2016 Pontiac Trans AM Price

Even with the discontinuation of the company due to bad sales, we are still going to get the 2016 Pontiac Trans Am. This legendary brand is perhaps one of the brands which was recently discontinued that people miss the most, and of course legendary cars like the Firebird and the Trans Am are the ones which are still going to continue with us. This is why we are still going to get a new 2016 Trans Am even with the downfall of the company already done.

2016 Pontiac Trans AM

Thanks to the magic of Trans Am Depot, the 2016 model is going to happen. This company actually started immediately after Pontiac went down as two brothers joined together with a graphic designer with a goal to bring old Trans Am cars back to life and offer us new models that Pontiac never got around to make. After securing the Trans Am exclusive rights and with the cooperation with Hurst Performance, they first managed to build the first-ever Trans Am with the iconic Hurst badge.

For the New York Auto show, the Trans Am depot is prepared to offer us the 2016 Pontiac Trans Am which is also considered as the Bandit Edition, based on the popular show as the main character was driving the said car. So we are actually in for a modern representation of the legendary 1977 Special Edition model which was regarded as one of the highest and best Trans Am models.

The 2016 Pontiac Trans Am is going to offer only 77 units, making it a limited edition model which all of the fans are going to appreciate and the best thing is that it is being endorsed by Burt Reynolds himself. Keep reading the review and see what else is in stored for the update of this legendary car.

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2016 Pontiac Trans AM front side

2016 Pontiac Trans AM Exterior

The exterior of the 2016 Pontiac Trans Am is going to feature all the legendary parts of the 1977 version and combine them with the modern fifth-generation Camaro features. But as this is a modern version of it, the model is going to feature more rounded shapes and original details. The front end features a V-shaped nose and has a Pontiac badge and additionally combines with a twin grille and two horizontal vents in the bumper. There is a quad-headlamp configuration but this time offers rounded units, unlike the original which had square ones.

The side of the car sees most of the similarity with the legendary ’77 version transferred here. It uses the honeycomb wheels with gold highlights and has a similar front fender part. There is no wraparound windscreen though, as it is substituted with a quarter window like the Camaro has. There is a big trunk lid spoiler to the back with a wraparound bumper and wide taillights that have a horizontal cluster. There is a shaker hood and a T-top roof, which are essential parts for any Trans Am model.

2016 Pontiac Trans AM back

Interior Changes

The inside of the 2016 Pontiac Trans Am features a completely reworked Camaro interior to fit the look of the legendary model’s one. All of the parts, like the instrument cluster, the seats, the dashboard and even other parts features the styling cues taken from the 77 model. There are some retro looking gauges which feature some Bandit graphics and in the center console you can see the Hurst shifter and some Trans Am lettering. The seats have a standard Trans Am shape and are made with a  gold center sections that comes with stitching, and detailing.

There is a cool design element added to the seats as the headrest has a Bandit graphic imprinted on it which actually looks pretty cool even though it has nothing to do with the original design. The door panels have gold “screaming chicken” graphics and the dashboard also has the gold top on it. The convince features have not been specified but as this models combines the elements taken from a Camaro car, expect to see some of them transferred form the latest Chevrolet Camaro model.

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2016 Pontiac Trans AM inside

Engine Specs

The 2016 Pontiac Trans Am is going to benefit from an added Trans Am Depot’s state-of-the-art engines. This Trans Am will receive a 840 Extreme Performance Package which combines with the 7.4-liter LSX V-8 engine and a 2.9-liter twin-screw supercharger. This all amounts to an output of around  840 horsepower and the model also combines with the a manual or automatic transmission. The 0-60 mph acceleration is around 3 seconds and has a top speed of around 200 mph. We cannot even start to compare the improvements that have been made with the legendary 1977 version as this is a modern car that adds a lot more to its mix.

2016 Pontiac Trans AM engine

Release date and price

The latest 2016 Pontiac Trans Am version that is going to be offered gets its release date by the second part of this year. Expect to see it in September as it will be available for sale from then. And the price, well the price for this limited edition series is a hefty  $115,000, quite appropriate for the Bandit.

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2016 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque Interior Review

Making its debut at the Geneva Auto Show is the 2016 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque model. All of the details of the car have been unveiled ahead of time and before its official showcasing so there are not many details that may be regarded as new or unknown for the car. Thus we do get to provide a full review for you with all the news available before the scheduled release date.

