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2019 Nissan GT-R Premium, Specs, Engine, Price

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Although almost a decade old, the 2019 Nissan GT-R will continue to be one of the most competitive sports cars around. The famous supercar came in 2009 and didn’t have too many updates for all these years.

There was one mid-cycle refresh, but that was more than five years ago. Still, this model is definitely one of the most beloved modern sports cars. Its styling might not be the most attractive in these days, but its performances are undisputable. Although we were hearing numerous stories about the redesign, it is now certain that the 2019 GT-R will continue without bigger changes.

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The redesign will have to wait for some more time. Until then, the iconic model continues with the same design characteristics, featuring a little bit outdated look, but still astonishing performances. It should arrive sometime late in the year.

2019 Nissan GT-R redesign

Speaking of base design characteristics, we haven’t seen too many changes during this almost decade of production. Still, the 2019 Nissan GT-R will continue to be competitive, thanks to its excellent chassis, which still provides excellent performances. This car features excellent handling, along with excellent acceleration. On the other side, the look of the car might look a little bit outdated to some, but consider that this is a decade-old car, which a really long period for a sports cars. For the next year, we won’t see bigger changes. We are about to see a familiar styling, along with the same interior design. The cabin will continue with familiar design elements, though we could see few new details, such as new color schemes etc. On the other side, a trim level organization should remain unchanged.

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2019 Nissan GT-R trim levels

There will be four trim levels in the offer for the 2019 Nissan GT-R. The base model is called Pure and comes with standard features like 20-inch wheels, keyless entry and ignition, front and rear parking sensors, an adaptive suspension, configurable drive modes etc. Inside, it comes with things like rearview camera, an 8-inch touchscreen, a navigation system, voice controls, smartphone integration, 6-speaker Bose audio system etc.

The next one is Premium and it adds several interesting features like noise cancelation, titanium exhaust system, 11-speaker audio system etc. The Track Edition trim level comes with several upgrades, such as Nismo’s suspension, interior upgrades etc.

Finally, there is a hi-performance 2019 Nissan GT-R Nismo. This version comes with various design modifications to provide better aerodynamics and overall performances. Even the engine comes with additional power. Racing seats and racing suspension are also part of the standard equipment.

2019 nissan gt-r rear view

2019 Nissan GT-R engines

The 2019 Nissan GT-R will continue with a well-known 3.8-liter V6 unit. This amazing engine comes with a turbocharger and delivers 565 horsepower and 467 pound-feet of torque. For the Nismo version, there is a nice power boost. A max output goes all away up to 600 horsepower and 481 pound-feet of torque. Both models come in a pair with the same 6-speed dual-clutch transmission. Such amount of power guarantees amazing acceleration numbers. The base engine provides an impressive 0-60 spring in about 3.2 seconds, while Nismo version offers an even more impressive result. Add to this car’s excellent suspension, and there’s no wonder that this model still holds one of the most impressive results at Nurburgring.2019 nissan gt-r front view

2019 Nissan GT-R release date, price and beyond 2019

The 2019 Nissan GT-R is expected to come late in the year. When it comes to price, base models should go around 100.000 dollars. Speaking of the future, this amazing car is quite old, so we expect to see the redesign as soon as possible, maybe even in the next year.

2019 Renault Clio spotted under the heavy camouflage, Rendering images

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The all-new 2019 Renault Clio was caught wearing heavy camouflage. This model rides on its fifth-generation and it could make a debut in March 2019. Moreover, this hatchback will ride on the updated version of the current CMF-B platform. Furthermore, we have some rendering images that shows how the final version might look like.

The 2019 Renault Clio will get plenty of changes. For the start, a hybrid drivetrain is available, along with the revolutionary exterior design. On the other hand, the interior will suffer the most changes and upgrades. Generally, the ride feels smooth and we can’t wait for Clio to take the camouflage off. If you want a sportier and more aggressive model, Clio RS will also hit the markets.

