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2020 Mitsubishi Lancer Has Been Transformed To The Crossover SUV

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The market is getting full of crossovers and SUVs. Mitsubishi will follow the customer’s needs and it will offer a new 2020 Mitsubishi Lancer. Mitsubishi already turner its Eclipse car into a crossover. Now, the same will happen with the Lancer hatchback. According to Mitsu, next-gen Lancer will arrive as the crossover SUV.

The Japanese manufacturer said that the company needs a quite radical approach and Eclipse won’t arrive as the conventional hatchback. Whatsoever, new 2020 Lancer will probably arrive with the coupe-style roof. On top of that, a two-door version could be in the offer as well. Interior will introduce plenty of new techs and hybrid drivetrain is another huge possibility.

2020 Mitsubishi Lancer interior

2020 Mitsubishi Lancer Exterior Will Be Based On The E-Evolution Model

In recent years, Mitsubishi unveiled so many concepts and most of them were crossovers. For the same reason, the new 2020 Mitsubishi Lancer could be based on one of the concepts. For the start, this crossover will ride on the CMF C/D platform. The same platform will support the new e-Evolution model. More importantly, this architecture can accommodate a hybrid system and it offers a four-wheel-drive system.

As for the exterior, Lancer will look very aggressive. Front fascia sports a very interesting design. The headlights extend the entire width of the crossover. LED strips are looking long and very modern. The bumper is another aggressive feature. Wide front fenders and modern grille are also looking interesting. The rear end comes with the recognizable multi-tier design. P-shaped taillights are very upscale and sharp. A two-door variant is a possibility for the new Lancer. Also, a coupe-style roof will be one of the highlights of the exterior design.

2020 Mitsubishi Lancer side

Interior Details

Interior details are not available yet. However, we will take a bold guess and say the 2020 Mitsubishi Lancer is based on the Eclipse Cross model. Most of the features will be similar if not the same. Lancer will offer upscale interior design and comfort will be great. You can expect a modern look with better plastic materials and trims.

On top of that, chrome accents will be present. Lancer will offer large infotainment display and modern-looking instrument cluster. The 2020 Lancer will probably get new technology that isn’t in the Mitsubishi’s offer yet. On the other hand, if Mitsu plans to put Lancer in a more premium segment, we can expect the only luxury.

Powertrain Options

It will be interesting not to see a hybrid drivetrain in the all-new 2020 Mitsubishi Lancer. For now, everything is just a speculation, at least for the performance category. Eclipse Cross model could provide us another hint. Eclipse Cross and Lancer will probably share at least one engine option. That means 1.5-liter four-cylinder gasoline that generates 152 horses and 184 lb-ft of torque could be a standard engine.

Optionally, a 2.2-liter turbodiesel that produces 130 HP and 200 lb-ft of torque is another certain outcome. However, the hybrid drivetrain is the biggest question about the Lancer model. A pair of larger electric motors and battery pack will be coupled with a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine. This output will return at least 220 horsepower and the all-electric range will be rated at 29 miles. CVT transmission and the four-wheel-drive setup are also in the offer.

2020 Mitsubishi Lancer rear

2020 Mitsubishi Lancer Price and Release Date

There is still plenty of mystery with this model. New 2020 Mitsubishi Lancer could arrive as a sporty and taller hatchback or as a crossover SUV. Another mystery is Mitsubishi’s plans about the Lancer.

If the Japanese manufacturer plans to put new Lancer in the premium segment, the price will be drastically higher. We expect the price of around $26,000. This crossover will hit the markets in the last quarter of 2020.

2020 Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid Has Been Confirmed

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Popular Pathfinder SUV will steal the show once again later this year. The 2020 Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid is finally about to arrive. The mid-size three-row crossover will also introduce numerous updates in other categories.

