15 launches that have marked the automotive world in 2017
Saturday, December 9, 2017 09:00
Saturday, December 9, 2017 09:00
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The automotive industry has not been idle in 2017. Since last January, the launches have been many and the lovers of the car have not a lack of new models to be put in the tooth.
Just before moving on to a new chapter, here are 15 models presented in 2017 that have marked the industry, both for consumers and for the dreamers.
Kia has started the year big with the Stinger, a car with a sporty character that stole the show at the Salon of Detroit, in January. With this model, Kia wants to prove to the world that she is able to build something else than vehicles cheap. With such a design and a V6 biturbo engine of 365 horses under the hood, let’s say that this is a good start!
Read also: Our comprehensive road test of the Kia Stinger
Also in January, Nissan has made a big splash in the niche market of small SUVS in the important finally the Qashqai in North America. With a starting price set at 19 998$, expect to see quite a lot on the roads.
After the Continental last year, Lincoln is continuing its rebranding with a version completely redesigned of its huge Navigator. Beyond sales figures, this is a new aura of poise that this juggernaut brings to the luxury brand in american.
Volkswagen I. D. Buzz Concept
Volkswagen wanted to give pleasure to the nostalgic, presenting a modernized version of its iconic Microbus. Fully electric, the I. D. Buzz Concept is much more than a simple concept. Volkswagen has already confirmed that the model will be marketed… in 2022.
Dodge Challenger SRT Demon
It has caused much ink to flow, the Challenger, Demon, since its launch at the auto Show in New York. Thanks to its V8 engine surcompressé 6.2-liter, it goes from 0 to 97 km/h in 2.3 seconds and crosses the quarter mile in 9.65 seconds. Fool!
Speaking of performance cars, it is impossible to pass over in silence the One Project, Mercedes-AMG. A Formula 1 car legal for the road, as described by the manufacturer. With its hybrid technology, developing more than 1,000 horsepower, it is a real window on the future of the automobile.
The Jeep Wrangler is one of the vehicles the most iconic in the world. It changes only once per decade, and it happened in 2017! The cosmetic changes are rather minor, but include the arrival of a diesel engine and a block four-cylinder turbocharged engine under the hood. A variant plug-in hybrid will add the same to the range in 2020.
Read also: finally here it is, the all-new jeep Wrangler 2018
With the Kona, Hyundai is adding another SUV to its range. Its small size will make it a direct competitor to vehicles such as the Mazda CX-3, Honda HR-V and the Nissan Qashqai.
Small SUVS are all the rage, and the arrival of the Volvo XC40 is another proof. Available from$ 39,500 and adopting a design that is frankly successful, the new kid from the Swedish brand risk very happy.
Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross
It was a long time that we haven’t seen a new model at Mitsubishi! The appellation Eclipse has long been synonymous with power and sportiness. This is the name that has sported the sports coupe of the manufacturer for 22 years, from 1990 until his retirement in 2012. And then, we spring the Eclipse of mothballs with a compact SUV, which has nothing in sports, aside from maybe her design.
Saleen has taken the automotive world by surprise in the Living room of Los Angeles by launching a new model called simply Saleen 1. Thanks to a small four-cylinder engine turbocharged 2.5-liter, Saleen develops 450 horsepower and can reach 97 km/h in 3.5 seconds. Its price is 100 000$ in the United States.
Chevrolet Corvette ZR1
With the ZR1 2019, Chevrolet has built the Corvette is the most powerful of its history. It is what it is. Its supercharged V8 of 6.2 liters develops an impressive total of 755 horsepower and 715 lb-ft of torque. Wow!
Since the start of the Tribeca, Subaru no longer offered SUV with three rows. This is now resolved with the unveiling recently of the Ascent, a big fireball that can accommodate up to 8 occupants.
Yes, even Lamborghini now has his SUV! But don’t believe that we leave the performance so far! The Urus is fitted with a bi-turbo V8 engine of 4.0 liters, which allows it to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.6 seconds and reach a top speed of 305 km/h.
Tesla has once again caught everyone by surprise this year with the presentation of a new Roadster. And the promises of the manufacturer california are simply mind blowing, with a battery range of 1000 miles plus a top speed of over 400 km/h. And that’s to say of his design!