New 2017 Audi A1 Coming This Fall

With over 500,000 cars sold since its market launch six years ago, it’s a clear sign that the Audi A1 and Audi A1 Sportback popularity isn’t a fluke. Rumors of the 2017 Audi A1 have been floating around for a while now, and guess what, A1 aficionados, the new Audi A1 debut is scheduled to take place sometime this fall!

Based on teaser photos and spy pics, we’ve prepared a well-detailed review below that aims to demystify most speculations about the latest Audi A1. Likely release date, exterior/interior redesigns, pricing estimates, and engine specs are covered. Enjoy the read!

2017 Audi A1 red color, exterior, alloy wheels

Even More Beautiful And Safer Than Ever Before

Although not clearly visible, the Audi A1 sports several changes on most of its facets especially considering that it wasn’t offered last year. The new model gets even more attractive, with benefits to both the exterior and interior design. Fresh colors and trim elements give it an even more fascinating, sporty demeanor. Its body has been made more rigid, the wheelbase shorter, therefore making the A1 more maneuverable and agile whilst on the road.

One area that Audi has already confirmed is poised for major updates is the safety department. The new kit will now include features such as clever LED matric headlights, pedestrian detection, traffic jam assistance, rear-cross traffic alert, active lane keeping assistance, city braking, and blind spot monitor. All models will also get the Audi’s Virtual Cockpit display as an optional equipment. The higher-performance version – the 2017 S3 – will however get it as a standard accessory.

One Trim Shorter

Unlike before when it was offered in three trim levels – Attraction, Ambition, and Ambiente – the new 2017 Audi A1 will now be offered in only two trims – Sport and Luxury. Although the segment has progressed in leaps and bounds in terms of the offered technologies and designs, Audi hopes that with standard equipment roster than includes – xenon headlights, rear air vents, leather upholstery, dual-zone automatic climate control, front and rear parking sensors, rear-view camera, aluminum-look interior trim, and Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, the new 2017 Audi A1 will be able to appeal to shoppers.

Six Engines

Diesel and gasoline – are offered, with power ranging from 90 horsepower to 192 horsepower. Audi hasn’t mentioned whether or not the new 2017 A1 will be offered to other markets other than Europe. It is highly unlikely that the Audi A1 will be offered for the US market.

2017 Audi A1 Release Date & Price

Although the pricing figures are speculative, they act as a guide to what should be expected. 1.0 TFSI will probably go for sale for around $35,000, the 1.4 TFSI COD – $39,100, 2.0 TFSI – $44,000, Sportback – $62,000, and the 2.0 TFSI Quattro – $47,000. The high-performance version – Audi S3 – will probably go for sale for around $65,000. Its release date should be expected sometime in mid-2017.

2017 Audi A1 Exterior Is Bigger?

Both the Audi A1 and Audi A1 Sportback designs are appealing with their sporty lines. As you can see from the spy pics, it is difficult to tell whether or not the dimensions have changed. Our best guess however is they’ve changed slightly. What can’t however be gainsaid is the even sportier design both models feature.

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Returning again for the new model is the S line exterior package. Some of the areas the S Line package modifies include the diffuser insert, bumpers, tailpipes, side sill trims, air intakes, and the Singleframe grille. The exterior design is rounded off by the aluminum-look applications on the side sills and wheel arch, rear spoiler, and rear apron.

More Modern 2017 Audi A1 Interior

The interior of both the Audi A1 and the Audi A1 Sportback are sophisticated and sporty at the same time. As is evident from the pictures, the layout seems unchanged from the previous iteration. However, the control and audio controls, infotainment system, and the material quality have improved significantly. Unfortunately the details are light at this moment in time, as Audi is yet to announce the exact changes to technologies. Be sure to check back on its release date for updates.

Available Trims

Two trims will be offered for the 2017 Audi A1: Luxury, and Sport. The Audi A1 Black Edition review is offered separately.

Engine Specs

2017 Audi A1 engine

As previously told, the new model will offer up to six engines – diesel and gasoline, with power ranging from as low as 90 horsepower to as high as 192 horsepower. More updates should be available in some few weeks.

What Are The Safety Updates?

