Sunday, February 28, 2016


The principal thing you'll feel in the average size 2016 Enclave is a feeling of openness. A "low and away" instrument board keeps controls inside simple range. Premium materials, cowhide selected seating, warm wood tones, and brushed chrome complements make a modern inside. What's more, three lines of top of the line seating guarantee your travelers will feel in a split second quiet. The 2016 Buick Enclave smashs desires of what a hybrid ought to be. 

Suite of accessible wellbeing highlights , The main thing you'll feel in the moderate size 2016 Enclave is a feeling of openness. A "low and away" instrument board keeps controls inside simple compass. Premium materials, cowhide designated seating, warm wood tones, and brushed chrome complements make a refined inside. What's more, three lines of top of the line seating guarantee your travelers will feel right away quiet.                                                                                                                                                                                                                  A mid-size SUV that’s spacious on the inside doesn’t have to look bulky on the outside. The 2016 Enclave is proof. Its sleek and fluid profile belies three generous rows of seating and storage inside, while luxurious details like chrome accents and signature LED lighting further elevate its eye-catching exterior.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Safety features are no substitute for the driver’s responsibility to operate the vehicle in a safe manner. The driver should remain attentive to traffic, surroundings and road conditions at all times. Read the vehicle’s owner’s manual for more important safety information.

Your safety is very important to us. If you want to determine whether or not there is a recall on your current vehicle or on a vehicle you are considering, visit                                                                                                                                                                                     Brains or beauty? The 2016 Enclave doesn’t ask you to choose. Stay connected on the road with available
4G Wi-Fi . Opt for Bose 10-speaker audio or the rear-seat entertainment system to keep passengers enthralled. A remote vehicle starter ensures you never step into a cold vehicle. Or say the word, and Buick IntelliLink  connects you to friends, family and other smartphone contacts hands-free.                                                                                                                                                                                  

Don’t let its sleek exterior and inviting cabin fool you — this mid-size SUV knows how to perform.  Its six-speed, 288hp 3.6L V-6 engine is powerful and efficient. Dual-flow suspension dampers improve handling and help reduce noise and vibration. Advanced traction-control technologies keep    you on course in disagreeable driving conditions.                                                                                      

19" 10-spoke aluminum wheels 20” Ultra bright-machined aluminum wheels with Blade Silver pockets
3.6L V6 engine 8-way power front passenger seat adjuster
8-way power-adjustable driver's seat

Articulating headlamps
Standard Bose performance-enhanced premium 10-speaker system with navigation
Available, Heated and cooled front seat
Memory "presets" for two drivers,OnStarGuidance Plan for 6 months1,OnStar with 4G LTE and worked in Wi-Fi hotspot1,Power Outside Rearview Mirrors, Heated and Power-Folding 

Power back liftgate ,QuietTuning Rear ,Park Assist,Rear Vision Camera 

Standard. Remote vehicle starter system,Side Blind Zone Alert with Rear Cross Traffic Available ,SiriusXM Satellite Radio1 with route and NavTraffic 1 with 3 trial months 

Accessible SiriusXM Satellite Radio1 with 3 trial months 

Controlling segment, power tilt and telescopic Steering wheel, heated 

Standard Tri-zone programmed  automatic climate control

Wednesday, February 24, 2016


Inside and out, the ATS Coupe is perfect for dynamic drivers. From its strong lines and precise engineering to its athletic handling, refined interior aesthetics and driver-centric design, it was built to make every inch of the road enjoyable.                          
For 2016, Cadillac hasn't tended to any of our worries about the lodge environment, yet it has redesigned the V-6 motor and added two more proportions to the programmed transmission. In spite of the fact that neither one of the changes the character of the 2016 ATS, they indicate a pleasant case of the route in which consistent change can keep an auto applicable in the commercial center. 

The all-new 3.6-liter V-6 now has an additional 12 hp and 7 lb-ft, which are more than welcome despite the fact that the motor was at that point a saltine. With the reconsidered motor, the 2016 Cadillac ATS keeps on being a fast, responsive auto, with a resonating growl that makes us avid to twist out the motor as regularly as could be expected under the circumstances. Much the same as our Four Seasons 2013 ATS vehicle, this 2016 car will tear to 60 mph in only 5.6 seconds. Furthermore, because of the joining of barrel deactivation and stop-begin the new motor bundle, efficiency enhances from 18/28 mpg (city/highway) to 20/30 mpg. 

Shockingly, this V-6 transmits an irritating measure of vibration into the lodge out of gear, much the same as the motor in our Four Seasons ATS. Luckily, a consistent stop-begin highlight means you're once in a while sitting still with the motor sitting. We think this is one of the smoothest stop-begin capacities around, immediately stopping the V-6 at stops and restarting it the moment you lift your foot off the brake.                                                                                                                                                 The eight-speed automatic impresses because it is essentially unnoticeable. It shifts perfectly smoothly at all times, and it never seems to get confused if we suddenly ask for more power or instead lift off the throttle unexpectedly. The only downside is that the smoothness extends to manual shifts in Sport mode, since we’d like crisper, more immediate gear changes when we tug the shift paddles on the steering wheel.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         As incredible as the overhauled powertrain may be, different parts of the 2016 Cadillac ATS roadster keep on baffling us. The rearward sitting arrangement is cramped to the point that even our briefest, skinniest companion whines she's bum her head on the car roof. The storage compartment pivots barge in into the effectively confined trunk space. What's more, given that the new 2017 Cadillac XT5 has returned back to physical controls for the gadgets, we truly wish the ATS would discard its CUE capacitive-touch focus stack. 

