2017 Land Rover LR4 Release Date, News & Specs

With excellent off-road capability, a spacious interior, spacious seating for seven passengers, and high-tech features and a beautiful cabin, the 2017 Land Rover LR4 is certainly poised to be a solid choice for people looking for a luxury SUV. Although you may find its technology interface wanting, and its handling somehow mediocre. Its date of release should be expected in January 2017.

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Very few luxury SUVs can match the superiority of the LR4. Reputed for its serious off-roading capability and general reliability, Land Rover has been making SUVs for slightly more than 11 decades now. While it may not have started out as a luxury SUV automaker, it offered superior features and technologies popular at the time.

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Back to the LR4. The vehicle comes chock full of upscale furnishings and amenities, and is primarily intended to be a replacement for the Discovery SUV. And while its price may be a major deterrent for many, its cabin swathed in rich materials, supercharged V6 engine, and a seating capacity for up to seven people indeed offers value for money.

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Things even get better in terms of its prowess, and it would be imperative for buyers to ask themselves whether they really need a back-country SUV capability. Its mechanical tidbits are made up of hard-core hardware that makes it rather hefty with its weight approximated at 3 tones. With such a weight, users will find its maneuverability mediocre, and its engines thirsty.

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Hopefully, if you find the LR4 ponderous, you might want to sample other SUVs in the market that offer the same level of posh and space. The first thing that comes to mind is the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class. Although costly, this vehicle offers serious comfort and high-tech features.

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Both the 2017 Infiniti QX60 and 2017 Acura MDX boasts of a significantly lower sticker price, but fall short in terms of interior space. Others alternatives include the Land Rover’s own 2017 Range Rover Sport, and 2017 Lexus GX 460. They might be cramped on the inside but they offer somber off-road chops.

Available trims – Land Rover LR4

This midsize luxury 2017 Land Rover LR4 SUV is offered in Base, HSE, and HSE Lux trims.

Interior Review & Exterior Redesign – 2017 Land Rover LR4

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The base’s model list of standard features includes a power front sunroof, an adaptive air suspension, 19-inch alloy wheels, a 7-inch touchscreen display, a rearview camera, automatic climate control (dual-zone), front and rear foglights, a tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, an eight-way front power seats, leather upholstered seats, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, a Homelink universal remote, an auxiliary audio jack, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, heated exterior mirrors, and an 11-speaker Meridian premium sound system.

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Opting for the LR4 HSE trim brings with it keyless entry and ignition, headlights washers, a navigation system, LED running lights, automatic high-beams control, a premium 17-speaker Meridian surround audio, a rear seat entertainment system, adaptive headlights, and voice controls.

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At the pinnacle of the trim lineup is the LR4 HSE Lux trim model. it comes packed with interior ambient lighting, a center console cooler box, upgraded leather upholstery, a 17-speaker surround-view stereo, a power-adjustable steering wheel, upgraded leather upholstery, unique 19-inch alloy wheels, rear seat entertainment system, driver and passenger memory settings, power adjustable side bolsters, and adaptive cruise control.

2017 Land Rover LR4 Engine Specifications

A 3.0L supercharged diesel V6 engine comes fitted under the hood of the 2017 Land Rover LR4. The eight-speed automatic transmission mated to the engine transfers the power – 340 horsepower and 332 lbs. ft. of torque to all the four wheels. According to preliminary test drives conducted on the LR4, an average time of 6.9 seconds is all what you need to zoom it to 60 mph.

2017 Land Rover LR4 engine

As you’d expect from a massive SUV, the fuel economy ratings for the LR4 are a lackluster 19/15/16 mpg on the highway/city/combined. When properly equipped, towing capacity is rated at a 7,700 pounds.

The LR4 also comes with four drive modes: General. Gravel/Grass/Snow, Sand and Ruts/Mud. These settings enable the LR4 tackle a wide variety of terrains through altering suspension, transmission, and engine.

2017 Land Rover LR4 Price & Date Of Release

Its date of release should be expected in January 2017 according to various online reports. As for its window sticker, expect the 2017 Land Rover LR4 SUV to go for sale for an MSRP of $50,400.

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2019 Hyundai Tucson

Newest Release Date for the 2019 Hyundai Tucson

With the third generation of the vehicle still going we are getting an updated 2019 Hyundai Tucson. The latest Tucson received its last generation retooling in 2016. The vehicle was released back then and showcased at the Geneva Auto Show. This forthcoming model is going to continue the line of vehicles that are going under the Tucson banner. We are confident that the details that have been released so far will make this car a fairly good one.

There are scarce details about the release date although many details about the car are already familiar. The vehicle will add some much needed changes. These are not going to change things so much but will give a nice refresh to the brand which needed some pampering. All in all, the updated version and the 2019 Hyundai Tucson is going to be available for next year. Even though the number in front of the name says 2019, expect to get the car by the end of 2018.

What Price can we Expect for the 2019 Hyundai Tucson?

