Golden mean between Toyota Corolla and Camry? China starts production of Toyota Lingshang sedan
The production of the 2023 Toyota Lingshang mid-size sedan has started in China. It is a cross between the Camry and Corolla in terms of size and performance. The car will go on sale in June, but prices have already been announced.
Lingshang looks like a Corolla, but the platform is TNGA, like the Camry. Dimensions are 4695 x 1780 x 1435 mm, with such a length, the wheelbase is quite decent – 2750 mm. In terms of wheelbase, the Lingshang is 50 mm larger than the Corolla and 70 mm smaller than the Camry.
Externally, Lingshang looks like a stretched Corolla. As for the interior, the equipment is better, and even at the level of materials (more soft plastic). The top version of Lingshang has a 12.3-inch screen on the front panel. The medium version has a screen diagonal of 9 inches, while the basic version is 8 inches. The interior can be leather two-tone, there is more space in the back than the Corolla.
If for Corolla in China everything starts with a 1.2-liter turbocharged engine, then here in the base is a 2.0-liter naturally aspirated engine with 171 hp. At the same time, the engine is designed to work with AI-92 gasoline, and the declared consumption is low – 5.9 liters per 100 km. The cost of Lingshang is from 21,600 to 23,000 dollars.
Soon in all the most advanced cars in the world. Qualcomm Snapdragon 8295 SoC introduced, supporting 11 car screens
Qualcomm has officially unveiled the new (fourth generation) Snapdragon 8295 automotive platform. This is the successor to the very popular and widespread Snapdragon 8155, and in terms of functionality, Snapdragon 8295 will allow automakers to take a big step forward. For example, stuffing the car interior with 11 screens!
If the Snapdragon 8155 is manufactured using the 7nm process technology, then the Snapdragon 8295 is 5nm. AI task performance is 30 TOPS, and the overall performance of the novelty is twice that of its predecessor.
Snapdragon 8295 provides much better voice recognition and processing, which, in turn, will make it more convenient and efficient to voice control various car functions. The platform is presented in three versions, but even the basic one supports a complex of various security systems, a central cluster of 4K screens and a projection screen with Full HD resolution. The top version adds support for a 4K passenger screen and Full HD electronic rear-view mirrors.
The first production car with the Snapdragon 8295 is expected to be the Geely-powered Robo-01 Lunar Edition. But interestingly, Snapdragon 8295 is rumored to be used in Xiaomi electric vehicles as well.
BMW has introduced a new 3.0-liter diesel engine for the BMW X5 and BMW X6. It produces 352 hp.
BMW has updated the popular 3.0-liter B57 turbodiesel found under the hood of many of the automaker’s models. A set of measures made it possible to increase power by 12 hp. – up to 352 hp
The motor received new steel pistons and nozzles that make 12 injections per cycle under a pressure of 2500 bar. Under the hood of the BMW X5 and X6 in the xDrive40d version, the new engine will appear in August, and later it will be installed on other models.
At the same time, the company’s electric vehicles – i7 and iX – received the Max Range mode: it is able to increase the range by a quarter by … turning off unnecessary consumers and limiting the power of the motors.
TCL’s first foldable 8K TV, 55-inch 8K car screen and other innovative TCL displays unveiled
At SID Display Week 2023, TCL unveiled six extraordinary displays, including a 65-inch foldable 8K 120Hz OLED TV.
The manufacturer claims it is the largest foldable OLED screen in the industry. The ultra-thin screen can be bent with a radius of 25mm and is rated for 100,000 cycles. That is, the corresponding TV can work for many years if you fold and unfold the screen a couple of times a day. Information about the timing of the appearance of such a TV on sale has not yet been reported.
The company also showed a 57-inch curved ultra-wide display with a frequency of 240 Hz. Its curve radius is 1000R, the monitor offers users a 32:9 aspect ratio and a screen resolution of 7680 x 2160 pixels.
In addition, the company showed off two high-quality VR displays. Both have a density of 1512 pixels per inch, which TCL says is the highest in the world. In the first case, this is a Mini LED screen with a resolution of 2280 x 2280 pixels and support for 120 Hz. In the second, an LTPO realRGB LCD display with 4K resolution for both eyes.
They also showed an ultra-wide curved display for car dashboards. Its diagonal is 55 inches at a resolution of 8K.
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