2017 BMW X1 Release Date, Specs and News

2017 BMW X1  Release date, Review and Info – We have a new entry in the mini SUV segment for this year and it is the 2017 BMW X1 car. It arrives at just the right time for the brand as it is getting ready to rival such giants as the Audi Q3 and the Mercedes-Benz GLA cars. This is going to be the first second-generation vehicle of the car that made its first appearance on the market some six years ago. 2017 bmw x1 front view, headlights, grille and alloy wheels

BMW launched the car in 2009 and was the brand’s smallest crossover vehicle and the fourth smallest SUV. The car had sedan-like dynamics to its design, a powerful engine and some great fuel economy specs. The fan base that the first generation vehicle managed to achieve with its enormous sales will be a tough thing to overpass. The second-generation car is going to try and achieve this by making a new exterior with a newly revamped interior and also bringing a few new powertrains as options.

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One of the most important things for the X1 vehicle is that it is going to be the first BMW SUV which is going to include an all-wheel drive. It is going to lend the UKL platform from the Mini Cooper models and incorporate it in its design. It will also include a new type of a FWD mechanism that some other cars coming from BMW this year are going to use. The release date is going to come in just a few months and in this review you can find out everything you want to know about the car before its official release.

2017 BMW X1 exterior

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The new 2017 BMW X1 is going to have an evolutionary exterior design which is going to change its appearance compared to the previous car, but not in a radically big way. Much of the styling cues are going to be borrowed from the BMW X3 and BMW X5 cars as they share much of the details among each other. The front fascia has been fitted with a slightly bigger kidney grille from before and it combines with some sleeker headlamps as well. Below, there are some larger fog lamps and air intakes placed which help the car look both bigger and aggressive looking compared to before. The car is much more handsome this way and will not be considered the odd end out in the BMW lineup anymore.

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From the waist down, the side profile of the car is almost the same as the one before. The trademark part which is the beltline is still present while the side skirt area adds some new creases to it. But the waist up part has been changed considerably as it adds a taller glass area, a raked roofline and a bigger quarter window. The rear fascia also has its fair share of changes added as well. It has some bigger taillights which look much better and add to the very nicely sculptured back side of the car. Generally speaking, mini-SUVs are not that great of looking cars, but the 2017 X1 manages to change that premise as it looks more like a small X5 vehicle.

Interior

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The interior of the 2017 BMW X1 is also made in the same evolutionary fashion and is a big step forward compared to the previous look of the car. It actually manages to carry much of its previous cues to the new one also but does so in a magnificent fashion that you do not notice them at first. Actually, it has a lot to brag about and holds a lot more space than before as it is a much comfortable setting that way. The spacing has been increase for up to 1.5 inches and can extend up to 2.5 inches when adjusting the seats. If we fold the rear seats down, we also get a 15% increase in cargo space as it can be much more useful and applicable that way.

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The dashboard of the car gains a cleaner new look. This is done by incorporating a floating display and also by making the AC vents smaller than previously. There is a vertical aluminum trim that splits the dashboard into two and gives a classier appearance that way. The center stack area is placed nearer the infotainment screen which gives us a lot more storage space that way. Standard features added to the 2017 BMW X1 are a seven-speaker audio system, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and cruise control. The seats come dressed in cloth as standard, but you can expand by adding leather upholstery as optional. Other optional parts of equipment are an 8.8-inch display, a panoramic moonroof and a 12-speaker Harman Kardon sound system.

Engine

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The good news about the powertrain is that the 2017 BMW X1 is going to come with a wide range of engine options available, but the sad part is that these options are only available for different markets, which leaves the US version only equipped with one engine selection. But the US versions come exclusively fitted with an all-wheel drive and a xDrive28i trim. The engine in question is a twin-turbo, 2.0-liter, four-cylinder that makes 228 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. The power output is actually lower than in the previous version but the acceleration is higher, giving the X1 the ability to speed up to 0-60 mph in 6.3 seconds. The top speed is 130 mph, but can be optimally increased to go as 143 mph. The same eight-speed automatic transmission is going to be utilized here as well.

