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2015 Porsche Macan SUV: Small Luxury SUV with Incredible Performance

Thriving high on the success of the midsized Cayenne Crossover SUV, Porsche is leaving no stone unturned to make a grand entry in futuristic SUV segment. Although, it has been only a while when company made its way in the world of compact crossovers to expand its family of luxury cars, but has become a reckoned name when it comes to buying performance oriented small sized crossovers. Come 2015 and Porsche is all set to take SUV market by tide with its 2015 Porsche Macan, which is small in size and also light on the pockets of its perspective customers. Iconic crest shaped hood emblem of Porsche is worthy of every penny spent on it because it comes packed with speed, agile handling and engaging driving character which a car lover would expect from any of the Porsche car like 911 and Cayenne.

Some of the components of 2015 Porsche Macan might seem similar to 2014 Audi Q5, but it comes with its own engine, styling and suspension design, which makes it stand out from the crowd. Apart from that, Porsche ahs engineered the new Macan in such a way that it will drive more like a rear wheel drive car, which is usually not common among many premium brand crossovers. The standard all wheel drive dynamic of Macan is engineered in such a way that most of the engine’s power can be directed to the rear wheels, whereas the front wheels will receive only redirected power which is usually needed to sustain traction.

The main source of power generation in 2015 Porsche Macan is one of the two available V6 engines. For Macan S, Porsche has offered turbocharged 3.0 liter V6 engine with 340 HP, whereas the Macan Turbo comes with turbocharged 3.6 liter V6 with 400 HP, which has been stipulated as by far the most powerful engine one can find in a small size crossover SUV. Quick shifting manual transmission comes as a standard feature with all trim levels just the way Porsche offers with its sports cars. For those who love sport SUVs, Porsche has also made a sport tuned suspension version of Macan which comes with optional features like power gripped summer rated tires for improved performance, adaptive suspension, rear differential torque vectoring, all these features are not very common among this class of SUVs and are also beneficial for its handling abilities. Optional air suspension is quite good as it increases Macans’ ride height almost by 9.1 inches thus bolstering its capability especially on the dirt trails.

You can ensure that the hardware used for producing such class product is not of cheap quality, which has made considerable increase in the Porsche Macan’s price making it an expensive luxury crossover.  Going by these lines the closest competitor for 2015 Porsche Macan is the Audi SQ5, which can give it tough competition in terms of price, performance and technology. For a lesser value competitor, 2014 BMW X3 is still arguably the best choice. Land Rover Range Rover Evoque is also an option to be considered as a cheap alternative. But if you are looking for performance and luxury in a small crossover, then there can be nothing better than 2015 Porsche Macan.

 

2015 Lincoln MKC: SUV with Promising Future

Most of the car lovers prefer spending their fortune on high end luxury cars that come in small packages and that has been provide quite true if we go by the recent trends of car sales, you will come to know that more and more people are showing keen interest in buying compact luxury crossovers which have also become the fastest growing futuristic car segment in the market. Every big player of luxury car market starting from Buick to Land Rover is making every possible attempt to have their own piece of share in the high class typical luxury models on their humble and existing platforms. Following the trend is 2015 Lincoln MKC, which is a newest entrant in the budding compact SUV market gives a clear indication that the American luxury car maker is in no mood to lose opportunity to make it big in the SUV segment.

Going by the first look and feel of the flagship MKC, it becomes quite clear that it will be having the same mechanical identity as the Ford Escape. However, to make 2015 Lincoln MKC look distinctive from its blue collar counterpart company has made reflective changes in its skin over the chassis and has wider stance, one piece wraparound tailgate, signature split wing grille and LED taillamps. The initial concept model launched by the company displays sculpted hood and wheel arches that may get carried over once the production version hits the market. However, the inclusion of 19 inch wheels with attractive dark chrome finish, roof rails and grille add classy and modest touch to its appearance.

But, only the visibly good looks cannot make MKC a sure shot success in the thriving SUV market especially belonging to this class. Although, Lincoln have taken in account the complaints they have received for MKZ sedan and have ensured that the same will not be repeated for MKC. The inside looks of 2015 Lincoln MKC gives the first impression of buttons and knobs that deliver tactile control over multimedia and other climate arrange functions. This time as well, Lincoln has managed to beautifully trap all these functions with its super sensitive touch panels. This time around, they have made touchscreen the anchor of MKC’s control console and user is no longer forced to punch the virtual buttons to adjust functions, which has been a drawback in older versions of Lincoln’s other cars. There has been a significant and impressive cabin improvement in 2015 Lincoln MKC  with inclusion of leather seats and real wood trims.

