2017 Honda Odyssey is one of the most popular vehicles in the world and the American market. We will try to convey to you information that is available to us and that will mean a lot to begin with. Honda definitely the day to day working to improve this model to potential customers get a surprise in the true sense of the word. With details coming later, but we will also make a review of the predecessor.
2017 Honda Odyssey Concept Redesign Changes
The 2017 Honda Odyssey concept vehicle is equipped with HID headlights and LED tail lights, which make it distinctive and easily recognizable. The new generation of the Odyssey should offer lower power consumption than current models using efficient i-VTEC V6 engine. At the same time, the Odyssey offers three rows of seats and the possibility to transport up to eight adults.
Vice President of the company for the US market, John Mendel confirmed that the company is considering the introduction of integrated plant in the next generation Odyssey. If this proposal is approved, the amount of the new model will be increased by a few inches to accommodate drive system on all four wheels. This will give the appearance that will appeal to more buyers compared to the current model. In addition to the height, the new model will precisely due to the said drive gain and weight, it will have a negative impact on its consumption.
Under the hood Engine
When it comes to power engine it will not necessarily change over its predecessor but each new item we are obliged to share with you. Each of you will agree that it is important to know how much consumption, which is the strength and quality of the entire course. The companies every day are increasingly in the race to set new standards in designing new engines that will be less harmful to the environment. No sooner had the 2016 model year in the US market and has prepared a special edition of the Odyssey, Honda announced that this MPV could get and 4×4 drive.
It was confirmed to US media executive vice president of American Honda Motor John Mendel, who announces that this possibility has been discussed for the redesigned Odyssey model year 2017.
Such Odyssey would have been even more difficult than the standard, which would of course be reflected in higher fuel consumption.
2017 Honda Odyssey Release date and price
However, the redesigned 2017 Honda Odyssey will be on the US market in the second half of 2016. Regardless of whether Odyssey will be on sale with drive to all four wheels, he arrives on the market in the second half of next year. Unfortunately, for now the price is not yet known. As the day drew to be carried out and we will also be better informed but more precise when it comes to the price list, which will have a definite range in price and all because there will be a certain level of equipment. Or you will have the choice of equipment.
2016 Toyota Tundra will definitely surprise many of you. It is known that there are many fans of this model and this will be a real refreshment for all of them. We will try to convey some oddostupnih information and to look back a few years back and based on the predecessors make an analysis of what is to be found in the market. This will be a Japanese model in the american way.
It’s no secret that Americans love their pickups. During the previous year 2012, over two million pickups were sold in the US market. F-Series pickup is the jewel of Ford’s sales, with 645,316 units sold, also completed the 27th year in a row as the best-selling vehicle. Equally went well and General Motors with the twins Chevrolet Silverado (418,312 sold models) and GMC Sierra (157,185 vehicles), and the top is allocated and Chrysler’s Ram division with 293,363 copies sold.
2016 Toyota Tundra Review Design, engine specs
However, the situation was not always so ideal for domestic producers. The Japanese giant and the largest producer in the world, Toyota, not so long ago, brought fear among the American so-called. Big 3 producers, when in 2007 introduced the second generation Tundra, which was bigger, more powerful and more aggressive than the competition. Unfortunately, the celebration did not last long and after only a year, Tundra slowly falling into oblivion, and in 2012, sold 101,621 copies.
In order to understand the situation tundra in the US market, it is necessary to go back to the beginning of 1990, when the aforementioned Big 3 producers remained without competition and with a long tradition of manufacturing pickups. Toyota’s first attempt to oppose the favored Americans was the model T100, which went on sale in 1993. Done in collaboration with legendary Japanese manufacturer of commercial vehicles Hino, T100 was slightly larger than Toyota’s only pickup of this period – Hilux, but still significantly lower than US competitors. T100 is also the only full-size pickup with four-cylinder engine and no V8 option, which is to a large extent lower sales. When Ford started approaching the magic border of one million units sold F-Series pickups in mid-1990, the T100 has not managed to cross the border than 40,000 and quietly shut down after 1998.
