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The destination delivery charges are not included in this but it should still be at least $3,000 or so lesser than the XLT variant available for purchase now. In order to bring down the price of the vehicle, the automobile brand obviously has to cut some corners. Unless they do so, they won’t be able to deliver but from a buyer’s standpoint as long as you get the features you are looking for, it will definitely be a wise purchase to go.
While Expedition models are often known for their spacious design and to be more precise, the third row of seats is no longer present in this particular variant. The driver assistant bundle titled the Ford Co-Pilot 360 which is lauded by many buyers will also be removed from this variant and it is up to the buyer to go for a higher variant to get these features. Some of the other annoying removals include the absence of the rear parking sensors and satellite radio which will bring about a significant downgrade in the driving experience.
The extended Max form will not be available for the new Expedition XL STX but they have managed to cram in some additions to justify the price tag. The car is equipped with 18-inch metallic alloy wheels combined with a gloss back five-bar grille and uses gloss finish on the black mirror caps. It also sports a fancy colored fascia combined with coloring in the lower body to match the original color of the model.
Pricing and Delivery Charges
For any buyer planning to buy the 2021 Ford Expedition XL STX edition, you should be willing to pay $1,695 for destination delivery charges. The total cost of the car goes up to $51,690 but at this price point, there are some other options available as well including the Chevrolet Tahoe. Under the bonnet, the new Ford model is powered by a 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 engine capable of pushing about 375 horsepower connected to a ten-speed automatic gearbox. The all-wheel-drive edition is ideal for some rugged driving but it will increase the cost of the vehicle by $3,050.
Things have been pretty silent from the BMW stable as the company was busy readying next-generation vehicles.
At last, we have come to know that BMW M5 CS the super sedan that has a strong fan following will be unveiled in 2021 January. With just weeks to go, it is tough not to get excited about this new launch.
The company has officially confirmed this information through a teaser video posted on Facebook. It is expected that they will reveal important information about the car, its technical specifications as well as reveal the design through official photographs. The sedan will be sold as the M5 CS, and ardent followers will know that the CS badge indicates possible performance improvements are in the charts. The M2 CS edition is already available under the BMW brand which makes them popular and a coveted buy among buyers who like the additional tweaks provided by the company.
In the past, we continued to spot prototype editions of the M5 CS on various occasions. The camouflaged cars were spotted on the road along with which we managed to get some leaked information. The maximum capacity of the model is pegged at 635 horsepower which is supposed to be a metric for the European audience. When it lands in other parts of the world, we can convert it to be slightly lower than the one.
More Powerful than the Base Edition
The 2021 BMW M5 CS is definitely expected to be much more powerful and rather impressive when compared with the base edition. The model will deliver 600 horsepower without any tweaks which can go all the way up to 625hp with the CS edition while the M5 Competition is capable of delivering about 617 horsepower.
In addition to the performance increase, it is easy to claim that the newer model would be more fuel-efficient made possible by shaving off its total weight. It is expected to be 70 kilograms or 154 pounds lesser than the base model. Such a decrease in weight will always lead to better aerodynamics, better control and an impressive driving experience but we can comment on these factors only after we get to drive the vehicle.
The improvements further include a carbon-ceramic brake package, forged aluminum wheels and the red brake calipers further add to the performance edition badge. The yellow headlights are yet another claim to its motorsport inspiration while under the hood the car is expected to feature the latest version of the V8 engine.
Before we step into the detailed review of the 2020 Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport, it is easy to say that this is one of the most balanced and refined cars released this year.
The aggressive performance boost is in no way designed to affect the comfort or handling aspect of the hatchback, making it an exciting all-rounder performance.
What Helps it Stand Apart?
The Clubsport is not your average Golf GTI because it has been tuned to deliver an uplifting performance compared to the original edition of the car. The model is more expensive but it justifies the pricing with excellent dynamics, a better powertrain, and an overall enthralling driving experience.
One of the stark new differences that anyone would spot is the front bumper which has been revised to look more aggressive. The air duct has a wider spacing now while the rear side is equipped with oval-shaped tailpipes. The diffuser and the spoiler had also been re-worked paving the way for a solid new car that buyers would love to invest in. When paired with larger 19-inch rims for the wheel makes it pretty much a no-brainer for compact car lovers.
