2017 Mitsubishi i-MiEV Release Date and Specs

Although buyers might find the 2017 Mitsubishi i-MiEV to be priced temptingly low, it comes short on utility, long recharging times, and barely adequate highway performance. Its date of release isn’t released yet but sources privy to the developments point to September 2017.

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There is so much to be loved inside the new 2017 Mitsubishi i-MiEV with its long list of standard features and soft-touch materials. And similar to its counterparts, it comes with a relatively quiet cabin but you might occasionally hear a distinct sound when the electric motor kicks in.

Once you are on the highway, though, there is a notable increase in tire and wind noise which might allow for easy conversation. But this is a vehicle that is primarily meant for short city commutes since you have a very high probability of getting charging stations unlike on the highways.

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While its sticker price is apparently affordable in its class, the i-MiEV isn’t as practical as its rivals. Long charging times compounded by a limited driving range are often concerns buyers have before EV ownership, and the new Mitsubishi i-MiEV happens to fall short on both areas.

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This tiny EV offers you just 62 miles of driving range, which is rather little relative to other EVs in the segment that offer well over 80 miles before finally running out of power. With the Mitsubishi i-MiEV, you’ll need to stay at least 22 hours as the outdated 3.3kW charges it. Rumors allege level two and three chargers will hasten the time taken to 7 hours.

You will find the skinny tires and its short wheelbase to quite practical when you want to fit it in very tight spaces. Otherwise, it isn’t that strong. With 14.7 seconds of 0-60n acceleration, this is the first automobile we’ve ever recorded so far and therefore you shouldn’t expect things to be peachy on the highway.

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Once you reach “top” highway speeds, you’ll realize the ride to be quite rough and busy and comfort is at a premium. And adding insult to injury are the uninspiring materials present inside its cabin.

With its low price, several thousand dollars below most of its rivals, in fact, the new 2017 Mitsubishi i-MiEV offers all the appealing features of an all-electric vehicle without costing you as much. But depending on your priorities, you may be better off paying more to get the ownership experience you are looking for.

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That said, you might want to check out some of its rivals in the market. Although marginally expensive than the 2017 Mitsubishi i-MiEV, the 2017 Chevrolet Spark EV offers twice as much 0-60 mph acceleration and additional 20 miles of range. But if you are looking for something more invigorating, you will be better off with either the 2017 Ford Focus Electric or the Nissan Leaf. They offer better electric range and charging times than any other EV.

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Last, but certainly not least, is the 2017 Fiat 500e trim that offers a fun-to-drive nature and better interior appointments. Even though the 2017 Mitsubishi i-MiEV offers pure cost savings, a majority of EV buyers will be looking for a vehicle that offers a practical day-to-day driving and plenty of standard equipment and features. Unfortunately, the i-MiEV falls short on almost every item mentioned.

Mitsubishi i-MiEV – Trims Available

The four-passenger 2017 Mitsubishi i-MiEV is available in only a single ES trim level.

Interior Review & Exterior Changes – 2017 Mitsubishi i-MiEV

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Standard equipment to look forward to include a 50/50-pslit folding rear seats, automatic headlights, 15-inch alloy wheels, auxiliary audio jack, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a CD player, a six-speaker sound system, air-conditioning, heated side mirrors, and full power accessories.

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Standalone features include Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, automatic climate control, a remote system, a quick charging port, a 7-inch touchscreen interface, blue LED interior lighting, rear parking sensors, Fuse hands-free link, a navigation system, a rearview camera, and a cargo net.

2017 Mitsubishi i-MiEV Engine Specs

The redesigned 2017 Mitsubishi i-MiEV is powered by a 49kW electric motor and a 16kWh lithium-ion battery pack that together produce 66 hp and 145 lbs. ft. of torque.

2017 Mitsubishi i-MiEV electric motor

According to EPA, 30kWh/100 miles is what it estimates the energy consumption of the i-MiEV to be. Its top speed is put at 81 mph.

Price & 2017 Mitsubishi i-MiEV Release Date

Its release date should be expected in September 2017. As for its price, expect it at around $22,995.

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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.

2017 Peugeot 2008 auto show, side view, alloy wheels

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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