You Need To Watch For!
Dealers & Consumers Alike
There is always something special about the release of new cars, trucks and SUVs’… alterations or complete transformations. The characteristics that appeal to us; whether it be style, muscle, technology or safety is always worth waiting for and certainly garners our interest. Consumers and dealers alike anticipate these new vehicles from the mundane to the outrageous. So we have compiled a list of five that should be getting some serious attention so keep your eyes open!
The Q30 uses the same transverse- powertrain architecture as the Mercedes-Benz CLA and GLA. Mercedes also provides the matching turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder. Consumers should realize 220 to 250 horsepower, (sport model slightly higher). Available in both front and four-wheel drive This is one that a lot of Infiniti fans have hoped for.
Estimated Arrival and Price Should go on sale early to mid 2016 Price- around $30,000 - $40,000
The new Ford Focus RS will have four-wheel drive using a new system that we will be seeing in other Ford cars soon. This unique new vehicle will have twin electronically controlled clutches on the rear axle, one for each side. Up to 70 percent of the available torque can go to either rear wheel for better torque vectoring. The transmission will be a six-speed manual. Officially Ford says the horsepower will well exceed 315, however we’ve heard rumors that it will be close to 340. This little potato should be Ford’s hottest hatch yet when it goes on sale early next year priced around $35,000.
Estimated Arrival and Price Should go on sale in early 2016 Price- around $35,000
2017 LEXUS SC
Another beautifully designed luxury sports coupe and convertible from Lexus. The SC is the first offering on a new platform that will be shared with the next-generation LS and other models. At launch, this coupe will be rear-drive, but four-wheel drive might be added later. This car shines! The chassis will be manufactured from aluminum and carbon fiber to ensure that the car is lightweight. Aerodynamic, sleek, muscular yet classy! Initially it will be released with a version of the 5.0-liter V-8 currently 467 horsepower I want one!
Estimated Arrival and Price Release Early 2016 with on-sale date later in the year Price- $70,000 - $95,000
2018 Land Rover Defender
Land Rover’s next generation, free-range utilities with farm friendly body configurations, including: pickups, wagons and convertibles. According to Car And Driver this new model Land Rover will finally make a break from its traditional styling but will retain its inherited rugged appeal. It is expected that the Defender will use an aluminum-intensive unibody but still unconfirmed. Engine lineup- will range from the new 2.0-liter inline-fours to the supercharged 5.0-liter v-8 and 3.0-liter V-6. This should be interesting!
Estimated Arrival and Price Should arrive in 2017 as a 2018 model with on-sale date later in the year Price- will start at around $55,000
CoRvette Zora ZR1
This may just be the vette we’ve been waiting for. The engine has been moved slightly enabling improved acceleration and braking. The stylish new body will wow enthusiasts and novice corvette lovers alike. Anticipated aluminum space frame and composite coachwork matrix which serves this car well. Door structures formed from sheets of magnesium. Expected to have a supercharged small-block V-8, this corvette seems a little more substantial in look… one might say a little more masculine than its predecessors. Regardless this baby is going to fly off out of showrooms in more ways than one!
Estimated Arrival and Price 2017 models will arrive by the end of 2016 Price- will start right around $150,000