The Land Rover Range Rover Evoque brand has been introduced for the first time in 2012 as part of the compact-luxury-crossover  expansion of the market and was dubbed as an immediately luxury SUV. As the brand quickly became popular there was a slight update in 2014 in order to keep the model afloat and continue the popularity which has been brought on it. The 2016 model year is going to do the same as there are a few quirks that have been enhanced and changed for the brand not making any drastic moves at the same time.

The exterior of the car is going to make just a few changes and is not going to change a whole lot of the Evoque. The biggest news is actually the release of the new lineup of engines that the 2016 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque is going to use. Sadly, although this rumor is true, none of the new engines are going to be available for the US market.

2016 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque is battling it out with the new version of the Mercedes-Benz GLA and the latest Audi Q3 which pose a great threat to the Evoque. It was a great car on its initial release but they still have to do something in order to keep it competitive.

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2016 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque side exterior

2016 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque Exterior

The basic exterior appearance of the 2016 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque is mostly going to be carried over for this car. Btu the model is going to be tweaked up a bit to keep it competitive. The reshaped headlights are a nice new touch and the distinctive LED daytime running lights signature has also been added. The bumper has been reshaped as well and is wider while the wider tow-eye covers and added larger air intakes have also been featured on this car.

The slimline LED lights were renovated here as well and the grille also has a light refresh to it but not that much different compared to the previous version. It includes a horizontal new fine-mesh pattern, seen on the standard models, while the Dynamic trim  offers a hexagonal grille design with a more prominent mesh design.

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2016 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque side

New hood vents are available only for the Autobiography models and the five-door HSE Dynamic trims, which were only available for the coupe versions before. The rear end features a new tailgate spoiler and also a completely new set of LED taillights with revised graphics. It also comes with a new  Gesture Tailgate allowing an easier access and an easier way to open it. Also offered for the 2016 are three new exterior colors which already add to the immense offer that the Range Rover Evoque has already had.

2016 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque front grille

Interior Review

The interior of the 2016 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque features equally subtle but noticeable changes. The door casings and the seats have been revised and is a very noticeable part of the car. Also added are a new InControl infotainment system  which has a  8-inch touchscreen. The instrument cluster has been revised as well and there are more soft-touch materials and also new colors available as well. The model also provides leather ebony seats as standard ones and they also feature  eight-way power adjustment in their base trim. The upper trims offer additionally 14-way power adjustments,  massage seats and much more premium materials on them.

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2016 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque interior

As optional part of equipment you get an SD-card-based navigation system,  rear-seat entertainment with two 8-inch screens, a satellite-based system and 11- or 17-speaker audio systems. The changes made to the inside are by no means revolutionary nor do they represent the next stage in the evolution of luxury car design, but are a welcoming addition as they do make the car up to date and keep its position in the market as a very competitive model.

2016 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque seats

Engine Specs of 2016 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque

The news of the release of the latest 2016 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque also came with the announcement that a whole new engine lineup was going to appear. Although this came to be true it is not the case for the people in the US market as the added engines are not available there. Thus the people in America are still going to use the 2.0-liter engine which makes 240 horsepower and 250 pound-feet of torque  and uses a nine-speed auto transmission. The 0-60 mph acceleration is around 9 seconds and a top speed of 135 mph.

The European version will on the other hand host two new TD4 diesel engines, one making 150 PS and the other 180 PS. Land Rover has also stated that the newest engine additions will weigh around 20 to 30 pounds less than the previous diesel variants used.

2016 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque engine

2016 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque Release date and price

The newest 2016 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque is going to be available this year which places its release date in September. The price for the base version is set to a base MSRP rate of $41,100.

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2016 Chevrolet Silverado Realtree Bone Collector Concept 

The new 2016 Chevrolet Silverado Realtree Bone Collector comes loaded with Chevy accessories, impressive brake upgrades, and a styling exterior design. Leveraging on the versatility, personalization, and strength possibilities of Chevy’s own Silverado 1500, the new truck comes with a unique personality that traverses many aspects. Its release date should be expected this Spring.

