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2021 Honda Civic Type R Release Date, News and Rumors

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The upcoming new 2021 Honda Civic Type R was caught testing around the Nurburgring race track last month. According to the several spy photos our photographers were able to snag, it is evident that the new model has plenty of changes in store for us. So to cut to the chase, the U.S-spec Type R will be offered with a characterful, high-revving all-new turbocharged engine. The juicier details have however been left to speculation for now. So after collecting some info from well-connected sources, we were able to join in the dots and prepared the following review. Note that this sneak preview however is based only on our own rendering. Pricing and release date details are also included as well.

2021 Honda Civic Type R front view, headlights and grille

The new Civic Type R marks a new performance era for Honda cars by delivering peak levels of performance through the brand’s racing DNA. Having been on a hiatus for two years, the Type R promises to return triumphantly with some of the best technologies, systems, and features the hot hat segment has ever seen. Indeed, credible reports say the new model will be a demonstration of just how far Honda has come from in regards to technology and performance innovation.

2021 Honda Civic Type R rear view, taillights and tailpipe

It is not known whether Honda will still offer the 2.0L VTEC Turbo gasoline engine the prior model was offered with. Some quarters say the new automobile will come with a turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder engine able to crank out 315 horsepower and 300 lbs. ft. of torque. With this power, it should be able to zoom from 0-60 mph in just slightly over five seconds. Its top speed, the same quarters say, should be around 167 mph limit. It is imperative to note that the 2015 Honda Civic Type R was offered with a direct-injected turbocharged 2.0L engine that was able to offer 306 hp @6,500 rpm, and 295 pounds-feet of torque @2,500 rpm.

2021 Honda Civic Type R exterior, red color, alloy wheels and headlights

Just like before, Honda has offered the new model with high-precision technologies meant to cap emission ratings, while improving fuel efficiency and improving the output of the engine. The previous model offered a blistering performance that was unmatched in the FWD hot hatch segment. And even despite its astonishing performance – 0-62 mph in 5.7 seconds and 167 mph top speed – it achieved very low emissions of just 170g/km.

2021 Honda Civic Type R side view, red color, alloy wheels

Akin to the previous model it is replacing, the new model is expected to go up in arms against its traditional rivals such as the Volkswagen Golf GTI, and the Ford Focus ST. It is almost impossible to talk of the hot hatch segment without mentioning the Golf GTI. It is essentially the segment founding father, having been there since 1983. Specs include: a top speed of 124 mph, 0-60 mph in 5.8 seconds, and an output of 210 horsepower. The Ford Focus, on the other hand, is one of the best hot hatches the US market boasts of. It is a great option fir daily and track use.

2021 Honda Civic Type R USA Release Date & Price

Pricing details are still far from being released. Those in the know however say the U.S spec version price should most likely be offered within the neighborhood of the Euro-spec Type R that goes for sale for $46,000. Its release date should be expected sometime in mid-2021.

2021 Honda Civic Type R release date

2021 Honda Civic Type R Exterior

As is evident from the spy images we have of the vehicle, the exterior design has somehow carried over virtually unchanged from before – if you ask me. The detailing aspects have however changed. The front fascia has completely evolved into something even more impressing. The Honda badge is more upright, vertical brake ducts have been added, and the side air inlets have been redesigned. Around back, the lower fascia and the spoiler have all undergone revisions.

2021 Honda Civic Type R exterior, red color, grille and headlights

2021 Honda Civic Type R Interior

What Honda has up its sleeve is unknown for now. We should nonetheless take the absence of details to mean a lot is in the works. With the result being better cockpit, controls, layout, and material quality.

2021 Honda Civic Type R dashboard, lcd screen, gear shift knob and steering wheel

Available Trims

Honda is yet to offer us clues as to which trims/grades the new 2021 Honda Civic Type R will come with. Updates, that is, if Honda even decides to make any available, will be offered on this space.

2021 Honda Civic Type R badges

Engine Specs

As already mentioned, no one knows whether Honda will update the existing 2.0L four-cylinder turbocharged engine that currently offers 306 horsepower and 295 lbs. ft. of torque.

2021 Honda Civic Type R engine

Safety

2021 Honda Civic Type R side angle, wgite color, alloy wheels

After skipping one year of production, it is likely that Honda is working on a number of new technologies that it hopes will revolutionize the way the segment has traditionally been viewed. It’ll also be interesting to see how it scores in terms of crash impact safety ratings in both the E.U and U.S safety standards.

