New 2017 Porsche Macan – Release Date, Specs & Info

With highlights such as a spirited performance, a highly customizable cabin, an engaging and athletic ride quality, and a hush and quiet ride, the five-passenger 2017 Porsche Macan is a great choice for a luxury crossover. Its release date, despite being a controversial issue at the moment, should be expected sometime in early 2017.

2017 Porsche Macan exterior, side angle, alloy wheels

The new 2017 Porsche Macan is our favorite in the segment. It is the most rewarding and fastest vehicle available. Its acceleration is breathtaking and tops its category, but matches other high-performance sport sedans. And with the Macan S and Macan Turbo generating an output of 340 and 400 horsepower respectively, you’ll definitely enjoy the enthralling ride quality.

2017 Porsche Macan Turbo, rear view, taillights and tailpipe

Also winding you way along a twisted road shouldn’t be problem, as the new model possesses a nimble handling characteristic. You’ll also find it to be engaging more than most rivals including its bigger brother, the Cayenne, although it may not be as nimble as Porsche’s two-door sport’s cars.

2017 Porsche Macan trims, front and rear view

Despite the center stack having so many buttons, it doesn’t take long to acclimate to them thanks to a logical layout. And from the Macan’s driver seat, the dashboard layout clearly mirrors many other modern Porsche designs, with triple dials for the instruments, a flat dash top and a center console that looks as if it belongs in a Learjet. The upscale look and feel is seamlessly provided by the exceptional well-crafted cabin and interior soft-touch materials.

2017 Porsche Macan exterior, front and rear view, headlights and taillights

As we have also come to expect from Porsche, even the base seats are exceptionally well contoured and reassure side-to-side support for more spirited roads, and affords long-haul comfort even when asphalt turns to dirt.

The cockpit layout provides a seating position well suited to spirited driving, and the steering wheel takes inspiration from the company’s exotic 918 Spyder sports car. The Macan also costs an arm and a leg, especially if you tick all the boxes in the aforementioned option’s list. It’s also worthwhile to note, though, that the cargo area and the rear seat are tight relative to other competitors in the market.

2017 Porsche Macan front view, blue color, headlights and grille

So at the end of the day, you’ll have to differentiate whether you are looking at a vehicle that offers luxury equipment or you’re more into performance. If you’re looking for luxury, we recommend you check out both the 2017 Audi SQ5 and the 2017 Audi Q5. With them comes an array of engines, and high-quality interior trimmings.

2017 Porsche Macan exterior, auto show, side angle, alloy wheels

Another option you should consider is the 2017 BMW X3. It also offers a variety of engines, luxury items galore, and more cargo space. Lastly, if you’re searching for comparable style and a bit of off-road flair, your best bet would be the 2017 Range Rover Evoque.

2017 Porsche Macan rear view, blue color, taillights and tailpipe

2017 Porsche Macan Engine Specs

Under the hood of the 2017 Porsche Macan is a 3.0L turbocharged V6 engine mated to a seven-speed automated manual transmission system. The system then forwards the output generated – 340 horsepower and 339 lbs. ft. of torque to all the wheels via the AWD drive mode.

2017 Porsche Macan engine

According to Porsche, a time of 5.6 seconds, a second quicker than other compact luxury crossover SUV, is needed to saunter from 0-60 mph.

2017 Porsche Macan engine view

Still want more oomph? Then opt for the Macan Turbo that comes equipped with a 3.6L turbodiesel V6 engine rated at 400 horsepower and 406 pounds-feet of torque. With only 4.4 seconds needed to get past the 60 mph mark, the Macan Turbo becomes the undisputed compact crossover in the market in terms of acceleration.

EPA says you should expect the two engines to return 23/17/19 on the highway/city/combined.

Offered Trims – Porsche Macan

2017 Porsche Macan trims, front angle, headlights and grille

Two trims are offered for the five-passenger 2017 Porsche Macan: base S, and and the luxury-themedTurbo. The GTS is reviewed separately.

