The 2017 Kia Sportage beefs up its sport-shoe styling—and its hardware—as it tackles the crossover-SUV niche head-on. It refuses to blend in with the compact crossover crowd.
The new Sportage gets a more luxurious interior and a suite of (optional) technology.Softer touch materials that look like leather are littered throughout the cabin. Kia increased the amount of noise reduction material in the wheel wells and inside the cabin.
The appearance of space is also enhanced by the new panoramic glass sunroof which is over four inches longer than the old model. Both heated and ventilated seats with three stages of operation provide the driver and passenger with extra comfort.
Style has always been second nature to the Sportage. The “tiger-nose” grille – a hallmark of Schreyer – was moved up to accommodate the “ice-cube” fog lamps, while the headlights sweep back along the sides of the car.
The main thing to note is that the bumpers have been smoothed into the front end so smoothly that it looks like there’s no bumper there at all. Throw in the big 19-inch wheels and the new Sportage is a handsome beast.
Kia offers a choice between two four-cylinder powertrains on the 2017 Sportage. The Sportage LX and EX have a 2.4-liter 4-cylinder with 181 horsepower and 175 pound-feet of torque. The Sportage SX has a 2.0-liter turbo-4 with 240 hp (237 hp in AWD versions) and 260 lb-ft. Both of these engines have been better tuned for fuel economy and mid-range performance.
Extensive use of Advanced High Strength Steel (AHSS) combined with an extremely well-reinforced chassis design and the trusted hot-stamping process has given birth to the safest and quietest Sportage to date. The 2017 Sportage is a completely redesigned model, and crash tests have proven it a good protector.
Available advanced safety technology features include BSD (Blind Spot Detection), AEB (Autonomous Emergency Braking), RCTA (Rear Cross Traffic Alert) and LDWS (Lane Departure Warning System)
The 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage remains one of the lowest-priced new cars on the North American market. One version of the Mirage hatchback is the most fuel-efficient non-hybrid gasoline-powered vehicle available in North America.
Mitsubishi has upgraded seat materials for 2017 and swapped in a new steering wheel and some upgraded trims and switchgear. The most important part of the interior is the infotainment system, which now includes an optional 300-watt Rockford-Fosgate stereo system.
The Mirage will also now offer both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a first for any Mitsubishi. The new details definitely make the Mirage less chintzy, but it’s still reminiscent of 1990s economy-car fundamentals.
The 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage has received a new front end this year, which improves its appearance from the bland, generic, anonymous front end it previously featured. It is a huge improvement over the current styling, with most of the changes focusing on the front fascia.
Mirage cuts through darkness and fog with the new fog lights and Bi-Xenon HID headlights. There is a new grille, new headlights, a new bumper and a new hood. It has given a new set of much better looking wheels.
Mitsubishi offers five-speed manual and CVT automatic transmissions. The 2017 Mirage is powered by a 78-horsepower 1.2-liter 3-cylinder engine. The Mitsubishi Mirage is easy to maneuver in dense urban settings. The engine produces 78 horsepower and 74 pound-feet of torque.
Standard safety features for the 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage include four-wheel antilock brakes (front discs, rear drums), front-seat side airbags, side curtain airbags, a driver knee airbag and Active stability control. A Rearview camera is standard on the SE and GT, while front and rear parking sensors are optional on all trim levels.
Mitsubishi’s Reinforced Impact Safety Evolution (RISE) body utilizes crumple zones that route and absorb energy during high-impact collisions. Strategic reinforcements at key body points complement its side-impact door beams, giving your Mitsubishi a stable, secure base that’s worth its weight in safety.
The Mazda CX-5 is a good-looking, reliable crossover that’s solidly built, reasonably efficient and fun to drive. The popular compact crossover SUV has been freshened up, and it’s an all-new version of the sharp-looking fun-driving model.
The new CX-5’s interior looks more premium with additional soft-touch surfaces throughout the cabin. The controls seem to mimic those in the Mazda CX-9 with well-placed dash vents, a high-mounted screen, and a control knob for the infotainment system continues to reside behind the shifter.
The new Mazda CX-5 have the pedals now wear an aluminum finish, while welcome lamps and illuminated scuff plates give off a more premium vibe. The all-new CX-5 has a driver-centric cabin to maximize hashiru yorokobi, or “Joy of Driving.”
From the outside it’s obvious the design is all new. Mazda has injected even more KODO lines into the redesigned CX-5 without going overboard on the car. The headlights are slimmer, while the grille ditches the horizontal bars for a mesh pattern.
The automaker is also bringing a new paint color to market along with the redesigned CX-5. It’s called Soul Red Crystal. The door mirrors are finished in black rather than body color, and the brake calipers are finished in matte black.
The new 2017 Mazda CX-5 will be available with three engines: the Skyactiv 2.0-liter gasoline engine, the Skyactiv 2.5-liter gasoline engine and the Skyactiv-D 2.2-liter diesel. While the drivetrain remains untouched, performance is enhanced with a height-adjustable suspension.
