The future vehicle 2019 Jeep Scrambler (JT) pickup of the Wrangler Umbrella has been on the mention for quite some time. These speculations are almost coming to an end as the release date of the great latest Jeep is the on the doorstep. The new release will make drivers to perhaps have the broadest smile in the century due to its modernized features.
The name has been Jeep Wrangler but its now changing to Scrambler. The outer frame is covered with steal together with aluminum and plastic panels to reduce its weight compared to the current Wrangler.
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It is a mid-size pickup and also enabled for off-road driving experiences. Just like the current Wrangler, it is a four wheel drive with the tallest 33-inch tires. For the different models that will be available, one will enjoy a ground clearance of 10.8, the sports lovers 9.7 and the Sahara 10.0.
For clear visibility when driving, the placement of the rear lights seems to be bulging from the outer grille slats. You cannot doubt the performance of the 2019 Jeep Scrambler (JT) pickup since it provides an automatic transmission with 44.20:1 reduction ration. It has a pickup frame 3 feet more than of Wrangler Unlimited(205 inches vs. 172 inches.). Towing capacity should be around 6,500 pounds, close to 3,000 kg.
The model has an engine of a size of the new turbocharged 2.0 liters with torque assistance. The capability to produce 285 horsepower and churn out 260 lb-ft of torque in the 2018 JL application makes this a model of choice the moment it is in the market for sale. Presence of the standard six-speed transmission enables top driving functionality.
The truck will come with the Pentastar V6 gasoline 3.6-liter engine (naturally aspirated), joining the 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V-6 turbocharged together with a 6-speed manual and an and eight-speed automatic
The interior setting of this car comes with the improved and updated dashboard, instrumentation, infotainment system and 5 seats. The panel will have supporting buttons that can be wired and programmed to control the aftermarket equipment. The dash-infotainment will have the version of Chrysler’s 8.4 Uconnect system. More so, it comes with a six-way manually adjustable lumber which is standard together with a telescoping steering wheel.
Information from CEO Fiat Chrysler of Sergio Marchionne and Jeep CEO, Mike Manly is that the expected release date is late 2017. However, new information has it that the pickup will be released in the second quarter of 2018.
It is estimated the purchase price is going to be as from $31,000 which is a relatively competitive price compared to other models like the Chevrolet.
Since it is the first Jeep pickup under the Wrangler umbrella, it is expected to be used by car racers, adventurous drivers, and other luxury lover drivers. The 2019 Jeep Scrambler(JT) pickup will be a dream come true regarding luxury, comfort, speed and high performance-one of its kind at the time.
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Automakers never cease to amaze; just when you thought you had seen it all, they come up with even more wild innovations. This is particularly true for the master of track racing, Ferrari. The current Ferrari FXX-K is one extreme car and it is difficult to figure it getting more extreme but trust Ferrari to find ways of making it even better. The automaker has revealed a more hardcore iteration of the track brute dubbed 2018 Ferrari FXX-K Evo (Evoluzione). Ferrari has developed an evolution package for the model which makes it even more extreme. The package will be available to current FXX K models but will also be incorporated into the new FXX-K models that will be developed in limited numbers. The new models will go by the FXX-K Evo designation. Ferrari unveiled the model at this year’s Finali Mondiali held at the Mugello circuit in native Italy. The Finali Mondiali is a Ferrari event that marks the end of the track-racing season.
The FXX-K is based on the LaFerrari supercar but unlike the LaFerrari, the FXX-K cannot compete in actual races. Ferrari produces XX models as prototypes; design studies of future automotive engineering. Buyers of the model are treated as “supercar enthusiasts” who are willing to take part in the innovative engineering projects by offering their experiences derived from driving the development mules. Due to this, Ferrari designs the FXX-K without any limitations as the automaker does not have to conform to any regulations. Ferrari, however, compensates the lack of competitive races by arranging its own racing events. In 2018 alone, Ferrari has planned nine racetrack events for FXX-K and FXX-K Evo owners.
The Evo package is an embodiment of the knowledge Ferrari has derived from its various racing programs including Formula 1, GTE, GT3 and Challenge one-make series. The 2018 Ferrari FXX-K Evo features most of the exterior and interior design cues of the current FXX-K.
Designers of the new Evo package focused on improving aerodynamics and curb weight. Despite the extra aero elements added, engineers managed to reduce the model’s weight making it lighter than the FXX-K; Ferrari has however not released details about the actual weight loss but disclosed that weight distribution is biased towards the rear with a 41/59 front-to-rear split.
