2017 Land Rover Range Rover Release Date and Specs

Undeniably, the new 2017 Land Rover Range Rover is the benchmark of full-size SUV luxury vehicles courtesy of fuel-efficiency, an available long-wheelbase body style, opulent interior, capable off-roading, and a quick acceleration especially with the supercharged V8 engine. The Land Rover Range Rover release date should be expected sometime in early 2017. 

2017 Land Rover Range Rover exterior, front view

An icon of luxury, opulence, classic beauty, and off-road performance, the Land Rover Range Rover 2017 returns with minimal but much-needed changes that are meant to bring it to par with modernity. One standout that particularly strikes us about this venerable crossover is its seamless integration of style and functionality.

2017 Land Rover Range Rover silver color, alloy wheels

Just like every Land Rover before it, the new model continues to set the pace in terms of off-roading performance, and does so in a fashionable style. Even when asphalt turns to dirt, the new model is well-suited for the adventure thanks to the All-Terrain Progress Control system.

2017 Land Rover Range Rover side angle, alloy wheels

Now in its fifth year of production, the new vehicle is better than ever. A handful of upgrades have been integrated on several facets including its performance. The SE model – the basic model – however, soldiers into the new model year unchanged. Therefore expect its output to remain at 340 horsepower, which is more than enough to get the job done whether it’s off-road adventure or highway and city cruising. Those looking for more mojo can get the 2017 Land Rover Range Rover SV Autobiography that transmits a whopping 550-horsepower to the ground.

2017 Land Rover Range Rover front view, grille and headlights

Much can be said about the 2017 Land Rover Range Rover redesign but the bottom line remains it’s much better than the existing model, and should be the ultimate vehicle for anyone looking for creature comforts regardless of the terrain traversed. Alternatives include the Mercedes-Benz G-Class, Porsche Cayenne, and the Mercedes-Benz GL-Class.

2017 Land Rover Range Rover rear angle, taillights and tailpipe

2017 Land Rover Range Rover Review of Trims

Five trims are available for the 2017 Land Rover Range Rover: 3.0L V6 Supercharged, SV Autobiography, Base, HSE, and Autobiography.

Although separately reviewed, the new 2017 Land Rover Range Rover Sport 3.0L V6 price starts from an MSRP of around $64,950 and is offered in a whopping six trims: SVR, Autobiography, SE, HSE, Supercharged, and Supercharged Dynamic.

2017 Land Rover Range Rover black color, grille and headlights

The 2017 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque SUV, on the other hand, is offered with a price starting from $50,475, and comes in about four trims: HSE Dynamic, SE Premium, HSE, and SE. the trims outlined above may however change slightly once Land Rover releases the full specs on its release date next year.

Land Rover Range Rover Interior & Exterior Changes

2017 Land Rover Range Rover steering wheel, gear shift knob and leather seats

Some of the standard features available for the base model include a rearview camera, automatic xenon headlights, an adjustable air suspension system, nineteen-inch wheels, keyless entry and ignition, automatic wipers, heated 10-way power front seats, automatic tri-zone climate control, a heated windshield, front and rear parking cameras, an eight-inch touchscreen system, driver memory settings, a hands-free power tailgate, leather upholstery, 13-speaker Meridian audio system, a power-adjustable heated steering wheel, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity, USB ports, a navigation system, and satellite and HD radio.

2017 Land Rover Range Rover interior, steering wheel and gear shift knob

The Driver Assistance package offers automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, lane-departure warning system, parallel and perpendicular parking system, a 360-degree parking sensors, traffic sign recognition system, and blind-spot monitoring with rear-cross traffic alert system.

2017 Land Rover Range Rover spy photos

The 2017 Land Rover Range Rover SV Autobiography offers features such as a rear cooler box, power-folding rear tray tables, perforated leather trim, various chrome and exterior accents, integrated USB charging ports, rear footrest, color-shifting paint, and 22” wheel designs.

2017 Land Rover Range Rover Engine Specs

Beneath the hood of the 2017 Land Rover Range Rover are three engines offered. The base model gets a 3.0L V6 supercharged engine that cranks out a whopping 340 horsepower and 332 lbs. ft. of torque.

