Monthly Archives: November 2015

2017 Subaru Tribeca Replacement

2017 Subaru Tribeca Replacement Viziv 2 Concept

Subaru is currently working on a new crossover that is due to replace the unsuccessful Tribeca. According to Subaru CEO Yasuyuki Yoshinaga, the all-new seven-seat SUV will be produced at the company’s facility in Indiana. Although the exact date is yet to be disclosed, production is most likely to start sometime in 2017. The 2017 Subaru Tribeca will be sold exclusively on the North American market, while the new Levorg active sports tourer will be aimed primarily at Europe and Australia. As for the Japanese market, Subaru will offer the sporty Exiga seven-seat SUV.

2018 Skoda Yeti Second Generation

Skoda Yeti 2018

Skoda plans to launch the second generation of its hugely popular Yeti crossover by the end of 2017. The much-praised Yeti has been around since 2009 and the last time it received visual updates was in 2013. Although it still boasts excellent sales figures, Skoda’s aging crossover obviously needs a replacement in the near future. The 2018 Skoda Yeti is expected to retain its appeal while adopting a more up-to-date styling and technology.

2017 Nissan Pathfinder Redesign and Release Date

2017 Nissan Pathfinder Redesign

The Pathfinder SUV is expected to undergo a mid-cycle update for the 2017 model year. Thanks to some fresh spy images, we know that the 2017 Nissan Pathfinder is due to receive certain visual changes. The latest iteration of this great family-hauler arrived for the 2013 MY and the company believes that the timing is good for some upgrades.

2017 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado Facelift

Although the release date of the facelifted Toyota Land Cruiser Prado is still speculated about, some sources suggest that it is most likely to arrive for the 2017 model year. Thanks to a leaked spy shot of the updated model, we now know what it will actually look like. Apart from receiving visual updates, the 2017 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado is due to adopt a new 2.8-liter turbo-diesel engine as well.

2017 Lexus GX 460 Redesign

2017 Lexus GX

The current generation of the GX 460 has been soldiering on since 2009. This luxury vehicle is one of the few remaining traditional body-on-frame SUVs. Although it still manages to retain high sales on some markets, the company’s officials have recently stated that its days in the current form are numbered. In that regard, we expect the 2017 Lexus GX 460 to come as a completely redesigned model riding on a unibody platform.

2017 Ford Flex Redesign

2017 Ford Flex Redesign

According to official sources, the upcoming Ford Flex is due to receive a number of updates. Although it was previously announced to hit the dealerships during 2015, the most recent reports suggest that the 2017 Ford Flex will be delayed until January 2016. In any case, the new model won’t stray too far from the outgoing version. Expect to see a new blacked-out appearance package, a rearview camera as part of the standard equipment as well as a thoroughly upgraded infotainment system. Also, the new model will be available in several new exterior colors.

2017 Land Rover Discovery Release Date

2017 Land Rover Discovery LR5

It’s no secret that Land Rover is currently developing the fifth generation of the popular Discovery to replace the decade-old model. But now we know what the 2017 Land Rover Discovery will look like thanks to the recently taken spy photos. This seven-seat SUV is expected to adopt a much more contemporary styling in order to compete with the likes of the new Volvo XC90 and Audi Q7. Official announcements concerning the release date are yet to come. However, some sources suggest that the 2017 Land Rover Discovery is very likely to hit the showrooms in late 2016 or possibly in early 2017.

2017 Kia Sorento Release Date

2017 Kia Sorento South Korea

The thoroughly redesigned Sorento SUV was revealed last year as a 2015 model. The third generation of this sleek seven-seater came riding on a brand new platform, bigger and more powerful than its predecessor. As for the 2017 Kia Sorento, expect to see several minor cosmetic changes and upgrades.

2017 Jeep Renegade


Jeep’s subcompact crossover SUV came as an all-new model for the 2015 MY. The Renegade was actually the first Jeep’s vehicle produced exclusively outside of North America. It arrived as part of the brand’s attempt to establish itself in the increasingly popular small crossover SUV segment. As for the 2017 Jeep Renegade, it is expected to offer subtle updates that should contribute to the current model’s appeal. We expect the 2017 to offer minor cosmetic changes such as new exterior colors, while there should be certain additions to the list of standard equipment as well.

2016 Nissan Terrano Facelift

The Terrano crossover aimed at the Indian market was launched by the Renault-Nissan Alliance for the 2013 model year. Nissan’s crossover SUV actually shares most of its components with the Renault Duster that has been hugely successful in India. Although the Terrano India is still relatively fresh on the market, rumor has it that the model is due to receive a mild facelift for the 2016 MY. Namely, the 2016 Nissan Terrano is expected to come with several styling tweaks, while the rest of the vehicle should carry over unchanged.