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2016 Honda CR-V Release Date, Specs and Info

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Small crossover vehicles come with their advantages and the 2016 Honda CR-V is a car which incorporates all those advantages into a one simple car. You get everything that a typical crossover vehicle offers, a fuel efficient performance, enough space for five people and a modest but in fact fairly powerful engine for any kind of a need. So if you are in need of these details, the 2016 Honda CR-V is for you.

2016 Honda CR-V side angle,silver color, headlights

This time the CR-V vehicle is going to be offered in five different trim levels which are LX, SE, EX, EX-L and Touring. They all have their own advantages and amenities that they come equipped with but the base level also remains a usable addition if you need it to be. The Special Edition or the SE trim is something new for this year as it comes available with 17-inch wheels and some additional security and privacy settings that are not seen in other forms of the car. In the meantime we published a review of Honda CRV for 2021, so perhaps you can read it as well.

2016 Honda CR-V side view,red color,alloy wheels

Look for the 2016 Honda CR-V to come out next year when they have managed to scheduled the release date and the pricing is already being offered for the vehicle. With a fairly modest look and an appropriate price range we assume that the 2016 CR-V is going to be a great seller on the market and may even surpass its greatest rival in the segment, the Mazda CX5. Find out about all the needed specs about the car through this review and read everything down below.

2016 Honda CR-V interior

2016 Honda CR-V interior, back leather seats

The 2016 Honda CR-V has a very appropriate interior design with lots of headroom and legroom. This is especially concerned for the people who are going to sit at the back and those that are going to be in the middle seat poisoned in the tunnel area. This makes a whole different story when it comes to seating the people and acquiring more comfort. Another great advantage of the vehicle is its cargo area which provides 37.2 cubic feet of space in the back. It is more than enough for you to fit anything they you plan to place there and it helps for when going on linger trips and for larger hauling jobs.

2016 Honda CR-V lcd screen,gear shift knob and dashboard

There is also a very nice package of amenities and accessories that can come as standard for the people inside the car. A standard offer includes sunroof, keyless ignition and entry and heated front seats which all come available for the standard trim of the CR-V vehicle. Safety additions are also something that makes the car better than the previous design and the EX version comes with a trick passenger-side-mounted camera that enables us to see the blind spot area. The highest trims of course come with the highest available safety features and even includes the lane-keeping assist and automatic braking.

Exterior

2016 Honda CR-V side angle, black color

The 2016 Honda CR-V exterior comes pretty much the same as before. There have not been many changes which will make the CR-V seem drastically changed compared to before. The car will retain its primary looks and will only add some minor changes which will also determent the differences between the trims. The standard LX trim comes with 16-inch steel wheels and some power accessories as well. But the LX as well as the SE can be equipped with the 17-inch alloy wheels and a rear privacy glass. The EX has a special offer of automatic headlights with LED daytime running lights and besides an impressive addition to the inside also comes with a retractable cargo cover.

2016 Honda CR-V front view, headlights and alloy wheels

The EX-L model is the only one that comes with roof rails and provides a very special offer which is used in special circumstances as it adds heated side mirrors. The top tier Touring model besides adding 18-inch wheels also uses the projector beam headlights and also includes the very useful power liftgate. Everything else is more or less the same as before and it can really make a difference this time on which trim you decided to go with as they can provide you more options and more opportunities.

Engine

The newest 2016 Honda CR-V vehicle is going to be equipped with a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine that can make an output of 185 horsepower and 181 pound-feet of torque. This engine options combines with a continuously variable transmission, which is the only transmission option given here. But the car does come with a front- and all-wheel drive on all trims. With the FWD, the car can be estimated to provide and EPA rating of 29 mpg combined (26 city/33 highway), while the AWD gives you the possibility of making  27 mpg combined (25 city/31 highway).

2016 Honda CR-V Engine

Price and release date

The car is going to be available for next year as its release date is scheduled for the upcoming April. The 2016 Honda CR-V was expected to come out sooner, but it seems that the release is going to be postponed for a few months onward. Yet the price is not a mystery anymore as the base trim is being offered for 24,475 dollars as base MSRP rating.

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2016 Hyundai Tuscon Release Date, Specs and Info

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With the appearance of the new 2016 Hyundai Tuscon car you get crossover SUV vehicle that has styling and features as a priority to all the other parts that make this brand new car. By concentrating more on the aesthetics they have managed to produce a car which looks good in all senses of the world, while the added features make it more useful than you would have ever thought possible.

