2019 Toyota Hilux

News for the 2019 Toyota Hilux Release Date

Another model from the Japanese automaker’s lineup is the 2019 Toyota Hilux car. Toyota is updating most of its vehicles and among them is also the Hilux model. This one is also going to get a mild revision. So the new features will be more in line with the situation on the market.

This means that we are going to get a car which will have fairly similar features to what it has now. But they will be slightly better. The Hilux is one of the more recognizable brands coming from Toyota. But they still need to maintain it and keep the vehicle fresh.

This is why the 2019 Toyota Hilux is going to have some updates. It will come with some new features. We expect the release date by the end of 2018 model year. The model wears a label of a 2019 version and it will come out as such. All the new elements that we get are not going to take too long to develop. But it will still take some time.

We were actually hoping for a faster release. However, Toyota is aiming with a similar release date for most of its brands.

What is the Price of the 2019 Toyota Hilux?

As it goes with most of the updates in the Toyota lineup, the 2019 Toyota Hilux is going to be priced similarly. The price is still not official but there is no need to think that it will be much higher than the current one is. To make it easier, the new vehicle is not changing too much. It is essentially still a fairly similar Hilux model that we have now. But it needed to be freshen up a bit.

The necessary changes that were introduced were not enough to raise the price so much, thus a starting one of $24,000 is expected to be offered. This is of course for the entry level ones and we do expect the upper tiers to reach $50,000 the most. The vehicle comes in the same kind of configurations that we had the last time. Single cab and both double cab are available, which will change the pricing somewhat.

Some Rumors for the 2019 Toyota Hilux

If you look at it from a logical point, there have been less rumors than expect for the 2019 Toyota Hilux. Usually this kind of a release is followed with a lot of hype backing it up and many people are much more interested to find out more about what is going to happen.

Yet, the Hilux is quietly entering the race and is not really followed by such a media frenzy than usually. This does not mean that this car is not good. Actually, the vehicle is a great choice but we cannot really find the reason that there were not many rumors.

Well actually, Toyota is coming with a whole slew of updated vehicles. Some of them are bound to pass under the radar and one of them probably has to be the Hilux. The idea behind this vehicle was to offer something new for the buyers while at the same time providing more competitions to the rivals.

All in all, this car is probably going to gain much more attention once its release date comes. But until then we can deal with the available facts for this car.

Exterior Changes and Updates of the 2019 Toyota Hilux

The newest 2019 Toyota Hilux will have the familiar utilitarian and high-road design that Toyota pickups are known for. The car has a long wheelbase and short overhangs for a particular reason. It enables great approach and departure angles which make it much easier and useful for this kind of a pickup truck.

But the usefulness will be enhanced with an offer of different trims and bed configurations. The crew can has actually became one of the more desired models in recent times and is one of the more popular configurations that we have now.

The parts that the 2019 Toyota Hilux transfers include a chrome roll bar which is positioned in the front of the bed. The back end also enables you to optionally include the big blocked Toyota lathering across the tailgate. But this is optionally and you can add it only if you really want it.

2019 Toyota Hilux Color Options

With the updates that the 2019 Toyota Hilux is brining, much of it going to be about smaller things. While some people do not regard a color option as a small thing, there are some which do. So the latest model is supposed to get some new variants when it comes to color.

It will attract more people and the regular fans will also appreciate. We do know that all the previously used color choices are going to be added again, but no real confirmation about the newly added ones.

Is the Size of the 2019 Toyota Hilux Going to Change?

The size of the 2019 Toyota Hilux vehicle is not updated. This means that they have kept the same numbers which the current car has. Changing the size of the car for an update is not usual and they do the same here. It would be fairly odd to tamper with the dimension and there is no need to change them unless they present a problem.

Since we do not see a problem and there have been none so far, it is more than appropriate that the 2019 version of the Toyota Hilux continues in the same manner as it did before. Thus the entire length of the car is going to be 210.03 Inches with a width of 73.03 Inches. The wheelbase amounts to 121.45 Inches while the height of the vehicle is 71.65 Inches.