Known as the “Td6,” the 3.0L turbodiesel engine is rated at 254 horsepower and a formidable 443 pounds-feet of torque. EPA estimates the fuel economy to stand at 22/29/25 mpg in the city/highway/combined.

2017 Land Rover Range Rover engine

Finally, the 5.0L supercharged gonzo offered for both the 2017 Land Rover Range Rover Supercharged and Autobiography cranks out an insane 510 horsepower and 461 pounds-feet of torque.

All engines are offered with an eight-speed automatic transmission system and the Terrain Response system.

2017 Land Rover Range Rover Release Date & Price

Rumors allege the vehicle will probably go for sale sometime in early 2017, at least for the USA market.

2017 Land Rover Range Rover release date

The 2017 Land Rover Range Rover price starts from $84,950.

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2017 Land Rover Range Rover front angle, headlights and grille

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2017 Land Rover Range Rover dashboard, lcd screen and steering wheel

2017 Land Rover Range Rover interior, leather seats, back seats

2017 Land Rover Range Rover rear angle, taillights

2017 Land Rover Range Rover exterior

2017 Land Rover Range Rover trunk

2019 Lexus GS

Newest 2019 Lexus GS Release Date Details

After spotting the newest 2019 Lexus GS at the Nurburgring track, there have been a lot of noise about the car and the potential release date. With the current generation, the GS models, the last of them, we are probably gearing towards a new model. These were the rumors about the car and it just so happens that all of the rumors were true. The subsiding sales of the Lexus GS forced them to do something. And even though most of the people through that they were going to pull out and substitute the mid sizer with the ES models only in the Lexus lineup, they decided for a completely different option.

Now when details about the car are mostly out there, we are able to learn additional things and news about them. One of them is that the car is going to be a hybrid. But based on the current life cycle of the outgoing car and the amount of changes that the 2019 Lexus GS version has received, we are looking at a released date in early 2019 or late 2018. Whatever the case is, the vehicle is going to be a 2019 model.

2019 Lexus GS Price Update

The price for the latest 2019 Lexus GS vehicles is still a secret. At this point it is too early to tell and there have been no official statements. With the vehicle still not ready to make its debut, we expect the company to change the price. As we are looking at a new generation model they are planning to make a slew of changes for the car.

It will enable the price for sure although there have been no announcements to say by how much. The outgoing model has the price of $46,310 for the starting vehicles. The most expensive trim going all the way up to $68,680, we are expecting and increase between $1,000 and $3,000 depending on the trim level and how you look at it. This is not a bad offer especially when we are getting a new generation vehicles. We are also expecting that the fifth generation of the 2019 Lexus GS vehicles improves the offer that the previous car had.

Newest Rumors About the 2019 Lexus GS

The rumors about the 2019 Lexus GS started emerging some time ago. In fact some of them included the GS brand being discontinued all together. Before the spy photos showed up, there was an idea that the fourth generation would also be the last. When the sales started plummeting down, Lexus wanted to discontinue the brand and substitute the mid-size model in their lineup with the ES vehicles. This is actually a good idea as these models were doing much better in terms of sales.

But they finally decided against it. The rumors remained only rumors and the vehicle was finally renewed for another go. It is an attempt to raise sales and at the same time keep a brand which ones held a pretty good position in the Lexus overall lineup. All in all, it does not hurt having the 2019 Lexus GS model. It might prove to be a great option for them as well.

What Exterior Changes can we Expect for the 2019 Lexus GS?

Immediately we noticed that the 2019 Lexus GS is going to employ some drastic changes. Based on the spy photos, even with all the camo, it is pretty clear that the car is going to change a lot. First of all, the classic spindle grille is gone and there is a whole different nose for the car. There is going to be a dual grille layout with a smaller sporty kind of a grille below. The headlights are changed as well and are recessed a bit. They also have a wraparound look around the fenders, with integrated side markers as well. The front end is also going to feature a new sleek and smooth hood. The new look is kind of a unique and will be a great new part for the design of the car.

The side view does not show anything specific. There is some masculinity added over the wheels wells. There is a new kind of a body line which is seen and it helps the car have more character than before. With the changes that are made the car is also a bit sportier compared to last time? The rear end is also going to change a bit and it adopts a horizontal there. It will in this case update the model and help it fuse with the entirety of the car. With it we are expecting to get a nice set of wheels and an overall better look for the 2019 Lexus GS.

