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New 2021 Audi A3 Release Date and Info

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2021 Audi A3 review

Recent news have indicated that we can expect release date of the new 2021 Audi A3 model very soon. This is a vehicle that has been talked about a lot quite recently and may be offered for sale very soon but the actual information are still scarce. The information has leaked with the release of the newest photos of the car under heavy camouflage and it doing some practice runs. The A3 is going to be the latest addition and is going to appear in the hatchback and convertible options beside being offered as a sedan.

The first Audi A3 was produced in 1996 and was originally only offered as a three door hatchback vehicle. The basis for building the car was using the Volkswagen’s Group A platform and it shared underpinning with the Seat Toledo, Audi TT and VW Golf car. Later on the offer grew and the vehicle was also available as a five-door hatch and a cabrio as well.

The 2012 model year saw the car being overhauled for its third-generation model and a year later we also saw the introduction of the A3 sedan which was also showcased at the New York Auto Show. The vehicle was made available for sale in Germany and the UK and it appears that a few years after the overhaul we are getting a new generation model that we are happy to introduce in our review here.

2021 Audi A3 spy shots, front view

The car has been spotted doing some test runs and is going to be available pretty soon as even with the heavy camo we can see how much the car has been updated. The vehicle is being introduced to a new look and the changes are going to appear both on the front and the back side of the car. You can find out here all about the latest changes and updates that the car has is going to get.

Exterior Redesign

There is actually a slew of features that we might get to see on the next 2021 Audi A3 come release date. The front grille is going to be unchanged but only the curve on the side of the grille is going to be a bit sharper. The headlights only appear to have a similar design to before but are actually changed a bit as the bottom edge has  zigzags as it creates a point below the bean lights. The vents that are positioned to the sides of the car have been downsized and are much smaller as the front fascia adds some horizontal flats now.

The sides of the car may seem unchanged but are in fact been given a deep body line that runs between the lower section of the car and also a dual body line that goes from the headlights to the taillight. The  mirrors behind the rear doors look pretty much the same and has not been changed.

The back side has a few changes as well. One thing that remains though is the main body line that still remains to the rear fascia. There is a different kind of a diffuser added as well, it takes the entire lower portion of the rear end and gives is a sporty look that way. Also there is a single exhaust pipe added to the driver’s side. Other major changes include a refined lip on the deck and secondly the taillights which have also gone through a change as well.

2021 Audi A3 exterior spy shots

Interior Design

So far there are not that many news that have surfaced about the interior of the car. A lot of things may still happen on the inside of the car but we are waiting for even more to be added for the 2021 Audi A3. We actually anticipated that it is going to be much similar to the previous year model and will look almost similar with a few new fashionable additions made as well. We can expect to see a  wraparound dash design which is going to features some materials that are also found in the latest Audi A8 model. They are keeping the dash uncluttered and they are only keeping some simple audio controls which are going to be just above the center console. We also expect that the pop-up screen will also remain here and will be kept.

For the changes, we expect that we get a larger touchscreen  which gets to be offered with this update. This is going to be a very useful part which gets to be added to the already good infotainment system but something which is going to improve it a lot. We also look forward in seeing the Audi’s floating design center console get an update which is something seen on other automobiles. But many more news is certainly going to come once the release date is determined.

2021 Audi A3 interior

Engine specs

No news has been made for the 2021 Audi A3 receiving a new engine, but this does not mean that it will not. The main option for the previous model was the 1.8-liter, Turbocharged TFSI engine that created 170 horsepower and 200 pound-feet of torque. This engine option was able to create a top speed of 130 mph and reach the 0-60 mph mark in 7.2 seconds. The second option is the 2.0-liter TFSI  which makes 220 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque and has the ability to reach 60 mph in 5.2 seconds and a top speed of 130 mph. The 2.0-liter TDI diesel  was supposed to be an option for the previous year model but it just never materialized, so we are expecting to see it appear this year as one of the offers.

2021 Audi A3 engine

Specifications

Wheelbase: 102.2 in
Length: 14 ft. 7.4 in. (175.4 in.)
Width: 77.2 in
Passenger volume: 79 cu ft
Cargo volume: 10.0 cu.ft.
Curb weight: 3634 lb
Top Speed: 126 mph
0-60: 5.7 sec
MPG: 23/32 mpg
Available Exterior Colors: Brilliant Red , Brilliant Black, Florett Silver Metallic, Scuba Blue Metallic, Ibis White,Mythos Black Metallic…
Towing Capacity: N/A

Trims

The 2021 Audi A3 is going to be offered as a sedan version, a hatchback and is also going to be given in the convertible form and all three trims are coming out together at the same time. The sedan is offered in the Premium, Premium Plus and the Prestige trims.

Release date and price

The release date has yet to be determined, but we are confident that we are going to see the 2021 Audi A3 for sale by the end of this year. The starting price is $30,900 for the Premium, the premium Plus is offered at  $33,600 while the Prestige $39,750.

2021 Mustang Shelby GT350 Specs, Review

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2021 Mustang Shelby GT350 review

Once again, Ford has created a rather outlandish 2021 Mustang Shelby GT350 that will certainly win the hearts of many. For performance-oriented equipment and features, affordability for track-day enthusiast, and a luxury laden comfort, it doesn’t get much better than this. Some of the highlights include a race-truck oriented handling, a strong and high revving V8 engine, and a well-appointed engine. Its release date should be expected in the coming weeks, so keep posted.

You’ll usually hear someone tell you, “They no longer make them the way they used to,” with a negative connotation, perhaps referring to the vapid Hollywood sequels or the plastic Hot Wheels toy cars. However, when it narrows down to the new and restyled 2021 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350, the above quotation holds some water.