2019 Renault Clio front view2019 Renault Clio owns style similar to the new Renault Megane model

The 2019 Renault Clio was spotted under the camouflage, but it is clear that this hatchback will come with the style similar to the new Renault Megane. If you are looking for a further evidence, take a look at the horizontal grille bars. On top of that, the shape of the headlights is the same and J-shaped LED units are looking very distinctive. The side profile won’t suffer many changes.

The door handles are the same as on the current model, the same stands for the larger pillars and wheel arches. The rear end comes with a great styling, but unfortunately, we can’t see the taillights under the cover-up. A mounted rear spoiler should provide better aerodynamics and improve the fuel economy.

2019 Renault Clio2019 Renault Clio interior will suffer dramatic changes

Bigger changes are likely to happen from the inside. According to French carmaker, the interior of the 2019 Renault Clio will undergo dramatic changes. The biggest innovation is a large portrait-style infotainment screen. Infotainment system will support the latest smartphone connectivity and the materials in the cabin will be upscale.

Apple CarPlay and Android Auto will be standard from now on, and most of the tech amenities will be standard. With that in mind, you don’t have to opt for upper trim levels as before. Even the base model will sport navigation, Bluetooth and other modern technologies. We are waiting for Renault to release more specific details about the interior of the new Clio.

2019 Renault Clio rear2019 Renault Clio powertrain info

The new 2019 Renault Clio will offer both petrol and diesel engine. Furthermore, Renault is planning to pair a petrol unit with an electric motor, but this combination is yet to be confirmed. The base drivetrain is a 1.0-liter petrol unit that delivers up to 90 horsepower. The performance isn’t the best, but this engine delivers 60 mpg in the city.

If you are often on the highway, you should consider a new 1.3-liter petrol engine that can produce 150 hp. This drivetrain delivers much more power and the fuel economy is close to the base engine. Furthermore, a 1.5-liter diesel should deliver even better mileage and around 90 horses.

2019 Renault Clio hybrid model

The Renault Clio Hybrid will become available, maybe even next year. This variant combines a smaller petrol engine with the 48V electric motor. The performance will be better and the CO2 emission lower. Of course, expect great fuel economy figures.

2019 Renault Clio rear look2019 Renault Clio price and release date

The upcoming 2019 Renault Clio will cost around $18,000 and the upper trims could take you to $24,000. Clio RS will start at $28,000 and it should bring more power, sportiness, and aggressiveness. Renault’s newest hatchback will go on sale in March 2019.

2019 Nissan Micra USA, Canada, Specs, Interior

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The legendary subcompact car has been around for more than 35 years and the 2019 Nissan Micra should continue to be one of the most popular subcompact cars around.

During all these years, we have seen numerous versions of it. So far, there are five generations of the legendary model. The current generation came less than two years ago, completely redesigned, with numerous novelties. It came with a brand-new design, characterized by the new platform, new styling, interior design, engines etc. Considering all these recent changes, we are pretty sure that the 2019 Micra will come without bigger novelties.

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It should continue with the same design, though few novelties in terms of standard equipment are possible. The new 2019-year model is expected to come in usual time, which means somewhere late in the year, probably in December.

2019 Nissan Micra design without bigger changes

The 2019 Nissan Micra is about to continue without bigger changes. The famous subcompact car has been redesigned recently and there is really no reason for some bigger modifications. We are about to see the same design, which came with significant improvements compared to the previous generations. The new model gets a new platform and has a lot in common with the current-generation Renault Clip and Captur.

In terms of styling, there is a familiar V-motion grille, which characterizes pretty much all Nissan models in these days. Compared to the previous generation, this model is a little bit more spacious. There is more room for rear passengers, while the dashboard features better styling and higher materials quality. There is no space for bigger modifications at the moment, so 2019 Nissan Micra will continue in the same way.

