Nissan has announced the release of their updated 2016 Nissan GT-R coupe vehicle which is scheduled to make a comeback as an updated version this year. The new update is already available in Japan as the model has already been released in the home country of the model, but has yet to show itself in the US. Not to worry, it is coming soon as the release date is scheduled for just a month or two from now.
Nissan produced its first high performance car in 1969 and it was the first generation of the Skyline GT-R. It was first a four-door sedan car but it quickly transformed into a coupe and was notorious for its street racing and performance pedigree. The R32 was also the first model which made an impact on the foreign markets while R33 and R34 only made it better and enhanced the popularity of the GT-R aboard. But the modern version of the car we have learn to love came in 2007 and it was only five years after Nissan decided to separate the GT-R from the Skyline, making them two independent models. There has been an 8-year ling stint for the GT-R to receive the hybrid powertrain but it did benefit with a number of updates there. This latest and newest one is going to bring a long coveted range of additions that are going to be introduced to the model.
The bad news is that there is not going to be a significant updated in regarding the powertrain as many have wanted to receive. The 3.8-liter, V-6 engine is still going to be used here and transfers to the 2016 model still, but the good news is that some suspension enhancements have been made which counterbalances the lack of the engine update. This results in a reliable and stable race car which anyone would love to have.
Although the release date is still being awaited upon the pricing for the 2016 Nissan GT-R has been made available for the US market and we discuss all about it here in this review, so read on.
2016 Nissan GT-R exterior
The exterior of the 2016 Nissan GT-R has not gone through any dramatic sort of changes which would see it enhance its physical appearance in a grand manner. The aim for this vehicle was to enhance the performance rates and thus the suspension upgrades were something that they discussed primarily about. But as this is an update there are a few tweaks here and there that have happened. Something that is more noticeable is the headlamp design up front as the vehicle has new ones now while the back side of the car has a horizontal light placed at the diffuser part. Surprisingly enough, there were not any major changes made to the aerodynamics of the car.
We would have expected more from this refresh and actually anticipated at least a new array of colors added, but this did not make it to the design for the car. The model also gained new twin-spoke Rays wheel design in a Hyper Blue Black chrome finish which is only available for the Premium trim. Other available trims include the Track Edition trim, which add some drivetrain parts which have been designed by Nismo and aluminum wheels on the outside with a few other upgrades as well.
The interior of the 2016 Nissan GT-R is going to be mostly carried over as well. As the parts and the design of the cabin is going to be kept pretty much the same with not much actual changes happening on the inside, the only novelty is that the cabin is going to be a lot less quiet than before. The vibrations are much lesser thanks to a smaller tank which makes a lot less vibrations than before and is also bolstered with a new tank carpet which helps as well.
All of this is mostly made possible with the revised drivetrain management system that also has the redesigned flywheel housing bearings. Riding in this car is now much bearable and much appropriate as you will enjoy every second of it. The revised suspension system does wonders and you can use the GT-R now for your daily trips and enjoy the ride every day.
The novelties under the hood of the 2016 Nissan GT-R still do not mean an engine change, but there are a lot of updates that are going to make the fans happy though, The car sticks with the twin-turbo, 3.8-liter V-6 engine that is going to be revised and updated for a better performance. With a transmission management systems, a retuned engine and revised flywheel housing bearings the vehicle is capable of making 545 horsepower and 463 pound-feet of torque even with the same six-speed, DCT. This is a great upgrade for the car and shows us that the 2016 update has succeeded in what it managed to do.
The car is more than fast with its acceleration rates that allow it to reach 0-60 mph in exactly 3 seconds and making a top speed of 193 mph. The fuel efficiency is still the same as the EPA rates for the car are 16 mpg in the city and 23 mpg on the highway.