For traditional Mustang users, you’ll realize that for 2021, Ford has installed a unique V8 that comes alongside racetrack-oriented brakes and suspension instead of the common extra power bump. The 350 comes with a 5.2L V8 engine that comes with lots of arcane wizardry for fine-tuned performance. Additionally, it comes with a flat-plane crankshaft normally used in upscale exotics like the Ferrari V8. This and other mechanical bits help the GT350 produce more power at a higher rpm.

2021 Mustang Shelby GT350 side view

It comes with an outrageous 8,200 rpm redline and cranks up to 526 horsepower. One might argue that the Cobra GT500 generated more power, which is true, however, the new GT350 is a more truck-based machine that has been designed to offer a higher-revving. In a nutshell, the vehicle receives a retuned suspension, a lowered ride height, stickier tires, an available magnetorheological dampers, and a rapid cooling capability.

As for the upgraded r version, the automaker has installed additional aerodynamic body pieces, a lightweight carbon-fiber wheels, and rear seat sound system. Ford claims that the total reduction in weight amounts to 130 pounds.

Now you might be thinking: How does it drive? Since it sounds so awesome! Well, simply put: it’s amazing. See, the vehicle comes with everything a spoilt brat living in Hollywood may wish for.

Exterior Spy Photos & Interior Review – 2021 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350

2021 Mustang Shelby GT350 interior

For starters, the new and updated Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 for 2021 is a high-performance version of the Mustang coupe. It comes standard with smartphone app integration, Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, manual Recaro front seats, Brembo Brakes, a rearview camera, 19” wheels, audio and phone voice commands, 6-speaker sound system, simulated suede inserts, a Torsen rear differential, keyless entry and ignition, a 4.2” touchscreen interface, a rear spoiler, telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, and a rearview camera.

Picking the Technology package gets you Siri Eyes Free, 7-speaker sound system, adjustable drive settings, adaptive suspension dampers, a navigations system, heavy-duty front springs, satellite radio, ventilated and heated front seats, leather upholstered seats, and a new Sync 3 interface.

The Track package is offered as an option and adds an additional powertrain cooler, adaptive suspension dampers, adjustable drive settings, a front suspension tower brace, and a larger rear spoiler.

Opting for the 2021 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R gets you a revised suspension tuning, a seven-speaker sound system, air-conditioning, 19” carbon fiber wheels, aerodynamic body enhancements, a rearview camera, and the Electronics package.

Some of the interior colors we have been able to get from the spy pictures suggest you should expect Ebony with Red Accents, Ebony with a cloth upholstery, and Ebony in a leather/suede microfiber upholstery.

2021 Mustang Shelby GT350 exterior

2021 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 Engine Specs

Producing 526 horsepower and 429 pounds of torque is a rumbling 5.2L V8 engine, this power is transmitted to the rear wheels through the 6-speed manual transmission system. The EPA ratings stand at 14/21/16 mpg in the city/highway/combined. An automatic transmission system is also available but the details aren’t clear at this point.

I haven’t covered this section exhaustively but we are working on new information previously lacking. So, keep checking the post for the updated info.

Some of the safety features to expect from the all-new 2021 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 include a rearview camera, stability and traction control, a post-crash alert, front-seat side airbags, and side curtain airbags.

2021 Mustang Shelby GT350 engine

Specifications

Wheelbase: 107.1 in
Length: 189.7 in
Width: 75.9 in
Passenger volume: 84.5 ft³
Cargo volume: 14 ft³
Curb weight: 3760 lbs
Top Speed: 175 mph
0-60: 4,2 sec
MPG: 14/21 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Competition Orange, Deep Impact Blue Metallic, Magnetic Metallic, Oxford White, Race Red, Shadow Black…
Towing Capacity: N/A

Price & Release Date – 2021 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350

We should expect the release date details sometime later this year. As for the price, expect the vehicle to go for sale featuring an MSRP starting from $59,495.

The 2021 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 Convertible has been reviewed separately. Furthermore, you can check the 2021 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 Video, which gives you a comprehensive preview of what to expect.

New 2021 Chrysler Pacifica Release Date and Review

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2021 Chrysler Pacifica review

The redesigned 2021 Chrysler Pacifica certainly ranks as one of our best minivan for this year. It boasts of stylish exterior and interior designs and clever features for the money. A close and personal examination of the Pacifica will reveal features such as tons of convenience and luxury amenities, impressive passenger and cargo space, an available hybrid model, and an upscale interior. Both pricing and release date information are out, as are other important features.

2021 Chrysler Pacifica Release Date & Price

It’s no longer a rumor, the Chrysler Pacifica release date should be expected sometime in early 2021. This was announced by Chrysler recently when the minivan debuted during the recently concluded motor shows. The price starts from an MSRP of $28,000.

2021 Chrysler Pacifica exterior

Chrysler Pacifica Review

Chrysler has discontinued the Town & Country model and replaced it with the all-new Chrysler Pacifica. For a couple you who still perceive minivans with a rental fleet mediocrity perception, Chrysler has forgiven you. Forgiven because the new Chrysler minivan is more than just a minivan given its capabilities and interior refinements. After all it’s a Chrysler!

It comes with an elegant, stylish design that wraps up a handsome, svelte styled, and well-finished interior. Also, it comes packed with plenty of standard features to the brim. In fact, those not limited by their finances are spoilt for choice. Interesting features include a dual-screen rear entertainment system, an automated parallel and perpendicular parking system, a built-in vacuum cleaner, and an automatic emergency braking.

Lurking beneath the hood of the Pacifica are two powertrains: one regular – a 3.6L V6, and the other a hybrid – combines the regular engine with an electric motor. The latter, as already mentioned, should be able to achieve up to 30 miles on electric power alone. The EPA estimates the fuel economy at around 80 MPGe. The regular powertrain, on the other hand, generates a whopping 287 horsepower and 262 lbs. ft. of torque – arguably the best output relative to what the Sedona and the Sienna offer.