2019 nissan micra specs

2019 Nissan Micra features

When it comes to the list of standard equipment, this small car is pretty amazing, considering its size. For the next year, we don’t expect changes in trim level organizations. The 2019 Nissan Micra will continue with S, SV and SR trim in the offer.

The base S trim comes with only necessary features. There are 15-inch steel wheels, board computer, 2-speaker audio system, manual door lock etc. A mid-level SV adds plenty of standard equipment. First of all, there is an air-conditioning, power windows, heated side mirrors, adjustable driver’s seat, Bluetooth, 4-speaker audio system etc. Finally, there is a top-level SR trim. This model comes with a pretty long list of standard equipment, which includes things like color display, USB ports, sports upholstery, leather-wrapped steering wheel, fog lights etc. There is also a nice upgrade in terms of styling, where this trim adds things like a rear spoiler, side skirts, and bigger 16-inch alloy wheels.

2019 nissan micra interior

2019 Nissan Micra engines

There are several engines in the offer for this supermini. In Canada and several other markets, the base model features a familiar 1.6-liter gasoline engine. This unit delivers around 110 horsepower.

Still, in Europe and similar markets, most of the people would prefer something more efficient, so there are two super-small three-cylinder units in the offer, with displacements of 0.9 and 1.0 liters. Also, there are 1.2- and 1.5-liter units in the offer.

Finally, you can find a diesel version in some markets as well, which besides excellent fuel economy also offers a pretty decent amount of power. It is a familiar 1.5-liter dCi engine from Renault, which is good for about 90 horses. Transmission choice depends on the engine. However, in most cases, there is a choice between a manual and automatic gearbox.

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2019 Nissan Micra release date and price

The exact release date is still unknown, but we are pretty sure that 2019 Nissan Micra will come sometime late in the year. The base model will keep going under 10.000 dollars.

2019 Infiniti Q70 Hybrid Review, MPG

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The upcoming 2019 Infiniti Q70 Hybrid is a luxurious sedan that offers plenty of options. For the start, the customers can choose between the standard or long-wheelbase model that can be equipped with both rear and all-wheel drive configurations. The list of standard interior technologies is impressive and the ride is smooth. Moreover, V6 and V8 engines are in the offer, just like the hybrid drivetrain.

The 2019 Infiniti Q70 is the company’s first hybrid model that started its path as the M35h model back in 2011. This sedan is the perfect example that you don’t have to sacrifice power in the name of fuel economy.

2019 Infiniti Q70 Hybrid side2019 Infiniti Q70 Hybrid is made to give an impressive driving experience

The exterior of the approaching 2019 Infiniti Q70 Hybrid brings plenty of aggressiveness. Moreover, the styling looks so elegant and modern. The front end adds LED headlights, a bumper that sports a pair of fog lamps and the gaping front grille.

The hood sports beautiful rounded and sharp lines and the side profile comes with 20-inch wheels. The customers can buy a Sport package that comes with more sporty features and plenty of black gloss finishes. Generally, this sedan looks so beautiful and it comes with elegance.

2019 Infiniti Q70 Hybrid interior2019 Infiniti Q70 Hybrid interior is the best-in-class

The interior is one of the main reasons why is it so hard to compete with the 2019 Infiniti Q70 Hybrid. The room inside the cabin is ample and the rear legroom is among the best-in-class. The seats are available with the leatherette upholstery as standard, and with the leather upholstery as optional. Plenty of wood and chrome trims are providing a more luxurious feel and the arrangement of buttons is brilliant.

The front seats are power-adjustable and the comfort up front is better than at the rear. Moreover, heating and cooling seats are optional and dual-zone climate control comes as standard. The infotainment system is upgraded, Bluetooth is standard, just like the Wi-Fi and rain-sensing wipers. A power moonroof is optional and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are still not in the offer.

2019 Infiniti Q70 Hybrid engine2019 Infiniti Q70 Hybrid engine and fuel consumption

The 2019 Infiniti Q70 Hybrid is the first Infiniti’s hybrid ever. In 2011, the carmaker introduced a model under the name “M35h”. Now, under the name Q70, this sedan will deploy a hybrid variant that combines a 3.5-liter V6 unit and 50 kW electric motor.

