2017 GMC Terrain Release Date, Review, News

With a powerful V6 engine, a comfortable ride, and a features galore, the new 2017 GMC Terrain promises top-notch performance and an appealing performance. Some of the defining 2017 fetes include an adjustable backseat, a comfortable highway ride, an agile V6 ride, and spacious cabin. Its release date should be expected mid this year.

For 2017, buyers should look forward to new safety features which include but not limited to lane departure control, a blind-spot monitoring, and hill assist. Also, we should expect better styling on its rear and front as well as updated daytime running lights.

2017 GMC Terrain front angle, headlights and grille

This year marks the seventh year for this truck and will undoubtedly mark yet another successful year for this small-to-midsize crossover class. The Terrain still stands out from the rest of the group through its unique square shouldered body and larger-than-average body style. However, newer and more powerful models threaten it some ways.

2017 GMC Terrain exterior, black color, alloy wheels

To its credit, the new GMC Terrain still offers some of the best features and appealing qualities that have defined its long existence in its segment. However not everything is a bed of roses for the Terrain. Some of the vehicle’s shortcomings include an unavailable Bluetooth audio control, less cargo space than its formidable rivals, a sluggish four-cylinder engine, unintuitive touchscreen interface, and less impressive EPA fuel economy ratings.

Available Trims – GMC Terrain

The 2017 Terrain is available in a walloping five trims: base SL, mid-trims SLE-1, SLE-2, and SLT, and the top-of-the-line Denali trim.

Exterior Colors & Interior Reviews – 2017 GMC Terrain

The redesigned 2017 GMC Terrain SL trim comes standard with full-power accessories, a height-adjustable steering wheel, an auto-dimming rearview camera, cruise control, 17” alloy wheels, a 60/40-split folding rear seat, a reclining and sliding functions, a telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, a power-adjustable steering wheel, Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, USB port, six-speaker sound system, a 7” touchscreen interface, and an auxiliary audio jack.

2017 GMC Terrain rear angle, tailpipe and tailights

Next up is the SLE-1 trim that tacks on several feature packages, an all-wheel-drive powertrain, a rear carpeted floor mat, satellite radio, and heated exterior mirrors.

Building upon what the above trim comes with is the SLE-2 trim that comes equipped with a Pioneer eight-speaker sound system, LED daytime running lights, voice command functionality, an eight-speaker sound system, smartphone app integration, Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, automatic climate control, heated front seats, an eight-way power driver seat, and exterior heated mirrors.

2017 GMC Terrain interior, leather seats and gear shift knob

The SLT comes equipped with a rear parking sensors, chrome exterior accents, heated front seat, leather upholstery, and remote engine start. Additionally, the Driver Alert package is available for both the SLE-2 and SLT trims. The package come bundled with an adjustable power liftgate, forward collision warning, rear-cross traffic alert, and a blind-spot monitoring.

2017 GMC Terrain steering wheel, lcd screen and dashboard

The top-of-the-line 2017 GMC Terrain Denali tacks everything the SLT trim comes with plus a navigation system, unique 19” wheels, Denali-specific comfort-oriented suspension set-up, and lots of packages.

Engine Specs – 2017 GMC Terrain

Offered as the standard engine is a 2.4L four-cylinder engine rated at 182 horsepower and 172 pounds of torque. Also, an optional 3.6L engine is available for the SLE-2, SLT, and Denali trims. It is rated at 301 horsepower and 272 pounds of torque.

Both engines come standard with a front wheel drive, as is the six-speed automatic transmission system.

EPA fuel economy ratings for the front wheel drive, four-cylinder engine stand at 22/32/26 mpg in the city/highway/combined, and 20/29/23 mpg for the 4WD.

2017 GMC Terrain engine

During our won test drive, the FWD sprinted from 0-60 mph in 9.1 seconds. An AWD V6-equipped Denali trim dashed the same distance but clocked 7.0 seconds.

When properly equipped, a four-cylinder-equipped Terrain comes with a maximum towing capacity of 1,500 pounds. The V6 tows up to 3,500 pounds.

Safety wise, some of the standard features include front-seat side-impact, traction and stability control, antilock disc brakes, side-curtain airbags, and automatic crash notification.

Price & 2017 GMC Terrain Release Date

2017 GMC Terrain black color, alloy wheels

Expect to pay an MSRP starting from $23,975 for the 2017 GMC Terrain SUV. As for its release date, expect the new Terrain mid this year, according to reliable information from our sources privy of GMC’s operations.