In terms of aerodynamics, the package has enhanced the model’s downforce to a level close to that of a GT3 racer; it has a rating of 1,410 lbs of downforce at a speed of 124 mph and can reach a high of 1,830 lbs when the model is running at its maximum speed. The enhanced downforce is courtesy of a twin-profile fixed rear wing. The wing works in harmony with the active rear spoiler that is already mounted on the FXX-K. There is also a new central fin offered as part of the Evo package. The front bumper has also been tweaked to support the increased downforce. The underbody too has also been revised to adapt to the improved aero features. Suspension (front double wishbones and rear multi-link units) has also been recalibrated.
There are also new air intakes for the front brakes; the units are narrower but more efficient due to a better design of the intakes themselves. The brakes are carbon-ceramic units sourced from Brembo; the front discs of the units span 15.6 inches. The package also adds Pirelli P Zero rubber (285/650R19 in front and 345/725R20 at the rear).
At the current output of 1,035 hp, Ferrari did not see any need to improve the model’s power. Therefore the drive-train carries over from the FXX-K unchanged. The model is powered by a V-12-based hybrid drive-train. The drive-train also uses the same 7-speed dual-clutch transmission system as the FXX-K.
The cabin features few changes; among the new changes is a new steering wheel with new driving mode selector that enables the driver to exercise greater control of the hybrid power-train. The cabin also features a larger rear-view display. This screen also displays data from the model’s new telemetry system in a clearer manner.
Ferrari does not usually disclose how much buyers pay for these types of cars but rumor has it that owners of the FXX-K paid over $3 million. This is quite a considerable price to pay for a car that one doesn’t even take home as Ferrari retains them for maintenance and storage only releasing them to buyers during racing events. The Evo will definitely be more expensive. Despite this, all 40 FXX-K models produced were sold out. Ferrari has not also said how many units will be produced for the FXX-K Evo but I believe the number won’t exceed 40 (both new cars plus upgrade packages).
To capitalize on the ever-rising crossover and SUV demand, BMW is set to release a new model to slot between the X1 and the X3 crossover-SUVs. Dubbed the 2019 BMW X2, the small crossover made its official debut at the recent Tokyo Motor show. BMW had earlier unveiled the model at the Paris Auto show in 2016 in concept form. The automaker has designed the X2 with a sporty design with the aim of attracting young urban buyers. Ideally, the model is a coupe/hatchback variant of the X1 which follows in line with the automaker’s strategy of basing one SUV after the other; for example, the X6 is a coupe-like SUV version of the X5 while the X4 is also based on the X3. Unlike the concept, the production model has been toned down a little bit but still looks still pretty aggressive.
The production model has retained most of the concept’s design cues but the wide side mirrors and rear bumper have been modified but still, the new units resemble the concept’s units. The X2 is underpinned by the UKL structure that is used on the X1. However, contrary to what the name portrays, the X2 is smaller in size than the X1 by 3.2 inches. The X2 is also lower by 2.8 inches but the two models have a similar wheelbase.
The design of the 2019 X2 is aggressive than other BMW SUVs; it is characterized by a low roofline, short windows and a roundel on its C-pillars. Overall the model has a low, wide posture. The X2 rides on18-inch wheels but one can opt for 19-inch rollers.
If you are looking to take your X2 through spirited paces, you can opt for the M Sport X package that adds an M-sport suspension, sport-tuned transmission, sport-tuned paddle shifters, M spoiler, modified bumpers, adaptive dampers and an option for 20-inch wheels (19-inch wheels are standard for the M Sport X package).
The cabin styling in borrowed from the X1 and features only subtle upgrades. The layout is identical to that of the X1. The cabin features a 6.5-inch infotainment screen which is mounted at the top section of the center console. A navigation system is optional with this screen (adding it also introduces touch control capability to the screen). This unit is standard but buyers can go for the optional 8.8-inch touch-screen display.
The Driver Assistance Package is optional; it features automatic emergency braking (AEB), pedestrian warning system, lane departure warning, automatic high beams and speed limit information. Like the X1, BMW does not offer blind-spot monitoring even as an option but a parking assist and adaptive cruise control are optional.
The X1 offers little cargo space of 21.6 cubic feet with rear seats in place which is less than what is offered by the X1.
