Kamis, 14 Desember 2017

2019 BMW X5 Rendering Draws Inspiration From All-New X3

Although the next-generation BMW X5 could be as far as two years away from hitting the market, one brave soul has decided to render the SUV anyway.

At this stage, the only 2019 X5 prototypes our spy photographers have snapped have been covered in camouflage, with BMW doing a good job at hiding the vehicle’s exterior design changes. Consequently, it is nearly impossible to render the next X5 with any accuracy, but for what it’s worth, the image above is quite convincing.

For starters, it is widely thought that the new X5 will inherit some design elements from the all-new X3. As such, the rendering posted in BMW Blog adopts headlights very similar to those of the new X3, while the horizontal fog lights of the X3 have also made their way across to the SUV’s bigger brother, as have the shoulder line and a number of other styling cues.

So, what say you; does this rendering make for a credible X5 replacement or not? Feel free to have your say in the comments section below.

Minggu, 04 Oktober 2015

New 2016 Toyota Prius Redesign

It’s a surprising move for Toyota since it will be the first ever that the Japanese carmaker will be launching a vehicle in the Sin City. But many motoring experts believe that the decision of Toyota to unravel a 2016 Prius this month has something to do with the plans of Tesla Motors to launch its Model X late this month as well.
It has been previously reported that Toyota will be launching the 2016 Prius before the end of the year. While September 8 is technically before the end of the year, nobody was expecting that the launching could happen soon enough.
However, the launching event in Las Vegas on September 8 is a media only affair so it is possible that Toyota may be planning be a bigger roll-out event before the end of the year, notes Digital Trends.
Next era of an icon
Toyota refers to its 2016 Toyota Prius as the next era of an icon. In a statement announcing the media launch of its next hybrid on September 8, Toyota said that it is pulling all stops for the exclusive event to celebrate the future of Prius in a truly spectacular way that will be anything but expected.
The teaser photo unveiled by Toyota showed a black background with a bright-red squiggle that is likely the car’s taillight profile, details the Green Car Reports.
Photos of two different 2016 Prius were leaked late last month – one featuring silver, and the other one is dark gray – by a Malaysian Prius owner on Facebook and it went viral all over the world.
Given that the exterior design of the 2016 Toyota Prius was already made in public, it would be interesting to see how much information will Toyota release during the media event on September 8 in Las Vegas as reports have it that the Japanese carmaker will not be providing test driving opportunity at the event.
More shimmering profile
While the 2016 Toyota Prius will be launched on September 8, the hybrid will be released to the retail markets a few weeks or months after. It is expected that the hybrid vehicle shall have a more lustrous and shimmering profile than its predecessor.
The 2016 Toyota Prius is also one of the first Toyota vehicles to make use of the Toyota New Global Architecture for a lower center of gravity and improved handling. The base model of the Prius will have the staple nickel-metal-hydride battery pack while the premium model might house a lithium-ion battery. The vehicle will also come with an all-wheel drive option.
It is evident that a new Prius is forthcoming because the current range of the Toyota Prius hybrid cars has received significant discounts to keep its sales up even as the lineup ages and gas prices remain low.

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Accordingly the Toyota Prius V in San Francisco is getting a regional discount of as much as $4,000, which is far higher than the $2,750 price cut offered by the Japanese carmaker on the vehicle in July.
The overall discount includes a $2,500 rebate and a $1,500 bonus offer for buyers in San Francisco and its environs.
2016 toyota prius
The rebates in most other regions remain largely unchanged, particularly the $1,500 discount in Los Angeles, where there is a huge demand for the hybrid vehicle.
The hybrid vehicle segment has been on the decline as of late because of falling fuel prices and the rising efficiency of conventional gasoline cars, not to mention the advent of fully-electric vehicles.

Kamis, 11 Desember 2014

2015 Subaru Forester Release Date and Review

The 2015 Subaru Forester continues to be one of the most effective automobiles you can acquire, thanks to exceptional safety and security, adaptability, and also all-weather capacity. Probably influenced by systems such as Land Rover's Landscapes Response, Subaru has added something called X-Mode. When engaged at reduced rates, it online handles torque from delegated right, nutritional supplementing the AWD system's front-to-back distribution, and it immediately sets up Hill Descent Control at reduced rates.

Eventually the Forester is made first after its primary obligation: bring 5 folks and a bunch of equipment, whether it's weekend-adventure material or merely restocked household goods. This Forester has to do with the very same dimension as in the past outside, yet relocating the seats greater as well as moving the roofing system pillars and dashboard ahead have actually expanded indoor area.

A rearview camera is now standard on all Foresters, as is Bluetooth. Offered active-safety functions in the Forester consist of adaptive cruise command (ACC), performing at speeds from 25 miles per hour as much as 90 mph, and also the Vision system for spotting roadway hazards with a camera-based system, approximately 80 meters in advance, as well as potentially staying clear of a crash by stopping at approximately 0.4 g. Vision costs $500 much less for 2015, as well. The Forester is the only model in its class to gain a top 'excellent' score in the IIHS' brand-new small-overlap test, and only one of two in its lesson to make the new Best Safety and security Choose+ honor-- although in new federal driving tests it hasn't already fairly pulled off a sweep (it gains four of 5 stars in frontal effect).

Even the base 2015 Subaru Forester 2.5 i design has a 4.3-inch display for outside temperature and trip-computer functions. With Visiting models, you get eight Harmon Kardon speakers as well as a 440-watt amp, along with complete combination of Aha streaming audio, with an app for iPhone or Android phones-- however the touchscreen interface is a kludgy, small-buttoned, lower-resolution mess, a blot on the Forester's very well-executed design.

A modern touch with us, a tough sign left there-- the most up to date 2015 Subaru Forester has taken one more cautious step out of its extremely boxy past. The '15 Forester isn't much larger than the previous-generation wagon, yet the specifics have actually been reworked for a more handsome appearance that additionally keeps external presence a top priority.