2017 Nissan GT-R Release Date, Review and Info

Although getting a bit up in years especially in the lower levels of refinement, the new 2017 Nissan GT-R still holds plenty of appeal, and easy-to-drive nature. Its appeal is however manifested through its stupefying acceleration, and top handling limits. Its date of release should be expected sometime in February 2017.

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You won’t find any other vehicle in the segment that embodies the concept of maximizing bang for your buck more than the GT-R. This is especially true if you are viewing it in terms of supercar performance. It has continued to offer distinguished leadership whether on the track or during normal highway cruising ever since it debuted seven years ago.

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Back then, all it could cost you was 70,000 USD but with the continued upgrades and improvements over the years, you’ll have to part away with a six-figure today. Despite the refreshments, the GT-R has continued to be Nissan’s impressive beast. Its V6-turbocharged engine now makes in excess of 550 horsepower and comes with plenty of computer controlled systems that ensure a stellar performance.

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At the pinnacle of the trim lineup is the 600-hp-generating Nismo juggernaut model. It comes with Recaro front bucket seats, a different suspension system, and carbon-fiber aero work that work synonymously to lay waste to all possible challengers.

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Sadly, the GT-R model has several drawbacks relative to what the competition offers. Some of them include a clunky around-town transmission behavior; a sky-high price for the Nismo model; doesn’t evoke passion as some of its rivals; and has an intrusive road noise.

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Well, the faulty list may seem long but we still love how the GT-R dominates the racetrack. Otherwise, there are plenty of rivals on offer including the 2017 Dodge Viper, the 2017 Corvette Z06, the 2017 Acura NSX, and the 2017 Jaguar F-Type R Coupe.

Trims Offered – Nissan GT-R

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The high-performance 2017 Nissan GT-R coupe is available with a 2 + 2 seating configuration. Three trims are available: Premium, Black Edition, and the Nismo trim model. The R36 Hybrid is covered in a separate review.

Interior Concept & 2017 Nissan GT-R Exterior Review

The Premium model offers LED adaptive suspension system, 20” forged alloy wheels. Keyless entry and ignition, Brembo brakes, a rearview camera, heated front seats, a 7-inch touchscreen display, active noise cancelation, an eight-way power driver seat, satellite radio, Bose sound system, a navigation system, leather and simulated-suede upholstery, LED running lights, an 11-speaker sound system, satellite and HD radio, a CD player, a four way power front passenger seat, and automatic dual-zone climate control.

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Options here include a special plaque at the center stack, all-season run-flat tires, upgraded leather upholstery, “Silica Brass” paint, a special coolant mixture, and a gold VIN plate inside the engine compartment.

The Black Edition adds red and black interior stitching, Recaro leather front sport seats, lightweight black alloy wheels, and a carbon-fiber rear spoiler.

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At the pinnacle of the GT-R lineup is the Nismo model that offers a titanium exhaust system, distinctive interior trim, body reinforcements, a more powerful engine, and a firmer suspension tuning.

Both the 45th Anniversary Gold Edition and the Cold Weather Packages are free for all trims.

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Engine Nismo Specs – 2017 Nissan GT-R

Producing about 550 hp and 463 lbs. ft. of torque is a turbocharged 3.8L V6 engine that comes equipped under the hood of the 2017 Nissan GT-R. The advanced all-wheel-drive system transmits this power to the wheels via the six-speed automated manual transmission system.

The performance-themed GT-R Nismo gets an upgraded version of the same engine that cranks out about 600 horsepower and 481 lbs. ft. of torque.

2017 Nissan GT-R engine

Performance is nothing less than jaw-dropping with the utilization of the built-in launch control. It will only take you about 3.2 seconds to get past 60 mph with the GT-R Nismo. Preliminary estimations put its top speed at 200 mph.

The impressive values don’t stop there as the GT-R still posts respectable fuel economy ratings of 22/16/19 mpg on the highway/city/combined.

Price & 2017 Nissan GT-R Release Date

An MSRP starting from $101,770 is all that will be needed to get the GT-R Coupe, and $149,990 for the GT-R Nismo once they go for sale. The 2017 GT-R should be expected to hit dealerships early next year presumably on February.

