2017 Infiniti Q50 Release Date & Review

2017 Infiniti Q50 Release Date, News and Specs –  Infiniti is set to unveil the Q50 production coupe at the Detroit Motor Show this month, but that’s not the only news we’ll be hearing from the company. The 2017 Infiniti Q50 is set to also debut at the same avenue and according to preliminary rumors, the vehicle is significantly updated over the previous model though you might need to be either hawk-eyed or a seasoned Q50 user to identify the changes. We should expect its release date during the 1st Q of 2017.

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The changes are fairly minor and are mainly concentrated at the front and rear fascias. A significant update which has been making headlines in the automotive scene are the new suite of three brand new engines under its hood. The only carryover engine set to be offered is the hybrid engine, which is a good thing given its impressive fuel economy ratings.

2017 Infiniti Q50 side angle, alloy wheel

The base engine to sport under the hood of the entry-level is a 2.0L turbocharged inline-four cylinder engine which is Nissan-built and also a design version of Mercedes-Benz. It is rated at 208 horsepower and 258 lbs. of torque. The RWD system returns as the default drive mode.

Other new techs to debut with the new 2017 Infiniti Q50 include the direct-acting wiring steering system, and the electronically controlled suspension system. The lather is popular due to its ability to offer sport and comfort settings.

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Other strengths include tons of standard features, easy egress and ingress, excellent fuel economy ratings from its new engine lineup, and a spacious trunk. Despite the news, the Q50 tends to suffer from a certain level of duality which its rivals don’t. As such, we recommend checking its rivals before ultimately committing.

Some of its competitors include the Audi A4 2017, the 2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class, and the 2017 BMW 3 Series. You can also check out the 2017 Acura TLX.

Available Trims – Infiniti Q50

Base, Premium, S, and Hybrid models make up the 2017 Infiniti Q50 trim lineup.

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The base model will come standard with LED foglights,  leatherette upholstery, 17” alloy wheels, twin touchscreen displays, automatic climate control (dual-zone), automatic LED headlights, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, keyless ignition and entry, heated mirrors, two USB ports, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, an eight-way power front seats, a six-speaker sound system, and Infiniti’s InTouch infotainment system.

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Upgrading to the Premium trim gets you 14-speaker Bose sound system, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, heated front seats, and a sunroof.

Next up is the S trim, it bundles all the contents of the above trim plus a sport-tuned suspension system, summer performance tires, 19” wheels, manual thigh extension, upgraded brakes, a more aggressive exterior styling, power side bolster adjustment, leather sport seats, and a heated steering wheel.

2017Infiniti Q50 gear shift knob, steering wheel, lcd screen and dashboard

The Hybrid Premium adds a sport-tuned suspension system, cabin noise suppression system, rear-seat center pass, leather upholstery, a power steering wheel, and a drive-by-wire steering system.

2017 Infiniti Q50 interior, leather seats

Several options are provided in packages which the lower trims can be equipped with. The Navigation and Deluxe Touring packages, for instance, come bundled with a navigation system, steering wheel adjustment, auto-dimming exterior mirrors, Infiniti Connection emergency telematics, a drive-by-wire steering system, wood interior trim, driver seat memory settings, a 60/40-split folding rear seats, automatic wipers, front and rear parking sensors, and a multi-view camera system.

2017 Infiniti Q50 Engine Specs

Several engines are offered for the new 2017 Infiniti Q50. Rated at 208 horsepower and 258 lbs. of torque is a turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder engine. The engine comes fitted under the hood of the base model.

Next up is a turbodiesel 2.2L engine good for 168 horsepower and 295 lbs. of torque. All the engines come mated to a seven-speed automatic transmission system which transmits the output to the rear wheels.

2017 Infiniti Q50 engine

The hybrid model will come sporting a combination of a lithium-ion battery and a 3.5L V6 engine. With this combination, buyers should expect a power output of around 360 horsepower. Although we don’t have the EPA fuel economy ratings for the vehicle at the moment, we expect the hybrid to return 28/35/30 mpg in the city/highway/combined.

Specifications

Wheelbase: 9 ft. 4.2 in. (112.2 in.)
Length: 15 ft. 8.3 in. (188.3 in.)
Width: 5 ft. 11.8 in. (71.8 in.)
Passenger volume: 113.9 ft³
Cargo volume: 13.5 cu.ft.
Curb weight: 3666 lbs
Top Speed: 145 mph
0-60: 5.2 sec
MPG: 23/31 mpg (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Black Obsidian, Chestnut Bronze, Graphite Shadow, Hagane Blue, Liquid Platinum, Majestic White, Malbec Black…
Towing Capacity: N/A

2017 Infiniti Q50 Price & Release Date

Its release date should be expected during the 1st Q of 2017, according to sources privy of Infiniti operations. The sedan will probably cost you an MSRP starting from $37,150 and $44,400 for the Hybrid trim or you could lease them as well before fully committing.