Initially, the 2019 BMW X2 will be powered by a single engine but more engines will be added later on. The engine given this honor is the 2.0 L, turbocharged inline-4 (xDrive28i) good for 228 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque. This engine is also used in the X1.The engine is linked with an 8-speed automatic gearbox that powers all the four wheels. However, the X2 operates most of the time in the front-wheel-drive; power is channeled to rear wheels only on demand. According to BMW, the drive-train enables the X2 to reach 60 mph in 6.3 seconds. BMW also says the X2 mill’s fuel economy is laudable; it is rated at 26 mpg on combined drives.
Going for the M Performance treatment boosts the inline-4’s engine power output to over 300 hp.
During the release, BMW did not say anything about the new X2 prices. However, I think the model will attract an MSRP of around $35,000 just above the price of the current X1. Actual details will be released closer to its on-sale date which is slotted for the spring of 2018.
The SUV segment is currently one of the most popular segments in the automotive world. As we know, Japanese car manufacturer Mazda is very good when it comes to SUVs, and they have plenty of excellent vehicles. One of the best is certainly Mazda CX-9 that is offered in Japan. It is one of the biggest models, and with the 199.4 inches length, this three-row SUV is even bigger than for example Pilot model from Honda. In the United States, the bigger is better, but for example in Europe, but also throughout the world, that is not the case. Because of that, Mazda will introduce the brand new 2018 Mazda CX-8 model. The new CX-8 model will be offered especially for the Japan market at this point, but we assume that a little bit later, we can expect it in the Europe and Australia as well. At this moment, there are no so many official pieces of information, but what we know for certain is that the newly CX-8 will be a little bit smaller compared to the CX-9 model. However, we can say that the newly CX-8 will be the CX-9 version for the Japan.
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As we already mentioned, Mazda didn’t release so many information about this vehicle, until now. However, there are some photos which show how the exterior design looks like, and most of it suggests that the appearance of this model will be very similar to the CX-9 model designed for the United States. So, when it comes to external appearance, we can anticipate so much similar or even the same features as in the mentioned CX-9 model. Of course, this model is in general smaller compared to the CX-9, and because of that, every part will be smaller as well. For example, the front fascia will, according to those rumors, look exactly the same as in the older and bigger CX-9 model.
Read: 2018 Volvo XC40
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However, the grille at the front side will be a little bit smaller, just like the headlights, bumper and the fog lights. We can expect the same design language as in all Mazda vehicles. According to Company, this model will have a length of 192.91-inches, a width of 72.4-inches as well as a height of 68.1-inches. They also say that we can expect generous wheelbase of 115 inches. Still, that means that this model will be around six inches shorter compared to the older CX-9 model. Also, it will be around four or five inches thinner as well as one inch lower. So, as we say, we can expect already well known KODO-Soul design cues. Some other rumors suggest that we can expect a smooth hood, as well as a smoothed out body.
Speaking of interior design, Mazda has revealed the interior photos, but it is short on data. However, if you look at the interior design of the CX-9 model, and then you look at the interior photo which Mazda claims that is CX-8 model, you actually can’t find the difference. So, the interior design of the approaching CX-8 model is almost identical to the interior design of CX-9 model, except or space. The CX-9 model is definitely bigger, but that doesn’t mean that the cabin of CX-8 model is small. Actually, the cabin is very spacious thanks to the great wheelbase, and all the passengers will enjoy a high dose of comfort.
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Cargo space is 239 liters, and it can go big with back seats underneath, to 572 liters and more than the 3-meter length of space. Seating capacity will be 6 o 7 places 9 (you choose). If we look at the picture, we can see the same seating design with the same upholstery. Also, the center console is simply borrowed from the older model. One notable difference between this interior and interior of the CX-9 model are different door trim panels. The ones in the new CX-8 model have smaller aluminum inserts as well as a bigger armrest.
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When it comes to powertrain department, the recently developed 2018 CX-8 will be powered by the same engine, The word is about the inline-4 2.5-liter, four-cylinder engine that is capable of generating up to 250 horsepower. It should go from 0-60 mph for about 7 sec, with the max speed of 130 mph. However, Company says that we can expect more powertrains. The new engine will be a SKYACTIV-D clean diesel 2.2-liter variant with 188 hp and 310 lb-ft of torque. Combined fuel consumption should be around 6.3 l/100 km or 37 mpg. The fuel tank will be 65-liter or 17 gal. The transmission system of the new Mazda CX-8 2018 will be six-speed automatic.
