2017 Suzuki Swift Release Date, News and Rumors

The new 2017 Suzuki Swift comes with an individuality that can attract even the most discerning of supermini customers. Just like the Suzuki swifts of yore, the new model melds superb fuel economy ratings and excellent handling, with eye-catching good looks, European-inspired driving dynamics, and Japanese quality. Even while its release date remains a mystery, one thing’s for sure, the 2017 Swift is coming and it is coming so swiftly!

2017 Suzuki Swift spy shots

For starters, the Swift has been around for a couple of years now. It is offered primarily for the European and Japanese markets. Although we cannot confirm this at the moment, the 2017 Suzuki Swift will not be offered for the USA market – it is highly improbable even to think they would. It comes in numerous specification, each offering a distinct styling and spacious interior.

2017 Suzuki Swift front angle, headlights and grille

The new model showcases the company’s desire to develop contemporary cars through innovation, sporty, and elegant designs. As can be seen from the spy images, the new model will feature an evolutionary design. According to Suzuki, it is based on a new platform that will help the Swift offer improved fuel economy ratings, and offer better driving dynamics in this highly congested niche.

One notable feature that engineers of the new model perhaps spent considerable time improving is the chassis development. The level of handling, according to the automaker, has improved significantly. The ride quality too has improved.

2017 Suzuki Swift auto show, side view, grey color, alloy wheels

Beneath the hood, the new model comes equipped with several engines depending on the trim model. The base mill, for instance, comes with a 93 horsepower, 1.2L four-cylinder engine that mates to either a four-speed automatic or a five–speed manual, whereas the Suzuki Swift Sport gets a 134 horsepower-generating 1.6L four-cylinder engine.

2017 Suzuki Swift exterior, overhead view

Once available, the 2017 Swift will find itself battling against the Volkswagen Polo, the Ford Fiesta, and the Honda Jazz. The Honda Jazz is the American version of the Swift. It costs around $19,400 and comes equipped with a 1.3L gasoline four-cylinder engine rated at 101 horsepower and 91 lbs. ft. of torque. The Ford Fiesta is one of the hottest subcompact on the Old Continent. It comes with several engines with power spanning from as low as 79 horsepower to as high as 197 horsepower. Pricing starts from around $14,600.

2017 Suzuki Swift Sport rear view, taillights and alloy wheels

Finally, the Volkswagen Polo price starts from around $16,000. There’re plenty of engine choices available – gasoline and diesel. Although the three rivals are definitely worth checking out, the 2017 Suzuki Swift still seems to have a lot to offer to buyers.

2017 Suzuki Swift Release Date & Price

2017 Suzuki Swift release date

As you can see from the images, the 2017 Swift is still wearing heavy disguise. What this means is that it is still too early for certain details such as its price, and release date to be confirmed. What is known at the moment is the fact that Suzuki will not be significantly altering the sticker price of the existing model. As such, my crystal ball tells me it’ll return with either the same sticker price as before ($14,000) or a slightly increased one probably by a few bucks.

2017 Suzuki Swift Exterior Images

2017 Suzuki Swift auto show, rear angle, taillights and tailpipe

Even with the automaker going to great lengths to conceal the exterior features, changes are slightly conspicuous via the black covers. What catches the eye at first glance is the redesigned headlamp design. They come with a more angular shape, and are a bit smaller in size. Up front, a trained eye will immediately notice that the grille is now of trapezoidal design.

2017 Suzuki Swift Interior

2017 Suzuki Swift interior, steering wheel, dasboard, lcd screen and gear shift knob

The interior of the new car is heavily guised, and as such, we’re light on the details. Some of the highlights you should however expect include a revised multi-function steering wheel, a modern instrument cluster with a color LCD display, a V-shaped dashboard, and redesigned A/C vents.

2017 Suzuki Swift interior, leather front seats

Other features include a new 7-inch touchscreen interface, Apple CarPlay connectivity, an optional rear-view camera, an SD card slot, and a USB port.

Available Trims

As of this writing, only two trims have leaked: base, and Sport. The 2017 Suzuki Swift GTI review is offered separately.

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Engine Specs

The base model comes equipped with a 93 horsepower, generating 1.2L four-cylinder engine, while the Swift Sport gets a 1.6L four-banger rated at 134 ponies. A 1.0L Turbo will also be offered, specs will be known some few weeks to its release date.

