2017 Nissan Xterra

The designers are released a 2017 Nissan Xterra model in the coming year. It is an attempt to keep the brand afloat and to manage to get a hump in the sales which are already dwindling and have not been as favorable recently. In fact the Xterra models have taken a big slump when it comes to sales in recent years and the model has constantly been surpassed by some modern and more sophisticated vehicles. This update may try to solve some problems and keep the SUV competitive but we are not really sure if it will do the trick.

The original Nissan Xterra model was introduced in 1999 and was a traditional SUV model with off-road capabilities and was using the conventional body-on frame built. These characteristics alone were enough to keep your SUV a competitive one back in the day and the Xterra really was among the best cars in the segment. The Xterra was also a better choices compared to Pathfinder models which were top at the time and also made some innovations by using a pick up platform borrowing from the Frontier model.

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But it all came to a holt once the demands of the market have changed and the SUV segment now demands so modernistic and comfortable car, leaving no room for the recent Nissan Terri models. This has prompted Nissan to make perhaps one last push and an attempt to keep the brand competitive by introducing an updated version for the 2017 model year. Our review will show you what are the recent changes introduced for the new model.

Exterior Redesign for the 2017 Nissan Xterra

The redesign for the 2017 Nissan Xterra is going to differ a little bit compared to the outgoing model. Yet those changes are not going to be firm and we do not get a whole lot of them. The model is mainly being updated and not redesigned so the conventional SUV users will still be happy but this will perhaps not be the case with the modern buyers.

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The 2017 Nissan Xterra will retain its rugged properties and its off-road capability. They still manage to value ruggedness over comfort with this model and they are still using the same body-to-frame construction as before. The platform used for this model with now be taken from the F-Alpha platform truck. The carnages are still going to keep the Xterra slotted between the Murano and Rogue models in the Nissan lineup but with far more off-road capabilities. The car is good enough to compete against the Jeep Wrangler in some sense

Whether these changes enable the car to keep its position in the market remains to be seen but we cannot say that it will far favorable for the car. The changes might be appealing to some but others will still look for a more angular car and not such a robust SUV. We are perhaps looking at oen of the last Xterra models if things to not go their way.

Interior Reworking for the Car

The interior of the 2017 Nissan Xterra is still going to have a slew of contemporary features. The added gadgets for the inside are mainly going to follow the last update which saw a lot of things introduced inside the car. As the changes have mainly included technological upgrades, the 2017 version will feature the latest updates and software upgrades for the gadgets inside the car. Thus the car has the  Nissan Connect system as standard and an infotainment system that includes Bluetooth, USB connection, Mobile Apps, Sirius XM satellite radio. To control everything there is a large 5.0-inch touchscreen display that you can use to get the necessary information of the car.

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The interior will also have some great materials added as well. They are still not as great as some of the current top models in the segment and the masculinity of the vehicle is still the prime choice that they are going for here. The model is going to introduce a new color scheme on the inside and that way make the 2017 Nissan Xterra more likable. But it still cannot compare with the other SUV models in the segment in terms of comfort.

Powertrain Options

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Under the hood of every 2017 Nissan Xterra model you will find the same engine variant. There are going to be X, S, and PRO-4X trim levels available and all of them are going to use a 4.0-liter DOHC 24-valve  V-6 engine. The output of the car is thus measured at 261 horsepower and 281 pound-feet of torque and it comes with FWD, that use a five-speed automatic gearbox, and AWD models, which are paired with a six-speed manual transmission.

Release Date and Price

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The sales for the 2017 Nissan Xterra are going to start next year. The release date has been established for the first quarter of 2017, pitting it most likely in March. The model is going to become available at all of its respective markets at the same time and the price is going to be somewhere between  $23,000 and $30,000 which is largely going to depending on the trim which you chose.

2017 BMW M4

Making the newest introduction is the 2017 BMW M4 car which will be a rewarding vehicles for all performance-orientated drivers. It is a near-perfect performance coupe vehicle which can be quite a good model in the right hands. They are making the redesign for the model and its 2017 release and we can expect to see a fairly new vehicle since last time.

People would actually say that the M4 is actually the successor of the M2 model from BMW rather than the expected M3 model, mostly based on its performance and ability. Yes, we agree that this model is a spin-off of the four door M3 model but this one actually has bigger proportions and is a lot heavier compared to that car. It is a car which is closer to grand tourer cars than rather sports cars and is at the same time a stylish and pure performance machine at heart.

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Compared to other moles the 2017 BMW M4 is a car which can only work in the right set of hands. It will probably be unforgiving if you do not treat it right and if you do not use it accordingly. Comparing it with the M2, which is a slower version and not as serious as this one, they also host a great difference in power and are highly different in those terms as well.

2017 BMW M4 Exterior Design

When it comes to the exterior style of the 2017 BMW M4 model, they do a good job by shedding some extra weight. This is the main story here as they have incorporated a lot of aluminum and carbon-fiber reinforced plastic bits which are mainly used for the hood and fenders of the car. Additionally, the driveshaft and roof are carbon fiber too and all of this helps the car get the performance it needs. They have put a great emphasis on how they made this kind of a setup possible so the performance of the car is brought to near-perfection. All of this brings to a 174 pounds reduction compared to the car that came before it.

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The M4 also borrows the same kind of proportions and characteristics from the 4 Series but still manages to turn the power on that way. There is a power bulge placed on the hood as well which helps you fit the  twin-turbocharged engine beneath it. The wheels are bigger and as a consequence there are some flared fenders added to go around them. The aerodynamics are also something to behold as they make the nose, side and rear of the car be able to cut through air like through butter. The design is mainly based so it enhanced the aerodynamics which will consequently affect the performance of the car and make it far advanced.

