March 2017 ~ Cars Portal

News and Reviews about the Cars in the worl

The latest information from famous car manufacturers in the world.

News and Reviews about the Cars in the worl

The latest information from famous car manufacturers in the world.

News and Reviews about the Cars in the worl

The latest information from famous car manufacturers in the world.

News and Reviews about the Cars in the worl

The latest information from famous car manufacturers in the world.

News and Reviews about the Cars in the world

The latest information from famous car manufacturers in the world.

Friday, March 31, 2017

2018 Chevrolet Equinox Could Pose a Huge Threat to the Toyota RAV4 and Honda CR-V

The 2018 Chevrolet Equinox gets a very promising redesign and will be a top competitor in the SUV market for this year. The new model is now lighter, roomier, and great handling.

(Photo : The Fast Lane Car/YouTube)
The 2018 Chevrolet Equinox gets a very promising redesign and will be a top competitor in the SUV market for this year. The new model is now lighter, roomier, and great handling
According to Auto Blog, the all-new 2018 model is a big step forward for the popular American crossover. Apart from its refreshed looks, it has also received significant tech and safety updates. It also has a trio of turbocharged engines under the hood.
The available engine choice is the one that has been seen testing and already at dealerships. It is a 1.5-liter turbo four-cylinder engine. It includes engine stop-start, a decent 26 mpg city and 32 mpg highway for front-wheel drive and around two mpg less for all-wheel drive.
The outgoing 2.4-liter 2017 model was only rated at 21 mpg city/31 mph highway for FWD and 20 mpg city/28 mpg highway for AWD. The new model is down 12 horsepower from the previous model but now has 31 more pound-feet of torque.
Chevy will also add two more engines later in the summer. The first is a 2.0-liter turbo which replaces the outgoing V6 engine. It will come with a nine-speed automatic transmission and will go up to 40 mpg highway. There will also be a 1.6-liter turbodiesel which won't come out until later but sounds very interesting.
In another report by Driving, the completely redesigned 2018 Chevrolet Equinox is the third-generation model of the SUV. It now returns to a shorter and stiffer platform and a new nine-speed automatic transmission on top of the three new engine choices. It is based on the same architectural underpinning as the Buick Envision, and as a consequence, it has shed 10% of its weight or roughly 400 pounds.
This lighter chassis gives the new Equinox an extra bonus with great torsional rigidity along with less flex. Overall, it will deliver a more stable ride. Its smaller body, shorter wheelbase, and the slightly lower ride will also greatly add to its stability. Also, aerodynamics will also improve.
Despite the Chevrolet SUV's seemingly compact size, the cabin is spacious and has a lot of useable space. The maximum cargo space is now increased up to 1,798 liters, inclusive of the hidden compartment beneath the trunk's floor. Premier models will have soft touch materials and leather as well.
There will be three trims - LS, LT, and Premier. Two packages - "Confidence & Convenience" and "True North" will be available on the LT and Premier. All of the trims are available in both FWD and AWD. The new packages will add 360-degree surround vision, forward collision alert, and low-speed automatic braking. A safety alert seat and lane departure warning will also be added.
The all-new 2018 Chevrolet Equinox is a very solid offering for this year. With its new engine choices, attractive exterior, and lighter chassis, a lot of people will be interested. Also, all of the added safety and tech features, coupled with the improved stability and aerodynamics make it all the sweeter. Top sellers like the Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4 will see this new model as a competitor.

All New Tesla Model 3 is 10x More Safer Than Its Competitors: Know More About This Premium Sedan

Finally, Tesla Model 3 is here. The most safe car to hit the road.
(Photo : Tesla/ YouTube)
Tesla model 3 will provide car safety level that no automakers can match. Tesla reported that for the model 3, safety is paramount.