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2017 GMC Terrain exterior, grille

2017 GMC Terrain rear view, taillights and tailpipe

2019 Land Rover Defender

Upcoming Release Date for the 2019 Land River Defender

In relation to the forthcoming 2019 Land Rover Defender release date, there have been some advancements made. There have been some delays but it appears that the vehicle will finally come as a 2019 model. Ever since the concept vehicle first emerged and was showcased to the crowds.

People were hoping to see the final product as soon as possible. The line has finally been drawn and the pictures of the car look promising. It does resemble the concept model which came out earlier, but it is also fairly different.

Land Rover has finally decided to put some new touches on its Defender model which has essentially gone unchanged for 30 years now. The brand has been in desperate search for an update. Finally, the British automakers have decided to refurbish the vehicle a bit and give it a modern sort of a glare.

The Defender has seized its sales in the US almost twenty years ago, but now they are planning to bring it back. The new2019 Land Rover Defender will be offered to the American audiences as well as the European ones. The release date may differ a bit but it is clear that they are targeting America as their primary target.

What is the Price of the 2019 Land Rover Defender?

There have been many rumors made about the potential price of the 2019 Land Rover Defender. But since they are going to make a plethora of changes, you cannot expect it cheap. The newest model is going to start with a very heavy update. Aesthetics are the most important part and they are going to make the most of the redesign. There are also rumors about different and lighter materials that will also come into the mix. All in all, the price rate will change significantly compared to the last generation model.

But it is not going to be so much different compared with the competition. The price of the 2019 Land Rover will probably be in the same line as the rivaling vehicles. Thus a figure of $55,000 is more than expected. There are probably going to be some added features which can pump up the price even further, but those are unfamiliar so far. Either way a starting price of this much is something to be expected for the brand.

Latest Rumors about the 2019 Land Rover Defender

Based on some rumors that were heard about the 2019 Land Rover Defender, the car was almost not made at one point. Redesigning this car took a long time. There was not much of a market for it and a lot of people actually doubted adding this car back to the roster of Land Rover vehicles. But luckily, the only way they were able to do that was to give it a full makeover. This is where the concept version comes in. This was the first step in making a better and a new car and the Defender concept is the prime basis used for the newest 2019 model.

But after the initial rumors, the release date was postponed. The car was supposed to come out much earlier. But setbacks in production delayed the vehicle. Now when all of that is cleared and done we can finally hope to get the 2019 Land Rover Defender back. The car is a great new addition that will go with the standard roster of Land Rover vehicles.

Some Exterior Changes for the 2019 Land Rover Defender

One thing is for sure and that is that the 2019 Land Rover Defender will have a massive overhaul when it comes to the exterior. Redesigning this car won’t be easy. But yet it seems as if they are going to pull it off. The aspect that they are concentrating the most is modernizing the vehicle.

They are aiming at a completely new crowd with this one and we see it as working. First of all, they finally decided to depart from the ancestral corrugated-cardboard styling. But they have done so in the manner where they managed to retain rugged and the agricultural appeal which this model came is famous for. They are not going to tarnish the identity of the car, but at the same time they are managing to update it and introduce some new features and styling.

The 2019 Land Rover will be very much appealing to the younger audiences. They realized this well off in advance and have designed the model so the new era of buyers get to be interested in it. If you have seen the concept version that made its debut recently, they you know what we are talking about. All in all, this is a model which will stand in the crowd and bring its own personal brand and appeal to a modern market.

Newest Color Choices for the 2019 Land Rover Defender

When updating the 2019 Land Rover Defender, the designers had to think about everything. One of the most important factors for the younger crowds is of course its exterior appearance. There are going to add more color choices this time. Updating the Defender to a modern car is going to require such a change.

There is no information still on which colors are going to be used, but we can probably expect some cool new ones which will satisfy the newer crowds. Basically, the information will come out when they finalize the entire offer.

Size and Dimensions

There are no exact information about the size of the 2019 Land Rover Defender. This car is getting an entire exterior makeover. But they did not mention anything about the size. Some people are going as far to say that the vehicle is not going to change the size, but there are also some which see this as an opportunity to update the model and extended. For now, basing the facts on the concept vehicle, the size is not going to change so much. The vehicle will be its own self and this also means the same kind of features are available. All in all, expect a comfortable interior with a lot of comfort enhancements.