2017 Suzuki Swift engine

Safety

Rumors allege the new model will come with upgraded safety features that match those offered for the Ford fiesta or the Volkswagen Polo. Crash impact assessment will be done by the relevant authority once the Suzuki Swift 2017 goes for sale. Results will be updated here in real time. So be sure to check them out.

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2017 Suzuki Swift Sport front view, yellow color, headlights and grille

2017 Suzuki Swift exterior, rear view, blue color, taillights, tailpipe and alloy wheels

2017 Suzuki Swift front view, white color, headlights, grille and badges

2017 Suzuki Swift exterior, blue color, side view, alloy wheels

2017 Suzuki Swift Sport front view, blue color, headlights, grille and badges

2017 Suzuki Swift exterior, rear view, yellow color, taillights, tailpipe and badges

2017 Suzuki Swift exterior, front view, headlights, grille and badges

2017 Suzuki Swift trunk and cargo space

2017 Suzuki Swift interior, leather front and back seats

2017 Toyota 4Runner Release Date, Review and Specs

With its release date slated for early 2017, the new 2017 Toyota 4Runner comes with refreshing updates, including two additional trim levels – the TRD Off-Road and the TRD Off-Road Premium. That said, the model will now be available in six trims – SR5, Trail, Limited, TRD Pro, and the new ones – TRD Off Road and TRD Off-Road Premium. Want to learn more, this review provides an in-depth analysis of what buyers should expect from the new model including the engine specifications, feature set, interior and exterior redesigns, and pricing estimates. Be my guest!

2017 Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro Series exterior, side view, alloy wheels

Toyota seems to have read the mood in the segment. Almost all of the models offered for this year are all-new or have been refreshed. For instance, the Ford Explorer and the Nissan Pathfinder return sporting substantial refreshments that’ll offer the 2017 4Runner a run for its money. The rest of the competition – Dodge Durango and the Jeep Grand Cherokee – are slated for major makeovers, although their release dates have been left for speculation.

2017 Toyota 4Runner auto show, rear view, taillights and badges

Other changes that should be expected for 2017 include an upgraded Multi-Terrain Select system, a high ground clearance, Crawl Control system, and an electronic-locking rear differential. The 2017 Toyota 4Runner Off-Road model gets a unique badging, black-painted wheels, and carbon-fiber center console and logo-emblazoned floor mats. The TRD Off-Road Premium model gets distinctive TRD lettering on the headrests.

2017 Toyota 4Runner spy shots

This is what John Myers had to say about their latest offering, “Over the years, the Toyota 4Runner has garnered quite a loyal following, with dependability being a key factor. All of the 4Runners we’ve produced in the last decade, 90% are still on the road. Through extensive discourse between our customers and staff, we figured it’d be an excellent idea to create two models that will provide excellent performance off the beaten path.”

2017 Toyota 4Runner exterior, rear view, blue color, taillights, tailpipe and alloy wheels

After all is said and done, some things will remain inseparable for the 2017 Toyota 4Runner – outstanding off-road performance, rugged body-on-frame platform, strong V6 performance, and impressive cargo volume. Despite such a charming profile, there’re reasons that have led most automakers from the body-on-frame platform in favor of the car-based one. Such reasons include a busy ride quality, poor fuel economy, cumbersome infotainment system, and low towing capacity.

But for those still looking for a rowdy, off-ready, hairy-chested, truck-based SUV, the 2017 Toyota 4Runner might be the only game in town.

2017 Toyota 4Runner Release Date & Price

2017 Toyota 4Runner release date

Pricing for the new model remains unknown. Rumors however allege it’ll be offered for a price not exceeding $40,000 for the most basic model without options. Its USA release date has been confirmed to take place in early 2017.

2017 Toyota 4Runner Exterior

2017 Toyota 4Runner front angle, headlights and grille

As is evident from the pictures, the new model sports a redesigned front fascia that conveys a more aggressive and rugged appearance. Such features that make for such conclusion include the edgier smoked headlights, and a muscular front grille. Some of the exterior features to expect include mud guards, 17-inch wheels, a rearview camera, a rear privacy glass, skid plates, LED taillights, a power tailgate, and foglights.

