2017 Renault Clio Release Date, News and Rumors

Details of the new 2017 Renault Clio are finally out! Including its release date and pricing estimates. In line with other recent Renault models, the 2017 Clio stands out from the crowds thanks to its full-LED front lighting signature. The most notable add on at the front is perhaps the full LED “Pure Vision” headlights. The new technology takes the vehicles safety and aesthetics value to a whole different angle. Safety wise, it gets 20% more powerful than a halogen beam, all the while reducing glare.

2017 Renault Clio exterior, side angle, alloy wheels

The new model is now more visibly broader and modern thanks to the redesigned lowered grille. Around back, it gets additional robustness thanks to the redesigned skirt. Meanwhile, it also gets new wheel designs, and four additional new entries to its color palette. Iron Blue, Pearly White, Titanium Grey, and Intense Red are the new colors that make it to the redesigned color list.

2017 Renault Clio exterior, rear view, taillights and badges

Unlike before, the new 2017 Renault Clio also benefits from upgraded materials that are otherwise offered for the top-of-the-range Renault vehicles. Although plastics haven’t been phased out, they’re of a higher tactile and visual quality. The colors inside the cabin are more refined, and the chrome is subtler, with less gleam. In overall, the new model feels and looks mature with its new-found interior sophistication, and seductive styled exterior.

Even in basic versions, the Renault Clio feels upmarket thanks to the upgraded materials, while the available full-grain leather for the higher-end versions takes the top-of-the-line models a notch higher even competition wise. Also, the redesigned door panels, and gear lever give it an impression of high quality.

2017 Renault Clio spy shots

Another thumbs up for the new model is due to the new customization program. Thanks to it, thirty different color combinations can be customized for the 2017 Renault Clio. Customers can choose from: four exterior customizations packs for its protective moldings and front grille bars, and, five roof decals and painted door mirrors for a two-tone effect.

2017 Renault Clio exterior, front view, headlights, grille and alloy wheels

Upgrades to the convenience, infotainment, and safety has also been taken into account. For instance, the infotainment gets three different multimedia systems, and a Bose sound quality. In overall, the 2017 Clio is an all-rounded car that’ll without a doubt be an appealing choice to consumers.

2017 Renault Clio side view, red color, alloy hweels

Completion wise, the new model will have to battle it out with the 2017 Chevrolet Sonic, and the 2017 Ford Fiesta. Both vehicles have been face-lifted for 2017, and promises to offer the redesigned Clio a run for its money. It’ll be interesting to see how the three battle it out once they hit the market sometime next year.

2017 Renault Clio Release Date & Price

2017 Renault Clio release date

Its release date, according to multiple sources, should be expected sometime in early 2017. As for the pricing estimates, expect the new model to cost around $15,751 for the base model to up to $30,000 for the fully-equipped version. Unfortunately, the Clio, as before, will not be offered for the USA market. It is strictly made for the European market.

2017 Renault Clio Exterior

2017 Renault Clio front angle, headlights and grille

We wouldn’t say that the exterior of the new model is completely redesigned from last year’s model, as there’re plenty of carryover designs. One such carryover feature is the wide radiator grille with the Renault emblem. Although now featuring new lens layout, the headlights also seem to return unchanged from before. New features you can however expect include new foglights, and a large air dam beneath.

2017 Renault Clio rear angle, taillights and tailpipe

Side-ways, things seem to return unchanged. Around back, the 2017 Clio still features the same character lines and overhangs. New changes however include more pronounced reverse lights, and new lens layout for the taillights.

As previously mentioned, buyers now get four new colors to choose from. An American guy would say “awesome” – maybe Euro folks should too.

2017 Renault Clio Interior

2017 Renault Clio intyerior, steering wheel, lcd screen and gear shift knob

Depending on the version, there’re a variety of enhancements to make the Renault Clio’s 2017 in-car experience hassle-free and enjoyable. They include an auto-dimming electro-chrome rear-view mirror, illuminated vanity mirrors, automatically-folding door mirrors, and upgraded LED lighting that improves safety and offers greater visual comfort and visibility.