The 2016 Cadillac ATS car still isn't great. It stays incredible to drive, with more power and effectiveness than some time recently, and its rakish outside configuration has huge amounts of control request. Be that as it may, regardless we locate the inside of adversaries such as the BMW 4 Series, and Mercedes-Benz C-Class roadster to be all the more engaging spots to invest energy. Indeed, even in this way, nonstop change to its motor and transmission offer the 2016 ATS some assistance with remaining a solid contender in the lively sporty luxury segment.                                        

Monday, February 22, 2016


All new 2016 Acura MDX is vital for various reasons. As a matter of first importance, as a Honda item, its designing remainder is unquestionably on target. Further, its dependability and resale quality are likewise very outstanding. Also the progressed mechanical components offered with Acura's leader SUV are totally remarkable. You'll discover forefront driver help innovations and a remarkable cluster of infotainment elements. Particularly balanced, the MDX is ostensibly the most focused vehicle in its section. In the event that it's seeming like we look upon the Acura MDX with a lot of support, this is on account of we do.Pricing starts at $42,865.                                                                                                                                                                               For the 2016 model year, the Acura MDX gets another nine-speed programmed transmission, which is controlled by another push-catch electronic rigging selector. This opens up significant land over the middle console. The other powertrain overhaul is another Super Handling All-Wheel Drive  systems bragging a twin-grasp outline able to do better distributing torque exchange among the Acura's four wheels; therefore enhancing its taking care of abilities. The 2016 Acura MDX and MDX with Technology Package models can now be furnished with the AcuraWatch suite of cutting edge wellbeing and driver-assistive advances. This expansion denote the principal utilization of street flight moderation and back cross movement observing to Acura's lead SUV. At last, MDX with the Advance Package comes standard with AcuraWatch for 2016.                                                                                                                         This iteration of the Acura MDX bowed as an all-new model back in 2014. Over the ensuing years, little has been done to alter its appearance. At once identifiable as an Acura product, the MDX wears the company’s shield-shaped grill treatment—regarding which there remains considerable polarization. Some people think it imparts an air of strength and solidity, others think it blocky and cumbersome. One thing it does do is blend nicely with the overall wedge shape of the Acura. The fluidly tapering lines disguise the size of the MDX, making it look smaller than it actually is. The “Jewel Eye” headlights mark the crossover as a premium product, while also serving as a signature styling element.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       The all new  2016 Acura MDX adds a number of additional luxury upgrades including a sleek new  rearview mirror, Siri Eyes Free voice recognition, and an easy-entry/exit driver's seat. The seat moves rearward when the driver's door is opened. Another highly useful features is the Acura’s innovative Tire Pressure Monitoring System fill assist. Sounding an audible alert when a tire is inflated to the correct pressure means you no longer have to rely on the inaccurate integrated gauges in the air pumps at filling stations. Additional upgrades—varying depending upon your package selections—include Acura’s Multi-View Angle Rear Camera with Dynamic Guidelines, a bi-directional remote engine starter, idle stop/start, and a head up warning system.                                                                                                                                           Rather than trim levels, Acura offers packages for the MDX to tailor the vehicle more sharply. These are AcuraWatch Plus; Technology; Entertainment; and Advance. Further, packages can be combined as the buyer sees fit. Key elements of the AcuraWatch package include driver assistance technologies such as forward collision mitigation and smart cruise control. Technology adds features like navigation . Entertainment adds a rear-seat DVD video system and heated rear seats. Meanwhile, the Advance package combines AcuraWatch and Technology, while also incorporating features such as front and rear proximity sensor arrays, and heated second row seats.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          The new and upgrade  MDX interior treatment, while obviously well crafted, substantive, and luxurious, is indicative of the no-frills for the sake of frills school of design. It’s exceptionally business-like in its execution. Although, some question the logic of dual screens, as they occasionally display redundant information. Further, their graphic treatments are slightly behind the times. On the other hand, overall comfort is outstanding, with adequate passenger room at all seating positions—including the third row. You do have to be on the agile side to access it, but once you’re back there it isn’t purgatory. With all three rows folded, All new and upgrade 2016 Acura MDX offers 68.2 cubic feet of cargo capacity. It will tow up to 3,500 pounds.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 NHTSA says the MDX is a five star auto, while the IIHS granted the MDX Top Safety Pick+ status. Standard security highlights incorporate antilock circle brakes, footing control, steadiness control, a full supplement of airbags, and dynamic front head limitations. A rearview camera is additionally standard; in addition to AWD models get towing adjustment. Discretionary wellbeing highlights shift as indicated by bundle determination; however incorporate blind side checking, back cross-activity ready, frontal impact cautioning, programmed braking for frontal accident alleviation, path takeoff cautioning, path keeping help, shrewd voyage control,  and road departure mitigation.                                                                                                                       Power for the 2016 Acura MDX comes from a 3.5-liter V6 engine with 290 horsepower and 276 ft-lbs of torque. The nine-speed automatic transmission and front-wheel drive are standard. Acura’s Super-Handling all-wheel drive system is optional. An automatic stop/start feature is offered with the Advance package to help boost fuel economy. The front-wheel drive MDX gets 19 MPG in the city, 27-highway, and 22 overall. With all-wheel drive, the EPA says 18-city, 26-highway and 21-combined. With the Advance package it’s 19-city, 26-highway, and 22-combined—thanks to the stop/start feature.  Light on its feet, particularly agile, and suitably intense, the MDX is exceptionally charming to drive. It rides more solidly than some of its more solace situated contenders, yet it handles better too. The driving position is right on target, and the motor sounds magnificently complex in operation—especially with huge throttle openings. The nine-speed transmission moves freshly and has a solid skill for being in the right apparatus at the opportune time. As you'd anticipate from an extravagance arranged model, the MDX is amazingly peaceful at rate; wind "clamor" is more like wind whisper.  the MDX is quite enjoyable to drive.

Friday, February 19, 2016


There's undeniable value in be said for tradition, particularly while examining a brand as storied as Land Rover. The 2016 Land Rover LR4 is maybe the nearest connection that the SUV-manufacturer has to its past, in any event from a designing point of view, as there's still a stepping stool outline hiding underneath the upright body work that binds the LR4 to the most unique of Land Rovers, the extreme as-nails Defender. 

Still, the polish of development that has been carefully connected to the general population mover's surface goes more than simply shallow. It would be mix-up to surmise that the Land Rover LR4's rough character shows that it's an animal when puttering around town - yet it would be just as incorrect to accept that the family hauler hails from the same bloodline as its opponents from BMW (the X5), or Audi (the Q7). The LR4 possesses a specialty in the extravagance suv world asserted by couple of other full-measure models, and accordingly it stands separated from whatever is left of the Euro premium pack.You can draw line specifically from the 2016 Land Rover LR4's correct edges completely through the Discovery of the '90s and 2000s to the Range Rover Classic of the 1970s and the beforehand said Defender that originated before it. That is the way reliable the LR4 (née Discovery) has been in the use of Land Rover's center styling prompts. 

