2015 VW Touareg Hybrid

2015 VW Touareg Hybrid Release Date, MPG, Msrp, Price – For this year’s VW Touareg, the entire line-up enjoys subtle styling changes and now gains the xenon headlamps and LED configured taillights. The automobile giant has also added a new suite of standard and available driver-centric safety features, which will now include lane keeping warnings, blind spot monitor, brake intervention and adaptive cruise control with forward collision warning.

2015 VW Touareg Hybrid
2015 VW Touareg Hybrid

It is a well-known fact that little is known outside the automotive industry about the history of the Touareg which is a combination of efforts between Porsche and Audi. In fact, it shares a whopping two out of three engines with the highly regarded Porsche Cayenne. So, you should think of the mid-size Touareg as a bargain.

The Touareg makes a comfortable seating of five people and who it guarantees cosiness and creature comfort. This year’s interior and exterior restyling will enhance its stance on luxury and elegance, while the luxury SUV has upped its standard features for the new 2015 VW Touareg Hybrid.

Across its models, the Volkswagen Touareg will come with very efficient V6 engine which will be offered as an AWD or the high performance hybrid powertrain that blends in the V6 and an electric motor.

VW Touareg 2015 Engine Specs

Under the hood of the Hybrid model is a powerful engine unmatched by none in the entire line-up. It will feature a supercharged 3L gasoline V6 engine which will be mated to an electric motor.

The aforesaid combination will crank out a whopping 428 pounds of torque and 380 horsepower. Here at ‘all about cars’ road testing, the Hybrid was able to sprint from 0-60 mph in less than 5.8 sec.

With such an acceleration, the Touareg Hybrid is undeniably the king in the SUV’s segment regardless of the drivetrain. The Touareg can also cruise at speeds of up to 31 miles per hour on electric power alone. The power will be transmitted to the wheels through the 8-speed auto.

Exterior Design & Trim Levels – Volkswagen Touareg Hybrid 2015

As already mentioned, the new vehicle is a mid-size 5-passenger luxury Sports Utility Vehicle that is going to be offered in several trim levels which will include the base Sport, Sport with Technology, Lux, Executive, and Hybrid trims.

2015 VW Touareg Hybrid front
2015 VW Touareg Hybrid front

All of the said trims will be offered in either a diesel V6 engine or a gasoline VR6 powerplant. The Sport will come with some of these features; 18” wheels, automatic wipers, adaptive xenon headlights, roof rails, a power liftgate, foglights, cruise control, a manual tilt and telescopic steering wheel, etc.

The Sport and Technology trim will debut donning the following features; keyless entry, navigation system, blind sport monitoring, a trailer hitch and a standard 8” colour touchscreen.

The Lux model will come with some of these features; front and rear parking sensors, 19” wheels, a panoramic roof, leather upholstery, power folding exterior mirrors, driver memory functions, front seat lumbar adjustment, etc.

For the Executive trim, expect all of Lux’s features, but adds 20” wheels, upgraded trim, a top view parking display, heated rear seats, a premium speaker Dynaudio sound system and rear sunshades.

2015 VW Touareg Hybrid  back
2015 VW Touareg Hybrid back

On the other hand, the hybrid, which is our main focus, will come with the most expensive price tag in the whole line-up. The hybrid will pack all the features present in the Executive trim, but will add the Driver Assistance Package, Passenger seat memory and a power adjustable steering column.

Interior Photos of New 2015 VW Touareg Hybrid

The interior of the brand new Touareg admittedly lacks the glamour and glitz of traditional luxury brand Sport Utility Vehicle, nevertheless there is a strong vibe of high quality craftsmanship.

The materials used in its interior are sure pleasing and have a rich-feeling to the discerning eye, especially the wood and new chrome accents. The refreshed buttons and knobs move with robust precision while the ambience of the LED lighting dons its interior.

2015 VW Touareg Hybrid interior
2015 VW Touareg Hybrid interior

If so equipped, the Driver Assistance Package allows conspicuous illustration and graphic display. And despite the Touareg not giving you a fancy infotainment system, it still gives you a standard touchscreen interface that has sharp graphics and large screen.

The cargo volume comes as 32.1 cubic feet while it can be increased to up to 64 cubic feet with 60/40 split rear setbacks. Another interesting thing is that the cargo space remains unaffected by the Hybrid’s model’s battery pack, which isn’t an obvious case in hybrids.

