2017 Mitsubishi Evolution

Making an appearance this year is the 2017 Mitsubishi Evolution. This is already an established brand coming from Mitsubishi which is going to bring back some of the features which have made the car popular. The model has been in talks for a comeback and a lot of people have announced already for last year. But in fact the Evolution finally becomes available now and will get to be released come the start of the year.

The Mitsubishi Evolution brand was first issued in 1992 and after that came four generations of the model was also able to release ten different models. A lot of those models have not only won the hearts of fans over the years but it has also won a lot of awards which just shows how far has the car actually gone. What the main point of every Mitsubishi Evolution car is that every new model has improved upon the previous one with added features and refinements.

The newest 2017 version of the Evolution car is going to have a tough stance and come back with more power. We can actually say that it brings a physics defying performance and brings back a style which perhaps might be dated but still holds its own. But the refinements have still to be done, namely on the inside. The interior of the car still has some low quality materials which deserve to be upgraded and they should have spent some more time on the details of the car.

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Exterior Redesign for the 2017 Mitsubishi Evolution

The 2017 Mitsubishi Evolution received a light update this time. The car brought back the look from the original model which has not evolved so much as the name said. When the original model was designed the front end or rather the nose of the car was modeled by a shark. Being an ultimate predator the same was intended for the Evolution car. But after a few generations and not changing anything about it the look has become a bit stale. They are still keeping this kind of look which is a hallmark for the brand and that is okay, but there are still a lot of elements which could have changed.

The car is only getting minor tweaks here and there for the exterior. The idea is to keep the car as aggressive as it is and maybe go even further. The car manages to retain these characteristics and adds some more. There are sharp corners and the car also looks wider which all adds to the aggressive style of the car. The look may be a bit stale but we can say that the car manages to keep it acceptable at least for a period of time.

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Interior Changes and Updates

The car’s interior keeps the same formula as the outside of the 2017 Mitsubishi Evolution. The car makes its best to keep the old elements intact and just adds a few of the new ones which really do not bear enough weight. the model retains the hollow plastic materials and also uses the basic components from before which have not changed. That is the first mistake and we could have used a bit of carbon fiber additions and even perhaps some Alcantara to make the car seem at least more fashionable.

A good thing about the car is the addition of the Recaro seats which provide enough comfort for the driver. You get enough lateral support and the driver is going to feel great when driving this car. Added are the leather panels and harness straps which have contrast stitching which make it look better and more appealing. The steering is strapped in leather as well as the gearshifter with aluminum pedals as well and an overall driver-centric cabin. The rear bench also provides enough comfort and access to the back is pretty ample.

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Power Enhancements and Engine

The power to the 2017 Mitsubishi Evolution is provided by a  2.0-litre turbocharged ‘4B11 engine. This is perhaps the best part of the car and certainly the part which is all business. The model is getting an enhancement and brings a power punch with its new specs and the engine. It is going to be combined with a five-speed manual gearbox which is much more purposeful and provides smoother transmissions compared to a 6-speed one and is the main reason why they decided to go for a 5-speed one instead of a 6-speed transmission. Thus the overall output of the car is now measured at 217 horsepower and 366 lb-ft of torque.

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Release Date and Price

The model is finally coming and the 2017 Mitsubishi Evolution is going to be released this year. The release date has been postponed a few times and everybody was expecting the car to come earlier. But as they run into some production problems along the way, as it sometimes happens, and this time managed to stretch too long for the car to really be ready. Thus expect to see the at the start of the year when it becomes available for sale.

The starting price is going to be given at $38,805 given as a base MSRP rate and you can start ordering the car in advance soon as it is almost ready.

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2017 Ford Edge

It has been announced that the 2017 Ford Edge will be debuting next year. The release date places it somewhere around the first part of the next year and as we have seen promises us a new and completely updated model with very impressive carlike driving manners. The car is also going to be updated with some amenities that are going to be available even on the base model, making it much more available than before.