I should confess to being an aficionado of box-such as outlines, which implies I "get" the push of the LR4's feel. Actually, I surmise that contrasted with the more homogenous SUVs penned by its German rivals, Land Rover has figured out how to stay unmistakable in a section apparently fixated on huge guard admissions, inclined rooflines, and a general yearning to scatter any insight of "truck" from the showroom. This makes it difficult to think about a comparator to the LR4 other than considerably more retro Mercedes-Benz G-Class , rectilinear indications of the body-on-edge past. That the Land Rover is more tamed understanding of the G-Class/Denali format is valuable in drawing refined family customers looking for a major boned day by day driver that is got gobs of vicinity without being imposing.
                                                                                                                                                                    A pleasant side effect of the 2016 Land Rover LR4's generous silhouette is an equally plus-size cabin. It's not just that the LR4's passenger compartment is big, but it's also been punched out to feel as airy as possible thanks to enormous side glass front and rear, combined with available transparent roof panels that provide you with unfettered sightlines of the urban Serengeti that surrounds you on your inner-city safari. In addition, the first two positions are sufficiently regal, with well-perched captain's chairs providing a view of the road ahead that can only described as "commanding."

All new LR4 also happens to provide the option of third row seating, joining the Range Rover Sport and Discovery Sport on the other side of the dealer lot as the trio of Land Rover SUVs that deliver seven-passenger capacity. Unlike its siblings, however, the LR4 delivers an all-ages experience in steerage, as once you get back there you enjoy far more comfortable surroundings than you might expect. Climbing in and out of the vehicle is made easier by way of its standard air suspension, which can kneel down and reduce ride height when parked. This also assists drivers in loading the Land Rover with cargo: there's 43cubic feet behind the second set of accommodations, and with everything folded flat, the LR4's 86 cubes stand tall in its class.       
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            There are definite trade-offs to the 2016 Land Rover LR4's hefty hull and heritage-heavy design, and they are most easily detected from behind the wheel. The LR4 exhibits what I would charitably describe as "traditional SUV dynamics," a catch-all term that describes the effect that weighing nearly 6,000 lbs will have on any attempt to round a corner at a high rate of speed. Body roll, understeer, and the occasional need to plan ahead when braking are all part and parcel of the LR4 experience, and while there's nothing frightening about how the vehicle comports itself on the road, it's definitely nowhere near as sporty as any other vehicle wearing the Land Rover badge.

There's also a certain honesty about the Land Rover LR4's modest handling limits that links hand-in-hand with its old school styling to further stand apart from options like the Q7. Who really needs an SUV to corner like it's on rails, or at the very least, make a valiant attempt to impart some adrenaline when the road turns twisty? I know I don't - when I'm in sport-utility mode it's usually because I need to tow a trailer, haul around more than I can fit in my sedan (whether that be passengers or cargo), or drive somewhere that requires extra ground clearance and low-range four-wheel drive. 

It's also reassuring to drive a truck like the LR4 that doesn't try to convince me it's ready to run a four-minute mile. The extra insulation that numbs the Land Rover's steering and suspension response (even with air shocks and an independent setup out back) accentuate the comfort-oriented nature of the vehicle and back it away from direct comparison to lither luxury fare.   There's however a solitary motor accessible when requesting the 2016 Land Rover LR4: a 3.0-liter, supercharged V-6. This unit has been squeezed into administration crosswise over a significant part of the Land Rover and Jaguar group of vehicles, and its recognizable 340 strength and 332 lb-ft of torque are burdened, yet not overpowered by the LR4's mass. In a straight line I could record a 0-60 time in the six-second range, and I found the eight-speed programmed transmission impeccably willing to downshift on interest and convey the burst of quickening required to handle expressway passing. Fuel effectiveness isn't too noteworthy - Land Rover claims 15 mpg city and 18 mpg parkway, numbers that will see you turning into a customary installation at your neighborhood filling station. On the in addition to side, the LR4's solid development makes it a magnificent tow vehicle, bragging a most extreme trailer limit of just shy of 8,000 lbs.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Most of the 2016 Land Rover LR4's high tech equipment is essentially invisible, lurking in the drivetrain until it emerges, triumphant, to save your butt from having to be towed out of the mud. I'm talking, of course, about the LR4's outstanding four-wheel drive system, which comes in two distinct flavors. Standard with the SUV is a full-time automated system, but you can also add a low-range version of the same to the LR4 that promises extra torque amplification for handing truly sticky off-road situations. Regardless, all editions of the Land Rover feature Terrain Response, an electronic driver's aid that allows you to dial-in vehicle parameters such as throttle response, stability control intervention, and traction control in an effort to deal with specific challenges you might face while exploring.

I've had some fairly amazing experiences with Land Rover's four-wheel drive capabilities in the past, but my time behind the wheel of the LR4 was limited to dealing with blizzard conditions in Montreal, and the aftermath of said snow-dump. The SUV performed admirably in terms of tackling slippery streets and uncleared lanes, as long as I gave myself enough room to deal with the inevitable push associated with its bulk while taking tighter corners.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Land Rover's infotainment systems have long been sub-par, especially in terms of user experience. The 2016 Land Rover LR4 continues this trend, as it doesn't benefit from the latest InControl touchscreen interface gifted to more modern fare from the brand. As a result you'll be forced to deal with an unresponsive LCD screen, confusing menu structure, and a general lack of digital real estate when it comes to seeing all of the vehicle/radio/navigation data you'd want to keep a handle on while driving. It's not an unworkable system by any means, but it's a fair distance back from the experience you'd expect from a luxury model - especially compared to what's on offer by Audi (MMI) and BMW (iDrive).                                                                                                                                                                                                               I alluded to it before, yet in the event that one trademark runs over in verging on each part of the 2016 Land Rover LR4 the sensation you're guiding/riding in a vehicle that has been tuned to be extravagant most importantly different things. Without a doubt, the LR4 is an astoundingly valuable vehicle, with its sections of land of room, solid towing limit, and go-anyplace four-wheel drive, yet out and about the SUV feels most like a desert spring protecting you from the clamor and dramatization of the outside world. 