For the entry level 2015 Lincoln MKC, there will only be standard 2.0 liter turbocharged engine with four cylinders, 240 horsepower and 270 pound feet torque. To give competition to its rivals offering six cylinder engines, Lincoln has also introduced optional 2.3 liter EcoBoost engine featuring 275 horsepower and 300 lb ft torque. The newly launched comes with standard front wheel drive whereas buyers can opt for all wheel drive feature as well.

It’s true that compact crossover as the biggest growing car section, but 2015 Lincoln MKC has a long road to travel especially with tough competition coming from market leaders like Audi Q5, Mercedes GLK, Buick Encore, Porsche Macan and BMW X1/X3.

2015 Audi Q3: A Premium Compact Crossover

Moving forward from the success of their highly appreciated midsize Q5, Audi is in the process of to offer an even smaller SUV to its customers in 2015 which will aptly be named 2015 Audi Q3. Market leaders are considering it a late move for the already thriving premium compact crossover segment, which might create trouble for them to strengthen their hold in SUV market.

There will be no denying that this time as well Audi will maintain its high standards and will introduce its refurbished 2015 Audi Q3 with turbocharged four cylinder engine which will compliment beautifully its six speed automatic transmission. The new 2.0 liter engine will have the 200 horsepower capability and will sport 207 pound feet of torque. All these features combined together will allow the newly 2015 Audi Q3 to deliver lively acceleration and low end muscle to perform cargo duties usually expected from such small size SUVs. This time as well, the Audi will sport front four wheel drive, whereas the all wheel drive feature will also come as an option.

This time Audi Q3 has made reasonable changes in size and has decreased it by nearly 10 inches to make it shorter than Q5. But they have made no compromise with its cargo space, which will still remain 48 cubic feet when the rear seats are folded down, however it will go down to 16,.2 cubes when the rear seats are up. Apart from having all the standard features that an Audi SUV comes with, this time the 2015 Audi Q3 will also have 18 inch wheels, heated 12 way front seats, a panoramic sunroof and leather upholstery. To make the SUV more enticing for consumers Audi is offering additional options like sporty front seats, 7 inch display, navigation system, 14 speaker audio system from Boss and a power liftgate to improve its chances in the market.

When it comes to safety, Audi leaves no stone unturned and offers the best in class security systems that primarily include parking assist, rear seat side airbags, blind spot monitoring, rearview camera and side curtain airbags which are standard in all models. This futuristic SUV will be available for customers in three adjustable driver dynamic modes namely Auto, dynamic and comfort to choose from. When taking a test drive, it is quite visible that the SUV offers plenty of grip to the driver and also suppression of body roll is quite Impressive. However, the speed sensitive steering wheel doesn’t leave much room for road feel. If you are looking for the more rugged up version of A3, then you might get completely disappointed.

The market price for Audi Q3, when it will hit the roads in 2015 can be somewhere around $40,000, which is quite a lot of money to spend on an Audi, when you can easily buy a Range Rover for that price, which incidentally is also the toughest rival for luxury car maker. Whereas, you can easily buy a BMW X1 for almost $31,000, which is actually a quite less amount, and also Mercedes is launching its Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class at the same. So, experts are expecting Audi to keep its 2015 Audi Q3 price somewhere between that only to fit the bill.

2015 Jeep Wrangler: A Compact SUV going Renegade

The all new 2015 Jeep Renegade is all set the scorch the already heating up SUV segment of compact cars apart from making a value addition to the portfolio of the brand matching every inch with its benchmarks like efficiency and excellent driving dynamics. Going the traditional way, the new 2015 Jeep Renegade also comes with its best in class 4X4 capability, which has always been a plus point with Jeep and most of the customers expect that to come in the package.

