2016 Lexus RX 450h Hybrid

The release of a new 2016 Lexus RX 450h car is expected late this summer. The car is going to offer enhanced fuel ratings and a visual experience that is just perfect for the class. Lexus was actually the first vehicle to offer a hybrid powertrain inside a luxury crossover car and it has done so back in 2005 with the RX. The 2016 model builds upon this premise and enhances the ability of a hybrid luxury vehicle.

Its hybrid sibling the 350 has been remodeled as well and receives an update but the 450h version has gone through much more. Giving a better exterior look to the car will attract fans even more and the added convinces on the inside are also promised for the upcoming model. Not to mention the most important part of the design and that is the powertrain of the car which is going to be more powerful thanks to some fine craftsmanship form the designers of Lexus.

As you can see from the provided pictures, the 2016 version of the Lexus RX 450 h hybrid car is one handsome devil and it owes this to its many enhancements that were made. Read more about this car in the review and find out if it is a great choice for you to purchase.

2016 Lexus RX 450h Hybrid exterior

The changes of the new 2016 Lexus RX 450h Hybrid look for the vehicle being up front of it with the some minor style changes. Actually a big style changes is the incorporation of a spindle grille that is a standard feature for all Lexus vehicles and particularly recently released models.  The 450h version has a gapping maw up front and is completely different from the 350 version which actually uses a design with a mesh grille. Everything up front has been redesigned and receives a new look. Starting from the headlamps, the front fender flares, a new bumper and even adding fog lamps as well. Maybe the liens are not as sharp as the ones seen in the NX model but they are pretty angular and provide an aggressive style for the RX hybrid model now.

Looking at the sides, you will notice that the side creases have also become much more angular. The C-pillars are blacked out while the rear has also received a more sharper look than before. The taillights have been redesigned in a way that they are much wider but the entire profile of the back resembles the RX model. This is not the same for the front end, so by combining these two different styles we get a pretty handsome looking and well design vehicle now.

2016 Lexus RX 450h Hybrid front

Powertrain

Under the hood the 2016 Lexus RX 450h hybrid uses a Atkinson-cycle 3.5-liter V6. This engine design is actually based on the 3.5-liter V6 one which is used inside the RX 350 car. This engine can produce a power of around 300 horsepower when it is combined with en electric motor generator. This is an increase of almost 5 points compared with the power produced by the last year’s car. The power is sent to the front wheels using an updated 8-speed automatic transmission which provides much better characteristics than before. There have not been any official mileage numbers released yet, but we assume that they are going to measure somewhere around 32 mpg city/28 highway/30 combined, for the front-wheel version while  all-wheel-drive 2016 RX 450h may produce  30/28/29.

2016 Lexus RX 450h Hybrid side

Interior

The inside of the 2016 Lexus RX 450h Hybrid has not been dramatically redesigned. The Hybrid car will use the similar setup that it had on the inside as before and apart from some minor changes it is virtually the same car as before. Thanks to the increase of the wheelbase of 1.9 inches and the overall increase of dimensions of the car of 5 inches, the car has gained a lot of space inside which provides more legroom for the passengers inside. Besides additional space there are some other comfort enhancing features that are added. Rear passengers may enjoy  outboard rear seats and new 11.6-inch monitors mounted on the back of the front headrests.

The second row of seats contains the 60/40-split power folding ability. But besides this there are also a bunch of other additions and gadgets to enhance the quality of the interior of the car. For instance, there is the retractable power panorama moonroof, a 12.3-inch screen for the infotainment systems, a color head-up display, but there is no touchscreen in the infotainment panel as the RX is an old school vehicle and has knob control and buttons.

2016 Lexus RX 450h Hybrid interior

2016 Lexus RX 450h Hybrid Price and release date

The 2016 Lexus RX 450h Hybrid is going to be released every day now as the deadline has already passed since it was announced for the end of the summer. The 2016 Lexus RX 450h hybrid is going to be a very nice addition to the roster of Lexus’ 2016 vehicles. The price is set at  $41,910 USD as base MSRP.

2016 Lexus RX 450h Hybrid grille

2016 Lexus RX 450h Hybrid front

2016 Lexus RX 450h Hybrid back side

 

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2016 Mazda 6 Sports Sedan Review

The new 2016 Mazda 6 Sports Sedan comes with a blazing quickness that is provided with a 4-cylinder engine and the athleticism which provides the driver and the passenger a thrilling ride. The car has been updated to feature a more handsome shape and now has a lot of charm which was not the case and the characteristic of the Mazda 6 vehicle of before.

