Many car companies present their future novelties long before they are released to the mass market. This refers to both brand-new models and the updates of the existing ones.
If talking about the type of cars that is popular among buyers, the leading position has been recently taken by crossovers. However, there are such cars that regardless of fashion trends will always be in demand. And in today’s article we will review them; of course, these are the new 2017 SUVs.
The Fiat Manufacturer has Unveiled the Mitsubishi L200 Counterpart
At the Auto Show in Dubai, the engineers from Italy have recently presented their new model – the Fiat Fullback pick-up.
It should be said that the new car is rather similar to the Mitsubishi L200, but this is not surprising, as the Fiat manufacturer has been actively collaborating with the Japanese. Let’s find out what is the product of the two world auto concerns.
Design of the Pick-up
The new Fullback, which is primarily targeted for the European market, looks aesthetically pleasing and expensive. In addition to significant similarities with the Mitsubishi L200, a rather massive grille is rather distinctive, that perfectly matches the extraordinary bumper. According to the manufacturer, the pick-up will be offered in four variations: single or double cabin, bare chassis as well as elongated interior of the car.
The 2016-2017 Fiat Fullback Interior
At first glance, it seems that the interior of the novelty is copied from the Japanese models; the fact that this pick-up refers to European cars is indicated by the company’s logo. In fact, the interior is maintained according to the best traditions of Asian designers. The eye catches a great seat trim, which would be a great addition to the functional capability of the model.
The Overall Dimensions of the Car
- The vehicle length is equal to 5200 mm;
- The width of the model reaches 1810 mm;
- The height doesn’t exceed 1780 mm;
- The wheelbase – 3000 mm;
- The ground clearance is 205 mm.
Special attention should be paid to the pickup truck carrying capacity, which is limited to 1110 kg.
2017 Fiat Fullback: images
Technical Features of the Novelty
- The car buyers from the Middle East and Africa will be able to get the car with a 2.4-liter petrol engine producing 135 hp. The Italian company also plans to equip the pickup with the 178-horsepower diesel unit.
- Customers from European countries will get this new product with a 2.5-liter 181-horsepower diesel engine.
Presumably, these engines will be paired with a six-speed automatic gearbox.
We can sum up that the 2016-2017 Fiat Fullback is a complete copy of Mitsubishi L200, concerning to the appearance and interior design, as well as the technical specifications of the vehicle and its equipment. In other words, the Italian manufacturer has replaced the Mitsubishi label on the radiator grille, on the steering wheel and the tailgate for its Fiat logo. At the same time, the design of the front bumper and the lining of the grille have been slightly changed.
The 2016-2017 Fiat Fullback sales will start early next year. There is no official information whether the truck reaches the domestic market. The cost of the car is yet unknown, but most likely, it will be impressive.
Cadillac reveals its New Lineup of SUVs with the 2016-2017 XT5 Model
The new 2016-2017 Cadillac XT5 SUV has been unveiled at the Los Angeles Motor Show in November of the last year.
Now the entire lineup of the off-road vehicles from this manufacturer will be identified by the «XT» letter combinations on the grille. This model represents a new lineup of the company’s SUVs.
The Exterior Design of the Novelty
The full LED headlights look very luxurious. The Daytime Running Lights emanate from the LEDs and are directed downward toward the road for better vision. The face bumper is distinguished by its impressive dimensions. It housed the LED fog lights. The radiator grille is powerful, aggressive and large. The hood of the SUV has sharp edges of the longitudinal arrangement.
There are rather large 20-inch wheel arches on the side of the body.
On the rear, the eyes immediately catch sidelights, which have been vertically placed. The exhaust system pipes nicely integrated into the massive bumper. In general, the car looks powerful, rich and aggressive.
The Interior Design of the Model
The interior design is maintained with high-quality materials, combining aluminum and wood, Alcantara and leather. The instrument panel is impressive for its information content. A trip computer is a large high-resolution screen. The multifunctional steering wheel is rather delightful. The heated and cooled seats are equipped with a lot of adjustments.
The Multimedia system is presented by the 10.2-inch screen with an adapter for the Apple and Android devices connection.
The main highlight is the Rear View Security Camera Mirror system, allowing a better rear visibility for as much as 300%. This was achieved through the mounting of cameras into the rear view mirrors. In addition, the SUV is equipped with a host of other useful systems: the Lane Departure Warning, the automatic braking system, the Side Blind Zone Alert, the climate control as well as the cruise control.
2017 Cadillac XT5 : images
The Overall Dimensions of the Car
- The length of the model reaches 4815 mm;
- The height of the vehicle corresponds to 1 675 mm;
- The width is equal to 1903 mm;
- The ground clearance – 180 mm;
- The wheel base is 2857 mm.
Technical Features of the SUV
The model is built on a completely new platform, which has allowed it to become a serious competitor for such popular models as the Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class and the Audi Q5. The body is made of high-strength steel; during the welding the manufacturers used a laser, due to which lighter weight of the car body has been managed to achieve.
The car is equipped with an independent suspension, disc brakes, and the front-wheel drive system in the basic version.