Powertrain and Performance Improvements
The 2020 Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport edition is equipped with the EA888 engine designed by Volkswagen. The powertrain albeit being the same as the one found on the Golf R edition, the 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbocharged engine has been tweaked to deliver its best. The engine found in this particular edition is capable of delivering an improved 296bhp combined with 295lb-feet of torque. It is at least 50bhp more than the standard edition justifying the increased price tag and the promise to deliver more power. It is paired with a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox.
The car can easily go from 0 to 62 mph in just 5.6 seconds making it one of the fastest models available in its range. The premium edition of the vehicle is priced at 37,215 GBP which is something truly justified by a list of upgrades. The same powertrain as the original Golf has been used in the Clubsport edition but it has been tweaked in such a way that it delivers instantaneously.
While the base model uses a front-wheel-drive setup, the 2020 Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport edition is available in a four-wheel-drive edition as well. Buyers can choose to opt for a Race mode for improved performance which will cost more with at 1955 GBP. The improvised, high-performance version delivers around 1984cc making it one of the potent variants available in the Golf line-up from Volkswagen.
The 2021 BMW M4 convertible is in the making and the car’s camouflage has been removed in places.
With spy shots going out all the time, it is usually difficult to find whether they have made some big changes yet or not. However, the series of shots that we have received now looks on par with expectations as it is directly being tested in the nurburgringrace track.
The M4 Coupe will be the first edition to make its way to the stores. Despite all the possible talks of a delay, it has been confirmed that it will be available in showrooms by 2021. The car will be up for sale in March next year after which the new M4 Convertible is in the waitlist. Both models obviously share a lot of content and design elements. The front fascia remains the same along with the reduced ride height. For most people who wanted the M4, they will not miss much even if they choose to go with the convertible over the coupe edition.
Powerful Performance with Similar Design
The car’s performance is delivered by the powertrain which happens to be a 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged inline-6 engine. Based on all the specifications we have come to know from the BMW M4 Coupe, it is easy to deduce the performance of this vehicle. It is capable of delivering 473 horsepower combined with 406 pound feet of torque. The car’s competition grade is far more powerful as we already know which can go all the way up to 503 horsepower combined with 479 lb feet of torque.
For buyers who are really keen on impressive performance, they can opt for the competition grade edition. The car is also being sold with an all-wheel drive variant which will further improve its overall performance when compared with the rear wheel drive model from 2018. With the help of an axle and differential, the power generated can be split between the front and rear wheels. The differential will further split it between the rear wheels for a balanced driving experience.
If you are looking for AWD edition, it is available only with the Competition grade edition. The powertrain is mated with an 8-speed automatic gearbox whereas the base edition of the 2021 BMW M4 is paired with a 6-speed manual edition. The pricing is said to be at $72,795 while the convertible edition will be more as this is confirmed pricing for the coupe edition.
Bringing an electric SUV into the mainstream automobile market has been a challenge even for Tesla.
Every other auto brand including the big wigs like Ford, Mercedes and BMW has been pushing it towards the next five years to make all their cars electric. The 2023 Mercedes Benz EQ SUV is one such addition that will mark the company’s entry into fully electric, large cars that could accommodate the entire family.
In the past few years, all major brands confirmed that they are still working on fully electric cars. The research is taking them many years as expected but this particular crossover SUV from Mercedes Benz will be out much earlier than we might have assumed. The company says that they will be bringing it to the stores in 2022 which is just two years to go but it will still be considered a 2023 model. The car was spotted on the road as it was completely camouflaged and it is still a prototype. Besides, the final version cannot be confirmed so early in its lifecycle and it would take another year or so before the SUV goes into production.
Apart from the EQS sedan, the other EQE variants were also spotted on road. It is evident that Mercedes doesn’t want to miss the opportunity and jump deep into the competitive world of fully electric cars. After all, all major brands are going to compete in this segment without any brand advantage of uniqueness as it is a completely new platform for everyone at the same time. It is being speculated that the new car built on the Electric Vehicle Architecture from Mercedes will have a potential driving range of up to 400 miles, making it extremely powerful and reliable for long travel.
