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The Cars that shall rule in 2017

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As the year rolls-by, the auto industry is preparing to stun the world with its eccentric and electrifying designs and concepts for the coming year. The year 2017 shall be witnessing the display of more magnificent and luxurious SUV’s on our roads as super brands such as Rolls-Royce and Bentley consider to provide their customers with a tailor-made SUV that defines their personality.

2017 has already shaped up to be a noteworthy year for new cars and as such the quest for a super model SUV becomes limitless. Also in consideration are some sedans that will also take aficionados by surprise.

ROLLS-ROYCE SUV

Rolls-Royce has joined the league of luxury SUV manufacturers in the likes of Range Rover and Bentley in providing a car that makes perfect sense for the growing luxury demand in the auto market. In maintaining the culture and tradition of the automaker, Rolls-Royce has promised a car that’s “as much about the pioneering, adventurous spirit of Charles Rolls as it is about Sir Henry Royce’s dedication to engineering and innovation.

Beyond such sentimentalism, the company promises the poshest SUV around with a “magic carpet” ride and exclusivity by the bucket load. The cost of this plush car is expected not to be below the region of £250, 000.00 for one.

BENTLEY BENTAYGA

The year 2017 shall see Bentley debuting its first-ever SUV that appears set to make good on its promise to redefine the segment (SUV) by becoming the fastest, most powerful and most luxurious SUV to date. Calling it “the next step in our brand’s bold future,” Wolfgang Dürheimer, chairman and chief executive of Bentley Motors says its unique combination of style, technology and capability will allow the Bentayga to provide “a genuine Bentley experience in any driving environment”.

Visually, the new Bentayga makes an aggressively refined statement that puts a unique spin on a number of signature Bentley design cues from its prominent matrix grille to muscular rear fenders. The 2017 Bentley Bentayga will start at $229,100 plus its destination fees.

RANGE ROVER EVOQUE CONVERTIBLE

The first-ever convertible SUV in the Range Rover lineup, this new drop top retains all of the basic functional charm of the Evoque Coupe on which it’s based but tosses in some new touches highlighted by the debut of the Land Rover InControl Touch Pro infotainment system with available Connected Navigation.

The design also incorporates a Roll-over Protection Device that consists of two aluminum bars that can pop-up a lock into place in just 90 milliseconds. The Range Rover Evoque Convertible SUV will start at $51,470.

MERCEDES-BENZ GLC COUPE: PUTTING THESPORT IN SUV

Boasting a rakish roofline, the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe adds a sporty 4-door coupe look to its compact SUV range and will appeal to both mainstream motorists and enthusiasts alike with two trim levels, a standard GLC300 4Matic and the AMG GLC43. The 2017 GLC Coupe sports a distinctive single-louvered diamond textured grille and a restyled roofline that drops dramatically at the rear in a flowing muscular tail.

While it has a car-like sporty profile, optional running boards pay homage to the vehicle’s SUV roots. Also enhancing the muscular look are wheels that range up to 21-inches in diameter.

MASERATI LEVANTE

The 2017 Maserati Levante made its American debut in New York with specifics on powertrains, packaging and pricing for this market. Built in Mirafiori, Italy, the automaker unveils its long-awaited and first-ever SUV in grand style.

Maserati Levante will be assembled at the newly refurbished FCA Mirafiori plant in Turin using all Maserati-developed components. Similar in scale and concept to the Porsche Cayenne, the Levante fills an obvious hole in the automaker’s roster and its success will play a critical role in helping Maserati grow its volume globally as well as in the U.S.

Despite its unique position in the Maserati lineup, the Levante’s smartly sculpted exterior styling maintains a clear family resemblance with the Quattroporte, Ghibli and GranTurismo.

TESLA MODEL X CROSSOVER SUV

Model X is the safest, fastest and most capable sport utility vehicle in history. With all-wheel drive and a 100 kWh battery providing 289 miles of range, Model X has ample seating for seven adults and all of their gear. And it’s ludicrously fast, accelerating from zero to 60 miles per hour in as quickly as 2.9 seconds. Model X is the SUV uncompromised. Model X is designed with safety as the first priority.