Price & Release Date of 2015 VW Touareg Hybrid

The brand new VW Touareg Hybrid 2015 will come with an msrp price tag of around 63,510 USD. There are news alleging that the new Hybrid might not reach our shores by the fall of this year. We however expect the new Vehicle to debut not later than the first quarter of next year.

2015 VW Touareg Hybrid release date
2015 VW Touareg Hybrid release date

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2015 Kia Sportage

2015 Kia Sportage Release Date, MSRP Price, MPG, Colors, Interior – The Kia Sportage vehicle is a crossover car that does not only looks good but it is also very fun to drive, and it owes this to the added turbocharged engine for the 2015 model year. The release if the 2015 Sportage car is a direct proof that crossover vehicle actually do not have to be uninteresting and boring as they can be equally great to drive and have fun with.

2015 Kia Sportage
2015 Kia Sportage

The setting where the Kia Sportage will feel the most comfortable in is a crowded street or a similar city setting. Its dimensions and great performance allow it to swoop fast along the corners and get you to the place where you need to be.  As the contenders in this class concentrate more on the interior spacing a comfort, the Kia Sportage comes with its own set of advantages. Its look is something that puts it beyond its competition as it has a great stance and a new profile to go with.

The last years model was refreshed a bit and gave the car some needed and necessary additions both to its look and some equipment to add to the utility. But this year is where it all comes together. As you were certainly able to see from the pictures of the 2015 Kia Sportage is a car that looks extremely good and is something that will make you look good as well. And as for the performance and specs of the car you will have to read on the review and find out about it more.

2015 Kia Sportage exterior

What the greatest advantage of the 2015 Kia Sportage is actually comes down to its exterior design and look. It is an extremely good looking crossover vehicle with a rakish profile that does not compare with many of the cars in its line. The biggest fault for that is the vehicle’s front end which is graced with simplicity yet has enough style to dazzle ever driver. It still uses the same Kia family grille but has an updated headlight set which are seamlessly tucked away along the sides of the grille. The combination of a reverse-bowtie blacked-out grille at the front and a newly updated spoiler at the back make for a perfect mash for the car’s exterior look.

2015 Kia Sportage front
2015 Kia Sportage front

Down its flans you will see some down sculpturing which makes the Sportage’s straight lines look even straighter and make the car slimmer looking. The overall proportions of the car are actually equal to a standard European hatch model. But actually there is one big difference that makes this car more distinguishable than the numerous European hatches and that is its high stance. It gives it more power and attitude and makes it look fresh and when we combine a snubbed nose at the front it rejuvenates the vehicle even more. It will certainly appeal more to the youthful crowd and may seem to be one of the favorites for the younger people.

2015 Kia Sportage back
2015 Kia Sportage back

Interior

The inside of the Kia Sportage has a sporty tone to it. It does not only come equipped with many accessories but it has a variety of color sets that you can choose for the inside as well. You will notice first the rectangular dash that has been fitted with big gauges on it. Although the style has changed a bit, the space of the inside hasn’t. Well there could not be any other way that to change the shape of the car altogether in order to do that. Yet as the Sportage is lacking some space inside this does not make it a useless vehicle. It good shoulder and legs spacing at the front and headspace at the back and add some redesigned seats and you get a fully designed interior for the car.

2015 Kia Sportage interior
2015 Kia Sportage interior

The accessories are numerous and came as standard for all three trim levels of the Kia Sportage. Power windows and lock, keyless entry, tilt/telescope steering wheel, USB/iPod connectivity, keyless entry are all part of the standard equipment that comes introduced inside the vehicle. But if you want a satellite radio, steering-wheel audio and phone controls you will have to opt for a higher trim. on the other hand, A navigation system with UVO eServices  comes available in the base LX trim and also in the EX and SX ones as well.

Engine

With the 2015 Kia Sportage you will have a choice between two four-cylinder engines, and with the option of adding all-wheel drive as well. The base version is the 2.4-liter direct-injection in-line four engine that can make about 182 horsepower. The best choice is to use the six-speed automatic gearbox with this option as it provides you with smooth and great shifting abilities. If you are opting for a turbocharged version found in the SX trim model, then you will have an added 260 horsepower to play with by using a turbocharged 2.0-liter four under your hood. But careful not to break the wheels with this option off as it packs quite a punch particularly during the start.

Price and release date

The car has already been showcased and is available for being released this year. The release date has been revealed a long time ago but the newest information are concerned about the price. The 2015 model of the Kia Sportage car will come available to you with a base MSRP of 21,900 USD.