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New 2017 Lexus IS Release Date, Specs & Info

The new 2017 Lexus IS an appealing choice for a small luxury sedan courtesy of its nice blend of style, power and comfort. Some of the highlights that make it one of the most sought-after sedans in its niche include an attractive interior, precise steering, plentiful of standard features, adult-friendly backseat and comfortable seats, a smooth V6 engine, and top-quality interior materials. The Lexus IS 2017 release date should be expected sometime in early 2017.

2017 Lexus IS front view, white color, grille and headlights

This year, the new Lexus IS 2017 continues with its impressive streak in its class partly due to what lurks beneath its hood. For starters, Lexus offered the IS as the entry-level sedan that was generally a let-down thanks to its dated V6 engine with a displacement of 2.5L. but this is now water under the bridge as the new 2017 Lexus IS 200t comes as a replacement and offers a 241 hp – generating turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder engine beneath its hood. What’s more, it offers impressive fuel economy that the EPA puts at 33 mpg in combined city/highway rating.

2017 Lexus IS rear view, taillights and tailpipe

The 2017 Lexus IS 300 is an affordable all-wheel drive option that offers a 3.5L V6 engine good for 255 horsepower. Those baying for more power can opt for the high-performance version – 2017 Lexus IS 350 – which offers 306 horsepower and a choice of either 2WD or AWD.2017 Lexus IS exterior, alloy wheels

Besides the wide array of engines available in its lineup, the 2017 Lexus IS interior is also something worth writing home about both in terms of quality and design. Again, its backseat is adult-friendly. Other praises for the Lexus IS 2017 go to its performance and comfort. The ride quality is smooth whilst on the road.

2017 Lexus IS rear view, tailpipe and taillights

More than ever, the 2017 Lexus IS deserves to be on your list of consideration. There’re also some alternatives you can consider as well. Here, the BMW 3 Series is perhaps the best in terms of its array of engines, bespoke interior appointments, and driving dynamics. Other models include the 2017 Acura TLX, and Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2017.

2017 Lexus IS Review of Trims

Three trims are available for the five-passenger 2017 Lexus IS: 200t, 300, and 350.

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Exterior Lexus IS colors: Redline Eminent White Pearl, Nebula Gray Pearl, Atomic Silver, Silver Lining Metallic, Ultrasonic Blue Mica 2.0, Obsidian, and Ultra White. Slight changes can be expected on its release date.

2017 Lexus IS Interior & Exterior Changes

Some of the standard accessories available across the entire trim lineup include a manual telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, xenon headlights, seventeen-inch wheels, eight-way power front seats, keyless entry and ignition, LED taillights/foglights/running lights, automatic dual-zone climate control, a rearview auto-dimming mirror, Bluetooth connectivity, a CD player, an eight-inch color display, Siri Eyes Free, dual USB ports, a sunroof, heated exterior mirrors, voice command functionality, premium vinyl upholstery, driver power lumbar, and folding rear seatbacks.

2017 Lexus IS 200t F Sport steering wheel, lcd screen and dashboard

Options available include LED headlights, a rearview camera, ventilated and heated front seats, a power-adjustable steering wheel, a blind-spot monitor with rear-cross traffic alerts, automatic wipers, a fifteen-speaker Mark Levinson audio system, smartphone-based Enform App Suite, and a navigation system.

2017 Lexus IS leather seats and steering wheel

The Luxury package bundles features such as a heated steering wheel, contrast stitching wood trim, front and rear parking sensors, auto-dimming exterior mirrors, and driver memory settings.

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The 2017 Lexus IS F Sport package comes a sport tuned suspension system, perforated leather trim, LED headlights, a revised front bumper, upgraded brake pads, a sport-oriented special gauge cluster, a power telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, variable ratio steering, front sport seats, and staggered width eighteen-inch wheels, and full-mesh treatment for the grille.

2017 Lexus IS Engine Specs

Three engines are offered beneath the hood of the 2017 Lexus IS. The standard engine is a turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder with an output rated at 258 pounds-feet of torque and 241 horsepower. It comes beneath the hood of the Lexus IS 200t 2017.

2017 Lexus IS engine

The 2017 Lexus IS 300 derives its motivation from a 255 horsepower and 236 pounds-ft. of torque – generating 3.5L V6 engine. lastly, but certainly not least, is the high-performance version – 2017 Lexus IS 350 that gets a 3.5L V6 engine rated at 306 horsepower.

Specifications

Wheelbase: 9 ft. 2.2 in. (110.2 in.)
Length: 15 ft. 3.7 in. (183.7 in.)
Width: 5 ft. 11.3 in. (71.3 in.)
Passenger volume: 90 ft³
Cargo volume: 11 ft³
Curb weight: 3461 lbs.
Top Speed: 143 mph
0-60: 6.8 sec
MPG: 22/33 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Atomic Silver, Deep Sea Mica, Matador Red Mica, Nebula Gray Pearl, Obsidian, Silver Lining Metallic, Starfire Pearl, Ultra White…
Towing Capacity: N/A lbs

2017 Lexus IS Release Date & Price

2017 Lexus IS release date

Rumors allege the vehicle will most likely go for sale sometime in early 2017. The 2017 Lexus IS 200t price starts from an MSRP of $37,325.