Color Options for the 2019 Lexus GS

The newest 2019 Lexus GS is getting ready for its release. Based on the pictures they are going to invest a lot of thought in the exterior look of the car. The design is one part which is going to receive most of the updates for the car. But are there going to be some new color additions. The answer is positive, but unfortunately it is going to be somewhat of a secret which ones they decide to utilize. There are hopes that this new car gets to be one of the more advanced models in terms of its looks so we are expecting a great showcasing of colors to update the car and help it go even beyond the potential it has had so far.

Are the Dimensions Changing?

Based on how things look now, the 2019 Lexus GS is not changing its size. The pictures do show a car padded with a lot of camouflage. But there is no indication to think that the car is going to be any different when it comes to the size. The vehicle is going to feature the same characteristics which also means the same interior spacing. To tell the truth, these were not so bad and the vehicle was pretty balanced when it came to the dimensions. Thus the length of the car is probably going to be 192.1 inches. The previous car also had a wheelbase of 112.2 inches. Finally the height and the width are 57.3 inches and 72.4 in respectively. With these stats the interior volume is 98 cu ft and the trunk capacity amounts to 18 cu ft.

Changes for the Interior of the 2019 Lexus GS

Unfortunately, there are no pictures not a lot of information for the interior fo the 2019 Lexus GS. It remains a secret for now but it will be soon uncovered how the will look. As they changed the outer part of the vehicle, we are expecting equal change for the inside of it. This is a Lexus car, so we can unmistakably expect the luxury. With the majority of the car changing, perhaps the inside is going to be a refreshing new part as well.

Doing away with some of the staple elements which the Lexus cars are famous for is a risky choice. But sometimes you have to make bold moves in order to gain attention. Our idea is that this model will add an entirely new formula which will get the car the attention it needs. Expect to see updated technology and also newest comfort additions. Wood and leather are of the staples of luxury, so it does not hurt to have them here.

Engine Specs and Improvements for the 2019 Lexus GS

It is hard to tell whether the newest 2019 Lexus GS will use or update the current line of engines. The outgoing model has two engine options, the 2.0-liter, and turbocharged four-banger that is able to provide 241 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. The second one is the 3.5-liter V-6 which is a stronger option giving us 311 horsepower and 280 pound-feet. But the model that was doing tests is obviously a hybrid powered mode. So we are expecting that a combination of a 3.5-liter with a battery and an electric motor gets to be thrown into the mix. It will give the car an output of 338 horsepower in total.

2019 Lexus GS Acceleration and Top Speed

With the newest 2019 Lexus GS and the changes that we are expecting to face for the powertrain, the specs will also be different. The model is yet to share these information and it is not likely that we get to have them soon. For now a top speed of 155 mph is estimated and an acceleration to 0-60 mph of around 6 seconds is certain.

Fuel Economy Improvements

The newest 2019 Lexus GS will most likely work to improve the fuel economy. The current rating of 22 mpg city and 32 mpg on the highway is decent but it is still something that  needs improvement. We will see if this is the version that gets to do so.

New 2017 Mini Cooper Clubman Release Date and Review

Its practical, refined, and offers high value for the money, however, its middling fuel economy ratings and acceleration are still points of concern. The 2017 Mini Cooper Clubman is for those who like the four-door Mini Cooper but are in need of extra space. The Mini Cooper release date should be expected sometime in the latter half of 2017. 

2017 Mini Cooper Clubman red color, side angle

Some of the highlights that define it include a high-quality cabin, a distinctive style and character, usable backseat and cargo space, abundant customization options, and a nimble handling.

As expected, there will be those who will often lambaste the Clubman formulae for obvious reasons such as going against the Mini Cooper hallmarks, and those that find the new change welcoming. Some will ponder whether the Mini Clubman is still a Mini given its seemingly different evolutionary path.

2017 Mini Cooper Clubman side view, alloy wheels

For starters who don’t understand the Clubman concept, the new model is by all means a Mini to the roots, but differs in terms of its dimensions that Mini alleges measure 3” wider, and about 10” longer than the Hatchback Cooper. The footprint is also 4” longer. The result of this growth is a practical cargo area, refined and comfortable ride quality, and a truly usable backseat relative to its competition.