A first for the automotive market is the 2021 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid that comes with an impressive all-electric range that Chrysler rates at around 30 miles. Undoubtedly, the Pacifica is one of the top dogs in this segment and rivals will find it hard to compete with it given its plethora of talents. Some other options available in the market include the Honda Odyssey, Toyota Sienna, and Kia Sedona.

Available Trims

Five trims – LX, Touring, Limited, Touring-L, and Touring L-Plus – are available for the Pacifica minivan. The 2021 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid review is offered separately and comes in two trims: Touring and the Limited Platinum model.

2021 Chrysler Pacifica Interior & Exterior Redesign

2021 Chrysler Pacifica interior

The Pacifica LX trim level gets you a tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, heated mirrors, seventeen-inch alloy wheels, Bluetooth connectivity, an electric parking brake, folding second-row seats, heated mirrors, Uconnect Access, an auxiliary audio jack, a six-speaker sound system, automatic three-zone climate control, keyless entry and ignition, LED daytime running lights, an eight-way power driver seat, a five-inch center touchscreen display, heated mirrors, and voice commands.

The Touring steps up with features such as a fancier exterior trim, an upgraded 13-speaker audio system, upgraded headlights, a driver information driver display, a DVD/CD player, a sliding door functionality, driver and front passenger heated seats, an electronic liftgate, leather seating, LED headlights, a heated steering wheel, a security alarm, a blind spot monitor with rear-cross traffic alerts.

The Chrysler Pacifica Limited model is the top-of-the-line model that, in addition to the features offered by the base LX model, adds an upgraded leather upholstery, memory functions, eighteen-inch wheels, ambient interior lighting, LED foglights, xenon headlights, two sunroofs, an upgraded navigation system, a vacuum cleaner, ventilated and heated front seats, heated second-row seats, an 8.4″ touchscreen interface, and a rear-seat entertainment system.

2021 Chrysler Pacifica trunk

2021 Chrysler Pacifica Engine Specs

Beneath the hood of the 2021 Chrysler Pacifica is a 287-hp – generating V6 engine, and a hybrid engine good for 260 hp. front wheel drive is the sole drive system. The AWD is not offered as an option.

Some of the safety features available for the Chrysler Pacifica 2021 model include a blind-spot monitor with rear-cross traffic alert system, adaptive cruise control, traction and stability control, hill assist, lane departure alert and mitigation, front side airbags, side airbags, animal detection, child-seat anchors, and a rearview camera. The NHTSA rates the front side impact at four stars out of the possible five, overall side at four, rear side at five stars, and overall crash impact at four.

2021 Chrysler Pacifica engine

Specifications

Wheelbase: 10 ft. 1.6 in. (121.6 in.)
Length: 16 ft. 11.6 in. (203.6 in.)
Width: 6 ft. 7.6 in. (79.6 in.)
Passenger volume: 164 cu.ft.
Cargo volume: 32.3 cu.ft. (max. 140.5 cu.ft. )
Curb weight: 4330 lbs.
Top Speed: 120 mph
0-60: 7.2 sec
MPG: 18/28 mpg (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Bright White Clear Coat, Brilliant Black Crystal Pearl Coat, Dark Cordovan Pearl Coat, Granite Crystal Metallic Clear Coat, Jazz Blue Pearl Coat, Molten Silver, Tusk White, Velvet Red Pearl Coat…
Towing Capacity: 3600 lbs.

2021 Rolls-Royce Phantom – Release Date, Review and Specs

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2021 Rolls-Royce Phantom review

The new 2021 Rolls-Royce Phantom is powerful and lavish, and is blessed with solid BMW hand-crafted designs and engineering elements that cover every inch of its vast exterior and interior, making it nearly as enjoyable from the driver seat as it is from the backseat. Some of its strengths include infinite customization options, an utterly silent cabin and tranquil ride, an impressive performance, and peerless craftsmanship and materials quality. Its release date should be expected in early 2021.

Prestigious, stately, and ultra-luxurious are some of the defining attributes you here around every time the Rolls-Royce Phantom passes by. It is perhaps the most customizable machine on the planet. Even without the optional packages and standalone features, the relentlessly impressive craftsmanship which, by the way, is largely done by hand, and extensive use of high-end materials are enough to offer you a high-end luxury and comfort.

And regardless of whether you ponder the lambs-wool floor mats or a cigar humidor in the glove box to be gratuitously ostentatious or gloriously opulent, there is now denying the posh excellence the Phantom can offer. The hush interior and the ride quality make for a memorable driving experience regardless of whether you are driving on asphalt or dirt.

2021 Rolls-Royce Phantom exterior

The interior room is plenty and even the 6-foot millionaires will be hard-pressed to find a nicer place to sit while they’re stuck in traffic. It is simply in its own league whether you are looking at performance or luxury.

It’s difficult to compare it with any other car on the road by nature of its status, but if you feel the need to, there are a handful of rival vehicles worth considering. They include the 2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class and the 2021 Bentley Mulsanne. The latter is somehow sportier and commands the same attention as the Phantom, while the former may seem as a bargain and is an appealing choice though the material quality might be modest relative to the Phantom.

Offered Trims – Rolls-Royce Phantom

The four/five passenger 2021 Rolls-Royce Phantom is available in two body styles: ultra-luxury and extended-wheelbase. Only one well-equipped trim level is provided.

2021 Rolls-Royce Phantom rear view

Interior Serenity & 2021 Rolls-Royce Phantom Exterior Changes

Standard features available on the 2021 Rolls-Royce Phantom include front and rear parking sensors, an electronically adjustable air suspension, a 10-way power front seats, power-closing trunk lid, adaptive and automatic LED headlights, two umbrellas, cashmere and wool headliner, automatic dual-zone climate control, a sunroof, and multiple parking and maneuvering cameras.

Standard electronics include an 8.8-inch display, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, satellite and HD radio, voice controls,  multi-function electronics interface, a six-DVD changer, a Harman Kardon Lexico Logic 7 audio system, a navigation system, iPod/USB interface, and a 360-degree camera. Of course more equipment should be expected on its release date.