Safety of passengers is one area that Audi doesn’t take lightly. As such, we should expect the new model to come equipped with latest safety and driver-assisting technologies like those offered for its rivals. Details of its crash impact assessment will be updated here as soon as such info is made public by the relevant agency.

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Everything You Need To Know About The New 2017 Nissan Juke

Although its looks might not be “love at first sight” kind of thing, the new 2017 Nissan Juke offers lots of skin-deep beauty. Moreover, it is an appealing option in the hatchback/crossover section thanks to its lively performance, unique exterior/interior color customizations, an available all-wheel drive system, and a sporty handling. The Nissan Juke release date should be expected sometime in the first half of 2017, going by the recent media reports. 

2017 Nissan Juke front and rear view, headlights and taillights

Don’t expect any apologies for its rather controversial exterior styling. In fact, Nissan says its exterior styling is perhaps one of it’s most appealing aspect. Styling aside, the new Juke comes with a match and mix program dubbed “Color Studio” that allows buyers to choose the colors they want for their model’s exterior paint.

Short Summary

The bottom line is the newest Nissan Juke, to say the least, offers bespoke options. And the color mixing program is just one of them. Interestingly, you’d think the model is just about styling but wait until you hear what lurks beneath its skin: a powerful, fuel-efficient turbocharged engine that Nissan says can make a whole load of power rated at 188 hp and 177 lbs. ft. of torque.

Engine

Opting for the 2017 Nissan Juke Nismo RS only makes things better as it comes with an improved version of the said engine capable of producing a cool 215 horsepower and 210 pounds-feet of torque with the FWD model or 181 pounds-feet of torque and 211 horsepower with the AWD version. Fuel economy ratings are, by and large, impressive by conventional standards.

Lots of performance upgrades have also been tagged along the impressive performance. Nissan says the newest Juke will come a genuine rear-axle torque-vectoring system alongside the all-wheel drive system. What this means in Layman’s language is that the vehicle will now be able to vary the power between the two axles and between the four wheels for purposes of improving traction. Moreover, it comes with about seven-inches of ground clearance.

Lack Of Space?

One important problem that seems to haunt its prospects in its segment is its apparent lack of generous interior space. If space ranks high in the list of your priorities, we highly recommend you check out the Honda HR-V, the Jeep Renegade, or the Mazda CX-3.

Which Trim Levels Are Offered?

Five trims are available for the 2017 Nissan Juke: SL, SV, Nismo, Nismo RS, and the base S.

Interior And Exterior Details

2017 Nissan Juke steering wheel, dashboard, lcd screen and gear shift knob
Some of the standard equipment available for the base S model include a CD player, dual-zone automatic climate control, a rearview camera, seventeen-inch wheels, a hands-free texting assistant, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity, an adjustable driver seat, cruise control, cloth upholstery, a tilt-and-telescopic and leather-wrapped steering wheel, a six-speaker premium sound system, a USB/iPod interface, a trip computer, a folding rear seat, full power accessories, and keyless ignition and entry.

Opting for the Juke SV model gets you three driver modes (Sport, Eco, and Normal), an upgraded cloth upholstery, automatic tri-zone climate control, a rear privacy glass, a sunroof, the i-Con system, satellite and HD radio, a navigation system, a RockFord Fostgate audio system, a 360-degree view camera, smartphone app integration, a 5.8” color touchscreen, and adaptive headlights.

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The 2017 Nissan Juke Nismo gets a leather upholstery, unique interior and exterior styling details, eighteen-inch alloy wheels, a sportier suspension system, and wood accents. The Nismo RS adds Recaro front sport seats, bigger brakes, a more powerful engine, and a simulated carbon-fiber trim.

What Are The Engine Specs?

2017 Nissan Juke engine

One engine with up to three different outputs is offered for the Nissan Juke 2017. Generating 188 horsepower and 177 pounds-feet of torque is the turbocharged 1.6L inline-four cylinder engine. The Nismo and Nismo RS up the stakes with an output rated at 211 horsepower and 184 pounds-feet of torque with an AWD version, and 4 horsepower and 26 pounds-feet of torque more for the FWD.

Transmission pairing is through the CVT or an optional six-speed manual for the Nismo and Nismo RS models.

When Is The New Nissan Juke Going To Be Released?