This combination is capable of producing up to 360 HP and 258 lb-ft of torque. The fuel economy is rated at 28 mpg in the city and 33 mpg on the highway. Additionally, an all-wheel-drive system is available and you can buy it from the list of optional equipment.

The Q70 Hybrid is perhaps the best example that you don’t need to sacrifice the performance in the name of fuel efficiency. With that in mind, a standard 3.7-liter V6 produces 330 HP and 270 lb-ft of torque but the fuel economy is much poorer, 18/24 mpg to be more precise.

The optional 5.6-liter V8 produces much more power, up to 420 horses, but than again, the fuel economy is set at 16/23 mpg. The hybrid variant will use a 7-speed automatic transmission and the rear-wheel drive setup comes as standard.

2019 Infiniti Q70 Hybrid rear2019 Infiniti Q70 Hybrid price and launch

You can get latest 2019 Infiniti Q70 Hybrid for the $56,500. The hybrid model is about $6,000 more than the regular Q70 model. This sedan will go on sale in the first quarter of 2019.

2019 Mitsubishi L200 Spy, Rumors, Interior, Specs

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The test model of the 2019 Mitsubishi L200 has been caught on the street for a few times and seems pretty clear that there are some interesting changes to come. The famous mid-size pickup truck has been around for years, and it is considered to be one of the best models in the segments.

Thanks to a pretty efficient diesel engine, this truck offers amazing fuel economy along with a decent amount of power. The legendary truck is present for a full four decades and we have seen five generation of it so far.

The current model was launched in 2015 and it is time for a facelift. Most likely, the changes will be only visual, while the mechanical aspect of the truck is expected to remain unchanged. The new version is almost ready for launch and we expect to see it in the second half of the year.

2019 mitsubishi L200

2019 Mitsubishi L200 changes

The 2019 Mitsubishi L200 is about to receive a facelift. The focus is on the visual improvement, so we don’t expect changes in terms of engines and the rest of mechanics. Just like with every facelift, the front end is the area that will suffer most. The new version will come with changes in parts like grille, headlights, bumper etc.

Although the new model still wears a camouflage, we are pretty sure that the influence of the company’s most recent concepts will be highly noticeable. The 2019 Mitsubishi L200 will closely resemble GR-HEV concept from 2013 and feature pretty similar front end. Rest of the truck will suffer as well, so we could see changes in areas such as the tailgate, taillights etc.

2019 mitsubishi L200 spy shots

Fiat Fullback

As you may know, the famous truck from Mitsubishi uses various names depending on the market. Besides L200, there is the famous Triton name, as well as Ram 1200. Finally, there is Fiat Fullback. Despite the Italian badge, this model is pretty much identical to L200, featuring completely the same design, including almost all styling elements. At the moment, we are not sure about how the next year model of this version will look like, though the latest reports suggest it should follow those changes from the 2019 Mitsubishi L200. In any case, engines and complete mechanics will remain the same.

2019 Mitsubishi L200 interior

The interior design has probably been the weakest point of this excellent truck. Despite undisputable quality and refinement, this truck features a little bit outdated interior. So, some changes are more than welcome. Most likely, we won’t see something significant, but changes on the dashboard are very possible. Some tweak to the center console, along with new color schemes could be a good combination for some nice visual improvement. Also, expect to see few additions in terms of standard equipment.

2019 Mitsubishi L200 interior

2019 Mitsubishi L200 engines

Engines are definitely the strongest point of this excellent truck. Our first pick would definitely be an excellent 2.4-liter diesel engine, which offers plenty of refinement besides amazing fuel economy and plenty of power. It delivers around 180 horsepower and 320 pound-feet of torque.

There is also a little bit older 2.5-liter diesel engine. It is good for about 178 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque.

