Saturday, 24 September 2016
Yvan Muller, one of the worlds most impressive drivers has announced his retirement from the WTCC at the seasons end.
MG is looking to beat all previous months with a big September sales push, the GS will help make this possible.
43 million units, 50 years and still counting, thats the Toyota Corolla, with a special 50th Anniversary edition model.
What better way to mark the Corolla’s 50th anniversary than with refreshed styling and, more significantly, a new safety system? Just for good measure, though, Toyota has also introduced a Corolla SE 50th Anniversary Special Edition model, featuring special paint and trim color in the SE model with moonroof, Smart Key and Entune Audio Plus.
The Corolla gets a sportier look for 2017 thanks to a new front grille and LED headlamps. The L, LE and LE Eco grades gain Bi-LED headlamps, while complex-LED headlamps come standard on SE, XSE and XLE grades. With the base L model adding a back-up camera, that feature is now standard across the Corolla line. Redesigned 16-inch wheels are standard on the LE and XLE, while the SE and XSE step up into standard 17-inch alloy wheels.
The 2017 Corolla’s upgraded fabric interior offers a choice between added elegance in the LE with Almond, Ash/Dark Gray or Black/Brown color schemes, or bold sportiness with Softex-trimmed sport seats with Vivid Blue, Orange Zest, and Black premium fabric inserts in the SE. A redesigned climate control panel and circular air vents add an upscale touch.
Onboard entertainment has come a very long way since the first Corolla’s AM radio. Standard Bluetooth and Entune™ Audio are among the features that help make the 2017 Corolla a standout value in its segment. Audio and connectivity upgrades abound, including available Entune Audio Plus with Connected Navigation (Scout® GPS Link App) or available Entune Premium Audio with Integrated Navigation and App Suite. Both the Entune Audio Plus and Entune Premium Audio systems feature a 7-inch touch screen for 2017.
What Corolla customers are sure to appreciate, even more than great audio, is the advanced Toyota Safety Sense-P (TSS-P) technology. Standard on all Corollas, TSS-P is a safety system that bundles the Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection; Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist; Dynamic Radar Cruise Control and Automatic High Beams.
Toyota is committed to making Toyota Safety Sense standard on nearly all its models by the end of 2017. That will put Toyota (and Lexus) four years ahead of the model-year 2022 industry target announced by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).
“The World’s Car”
The first Toyota Corolla went into production in November 1966 and made its United States debut in 1968. By 1970, Corolla was already among the more popular import cars in the country. The Corolla has evolved over the decades, becoming roomier, more powerful, more efficient, and gaining ever more advanced safety technology.
Today, Toyota sells approximately 1.5 million Corollas globally each year. Sixteen plants worldwide assemble Corollas, including at Toyota’s assembly plants in Blue Springs, Miss. (since October 2011) and in Cambridge, Ontario, Canada (since November 1988). With customers in more than 150 countries, the Corolla has earned its title as “The World’s Car.”
50th Anniversary Special Edition
The Corolla SE 50th Anniversary Special Edition celebrates this important milestone year for Corolla with a deft and elegant designer touch. Building on the SE grade’s upscale features, the 50th Anniversary Special Edition adds an exclusive exterior color, Black Cherry Pearl. Also available in Classic Silver and Blizzard Pearl, the Corolla SE 50th Anniversary Special Edition will be offered in a run of 8,000 vehicles.
Inside, Toyota made this anniversary model extra special with black mixed media seats with Black Cherry piping and contrast stitching. Black Cherry contrast stitching also trims the black interior’s steering wheel and shift boot. The distinctive Black Cherry theme also distinguishes the dash panel and door trim, and unique “50th Anniversary Edition” floor mats and exterior rear badging make the final touch.
The 2017 Corolla 50th Anniversary Edition comes standard with a 7-inch touch-screen and Entune Audio Plus with Connected Navigation (Scout® GPS Link App). There’s also a color 4.2-inch TFT Multi-Information Display in the gauge panel. A standard Smart Key system with push button start and power tilt/slide moonroof add an upscale touch to this special Corolla.
On Corolla’s Golden Anniversary, It’s Still the Gold Standard in Value
The 2017 Corolla upholds the model’s well-earned reputation for value and quality, starting with roominess. Consider the Corolla’s 41.4 inches of rear seat legroom, which gives it a 3-7 inch advantage over most competitors.
The Corolla L model offers renowned Toyota quality, durability and reliability in an affordable package. In addition to TSS-P, continuously variable transmission with intelligence (CVTi-S) and air conditioning with a dust and pollen filter, the Corolla L grade includes as standard:
The most popular Corolla grade, the LE, steps up comfort with:
Anticipated To Be The Most Fuel-Efficient Corolla: 2017 Corolla LE Eco CVT
When the first Corolla arrived in the U.S., gasoline cost about 25 cents per gallon (the equivalent of about $1.75 in 2016). Many American drivers saw the long-term value in higher fuel economy and chose Corolla for that reason. Through the decades, fuel efficiency has always been a promise the Corolla has kept.