Mid-Sized and Large SUVs
The 2023 Mercedes Benz EQ SUV is more of a lineup of multiple large SUVs rather than just one car. Instead of waiting for different models to be revealed at regular intervals, Mercedes is planning to bring in both mid-sized cars and large ones at the same time. They will vary in pricing but the underlying electric architecture will remain the same. It will provide buyers more variants to choose from but will get them all onboard within the concept of electric cars.
The brand has further planned for compact electric cars which are known as the MMA and will be revealed in 2025.
The 2021 Jaguar XF is definitely an expensive one but for those who could afford it, it is an amazing new improvement over what was seen in the model so far.
It is the time of the year when major automobile brands are revealing some of their fantastic improvements made to popular cars. The improved edition brings in a completely new interior combined with a dual 4-cylinder engine, making it super powerful and comfortable at the same time.
At first glance, anyone would immediately notice the completely revised front grille and the brand new headlights. Both these elements are capable of providing the much-needed upliftment for the model which also sports a double J LED daytime running lights. While they look casual when driving in the morning, they provide a distinct feel that can be achieved only in a Jaguar vehicle. The taillights design is also tweaked to provide a new generation for the XF edition of the car.
When buyers are planning to upgrade an existing vehicle or go for a new brand, they would always look for an impressive performance. Anyone who is willing to spend a huge sum of money on a car wants it to be quick and responsive on the road. In the U.S. market, the new Jaguar XF will be sold with a dual four-cylinder petrol powertrain which is capable of delivering 246 horsepower combined with 269 lb-feet of torque. The engine is mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission while buyers will be able to choose between an all-wheel drive or a front-wheel-drive model. The pricing should probably help you make up your mind.
In terms of exciting new features and improvements made to the interior of the 2021 Jaguar XF edition, it features an 11.4-inch curved glass touchscreen. The HD resolution ensures the best text clarity and precise representation of all the features you would access in the infotainment system. The majority of the tasks, over 90% according to Jaguar can be completed by just tapping twice on the touchscreen. It also supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto so that the driver can provide voice commands, access their entire phone’s features like making calls or reading out messages loud without taking their eyes off the road.
The pricing of the Jaguar XF for the U.S. and other regions is yet to be announced. Once it is done, it will be easier to confirm the value and the improvements it provides for long-time Jaguar fans and newcomers alike.
The first look photos of the 2021 Audi e-Tron S and e-Tron Sport back editions have been officially revealed.
Electric cars are slowly converging into the automobile industry on a massive scale and major brands are embracing the technology like no other time in the past. The newly launched photographs give us a quick and detailed look of what to expect from these EVs when they get officially launched in stores.
According to Audi’s official statement, the new range of electric vehicles will be equipped with three different electric motors. When combined together, they are capable of delivering raw performance and much higher horsepower which should be almost on par with what a conventional gasoline motor could offer. The three motors will be split, one connected to the front while the dual motors will power the rear axle. They help split power and maintain better battery life which in turn improves the mile range coverage of the EVs.
Performance Ratings and Top Speed
In their official reveal, the 2021 Audi e-Tron seems to be a worthy contender in the world of Tesla cars and other electric vehicles. The manufacturer has confirmed that it can easily deliver about 496 horsepower combined with 717lb feet of torque. The car can easily go from 0 to 60 miles per hour in just 4.5 seconds. The fastest sprint phase stands proof to the fact that EVs have come a long way from the past and are slowly edging towards conventional engines in terms of raw performance.
The top speed of these vehicles is expected to be about 130 miles per hour and that is more than enough for long drives. You should be able to easily reach an exceptionally long destination because the total driving range is once again much higher at 223 miles before the battery needs to be recharged. The Sportback e-tron S edition is even faster and longer at 226 miles. The normal driving mode will allow you to reach longer distances while the advantage of using a single speed transmission helps remove the mechanical differential.
Compared to the regular e-tron model, the newly launched 2021 Audi e-Tron and e-Tron S Sportback is being offered in multiple color choices. The select models in the lineup use nappa leather seats with digital MMI touch response system. The navigation system has been improved as well. The e-tron S costs $107,770 while the Sportback edition is more expensive at $109,870 when it gets launched this summer.
The latest edition, the 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan is gearing up to get launched globally.
With the release date close by, the company has been testing the vehicle on road. Surprisingly, it is spotted on road without camouflage and everyone got to get a direct glimpse of what to expect from the model.
