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Toyota GR Yaris Morizo Selection learns as it goes

In addition to fighting on the rally circuit, GR Yaris is also contested by Rookie Racing, which is a Toyota subsidiary racing team of the Japan Super-Fast Endurance Series. 

The Toyota GR Yaris is banned in the United States by special World Rally certification which is undergoing another adjustment to make it even more desirable. Its trick is to update the software regularly, when you spend more time driving the car, it will improve the driving experience. However there is a problem. This feature, even the entire car, can only be obtained through a subscription service. In addition to fighting on the rally circuit, GR Yaris is also contested by Rookie Racing, which is a Toyota subsidiary racing team of the Japan Super-Fast Endurance Series. 

This is the team that recently helped Toyota test the hydrogen-fueled Corolla powered by GR Yaris engines during the Fuji 24 Hours. Through software, Toyota can even customize the steering and braking response (and possibly the throttle) of the vehicle according to individual driving style. In addition to these electronic skills, Morizo ​​Collection also comes with some details to allow you to connect with the Rookie Racing team.  

The blue and yellow team uniforms are featured in the stitching of the seats and gearboxes throughout the cabin, and there are team logos on the center cover and switch base of the 10-spoke hub. The suspension will also use Rookie. Perhaps the strangest thing about this car is its namesake Morizo. This is actually the racing alias of Toyota CEO Akio Toyoda. The president used another self to record the race to keep his identity a secret and protect him from critics who believed the then-vice president was irresponsible for participating in such dangerous activity. Over the years, Morizo’s true identity has been revealed, but it still exists and Akio Toyoda is still using it, most recently behind the aforementioned Hydrogen Corolla.  

At Yaris, Morizo’s signature appears on the car window as a logo. The strange thing is that, although Morizo ​​Selection can customize the car, you cannot fully own it. It can only be obtained through Toyota’s Kinto subscription service in Japan. Kinto allows subscribers to choose from a number of new Toyota or Lexus cars at regular intervals, but includes financing, insurance, repairs, and Japan’s strict and notoriously expensive registration checks, all of which are included in the cost of one month. GR Yaris Morizo ​​Selection will offer three colors, Precious Black Pearl, Emotional Red II and the popular Platinum White Pearl Mica. More details will be provided when it goes on sale in spring 2022. 

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Jaguar redesigned the F-Type for 2021

For 2021, the P300 and the first version of the P300s are powered by a 2.0-liter inline four-cylinder turbocharged engine that produces 296 horsepower.  

The Jaguar F-type has just received an update for the 2021 model year, and its classic appearance is as attractive as ever, both inside and out. Equally attractive is the price of the F-type. Although the two-door sports car in the form of a two-door sports car or a convertible has been updated, the price remains stable. In fact, some trim levels even see price drops; the only price increase is Tier R trim, which only increased by $1,400. 4,444 2020 Jaguar F-Type 4,444 For 2021, the F-type’s front end is more stylish, the headlights are narrower, installed lower than before, along with a redesigned hood and front panel.  

The redesign of the front end makes the car look lower and wider, further accentuating this sexy attitude. The rear end retains the same design cues as the first F-type that came out six years ago. Currently offers only four liveries: P300, first edition P300, R-Dynamic P380 and R. The SVR model received in 2021, but its engine runs under the hood of the R. For 2021, the P300 and the first version of the P300s are powered by a 2.0-liter inline four-cylinder turbocharged engine that produces 296 horsepower.  

The R-Dynamic P380 is equipped with Jaguar Land Rover’s supercharged 3.0-liter V-6 engine. The top R version has a supercharged 5.0-liter V-8 from the now-discontinued SVR. Its output is 575 horsepower, an increase of 25 horsepower over last year’s model. The interior has also received considerable updates, with a new 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster and a larger 10.0-inch infotainment screen. An updated version of JLR’s In Control Pro software has been added to the display.  

The Type F does not use dual displays in many new JLR products, retaining the traditional climate control found in cars in recent years. All the changes seem to justify the price increase, so the surprise is that there is no. The rear-wheel drive P300 coupe starts at $62,625, the same as in 2020. P300 First Edition coupe, new in 2021, is also rear-wheel drive; retail price is 74,125 US dollars.  

The R-Dynamic four-wheel drive coupe is priced at US$82,025, which is actually a drop of US$3,300 from last year’s model. The most powerful R coupe is $1,400 higher than the 2020 model, starting at $104,225. All four F models are also available in convertible form, with surcharges ranging from $ 2,700 to $ 3,100, depending on which version you choose. 

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The compact Hyundai returns slightly better figures than most midsize pickups

In any case, the difference is so small that the EPA estimates that your annual fuel cost will not be affected by choosing one of them 

Hyundai Santa Cruz fuel economy data in 2022 was officially released and posted on the EPA website. This is the only “compact” truck with fuel economy estimates, and we expect excellent numbers. Of course, Ford will soon enter the ring with its Maverick and use a hypothetical hybrid option to turn the tables (based on the truck badge on Ford’s trailer). However, the Santa Cruz is not a hybrid car.  

There are two types of motors to choose from. The naturally aspirated 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine is an entry-level option, with an eight-speed automatic transmission and front-wheel drive. The model reached 21 mpg in the city, 26 mpg on the highway, and the total reached 23 mpg. Following the zero standard, the all-wheel drive version improves the figure of the front driver. Fuel economy on the highway is up to 27 mpg, while city and comprehensive data are carried over from front-wheel drive trucks. We are not sure why the four-wheel drive Santa Cruz will get better fuel economy, because cars with two-wheel and four-wheel drive usually do the opposite.  

In any case, the difference is so small that the EPA estimates that your annual fuel cost will not be affected by choosing one of them. If you want more power, you should upgrade to the optional 2.5-liter turbocharged option, which is specifically paired with an eight-speed dual-clutch transmission and all-wheel drive.  

This model’s city mileage is reduced to 19 miles per gallon. However, highway fuel economy matches 27 mpg for a naturally aspirated model. Compared to the base truck, it has lost a total of 1 mile per gallon because the turbocharged model has a total fuel consumption of 22 mpg. We still don’t know how fuel efficient the Ford Maverick is, but the suggestion of a hybrid option makes us think it will definitely beat Santa Cruz.  

Compared to midsize trucks, Honda Ridgeline is the only other all-in-one competitor, and its fuel economy is 18/24/21 mpg. This is a meager but impressive victory. Ford is chasing Santa Cruz with a 21/26/23 mpg two-wheel drive Ranger. Of course, the Ranger, which has a 2.3-liter four-cylinder engine and a body structure, is also more capable than modern cars in terms of getting the job done. However, Santa Cruz outperformed the basic four-cylinder versions of the Toyota Tacoma (20/23/21 mpg) and Chevrolet Colorado.