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2017 Nissan Juke Release Date and News

Although the new 2017 Nissan Juke might lack the striking appeal at the first sight, a drive inside will have you seeing the inner beauty of Nissan’s feisty crossover/hatchback creation. According to Nissan, various new add-ons such as an available AWD system, a lively performance, unique exterior/interior color customizations, and a sporty handling are installed. Its release is set for next year’s May, at least according to various online sources.

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A part of the Juke’s appeal lies squarely on its controversial styling which it offers without any apologies. Two years ago, Nissan even did the unthinkable, it introduced the new Color Studio program that could alloy any color combo. Think whatever you may about the Juke, but the bottom line is it offers a fun-to drive character and arguably remains as one of the most capable compact crossover vehicle in the segment.

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Away from the styling, one among the various strengths it possesses lies below its skin – a healthy turbocharged engine. this highly potent yet fuel-sipping engine which comes mated to a genuine rear-axle torque vectoring and an all-wheel-drive means you can get optimum traction via its ability to vary power between the left and right rear wheels as well as the front and rear axles.

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You can also count on the Juke whenever the road starts to get twisty, as it comes with a taut suspension system that makes for great handling. And with up to 7” of ground-clearance, the body will undoubtedly be free of scrapes on mundane road conditions. However, not everything in the Juke glitters like Gold. There exists some faulty areas that should give any cautious buyer a second thought though.

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They include a relatively stiff ride, a limited cargo volume, a poor rear visibility, lots of plastics in the cabin, and a limited leg-and head room. If you can’t live with that there are several options available you can opt for.

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If you are much into space (who isn’t!), both the new 2017 Honda HR-V and the 2017 Chevrolet Trax will certainly be a godsend. The 2017 Mazda CX-3, on the hand, is the perfect alternative if you can’t get past the Juke’s exterior styling.

Trims Available – Nissan Juke

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Five trims are available for the 2017 Nissan Juke: S, SV, SL, Nismo, and the Nismo RS.

Interior Changes & Exterior Colors – 2017 Nissan Juke

The S’s list of standard features and equipment includes a 60/40-split folding rear seats, keyless ignition and entry, 17-inch alloy wheels, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, a hands-free texting assistant, a height-adjustable driver seat, full power accessories, air-conditioning, a rearview camera, a six-speaker sound system, a CD player, Siri Eyes Free iPhone integration, a 60/40-split folding rear seats, cruise control, a 5-inch color monitor, a trip computer, and a tilt-only steering wheel.

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Stepping up to the SV trim guarantees you of an upgraded cloth upholstery, three drive modes (Eco, Normal, and Sport), a leather-wrapped steering wheel, automatic dual-zone climate control, a sunroof, a rear privacy glass, the I-Con system, and satellite radio.

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The SL gets all the contents of the Tech package plus a leather upholstery, foglights, and automatic headlights.

Upgrading to the Juke Nismo includes all the standard features available on the base and SV trim plus unique exterior and interior styling details, a sportier tuning and sportier suspension, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and front sport seats.

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Last, but certainly not the least, is the Nismo RS. With the RS expect, a simulated carbon-fiber trim, a more aggressive suspension and steering tuning, a limited-slip differential, a more powerful engine, leather and synthetic suede, and bigger brakes.

Engine Specifications For The New 2017 Nissan Juke

Under the skin of the 2017 Nissan Juke lies a 1.6L turbocharged inline four-cylinder engine rated at 188 hp and 177 lbs. ft. of torque. An improved version of the engine, however, gets 215 hp and 210 pounds-feet of torque and is offered for the top-rated Juke Nismo RS.

2017 Nissan Juke engine

A time of 7.3 seconds is all you require to get the FWD 2017 Nissan Juke with a CVT passed 60 mph, and about 6.9 seconds with the six-speed manual Nismo.

The FWD CVT-equipped Juke returns 32/28/30 mpg on the highway/city/combined, but the AWD drops the ratings a bit lower to 31/26/28 mpg.

Price & 2017 Nissan Juke Release Date

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Industry pundits allege the new 2017 Nissan Juke’s date of release should be expected in MAY of 2017. The price, on the other hand, is put at a base MSRP of $20,250 for the Hatchback, and $28,020 for the Juke Nismo RS.