Mazda’s newest technology, SKYACTIV-VEHICLE DYNAMICS with G-Vectoring Control, helps you steer more precisely by optimizing load control. It works smarter, not harder, to make you feel connected and in control.
The available i-ACTIVSENSE safety innovations give you confidence. It also have advanced technologies like milliwave radars and cameras to give you a sixth sense for safety, helping to alert you to hazards before they happen.
Mazda’s available predictive i-ACTIV AWD system monitors everything from outside temperature to braking patterns to forecast when AWD might be needed to help deliver optimal traction before the wheels can slip. Optional safety equipment includes lane departure warning, blind spot monitoring, rear parking sensors that warn of passing traffic.
The New Kia Niro and Get in.!!!!!
Now you are sitting in a powerful crossover that is also eco-friendly, reliable, rich with technology and fun to drive. A crossover with a hybrid spirit. You can do great things if you have the right idea. That’s exactly the case with the new Kia Niro. Combining its crossover-inspired silhouette with low emissions, the Niro delivers class-leading fuel economy in the compact crossover segment, as well as a unique driving experience: relaxing and yet energising.
Introduction to the ultimate technology by Kia
Advanced Smart Cruise Control
The Niro is the no-compromise vehicle. Thoughtfully designed to combine the benefits of the crossover and hybrid worlds. It’s the high-style, high-MPG adventure vehicle made for the no-compromise driver. Unlike hybrids with continuous variable transmissions (CVT) and comes with a highly responsive, smooth-shifting dual-clutch transmission (DCT) gives the Niro a fun-to-drive
Continuous variable transmissions (CVT).
A CVT is a lesser-known alternative to conventional automatic transmissions. You operate it just like a regular one — slide the shift lever from “P” to “D” and off you go. Continuously variable transmission technology doesn’t have gears at all; rather, it’s like having one magical gear that’s variable across all driving situations. That’s why you don’t feel shifts from one gear to the next like in a normal car. All you’ll notice is changes in engine speed, or RPM: higher for acceleration, lower for cruising.
Dual-clutch transmission (DCT).
It is smooth as an automatic transmission and offers a better fuel efficiency. DCT is in fact two independent manual transmission controlled by a computer. In conventional manual transmission, there is not a continuous flow of power from the engine to the wheels. Instead, power delivery changes from on to off to on during gearshift, causing a phenomenon known as shift shock. In a DCT, however, the clutches operate independently. One clutch controls the odd gears (first, third, fifth and reverse), while the other controls the even gears (second, fourth and sixth) which allows in continuous flow of engine power and with no shift shock.
Thanks to its hybrid-optimizing powertrain, the Niro achieves superior fuel economy and range for its segment. And its refined exterior styling, with sculpted lines and an aerodynamic shape, sets the Niro apart from the rest.
Explore the Niro App
The Niro App lets you explore Kia’s first-ever hybrid crossover up close. Discover 360-degree views. Watch virtual reality movies. Even explore color and wheel options with customization tools. The best part is, you do it all right from your
They also have the the crossover that speaks to you. Get your answer straight from NiroBot, Kia’s brand-new chatbot for Facebook Messenger. NiroBot offers real-time responses complete with full-screen photo galleries, dealer locator information, and multimedia stories. Go ahead, ask away
Connection between Niro and motorist
You know you’re in no ordinary crossover when you can wirelessly charge your smartphone while it plays your favorite song, through the in-car display, on a Harman/Kardon Premium Sound System. And that’s just the beginning. The Niro is packed with high-tech innovations that keep you charged up and connected. With UVO, Kia’s free infotainment system, you can send and receive texts, access your favorite apps, and connect to your smartphone via Apple CarPlay or Android Auto all through the Niro’s built-in 7 or 8 color touchscreen display. Plus, voice-activated technology gives you ultimate convenience with both hands on the wheel.
There is one more feature called my Car Zone, the smarter way to keep track of your Niro. This lets you set speed limits, curfews, and boundaries of where it can go.
The Hyundai Creta 2017 has been unveiled at the Sau Paulo Auto Show in Brazil. Hyundai has been making multiple upgrades to its products and the Creta is one of its best sellers.
The Creta 2017 will have the same interior design but will get new materials. The colour theme will be a new one with black and brown theme. The upholstery also will be upgraded. New seat fabrics will now be in place.
It also features Hyundai’s latest infotainment system, which is an updated version of the current seven-inch unit. The unit now offers support for both Apple CarPlay and Google Android Auto. The touchscreen infotainment system is flanked by dual AC vents on both sides.
The 2017 Creta wears Hyundai’s all-new cascade grille. The said chrome grille is now wider and more prominent than the one seen on the existing Creta. The new diamond cut alloy wheels look sportier than the current ones.