With the previous models of the Mazda 6 the car was perhaps overlooked as most people have chosen the Camry or the Accord vehicle. So the popularity of the Mazda 6 has started to dwindle a bit. But the comeback is more than apparent and a quick refreshes for the 2016 model year can mean wonders for the car. It will be updates in a large way and the end result can only be better selling numbers.

As you will find out from this review, the Mazda 6 has got some of the best road manners in its class. There is an acute boredom that may appear with the affordable mid-size models that can always appear but we can tell you that this is not the case with this car as it produces fun driving characteristic and an overall good look from all aspects.

2016 Mazda 6 Sports Sedan exterior

The new 2016 Mazda 6 Sports Sedan scores pretty high in the looks department. The car is perhaps the most attractive looking vehicle in the family-sedan market. This has been done with a few updates that concept the exterior design. The first thing that is worth to mention is the masculine face of the car which has been refined with some ripped front fender lines The taillights have been updated with some smooth lines and also roofline is arched. The proportions are really the best they could be and it is really hard to find a fault in the design of the Mazda 6 vehicle as it is perhaps its greatest asset for this year.

The mid-size sedan segment is a very competitive one and there are many cars which can be deemed as advantageous and finely designed. So there is an arms race going on in this segment currently which means that the designers need to do their best in order to come on top. Mazda has realized this on time and has done its best with the new Mazda design Compared with the old model the distance from the front axels and the pillars has been increased while moving the windshield pillars a bit back. Because of this, in order to enhance the visibility on the road, the side mirrors have also been moved slightly back as well.

2016 Mazda 6 Sports Sedan back

Interior

The interior of the 2016 Mazda 6 Sports Sedan has not always had a high status. But they have considered changing that premise with an update of the 2016 model year and have added and increased the inside with a lot of new additions. Thus the end result is a Mazda 6 with many amenities and comfort specs on the inside which make life much easier, on in this case the drive. The dash has been restyled and has a completely new look to it and the new materials that are used within it and trim accents make everything much better. The entire dahs and control cluster is now much better. It looks better and it feels better. Adding a much better design to the car than you have expected and with the addition of the curvy lines blending with the added gadgets to the dash.

The 7.0-inch infotainment screen is placed on the center of the dahs and accounts of much higher usefulness and enables better control of the car. Something that makes a lot more room is the change to the electric parking brake. It allows for much more room in the center console and enable the use of other elements in a much better and nicer way than before. With the addition of silver trim materials to the inside and metallic ones as well it livens the inside a bit and makes it much suitable. The features have been integrated much better and are now placed in a way that allows easier access to it without disturbing the ride.

2016 Mazda 6 Sports Sedan interior

2016 Mazda 6 Sports Sedan Engine

There are a few engine options matted inside the 2016 model of the Mazda 6 sport sedan car. It will have the 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine is standard option. This is a very nice engine choice as it has some new updates to it like direct injection, variable valve control and has even compression ratio of 13:1. The specs say that it can develop 184 horsepower and 185 pound-feet of torque, and has an EPA rating of 40 mpg on the highway. All the trim levels of the car will have an all-wheel drive included and the standard gearbox is the six-speed manual, but you can also opt for the six-speed automatic which also has driver-selectable modes. This is the only engine trim that was announced officially, but there is room for some additional ones as well. There is a great possibility that some other engine trims get to be announced soon.

2016 Mazda 6 Sports Sedan back side

2016 Mazda 6 Sports Sedan Price and release date

You will be able to see the new 2016 Mazda 6 Sports Sedan vehicle next year. The release date is scheduled for some time around March. It will also be the time when all trim levels and models will be released as well. The price is set at a base MSRP level of 21,495 USD, but for the Touring models you will have to pay around 24,000 USD.

2016 Mazda 6 Sports Sedan grille

 

2016 Acura TLX

With the newest design of the 2016 Acura TLX vehicle you will get a car which is both reliable and technologically sound. What Acura mainly likes to do is to make their cars a technologically sound option for any sort of a driver. People may rely on these types of cars and the new TLX is no different in this way.

The car will come out with some updated and upgraded features. Besides the look which will perhaps be similar as before, the greatest additions are expected to come under the hood on on the inside of the car. With the update on the steering and handling and providing more options when it comes to the engine type, the new Acura TLX can prove to be a great choice for the upcoming model year.

The price of the vehicle is perhaps something that can provide a difference in opinion when it comes to deciding whether to purchase this car, but all in all it is not too shabby and it is similar to the one before. We expect the car to make its appearance really soon and you can read about all the known facts till now in this review.