This is what Sandor Piszar – director of Chevrolet Truck Marketing, had to say about Chevy trucks, “They demonstrate what’s possible through assurance, inspiration, and personalization of the industry’s longest-lasting, and most dependable full-size trucks. They have made it possible for consumers to go where they want and this has been as a result of the inspiration that our vehicles give them.”

There are plenty of technologies such as the Android Auto and Apple CarPlay capabilities along with front-end design styling. The Collector Concept is based on the Silverado 1500 High Country crew cab. It wears a new off-road package (a front push bar, sport bar, assist steps), larger, aggressive off-road tires, and 22” black aluminum wheels.

Also in the cargo bed is a unique drawer system, a cooler mounted just behind the cab, and secure stowage of outdoor gear. Additionally, the Chevrolet Accessories also bundles an LED off-road light bar mounted on the sport bar to aid it illuminate at night.

The Realtree Bone Collector green graphics are complemented by the eye-catching camo theme, which incorporates Michael Waddell’s signature. The theme extends further to the bungee cords and tie-down rings in the bed, used to secure camping gear. The green color also extends to the six-piston disc brake calipers.

Interior wise, there are plenty of likable features and technologies as well. These features include the green-tinted lens on the unique instrument cluster display, custom embroidered front-seat headrests, leather-trimmed bucket seats, matching stitching accents, and floor liners.

Others include Wi-Fi hotspot connectivity, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay capability, tri-zone climate control, a leather-wrapped tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, full power accessories, exterior heated mirrors, adaptive xenon headlights, and adaptive cruise control.

Exterior Changes & 2016 Chevrolet Silverado Realtree Bone Collector Interior Review

One of the most prevalent changes in the Silverado would be the paint scheme. As already mentioned above, the doors come with Michael Walden’s signature touch. Also, as can be found on Chevy’s accessory guide, there are host of exterior upgrades to consider.

The Realtree Bone Collector rides on Chevy’s optional 22” mud-terrain-wrapped-tires aluminum wheels. Weatherproof and lockable storage for guns, tools and any other gear. Rear-facing LED off-road tires, tubular step bars, and a more-menacing push bar.

 

2016 Chevrolet Silverado Realtree Bone Collector rear

Even with no photos provided for the truck’s interior, the camo theme continues deep into the cabin. The gauge cluster gets line green-tented lenses, while the dashboard has the Realtree camo pattern. The steering wheel and leather seats have a lime green-matching stitching as well.

Additionally, an ambient lighting package, under-seat storage system, and doorsill plates with Silverado logos are offered on the Chevy Accessories items.

Although no one knows its exterior colors, standalone options and packages, and interior trimmings – one things is for sure – Chevy will certainly provide additional clues before its release date. So, keep checking the post for more updates.

 

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2016 Chevrolet Silverado Realtree Bone Collector Engine Specs

Under the hood of the 2016 Chevrolet Silverado Realtree Bone Collector is a 6.2L V8 mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission system. The system is tasked with the responsibility of forwarding the power generated – 420 hp and 460 lbs. ft. of torque to either the RWD or the AWD, based on the driver’s setting.

It would roughly need about 5.5 seconds to get past 60 mph, and can lag a 12,000 pounds trailer. Rumors also allege the new 2016 Chevrolet Silverado Realtree Bone Collector can achieve a top speed of 125 mph.

While eliminating brake fade, the massive six-piston calipers aid in slowing the truck in a much shorter distance. The brake package is also offered as an accessory package that will cost you extra money.

 

2016 Chevrolet Silverado Realtree Bone Collector engine

Price & 2016 Chevrolet Silverado Realtree Bone Collector Release Date

The new 2016 Chevrolet Silverado Realtree Bone Collector is expected this spring, and joins the 2016 Silverado Special Ops edition for production. Its price hasn’t been announced yet, but we should look forward to a speculative starting price of around $45,000.

 

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2016 Jeep Wrangler Backcountry

The new Jeep Wrangler Backcountry for 2016 boasts of a special winter-theme and comes riding on the same platform as the Sahara model. It features a Backcountry decal on both the rear quarter and the front fender panel, 17” Rubicon wheels, a unique off-road ready rear and front powder coated bumper. The wheels mentioned above are painted in a black fuel fill door and Mid-gloss Black. Its release should be expected in February 2017.

