Japan has always had a reputation for making some of the best-built cars in the world, and this is especially true for their most recent models. These cars are filled with revolutionary new technologies and sport dashing futuristic designs while costing less than their rivals. And they cover all the existing automotive niches, and more. Big Baller SUVs, tiny fuel-efficient sedans, and even some insane hypercars.
Despite the fact that Japanese cars can appeal to an unlimited number of individuals, the JDM icons have caught the attention of the automotive community. JDM sports cars are renowned for being highly adjustable, having a wacky yet beautiful design, and driving like nothing else on the road.
Nowadays, Japanese automakers continue to push the limits on the number of features that can be packaged at low cost, and their new economy cars seem almost impossible for foreign manufacturers to compete with. Here are 10 Japanese cars slated for release next year that we can’t wait for.
The Mirai is Toyota’s version of a fuel cell vehicle. This means that instead of running on gasoline, diesel or electricity, the Mirai runs on hydrogen and can reach 402 miles on a single tank. So how much does it cost to refuel? Nothing.
When purchasing a new Mirai, Toyota will give you a $ 15,000 or 3-year free hydrogen voucher; after this expiration, it will cost you around $ 100 to refill your tank. The 2022 Mirai is a distinguished gentleman-style cruiser with a flamboyant design, futuristic interior, but no interest in performance. This hydrogen car could be the future of the automotive world.
Acura NSX Type S
The NSX Type S is the rebirth of Acura’s 1990s NSX sports car. The mid-engined, twin-turbo sports car is fitted with a 3.5-liter V6 producing 600 hp at the rear wheels. Due to its robust body weight of 1705 kg, the Type S reaches 60 mph from standstill in just 2.5 seconds.
Well, with the price tag of $ 170,000, insane performance figures, and just 350 units manufactured, the NSX Type S will not only beat its other hypercar rivals, but it will also be in high demand.
Hatchback Toyota GR Corolla
Yes, Toyota is making another hot hatch. Much like its already impressive sibling, the GR Yaris, it will likely also be fitted with its sibling’s 257-horsepower 1.6-liter turbocharged 3-cylinder engine.
This means that the Honda Civic Type R and Golf GTI will receive a new rival, and perhaps this one will ascend to the throne. With pricing not being announced, we estimate that the GR Corolla will cost around $ 45,000 and will also have an AWD system much like the GR Yaris.
The new Mazda3 has pleasantly surprised all gasoline enthusiasts, so the Mazda6 has some big feet to fill. Mazda will ditch the FWD drivetrain from the previous 6 and replace a more engaging RWD drivetrain. The Mazda 6 sport sedan will feature classic gasoline, turbo-diesel or Skyactiv-X four-stroke spark-controlled compression ignition.
And on top of all that, the sleek Mazda will be offered with a pretty punchy inline six, and prices will start at around $ 40,000. We’ll just have to wait and see if he gives his German rivals some bang for their buck.
Acura only teased us with these 2 shots from their new Integra revival, and the world is buzzing like crazy. At first everyone thought it would be a modernized Integra Coupe, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. Over the past few days, Acura has sent in this new photo of the Integra revealing that it will be a 5-door sedan.
But don’t worry, Acura promises it will always be absolute fun to drive. The new Integra will be seen as a replacement for the ILX and will compete with its sister it is based on, the Honda Civic. Some high-performance versions such as the Integra Type S or R will be available soon for an even more fun experience.
Subaru WRX STI
The Subaru WRX left a rather confused look on the faces of Subie fans, especially due to its Honda Civic-style rear. It has been confirmed that the new 2022 WRX will feature a turbocharged 2.4-liter flat-four developing 271 hp and a six-speed manual gearbox.
For a base WRX model, that’s pretty powerful – it makes you wonder what the STI is going to pack … And for that exact reason die-hard Subie fans can forgive the WRX’s bland minimalist design as the STI could send nearly 400 hp to all four wheels.
The ultimate affordable sports car. The previous generation Toyota 86 / Subaru BRZ / Scion FR-S was a real gem to drive but lacked a bit of oomph when it came to power. We are happy to report that this is no longer a problem.
The new, naturally aspirated, high-revving 2.4-liter boxer engine delivers 228 hp to the rear wheels. Sporting a sexy new design, a manual gearbox, and a sticker price still under $ 30,000, the fun driver rivals the Mazda Miata F / D.
Lexus’ new 472 hp IS 500 F Sport Performance model has already been released and is having a huge impact on the performance sedan segment. The IS 500 has a 0-60 of just over 4 seconds, and an even more hardcore performance freak is around the corner, the IS-F.
Nothing has been made official by Lexus, but we can predict that the new IS-F will feature a big twin-turbo V8, produce well over 500 horsepower, extremely fierce styling, and might even spank the new BMW M3. We can only cross our fingers and hope this won’t be the last big brute V8 Lexus produces.
Honda Civic Type R
With the new Honda Civic 2022 already unveiled, hot hatch fanatics eagerly await the official reveal of the new Type R. Lots of camouflaged Type Rs have been spotted driving around and we’re still smiling at what to expect.
Honda has confirmed some information about the new hot hatch, like the 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder that will develop over 310 hp and 309 lb-ft of torque, the previous three-tailpipe layout and the not-so-subtle wing. . Maybe he’s the new hatch dominator the world never thought they needed.
The car every JDM fan is drooling over right now – the new Z. Underneath the latest retro-designed (yes, just Z) Nissan Z is a 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 with 400 hp. Everything on the Z answers Petrohead’s calls for help.
No more boring color schemes; since the Z is offered in the new Seiran Blue and Ikazuchi Yellow. And no more automatic transmission with compulsory clutch, since a smooth 6-speed manual transmission will be available. The 2022 Nissan Z will give other JDM sports cars like the Toyota Supra a run for their money.
In addition to the new updated models, 2021 introduces several brand new nameplates that enthusiasts will be able to experience for the first time.
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