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Chevrolet Tahoe 2014- A Closer Look

SUV, Sports Utility Vehicle, is a hit among those who love to drive something giant. SUVs have recently become very popular across people of all ages and belonging to all classes. Many companies have launched their SUVs in the market and are satiated with the response. Chevrolet, a prevalent name among the car manufacturers is always been admired for its SUV range of cars. The company is now out with its 2014 Chevrolet Tahoe model.

Tahoe has been in the market for almost a decade now. Tahoe’s full-size macho looks and robust engineering has enabled it to become splendidly popular among many. The company has been working on Tahoe’s features and has unceasingly launched new and improved models every year but this time it is after 2007, that Chevrolet has reworked on Tahoe. The brand new Chevrolet Tahoe 2014 has been ranked as number 1 affordable large SUVs and also number 1 in the category of affordable SUVs with 3 rows. What is that makes the car number 1 among many of its contemporaries? Is it the look? Is it the powerful engine?

The answers to all these are right here. The ones who have ranked Tahoe as number 1 say that the car outdoes its rivals in many ways. Its advanced powertrain, simple yet sophisticated interior and yes a comfortable ride make sit stand apart in the race.

Mechanics

Tahoe 2014 has highly impressed its reviewers with its powerful engine make. Here are the technical specs of the car:

  • V8 engine empowering the car with smooth operation
  • Six-speed automatic transmission enabling it to have a smooth-shifting
  • Mileage- 15/21 mpg city/highway- The car has a highest fuel economy among the cars of its class
  • Small turning radius investing the car with the power to move easily through tight spaces. It is an easy to park car and can easily find its way even through jam-packed areas.

Interior

The car interior has been redesigned after a long gap. The interior is mostly made of plastic yet it looks elegant. The regular features of Chevrolet Tahoe 2014 include:

  • Six-speaker stereo
  • USB port
  • Satellite radio
  • Bluetooth phone connectivity
  • Tri-zone climate control
  • Backup camera
  • Rear parking sensors

There are some optional features as well like:

  • Rear-seat entertainment system
  • Automatic tri-zone climate control
  • Bose stereo system with 9 or 10 speakers

Chevrolet Tahoe’s navigation system is user friendly and liked by the reviewers. With a surround sound high quality stereo system, the ride becomes a wonderful never-ending experience. The car has been able to earn positive reviews and loads of appreciation from experts. Many auto magazines online and offline have published good reviews about its performance and decent looks.

“A smaller sibling to the massive Suburban, the Tahoe manages to combine broad-shouldered toughness with a refined demeanor, making it a good choice for those who take long road trips with their toys in tow.” – Edmunds, 2013

With its affordable pricing and high fuel economy, Chevrolet Tahoe 2014 is assuredly a good buy. The years of good reputation and high ranking adds to his demeanor.

BMW Up with 2 New SUVs

BMW, an eminent name in the category of luxury cars is always busy launching new models. The company’s designing team understands the market needs and comes out with highly elegant models every now and then. BMWs reputation as the elite car manufacturer facilitates in launching new cars with full poise.

2014 will be a big year and with numerous number of car launch in the markets, BMW is sure to sweep all hearts. BMW is going to unveil two new high performance SUVs in 2014. Let us have a quick review as to what is there on the platter.

The first SUV will be revealed at the New York Auto Show this April. It is the BMW X4 production model. It has a super stylish design with a coupé-like sloping roof. It is one of the concept SUVs launched by BMW. Here is a small review of the X4.

Tech Features

BMW X4 will be equipped with:

  • Engine- This all-new BMW X4 will be available in an array of engines suiting the requirements of different markets across the globe.
    • X4 xDrive28i- turbocharged, 240-hp, 2.0-liter four
    • X4 xDrive35i- turbocharged 300-hp, 3.0-liter inline-six
    • Four and six-cylinder petrol and diesel engines
  • Eight-speed automatic transmission
  • Variable sports steering system
  • Stop-start systems
  • Brake-energy recuperation
  • Enhanced aerodynamics
  • 110.6-inch wheelbase
  • Length 183.0

After the success of BMW previously launched SUVs, the management and designers have high hopes with the X4 model. The rest of its interior features will be undraped with its launch but it is sure to inherit the luxuries of a BMW make.

Besides X4, the next in the league of luxury SUVs is the upcoming model X6. It is a midsize SUV. The first look of this will be previewed at the 2014 Moscow motor show in the month of August. This one is the second-generation X6 with its first-generation already been launched in the year 2008. The designers claim the X6 2014 model to be sportier with an all-new improved athletic structure.