2016 Acura TLX engine

As the newest 2016 Acura TLX is going against some pretty sturdy competition and it will need to fair mighty well if it is going to hold its own compared with some other performance cars, it needs a certain edge. We don’t see the TLX actually pooling this off but it has a certain kind of potential. This model year the car has received two engine choices that you can use. The first and the base one is the 2.4-liter four-cylinder which is not a bad choice bit it will certainly not get you places. That is why there is the added 3.5-liter V-6 with which produces 290 horsepower and 267 lb-ft of torque and is a much more powerful and competitively sound option. The base engine option will come paired with an eight-speed dual-clutch automatic shifter, while the second one is going to be used with the Honda’s new nine-speed automatic one. The second engine option also includes the Super Handling All-Wheel Drive as well.

2016 Acura TLX side

2016 Acura TLX Price and release date

The base MSRP price of the 2016 Acura TLX is set at 32,615 USD which is not a big leap from the last year’s model but it is a change that will fancy some and not be too appealing to most. Well the fans are not going to spare any expenses when it comes to purchasing this car but it will be uncertain if it is going to attract some attention of the new base of customers who are not certain if the change is worthwhile for them. The competition will be fierce this time so there is no telling how they will be able to reach a new set of fans this time.

2016 Acura TLX back

Interior

The inside of the 2016 Acura TLX has everything that you could expect from a sports sedan car. The 2016 Acura TLX is technologically very sound and has a certain amount of sporty comfort to it which make it all worthwhile when going inside the car. The biggest setback is the lack of sport aspired seats which would have add more aggressiveness to the interior, but this could be something that will be easy addressed in the future and all the upcoming models of the TLX which will most certainly come. But what the Acura has inside a few sports sedans actually have. The gadgetry is plentiful and the amenities are vast and appropriate for the car. The instrument panel may be small but has updated technology so it actually makes it all worthwhile. It is perhaps the most useful part of the vehicle and its two-tier display enables easier use of it.

The higher trim levels actually include a larger offer of amenities. For instance, you may opt for a TLX with dual-zone automatic climate control,  keyless entry and start,  a power sunroof, heated front seats, AcuraLink connectivity, updated navigation, a premium ELS audio system and some enhanced safety features that are blind-spot and forward-collision warnings, lane-keeping assist and seven air bags added on the inside. All of this is available in the Advance model of the car and makes it even more technologically superior to others and gives you some great safety features to go with it as well.

2016 Acura TLX interior

2016 Acura TLX Exterior

The look of the new 2016 Acura TLX remains largely the same. In most parts it is essentially the vehicle that was already introduced in 2015 with only some minor additions. The car has been remodeled as of late and has already received some higher changes that were introduced previously, so it was a bit pointless to update it so soon. So the car will retain much of its aerodynamic and performance-enhancing shape but we are hoping for a new set of wheels to be added soon. What the car could also use is a new set of tires. In order to enhance its racing potential the car needs to stick better to the ground and with the updated performance features the car needs this badly now. With some better tires the car is going to be also much better, but till then expect some troubles with the friction. The minor changes that were done keep the racy feel to the car and retain its sporty characteristics and make the update a modern one which adds a current look to the car.

2016 Acura TLX front light

2016 Acura TLX back light

2016 Ferrari California T

Earlier this year the new 2016 Ferrari California T model was announced and the scheduled release date has been set for the upcoming year when the car is going to be available for sale. This brings us to the fact why in the first place the new California is being released and remodeled for the upcoming year. The answer is that Ferrari has finally decided to supercharge its fleet and even add the plug-in hybrid option for its 12-cylinder cars. The result is what you see in front of you in the given pictures.

The new Ferrari California T is going to be a direct descendant to the models that were released during the 50s and 60s. It is also the successor to the 2009 California T convertible model that was released back then. The car is as its name states a popular choice among the drivers in the given US state and is a perfect cruise vehicle under the LA sun and with the added turbocharging potential and redesign of the car it states that it promises some good things from its line this year.

One third of the production that Ferrari outputs is going to end up in the US while a majority of them is going to be offered in California, while other two thirds are equally divided among Europe and Asia. It is not a surprise that the vehicle is going to make a big splash on the American market as it is the favorite vehicle among people there. The new release is going to mark a new beginning for the California T brand and some good things are expected to emerge from it. Find out everything that you want to know about the car in the review bellow.

2016 Ferrari California T engine

The most important addition and the most talked about part of the new 2016 Ferrari California T is its engine of course. By being the first Ferrari car to be turbocharged in the new period and being the vehicle which starts the change for the new roster of cars that Ferrari is planning and by avoiding to do so for a long time, the California is a significant model to start with. The car will thus use the 3.9 liter Ferrari bi-turbo V8 engine and will be modified to deliver different torque levels in different gears by using the variable boost management modification done to it. This is a cleaver piece of tech that gives you a feeling of continuous acceleration when driving.

