2017 GMC Sierra 2500HD – Release Date and Review

With a neat combination of comfort and capability, the new 2017 GMC Sierra 2500HD is perhaps one among an elite class of heavy-duty trucks that you should highly consider especially if you’re shopping in its class. Some of the highlights that underpin its audacity include a solid build quality, an available CNG fueling for its regular V8 model, a quiet and refined ride quality, a strong diesel engine, and impressive towing and hauling capabilities. The GMC Sierra 2500HD 2017 release date should be expected sometime before this fall, according to recent news.

2017 Sierra 2500 Denali HD rear view, taillights, tailpipe and alloy wheels

If you’ve been an ardent fan of pickup trucks, you already know that some are designed to work hard and play hard. But even so, some tasks require more firepower than others. If you’re looking for a truck that has a do-anything attitude, you’ll probably want to check out the 2017 GMC Sierra 2500HD. True, there’re other choices in the market that offer heavy-duty capabilities, but none are able to seamlessly combine such capability and premium luxury like the Sierra 2500HD.

2017 GMC Sierra 2500HD spy shots

General Motors say the new truck comes equipped with either a 6.6L Duramax turbodiesel V8 engine capable of making 397 horsepower or a 360-horsepower –generating 6.0L V8 engine. The Duramax engine, GMC says, can haul up to 3,534 pounds, and tow up to a maximum of 18,000 pounds when properly equipped.

2017 Sierra 2500 Denali HD side view, red color, alloy wheels

Besides the brawn, the new GMC Sierra 2500HD 2017 has still plenty in store for you. The interior is perhaps one area that comes with a majority of the updates. Some of the technologies that should probably get your tongue wagging in anticipation include LED accent lights, xenon headlights, smartphone app integration, an upgraded infotainment system, remote locking tailgate, and a slew of driving aides.

2017 Sierra 2500 Denali HD front view, black color, alloy wheels and grille

The smooth ride quality carries over from the previous model year. Fancier models also come with upgraded performance specs such as the upgraded steering system. Throw in a wide range of trim models, two bed lengths, and three body styles, and the Sierra 2500HD easily passes for a classy high-end hauler.

2017 GMC Sierra 2500HD rear view, taillights and alloy wheels

Even with such performance components and capability, the 2017 GMC Sierra 2500HD isn’t the only vehicle in its class that has received important updates. Hot on its heels include the Ford F-2500 Super Duty, Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD, and the RAM 2500.

2017 GMC Sierra 2500HD Review of Trims & Body Styles

2017 GMC Sierra 2500HD exterior, front view, grille

Three body styles, as of this writing, are offered: regular cab, double cab, and crew cab. The trio is also offered different bed lengths. Additionally, four trims are available for the 2017 GMC Sierra 2500HD: Denali, SLT, SLE, and base.

2017 GMC Sierra 2500HD Interior & Exterior Changes

2017 Sierra 2500HD interior, steering wheel, dashboard, lcd screen

Some of the standard accessories available for the entry-level Sierra 2500HD include dual-zone automatic climate control, an automatic locking rear differential, seventeen-inch steel wheels, a 4.2” central display screens, adaptive xenon headlights, a six-speaker sound system, cruise control, cloth/vinyl upholstery, LED daytime running lights, chrome bumpers, power door locks, a tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, an auxiliary audio jack, manual rank windows, an rubber floor covering.

2017 Sierra 2500 HD front angle, headlights and grille

The Sierra 2500HD SLE model adds seventeen-inch alloy wheels, full power accessories, upgraded eight-inch touchscreen display, a CD player, HD radio, a 4.2” driver information display, a leather-wrapped tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, tinted rear windows, LED cargo box illumination, and a remote locking EZ lift/lower tailgate.

2017 GMC Sierra 2500HD interior, leatherfront seats

The Sierra 2500HD SLT 2017, in addition to the above features, adds power-adjustable pedals, tri-zone automatic climate control, additional chrome trim, a leather-wrapped tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, power-folding mirrors, rearview auto-dimming mirrors, a 110-V household power outlet, remote ignition, and driver memory settings.

2017 GMC Sierra 2500HD trunk, cargo space

Finally, the GMC Sierra 2500HD Denali 2017winds up with a power-sliding rear window, chrome exterior accents, a heated steering wheel, front and rear parking sensors, a spray-in bedliner, ventilated and heated front seats, bespoke interior colors, an eight-inch reconfigurable information display, and chrome side steps.

2017 GMC Sierra 2500HD Engine Specs

2017 GMC Sierra 2500HD engine

Two engines are offered under its hood. The first is a 6.0L V8 engine able to crank out 360 hp and 380 pounds-feet of torque. When operating on CNG, the power drops to 301 hp and 333 pounds-feet of torque.

Next up is the turbocharged 6.6L diesel V8 engine good for 397 hp and 765 pounds-feet of torque.