Exterior Changes & 2017 Porsche Macan Interior Review

2017 Porsche Macan interior, steering wheel, lcd screen, gear shift knob, dashboard

Standard accessories and features available for the base Macan S include running running lights, Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, automatic tri-zone climate control, 18/19” wheels, rear folding 40/20/40-split seats, foglights, automatic bi-xenon headlights, a power liftgate, adaptive cruise control, USB/iPod audio interface, a 7” touchscreen interface, simulated suede/leather upholstery, a rear privacy glass, and an eleven-speaker sound system.

2017 Porsche Macan interior, leather seats

The Macan Turbo, in addition to what the base offers, adds a heated 10-way power front seats, unique rear and front fascia’s, bigger brakes, a more powerful engine, a heated steering wheel, a navigation system, bottom bolsters and a power-adjustable side, LED foglights, unique 19” wheels, a fourteen-speaker Bose sound system, full leather upholstery, and aluminum accents.

2017 Porsche Macan trunk

As is Porsche’s tradition, there are dizzying array of available color-matched and leather-swathed interior trim pieces bundled in packages and as standalone items. But you’ll have to wait a bit longer, probably months leading to its official release date to know the precise tidbits.

Price & 2017 Porsche Macan Release Date

2017 Porsche Macan Release date

Its release date should be expected sometime in early 2017. As for the price, the Macan SUV is rumored will go for sale for an MSRP starting around $52,600, a pricier tag relative to other rivals in the segment but guarantees value nonetheless. You could also lease it for a while before committing.

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2017 Porsche Macan rear angle, taillights and tailpipe

2017 Porsche Macan cargo space

2017 Porsche Macan exterior, side view, headlights, grille and alloy wheels

2017 Porsche Macan interior, fornt and rear leather seats

2017 Porsche Macan interior, leather rear seats

2017 Peugeot 3008 Release Date, Review and Specs

The much-awaited 2017 Peugeot 3008 has finally unveiled and its release date set for early 2017. It aims to take its class by storm thanks to the many changes and updates it sports ranging from its high-tech equipment and its optimized architectural efficiency to its exceptionally inspired design. Due to debut during this year’s Paris Motor Show, the new 2017 Peugeot 3008 has already started taking shape with the brand announcing the addition of two new trim levels: GT and GT Line.

2017 Peugeot 3008 auto show, side angle, alloy wheels

Nowadays, many brands are now turning their focus to SUVs due to the versatility, interior room, and superior of-road capabilities they offer. In Europe alone, SUV sales have more than tripled in the last seven years. And for 2017, just like many brands offering vehicles in the European C-segment – the largest and most diverse, the French marque hopes the 3008 will make a cut in the largely competitive arena.

2017 Peugeot 3008 exterior, rear view, taillights and alloy wheels

See, the SUV is a true reflection of the modern automobile’s incarnation: personal pleasure, creator of emotions, technological, and stately. It shows desire to venture into new experiences and escapism, where others are unable to. Well, while most brands have been able to create such kind of an SUV, few have managed to deliver an incredibly modern, consistent, intelligent, and sleek package. The new 2017 Peugeot 3008 is perhaps one among the plethora of options that has managed to seamlessly integrate such features into one package, thereby positioning itself as an imminently desirable product consistent with the modern era of sophistication and capability.

2017 Peugeot 3008 spy shots

The 2017 Peugeot 3008 GT styling distinguishes itself from the rest of the offerings with its chrome door mirror caps, aluminum roof bars, nineteen-inch alloy wheels, and wider wheel-arches. The GT Line, on the other hand, comes equipped with twin chrome exhaust, and eighteen-inch wheels. Other standard features available for both models include an automatic tailgate, and full-LED headlights.

