2017 Nissan GT-R Release Date and News

2017 Nissan GT-R Release Date and Review – The newest 2017 Nissan GT-R is talking the majority of the headlines in the US and European markets. This is Japan’s best and longest running supercar which is going to be updated as a new model. The hype was already brought to the Asian and Australian markets where the vehicle’s last model was released, but now with the 2017 model it appears that the vehicle is going to generate more hype in other markets where it might start to make waves pretty soon.

2017 Nissan GT-R front view, red color, headlights, grille and allloy wheels

There are headlines that say that the GT-R is the absolute quickest and highest-tech machines in the world as it manages to win in all of the subjective and objective tests against the best cars in the world. The GT-R has taken so long of a step that the monsters in the field like Ferrari and Porsche are backing down from the fight as they no longer want their cars to be compared with the GT-R vehicle. Vehicles like the Audi R8 or the Porsche 911 are also among them. So we already have a perfect vehicle on our hands don’t we, so what is to come with the new 2017 version?

2017 Nissan GT-R rear view, silver color, taillights and tailpipe

There are numerous announcements that say what the Nissan GT-R is going to do as new to update its setup. Improving the center of gravity, the weight balance, making the aerodynamics even better and doing something with the style of the car are all standard things that will be enhanced for sure. There are many renderings out there and specifications which accurately display the new additions and updates that the 2017 Nissan GT-R is going to come with, but we will not know accurately until we get to see the car in person and that comes with its release date. Till then, here is our take on the 2017 Nissan GT-R fully in this review.

2017 Nissan GT-R exterior

2017 Nissan GT-R side angle, black color, alloy wheels and headlights

There are many ways one can update the exterior of the 2017 Nissan GT-R vehicle. But in fact it appears that they are going to keep it as sporty and balanced as it ever was. One of the advantages of this super cars is of course its exterior appearance which makes it one of the most beautiful and handsomest cars in the segment. The car is going to have a similar shape that is for sure but we do expect a lot of updates to come which will enhance the performance of the vehicle at the same time. This means accounting for weight loss of the car and reducing the overall weight a bit more, managing the weight balance and make it even better than it is now and finally tampering with the aerodynamics and reducing the wind resistance. The currently developed body work for the car accounts for the 220 pounds of downforce the car is going to have now.

2017 Nissan GT-R side view, silver color, alloy wheels

The car is going to look similar as to now and their differences are not going to be drastic as we expect only a few added things here and there which will update the performance of the vehicle. The car has already had a very good setup in terms of aerodynamics and wind resistance, but making things even better will launch this car through the stratosphere if it gains some more momentum with the newest update. The 2017 Nissan GT-R Nismo is also in stored this year besides being even more performance orientated, it will add a few design updates that will differentiate it from the base version.

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2017 Nissan GT-R spy shots

Interior

2017 Nissan GT-R dash board, steering wheel, lcd screen

The interior of the 2017 Nissan GT-R is going to come with three different trim options. Besides having a 2+2 seating arrangement as is the standard for this type of a car, there are going to be various other updates. The Premium package for instance adds dual zone automatic climate control, keyless entry, simulated suede upholstery, a rearview camera, 7” touchscreen display, 11-speaker premium audio system, satellite radio and an eight-way driver’s seat. You can even expand on the Premium trim by adding some additional packages on the inside and making your setup even better than it actually is, or rather more comfortable. This is an optional package that starts with the comfort features like leather upholstery and advances to some technological upgrades that makes the interior a much more tech-savvy and contemporary setting.

2017 Nissan GT-R interior, leather seats, steering wheel, gear shiftknob

The Black Edition packages and the Nismo packages add a lot to the inside of the 2017 GT-R car. The Black Edition besides being able to add something to the exterior will add a unique black and red interior trim, which is only going to be available if you get this package. Also you will have the sports driver’s sets wrapped in leather. The Nismo package mainly focuses on the performance and will this year account for a lot of body enforcement of the car. Additionally, on the inside it will bring a unique style which you could only get with a Nismo package.