Realizing that the Americans will never change and will always be more better, the Japanese giant decided to beat rivals in his own game. Instead of manufacturing in Japan and development by Japanese engineers, Toyota decided to form a special team of Americans and the US state of Texas, known as the heart of the pickup industry. The original plan was related to the extension of the T100 strategy, and since the new model was significantly refresh, Toyota decides to change the name of the T150, modeled on the pickup class. But when Ford threatened with a lawsuit on the grounds that the name is similar to his F-150, the Japanese vehicle manufacturer decides to change the name of the Tundra.
The first generation Tundra debuted in 2000 with Toyota’s first V8 engine (not counting the luxury Lexus), volume of 4.7L with 235 hp. Although still considerably less than US rivals, the new Tundra proved to be good enough to be declared for pickup by the renowned Motor Trend magazine, and in the first year, sales jumps to 120,000. Known Consumer Reports also had only words of praise and declared Tundra for recommended shopping.
Tundra begins to actively compete in the American NASCAR Truck Series, where he won the first title of the season in 2006 with driver Ron Hornaday, and to this day, Toyota has won three titles and is the only remaining factory team. However, despite all the praise, the first generation Tundra had certain disadvantages. Although larger than its predecessor, the T100, it was still significantly lower than the American competition, and its most powerful engine is still delivered the only 235 horsepower, and significantly less than their rivals. Early models had certain problems with corrosion, which is still litigation with the owners.
All media were focused on second-generation Tundra at the Motor Show in Chicago in 2006. Larger, more powerful and more modern than its predecessor, Tundra is the first time in their history on paper had the winning combination of which are American rivals could only dream of. Maximum towing five tons (same as Ford F-150), 5.7L V8 engine with 381 hp (the most powerful in the class) and the only pickup in the market with a six-speed automatic transmission, and the largest starting price of $22,390.
It is to say that the Americans were afraid that Toyota will begin to dominate the class pickups as well as other classes of cars, before that. Ford F-150, the pride of the American auto industry, it was still available with the most powerful engine of 300 hp and outdated four-speed automatic transmission. Toyota plans were great. The new plant in Texas was able to annually produces 300,000 vehicles, a plan was still not used to the maximum, with the goal of annual production of 200,000 vehicles. Although the plan had not accomplished by only 3,000 units, it seemed that the last rule of local companies and will in the near future, Toyota will become the top-selling brand in the US market.
However, a series of familiar recall, as well as poorer quality of Tundra (at least for Toyota standards), they began to play a big role, and within just two years, sales fell below 80,000 pieces. Toyota has tried in many ways to regain the trust of customers, but by then the domestic competition caught connection. Tundra otherwise be enrolled in history when on 12 October 2012, withdrew the legendary Space Shuttle Endeavour, he weighs 78 tons, to its final destination.
There are rumors that the third generation of the Tundra should make his debut at this year’s Motor Show in Chicago, which takes place in March. Since 2007, when the current Tundra hit the market, a lot has changed. So now, the Ram 1500 offers best-in-class interior, Ford introduced the first EcoBoost (twin-turbo) V6 engine in its class with up to 570 Nm of torque at just 1700 r/min, and recently introduced a new generation of twins from General Motors – Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra. Although Toyota is not financially strong as ever, thanks to the scandal of recalls and adverse weather conditions in Japan, this giant, although “wounded” by no means bad, but at least to be underestimated. Although it is not expected that the third generation could have a revolution like its predecessor, definitely could raise standards and make a class full-size pickups even better and more competitive.
2016 Toyota Tundra Price and Release date
When it comes to the price, for 2016 Toyota Tundra is now known that it could amount to $28,640 depending on the equipment that evening, this vehicle so will the price change on those details we later when he realized completely. Realization date is reserved already for next year and it seems it could be as early as next year in January at the Auto Show in Detroit.