That includes slight changes in styling, interior and under the hood. We can also expect upgrades beneath the skin as well. Overall, Pathfinder is getting a significant update in the hybrid drivetrain. Already popular SUV that is a capable all-around player in the SUV market will now become even better.

2020 Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid front

2020 Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid Will Introduce Modest Changes

Somehow, the Pathfinder crossover SUV always lagged behind the rest of the competitors. Now, in order to stay competitive, new 2020 Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid will introduce modest changes. For the start, the current D platform will suffer some upgrades.

The goal is to make additional room for the electric motor and the battery pack. On top of that, this model will get more characteristics. Styling is better and wheelbase is slightly longer. It looks like the boxy shape is disappearing, year after year. The 2020 Pathfinder looks sleeker and more attractive. Popular V-Motion grille remains and headlights are revised. The same stands for the taillights. Also, the rear part looks cleaner now.

2020 Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid interior

Interior Design

While the current model introduced small updates, the new model will get more drastic interior changes. The 2020 Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid will keep its three-row layout with a room for seven passengers. However, the design will look more upscale. For the start, materials are made of higher quality so the cheap plastic surfaces are gone. Moreover, this crossover will get additional chrome accents.

Pathfinder will look like a true modern crossover. The dashboard looks sleeker and Nissan will offer more standard equipment. On top of that, the safety rating will see further improvements. Some of the features such as steering wheel and gear shifter are updated. On the other hand, we don’t expect all-new interior features.

2020 Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid Powertrain Rumors

After the years of speculations, the hybrid drivetrain will finally arrive. It is a significant update for the mid-size crossover. The 2020 Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid will utilize the existing 3.5-liter V6 once again. The hybrid version will add a pair of the electric motors and the battery pack. Powerful V6 is producing 284 horses and 260 lb-ft of torque. Electric motors will add additional power and it will improve fuel economy rating. Thanks to that, Pathfinder Hybrid will generate around 300 horsepower and 300 lb-ft of torque.

Thanks to the direct injection system, Pathfinder already comes with solid fuel economy figures. The current model delivers 24 mpg combined. A hybrid version will be rated at over 30 mpg combined, which is impressive. The existing XTronic CVT transmission will be standard. On top of that, an all-wheel-drive setup will be available as an option. Current model sprints from 0 to 60 mph in 7.4 seconds and it can tow 6,200 pounds. Expect better figures once the Pathfinder Hybrid arrives.

2020 Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid rear

Price and Release Date

The all-new 2020 Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid will cost more than the base model. New Pathfinder will cost around $34,000. If you want a hybrid version, you’ll have to pay almost $40,000.

There will be four trim levels and Platinum trim is priced at $51,000. Nissan’s newest mid-size crossover will hit the markets in the last quarter of 2019.

2021 Nissan Frontier Redesign, Changes

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The best-selling Nissan’s pickup truck will get significant changes in the near future. The 2021 Nissan Frontier will arrive with plenty of updates. The 2020 model will hit the dealerships very soon, but only with minor upgrades. For that reason, the 2021 Frontier will get an overhaul. That includes a much better appearance, new engine, and new transmission.

On the other hand, the platform will stay intact. Interestingly, this model outsold the Titan model and now is ready to rival new models from Ford and Jeep. The mid-size segment will be the most exciting pickup segment, no doubt about it. Ford Ranger and Jeep Gladiator will arrive next year as well.

2021 Nissan Frontier

2021 Nissan Frontier Offers New Grille and New Headlights

After years of waiting, the 2021 Nissan Frontier will finally get a more futuristic look. While we are waiting for the official details, Nissan confirmed this. The redesign is about to happen. The platform will remain, but Frontier will slightly grow in size. Some reports were suggesting new Navara’s platform. That won’t happen, at least now in the near future.

That means the rear axle and leaf springs will remain. The design looks more aggressive and the front end will get a new grille and new headlights. At the back, new taillights and new rear bumper will be introduced. 16-inch alloy wheels will remain standard but we can expect new optional rims. Also, new exterior paints will be available.