2016 Hyundai Tuscon exterior, alloy wheels

The Tuscon car is still not in the same league as RAV4 or the CR-V SUVs, but it has the potential to one day be a part of the upper echelon of the crossover SUV segment. In fact this is the smallest SUV available from Hyundai on the US market and as that it is quite convenient and offers you a different kind of a style that other vehicles cannot. The vehicle is also a great pick for any kind of a family obligation that you need as it comes with better handling, enhanced fuel economy and more interior spacing which make it a ride that your family will enjoy in whatever occasion needed.

2016 Hyundai Tuscon black color, exterior

Perhaps the greatest asset of the 2016 Hyundai Tuscon is the exterior design which makes it a great pick and provides a more attractive look which will bring a lot of fans to this brand. It also comes available in four trim levels this year, SE, Eco, Sport and Limited, which will also give you more options as your pick here. The released pictures were the first initiative that gave us an insight how well the Hyundai Tuscon looks now, but the real thing will come after its official release date. Read the rest of the review and find out what the new SUV vehicle form Hyundai can offer you.

2016 Hyundai Tuscon exterior

2016 Hyundai Tuscon front angle, grille and headlights

The previous look of the Tuscon car was more as an economy car design, but now the 2016 Hyundai Tuscon exterior is updated with a more upscale look. The vehicle has been sculptured a lot on the outside and has been given some features that will make it a bit more interesting and much more extravagant than before. It is still a Hyundai and you can notice it from a mile away as it has the trademark hexagonal grille the sharply assembled headlights placed on its very front. The changes may be radical but aren’t in any way so big that they could change to look and appearance all together, but the car has a different tone and aura about it that make it much serious looking than before.

2016 Hyundai Tuscon rear angle, taillights and tailpipe

Looking at the profile, we notice a short greenhouse and a dynamic design. It includes the newly applied 19-inch wheels which combined with the other additions give the vehicle a look of a restless forward motion design. The back has been changed a bit as well and includes some dynamic touches that are done with the use of some horizontal lines. This gives the vehicle a muscular tone altogether and all in all make the car much more expensive looking than it actually is.

Interior

2016 Hyundai Tuscon interior, leather seats and dashboard

The upscale design is also applied on the interior of the 2016 Hyundai Tuscon vehicle. The car has been given a completely new dashboard which is a lot more functional than before. In fact, as the designers from Hyundai state, the design has been inspired by the Eero Saarinen’s TWA terminal at JFK airport. Maybe an odd place to look for inspiration for the inside part of the car, but certainly something that works and that makes it into the inside of the vehicle completely well. The inside is much more elegant and simply designed, showcasing that sometimes doing something in an easier way can bring better results. The driver also has a much more clearer view on the road now which exemplifies the enhanced driving potential this car has been given. Finally, the seat design finishes and completes the upscale look of the car. With a bolstered design and new comfortable upholstery with leather trims is what the car gets to bring out the best in it.

2016 Hyundai Tuscon steering wheel, lcd screen and gear shift knob

Engine

Depending on the trim level, the 2016 Hyundai Tuscon will feature some different powertrain setups. But actually, the higher trim levels are a bit of a disappointment when it comes to the engine performance while the base version is here much more appropriate. The base engine is a164-horsepower 2.0-liter four-cylinder which does better in around town driving. It particularly does well with the six-speed automatic gearshifter in sports mode. On the other hand, the Eco, Sport and Limited trims come with a 1.6-liter four-cylinder that produces 175-horsepower, yet the engine does not offer a great response value and thus the base version is a better one.

2016 Hyundai Tuscon engine

The car gets some pretty interesting specs when it comes to the EPA rating. The Sport and the Limited trim have a rating of 25 mpg city, 30 mpg highway, and 27 mpg combined, while the Eco has a performance of 26 mpg city, 33 mpg highway, and 29 mpg combined, which is due to the wheel size. The Eco and the SE have 17-inch ones while the Sport and the Limited use the 19-inch ones. The SE has a measured fuel economy of 3 mpg city, 31 mpg highway, and 26 mpg combined.

Price and release date2016 Hyundai Tuscon white color, side view

The 2016 Hyundai Tuscon will get its release date next year, meaning that you will be able to see the new vehicle in shops by the end of February. The price has already been calculated and you will be able to get the new Tuscon vehicle for a base MSRP price of 22,700 dollars, or 33,000 dollars which would be the highest price rate for the Limited trim.