The only difference between the ultra-luxury and the EWB is the latter’s exclusive features such as reversible foot rests, automatic four-zone climate control, and additional 10-inches of rear legroom.

2021 Rolls-Royce Phantom interior

Pending further additions on its release date, there is a massive list of options available for a vehicle such as the Phantom. The list includes power-adjustable rear seats, a rear bar, a center partition, 12-inch DVD screens, embedded LED lights emulating nighttime stars, trunk-mounted parasols, color combinations, Rolls-Royce Bespoke program, mother of pearl inlays, visible exhaust tips, a thicker-rimmed steering wheel, a sportier suspension, and stiffer antiroll bars, veneer ‘picnic’ tables, a rear bar, a glovebox cigar humidor, and a “rear theatre.”

2021 Rolls-Royce Phantom Engine Specs

Under the hood of the 2021 Rolls-Royce Phantom is a 6.7L V-12 engine good for 453 hp and 531 lbs. ft. of torque. The engine is mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission system which then sends the power generated to the rear wheels.

According to various sources, a time of about 5.7 seconds is required for the base Phantom to get past 60 mph, and about a tenth of a second later for the EWB version.

2021 Rolls-Royce Phantom engine

Regardless of the body style chose, EPA says you should expect a fuel return of 11/19/14 mpg in the city/highway/combined.

Its curb weight is speculated to be around 5,840 lbs.

2021 Rolls-Royce Phantom Release Date & Price

Industry pundits have recently been quoted saying the 2021 Rolls-Royce Phantom will probably hit our dealerships sometime in early 2021. As for the window sticker, expect it to go for sale for a starting MSRP of around $407,400. The Phantom Drophead Coupe is rumored to cost $492,000.

2021 Volkswagen Golf GTI Hatchback

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2021 Volkswagen Golf GTI review

Very few cars can compare to the 2021 Volkswagen Golf GTI’s smooth drivability and handling. Its fortes include a high-quality interior, a roomy and versatile hatchback design, sporty handling, and a fuel-efficient a strong turbocharged engine. Its release date should be expected this fall.

New add-ons for 2021 include an all-new infotainment system, a universal USB input, a 6.5” infotainment screen, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration system. Also, the optional Driver Assistance package comes bundled with an automated parallel parking, lane departure warning, adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitoring system, and an emergency brake assist.

A well-executed performance enhancements, plenty of comfort and space, and incredible versatility are just but a few exemplary features you will certainly be guaranteed from a VW Golf. Last year’s redesign produced a more entertaining GTI than prior models, but the 2021 model takes that to a totally different level.

2021 Volkswagen Golf GTI exterior

Although not sporting any radical changes, the new hatchback comes with more responsive brakes and steering that propel it to a more capable and exciting levels. Couple that with a strong 2.0L turbocharged engine and what you get is nothing short of exhilarating results.

Still, the GTI comes with a few drawbacks to its name. They include a sleepy response from the automated manual transmission system especially in a slow-moving traffic and a rather stiff ride with optional summer tires.

Buyers who place a high value on technology will assuredly be grateful they waited this long to get the fresh 2021 Volkswagen Golf GTI. For those aching for more top-quality and stellar performance can shop for other alternatives.
Depending on your priorities, other alternatives within the price range includes Ford Focus ST, Mini Cooper S, and 2021 Subaru WRX STI.

Volkswagen Golf GTI – Available Trims

For 2021, Volkswagen has provided three trims that will come in four and two-door hatchback body configurations. S, SE, and Autobahn are the only trims available for this year’s Golf GTI. Both the 2021 VW Golf R and Golf GTI Clubsport are reviewed separately.

Exterior Specifications & Interior Review – 2021 Volkswagen Golf GTI

2021 Volkswagen Golf GTI interior

Standard features available for the two-door 2021 Volkswagen Golf GTI S trim include heated front seats, a rearview camera, a 6.5” touchscreen display, Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, a leather wrapped steering wheel, LED foglights, 18” alloy wheels, a rearview camera, power reclining front seats, smartphone app integration, 60/40-split folding rear seats, HD and satellite radio, air conditioning, a rear spoiler, plaid cloth upholstery, and heated mirrors.

The optional Performance package is available on all trims and adds an additional 10 horsepower, a larger rear and front brakes, and an electronically controlled mechanical limited-slip front differential.

Picking the 2021 Volkswagen Golf GTI SE trim gets you keyless entry and ignition, leather upholstery, automatic headlights, a navigation system, automatic climate control, a sunroof, two way power lumbar, and automatic wipers.

The optional Lighting, Performance, and Driver Assistance packages available on all trims add adaptive bi-xenon headlights, driver adjustable adaptive shock absorbers, front and rear parking sensors, rear cross traffic alerts, lane departure warning systems, adaptive cruise control, larger rear stabilizer bar, emergency brake assist, a frontal collision warning system, and LED running lights.

Exterior colors to expect include Carbon Steel Grey Metallic, Pure White, Tornado Red, Reflex Silver Metallic, Night Blue Metallic, and Deep Black pearl.

2021 Volkswagen Golf GTI trunk

Engine Specs – 2021 Volkswagen Golf GTI

The FWD 2021 Volkswagen Golf GTI comes equipped with a 2.0L 4-cylinder engine rated at 210 horsepower and 258 pounds of torque. With the Performance package, expect the output at 220 horsepower. The 6-speed manual transmission system is standard, while VW’s DSG is optionally available.

During our own test drive, a four-door 2021 Volkswagen Golf GTI went from 0-60 mph in a blistering 6.1 seconds, while the manually-equipped GTI did the same in 5.9 seconds.

According to EPA fuel economy ratings, the manual-transmission-equipped GTI returns 25/34/28 mpg, and 25/33/28 mpg for the six-speed automated manual transmission system.