2021 Nissan Frontier interior

Interior Details

The interior is also getting a new design. Only a couple of features and cues will remain. The 2021 Nissan Frontier will offer a subtle but modern cabin. Nissan will look to apply the interior design of the company’s SUVs and sedans. The new interior layout may confuse you in the beginning. However, the layout of the controls definitely looks better than before. The Japanese manufacturer will improve the level of comfort.

The cabin is quieter and more practical. King Cab and Crew Cab configurations will be in the offer for sure. However, we still don’t know if Nissan will deliver some other body styles. Leather upholstery is optional on the base 2021 Frontier. However, the company is focusing on the base model that will gain more luxury than ever before.

2021 Nissan Frontier engine

Engine Specs

Despite all of the exterior and interior changes, the new engine is the most significant change. Frontier will ditch its current 4.0-liter V6. This engine is outdated and it comes with an aging 5-speed transmission.

For that reason, a new V6 engine that produces over 300 horsepower will become available. On top of that, Nissan will offer a brand-new 7-speed automatic gearbox. New powertrain will be standard and it will tow up to 6,500 pounds. Moreover, Nissan promised better fuel economy.

2021 Nissan Frontier rear

2021 Nissan Frontier Price and Release Date

Frontier is now the best-selling company’s pickup truck. This mid-size pickup outsold the Titan model in the previous year. One of the main reasons is Frontier’s affordable price. Interestingly, Frontier is the only mid-size pickup in the segment that starts below $30,000.

New 2021 Nissan Frontier will cost $29,000. New design, engine, and transmission will help Frontier pickup to rival its biggest competitors. Speaking of that, Jeep Gladiator and Ford Ranger will go on sale next year as well. The 2021 Frontier will hit the dealerships in the fall of 2020.

2020 Nissan Almera Price, Engine Specs

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The 2020 Nissan Almera will get a significant facelift. Almera (aka Versa) is a compact sedan that comes with an attractive design and modern interior. Nissan describes new Almera as “provocative, energetic and engaging”. A recognizable design language is visible at first glance. New Almera will host various exterior changes.

The cabin will also benefit from the new horizontal approach and revised features. Under the hood, the 2020 Almera will offer a new-gen 1.6-liter engine. Also, the customers can choose between the manual and CVT transmission. Almera is an extremely popular model in Asia and on some other markets, this sedan is called Nissan Versa.

2020 Nissan Almera front

2020 Nissan Almera Redesign

When Nissan announced the company’s plans for its sedan lineup, Almera was a perfect candidate for a major facelift. The 2020 Nissan Almera will get serious upgrades and it will look impressive. Whatsoever, every Nissan’s sedan looks amazing, especially the exterior design. New Almera will wear a well-known company’s design language.

The compact sedan will keep its signature V-Motion grille and boomerang-shaped headlights. However, bumpers are different now and rear end now comes with the revised taillights. To the sides, the floating roof design is visible and wheels are new. Whatsoever, the 2020 Almera will get the slightly lower stance and it looks slightly wider. A facelift will also include some new exterior colors. That includes Lunar Metallic Gray, Sapphire Blue Metallic and Iridium Metallic Brown.

2020 Nissan Almera interior

Interior Look

The interior of the forthcoming 2020 Nissan Almera will be redesigned. The cabin is more spacious now and it will host more modern features. Shapes of the air vents are looking futuristic and comfort is also better now. Nissan will deploy its “Gliding Wing” concept that includes a more horizontal approach and wingspan-like cues.

The steering wheel is new and it looks very sporty. Leather upholstery is still optional, but the base cloth materials are also comfortable. In terms of technology, Almera will offer the same features as its Versa sibling. That includes Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, automatic climate control and push-button engine start.