The numbers state that the car is able to produce 560hp and up to 755Nm of torque.  This gives it the power to reach 0-100 km/h in 3.6 seconds, 0-200 km/h in 11.2 seconds and also attain a top speed of 316 km/h. As the top speed remains perhaps the same, the acceleration is a lot better as it can reach 100 km/h in 0.5 seconds faster, or 200 km/h in 2.5 seconds quicker. But the power-to-weight ratio has been improved in 3.3 kg/hp to 2.9kg/h making the fuel consumption and emissions drop by 15%.

2016 Ferrari California T side

2016 Ferrari California T Exterior

Of course if wouldn’t be a new car if it didn’t feature some kind of a redesign on the exterior part of the car. The most significant changes have been made to the front of the 2016 California T car with the larger air intakes for the braking mechanism and also an intercooler with two new exhausts seen on the bonnet. The sides of the car are still the same and still feature the curvy lines that were inspired by the Testa Rossa. The back part has gone through a change as well. As the previous car had a vertically aligned exhaust, the new one will be given a horizontally aligned one. The triple fence diffuser has been borrowed from the 599 GTO car, while the rear lights have been made to be slightly larger and give the car a dominant stance in that way.

The 2016 Ferrari California T is actually a car that is used in the daily basis on much more occasions than any other Ferrari car. In order to enhance the level of practicality of it the rear has been given a wider and lower boot. This does not only affect the looks of the car but give it a sense of usefulness that you did not have before. With the roof down you can fit two standard-sized suitcases inside making it one of the more highly useable vehicles now.

2016 Ferrari California T rear

Interior

The overall impression of the inside of the 2016 Ferrari California T is pretty great, in fact, for an Italian car it has much room on the inside which is something that was not to be expected at first. The inside is very beautiful and appropriate looking with all the exposed surfaces being fitted with some fine materials. On the lower slim side of the console you will find the switches needed for the gearbox, launch controls and the auto revers for instance. The slim design of the dash here is the important part as it offers more legroom and generally speaking more space to the people on the inside.

Above the center console you will find the two-zone climate control function features. But the central part of the car is reserved for the infotainment system which has the touch screen with quick access buttons that are aimed to operate all the key features of the car. The California will also be the first car to include the Apple CarPlay which is promised to be a helpful and useful addition to the California car.

2016 Ferrari California T sides

2016 Ferrari California T Price and release date

The 2016 Ferrari California T is going to be one of the most anticipated vehicles of the year perhaps and the hype about it is already growing. Imagine what is going to happen when the car does make it on the market and starts showing its promised potential. The release date is thus set of the upcoming year and it will be available around mi-year. The 2016 Ferrari California T price is a nifty one and is unarguably set at 202,723 USD.

2016 Ferrari California T

2016 Subaru BRZ Turbo

Showcased at the latest New York Auto show from this year we have seen the unveiling of the 2016 Subaru BRZ Turbo car. It showed us that the car can be made better than it actually is. As if the current model was not performing well, Subaru decided to upgrade it and bring some innovations and more power to the BRZ Turbo.

The new Subaru BRZ promises to be one of the most attractive ones on the market and is going to come with some incredible performance features and a completely new style. This is now a very good economical sport car and combines the look of a modern day coupe car and combines with a luxurious design that makes it look more aggressive than before and also act more superior than others as well.

Something completely new about the car is that it comes at a reduced weight. Making the car much lighter is something that enabled it to attain the given specs and performance ratings. If you want to find out more about the newest update that comes for the 2016 Subaru BRZ Turbo read the rest of the review.

2016 Subaru BRZ Turbo engine

The new BRZ Turbo car has incorporated an engine that is used inside the BRZ Super GT, They are calling it the GT300 EJ20 but it is basically a 2.0-liter turbocharged flat-4 boxer engine and it is able to generate 50 horsepower and 332 lb-ft of torque. The engine that has been given to the racer car and also that has been an inclusion to a concept vehicle that Subaru has also produced will find its home in the BRZ Turbo. This option is a manageable one and fits particularly well for this race-ready addition of the vehicle.

 

Interior

The inside has been made into a traditional sport version car. The 2016 Subaru BRZ Turbo gets some traditional accents that are given inside a typical racer. Besides sports safety and comfort the most noticeable thing are the carbon accents that are given to the inside of the car. The seats also add Recaro sport leather/suede upholsteries and come with red stitching to combine for a much better racer look. The whole cabin in fact includes some red details and are a bright spot which complement the entire concept of the cabin.