It's a savvy play from Land Rover that opens up the LR4's qualities while papering over its shortcomings. Purchasers substance to drift not far off in their protected game utility air pocket will probably be attracted to the LR4's segregating skeleton setup as opposed to killed by its absence of well sharpened sharp reflexes. It's an issue of knowing your business sector and not getting excessively diverted by what alternate folks are doing, and with almost 10,000 illustrations moved in 2015, Land Rover must be content with the execution of a vehicle that is nearing the end of its present outline cycle.Of course, if you're seeking out a luxurious three-row daily driver starting at $50,400 (and ranging up to $64,070), you've got a fairly long list from which to choose. Head-to-head, the GMC Yukon Denali feels like the closest approximation of the 2016 Land Rover LR4's playbook, although with more power and a slight premium to pay for a comparably-equipped model. The Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class each provide three rows of seating, still more available engine output, and of course vastly more nimble handling, but you'll start to encounter fairly severe sticker shock should you start to ascend the options sheet. The Audi Q7's price matches fairly well with the LR4, but again it's a vehicle with its roots in the sedan world and a platform to match. It's important to note that none of these vehicles is capable of providing the same level of off-road competence as the LR4, and with the exception of the Yukon Denali, none can match the Land Rover's cargo capacity.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016


As Jaguar’s most powerful and athletic offering, the F-type R coupe—and convertible—combine brute force with gorgeous and fashionable sheetmetal. Powered by a 550-hp supercharged 5.0-liter V-8 mated to an eight-speed automatic and all-wheel drive, the F-type R can hustle with the best of them. It also heralds its sporting intentions with a cacophony of cracks and pops from its exhaust. The real beauty is in the handling, thanks to a well-tuned suspension and a smart brake-based torque-vectoring system. Like its counterpartner, the R form of the Jaguar F-sort convertible brings up an issue: When is a hot car with provocative great looks, heaps of push, and gunfighter reflexes a supercar? 

Our semiofficial position on this smoldering inquiry is that an auto merits supercar status when it joins uncommon execution with fascinating looks, constrained accessibility, and uninhibited style. The Jaguar F-sort R is stopped simply outside that  paddock.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             So what's the issue? For one, there are lesser forms of the F-sort moving around out there, with a V-6 motor. You don't see any section level versions of the McLaren P1 or, somewhat closer to earth, the Ferrari 488GTB. 

Also, as far as execution, the F-sort R isn't exactly on the same level as some of its somewhat more marvelous supercar rivals. In a late examination test, for instance, the Mercedes-AMG GT S bested the F-sort R car in verging on each target execution class. On the other hand, full-on supercars are more costly than this Jag. The previously stated AMG GT S, for instance, begins at $130,820, with an as-tried cost of $151,065 

By difference, the beginning figure for the F-sort R droptop is $107,435, with alternatives raising the stake to $113,540 on our test auto. Despite the fact that autos of this kind are for people with noteworthy packs of discretionary cashflow to apply to thn't bother with a mini-computer to comprehend that these dollar  distinctions are significant. 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Classifications notwithstanding, it’s interesting to note that the ragtop F-type R delivers performance that is identical to the stats posted by the coupe in the aforementioned comparison test. That’s probably because the curb weights of that coupe and this convertible are within 12 pounds of each other—in fact, the coupe is the heavier of the two.

What this tells us is that Jaguar didn’t have to add extensive gussets or bracing to the convertible to compensate for structural rigidity lost by removing the top. It also tells us that the F-type is a little on the pudgy side. Furthermore, a pretty high proportion of its mass is biased to the front—almost 54 percent, unusual for a design that’s rear-drive based. That front weight bias, and all-wheel drive, probably contributes to the Jag’s mild understeer when pushed to its limits.                                                                                                                                                                                                       But the F-type’s limits are way up there, with 0.96 g of lateral grip. The combination of a stiff structure, firm suspension tuning, torque vectoring, and sticky Pirelli P Zero rubber give the Jaguar the grip of a bat clinging to a wall. However, we also found the car a little unpredictable on the skidpad, thanks to the rear-biased all-wheel-drive system, which allows a little power-on oversteer at first before apportioning some of the power to the front wheels, to rein things in. Despite that, all of the foregoing, plus one of the most accurate and informative electric power steering setups out there, inspires huge confidence at the wheel.

The tremendous grip leads to a different kind of problem, one that’s common to all cars in this rarefied performance category. Exploring the heady limits of this car’s cornering capabilities on public roads requires speeds that are guaranteed to provoke disapproval by badge-wearers driving vehicles with red and blue light racks. Not to mention local citizens who might show up at your home with torches and pitchforks, angry about the F-type’s exhaust, which they’ve likely mistaken for errant gunfire.

But the sound issuing from the exhaust system when the driver calls for full speed ahead is intoxicating. Find a straight stretch of highway, preferably deserted, drop the top (one switch handles everything), and tramp on the loud pedal, and you can imagine yourself conning a D-type Jag down the Mulsanne straight en route to victory at the 1955 Le Mans 24-hour race.

Okay, the F-type lacks the D-type’s outrageous jet-age dorsal fin. On the other hand, the F-type certainly is no wallflower, and its brakes make the D’s binders seem like something out of The Flintstones. We were a little disappointed that the ragtop’s stopping distance from 70 mph didn’t match the coupe’s 135-foot number, but 148 feet is hardly feeble, and the fade-free repeatability factor is race-worthy.

The eight-speed automatic transmission is another strong point. While we always like to see a manual-transmission option, particularly in a sports car , this automatic hammers gearchanges far faster than you could move a manual lever through the gates.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        We can't say we're rocking the boat in regards to the F-sort's particular, electronic movement lever, yet it's a unique little something that presumably would get to be straightforward to a proprietor after some time. Whatever remains of the inside is perfectly sized, great looking, and wonderfully selected. In the event that there's any complain it's somewhat high inside clamor levels at turnpike speeds with the top up—past simply the fumes note—rendering the Meridian sound system pretty much superfluous. 