Potential Changes on the Inside of the 2019 Toyota Hilux

The interior of the 2019 Toyota Hilux is where the big changes have happened. They made the inside completely new and the vehicle borrows some elements from other Toyota models. For example, the horizontally shaped dashboard is very similar to the one from the Corolla vehicle.

There are aluminum trims added so the black body is a bit brighter and there are also some unique stitching added for the seats. The steering wheel is updated with various new controls and there is also a completely new gauge cluster as well. This helps to de-clutter the dash and make it much easier for use.

The infotainment screen has also been changed. It actually looks more like a tablet than anything else. Just below the main screen there are the HVAC controls which are meant to be used with the two knobs that make it much easier for everyone. Even further below is a slew of switches which allows for added use and control. This time, the electronic locking rear differential is also going to be offered here which has become a staple for the Hilux cars.

2019 Toyota Hilux Engine Options

The newest 2019 Toyota Hilux will come with the same familiar four engine options. These include the two turbo diesel versions and two naturally aspirated gasoline ones. We start with the 2.8-liter turbo diesel one which is capable of making 174 horsepower and 331 pound-feet of torque.

But if you want a smaller diesel engine there is also the 2.4-liter turbo diesel which can make 160 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque. The gasoline engine starts with the 2.7-liter four-cylinder which goes to 164 horsepower while the 4.0-liter V-6 engine makes 278 horsepower.

As for the transmission choices goes. The standard version is the six-speed manual transmission which will come with the world’s first, truck-based rev matching technology. Also available is the six-speed automatic transmission.

0-60 mph and Top Speed

The latest 2019 Toyota Hilux will most likely have the same specs. As they are not changing a whole bunch when it comes to the vehicle’s performance, the same acceleration stats are probably going to come into play. The figures are officially not confirmed and they are expected to come sometimes soon.

But if we are to look at things logically, the vehicle is most likely going to have the same stats because it is using the same engines. This means that the acceleration from 0-60 mph is going to happen in 9.5 seconds while the top speed makes it all the way up to 115 mph. We do not need anything more than this from the Hilux vehicle. These stats are quite acceptable.

Improved Fuel Economy Ratings

The new 2019 Toyota Hilux is also aiming to improve its fuel economy ratings. There are no official fuel stats for now. And we have to wait until the official ones come out. Even the engines that they used so far are mostly familiar ones. But besides getting better mpg rates, they are also going to address the noise of the engine. With a much more fuel efficient truck, the 2019 Toyota Hilux is also going to less noisy.

2017 Citroen DS5 – Release Date, Specs & Info

The new 2017 Citroen DS5 has been updated and freshened ahead of its release. Its styling is avant-garde and combines crisp edges with aerodynamic cues to give it a bold, futuristic new design that helps distinguish it from the rest of the offering sin its class. It perfectly balances advanced technologies, attention to detail and refinement, with a dynamic performance to offer a unique vehicle that embodies the character of existing and future DS vehicles. This review covers details concerning the DS5 review, release date, price, engine specifications, and exterior and interior changes.

2017 Citroen DS5 spy shots

For 2017, the new model comes with an impressive new front, and numerous changes to its cabin technologies and refinement. New features include adaptive LED headlights and taillights, sculpted, DS-monogrammed vertical grille, and a new touch-drive interface. All these features are in addition to existing features such as exceptional interior and exterior designs, futuristic exterior cues, and the characteristic driving position which imitates a cockpit.

2017 Citroen DS5 rear view, white color, tailpipe

For the motoring public, the DS5 is arguably impressionistic. While its market is predominantly China and Europe, rumors have emerged that Citroen’s objective is to cast its net even wider thanks to the DS5 evolution that has taken a premium-centric approach. This is what Yves Bonnefont, CEO DS brand had to say, “The new Citroen DS5 2017 represents ideas and the new evolutionary path that future Citroen products will be taking. And yet, with over six decades in its résumé, the new model is still a DS5 to the core.”

2017 Citroen DS5 front angle, headlighs and grille

The exterior profile is a unique creation with expressive hypnotic styling that help set it apart from the smorgasbord of other offerings. For 2017, the face gains even more prestige and character. Similar to the DS 3 and the DS 3 Cabrio, the new 2017 Citroen DS5 also comes with LED lighting technologies, and a new light signature. The new model is immediately recognizable regardless of the angle of view.