esla has been into car safety features for years now. In fact, its model S is the only car to receive a 5 stars rating in safety features.The car has been tested by the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in 2013.
Mildly priced, it would signal Tesla's transition from being a luxury car maker to mainstream manufacturing. This car is designed to achieve the first rate safety ratings.
BGR reported that the Tesla Model 3 would be 10 times safer than the rest of the car plying the streets. The Auto-pilot feature would surely give the driver a "super human" assist to drivers when engaged. Accidents will be 50 percent lower when being used. Tesla wants safety as the leading parameter when choosing a car.
The Tesla Model 3 would have a longer range for every single full charge compared to its nearest competitor, according to The Verge. Tesla CEO Elon Musk hinted that it would have at least a 215 miles range. Its main power plant would be a 60 KW battery as its base car. Buyers have the option for a 75 KW battery if they want.
Estimated range of the batteries would be 215 miles and 259 miles respectively. The car would have a higher EPA range compared to the Chevy Bolt because it would be smaller and significantly lighter.
The Tesla Model 3 prototype was introduced last year in a splashy fashion. According to Fortune News, the car manufacturer has been preparing its most important car production to date. Priced mildly at $35,000.00, it would also signal Tesla's transition from luxury vehicle to mainstream.
Tesla recently raised 1.25 billion dollars in order to ensure capability of producing the Tesla Model 3. Limited production will commence July this year while a full tempo is slated by 2018.

2018 Bentley Continental GT Spotted: Grand Tourer Expected to Pack Old W12 Engine

The 2018 Bentley Continental GT is expected to pack the old W12 engine.
(Photo : NHN TV/YouTube)
A prototype of the 2018 Bentley Continental GT was recently spotted doing test drives. The prototype appears to be free of camouflage covers, but keen-eyed observers have noticed an extra layer of disguise on the car's front and rear fenders.
No one is really sure as to what Bentley is covering on those ends. The bottom section of the car's hood and its front bumper appeared to be covered by a piece of fabric. The same camouflage was used on the car's bumper in order to hide its new design.
Unlike other prototypes which are usually covered in abstract camouflage to hide their new features, the 2018 Bentley Continental GT sports a fabric similar to its body paint. While abstract design usually attracts attention, using a body paint camouflage makes the car look like ordinary.
One noticeable feature that was spotted by observers is the new headlight and taillight design. According to Motor1, from what it looks, it appears that the design was taken out of the EXP 10 Speed 6 Concept, and it is impressive.
The prototype had a license plate, and some have immediately checked it with the United Kingdom's Driver Vehicle and Licensing Agency. A quick search revealed that the 2018 Bentley Continental GT have a massive engine with 5998cc displacement. Many believe that this is the old bi-turbo W12 6.0-liter engine which powers the outgoing Continental model. Many were a bit disappointed to know that as it is widely expected that the new Continental will have the same engine as the new Bentayga.
Bentley is expected to take the wraps off of the 2018 Continental GT at this year's Frankfurt Motor Show which is expected to open its doors in September. A hybrid V6 version and a V8 model are also expected to be released soon.

McLaren’s Vandoorne Puts 2017 Honda Civic Type to Test: Hatchback Sounds Aggressive

The all new 2017 Honda Civic Type R, The most powerful Type R ever produced. Available in the U.S for the 1st time, spring of 2017, Power, specs, date and pricing info. #TypeR #HondaCivic
(Photo : HondaPro Jason / YouTube Screenshots)
Notable McLaren Formula 1 driver Stoffel Vandoorne recently took some time off to test the new 2017 Honda Civic Type R. Vandoorne, who happens to be driving a Honda-powered McLaren race car, is one of the first few people to test the highly anticipated hatchback.
In a statement acquired by Motor Authority, Vandoorne said, "It's a superb looking car and faithful to the ethos of what makes the Type R great - a superb engine, excellent dynamics and Honda's proven quality and reliability."
According to Auto Week, the 2017 Honda Civic Type R packs a turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-4 engine. It is rated with 306horsepower and 295lb-ft worth of torque delivered to the front wheels using a 6-speed manual transmission. Unlike most of its rivals, it is only available in manual and no automatic model will be released.
A video of the 2017 Honda Civic Type R was shared on several motoring blog sites and video sharing platform. Most of these videos were teaser and there are a handful of early test drives.
What many observers have noticed, based on these videos, is just how aggressive the hatchback sounds. Many complemented Honda for tinkering with its exhaust system to create such aggressive sound that many said perfectly matches the aggressive style of the new Honda Civic Type R.
The 2017 Honda Civic Type R made its official debut on March 7 at the Geneva Auto Show. The hatchback is expected to hit showrooms in the United States in late spring. As for its competition, the car will most likely be priced at the same price point as the Subaru WRX STI, Ford Focus RS, and the Volkswagen Golf R. It is interesting to know the new Civic Type R competes with its rivals, given that all of them have all-wheel-drive configurations.