When it comes to prices, this model will have a starting price of around 37,550. We can expect it in the Japan markets by the end of this year.
2018 Mazda CX-8 photos
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The increasing competition in the automobile market is forcing automakers to rethink their strategies as well as seek out like-minded partners to enjoy economies of scale. In the luxury automobile segment, many companies have been operating without making profits for long but the new strategic partnerships are helping these companies turn things around. One such automaker is Aston Martin. After Andy Palmer took over as CEO, he initiated a strategy to make the brand profitable as well as self-sustaining. To achieve this, Aston Martin sold a 5% stake of the company to Mercedes-Benz. In exchange, Mercedes will provide technological assistance as well as its AMG engines. It is due to this partnership that for the first time ever, the 2018 Aston Martin DB11 will be offered with a V-8 mill which joins the standard V-12 power-plant. The V-8 lowers the DB11’s price allowing more enthusiasts to enjoy Premium British automobile artistry.
On matters styling, the DB 11 V-8 is similar to the V-12 except for some mild visual features added on the V-8 to differentiate it from the V-12 but one has to look keenly to spot the differences. The V-8 features a dark exterior trim compared to the V-12’s chrome finishes.
The 2018 Aston Martin DB11 V-8 rides on 20-inch, 10-spoke wheels that come in a number of styles. The wheels augur well with the model’s sculpted body. The V-8 also features smoked headlights as well as taillights, black plastic grille as well as “Aston Martin “lettering on the trunk-lid. Unlike the V-12’s 4 vents, the V-8 features two vents on the hood. In addition, the V-8 comes with a foot-activated trunk opener which is a bit thoughtful of the automaker.
The cabin is well tailored; in fact, the interior flaunts British hand-laid passion characterized by hand-stitched and hand-sewn upholstery. The model comes with an 8.0-inch infotainment system sourced from Mercedes. In place of the beloved conventional handbrake is a fly-off lever which is now fitted between the driver’s seat and the driver’s side door. Full-grain leather, a 360-degree camera, Alcantara headliner, push-button ignition, dual-zone automatic climate control, Wi-Fi as well as two USB ports are standard.
Optional features include a Bang & Olufsen BeoSound system, duotone interior trim, embossing or seat embroidery, different colors for the brake calipers, automatic parking assist as well as a blind-spot monitoring system. The model, however, lacks Android Auto and Apple Carplay.
The DB11 will be the first Aston Martin to benefit from a deal entered with Daimler to use the twin-turbocharged 4.0 L, V-8 mill. This engine is also used on performance-oriented versions of Mercedes-Benz and Mercedes-AMG models. The engine produces 503 hp and 498 lb-ft of torque just like in the Mercedes-AMG C63 S. In comparison, the DB11 V-12 mill produces 600 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque. The V-8 powers the DB11 to hit 62 mph from a standing stance in only 4.0 seconds, only 0.1 seconds slower than the V-12 variant. In terms of top speed, the V-8 tops out at 187 mph, 13 mph less than the V-12.
The engine is more compact and weighs considerably less than the V-12 which has helped the automaker cut the DB11 V-8’s weight by 254 lbs compared to the V-12.
The V-8 also features a custom intake system and exhaust system to ensure it feels and sounds like an Aston Martin as opposed to an AMG model. In fact, engine sound is one of the factors that define Aston Martin as a brand. The V-12 itself produces a sound that is sure to cause goosebumps especially when it hits its 6,500 rpm redline. Designers had to therefore carefully design the intake and exhaust systems to ensure no one mistook the DB11 V-8 for a Mercedes-AMG GT S.
The DB11 V-8 costs $198,995 which is $17,500 cheaper than the DB11 V-12. However, adding optional features wipes out the price savings. Although V-12 lovers will lament the loss of 4 cylinders, Aston Martin has tried to match the spirit of the DB11 V-8 with that of the 2018 Aston MartinDB11 V-12.
Updated: 13th November 2017.
This seventh generation Chevrolet was initially unveiled in the year 2013 however, it only came out on sale in the year 2014. It was basically a substitute for the almost ten decades old C6 and effectively transformed the way people view the Corvette mainly due to the innovative upgrades that accompanied it, the car also came with major improvements in its interior that phased out the usage of plastics. Also, the car cabin was changed into premium mode hence silencing decades of criticisms.
