2018 Cadillac Escalade is a high standard setting luxury SUV

2018 Cadillac Escalade concept

Cadillac is a very popular American automobile company. 2018 Cadillac Escalade is one of its newest models. Being an old company, SUVs are produced by it since 1999. This car is actually a luxury SUV and will be 5th generation model. Here, you will surely get to know everything about this vehicle.       

Engine System               

A few choices are going to be available for customers from which you need to choose an engine system as per your needs. First, there is a 6.2 liter V8 engine system generating around 420 Hp and 460 lb-ft of torque. Then comes a 3.6-litr twin-turbo charged V6 engine system and lastly a turbo diesel V6 engine system.

Performance                          

Any of these above mentioned engines are capable of making 2018 Cadillac Escalade accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 5.6 sec. Above 150 mph may be its top speed since its actually huge so some reduction has been accepted. This performance is not only because of engine but also the equally capable transmission system.

Price

Though not much has been officially released about price of 2018 Cadillac Escalade but still experts suggest a price of about $75,000 which may increase for additional trims.

Date of Release

As per some sources, all new Cadillac Escalade is to come out end of 2017 or may be launched in first half of 2018 i.e. more than one year from now.

Read more about new 2018 Cadillac Escalade!

2019 Audi Q8 – New Full-size Coupe SUV

2019 Audi Q8 concept coupe SUV

Luxury car automakers like Audi have stayed out of the SUV market for a while now, but Audi is still on the path of making a charm offensive with their luxury crossover Q7. Their newest entry the 2019 Audi Q8 coupe SUV will have some familiarities to the Q7 with the technology and performance being comparable to the A8 sedan.

Even though the Q8 is yet to be revealed to the public, the styling will most likely be modern and sporty which will definitely put its competition to shame. This new SUV from Audi is targeted for the Middle East, North America, and Chinese markets due to the high demand for first-class SUVs.

2019 Audi Q8 concept coupe SUV

2019 Audi Q8 Concept Design:

Exterior:

Images of the exterior profile of the 2019 Audi Q8 are yet to be released by the automaker. The SUV is being tested under the camouflage of the Q7. What we know so far is that the Q8 will display a sportier design than the Q7. Some of the exterior cues might be borrowed from the Q7 with the high possibility that the coupe –like- roof will be part of it.

Contemporary elements have been included in the Audi Q8 that distinguishes it from the Q7, it has an angular C-pillar and full-width taillights. The front appearance will be different from the Q7 with the grille assembly and headlight featuring new design elements.

The exterior cues will be tweaked to make 2019 Audi Q8 more stylish with reports of it measuring about 197” long. Apart from that, other possible features expected in the Q8 include a sloping roofline, angled rear windows, and a shallower side glass.

Interior:

When compared to the Q7, the 2019 Audi Q8 will have more superior design elements to justify its high ranking in the SUV lineup. Most of the styling elements of the Q8 will be adopted from its predecessor, the Q7, however, it will exhibit a greater sophistication much similar to the A8L sedan.

Inside the cabin will be the latest premium materials available in the market with top notch entertainment and connectivity technologies. The standard upholstery to be used on the seats will be Alcantara and leather. Wood trims and aluminum will be used in areas not covered with Alcantara and Leather.

If the automaker implements the dashboard design of the Q7 then the Q8 will have a clean center stack, digital instrument cluster, and a continuous vent strip. This luxury SUV is rumored to have an MMI system that works by assimilating the Intelligent technologies available in the vehicle. Such an amazing interior design cannot lack a huge screen for the infotainment system.

Rear passengers will be taken care of nicely owing to the two tablets located on the back seat headrests. The powerful audio system will be provided for the audiophiles.

2019 Audi Q8 Engine Options:

The automaker is yet to release the official engine specification of the Q8. Nonetheless, reports indicate that this 2019 Audi Q8 model will have almost the same diesel and gasoline engines as the Q7. Unfortunately, the North American market will not be provided with the diesel engine variant.

A 4 Cylinder, 2.0L engine will be available is certain markets with a horsepower of 252 Hp with 272 lb-ft torque. A V6, 3.0L engine will provide 333 Hp with a torque of 325 lb-ft. There is a high chance of a turbo diesel V6 engine capable of delivering 218 Hp with 369 lb-ft torque. A TDI, 3.0L will be part of the diesel engine with 272 Hp, and a torque of 442 lb-ft.

The automaker is more likely to introduce an e-Tron variant to be powered by combining an electric motor and a 3.0L TDI. This incredible pairing is estimated to deliver 373 Hp and a torque of 516 lb-ft.

Using the electric power only, the battery pack can clear 34.8 miles. An 8 speed, ZF-sourced automatic transmission system will transmit power to the wheels. The RS Q8, which is a high-performance model powered by twin-turbocharged V8 petrol engines producing above 500Hp might also be offered by the automaker.