The dash has been remodeled to fit the update also. It uses a touch screen display which enables you to control the majority of the features added inside and also glows up whenever you turn on the car. This is a stylish new feature and makes a bright addition to the instrument cluster. The entire dash part has a conventional look and design that is seen in most of the racer vehicles of today.

2016 Subaru BRZ Turbo inside

2016 Subaru BRZ Turbo Exterior

The best part of the 2016 Subaru BRZ Turbo redesign is that everything has been done to be much more aggressive than before. Everything looks newer and fits perfectly with the already present sport design. If we were to compare it with something we can best describe it as being somewhere between the GT racer and the STI Performance concept model as it uses design cues from both of the cars. The front end of the car, or actually the front fascia, has some angular features and a shape that enables better air flow of the car. The hexagonal shape of the grille is a welcomed new addition and something that perfectly fits with the BRZ Turbo now.

2016 Subaru BRZ Turbo side back

Behind the front fender there are a couple of air gills added while the back fender has a huge back side that also sports a  mid-mounted, circular turbo exhaust. Finally we also get to the big angular wing looter placed behind the overhang. All of the new design cues will not worth anything if the car had not shed so much weight. The car has reduced its overall weight capacity by using lighter maters and the outer part of the car has more carbon fiber than before. This gives way to the present specs and better performance rates that the car has received.

2016 Subaru BRZ Turbo front side

2016 Subaru BRZ Turbo Price and release date

The great news about the release is that the 2016 Subaru BRZ Turbo is going to be available on the US market. We expect that the release date comes as near as March next year. But still not a lot of details are present here but next year is when the car is going to be certainly offered. Its price is also a welcomed one as this car adopts some affordable price stats. A base price of $34000 is good news for people who are interested in this version and fans of the Subaru.

2016 Subaru BRZ Turbo light

 

2016 Nissan Silvia S16

The 2016 Nissan Silvia S16 may prove to be a dark horse in the future period. The Silvia vehicle has not yet reached the desired level of popularity that it was initial expected. The competition has been harsh and there was little chance for the Silvia vehicle to make it right away. But the newest 2016 Nissan Silvia S16 is destined to change all that as the newest release has made a significant amount of changes that will reshape the vehicle itself and change its desired level of popularity.

As the car is still a mystery too many and a lot of people were only able to get introduced to the 2016 Nissan Silvia S16 at the Tokyo Motor Show this year when the concept was released. This was the first glance people were able to get to the new Silvia concept and at first impression it seemed that they liked it. This opens a whole new door of opportunities to the Silvia’s future and a highly expected production model.

The Nissan Silvia S16 is scheduled to be released next year as a 2016 model and it is the striking period for the car when we will see if it gets to be a must or a bust. For now we are hoping for a must, as the car has for now shown some spectacular specs and the best thing it has got going for it is the looks of the car which have been magnificently designed. We look for the car to make a splash as soon as possible so make your decision by getting informed though this review.

2016 Nissan Silvia S16 price and release date

An important factor in raising the popularity of the vehicle is going to be its price range. Currently it is set to be somewhere between $20,000 – $25,000. This is an affordable figure which will enable the car to get some attention and based on the current performance specs it’s a sound one. There are many things that need to be determined as well until the 2016 Nissan Silvia S16 gets released. The official release date is yet to be determined but expectations are sky high for it to be given until the end of next year.

2016 Nissan Silvia S16 front grille

Exterior

There is no doubt that the looks of the 2016 Nissan Silvia S16 are going to be spectacular. The car has made some waves in terms of it being spectacularly designed already and if we were to base our expectations on the concept, it is going to be a good one. The end product has still not arrived yet, but based on the current announcements and the details revealed the car is going to focus a lot on its bodywork in order to come up with a spectacular outcome. The currently released photos give us a shape which is eye-catching and appealing. With an aggressive body frame and some very interesting add-ons the vehicle is going to make it big.

The initial thoughts were to keep the already appealing look of the predecessor. The preceding vehicle did have a good and handsome enough design but it needed something to push it over the edge. This time they are hoping for to add that something which will launch the vehicle’s popularity. The base of the car is still going to be the previous design which was pretty decent and they are going to expand upon and build up on the given idea and make the car better for the future period and its 2016 model year.

2016 Nissan Silvia S16 side

2016 Nissan Silvia S16 light

2016 Nissan Silvia S16 front side

Interior

The initial announcements say that the 2016 Nissan Silvia S16 is going to be a 5-passenger vehicle. It is going to come with a large interior upgrade which will mostly be based on the luxury specter of the car. This means that the people inside are supposed to feel as comfortable as they possibly can with the added additions. It will use the standard set of gadgets that are found in any current Nissan car. So navigation and Bluetooth connectivity is something that makes it inside immediately. There are many rumors on what else might be used but the final decision has not been revealed yet so we expect a bunch of standard additions as well for some styling optional one to be added.