The 2017 Corolla LE Eco CVT is expected to be the fuel economy champ of the line, with a projected rating of 40 MPG highway. As a testament to Toyota engineering, the Corolla LE Eco CVT doesn’t compromise performance or comfort with such an expected exceptional fuel economy number. Its LE trim, for example, is the most popular in the Corolla line for its comfort and amenities.
The 2017 Corolla LE Eco CVT is the most powerful Corolla in the line, as well, with a specially tuned 140 horsepower 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine in place of the 132-horsepower version used in the other models. This exclusive version of the engine features Valvematic technology, which offers a broader range of continuously variable valve timing (lift and phasing) than even the Variable Valve Timing with intelligence (VVT-i) in the standard Corolla engine.
A savvy combination of powertrain technology and aerodynamic features also help boost fuel economy in this model. The Corolla LE Eco cheats the wind with aerodynamic underbody covers and a color-keyed rear spoiler, which brings its coefficient of drag (Cd) down to an impressive 0.28 compared to 0.29 and 0.30 in other Corolla models.
Toyota programmed accelerator response to compensate for choppy driving habits and to control acceleration from a standing start in order to help reduce fuel consumption. However, when you press the accelerator past 50-percent, the Corolla LE Eco responds as in Normal mode to provide the needed power for merging in traffic.
Selecting the ECO driving mode reduces power to the air conditioner compressor, although the system runs in recirculation mode to compensate for the longer cool-down time. Special low rolling resistance P195/65R15 tires help to reduce fuel usage, and these can be upgraded to larger 205/55R16 tires on aerodynamic alloy wheels.
A Smarter CVT
Corolla’s advanced Continuously Variable Transmission with intelligence Shift (CVTi-S) also helps maximize fuel economy. It’s programmed to respond more like a conventional geared automatic using discrete stepped shift points for acceleration and deceleration. The CVTi-S even mimics the familiar characteristics of hydraulic automatics by creating a sense of positive shift engagement.
The Strong, Quiet Type
If the Corolla’s expansive rear legroom draws comparisons to larger cars, the quietness of its cabin underscores the parallel. The Corolla’s uni-body, which makes extensive use of high tensile-strength steel, provides a rigid platform that forms a foundation for tight handling and ride smoothness. An extensive array of measures help keep outside noises out, including acoustic glass windshield, floor carpet insulation, an instrument panel seal between the cowl and the windshield, fender insulators and an inner dash silencer pad.
A rigid steering structure enhances the direct feeling coming through the electric power-assist steering system. There’s also no messy hydraulic steering fluid to change or top off. The high-strength structure allows the suspension to be tuned for agility without sacrificing comfort.
High-strength construction sets the foundation for exemplary collision performance in the Corolla. In addition to the new TSS P system, the Corolla continues to include, as standard, the Toyota Star Safety System™. This comprehensive array includes Vehicle Stability Control (VSC), Traction Control (TRAC), Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist. The Corolla also comes equipped with the Smart Stop Technology brake-override system and an electronic tire pressure monitoring system.
Toyota’s 36-month/36,000 mile basic new-vehicle warranty applies to all components other than normal wear and maintenance items. Additional 60-month warranties cover the powertrain for 60,000 miles and corrosion with no mileage limitation.
Standard Toyota Care is a complimentary plan covering normal factory-scheduled maintenance and 24-hour roadside assistance for two years or 25,000 miles, whichever comes first.
USA - The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety announced that the '17 Cadillac XT5 crossover has earned the Top Safety Pick+
USA - Subaru of America launches pricing and specification for the Crosstrek All Wheel Drive SUV model.
Subaru of America, Inc. today announced pricing on the 2017 Crosstrek line. The 2017 Crosstrek models will arrive at retailers November 2016.
The versatile, fun-to-drive Crosstrek combines bold five-door design, a highly capable chassis and in-demand multimedia features. The 2.0i Crosstrek pricing starts at $21,695 with all models offering Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, 8.7-in. of ground clearance, and ample room for passengers and cargo. It is one of the most fuel-efficient all-wheel-drive crossover utility vehicles in America offering 33 mpg highway on Lineartronic CVT models.
All Crosstrek models include the 2.0-liter Subaru BOXER engine producing 148hp at 6,200 rpm and 145 lb.-ft. of peak torque at 4,200 rpm.
A 103.7-in wheelbase yields impressive interior roominess in the Subaru Crosstrek, including 35.4 inches of rear seat legroom. With the standard 60/40 split rear seatbacks folded, this versatile five-door crossover provides a flat load floor and up to 51.9 cubic feet of carrying space.
Subaru’s Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) continuously and smoothly adapts to performance demand by keeping the engine in its most efficient operating range. A 6-speed manual mode with steering wheel paddle shifters allows the driver to control the transmission via six pre-set ratios. CVT is optional on the 2.0i Premium and standard on Limited. The 2.0i base model comes exclusively with a 5-speed manual transmission.
The 2017 Crosstrek upholds the Subaru tradition of outstanding value, with the 2.0i base trim including as standard a tilt/telescoping steering wheel with audio and Bluetooth® control switches; power windows, door locks and side mirrors; multi-function display with fuel economy information; security system with engine immobilizer; illuminated front console storage tray; outside temperature gauge; carpeted floor mats and 17-inch alloy wheels.