Generally speaking, the 2019 Hyundai Tucson is not going to go beyond the current price so much. With this vehicle you are getting all the perks as the previous one. But you will add some much needed updates that will keep it afloat. In fact, we are liking this car even more by the second. The base price will be somewhere around $22,700 as a base MSRP. It will depend at which trim version you are looking at but the vehicle will not go too much beyond the limit of some of the established models.

It will also depend on the powertrain choice as that too can affect the price in a big way. You can expect all of the previous trim versions to make a comeback and be featured against. It all starts with the base and standard SE, then you have the Eco, Sport and finally the Limited as the highest tier version. The price for the highest trim and also your most expensive offer is about $31,175.

Latest Rumors about the 2019 Hyundai Tucson

There were a ton of rumors with the 2019 Hyundai Tucson’s entrance on the scene. First and foremost, most of the people were regarding this as a much bigger updated. Much of the people were expecting to see a lot of changes for the car. This includes them going as far as to state that the Tucson was supposed to get a new generation model. But the new generation vehicle seems implausible for the moment.

First of all, the current third-generation is fairly fresh so it would be illogical for them to change the car now and introduce an entirely new one. It has already proven to be stable and shows a lot of commitment that a lot of the other rivaling cars don’t. Thus the real through is that this is a minor refresh. An update which will not change the car significantly but will help it change just enough in order to be a competitive and stable car on the market.

Exterior Updates and Changes for the 2019 Hyundai Tucson

Generally speaking, 2019 Hyundai Tucson looks as bold as it ever did. It is a model which will build upon the successes that the previous model has already established and made for it. The hexagonal grill with vertical slats is still there and the front fascia has adopted an interesting and an upright look. The lower apron has horizontally orientated surrounds added, while the LED headlights are wider compared to before.

If you look at the profile, the changes made to the previous car will be kept. This includes the A-pillars that have been positioned a bit towards the back. But now, a sharply rising accent line has been added that runs the course from the front wheel arch and goes all the way to the taillights. It makes it look much more interesting compared to before and seemingly gives it a modern look.

The back end has arguably gone through the least amount of changes. The 2019 Hyundai Tucson keeps the slim taillights and the lower bumper from the last time. This Tucson is a car which has already adopted a more serious theme. The newest SUV is small but is very stable and makes it a very interesting and sharp car to have.

Is the 2019 Hyundai Tucson Adding new Colors?

For now it is not certain what colors will the 2019 Hyundai Tucson add. There is certainly an idea to add new color variants and it would be fabulous part of the new update to have them. The only thing is that they are not coming forward with any news about this matter. The most that we can hope to get is some optional ones becoming a standard choices. But there is also an idea that at least two new color schemes are going to be available. We shall see what will happen about this matter fairly soon.

Dimensions and Size

With the updates that come for the 2019 Hyundai Tucson, there are going to be no dimensions changes. With every new vehicle people are often interested in the dimensions. This time this is not going to be an issue as this is an updated and you rarely see size changes made for an updated car. This one is no different and it will keep the same kind of size which we had the last time. It includes a full length of 176.18 Inches and a wheelbase of 105.11 Inches. The height is 64.76 Inches and the width is still 72.83 Inches.

What Happened on the Inside of the 2019 Hyundai Tucson?

Some of the changes that the 2019 Hyundai Tucson are really hard to notice, but they are there. The interior will add some comfort settings and also update the technology which the vehicle is going to have. The soft touch material are going to make driving in this car a real joy. It is also expected that they add some new optional pieces, but more about that to come later. The Tucson is also one of the more spacious cars when it comes to the interior. It allows a lot of interior roominess and makes the passengers feel entirely relax. Let’s also not forget the 31 cubic feet of rear cargo space, which can also be expanded to a maximum capacity of 61.9 cubic feet.

The dashboard is also getting some updates but the layout remains mostly familiar. Actually everything looks much more premium which was the main idea behind the changes that came. All in all, this is not a bad look for the new 2019 Tucson and makes it one of the more favorable looking models. Some special additions which are not available for the Limited version and since the 2019 model include a 315-watt Infinity premium audio system which will also feature Clari-Fi Music Restoration Technology. Of course there is the Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Also the higher trim levels have upgraded fabrics on the door panel which makes it a lot more comfortable here.

Engine Choices for the 2019 Hyundai Tucson

There are going to be no changes when it comes to the powertrain offers for the 2019 Hyundai Tucson. These are all going to be completely transferred from the outgoing model. This means that the European version will offer two versions of the 1.6-liter gasoline engine, a naturally inspired one and a turbocharged version. The former one makes 133 horsepower while the latter is rated at 174 horsepower. With the base engine you get to use a six-speed manual transmission and the turbocharged one is going to use a six-speed manual or a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission.

There are also three diesel choices available. A 1.7-liter unit making 113 horsepower and combined with a six-speed manual transmission. Next comes the 2.0-liter powerplant which creates 134 horsepower or 181 horsepower and is matted to a six-speed manual or the seven-speed DCT.

