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A good dose of attitude for the Acura ILX 2019

This new design gives the sedan a more muscular look that will certainly do no harm. After all, Acura cannot afford to do things in half if it wants to seriously compete with established models such as the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, the BMW 3 Series and the Audi A4. The aesthetic transformation of the ILX continues in the rear, where the lights are now much larger. The license plate space has also been lowered to the height of the bumper to allow the Acura logo to be inserted in the center of the trunk. Inside, the changes are a little less radical. We’ve changed a few things here and there, but the ergonomics remain pretty much the same. We keep in particular the formula of the two superimposed screens and the gigantic button in the center of the console to control all that.

Acura ILX 2019

 Acura has taken advantage of this update to inject ILX with a good dose of technology. Starting in 2019, the model will be available as standard with the Acura Watch package, which includes a range of driver assistance systems such as Lane Keeping Assist, Adaptive Cruise Control, and an impending frontal collision warning. The infotainment system of the Acura ILX will also be compatible with Android Auto and Apple Car Play time to extend your tesla 3 car life.

A-Spec version on the menu

In addition to this update, Acura continues to offer an A-Spec version of the ILX. The A-Spec package will incorporate a range of aesthetic modifications such as unique 18-inch wheels, LED fog lights and an exclusive blue color.

Acura ILX 2019

 Elsewhere in the range, the TLX, RDX, and MDX models are also available with an A-Spec variant. A-Spec or not, all versions of the Acura ILX 2019 will remain equipped with the same mechanics. As has been the case for several years, the ILX continues to use a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine paired with an eight-speed automatic dual-clutch transmission. The power should, therefore, remain the same as in 2018 with 201 horsepower and 180 lb-ft. The 2019 Acura ILX price range has not yet been announced, but can be expected to rise from the 2018 model. This year ILX is offered at a starting price of 29 $ 990.

Kia Telluride will be marketed next year

When the Kia Telluride concept was unveiled at the 2016 Detroit Auto Show, the Korean automaker mentioned the possibility of marketing a large SUV, sporting a similar design. It took two and a half years to confirm it. The production version will also be called Telluride, and Kia believes the time is right to launch such a vehicle. It will be of intermediate size, probably sharing its architecture with the next generation of the Hyundai Santa Fe XL (which would be renamed Palisade) and will accommodate up to eight passengers. It will obviously be longer and wider than the Kia Sorento, and will compete with the Honda Pilot, Ford Explorer, Toyota Highlander and Nissan Pathfinder, among others. The Kia Telluride 2020 will be assembled in Georgia, USA, and will be powered by a V6 engine, but that’s about all the manufacturer has unveiled so far. No V8 engine this time, unlike the Kia Borrego launched for the 2009 vintage. The SUV made its first public appearance at Brandon Maxwell’s New York Fashion Week event, featuring an accessory trim inspired by the theme of the designer’s spring-summer 2019 collection, Texas. Under aesthetic additions such as the calender protector, the winch, the auxiliary lights, the ladder giving access to the roof rack, the spare wheel attached to the rear window and the snorkel, we can see the final design of the Telluride, featuring certain features of the 2016 concept. The square shape and glass surfaces have been largely preserved, the front and rear parts have been softened somewhat, and the rear doors are not reversed as those of the concept. The new Kia Telluride 2020 is expected to go on sale early in 2019 BMW has added a new version of the X2. Called X2 M35i, it is positioned at the top of the range of this precise model.

See also: The BMW X2 is an X1 that went to the gym

Under the hood of this new version of this BMW SUV is a 2.0L four-cylinder turbocharged engine that generates 306 horsepower, making it the most powerful version.  As standard, the X2 M35i is equipped with the xDrive full power train that is paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission. The latter even offers the possibility of making a shotgun start.

BMW X2 M35i 2019

 BMW X2 M35i 2019

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To distinguish itself from the more accessible versions, we notice the presence of Cerium gray accents around mirrors, exhaust outlets and ventilation hatches. Obviously, we also find a spoiler in the back. We are told gas mileage approaching 8.4 L / 100 km. As for acceleration, we are promised that it will be able to reach 100 km / h in just 4.9 seconds.