Premium models start well-equipped at $22,495 and add a number of additional features, notably the All-Weather Package (heated front seats, heated exterior mirrors and windshield wiper de-icer), body-color exterior mirrors, cargo area enhancements and upgraded interior trim. In addition, the Premium upgrades to a 6-speaker sound system, retractable cargo cover, cargo tray, leather-wrapped steering wheel and shifter handle and more.
For 2017, a new Premium Special Edition adds additional equipment and style to the standard Premium. Available exclusively with Pure Red or Crystal Black Silica exterior with black badging, the SE wears 5-spoke, dark gray aluminum-alloy 17” wheels. A distinctive interior features gloss black cabin trim appointments and red stitching on the cloth upholstery, leather-wrapped steering wheel, shifter and door trim. The red theme repeats for the illuminated front foot wells with aluminum-alloy pedal cover and driver footrest. Keyless Access with Push-Button Start, Blind Spot Detection / Rear Cross Traffic Alert and SiriusXM® All Access Radio (subscription required) come standard. The Special Edition is priced at $25,795.
In addition to having the Lineartronic CVT as standard, the $25,195 Subaru Crosstrek Limited adds leather-trimmed upholstery, automatic climate control, auto on/off headlights and a rear seat armrest with dual cup holders. The Limited exclusively features an insulation-glass windshield for a quieter ride, an upgraded instrument cluster with LCD color display and exterior mirrors with integrated turn signals. The Limited trim’s standard Welcome Lighting automatically activates cabin illumination and exterior lights as the driver approaches or departs the vehicle.
Two STARLINK packages are available and are among the most affordable in the industry. The STARLINK Safety Plus Package includes SOS Emergency Assistance, Enhanced Roadside Assistance, Automatic Collision Notification, Maintenance Notifications, Monthly Vehicle Health Report and Diagnostic Alerts. For even greater peace of mind, the STARLINK Safety Plus & Security Plus Package adds Stolen Vehicle Recovery Service, Vehicle Security Alarm Notification, Remote Lock/Unlock, Remote Horn and Lights and Remote Vehicle Locator.
The STARLINK Multimedia systems integrates Cloud Applications, including Calendar, Stitcher™, Music Player, News and Weather and iHeart® Radio. The standard STARLINK 6.2” Multimedia system in the Crosstrek 2.0i and 2.0i Premium trims provides a multitude of music and information sources from a 6.2-in. multi-function touch screen display with single-touch gesture control. The display also functions for the standard Rear-Vision Camera.
STARLINK 6.2” integrates AM/FM stereo and HD Radio®; Radio Data Broadcast System; single-disc in-dash CD player; Subaru STARLINK smartphone integration with Aha™ Infotainment, Pandora® and STARLINK Cloud Applications; Bluetooth hands-free phone connectivity and audio streaming; iPod® control capability and iTunes® Tagging capability; a USB port and aux. input jack; and four speakers (six speakers on Premium).
The STARLINK 7.0” system, standard for the 2.0i Limited trims, works through 7-inch touch screen display with multi-touch control that offers swipe and scrolling gesture control. This system offers 6-speaker audio and all of the features of the base system plus voice-activated controls; SiriusXM® All Access Radio and Travel Link®(subscriptions required); a vehicle information display; SMS text messaging, iTunes Tagging capability and dual USB ports. The STARLINK 7.0” Multimedia system also offers an upgrade to voice-controlled navigation with SiriusXM Traffic® (subscriptions required for SiriusXM products.)
|2017 SUBARU CROSSTREK|
|Model/Trim||Transmission||Applicable Option Code||MSRP||MSRP + destination and delivery|
|2.0i Premium PZEV||5MT||11||$22,495||$23,370|
|2.0i Premium PZEV||CVT||12,13,14,15||$23,495||$24,370|
|2.0i Limited PZEV||CVT||21,22,23||$25,195||$26,070|
|2017 SUBARU CROSSTREK OPTION PACKAGES|
|CODE 01 Standard Model 2.0i||N/A|
|CODE 11 Standard Model 2.0i Premium 5MT||N/A|
|CODE 12 Standard Model 2.0i Premium CVT||N/A|
|CODE 13 Moonroof||$1,000|
|Code 14 EyeSight® + SUBARU STARLINK™ 7.0 Multimedia Plus + Blind Spot Detection/Rear Cross Traffic Alert||$1,995|
|CODE 15 Special Edition 2.0i Premium CVT||$2,300|
|CODE 21 Standard Model 2.0i Limited CVT||N/A|
|CODE 22 Moonroof + Navigation System + Keyless Access with Push-Button Start||$2,100|
|CODE 23 EyeSight® + Moonroof + Navigation System + Keyless Access with Push-Button Start||$2,895|
Destination & Delivery is $875 and may vary in the following states: CT, HI, MA, ME, NH, NJ, NY, RI and VT. D&D is $1,025 for dealers in Alaska.