2017 Renault Clio interior, leather seats

Available Trims

The new 2017 Renault Clio returns with three trims: Trophy, Cup, and Sport. The new 2017 Renault Clio RS review is seperately covered.

Engine Specs

2017 Renault Clio engine

Rumors allege the new model is available in 11 different engines, with power ranging from between 90 hp to 220 ponies. For 2017, Renault claims a new “powerful” and efficient 110-horsepower-yielding 1.5L dCi diesel mill will be the new deal in town.


2017 Renault Clio safety, backup camera

There’s been no talk of safety up to this point. What we however know is that the new model is all-rounded and that includes even the safety department. Those who wouldn’t want to assume should probably wait for nits release date to confirm the available technologies as well as the score for its crash impact assessment.

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2017 Renault Clio exterior, red color, headlights, badges and grille

2017 Renault Clio exterior, rear view, taillights and alloy wheels

2017 Renault Clio exterior, silver color, headlights, alloy wheels and grille

2017 Renault Clio front view, red color, headlights, grille and badges

2017 Renault Clio rear view, red color, taillights, tailpipe and alloy hweels

2017 Renault Clio exterior, silver color, front view, headlights and grille

2017 Renault Clio interior, dashboard, steering wheel and lcd screen

2017 Renault Clio interior, gear shift knob

New 2017 Mercedes-Benz C300 Coupe Release Date and Review

The design of the new 2017 Mercedes-Benz C300 Coupe is best described by four elements: sensuous, vivid, athletic, and sporty. Now you get the picture! Again, its interior embodies modern luxury, style, and beauty. See, designers and engineers – mostly engineers – were able to offer the new model agile handling, low road and tire vibration, and a high-level of suspension comfort, courtesy of the optional air suspension system, and the dynamically-configured chassis. Its release date, among a host of other details, is covered exhaustively below.

2017 Mercedes-Benz C300 Coupe exterior, side view, alloy wheels

Mercedes knew one thing for sure: the entry-level rear-wheel-drive C300 had to get the best body construction and driving dynamics, let alone the interior appointments and output, in order to keep up with its well-rounded rivals that include the BMW 4 Series, Audi A5, and the Infiniti Q60. While the Mercedes-Benz C-Class is the undisputed honcho of this exclusive crowd, the aforementioned cars are also top dogs that return with changes in their leaps and bounds.

2017 Mercedes-Benz C300 Coupe rear view, silver color, taillights and tailpipe

Just like it was expected, the new model, and all models wrapped under the C-Class umbrella at large, have set a new standard in the segment in terms of high-class appeal. Safety is of high caliber, the interior is impeccable, the exterior sports excellent aerodynamics, and the performance is simply breathtaking. I mean, what more could a shopper in this segment ever want!

2017 Mercedes-Benz C300 Coupe spy shots

The exterior design is distinct thanks to the extensive aerodynamic hues that its skin offers. Unlike its predecessor, the new Coupe is 60 mm longer. What this means in Layman’s language is the interior space has significantly improved over the outgoing model. Buyers should therefore expect better legroom than before. A long bonnet and a diamond grille give the coupe a striking sporty front fascia.

2017 Mercedes-Benz C300 Coupe front angle, headlights and grille

Under the hood of the new 2017 Mercedes-Benz C300 Coupe is a 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder engine capable of making a whopping 241 horsepower and 273 lbs. ft. of torque. According to the German marque, this power should be enough to power up the C-Class from 0-60 mph in just 5.9 seconds. And despite the power the engine packs, the same sources reveal it offers up to 30 mpg in highway fuel economy ratings.