2019 Audi Q8 concept - interior

2019 Audi Q8 Price and Release Date:

Audi is yet to provide information on the official release dates of the 2019 Q8 with the model scheduled for a motor show sometime this year. In terms of prices, $66,200 might be the starting price, with the highest performance RS Q8 anticipated to start at $119,000.

2018 Jeep Renegade is due for some interesting visual changes

2018 Jeep Renegade concept

Jeep Renegade is one of those compact crossovers which brings together great off-road performance and technological convenience. Several critics hold that its non-standard look lacks modern styling, but enthusiasts consider just this as a signature iconic styling. Since the third model year, the 2017 Renegade borrows its predecessor’s styling; the new 2018 Jeep Renegade should come with a significant visual overhaul.

2018 Jeep Renegade Expected Trims & Colors

In total, the upcoming 2018 Renegade is going to offer 6 trims – Trailhawk, Sport, Limited, Latitude, Deserthawk and Altitude. Color options would include Alpine White, Jetset Blue, Anvil, Glacier Metallic, Colorado Red and Omaha Orange.

2018 Jeep Renegade concept

Exterior

Jeep has put out a contemporary styling in 2017 Renegade which drifts a bit from the conventional trademark styling of the company. Hopefully, the new 2018 Jeep Renegade will feature visual changes not just to mark a generational change but also to improve in aesthetics.

Changes which are expected in this new model include the front fascia which is going to see some new refreshments. This would include the lower stance i.e. the bumper is to be modified along with the fog lamps. As to the grille, new stylish chrome inlays could be added. This generational refreshment would also influence the side body and rear fascia to be toned up.

Interior

The interior cabin of 2018 Jeep Renegade will boast of a best-in-class comfort as that of the existing model. The multi-functions seats will be revisited for a new upholstery and split-fold functions might be improved.

Uconnect® infotainment system will include navigation convenience and will also offer auxiliary USB port. Modern features like smartphone integration and 4G LTE connectivity will not be missed out.

2018 Jeep Renegade Powertrain & Mileage

Like the current generation model, 2018 Jeep Renegade will come in 2 different engine options. The 1.4 liter MulitAir® Turbo engine will come standard and might improve on its current outputs which are 184 lb-ft of torque and 160 HP. This engine also uses a 6 speed C635 manual transmission along with 2WD. Mileage figures gained with this engine are 24 mpg in city and 31 mpg on highways.

A 2.4 liter Tigershark® MultiAir®2 Engine will come as optional which will produce outputs of more than 175 lb-ft of torque and 180 HP. Both 6-speed manual transmission and a 9-speed 948TE automatic transmission are available for this engine.

This engine also offers an AWD option. The current model gains 22 mpg city and 30 mpg highway ratings from this engine, expect these numbers to see improvements. As to towing capability, this engine is capable of hauling up to 2,000 pounds.

2018 Jeep Renegade – Safety

2018 Renegade will also feature several safety technologies for a safer ride. Safety features that will come standard in the base model include:

  • Advanced Multistage Front Airbags
  • Electronic Roll Mitigation
  • LATCH Ready Child Seat Anchor System
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring
  • Speed Sensitive Power Locks
  • Occupant Detection System

2018 Jeep Renegade Price and Release Date

2018 Jeep Renegade might hold a starting price of around $28,000 as the current model starts from $26,645. Dealerships could get this vehicle within the 1st quarters of 2018.

2017 Renault Kadjar can easily find a way in your wish list

2017 Renault Kadjar red front view

French automaker giant Renault is about to release a facelift model in its Kadjar SUV series in the form of 2017 Renault Kadjar. Read this guide with must-know specifications, price and release date before going to the dealers.

Renault is yet to make it official

No official report from the French company is available regarding release dates or price of 2017 Renault Kadjar. Based on previous models of the same genre and with Renault’s reputation for economical cars, the price of this SUV can be expected to range in between $24,000 and $38,000.

As for the release date, Kadjar can appear in market by mid-2017.

2017 Renault Kadjar red front view

2017 Renault Kadjar Engine and Gas Mileage

Renault will provide both petrol and diesel engine forms in 2017 Renault Kadjar.

The diesel engine is likely to appear in two versions. The lower end model will be equipped with a 1.5L four-cylinder engine with an EPA of 75 mpg and deliver 110 HP while higher trim will have a 1.6L four cylinders, 130HP engine. Fuel consumption is set at 64 mpg.

The petrol range will come with a 1.2L four cylinder engine with a power capacity of 115HP. Torque capacity is set to 140 lb-ft. Both versions will be mated with a 6-speed manually operated transmission system and an automatic CVT transmission to provide both front-wheel and all-wheel drive features.