2017 GMC Sierra 2500HD Release Date & Price

2017 GMC Sierra 2500HD release date

Rumors allege the new vehicle will probably hit dealerships sometime this fall with the Sierra 2500HD Regular Cab price starting from $33,535.

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2017 Nissan Juke Release Date and News

Although the new 2017 Nissan Juke might lack the striking appeal at the first sight, a drive inside will have you seeing the inner beauty of Nissan’s feisty crossover/hatchback creation. According to Nissan, various new add-ons such as an available AWD system, a lively performance, unique exterior/interior color customizations, and a sporty handling are installed. Its release is set for next year’s May, at least according to various online sources.

2017 Nissan Juke front and rear view, yellow, blue and red color

A part of the Juke’s appeal lies squarely on its controversial styling which it offers without any apologies. Two years ago, Nissan even did the unthinkable, it introduced the new Color Studio program that could alloy any color combo. Think whatever you may about the Juke, but the bottom line is it offers a fun-to drive character and arguably remains as one of the most capable compact crossover vehicle in the segment.

2017 Nissan Juke front and rear view, headlights and taillights

Away from the styling, one among the various strengths it possesses lies below its skin – a healthy turbocharged engine. this highly potent yet fuel-sipping engine which comes mated to a genuine rear-axle torque vectoring and an all-wheel-drive means you can get optimum traction via its ability to vary power between the left and right rear wheels as well as the front and rear axles.

2017 Nissan Juke side angle, blue color, alloy wheels

You can also count on the Juke whenever the road starts to get twisty, as it comes with a taut suspension system that makes for great handling. And with up to 7” of ground-clearance, the body will undoubtedly be free of scrapes on mundane road conditions. However, not everything in the Juke glitters like Gold. There exists some faulty areas that should give any cautious buyer a second thought though.

2017 Nissan Juke exterior, red color, rear view, taillights and tailpipe

They include a relatively stiff ride, a limited cargo volume, a poor rear visibility, lots of plastics in the cabin, and a limited leg-and head room. If you can’t live with that there are several options available you can opt for.

2017 Nissan Juke front angle, headlights and grille

If you are much into space (who isn’t!), both the new 2017 Honda HR-V and the 2017 Chevrolet Trax will certainly be a godsend. The 2017 Mazda CX-3, on the hand, is the perfect alternative if you can’t get past the Juke’s exterior styling.

Trims Available – Nissan Juke

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Five trims are available for the 2017 Nissan Juke: S, SV, SL, Nismo, and the Nismo RS.

Interior Changes & Exterior Colors – 2017 Nissan Juke

The S’s list of standard features and equipment includes a 60/40-split folding rear seats, keyless ignition and entry, 17-inch alloy wheels, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, a hands-free texting assistant, a height-adjustable driver seat, full power accessories, air-conditioning, a rearview camera, a six-speaker sound system, a CD player, Siri Eyes Free iPhone integration, a 60/40-split folding rear seats, cruise control, a 5-inch color monitor, a trip computer, and a tilt-only steering wheel.

2017 Nissan Juke interior, steering wheel, gear shift knob

Stepping up to the SV trim guarantees you of an upgraded cloth upholstery, three drive modes (Eco, Normal, and Sport), a leather-wrapped steering wheel, automatic dual-zone climate control, a sunroof, a rear privacy glass, the I-Con system, and satellite radio.

2017 Nissan Juke interior, leather front and rear seats

The SL gets all the contents of the Tech package plus a leather upholstery, foglights, and automatic headlights.

Upgrading to the Juke Nismo includes all the standard features available on the base and SV trim plus unique exterior and interior styling details, a sportier tuning and sportier suspension, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and front sport seats.

2017 Nissan Juke front view, exterior, headlights and grille

Last, but certainly not the least, is the Nismo RS. With the RS expect, a simulated carbon-fiber trim, a more aggressive suspension and steering tuning, a limited-slip differential, a more powerful engine, leather and synthetic suede, and bigger brakes.

Engine Specifications For The New 2017 Nissan Juke

Under the skin of the 2017 Nissan Juke lies a 1.6L turbocharged inline four-cylinder engine rated at 188 hp and 177 lbs. ft. of torque. An improved version of the engine, however, gets 215 hp and 210 pounds-feet of torque and is offered for the top-rated Juke Nismo RS.

2017 Nissan Juke engine

A time of 7.3 seconds is all you require to get the FWD 2017 Nissan Juke with a CVT passed 60 mph, and about 6.9 seconds with the six-speed manual Nismo.

The FWD CVT-equipped Juke returns 32/28/30 mpg on the highway/city/combined, but the AWD drops the ratings a bit lower to 31/26/28 mpg.