As this is aimed to be a luxury car, the comfort levels are going to be set using some luxury and elegant materials inside. The previous Silvia was a very comfy vehicle and it did have a comfortable setting on the inside, so we expect it to be doubled from before. We will have to wait and see what the end product is going to look like as pictures and specs about the interior have yet to be released.

2016 Nissan Silvia S16 inside

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2016 Nissan Silvia S16 Engine

To help the 2016 Nissan Silvia S16 achieve a desired effect with the performance there are two engine options offered. The first one is the 2.0 liter engine which produces 200 horsepower and 271 lb. –ft. of torque. It comes paired with a RWD option and has enhanced acceleration ability with this setup. The second engine option is a 1.8 liter Mercedes engine which makes 156 horsepower and about 180 lb. –ft. of torque. Based on the needed characteristics you can make your pick about the engine but as both engine options have their advantages.

2016 Nissan Silvia S16 specs

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2016 Nissan Leaf

The currently second generation Nissan Leaf has been given an update. The new 2016 Nissan Leaf is a vehicle that will assume the role of the current vehicle which is announced to be carried over without any particular changes visually. Since 2010 the Leaf vehicle is screaming for an overhaul and as we expect the release of the third generation we will have to make due with the 2016 Nissan Leaf model which in a way manages to satisfy us until the real thing arrives.

As of June 2015, the Nissan Leaf is officially the top selling highway capable electric cars, with over 180,000 units sold worldwide. This vehicle managed to make its run for the title with the models that were released in 2013 and 2014 and without breaking a sweat managed to beat the competition, with the closest ones being the Chevrolet Volt and the Tesla Model S cars.

With the latest update we will receive some changes to the drivetrain which will make the already driving specs of the vehicle better and also something added on the inside as the interior gets a tad remodeled. But the exterior is what bugs us the most as it carries over without any changes from the previous model. We hope that Nissan is hiding its cards for the future generation model and that it manages to play them soon. Read the review to learn about the specs and the update of the new Leaf.

2016 Nissan Leaf exterior

What has been a major disappointment with the new 2016 Nissan Leaf model is tied with its exterior. There are going to be absolutely no changes. The exterior look has been completely copy/pasted from the previous model to the 2016 one. Usually it takes about four years until Nissan decides to give a visual update to their cars and it was the case with all the previous Nissan cars, we are still waiting for the Leaf to receive something new. The only thing that was added were actually a few new color choices. The car now gets the use of Forged Bronze, Coulis Red and Deep Blue Pearl that you can pick from. Everything else is virtually identical.

 

2016 Nissan Leaf back

Interior

As they have done such a lazy job with the outside of the car, the inside has a lot more to it. The 2016 Nissan Leaf has had some work done when it comes to convenience inside the car and also with the added technology. What is particularly interesting is the updated entertainment system which all Nissan trims receive. It is much more user friendly and generally better than before. On the entry level Leaf S vehicle you get a  five-inch color display with Bluetooth connectivity option and some other treats like hands-free text messaging, audio streaming and a  Nissan Connect feature with mobile apps for various social network connections.

The higher trims, the SV and the SL, come with everything that you can find inside the S trim already, but also pack some new features that you can use as well. The higher trims do make a difference in this case as the added features are very appropriately added and used. A seven-inch display that supports multi-touch is added here with also the updated navigation system, voice recognition, SiriusXM satellite radio and various other useful apps as well. The display on the graphic interface is also something new and it updates itself on every 12 miles of movement.

 

2016 Nissan Leaf inside

Powertrain

Under the hood are the most significant changes which the vehicle has received. The 2016 Nissan Leaf has an enhanced driving range now which is done by adding a stronger battery pack. The power boost is changed from 24 kWh to 30 kWh and gives the Leaf a total range of 107 miles on a single charge. So the good news is that you will be able to travel 23 miles more with the newest update, the bad news is that you only get it on higher SV and SL trims while the base S one still holds the current characteristics.

With the updated battery pack, the Leaf also gets some more weight under its belt, making it a bit less efficient that way. The base S trim still holds the same EPA rating of 126 city, 101 highway, and 114 combined mpg. The higher trims change to 124 city, 101 highway, and 112 combined mpg. With the changes to the battery being the only thing that was substituted inside the car, the 80-kW AC synchronous engine remains the same and it is still able to produce 107 horsepower and 187 pound-feet of torque as before.