Rumour has it that a gasoline version will also be marketed. If it’s true, then the car is expected to deliver up to 129HP power and 151 lb-ft torque.

2017 Renault Kadjar will receive a classic SUV look

Made in collaboration with Nissan, the 2017 Kadjar will look similar to any other SUV rolled out from this company. Apart from high ground clearance and enhanced wheelbase, expect the following add-ons:

  • A sunroof is added to the vehicle making it look sporty.
  • The car will come in Flame Red exterior colour, but other options will be available.
  • Air diffusers installed are bigger thereby enhancing aerodynamic properties.
  • The LED headlights will receive a slight modification in design.

As for its interiors, the dashboard will house a digital 7-inch touchscreen display with coordinate settings arriving from TomTom maps. Infotainment installation will receive a boost with the new R-Link 2 technology. The luggage compartment is configurable,and front seat can be folded into a table-like structure.

2017 Renault Kadjar red rear view

2017 Kadjar will feature a host of safety features

2017 Renault Kadjar is expected to reach a maximum speed of 125 mph with an acceleration time of 9 seconds. In view of this, Renault has equipped the car with safety features like lane-departure alert system, blind spot monitoring and adaptive cruise control technologies.

A driver exhaustion alert system is installed to keep the driver alert during long drives.  To top all these, Kadjar 2017 comes with plate brakes on all its four wheels with electric power control.

Kadjar expects strong rivalry in the market

Strong competition is expected from the 2017 Tiguan after Volkswagen decided to slash its price.  It will also go head-to-head with Nissan Qashqai as this car promises similar features in the same price range. What will give 2017 Renault Kadjar an advantage over the other two is Renault’s fuel efficient engines.

2017 Porsche Macan will introduce a lot of positive changes

2017 Porsche Macan front view

2017 Porsche Macan is going to offer its fans will lot of new engines to choose from. Impeccable handling will be drivers delight and sophisticated interior setup would have the passengers dazzled from the start.

Pros and Cons of 2017 Porsche Macan

The 2017 Porsche Macan will offer its fans with lot of new exciting features. While the engineers have successfully pulled off a variety of changes, there are still a few setbacks that they should focus on for next year’s model.

2017 Porsche Macan front view

Pros

  • Quick acceleration option for all trim levels.
  • Voted as the most engaging and athletic SUV of this segment.
  • Very comfortable and composed ride
  • Cabin setup beats all competitors
  • Long list of options is available for the fans to pick their customized trims.

Cons

  • With all the significant changes being made in the new model, price range is quite higher than all its competitors.
  • Cargo space is not sufficient compared to other cars of the segment.
  • Rear seats are not placed in a comfortable position for the passengers.

2017 Porsche Macan changes

Take a look at the exciting changes that are being made in 2017 Porsche Macan:

  • Base models with turbocharged four-cylinder unit along with a new sport oriented model (GTS).
  • Inclusion of more standard equipment than previous year’s model like parking sensors, rearview camera, lane departure warning and many more.
  • Touchscreen infotainment system has received a lot of new upgrades like smartphone integration feature and AppleCarPlay support.

2017 Porsche Macan rear view

Offered trims

New Porsche Macan will be offered in four different trim levels which are:

  • Porsche Macan base trim
  • Porsche Macan S
  • Porsche Macan GTS
  • Porsche Macan Turbo

All wheel drivetrain configuration is a standard feature for all trims.

2017 Porsche Macan Powertrain Options and Gas Mileage

2017 Porsche Macan is going to have all wheel drive configuration in all its trim levels along with seven-speed manual transmission option. The base models will carry 2.0 liter four-cylinder turbocharged unit that will produce 252 Hp along with 272 lb-ft torque. Porsche Macan is going to accelerate quite fast with a capacity of reaching 60 mph in just 6.3 seconds. Fuel economy on city roads are rated at 20 mpg while that on highways are 25 mpg. A combined rate of fuel economy is 22 mpg.

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The second trim which is Macan S, will carry turbocharged V6 units of 3.0-liter fuel capacity. This setup will generate 340 hp power along with 339 lb-ft torque. Acceleration rates are faster than base model, which is 0-60 in just 5.6 seconds. Fuel economy for this setup is 19 mpg at a combined rate on highways and city roads.

Macan GTS is even faster than Macan S and has the capacity of clocking 60 mph in just 5 seconds. It will carry the same engine as Macan S and would generate 360 Hp along with 369 lb-ft torque.

2017 Porsche Macan Turbo with a 3.6 liter V6 turbocharged variant is going to generate 400 hp powers along with 406 lb-ft torque. This variant is swiftest of the lot with a capacity of reaching 60 mph in just 4.4 seconds.