Expectations for a range-topping ZR1 had been on the high for a while, however, the seventh generation Vette got into its 3rd model year without one. Rumors had been rife about a succession of the most powerful version of the C6 since the arrival of the C7 in various car dealerships, although the years rolled by and there was no concrete news in that regard. As a matter of fact, GM came out at a point to deny the possibility of a ZR1; it was at this time that the Zora came on board thus distracting the attention of every automobile enthusiast.
However, the year 2016 witnessed General Motors filling out a trademark with the nomenclature “ZR1”.spy shots also went further to validate the coming of the car. The 2019 Corvette ZR1 coupe is been muted to arrive for the 2019 model, what this means is that it could be officially unveiled in the late parts of 2017.
The new Corvette ZR1 2019 is expected to arrive with a lot of innovations as far as its features are concerned when compared with the Z06. First, among the list of innovative features that accompany this car is the larger car vent that comes with it, they are quite visible at the front of the car. These kinds of Vents with such size are usually very useful in serving the inter-cooling systems; what this may mean is that there is every possibility that there is a V8 engine in the beauty. Along with the vent is a large splitter below. In addition to this, it comes with a larger hood budge when compared with the Z06’s; this probably indicates that there might be an added gear under it.
Read: 2018 Porsche 911 GT3
Furthermore, it is being speculated that there is a very large wing on top of the deck lid, a new feature not yet seen in the Corvette’s in production. The lone C7 Vette that came with a back wing was the C7.R, but the standard model and also the Z06 have spoilers. Although the previous ZR1 didn’t have any wings, the previous Z06 came with a quite smaller spoiler; this innovation is a sure sign of progress. Snapshots from professional photographers show two identical cars except for the fact that they make use of different wings, the first of them makes use of a smaller wing that is quite higher when compared with the spoiler of the Z06, the second variety on the other hand, makes use of a large element that must have been copied from GT3 spec racing.
As confusing as this may seem, it has been suggested that Chevrolet intends offering it in two distinct packages. Such a move would certainly make a whole world of sense owing to the fact that Chevrolet lovers would be able to make a choice between an affordable and road-friendly version and also a rather highly priced and track-pepped choice. In conclusion, the trial car is seen to have blue brake calipers, these are a common feature with the ZR1, and this could end up becoming the meanest Corvette ever made.
Although there is still no official statement regarding the interior of the 2019 C7 Corvette ZR1, however, it is most likely that there won’t be radical changes in this segment, in spite of this; the cabin should borrow significant features from the C7 in addition to some special features. It is expected that most of the changes will be gotten from the Z06 and improved by using brand new upholstery options, and it will also come with a ZR1 badge. It also promises an upgraded information and entertainment segment that boasts of some relevant options alongside a customized instrument section. Certainly, this features, as well as its cozy interior features make this car a one of a kind.
It is expected that the 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 would get its power from a double turbo 6.2-litre V8 Supercharged engine, this power plant is to be called LT5 DOHC V8 and should also be used in the soon to be released Corvette Zora. General Motors have however not come out to either refute or accept such a scenario playing out, however despite the fact that a twin-engine V8 engine might not be a traditional feature for a Vette, it would certainly be suitable for a ZR1. The usage of this type of engine would certainly help conserve fuel while also optimizing power output in a high-performance car.
Although there are no specific numbers as regards its output currently, one can easily infer from the output of the Corvette Z06 which pumps out about 650 horsepower that the ZR1 should be able to able to churn out figures greater than that. It won’t be expecting too much to speculate 755 horsepower (confirmed) and 715 lb-ft of torque owing to the fact that the previous one churned out 638 horsepower. The implication of such power rating is that the 2018 Corvette ZR1 could hit acceleration of about 60 miles per hour in 2.8 seconds without stress; high speeds of up to 210 mph may also be achieved. This figure is just a little more than that of the predecessor.
Owing to the fact that it is going to be the quickest of the C7 generation, the 2019 Corvette ZR1 should also be expected to be the most expensive, even though it may cost a lot more than the Z06 that sells for about 79,000 dollars, it should still be considered a good deal considering the fact that other cars that offer quality should cost a lot more. Hence a projected price of about 120,000 dollars may be possible. The car is expected to be out in the fall and should be on sale early 2019.