2021 Volkswagen Golf GTI engine

Price & Release Date – 2021 Volkswagen Golf GTI

Expect the base 2021 Volkswagen Golf GTI S to cost you an MSRP starting from $34,995, and up to $38,135 for the Autobahn model.
Release date wise, credible sources point to a possible release before this fall when the vehicle will go for sale.

2021 Land Cruiser Review

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2021 Land Cruiser review

The legendary luxury Toyota Land Cruiser SUV with serious off-road capability is back for 2021. Strong points include a robust towing capacity, smooth ride, a seating configuration for up to eight people, and one fully-equipped trim. Its release date should be expected before this fall.

For 2021, the Land Cruiser gets a new 8-speed auto transmission system, an updated Entune infotainment system, a new dual-screen rear seat entertainment system, Siri Eyes Free, pedestrian detection system, and blind-spot monitoring system.

With a legion of loyal fans around the world and the unparalleled ability to trace its roots back to 1957, the new and invigorated 2021 Land Cruiser is undoubtedly one of the most sought after SUVs on the road.

While it comes boasting of a powerful V8 engine power, it returns an unwavering 15mpg/combined. Interior wise, however, the vehicle disappoints with its cramped 3rd row seat. Additionally, the price tag is enough to keep many at bay. However, is justified considering what you get.

2021 Land Cruiser exterior

Other vehicles that would match the equipment and feature list of the Cruiser include the Mercedes-Benz GL-Class for 2021. It combines a diverse powertrain option, a lower MSRP, a luxurious image, a more spacious third row seat, albeit without Toyota’s all-terrain chops. Next formidable choice would be the 2021 Cadillac Escalade, which comes with an upscale appeal. Lastly, you can consider the Land Rover LR4 for 2021, which has the ability to keep going even when the pavement stops, and delivers the same off-road maneuverability and luxury trappings as the Land Cruiser.

Ultimately, you will realize that the Land Cruiser 2021 is excellent at going where its rivals would find unappealing, and would be your perfect choice for your towing needs.

2021 Land Cruiser Exterior Pictures & Interior Photo

For 2021, the vehicle comes in a single fully-loaded trim available with a seating configuration for eight people.

Standard equipment to expect include power-folding heated mirrors, 18” wheels, a roof rack, keyless ignition and entry, auto-dimming exterior mirrors, LED headlights, foglights, LED running lights, deep tinted rear privacy glass, LED taillights, automatic wipers, running boards, and a sunroof.

2021 Land Cruiser interior

Interior wise, features available include a perforated leather upholstery, driver memory settings, 50/50-split third row seats, ventilated and heated power front seats, third row vents, a telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, wood and leather trim, heated 40/20/40-split second row seats, and separate second row controls.

The standard technology features available include a “multi-terrain monitor,” adaptive cruise control, a dual-screen rear seat DVD entertainment system, a navigation system, a 14-speaker JBL sound system, rear and front parking sensors, 9” touchscreen interface, a CD player, USB/iPod interface, and Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity.

Some of the exterior colors to expect include Classic Silver Metallic, Blizzard Pearl, Magnetic Gray Metallic, Brandywine Mica, Blue Onyx Pearl, and Midnight Black. As for the interior ones, expect Black and Terra.

2021 Land Cruiser Engine Specs

A 5.7LV8 diesel powers the needs of the 2021 Land Cruiser. The output stands at 381 horsepower and 401 pounds of torque. Standard systems include the new 8-speed auto transmission and a full-time AWD.

As per the EPA stats available, expect the 2021 Land Cruiser to come with fuel economy ratings which stand at 13/18/15 mpg in the city/highway/combined. The ratings are unchanged the previous year in case you didn’t notice.

The engine specifications include a Multi-Terrain Select system which tailors the traction and stability control settings to match specific terrains: The Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System – electronically adjusts the stabilizer bars to enable maximum off-road capability or improved on-road handling. Others include hill-start assist, a five-speed crawl control, and off-road Turn Assist.

2021 Land Cruiser engine

The 2021 Land Cruiser maximum towing capacity stands at a beefy 8,100 pounds.

The safety department hasn’t been left to the dogs as its features include rear cross path warning system, hill-start assist, pedestrian detection, emergency braking, rear and front parking sensors, trailer sway control, full-length side curtain airbags, antilock disc brakes, active head restraints, and front knee airbag.

Price & Release Date – 2021 Land Cruiser

Expect the 2021 Land Cruiser to go for sale sometime later this year for the U.S.A market and afterwards for other markets, at least according to the release date details available.

As for the price, the changes made to the 2021 model shouldn’t cost a significant price increment over the previous model. The 2021 Land Cruiser costs an MSRP of $84,820.

The 2021 Toyota Prado is reviewed separately, as is the 2021 LandCruiser 200 Series.

2021 Chevrolet Colorado Release Date and Info

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2021 Chevrolet Colorado review

With its feature-laden interior, and refined interior, the fresh 2021 Chevrolet Colorado promises to be a very appealing option to a full-size truck or a mid-size pickup. Some of its strengths include plenty of high-tech features, comfortable ride, maneuverable size, and fuel-efficient engines. Its release date is set for this fall.

A first for the 2021 Colorado include an upgraded driver information display for both the Z71 and LT models, and an optional diesel four-cylinder engine. Also, the Apple CarPlay is now supported by the MyLink touchscreen display.

Many rejoiced when the current generation model debuted two years ago. It was appealing in comparison with older rivals in its class; offered a thriftier cabin that came chock full of upscale technologies; and had fuel-sipping engines. For 2021, things have gotten even better. For instance, the 2021 model comes with a diesel engine that not only promises performance, but also saves you some bucks at the pump.

The engine tidbits might not sound so impressive. After all, the output stands at 181 hp. What sweetens the deal, though, is the amazing 369 pounds of torque, which is far more the output you can get with the petrol V6. For starters, that torque means that you handle more towing jobs with your Colorado while still enjoying a stronger and smoother experience.

