2017 Kia Forte Release Date & Info

Given its broad appeal, the new 2017 Kia Forte offers a lot of value and a sharp appeal. And makes for a great choice with its superb features such as a lengthy warranty, easy-to-use controls, spacious interior for both coupe and sedan, and strong engines. Below you’ll get lots of info about the Forte in terms of its exterior and interior changes, engine specs, expected release, and price estimate.

2017 Kia Forte exterior, blue color

Whether you opt for the 2017 Kia Forte Sedan, two-door coupe (Koup) or four-door hatchback, you’ll enjoy a contemporary, handsome design. Impressive results were gotten from Forte’s redesign two years ago and even though the new model doesn’t offer any major overhauls, it offers laudable features such as a peppy acceleration, a fair price, and a generous list of standard features.

Even the base model is appealing with its quality materials and comfortable cabin. Kia has kept the ball rolling with several minor updates and tweaks on its packages and iterations as well. For example, the base model offers high-end options such as adaptive cruise control, upgraded cloth upholstery, and xenon headlights. Though the latter is offered as an option.

2017 Kia Forte rear angle, grille and headlights

The option sheet also includes additional features such as a selectable steering assist, keyless ignition and entry, ventilated heated seats, and rear heated seats. Carryover engines will bring with them the competitive power and acceleration they offered for the previous model.

And for those who prefer fuel economy over thrill, none of the engines offered will bowl you over. Hopefully though, the segment now offers a plethora of alternatives that meet anyone’s priority. For instance, the 2017 Mazda 3 offers an unrivaled mix of comfort, fuel economy, and athleticism.

2017 Kia Forte rear angle, taillights and tailpipe

And even with rivals such as the 2017 VW Jetta or Golf, 2017 Honda Civic, and 2017 Hyundai Elantra nipping at its heels, the 2017 Kia Forte remains an incredible choice when you’re shopping for an affordable coupe, sedan or hatchback.

Trims Offered – Kia Forte

The sedan is offered in LX and EX trims; the Koup in EX and SX models, and lastly, the Hatchback (Forte 5) is offered in LX, and EX, and SX trims.

Exterior Review & 2017 Kia Forte Interior Redesign

2017 Kia Forte exterior, rear angle, grille

The LS Sedan is offered with the following accessories and features; a 60/40-split folding rear seat, heated mirrors, 15” steel wheels, Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, a USB port, a CD player, a four-speaker sound system, a trip computer, air-conditioning, full power accessories, a USB port, a height-adjustable driver seat, a telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, automatic dual-zone climate control, upgraded cloth upholstery, adaptive cruise control, and satellite radio.

2017 Kia Forte gear shift knob, lcd screen and dashboard

The Popular package offered as an option for the base model packs a rearview camera, 16” alloy wheels, upgraded interior upholstery, automatic headlights, a 4.3-inch touchscreen display, and automatic headlights.

The EX steps you up with LED running lights, a cooling glovebox, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a more agile engine, adjustable steering effort, exterior power folding mirrors, and foglights.

2017 Kia Forte leather seats ans steering wheel

The Premium package available as an option bundles a navigation system, a leather upholstery, a sunroof, HD radio, Kia’s Uvo eServices telematics, a sunroof, keyless entry and ignition, and a rearview auto-dimming mirror.

The SX versions get extra 18-inch wheels, a larger front brake, unique rear and front styling, a turbocharged engine, and an automatic climate control.

2017 Kia Forte interior, backseats

Specifications

Wheelbase: 8 ft. 10.3 in. (106.3 in.)
Length: 14 ft. 11.5 in. (179.5 in.)
Width: 5 ft. 10.1 in. (70.1 in.)
Passenger volume: 96.2 ft³
Cargo volume: 14.9 cu.ft.
Curb weight: 2804 lbs.
Top Speed: 134 mph
0-60: 7.4 sec
MPG: 25/37 mpg
Available Exterior Colors: Aurora Black, Clear White, Crimson Red, Silky Silver, Steel Blue…
Towing Capacity: N/A

2017 Kia Forte Engine Specification

Several engine options are offered for the 2017 Kia Forte. A four-cylinder engine under the hood of the Forte LX provides about 145 hp and 130 lbs. ft. of torque. With an automatic transmission paired to this engine, EPA projects a fuel return of 39/26/31 mpg on the highway/city/combined, and about 37/25/30 mpg with the LX six-speed manual.