Interior Design

Inside the 2017 BMW M4 has elements of both the 4 Series models and also the M badged vehicles. The front part has M division sport seats and also M-specific controls for the electronics. The inside gives us a racier looking carbon fiber trim given throughout the inside and also combines with carbon fiber elements which completes the look of a performance car. The front seats are beautifully tailored and the bucket seats provide great support for your back and can make it a lot easier at higher speeds. Interestingly, the coupe and the convertible versions provide decent cargo capacity. In its base form the car is able to offer 13.0 of cubic feet but convertible options actually lose a bit of cargo space when the top is pulled done and it amounts to 7.8 cubic feet.

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Engine Performance and Ability

In order to bring us the best that the 2017 BMW M4 can provide is new  twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-6 engine that can bring 425 horsepower and 406 pound-feet of torque. This engine has been used for the previous generation of the BMW 3-Series model and it gave some good specs there, so it is now wonder that they have decided to bring it back and enhance the capability of this vehicle. The model is able to make 0-60 mph in 4.1 seconds using the 6-speed, rev-matching manual transmission or 3.9 seconds with a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission (DCT).

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Convertible options are heavier so they can make the 60 mph mark in 4.4 seconds and 4.2 seconds, also depending on the transmission. But if you get a Competition package with your car you can easily boost the output at get it to 444 horsepower and it makes the acceleration rates 3.8 seconds and 4.1 seconds.

Release Date and Price

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As far as release dates goes, the confirmation has came that the 2017 BMW M4 is going to be available in the start of the year. This actually makes it available for sale with the first three months of the start of the year, with the model possibly getting a release date come February. The model will cost you about 66,220 USD as a base MSRP, which is a serious price for serious customers. The convertible version is far pricier and will amount to 74,700 USD.

2017 Lincoln MKT

The segment is going to be richer with the addition of the 2017 Lincoln MKT vehicle. The updated car is here to bring us joy and we see it as a great comeback car which adds a fairly good updated that we can be happy with. This kind of model has been on the market for some time now and deserves some changes to be made. The car will likely adopt some modern features so the competitiveness is addressed as well.

Looking at the MKT design perhaps does not offers us anything spectacular. The car is a bit polarizing and it does not show what it is actually capable of. But the inside brings lots of comfort and is very spacious and under the hood we have a very powerful an muscular V-6 engine that makes a whole lot of difference.

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The MKT brand has perhaps originated from a different era and comes from a period when other things were important. But keeping up with the style and the trend is what a good vehicles does. They have managed to do this and has reinvented the brand a few times to keep the style and particularly the performance fresh. Now we have a fully capable  three-row crossover utility vehicle which will continue to provide comfort and a lively family hauler with its 2017 incarnation.

Exterior Design for the 2017 Lincoln MKT

The style of the 2017 Lincoln MKT is quite peculiar in a sense. It draws from both the old vehicles and also tries to bring some new elements on board as well. It looks daring even by today’s standards. This design was introduced at least seven years ago and it still manages to hold on and remain attractive and will also appeal to different tastes as that is how the design was made. It does look polarizing in some sense but manages to bring you everything what you are looking from a sort of car like this one.

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Lincoln has showcased that even a large crossover vehicle like the MKT does not need to be defined in a rigid way. The MKT falls back on some symbolic additions that date back to the 60s when Lincoln vehicles looked liked yachts. Although it is hard to spot the elements for the untrained eye, underneath all of it you can see the Ford Flex like design. The most peculiar, and some would say controversial, elements for the car is the unfinished look of the tail which adds a thin ribbon of taillights and badging. Also a noticeable difference is that the silhouette of the vehicle is a bit  hearse-like.

Interior Updates and Changes

Generally speaking, when you enter the inside of the 2017 Lincoln MKT we noticed that it has a dark look. The technology on the other hand is a big advantage for the car as it manages to add a new Sync 3 infotainment system which is perched on the front center part of the dash and is coupled with capacitive-touch audio and climate controls. The use of conventional knobs and switches has been disposed here. The  instrument panel cluster is very nicely configured and it manages to show you all the necessary information in a nice layout that is easy to understand and enjoy.

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The car is also very spacious and comfortable. Both the first and second row of seats have very uncommon support and a lot of spacing for the people occupying the area. The front seats are actually so comfortable that can account for the driver conventions long distances and doing a lot of driving and not fill stiff or tired. There is also the option of using the steering wheel adjustment to help you chose the best driving position. The back end has a lot of leg room offered and also provides better door entrances. The third row is in fact cozy and does have a lot of space there but it is still hard to enter and exit from it. All in all, there is enough coziness and space for seven people inside the 2017 Lincoln MKT.

Engine Choices and Power

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The base version of the 2017 Lincoln MKT is offering us the 3.7-liter V-6 engine with front-wheel drive. The secondary option is a 3.5-liter turbocharged V-6,  that also comes with all-wheel drive. With the starting option, the model is capable of making  303 horsepower and 278 pound-feet of torque, while the secondary can make 365 hp and 350 lb-ft of torque. The base version is surprisingly strong and can provide a good pull as it uses a  6-speed automatic transmission. But with the stronger option the power delivery is smoother and willing which kind of a happens more naturally. All in all, it accounts for some good driving characteristics for the car in any sort of a sense.

Release Date and Price

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The 2017 Lincoln MKT model is already and expected release. The car has been announced for the beginning of the year and high expectations are made for it already. The car looks good and there is certainly going to be a high demand once they start selling the car. It will have its release date in the start of March. The given price for the car is 43,530 dollars for the base version given as a base MSRP price but if you want the AWD Elite option you will have to pay a sum of 49,025 dollars for the stronger version.