2017 Peugeot 3008 front angle, headlights and grille

Offered beneath the hood of the top-of-the-line Peugeot 3008 GT 2017 is a 2.0L diesel engine that pairs to a six-speed automatic gearbox to deliver 178 horsepower to the wheels. Although details are yet to be offered, it is highly speculated that it’ll take around 9 seconds for a 0-60 mph. GT Line models, on the other hand, will be offered with several petrol and diesel engines and a choice of automatic and manual gearboxes.

2017 Peugeot 3008 exterior, overhead view

Rivals for the Peugeot include Kia Sportage, Renault Kadjar, and Nissan Qashqai. With over 25,000 models sold as at 2016, and a new model on the horizons, the Kia Sportage remains one rival that the Peugeot 3008 wouldn’t want to upset. Although seeming gawky in pictures, Kia’s design elements have come to mature over time, and now features beautifully-sculpted design cues that make it stand out among the rest. It’ll be interesting to see how the two face off in terms of sales figures. But if you ask me, I’d put my money on the 2017 Peugeot 3008 in a heartbeat!

2017 Peugeot 3008 Release Date & Price

2017 Peugeot 3008 release date

Pricing is yet to be announced. Rumors however say the new model will go for sale for slightly above the current model’s sticker price of 20,000 pounds. Its release date has been set for January 2017. You can however start placing an order in November 2016.

2017 Peugeot 3008 Exterior Review

2017 Peugeot 3008 rear angle, taillights and tailpipe

The exterior design is distinctive, rich and seems successfully executed. Even at standstill, it evokes a sense of a strong character thanks to its well-thought out silhouette that includes large wheels, a high waist line, a long flat bonnet, a vertical front end, wide protective bands, shaped roof bars, and a raised ground clearance.

2017 Peugeot 3008 Interior

2017 Peugeot 3008 interior, dashboard and lcd screen

Entering its interior is akin to entering into a new world, one full of surprises, oozing quality, and originality. The dashboard is futuristic and spectacular and immediately catches the eye. With design cues provided by the Peugeot i-Cockpit, the new 3008 is a coherent and technological ensemble that has rewritten the cockpit design entirely.

2017 Peugeot 3008 interior, sun roof and leather seats

Available Trims

Two trims, as of this writing, are available for the 2017 Peugeot 3008: GT and GT Line.

Engine Specs

2017 Peugeot 3008 engine

Several petrol and diesel engines are available for the European markets. While the exact specs are missing, rumors allege the least powerful model will provide 100 horsepower while the most powerful will offer 178 horsepower.

Safety

2017 Peugeot 3008 safety

Safety features include automatic adaptive headlamp main-beam, active lane departure warning, active safety brake and distance alert, active blind-spot monitoring, adaptive cruise control, speed limit sign recognition and recommendation, and driver attention warning. Crash impact assessment is ongoing at the moment. Results will be updated on the Peugeot 3008 release date.

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2017 Peugeot 3008 GT side angle, alloy wheels

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2017 Peugeot 3008 trunk and cargo space

2017 Peugeot 3008 interior, steering wheel

2017 Peugeot 3008 interior, leather seats

New 2017 Hyundai Veloster – Release Date and Info

2017 Hyundai Veloster is ready! With an impressive list of available features, distinctive styling, and a reasonable price, the new 2017 Hyundai Veloster is certainly a standout in its class. This three-door hatchback also comes with features such as lots of value for the money, and fuel economy for both of the available engines beneath its hood.

2017 Hyundai Veloster Release Date & Price

2017 Hyundai Veloster relese date

Meanwhile as Hyundai plans when its unusual three-door hatchback will go for sale, rumors within the confines of the industry allege its release will most likely take place sometime in the fall of 2017. The base model’s price should be expected at around the current model’s MSRP of $18,000 – a reasonable price indeed especially considering the features available.