2017 Toyota 4Runner rear angle, taillights and tailpipe

The 4Runner Trail model features new over-fenders and color-keyed bumpers. The TRD Off Road and the TRD Off-Road Premium models come with several distinguishing features. The TRD Off-Road Premium, for instance, comes with red TRD lettering on the headrests while the 4Runner TRD Off-Road gets unique badging, logo-emblazoned floor mats, and a special black-painted wheels.

The TRD Pro features one additional color option – Cement.

2017 Toyota 4Runner Interior

2017 Toyota 4Runner interior, dashboard, steering wheel and gear shift knob

Complementing the exterior upgrades are touches of interior refinement. Even the basic 4Runner SR5 reeks of a premium aura. Although the pics here may not reveal the available accessories to expect, Toyota has made it clear in the past that the new 2017 4Runner will return with upgraded technologies for convenience, infotainment, and entertainment functions.

2017 Toyota 4Runner interior, front leather seats

Some of the standard accessories buyers should expected should include a panoramic sunroof, an upgraded navigation system, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a leatherette upholstery, smartphone app navigation, heated front seats, and a dual-zone automatic climate control.

2017 Toyota 4Runner trunk, cargo space

Available Trims

Six trims are confirmed for the 2017 Toyota 4Runner: TRD Off-Road, TRD Off-Road Premium, SR5, Limited, TRD Pro, and Trail.

2017 Toyota 4Runner exterior, trims, front view, headlights

Specifications

Wheelbase: 9 ft. 1.8 in. (109.8 in.)
Length: 15 ft. 10.2 in. (190.2 in.)
Width: 6 ft. 3.8 in. (75.8 in.)
Passenger volume: N/A
Cargo volume (all seats in place): 47.2 cu.ft (maximum 89.7 cu.ft)
Curb weight: 4400 lbs
Top Speed: 115 mph
0-60: 7,5 sec
MPG: 17/22 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Classic Silver Metallic, Nautical Blue Metallic, Midnight Black Metallic, Barcelona Red Metallic, Magnetic Gray Metallic, Super White…
Towing Capacity: 5000 lbs

Engine Specs

2017 Toyota 4Runner engine

Under the hood of the new 2017 Toyota 4Runner is a 270 horsepower, 4.0L V6 engine. Rumors of a V8 are rife although no confirmations have been made.

Safety

2017 Toyota 4Runner safety, auto show, front view

The existing model enjoys a top star rating for overall crash impact protection courtesy of the rigid body structure and slew of driver-assisting technologies offered. If the previous safety values are to be factored, it’ll be natural to expect the new model to return with the same excellent ratings.

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2017 Toyota 4Runner trd pro side view, headlights and alloy wheels

2017 Toyota 4Runner exterior, front view, headlights, grille and badges

2017 Toyota 4Runner exterior, front view, white color, headlights and grille

2017 Toyota 4Runner exterior, side angle, alloy wheels

2017 Toyota 4Runner exterior, white color, front view, headlights and grille

2017 Toyota 4Runner front view, blue color, grille and badges

2017 Toyota 4Runner rear view, red color, taillights, tyailpipe and badges

2017 Toyota 4Runner exterior, red color, headlights, grille and alloy wheels

2017 Toyota 4Runner side view, blue color, alloy wheels

2017 Toyota 4Runner interior, lcd screen

2017 Toyota 4Runner interior, leather back seats

2016 Land Rover Discovery Release Date, Info, Review

The new 2016 Land Rover Discovery offers nothing short of comfort, style, and utility combined with the off-roading capability that can traverse muddy trails and snow-choked roads. If you are shopping for a small luxury SUV with an added degree of go-anywhere gusto, this freshened and redesigned vehicle is worth a closer look. Its release date hasn’t been announced but speculation suggests that the vehicle should be bound for dealerships mid-next year.

2016 Land Rover Discovery front angle, headlights and grille

Some of its strengths include advanced technology, a comfortable passenger cabin, above-average capabilities in off-roading adventures, improved cargo and passenger space. Save for rare exceptions, most small and mid-size crossovers nowadays are designed for everyday practicality and comfort than for traversing backwoods and fording rivers.

2016 Land Rover Discovery
2016 Land Rover Discovery

Contrary to the notion, though, the new and redesigned Land Rover Discovery for 2016 remains an excellent exception. It takes the reputation of its brand a notch higher by melding the existing design with some classical touch. This, however, might be Land Rover’s idea of staying true to the roots rather than responding to consumer demands. Whichever way you try to reason it out, the bottom line remains the new Discovery has manages to beat all odds and managed to keep its reputation as a serious off-roader.

