2017 Nissan GT-R Info and Rumors

Touted “a wolf in wolf’s clothing,” the new 2017 Nissan GT-R promises a greater performance, new looks, and better driving dynamics. According to Nissan, the new model offers increased horsepower, enhanced aerodynamics, enhanced high-speed handling, and an available titanium exhaust system. The GTR release date should be expected sometime before this fall, or early into 2017.

What else can you expect?

For 2017, some of the changes to expect, in addition to the above, include a relocated and redesigned paddle shifters, a simplified cockpit fitted with a next-generation multi-function display and fewer controls, display commander for entertainment, communication, and audio controls. Others include a refined exhaust system, enhanced body rigidity, and a redesigned interior with handcrafted materials.

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Rumor from Nissan says…

Sources at Nissan say every inch of the vehicle has been refined, tested, and examined, therefore allowing for improved aerodynamic drag, confidence in driving and grip. These features together with others help the new model to achieve a supercar performance unparalleled to none other. It is simply a blend of magic and clever engineering.

Exterior Design and Changes

Exterior wise, the new GTR’s aerodynamic cues have been sculpted to ensure drag is minimized as much as possible. There are also reshaped sills, underneath it, that also aid in reducing drag. The stylish design is also impressive, but you’ll have to look long and hard in order to notice any change more relevant to the previous model. The exterior visibility has also been improved. Engineers were devoted to every detail, and the accommodation offered is simply out-of-this-world (so to speak). Nissan says, thousands of hours spent in development, yielded a premium and flawless accommodation.

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2017 Nissan GTR Interior Design

The interior is perhaps one the most improved areas. It comes fitted with hand-selected, hand-crafted, and rich materials, which seamlessly provide a comfortable and premium interior ambiance.

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What Are The Cons?

What doesn’t change, however, is the fact that the 2017 Nissan GT-R age is starting to show despite Nissan aggressiveness in trying to rejuvenate it. The con list includes intrusive road noise and lack of advanced technologies. As such you’d probably want to check out what the competition offers before deciding. Rivals include the Subaru BRZ, Ford Mustang, Chevrolet Camaro, and the Scion FR-S.

2017 Nissan GT-R Trims

Six trims are offered for the two-passenger 2017 Nissan GT-R: Nismo, base, Sport, Sports Tech, Nismo Tech, and Touring. Details about the 2017 Nissan GT-R Black Edition should be expected on its release date.

Accessories And Additional Equipment

Base And Roadster
Both the base coupe and roadster are offered with Bluetooth connectivity, a six-speaker sound system, auxiliary audio jack, a CD player, LED running lights, automatic bi-xenon headlights, eighteen-inch wheels, a leather-wrapped tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, dual-zone automatic climate control, a power-operated soft top, LED taillights, keyless entry and ignition, and cruise control.

GT-R Sport
2017 Nissan GT-R Sport adds an eight-speaker Bose audio system, special lightweight nineteen-inch alloy wheels, Active Sound Enhancer technology and Active Noise Control, heated mirrors, upgraded brakes, rear deck spoilers, a limited-slip differential, and leatherette upholstery.

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GT-R Touring
Opting for the GT-R Touring trim model gets you a four-way passenger seat power adjustment, a rear cargo cover, satellite radio, a rearview auto-dimming mirror, heated seats, suede door trim panels, Bluetooth connectivity, ventilated and heated seats, a rear cargo cover, a seven-inch touchscreen interface, a rearview camera, leather-simulated-suede upholstery, and aluminum pedals.

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2017 Nissan GT-R Engine Specs & Fuel Economy

A power output of 332 hp and 270 lbs. ft. of torque is offered by the 3.7L V6 engine that comes under the hood of all the models with the exception of the 2017 Nissan GT-R Nismo. A six-speed manual transmission is standard, while the seven-speed automatic transmission with manual-shift capability is offered as an option.

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2017 Nissan GT-R 0-60 mph with the manual transmission only requires 5.3 seconds with the coupe. EPA rates the fuel economy of the coupe at 18/26/21 mpg in the city/highway/combined, and 18/25/21 mpg with an automatic-equipped Roadster.

A power output of 350 horsepower and 276 pounds-ft. of torque is offered by the top-of-the-line GT-R Nismo. A six-speed manual is standard while seven-speed automatic is optional. The 2017 Nissan GT-R Nismo 0-60 is rated at just 5.2 seconds.

