2017 Subaru Forester Release Date & Info

The next year is when the 2017 Subaru Forester is going to be revealed. The latest updates state that the release date is scheduled for the first part of the year and is going to feature a lot of updates to the new car. We have included the latest information about the update but till the release of the car there are bound to be some more which may be thrown in.

2017 Subaru Forester front view, blue color, headlights and grille

The updates to the new Forester vehicle are going to be extensive. The mechanical updates are going to take a big part of the new 2017 model but may go unnoticed by the people at first. The models that get to use the naturally aspired powertrains are going to feature better fuel economy but the downside of this update that it will not add anything more than a  CVT for turbocharged models.

2017 Subaru Forester side view, exterior, alloy wheels

The fourth generation of the Forester was introduced in 2014 and still seems pretty new for the brand. The car is going to be showcased for the first time at the upcoming Tokyo Motor Show and will show us the updated version of this vehicle. The update will be available for the Japanese market initially and will take a bit longer for it to reach the US. But with the car getting a sales boom in recent history we think that it will enable the sales to rise even more with the newest model which is going to certainly make the actual release for the US market quicker. Read the review and find out the latest news about the 2017 Forester.

2017 Subaru Forester rear view, silver color, alloy wheels and taillights

2017 Subaru Forester Release date and price

The 2017 Subaru Forester is going to be released in Japan first and the showcasing may come as early as the end of this year, which will place the car available in the market by the beginning of 2017. As the car becomes gets offered for sale the arrival in dealerships is going to be offered in the first quarter of the year in the US market. The estimated pricing is around $ 22,500  and there is no official release yet available about the accurate pricing. But with the initial release in Japan, the US figures will be available as well. The model also competes against such models as 2017 Honda CR-V and Mazda CX-5.

Exterior update

2017 Subaru Forester front angle, headlights and grille

The exterior of the 2017 Subaru Forester is going to feature a few subtle changes that are going to happen but will get completely new sheet metal for its design. The front fascia has an all new and interesting look which helps it to appear wider than it actually is. The headlights are the crown jewel of the change even compared to the slightly revised grille. The U-shaped headlamps are the greatest and most innovative part of the car and the same kind of a design is seen in the back of the vehicle on the taillights.

2017 Subaru Forester side angle, silver color, alloy wheels

The headlamps are a very unique concept for the Forester as they also add the LED high/low beam setup which is utilized for the first time on a Subaru vehicle. These units are steering responsive as well and in that way present even more of a unique kind of a design of the car.

2017 Subaru Forester rear view, exterior, taillights, tailpipe and alloy wheels

The new look of the car also adds the 17-inch and the optional 18-inch wheels which have been redesigned to bring us better aerodynamic properties. Besides this the car also gets some new paint options with the Dark Blue Pearl and Sepia Bronze Metallic being new ones for this year. All in all, the 2017 Forester is quite a handsome devil and it has been the case with all of the vehicles from the brand, ever since they decided to drop the tall wagon look and exchanged it for a full-on crossover design.

2017 Subaru Forester front view, exterior, silver color, headlights and grille

Available engines

Engine options for the 2017 Subaru Forester are going to remain the same for the upcoming model. What makes the engines characteristics for the latest Forester is that Subaru has decided to place them closer to the ground, making the weight distribution better and lowering the center of gravity for the car which is not the case with many crossover vehicles.

2017 Subaru Forester engine

The base model uses a 2.5-liter engine which the ability to produce 170 horsepower, and the second option is  a turbocharged 2.0-liter engine that has the capacity of making 250 horsepower. All of the Forester vehicles that are sold in North America come with a CVT transmission and so will this one as well. The car also uses the six-speed manual transmission which is only available for the base versions of the car.

2017 Subaru Forester interior redesign

2017 Subaru Forester interior, dashboard, steering wheel

The update of the interior for the 2017 Subaru Forester mainly focused on making the comfort for the car higher and better. The changes started with the materials, of course, but it was done only slightly. New leather materials have been added to the center console, the armrest area and the door grips as well. It is perhaps a minor detail for the car and a bit unnecessary but it is always good to have something like that.

2017 Subaru Forester interior, leather seats

The instrument panel area also saw some changes and it mainly focuses on a color screen placed on the center of it. You can use this to your advantage as it helps you to see all the necessary driver aids which are neatly displayed here. The navigation system was also updated and the most notable part here is the changes made to the voice recognition feature. Finally, the  Harmon Kardon stereo system is also available for the model and it is given as an optional part of the equipment. But most people will certainly want one in their car.

Specifications

Wheelbase: 103.9 in
Length: 180.9 in
Width: 70.7 in
Passenger volume: 108 cu. ft.
Cargo volume: 34.4 cu.ft.
Curb weight: 3296 lbs
Top Speed: 133 mph
0-60: 6,3 sec
MPG: 22/29 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Burnished Bronze Metallic, Crystal Black Silica, Crystal White Pearl, Dark Gray Metallic, Ice Silver Metallic, Jasmine Green Metallic…
Towing Capacity: 1500 lbs

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2017 Mustang Shelby GT350 – Release Date, Review and Specs

The new 2017 Mustang Shelby GT350 is an outlandish vehicle that Ford has once again created. It provides a strong, high revving V8 machine, a well-appointed interior, and race-track-oriented handling. The GT350 release date should be expected sometime in the second half of 2017. 