2021 Chevrolet Colorado exterior

Another upgrade worth a second mention is the Apple CarPlay smartphone integration that now features the MyLink infotainment interface. This, according to Chevy, should make any tech-savvy user excited. The full-size Silverado is also set to get the connectivity for 2021.

If you’ve been shopping in this segment, you’ll probably come across other alternatives. Chief among them is the Toyota Tacoma 2021, it comes with a superior approach angle, higher ground clearance, and a real-mountain goat. Also, its technology offerings have gone a bit higher. Other options include the Dodge’s RAM 1500, and 2021 Nissan Frontier. However, most people should find the street-based Colorado pleasing and enjoyable with its diverse talent galore.

Chevrolet Colorado – Available Trims

Offered in both two- and four-seat five-seat crew cab and extended-cab body styles, the new 2021 Chevrolet Colorado comes in a whopping four trims: Base, Work Truck, LT, and Z71. The 2021 Chevrolet Colorado Duramax is reviewed separately.

Exterior Review & Interior Configurations – 2021 Chevrolet Colorado

The Base comes equipped with vinyl upholstery, 16” steel wheels, adjustable steering wheel, automatic headlights, rear-seat delete, power windows, a six-speaker FM/AM audio system, auxiliary audio jack, a 4.2” touchscreen display, a tilt-only steering wheel, daytime running lights, air-conditioning, and a rearview camera.

Stepping up to the Work Truck trim which is available in both the crew cab and extended cab body styles gets you floor mats and carpeting, cloth upholstery, and fold-up rear jump seats. It also comes with a desirable list of options including remote keyless entry, enhanced visibility, 16” alloy wheels, a driver side convex “spotter” mirror, theft-deterrent system, body-color exterior trim, and chrome beltline trim.

2021 Chevrolet Colorado interior

The upgraded audio package adds Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, a spray-on beadliner, a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot connectivity, a 4.2” display, and an automatic locking rear differential.

Opting for the LT gets you 17” alloy wheels, an 8” touchscreen display, satellite radio, smartphone app integration, four USB ports, illuminated visor mirrors, adjustable leather-wrapped steering wheel, telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, voice and steering wheel controls, and an overhead console.

The plush 2021 Chevrolet Colorado Z71 adds hill-descent control, LED daytime running lights, an off-road-oriented suspension system, leatherette/cloth upholstery, grille surround, locking rear differential, and dark-tinted 17” alloy wheels. Several packages are offered for the Z71 including but not limited to the Trail Boss, Safety, and Truck Appearance packages.

Engine Specs – 2021 Chevrolet Colorado

The Base and WT models come equipped with a 2.5L four-cylinder engine rated at 200 horsepower and 191 pounds of torque. Towing capacity stands at 3,500 pounds.

A 3.6L V6 good for 305 hp and 269 pounds of torque is also available as an option. Its maximum towing capacity stands at 7,000 pounds. EPA ratings stand at 18/26/21mpg in the city/highway/combined for the two wheel drive, and 17/24/20 mpg for the 4WD.

2021 Chevrolet Colorado engine

The Z71 and LT models are offered with a 2.8L turbocharged four-cylinder engine rated at an impressive 369 pounds of torque and 181 hp. When properly equipped, the diesel Chevy can achieve a maximum towing capacity of 7,700 pounds.

Price & 2021 Chevrolet Colorado Release Date

Expect to pay an MSRP starting from $20,100 for the Base model, and up to $28,155 for the Z71 trim. The 2021 Chevrolet Colorado release date should be expected this fall.

2021 Porsche Cayenne Release Date, News & Specs

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2021 Porsche Cayenne review

Rated as probably the best all-round crossover on the market today, the 2021 Porsche Cayenne, among other things, offers an indulgent and sporty character. A rarity that most vehicles in its segment fall short off. Some of its prowess can be attributed to its wide array of engines, its ability to be customized, a plug-in hybrid model, and a rewarding handling. Its release date, although speculative at the moment due to the scanty data available to us, should be expected in the Autumn of next year.

Most automakers would deem four engines to be a more-than enough diversity to offer its customers, however, Porsche seems to suggest otherwise. The Cayenne offers up to six engines that offers an output ranging from the base’s “humble” 300 horsepower to the breathtaking 520 hp.

Beyond its engines, the vehicle provides bells and whistles that cater for a variety of desires. We will discuss the details below according to what is offered per trim level. It’s been difficult to figure out what just the Cayenne misses and despite offering a limited cargo capacity, a high price tag, and a relatively small touchscreen, there is virtually nothing else the vehicle doesn’t cater for.

2021 Porsche Cayenne side view

Some of its chief rivals that come with a lower price tag include the 2021 BMW X5, the 2021 Land Rover Range Rover Sport, 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE. Although, its competitors offer upscale amenities, the 2021 Porsche Cayenne is hard to beat in terms of luxury, performance, and efficiency.

Available Trims – Porsche Cayenne

The five-passenger Porsche Cayenne for 2021 comes in a whopping seven trims: Base, Diesel, S, E E-Hybrid, GTS, Turbo, and the Turbo S trim.

Interior News & Exterior Changes – 2021 Porsche Cayenne

Some of the features that will be offered in the 2021 Cayenne include automatic climate control (dual-zone), power folding heated mirrors, daytime LED running lights and taillights, 18-inch alloy wheels, a 7” touchscreen display, a partial leather upholstered seats, a cooled glovebox, foglights, xenon headlights, a 40/20/40-split folding rear seatbacks, a USB interface, a 10-speaker audio system, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, and a telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel.

2021 Porsche Cayenne interior

The S adds a sunroof, driver memory settings, 19-inch wheels, mirror-mounted turn signals, a power adjustable steering wheel, and speed sensitive variable steering effort.