Jeep has also confirmed that the vehicle will use an aluminum-intensive unibody, similar to the one that other Jeep cars are using. This also means that they are adapting the weight and are aiming at a much more efficient model.

2019 Land Rover Defender Interior Updates

The interior of the 2019 Land Rover Defender may be an important part of it. So it as the entirety of the car will take on a more modern approach. But the interior will probably have to go through the majority of the refurbishing that company planned to do. The car is most certainly going to update the technology and bring in different kinds of entertainment features in order to satisfy the younger crowds.

But also,we expect newer, better and smoother surfaces to debut here. This is going to help the car break into the mainstream of the American market with ease and help it create an entirely new picture of itself. This is what the British automaker was aiming all along. This will most likely mark the newest beginning for the Defender and also help it restore the popularity which it had in the past. But this time it will come under an entirely new guise.

What Powertrain Will the 2019 Land Rover Defender Host?

The powertrain is probably the part of the 2019 Land Rover Defender which many people are dying to hear about. Well we do have some ideas about what is going to make it under the hood of the car, but the mystery about the specs of the model is still present. Jaguar is going to provide a set of powertrains which will be very useful for the Defender.

For instance, supercharged 5.0-liter V-8 and the 3.0-liter V-6 are marked for an appearance. Also the smaller 2.0-liter inline-four, both in diesel and gasoline setups are going to come. Unfortunately, the output is still a mystery and it will be based upon the final decision so we get to hear what the car’s power is going to be.

0-60 mph and Top Speed

The top speed as well as the 0-60 mph performance of the 2019 Land Rover Defender is a mystery for now. This will depend on the powertrain choice and how they decide to utilize it. The car has made some important changes in order to welcome a completely new setting for the engines. But the we are still waiting for exact and final decision. All in all, the stats are coming soon.

2019 Land Rover Defender Fuel Economy

Another thing that we are dying to know about the 2019 Land Rover Defender is its fuel economy. We do know that a new platform is utilized and that lighter materials are going to be used. But the expected fuel consumption is still not clear. A hope still remains that his is going to be a part that they are improving.

2019 Jeep Scrambler

When is the Release Date for the 2019 Jeep Scrambler?

With the confirmations of the 2019 Jeep Scrambler, the release date is one of the parts that we are most concerned about. The mysterious Jeep vehicle has been roaming the roads with various coatings camouflage. There are  confirmations that this will be the first Jeep Wrangler pickup model.

After that, more and more information started emerging. This helped us to understand that this new car is going to be made based on the 2018 Wrangler JL model. But there are still more information that we need to learn about.

One of them is the exact release date. Many information have been released for the 2019 Jeep Scrambler. However, we still need to learn about its release date. This is something that will probably be announced pretty soon. And we expect it to be somewhere at the end of next year. The vehicle is pretty close to its finish, based on the current look. So it will probably not take too long until we get the final and production version.

Expected Price for the 2019 Jeep Scrambler

There is no a clear definition on the price of the 2019 Jeep Scrambler. It is a model which is still under development.  There are many rumors circling the model and expectations. But how much exactly will it cost remains for us to see. This vehicle is still searching for its audiences. The makers are currently facing this kind of a problem. But before the release date, we expect them to solve the situation.

When it comes to the price, the starting price of the Wrangler Unlimited is probably going to be somewhere at $31,000. As for the Scrambler models, the price will rise a bit. It will most likely be somewhere at $34,500. This is hopefully going to be a perfect fit for the segment. We are going to get the confirmation sometime in the future. However, we are probably not going to wait too long on it.

Rumors on 2019 Jeep Scrambler

The photos and rumors about the 2019 Jeep Scrambler are not something new. There is a whole lot that we have been hearing about the new vehicle, but there is still much more that we are expecting to find out soon. In fact, the thing that we do know is that the vehicle is focused to be more off-road orientated and that this version of the Wrangler is going to be more stable. This is owed to its off-road driving and trailer towing capability. Their aim is also to incorporate class leading towing ability and also improved payload capacity.

But, even with all these rumors in place and making a while lot of sense, there is still much that we are not certain about. Since the model is going to use the lengthen version of the Wrangler Unlimited JL’s frame, there is a great possibility that the vehicle will lengthen the bed.

