Monthly Archives: November 2015

2017 Buick Envision US Debut and Release

2017 Buick Envision US Release

The Buick Envision has recently been reported to hit the US dealerships in the second half of 2016. This mid-size crossover is currently produced and offered on the Chinese market. Although it was previously expected to arrive on the US market this year, its launch has been delayed for 2016. The 2017 Buick Envision is likely to be built in China and imported to the US.

2016 Suzuki Vitara New Version

The 2016 Suzuki Vitara will come only a year after the model was launched in its latest iteration. However, the Japanese automaker plans to offer a new exclusive trim level named the S Grade. As for the standard version, it will carry over virtually unchanged. Now, the 2016 Vitara S will differ from the regular models due to a number of luxury features and a brand new turbocharged engine.

2017 Nissan Xterra Changes

2017 Nissan Xterra

According to official sources, Nissan plans to end production of the Xterra model. This rugged SUV has been around since 1999, while its current iteration arrived for the 2005 model year. Due to its slow sales  in the last few years, the Japanese automaker was forced to discontinue one of its most capable off-roaders. However, that doesn’t mean the Xterra will immediately disappear from the market. Namely, the company will continue to sell units available from stock as the 2017 Nissan Xterra.

2016 Nissan Patrol Diesel

2016 Nissan Patrol diesel

The long-lived Patrol has been soldiering on since 1951. Nissan’s renowned full-size SUV is currently in its sixth iteration that made its debut in 2010. The Patrol is currently one of the very few vehicles able to take on the Toyota Land Cruiser when it comes to combining comfort with ruggedness and excellent off-road capabilities. As for the 2016 model, the most notable innovation will come in the form of a new Cummins diesel engine under its hood. So, expect the 2016 Nissan Patrol to become an even more versatile option compared to its predecessor.

2016 Opel Antara Next Generation

General Motors is due to launch an all-new Opel Antara SUV by the end of 2015. The 2016 Opel Antara will actually share most of its features with the Buick Envision. This compact crossover has been around since 2006, sharing its platform and engine range with the Chevrolet Captiva. It has also been sold under various other nameplates, including the Vauxhall Antara in the UK, Saturn Vue in North America and Holden Captiva 5 in Australasia. Due to its rather outdated looks, the Antara’s sales have been declining during the last several years. Apart from the 2010 facelift, it hasn’t changed much since its launch and the company views the new Envision as a suitable replacement for the outgoing model.

2017 Infiniti QX70 Redesign

2017 Infiniti QX70 redesign

When it first arrived in 2003, Infiniti’s luxury crossover SUV was sold under the FX badge. The current generation of the QX70 made its debut back in 2009 and then went on to change its moniker in 2013. Apart from receiving a facelift in 2011, this sleek crossover hasn’t changed much over the years and the signs of aging are pretty obvious. Nissan’s luxury brand will have to give the QX70 a thorough overhaul in order to keep the model competitive in this unforgiving segment. We believe that the 2017 Infiniti QX70 is due to arrive as a completely redesigned model, marking a whole new generation of this stylish crossover SUV.

2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE New Naming Strategy

2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE Price

The 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE will actually arrive as an updated version of the familiar ML-Class. Apart from receiving its new moniker, the brand’s best-selling SUV will adopt a more stylish look, upgraded technology and the first plug-in hybrid model as well. It’s important to note that the GLE SUV doesn’t have anything in common with the GLE Coupe which is an all-new model launched by the German automaker.

2016 Hyundai ix35 New-Gen Release Date

Hyundai ix35 review price

Hyundai’s ix35 SUV is due to be replaced by the all-new Tucson for the 2016 model year. Whereas the Tucson SUV first made its debut in 2004, the second generation arrived in 2009 with the new ix35 nameplate that was used outside the US. The South Korean automaker decided to reintroduce the Tucson badge in the rest of the world with the 2016 Hyundai ix35 (Tucson).

2017 GMC Yukon Release Date

2017 GMC Yukon

The GMC Yukon and its sibling, the Chevrolet Tahoe, came completely redesigned for the 2015 model year. So, the latest generation of these two GM’s full-size SUVs will be in the third year of production when the 2017 models arrive. That being said, you shouldn’t expect them to bring any revolutionary changes for the 2017 MY. However, there will be certain innovations that should help the upcoming Yukon stay fresh in this increasingly competitive segment. Namely, the 2017 GMC Yukon is expected to receive a longer list of standard equipment and enhanced fuel economy numbers.

2016 Mercedes-Benz GLA Price

2016 Mercedes-Benz GLA Release

The GLA-Class was first unveiled to the public at the 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show. This luxury compact crossover was actually derived from the CLA sedan and it came as the Mercedes-Benz’s competitor to the Audi Q3 and BMW X1 crossovers. Now, the 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLA is due to receive several interesting changes and updates.