2017 Hyundai Genesis Release Date, Review and Info

The new 2017 Hyundai Genesis comes with an impressive list of standard features, a quality interior, overall refinement, and an improved performance. Some of the highlights for 2017 include a long warranty coverage, an exceptional value, excellent crash test scores, a hushed cabin, and a high-quality and spacious cabin. Its release date should be expected in September this year.

For 2017, buyers should look forward to LED daytime running lights, HID headlights, LED foglights, and mild exterior tweaks.

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Lots of standard features and a strong value might be what endeared many people to the Genesis in the past in comparison to Japanese and German rivals. This is also true for 2017, the vehicle offers a long list of standard features and, as you’d expect, a strong value.

However, nowadays, the Genesis has evolved into something more appealing. It comes with a well-appointed cabin, a refined ride, and a clean styling among others that give the German and Japanese rivals a run for their money.

2017 Hyundai Genesis exterior, side angle

You might not be wowed by its character, however, you will be pleasantly surprised by its accommodating and spacious cabin, and elegant interior layout. The only unfortunate thing that stands out from the list of its downsides is the surprisingly limited rear-seat headroom.

Under the hood of the vehicle is a variety of V6 and V8 engines that offer a strong and smooth ride, although, the fuel consumption ratings are lackluster. The two engines send the output to the RWD via the default eight-speed automatic transmission system.

Although no vehicle today offers the power, size, interior quality, the level of equipment, and sheer presence for the money as compared to the 2017 Genesis, paying more bucks can definitely offer you better alternatives.

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Some of the Genesis bogeys include the 2017 Cadillac CTS, 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class, 2017 Lexus GS 350, and the 2017 BMW 5 Series.

Available Trims – Hyundai Genesis

The new 2017 Hyundai Genesis is offered in only two trims: the 3.8 (V6) and the Ultimate (V8) models.

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Also available is the Genesis Coupe but it’s a totally different vehicle and is covered in a separate review.

Exterior Concept & Interior Review – 2017 Hyundai Genesis

The full-size, RWD luxury 2017 Hyundai Genesis 3.8 sedan comes equipped with a rearview camera, 18” alloy wheels, automatic wipers, heated 12-way power front seats, LED daytime running lights, auto-leveling/automatic HID headlights, heated mirrors, cruise control, a tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, a navigation system, a hands-free “smart” trunk, automatic climate control (dual-zone), an 8” touchscreen interface, HD and satellite radio, a seven-speaker audio system, Hyundai’s Blue Link emergency telematics, an 8” touchscreen interface, leather upholstery, auto-diming rearview camera, four-way power lumbar, real-time traffic, a CD player, iPod/USB interface, and a navigation system.

Additionally, you can get three optional packages: Signature, Ultimate, and Tech. the Signature package comes equipped with ventilated front seats, rear cross traffic alert, LED foglights, a panoramic sunroof, driver memory settings, Lexicon surround-audio system, a power rear sunshade, parking guides, auto-dimming exterior mirrors, and a panoramic sunroof.

2017 Hyundai Genesis interior, steering wheel, dashboard and leather seats

The Tech package offers upgraded leather upholstery, an automatic emergency parking system, adaptive cruise control, an upgraded 7” display, an electronic parking brake, lane-departure warning system, and adaptive cruise control.

The Ultimate package offers a matte-finish wood and aluminum trim, a color heads-up windshield display, a power trunk lid, a bigger display, 17-speaker surround-sound system, and a carbon dioxide sensor.

Specifications

Wheelbase: 9 ft. 10.5 in. (118.5 in.)
Length: 16 ft. 4.5 in. (196.5 in.)
Width: 6 ft. 2.4 in. (74.4 in.)
Passenger volume: 123.0 cu.ft.
Cargo volume: 15.3 cu.ft.
Curb weight: 4138 lbs.
Top Speed: 149 mph
0-60: 5.9 sec
MPG: 18/29 mpg (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Casablanca White, Caspian Black, Empire State Gray, Ibiza Blue, Manhattan Brown, Montecito Blue, Pamplona Red, Parisian Gray, Santiago Silver

Engine Specs – 2017 Hyundai Genesis

The base 2017 Hyundai Genesis 3.8 trim comes equipped with a 3.8L V6 engine rated at 311 horsepower and 293 pounds of torque under the hood of the Genesis. The eight-speed automatic transmission system is the default transmission system, as is the rear wheel drive. You can also opt for the optional all-wheel-dive.

