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Hasegawa January 2023 Model Kit Releases – Subaru, Nissan, Toyota | CompetitionX

Hasegawa January 2023 Model Kit Releases – Subaru, Nissan, Toyota | CompetitionX

Hasegawa has 6 new model car kits for the month of January 2023. These kits include a Subaru, a Nissan, a Mitsubishi, 2 Toyotas and a Kawasaki motorcycle. Let’s take a look at each one individually.

This first kit up is a 2005 WRC Subaru Impreza Rally Car. This is the car that participated in the 2006 Rally Italia with driver Kristian Sohlberg at the wheel. It features a slightly lifted stance, flared front fenders, roof intake, rally wheels and tires and a multi-mount rear wing. It is molded in 1/24 scale and contains approximately 96 parts.

20614 Hasegawa Subaru Impreza WRC 2005 “2006 Rally Italia”

Next up, we have a stunning Nissan Skyline GT-R (BNR32) Nismo kit. This kit appears to be a standard, RHD Skyline but does have sharp-looking 5-spoke wheels, a small rear deck wing and a Nismo turbo intercooler perched in the front grille. The Nissan has approximately 120 parts and is molded in 1/24 scale.

20611 Hasegawa Nissan Skyline GT-R (BNS32) Nismo

The Mitsubishi Galant is up next, this being the GTO 2000GSR version. It is molded in 1/24 scale, has approximately 126 parts and features a RHD interior, ‘bolt-on’ flared fenders, front chin spoiler, dual fender-mounted rear-view mirrors and the GSR logo on the front quarter panel.

20613 Hasegawa Mitsubishi Galant GTO 2000GSR

The next car up is the first of the Toyotas – the Starlet EP71 3-Door Ski Version. This kit is molded in 1/24 scale, contains approximately 147 parts and is all decked out for the season. The tiny hatchback features a RHD interior, color-matched wheels, ski mounts on the roof and 4 figures. The figures can be painted however you wish – current or with old school neon!

20610 Hasegawa Toyota Starlet EP71 3-Door Ski Version

The second Toyota is the Supra A70 covered in the 1991 Tooheys 1000Km race livery. This is the car that placed 18th overall, driven by John Smiht/Geoff Morgan in 1991. It has approximately 117 parts and is molded in 1/24 scale.

20612 Hasegawa Toyota Supra A70 “1991 Tooheys 1000Km Race”

The final kit in this month’s releases is the Kawasaki KR250, a 1/12 scale motorcycle molded in silver. It has approximately 180 parts and features a full engine, period wheels and tire and complete KR250 body work. Soft tubing is also included to plumb the brrakes.

21747 Hasegawa Kawasaki KR250 (KR250A)

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About Tony Phalen

Tony Phalen - As an avid RC enthusiast, Tony has been building, bashing and racing RC Cars for over 30 years. He has participated in every kind of surface racing events - 1/18 scale trucks, 1/10 scale TC, Rock Racers, Rally - if it had wheels, he's raced it! He's also worked on both sides of the industry fence; collaborating with many major manufacturers (as well as being a sponsored driver) to working for a high-profile industry magazine. During this time he has learned many tricks, tips and techniques and is sharing that knowledge on CompetitionX - the most informative RC website on the internet!

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