2017 Chevrolet Traverse Release Date & Info

2017 Chevrolet Traverse Release Date, Review – For a large crossover, the redesigned 2017 Chevrolet Traverse nearly checks all the right boxes for consumers who are looking for expansive cargo room and three-rows of seating. With complaint ride quality, a seating capacity for up to eight-passengers, generous cargo volume, and top crash test scores, the Traverse has proven once again it can be useful. Credible reports allege the vehicle will be released come August 2017.

2017 Chevrolet Traverse red color, front view, alloy wheels, grille and headlights

Not a long time ago, if you wanted a vehicle that offered a giant cargo bay and eight-passenger seating capacity, you had two choices: either a minivan or a very large SUV that has its own zip code. Well, times have passed, and there are plenty of sports utility vehicles that offer significant amounts of interior space and cargo volume. The Chevrolet Traverse for 2017 is certainly one such vehicle.

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In comparison to GM’s large crossover duo – GMC Acadia and the Buick Enclave, the Traverse could be viewed as a blue-collar member. However, the Traverse still comes equipped with upscale luxury features and technologies as its siblings. Also, its top crash-tests, and cavernous interior make it a formidable competitor ton some of the best SUV’s in the market including the roomier and fancier 2017 Honda Pilot and Ford Explorer.

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Owning the Traverse comes with its own unique challenges such as a cumbersome drive, a finicky infotainment system, small, and antiquated climate and audio controls. If you can’t live with that, other alternatives to consider include the 2017 Toyota Highlander, and 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe.

Available Trims – Chevrolet Traverse

Depending on the second-row configuration, the 2017 Chevrolet Traverse comes with either seven or eight seating capacities. Three main trims are available: LS, LT, and the LTZ.

Interior Reviews & 2017 Chevrolet Traverse Exterior Colors

The base LS comes standard with a 60/40-split folding second-row seats, front and rear air conditioning, a telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, 17-inch steel wheels, an auxiliary audio jack, cruise control, roof rails, automatic headlights, a CD player, OnStar telematics system, a rearview camera, two USB ports, six-speaker premium sound system, a 6.5” touchscreen display, and 4G LTE connectivity.

2017 Chevrolet Traverse lcd screen, dashboard, gear shift knob

Upgrading to the 1LT sub-trim gets you rear parking sensors, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, an eight-way power driver seat, 18-inch alloy wheels, remote start, an occupant-protection airbag, heated exterior mirrors, rear parking sensors, and foglights.

2017 Chevrolet Traverse interior, front and rear leather seats

The 2LT sub-trim comes with Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, heated front seats, automatic climate control (tri-zone), an auto-dimming rearview mirror, Internet radio app, rear seat audio controls and headphones, second-row bench seat, heated front seats, a power liftgate, 10-speaker Bose audio system, and voice controls.

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Opting for the top-of-the-range 2017 Chevrolet Traverse LTZ model assures you of side mirror memory settings, a navigation system, a heated steering wheel, forward collision warning system, 20-inch alloy wheels, a blind-spot monitoring system, eight-way power front passenger seat, lane-departure alert, rear-cross traffic alert, a heated steering wheel, second-row captain’s chairs, driver seat and side mirror memory settings, and power folding mirrors.

2017 Chevrolet Traverse red color, trunk

Some of the options available for the lower trims includes a towing package, rear seat entertainment system, a panoramic sunroof, a household style 110-V outlet, a 10-speaker Bose surround-sound system, and exterior heated mirrors.

Specifications

Wheelbase: 9 ft. 10.9 in. (118.9 in.)
Length: 16 ft. 11.7 in. (203.7 in.)
Width: 6 ft. 6.5 in. (78.5 in.)
Passenger volume: N/A
Cargo volume: 24.4 cu.ft.
Curb weight: 4,713 lbs
Top Speed: 112 mph
0-60: 7,3 sec
MPG: 17/24 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Blue Velvet Metallic, Silver Ice Metallic, Summit White, Tungsten Metallic…
Towing Capacity: 5200 lbs

2017 Chevrolet Traverse Engine Specs

A 3.6L V6 engine rated at 281 horsepower and 266 lbs. ft. of torque is available for the 2017 Chevrolet Traverse LT and LS models. The LTZ gets an improved version of the same powerplant which improves the output to 288 horsepower and 270 lbs. ft. of torque.

The power gets transmitted to either the standard front wheel drive or the optional four wheels via the six-speed automatic transmission system. However, the LS, just like in the outgoing model, gets the front wheel drive only.2017 Chevrolet Traverse engine

Test drives conducted on the 2017 Chevrolet Traverse reveal the LTZ can sprint from 0-60 mph in a dreary 8.1 seconds. Preliminary reports put its EPA fuel economy ratings at 24/17/19 mpg on the highway/city/combined with the front wheel drive, and 23/16/19 mpg with the AWD.

As for its maximum towing capacity, credible reports allege the vehicle can tow up to 5,200 lbs. when properly equipped.

Release Date & 2017 Chevrolet Traverse Price

We should expect its release date come August next year. Its price, on the other hand, remains unchanged at $31,205.