However, the main issue here is a convertible games auto that conveys excellent execution and a major measurements of cachet at a value that appears to be just about to be a deal by supercar principles. Rock and roll, that word once more., if the Jag F-sort R convertible doesn't exactly qualify as a supercar, it is obviously a super price car. 

Saturday, February 13, 2016


As GM's entrance level brand, Chevrolet presumably has the most savage rivalry of the greater part of the General's divisions. For all intents and purposes each model blazing the gold tie contends in the most fervently sections of the car commercial center. 

Consider it; Malibu is up against Camry and Accord, Cruze is up against Civic and Corolla, and Silverado must do fight with F-150. Then, the 2016 Chevrolet Sonic is tasked with confronting down  Hyundai's Accent, Honda's Fit,and Ford's Fiesta. 

For the 2016 model year, Sonic offers Chevy MyLink as standard on everything except the LS trim bundle. The manual transmission has been dropped from the LTZ list of features, as has the CD player across the board.The five-passenger subcompact 2016 Chevrolet Sonic is offered in both sedan and hatchback bodies with a choice of four trim levels; LT,LTZ LS.,AND RS. Manual transmissions are standard on all but LTZ, which is offered only with an automatic. All other trims offer the automatic transmission as an option.

For 2016, Chevrolet Sonic LS pricing starts at $15,220 for the four-door sedan ($16,465 with the automatic transmission) and $15,825 for the hatchback ($17,065 with the automatic transmission). This gets you a 138 horsepower, 1.8-liter normally aspirated inline four-cylinder engine and a five-speed manual transmission. Air conditioning, power door locks with remote keyless entry, and a tilt/telescoping steering wheel are standard equipment, as is a six-month OnStar telematics subscription with 4G LTE WiFi.

Base price for the LT trim level is $17,025 to $18,425 or the sedan and $17,360 ($19,025 automatic) for the hatchback. Sonic LT gets a six-speaker premium sound system, Bluetooth, smartphone applications integration, satellite radio, power windows, remote ignition (with the optional automatic transmission), and a seven-inch touchscreen.

The sporting-oriented 2016 Chevrolet Sonic RS starts at $20,970 for both the sedan and the hatchback ($22,725 with the automatic transmission). Features include a turbocharged 2.0-liter inline four-cylinder engine, four disc brakes, and an aerodynamic body kit. Sonic RS also gets a more aggressively tuned suspension system, leather and simulated suede upholstery, as well as a sport steering wheel.

With a base price of $20,655 for the sedan and $21,220 for the hatchback, Sonic LTZ standard features include the turbocharged engine, an automatic transmission, heated leatherette front seats, a rearview camera, fog lamps, and 17-inch alloy wheels.

To our eye, the vehicle is the more alluring of the two body styles—especially when outfitted with the 17-inch tire and wheel set of the LTZ Turbo. Truth be told, from a few edges, the Sonic resembles a smaller than expected Cruze (which, most without a doubt, is something to be thankful for). With its short shades and wheels pushed way out to the corners, Sonic looks solidly planted to the ground. 

Chevrolet's representatives rush to call attention to the bike prompts reflected in the configuration of the Sonic's round taillamps and headlamps. Giving the auto to a greater extent a premium look, a chrome encompass outlines the level dark honeycombed example of the grille. 

On the hatchback, the entryway handles are incorporated into the C-column and rendered in dark, giving the car the presence of a two-entryway hatchback. With everything taken into account, it's a satisfying configuration, keeping in mind it's apparent Sonic is an economical car,it would seem that a premium model.
The cruiser treatment persists inside too, with the most clear reference being the instrument board. Comprising of a vast simple tachometer combined with a computerized speedometer, the Sonic's instrumentation looks like Chevrolet struck a game bicycle industrial facility. One of a kind and particular in a class where novel and unmistakable are immense offering focuses, work very styleish.

Our LTZ Turbo test auto was fitted with leatherette upholstery. Less costly models get alluring looking (if fairly unpleasant) fabric seats. Talking about the seating, it's surprisingly agreeable, and there's sufficiently even room in the rearward sitting arrangement for three travelers to be agreeable for short excursions around town. 

A two-tone dash and entryway board treatment, like that offered with the Cruze, is additionally accessible. It's great to see some exertion put into making the inside of an auto at this value point appear to be more premium than it really is. In such manner, Chevrolet has advanced impressively. Storage is abundant. In addition to the usual door panel, glove box and center console storage areas, Sonic’s interior designers also specified two very handy binnacles on each side of the top of the center stack. They’re perfect for stashing a smartphone, a pair of sunglasses, or any other small item you might want to have readily available. There is a downside to these, though. Anything you place there is visible to passersby when the car is parked. You’ll want to avoid leaving “attractive” items in them when you’re away from the car.

Cargo capacity for the 2016 Chevrolet Sonic hatchback is 19 cubic feet with the rear seat deployed and 47.7 cubic feet with it folded away. Sonic sedan’s trunk is good for 14.9 cubic feet of capacity.The 2016 Chevrolet Sonic’s armor starts with a rigid body structure comprised of strategically employed high-strength steel. Chevy’s engineers also placed 10 airbags around the cabin. Meanwhile, reinforced front hinge and A- and B-pillar zones help maintain the integrity of the passenger compartment in a crash.

Should Sonic roll over in a crash, the roof is said to be capable of supporting up to four times the car’s weight. Additionally, the Sonic’s breakaway pedal assembly mitigates the risk of injuries to lower extremities. Sonic also has a rollover sensor to get its airbags ready for the big one if it gets the feeling something untoward is about to go down. The optional Driver Confidence package (available on all trims, save LS) includes forward collision warning and lane departure warning.

NHTSA says the Chevrolet Sonic is a five-star car, while the IIHS awarded Sonic its top rating (“Good”) in all but the small overlap frontal crash test, in which Sonic scored “Marginal,” which the Institute’s second to the lowest rating.The 2016 Chevrolet Sonic's typically suctioned 1.8-liter motor makes 137 pull and 122 ft-lbs of torque. It oversees 30 mpg in general with the five-speed manual and 28 with the six-speed programmed. 