2016 Honda HR-V Price, review… – Already a certain period, we expect new vehicle Honda CR-V 2016 that will take you at a glance lighten its new design. New features and quality are what will really point to something new connections. This small crossover is every day more and more popular. This trend has been increasing since 2007 and to this day has increased. What are the features we’ll see about that. The new “Honda HR-V” at the beginning of this year, the readers of the prestigious British motoring magazine “What’s car?” Declared the ‘most anticipated model” in 2015. After only six weeks on the European market, “Honda” has received more than 6,000 sales orders.
2016 Honda HR-V Review
When it comes to size 2016 Honda CRV say that they are 4.3 m, main trunk volume is 453 by folding the seats is increased to 1,026 l. Based on this we can see that it is already working on some changes in terms of length. So we’ll say that this model is given to what is called the new volume. It is not depend so small vehicle like most of you are used to. Its purpose remains the same but the changes are obvious. The interior has also undergone changes in terms of new lines, upgraded the quality and scheduling functions. Everything is somehow at hand, it is better deployed.
Honda HR-V 2016 – Interior design and options
Interior has many benefits. Inside the vehicle is viewed display with its functions and size of seven inches. Once you get into this vehicle, you’ll love it for life. All controls are in a certain size, with a special design for easy handling. Seats and sitting area in such a size that there is enough space for four adults. The space inside the vehicle is such that You can not invite someone to dinner. As for cargo space on a more than sufficient. Seats are adjustable, and I mean the rear seats and the front passenger seat up. This space is about 24.3 cubic feet of luggage.
Honda HR-V 2016 Engine specs
We came to the driving force new 2016 Honda HR-V, that is what everyone is the number one in all vehicles. Each of us looks that the engine is a strong, high quality with less consumption. What’s this all about? There are two drive units, 1.5-liter i-VTEC petrol engine with 130 hp and 1.6-liter i-DTEC diesel engine with 120 hp. Both engines are associated with a manual six-speed transmission system, while the gasoline engine can be ordered with an optional CVT transmission.
2016 Honda HR-V Price
Price of 2016 Honda HR-V in the Comfort package with the 1.5 i-VTEC engine with 130 hp is $22,280, while version 1.6 i-DTEC 120 hp equipped with the same package will cost from $24,998. Depending on the equipment that carries behind so will the price move. It’s all a matter of choice and will also in this case be.
Three years after the first prototype, after several times postponed the premiere production version, Tesla Motors is presented to the public a long-awaited Model X. 2016 Tesla Model X SUV is a model that will delight all over the world and we will try to give more useful information about this model and make content more interesting for all of you. Any news that we get we will gladly share with you when it comes to design, price, specification, engine, date of implementation, and the like. Here we will have review about 2016 Tesla Model X SUV.
Exterior and Interior Design Review of 2016 Tesla Model X SUV
Presentation of the new model 2016 Tesla Model X SUV was held in Tesla’s factory in California and personally led her founder and the firs man of the company, Elon Musk. Although slightly higher profile, Tesla X silhouette reminiscent of limousine Model S. The designers felt that there is no need to an electric car has imitation mask refrigerator, so this purely cosmetic detail completely disappeared from the Model X. One of the first details that will observer pay attention to the atypical back door.
When the Mask 2012 announced that the Model X behind a door that opens up (he called them “falcon doors” in automotive history are known as the gullwing – gullwing doors), many were skeptical of such a solution. However, the system is perfected to the last detail. It turned out that the method of opening the rear door on the Model X, except that a visually attractive, far more functional than the conventional solutions. Thanks to the special mechanism and the number of sensors that detect any obstacles in the vicinity of the vehicle, the door can be opened even at a minimal distance from the car in the parking lot adjacent vehicles.
The interior of the Model X, with a giant screen in the center console through which you perform all the settings in the vehicle, reminiscent of the cockpit of the Model S. Tesla’s new car combines classical crossover vehicles and the mini-van, and the position of the driver and passengers slightly higher compared to the limousine with enough space between their heads and the roof. Model X has room for 6 or 7 people in three rows of seats, in configurations twp plus two plus two, or two plus three plus two. The seats in the second row are electrically moved back and forth independently of each other, which also makes it easier for passengers to seats in the third row.