2020 Nissan Almera side

2020 Nissan Almera Engine Details

The 2020 Nissan Almera will offer different types of engine for different markets. For example, the U.S. variant called “Versa” will arrive with a 1.6-liter gasoline unit. This engine generates 122 horsepower and 113 lb-ft of torque. The customers can choose between a 5-speed manual and the CVT transmission.

However, the Asian variant will get a 1.2-liter three-cylinder engine. This output returns 80 hp and it comes with a 5-speed manual gearbox. Optionally, Almera offers a 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 100 horses. The optional engine offers both manual and automatic transmission. The 2020 Almera will ride on the same platform as the Micra model. The same platform underpins new Renault Clio.

2020 Nissan Almera rear

Release Date and Price

The upcoming compact sedan will hit the dealerships in the last quarter of 2019. The 2020 Nissan Almera will firstly arrive in Asia. Its sibling, Nissan Versa, will arrive in the United States at the beginning of 2020.

Both models will cost approximately the same. Versa starts at $14,000 and thanks to trim levels, this model will cost up to $19,000.

2020 Renault Kwid Facelift, Release Date

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The upcoming 2020 Renault Kwid will offer some interesting changes. Whatsoever, Kwid will receive its first significant upgrades. Renault recently introduced the all-new K-ZE electric car. K-ZE and Kwid will be very similar in so many ways.

Whatsoever, K-ZE is based on the Kwid model and the two models will share a lot of cues. New Kwid model will hit the markets later this year. Renault Kwid is an incredibly popular model in India. It comes with a very affordable price and the new model will cost slightly above the current price.

2020 Renault Kwid front

2020 Renault Kwid Rides On The CMF-A Platform

New 2020 Renault Kwid was recently spied during the testing. Kwid model will get its first significant changes and updates since its introduction four years ago. New Renault City K-ZE electric car is the company’s newest model that is based on the Kwid model. Now, Kwid will borrow some modern cues and features from its smaller sibling. The front fascia comes with more upscale materials.

LED daytime running lights are sitting higher than before. On the other hand, LED headlights are moved down below. The new radiator grille is visible on the spy photos. On top of that, bumpers will suffer a redesign too. Taillights in the back are revised, but not drastically. The 2020 Kwid will continue to ride on the same CMF-A platform. However, this architecture is improved in order to meet new crash safety standards.

2020 Renault Kwid interior

Interior Features

Just like the exterior, the interior will also borrow plenty of stuff from Renault’s newest K-ZE model. That includes the all-new digital instrument cluster and a new touchscreen. The infotainment system is up to date and automatic climate control comes as standard. Rear air-conditioning is optional. Newest changes on the platform are made for safety reasons. That means the cabin will gain additional safety equipment. There will be plenty of new systems, some of them will be offered as standard.

Trim Levels

Kwid will continue to offer four trim levels. Base or standard model comes with black bumpers, steel wheels, cloth upholstery, and a single tone dashboard. RXE trim will offer silver wheels and silver finishes on the dash. Sun visor, technology pack and air conditioning with heater are standard.

The RXL model will get electric power steering. Also, this model comes with piano black accents on the steering wheel. Satin finishes, red leather upholstery, and body-colored bumpers are available. The range-topping RXT trim level will be more luxurious. The 2020 Renault Kwid RXT offers a dual tone dashboard for the start.

Optional airbags are now standard. Piano black finish on the center console and chrome finishes on the dash are visible at first glance. Navigation system, power windows, power mirrors, remote-key, fog lamps, and leather upholstery are all standard.

2020 Renault Kwid side

Engine Specs

Under the hood, the 2020 Renault Kwid will come with two engine options. However, there will be no changes in this department. A 0.8-liter three-cylinder is producing 54 horses and 53 lb-ft of torque.

The standard engine is available with a 5-speed manual transmission. Optional 1.0-liter three-cylinder will produce 68 horsepower and 67 lb-ft of torque. The optional unit will offer a 5-speed automatic gearbox.