Effortlessly the more attractive powerplant alternative for the front-wheel drive Sonic is the 1.4-liter Turbo. This motor produces 137 strength and 146 ft-lbs of torque. While 24 ft-lbs of torque sounds like a minor change, the outcome is very startling when combined with the six-speed manual transmission. Besides, you show signs of improvement mileage. 

Matched with the six-speed manual transmission, turbocharged Sonic LT and LTZ models brag 33 mpg joined city/roadway mpg. With the programmed, they're evaluated at 30  mpg consolidated. Sonic RS is appraised at 30 consolidated for the manual, and 28 with the programmed.The turbocharged 2016 Chevrolet Sonic is quite fun to drive. The 1.4 loves to wind and you get a satisfying degree of thrust out of it. Additionally, the little Chevy shines when asked for rapid and repetitive changes of direction. Yes, it uses electric power steering, as do most contemporary cars, but it is a very responsive system with good transitional feel. The steering is also very linear in its response and remarkably accurate.

Sonic’s clutch take-up is smooth and the shifter feels nice as it goes from slot to slot. Braking is solid and confidence inspiring, though the pedal is a bit on the soft side. Speaking of the pedals, their arrangement is wholly conducive to matched-rev heel and toe throttle blipping downshifts, so you can readily enjoy hustling the Sonic along a challenging serpentine road.

Certain cars prove driving a slow car fast can be more fun than driving a fast car fast. Chevrolet’s Sonic presents just such an opportunity.Pretty much as Cruze put Chevrolet solidly in the chase in the smaller vehicle classification, Sonic has given Chevrolet something to work with in the subcompact class. The 2016 Chevrolet Sonic is a great looking auto with an astounding list of capabilities at its cost and class. 

As a passage level auto for a youthful grown-up hoping to make their first new buy, or a more established individual looking for a lively method of transportation, our Sonic Turbo test auto demonstrated more than equipped for filling the bill. 

On the off chance that you are shopping this classification, test-driving a 2016 Chevrolet Sonic will be a decent utilization of your time.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016


MIAMI - Perhaps the foundations of the 2016 Buick Cascada were sown when the Korean-fabricated Buick Encore SUV landed for 2013. The car media welcomed the last with essentially zero eagerness, until we drove it: What a decent, fastened down little game ute, a standout amongst the most lovely astonishes of the model year.

At the point when the Chevrolet Trax SUV arrived, riding on the same stage, gentle expectation transformed into dissatisfaction—it was a punishment box that drag practically no similarity to the Encore. Which implies Buick clearly knows how to take an average game ute and transform it into something good. The company is attempting to do likewise for the 2016 Buick Cascada (professed cas-CAH-dah, "waterfall" in Spanish), a really global four-seat convertible: It's basically an Opel, worked in Poland, with a 1.6-liter turbocharged four-barrel from Hungary and a six-speed programmed transmission from Mexico.

The Cascada is no Mazda MX-5 Miata, nor does it attempt to be. There are just two fundamental models, two diverse wheel plans and six distinct hues. The "game tuned" suspension has no movability. The seats are leather (two colors). A couple expected elements, for example, push-catch begin are missing in light of the fact that, we were advised at the Key West-to-Miami media presentation, "a few components were not in Opel's toolbox. It’s surprisingly quiet with the top up, very tolerable with the top down. A folding wind deflector in the Premium model stretches across the back seat when you have no passengers, and it’s effective. There’s a pair of pyrotechnically activated bars in the rear that pop up if the car rolls over— and Buick thinks the bars and the car’s six air bags are enough to earn the top safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, interesting as NHTSA typically doesn’t test convertibles.

Interior space is fine up front, better than you’d think in the two rear seats. You can actually wedge four 6-footers into the cabin, but none of them will be eager to take a cross-country trip. One interesting feature: Move the power front seat forward, climb in the back seat, and move the front again. Proximity sensors return the seat to about a half-inch from the rear passenger’s knees, and stop it automatically. What’s there is just fine, even on the base model, which lists for $33,985, including the boat trip over from Poland. The test car, a Premium model, started at $36,060, and $390 for the “carbon black metallic” paint (we’d choose white, which is free) plus $920 in destination fees brought the total to $37,380.

We’d be fine with the base model—the upscale version gets mostly electronic aids such as front and rear parking assist—and the only way to tell the base from the Premium is the absence of sensors in the former’s front bumper. We were told, though, that lease incentives are available on the Premium, making it actually cheaper to drive than the base car.

Buick didn’t give much thought to equipping the Cascada with a solid folding roof, given that the car is already a porky 3,975pounds due to lots of under-chassis bracing that absolutely eliminates cowl shake on the roughest roads. The multi-layer soft top is fine, raising and lowering in about 15 seconds (Buick says 15 to n17 seconds), and you can do it at speeds up to 31 mph. The top folds neatly under a hard tonneau and leaves a decent 9.8 cubic feet of room in the trunk, compared to 13.2 cubic feet with the top up. It’s surprisingly quiet with the top up, very tolerable with the top down. A folding wind deflector in the Premium model stretches across the back seat when you have no passengers, and it’s effective. There’s a pair of pyrotechnically activated bars in the rear that pop up if the car rolls over— and Buick thinks the bars and the car’s six air bags are enough to earn the top safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, interesting as NHTSA typically doesn’t test convertibles.

Interior space is fine up front, better than you’d think in the two rear seats. You can actually wedge four 6-footers into the cabin, but none of them will be eager to take a cross-country trip. One interesting feature: Move the power front seat forward, climb in the back seat, and move the front again. Proximity sensors return the seat to about a half-inch from the rear passenger’s knees, and stop it automatically. On the road, the 2016 Buick Cascada is a viceless car, performing every task well but never exceptionally so. Handling, with the standard 20-inch tires and alloy wheels, is responsive and predictable, and the ride is firm but comfortable except on really bad roads.