2016 Tesla Model X SUV Engine Specs
Tesla’s crossover is driven by two electric motors. Front has 259 hp, while the last is developing 503 HP. Total combined torque rises to 967 Nm. Each of the motor transmits power to the appropriate axle, which enables the drive to all four wheels. Based on data published by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Tesla Model X 90D (version with batteries of 90 kWh) on a single charge can travel 414 km.
The source said that the faster variant, P90D, has slightly less autonomy in the run – 402 km. Model X may not startan as Model S, but it certainly has outstanding performance. Top version, P90D, 0-96 km/h (0-60 mph) sprint in 3.8 s. When activated the so-called madness button, this speed is reached in just 3.2 s. Model X 90D also has excellent characteristics with respect to the standstill to speeds of 96 km/h in 4.8 s. Top speed of both models is 250 km/h.
Safety of 2016 Tesla Model X
Tesla says the car is equipped with an air suspension system, as well as security technology automatic braking in the event of a collision. Manufacturer particular stands out a system that protects vehicle occupants from the outside polluted air with the help of special filters and creating a positive air pressure in the car compared to atmospheric, the first application of this technology in a production model.
2016 Tesla Model X SUV Price
Customers who want to purchase 2016 Tesla Model X SUV, will in addition to the money about $140,000 to own and patience. Those who ordered today will be waiting for the delivery year. He would later appear on the market a cheaper version at a price of $132,000. For more information visit edmunds.
2016 Infiniti Q30 Review… – Nissan’s premium brand has a new family member – at the Frankfurt Motor Show world survey had a compact Q30. Infiniti Q302016 is worth to see and get information about him. This is truly a real refreshment for the public and potential customers. We’ll see what the basis of a new vehicle, and that the changes in terms of redesign and introduction of new quality. What is available from the information that we and see you and explain. Already the first pictures you can also see what the design is concerned, a picture says a lot.
Exterior and Interior Design of 2016 Infiniti Q30
Infiniti Q30 parts MRA mechanical platform with the Mercedes A-class, and apart from that model, comparing it with the Audi A3 and BMW 1-Series Q30 is an elaboration of the concept of the same name from 2013 and has almost the same design as the exterior of the car. The interior is pretty much what we would expect from an upscale hatchback, upholstered with high-quality materials, such as leather, with a discreet decorative details with wood texture.
The cockpit is oriented towards the driver, and some commands, such as air conditioners panel reminiscent of those from the Mercedes A-class, of which the Infiniti Q30 borrowed and propulsion systems.
Interestingly, the Q30 has more luggage space than the Mercedes rivals – the trunk has 368 liters, compared to 340 liters available in the A class. The car was set on 18 inch wheels, and there will also be a sports version with a lowered suspension, aerodynamic bumper and side skirts, as well as 19-inch alloy wheels and two black pipes of the exhaust system.
2016 Infiniti Q30 Engine Specs
Customers will have a choice of three petrol and two diesel engines. Weaker brnzinska version is powered by a 1.6-liter turbo motorm which is available in two versions, with 122 hp and 156 hp, while the top-2.0 turbo petrol engine with 211 hp. The base diesel model is equipped with a 1.5 liter engine with 109 hp, while the more powerful 2.2 diesel engine produces 170 hp.
The power to the wheels as standard transmitted by a six-speed manual transmission or optional seven-speed transmission with double clutch. Infiniti has announced that the 2016 Infiniti Q30 found on select markets by the end of the year. Shortly thereafter, reaches the crossover version of the QX30, class Mercedes GLA.
The starting price for such a model as a 2016 Infiniti Q30 should be about $ 29,000. Also, the price could be moving and to become one of Q40 and to be around $33,950. Depending put there will be more variants of this model and equipment that will be, so will the price move.
If you want more information about this car try to find on topspeed.
2016 Lamborghini Aventador Super Veloce Roadster Price… – Lamborghini, one of my favorite super-cars of today, recently got his lighter and more powerful version of the Super Veloce label. It is a distinctly sporty vehicle that is not intended for everyone and everyday use. But still a lot of people in love with this beauty and many yearn for it due to the sporty look and newer design lines. Architecture, move one of the best things that have happened in this model and a driving force in relation to the strength of the engine, which is crucial when one such vehicle. To become familiar through the information available and that the details of Lamborghini Aventador Super Veloce Roadster 2016 be arriving about this model so we’ll keep you informed.