2017 Citroen DS5 exterior, overhead view

The Interior, on the other end, is masterfully crafted and features latest technologies with a cockpit style driving position. Also available are a host of convenience, infotainment, and entertainment features that work seamlessly with one another. Some of the distinct features available in the cabin include an ergonomic-designed touch-drive interface, upgraded navigation system, a new Mirror Screen Technology, mobile phone integration via the MyDS, and the DS Connect Box.

2017 Citroen DS5 exterior, side angle, alloy wheels

Other technologies available on the latest DS5 include a lane-departure, a blind spot monitor, automatic high-beam control, hill-start assist, a heads-up display, a rearview camera, intelligent traction control, and stability control. Others include keyless entry and ignition, electric memory and massaging front seats, a dual-zone automatic climate control, heated mirrors, Denon Hi-Fi system, and ambient lighting.

2017 Citroen DS5 Release Date & Price

2017 Citroen DS5 release date

While these details are yet to be confirmed, new reports allege the new model is expected to go for sale for around $23,000 for a basic version. The price can however sky rocket by an extra $10 grand depending on the options you decide to equip it with. Expect its release date sometime in the first half of 2017.

2017 Citroen DS5 Exterior

2017 Citroen DS5 rear angle, taillights and tailpipe

According to the automaker, the new model will come riding on the PSA PF2 platform that is currently in use in vehicles such as the Peugeot 3008, DS 6, and the C4 Picasso. What this means is that the new model will share most of the features with the three models. Nevertheless, certain features will also be available in order to make it distinct from the rest. Such features are our primary focus here. As already mentioned, the headlights and taillights will feature LED technology. The front and rear bumper have been revised and now look more modern than before.

Other features include 18-inch alloy wheels, refreshed door handles, pronounced side skirts, dual tailpipes, and wide LED taillights.

2017 Citroen DS5 Interior

2017 Citroen DS5 interior, steering wheel, dashboard and lcd screen

There is extensive attention to detail on the interior of the DS5. Upgraded leather, metal work on the gear, and use of aluminum on the interior of the doors reflect Citroen use of authentic materials. A new interior trim, in addition to the existing model’s ‘watch strap’ upholstery is also available. More details will be updated as the release date approaches.

Engine Specs

2017 Citroen DS5 engine

Engines aren’t expected to change from the existing ones that include a 210-horsepower – generating 1.5L four-cylinder, a 180- horsepower- yielding 2.0L turbo-diesel inline-4, and a 200-horsepower – generating 2.0L HDi four-cylinder engine.

Safety

2017 Citroen DS5 safety, anglemort

When it comes to safety, the new model will come with a slew of driver-assistance features that will help the driver avoid potential impacts. A five star rating for overall crash impact protection by NHTSA is expected given the updates the new model is boasting of.

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2017 Citroen DS5 auto show, front view, headlights and grille

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2017 Citroen DS5 side view, blue color, alloy wheels

2017 Citroen DS5 front view, white color, headlights, grille and alloy wheels

2017 Citroen DS5 exterior, front view, grille and badges

2017 Citroen DS5 trunk, cargo space

2017 Citroen DS5 gear shift knob

2017 Citroen DS5 interior, leather front seats

2017 Citroen DS5 interior, leather back seats

2017 Audi Q7 Release Date, Specs and Info

The new 2017 Audi Q7 despite showing some grey areas, is expected to be desirable and appealing to new and existing buyers. Some of its highlights for 2017 include a strong and fuel-efficient TDI engine, premium interior, and a sophisticated driving character. Its release date should be expected during the 4th Q of 2016.

2017 Audi Q7 front view, alloy wheels

Years have come and gone, yet the never aging Audi Q7 continues to stay put. The vehicle known for its premium cabin, upscale driving character, and a performance worth coveting hasn’t aged a day when it comes to offering comfort and convenience ever since its debuted almost nine years ago.

2017 Audi Q7 side view, alloy wheels and taillights

However, with fresh models flooding the segment every year, we find the Q7 difficult to recommend. For clarity, there are certain things we like though. The high-quality build and surfaces, serene ride even at top speeds, nimble handling, and a premium style.