Finally, there is a gasoline engine in the offer. It is a familiar 2.4-liter unit, which is good for about 150 horsepower and 160 pound-feet of torque.

2019 mitsubishi L200 rear view

2019 Mitsubishi L200 release date and price

A more precise launch date is yet to come. Still, it is almost certain that the new version will hit the market in the second half of the year. We don’t expect bigger changes in price, so base models should go around 22.000 dollars.

2020 Infiniti QX80 will get a minor facelift

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The forthcoming 2020 Infiniti QX80 is a 7-passenger luxury SUV(eight with the available second-row bench seat) that comes with the gorgeous exterior design. Moreover, this full-size SUV offers upscale interior and the performances are great. Thanks to that, the QX80 can tow over 8000 pounds, handling is superb and overall driving manners are astonishing. Sadly, the fuel economy is still pretty low. 2020 Infiniti QX80 will get a minor facelift.

Unfortunately, the 2020 model will get an only minor facelift and small interior updates. That includes latest interior features such as infotainment system and new safety aids. The competition is strong as the arch-rivals are Cadillac Escalade, Lincoln Navigator, and Land Rover Range Rover.

2020 Infiniti QX802020 Infiniti QX80 facelift

The exterior delivers very modern styling and aggressive stance. The facelift will happen up front where the nose now looks kinda weird, but then again, very beautiful. The headlights are slightly narrower and the front grille looks more upscale.

The hood is longer as well, so the front end now looks meaner and more aggressive. All of the styling cues, even the lines and creases are very proportional and the customers can opt for 20-inch aluminum alloy wheels as standard. 22-inch rollers are optional.

Furthermore, all-season tires are in the offer and 2020 Infiniti QX80 gets three new exterior paints. Those colors are Moonstone White, Mineral Black, and Champagne Quartz.

2020 Infiniti QX80 interior2020 Infiniti QX80 offering very upscale interior

The 2020 Infiniti QX80 is offering a very techy interior. The more luxurious cabin is available in the upper trims and the Infiniti says the inspiration is taken from the jet planes. The materials inside the cabin are premium as the leather seats are offering extreme comfort.

Leather upholstery is available in three different colors and wood trims are boosting the premium feel even more. Wood accents can be found around the dash and center console and the leather upholstery is stainless. The infotainment system is updated and the new display could hit the production.

The room inside the QX80 is ample, however, third-row feels really tight. Sadly, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are not on the offer yet. However, standard equipment is great, and the optional features are even greater.

2020 Infiniti QX80 side2020 Infiniti QX80 powertrain

The approaching 2020 Infiniti QX80 will ride on the current engine. A 5.6-liter V8 offers great power and is available with both rear and four-wheel-drive systems.

Moreover, a 7-speed automatic transmission is the only gearbox choice for now. This powerful V8 engine is capable of producing up to 400 HP and 415 lb-ft of torque. Fuel economy is not that high, only 14 mpg in the city and 20 mpg on the highway.

Towing capacity and features

This full-size SUV can tow up to 8,500 pounds which are great figures for this segment. Additionally, this SUV offers a Snow mode and Hill Start Assist system.

2020 Infiniti QX80 rear

2020 Infiniti QX80 cost, launch and competitors

Starting price of the upcoming 2020 Infiniti QX80 will be around $65,000. Plenty of available packages and optional equipment could take you to $80,000. This full-size SUV will go on sale in the first quarter of 2020.

The main competitors to the 2020 Infiniti QX80 are Mercedes-Benz GL-Class, Lincoln Navigator, Cadillac Escalade and Land Rover Range Rover.

2019 Nissan Maxima Nismo Specs, Release date

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The 2019 Nissan Maxima Nismo should be one of the most interesting novelties for the next year. The company’s famous performance division is about to introduce a completely new version of its flagship sedan. A performance car in a full-size package definitely sounds interesting. For this occasion, we are about to see various modifications. Of course, the most notable will be those in terms of styling, since Nismo is about to come with numerous new body parts. Besides more attractive styling, this version should come with numerous mechanical modifications.