But the changes in the dimensions and the entirety of the car will most likely result in a less maneuverable vehicle. The 2019 Jeep Scrambler might end up being vulnerable to high centering. All of this is in the realm of rumors for now, so some of it might not come even true. At least we are only hoping for the bad ones not to come true.

Possible Exterior Look of the 2019 Jeep Scrambler

Viewing the 2019 Jeep Scrambler and basing all of this on the released information, we have a pretty good idea how the Scrambler will look like. They are going to use the same design as for the standard Wrangler model. This means the inclusion of the grille, bumper, fender, hood and windshield which will be very much identical. This does sound great like the updated Wrangler has adopted really nice features.

There has also been a leak that says that there are going to be three top options. In the running are a three-piece hard top in black, a Premium Black Sunrider soft top and a three-piece hard top with a matching body color. It is still not clear if the bed can extend into the cab by folding the rear seats, but the windshield can still be folded flat.

But the most interesting part for the outside of the 2019 Jeep Scrambler is the cargo bed. There is a possibility that it will be made from composites of plastic with a bed lining also made from plastic elements. This is done in order to save weight and there are also some added storage units positioned there to add more utility.

New Color Choices of the 2019 Jeep Scrambler

So far there have not been any exact details with the color of the 2019 Jeep Scrambler. The camo and the materials placed over the car do not allow us to see which color the coating is underneath. But we are fairly certain that the vehicle will transfer all the options form the base Wrangler models.

Since these models are going to borrow a lot form the newest Jeep Wrangler, why not borrow the color choices as well. There are some new options added there and the vehicle will gain additional options to choose from. It will not be a bad choice for the future Wrangler Pickup to use the same ones also.

What will Happen with the Dimensions of the 2019 Jeep Scrambler?

Based on the pictures and on the information about the 2019 Jeep Scrambler, the vehicle is going to be lengthen. This is a logical turn of events as the cargo bed is going to extend the vehicle and give it a significant amount of length. If we take a look at the base Wrangler vehicle the pickup model is something that has been expected to arrive for a long time.

They did a good job on it but we still have to see if the dimensions are as good as they say so they vehicle is kept in balance. All in all, they also need to deal with the weight which might cause an issue so there are not problems in relation to maneuverability.

2019 Jeep Scrambler Interior Setup

As per reports, the 2019 Jeep Scrambler will simply transfer the interior of the current Jeep Wrangler Unlimited JK. The 2018 version of the Wrangler has been updated with some great stuff and the people who get the Scrambler will enjoy having them as well.

The identical parts include the dash, the instruments, the infotainment system and the seats. But they will replace the low grade plastic with some premium one. So we will get some better high-end materials as well as better materials for the seats.

The old school transfer case is still here. They also confirmed that a FCA’s well-loved 8.4-inch Uconnect system is back. This system is very user friendly and allows for additional convenience. The arrangement of the buttons and the setup is very easy to use. There are also some auxiliary buttons which will help. All in all, the interior is upgraded in a great manner and will serve very well to all the people who buy the 2019 Jeep Scrambler.

Engine Variants for the 2019 Jeep Scrambler

The newest 2019 Jeep Scrambler is going to share the same powertrains as the Wrangler SUV. This means that under the hood of this car we are expecting to get new 2.0-liter “Hurricane” turbocharged four-cylinder engine. There are rumors of his one as of capable of making 300 horsepower. And the model will also be a hybrid system.

This being the base engine, there is also going to be an added version, namely the 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6, with a lot higher volume. The secondary engine is supposedly going to produce 350 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque. The final option is the 3.0-liter EcoDiesel engine producing 240 horsepower and also 420 pound-feet of torque. The rumors on transmission system say we’re looking at the ZF eight-speed automatic transmission, while a 4WD system is going to be standard.

0-60 mph and Top Speed

With the familiar powertrain of the 2019 Jeep Scrambler neatly fitted under the hood, we are expecting to get similar stats as the SUV Wrangler has. This includes the transferred acceleration and also the top speed. This news is still not official but will can probably expect the company to announce them really soon.

2019 Jeep Scrambler Fuel Economy

The fuel economy specs for the 2019 Jeep Scrambler are also not official as of yet. But we are certain that they are going to be somewhat favorable. They are trying to help the car consume as less fuel as humanly possible. And there is a great possibility that they achieve in it. The plastic and weight reduction elements will most likely help. And it can probably do the trick in order to get better fuel economy.