Instead of going for a big launch event, Volkswagen has confirmed that they are going to go for an online event. The vehicle, its specifications and everything else you would want to know will be digitally presented. While it may take time for the model to be globally available due to the COVID 19 situation going around the world, it is getting launched according to the latest sources.
The series of spy photos are released on Car Advice website that gives a much clear and in-depth look into the new car’s design. The designers have gone for a headlight design which we are quite familiar with. It was already spotted on the Golf 8th generation variant and with an idea to maintain the same tone in all their vehicles, Volkswagen has opted for the same on their larger SUV variant.
New Design, Inspired by Other Models
The grille design has been ripped off the T-Cross SUV and it’s not a bad thing. When you are paying less but can get some of the design elements from expensive SUV models, buyers will be more than happy to pay for it. After all, it provides better value for money and is an excellent way to have a premium-looking SUV for you to own.
The Volkswagen Tiguan features headlights that are already revealed in the Golf 8th generation edition. While the Volkswagen Golf happens to be an extremely small car compared to what the Tiguan would offer, it still fits into the overall design architecture. The leaked spy photos of the car much to the delight of people planning to buy it includes photographs of the interiors.
With a view to keep things tight and crisp, the designing team has opted for a revamped steering wheel, instrument cluster and climate controls that are completely reworked. The car is powered by a 1.4-liter petrol engine with 110kW of power which is something derived from the fact it uses Golf 8’s engine. It is paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission engine.
The 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan will get launched any time in the next few weeks but a global rollout may take time considering the pandemic situation in the world.
The 2017 Honda CR-V is a really large SUV as revealed in the pictures during an event in Thailand.
Honda hosted the event to launch the Civic Hatchback but utilized the crowd to tease them with the upcoming CR-V.
The large SUV has always been a very strong offering from the automobile brand and it just continues to become better with every year. The seven seater diesel engine variant is coming to Thailand on March 29th. The teaser images and the video showcased during the event to keep buyers in the region interested in this new model before its big official launch.
Large cars are quite popular in the Asian market and the Thai region is no different. While the U.S. version of the car can seat only five people at the most, the one revealed had a third row making it the first ever CR-V to support a seven seater setup. The stylish, large body is equally complimented by some significant improvements in the interior of the car. Instead of the conventional gear lever, the SUV now features NSX-styled P, R, N and D buttons allowing drivers to easily navigate the vehicle in busy streets.
Being a fuel conscious buyer base, Honda has equipped the 2017 CR-V with a 1.6-liter i-DTEC turbodiesel engine which produces a solid 160 horsepower with 350 Nm of Torque. The diesel engine is connected to a nine speed automatic gearbox. These are some of the new technologies the company developed in recent times and showcased during the European launch of the CR-V.
While the diesel powertrain is the primary focus in Thailand, there is a petrol engined variant as well which uses a 2.4-liter engine with 184 horsepower and 244 Nm torque. A lower end model will use a 1.5-liter VTEC Turbo engine that delivers 190 horsepower with 243 Nm of torque. The SUV now features a longer wheelbase measured at 2,660 mm.
There are lots of new improvements to look forward to in the 2017 Honda CR-V seven seater edition including infotainment system that supports Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, improved LED headlights, 7-inch touchscreen display and an active grille shutter. Safety features include lane keeping assist, forward collision warning, automatic braking system, adaptive cruise control besides other add-ons. When put together, the car offers a wholesome experience for a large family and there is a possibility that the same version may get launched in Malaysia later this year.
The Geneva auto expo 2017 edition is underway where Lamborghini Huracan Performante was unveiled.
The car’s lightweight compared to the previous model, is much faster and hogged the limelight at the show easily because it’s a Lambo right?
Fast cars, super cars and autonomous cars! Everything you need as an automobile enthusiast is here at the Geneva show where more practical commuter models to the highly ambitious Toaster like autonomous vehicles are being showcased. The Huracan Performante is a track focused, high performance model which has already set a new record in the Nurburgring track.
At the 2017 Geneva auto show, the new car sporting carbon fiber and aluminum construction materials was displayed. The model is at least 40 kilograms less than the last car which also allowed it to experience best aerodynamics and complete the track in lesser time. The car is equipped with front and a really large rear wing with additional vents. It keeps the engine cool at all times and keeps the Lamborghini’s temperature under control.