2019 nissan maxima nismo

Finally, we expect to see more power. The current engine will most likely remain, but with some tweaks that will provide more power. According to some reports, the 2019 Maxima Nismo will be ready by the end of the years. Still, consider that we still don’t have an official confirmation from the manufacturer, so take all this with reserve.

2019 Nissan Maxima Nismo styling

The visual appearance is always one of the most notable things when it comes to sports cars. For this occasion, we expect to see various kinds of changes compared to the base model. First of all, expect to see a completely new body kit. Sportier bumpers, spoiler and side skirts are just some of the new things that are about to come. Also, we should see some nice rear diffuser to emphasize the car’s sporty character. Finally, expect to see things like bigger and more attractive wheels, new colors, grille etc.

2019 nissan maxima nismo interior

On the inside, we expect plenty of Nismo’s impact too. First of all, we should see a brand-new trim, as well as sportier steering wheel and instrument cluster. Expect to see new racing seats, as well as plenty of “Nismo” badges around the cabin.

2019 Nissan Maxima Nismo mechanics

Besides numerous visual changes, the 2019 Nissan Maxima Nismo should also come with mechanical tweaks. First of all, expect to see changes on the chassis. We expect a completely new suspension, designed for a real sports ride. Also, new brakes should be installed, as well as various other things. Rest of the things will remain pretty much the same. Under the hood, 2019 Nissan Maxima Nismo will come with important changes as well. One of them is a new transmission. The base version of this full-size sedan comes with a CVT gearbox, which definitely isn’t the best solution for a sports car. So, the new performance version is about to get something different. Most likely, it will be an automatic transmission but with manual mode and paddle shifters. Finally, expect to see changes on the engine.

2019 Nissan Maxima nismo rear view

2019 Nissan Maxima Nismo engine

When it comes to engine, we expect changes as well. Though, we won’t see a new unit under the hood but rather the same 3.5-liter V6 engine. In the current version, it delivers around 300 horsepower. Expect to see few tweaks which will provide some additional power, most likely between 30 and 50 additional horses. Considering that the base model needs around 5.7 seconds to reach 60, the new version should be able to stick to 5 seconds. Despite the power increase, we expect to see similar numbers in terms of fuel economy. In practice, this would mean around 20 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on a highway, which sounds pretty amazing, considering the car’s size.

2019 nissan maxima nismo review

2019 Nissan Maxima Nismo release date and price

First of all, it is important to mention that the 2019 Nissan Maxima Nismo still needs an official confirmation. However, several reliable resources suggest its launch already by the end of this year. Expect a base price around 45.000/50.000 dollars.

2019 Renault Arkana revealed at the Moscow International Auto Show

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Renault has just revealed its brand-new model, the 2019 Renault Arkana at the Moscow International Auto Show. This coupe-crossover built in Moscow will compete with the cars that cost more than it will. However, French carmaker says that the Arkana will hit the Russian markets only, for now. The news hits us with a surprise as Renault has no plans to ship its new model to the rest of Europe, Asia or even the U.S. However, this could happen in the near future.

The 2019 Renault Arkana looks very stylish and modern, the design is strong and sensual at the same time. The interior will get a latest high-tech features and Renault-like design. The list of engines isn’t available yet, but latest rumors are providing a logical outcome in this department.

2019 Renault Arkana front2019 Renault Arkana rides on an advanced B0 platform

The 2019 Renault Arkana will arrive with the high waistline and sloping tailgate. The aesthetics of this coupe-crossover are similar to the aesthetics of the BMW X6. The ride height is higher and the off-road capability is present. 19-inch alloy wheels are standard, along with the flared wheel arches.

The front end gets a new LED lighting system with the c-shaped headlights. We must admit the nose looks similar to the nose of an all-new Clio. According to French carmaker, Arkana will bring a certain level of distinctiveness and elegance.