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New 2017 Ford Atlas Release Date, Specs & Info

It’s hard to beat the new 2017 Ford Atlas in terms of strong performance, a diverse lineup, and a long list of available features. Additionally, it offers latest safety and convenience technologies, excellent fuel economy, off-road prowess, and an impressive payload. The Ford Atlas release date should be expected sometime in the first half of 2017. 

2017 Ford Atlas exterior

It returns with some few changes having only had a redesign recently, as Ford wouldn’t want to upset the successful streak the Atlas is commanding in its class. The Sync 3 system has been upgraded and is now faster and crisp.

Ford says the new Atlas sheds some few pounds courtesy of extensive use of aluminum body panels in place of steel. This reduction in weight improves the payload capacity and fuel economy. On the flipside, though, the cost of repairing the truck is expensive due to the costlier aluminum metal.

2017 Ford Atlas front view, grille and headlights

As always, the new 2017 Ford Atlas is offered in a dizzying amounts of trim models that ensure everyone gets a truck suited to their individual tastes and preferences. Also, these trims are further offered with a plethora of body styles, options, and bed lengths. And if you’re looking for a workhorse, it doesn’t get any better than with the Atlas.

2017 Ford Atlas side view, alloy wheels

As good as this 2017 Ford Atlas review sounds, there are other pickup trucks in the segment that promise it a run for its money. Some of them include the Chevrolet Silverado, Ram 1500, Nissan Titan XD, and the Toyota Tundra.

2017 Ford Atlas rear view, taillights and tailpipe

2017 Ford Atlas Concept Trims

Six trim models are offered for the 2017 Ford Atlas: Limited, Platinum, XL, Lariat, XLT, and King Ranch.

2017 Ford Atlas Interior Changes & Exterior Pictures

2017 Ford Atlas interior, leather seats and gear shift knob

Some of the standard features offered for the vehicle include a 2.3” driver information display, a telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, seventeen-inch steel wheels, two additional speakers, Bluetooth connectivity, manual crank windows, cruise control, dual USB ports, a 4.2” central display, an auxiliary input, a cloth upholstery, trailer sway control, remote keyless entry, power mirrors and windows, smartphone app integration, a CD player, a cargo management system, Sync voice controls, and automatic wipers and headlights.

2017 Ford Atlas interior, steering wheel adn gear shift knob

Options offered for the base model include a self-steering system, spray-in or drop-in bed-liners, an electronic-locking rear axle, side steps, hill decent control, underbody skid plates, a tailgate assist step, skid plates, rear privacy glass, alloy wheels, additional storage bins, adjustable headrests, chrome exterior trim and bumpers, passenger lumbar adjustment, a keypad entry system, foglights, and off-road shocks.

2017 Ford Atlas auto show, exterior

The Luxury 302A package adds a 110-V power outlet, inflatable rear seatbelts, Sync 3 infotainment system, adjustable front way seats, a power sliding rear window, a panoramic sunroof, dual USB ports, a navigation system, a 10-way power adjustable heated front seats, a blind-spot monitor with rear-cross traffic alert, the Sync 3 infotainment system, LED bed lighting, an eight-inch touchscreen interface, remote ignition, and rear parking sensors. The Mid 301A option adds an eight-way power driver seat, a 10-way power adjustable heated front seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, inflatable rear seatbelts, a navigation system, a 110-V power outlet, satellite and HD radio, rear under-seat storage, power-adjustable pedals, a rearview auto-dimming mirror, and heated and ventilated front seats.

2017 Ford Atlas exterior, cargo space

Of course this is not an exhaustive list of features and technologies, the final list will be available on its release date.

2017 Ford Atlas cargo space

2017 Ford Atlas Specs

Engine specs for the new 2017 Ford Atlas reveal motivation for the truck will be provided by several engines. The base engine is a 3.5L V6 engine rated at 282 hp and 253 lbs. ft. of torque. The only choice for all the models is the six-speed automatic transmission system. EPA estimates the fuel economy of the Atlas to stand at 17/23/19 mpg in the city/highway/combined with the AWD and 18/25/20 mpg with the RWD.

There’s also the 2.7L V6 engine rated at 325 horsepower and 375 pounds-ft. of torque. It does 2017 Ford Atlas 0-60 mph in an impressive 6.4 seconds.

2017 Ford Atlas engine

Although not featuring a turbocharger, a 5.0L V8 engine generates 385 horsepower and 387 pounds-ft. of torque. 2017 Ford Atlas mpg stands at 15/21/17 mpg with the RWD.

The top-of-the-line 2017 Ford Atlas model gets a 365- and 420 pounds-ft. of torque – generating 3.5L turbocharged engine.

2017 Ford Atlas Release Date & Price

Rumors speculating within the media and industry circles allege the Ford Atlas will go for sale sometime in the first half of 2017.

2017 Ford Atlas release date

2017 Ford Atlas price starts from an MSRP of $26,430.

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