The 2016 Jeep Wrangler Backcountry also gains the optional Sahara side steps at no additional cost, so is the hard top. But the body color hard top is offered as an option.

Five colors should be expected on the 2016 Jeep Wrangler Backcountry: Bright White, Xtreme Purple, Granite Crystal, Black, and Hydro Blue. This is the only model in the entire lineup to offer the Xtreme Purple.

Interior wise, the Backcountry comes in a modicum of style. The controls, gauges, and dashboard are sensibly laid out. The interior layout offers a distinct throwback feel synonymous with the days when car interiors bore the resemblance of the fighter-plane cockpits. In all fairness, the cabin features a bygone era that shouldn’t exist in the modern age.

The rear passengers will undoubtedly face an uphill task whenever they ingress or egress due to the low bench that offers cramped foot-and knee room. Adults will find long trims depressing. Thanks to the removable top, nimble riders can just clamber over the sides rather than face the awkward task of entering through the doors.

See, the 2016 Jeep Wrangler Backcountry is a capable off-road machine that is capable of dominating any off-road trails. This model offers upgraded suspension systems and plenty of configurations that will put any SUV you’ve ever owned to shame.

On the pavement though, Jeeps – regardless of the model, can elicit irritation and laughs, or even a sense of adventure, depending on your outlook. Unlike any other SUV on sale today, turning left on an intersection will reveal the abundant body roll, and a vague slow steering. The ride quality is generally rough. Higher-speed maneuvers are spooky, and even without the hard top, the profuse road noise will drive you crazy.

Other alternatives you can consider include the pricey 2017 Toyota 4Runner, the 2017 Jeep Renegade, and Cherokee. You could also consider previous versions of both the Toyota FJ and the Nissan Xterra although they are no longer on sale.

At the end of the day, the only vehicle that evokes Ike is none other than the 2016 Jeep Wrangler Backcountry. And no matter the serene and comfortable interiors, more secure handling and braking, and upscale technology of its existing and future competitors, Jeep will forever be that rugged, iconic off-roader that has the go-anywhere inherent ability.

Engine Specs – 2016 Jeep Wrangler Backcountry

Underneath all those extra interior and graphic bits, the 2016 Jeep Wrangler Backcountry comes standard with a Pentatar 3.6L V6 engine. The power generated – 285 hp and 260 lbs. ft. of torque is sent to the wheels via the standard six-speed manual transmission system. Although not expressly specified, the five-speed auto should be expected as an option.

Rumors allege the fuel economy ratings stand at 21/17/18 mpg on the highway/city/combined, while the maximum the Backcountry can tow is speculated at a meagre 3,000 pounds.

2016 Jeep Wrangler Backcountry engine

Price & 2016 Jeep Wrangler Backcountry Release Date

Although the prices haven’t been announced yet, our mule says we should expect the 2016 Jeep Wrangler Backcountry to cost between$29,000 and $33,000 depending on which style you chose: either a 2-door or a four-door version.

The top speed should be expected at around 110 mph.

2016 Jeep Wrangler Backcountry wheel

Exterior Changes & Interior Pictures – 2016 Jeep Wrangler Backcountry

Some of the standard features to look forward to in the new 2016 Jeep Wrangler Backcountry include foglamps, cruise control, cloth upholstery, 16” steel wheels, a 60/40-split fold and tumble-forward seat, an eight-speaker sound system, a fold-down windshield, full-size spare tire, removable doors and top, heated power mirrors, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a media player interface, a touchscreen audio interface, heated power mirrors.

2016 Jeep Wrangler Backcountry side

The Power Convenience groups adds hood insulation, rear passenger grab handles, painted exterior body panels, tubular side steps, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, automatic headlights, 18-inch alloy wheels, air conditioning, and satellite radio.

Standalone features that will cost you an extra include a heavy-duty Dana 44 front axle, an upgraded transfer case with a lower crawl control, a special hood decal, Alpine sound system, special cloth seats, rock rails, rear locking differentials, electronic rear and front locking differentials, a 115-V power outlet, coat hooks, and dual-zone automatic climate control.