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New 2017 Volkswagen Beetle – Release Date and Info

If you love a stylish yet functional interior design, practicality, and mid-range engine performance, we suggest you check out the 2017 Volkswagen Beetle. According to Volkswagen, the new model pays proper homage to an icon of the past while still offering thoroughly modern performance and features. The Volkswagen Beetle release date is expected sometime at the fall of 2017.

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Even with Volkswagen prioritizing style over function, the Beetle still remains a compelling choice in its class especially considering it may be the most reasonably-priced four-seat convertible on the planet. For 2017, Volkswagen has made several changes and technology add-ons that are meant to offer their latest a more contemporary value and therefore enable it outperform its rivals.

2017 Volkswagen Beetle rear view, taillights and tailpipe

It combines mechanical underpinnings of both the Jetta and the Golf to bring out a unique, morphed and spirited performance and design. Even with its stunning looks, its DNA still reeks of the same flipsides its notable predecessors were known for. Its steering and handling are lackluster, and so is its driving experience. Both the backseat space and the cargo area are modest, relative to what the competition offers.

2017 Volkswagen Beetle exterior, front view

Alternatives you can consider include the Fiat 500, Kia Forte, Scion TC, and the Mini Cooper. The 2017 Mini Cooper Hatchback price starts from an MSRP of around $20,700, and for that value you get an exceptional blend of fuel efficiency and quickness, a premium interior, a highly customizable cabin, and a sharp handling. The Mini Cooper hatchback release date should be expected sometime in the first half of 2017.

2017 Volkswagen Beetle side view, exterior, alloy wheels

The 2017 Scion TC release date, according to rumors, should be expected in the third-quarter of 2017. Some of the reasons that should compel you to wait for the vehicle include lots of newer standard technologies, easy exit and entry, spacious and reclining rear seats, a sporty character inside and out, and a quick acceleration. The Scion TC price is a bit lower than the Mini Cooper’s and starts from around $19,385.

2017 Volkswagen Beetlerear view, yellow color, tailpipe

Lastly, the 2017 Fiat 500 redesign has made headway, according to multiple sources. Additional specs include a distinctive styling, surprisingly spacious interior accommodation for two people, impressive fuel economy, and lots of practicality. For such features and many others, the Fiat 500 costs about $16,995 – a bargain compared to any other vehicle in this class.

2017 Volkswagen Beetle Interior & Exterior Changes

2017 Volkswagen Beetle intyerior, steering wheel, dashboard

Some of the standard features available for the Volkswagen Beetle 2017 include a height-adjustable driver seat, heated mirrors, sixteen-inch alloy wheels, a media player, an eight-speaker sound system, a rearview auto-dimming mirror, dual-zone automatic climate control, heated mirrors, full power accessories, a CD player, a five-inch touchscreen interface, a folding rear seat, a tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, a rearview camera, three-color ambient lighting, upgraded gauges, satellite radio, premium leatherette upholstery, a sport-tuned suspension system, a height-adjustable driver seat, and an auxiliary audio jack.

2017 Volkswagen Beetle auto show, front angle, headlights and grille

Standalone options include automatic bi-xenon headlights, automatic wipers and headlights, a navigation system, keyless entry and ignition, a panoramic sunroof, a blind-spot monitoring system, LED running lights, a leather upholstery, a Fender premium audio system, a power-retractable roof, keyless entry and ignition, and special interior and exterior styling details.

2017 Volkswagen Beetle interior, leather seats

Exterior Volkswagen Beetle colors include Sandstorm Yellow Metallic, Pure White, and Deep Black Pearl. Slight changes on the palette can be expected during its release date next year.

2017 Volkswagen Beetle Engine Specs

Beneath the hood of the Volkswagen Beetle 2017 is a turbocharged 1.8L four-cylinder engine good for 170 hp and 184 lbs. ft. of torque. Pairing is done with the standard six-speed automatic transmission system.

2017 Volkswagen Beetle engine

Some of the safety features available on the Beetle include a rearview camera, automatic crash notification, remote door unlocking and geo fencing, a blind-spot monitoring with rear cross traffic alert, side curtain airbags, front side airbags, stolen vehicle notification, and traction and stability control.

Check back later for more specs including its MPG, top speed, and 0-60 mph acceleration, as Volkswagen hasn’t offered any tangible clues yet.

Specifications

Wheelbase: 8 ft. 4 in. (100 in.)
Length: 14 ft. 0.4 in. (168.4 in.)
Width: 5 ft. 11.2 in. (71.2 in.)
Passenger volume: 85 ft³
Cargo volume: 15,4 ft³
Curb weight: 3012 lbs
Top Speed: 119 mph
0-60: 7,4 sec
MPG: 25/34 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors:
Towing Capacity: N/A lbs

2017 Volkswagen Beetle Release Date & Price

2017 Volkswagen Beetle release date

Speculations and rumors within and without the industry fraternity has it that the vehicle will most probably go for sale sometime in the fall of 2017.