It encapsulates three blacked-out chunky horizontal slats and is guarded by DRL-laden projector headlamps. The redesigned front bumper features horizontally placed fog lamps as opposed to the vertical ones in the current version.
The new Creta is powered by a 166PS 2.0-litre D-CVVT engine and a sedate 128PS 1.6-litre D-CVVT, both of which will be available with the options of manual and automatic transmissions.An advanced powertrain delivers exhilarating performance.
High torque at low and middle engine speeds increases the acceleration response and strengthens driving performance. The sloping roof profile reduces forward air flow resistance and rear spoiler effect for improved fuel economy and driving stability.
Emphasising safety, now the Creta is offered with ABS and EBD as standard while mid variants get dual front airbags as side and curtain airbags, VSM (Vehicle Stability Management) and ESC (Electronic Stability Control) are limited to the top-end SX trim.
The safety has been further enhanced by front and rear fog lamps, with defogger on the rear. Speed sensing door lock and impact sensing unlock makes it easy for the passengers to forget door locks every time they go for a ride and makes it easy to get away from the vehicle at the time of collision.
Before Going into the Hybrid EV Technology, let us introduce the new Mitsubishi GT-PHEV Concept car which has this technology.
The MITSUBISHI GT-PHEV Concept is a high-end next-generation crossover SUV that easily takes many road surface conditions in stride. Featuring Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC)’s latest design language together with MMC’s advanced and proprietary electric and all-wheel control technologies, the MITSUBISHI GT-PHEV Concept empowers drivers to pilot their car with confidence under a wide range of driving conditions. It stirs the driver’s curiosity and sense of adventure as they seek to go further, as they seek to take a step beyond anything they have experienced before by using Plug-in Hybrid EV System.
Plug-in Hybrid EV System
The Plug-in Hybrid EV System provides energy conservation, and at the same time offers driving that is comfortable, safe and reliable.
When a vehicle with the Mitsubishi Plug-in Hybrid EV System is decelerating, it switches to the Regenerative Mode which uses the motors as power generators to recharge the drive battery. In this way, the Mitsubishi Plug-in Hybrid EV System optimally controls each of the driving modes so it provides the versatility to drive as a 100% electric vehicle, use the engine to charge the drive battery, or drive using the motors and the engine at the same time, based on driving conditions.
Below are the following Driving modes:
The front and rear motors drive the vehicle using electricity from the drive battery. The car operates in this mode for commuting, shopping and most other everyday driving situations.
When driving at medium- to low-speeds, the Mitsubishi Plug-in Hybrid EV System stays in EV Mode, driving the vehicle through its electric motors using electricity from the drive battery.
Series Hybrid Mode:
In this mode the motors are powered by electricity from the drive battery and from the engine generator when residual charge in the battery is low or when accelerating and other times when higher motor output is needed.
When the remaining energy in the drive battery gets low, the Mitsubishi Plug-in Hybrid EV System’s switches to Series Hybrid Mode where its gasoline engine automatically starts and generates power for the electric motors.
Parallel Hybrid Mode:
The car is driven by its motors and by the engine at higher vehicle speeds where the engine offers better efficiency.
When driving at high speeds, the Mitsubishi Plug-in Hybrid EV System switches to Parallel Hybrid Mode which also uses the power of the gasoline engine to drive the vehicle as its engine operates more efficiently than its electric motors at high RPM.
An Overview on Plug-in Hybrid EV System:
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The Dodge Challenger is the most traditionally American muscle on the market. It is large, brash and powerful, with throwback styling and excellent straight-line speed.
The spacious front seats feel like they belong in a luxury car: soft yet supportive, though thinner occupants might lack side support. At 16.2 cubic feet, the space in the trunk is larger than those of some midsize sedans. It also features cool curved instrument panel, easy-to navigate touchscreen.
The car reinforces the initial impression with a smooth, well-damped ride, and the theatrics of that twin-nostrilled power bulge poking through the hood. The iconic styling of the Dodge Challenger is a nod to its muscle car heritage.
The Dodge Challenger R/T SHAKER adds a fun and functional SHAKER hood with cold-air induction, Mopar conical air filter and signature SHAKER hood badge. Projector headlamps with quad LED halo surrounds and available projector fog lamps light up the night.
The Challenger is quite easy to drive, even the Hellcat. Ride comfort is a bonus with any Challenger. The engine is a 6.4-litre monster, which makes 485 horespower at 6,000 rpm and 475 lb-ft of torque at 4,200 rpm. The powertrain offerings continue to include V-6, V-8 and supercharged V-8 options.
Dodge Challenger plays it smart with a multitude of sophisticated safety and security features that help protect you. With available All-Wheel Drive (AWD), you get firmer control in almost any driving condition. The foundation of the body is a solid structure built with high-strength steel. Other Safety features include:
- Blind Spot Monitoring System
- Forward Collision Warning
- Adaptive Cruise Control
- Park View Rear Back Up Camera
- Electronic Stability Control