Exterior and Interior of 2016 Lamborghini Aventador Super Veloce Roadster
Introduced at this year’s Geneva Motor Show, Italian carmaker says the Super Veloce perhaps the best model in the long history of the company and that no other Lamborghini in history can not be approached by the performance. On the market now arrives and his roadster version, which was presented at the recent Pebble Beach Concours gathering in California. Lamborghini has managed to reduce the weight of the vehicle by approximately 50 kg thanks to the use of lighter materials, especially carbon-door, spoiler and interior.
In order to maintain a low weight, the Italian giant of the car out and many parts of noise isolation, so the Super Veloce significantly noisier, but we doubt that there will be those who will this information be a problem. There are also bigger brakes, as well as the selection of new dimensions of wheels – 20-inch front and 21-inch rear. The experience would not be complete if the car is not got no major design changes. Maybe most impressive detail is a big tail, which can be manually adjusted in three different ways, but its purpose is not just a designer – he’s here is to improve aerodynamics and stability at all speeds. Super Veloce got new bumpers while the interior lost almost all the equipment to maintain the minimum weight. However, and custom Lamborghini is able to offer every option you want.
2016 Lamborghini Aventador Super Veloce Roadster Engine Specs Performance
The most remarkable is certainly attracted to the engine, and the power of the current 6.5L V12 engine has been increased from the standard 691 hp to 740 hp. Lamborghini has managed to increase power thanks to better exhaust system, and although the torque was 687 Nm at identical engine now develops maximum power at 8,500 rpm compared to 5,500 rpm in the predecessor. More power and less weight, they highlight and better performance and acceleration to 100 km/h is now 2.7 seconds (2.8 seconds before) and top speed is 347 km/h. The seven-speed automatic transmission with double clutch is transferred from the standard Aventador while the exhaust system and provides a completely new experience of the driver to feel exactly what’s happening under the hood. As with the standard model, power is transmitted to all four wheels, and the suspension can be adjusted in three different ways (Strada, Sport and Corsa) depending on driving conditions.
2016 Lamborghini Aventador Super Veloce Roadster Price and Release Date
However, and custom Lamborghini is able to offer every option you want. Lamborghini Aventador Super Veloce 2016 is expected to be available in the summer with a starting price of about 446,000 US dollars, which is about $44,000 more than the standard model. As with its predecessor, the production is likely to be limited, and when you consider the popularity of this car will not be surprised if all the copies already sold out.
After a while in front of us reappeared 2016 Toyota Land Cruiser, which is apparently still the leading SUV in the US market, and not only there, but also beyond that. One of the world’s most famous SUV in its latest issue remains consistent so. QDR (quality, durability, reliability) principle implanted in each generation of the Land Cruiser, starting from its original, military BJ models developed on the basis of the truck.
And this time it was adopted progress in all areas of the vehicle, from design through to the interior.We will try to give you some useful information that are available to us all. This means that we will be on the design and to what lies under the hood or motive power. All but you assume that it is a character that is very interesting for this model and your potential customers. 2016 Toyota Land Cruiser USA story about design and performance.
Exterior and Interior Design of 2016 Toyota Land Cruiser USA
Former Japanese copy Willys Jeep from World War II, the Land Cruiser has gradually become Toyota’s most luxurious and most expensive model, and at the same time not lose its off-road ability. For 2,016 years this SUV has been updated to design changes as well as mechanical. The biggest newspaper design can be seen in front of the vehicle in order to be closer to the Land Cruiser luxury Lexus.
The new bumpers, grille and LED headlights while the rear part is characterized by identical changes. Standard wheels are 18-inch, but the customer for the extra money can get several major elections, including 22 inch. Toyota has devoted more attention to the interior, which now provides space for eight adults.