Two versions of power units are offered to choose from:
- The 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with a capacity of 269 hp;
- The 3.6-liter six-cylinder naturally aspirated engine, generating 310 hp. It will work in pairs with the eight-speed automatic transmission.
The model is assembled in the United States and China since the beginning of 2016. The start of sales is scheduled for this spring. According to unofficial data, the price of the novelty will be about 40 000 USD.
The New Haval H7 SUV will Make the People’s Hearts Pound
The new Haval H7 SUV, which has been recently presented by the company from China, made a storm of positive impressions. Let’s take a closer look at the SUV and make sure what is so special about it that brings success.
The Exterior of the New Car
It should be noted, that the appearance of the novelty has much in common with the predecessors of the brand. Most experts also claim that the new vehicle resembles the European cars.
Looking at the front of the SUV, one can observe the eye-catching chrome radiator grille and rather appealing headlights. The novelty delights with its increased size, which has been managed to be achieved due to the thoughtful ideas of designers.
The Dimensions of the Haval H7
The new Chinese creation will appear on the global market in four variations, but let’s look at the dimensions of the model in the basic version. Thus, the manufacturer has provided us with the following data:
- The length of the new SUV is 4720 mm;
- The height doesn’t exceed 1710 mm;
- The width is equal to 1920 mm;
- The wheel base is not less than 2870 mm;
- The clearance is 200 mm.
2017 Haval H7: images
The Interior Design of the Car
The interior of the novelty looks rich and stylish. It also surprises with its comfort and the amount of free space. As for the decoration, it can be said that it is maintained entirely with the use of high-quality leather. Additionally, the wooden inserts give the interior a more dynamic look.
The functional capacity of the car is just fascinating. The customers will appreciate the steering wheel, a large touch screen, supporting the latest formats.
All seats in the cabin are very comfortable, with good lateral support and a lot of adjustments.
Technical Specifications of the SUV
According to the manufacturer, the novelty will be powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, producing 230 hp. This power unit will apparently be coupled with a six-speed manual transmission. This equipment will allow acceleration to the first hundred in 9 seconds, and the peak speed of the SUV is equal to 200 km/h.
Novelty is based on a modern chassis that assures a calm and smooth ride even on the rough road surfaces.
The cost of the novelty is yet unknown, but, as we know the Chinese manufacturer offers reasonable prices for all of its cars. Therefore, such great technical specification, extraordinary appearance, a high-quality comfortable interior as well as a reasonable price will guarantee a bright future for the new car and good sales for the manufacturer.
The 2016-2017 Datsun Go-Cross – a Reliable SUV of the Budget Line
At the end of October at the Tokyo Auto Salon, there was a presentation of the 2016-2017 Datsun GO-Cross Concept SUV.
The reason for its creation was the fact that the manufacturer had managed to sell more than 100 000 vehicles. It took the manufacturer a year and a half to open four dealerships in the United Arab Emirates, Russia, Indonesia and India.
The Body Design of the Novelty
The 2016 GO-Cross is considered to be a logical successor of the Japanese line of budget cars – the DatsunDo wagon and the base modification of the DatsunDo sedan. Shots of the car make it clear that budget cars may look attractive and extraordinary. But do not forget that this is just a concept, the production model, as a rule, turns out to have less impressive appearance.
The model is distinguished by a modern and bright exterior: graceful streamlined body, harmonious proportions, and a lot of strength edges.
The radiator grille is large enough, made in a trapezoid-like shape and trimmed with chrome. Three-level front optics is placed in a very compact way. Its filling is LED lights, similar to an arrow. Sidelights and stuffed with LEDs and feature attractive graphics. There is a thick plastic body kit at the bottom. The concept has been equipped with 17-inch alloy wheels.
2017 Datsun GO-Cross: images
The Model Interior
According to preliminary data, the car interior is designed for five seats, but it is only formally, since the body size will not allow comfort accommodation for three passengers, but it is rather strange that there are still three seats on the rear. The manufacturer has not disclosed even the slightest information concerning the interior design. Presumably, it will resemble the previous models of the company.
The Overall Dimensions of the Car
Looking at the pictures of the car, its dimensions seem to be quite impressive, although in reality:
- the length of the model reaches 4000 mm;
- the wheel base is equal to 2450 mm;
- the ground clearance corresponds to 180 mm.
Technical Specifications of the SUV
The car has a front-wheel drive system. The prototype is based on the CMF-A. The model features a torsion beam rear suspension and the front MacPherson struts. As for the brakes, the drum mechanisms are installed on the rear wheels, and the engineers have equipped the front wheels with the disc variants. As an option, the model can be equipped with electric power steering for an additional fee.
Regarding to the engines, the manufacturer has not informed anything, but according to the experts, the production version will be equipped with two gasoline versions.
The first power unit will be the 0.8-liter, producing 54 hp and the second one will be the 1.2-liter with a capacity of 125 hp. They will be paired with the five-speed mechanical transmission.
The automaker claims that the compact SUV will be available for the public next year. It was not mentioned when the series production begins. The cars are planned to be released for sales on the markets of Indonesia, the UAE and India. For the domestic market, the company plans to develop a powerful SUV, which will be built on the basis of Lada Granta and Lada Kalina Cross.