BMW X6, complete with all its features will be launched later this year. As per the reviewers, X6 has weight and height of an SUV but the interior are of a sporty car.

Technical Specifications:

The model will be equipped with:

  • Engine- Twin-turbo 4.4-litre V8 engine (This might differ for different models of X6)
  • Power and torque has been increased from the current 547bhp and 69.4kgm
  • Eight-speed automatic transmission
  • EPA-estimated 17/24 mpg city/highway

As per those who have taken a test drive of X6, it is a car which offers controlled handling and has a set of powerful brakes. Also, it has advance emission systems.

Interior

BMW X6 is loaded with all the lavish features like:

  • Spacious seats
  • Cargo space is typical for the class
  • Advance infotainment system
  • Moon roof
  • Front and rear parking sensors
  • Bluetooth
  • 10-speaker sound system
  • Head-up display
  • Rear-seat entertainment system
  • Adaptive cruise control

X6 is all in all a luxury SUV to look forward to. BMW is known to deliver outlandish range of cars and these two SUVs are much awaited.

Audi Q5- No. 1 Compact Luxury SUV

Audi is always in news for its luxury and sophisticated cars. This time it’s the 2014 Audi Q5 which is making news all over.  For Audi lovers and users, this new SUV came in as a pleasant surprise. This super Luxurious SUV, Audi Q5 is ranked number 1 among the luxury compact SUVs. The ranking is assessed based on the published reviews in magazines and newspapers, on the basis of test drives and safety and reliability data.

Audi Q5 2014 has been ranked high in various other categories like:

  • Second among the Luxury SUVs with 2 Rows
  • Third among the Luxury Crossover SUVs

With finest of interiors, a highly advanced base engine and swift handling, the reviewers have ranked the Audi Q5 2014 as the top luxury compact SUV.

It is a compact five passenger luxury model. The gaining popularity of SUVs among people has propelled the company to design them in all sizes and with all extravagances.

Car Features:

Audi group has always amused its users by putting forth creative and at the same time robust cars. The Audi Q5 2014 is a perfect amalgamation of agile mechanics and striking interiors. Let us look at some of its prominent features.

Technical

  • Turbocharged four-cylinder engine for excess power
  • Eight-speed automatic transmission
  • Optional supercharged V6 for strong acceleration
  • Turbo diesel V6 engine (Only in 2014 TDI model)

Mileage

The car scores exceptionally well on this parameter. Here are the exact findings as per the tech reviewers.

  • EPA-estimated 20/28 mpg city/highway
  • EPA-24/31 mpg city/highway(TDI model)

Interiors

Talking about interiors of the Audi Q5 2014, they are super attractive. The company has loaded this compact SUV with a dozen of features making it a best purchase.

  • Ultra comfortable front seats
  • Expansive rear seats
  • Spacious luggage space
  • Leather upholstery
  • Bluetooth phone connectivity
  • iPod integration
  • Tri-zone automatic climate control
  •  10-speaker stereo with surround sound
  • Audi’s MMI infotainment system

Observing the features of the 2014 Audi Q5, it can be surely said that it is one of the highly advanced makes of the company.

“The face lifted Q5 is entering one of the most hotly contested segments of the market. However, it has a lot going for it, including build quality, which continues to outshine the SUV competition on a number of fronts.” — AutoWeek (2013)

These very lines published in the Autoweek magazine makes the Audi Q5 2014 stand out in the league of compact SUVs. The Audi Q5 has been reviewed by numerous magazines that have published good reviews of it. The car is priced well suiting the pockets of those wishing to buy a compact SUV car. It is also ranked as the most affordable luxury SUV this year proving that it has been priced reasonably.

Reviewers say about Audi Q5 cost, ”It plays well in cost of ownership evaluations because it depreciates slowly, gets high gas mileage and needs little maintenance.”

So, simply test drive this luxury piece today and experience the whole world of sophisticated Audi.

2014 Nissan Rogue- Interactive Website for Promotion

How about experiencing an SUV test drive sitting on your comfortable couch at home? Pacing with the times and owing to inadequacy of time in hand, Nissan marketing unit has hit the web with an all new fresh idea. Nissan has come up with a decked up interactive website for those who love to try out new adventures. This website is hosted as a part of a marketing campaign of its new launch SUV 2014 Nissan Rogue. The car is a redesigned midsize crossover that is loaded with numerable features.