The 2017 Volkswagen Beetle price starts from an MSRP of around $19,595.

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New 2017 Ford Transit Connect – Release Date and Review

Ford is no slouch when it comes to providing versatile purposeful cars, thus the 2017 Ford Transit Connect model is being released this year. Ford is releasing its new van model which was for the most part regarded as smoothing not so popular and attractive but it is a necessary and many people are going to be interested in the offer this new model is about to produce.

2017 Ford Transit Connect exterior, side view, alloy wheels

The Ford Transit 2017 has two wheelbase options and has seats that can fit up to seven people inside in three rows of seating. With cargo space that amounts to 100 cubic feet and the capacity to carry a payload of up to 1620 pounds and a 2000 pounds towing rate, this model is one of the greatest and best looking vans that are going to hit the market this year. It also brings us great fuel economy and does so with investing minimal extra power to its engine.

2017 Ford Transit Connect spy shots, front view

This model comes out after the company has produced its E-Series vehicles and perhaps comes in the best time possible as the popularity of these type of vehicles has diminished over the years. There is a severe lack of great models that could cover the market with these types of vehicle and the Transit is going to be the one which could bring things back together. Read all about the new car in this review and find out the release date as well.

Available trims

2017 Ford Transit Connect exterior, front and rear view

There are going to be three version of the 2017 Ford Transit available for this year. We are expecting to get a Ford Transit Van, Ford Wagon XL and Ford Wagon XLT respectively.

Exterior

2017 Ford Transit Connect auto show, side view, alloy wheels

The exterior of the 2017 Ford Transit is going to be refreshed. The model is going to add certain features and parts which are going to update the model and still keep it a down to earth van. The car does not adopt any flashy features as it does not need them but it has some pretty subtle sculpturing and reshaping of the parts and features which go in together very well. The model is going to be very much attractive and will put it in front of GMC Savana and Chevrolet Express, which are consider its closest rivals on the market. The model has some pretty good updates matted to the front. The grille design is different and model adds a customized bumper and as well as LED lights Xenon lights as well. Not only attractive but useful for the car as well.

2017 Ford Transit Connect trunk

As there are two wheelbase options, the dimensions of them are going to change. The larger one is going to have a bigger setup as it is meant to accommodate seven passengers inside while the smaller one generates enough space for five people inside and is a smaller type of a vehicle. The wheel size is going to be 16-inch tires as standard, but the premium versions of the car are going to adopt and allow 17-inch ones as a choice. Additionally some parts of equipment also add the use of a rear view bumper, windscreen and electronic camera.

Interior

2017 Ford Transit Connectinterior, steering wheel, lcd screen, gear shift knob and dashboard

The interior of the 2017 Ford Transit actually seems pretty impressive. The inside has been fitted in a way that gives us all that we need from a vehicle like this yet it also sums up the utility side of it and provides us more usefulness than anything else. The floor of the cabin is covered in vinyl for starters. There are many new features and parts of equipment that can be pretty useful and necessary for the car. The inside adds a audio system provided by Sony, a touch screen on the console and a dual zone air-conditioning system.

2017 Ford Transit Connect interior, leather seats

Some very important features are actually related to the security of the car. traction controlling and stability controlling systems are some of the very important ones that make it inside the car. A rear-view camera helps when backing up the car and putting it in reverse. Also there is a  hitch assist system, a  MyKey function system, a reverse- sensor system and finally a  a post-collision safety system also.

Engine specs

2017 Ford Transit Connect engine

Some great news tell us that the 2017 Ford Transit Connect is going to give us two engine options. The first one is the 2.5 liter engine which is able to generate 170 horsepower of output and 200 lb/ft of torque. This one is combined with a 6 speed automatic transmission systems which provides an innovative way of shifting. The secondary engine option is the 1.6 liter which makes 180 horsepower and  220 lb/ft of torque. This one is provided with a automatic gearbox. The fuel economy for the engines is measured at 27 mpg and 35 mpg for the other one. The output of the engine and the two options gives you the opportunity to combine your model any way you like it.

Specifications

Wheelbase: 8 ft. 8.8 in. (104.8 in.)
Length: 14 ft. 5.9 in. (173.9 in.)
Width: 6 ft. 0.2 in. (72.2 in.)
Passenger volume: N/A ft³
Cargo volume: maximum 77 ft³
Curb weight: 3467 lbs
Top Speed: 110 mph
0-60: 10 sec
MPG: 21/29 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Dark Blue, Frozen White, Race Red, Shadow Black, Silver Metallic…
Towing Capacity: 2000 lbs

Release date and price

2017 Ford Transit Connect release date

As the rivals are getting ready to produce their options very soon, the 2017 Ford Transit Concept is going to be issued by the beginning of next year. Cars such as Ram ProMaster and Nissan NV200 have already been announced so the release date of the Transit is placed somewhere at the beginning of next year. The price is also very affordable and is going to be around 23,000 dollars, which are some good news for the brand.

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2017 Ford Transit Connect side view, alloy wheels and headlights

2017 Ford Transit Connect front view, headlights and alloy wheels

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