2017 Mercedes-Benz C300 Coupe exterior, overhead view

The Mercedes-Benz C300 Coupe 2017 also comes with several packages such as the mbrace Connect, AIRMATIC Package, Sport Package, parking assist, night package, and the Premium package. All in, it is highly possible to crest $62,000 with the C300 plus options. Those who aren’t running on a budget can get even more features by opting for the 2017 Mercedes-Benz C300 C43 and 263 AMG – the C-Class bad boys.

2017 Mercedes-Benz C300 Coupe Release Date & Price

2017 Mercedes-Benz C300 Coupe release date

Pricing for the C300 Coupe is set at $43,575 including the destination fee. Lease deals will of course be offered on the table as well. Its release date should be expected sometime in the January 2017.

2017 Mercedes-Benz C300 Coupe Exterior

2017 Mercedes-Benz C300 Coupe rear angle, taillights and tailpipe

When you take a look at the C300, it is an obvious fact that its sports car camouflaged with the profile of a coupe. Just like a speedster, the exterior silhouette appears taut, low, and elongated. In relation to the Sedan version, the Coupe makes itself unique through its distinctive, sportier shape. The sportiness and the width sense are underscored by the larger air intakes that also offer clues on the performance engine requirements.

H7 halogen lamps are standard across the entire C-Class lineup while Adaptive Highbeam assist and LED intelligent light system are standard.

2017 Mercedes-Benz C300 Coupe Interior

2017 Mercedes-Benz C300 Coupe interior, steering wheel and dashboard

The interior of the new model underscores Mercedes-Benz’s sensual purity design philosophy. A myriad of features are available including modern piano lacquer carbon design and wood surfaces. All the designs are ergonomically created while the available technologies’ intuitiveness and response is simply second to none in its class.

2017 Mercedes-Benz C300 Coupe interior, leather front seats

Available Trims

The C-C300 coupe belongs to a larger group of models that constitute the C-Class. The C300 4Matic coupe is reviewed separately.

Engine Specs

2017 Mercedes-Benz C300 Coupe engine

A 7G TRONIC 7-speed automatic transmission system pairs to the 2.0L turbo inline-4 engine to deliver a whopping 241 horsepower @5,500 rpm, enough to propel the 2017 Mercedes-Benz C300 Coupe from 0-60 mph in just 5.9 seconds. As previously told, its EPA ratings for highway fuel consumption stands at 30 mph, and 23 mpg for the city ride.


2017 Mercedes-Benz C300 Coupe safety

Available safety features include pre-safe assist, collision prevention assist plus, attention assist, seat-belt technology, a slew of airbags, occupant classification system, location lighting, emergency trunk opener, smartkey, antitheft alarm with remote panic feature, driver-programmable driveaway locking, and nigh security illumination. With all these and more safety features on its résumé, a five out five star rating for its crash impact safety from NHTSA is inevitable.

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2017 Mercedes-Benz C300 Coupe auto show, white color, front view, grille

2017 Mercedes-Benz C300 Coupe exterior, front view, grille, badges and headlights

2017 Mercedes-Benz C300 Coupe exterior, rear view, taillights and badges

2017 Mercedes-Benz C300 Coupe exterior, side view, headlights and alloy wheels

2017 Mercedes-Benz C300 Coupe side angle, silver color, alloy wheels

2017 Mercedes-Benz C300 Coupe front view, headlights and grille

2017 Mercedes-Benz C300 Coupe rear view, taillights and alloy wheels

2017 Mercedes-Benz C300 Coupe interior, gear shif knob and lcd screen

2017 Mercedes-Benz C300 Coupe interior, leather back seats

2017 Acura RDX Release Date, News & Specs

New 2017 Acura RDX review – With ample legroom, fuel-efficient V6, competitive price, and lengthy standard features, the new 2017 Acura RDX undoubtedly offers buyers a solid choice for their hard-earned cash. Its release date should be expected in the fall of 2017.

A first for the RDX include a new optional touchscreen interface, brightened interior, freshened LED taillights and headlights, and grille. Others include a blind-spot monitoring system, lane departure warning, adaptive cruise control, and automatic wipers.