2019 Corvette ZR1 Photos
2018 Corvette ZR1 spy shots
Plans had been rife of a takeover by Cadillac of the premium market with new innovations across different spheres. The intent was further stamped with the arrival of Johan de Nysschen back in the year 2014. The company had also made a commitment to make new, big sedans that could easily and favorably compete with other luxury car makers such as BMW, Mercedes-Benz, and others. This desire for domination by the company gave rise to the CT6 revolution; this new line became Cadillac’s most advanced technologically and luxurious car yet. Standing in lines such as the XTS, the all-new CT6 has quickly become the range-topping model of Cadillac.
The all new 2019 Cadillac CT6 is certainly one car that comes with the full package, it should easily win over lovers of large luxury sedans, that is people who love a little extra space without compromising the air of luxury that comes with such a ride, the CT6 is certainly one car that comes at a very competitive price, effective output, sensitive machinery, this beauty comes with a presence that is sure to get heads turning in its direction.
The concept behind the 2019 CT6 is one of a large sedan that seeks to combine luxury with space without lowering the bar of quality, the car spotted some quite impressive innovations, and however, chief among them is its frontal part. It was contained in a report that the all-new 2019 Caddy CT6 is one car that is set to emplace Cadillac as the top premium car maker around
The next-gen Cadillac sedan is one car whose interior can be termed both sexy and mean, there seem to be great modifications as regards its looks, for instance, there is extended grille and also extended lightening. The model comes with a more improved representation of the art and science design theme of the CTS and ATS sedans, this car comes with an even more visible dash to axle ratio and also a short frontal overhang, this singular feature clearly makes obvious the back wheel drive. The dimensions show the wheelbase at 122.4/3106, car length at 204/5184, width at 74/1879, and height at 57.9/1472.
The interior of this beauty spots only quality materials, the seats are all cozy and comfortable, it is being speculated that it comes with certain features such as airflow, heating and so on, it also comes with a 10 inches display unit and a USB2.0 and HDMI. The car has been made in such a way as to give maximum comfort to holiday lover. There is the CUE infotainment system, there is a night vision system to help detect people or animals in the dark, and another thing is the 360 degrees camera system that can record both the front and the back when driving.
The 2019 Caddy CT6 comes with a V6 engine, the twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter engine evolves about 400 horsepower torque which is more than enough power to carry a car the weight of the Sedan in a rather sporty manner. Another interesting feature of the drive train is that it would come with a 2.0-liter variant four-cylinder and also a 3.6 liter V6, this comes along with a V6 engine that is partnered with an intelligent all-wheel drive.
The 2019 Cadillac CT6 ought to be out unveiled by the fourth quarter of the year2018, however, production is expected to commence in the early parts of 2019, the pricing is expected to begin at 54,000 dollars and end at 65,300
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2019 Cadillac CT6 spy shots
For quite some time now, Cadillac has lagged behind its competitors and has been in need of a drastic strategy to turn around its fortunes. The brand is now in a charm offensive that will see an array of new models including a compact crossover to join the already released XT5 crossover and CT6 sedan. The compact crossover is dubbed the “XT3” and will be a direct rival to BMW’s X1. Prototypes of 2019 Cadillac XT3 have already been spotted testing in Europe and here in the U.S. but under heavy camouflage.
All we have as of now are heavily camouflaged images of the XT3 doing test runs in Europe and Us. However, from the camouflage, it is clear the model is an evolution of the automaker’s ‘Art and science’ design language. To a large extent, the XT3 looks like a smaller version of the XT5. At the front, the model appears to have a similar huge front grille that is flanked by sharp-pointed headlights whose LED strips stretch into the bumper.
The side profile has a wedge look as it features a 3-window design and ascending character lines just as is the case with the XT5.The rear features a flat rear window and vertical LED taillights. The model will likely have dual exhaust tips to add a sporty flavor to the fascia.
The interior is also a mystery. I expect Cadillac to use the same design as the latest crossovers such as the bigger XT5. The model will thus likely have a V-shaped center console with a huge touch-screen. I expect the automaker to bring in the CUE infotainment system as standard on higher trims and as an option on lower trims.
Due to the sporty nature and lower roof of this model, it will likely have a constrained space, especially for rear passengers but will offer sufficient legroom and headroom for average passengers.
Cadillac will equip the model with a host of luxury features to match if not exceed those offered by rival models. Leather may be the standard upholstery material even for the base model. Higher trims will feature aluminum trim and woodgrain inserts.
Expect a 4G hotspot, wireless charging, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay Smartphone integration to be offered as standard features. Higher trims will feature heated and cooled front seats, a rear camera and even a rear-seat entertainment system.