Moreover, the powerful stance is visible and there is a present sensuality. At the back, the taillights are almost the same as on the new Megan model. Dual exhaust tips are providing the additional feel of sportiness. To the side, we had an opportunity to see a gorgeous swooping roofline. On top of that, the new Renault Arkana will ride on an advanced B0 platform that is used by Dacia Duster and the new Renault Captur.

2019 Renault Arkana interior2019 Renault Arkana interior specs

The French carmaker provides only one image of the interior. The 2019 Renault Arkana will not depart from the rest of the company’s vehicles when it comes to a cabin design. The interior from the image is similar to the Capture model. That includes plenty of high-quality materials such as chrome.

Amenities such as leather upholstery around the steering wheel will be standard. Moreover, expect a lot of sporty amenities and designs, such as new gear leveler and supportive front seats. Interestingly, new Capture offers up to seven interior colors so it would be interesting to see what will Arkana’s interior bring.

2019 Renault Arkana side2019 Renault Arkana powertrain

Just like with the interior, Renault still refuses to deliver any specific engine details. However, the 2019 Renault Arkana will arrive with the already present drivetrains. That means Renault will not make a new engine and will borrow two units. A first unit is a 1.2-liter unit taken from the Renault Captur. This drivetrain can produce 116 HP and 140 lb-ft of torque.

Second engine choice is a 1.6-liter dCi that delivers 130 HP. Both engines are available with the 6-speed automatic transmission and an all-wheel-drive setup.

2019 Renault Arkana rear2019 Renault Arkana price and release date

There is no information about the pricing or arrival date. However, the 2019 Renault Arkana will roll out at some point next year, that is for sure. The French carmaker says the styling of the Arkana will be adapted to local preferences. That means not all Arkanas will visually look the same.

2019 Nissan Silvia S16, Review, Specs

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For more than a decade, we are hearing rumors about the comeback of the legendary nameplate, but this time, 2019 Nissan Silvia seems for real. According to the latest reports, the famous nameplate is coming back and it will be the new entry-level sports car from this manufacturer.

The legendary model was in production for decades. However, the company ended with it more than 15 years ago. The last version of the famous sports coupe was produced between 1999 and 2002. Since then, we are eagerly waiting for every news or rumor about a possible revival. This time, it sounds more realistic than ever. The company prepares a new version of the famous Z Car. We expect to see its new relative to come at the same time. It is still early to speculate about a more precise date, but 2019 Silvia could come already in the next year.

2019 Nissan Silvia

2019 Nissan Silvia revival

Stories about the revival of this legend are becoming more and more intense in these days. All car lovers are excited to see the new version of the legendary but never forgotten model that has been produced for decades. At the moment, there is a lack of more precise details. For now, we know that the company is preparing the new generation of the iconic Z Car, which should come with the completely new V6 engine, as 400Z.

On the other side, it looks like the new 2019 Nissan Silvia will be cheaper and with a smaller engine. A real entry-level sports car. We can also hear opposite reports, which suggest that the legendary nameplate could be used for the very same new Z Car, for specific markets. Still, this kind of story doesn’t seem so likely to us and we are pretty sure that the 2019 Nissan Silvia will come as an independent model.

2019 Nissan Silvia side view

2019 Nissan Silvia styling

Of course, one of the most interesting things about the new 2019 Nissan Silvia is its styling. We are expecting to see a completely new look. Considering that the previous version was produced between 1999 and 2002, there won’t be many things in common between the new and old model. Still, the new model is expected to stick to the same design philosophy, which means a two-door sports coupe. We expect to see a very sleek profile, as well as the application of Nissan’s new design language.Expect to see a new V-Motion grille, but also several styling elements borrowed from GT-R and Z models.

On the inside, we expect to see a completely new cabin, different compared to what we can find in the Nissan’s current lineup. Still, it is still early to say something more precise.