The corporate 1.6-liter turbo-four sits beneath a big black plastic engine cover that says ECOTEC— come on, guys, at least try to dress up the engine compartment on a premium-brand model. It pumps out a rated 200 horsepower, with 207 lb-ft of torque, which is adequate but nothing more for the two-ton convertible. The six-speed automatic can get confused when you accelerate hard then back off, but otherwise, it helps the little engine the best it can. Yes, there is a manual transmission offered overseas, but it’s of no interest to Buick. Buick would like to sell 10,000 Cascadas in its first year; even though it’s an Opel, the U.S. model allegedly has 600 unique parts, and add in the cost to get it federalized, and Buick already has put in a pretty significant investment. Even though China is Buick’s most important market—the company sells 1 million cars a year there, 250,000 here—China won’t get the Cascada. Why? “Because with their pollution,” said a Buick executive, “why would they want to put the top down?” He said it; we didn’t.

Buick has no plans now to pursue the rental car market, but down here in Florida, it seems a natural. Florida, California, New YORK, New JERSEY, and Texas absorb half the convertibles sold in this country, and that’s where the Cascada rolls out first. Wherever you are, it should be at a dealership near you shortly. Buick would like to sell 10,000 Cascadas in its first year; even though it’s an Opel, the U.S. model allegedly has 600 unique parts, and add in the cost to get it federalized, and Buick already has put in a pretty significant investment. Even though China is Buick’s most important market—the company sells 1 million cars a year there, 250,000 here—China won’t get the Cascada. Why? “Because with their pollution,” said a Buick executive, “why would they want to put the top down?” He said it; we didn’t.

Buick has no plans now to pursue the rental car market, but down here in Florida, it seems a natural. Florida, California, New Jersey, New York, and Texas absorb half the convertibles sold in this country, and that’s where the Cascada rolls out first. Wherever you are, it should be at a dealership near you shortly.

Friday, February 5, 2016


What does the fate of Formula 1 will look in the future ? Groups like Red Bull Racing and McLaren are as of now envisioning it. Their thoughts range from close term potential outcomes like shut cockpit F1 autos and F-35-like head protector mounted data showcases to promote flung thoughts like nanotechnology-empowered self-repairing suspension, progressively configurable tires. The last final frontier we to go, actually, is completely self-ruling racing cars . 

Be that as it may, you can't take people out of the cockpit says Sam Collins, representative manager of Racecar Engineering, a UK-based motorsports production. Collins, who has composed a progression of articles on hustling's future, includes there'd be minimal enthusiasm for interest in racing without people in the cars—and in danger.                                                                                                                                       You have to have the human in the equation. It's so important and we've got to lose a few," says Collins. "Look at the popularity of NASCAR, the race after Dale Earnhardt died. Look at the popularity of Formula 1 after Ayrton Senna died. People want to see dareing-do. Death in motor racing should certainly not be encouraged, but there should always be the specter of death. The perception of danger is very important." 

Drivers risking life and limb are pivotal, a point not lost of F1 futurists who posit a slew of ways to "improve the human" to cope with the higher speeds and quicker action technology will add to racing. One idea is to harness the capabilities of the driver's brain directly.

Adjusting things like brake bias or engine mode on an F1 car could be done via what is known as a "brain computer interface" Collins explains. He points out a project at the Freie Universität Berlin in Germany in Germany developed a semi-autonomous vehicle which allowed impulses from the brain to control some elements of a vehicle's operation.

The project worked by translating electromagnetic signals within a test subject's brain into patterns that could be recognized by computer software. The subject wore a cap with 16 sensors that transmitted neural signals. Software was progressively trained to recognize when a subject was thinking "left" or "right." Wearing the cap, the test subject took the driver's seat in a semi-autonomous vehicle and directed it by "thinking" left or right, essentially instructing the car's driving software and sensors to follow through.

The experiment was limited, but demonstrated that drivers could potentially think an action and it would be executed. Using brain implants, they might also be able to communicate telepathically with their teams while battling on track, relaying seat-of-the-pants data to engineers without speaking a word.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             The fanciful McLaren Formula group propelled this thought as part the cutting edge MP4-X idea auto it discharged last December. By official statement put out by McLaren, "the most energizing element of the MP4-X is the way the auto interfaces with the driver's cerebrum. McLaren Applied Technologie, which fabricated the idea, is calling this element 'intellectual human-machine interface, signal control and cerebrum synaptic control". 

A down to earth situation McLaren sees emerging from a human-machine interface could be the capacity for group designers to identify early when a driver is comparing so as to battle with tires known cerebrum action when tires are new and hold high to the driver's level of mental action/vitality when grasp logically starts to blur. Representing noticeable contrasts would hypothetically permit the pitwall to sense tire corruption even before a driver imparted it verbally. Others have raised more outlandish ideas. In 2014, British futurist Dr. Ian Pearson suggested that onboard cameras might become obsolete as TV producers could tap directly into the driver's eyes. Viewers could see exactly what a driver sees through his own eyes.

It all sounds incredible and potentially fascinating. But as with all technology, things might not go so smoothly.

Sam Collins believes how effective driver-computer interface would be would vary wildly depending on the human using it. "It would take a particularly special driver," says Collins." I don't think you'd find Lewis Hamilton able to do that but you'd find Fernando Alonso able to do it. It might change the type of driver who is successful or reward different drivers. It's not a straightforward thing." 

But if the technology to make such an interface possible exists, it may well be inevitable. Says Collins: "It all sounds like something from Minority Report, but it's real technology now."    

Wednesday, February 3, 2016


At the point when your image is best considered as respected, when individuals partner it with the terrible past times of the American automobile industry, when your marque is looked upon as staid and antiquated, you need to accomplish something emotional to move the worldview in case you're going to survive. 

This is the assignment gave to the Buick Encore—and in fact the majority of its kin right now wearing the tri-shield logo. 

One of the first of a totally new class of car, the 2016 Buick Encore conservative hybrid extravagance suv appeared in 2013 as something of disclosure.Small, luxurious, and fuel efficient , the Encore likewise speaks to an extensive deal at its beginning cost of $24,070. 