A price starting from $28,020, and $20,250 should be expected for the Juke Nismo RS and Juke Hatchback respectively. Availability of the models should be expected in the first half of 2017.

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What To Expect From The New 2017 Honda HR-V

The latest Honda’s fun-to-drive and fun-to-own vehicle breed happens to be none other than the 2017 Honda HR-V. And with it comes an excellent exterior visibility, spacious interior accommodations, impressive fuel economy, a boatload of technologies, and a versatile cargo loading ability. We expect Honda HR-V to get a release date for sometime in the first quarter of 2017, as per recent industry rumors.

The HR-V model came into being as a result of the popularity it’s bigger sibling – the Honda CR-V – had garnered, and Honda saw an opportunity to test the waters by creating a smaller version of it. For starters, if the Pilot is “papa,” the CR-V “mama,” then the HRV falls perfectly into place as the “baby” of the family.

2017 Honda HR-V side angle, green color, alloy wheels

What Is The Magic Seat?

Regardless of its size or how you choose to refer to it, the new Honda HR-V is undoubtedly one among the many vehicles in its class that deserves your undivided attention. There are lots of conveniences, infotainment, and comfort features available on the HR-V. Perhaps one of the most notable features available is what Honda enthusiastically calls the “Magic Seat.” This feature allows the vehicle to carry bulky or long cargo items effortlessly.

What Are The Pros?

2017 Honda HR-V offers a lot of value in terms of the high fuel economy, a solid collection of technologies, sporty driving quality, high fuel economy, and an available all-wheel-drive system. This is your perfect choice for a crossover if it happens that you’ve found mainstays to be pricey or too big for you.

What Are The Cons?

However, There are a few reasons that should make you think twice about owning the HR-V: the acceleration is underwhelming, while the infotainment system has been reported to be rather frustrating and lacking full Android integration. Rivals nipping its heels include the stylish Fiat 500X, the off-road capable Jeep Renegade, Mazda CX-5, and the Mazda CX-3.

You’ll probably want to check out what the 2017 Honda HR-V rivals offer before deciding especially if you’re looking for space and versatility.

2017 Honda HR-V Trim Level Rumors

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Five-seat Honda HR-V 2017 offers three trim levels: EX, LX, and EX-L. There are rumors however, that slight changes to the trim lineup might occur on its release date. The 2017 Honda HR-V Turbo receives mild refresh and changes and is offered in an exclusive review separately.

What Has Actually Been Changed?

The Honda HR-V redesign of the interior has brought about several changes and add-ons relative to the previous model. some of the technologies and features available on the base HR-V vs CR-V include the Magic Seat, full power accessories, a six-speaker sound system, seventeen-inch alloy wheels, dual USB ports, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, a telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, cruise control, a CD player, a rearview camera, a height-adjustable driver seat, a five-inch touchscreen display, foldable rear seats, and Wi-Fi connectivity.

2017 Honda HR-V interior, gray leather seats, steering wheel

Upgrading to the EX bundles everything the base model offers plus a seven-inch touchscreen display, dual-zone automatic climate control, a rearview auto-dimming mirror, a sunroof/moonroof, a blind-spot monitor, an additional USB port, a six-speaker sound system, keyless entry and ignition, heated front seats, smartphone app connectivity, hill assist, lane departure warning and mitigation, and blind-spot warning with rear cross traffic alert.

At the totem pole is the 2017 Honda HR-V EX-L Navi model that adds a full leather upholstery, metal and wood trimmings, a navigation system, elevated ground clearance, roof rails, adaptive cruise control, and Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity.

2017 Honda HR-V Engine Specs & Fuel Economy

It offers a power output of 141 hp and 127 lbs. ft. of torque by a 1.8L four-cylinder engine beneath the hood of the 2017 Honda HR-V. A six-speed manual transmission system is matched to the engine equipped under the hoods of the LX and EX trims. The CVT is optional on all the three trims except the FWD EX-L.

2017 Honda HR-V engine

2017 Honda HR-V 0-60 mph takes 9.7 seconds – a slower time for a subcompact crossover.

EPA says the fuel economy of the AWD should check in at 27/32/29 mpg in the city/highway/combined, and 28/35/31 mpg with the CVT.

What Are The Release Date And Price?