The design of all new Renegade has been refurbished keeping in mind its global acceptability and has been made palatable to make it match up to global standards. The cute and little buff bugger design of 2015 Jeep Renegade is appealing at first look and gives a sense of refreshment from usually mundane Jeep styling. However, Jeep has managed to retain its trademark seven slat grille, which can be recognized instantly. The traditional bulging fenders and square roofline are also perfect for the next generation Grand Wagoner. The addition of upturned rear side windowline and the attractive wrap around rear glass in 2015 Jeep Renegade adds a special character to its appearance. Jerry can crosshatches taillamps are actually very appealing and looks amazingly look with its Trailhawk trim. If seen minutely from inside you will find this to be a combination of Jeep Cherokee and Fiat 500L. Like any other hardcore Wrangler from the Jeep, Renegade also comes with My Sky, which are removable plastic panels placed aesthetically over front and rear seats.

Keeping itself abreast with the ongoing global demands for SUVs, the all new 2015 Renegade has been engineered in such a way that it can accept the functionality of for MultiAir gasoline engines and two MultiJet II diesel engines. The addition of start/stop technology and availability of option to choose between six speed manual or nine speed automatic transmission is sure to make value addition for improved fuel economy. Availability of Renegade in Diesel engine will surely be an icing on the cake to look out for.

Because it belongs to the Jeep SUV factory, 2015 Renegade should be excellently capable off road because it comes with advanced 4X4 systems that can make it move up to 100% on the torque engine no matter what kind of wheel grip it has on board. The active auto drive system has the capability to run on five modes namely sand, snow, auto, mode and rock. Disconnection rear axle is a value addition for improving its fuel economy on long trips. To improve its all terrain capability further, Jeep has introduced skid plates, all terrain tires, independent rear suspension, tow hooks and additional hill descent control.

But to be SUV lovers favorite futuristic car, 2015 Jeep Renegade has to do several things like it has to be a really good Jeep, with its accomplished and sophisticated 4X4 system that offer ample of ground clearance to the drivers. However, 2015 Jeep Renegade has a tough road to travel with competitors like Subaru XV Crosstrek, Nissan Juke and Honda Urban SUV as they have great chance of eating its space in the market.

2015 Bentley SUV: A Perfect Combination of Luxury and Class

The latest car to enter the futuristic SUV market is the 2015 Bentley SUV, which is also be seen as the flagship of Bentley to enter the thriving base of futuristic SUVs. With this car, the company is aiming to double their profits and also strengthen their foothold in the SUV market that is showing a promising figure for future generations. The new concept SUV car from Bentley is high on luxurious details and is specifically made keeping in mind the taste and preferences of high class society. The main target for the newly launched 2015 Bentley SUV is mostly the growing SUV markets’ like U.S. and China. With this car, the company is trying to bring its own version of luxurious concept car so that they can make a winning comeback in the luxury SUV cars segment.

No doubt the premium SUV from Bentley has the potential to become an excellent choice for SUV lovers who are looking forward to buy the futuristic SUVs in coming times. Also, Bentley has assured that the SUV they have come up with is a class apart from what all the series they have featured so far in their SUV section. The Continental GT they have introduced in their new 2015 Bentley SUV is an additional share for the powerful engine which has always been a highlight of Bentley cars. This time they are banking highly upon twin turbo W-12 and also 4.0 liter twin turbo V-8 engine to give tough competition to the other futuristic SUVs making their way in the market. To make the drive system more advanced and river friendly, the 2015 Bentley comes with eight speed dual clutch automatic drive system that is well connected and communicative with the all of the wheel drive system available in the car. There is no denying of the fact that the engine system that has been offered by Bentley for their 2015 SUV one of the best in the SUV class cars of the current generation.

Apart from being high on tech specs, the car definitely has more on it splatter to offer especially when it comes to looks and design. The luxurious design of the all new 2015 Bentley SUV makes it stand tall among most of the luxury SUVs with futuristic concepts. Owing to its high class design and luxury interiors, he car is actually worth it every penny spent on it and its price is highly justified going by its tech specs and class. What else left to make it a perfect SUV to watch out for? Yes the car is a complete vehicle for a family with its comfortable seating and travel pleasure it offers for long drives.

Expected to hit the market in late 2014 or early 2015, the all new Bentley SUV is surely the most recommended SUV for those looking forward to buy new cars in which are high on specifications as well as luxury. It is also the best option to go off road with family as it will surely make your trip a hassle free experience. Comfortable interior designs, comfort for passengers, top class luxury from inside as well outside, makes 2015 Bentley SUV the best choice for 2015 car buyers.

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