New 2017 Lexus CT Hybrid – Release Date and Review

Although the slowest in its class, the new 2017 Lexus CT Hybrid is a distinctive choice for a premium-brand hybrid car, thanks to its upscale ambience, superb handling, excellent fuel economy, and a hatchback body style. The Lexus CT Hybrid release date should be expected sometime in the first half of 2017.

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Lexus has long dominated the luxury hybrid market thanks to Toyota’s leadership in hybrid vehicles. Despite the spirited fight emanating from other automakers for a slice of the hybrid market, the model under review has managed to remain a solid option for buyers looking for a conventional gasoline-electric hybrid compact luxury vehicle.

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It has also managed to keep its mojo going strong due to its appealing combination of upscale amenities and inspired styling. Other strengths that endear many to the CT Hybrid include the larger-than sedan’s cargo volume thanks to the utilitarian four-door hatchback design. Tack on an impressive fuel economy rating of 42 mpg/combined and you’ve got yourself an excellent vehicle that pretty much gets everything going for it.

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Interior wise, the seats are comfortable and provide excellent lateral support for a sporty feel. Cell phone storage pockets are limited to pint-size door pockets and glovebox. When it comes to backseat space, the vehicle offers laudable leg- and headroom for its occupants although easy ingress and egress are complicated by the narrow rear door openings. Further aback, the cargo volume is ample and Lexus puts it at a maximum of 34.8 cubic feet when the seats are folded down, and 14.3 cubic feet in a regular setting.

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On the other side of the coin, the new 2017 Lexus CT Hybrid provides admissible reasons enough to suggest you think twice before penning that purchase agreement down. This is because the new CT Hybrid provides a pokey acceleration, the optional infotainment system isn’t driver-centric and can be distracting to use, the luggage space is modest, and the engine noise is painstakingly substantial.

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For these reasons, we suggest you look for other alternatives in the segment. They include the Audi A3, Toyota Rav4 Hybrid, and the BMW 328d.

2017 Lexus CT Hybrid Review of the Exterior & Interior Accessories

Standard equipment offered include Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, keyless entry and ignition, automatic headlights, seventeen-inch alloy wheels, a six-speaker sound system, a telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, automatic dual-zone climate control, a sunroof, vinyl upholstery, a USB port, a CD player, a six-speaker sound system, Siri Eyes Free, and a split-folding rear seatbacks.

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Options here include a premium 10-speaker audio system, a four-way power front passenger seat, Remote Touch Controller, a rearview camera, a rearview auto-dimming mirror, automatic wipers and headlights, , heated front seats, a leather-wrapped tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, a six-CD changer.

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The Luxury package offered include driver memory settings, ventilated and heated steering wheel, rearview auto-dimming mirrors, a sport-tuned suspension system, a blacked-out rooftop, distinctive seventeen-inch alloy wheels, smartphone app integration, voice controls, auto-dimming exterior mirrors, a large rear spoiler, unique styling tweaks, HD radio, a navigation system, seven-inch display, front and rear parking cameras, a sunroof, a back-up camera, rearview auto-dimming mirror, pre-collision warning system, LED headlights, and a leather upholstery.

2017 Lexus CT Hybrid interior, leather seats

2017 Lexus CT Hybrid Engine Specs & Fuel Economy

Under the hood of the 2017 Lexus CT Hybrid is a four-cylinder 1.8L engine mated to a nickel-metal hydride battery pack and a pair of electric motors/generators. The output, according to Lexus, is estimated to be 134 horsepower, which is then routed to the ground via the CVT system.

The CT Hybrid 0-60 mph only takes 10.5 seconds, at least according to Lexus approximations.

2017 Lexus CT Hybrid engine

When we come to the fuel economy ratings, the CT Hybrid shines brighter with estimations of 43/40/42 mpg in the city/highway/combined.

Some of the safety features offered for the hybrid car include stability and traction control, automatic collision notification, front-and-rear-seat side airbags, active front restraints, antilock disc brakes, a rearview camera, emergency assistance, adaptive cruise control with rear cross traffic alerts, brake assist, adaptive cruise control, and stolen vehicle location.

2017 Lexus CT Hybrid Release Date & Price

2017 Lexus CT Hybrid Release date

Rumors are rife within industry circles that the vehicle will probably go for sale sometime in the second half of 2017. As for the 2017 Lexus CT Hybrid price sticker, the same sources allege the vehicle will cost around $31,250.