EPA fuel economy ratings for the 2017 Hyundai Genesis 3.8 stand at 18/29/22 mpg in the city/highway/combined, and 16/25/19 mpg for the all-wheel-drive.

2017 Hyundai Genesis engine

Finally, the top-of-the-line 2017 Hyundai Genesis 5.0 Ultimate comes equipped with a 5.0L twin turbo V8 engine rated at 420 horsepower and 383 pounds of torque. EPA fuel economy ratings stand at 15/23/18 mpg.

Price & 2017 Hyundai Genesis Release Date

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The new 2017 Hyundai Genesis goes for sale for an MSRP starting from $38,750. As for the release date, we should expect the vehicle to go for sale during the third quarter of this year.

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2017 Honda Civic Type R Release Date, News and Rumors

The upcoming new 2017 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.

2017 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.

2017 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.

2017 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.

2017 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.

2017 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-2017.

2017 Honda Civic Type R release date

2017 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.

2017 Honda Civic Type R exterior, red color, grille and headlights

2017 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.

2017 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 2017 Honda Civic Type R will come with. Updates, that is, if Honda even decides to make any available, will be offered on this space.

2017 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.

2017 Honda Civic Type R engine

Safety

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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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2017 Honda Civic Type R interior, leather seats

2019 Hyundai Tucson

Newest Release Date for the 2019 Hyundai Tucson

With the third generation of the vehicle still going we are getting an updated 2019 Hyundai Tucson. The latest Tucson received its last generation retooling in 2016. The vehicle was released back then and showcased at the Geneva Auto Show. This forthcoming model is going to continue the line of vehicles that are going under the Tucson banner. We are confident that the details that have been released so far will make this car a fairly good one.

There are scarce details about the release date although many details about the car are already familiar. The vehicle will add some much needed changes. These are not going to change things so much but will give a nice refresh to the brand which needed some pampering. All in all, the updated version and the 2019 Hyundai Tucson is going to be available for next year. Even though the number in front of the name says 2019, expect to get the car by the end of 2018.

What Price can we Expect for the 2019 Hyundai Tucson?

Generally speaking, the 2019 Hyundai Tucson is not going to go beyond the current price so much. With this vehicle you are getting all the perks as the previous one. But you will add some much needed updates that will keep it afloat. In fact, we are liking this car even more by the second. The base price will be somewhere around $22,700 as a base MSRP. It will depend at which trim version you are looking at but the vehicle will not go too much beyond the limit of some of the established models.

It will also depend on the powertrain choice as that too can affect the price in a big way. You can expect all of the previous trim versions to make a comeback and be featured against. It all starts with the base and standard SE, then you have the Eco, Sport and finally the Limited as the highest tier version. The price for the highest trim and also your most expensive offer is about $31,175.

Latest Rumors about the 2019 Hyundai Tucson

There were a ton of rumors with the 2019 Hyundai Tucson’s entrance on the scene. First and foremost, most of the people were regarding this as a much bigger updated. Much of the people were expecting to see a lot of changes for the car. This includes them going as far as to state that the Tucson was supposed to get a new generation model. But the new generation vehicle seems implausible for the moment.

First of all, the current third-generation is fairly fresh so it would be illogical for them to change the car now and introduce an entirely new one. It has already proven to be stable and shows a lot of commitment that a lot of the other rivaling cars don’t. Thus the real through is that this is a minor refresh. An update which will not change the car significantly but will help it change just enough in order to be a competitive and stable car on the market.

Exterior Updates and Changes for the 2019 Hyundai Tucson

Generally speaking, 2019 Hyundai Tucson looks as bold as it ever did. It is a model which will build upon the successes that the previous model has already established and made for it. The hexagonal grill with vertical slats is still there and the front fascia has adopted an interesting and an upright look. The lower apron has horizontally orientated surrounds added, while the LED headlights are wider compared to before.