The EX gets a power bump of 173 horsepower and 154 pounds-feet of torque from its 2.0L four-cylinder engine. Forte EX sedan return 35/24/28 mpg.

2017 Kia Forte engine

For automatic-equipped EX and EX hatchbacks, expect about 28 mpg/combined but with slightly lower highway figure.

The Forte 5 SX and the Forte Koup SX are offered with a four-cylinder turbocharged 1.6L engine rated at 201 horsepower and 195 pounds-feet of torque. You have an option of either a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic. Either transmission gets you 29/21/24 mpg with the Kia Forte SX trim model. The Koupe is estimated to return 29/22/25 mpg with the manual, and 30/22/25 mpg with the automatic.

Price & 2017 Kia Forte Release Date

2017 Kia Forte exterior, side view

It is expected to be released in MAY 2017 at least that’s according to media reports. As for the price, the Forte Sedan will likely set you back by 15,990 USD, and 18,090 USD with the Forte Hatchback.

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2017 Kia Forte alloy wheel

2017 Kia Forte rear view, tailpipe and taillights

2017 Kia Forte side view, alloy wheels

2017 Kia Forte steering wheel and gear shift knob

New 2017 Chevrolet Bolt Release Date, Specs & Info

The newest 2017 Chevrolet Bolt model is changing the face of the modern automobile industry. If you are looking for a car which matches the standards of the future cars today, than you have to take into account the Bolt as your first option. This is a model that sets the tone for future models and offers us a setup which is going to be used for many other cars in the future.

2017 Chevrolet Bolt exterior, alloy wheels

This model combines modern and new features very appropriately and easily making it a perfect car for future endeavors. what the car offers us is advanced connectivity abilities and electrification which result in prime practicality for the user. You may think that all of this comes at a price, it does but not for a high one as you may think as the model costs around 30k as its starting price. Add to that a range of advanced and futuristic features and a rechargeable engine that can reach 200 miles in one go and you get the perfection that Bolt cars have to offer.

2017 Chevrolet Bolt side view, alloy wheels

How the Chevy Bolt was showcased for the first time was also a feature seen and used for the first time as the fans have never experienced it from before. The model showcased its cutting edge technology via a streaming service at the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show which audiences were able to see via Facebook live. It was followed by a 3D tour of the interior which the fans may be able to seen whenever they want.

2017 Chevrolet Bolt exterior, rear view, tailpipe and taillights

This is a groundbreaking achievement both for future marketing and future automobile models. The ideas that they got with its Chevy Bolt 2017 are immaculate and some of the most interesting ones ever put to practice. Read more about the car here in this review and you can also see the pictures that showcase the car’s practicality.

The 2017 Chevy Bolt model is also looking to outrun the competing 2017 Honda Fit, Nissan Leaf and Kia Soul models that complete the raining cars in the segment.

Exterior

2017 Chevrolet Bolt front view, grille

If you have already seen the concept form of the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt that was shown at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show , you will notice that the appearance has not changed that much compared to the one that we have today. It is a five door compact model which has a round body, a very broad character line and some short overhangs as well. The priority for the car was making it very much aerodynamic and the wind resistance specs are off the chart here. Some would say that they sacrificed the looks of the car in favor of better aerodynamic specs but we see this car as a futuristic model which many new models are going to follow in the future.

2017 Chevrolet Bolt exterior, side view, alloy wheels

But compared to the concept, there have been some changes made, mostly seen in the front and rear fascia parts. Some parts have been made to be slimmer compared to the concept and the lines are a bit more angular now. The changes are noticed, firstly, in the headlights and taillights areas and the production model also gets some LED features. The front grille has also been updated and it gets a traditional look and a black color variant compared to before. The rear of the Chevrolet Bolt 2017 adds the integrated taillights that go into the hatch. The back side enables a better entrance to the cargo bay and the roofline design floating roofline which gives us a nice appearance of the profile of the car.