2016 Land Rover Discovery side view, orange color, headlights, grille and alloy wheels

For starters, the new vehicle comes as the unlamented LR2 replacement as well as a complement to the Evoque “fashionista,” which it shares lots of technologies, equipment feature list, and mechanical tidbits with. Space savvy buyers will also find the Discovery Sport a better alternative to most SUVs in the market due to its impressive cargo and passenger space.

2016 Land Rover Discovery exterior, rear angle, taillights and tailpipe

And still the vehicle manages to sport some downsides including a cramped optional third row seat, low downshift transmission system, and a mediocre acceleration system. That said, alternatives worth considering include the 2016 Volvo XC60, 2016 BMW X3, and 2016 Acura RDX. However, the bottom line still remains. The newest Land Rover to rock the auto scene is undeniably the worthy choice for anyone wanting that extra versatility gusto.

Exterior Changes & Interior Redesign – 2016 Land Rover Discovery

The vehicle will come sporting three trims according to earlier reports we have seen, and this will just be a reciprocation of the previous year which also saw the Discovery Sport come with three trims. A five-seat configuration is standard across the entire trim line-up.

2016 Land Rover Discovery front
2016 Land Rover Discovery front

The base model comes equipped with an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a power liftgate, keyless ignition and entry, front foglamps, LED running lights, adaptive xenon headlights, USB/iPod interface, an auxiliary audio jack, 10-speaker audio system, a touchscreen interface, Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, 60/40-split second row seats, leather-wrapped steering wheel, an 8-way power front seats, partial leather upholstery, automatic climate control, cruise control, a rear foglight, a rearview camera, rear parking sensors, power folding exterior mirrors, heated outside mirrors, automatic wipers, automatic headlights, and 18” wheels.

2016 Land Rover Discovery back
2016 Land Rover Discovery back

Picking the HSE gets you HD radio, 11-speaker sound system, driver memory functions, full-leather upholstery, a panoramic sunroof, upgraded trim, and 19” wheels.

2016 Land Rover Discovery interior
2016 Land Rover Discovery interior

The plush HSE LUX which seats at the helm of the trim food chain comes standard with configurable mood lighting, trim and carpeting, upgraded leather upholstery, and HSE’s optional equipment.
Additionally, there are several optional packages available including but not limited to Vision Assist, Driver Assist Plus, and Climate Comfort packages.

2016 Land Rover Discovery interior, leather seats

Specifications

Wheelbase: 8 ft. 11.9 in. (107.9 in.)
Length: 15 ft. 0.7 in. (180.7 in.)
Width: 6 ft. 9.5 in. (81.5 in.)
Passenger volume: N/A ft³
Cargo volume: 32.0 ft³
Curb weight: 3845 lbs.
Top Speed: 124 mph
0-60: 7.6 sec
MPG: 21/27 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Aintree Green Metallic, Corris Grey Metallic, Firenze Red Metallic, Fuji White, Indus Silver Metallic, Kaikoura Stone Metallic Loire Blue Metallic…
Towing Capacity: 4,409 lbs

2016 Land Rover Discovery Engine Specs

Under the hood will be the same engine specifications as before with only slight increments in power output being the only significant change. A 2.0L turbocharged engine good for 250 hp and 270 pounds of torque provides the source of motivation for the 2016 Land Rover Discovery.

An AWD and a steering-wheel mounted paddle shifters are provided as standard systems.
During our performance testing, the 2015 model accelerated from 0-60mph in 7.6 seconds. The fuel economy ratings stand at 21/27/23 mpg in the city/highway/combined.

2016 Land Rover Discovery engine

Additionally, the same vehicle comes with a maximum towing capacity of 4,409 pounds.

Safety wise, expect frontal crash mitigation, automatic braking, frontal collision warning, lane departure warning, rear cross traffic alert, and a blind-spot warning system. Others are hill start assist, hill descent control, rearview camera, and antilock disc brakes.

2016 Land Rover Discovery Price & Release Date

2016 Land Rover Discovery Release date

The base SE will cost you a starting MSRP of $37,070, which isn’t a significant change over the previous model despite the few changes for 2016. As for the release date, the vehicle should hit U.S dealerships sometime next year.