The 2017 Buick Grand National Is Back With A Beast Engine Craving To Hit The Road This Year

Buick has recently started updating its lineups and a crossover from V-6 to V-8 engines is one of them.
(Photo : Youtube/sportivo tv)
The reveal of the 2017 Buick Grand National has managed to surprise the automotive market and in an interesting turn of events for a car that was discontinued for a period of time. The Grand National was known to be one of the automaker's babies, but for some reason, everything fell apart which made it stop its production. But after five years of waiting, it's now back on the market.

There are a few very interesting and useful updates in the new 2017 Buick Grand National. It will look like a monster on the road which its big and robust looks and appeals. Upfront, a big grill is divided into vertical parts.
 A great solution for cooling its engine is an air intake located in the middle of the hood. At the side of the car are two headlights and a couple of fog light below them. Finally, at the rear, a small and discrete stylish spoiler is added. For a more aggressive look, an 18-inch and 19-inch wheels aluminum rims is included.
On the inside, a large 8-inch touchscreen with seven speaker sound system or even 9-speaker surround system is added. Other features include a Bluetooth wireless technology, rearview camera, 4G LTE connectivity, blind-spot monitors, adaptive cruise control, front and rear parking sensors, lane departure warning system and also a collision warning system together with a navigation system and other advanced electronic equipment. All of that new stuff will be included on the redesigned and modern dashboard, and the whole cabin will be made of high-quality materials.
For its powertrain, the new car will offer three possible engine variants. The base model will have a 2.0-liter turbocharged I4 LTG that produces 250 hp. The second is a 3.6-liter naturally aspirated V6 LFX which makes 300 hp. And the latest addition is a 3.6-liter twin turbo V6 LF3 that produces over 400 hp. All of these engines are going to come with a Variable Valve Timing and Direct fuel injection, but there hasn't been any statement yet on which transmission will be used.
It's already a guarantee that the new 2017 Buick Grand National will be released this year. But no specific date has been confirmed yet. The price is expected to have a starting price of mid $30,000 to $40,000.

2018 Dodge Dakota: The Latest Desirable Pickup Trucks For 2018

The all-new 2018 Dodge Dakota is one of the newest pickup truck for 2018 created by Chrysler Company. The first model was introduced in 1987 and still continues to be developed with modern twists and techniques.

The Dakota is a top class track special for those who wants the combination of convenience and power. The upcoming truck for 2018 is going to be the fourth generation model with a medium size and a vehicle that has a powerful performance and excellent designs. So for all Dodge fans who are curious to get some information about the upcoming car, here are a few essential things to the overall specs of the 2018 Dodge Dakota.
Aside from the exterior offering many interesting features, the interior will also offer the same from the usual and common upgrades. Since the truck is a unique one, the designer doesn't want to go for radical changes and instead keep its original design. According to the latest info, the new Dakota is going to be created on a unibody platform. It's said that its look will be similar to the coolest Ridgeline models from Honda.
One the inside, it's going to be bigger with more facilities and advantages. The seats will be made of high-quality materials. The inside will be equipped with some modern tools such as high-end audio player, multi-functional steering wheel, and cruise control and safety systems.
The details for the engine of the new Dakota remains unknown. However, it is known that the car's engine will carry a 3.7-liter V6 power. The engine can produce up to 210 hp. The engine will be mated with an automatic five-speed transmission or six-speed manual transmission.  It is said that the automaker is currently working hard to remake a more efficient truck at the rate of 30 mpg.
The new 2018 Dodge Dakota is expected to make its world debut at the last quarter of 2018. The price of new Dakota is expected to start from $25,000 for the standard model and $60,000 for higher trims.

