Hyundai’s newly christened premium brand brought the Genesis New York Principle to the 2016 New York car show. The brand-new luxury sports sedan is stated to preview the brand’s future design direction, which Genesis calls “Athletic Beauty.” The brand name says the expressive and refined styling initially appeared on the Vision G principle followed by the production Genesis G90 sedan. Though revealed as a future design study, the Genesis New York Idea features a hybrid powertrain based around a 2.0-liter GDI engine mated to an eight-speed automated transmission. Although no details about the electrical motor or battery pack were exposed, the automaker rates overall system output at 242 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque. That’s comparable power to the automaker’s turbocharged 2.0-liter I-4 in the Hyundai Sonata sedan. Inspiration for the New york city Concept comes from modern high-end lifestyles and products in addition to the early success and progression of the Genesis brand name, according to the automaker. The design is also said to blend cultural heritage with modern-day art and innovation. When Hyundai spun off its Genesis sedan and coupe and Equus sedan as the basis for its new Genesis premium brand, the automaker verified that all future designs would be rear-drive based. That reality is evident with the New York Principle’s long dash-to-axle ratio, which is said to contribute to the vehicle’s stylish nature. The Genesis brand’s design language can be seen in the idea’s upright front grille and sculpted headlights and horizontal body lines. The chiseled body lines rollover to the side, which features a tapered cabin and pronounced rear haunches. The principle sports a brief front overhang and long rear overhang. Around back, slim and large taillights complement the front lighting. Vents on the hood, front fenders, and quarter panels are stated to enhance the idea’s aerodynamics. Ceramic Blue paint with contrasting copper-colored inlays in the lower fascia and sills lend a modern-day feel, according to …
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Safety is so essential now for a premium automobile or SUV, not to mention so budget-friendly, that with the 2017 Acura MDX freshen, the midsize SUV now makes conventional the driver assists formerly in the AcuraWatch package. Purchase a 2017 starting this summertime, and every trim line in between $44,000 and $58,000 (estimated) gets you adaptive cruise control (ACC) with low-speed follow (LSF), crash mitigation braking system (CMBS) with automated emergency braking, lane departure warning (LDW), lane keeping assist (LKAS), forward crash caution (FCW), and road departure mitigation (RDM). The midlife refresh of the Acura MDX was announced Wednesday on the first press day of the 2017 New York International Automobile Show (NYIAS). For the first time, in addition to the V6 gas engine with nine-speed automatic that remains to be the mainstream powerplant, the MDX will also be offered in a three-motor hybrid version where power to the rear wheels will be delivered exclusively through electric motors; the front wheels can be driven by the gas engine or a motor. The motorist helps are a $1,500 option on the 2016 MDX. They end up being conventional. Likewise standard on the 2017 MDX are automated (parking) brake hold, car high beam headlamps, satellite radio, and four 2.5-amp USB jacks able to charge tablets in addition to phones. The higher-end MDX Advance grades will have surround view electronic cameras with six views, LED fog lamps, and a heated guiding wheel. Optionally, buyers can choose two second-row captain’s chairs and a console with two additional USB jacks. A mixed blessing is the availability on upper trim lines of 2 20-inch wheel and tire packages that will look excellent in the showroom and then put you at risk of pothole damage. Acura for 2017 is likewise checking out a new front design with a diamond pentagon grille as the company moves further away from the guard grille that was distinctive if not always appreciated. By making AcuraWatch standard, it reduces the number of possible choices for the b.
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