The floor-mounted battery lowers the center of gravity so that the risk of rollover is about half that of any vehicle in its class. The battery structure strengthens Model X against side impact intrusions.

And without a gasoline engine, the large front trunk acts as a giant impact-absorbing crumple zone. Falcon Wing doors allow easy access to second and third row seats from even a tight parking space, while traditional SUV doors or Minivan sliding doors would not grant any access.

FORD GT

When I first heard the new 2017 Ford GT is expected to cost up to $350,000 – four times as much as a Chevrolet Corvette Z/06 – I was quite taken aback. Never before in its history has Ford charged anywhere close to that for a new model.

The new GT supercar will come powered by an ultra-high-boost twin-turbocharged EcoBoost V-6 engine with upwards of 600 horsepower. Its sexy styling sits impossibly low to the ground, and it features a design that is much more modern than the retro-inspired GT of a few years ago.

2017 AUDI R8 The 2017 R8

has been classified as the “less exciting Lamborghini” according to some automotive journalist. With a price tag of over $170,000 this may be one of the more difficult cars to get in to on this list.

The new V10 engine provided plenty of power and the new electric clutch make shifting almost un-noticeable. The R8 is highly anticipated but without much updating of the cars style from previous years wouldn’t you rather get a Lamborghini Huracan, which aside from the body, is almost the exact same car as the R8.

2017 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL

Lincoln Continental is a quietly elegant large sedan that will be Lincoln’s flag carrier in 2017. Quietly is a key word in the revival of the brand name Edsel Ford chose for the legendary original back in 1939.

According to Lincoln president Kumar Galhotra, the traits that will set the new car apart from its competitors are “quiet luxury, effortless power, and serenity.” The Continental’s underpinnings trace their origins to the Ford Fusion, stretched, widened, and reinforced to accommodate the Lincoln’s bigger dimensions and, presumably, increased mass.

This means that it’s basically a front-wheel drive design, but with the option of all-wheel drive, which is standard in the top model. Handsome and elegantly turned out, the Continental will be competing in a market segment monopolized by a familiar Teutonic troika—Audi, BMW, and Mercedes-Benz—as well as a new domestic rival, the Cadillac CT6.

2017 PORSCHE PANAMERA: NEW LOOK SIGNALS EVEN MORE CHANGE

Ever since its introduction seven years ago, the Panamera’s styling– its “bulbous,” “heavy,” “hunchback” rear end specifically– has been its most talked about trait. The Panamera has been wholly redesigned for 2017, and now it’s gorgeous from tip to tail.

In typical Porsche fashion the overall aesthetic is instantly familiar, but the changes to the rear end are indeed transformative. By lowering the rear roofline, lifting the rear end and adding a rear side window with a familiar curve, Porsche’s designers crafted a Panamera that’s significantly more stylish and – as clearly evidenced by the taillight design — unapologetically more 911-like.

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Electric cars set to hit the road in 2019

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With far advancement in the development of electric cars by Automakers, considerable number of electric cars shall hit the roads in 2019 for enjoyable drive. Improvements in performance along with their range and available features that make them desirable choices is getting better with each new year.

There are some exciting new electric cars to be released onto the auto market for the upcoming year. If you’re not yet a fan of these eco-friendly vehicles, there might be something on the horizon that may change your mind. This mode of power is a burgeoning wave of the future in automotive technology and we expect what is now a small ripple to become a tsunami in its magnitude in a decade to come.

Here are the best electric cars for 2019 that you may consider to drive.

 

Audi E-tron Sportback (2019)

The Audi E tron Sportback made an initial appearance at the Shanghai motor show in 2017. The concept car was a sneak peek at what would be coming down the road in 2019. It’s about the same size as the brand’s Audi A7, along with the coupe styling feature, but there will be a few notable changes. The driving position will be raised and it will assume a more aggressive stance and detailing as seen in SUV styling. If you’re concerned about the power, it comes with three electric motors that will boost the hp to 486 and when you accelerate, you’ll move from 0 to 62 in about four and a half seconds.

 

Jaguar XJ (2019)

Jaguar is getting ready for the reveal of the new XJ for 2019, which will replace its XJ luxury car with an all-electric platform and no offerings for diesel or petrol alternatives. It’s the car that kicks off a new chapter in the story of the automaker. Jaguar will offer a five door hatch model which is a departure from the four door saloon.