The first model of the Edge was produced in 2007. It was just what the industry needed as it presented a midsize crossover SUV which immediately became popular and it was mainly due to its versatility and ability to adapt both the wagon and sedan-like features into an SUV car.

The competition of today’s market is much greater today, so the 2017 Edge is going to have a fierce battle in dealing with the competitors that are already established in this segment. What we are going to get here is a car that is going to be updated with contemporary technology and some styling cues which will be perfect for the new model.

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The main competitions comes with the Nissan Murano, Kia Sorente, the new Volkswagen Touareg and the 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee. But we expect that the 2017 Ford Edge does well in this segment and makes the best out of the things it has to offer. Read the review and find out what the car is going to offer whit its massive update.

2017 Ford Edge Interior and Exterior updates and changes

The 2017 Ford Edge is going to be offered as a five passenger model and will also include different trim levels with the SE being the base one and the Sport trim also confirmed as well. There are many updates that are going to make the car much more competitive and comparable with the current rivals thus the updates are immense and can differ depending on the trim. Thus the SE level does come with a equipment like  telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, 911 Assist,  automatic headlights, voice recognition, foldable rear seats, a premium audio system and a wheel options that includes 19-inch wheels.

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The SEL version is going to be a bit more updated and upgraded as it is going to focus on some more advanced features. With the Ford Edge SEL you can get the eight-way power adjustable driver seat, dimming rearview camera, exterior heated mirrors,  automatic climate control,  leather wrapped steering wheel and some advanced features like keyless ignition with a an exterior keyless entry pad. For this trim you can also add the Equipment Group 201A package, which extends your offer and adds even more advanced amenities and additions inside the car.

The highest rated trim vehicle is going to be the Ford Edge Platinum trim of course. This one has got it all and includes a near full package of all the things you may need inside your vehicle. The 19-inch wheels come as standard here as well but adds some other amenities like  heated front seats, a hands-free tailgate, reclining front passenger seat, driving memory setting and some newly designed LED taillights.

The base trim also has the option of choosing one with a sunroof, but this is a feature that is available optionally when you purchase your car. It also adds an optional Technology package which adds some advanced technological equipment to your Ford Edge with additional power outlets, bumper protection,  auto-dimming driver mirror, side exterior mirror, a perimeter alarm, a navigation system and more.

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Finally, we have the top of the range Titan trim which is the highest you get with the 2017 Ford Edge. Inside we have expect the rear heated seats some other futures which add parallel and perpendicular parking options, steering heated wheels, an automatic parking system, lane keeping assist and more.

Engines and specs

The 2017 Ford Edge is going to give us a few options to chose from when it comes to the powertrain. The base version is turbocharged 2L 4-cyl engine that provides us with just enough power for the segment and is in fact a suitable option all in all. The output is measured at  245 horsepower and 275 pounds of torque and uses the 6-speed automatic transmission system also. The EPA ratings for this engine are measured at 20/30/24 mpg in the city/highway/combined, for the FWD option which can be pretty admirable, while the AWD options goes to 20/28/23 mpg.

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The secondary engine option is rumored to be the  3.5L V6 engine. This one is able to churn out 280 horsepower and 250 pounds of torque and is going to be certainly available for the SE, SEL, Sport and Titanium trims. With the output of 280 horsepower and 250 pounds of torque and an EPA rating of 18/26/21 mpg with the FWD and 17/25/20 mpg with the AWD, it is an appropriate engine option for these levels of the car.

2017 Ford Edge price and release date

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The release date of the car has yet to be confirmed but many indications are already placing it in the beginning of 2017. We are fairly certain that the new 2017 Ford Edge is going to appear by then. The base price would be somewhere around $29,100 as base MSRP for the SE trim, while the higher ones will add more value to it.

2016 Chevrolet Traverse

2016 Chevrolet Traverse Release Date, Review, Specs, Colors – The expected brand new 2016 Chevrolet Traverse will be coming as a full size crossover that will have 3 rows of seating for up to seven passengers, V6 power, 116.3 cubic feet of cargo room and all kinds of creature comfort. This updated vehicle will nether strain your gas budget nor set you back a lot with its price tag.