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2017 Nissan Leaf Release Date and News

The original hype surrounding the Nissan Leaf might have faded to some extent. Yet for anyone shopping in the electric car segment, this year’s revitalized 2017 Leaf continues to be a top pick. With the vehicle sporting a nationwide availability, long cruising range, ample features, a hush cabin, and a spacious rear seat, it is almost a guarantee you won’t go wrong with it. Its date of release should be expected in September 2017, at least that’s what industry pundits are quoting.

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Now in its seventh year of production, the mass-produced car is undoubtedly the eldest statesman of the modern era. Seven years is a long time for any car model to maintain a successful streak all along regardless of whether it is an EV or a regular one. Yet, the new 2017 Nissan Leaf seems to have so much going for it that even its age gets overshadowed by such features as an updated infotainment system, tweaked exterior and interior styling, and longer cruising range.

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You will also be impressed by its sticker price which experts estimate to be …… therefore you won’t have any reason to dip into your kid’s college funds. A full battery charge on the base model assures you of an interrupted 84 miles, and about 107 miles for the Leaf SV and SL trims. Neither of the range comes near to what its gasoline peers offer, but hey! We are talking of an EV here.  In fact, the 107 electric range offered by the SV and SL trims tops the list relative to its rivals.

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In case you have already fallen in love with the 2017 Leaf, there are several downsides you should consider whether or not they fit within your scope of exceptions. They include a disappointing acceleration, fussy interior controls, and an awkward driving position. Very few competitors are available considering the uniqueness of the segment.

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The ones available include the 2017 Ford Focus Electric, the 2017 Volkswagen e-Golf, and the “A” rated 2017 Kia Soul EV. Another option worth considering is the 2017 BMW i3 model.  Whichever way you decide to go, the 2017 Nissan Leaf continues to be a pioneer.

Trims Available – Nissan Leaf

Only three trims are available for the 2017 Nissan Leaf: S, SV, and SL.

Interior Concept News & 2017 Nissan Leaf Pictures

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The base S’s list of standard accessories and features includes a cloth upholstery, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, a rearview camera, keyless entry and ignition, a USB port, a media player interface, a 60/40-split folding rear seats, heated mirrors, a 3.6kW onboard charger, a 5-inch color touchscreen, a height-adjustable driver seat, a four-speaker sound system, NissanConnect, heated front seats, an auxiliary audio jack, satellite radio, a tilt-only steering wheel, and full power accessories.

2017 Nissan Leaf interior, front and rear leather seats

The SV steps up the stakes with 17-inch alloy wheels, an upgraded cloth upholstery, a six-speaker sound system, a 7-inch touchscreen display, HD radio, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, heated power side mirrors, automatic dual-zone climate control, a more efficient heating system, a navigation system, and an auto-dimming rearview mirror.

2017 Nissan Leaf trunk, cargo space

At the acme of the trim ladder is the SL trim that further adds heated rear seats, a rear spoiler, foglights, automatic LED headlights, a cargo cover, and a leather upholstery.

2017 Nissan Leaf Engine Specifications

Under the hood of the 2017 Nissan Leaf is an electric motor (80kW) that generates 107 hp and 187 lbs. ft. of torque. The system derives power from a lithium-ion battery pack with an output rated at 24kWh and 30kWh in the base S, and SV and SL trim models respectively.

2017 Nissan Leaf engine

According to provisional results made available online by Nissan, buyers should expect the S to deliver up to 84 miles with the 24kWh, and a max of 107 miles with the 30kWh battery power source.

A slower time of about 10 seconds from a 0-60 mph acceleration should also anticipated. Most rivals offer anything below that time.

2017 Nissan Leaf battery

Regardless of the battery pack, you should expect about 30kW/100 miles according to EPA. A depleted battery will cost you about five hours to recharge using the 6.6 kW charger and 30kWh battery pack. Nissan claims you might be able to recharge an 80% depleted battery in just 30 minutes using the high-power or quick-charge station, that is, if at all you get one.

Price & 2017 Nissan Leaf Release Date

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September 2017 is 2017 Nissan Leaf’s release date according to multiple sources. When it comes to the window sticker, a base MSRP of $29,010 will do.

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