Specifications

Wheelbase: 8 ft. 9.1 in. (105.1 in.)
Length: 14 ft. 7.4 in. (175.4 in.)
Width: 5 ft. 11.1 in. (71.1 in.)
Passenger volume: 98 cu ft
Cargo volume: 27 cu ft
Curb weight: 3736 lb
Top Speed: 129 mph
0-60: 6.4 sec
MPG: 22/32 mpg CTY/HWY
Available Exterior Colors: Alpine White, Jet Black, Sparkling Brown Metallic, Dark Olive Metallic, Mineral Grey Metallic…
Towing Capacity: N/A lbs

Release date and price

You might have expected that the 2017 BMW X1’s switch from RWD to AWD is going to bring us a reduce cost for the car, but the truth is that the modern version is going to be a bit more expensive. The car is going to be priced at $33,000 for its starting price. The vehicle is going to be available for sale in just two months’ time when you will have the opportunity to get it at your local dealers.

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New 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia – Release Date, Specs & Info

Well it has been years now but we finally have something solid to work on about the release of the 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia. The Italians have been teasing and speculating for years now about when the model might come back. It took it so far that we even though that there was no chance that we were ever going to see the revival of this brand. Luckily, in 2015, the Italian automaker managed to reveal and show to the world the model which is going to get its release date this year and be available for sale next year.

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The models is developed with a rear-wheel drive and is meant to combat such vehicles as BMW 3 Series and the Mercedes-Benz C-Class in its respective segments. But this is an important news as Giulia makes a return to its roots by being offered as a RWD model. Alfa Romeo also is also going to start first with a high performance model, dubbed the QV, which is going to rival the Mercedes-Benz AMG C63 and BMW M3 models first than anything else.

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As the base version is still under development, it is interesting that we are going to get a high powered version first. It usually goes the other way around but that only means that Alfa Romeo is planning something spectacular for its release that comes later this year. The Quadrifoglio Verde is a great competitor to its rivals particularly as with some great specs comes in a lither form than any other competing vehicle.

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The newly released pictures come form the Los Angeles Auto Show where we were able to witness the first showcasing of the 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia and it is what prompted this review to come in motion, keep reading so you get to find out the latest scoop about this model.

Exterior

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The new 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia has taken an interesting direction in terms of its exterior redesign. First of all, as the new Dodge Charger has been made available for European markets it introduced a lot of new ideas and concept, which are going to be utilized here. That is way we get a front fascia that does not look like anything ever seen or produced by Alfa Romeo company. It has some sleek headlamps which are made to extend towards the split intake which is positioned down below. The model manages to keep the traditional shield-shaped grille that many Alfa Romeo models had before it as it combines pretty well with the aggressive hood design.

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The back side does not offer any radical changes as the front side, but does mange to keep the same level of aggressiveness. The tailgates are a reminiscence of the 2006 Alfa 159 model, and everything else around it has been designed in a sporty way. There is a subtle spoiler placed on top of the trunk lid behind and there is a beefy looking bumper where a larger diffuser is placed as well.

Interior

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The inside of the 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia is simple and sporty, which is what was expected for the interior of the car. It is driver orientated, like any sports car on the market, and has the dash which features an enormous instrument cluster and an infotainment screen as well. The size of the buttons and knobs is minimal so to say as it tries to make it cleaner and easier to control.

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The Alfa Romeo Giulia does not feature the wrap around dashboard design that many of the contemporary vehicles have which is an interesting thing about this design. The QV trim is going to add a lot of premium features in order to enhance its model. These include Alcantara leather that is going to wrap not only the seats in, but also the wheel as well. Contrast stitching is seen on the dashboard, door panels and armrests as well.

Engine specs

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Under the hood of the 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia is where all the magic happens and where the competition has to start watching out for its production. The standard version uses a of gasoline and diesel engines which are aimed to offer a blend of performance and fuel efficiency. The QV trim on the other hand has been upgraded with a 3.0-liter V-6 engine that has been co-developed with Ferrari. The enables the car to reach 505 horsepower and 443 pound-feet of torque, making it the strongest factory build Alfa Romeo car. The 0-60 mph performance is measured at 3.8 seconds while its top speed is at 191 mph.