As for safety, the model will likely feature an array of autonomous features some as standard and others as options.
There were rumors that the Cadillac would be the first automaker to offer RWD for this compact crossover segment but this is not to be as the model is based on the D2XX platform that only accommodates FWD although AWD is an available option on lower trims and standard on higher trims.
Cadillac is yet to reveal the engine that will power the XT3. However, according to rumors, a turbocharged 2.0 L, force-fed four-cylinder mill is likely. This mill currently powers the ATS. The presence of an intercooler behind the model’s lower front grille also hints at the possibility of the above mill. The engine will likely be hooked up to a 9-speed automatic gearbox that is used on the GMC Terrain and Chevrolet Equinox. On the ATS, the engine produces 272 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque.
Performance and fuel economy details will be available when the model makes a debut at an international auto show later this year.
It is too early for the automaker to release official prices of the XT3. To gain a substantial market share in a market with some pretty impressive models, Cadillac will have to charge a competitive price for the XT3. Considering top rivals all have a starting price of between $31,000 and $ 33,500, I expect the Cadillac’s starting price to fall within the same range. The 2019 Cadillac XT3 is likely to hit sales dealerships in the first half of 2018.
Cadillac has entered this compact crossover market segment rather late as the market is already very competitive with all the top luxury automakers having a model. The XT3 will sweat it out with impressive models such as the BMW X1, Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class, Lexus NX and Audi Q3.
Honda Ruckus is all about simplicity. Everyone who like driving on two wheels can afford this scooter. This scooter is fantastic with an amazing look. On another side, it delivers a superb performance. Honda Ruckus provides an exquisite design and it is perfect for rides on short distances. People easily can roam with the Honda Ruckus because it offers an excellent fuel economy. This model provides extremely low cost of maintenance, and it is very easy to use. The Honda Ruckus has an elegant, exotic look. There is no hassle with shifting because in the Ruckus it uses a Honda V-Matic automatic transmission and it is available in two different colors.
The design of the 2018 Honda Ruckus is unique. The appearance of this scooter is different, and it can be very easily noticeable. Honda Ruckus is perfect for the urban condition. It comes with great features. It is available in two colors: black or white and red. The seat height of the scooter is 29 inches, which is low enough and everybody can use it. The Ruckus scooter comes with fully naked styling. It has fatty-fat tires and dual headlights that make the Ruckus fascia better. The instrument and the cluster are essential. It has an analog speedometer, odometer, and indicator lights for high beams. There is no fuel gauge in the Honda Ruckus. It comes up with 1.3-gallon tank which is under the floorboards. The low-fuel light comes up with about a 0.3-gallon reserve.
|Trail||2.95 inches (75 mm)|
|Ground clearance||5.7 inches|
|Seat height||28.9 inches|
|Fuel capacity||1.32 gallons|
|Curb weight||194 pounds|
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There are no body panels, which makes new Ruckus a naked scooter. This fact is a main reason that it is built on the tubed, exoskeletal frame. There is only one seat for driver only. There are no storage boxes on it, but if you want, you can close space under the seat with aftermarket panels. There is also a helmet holder that can be locked.
|Chassis||Two-piece, die-cast aluminum front frame with steel upper-rear frame|
|Front Suspension||Telescopic, Twin – down tube fork|
|Rear Suspension||Singl – shock|
|Front travel||1.93 inches|
|Rear travel||2.56 inches|
|Front brake||Single 95 mm mechanical drum|
|Rear brake||Single 95mm mechanical drum|
In the new Ruckus, the suspension is great. The Front Suspension has Twin-down tube fork, and it travels up to 1.9 inches. The Rear Suspension is a Single shock, and it travels up to 2.6 inches. Both of the brakes, front and rear, are the drum. The Front Tire is 120/90-10, and the Rear tire is 130/90-10.
The 2018 Honda Ruckus is minuscule but quite efficient. It comes up with 49cc Engine. The engine is liquid-cooled single cylinder with four-stroke. The Induction is 18mm CV carburetor with a fully automatic choke. The Ignition of Honda Ruckus is CD. The compression ratio of Honda Ruckus is 11:9:1, which is normal high for small-displacement engines.