 

2016 Nissan Leaf charging battery

2016 Nissan Leaf battery

2016 Nissan Leaf Price and release date

For now the price of the base 2016 Nissan Leaf S remains the same as before at $29,010 base MSRP as there were almost no changes to it. The higher SV trim is priced at $34,200 while the SL trim has the highest price tag of $36,790 base MSRP. The newest Nissan Leaf is going to be released at the beginning of 2016, maybe as early as January.

2016 Nissan Leaf side

 

 

 

2016 Ford Mustang Convertible

The new 2016 model of the favorable Ford Mustang has finally appeared. Actually it has been less than a year when the sixth-generation Mustang appeared on the market and this is a continuation on that model which provides us with many customizable features. The most important thing is that it is a convertible and that it looks back a bit to the traditional and old school Ford Mustang car that has beer previous produced.

The thing with the previous model was that it was too much criticized for modernizing the car too much. A lot of fans were complaining as they were unable to see the real Mustang car underneath. The lack of some traditional styling cues actually made the sixth-gen model highly unpopular and the brand suffered because of it. With the latest update Ford decided to go back to the roots and bring the fans exactly what they wanted. The new car features a lot of elements from the old design Mustang cars and brings us what we have always wanted from a Ford Mustang. They even add some additional packages which embody the styles of the 1960s models.

The base level trim is going to be quite a looker as there are plenty of styling cues that are going to make the nostalgic fans quite happy. As for some additional and luxurious features, they can only be received in the upgraded packages. So if you want a technological upgrade for your Mustang you will have to opt for the Premium package first and other better upgrades are available in the higher trims as well. This is actually a way for Ford to make the fans interested into buying the higher trims more. But those who do not mind the base version will be happy to know that the price has remained identical to the previous version.

2016 Ford Mustang Convertible exterior

What has changed for the exterior of the 2016 Ford Mustang is that it includes some traditional additions that are trademark to the old Mustang vehicle. But the greatest changes are actually only available for the upgraded packages. The base version has only received the hood vent-integrated turn signals which were a part of the vehicle’s design back for the 1967 model. If you opt of the EcoBoost and GT you will have a car which has the over-the-top racing stripes added which are also seen on the Shelby GT350. You also have the option of using some new colors patters with this addition and have the silver and black ones as the new colors given. But one of the most favorite packages is going to be the Pony Package. It actually comes available for the Mustang EcoBoost Premium trim and adds 19-inch, polished aluminum wheels with a tri-bar pony logo on the front grille and also some side strips with chrome window surrounds.

If you want a stealthier look, than you can opt for the Black Accent Package, which comes available for the GT trims only. This is particularly useful for the convertible models as it enhances the beauty of the car with 19-inch, black-painted alloy wheels, a 5.0 and pony logos in black and a black decklid spoiler with a smoked taillight trim. But there are also the California Special Package and the Performance Package for the GT Convertible. The former one adds 19-inch, ebony-painted, machined aluminum wheels, with smoked taillight accents, a performance front splitter, and a special grille with tri-bar pony logo, while the later one comes with more aggressive front splitter and deletes the rear spoiler.

2016 Ford Mustang Convertible side

Interior

The inside is mostly unaffected with the update. The greatest change of the 2016 Ford Mustang is the added entertainment system which is seen in the Premium Package. It includes the SYNC 3 which is faster and more intuitive than the former one and makes a lot of difference for the users of this vehicle. You can even update the software via Wi Fi any time you want.

There are some comfort-enhancing features added to the California Special Package that come for the convertible option. You receive the ebony leather and Miko suede seat inserts with red contrast stitching and embossed logos on the inside that way and also special door-panel inserts and premium carpet with red stitching to combine with it. But if you combine the Mustang GT convertible with the Performance Package you then get the aluminum instrument panel with auxiliary gauges.

2016 Ford Mustang Convertible inside

Engine

The 2016 Ford Mustang continues its story for the next model year using the same engine setups as before. This means that the base version is going to use the 3.7-liter V-6 engine rated at 300 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque. It provides great acceleration as it enables the car to hit the 60 mph mark in 6 seconds. Next we have the turbocharged, 2.3-liter, four-cylinder EcoBoost which makes 310 horses and 320 pound-feet of torque and can push to 0-60 mph in 5.2 seconds, with an automatic gearbox, or 5.5 seconds with a manual one.