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2017 Peugeot 2008 Release Date, News and Rumors

The new 2017 Peugeot 2008 makes an assertive proposition with its addictive and unique driving experience, and unparalleled dynamic performance. It comes with an even greater robustness and power to supplement the enhanced design cues of the exterior and upscale interior layout. The spoiler, rear door molding, roof bars, and wave roof are characterized by their sophisticated designs. From the outside, the 3D claws. Black and chrome headlights manifest the embedded technology, while the interior is illustrated by the attention to details designers of the Peugeot 2008 paid to the materials. Its release date has been set for the first half of 2017.

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Just like the Peugeot 3008, the new 2017 Peugeot 2008 comes with the Peugeot i-Cockpit that makes for a safe, flexible, agile, and intuitive driving experience. There’re plenty of technologies offered to go with the upgraded interior and exterior esthetics. The Active City Brake technology is one such feature that helps avoid or reduce the severity of accidents. Another is the Park Assist technology that makes parking in tight spots effortless.

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Launched three years ago, the Peugeot nameplate has gained quite a substantial following. Most of its fans quote its competitive running costs, classy interior, large trunk, and affordable sticker as some of the reasons why it makes a great buy. As of February, half a million units had already been sold globally. Not everything was a bed of roses for the Peugeot 2008. Its so-so ride quality, and odd looks made it receive a fair share of criticism. All these flaws have however been fixed by Peugeot, at least according to their announcement.

2017 Peugeot 2008 exterior, overhead view

Beneath the hood, the refreshed Peugeot 2008 comes with either a 1.6L four-cylinder diesel or a 1.2L three-cylinder engine. The two engines now replace the 1.6L and 1.4L mills offered for the previous models. The upgraded 1.2L inline-3 engine provides power ranging from 81 horsepower to around 128 horsepower while the 1.6L diesel HDi option also offers three outputs ranging from just 74 ponies to 120 horsepower.

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Arch rivals include Nissan Juke and Renault Captur. Having been introduced six years ago, the Nissan Juke is the oldest of the bunch. It derives its power from a range of four cylinder engines that offer anything ranging from 93 ponies to around 187 horsepower. The top-of-the-line Nissan Juke Nismo gets a decent 197 horsepower from the available 1.6L turbocharged four-cylinder engine. The Captur, on the other side, is built on the same principles of fuel efficiency and affordability. It gets its power from a range of gasoline and diesel powertrains that offer it anything ranging from 89 to around 114 horsepower.

2017 Peugeot 2008 Release Date & Price

2017 Peugeot 2008 release date

Pricing details aren’t available yet, however, rumors allege that the new model will cost significantly more than the model it is replacing. As such, buyers should expect to get a price hike from the current $19,120 in the U.K.

2017 Peugeot 2008 Exterior

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The exterior design is attractive and dynamic. It is wave-shaped courtesy of the styling approach that continues from the grille to the roof. Some of the changes on the exterior include aggressive up front thanks to the redesigned headlamps. The grille has a new design that replaces the horizontal sluts with vertical chrome inserts. Lettering of the “Peugeot” and lion emblem have been moved from the hood of the engine. Around back, the taillights get lion claw-like LED pattern. But that is as far as changes on the back go.

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Some of the available features for the new 2017 Peugeot 2008 GT Line include gloss black elements, seventeen-inch wheels, and “GT Line” badges and red “Peugeot” lettering on the tailgate and fenders.

2017 Peugeot 2008 Interior

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The changes to the interior are mild but nonetheless welcome. Technologies and features available include a panoramic sunroof, backlit headlining, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and a 7-inch touchscreen with MirrorLink and Apple CarPlay integration.

2017 Peugeot 2008 interior, leather seats

Available Trims

Two trims have already been confirmed for the 2017 Peugeot 2008: GT Line, and Allure. Others will be updated here once the information is known.

Engine Specs

2017 Peugeot 2008 engine

Under the hood of the Peugeot are several engines: an upgraded 1.2L three-cylinder petrol engine is available with three flavors rated at 81, 110, and 128 horsepower. On the diesel front, there’s the 1.6L HDi engine available with also three outputs – 74, 99, and 118 horsepower.

Safety

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Many passive and active features are available as safety features. Some of these include Active City Brake, Hill Assist, and Park Assist. The Peugeot 2008 has on several occasions scored top marks for crash impact safety, so it is expected the same pristine results will once again be obtained once the relevant authorities finish up with the assessment. Results will be updated here on its release date, be sure to check them out.

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New 2017 Infiniti Q30 – Release Date and Review

The new 2017 Infiniti Q30 is a stylish yet sporty hatchback that compares much to the Mercedes-Benz A-Class. It is sold as the QX30S model in the U.S, and has a crossover sibling known as the QX30. The new model represents Infiniti’s first ever foray into the compact segment, and with its debut during the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show, everything seems set for the Q30. Continue reading on for more engaging info that also includes exterior and interior details, engine specs, price, and release date.