2016 Jeep Wrangler Backcountry inside

2016 Jeep Wrangler Backcountry light

2016 Toyota Tacoma

The redesigned Toyota Tacoma for 2016 boasts an updated interior, a new V6 engine, and a capable off-road performance. It’s recommended for anyone shopping in the midsize truck segment. Some of its strengths include a peerless resale value, an extensive list of options, an excellent off-road ability, a responsive touchscreen interface, and a refined V6 engine. Its release date should be expected this July.

For more than two decades now, the Toyota Tacoma has continued to be a competitive pickup truck that has provided its buyers an alternative to the often-perceived large and costly full-size regular trucks. If you’ve been a seasoned user of the previous versions of the Tacoma, the 2016 Toyota Tacoma won’t offer any major surprises apart from the usual refreshments.

Traditional users may find the new notable improvements made on the 2016 model to have, to some extent, burnished its appeal. The new model doesn’t come with the dinky steel wheels found on the regular cab 4×2 stripper. You only have to choose between the crew cab and the extended cab body styles.

What hasn’t changed though, is Tacoma’s off-road performance repertoire. It also gets the Crawl Control system that it borrowed from the Land Cruiser and the 4Runner. One interesting add-on that the new vehicle comes with is the GoPro mount that gives users the capability of recording their driving experiences.

Things get even better under the hood. With a revised 4.0L V6 engine that offers 42 more horsepower than the previous model, the new Tacoma promises a memorable driving adventure. The base engine returns as before and carries over its power output unchanged.

In overall, we’d say the new 2016 Toyota Tacoma is well-positioned to retain its throne among other midsize pickup trucks. That said, you should still look around the segment to see what the segment offers in terms of alternatives. Some of them include the 2016 Chevrolet Colorado, the 2016 GMC Canyon, and the 2016 Nissan Frontier.

Available Trims – Toyota Tacoma

Expect to see the new Toyota Tacoma for 2016 in a whopping five trims: SR, SR5, TRD Sport, Limited, and TRD Off Road.

Interior Pictures & Exterior Configurations – 2016 Toyota Tacoma
The SR model offers standard air conditioning, adjustable tie-downs, a cargo bed rail, 16” wheels, a rearview camera, voice controls, a bedliner, a telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, full power accessories, a six-speaker audio system, a 6.1” touchscreen interface, Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, a sliding rear window, auxiliary audio jack, Siri Eyes Free, and a GoPro windshield mount.

2016 Toyota Tacoma seats

The SR5 adds satellite and HD radio, a rear privacy glass, chrome exterior accents, foglights, Scout GPS Link navigation app, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, variable intermittent wipers, and a color trip computer.

2016 Toyota Tacoma interior

Picking the TRD Sport model gets you keyless ignition and entry, LED daytime running lights, sport-tuned shock absorbers, a special upholstery, a leather trimmed shift lever, a bed-mounted 120-V power outlet, 17” alloy wheels, an optional upgraded infotainment bundle, and an auto-dimming rearview mirror.

Opting for the TRD Off-Road trim lands you 16” alloy wheels, an electronic locking rear differential, chin-spoiler delete, Bilstein shock absorber, cruise control, and the Crawl Control system.

Finally, the Limited model gets you JBL stereo system, unique interior and exterior trim, 18” alloy wheels, a leather upholstery, and all the contents of the Technology and Premium package.

2016 Toyota Tacoma grille

2016 Toyota Tacoma side

2016 Toyota Tacoma Engine Specs

Both the SR and the SR5 trims get the standard 2.7L four-cylinder base engine rated at 159 horsepower and 180 pounds of torque or the optional 3.5L V6 engine rated at 278 hp and 265 pounds of torque.

The 2WD and a six-speed automatic transmission system are standard for the two powerplants. The AWD is available as an option. The four-cylinder engine returns fuel economy ratings of 19/23/21 mpg in the city/highway/combined with the 2WD, and 19/22/20 mpg with the four-wheel-drive system.

2016 Toyota Tacoma engine

On the other hand, the V6 returns 19/24/21 mpg with the 4x2s and 17/20/18 mpg for the four-wheel-drive system.

During our own test drive, the V6 with an automatic sprinted to 60 mph from naught in 8.5 seconds.

 

Price & 2016 Toyota Tacoma Release Date

Online reports indicate to a possible release date this July. As for the price, the 2016 Toyota Tacoma Access Cab should cost you an MSRP starting from $23,300, and $24,130 for the Double Cab.

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.

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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