The original V10 naturally aspirated engine has been retained in the new Huracan Performante but it has been tweaked in such a way that it produces 631 horsepower with 600 Nm of torque now. The previous model produced 601 horsepower and this is a minor yet noticeable improvement in overall performance. The car has great acceleration as it can go from 0 to 62 miles per hour in a short 2.9 seconds. It’s once again quicker as the standard edition achieves the same in 3.2 seconds. The acceleration works even at 124 mph as it touches the speed in 8.9 seconds. The top speed of the car is pegged at 200 miles per hour.
A unique Aerodinamica Lamborghini Attiva (ALA) downforce system is introduced in the car to keep it’s top speed under control yet the Huracan Performante shows no sign of stopping. It features a fully revised suspension system, tuned four wheel drive setup and uses Pirelli P Zero Corsa tires in the 20-inch alloy wheels. The interior is filled with Alcantara leather seats, carbon fiber trimming and sports seats to signify that it’s a track focused model. The digital cockpit displays all the information including detailed performance data.
Buyers of the vehicle will be able to customize their vehicle as they please. The base model is priced at £210,000 including taxes and customization will cost extra.
Spy photos are usually captured by photographers and unofficially released.
However, the 2018 BMW X3 has received official spy shots that show the car being tested in Sweden.
The compact SUV is aesthetically designed but it won’t be showcased at the 2017 Geneva motor show. Instead, BMW seems to have planned to launch it later in another expo that takes place later this year. The company didn’t confirm which expo it will be and they may even make it official during a random month to capture the attention of their audience. The new X3 is being tested in the snow clad regions stress testing the powertrains to make sure they deliver the best performance even under such harsh conditions.
Surprisingly, the spy photos are of high definition and should give you a clear overview of how the SUV would like to. The major share of the car is camouflaged that keeps the overall design a mystery. However, it is possible to confirm that the front end with trapezoidal headlights and kidney grille pretty much derives strong inspiration from the F30 3 Series.
The sides of the car derive its design elements from the F25 model with the popular L-shaped taillights that are retained. This particular model spotted in the photos is equipped with the M Sport package that includes an aggressive rear bumper, deep side sills and large front air intakes. It also includes special M package disc brakes with blue calipers and twin exhaust exits.
Under the hood, the 2018 BMW X3 is powered by a 3.0-liter turbocharged straight six engine which is capable of producing about 360 horsepower combined with 465 Nm of Torque. The powertrain is mated to an eight speed ZF automatic transmission gearbox. The numbers are derived from the X4 M40i where the same engine is already being used in real world conditions. It is also speculated that the X3 will be made available with choice of powertrains including a 2.0-liter turbo four engine that produces about 252 horsepower.
The next generation model is mounted on top of BMW’s latest CLAR platform which is already used to build the G30 5 Series and the G11 7 Series. The new platform is expected to shave off significant weight from the compact SUV contributing to its increased fuel efficiency, aerodynamics and overall performance. Aside from the conventional petrol and diesel engine variants, the 2018 BMW X3 may get launched with an electric motor that solely runs using battery power.
The Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo is the big wagon that most have been looking forward to.
The vehicle has got launched ahead of the 2017 Geneva Motor Show.
The specifications, availability and pricing that you need to know is all here. The new Panamera is easily a large wagon that as a four plus one seating setup with ample space enclosed within a large tailgate. The second generation model in the series sports a surprisingly lower loading lip combined with 20 liters of additional boot space making it the perfect vehicle for family trips.
Such a unique model in the Porsche Panamera series wouldn’t have been made possible if not for the Sport Turismo concept that was showcased during the 2012 Paris Motor Show. The latest version of the car which is in its final stages of concept looks close to the production version and retains some of the unique features found in the 2012 concept. Porsche is pretty confident that they can convince buyers who are looking for more passenger and boot space to jump to the brand with this new offering.
A solid bunch of changes are made to the aerodynamics of the car which is complimented by a complex active spoiler element that is mounted on top of the tailgate. The designers claim that it will be used based on the mode in which the Porsche Panamera is being driven. The element can add an additional downforce that is measured up to 50 kilograms at the rear axle. The position of the spoiler will keep varying based on the speed of the vehicle.
The Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo is also equipped with a panoramic sliding roof. The total boot capacity of the car is at 520 liters making it the largest offering from the automobile brand. The model powered by a 3.0-liter V6 engine delivers about 325 horsepower while a more potent 2.9-liter V6 powerplant will deliver up to 406 horsepower. The top of the line Sport Turismo is powered by a 4.0-liter V8 which delivers a solid 542 horsepower making it the best performance variant that you could get.
A 4.0-liter V8 diesel engine variant that produces 416 horsepower is also offered by the company. The pricing of the Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo is expected to be €97,557 in Europe while the top of the line model will go all the way up to €158,604.
The most powerful and highly anticipated Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid variant has been officially launched ahead of the 2017 Geneva auto show.
The car displays exceptional performance and style. The Panamera 4 E-Hybrid variant was powered by a V6 engine whereas the latest four door coupe uses a more potent V8 engine. With just days to go before the big event at Geneva, Porsche has revealed their flagship car expected to be the most powerful Panamera ever to hit dealership stores. The concept version of the model was revealed during Paris expo last year and it is all set to make its grand debut at the upcoming big auto expo.
Performance should be pretty much benchmarking level as the Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid’s powerful 4.0-liter V8 engine produces 542 horsepower by itself. When combined with the electric motor that delivers about 134 horsepower, the total output generated by the Panamera turbo goes up to 671 horsepower setting a new benchmark combined with 850Nm of torque. The engine is mated to an eight speed PDK gearbox system and the car uses an all-wheel drive system as its default setup.
According to Porsche’s statement, the car can go from 0 to 62 miles per hour in just 3.4 seconds with its top speed pegged at 193mph. Despite the increased horsepower and performance, the new Panamera still is fuel efficient made possible by the hybrid engine setup. It delivers 97.4mpg and the built-in 14.1kWh lithium ion battery can be fully charged in six hours. In order to conserve energy, the car runs on the electric motor by default which can run 31 miles after which the gasoline powered engine will kick in.
The fast car is appropriately equipped with high quality components including carbon ceramic brakes, dynamic chassis control, air suspension and the company’s proprietary Active Suspension Management for increased comfort. The Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid is expected to get launched in the month of July in Europe. While actual pricing in different regions is yet to be confirmed, the UK version of the car will set you back by £137,140. An executive edition with a longer wheelbase that’s 150mm larger than the base edition will cost £146,545.
A lot of details with regards to the new Porsche Panamera is expected to be discussed during the launch event at the 2017 Geneva motor show. The expo is just around the corner.
The Maserati Levante is now available in dealership stores in Malaysia.
The diesel powered car was originally revealed a couple of months ago and has now reached buyers through Naza Italia.
The initial launch will be limited to the diesel powered engine which will be priced at RM888,800. The cost includes local taxes and duties which falls right in the point which elite buyers wouldn’t mind going for. The variant introduced in Malaysia is powered by a 3.0-liter V6 turbodiesel engine capable of producing up to 275 horsepower with 600 Nm of Torque. It is mated to an eight speed automatic gearbox system and uses a Q4 all-wheel drive system.
Maserati claims that the Levante can go from 0 to 100 kilometers per hour in 6.9 seconds. The top speed of the model is pegged at 230 kilometers per hour. A couple of useful features are bundled in the car and it has been designed from the ground up to be a commuter friendly choice. It uses Skyhook adaptive dampers with active air suspension and the four different drive modes provided by the engineers will make changes to these components. The options available include Sport, Off-road, Normal and an ICE mode. The ICE stands for increased control and efficiency which we can confirm only when the test drive of the car is complete. It’s expected to offer the best aerodynamics and control irrespective of the car’s speed.
The Malaysian version of the Maserati Levante is inspired by current generation models from around the globe. It has 18-inch wheels with bi-xenon headlights for maximum visibility on the road. The dashboard is dominated by a 8.4-inch touchscreen display which is connected to the Maserati Control Plus Infotainment system. Leather upholstery, dual zone climate control system along with powered front seats are part of the package.