If you look at the profile, the changes made to the previous car will be kept. This includes the A-pillars that have been positioned a bit towards the back. But now, a sharply rising accent line has been added that runs the course from the front wheel arch and goes all the way to the taillights. It makes it look much more interesting compared to before and seemingly gives it a modern look.

The back end has arguably gone through the least amount of changes. The 2019 Hyundai Tucson keeps the slim taillights and the lower bumper from the last time. This Tucson is a car which has already adopted a more serious theme. The newest SUV is small but is very stable and makes it a very interesting and sharp car to have.

Is the 2019 Hyundai Tucson Adding new Colors?

For now it is not certain what colors will the 2019 Hyundai Tucson add. There is certainly an idea to add new color variants and it would be fabulous part of the new update to have them. The only thing is that they are not coming forward with any news about this matter. The most that we can hope to get is some optional ones becoming a standard choices. But there is also an idea that at least two new color schemes are going to be available. We shall see what will happen about this matter fairly soon.

Dimensions and Size

With the updates that come for the 2019 Hyundai Tucson, there are going to be no dimensions changes. With every new vehicle people are often interested in the dimensions. This time this is not going to be an issue as this is an updated and you rarely see size changes made for an updated car. This one is no different and it will keep the same kind of size which we had the last time. It includes a full length of 176.18 Inches and a wheelbase of 105.11 Inches. The height is 64.76 Inches and the width is still 72.83 Inches.

What Happened on the Inside of the 2019 Hyundai Tucson?

Some of the changes that the 2019 Hyundai Tucson are really hard to notice, but they are there. The interior will add some comfort settings and also update the technology which the vehicle is going to have. The soft touch material are going to make driving in this car a real joy. It is also expected that they add some new optional pieces, but more about that to come later. The Tucson is also one of the more spacious cars when it comes to the interior. It allows a lot of interior roominess and makes the passengers feel entirely relax. Let’s also not forget the 31 cubic feet of rear cargo space, which can also be expanded to a maximum capacity of 61.9 cubic feet.

The dashboard is also getting some updates but the layout remains mostly familiar. Actually everything looks much more premium which was the main idea behind the changes that came. All in all, this is not a bad look for the new 2019 Tucson and makes it one of the more favorable looking models. Some special additions which are not available for the Limited version and since the 2019 model include a 315-watt Infinity premium audio system which will also feature Clari-Fi Music Restoration Technology. Of course there is the Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Also the higher trim levels have upgraded fabrics on the door panel which makes it a lot more comfortable here.

Engine Choices for the 2019 Hyundai Tucson

There are going to be no changes when it comes to the powertrain offers for the 2019 Hyundai Tucson. These are all going to be completely transferred from the outgoing model. This means that the European version will offer two versions of the 1.6-liter gasoline engine, a naturally inspired one and a turbocharged version. The former one makes 133 horsepower while the latter is rated at 174 horsepower. With the base engine you get to use a six-speed manual transmission and the turbocharged one is going to use a six-speed manual or a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission.

There are also three diesel choices available. A 1.7-liter unit making 113 horsepower and combined with a six-speed manual transmission. Next comes the 2.0-liter powerplant which creates 134 horsepower or 181 horsepower and is matted to a six-speed manual or the seven-speed DCT.

Unfortunately, the North American crowd will still only have two engine choices to choose from. We are talking about the already familiar four-cylinder engines, the first one is the 2.0-liter which makes 164-horsepower, while the secondary one is an optional choices, a turbocharged 1.6-liter, making 175-horsepower.

Top Speed and 0-60 mph

With no changes to the 2019 Hyundai Tucson engine lineup, there are going to be no changes when it comes to the performance. So the vehicle is still capable of getting to 0-60 mph in 8.2 seconds and a top speed of 110 mph is also available as before. There was really not need to make changes here.

2019 Hyundai Tucson Fuel Economy

The 2019 Hyundai Tucson is equally sticking to the same fuel economy. Even though this was a segment that could have been improved upon, they saved it for a different time. The car consumes 25 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway.

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