Interior of 2016 Toyota Land Cruiser is very well equipped with equipment which until now was found only on luxury Lexus, and it is interesting that the customer receives only one option and a choice of several colors. Land Cruiser is a wide list of standard safety equipment, and the expectation that they would get top marks in crash tests.
Engine Specs and Horsepower of 2016 Toyota Land Cruiser
In terms of mechanics, as in the past only one engine option and 5.7L V8 with 381 hp and 544 Nm of torque. Power is transferred to all four wheels through a new eight-speed automatic transmission, which is to replace the current six-speed automatic transmission. The factory numbers, urban consumption is 18 liters per 100 kilometers while the consumption on the highway for a gallon less. Toyota does not recommend owners to pull loads weighing more than four tons, although the 2016 Toyota Land Cruiser is certainly able to do something. As we mentioned, the Land Cruiser has not lost its off-road capabilities and a refreshed model comes with a variety of tools to show off its roots.
2016 Toyota Land Cruiser USA – Price and Release Date
Toyota hopes that the aforementioned changes to attract more customers after a sale is disappointingly previous years. Just over 3,000 of the 2016 Toyota Land Cruiser USA has found buyers in America last year, which is significantly smaller number compared with other premium SUVs highest class, such as the Cadillac Escalade and Lincoln Navigator.
The starting price of 80,000 dollars for just over 3,000 dollars lower than in the Lexus LX, but it should be mentioned that the Land Cruiser provides larger dimensions and significantly more standard equipment. Production will start later this year, and the first copies will be delivered to customers in early 2016 years. For more information you can visit Toyota.
Seven years ago, Hyundai has shocked the public when it introduced its first premium car model Genesis, in coupe and sedan forms. 2016 Hyundai Vision G primarily comes with a futuristic look. This vehicle has a specific design. In accordance with one such design should be the quality or force which is of great importance for those who bought primarily for people who prefer a little stronger driving. We will do our best to convey to you the information we have to make you acquainted with this car. Korean Hyundai in Los Angeles at a private event presented a vision G concept coupe, which the audience will have the opportunity to meet at the upcoming Pebble Beach event, as stated in the announcement, the car is “an inspiration for the future family of premium vehicles.
Exterior and Interior Design of 2016 Hyundai Vision G
The company that was known mainly by low-cost and smaller products has decided to oppose the best premium-class cars such as the BMW 5-Series, Mercedes E-Class, Audi A6, Lexus GS and Cadillac CTS. Genesis has proved to be a big enough success to make his debut in the second generation, and in 2009, the Korean carmaker has expanded its offer with the larger and more expensive Equus in order to attack and BMW 7 Series, Mercedes S-Class, Audi A8, Lexus LS and Jaguar XJ . While the Equus been in production since 1999, the first generation was nothing more than a Mitsubishi Proudia with Hyundai tag while the model from 2009 was fully Korean. In any case, Hyundai has recently introduced the concept of the Vision G announced to him what the future company brings in the premium class.
For the design of this car is sure Peter Schreyer, who is reborn Hyundai and Kia, his actions since he arrived from Audi, and although the Koreans are trying to announce that the design completely new, but now it can not see many other valuable products. Many say that the front part inspired by Mercedes and Jaguar, while in the rear can be observed many lines of expensive Bentley. It certainly should not be a drawback, since it comes to some of the best luxury car in the world, and it remains to see which designer line will be offered in the production model.
On the mechanical side, the Vision G is developed on a stretched platform of the Genesis is powered by a naturally aspirated 5.0L V8 engine with 414 hp and 519 Nm of torque which can also be found under the hood of Genesis. Hyundai has used this concept and to introduce some new technology, such as doors that open automatically when the driver approaches. Sam interior offers enough space for four adults and very roomy, high-quality and well equipped.
Hyundai has not released all the details when serial production is supposed to start, so they are now all just speculation. It is expected that the first Genesis coupe could debut as early as next year at the Detroit Auto Show, while the sedan was followed a little later. 2016 Hyundai Vision G will be available with a turbocharged I4 and atmospheric V6 engine while the sedan buyers have a choice of V6 and V8 naturally aspirated engine. In any case, we can expect an exciting start in 2016 when the Koreans once again able to shock the public.
