Motorcycles Japan's ex-princess Mako, husband arrive to new life in New York
2023 Mercedes-AMG GT63 S E Performance Has 831 Horsepower
The first plug-in hybrid from AMG uses a twin-turbo 4.0-liter V-8 and an electric motor on the rear axle, and it'll arrive in the U.S. for the 2023 model year. The 2023 Mercedes-AMG GT63 S E Performance is the first of AMG's plug-in-hybrid models, which will also include the next AMG C-class. It's powered by a twin-turbo V-8 paired with an electric motor on the rear axle, and it has 831 horsepower and 1082 pound-feet of torque. It will arrive in the Mercedes-AMG has just revealed the first in its new product lineup of E Performance plug-in-hybrids. It’s called the GT63 S E Performance.
Japan's former princess Mako Komuro arrived in the United States on Sunday with her husband, swapping ancient imperial rites for the bright lights of New York after leaving the royal family.
The pair tied the knot in Tokyo last month in muted fashion, following years of tabloid gossip and online sniping over their union that Komuro said caused her "sadness and pain."
2022 Subaru Forester Revealed, Adds Safety Features and New Wilderness Edition
Subaru has announced details and pricing for the refreshed Subaru Forester headed to the U.S. after showing the Japan-market version earlier this summer. Subaru has revealed the 2022 2022 Forester, with refreshed looks and several new safety and performance features.There's a new off-roading-oriented Wilderness model, and the entire six-model lineup gets a new face, upgraded brakes for the Premium trim, and more advanced driver-assist technology.The Forester continues to be powered by a 2.5-liter flat-four producing 182 horsepower and 176 pound-feet of torque.
Footage broadcast on Japanese TV channels showed the couple flanked by security officials as they made their way through New York's John F. Kennedy airport and into a waiting vehicle.
A move to the United States had long been rumored. The two 30-year-olds finally boarded a commercial flight Sunday from Tokyo to New York, where Kei Komuro attended law school and now works.
Mako, the niece of Emperor Naruhito, lost her royal title when she married a commoner under postwar succession laws that only allow male members of the imperial family to ascend to the throne.
After announcing their engagement in 2017, the Komuros were confronted with a barrage of reports alleging that Kei's family had run into financial difficulties.
Honda Launches Off-Road-Focused TrailSport Trim Line
Honda released an image of the TrailSport logo and says that the first TrailSport-badged Hondas will arrive by the end of the year. Honda announced today that it will be launching the TrailSport subbrand, which give Honda's SUVs and trucks an extra degree of off-road prowess.Honda says that the first TrailSport-badged vehicles, due by the end of 2021, will add tougher styling, extra cladding, and interior design changes.
Video: Japan's former princess Mako board flight to New York with husband (AFP)
Japan's royals are held to exacting standards, and the Imperial Household Agency said Mako developed complex post-traumatic stress disorder because of the media attention.
"I have been scared, feeling sadness and pain whenever one-sided rumors turn into groundless stories," Mako said at a press conference after their marriage.
Kei said he felt "very sad that Mako has been in a bad condition, mentally and physically," declaring: "I love Mako. We only get one life, and I want us to spend it with the one we love."
The controversy surrounding the pair, and their US move, has drawn inevitable comparisons to another royal couple: Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
Japanese media said the Komuros, who met at university in Tokyo, have already secured a place to live in New York, though it was not clear where in the city they had chosen to set up their new life.
The original plan had been for Kei to travel to the United States ahead of Mako, with the former princess joining him after she got her first passport, reports said.
But Kei stayed in Japan longer than expected to attend the funeral of Mako's grandfather.
Japan's emperor holds no political power, but is an important figurehead.
With a dwindling supply of male royals, there has been some debate over changing the rules in Japan, with polls showing the public broadly supports women being allowed to rule.
But any change is likely to be slow, with traditionalists vehemently opposed.
New Ford Ranger Revealed, Previewing Upcoming U.S. Truck .
The attractive new pickup continues to use a turbocharged four-cylinder engine, but it has a significantly improved interior. Ford debuted the new Ranger mid-size pickup for global markets, previewing the model that will be sold in the U.S. shortly after. It continues to use a turbocharged 2.3-liter four-cylinder engine and 10-speed automatic transmission. It will enter production next year, though we expect it to arrive in the U.S. for the 2023 model year.