2020 Renault Kwid rear

2020 Renault Kwid Price and Release Date

The 2020 Renault Kwid will most likely arrive this year. Release date is not available yet. However, if this car does not arrive in 2019, Auto Expo 2020 will be its first destination. New Kwid model will keep its existing price and it will remain very affordable.

2020 Nissan 370z 50th Anniversary Edition Review

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It’s been 50 years since the Nissan rolled out its very first Z car. Now, the 2020 Nissan 370Z is about to arrive once again. For its 50th Anniversary, Nissan will offer a special 2020 Nissan 370z 50th Anniversary Edition. This car will be available in red and white or black and silver colors. Furthermore, Nissan will offer exclusive wheels and red accents.

The interior will get a darker look and some fine touches. Also, this model will get a couple of premium features, especially from the inside. As you can see, this Anniversary Edition is more like some kind of an Appearance Package. Nissan didn’t say anything about the mechanical changes and we don’t expect any innovations under the skin of 370Z.

2020 Nissan 370z 50th Anniversary Edition front

2020 Nissan 370z 50th Anniversary Edition is Available in Two Color Schemes

The all-new 2020 Nissan 370Z 50th Anniversary Edition will hit the roads with a fresh look. This special edition will offer numerous exterior innovations. For the start, this car is available in two color schemes. You can choose between the red and white combination, or black and silver scheme.

No matter which combination you opt for, iconic stripes on the doors are available. Stuff such as side mirrors, door handles, and hood are finished in the body color. A premium 19-inch wheels with red accents are available. A thin line runs all the way from the headlights to the end of the rear window. A similar styling cue we can find in the 340Z base model. Additional badging is present on the front and at the back.

2020 Nissan 370z 50th Anniversary Edition interior

Interior Design

The interior will provide even more sportiness. The seats will get a special 50th-anniversary logos. Also, darker chrome trims are visible and upholstery is different. The Alcantara materials are everywhere. That includes seats and the steering wheel. The wheel will get a red stripe at the 12 o’clock position. Further suede inserts are visible as well. The cabin looks unique, especially with new contrast stitching.

The 2020 Nissan 370Z 50th Anniversary Edition will offer a standard 8-speaker Bose audio system as standard. On top of that, active noise cancellation is standard too. Front bucket seats are heated and are offering four-way power adjustments. The rest of the interior won’t depart from the original 370Z model.

2020 Nissan 370z 50th Anniversary Edition seats

2020 Nissan 370z 50th Anniversary Edition Powertrain Details

Nissan won’t introduce any changes under the hood. That means a 3.7-liter V6 is still present. This engine is producing 332 horsepower and 270 lb-ft of torque. Rear-wheel-drive setup is available, properly for a sports car. Furthermore, a 6-speed manual transmission is standard. Optionally, you can opt for the 7-speed automatic gearbox.

This naturally-aspirated engine is pretty rare for today’s standard. You will hardly find a downsized engine with a turbocharger for such an affordable price. Under the shell, the 2020 Nissan 370Z 50th Anniversary Edition will offer some changes. That includes new double-wishbone front suspension. On top of that, new brakes are installed.

2020 Nissan 370z 50th Anniversary Edition rear

Price and Release Date

We already wrote that this edition is like some sort of Appearance Package. Moreover, this edition is based on the entry-level Sport trim level. So, if you want 50th Anniversary Edition, you’ll have to pay an additional $2,600 to the existing price.

The 2020 Nissan 370Z and its Sport trim level are priced at $37,500. Nissan’s new model will hit the markets in the fourth quarter of 2019.

2020 Nissan Maxima Platinum Release Date, Changes

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The 2020 Nissan Maxima will arrive with mid-cycle refreshments. Speculated redesign won’t happen, at least not in 2020. Unlike Altima, Maxima is a sportier sedan with four doors. It perhaps doesn’t look stylish as Altima, but it is sportier for sure. The 2020 Nissan Maxima Platinum is the upper trim level that always brings excitement.