In the second generation of the Audi Q7 has long been waiting for. Already from the first press manufacturer hinted that he made a serious step forward over its predecessor, and during the first test drive in Switzerland, we found that this step is really impressive! Fans of Audi drivers until recently the current Q7-ice, which they kept waiting for the new model, while not wanting to change camp sure is a winner. When a new generation of the popular SUV models, no one doubted that it was a great car. 2015 Audi Q7 3.0 TDI is model to your delight you with its performance fully. Probably this is one of the favorite pets of most men. For this reason May we give impressions of the tested machines. The machine that will sweep you off your feet. Especially those who are already in your backyard have something waiting for something new.
Exterior of 2015 Audi Q7 3.0 TFSI
However, the German manufacturer is in many respects managed to raise the bar pretty high, which in this class is not so easy, as Mercedes and BMW had previously completed her studies how to make high-quality large SUV models. As a handful of innovations in the new Q7 works in practice, we found out at the international presentation of this model in Switzerland. The beautiful landscape and better ways of this country have proved to be as good a test site. Meeting with a car I had been at the airport, where we took the vehicle, and the first impression was that the new Q7 smaller in size than its predecessor. However, with a length of more than five meters and a width of less than two meters, this car is classified in all categories, except compact! I only became aware when I approached the vehicle, because only then its dimensions became apparent.
I suppose the main culprit for this sham car design, which ranks first measured and unobtrusive. This primarily relates to the rear part of the body for which it can be said that is a bit unimaginative, but it is a conscious decision by the leading people of the Audi, who for many years insist on more classical, but longer-lasting design that works most of the manufacturers in the Volkswagen Group. Hips reveal a very harmonious line, with big arches around the wheels, which clearly indicates that it is on-road cruiser that is able to find his way out and paved surfaces. The most aggressive is the front part of the car, which is dominated by the massive single-frame grille.
More on the third generation of the Audi TT, Audi applied the so-called virtual cockpit, with whom she had replaced the instrument panel display. Thanks to the Audi experts in ergonomics have been able to at this sporty model eliminates additional “monitor” on the center console, which proved to be an excellent solution. When the Q7 is the central display above the console is still there, but in spite of it, as an option, offers a digital instrument panel. What I particularly like is that the system is implemented in the right way. In fact, most manufacturers use to display presence dashboard makes it colorful. I guess the fact that there are no limits is a challenge which is not easy to resist, so this digital instrument panel usually appear as a showcase of China’s actions.
At Audi, it at first glance may not be different from analog. Pressing the button on the steering wheel activates the second mode, when the two analog gauges are becoming smaller, and between them increases space for communicating other information, such as instructions for the navigation system. I display a high resolution, and its work is “refreshed” 60 times per second, so the work is fluid, as best shown by a perfect and refined movement of the pointer of the tachometer. In the Q7, this area is much higher, as much facilitates its use. Most importantly, the driver does not have much to rely on the use of the display in order to shake the basic functions.
Classical conditioning controls are there, as well as the audio system controls, so that in this car just enjoy and lovers of advanced technology, but also the drivers of the forties and fifties, who value simplicity, which are probably the main target group in this price category and class. The seating position is excellent. Places abound in the front and in the rear, and only the third row of seats is suitable for the transportation of passengers or lower children. The tested model had a seat equipped with hydro massage, and they are switched by a switch on the right side of the seat, rather than wandering through the menus of color display, which is much more practical solution. Models equipped with sports seats do not have the option of massage, but they offer slightly better lateral support.
Performance and Engine
When the highway take the city traffic, the driver is available is a system that facilitates the movement in these conditions. With the help of radar tracks the movement of the vehicle in front and beside, cameras detect the roadside, the vehicle can independently accelerates and slows down, but also to follow the direction of the tape where it is located. The system is managed independently by car until it reaches the limit, ie, managed as long as there is a clear situation. When you estimate that the driver must take control, she tells him, and if the reaction for any reason fails, the system safely brings the vehicle to idle. This system is used in urban driving conditions up to speeds of 65 km/h, and no matter how impressive was, I was a little scarred, and because the whole story is reminiscent of sci-fi films. However, I leave space opportunities that I did not have enough time to make sure that this system would, perhaps, in everyday driving conditions significantly facilitate life.