Buyers can choose to upgrade their Levante with a Luxury or a Sports package which will increase the price tag. The Sports edition uses red brake calipers, chrome door sills, sports steering wheel, 20-inch wheels and power adjustable steering column among other features. The Luxury edition uses black brake calipers, 19-inch Zefiro wheels with metallic front grille and lower bumper elements. The Maserati Levante comes with three year warranty including Maserati Premium Service Plus. The service allows you to get your vehicle serviced without having to spend extra cash. The brand designed it to offer it as a value added service for their elite customers.
The fifth generation 2018 Hyundai Accent was launched by the manufacturer at the Canadian International Auto Show that took place in Toronto.
Featuring a bold and sleek design, the red colored variant of the new Accent has a more powerful engine which has better fuel efficiency, a sophisticated interior combined with the right price tag it could very well be another popular model for Hyundai. Accent has a long running tradition among buyers around the globe and the newest version promises to offer better driving dynamics with quieter interiors giving the ultimate experience that drivers and passengers would want.
The design elements of the 2018 Hyundai Accent is strongly inspired by Elantra with a longer wheelbase measured at 2,580mm and wider size at 1,729mm. The height of the car still remains the same at 1,450mm with a ground clearance of 10 mm that will suit most road conditions. The car will also be available as a five door hatchback in select regions which will increase it’s over length by 70 mm. The fifth generation model uses advanced high strength steel for a major part of the car that is safer, has good noise isolation and withstands collison. Despite all these advantages, the material is lightweight and doesn’t add bulk to the car.
Under the bonnet is a 1.6-liter Gamma GDI engine that can produce about 132 horsepower combined with 161 Nm of Torque. The car’s overall acceleration has been improved by a few seconds and its fuel efficiency has improved by 7% that should make it a great choice for the everyday commuter. The engine is paired with a six speed manual gearbox but there’s also an option to go with an automatic gearbox. The new Accent has Normal and Sport driving modes.
Safety features include autonomous emergency braking, six air bags on all sides, ESC and overall material thickness that allows the car to resist collisions. The infotainment system is equipped with a compact 7-inch display that supports both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The 2018 Hyundai Accent will be available in the third quarter of 2017 while the five door edition will be available by the end of the year. The Canada auto show had some other notable models as well. While the Accent may not makes it way to select regions, buyers in Malaysia can buy the Elantra instead of the Accent. The next gen Elantra will have a much bigger powertrain that delivers about 204 horsepower and features similar design improvements.
Building on the tradition of Mercedes Maybach models, the new entrant is the G 650 Landaulet an extremely limited edition all-terrain vehicle scheduled to be launched at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show.
The new G-class model is expected to set a new benchmark in the segment. It has an amazing ground clearance which is nearly half meter above the ground and offers the best in-class comfort with posh interiors. The model can accommodate four passengers with ample seat spacing for them all. While the front seat has a closed roof, rear seat passengers can experience whole new level of luxury by opening the folding top at the push of a button. The rear can also be segregated with maximum privacy using a glass compartment.
The Mercedes Maybach is powered by a V12 bitturbo engine capable of delivering an amazing 630 horsepower combined with peak torque capacity of 1000 Newton meters. Being an all-road variant, it is obviously equipped with 4WD setup and has large wheelbase to match any type of terrain. The luxury quotient is pretty high in the interiors with two tone designo upholstery and customers have the freedom to choose from three different colors for the fabric top.
All seats can be electrically adjusted to a fully reclined position and they can be heated or swiveled to a position of your choice. The exquisiteness doesn’t end there as the new G 650 Landaulet is also equipped with thermal cup holders on all seats. You can cool or heat beverages using these holders. There is a foldable table behind the front seat making it easier to read, eat or work on while on the move. The truck offers the best of comfort and is also made to keep the passengers entertained with two large 10-inch displays.
It is equipped with the G-Cockpit design and offers an individual entertainment system for passengers so that they view the content they like the most. Mercedes has been focusing on the Landaulet series since a very long time as the first 300 d was released in 1960 while the latest edition was launched in 2008.
The upcoming Mercedes Maybach G 650 Landaulet will be limited to just 99 units and is scheduled to be showcased at the Geneva Motor Show that takes place in March, this year. The open top four seatertruck is expected to go on sale immediately after the launch and it is going to be tough to grab hold of one due to extremely limited numbers.