2016 Chevrolet Traverse
2016 Chevrolet Traverse

The vehicle will once again be provided in three trim version which will include the base LS, mid-level LT and the flagship LTZ model. The automaker also went into great lengths to subdivide the LT’s model into two variants which will include the 1LT and 2LT.

Moreover, all the trim models stated above will come fitted with a standard front wheel drive system and an optional full time AWD system configuration especially for those hard-hitting northern winters.

The new vehicle will come with a robust capability and well-thought out craftsmanship. Its exterior will be streamlined, its fuel consumption reduced and its interior revamped to compete favourably with its rivals.

Convenience and Safety Features of New 2016 Chevrolet Traverse

Several sources have hinted to some slew of upgrades and enhancements that buyers should be looking forward to. Some tweaks will be effected on the OnStar Directions and Connections Service, 4G LTE MyLink Wi-Fi capable technology , several upgrades to the LTZ’s standard 20” alloy wheels and several exterior colours.

Furthermore, there will be the new Leather & Driver Confidence package. This package takes pride in providing blind spot warnings and rear cross traffic alert, enabling heated power folding mirrors, and aiding in drivers auto-dimming function which will be offered as an option on the 2LT iteration.

The upcoming new model has already earned the top five star safety rating conducted by NHTSA. It scored a five star in the front and side crash test and a four star in the rollover crash test.

The said rating applies to FWD and AWD drive system configurations that will be provided by the new Traverse. However, according to Lesley Rajewski, who is Chevrolet’s spokesperson, the new vehicle will majorly be a carryover from the previous model with no substantive modifications done.

Engine – 2016 Chevrolet Traverse

The previous model’s 3.6L V6 will make a comeback under the hood of the new vehicle. It will be paired to a ubiquitous six-speed shiftable auto transmission system which will be able to provide 281 horsepower and 266 pounds of torque.

The aforesaid engine configurations will be exclusive for the LS and LT variants only. For the premium LTZ model version, which comes with a dual exhaust setup, you will be able to get an extra 7 hp and 4 pounds of torque from the same powerplant.

The mileage you should expect will be around 17/24/19 mpg in the city/highway/combined in the front wheel drive set-up. As for the AWD system, you should expect a fuel return of around 16/23/19 mpg.

Interior redesign & Exterior Pics of the New 2016 Chevrolet Traverse

For the interior of the new vehicle, expect it to tot either a cloth or leather upholstery, heated power-adjustable front seats, reclining rear seats and full power accessories. Also returning in the new model will be the telescopic tilt-wheel steering, Cruise Control features and Rear view camera for all the trim models.

2016 Chevrolet Traverse interior
2016 Chevrolet Traverse interior

For the higher trim level – LTZ, you should expect rear parking sensors, and remote garage door opener, three-zone automatic climate control, heated steering wheel and other standard features.

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2016 Chevrolet Traverse front

Again, the new model will also come with all the standard features which include the OnStar/Bluetooth Directions and Connections Technology, MyLink system incorporated with 4G LTE Wi-Fi capability and others.

In light of the above developments in the new vehicle, there have been several complaints as regards the 2015 Traverse. Others argued that the vehicle’s third row of seat is only suitable for children, while others noted the disappointing lack of power and mileage returns.

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2016 Chevrolet Traverse back

However, the new 2016 Chevrolet Traverse is set to override its predecessor’s faults and become one of the most sought after SUV’s in the market.

2016 Chevrolet Traverse Price & Release Date

The new vehicle is expected to make a debut in the market towards the fall of this year, and is set to challenge traditional competitors such as, the Mazda CX-9, Highlander, and the Ford Flex.

2016 Chevrolet Traverse release date
2016 Chevrolet Traverse release date

As regards the price, the new Chevy Traverse redesign will cost you around 32,000 USD for the base model.