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

2017 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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2017 Honda Civic Type R white color, grille and headlights

2017 Honda Civic Type R white color, rear angle, tailpipe

2017 Honda Civic Type R exterior, front angle, grille

2017 Honda Civic Type R spy photos

2017 Honda Civic Type R exterior, white color

2017 Honda Civic Type R rear angle, taillights

2017 Honda Civic Type R interior, steering wheel and leather seats

2017 Honda Civic Type R interior, leather seats

2016 Hyundai Tuscon Release Date, Specs and Info

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 Hyundai Tuscon red color, grille and headlights

2016 Hyundai Tuscon blue color, taillights

2016 Hyundai Tuscon side angle, alloy wheels

2016 Hyundai Tuscon trunk

2016 Hyundai Tuscon rear view, tailights

2016 Hyundai Tuscon exterior, blue color

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 exterior, front view, gray color

2017 Hyundai Veloster rear view, taillights, tailpipe and badges

2017 Hyundai Veloster side view, alloy wheels and headlights

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

2017 Hyundai Veloster side view, blue color, alloy wheels
2017 Hyundai Veloster interior, leather seats, steering wheel

2017 Hyundai Veloster interior, gear shift knob

2017 Hyundai Veloster trunk, cargo space

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