Boasting a sophisticated all-wheel-drive system and a turbocharged four-cylinder engine, the RDX made an unprecedented rebound onto the scene as Acura’s high-tech wonder kid. However, it didn’t resonate well as Acura had hoped for, so three years ago, the Acura design engineers put in extra effort to make it a conventional small luxury crossover. AS expected, the RDX quickly became the trending model for Acura and even ranks highly on our favorite list.


For 2017, the trend is expected to continue judging from the changes and redesigns that have been made on the vehicle. To start off with, it comes with high-tech driving aides previously a reserve for luxury-branded vehicles, and which was conspicuously missing on the previous RDX models. Also, we are pleased to see top-rated safety features, for instance, a blind-spot monitor, a forward collision warning system, lane assist, and adaptive cruise control.

And apart from the added high-tech features, we still like some unique features previously available on the RDX. On offer this year, is a lone engine that offers better EPA fuel economy ratings thanks in part to the cylinder deactivation system. Interior wise, things only get better, it comes with a comfortable and spacious cabin that makes every day driving a pleasurable experience.


Despite this review holding the RDX in high regards, it still comes with some few faults just as any vehicle we have reviewed. For instance, some of its traditional rivals still offer a more prestigious and sporty driving experience. They include 2017 BMW X1 and BMW X3, 2017 Audi Q5, and 2017 Volvo XC60.

Available Trims – Acura RDX

As already mentioned, the small-luxury RDX SUV comes in only one well-equipped trim model.

2017 Acura RDX Exterior Review & Interior Configurations

For 2017, three optional packages have been provided: Technology, AcuraWatch, and Advance packages.
Standard features and accessories available for the RDX include an eight-way power driver’s seat, premium leather upholstery, a rearview camera, heated side mirrors, 18” wheels, satellite and HD radio, heated front seats, a four-way power passenger seat, a sunroof, rear privacy glass, Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, a leather wrapped steering wheel, a 5” infotainment system, a seven-speaker sound system, keyless entry and ignition, Siri Eyes Free, Pandora internet radio, seven-speaker sound system, a sunroof, and automatic headlights.


The AcuraWatch Plus package adds lane intervention and warning system, adaptive cruise control, automatic braking, and forward collision warning system.

The Technology package bundles voice commands, an eight-way power front passenger seat, a 10-speaker Acura/ELS sound system, leather upholstery, Aha compatibility, HD radio, and a 7” infotainment screen.

Finally, the Advance package bundled all the contents of the above two packages plus automatic wipers, rear parking sensors, ventilated front seats, automatic wipers, foglights, and remote engine start.


Engine Specs – 2017 Acura RDX

Rated at 280 horsepower and 252 pounds of torque is a 3.5L V6 engine. The six-speed automatic transmission system is standard, as is the front-wheel drive. The four-wheel-drive system is available as an option.
During our own conducted 2017 Acura RDX test drive, the all-wheel-drive version was able to sprint from naught to 60 mph in 6.5 seconds.

Its fuel economy for this class can be considered rather impressive. It returns 20/30/24 mpg in the city/highway/combined for the 2WD RDX, and 19/28/22 mpg for the AWD-equipped RDX.


2017 Acura RDX Release Date & Price

Its release date should be expected in the fall of 2017, according to very reliable sources party to Acura RDX’s operations. As for its price. Expect it to set you back by an MSRP starting from $37,078.

In overall, the vehicle has some laudable achievements. It’s handling and steering feels right and changes direction with confidence and poise. We highly recommend this vehicle, and would still make an affordable alternative to its overly priced rivals like the 2017 Lexus RX.

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2017 Acura RDX grill and headlight

2017 Acura RDX exterior front

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2017 Acura RDX engine

2017 Acura RDX gear stick

2017 Acura RDX instrument cluster

2017 Acura RDX steering wheel

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2017 Acura RDX alloy wheels