Going into its fourth model year, the 2016 Buick Encore comes to showcase with a couple changes. Subsequent to fitting Encore with OnStar's 4G LTE network and WiFi hotspot capacity as standard hardware for the 2015 model year, the marque is putting forth the minute hybrid with another Sport Touring trim bundle and three new outside hues (Graphite Gray Metallic,River rockMetallic ,and Summit White) for 2016. Additionally, the 2016 Buick Encore is offered with another arrangement of seven-talked, 18-inch wheels with a Ultra-Bright.                                                                            With the addition of the new Sport Touring package, the 2016 Buick Encore is offered in five different states of trim. These include the $24,065 Base Encore, the $26,345 Encore Convenience, the $28,295 Encore Leather, and $29,785 Encore Premium. Encore Sport Touring starts at $27,345.

Standard features include 18-inch wheels, a seven-inch touchscreen with smartphone app integration, heated exterior rearview mirrors, Bluetooth, cruise control, a tilt/telescoping steering wheel, cloth and synthetic leather upholstery, roof rack side rails, and a rear-view camera.

Encore Convenience adds foglights, blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, remote start, dual-zone automatic climate control, an auto-dimming inside rearview mirror, and a 120-volt AC outlet.

Encore Leather adds leather upholstery (big surprise there, right?), heated front seats, a heated steering wheel, and memory settings for the driver’s seat.

Encore Premium builds upon this with the addition of front and rear proximity sensor arrays, forward collision warning, lane departure warning, automatic windshield wipers, and a seven-speaker Bose audio system,

Encore Sport Touring gains a rear spoiler, a specific 18-inch wheel, and a more powerful version of the 1.4-liter turbocharged engine.Like its showroom-mates, the 2016 Buick Encore advantages pleasantly from the contemporary styling dialect of the Buick brand. Signature components incorporate a waterfall grille, chrome accents and encompasses, windows on the hood, and painted lower boards. Standard body-shading entryway handles with chrome strips and a styled, stainless steel deplete tip include a premium look. 

Further recognizing the little Buick as an extravagance model, blue-highlighted halogen composite projector-bar headlamps and nitty gritty taillamps embellish the Encore's outside treatment. Firmly joining the Encore to the ground, an arrangement of 18-inch, five-talked painted aluminum wheels are standard. As we specified beforehand, a decent arrangement of seven-spoke Ultra-Bright aluminum wheels are recently available for 2016.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          All update interior styling of the 2016 Buick Encore is anchored by a flowing instrument panel, which wraps naturally into the door panels. The central instrument panel houses the seven-inch monitor. Nicely simulated wood and soft touch surfaces give the Encore’s handsome cabin a warm and upscale appearance.

An all-Ebony or a contemporary mix of dark and light tones distinguishes the cabin’s color schemes, which is refreshingly accented with ice-blue ambient lighting—along with judicious applications of chrome and woodgrain embellishments.

Trimmed either in a cloth/leatherette combination, or the optional premium leather, the artfully sculpted seats serve as a nice focal point, tying the look of the Encore’s interior treatment together quite nicely.

 Resolutely delivering upon the high seating position aficionados of the crossover suv covet so determinedly, the Encore also gifts its occupants with all-day comfort. While Encore’s size might lead one to consider it primarily a city car, the fact is Encore is more than capable of holding its own over long distances as well.

Be apprised though, we’re talking a compact crossover suv here, so be realistic before you try to coerce full-size adults into its back seat—however, if you do, and you’re willing to sacrifice a bit of legroom up front, they’ll be OK to ride to movies or a ballgame back there.

A big part of what makes Encore so comfortable is Buick’s QuietTuning. Specific measures are taken to absorb unwanted sounds and mitigate vibrations. The headliner is acoustically treated, sound absorbing material is fitted under the engine cover and in the wheelwells, a quiet running alternator is specified, the exterior rearview mirrors are aerodynamically optimized for quiet airflow around them, and the windshield is acoustic laminated. Additionally, the windshield and side windows are extra thick.

All of these efforts are buttressed by Buick’s first application of Bose Active Noise Cancellation. Ceiling mounted microphones “listen” for engine noise to determine its frequency range. Counteracting sound waves are then generated from Encore’s audio system to mute unpleasant sounds from the engine compartment.

Maximum cargo capacity is 48.3 cubic feet with the rear seats folded. With the seats deployed, Encore affords 18.6 cubic feet—this is quite impressive when you consider the size of the 2016 Buick Encore.                                                                                         Garnering top safety scores from both NHTSA and the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety, the 2016 Buick Encore is rated a five star car  and a Top Safety Pick by the IIHS. Available safety features include proximity sensor arrays, rear cross traffic alert, blind spot monitoring, forward collision warning, and lane departure warning.

OnStar endows Encore with stolen vehicle tracking and intervention, roadside assistance, remote door unlocking, and automatic crash notification. Standard safety features include antilock disc brakes, traction and stability control, front seat knee airbags, front and, side curtain airbags,rear side-impact airbags, and a rearview camera.   The all-new 1.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder Sport Touring engine generates 153 drive and 177 ft-lbs of torque. This is up impressively from the 138 pull and 148 ft-lbs of torque from the base 2016 Buick Encore's motor of the same relocation. Both motors are mated to six-speed programmed transmissions and the purchaser's decision of front-or all-wheel drive. 

Stop/begin innovation is joined to expand fuel productivity. While mileage numbers have yet to be discharged for the Sport Touring motor. The base powerplant is assessed to return 25 mpg in the city, 33 on the roadway and 28 joined in the front-drive powertrain. With all-wheel drive, it's appraised at 23 city, 30 thruway, and 26 joined.Punching a tremendous gap in the "pull out all the stops or go home" hypothesis of SUV plan, Buick's Encore conveniently shows extravagant properties can in reality be delighted in a reduced bundle. As one of the first of the new type of ultra little extravagance models from American makers, Encore is a strong advertising. With the new Sport Touring bundle on offer, the tiniest Buick ought to now hold more claim for driving lovers, too. 

All things considered, we're awed with the outline, fit, completion, and execution of the 2016 Buick Encore. You'll likewise discover an abundance of the most recent tech. On the off chance that you truly don't have to convey many individuals and stuff around, yet you like the high seating position and other attributes of a crossover sport utility Buick might rock and roll all town