Whatsoever, Maxima sedan will be available in six trim levels. Platinum trim slots below the range-topping Platinum Reserve trim level. It comes with plenty of standard equipment and premium amenities. For 2020, Maxima will get slight design changes. The most significant upgrade will be an Intelligent All-Wheel-Drive system.

2020 Nissan Maxima Platinum interior

2020 Nissan Maxima Platinum Offers Premium Look

Base Maxima model looks sporty. However, the 2020 Nissan Maxima Platinum will look even sportier. This trim level comes with some premium features. That includes exclusive 18-inch aluminum-alloy wheels. Wheels are finished in dark silver color and are looking very unique. Also, the Platinum model comes with a premium rear spoiler.

Dual panel panoramic moonroof and intelligent auto headlights are available as standard. Maxima’s design is truly amazing and styling looks very modern. Aerodynamics are perfect, especially on the hood and to the sides. The 2020 model will get slight refreshments. That includes sharper character lines and additional chrome work. V-Motion grille will remain, along with the LED headlights and taillights

2020 Nissan Maxima Platinum side

Cabin Features and Safety

For the start, Maxima sedan offers a room for five passengers. Interior room is generous but still not as generous as Altima’s cabin. The 2020 Nissan Maxima Platinum will offer plenty of luxury over the base model.

Nissan Connect is up to date. Premium leather upholstery is standard and the comfort is truly great. Maxima also offers Wi-Fi smartphone charger, Nissan’s Wi-Fi and all-season floor mats as an option. However, you won’t find so much optional equipment.

The safety rating is very good and the new model will introduce more safety aids. Rear Automatic Braking is a new system. Diamond pattern on the seats and door panels looks stylish and traditional. On the other hand, hexagonal shapes of the vents provide a more modern look. The telescoping steering wheel is optional and 8-inch infotainment display comes as standard.

2020 Nissan Maxima Platinum engine

Powertrain Details

Performance-wise, the 2020 Nissan Maxima Platinum won’t depart from the base model. The same 3.5-liter V6 is the only drivetrain choice. This unit provides 300 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque. Nissan offers a relatively new XTronic CVT gearbox as standard. Fuel economy is rated at 21 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway. Front-wheel-drive system comes as standard, even on the Platinum model.

However, Nissan will install the all-new Intelligent AWD system. The same system can be found in the new Altima model. This driving setup will additionally improve the overall ride quality. AWD configuration will also provide an all-weather capability. If you add numerous driving modes and almost new suspension, you’ll get a premium ride comfort.

2020 Nissan Maxima Platinum rear

2020 Nissan Maxima Platinum Price and Release Date

The price of the 2020 Nissan Maxima Platinum will start at $42,500. The base model is priced at $35,000 and Platinum Reserve at $43,500.

Nissan’s new sedan will offer an optional Intelligent All-Wheel-Drive system that will cost $3,000. The 2020 Maxima will hit the markets this summer.

2021 Nissan Xterra Comeback, News, Rumors

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Nissan is planning the Xterra comeback in the near future. The 2021 Nissan Xterra model will be offered on various markets around the world, however, North American markets are still a mystery. The mid-size SUV segment isn’t dead and Xterra could easily find its way in the United States. This model was present since 1998 and it was a very popular global model before its discount in 2014.

Now, the 2021 Xterra will return and it will be largely based on the Nissan Terra model. It is a mid-size SUV available in China only. The 2021 model will represent the start of a third-generation and we can expect plenty of innovations. Yes, we can expect everything new from the exterior design, to the cabin layout and new drivetrains.

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2021 Nissan Xterra Platform and Design

The 2021 Nissan Xterra will ride on the same platform as the Navara pickup truck. Moreover, the same architecture underpins the current Renault Alaskan. However, Xterra will look very similar to the Nissan Frontier.