2017 Chevrolet Bolt rear view, orange color

Interior

For the inside of the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt, if you have not already seen the 3D showcasing, we can presented to you in the old fashioned way in the review. The model actually subdues the interior design a bit compared to the conceptual counterpart which was showcased earlier. The production level vehicle is much more production friendly and has a combination of white and black color schemes added while the surfaces come finished in grey accents. We still have the cool looking dash which is combined with the cool looking ambient lighting, a metallic white trim and a few stripes added here and there. The awesome looking steering wheel and the pedals as well as the central tunnel are gone, which was to be expected actually.

2017 Chevrolet Bolt steering wheel, lcd screen and dashboard

As this Bolt EV model is meant to be for the masses the practicality is going to overweigh the styling of the car. Thanks to the fact that the battery pack is placed just underneath the cabin floor, there is a lot of interior space added to the car. The spacing amounts to 94.4 cubic feet of passenger volume, 56.6 cubic feet of cargo space, which is more than enough for the users of the model to feel comfortable.

2017 Chevrolet Bolt interior, leather seats, back seats

The advantages that the Chevrolet Bolt 2017 has over its competition are seen in the equipment and the many bits and pieces of gadgets that are used here. Firstly, the Bolt is able to store personalized settings for up to 10 different devices. You can connect your mobile phone with the car and it immediately recognize you as you approach it. You can use the MyChevrolet App  to check out the status of your car and even the charge of your battery and how much time you have left on it. The car has a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot onboard, a navigation system and EV-specific routing which calculates a lot of things and most of all the driving habits of the driver to and enable the car to function in the way you like it.

Engine specs

2017 Chevrolet Bolt engine

There are still many information missing about the drivetrain of the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt but we have actually managed to find out a lot about the car. The car uses an FWD system as standard and has a driving range of 200 miles per a single charge, which is a great feature. The 0-60 acceleration is achieved in 7 seconds which is also a passable option for this type of a car. The car is also able to offer different braking settings that can be changed for the type of the road or surface you like drive the car, you can choose between normal highway coasting, to one-pedal driving in stop-and-go traffic jams options depending on your needs.

Release date and price

2017 Chevrolet Bolt release date

We are getting closer and closer to the release date of the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt model. But we will have to wait a little bit more as the car is ultimately going to be released come next year. It is expected that the car is already out by the beginning of 2017. The news about the price is also pretty good as this model gets a pretty affordable price tag of  $37,500 as base MSRP.

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2017 Chevrolet Bolt spy shots, spy photos

2017 Chevrolet Bolt side angle, exterior

2017 Chevrolet Bolt auto show, exterior

2017 Chevrolet Bolt rear angle, taillights and tailpipe

2017 Chevrolet Bolt steering wheel, leather seats and gear shift knob

2017 Chevrolet Bolt interior, gear shift knob

2017 Chevrolet Bolt trunk

New 2017 Buick Regal – Release Date and Info

A great new addition to the luxury sedan and sport sedan segment is the 2017 Buick Regal which is going to bring us a whole lot of interesting features and additions to use. It is a car which has perhaps the largest offer of equipment given to it and also an advanced infotainment system and a turbocharged engine. The Regal is perhaps one of the best sport vehicles created by GM and it mainly owes this to the model it was based on which is the Opel Insignia, which was developed by GM for the European market.

2017 Buick Regal exterior, rear view, black color, taillights and badges

What the Buick Regal brings to the sport sedan word is a perfect combination of road manners and sport styling. It is both elegant and refined and manages to achieve both in one go. The need to make the model a quality one came from the possibility of enhancing their customer base and the model is aimed for those who do not mind paying a little bit extra in order to get a model which is going to suit their cause. This is not to say that the model is overtly expensive but it is not for everyone as well as the price may exclude some of the customers.

2017 Buick Regal auto show, side view, red color, headlights and alloy wheels

What we like the most about this model is the style. With a swoopy and sleek design to it, which we do not see that often in a mid size sedan vehicle. It is the most athletic looking car in the segment, which is actually saying a lot as it does manage to compete against models as Volvo S60, Volkswagen CC and also the notable new entries like the Nissan Maxima, Ford Fusion and 2017 Acura TLX.

