Spotlight

Driving Dynamics

  • 3.5-liter V6 engine The sophisticated V6 engine integrates advanced technologies that include a D-4S fuel injection system that features both direct and port injectors to balance high power output with fuel efficiency, and Dual VVT-i which increases torque and output, contributing to excellent fuel economy and reduced emissions.
  • 2.0-liter direct injection turbocharged engine This engine combines a compact high-efficiency twin scroll turbocharger with an Atkinson Cycle engine with Dual VVT-i (Intake side: VVT-iW) to deliver exhilarating driving performance and excellent fuel efficiency. The innovative D-4ST features both direct and port injectors, to help realize excellent torque, responsiveness, and fuel efficiency.

8-Speed SPDS (Sport Direct Shift)

The dynamic linear acceleration of the lightweight and compact 8-Speed SPDS delivers smooth shift feeling and superb drivability, together with excellent fuel efficiency and outstanding quietness even at high speeds. In D position with Sport/Sport S or Sport S+ Mode, G AI (Artificial Intelligence)-SHIFT selects the optimum gear and downshift pattern in response to input from a G force sensor. In M position, it enables gear holding, as well as full lock-up shifting from 2nd through 8th gears.

Drive mode select

Drive mode select provides integrated control of multiple systems to let you tune performance to suit your driving style. You can select and change between four modes: Normal, Eco, Sport/Sport S, and Sport S+ Modes. In addition, Customize Mode enables drivers to set their preferred settings for the powertrain, AVS, EPS and air conditioning.

Aerodynamics

Careful attention devoted to aerodynamics contributes to the fuel-efficient performance and quiet comfort of the cabin, even in high-speed driving. Aero stabilizing fins on the front doorframe covers and rear combination lamps contribute to handling stability and road tracking performance, while aero stabilizing fins on the underbody help smooth airflow. Aluminum tape inside the front and rear bumpers helps suppress airflow separation, further enhancing handling stability.

Sound generator

Heightening the excitement of sports driving, the sound generator boosts the sound pressure level of specific frequencies in the engine air intake, to generate a distinctive sporty engine note when you accelerate in the mid-to-high rpm ranges.

Front and rear suspension/performance damper

Individual components in the double wishbone front suspension and multi-link rear suspension were optimized to deliver sports driver-friendly characteristics, for agile yet stable driving, with superb grip and excellent response to steering input. The use of aluminum for the front arms realizes both lightweight and high rigidity. A front performance damper enhances rigidity and vibration damping performance, to realize exceptional handling stability at the heart of sports driving enjoyment.