Lastly, there is the 5.0-liter, “Coyote” V-8 that makes 435 horsepower and 400 pound-feet of torque. It cam accelerate to 60 mph in a record 4.5 seconds which makes the Mustang comparable with the Chevy and Camaro rivals. All of the mentioned engine options combine with a Getrag, six-speed manual gearbox or the optional, six-speed automatic transmission which also comes with steering wheel-mounted shift paddles.

2016 Ford Mustang Convertible open

Price and release date

All of the new trims and packages for the new 2016 version of the Ford Mustang vehicle come available next year when the car is going to be released. It is going to appear in March of 2016 and the best news is that the price for the base version is going to remain the same at $23,800. Other trims come at a higher price and convertible options comes at $29,300, the highest one is the 2016 Ford Mustang GT convertible which is priced at $41,800.

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2016 Toyota Avalon Hybrid

The Toyota Avalon is the car that always receives a top rating among large sedan vehicles. With eh recent updated to the car the 2016 version was released. The 2016 Toyota Avalon Hybrid has been highly remodeled and fitted with high level comfort enhancements that are suitable for this type of a car, but the larges news was that it now comes with a possible hybrid engine powertrain that you can chose to use.

The 2016 Toyota Avalon Hybrid vehicle is not a type of vehicle that makes you want to drive it, it does not beg nor does it asks of you to do such a thing, but in fact it happens that you are the one who wants to do this more than anybody. What the car attracts people with is luxury and interior comfort. It is as comfortable as anything that you have sat on and it even goes a step further than that. It is certainly something that will make you change your mind from getting a Lexus vehicle and make you chose it instead.

The added powertrain is a spectacular new choice for this year. As the Avalon vehicle has already been a fair vehicle in its performance and driving characteristics, it was only a matter of time when a hybrid powertrain was supposed to introduce. The given upgrade in the engine department allows better fuel economy and driving specs which will also bring a lot of fans over to the Avalon brand. Check out the latest review for more information.

2016 Toyota Avalon Hybrid exterior

What is interesting about the design of the new 2016 Toyota Avalon Hybrid car is that it has been designed and made entirely in California, but finished and developed in Michigan. With a more American kind of craftsmanship a new look also comes as well and with the added hybrid powertrain is something that may attract the fans of this brand even more.  The most noticeable change is seen immediately at the front side where the car comes with a newly added grille design. It is wider than before but the front fascia has been revised as well with the added slits on turn signals in the place where the turn signals used to be. Perhaps the changes are not that much, but it affects the car in a sense that it makes it look more angular at the front and a little less rounded than before.

From the profile, it is an easy looking car. The roofline is perfectly matted to the subtle arc that is seen in the beltline, while fitting the rear pillar arch there as well. But the back design is something that we see some faults into. It is a bit too generic looking and there was supposed to be some more redesign added to it. The taillights have been refreshed, but that is all, and there was supposed to be a lot more in fact. The car now sits on some new wheels and it uses the 17-inch and 18-inch options now.

2016 Toyota Avalon Hybrid rear side

Interior

The inside of the car has been given a lot of attention this time. The 2016 Toyota Avalon Hybrid was redesigned in a great matter and it is not at all as people might think a Camry knockoff. What the makers in Toyota wanted to do was to add a premium feel to the design of the car, and they have in most cases managed to achieve just that. There are some nicely featured surfaces and the front part gets a wood grain trim that is combined with a striated surface. On top of it all sit the climate controls and the audio controls as well which are much closer to the driver. All of this is stacked on a dash zone which is filled up with metallic parts.

This part of the car may have the most typical look of a Toyota vehicle but actually has been remodeled in a so much greater way than that. Wits some hard plastic inserts it completes the look quite well. But with the fact that there are no major interior design updates in the technology department added, the car will still use the old 7.0-inch Entune infotainment screen.

2016 Toyota Avalon Hybrid interior

Engine

With the added hybrid powertrain the 2016 Toyota Avalon Hybrid has been getting more attention recently. This kind of a vehicle incorporates some nice and comfy characteristics and does well to bring a hybrid engine together with the already present concept of the Avalon that it was known for. A  four-cylinder engine is combined with the all new designed battery pack to bring a very nice combination for a powertrain that is now able to produce 200 horsepower. It also enables it to hit the 60 mph mark in 8.2 seconds. Bu the EPA ratings are what people are interested here the most and they stand at 40 mpg at a combined rate.

2016 Toyota Avalon Hybrid side

Price and release date

The newly awaited 2016 Toyota Avalon Hybrid is one of the most expected cars in the present lineup of Toyota. But people will have to take it easy until the car gets actually released. The release date has been thus set for the summer of 2016 and people cannot wait to see it. The starting price is set between $34,000-39,000 for now.

2016 Toyota Avalon Hybrid grille

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