2017 Nissan GT-R engine

Although unconfirmed, the GTR top speed is estimated to be about 200 mph.

2017 Nissan GT-R Release Date & Price

The 2017 Nissan GT-R goes for sale his fall or early 2017. The price should be expected to start from an MSRP of about $102,000.

We’re still compiling more details about the 2017 Nissan GT-R R36, and once we’re through, we’ll provide you with an update.

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Fixing The Hopeless – 2017 Nissan Rogue Release Date and Review

According to spy images, the new 2017 Nissan Rogue has received some mild updates that Nissan hopes will help catapult its position higher in the highly competitive SUV market. The changes are expected to offer it great value by meeting both the functional and emotional needs of buyers.

Recent news say the new Nissan Rogue release date should be expected sometime in the first half of 2017. We wouldn’t be surprised if the new Rogue comes out as a 2018 year model.

2017 Nissan Rogue front view, exterior, headlights, grille and alloy wheels

What Does It Have In offer?

With a slight redesign knocking and teaser photos keeping its name alive in the hot-rod competition, buyers should expect the new model to come with a wide selection of available technologies in its cabin, and a bold emotive styling. Well, the new Rogue is well-known for offering interesting features such as user-friendly tech options, an optional third-row seating, a smooth highway ride quality, a versatile interior storage, and an upscale look and feel. However, it continues to receive the short end of the stick because of its subpar performance.

Roomy And Full With Gadgets

Although we don’t have the full performance details yet, word has it that the department is headed for a major reshuffle. This will be welcome news considering the compact crossover segment is highly competitive. One of the major things that continue to make it appealing is perhaps the seven-passenger accommodation it offers. The availability of the third-row bench is quite a rarity in this segment. Also, its variety of upscale technologies make it very appealing.

Some of the standard accessories include a tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, cruise control, a dual-zone automatic climate control, an auxiliary audio jack, a USB port, a height-adjustable driver seat, a trip computer, a six-speaker sound system, and a cloth upholstery. Chrome exterior door handles, a rear privacy glass, and roof rails should also be available with the optional Appearance package.

Bad Rogue?

Let’s face it, the Rogue is quite disappointing in terms of the driver engagement. The base four-cylinder engine is noisy. The rearward visibility is poor. The real-world driving put the lofty EPA ratings to shame. And the Continuously Variable Transmission system is rather un-engaging, unresponsive and noisy. Although the aforementioned shortcomings are for the outgoing model, they’ve significantly weighed down on its reputation. While it might be a long way until that clears out, Nissan seems to have it all figured out.

Before making your mind up, here’re some alternatives to consider as well. Subaru Forester, Mazda CX-5, Kia Sorento, and the Honda CR-V.

2017 Nissan Rogue Unknown Release Date And A Price?

Rumors allege the facelifts will cost you a price starting from around $33,000. Leasing should be an option too. While its release date is unknown, speculation is rife it should be expected sometime in the first half of 2017.

Change For Better 2017 Nissan Rogue Exterior Review

Just like before, the new model returns with a premium, high-quality feel and look that gives it a high aesthetic value without compromising the functional aspect. Rumors allege the dimensions have changed slightly, with the length being slightly increased over the existing model. If such rumors are confirmed, we should therefore expect the interior room to increase marginally. This should help solve the inadequate third-row space.

The large wheel-arches, the available 18-inch wheels, and the sharp bodylines help it offer a confident and sharp appearance, balancing its aggressive stance with sleek designs. Credible reports also say the drag coefficient has improved slightly. This will help it achieve even better fuel and handling efficiency over the exiting model.

Equipment

Some of the standard equipment to expect on the exterior include 17-inch steel wheels, LED running lights, a rear privacy glass, roof rails, chrome exterior door handles, side mirrors, automatic headlights, 17-inch alloy wheels (Rogue SV), a power liftgate, foglights, and 18-inch wheels (Rogue SL). Addition colors should also be expected.

2017 Nissan Rogue Interior Pictures

2017 Nissan Rogue interior, dashboard and gear shift knob

According to the pics, the interior boasts of an elegant dashboard layout, padded armrests, and soft-touch materials. Details of the available accessories will be much clearer some few weeks to its release date.

What Are The Available Trims?

Three trims for the new 2017 Rogue should be available – S, SV, and SL. The Nissan Rogue Hybrid review is covered elsewhere.