The same design language is easy to spot, but Xterra still looks unique and sporty. Whatsoever, some cues are similar to the cues on the Rogue model. The exterior of the 2021 Xterra will be completely different when compared to the last model. A new generation means new design.

The front part hosts brand-new headlights and the grille. Hood is more or less the same but this time it sports more prominent scoops. In the back, we can see a more angular approach with the larger bumper and modern taillights. Xterra is far from an aggressive model in terms of design.

2021 Nissan Xterra interior

Interior Features

The interior of the all-new 2021 Nissan Xterra will look almost the same as the Terra model that is available only in China. It is a very modern cabin that shares almost nothing with the last Xterra model. The cabin is inviting and very upscale. Plenty of modern cues and features are available, even on the base model.

Upper trims will offer more luxury, logically, such as leather upholstery. Interior layout is very good and the comfort is great. There will be room for seven passengers over the three rows of seats. Some reliable sources are saying the five-seat model will be available as well.

2021 Nissan Xterra rear

Engine Specs

The upcoming mid-size SUV will arrive with two engine options. The standard unit will be a 2.3-liter V6 that cranks out 188 horses and 225 lb-ft of torque. This engine is offering a standard 6-speed automatic gearbox and optional four-wheel-drive setup.

The optional engine is a 2.8-liter four-cylinder Duramax powertrain. The diesel unit is available with the 7-speed automatic transmission. However, further details about this unit are still not available.

2021 Nissan Xterra trunk

Price and Release Date

The price of the 2021 Nissan Xterra will start at around $30,000 or maybe slightly less. The carmaker is about to announce exact pricing details in the near future. The forthcoming mid-size SUV will hit the dealerships in the second half of 2020.

This model will surely arrive in China, South Asia, and South America. Unfortunately, new Xterra is still uncertain for the United States markets.

2021 Infiniti Q50 Will Get An All-New Platform

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Infiniti has some big plans for the future. The carmaker plans to provide very significant changes to all of its models. Models such as Q50, Q60, and Q70 will be one of the first that will suffer drastic changes. As you may know, Infiniti is working on the new electrified platform. The 2021 Infiniti Q50 is the first model that will deploy this architecture.

The platform will switch to a standard all-wheel-drive system and it will come with an electric powertrain. Besides the next-gen platform, Infiniti Q50 will get a new infotainment system. We can expect better performances, better comfort, and better ride quality. As always before, this sedan will become available on a global level. Furthermore, Red Sport 400 version will continue with the production.

2021 Infiniti Q50 front

2021 Infiniti Q50 Changes

Infiniti’s future lineup of sedans will get numerous upgrades. Whatsoever, we are not talking about the design. Sure, some design changes will happen, but those changes are far from significant. The only notable upgrade will be a new grille that looks sharper and is slightly larger. Headlights, taillights, wheels, and bumpers will mostly remain. However, the 2021 Infiniti Q50 will get the all-new platform.

Infiniti is working on ways to improve all of its models. The Q50 sedan will ride on new underpinnings that will be able to accommodate an electric powertrain. Also, the new architecture will deploy an all-wheel-drive setup as standard. The high-performance Red Sport 400 version will be available as well, probably with further design changes.

2021 Infiniti Q50 interior

Cabin Will Get A New Infotainment System

Even the interior will get some drastic changes. The cabin will remain luxurious and modern. However, the current sedan lineup lacks some features and systems. Infiniti is working on the all-new infotainment system. This system will arrive in 2021. For that reason, the 2021 Q50 will hit the markets with a new infotainment system.

This system will finally support Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Also, it will act quickly and it will get a new 9-inch display. Besides that, Infiniti will most likely offer more standard features. We expect a new audio system and satellite navigation to become available in 2021. The manufacturer plans to improve the comfort and ride quality. No doubt, the 2021 Q50 sedan will be very exciting.