2017 Buick Regal spy shots

But the model is not all looks as the performance and the quality and comfort are equally important for it and they do manage to make a perfect combination of it. Find out what the specs say and learn about the model by reading this review and find out more about the release date and price as well.

Exterior

2017 Buick Regal fron tview, white color, headlights and grille

The exterior of the 2017 Buick Regal is quite modern and goes with the recent style of Buick vehicles that were built in recent years. The older Regal model do not look anything like its contemporary counterpart as the style of the vehicles has been significantly changed with the 2011 model. With a swoopy design and lighter sheetmetal, it revolutionize the way modern Buick vehicles were made and managed to establish the style for all the future concepts that came after it.

2017 Buick Regal exterior, side view, alloy wheels

The modern and new Buick Regal 2017 is going to be another handsome looking model. To its front it is going to use the waterfall grill and there is going to be a standard option of 19-inch wheels available and 20-inch ones given as optional. The wheels are actually a bit more old-school than the other parts of the car and is what links the model to the past vehicles.

2017 Buick Regal rear angle, taillights and tailpipe

The side of the car has a  Nike-like swoosh pressed into the doors and adds the LED wings which are placed into the headlights and the taillights as well. The front end also has some bladed vertical air intakes while the rear has some reshaped and redesigned exhaust tips, resulting in a sporty appearance for the model.

Interior

2017 Buick Regal interior, dashboard, steering wheel, gear shift knob

Compared to the previous design, the interior of the 2017 Buick Regal is a lot more simpler looking. The highlights of the dashboard include the LED-lit gauges, the shield-shaped center stack, which we have framed by some quality materials and high-quality trims. We have a  8.0-inch LCD touchscreen which is going to replace the smaller screen from before, while there is an added  4.2-inch screen placed between into the cluster where all the important controls are, like the new gauges displays, audio system,  navigation system, etc.

2017 Buick Regal interior, leather seats

The doors have been given a metallic glint trim which incorporate some sweeping lines and actually scream premium. The white-stitched black leather seats blend perfectly into the level of high-end and premium detailing that the model has been given. You can also make your choice for the interior trims as you can pick between a satin metallic interior trim, piano-black plastic or a dark wood called Kibo.

Specifications

2017 Buick Regal front view, exterior, grille,badges and headlights

Wheelbase: 8 ft. 11.8 in. (107.8 in.)
Length: 15 ft. 10.2 in. (190.2 in.)
Width: 6 ft. 1.1 in. (73.1 in.)
Passenger volume: 111.1 cu.ft.
Cargo volume: 14.2 cu.ft.
Curb weight: 3605 lbs.
Top Speed: 150/149 mph
0-60: 7 sec
MPG: 19/31 mpg (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Black Onyx, Dark Sapphire Blue Metallic, Quicksilver Metallic, Summit White…
Towing Capacity: N/A

Engine specs

2017 Buick Regal engine

The model is going to offer a variety of engines based on the trim level and the 2017 Buick Regal leaves you a lot of choices. For starters, the model gives us the base engine which is the 2.4-liter, 182-horsepower inline-4 engine. This is a standard offer and actually makes the most sense to use it. You can combine it with a 6-speed automatic for better shifting and fuel efficiency,

The Turbo and GS trims of the regal model actually has a turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-4 engine which enables it to reach 259 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque, with  90 percent of peak torque is available as low as 1,700 rpm. It also helps the engine develop an acceleration of 0-60 mph in under 7.0 seconds.

Release date and price

2017 Buick Regal release date

Finally, the release date for the 2017 Buick Regal is upon us and the model is going to be released by the end of this year. Sales actually start next year and you can find the Buick Regal 2017 model for sale anywhere since January. The price to pay is a base MSRP of 27,065 USD.

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2017 Buick Regal front angle, auto show, headlights and grille

2017 Buick Regal exterior, side view, black color, headlights and alloy wheels

2017 Buick Regal rear view, red color, taillights and tailpipe

2017 Buick Regal exterior, front and rear view

2017 Buick Regal side view, white color, alloy wheels

2017 Buick Regal frontview, blue color, headlights

2017 Buick Regal interior, dashboard, sunroof

2017 Buick Regal interior, lcd screen, gear shiftknob

2017 Buick Regal interior, leather back seats

2017 Buick Regal trunk