Infiniti has already announced they will offer the smallest version of its lineup the QX30 in the US and everywhere else in 2017. Most of the world will see this as two different vehicles, but because the two vehicles (the Q30 and QX30) are basically the same size with one being a bit taller because of right height they will be under the same name here in America. This will make it easy for us to understand exactly what this vehicle is, a small hatchback that has one model with a higher ride.
Renault has not been one to be known for big and burly vehicles of any kind. In fact the vehicles that we have seen from this French automaker have usually been of the dainty and tiny sizes mostly made to be able to maneuver in the streets of Paris without much of a problem. This of course includes the Dauphine and the Le Car, which are two great examples of what Renault is known for so when a truck was spied in the wilderness prowling the offroad areas paving its own path the last company expected to have its name on it was Renault. Continue reading
The 2015 Chevrolet Traverse is packed with comfort, technology, and style. With a starting MSRP of just $30,995 and room for up to 8 passengers, Traverse is the versatile crossover vehicle you have been looking for. It has an estimated MPG of 17 in the city and 24 on the highway and is available in both a front wheel drive and all wheel drive option.
Under the hood, you will find a 3.6 liter V6 engine and 6-speed automatic transmission. Stabilitrak, 4-wheel antilock 4-wheel disc brakes, constant effort power steering, suspension ride and handling, traction control, single exhaust, 3.16 axle ratio, and front wheel drive all come standard on the 2015 Chevrolet Traverse, though a visit to your local Chevrolet dealer will get you further options.
Mitsubishi has been a little silent in the automotive industry in past years, but they expect to change that with the announcement of the 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander, which will be debuted at the New York Auto Show. Mitsubishi claims the new model will feature over 100 engineering and design improvements, refined handling/throttle response, and “a more eloquent yet functional interior space.”
The exterior of the the 2016 Outlander is only a small update of the original 2012 version, but the interior of the vehicle has been completely revamped. Exterior updates include more angular headlamps, new twin-slit radiator grille, and chrome accents. New alloy wheel designs and paint colors will be available on the 2016 model as well. Outlander should be available for consumers to purchase late 2015.
The Jeep Patriot has made its way into the hearts and minds of many Jeep owners over several years. Even though the current model is aging, it offers a great value and is the least expensive SUV on the market at its base price. As a 2015 Kelley Blue Book Five-Year Cost to Own Award Winner, the Jeep Patriot is a great choice, but needs some upgrading to be in an acceptable range of equipment and comfort. The base model is very much a stripped down version, but add a few great features by climbing the trim levels and you can have a Patriot that offers some exceptional off road ability as well.
Showing up in the class with the Subaru Forester and Mazda CX-5 the Patriot offers better off road ability than both of these models. Unfortunately, and due in part to the need for a remade model, the Patriot does not offer the fuel mileage that is desired on SUVs of this size. For 2015 the Patriot adds a new Eco Green paint color and a Garmin Navigation system on the Latitude model. The removable flashlight as been replaced by an actual dome light as well.
Even though the Land Rover Defender is the height of SUV performance off the road and gives owners everything they could want in order to enjoy an awesome off road adventure, but what if your Defender needs to be tuned for the urban environment without losing any of its off road ability? Enter in the Land Rover Defender Ultimate RS which is simply a crazy version of the already awesome SUV which has been tuned by the British tuning company called Urban Truck.
The extensive makeover that took place was to change the truck from the off road machine it already was ( the height of class and off road adventure) to a mean and lean Urban road prowler that could still handle the off road terrain. The first and most noticeable changes were the new black pain, wide tires, a new grill and new lights which were all in place to give the vehicle a more aggressive appearance and allow it to show off some muscle in a slick and attractive fashion. Other changes that were made to the Defender included adding special Bilstein dampers, a new anti-roll bar, sports springs and large Yokohama tires to wrap the 18-inch wheels in snug road hugging comfort. The Defender was also lowered by two inches which gives it a more planted look as if it was actually hugging onto the road.