Price and release date
The 2016 Nissan GT-R is already available in Japan as it made its debut last year. The release date is expected in a month or two for the US market as the GT-R will surely cross the pond and make its way to the American soil once more. The pricings have been released quite recently which further indicates that the car is coming to this market. The base MSRP price is around $80,500 for the initial model while the Premium is priced $101,770 USD, the GT-R Black Edition is $111,510 USD and the GT-R NISMO has a price tag of $149,990 USD.
2016 Acura RDX Release Date, Price, Engine – The Acura auto maker has distinguished itself as a leader in luxury Sport Utility Vehicle production and the upcoming 2016 Acura RDX is no exception whatsoever. The RDX achieved massive success last year when it led its class with its total sold out units amounting to 44,865.
The auto maker has decided not to rest and will soon be unleashing the new 2016 Acura RDX which will come with a refreshing interior and exterior specs. The new RDX made a debut during this year’s 2015 Chicago Auto Show.
The auto makers revealed every detail that we should expect from the new vehicle and will be very much the same to the wildly successful 2016 Acura TLX model. The following review will update everyone on what to expect from the new RDX model.
2016 Acura RDX exterior
The exterior of the new 2016 Acura RDX is what everyone expected it to come with; just enough for an update to match up the rest of the line-up. The revision includes the add-on of Acura’s Jewel Eye LED headlamps which will definitely be amazing.
The anterior fascia will also receive some important updates which will include a three dimension grille, modern and sportier air intakes on the bumper. Also buyers should expected angular air vents at the centre that will also rope in a small splitter.
The posterior end will also carry the same theme as the front fascia in terms of important redesigns. The taillights will get important facelifts that will as a result of the installation of the Acura’s light pipe design.
Below the posterior end will be an angular bumper and insert which will give the 2016 Acura RDX a sportier demeanour from behind whilst retaining its refined appearance.
2016 Acura RDX interior
The interior of the brand new 2016 Acura RDX also received mind-blowing improvements. The enhancements will include a reworking of the 2-tone colour scheme. The colour outline now brings the black section further down the dashboard while the silver scheme brightens the cabin up.
New features you should look forward to include the standard heated front seats and air conditioning vents for the second row of seats. Other high tech features that might come optional will include an eight way adjustable power driver’s seat, On Demand Multi-Information Display, Dual Screen, HD Radio, Blind Spot Information and rear cross traffic alert which will be incorporated into the updated Technology Package.
New features that will be made available exclusively for the new 2016 Acura RDX will include a rain sensing wipers, Bi-directional keyless remote engine start, fore fog lights, ventilated front seats, front and rear parking sensors, AcuraWatch and auto-dimming driver’s side mirror.
2016 Acura RDX engine
Engine wise, the new 2016 Acura RDX will carry a similar 3.5L SOHC iVTEC power plant that it has made use of since the 2013 production version. However, the new 2016 Acura RDX engine receive a spike in power which will result in the production of 279 hp and 252 pounds of torque.
This will be an increment of 6 hp and 1 pound of torque. On top of the impressive power output figures, the auto maker also achieved great success in improving the fuel economy. The vehicle now has increased the highway fuel mileage by up to I mpg therefore pushing the AWD to 28 mpg on the highway and 19 mpg in the city.
The front wheel drive, on the other hand, has fuel economy ratings of 28 miles per gallon on the highways and 20 mpg in the city. The auto maker also increased an added bias towards the rear wheel drive over the all-wheel drive for the purpose of improving the driving dynamics for better performance in squally weather.
In terms of the handling aspect, the auto maker installed front/rear engine mounts for enhanced steering system, weight transfer and made the suspension mounts tout.
2016 Acura RDX price and released date
As far as the price of the 2016 Acura RDX goes, buyers should be expecting an msrp of 35,000 USD which is fair enough considering the features the car is touted to come with. The release date alternatively has been scheduled towards the first quarter of 2016. The new RDX is eagerly awaited and it will be thrilling to see how it competes with other rivals in the market. But, all we can do right now, is only wait.