Engine Specs

2017 Nissan Rogue engine

An update to the 170 horsepower, 2.5L four-cylinder base engine is expected. However, the details of the facelifts are yet to be shared by Nissan. 28 mpg was the figure offered by the EPA, but are hard to be replicated in real-world testing.

Safety Is A Big Issue?

Safety is a major concern for the existing buyers of the Nissan Rogue with nearly 3.5 million vehicles already recalled over various issues including air bag defects. We’re however hopeful the new model will be devoid of such issues and will offer impressive crash impact protection.

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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.

2017 Nissan Juke interior, leather front and rear seats

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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Better Than Rogue? – 2017 Nissan Qashqai – Release Date, Review and Specs

With a bolder styling, and improved fuel economy, the new 2017 Nissan Qashqai is certainly headed in the right direction. Rumors have been going round within the industry that Nissan could be dropping the Rogue Select in favor of the Qashqai – the smaller crossover that was meant specifically for the European market.

The Nissan Qashqai release date should be expected sometime in the second half of 2017, if all goes according to Nissan’s plan.

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For starters, Nissan buyers who’re looking for a cheaper alternative to the Rogue have only two options: opting for the Rogue Select or the Juke. The latter is noticeably smaller while the former, having been introduced nine years ago, is starting to show its age.

Size Of The Qashqai

Although both the Nissan Rogue and the Qashqai ride on the same platform – CMF platform – the Qashqai model is slightly shorter than its bigger sibling. The new model comes with slight changes on its exterior and interior design, though, I must admit that we expected something more from Nissan.

Ride Quality

Interior wise, the seats are comfortable and supportive, and there’s no doubt that one will enjoy an appealing ride quality once they’re on the move. The infotainment system is updates, as is the technology list which now features items like blind-spot monitoring with rear-cross traffic alert, cruise control, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity, and a 6.5” touchscreen display.

Competition?

When it comes to the available competition, the Qashqai should brace itself for a bruising battle with both the Ford Escape and the Kia Sportage. The Sportage, as evidenced by the spy photos captured earlier this year, have revealed that a new refresh is headed its way. Therefore, U.S shoppers will have another option to choose from apart from the Escape and the Qashqai. It’s also extremely affordable, like the Qashqai, and offers a starting MSRP price in the region if $22,150.

The Ford Escape, on the other hand, has grown in size and now incorporates an additional bench putting the total to three rows. Similar to the Sportage, a new refresh is headed its way if spy shots taken recently are anything to go by. The only downside the Escape has verses the Qashqai is the price point, with the Escape estimates to be offered in the region starting from $22,960.

2017 Nissan Qashqai Engine Specs

Rumors suggest the 2017 Nissan Qashqai will be available with two diesel and two gasoline engines under its hood. The most probable engine that we expect will be offered for the U.S market is the 1.6L inline four-cylinder engine, which pundits estimate its output to stand at 161 hp and 177 lbs. ft. of torque.

2017 Nissan Qashqai engine

Smaller But Stronger Than Its Bigger Brother Rogue

The output is significantly better than what the heavier, bigger Nissan Rogue offers which stands at 170 hp and 175 lbs. ft. of torque. Additional details are still under wraps but we expect Nissan to make them known some few months before its release date. So, keep checking back for additional info.

2017 Nissan Qashqai 0-60 mph is estimated to take 10 seconds, while the top speed is rated at 125 mph.

2017 Nissan Qashqai Exterior And Interior Changes Are…

2017 Nissan Qashqai interior, steering wheel, lcd screen, dashboard

Some of the standard accessories to expect include a rearview camera, seventeen-inch steel wheels, satellite radio, a tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, a five-inch touchscreen display, foldable and reclining rear seats, a USB port, a height-adjustable driver seat, a trip computer, dual-zone automatic climate control, a CD player, auxiliary audio jack, a four-speaker audio system, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity, rear privacy glass, chrome exterior door handles, roof rails, automatic wipers and headlights, cruise control, cloth upholstery, remote keyless entry, and  LED running lights and headlights.

When Will 2017 Nissan Qashqai Be Released?

According to credible rumors within industry circles, the new model should be expected to go for sale sometime in the second half of 2017.

The 2017 Nissan Qashqai price starts from an MSRP of $21,500, at least for the U.S.- spec model.

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