Wednesday, July 13, 2016

2016 Summer Product Updates (Part 3)

Alexander Carabitses

We're nearing the middle of July and I have even more new products to report on.  Enjoy this post and stay tuned for this week's editorial on Nissan's acquisition of Mitsubishi, which will be published soon.

2018/2019 Aston Martin-Red Bull 001:  Remember how I bitched about Aston Martin's lack of exciting products, last summer?  Well apparently people within the company felt the same way, as we now have this new hyper car that was developed in collaboration with Red Bull.  So far all that is known is that 150 will be built and production will start in 2018.
(Image credited to Aston Martin and Red Bull)

2017 Ferrari La Ferrari Aperta:  Take a La Ferrari, turn it into a roadster, and that's pretty much it.  An official reveal is expected to come at the Paris Auto Show in September.
(Image credited to Ferrari)

2017 Smart Brabus Range: Although technically unveiled in Beijing, the order books recently opened  for the Brabus range of Smart products.  Basically, if one puts down a little extra money they get more power and performance, as well as a unique body kit.
(Image credited to Smart)
2017 Hyundai Elantra Sport: Thankfully, the new Sport trim version of the Elantra is more than just an appearance package.  Granted, the exterior has been tweaked, while the interior has also received some sporty touches.  The two biggest pieces of news are the new turbo-charged four cylinder engine that cranks out 200 horsepower, as well as the new multilink rear suspension that will improve driving dynamics.  The car goes on sale in the fourth quarter of this year.
(Image credited to Hyundai)

2017 Renault Clio RS 200 EDC/ RS 220 Trophy/ GT-Line Look: Seeing as how this vehicle isn't coming to the US, I'll be brief.  Power and performance are up from the base Cli, at least with the RS models.  The GT-Line Look is simply a body kit.
(Image credited to Renault)

2017 Renault Megane Sedan: After showing the new hatchback variant of this venerable compact car in Frankfurt, Renault has just introduced the sedan version.  There are pretty much no major differences between the two.
(Image credited to Renault)
2017 Nissan Pathfinder:  For 2017, Nissan gave it full size crossover a fresh face, a new engine and CVT, better handling, as well as and updated infotainment system and new safety tech. The refreshed Pathfinder goes on sale this fall (September to be exact).
(Image credited to Nissan)

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