2017 Infiniti Q30 auto show, side view, white color, alloy wheels

The new 2017 Infiniti Q30 challenges the conventional way of thinking in terms of both character and shape. It exemplifies the brand’s customer-centric, design-led approach to product development and stays true to the original 2013 concept’s signature design cues. The new model comes with exceptional handling and ride quality thanks to a holistic approach to its engineering. Also, its intuitive technologies, confident dynamics, and versatile dimensions make it feel comfortable and yet manage to offer the “go-anywhere” mentality.

2017 Infiniti Q30 exterior, rear view, taillights and tailpipe

Regardless of the trim level a buyer choses, once can be sure to get a wealth of personality and design elements. This is what President of Infiniti – Roland Krueger – had to say about the 2017 Infiniti Q30, “There’s no doubt that the Q30 makes a daring visual statement thanks to the asymmetric cabin design, unconventional stance, and sculpted, concept-car exterior. It provides an unmistakable Infiniti driving experience courtesy in part to the exacting standards that work in synergy to provide a pleasurable driving experience.”

2017 Infiniti Q30 spy shots

Once available, the new Infiniti Q30 will definitely up in arms with other solid picks such as Renault-Nissan –Daimler, Volkswagen Golf, and the Mercedes-Benz CLA. But even in the face of all the competition, the Infiniti Q30 2017 is deserving of a chance for anyone shopping in this class.

2017 Infiniti Q30 U.S Release Date & Price

2017 Infiniti Q30 release date

Its release date for the U.S market is expected sometime in early 2017, and just about the same time in Europe. As for the price, expect the new model to cost from around $30,000 for the basic version.

2017 Infiniti Q30 Hatchback Exterior

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Much of the original exterior styling has been carried over to the next model. The same 3D-effect mesh grille, double-wave effect on the hood line, and signature Infiniti elements are available unaltered. Differences are also available, including on the front bumper and the headlights. Relative to the outgoing model, the exhaust tips are bit smaller, the rear chunkier, side mirrors milder, and the side skirts less aggressive.

2017 Infiniti Q30 rear angle, taillights and tailpipe

A black lacquer trim around the side skirts and wheel arches and the satin chrome-plated trim have been designed to visually-elevate the Q30’s stance. Color customizations are also available depending on tastes and preferences of the buyer.

2017 Infiniti Q30 Interior

2017 Infiniti Q30 interior, steering wheel and dashboard

The Q30 interior has been designed to challenge traditional standards of symmetry. The result is a pleasant environment in which to spend time thanks to stylish styled, asymmetric surfaces that feature dynamic lines and wave shapes. Infiniti designers also spent quite a lot of time in selecting the materials with the highest quality in order to create a luxurious and modern-looking cabin.

2017 Infiniti Q30 interior, leather front seats

For instance, high-impact areas of the interior such as the center armrest and door trims come with a super-soft, highly tactile material lines. Furthermore, pillars and roof lines are offered with a new Italian suede-like material. For comfort, the new model come with advanced seat designs that minimize black muscle pressure, and provide spinal support thanks to the carefully engineered seat curvature.

2017 Infiniti Q30 trunk, cargo space

What’s even more, Infiniti offers plenty of intuitive technologies meant to further elevate the levels of driver enjoyment while providing exceptional safety to all occupants aboard. Some of these technologies include moving object detection, around view monitor, automatic park assist, forward collision warning, blind-spot monitoring, automatic high beam assist, forward emergency breaking, and intelligent cruise control.

Available Trims

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As of this writing, only three models were available for the new 2017 Infiniti Q30: Sport, Premium, and SE. The full list will be available during its release date.

Engine Specs

2017 Infiniti Q30 engine

Here in the U.S, buyers will get a 208-horsepower – generating 2.0L four-cylinder engine. Across the pond however, a range of engines will be available: 120-horsepower – generating 1.6L four-cylinder, a 1.5L four-cylinder producing 107 horsepower, and a 2.2L four-cylinder diesel yielding 168 horsepower. Also available for the Q30 Premium and Sport models will be a 2.0L gasoline four-cylinder able to generate 208 horsepower.

Safety

2017 Infiniti Q30 safety

As aforementioned above, the new model will be offered with plenty of safety technologies. The U.S spec QX30 crossover earned a perfect five out of five star rating for overall crash impact safety performance. And with all the upgrades and improvements available for the Q30 hatchback, it is only natural to expect the same results from the NHTSA body. In the meantime, book a QX30 test drive for a hands-on experience.

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