Picking the S E-Hybrid will get you a 3.6kW onboard charger, smartphone app integration, adaptive suspension dampers, an energy management display, and Porsche’s Car Connect with E-mobility.
Opting for the GTS trim will get you 20” wheels, a 14-way front power seats, LED foglights, an adjustable air suspension system, unique exterior styling elements, a partial simulated suede upholstery, tinted taillights, and a selectable sport suspension system.

The Turbo, which offers a V8-powered turbocharged engine offers standard 18-way heated adaptive front seats, HD and satellite radio, a 14-speaker sound system, heated front and rear seats, full leather interior, LED adaptive headlights, rear outboard seats, and a heated steering wheel.

The Turbo S trim offers standard PTV Plus (side-to-side torque-vectoring aft differential), a carbon fiber interior trim, ultra-high performance carbon-ceramic brakes, PDCC (Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control), a more powerful V8 engine, and a Sport Chrono package.

2021 Porsche Cayenne exterior

2021 Porsche Cayenne Engine Specifications

For reduced fuel consumption, all trims come equipped with the stop-start feature. Additionally, the AWD system is standard, as is the eight-speed automatic transmission system. All other models except for the Diesel and S E-Hybrid come with an active system that adds locking rear differential and two additional off-road modes.

The base Cayenne comes equipped with a – 300 hp and 295 pounds of torque – producing 3.6L V6 engine. It is projected to sprint to 60 mph in about 7.3 seconds. EPA ratings stand at 19/24/21 mpg in the city/highway/combined.

A 3.0L Diesel V6 powers the Cayenne Diesel trim. Its output – 240 hp and 406 lbs. ft. of torque powers all the four wheels via the standard eight-speed automatic transmission system. Output stands at 20/29/23 mpg.

2021 Porsche Cayenne engine

The Cayenne S offers a 3.6L turbocharged V6 engine rated at 420 horsepower and 406 lbs. ft. of torque. It only takes it 5.4 seconds to accelerate from 0-60 mph.

The plug-in S E-Hybrid features a 3.0L supercharged V6 engine combined with an electric motor offer a solid output of 416 horsepower and 435 pounds of torque. The model is expected to offer a stunning performance of 5.2 seconds from a 0-60 mph sprint. Fuel ratings are estimated to be 21/24/22 mpg.

Finally, a 4.8L turbocharged engine behemoth rated at a whopping 520 hp and 553 lbs. ft. of torque comes equipped under the hood of the Cayenne Turbo. Elevating the output to 570 hp and 590 pounds of torque is the Turbo S model that also takes an astounding 3.8 seconds to accelerate from 0-60mph.

Price Estimate & Date Of Release – 2021 Porsche Cayenne

Rumors allege the vehicle will possibly be released in Autumn next year. As for the price, the Cayenne Diesel once available will go for sale for a base MSRP of $62,300, while the Cayenne Hybrid and Cayenne SUV will cost you an MSRP starting from $77,200 and $58,300 respectively.

2021 Volkswagen Touareg Release Date, Info & Specs

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1021 Volkswagen Touareg review

If you want to get an impressive midsize SUV with a refined nature, strong engines, and a stout towing capacity, the Volkswagen Touareg for 2021 is probably the best you can get in its segment, however, its non-luxury badge and/or high price may turn out to be a tough pill to swallow for people running on tight budgets. Its release date should be expected mid next year.

Some of its strengths for 2021 include a respectable off-road capability, confident handling, a high-towing capacity, powerful and fuel-efficient engines, and a confident handling. For 2021, VW no longer has the Touareg Hybrid trim on its lineup.

The vehicle has been in the market for over ten years now but many people still misspell its name. The most common question that many people probably ask whenever they’re viewing the vehicle at VW dealerships has much to do with its name spelling. Did I spell it correctly? Why do you call it that way? Well, that’s how creative the guys at Volkswagen were and we have no option than to respect that despite the obvious inconveniences.

2021 Volkswagen Touareg side view

Moving on, the Touareg offers an exciting driving experience, interior ambience, and tons of standard features just to begin with. However, the vehicle comes with a hefty price tag that might just give its rivals the boost they require to make additional sales.

For 2021, nothing much has changed in terms of the exterior fascias and much of the interior appointments relative to the previous model. Nonetheless, it is better placed than other midsize crossovers like the Nissan Murano, and Ford Edge especially in terms of the capability, towing capacity, and refinement. The Touareg offers a solid towing capacity of 7,700 pounds.

Of course, one major downside to owning it is its price tag that is quite unforgiving despite its nameplate being from a very humble brand similar to the Jettas, Beetles, and Golfs. Buyers will nevertheless find value for their money as the vehicle offers a more sophisticated driving experience, a luxurious cabin, and an alternative powertrain as the top-rated midsize luxury SUVs like the Lexus RX, Porsche Cayenne, and the BMW X5 which are offered at way higher prices.

Available Trims – Volkswagen Touareg

The five-passenger Volkswagen Touareg for 2021 is available in just three well-equipped trim levels: Sport, Lux, and the fully-loaded Executive trim. The names “TDI” and “VR6” connote the engine.

Interior Technology & Exterior Review – 2021 Volkswagen Touareg

2021 Volkswagen Touareg interior

The base V6 Sport offers automatic wipers, a heated eight-way power front seats, foglights, adaptive and adaptive bi-xenon headlights, a tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, 18” wheels, an auto-diming rearview mirror, Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, automatic climate control (dual-zone), “V-Tex” leatherette upholstery, LED running lights, a 6.5” touchscreen interface, a media player interface, an eight-speaker sound system, a 60/40-split folding rear seats, a power liftgate, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel.

The optional Technology Driver Assistance package standard for the TDI but optional for the VR6 adds keyless entry and ignition, a heated steering wheel, a navigation system, an 8” touchscreen interface, a hands-free power liftgate, a frontal collision warning system, adaptive cruise control, a trailer hitch, a blind spot warning system, and blind-spot warning system.