Price & 2017 Nissan Juke Release Date

2017 Nissan Juke Side view, red color, alloy wheels, headlights

Industry pundits allege the new 2017 Nissan Juke’s date of release should be expected in MAY of 2017. The price, on the other hand, is put at a base MSRP of $20,250 for the Hatchback, and $28,020 for the Juke Nismo RS.

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New 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-350 – Release Date, Specs & Info

The new 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-350 continue to be an epitome the modern midsize luxury sedan segment with its striking beauty, top-notch performance, and sophisticated technologies offering. Additionally, it offers features such as plenty of advanced safety features, a strong gasoline engine, and superb ride quality. The Mercedes-Benz E-350 2017 release date should be expected sometime this summer.

2017 Mercedes-Benz E-350 exterior, side angle, alloy wheels

The 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-350 comes from the larger E-Class series. The E-Class is an umbrella for various models extensive enough to be its own brand. The series boasts of four body styles, five powertrains, and a countless feature combinations. Furthermore, it still offers a fuel-swilling twin-turbo V8. Despite this dizzying diversity, the E-Series is consistent with its high level of excellence.

2017 Mercedes-Benz E-350 spy shots

Rumors abound in the segment have indicated that the E-Series is nearing its end of its production cycle. Whether or not these rumors are founded or not, the 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-350 remains the sedan to beat in its class and fully competitive against its traditional foes. Being a luxury brand and having the nameplate of arguably one of the best automakers in history, the 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-350 interior is something to write home about, only this time it is more refined and the technologies upgraded.

2017 Mercedes-Benz E-350 rear view, taillights, badges and tailpipe

We could go on and on, but suffice to say, the newest Mercedes E-350 is an appealing midsize luxury car that deserves a test drive. Some of the rivals nipping its heels include the Lexus GS, the Audi A6, the BMW 5 Series, and the Jaguar XF.

The 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-350 Rivals

2017 Mercedes-Benz E-350 front angle, headlights and grille

The 2017 Jaguar XF Sedan price starts from $47,450. Some of the specs offered for this price include a well-trimmed interior, advanced technology offerings, a comfortable ride quality, and a responsive handling. Motivation for the Jaguar XF 2017 comes from a 2.0L four-cylinder diesel engine rated at 180 hp @4,000rpm and 318 pounds-feet of torque @1,750rpm. Transmission pairing is done by the eight-speed shiftable automatic.

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The 2017 Audi A6 price starts from around $46,200. This price gets you features such as a finely finished interior with generous passenger space, a sporty handling, an impressive diesel fuel economy, strong supercharged and diesel V6 engines, and top crash test scores. The Audi A6 release date should be expected sometime before this fall.

2017 Mercedes-Benz E-350 Review of Trims

The 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-350 is available in wagon, and sedan body styles. Each is further offered in Luxury and Sport body styles.

2017 Mercedes-Benz E-350 Interior & Exterior Changes

2017 Mercedes-Benz E-350 interior, gear shift knob, dashboard, lcd screen

Some of the standard accessories offered for the 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-350 Luxury trim model include a sport tuned suspension system, a two-bar grille, a separate hood ornament, and seventeen-inch alloy wheels. The Sport model, on the other hand comes with a three-spoke steering wheel, aluminum pedals, and a subtle white-faced gauges.

2017 Mercedes-Benz E-350 interior, leather back seats

Both the Sport and Luxury models are further offered with features such as a front-seat memory functions, LED headlights and taillights, the COMAND electronics interface, auto-dimming mirrors, dual-zone automatic climate control, adaptive suspension dampers, an iPod/USB audio interface, a power tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, a 10-way power front seats, a sunroof, Bluetooth connectivity, front seat memory functions, and the MB-Tex simulated leather upholstery.

2017 Mercedes-Benz E-350 rear angle, taillights and tailpipe

A smorgasbord of packages is also offered as well. The Premium package comes with features such as split-folding mirrors, a power rear window sunshade, a rearview camera, a fourteen-speaker Harman Kardon surround-sound sound system, and power-folding mirrors. The Lighting package offers automatic high-beam headlight control, and adaptive LED headlights. Others include the Keyless Go, Lane Tracking, Driver Assistance, Premium 3, Premium 2, and the Sport package. The contents will be known for sure during its release date

2017 Mercedes-Benz E-350 auto show, front view, headlights, grille and badges

2017 Mercedes-Benz E-350 Engine Specs

2017 Mercedes-Benz E-350 engine

Under the hood of the 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-350 is a 3.5L V6 engine rated at 302 horsepower and 273 pounds-feet of torque. The mill comes paired to a seven-speed automatic transmission system. The E350 Wagon is offered with a 4Matic system only.

2017 Mercedes-Benz E-350 Release Date & Price

2017 Mercedes-Benz E-350 release date

Expect the price to start from an MSRP of around 53,000 USD for the Sport model. Availability is scheduled for this summer.

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