2015 Acura MDX
The new car model – 2015 Acura MDX goes on sale now, It’ll start just a tick higher than previous model, at $43,460 for the two-wheel drive model. The SH-AWD version with the advance package starts at $57,675, once again including an $895 destination charge.
The new MDX takes to a shape that’s a little more sport-wagon influenced, perhaps, and mates that with interiors that are a little warmer. The sleeker profile, more curvaceous sheetmetal, and some new, precise front-end details serve to give it a leaner look overall.
All 2015 MDX models feature the same engine, a 3.5-liter V-6 with direct fuel injection and cylinder deactivation. Peak output comes in at 290 horsepower and 267 pound-feet of torque, which is channeled to the wheels via a six-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters.
Additional advanced-technology safety features include Lane Departure Warning (LDW), Forward Collision Warning (FCW). a Wide View Camera, and a Blind Spot Information system. A driver’s knee bag rounds out an already complete safety set, and there’s also Lane Keeping Assist (LKAS), which will provide a gentle, proactive nudge to the steering to help you stay in your intended lane…
2015 Chevrolet Suburban
The Suburban started out way back in 1935 as a sort of bare-bones pickup truck/station-wagon hybrid, but effectively laid down the formula for what we today consider an SUV. 2015 will mark the introduction of the twelfth-generation Chevrolet Suburban. GM will completely redesign and re-engineer the large SUV for the 2015 model year, maintaining the promise of a capable body-on-frame SUV for off-loading, towing, and carrying passengers.
The 2015 Suburban will be the first redesign of the nameplate in eight years. While GMC puts all its full-size SUVs under one umbrella, the Suburban leaves the short-wheelbase duties to the Chevy Tahoe. The long-wheelbase model in Chevy’s portfolio is 130 inches long in wheelbase as it was in the previous generation and more than 220 inches long overall, slightly stretched from the last Suburban.
The 2015 Chevy Suburban debuts with the same 5.3-liter, small-block V-8 engine offered as the mid-level powerplant for the 2014 Silverado. It’s part of the same Ecotec 3 engine family based on the fifth-generation GM small-block engine, and gets the same variable valve timing, direct injection, and Active Fuel Management cylinder-deactivation feature as the Silverado’s mill.
Output stands at a prodigious 355 horsepower and 383 lb-ft of torque increases of 35 horsepower and 57 lb-ft over the outgoing Suburban’s 5.3-liter V-8. Power is again routed to either the rear wheels or all four through a six-speed automatic transmission. Fuel-economy figures for the latest Suburban aren’t yet available, but don’t be surprised if the new truck improves on the old one’s 15 mpg city, 21 mpg highway EPA ratings…
2015 Volkswagen Touareg
The 2015 Volkswagen Touareg will be making its debut in the Chinese market this summer, and VW has unveiled a refreshed version of the Touareg at the 2014 Beijing auto show with new front and rear styling and some new technology inside. This updated version of the Volkswagen Touareg will come to the U.S. later this year.
For the powertrain, the previous model is completed with V6 engine 3.0 liter in order to generate 205 horsepower and also 400 Nm of torque. However, there are some gossips said that the car will get the similar engine option as Touareg TDI.
2015 VW Touareg will be supported with four-cylinder engine 3.0 liter in order to generate 245 horsepower. It seems it is not the end of the engine option, there is a big possibility if the car could come with bi-turbo V6 petrol engine 3.0 liter to produce 414 horsepower and the Touareg Hybrid.
For technology, the Touareg is getting a new suite of mobile online services which includes new destination search features that use Google maps, Google earth and Google street view. For safety tech, the Touareg packs a sourround view monitor that uses four cameras, lane assist control, adaptive cruise, dynamic light assist, city emergency brake and side assist warnings.
The company hasn’t stated yet when we could expect 2015 VW Touareg. According to leaked info, that should happen in fall this year. Prices are expected to stay near the current model’s starting $45.000. Diesel and Hybrid versions will be more expensive, and other one starts for 2014 year model at $64.000…
2015 Nissan Murano
The 2015 Nissan Murano will look a lot like the Resonance concept from last year, and now the Japanese automaker has unveiled the futuristic-looking third-generation crossover in New York. With the 2015 Murano‘s new styling inside and out, along with its list of new features, Nissan hopes the midsize CUV will “elevate” customers’ experiences.
The design of the new third-generation 2015 Murano, according to Nissan execs, is to build on the striking looks of the first-generation Murano while retaining the much-improved interior of the version that’s replaced by this one.
Previewed last year by the Nissan Resonance concept vehicle, it has retained much of that concept’s striking looks. At the front, the grille and air intake continue the Nissan “V-Motion” frontal design, with accent lines in the hood sweeping down to a V-shaped center form outlined in chrome.
Optional toys will include an 8-inch touchscreen, panoramic sunroof plus Moving Object Detection (MOD), Blind Spot Warning (BSW), Predictive Forward Collision Warning (PFCW) and Forward Emergency Braking. There’s also a new Cross Traffic Alert (CTA) system that “utilizes radar to detect a moving vehicle behind the Murano approaching from either side of the parking space.”
At present, the 2015 Nissan Murano has only been announced with a 3.5-liter V-6 engine developing 260 horsepower and 240 pound-feet of torque. A CVT is standard. Further down the track, Nissan is expected to add a hybrid model…