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2016 Toyota Land Cruiser Release Date, News & Specs

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The newest 2016 Toyota Land Cruiser comes to us with updated rear and front ends with a completely redesigned cabin which offers us a whole new range of features. What is special about this vehicle is that it comes available in only one trim level, which is actually extraordinary. It is rare that you get a truck, or any kind of vehicle in that matter, without needing to spend extra money on accessories that only the higher trim levels have.

2016 Toyota Land Cruiser front view, headlights, grille and alloy wheels

The Land Cruiser made its debut back in 1957 and was introduced as a very impressive people mover since its introduction to the market. Its off-raoding ability has always managed to impress people and it helped it become the flagship vehicle of the company. Some modern versions have taken a path of adding some luxury and leather-wrapped elements which made the car become an even more higher contender in the market of today.

This year besides going for the aesthetic updates and bringing in more tech support on the inside, the car is going to go through a change under the hood. The mechanical department had some work done and besides an updated transmission system there are a lot of mechanical updates that keep the car stable and an overall better performance. The engine type has been carried over from before but it was a good options all together so no need for a change there. Study the review and find out more information about the latest 2016 Toyota Land Cruiser car.

2016 Toyota Land Cruiser exterior

2016 Toyota Land Cruiser red color, exterior, headlights, grille

The designers wanted to preserve the macho look so they kept to a mostly unchanged exterior design of the 2016 Toyota Land Cruiser. With this though in their heads, they managed to introduce changes to the front fender area, the hood grille and the taillight. Thus the front end of the car has been introduced with some additional chrome which has been placed on the grille of the car. It actually extends from the grille to the LED headlights and looks great like that. There are two very tall power bulges placed on the hood now which is something that we actually do not appreciate and think it could do without. The front fender is kept with flat sides and non-existent flairs.

2016 Toyota Land Cruiser side angle, alloy wheels

The back side also gets some chrome which is actually a full-width chrome piece that goes all the way into the LED taillights. This is perhaps the most noticeable change that the Land Cruiser has gone through in terms of the back side, but in fact there is a lot more which can be seen upon closer inspection. The roof rails are a standard addition to the car this time and add more capability when it comes to carrying additional cargo. The car is going to ride on some 285/60R18 tires that wrap around new alloy wheels. There is a full size spare one with a rim to match the standard ones included as well.

Interior

2016 Toyota Land Cruiser dashboard, steering wheel, gear shift knob, lcd screen

The previous generation of Land Cruiser had a posh interior but the 2016 Toyota Land Cruiser take things to a whole new level. The Terra leather seats have many things to do with it as they come standard for every vehicle. The added saddle brown floor is a nice piece of equipment added and makes things wholesome and warm looking. Finishing the interior look is the added wood trim and chrome accents which make up the whole exclusive combination together. The dashboard design is similar to the one of the current vehicle but does have a decent looking update to it nevertheless. The steering wheel is also completely new and the center stack has a new 9-inch infotainment display which has a Toyota’s latest Entune system.

2016 Toyota Land Cruiser leather seats, steering wheel

The center console has a gated shifter with two main dials and several buttons. Knobs are used to control the Multi-terrain Select and Crawl Control and there are several buttons that control the center differential lock, traction control and hill decent control. Just in front of the gearshift is the USB port with controls for heating and cooling the front seats. The passengers at the back can enjoy the dual 11.6-inch monitors mounted to the front seat as entertainment Additionally, the 2016 Toyota Land Cruiser adds 28 air vents  at the back making even the back side nice and cool and ventilated which is not the case with many of the modern vehicles today.

Engine

2016 Toyota Land Cruiser engine

The engine that it being utilized inside the 2016 Toyota Land Cruiser is the same one from before which is going to be completely carried over for this new versions. The engine in question is of course the 5.7-liter V-8 engine which makes 381 horsepower and 401 pound-feet of torque. What is actually interesting to know is that the torque curve goes up to 3,600 rpm, with 90 percent of torque available at just 2,200 rpm. Despite the engine being old, the transmission is not. This year we have gotten a completely new gearshifter inside the Land Cruiser which will now use an eight-speed automatic shifter. It makes the EPA rating stand at 13 mpg city, 18 mpg highway, and 15 mpg combined.

Price and release date

The 2016 Toyota Land Cruiser is going to experience a bit of a price jump when being compared to the previous one. The car is going to be available for a base MSRP rat of  $80,155 which is still an appropriate pricing for a vehicle like this one. The release date is set for mid-year so expect it after April. On the official website http://www.toyota.com/landcruiser/ you can find more interesting info on the car.

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