Powerful Modern Classic Cars That Is Built To Last; Ferrari, Chevrolet And Ford Models Included In The List

Designed for Ferrari’s most passionate clients, the LaFerrari Aperta is the new limited-edition special series model, and just a few examples – all of them already accounted for - of this spider version of the acclaimed LaFerrari supercar will be built.
(Photo : Ferrari/ YouTube)

Modern classic cars could be a terrifying option to acquire as they could be a good investment or a bad liability. But their visual designs and cultural influence make these cars as one of the world's most compelling alternative asset class.

Bloomberg reports that there are crucial factors that can propel a car to a decent value 30 years from now. According to McKeel Hagerty, the Chief Executive Officer of Hagerty, the characteristic that could influence the value of a car relies on 3 factors.
It includes "power, drivability and performance." These are some of the modern classic cars that hold their value above throughout their existence.
Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta.This super-rare convertible version of the very historic LaFerrari is already sold out. The car has a V12 engine and an electric motor and KERS Technology for the equivalent of 949 total horsepower. What's more on this is that vintage limited-edition Ferraris like this can be sold for tens of millions of dollars, more than triple or even quadruple of their original purchase price.
2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1.  The 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 is proud of its fast speed and top of the line specifications. Its MSRP is $68, 135 according to Chevrolet's official website. Just imagine how powerful this car is, having an LT4 supercharged 8 cylinder engine.
Not only that, it also carries a 650 hp with a torque of 650 lb-ft. It has premium specifications from Bose top of the line audio system, Power seats with memory package, heated steering wheel, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto compatibility, 4G LTE WiFi and Active Safety Features to give users a superb driving experience.
Ford F-150 Raptor. This truck may look nasty on the outside but it has a very comfortable interior. It also comes with a powerful 3.5-L 450 HP twin turbo engine.
It is indeed 500 pounds lighter than previous models because of its aluminum alloy body. For better driving dynamics Ford offers the Terrain Managment System. This On and Off-Road Beast definitely needs to be part of the modern classic cars list. Adventurous and outdoor car lovers should make this their top choice.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Mini Crosses the 15 Years Milestone

When Mini first came to the United States, it did not take too long to capture the hearts of the customers. It has been very popular since the day it was launched 15 years ago. From 2002 until now, MINI USA has sold more than 725,000 vehicles. It still has not stopped being everyone's favorite.

MINI has a very strong brand image. It was recognized as one of the Top 100 Global Brands by Interbrand. Not only this, Strategic Vision named MINI as the Most Loved Mass-Market Brand in their 2016 survey. MINI was superior in its field as a brand to behold. It was ranked #1 in Sales Satisfaction by J.D. Power & Associates 6 times.
The vehicles that were offered in the lineup saw many changes over the last 15 years. Earlier, it was the single Hardtop model that launched the brand in the country. It went on to make space for four different models which were all champions in their own respect. The product included super hits like the MINI Convertible, MINI Clubman, and MINI Countryman, reported BMW Blog.
What MINI gained over the years is solid loyalty in a customer base. The brand also did not fail to recognize the need to involve the society in different ways through its community events. To cite, the event like MINI TAKES THE STATES brought together an enthusiastic crowd of more than 25,000 people. They came together through the years to share in varied road trip memories and activities like 3 MINI weddings, 1 flash mob, 1 pet parade, and providing more than 1.3 million meals to families in need during this year's adventure, reported The Drive.
As a feather in its cap, earlier this year, the MINI JCW Race Team won the first race of the season at Daytona, leaving behind six Porsches, three BMWs, four Mazdas, one Ford Mustang and one Nissan.
MINI never deterred to deliver premium performance. It was coupled with designs to die for and the driving dynamics of the car never failed to impress. The demand for the brand and the products in their lineup increased every passing day.