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2021 Infiniti Q50 Engine Specs

For now, the current 2019 model offers a 2.0-liter engine. This engine comes with four-cylinder and a turbocharger. It can produce 210 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque. Also, there is an optional 3.0-liter V6 that returns 300 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of twist. Both drivetrains will carry over in 2020.

However, the 2021 Infiniti Q50 will most likely ditch both units. Thanks to the new platform, Q50 will ride on the electric powertrain. On top of that, the all-wheel-drive system will be standard. Drivetrain specs are not available yet. However, we can expect similar output figures with a significant improvement in mileage.

2021 Infiniti Q50 rear

Price and Release Date

The all-new 2021 Infiniti Q50 will cost slightly more than the current model. After all, a new platform and a new infotainment system are a perfect reason for such a logical move. The upcoming sedan will start at $38,000.

Upper trim levels and hot Red Sport 400 variant will surely cost around $50,000. The 2021 Q50 will go on sale in the second half of 2020.

2021 Renault Talisman Spy Photos, Facelift

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Renault Talisman is getting ready for the mid-cycle refreshments. The test prototype was spied cruising down in South Europe. Thanks to the latest spy photos, we can see minor exterior upgrades on the 2021 Renault Talisman. We must say the prototype doesn’t look different than the current model.

However, the new Renault Talisman will surely introduce further upgrades. That includes a turbocharged gasoline engine and further interior upgrades. Renault is very unpredictable. We waited for redesigned Kadjar and Clio models for so long. Renault delivered basically nothing new. The same story continues with the Talisman.

2021 Renault Talisman2021 Renault Talisman Comes With Numerous Changes

Just like the recently-spied Megane hatchback, the 2021 Renault Talisman was also caught on the camera. The prototype wears camouflage on some parts, especially up front. That clearly suggest numerous updates on the front fascia. From what we’ve seen, the L-shaped LED strips are no longer available.

The radiator grille is slightly larger and lower bumper got new trims. Grille now sports horizontal bars. Headlights will stay intact. In the back, the taillights are getting more details and new internal graphics. On top of that, the rear bumper is tweaked as well. Talisman will ride on the same CMF-CD platform that underpins Renault Escape MPV model. Unlike Laguna model, Talisman does not feature a 5-door variant but it comes with lower ride height.

2021 Renault Talisman side lookInterior Upgrades

On the same spy photos, we can see some camouflage from the inside. That strongly suggests further interior upgrades. However, we don’t expect any significant change. The 2021 Renault Talisman will continue with the same interior design and interior layout. Changes will happen on the center console and the dashboard. On top of that, new decoration options are visible.

We expect Renault to deliver the newest infotainment system. Most of the upgrades will be visual. That also includes lighter interior colors such as grey. The current model offers a black dashboard that will be gone now. French carmaker could introduce lighter upholstery colors as well. We still don’t know if Talisman will offer more standard equipment.

2021 Renault Talisman side

2021 Renault Talisman Powertrain

Under the hood, Talisman did suffer numerous changes in last few years. The 2021 Renault Talisman will offer numerous drivetrain options. After all, this engine is available in Europe and South Korea. In Korea, Talisman is available under the name “Renault Samsung”. Talisman and Samsung won’t offer the same engine lineup. Whatsoever, diesel variants weren’t available in Korea. However, that will change.

Knowing that the 2021 Talisman comes with numerous options. Everything starts with a 2.0-liter turbodiesel that generates 200 horses and 295 lb-ft of torque. Also, a 1.8-liter TCe is producing 225 HP. The 1.6-liter turbodiesel variant is not available anymore.

2021 Renault Talisman rearPrice and Release Date

The price of the 2021 Renault Talisman won’t be increased drastically. That means the all-new sedan will cost between $22,000 and $25,000. Sales of the Talisman are far from satisfying. This sedan lacks behind other European rivals such as VW Passat or Skoda Superb. However, its availability in South Korea certainly helps. The 2021 Talisman will go on sale next fall.