preventive measures to protect the passengers from critical situations. Some of the actions and measures which are initiated by the above mentioned safeguards are automatic tensioning of front seat belts, automatic positioning of front passenger seat, automatic closure of side windows and tilting or sliding sunroof. The vehicle is endowed with bi-xenon headlamps that offer optimum visibility and makes your drive safer. The fog lamps present in the Mercedes Benz SLK Class offer clear vision in any type of weather conditions. The extremely rigid passenger cell and the crumples zone offer greater safety to the passengers. The head restraint comes as a standard feature on the front seats. When the sensor detects an impact from the rear, it thrusts the head restraint forwards in just few milliseconds and thus reduces the gap between itself and the occupant's head. It is also packed with airbags that offer protection against collision and also reduce the impact of injury. The belt pretension on the front seats and the outer rear seats offer greater safety to the occupants in the event of an accident.

SOURCE: Al AIn Japan