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2015 Aston Martin Vanquish Volante

2015 Aston Martin Vanquish Volante Release Date, Price, Specs, Engine – For starters, the Vanquish Volante is Aston’s Martins high performance grand touring convertible vehicle that exudes a lot of British exquisite craftsmanship and charm.  While the vehicle isn’t as cutting edge or quick as its main rivals, the vanquish Volante’s impeccable furnished cabin and timeless good looks is an appealing factor to most buyers who prioritize more on comfort and style over outright speed.

2015 Aston Martin Vanquish Volante
2015 Aston Martin Vanquish Volante

With its powerful stance, trademark Aston martin grille and overall elegant proportions, the Volante model presents a carefully designed and crafted evolution of its predecessor’s styling cues. Much of the remaining designs are inspired by the DBS, including but not limited to a 5.9L V12 motor and its lightweight aluminium VH platform.

In a nut shell, there is nothing new to talk about the new Vanquish Volante, however, unlike the DBS, its body is wholly built from carbon fibre, which goes a long way in improving its torsional rigidity by up to 25%.

The use of carbon fibre during its construction also lowers its overall weight significantly, to be specific, the new vehicle will now be 150 pounds lighter from the outgoing Convertible’s curb weight, though it still weighs in excess of over 4,000 pounds.

Aston Martin Vanquish Volante 2015 Specs

A central aspect of Aston Martin’s brand identity ever since Volante’s introduction back in the year 2000 is the V12 engine, the powerplant has undergone various facelifts ever since residing in the DBS engine bay.

As for the new vehicle, the V12 now gains a few other extras which include a revised intake manifold, variable timing on both cams, and larger throttle bodies. With the current engine specifications, the V12 yields 567 hp and 465 pounds of torque. Figures which are undoubtedly impressive when viewed in isolation but significantly poor in comparison to what competitors offer.

Still, given a thorough cane, the V12 will easily deliver excellent performance figures that will undeniably bring some coveted drama in the driving escapades. The engineers have also made the 8-speed auto as the only available transmission system.

The 8-speed swaps ratios smoothly and delivers an exact rev-matched downshifts, sending power to the RWD system through the carbon fibre driveshaft that includes Aston’s first – launch control mode that helps in facilitating 0-60 mph sprints estimated to be 3.6 sec while the top speed is limited to around 201 mph.

Bringing the Volante to a sudden halt from top speeds are the ventilated ceramic brakes, with a size of 15.7” and squeezed by 6-piston callipers at the front and 4-piston callipers in the back sized at 14.2”. The vehicle joyfully rides on 20” wheels, with 305mm wide contacts at the back and 255 mm side Pirelli P-Zeros up front.

Offering complement to the Volante’s dual aluminium control arm suspension system is the electric-adjustable Active Damping System that offers several choice of modes – Sport, Track, and Normal modes. The Normal mode provides sports car level body control, Sport solidifies things up while the Track mode is only suitable for racing.

Interior Design and Exterior Photos – 2015 Aston Martin Vanquish Volante

The interior of the new Vanquish Volante unleashes several novelties that can only be compared to the best luxury a vehicle can fathom. The richly appointed cabin, coddles extensive swathes of supple leather upholstery that contains virtually a million stitches.

2015 Aston Martin Vanquish Volante interior
2015 Aston Martin Vanquish Volante interior

The centre stack houses the best technology can offer, it comes equipped with a haptic feedback clusters that control both the climate control and infotainment systems, and a graceful 3-spoke steering wheel sits comfortably in front of the unassuming 4-gauge analogue instrument cluster.

2015 Aston Martin Vanquish Volante front
2015 Aston Martin Vanquish Volante front

Features to expect from the Volante include mobile Wi-Fi, navigation system, 1000 watt, 13 speaker Bang and Olufsen sound system, heated front seats, etc. As for the occupant safety, buyers should expect the dual front and front side in addition to the stability and traction control systems.

2015 Aston Martin Vanquish Volante back
2015 Aston Martin Vanquish Volante back

As for its exterior, expect the Volante to feature the same design language as its coupe sibling and will come with some of these features; elongated side strakes, elegant waist, and LED infused rear light blades similar to those in the One-77 supercar. And similar to the coupe version, expect the body panels to be made from carbon fibre, which is proven to deliver an amazing strength-weight ratio.

Price & Release Date of the New Aston Martin Vanquish Volante 2015

For the U.S bound Volante, the price of the Convertible will set you back by around $297,995, while the vehicle has been scheduled to go for sale towards the fall of this year.

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