2017 Honda HR-V release date

According to recent news and various sources privy of its developments, the vehicle should go for sale sometime in the first quarter of 2017.

The 2017 Honda HR-V price starts from an MRSP of $19,215.

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Tale Of A Giant – New 2017 Chevrolet Impala Release Date, Specs & Info

The new 2017 Chevrolet Impala changes include new colors, a new Premiere trim level, and an improvement in equipment levels. Now, the exterior Chevy impala colors include Pepperdust Metallic, and Arctic Blue Metallic. Otherwise, the Impala remains unaltered from the existing model in terms of sereneness and rewarding ride quality, excellent crash test scores, a feature-rich cabin, a satisfying V6 engine, and a big backseat and trunk.

The Chevrolet Impala release date should be expected sometime before this fall as a 2017 year model. 

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Well, if you asked the Impala sedan lovers the reason why they fancy it, they’d probably tell you it’s because the Impala undoubtedly has the big-car basics down, what with its voluptuous trunk, smooth ride, and roomy interior accommodations. Furthermore, its technologies are some of the things that endear many to the Impala. Some of these include an eight-inch, crisp infotainment system that offers faster response times, adaptive cruise control, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, and a host of driver aids (blind-spot monitoring with rear-cross traffic alert, forward collision alert, lane-departure warning, and  a 360-degree camera).

Inasmuch as the Impala is seemingly a great option for anyone shopping in this class, there are other notable vehicles that parallel or even better what the Impala offers. Some of these include the “A” rated Toyota Avalon, Kia Cadenza, Chrysler 300, and the Hyundai Azera.

The 2017 Kia Cadenza release date is expected before the fall of this year as a 2017 year model. It is offered with a price starting from an MSRP of $37,000. Some of the Kia Cadenza redesigns include a new, sleek interior design that brings with it a plethora of changes and updates. It compares similar to what we saw in the 2017 Kia Sportage Interior which is adorned with metal accents and soft-touch materials.

The 2017 Chrysler 300 sedan price starts from an MSRP of around $32,015 and for that amount it gives you an exceptionally supple ride, an available all-wheel drive, upscale cabin, strong V8 power, a satisfying audio and technology systems, and a premium appeal. News has it that the Chrysler 300 color palette is going to be refreshed as well, but we’ll have to wait for its release date to know in totality what changes it offers.

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2017 Chevrolet Impala Review Of Trims

Three trim levels are offered for the 2017 Chevrolet Impala: Premiere, LT, and LS. The Premiere replaces the LTZ trim model that was offered in the existing model. recently, there’ve been talks of 2017 Chevrolet Impala SS model with some quarters saying the new model is set to offer an updated exterior and interior, and improved performance specs as well. No one at the moment can offer a satisfactory conclusion of what lurks within its engine compartment for sure, however, we expect better output figures that before.

The 2017 Chevrolet Impala Convertible, on the other hand, gets new updates and slightly improved specs over the previous model, but similar to the Chevrolet SS, no one is sure at the moment of the exact nitty-gritties.

2017 Chevrolet Impala Specs For The Engine

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Beneath the hood of the 2017 Chevrolet Impala 1LT and LS is a 196-hp- and 186 lbs. ft. of torque – generating 2.5L four-cylinder engine. EPA estimates put its fuel economy at 22/31/25 mpg in the city/highway/combined.

The 2017 Chevrolet Impala 2LT and 2LTZ (Premiere) get a 3.6L V6 rated at 264 pounds-feet of torque and 305 horsepower. Here, the fuel economy ratings stand at 18/28/22 mpg.

2017 Chevrolet Impala Interior & Exterior Changes

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Some of the standard accessories offered for the Chevy Impala LS model include a trip computer, eighteen-inch steel wheels, a USB port, OnStar connectivity, larger wheels, all-weather floor mats, a power-adjustable driver seat, remote keyless entry, automatic headlights, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity, satellite and HD radio, rear parking sensors, a six-speaker sound system, dual-zone automatic climate control, a 4.2” color display, and a tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel.

2017 Chevrolet Impala Release Date & Price

According to various rumors, we should expect the new model to go for sale sometime before this fall as a 2017 year model.

The 2017 Chevrolet Impala price starts from an MSRP of $27,000.

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