Beside engine, gearbox influences on top speed. In the new 2018 Ruckus, the transmission is Automatic V-Matic belt drive gearbox. With this drivetrain it can reach from 40 – 45 mph of top speed, depending on drivers weight. The fuel quantity is 1.3 gallons, while estimated fuel economy is around 114 miles per gallon.
|Engine type||Single – cylinder 4 – stroke liquid-cooled|
|Bore x Stroke||37.8 mm x 44.0 mm|
|Compression rate||11.9 : 1|
|Ignition||DC – CDI (Maintenance free)|
|Induction||18 mm CV (Constant – Velocity) carburetor w/ automatic choke|
|Starting||Electric and kick|
|Valve train||OHC two-valve|
|Transmission type||Automatic centrifugal V – Matic belt|
|Final drive||Belt drive|
|Fuel economy||114 MPG|
The 2018 Honda Ruckus will cost around $2,700, which is a price that we could see years back. People can easily afford this, and while riding it, they can have lots of fun. In addition of all, there is one year warranty. Main rivals should be SSR Rowdy and Mad Dog that comes from Ice Bear factory.
People are getting more health conscious day by day and they want to eat food that is high in nutritional value. So, if you are one of them, Avocado is for you. Avocado is a fruit basically from South and Central America and needs the warm climate to grow. They are pear-shaped and their color varies from green to black. The Avocado is packed with healthy nutrients and vitamins and thus it is exported worldwide due to its countless benefits. Let’s have a look at the advantages people get when they eat Avocado.
• The healthy dose of Vitamins and Minerals
Avocados have bundles of vitamins and tons of minerals and proved to be very alimentary in maintaining the healthy body. It contains around twenty vitamins. A single medium-sized avocado (100 gm) contains 13% of the daily recommended dose of Vitamin B5 & B6, 26% RDA of Vitamin K, 17% RDA of Vitamin C, 10% RDA of vitamin E and 20% of Folate. It also has traces of Vitamin A, B1, B2 and B3. Apart from vitamins Avocado also contains minerals like Copper, Phosphorus, Zinc, Magnesium, Iron, and Manganese.
• As a substitute for saturated fat food
Avocados have low saturated fat as they do not hold sodium or cholesterol, people in my country have the phrase, “avocado is healthy fat” Instead, they contain mono and polyunsaturated fats. So those people who want to eat healthy food which is low in saturated fat, Avocado can be the first choice for them. For example how to eat avocado for breakfast? Cat avocado on two peace, take the pit out, put the egg in each half, salt it, and then roast it for 5-10 minutes, depending on how much you want for eggs to be raw.
• Great source of Fiber
Avocados are high in fiber. Eating 100 gm of Avocado can provide you 27% of the RDA of fiber. It holds 7 gm of fiber in which 75% is insoluble fiber and the rest is soluble. Eating food high in fiber helps reduces cholesterol, maintains blood sugar level, weight loss and protects from other harmful diseases. How to eat avocado for weight loss? The best way is to eat it raw, when becoming soft, without salt if you can.
• Reduces blood pressure and restores heart health
Avocados are the high source of Potassium, even more than bananas as a 100 gm fruit contains 14% of RDA of Potassium. Potassium is very good in maintaining human cells’ electrical gradients and keeping the blood pressure in perfect condition, thus securing the main risk of kidney issues and heart attacks. Avocado also contains Oleic acid which is proved to reduce inflammation and heartburn.
• Acts as an anti-aging agent
Avocado can be eaten to keep away anti-aging signs. As it is a great source of different vitamins, these vitamins help you fight against aging while providing required nutrition to your skin. The oil in avocado not only moisturizes and rejuvenates skin, it is also perfect for cutting down wrinkles. Avocado is used in different beauty products and can be used in facial masks to get the glowing and healthy skin.
However everything comes with a drawback, there are certain limitations to follow while eating Avocado, otherwise, it won’t remain beneficial for you. Following are the disadvantages of Avocado.
• Risk of getting extra fat
Avocado is a high caloric fruit. An average avocado contains 227 calories and 50 gram of fat. Although it is low saturated fat if you eat too much of Avocado, you might end up gaining some extra fat around your body. So, eating in the portion is the key to avoiding this magical fruit’s drawback.
• Allergic reaction
If you are allergic to latex then it is advisable not to take avocado. Avocado can cause serious allergy to those who have allergies associated with latex, tomato, kiwi or bananas as it increases the serum IgE antibodies level.
• Stomach Upset
As mentioned earlier, balanced eating is the key. So, avoid taking avocado in the large amount as it can lead to gastrointestinal irritation and you will suffer from stomach pain or ailments.