Engine

2017 Nissan GT-R engine

Wheat we assume is going to power the 2017 Nissan GT-R vehicle is the 3.8L V6 engine that cranks up to 550 horsepower and 463 pounds of torque. The car is of course going to be offered with an AWD and have a six speed automated manual transmission system. The Nismo version is going to have a larger engine and thus a better performance. The Nismo is scheduled to appear with an output of  600 horsepower and 481 pounds of torque but there are no indications for now on whether it is going to have an entirely new engine or just beef up the standard one. The previous vehicle was able to spring from 0-60 mph in 3.2 seconds and we assume that it will be even more reduced with the latest version. Estimated top speed is 200 mph.

Specifications

Wheelbase: 109.4 in
Length: 184.3 in
Width: 74.6 in
Passenger volume: N/A ft³
Cargo volume: 8.8 ft³
Curb weight: 3883 lb
Top Speed: 191 mph
0-60: 2.9 sec
MPG: 16/23 mpg (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: 45th Anniversary Gold, Deep Blue Pearl, Gun Metallic, Jet Black, Pearl White, Regal Red, Solid Red…
Towing Capacity: N/A lbs

Price and release date

The vehicle is going to be offered in a year perhaps. As there are some more kinks to work out with the 2017 Nissan GT-R, we are not fully informed on all the features the car will come with. Thus an estimated release date is between the beginning and middle of 2017. The starting price is going to be around $101,770 while it may actually amount to $149,990, for the Nismo perhaps.

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2017 Nissan GT-R rear angle, taillights and tailpipe

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2017 Nissan GT-R Nismo, side view, headlights and alloy wheels

2017 Nissan GT-R Nismo, rear view, taillights andtailpipe

2017 Nissan Pathfinder Release Date & Info

2017 Nissan Pathfinder Release Date, Specs, Review – With its impressive fuel economy estimates, stylish cabin, and easy third-row ingress, the 2017 Nissan Pathfinder remains a solid choice for anyone shopping for a seven-passenger crossover SUV. In overall though, you might find come of its competitors appealing. Its date of release according to various pundit’s reports should be anticipated during the 2nd Q of 2017.

2017 Nissan Pathfinder front angle, headlights and grille

The 2017 Pathfinder appeal is further taken a notch higher with its premium interior design, user-friendly electronics interface, easy ingress and egress, good fuel economy, and impressive performance.

2017 Nissan Pathfinder side view-driving, headlights, alloy wheels

Although its ageing is slowly creeping, the vehicle remains a top choice for seven-passenger SUV’s shoppers. Three years ago marked its evolutionary journey after duping its track-based roots for a more civilized and family-friendly unibody underpinnings. After the surgical operation, the Pathfinder gained a solid V6 power, and a well-trimmed interior. But that was then, well, for 2017, the vehicle is still offering the same features but now with a bit of modernity and appeal.

2017 Nissan Pathfinder gun-metallic, side angle, alloy wheels

Interior wise, the build quality and materials are nothing to complain about as they are among the industry’s best. Although several add-ons come for an extra, the standard model as it is, is competitive. But frankly speaking, we think some of the technologies and equipment should be provided as standard amenities. For instance, buyers who opt for the base model will have to either forget about Bluetooth connectivity or get it for an extra.

2017 Nissan Pathfinder rear view, taillights, alloy wheels

Some disappointments to expect in the Pathfinder include a modest cargo volume, no advanced safety features, and limited third row space. Hopefully, the segment offer better-driving and well-appointed alternatives. They include the 2017 Mazda CX-5, 2017 Honda Pilot, 2017 Dodge Durango, and the perennially successful 2017 Toyota Highlander.

Available Trims – 2017 Nissan Pathfinder

The seven-passenger 2017 Nissan Pathfinder is available in four trims: base S, SV, SL, and the plush and well-appointed platinum. The Pathfinder Hybrid is reviewed separately.

Interior Colors & Exterior Changes – 2017 Nissan Pathfinder

The base S trim bundles adaptive cruise control, a tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, a six-way manual height-adjustable driver seat, 18-inch alloy wheels, auxiliary audio jack, a six-speaker premium sound system, a reclining 50/50-split third-row seat, automatic climate control (tri-zone), rear privacy glass, and a 60/40-split folding 2nd-row seats.

2017 Nissan Pathfinder steering wheel, gear shift knob, daskboard, lcd screen

Upgrading to the SC trim gets you an eight-way power driver seat, keyless ignition and entry, automatic headlights, foglights, an auto-dimming steering wheel, remote start, a leather wrapped steering wheel, a rearview camera, an individual tire pressure display, satellite and HD radio, a front row hook, a USB input, and upgraded audio system.