2017 Mini Cooper Clubman front angle, headlights and grille

Loyalist of the Mini brand also get distinctive design details, cool customization options, ambient multi-color interior lighting, and toggle switches. The 2017 Mini Cooper Clubman interior can be customized to anything unimaginable. The cabin is of high quality and offers plenty of new technologies as well.

2017 Mini Cooper Clubman rear view, taillights and tailpipe

In terms of performance, the base engine offers an impressive power output rated at around 134 hp. however, fuel economy ratings get a beating despite its remarkable leadership in the past. The other foible seems to be its pricing. There’s no denying the fact that every Mini Cooper is overly priced relative to the available competition. In all fairness, you’d be better off opting for a German-made vehicle than consider any Mini in terms of value.

2017 Mini Cooper Clubman gray color, exterior

In overall though we still find the 2017 Mini Cooper Clubman fascinating. Alternatives include the 2017 Volkswagen Golf/GTI, Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class, and the BMW 320i.

2017 Mini Cooper Clubman rear angle, tailpipe and taillights

2017 Mini Cooper Clubman Review of Trims

The newest Mini Cooper Clubman is offered in two trims: Cooper and Cooper S trim levels.

2017 Mini Cooper Clubman Interior & Exterior Images

2017 Mini Cooper Clubman red color, alloy wheels

Some of the standard accessories offered on the Cooper include a tilt-and-telescopic-leather-wrapped steering wheel, keyless entry and ignition, automatic headlights and wipers, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity, automatic dual-zone climate control, cruise control, sixteen-inch alloy wheels, smartphone app integration, a USB port, a six-speaker audio system, a multi-color ambient lighting, driver-selectable vehicle setting, run-flat tires, leatherette upholstery, and the Mini Connected infotainment interface.

2017 Mini Cooper Clubman gear shift shift knob, lcd screen and dashboard

Opting for the Cooper S model gets you adjustable thigh support seventeen-inch wheels, front sport seats, foglights, and extra styling flourishes. Options offered for the two trims include a panoramic sunroof, an automatic parallel parking system, rear parking sensors, adaptive cruise control, auto-diming and power-folding mirrors, a rear spoiler, keyless ignition and entry, various wheel designs, and LED foglights and headlights.

2017 Mini Cooper Clubman steering wheel and leather seats

The 2017 Mini Cooper Clubman interior options include a sport steering wheel, leatherette upholstery, heated front seats, an eight-way power front seats, a rearview camera, a heads-up display, a 12-speaker Harman Kardon sound system, satellite radio, various interior trims, heated front seats, a split-folding rear seat, driver memory settings, full leather upholstery, and rear parking sensors.

2017 Mini Cooper Clubman interior, back seats

The Mini Cooper Clubman JCW offers rear parking sensors, a rearview camera, a navigation system, an eight-inch display, and special design flourishes.

2017 Mini Cooper Clubman spy shots

2017 Mini Cooper Clubman Engine Specs & Fuel Economy

The Mini Cooper Clubman 2017 comes equipped with a three-cylinder 1.5L turbocharged engine rated at 134 horsepower and 162 lbs. ft. of torque. Pairing is done to the six-speed manual transmission system and the front wheel drive system. Optionally offered is the six-speed automatic system.

2017 Mini Cooper Clubman engine

The top-of-the-line Cooper S model gets a 189-horsepower- and 207 pounds-feet of torque – generating turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder engine. It, too, gets the same transmission options as the base model.

2017 Mini Cooper Clubman engine view

EPA rates the fuel economy at around 24/34/27 mpg in the city/highway/combined with the automatic.

2017 Mini Cooper Clubman Release Date & Price

Rumors allege the new vehicle will most likely go for sale sometime in the latter half of 2017, at least for the USA market.

2017 Mini Cooper Clubman release date

The 2017 Mini Cooper Clubman price starts from an MSRP of around $24,100.

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2017 Mini Cooper Clubman front view, grille and headlights

2017 Mini Cooper Clubman exterior, red color

2017 Mini Cooper Clubman interior, steering wheel and dashboard

2017 Mini Cooper Clubman interior, gear shift knob

2017 Mini Cooper Clubman trunk

2017 Mini Cooper Clubman alloy wheels

2017 Mini Cooper Clubman headlight

2017 Mini Cooper Clubman rear view