Unfortunately, the North American crowd will still only have two engine choices to choose from. We are talking about the already familiar four-cylinder engines, the first one is the 2.0-liter which makes 164-horsepower, while the secondary one is an optional choices, a turbocharged 1.6-liter, making 175-horsepower.

Top Speed and 0-60 mph

With no changes to the 2019 Hyundai Tucson engine lineup, there are going to be no changes when it comes to the performance. So the vehicle is still capable of getting to 0-60 mph in 8.2 seconds and a top speed of 110 mph is also available as before. There was really not need to make changes here.

2019 Hyundai Tucson Fuel Economy

The 2019 Hyundai Tucson is equally sticking to the same fuel economy. Even though this was a segment that could have been improved upon, they saved it for a different time. The car consumes 25 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway.

New 2017 Maserati Ghibli Release Date and Review

With an Italian flare and performance, the newest Maserati Ghibli is without a doubt a standout in its class. However, its disappointing interior technologies may keep away from realizing the American dream. The Maserati Ghibli USA release date should be expected in the second half of 2017.

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Some of its highlights for 2017 include an artificial steering wheel, a fit and finish cabin, comfortable and spacious interior, exquisite tailpipe, and a sharp handling. Additionally, it comes with a Zegna package that offers unique interior trim flourishes and color options.

2017 Maserati Ghibli front view, grille and headlights

Even as await the release of the new model, Maserati says the long awaited 2017 Maserati Alfieri will also be with us even sooner than the Ghibli. Maserati says the new Alfieri coupe release date will probably take place mid this year as a 2017 year model. It will be powered by a turbocharged 3.0L V6 engine rated at 404 horsepower. The more powerful option, according to them, will provide a whopping 510 horsepower. Additional 2017 Maserati Ghibli specs will, of course, be known on its release date.

2017 Maserati Ghibli rear view, taillights and tailpipe

The Maserati Ghibli interior is as comfortable as ever, the seats are supportive and comfortable. Throw in some Italian flare inside and out, and an affordable price tag and you’ve got yourself a stylish, contemporary vehicle. Even so, not everything in the Ghibli is a bed of roses lest you think it’s devoid of foibles. Just as before, the new model lacks advanced safety features and the control features aren’t as well-crafted as those of the German marques.

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Therefore, it would be judicious to check what other vehicles in its class offer. Rivals include the BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe, Audi A7, Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class, BMW 5 Series, and Audi A6.

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Maserati Ghibli 2017 Competitors

The 2017 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class Sedan MSRP starts from an MSRP of $66,900. But despite its higher price tag, it offers lots of values to its users. Some of the CLS-Class specs include potent engines, distinctive styling, excellent ride and handling balance, abundant safety features, and a beautifully crafted interior.

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The 2017 BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe price starts from an MSRP of around $79,500 and for that amount you get features such as a seductive coupe-like appearance, a long list of standard features, and a richly trimmed interior. It derives its power from a turbocharged 3.0L inline six-cylinder engine rated at 315 hp and 330 lbs. ft. of torque.

2017 Maserati Ghibli Review of Trims

Three trims are available for the midsize luxury 2017 Maserati Ghibli sedan: S Q4, S, and base. Subtle changes may take place, however.

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Some of the standard features available on the base model include an eight-way power adjustable steering wheel, an 8.4” touchscreen display, automatic headlights and wipers, nineteen-inch alloy wheels, an eight-speaker audio system, automatic dual zone climate control, rearview auto-dimming mirrors, keyless entry and ignition, a USB port, an SD card reader, LED running lights, automatic xenon headlights, an auxiliary audio jack, and a navigation system.

2017 Maserati Ghibli leather seats, lcd screen and gear shift knob

Standalone options offered for all the Ghiblis include a 15-speaker Harman Kardon audio system, a power rear sunshade, an electronically adjustable suspension system, a faux suede headliner, a blind-spot monitor with rear-cross traffic alert, red painted brake calipers, a heated steering wheel, and front and rear parking sensors.

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2017 Maserati Ghibli Specs For The Engine

Two engines are offered under the hood of the Maserati Ghibli 2017: a turbocharged 3.0L V6 rated at 345 hp and 369 lbs. ft. of torque and a souped-up version of the same engine that makes 404 horsepower and 406 pounds-feet of torque.

2017 Maserati Ghibli engine

The 2017 Maserati Ghibli S Q4 0-60 takes about 4.7 seconds, the S model 4.9 seconds, and the base model about 5.5 seconds. The S Q4 mpg stands at 16/24/19 in the city/highway/combined.

2017 Maserati Ghibli Price & Release Date

Various sources privy of the model’s development say the vehicle will probably go for sale sometime in the second half of 2017.

2017 Maserati Ghibli release date

The Maserati Ghibli S Q4 price starts from an MSRP of $78,550. Lease deals, just like with the previous model, can be found at Maserati online forums.

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