The V6 Lux trim includes the above package plus leather upholstery, a power folding rear seat, ventilated front seats, a panoramic sunroof, 19” wheels, and driver side-auto-dimming mirrors.

Finally, eating everything below it in the trim jungle is the Executive trim that adds a 10-speaker Dynaudio sound system, manual rear sunshades, 20” wheels, heated rear seats, an overhead-view parking camera, and a power adjustable steering wheel.

2021 Volkswagen Touareg exterior

2021 Volkswagen Touareg Engine Specs

A 3.6L V6 engine rated at 280 hp and 266 lbs. of torque comes under the hood of the 2021 Volkswagen Touareg VR6 models. The power is transferred to the four wheels via the standard eight-speed automatic transmission system. Its fuel economy ratings as per EPA stats stand at 17/23/19 mpg in the city/highway/combined.

The TDI model comes fitted with a 3.0L turbocharged diesel V6 engine good for 240 hp and a solid 406 pounds of torque. It offers the same transmission system as the VR6 models mentioned above.

2021 Volkswagen Touareg engine

The 2021 Volkswagen Touareg can achieve a maximum towing capacity of 7,716 pounds regardless of the powertrain.

Price & 2021 Volkswagen Touareg Release Date

The 2021 Volkswagen Touareg SUV will cost you an MSRP starting from $42,795, and $50,245 for the TDI Executive. Its date of release has been rumored to be around mid-next year.

2021 Porsche Macan SUV Review

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2021 Porsche Macan SUV review

With enough seating available for five adults and a performance worth Porsche’s name, the new and invigorated 2021 Porsche Macan isn’t just our favorite but is simply an excellent luxury crossover worth considering. Its strengths include a spirited performance, quiet and serene ride, engaging and athletic driving character, and it’s highly customizable to meet individual tastes. Its release date should be expected before this fall, according to credible sources privy of Porsche operations.

Add-ons for the 2021 model include a heated steering wheel for the Macan Turbo, a tri-zone automatic climate control which is now standard across the entire trim lineup, and a surround-view camera.

The 2021 Porsche Macan is proof that a tall ride height, seating capacity for five people, a cargo area rivalling that of a hatchback, and a badge worth respect and ride quality accolades can warrant a Stuttgart Coat of Arms at the front. Indeed, in today’s compact luxury crossover segment, the Macan has made a name ad is now one of the most rewarding and fastest growing vehicle available.

2021 Porsche Macan SUV exterior

With a performance that can rival top rated SUVs, a bespoke interior made of only soft-touch materials, and power output rated at 340 hp for its base model, the redesigned 2021 Porsche Macan is simply irresistible. So much can be said about the changes Porsche’s newest vehicle comes with but still some downsides weren’t completely eliminated. They include an expensive price tag that can dissuade many from owning one and inadequate cargo and rear seat space.

Other alternatives to consider include BMW X3 2021, 2021 Audi Q5 and SQ5, and 2021 Range Rover Evoque.

Interior Dimensions & Exterior Photos – 2021 Porsche Macan

The new 2021 Porsche Macan is available in only S and Turbo trims. And just like before, it comes as a five-passenger compact SUV.

2021 Porsche Macan SUV interior

Standard features and equipment available on the base 2021 Porsche Macan S include Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, automatic bi-xenon headlights, 18/19” wheels, LED running lights, an eight-way power front seats, automatic climate control, LED running lights, cruise control, automatic wipers, foglights, 11-speaker sound system, a USB/iPod interface, a 7” touchscreen interface, simulated suede and leather upholstery, rear privacy glass, a power liftgate, and 40/20/40-split folding rear seats.

Opting for the 2021 Porsche Macan Turbo gets you a 14-speaker sound system, LED foglights, bi-xenon headlights, a simulated suede headliner, 19” wheels, a heated steering wheel, unique front and rear fascias, adaptive suspension dampers, bigger brakes, a more robust engine, a heated 10-way power front seats, HD and satellite radio, power adjustable side and bottom, bolsters, aluminum accents, and full leather upholstery.

Except the styling elements and engine specs, most of the Turbo’s features are also grouped into optional packages from the S model. These include adaptive cruise control, adjustable air suspension system, 20/21” wheels, thermal and noise-insulating privacy glass, variable torque vectoring, high-performance ceramic brakes, auto-diming rearview mirrors, rear and front parking sensors, roof rail choices, dual-note sport exhaust, a panoramic sunroof, and skid plates.

Interior wise, Porsche has provided a plethora of upscale technologies and features including but not limited to a rear seat entertainment system, a 16-speaker sound system, a trip computer, smartphone app integration system, a heated steering wheel, ventilated front seats, voice command functionality, HD and satellite radio and a launch control feature.

2021 Porsche Macan SUV trunk

2021 Porsche Macan Engine Specs Review

Under the hood of the 2021 Porsche Macan S is a 3.0L turbocharged V6 engine good for 340 horsepower and 339 pounds of torque. Standard features include an AWD and a seven speed automated manual transmission system.

During our test drive, the base S trim was able to zip to 60 mph in just 5.6 seconds. Which is impressive considering the average for its class clock at upwards of 6.5 seconds.

Stepping up the game to another level is the 2021 Porsche Macan Turbo which features a 3.6L V6 engine under its hood. Its output stands at 400 horsepower and 406 pounds of torque. Also, it comes with a standard all-wheel-drive and a seven-speed transmission system. Its acceleration to 60 mph is in 4.4 seconds.

EPA ratings for the two engines stand at 17/23/19 mpg in the city/highway/combined.

2021 Porsche Macan SUV engine

2021 Porsche Macan Release Date & Price

The Porsche Macan 2021 S model costs an MSRP starting at $52,600, and up to $73,900 for the top-of-the-line Turbo. As for the release date, the vehicle should be heading to dealerships soon.