2019 Nissan Silvia rear view

2019 Nissan Silvia engines

Another very interesting aspect of the 2019 Nissan Silvia is the engine. We all know that the new version of the famous Z model is about to get a completely new V6 engine with more than 400 horsepower. On the other side, this car should feature a four-cylinder engine, like it was the case with previous generations.

Most likely, it will be a new 2.0-liter unit, which should be tuned somewhere around 250 horses. Also, there is a chance to see some of the Nissan’s V6 units offered as an optional engine. In any case, this car won’t lack in power and overall performances.

2019 Nissan Silvia engine

2019 Nissan Silvia release date and price

The 2019 Nissan Silvia is still waiting for the official confirmation. Until then, we must rely on speculations. According to the most optimistic reports, the new model will come in the next year. When it comes to the price, we expect the new model to cost around 30.000 dollars in its base variant.

2019 Nissan Kicks Review, Specs, Interior

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Although originally planned for the Brazilian market and South America, this small crossover is now available all around the world and it looks like we won’t see bigger changes for 2019 Nissan Kicks model.

The first time we saw this small SUV was four years ago, in a concept form. The production model came two years later, in 2016. It was originally offered in Brazil, but nowadays you can find it in North America, Europe and other parts of the world. Considering that the U.S. model arrived just recently, we don’t expect bigger changes for the next year.

The 2019 Kicks is about to continue with the same design and with pretty much same features. Only some minor changes in terms of cosmetic are possible, while base design characteristics and engine lineup are about to remain the same. We expect to see the new model late in the year.

2019 Nissan Kicks

2019 Nissan Kicks redesign

When it comes to base design characteristics, this model is a classic subcompact crossover. It comes with dimensions similar to the outgoing Juke, though the overall shape and proportions are much more SUV-ish. This makes the crossover more practical since there is more space inside the cabin, as well as a lot more cargo capacity. In terms of styling, the 2019 Nissan Kicks is about to continue in the same way. This crossover features the brand’s newest design language, including familiar V-Motion Grille. Although the styling looks familiar, there are several distinctive details.

Many details are borrowed from bigger SUVs of the lineup, but many details are also pretty unique. The biggest change that we could see for the next year is in terms of colors. This crossover is characterized by the interesting two-color exterior finish, where you can choose four different roof colors and make a combination with the rest of the body. Few new roof colors would be a nice addition for the next year. On the inside, new color schemes are also possible.

2019 Nissan Kicks interior

 

2019 Nissan Kicks features

The 2019 Nissan Kicks will come with the same trim level organization. There are three versions in the offer – S, SV, and SR. The base S model already comes with interesting standard features, like touchscreen interface, smartphone integration, Bluetooth connectivity etc. Higher trims gradually add more and more standard equipment. Another aspect where 2019 Nissan Kicks will be equipped well is safety. Forward Collision Warning is a standard feature in all models. On the other side, systems like blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, available in base models, but standard already in the mid-range SV trim. Besides these three trim levels, there are several standalone options, like more attractive color schemes, premium audio system etc.

2019 Nissan Kicks side view

2019 Nissan Kicks engines

We don’t expect to see changes under the hood for the next year. The 2019 Nissan Kicks is about to continue with same engines in the offer. In North America, this crossover relies on a familiar 1.6-liter engine, which is good for about 125 horsepower. Considering that most of the competitors are more powerful, we could expect to see some power boost or a completely new engine in the offer for the future.

In some other parts of the world, a smaller and older 1.5-liter engine is available. This unit delivers around 100 horsepower and it is the base engine for the Chinese market.

Finally, European drivers prefer diesel engines, so there is a familiar 1.5-liter dCi unit from Renault, which comes with either 90 or 110 horsepower.

2019 Nissan Kicks rear view

2019 Nissan Kicks release date and price

The 2019 Nissan Kicks will probably come sometime late in the year. We don’t expect to see changes in price, so base models should go around 19.000 dollars.