The website enables the user to virtually test drive the SUV and to take a look at all its features in person. The test drive can be taken on any of the smartphone, computer or a tablet. Nissan marketing department has made sure that the website’s interface is compatible with all browsers.

How can you test drive on a website?

It is a user friendly website with some easy navigation keys. It also works well for those who are not that tech savvy. The user just has to simply choose the start and end point of the test drive. With the help of Google Street Drive and Maps, you can take a test drive in any part of the world be it hills or the charismatic coast line drive.  Foot tapping numbers of the British recording artist and rapper M.I.A accentuate the whole experience of the test drive. The virtual drive is designed such that it offers the users places where the car stops and gives them time to explore the diverse features of the car. This helps the users to take a closer look and thus become the potential buyers of the Nissan Rogue 2014.

Besides stopping at various points, the drive is simply like a video game wherein the user has all the controls of the brand new SUV.  All the advance features of the newly launched Nissan Rogue 2014 are highlighted inside the car during the test drive helping the users to pay attention to their usage while driving.

Below are the Nissan Rogue’s noteworthy features which can be of great use a probable buyer.

2014 Nissan Rogue significant features:

  • Touchscreen audio system
  • Automatic climate control system
  • LED daytime running lights
  • Push-button start
  • Leather-trimmed seats and seat covers
  • Panoramic sunroof

The test drive ends by giving a picturesque view of the destination point with the all the new 2014 Nissan Rogue in front of it.

The song played through the test drive can be downloaded from the website which serves as a gift from the Nissan. This also leaves the users in a good mood while they move away from the page.  Also, the link can be shared onto different social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, etc. to let your friends all experience the virtual drive.

You must be wondering whether a virtual test drive of this fully loaded SUV be an expedient one. The answer would be visit the website and experience it yourself. Happy journey!!

A Look at the Jaguar C-X17

What comes to the mind when you hear the word Jaguar? Yes, a super modish and lavish Land Rover stands right in front of your eyes. Jaguar, a British multinational unit is famous all across the globe for its luxurious cars. The unique make and refined look of the Jaguar cars have been captivating millions of hearts since ages.  Jaguar’s cars are largely designed for the elite class.

This time it is not the Land Rover that the company is going to launch, it’s the ‘Jaguar SUV’. The first look of the car was premiered at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show. Though the company always hesitated from bringing out a SUV but in 2012 they announced about launching a CUV (crossover). In 2013, the preview of the Jaguar C-X17 has finally stepped the company in the SUV market.

This crossover model is an amalgamation of a sports car and a luxurious SUV.  Though it is launched under the sports category yet its urbane looks make it a pure Jaguar. The Jaguar engineers have come up with a new architecture which is flexible and robust.

Talking about the super luxurious Jaguar C-X17, it is stylish car with exclusive external and internal features. The car exteriors are novel but some of them resemble Jaguar XF and XJ.

Following are the external car features of the car which makes this SUV an uncommon one.

Exterior Car Features:

  • Aluminium unibody architecture
  • Slim headlights
  • Lower front fascia has a silver panel
  • 23-inch wheels
  • LED accent lights
  • High mounted taillights are simple yet classy

Car size:

It is a four- seat car with a size of 185.7-inch length.  The wheelbase of this Jaguar is 114.4-inch. It has a ground clearance of 8.3 inches.

Interiors

The Jaguar C-X17 interiors is a blend of advance interactive technology and traditionally crafted design. This results in a spacious, luxurious and erudite cabin space. The car seats and cargo area of  Jaguar C-X17 is designed such that it gives a feel of a flight cabin. Here is a list of some of the features:

  • Low seating position
  • Two aluminium seats in cargo area with a Connolly saddle leather finish
  • Panoramic roof
  • Roof has a set of sculpted vanes stretched from front to the rear
  • Multi-screen infotainment system- This feature enables the rear seat passengers to share audio files, photos and videos with the passengers sitting in front on several social media apps.
  • Head-up display

Julian Thomson, Director of Advanced Design, Jaguar says “The C-X17’s design is timeless, yet absolutely up-to-the minute. Artisan treatment meets modern techniques in an innovative cabin full of luxurious touches and cutting-edge technical ideas.”

The superior interior looks of the Jaguar C-X17 are eye catchy and are sure to lure the car lovers. This concept car gives you an experience of a sports car with an enhanced and flexible driving experience.

Jaguar C-X17 will be launched in 2015 in markets all across the world. Jaguar’s management has high hopes with this new launch and claim that the car is for the global audience.

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