 

Mini E (2019)

This will be the new revelation for the Mini experimental car that was produced in 2009 and 2010. Early models were only let out in a limited number for the purpose of testing trials. With the perfected version that is coming some ten years later, the fully electric new 2019 Mini E is poised to go on sale to the public with a more generous supply available. They’ve redesigned the previous experimental with a new type of battery technology that is a vast improvement over the original.

 

Tesla Model 3 (2019)

Elon Musk’s vision is coming to a dealership near you with Model 3 all electric car for 2019. In fact, if you’re interested in owning one for yourself, now is the time to place your order because the right hand versions are scheduled to start production in 2019. The Model 3 will offer a ton of premium options that you’d expect to find in the Mercedes C class, the Audi Ar and the BMW luxuries, but for a far more affordable price tag of $35K in British pounds.

 

Volvo XC40 Electric (2019)

Volvo is throwing its hat into the ring with their first all-electric car for 2019. The chassis of their smaller SUV will take its inspiration from the new XC40. Volvo’s playing coy with this new line for the brand and they’re not yet releasing any other details so we’ll have to wait until the spycams can pick up a little more info.

 

Nissan IDS (2019) all-electric concept with autonomous features

Nissan will have a new all electric with some amazing new technology in the EV arena. Achieving a leading position in current automotive technology, the Nissan brand is surging ahead with an integration of advanced vehicle control with new innovative safety technologies. They’ve synthesized all this with the most recent in AI technology to create a new form of autonomous drive technology that boasts a practical approach that is applied to real world driving scenarios. Taking the lead in such a serious manner is going to cause a chain reaction among the competition and they’ll all have to step up their games to keep up. The concept car was unveiled in 2017 with production scheduled for the 2019/2020 market year.

 

Audi Q6 e-tron quattro SUV (2019)

The Q6 e-tron Quattro SUV made its first appearance to the world as a concept at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show. Tesla had thrown down the gauntlet and Audi was obliged to answer with this new all electric model that called them on the Tesla X. The brand has some serious plans to produce between 2 to 3 million of these by 2025. They claim that the Q6 will offer a range of over 310 miles on a single charge and it’s slated to come at a price tag of $75K.

 

Porsche Mission E (2019)

The Mission E is the first all-electric vehicle bearing the Porsche branding. The concept vehicle features an impressive design that is awing onlookers getting their first glance and it’s been honored with the Concept Car Design of the Year at the 2016 Geneva International Motor Show. In a slick move to try to keep up with what is believed to be a new Porsche phenomenon, Elon Musk’s crew scooped up the designer that is responsible for the interior or the Mission E. It is estimated that the all-electric car will produce a range of more than 310 miles on a full charge, but that’s not the most impressive aspect of the new Mission E. The acceleration is rumored to be pegged at just 3.5 seconds from 0 to 60 mph. It is incredible speed and evidence of how far they’ve come in EV technology with regards to performance. The new charging system for the Mission E uses an 800 volt format that gives it an 80% charge in a scant 15 minutes. Porsche plans to produce 20,000 of these units a year.

 

Mercedes-Benz Generation EQ (2019)

The new Generation EQ is also a first for Mercedes-Benz. The first to be totally built by the manufacturer from the ground up in an all-electric format, that is. Previous models features Tesla power trains but that’s a thing of the past with the Generation EQ. This car is the Mercedes response to the Jaguar I-Pace. It’s estimated to offer a range of 310 miles on a full charge. It’s one of the less expensive and smaller Mercedes offerings in an all-electric SUV platform only, and the price is expected to be set around $55,000.

 

Aston Martin RapidE (2019)

The new Aston Martin RapidE is their version of the all-electric variant of the RapidE luxury Sedan. The company collaborated with LeEco and took investment on the development from a Chinese group of investors associated with Faraday Future to speed the production timeline. The new RapidE all electric for 2019 will have a 200 mile range with over 800 horsepower and it will sell for $200,000 to $250,000. It will be a luxury vehicle that is rumored to come with the stated price with guesses all the way down to $40,000, but seriously doubting this.

 

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