Opting for the SL trim gets you chrome exterior accents, an adjustable height-power liftgate, leather upholstery, heated second-row and front rows, a heated steering wheel, rear cross-traffic alert, blind-spot monitoring a four-way power passenger seat, and driver memory settings.

2017 Nissan Pathfinder interior, leather front and back seats, steering wheel

The optional Technology package available for the SL includes a 360-degree parking camera, a panoramic sunroof, a 13-speaker Bose audio system, a DVD playback capability, an 8” touchscreen display, Bluetooth audio connectivity, and a navigation system.

At the top of the food chain is the Platinum trim. it comes equipped with a rear seat DVD entertainment system, ventilated front seats, a power adjustable steering wheel, 20-inch alloy wheels, heated front seats, heated steering wheel, heated mirrors, and leather upholstery.

2017 Nissan Pathfinder silver color, side view, alloy wheels

Exterior colors to look forward to include Brilliant Silver Metallic, Java Metallic, Cayenne Red Metallic, Arctic Blue Metallic, Glacier White, Gun Metallic, Magnetic Black Metallic, and Midnight Jade Metallic.

2017 Nissan Pathfinder Engine Specs

Beneath its skin is a 3.5L V6 engine rated at 260 hp and 240 lbs. ft. of torque. This power is routed to either the front wheels or optional four wheels via the Continuously Variable Transmission system. Opting for the AWD also gets you locking rear differential and hill descent control that fixes power distribution in a 50/50 front wheels to rear wheels fashion.

2017 Nissan Pathfinder engine

Test drives conducted by Edmunds yielded a lackluster 8.0 seconds for a 0-60 mph acceleration. Although it is too early to speculate about its fuel consumption, EPA projections for the 2016 model stand at 20/27/23 mpg in the city/highway/combined with the front wheel drive.

When fully loaded, it is expected the new Nissan Pathfinder for 2017 will achieve a maximum towing capacity of about 5,500 pounds.

2017 Nissan Pathfinder Price & Date Of Release

An MSRP starting from $29,830 is all you require to own one Pathfinder once it is made available. It is expected to be released during the 2nd Q of next year. The vehicle is also available on lease term before you finally decide to commit.

Specifications

Wheelbase: 9 ft. 6.2 in. (114.2 in.)
Length: 16 ft. 5.2 in. (197.2 in.)
Width: 6 ft. 5.2 in. (77.2 in.)
Passenger volume: 173.8 cu.ft
Cargo volume: 79.8 cu.ft
Curb weight: 4,189 lbs
Top Speed: 121 mph
0-60: 7.2 sec
MPG: 20/27 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Arctic Blue Metallic, Brilliant Silver Metallic, Cayenne Red Metallic, Glacier White, Gun Metallic, Java Metallic, Magnetic Black Metallic, Midnight Jade Metallic…
Towing Capacity: 5000 lbs

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2017 Nissan Pathfinder front view, headlights and grille, red color

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2017 Nissan Pathfinder cargo area

2017 Nissan Murano Release Date & Info

If you want a versatile and pleasant five-passenger midsize crossover with a spacious and upscale interior, a nice balance between fuel economy and power, and comfortable and supportive seats, the new 2017 Nissan Murano will certainly be a smart choice. Its release date, price, engine specs, and exterior and interior review are covered below.

2017 Nissan Murano side view, orange color, grille, headlights and alloy wheels

Very few crossover SUVs can boast to have a bold styling. These are vehicles that are built to be workhorses and convenient for everyday utilities. The new 2017 Nissan Murano isn’t an exception here, the vehicle offers an intricate balance between utility and comfort. Its sleek roof line and dramatic curves notably make it a standout in its segment.

2017 Nissan Murano side angle, silver color, alloy wheels

Passenger space is plenty and is one of the compelling reasons why you should consider getting one for your family especially if it’s large. You’ll certainly be impressed by the copious amounts of space both at the front and at the rear despite a lack of a third-row seat configuration. Once you’re comfortable seated, you’ll notice how well the Murano is appointed.