Let us, however, essentially. Knowing he would soon register a domestic importer model with a diesel engine, when choosing a test car, I opted for trolitarskog TFSI petrol, which has 333 horsepower. After a large number of cars that have paid tribute to “downsizing”, it was nice to find yourself behind the wheel of a car with a V6 engine. Sam aggregate during the leisurely ride absolutely silent, but when it accelerates strongly, reaching out to the cabin beautiful sound that every acceleration seems subjectively more impressive. Power to the four-wheel transmitted via an eight-speed automatic transmission, the whole system works very well, and more are available only in sports cars. If a situation happens that trasmisija not choose the ideal gear, because generally tends to depress consumption, there is a strong engine, so that the driver can not complain about the lack of performance. A special commendation refer soundproofing because the cabin optimally protected from engine noise, tire and wind, so that the travel speed of 160 km/h absolutely relaxing.
From driving characteristics should not expect too much, because it is, though, comes a car with high clearance in which the emphasis is on comfort. For an extra charge is possible to get a management system to all four wheels. At high speeds, the rear wheels shift accompany the front, and the realignment of the highway much safer. At low speeds, the rear wheels are rotated to the opposite side of the front, creating an effect similar to shortening the wheelbase. How is this system of efficient, I became aware of just driving for the purposes of shooting, when I often had to make a U-turn. It is amazing when the driver realizes that big SUV than five meters away, just like that, “in hand,” turning to places where it would otherwise be possible only with a compact model.
Once we are in June had a chance to see what it looks like the new generation Astra in standard hatchback, the manufacturer from Rüsselsheim to us before the Frankfurt premiere of this car unveiled his station wagon version, which will of course carry a label Astra Sports Tourer. 2016 Opel Sports Tourer is the model which apparently is something that will bring a certain freshness to the customers and fans of the company and even this model. We will present this model in terms of design and quality thanks to the information we have.
Design of 2016 Opel Sports Tourer
As for the design more practical version of the Astra K is basically a hatchback with an extended rear end, which resulted in increasing the volume of the luggage compartment and a 80 l. With the rear seats folded flat luggage volume increases to 1,630 liters. This is a considerable increase compared to the previous model, and say that the external dimensions remained almost identical like predcessor 4702with 1871 and with 1499 mm.
The rear seat back can be folded down to 40:20:40, and optional equipment will be located and FlexOrganizer package which would include luggage nets, rails and fasteners. Also, additional equipment will be able to order and opened with an electric tailgate with hands-free function, or the possibility of automatic opening of the passage of feet beneath the rear bumper, and a slight blow to him.
Further blow the lid is closed. This clever system can detect any obstacle and stop the engine in case of emergency. Additionally, the tailgate can still be opened via a switch on the driver’s side or via remote control integrated with a key.
Interior and equipment list, standard and optional, will almost be completely identical to that of the hatchback, and worth mentioning and Sports Tourer will be available with IntelliLux matrix LED lights, advanced system Opel Eye, with automatic braking, the latest Opel’s infotainment system and the like.
Engine and Specs
Thanks to the new platform, the new Astra Sports Tourer will weigh 200 kg less than its predecessor (ie. Entry-level model weighs 1263 kg – with a driver), and will propel her motorization taken entirely from the hatchback. In other words, I get to stand on the choice of turbocharged petrol and diesel engines, and the offer will be open 3-cylinder 1.0 with 105 hp, which follows the 1.4 with 125 hp and 150 hp, and the 1.6 CDTI with 95 and 136 hp. Top deals will make 1.6-liter turbo power of 200 hp and maximum torque of 200 Nm.
The order book for this model in the German market will open as early as October, immediately after the Frankfurt motor show, and shortly after will arrive to other European markets, including in ours.