As far as the engines are concerned, you can get up to 28 mpg with the optional TDI diesel-powered V6 engine. And for such a huge vehicle, the Q7 still affords to offer better steering and handling.

2017 Audi Q7 front angle, headlights and grille

Having test-driven the vehicle ourselves, there are certain issues that Audi could have addressed. These include a mediocre performance with the TDI engine, a cramped third row seat, a lackluster fuel economy ratings, and a subpar cargo volume. Also, the acceleration to 60 is just average.

Some of our favorites in the segment include the 2017 Acura MDX, the 2017 Land Rover LR4, the 2017 BMW x5, and the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class.

Available Trims – Audi Q7

The 2017 Q7 just as its predecessor will be offered in a whopping six trims: Premium, TDI Premium, Premium Plus, TDI Premium Plus, S Line Prestige, and TDI Prestige.

Exterior Pictures & Interior Changes – 2017 Audi Q7

The seven-passenger luxury 2017 Audi Q7 3.0T Premium comes standard with a power liftgate, automatic climate control (dual-zone), automatic wipers, LED running lights, 18” alloy wheels, leather upholstery, burl walnut inlays, rear parking sensors, a reclining and folding 40/20/40-split second-row seat, eight-way power heated front seats, LED turn signals, xenon headlights, and a manual telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel.
Technology features available include an iPod interface, a 6.5” touchscreen display, Bluetooth phone connectivity, an 11-speaker premium sound system, Audi’s basic MMI interface, and a CD player.

2017 Audi Q7 dashboard, steering wheel, lcd screen and gear shift knob

The only difference between the Premium and the Premium Plus is that the latter comes with 19” wheels.
The 3.0T Premium Plus and TDI Premium Plus come equipped with a telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, a panoramic sunroof, a color trip computer, a 7” display screen, blind-spot monitoring, auto-dimming exterior mirrors, a rearview camera, upgraded version of the MMI interface, a navigation system, voice controls, keyless ignition and entry, front parking cameras, 14-speaker sound audio system, and driver memory settings.

2017 Audi Q7 interior, leather seats

The 3.0 S Line Prestige adds automatic climate control (four-zone), ventilated front seats, manual sunshades, adaptive headlights, sport-themed exterior styling, 20” wheels, deep tinted sunroof, and a corner-view camera system.

2017 Audi Q7 side view, gray color

Stand-alone features available for the lower trims include the 20” wheels, fender flares, a 14-speaker premium sound system, a black headliner, a three-spoke steering wheel, adaptive cruise control, exterior add-ons, rear side airbags, a heated steering wheel, heated rear seats, and brushed aluminum inlays.

2017 Audi Q7 Engine Specs

Under the hood of the Premium Plus and base Premium trims is a 3.0L V6 engine rated at 295 pounds of torque and 280 hp. however, the S-Line Prestige’s upgraded version generates an extra power bump of 53 horsepower and 30 pounds of torque. An eight-speed auto transmission system relays the output for both vehicles on the four wheels.
During our own test drive, the Premium trim achieved a 0-60 mph acceleration in an unimpressive 6.9 seconds. The estimations for the fuel consumption stand at 16/22/18 mpg in the city/highway/combined.

2017 Audi Q7engine

The TDI trim gets its power source from a 3.0L V6 diesel engine rated at a walloping 240 hp and 406 pound of torque.

The fuel economy ratings for the diesel-powered model are 19/28/22 mpg. This model also sauntered to 60 mph in a lackluster 8.0 seconds.
The 2017 Audi Q7 when properly equipped can achieve a maximum towing capacity of 6,600 pounds.
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Release Date & Price -2017 Audi Q7

Expect to be set back by an MSRP starting from $53,400 for the Diesel SUV, and $48,300 for the base Q7. As for the release date, rumor has it that the SUV is set to go for sale during the 4th Q at least for the U.S market.

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2017 Audi Q7 exterior, front view, headlights

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2017 Audi Q7 rear angle, tailpipe and taillights

2017 Audi Q7 trunk