Release Date: the fall of 2017

Price: $18,000

Review

2017 Hyundai Veloster side view, orange color, alloy wheels

Anyone smitten by a decently dimensioned car with great fuel economy ratings, and great value for the money should probably shop within the compact hatchback market. True, the number of cars offered here is dizzying, however, what makes the 2017 Hyundai Veloster a standout is its combination of all the aforementioned features plus a reasonable price. Again, its distinctive styling and decent functionality are a plus.

2017 Hyundai Veloster rear view, blue color, taillights and tailpipe

As can be seen, the 2017 Hyundai Veloster has lots to offer. How’s life aboard? You ask. Once you pass through the third door that is located on the passenger side and which offers easier ingress or you sit on the driver’s seat behind the wheel, you’ll definitely notice the value proposition we’ve been mentioning here. Standard features are awash inside and some of which are typically optional on other vehicles in this class.

2017 Hyundai Veloster spy shots

Under the hood of the 2017 Hyundai Veloster are two engines. The four-cylinder 1.6L engine comes under the hood of the base model and is credited for offering 132 horsepower and 120 lbs. ft. of torque. Springing for the 2017 Hyundai Veloster Turbo, Rally Edition, and the Turbo Spec gets you a potent 201 horsepower – generating 1.6L four-cylinder engine that comes hitched to a six-speed manual transmission system.

2017 Hyundai Veloster exterior, grille and badges

There’re some gripes, though, that should probably get you thinking in the meantime as you decide whether you’d like a test drive or not. The bae engine is rather painstakingly slow. There’s a flurry of impacts into the cabin particularly in the sportier states of tune while cruising on rough surfaces, and the handling isn’t that inspiring.

2017 Hyundai Veloster rear view, taillights and alloy wheels

But while the Hyundai Veloster 2017 meets the basic requirements of a compact hatchback, the segment isn’t without alternatives – better or equaling for that matter. Some of these include the Volkswagen Golf GTI, Mazda 3, and Ford Fiesta.

2017 Hyundai Veloster Changes on Interior & Exterior

2017 Hyundai Veloster interior, dashboard, lcd screen

Four trims are provided for the 2017 Hyundai Veloster: Turbo, Turbo Rally Edition, Base, and Turbo R-Spec.

2017 Hyundai Veloster front angle, headlights and grille

Some of the standard features available for the base Veloster include a dual-zone automatic climate control, a rearview camera, full power accessories, a CD player, a USB port, a cloth upholstery, heated mirrors, cruise control, LED running lights and headlights, seventeen-inch alloy wheels, a seven-inch touchscreen interface, an auxiliary audio jack, a six-speaker sound system, Bluetooth connectivity, a folding rear seatback, and a height-adjustable driver seat.

2017 Hyundai Veloster interior, leather seats, sun roof

The available Style package is offered as an option and comes with an eight-speaker Dimension premium audio system, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a panoramic sunroof, eighteen-inch wheels, the Blue Link emergency telematics system, a leather-wrapped shift knob, an upgraded interior and exterior trim, and foglights.

2017 Hyundai Veloster auto show, rear angle, taillights and tailpipe

Upscale features available for the top-of-the-line models include unique wheels, driver lumbar adjustments, foglights, a leather upholstery, different styling elements, sportier suspension system, and a “Matte Blue” paint unique.

2017 Hyundai Veloster Engine Specs

2017 Hyundai Veloster engine

Beneath the hood of the 2017 Hyundai Veloster are two mills: a 1.6L four-cylinder and a turbocharged 1.6L four-cylinder. The former comes equipped under the hood of the base model and is rated at 132 hp and 120 lbs. ft. of torque while the latter is offered for the Veloster Turbo, Rally Edition and the Turbo R-Spec.

2017 Hyundai Veloster 0-60 mph with the Turbo takes 7.7 seconds – a respectable acceleration for this class.

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2017 Hyundai Veloster front view, gray color, grille and alloy wheels

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2017 Hyundai Veloster interior, gear shift knob

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