2017 Mustang Shelby GT350 exterior, side view, alloy wheels

Sometimes you’ve had connotations like, “They don’t make ‘em the way they used to,” perhaps referencing Vapid Hollywood sequels or plastic Hot Wheels toy cars. This might be true for the new 2017 GT350.

2017 Mustang Shelby GT350 rear view, yellow color, taillights and tailpipe

Unlike other top-dog Mustangs that came with a supercharged engine for that extra dose of power, the new model comes with a unique V8, brakes, a race-track oriented suspension and whatnot that don’t inject the much-needed mojo. Instead Ford has fitted their newest model with a 5.2L V8 juggernaut that comes with a lot of arcane wizardry that makes it ‘Stang with much appeal for racing suit- and helmet- wearing clientele.

2017 Mustang Shelby GT350 front view, red color, grille

The mechanical bits offered help the GT350 produce more power at higher reps and are only found in exotics such as the R8 or the Ferrari V8s. additionally, it has been provided with new designs for the intake, cylinder heads and exhaust manifolds. True, the Mustang Cobra GT500 might have produced 662 horsepower, but an output of about 526 horsepower, the GT350 is meant to be more track-based and a higher-revving machine.

2017 Mustang Shelby GT350 side view, yellow color, alloy wheels

Salient changes one can find on the GT350 include magnetorheological dampers, a lowered ride height, a stiffer body structure, a retuned suspension system, additional aerodynamic pieces, a tire inflator kit, lightweight carbon-fiber wheels, and stronger brakes.

2017 Mustang Shelby GT350 rear view, blue color, tailpipe

It’s awesome, in case you’re wondering how it drives. But even so, there are other vehicles in the segment worth checking out such as the Chevrolet Corvette, Alfa Romeo 4C, and the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat.

2017 Mustang Shelby GT350 Exterior Review & Interior Changes

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Standard 2017 Mustang GT350 accessories include audio voice commands, Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, xenon headlights, a leather-wrapped tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, keyless entry and ignition, a six-speaker sound system, a 4.2” touchscreen display, a rear spoiler, nineteen-inch wheels, smartphone app integration, simulated seat inserts, a Torsen rear differential, adjustable drive settings, heavy-duty front suspension dampers, two USB ports, adaptive suspension settings, Siri Eyes Free, and a navigation system.

2017 Mustang Shelby GT350 interior, gear shift knob, steering wheel

Optional features include additional powertrain coolers (transmission, oil, and differential), heavy-duty springs, adaptive suspension dampers, front suspension tower brace, and a larger rear spoiler. Others include a rearview camera, aerodynamic body enhancements, tri-zone automatic climate control, a revised suspension tuning, 19” carbon-fiber wheels, and all the contents of the GTR350R specs package.

2017 Mustang Shelby GT350 spy photos, front view

Interior wise, the new model is as synonymous as other regular Mustangs especially in terms of quality and level of refinement. It offers soft-touch materials and plenty of convenience features. The audio, phone, and climate controls are effortlessly accessed via the Sync voice command system. The menu and icon interface are easy to use and also provides smartphone swiping and pinching gestures.

2017 Mustang Shelby GT350 interior, leather front seats

The seats are comfortable and provide excellent lateral support needed for aggressive driving and everyday usability. On the downside, though. Both the cargo and backseat volume aren’t spacious. The cargo volume, for instance, only provides about 13.5 cubic feet of cargo space. The backseat space on the other hand is only suitable for elementary school going children.

2017 Mustang Shelby GT350 exterior, front and rear view, taillights and headlights

Of course more features should be expected on its release date.

2017 Mustang Shelby GT350 Engine Specs

Motivation for the 2017 Mustang Shelby GT350 is offered by a 5.2L V8 that cranks out a whopping 526 hp and 429 lbs. ft. of torque. The rear-wheel drive system is standard, as is the six-speed manual transmission system.

Fuel economy for the GT350 stands at 14/21/16 mpg in the city/highway/combined.

2017 Mustang Shelby GT350 engine

Rumors allege the Mustang GT350 top speed to be 170 mph, while the 2017 Shelby GT350R 0-60 to be in just under 3.5 seconds.

Some of the standard safety accessories available on the new model include a post-crash emergency assistance, front knee airbag, traction and stability control, blind-spot monitoring with rear-cross traffic alert, front-seat side airbag, a multi-view camera, lane departure warning and mitigation, and a rearview camera.

Specifications

Wheelbase: 107.1 in
Length: 189.7 in
Width: 75.9 in
Passenger volume: 84.5 ft³
Cargo volume: 14 ft³
Curb weight: 3760 lbs
Top Speed: 175 mph
0-60: 4,2 sec
MPG: 14/21 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Competition Orange, Deep Impact Blue Metallic, Magnetic Metallic, Oxford White, Race Red, Shadow Black…
Towing Capacity: N/A

2017 Mustang Shelby GT350 Release Date & Price

2017 Mustang Shelby GT350 Release date

The 2017 Mustang Shelby GT350 price starts from an MSRP of $47,870, and about $65,000 for the GT350R. As for when they will both be available for sale, speculations are rife they will be offered sometime in the second half of 2017.

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2017 Mustang Shelby GT350 exterior, front view, headlights

2017 Mustang Shelby GT350 badges

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2017 Mustang Shelby GT350 exterior, front view, grille, headlights and alloy wheels

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2017 Mustang Shelby GT350 trunk

2017 Mustang Shelby GT350 interior, dasboard, lcd screen

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