Release date and price

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Currently the 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia is being priced around 79,000 euro – about $89,000. This makes it one of the priciest car in its segment but a very worthy one. The release date is set for next year while the QV starts sales by the end of this year.

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2017 Chevrolet Trailblazer Release Date, News and Rumors

The 2017 Chevrolet Trailblazer is on its way. This was a striking news which was brought to us very recently as we were notified that this model is making a comeback. With all the upgrades and changes that have been made the car sounds amazing and when it was confirmed with the pictures it was even better and people cannot wait to see the model come its release date.

2017 Chevrolet Trailblazer grille and headlights

The Trailblazer is an SUV vehicle which was introduced back in 2000 fro the first time. But unfortunately its production was short-lived in 2012 when the vehicle seized production and the automobile was put on hold. Many of us thought that it was the last that we have seen from the Trailblazer but the model makes a comeback next year coming out stronger and better than it ever was.

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There were a lot of rumors at first and there was no real confirmation on whether we would ever be able to see the Chevy Trailblazer once again but we are finally getting something solid and a picture of Trailblazer 2017 on its way. The vehicle has gone through a lot of upgrades and changes and looks pretty great for a new model and we are hoping that it is going to make an impact that it deserves with its comeback. Read the review and see when the release date is scheduled and find out what the specs of the model are going to be.

Exterior

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The 2017 Chevrolet Trailblazer is going to have a completely new design now. It has been a long time since we saw the model in action and we are fairly happy to see what the newest product is going to look like. After a long stint it is always good to make a good impact right at the comeback so we are expecting a memorable kind of a reshaping and design which is going to hold its own for a longer period.  The changes are going to start at the front of the car as the model is going to adopt a new grille design with the Chevy logo firmly placed at the very front of it. The grille also adopts some chrome finishes. The front end is also going to be graced with some  xenon daylight and headlights as both of them get to use LED technology.

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But the rear end of the car does not go without its changes and reshaping. The back side of the Trailblazer is going to look more like an SUV produced by a carmaker and adopts a modern look and a newer approach to making an SUV model. The latest popularity among SUVs is that the rear end is cut in its length and so will the appurtenance of this new Chevy model be. Finally the car is going to have a redesigned wheel design which is coming with more durable tires and we also get a few new color choices that are offered for you to choose from.

Interior

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The 2017 Chevrolet Trailblazer is known as a family vehicle and the interior is going to follow that premise. After the release date comes, people who are going to be interested in this model are certainly going to be a large number of families which want a ride for them, thus the interior is going to be appropriately designed to soot the needs of those. The features that are going to be a must on the inside are going to be related to safety and convenience respectively. These two features are something that most of the SUVs try to make first and the latest vehicle always pay the most attention to it. The Chevrolet Trailblazer 2017 is being fitted with all of the features which are going to make it very safety for eth passengers inside.

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With the ABS and ESP technology guarding the people inside there are many other features that are going to be utilized. This is going to raise the popularity of the car in a great way and is going to help you make your choice if you are in two minds about a certain car. Additionally, the model is also offering tons of interior space. Spacing is one of the most important things about an SUV and this one certainly offers an abundance of it.

Engine specs

2017 Chevrolet Trailblazer engine

The 2017 Chevrolet Trailblazer is, as it was expected, going to run on a very powerful engine which is going to make a lot of difference for the performance of the vehicle now. A powerful engine is an important part of any car but for this one it needs the added power in order to haul the people and the cargo placed inside. The car is going to use a 4.2 liter V6  which produces 345 horsepower. The engine is very powerful and can allow you to surpass any driving condition you are faced with. The base version is going to be available with a FWD mode and the model also comes with a automatic transmission with an optional manual transmission.

Release date and price

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The 2017 Chevrolet Trailblazer is an international release and is going to hit different types of markets. As it is mainly popular away from the US one, it is going to make its initial appearance in Canada and the Philippines. The market in the Philippines will perhaps get the car first and it will start to appear later in different types of markets with an eventual release date in its home. The price for all the markets is going to be at around $40,000 and the sales start next year as the car makes its first appearance in February.

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