2017 Nissan Murano rear view, java metallic color, alloy wheels and taillights

Under its skin lies a V6 engine mated to a Continuously Variable Transmission system that despite lacking an update, still manages to offer respectable fuel economy and smooth acceleration.

There are other models in the segment that outperform the Murano on several areas, nonetheless. These include the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee – opting for it gets you a more engaging performance and stronger towing. The 2017 Ford Edge offers a better off-road ability, and handling, whereas both the 2017 Toyota Highlander, and the 2017 Kia Sorento offer more cargo space and interior space.

2017 Nissan Murano front view, pearl white color, headlights, grille and alloy wheels

But for an upscale and comfortable crossover that doesn’t shy away from SUV responsibility, the 2017 Nissan Murano is a smart choice.

Trims Available – Nissan Murano

The new and redesigned 2017 Nissan Murano is offered in four trim levels: Platinum, SL, SV, and base S. the Hybrid model is covered under a separate review. Recent news has it that the Murano’s bizarre CrossCabriolet crossover is being phased out. Keep checking this space for more updates.

Interior Changes & 2017 Nissan Murano Exterior Colors

2017 Nissan Murano steering wheel, dashboard, lcd screen, gear shift knob

The S trim’s list of standard equipment and features includes a six-speaker sound system, a 7-inch display screen, automatic dual-zone climate control, a 60/40-split folding rear seat, LED running lights, 18” alloy wheels, Bluetooth phone and audio controls, a CD player, an auxiliary audio jack, smartphone app connectivity, rear privacy glass, LED taillights, automatic headlights, satellite radio, a rearview camera, voice recognition, a navigation system, and a telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel.

2017 Nissan Murano suny roof, interior

Upgrading to the SV model gets you a panoramic sunroof, an eight-way power front passenger seat, foglights, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, remote engine start, an 11-speaker Bose audio system, and roof rails.

2017 Nissan Murano interior, leather rear seets

Opting for the SL trim gets you a power liftgate, rear-cross traffic alerts, ambient interior lighting, a leather upholstery driver memory settings, outside heated mirrors, remote liftgate, a rearview auto-dimming mirror, a blind-spot warning system, and an all-surround view camera.

2017 Nissan Murano side view, red color, headlights and alloy wheels

The top-of-the-line Platinum model steps up the ante with outboard heated rear seats, LED headlights, a telescopic and tilt steering wheel, automatic tri-zone climate control, power return rear seats, ventilated and heated front seats, 20-inch alloy wheels, a power telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, and additional memory settings, adaptive cruise control, a panoramic sunroof, automatic emergency braking, and forward collision warning system.

2017 Nissan Murano rear view, taillights and alloy wheels

2017 Nissan Murano Engine Specifications

Under the hood of the 2017 Nissan Murano is a 3.5L V6 engine that comes mated to a CVT. The power generated – 260 horsepower and 240 lbs. ft. of torque gets routed to the either the front-or all-wheel drive via the standard CVT system.

Regardless of the drive mode, EPA says you should expect a fuel return of 28/21/24 mpg on the highway/city/combined. This is beyond the reach of many crossovers in the segment.

2017 Nissan Murano engine

A time of 7.5 seconds is required to get past 60 mph. although not impressive, it’s still the segment’s average. A properly equipped 2017 Nissan Murano can achieve a maximum towing capacity of 2,000 pound. This is a meager capacity but there are tons of other crossovers in the segment that can achieve better towing such as the 2017 Grand Cherokee and the 2017 Ford Edge.

Specifications

Wheelbase: 111.2 in
Length: 192.8 in
Width: 75.4 in
Passenger volume: 103-108 cu ft
Cargo volume: 40 cu ft
Curb weight: 3790 lbs
Top Speed: 120 mph
0-60: 7,3 sec
MPG: 21/28 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Arctic Blue Metallic, Brilliant Silver, Cayenne Red, Gun Metallic, Java Metallic, Magnetic Black, Pacific Sunset and Pearl White
Towing Capacity: 1500 lbs

Price & 2017 Nissan Murano Release Date

2017 Nissan Murano front view, auto show, headlights, grille and alloy wheels

It is still too early to speculate about its release date at the moment but our mule has credible reports that point to a possible release mid next year. As for its sticker price, $29,660 is forthcoming, so start making arrangements early.

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