BMW X2 M35i 2019

 BMW X2 M35i 2019

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In order to provide a driving pleasure worthy of the “M” range of the German manufacturer, BMW equipped its X2 M35i with specifically adjusted suspensions. The driver can also choose between the Sport or Comfort modes according to his mood. For the moment, we do not know how much the price of this new version of X2 will be. It should be noted that the X2 is available starting at $ 42,250.

Massive recall for the Ford F-150

The Ford F-150 model year 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 are affected by this important reminder. A total of 339,884 vehicles are involved. “On certain vehicles, the activation of the front seat belt pretensioners during a collision could cause the momentary ignition of the pretensioner exhaust. This could ignite materials in the area of the center pillar (pillar B), which would cause a fire that could injure someone or damage property, “says Transport Canada .

The pretension is a system that allows seat belts to better protect the occupants of a vehicle by pulling backwards in the event of a collision. To resolve the situation, dealers will be required to return the vehicles affected by the recall and inspect the affected area. If necessary, the mechanics will have to modify the floor covering and soundproofing apply a heat-resistant tape. Elsewhere in North America, the same problem caused a recall of 1,619,112 units of the F-150 in the United States and 36,780 in Mexico.  Owners of the Ford F-150 can confirm if their vehicle is affected by this recall by visiting the manufacturer’s website or by calling 1-800-565-3673.

If this recall of Ford targets so many units, it is because the F-150 is extremely popular in Canada. In fact, it is the best-selling vehicle in the country year after year, all categories combined.

See also: Top 10 Best Selling Vehicles in Canada in 2017

See also: The 10 best-selling vehicles in Quebec in 2017

Last year, Ford sold 155,290 units across Canada. To give you an idea, Ram’s range of pickups is a distant second with 98,465 units sold. The same goes for Quebec, where the F-150 also dominated the sales charts for 2017 with 25,386 sales.

A good dose of attitude for the Acura ILX 2019

The most compact of Acura sedans, the ILX, will be entitled to a serious cosmetic update for 2019. Like the more spacious TLX and RLX, the small ILX will now use the “diamond” grille that is the signature of Acura’s new products.

 

Acura ILX 2019

This new design gives the sedan a more muscular look that will certainly do no harm. After all, Acura can not afford to do things in half if it wants to seriously compete with established models such as the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, the BMW 3 Series and the Audi A4. The aesthetic transformation of the ILX continues in the rear, where the lights are now much larger. The license plate space has also been lowered to the height of the bumper to allow the Acura logo to be inserted in the center of the trunk. Inside, the changes are a little less radical. We’ve changed a few things here and there, but the ergonomics remain pretty much the same. We keep in particular the formula of the two superimposed screens and the gigantic button in the center of the console to control all that.

Acura ILX 2019

 Acura has taken advantage of this update to inject ILX with a good dose of technology. Starting in 2019, the model will be available as standard with the Acura Watch package, which includes a range of driver assistance systems such as Lane Keeping Assist, Adaptive Cruise Control and an impending frontal collision warning. The infotainment system of the Acura ILX will also be compatible with Android Auto and Apple Car Play. It was time.

A-Spec version on the menu

In addition to this update, Acura continues to offer an A-Spec version of the ILX. The A-Spec package will incorporate a range of aesthetic modifications such as unique 18-inch wheels, LED fog lights and an exclusive blue color.

Acura ILX 2019

Elsewhere in the range, the TLX, RDX and MDX models are also available with an A-Spec variant. A-Spec or not, all versions of the Acura ILX 2019 will remain equipped with the same mechanics. As has been the case for several years, the ILX continues to use a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine paired with an eight-speed automatic dual-clutch transmission. The power should therefore remain the same as in 2018 with 201 horsepower and 180 lb-ft. The 2019 Acura ILX price range has not yet been announced, but can be expected to rise from the 2018 model. This year ILX is offered at a starting price of 29 $ 990.

Chevrolet propose un Colorado encore plus radical: le ZR2 Bison

Until now, the Colorado ZR2 version was the most radical variation of the Chevrolet mid-size pickup. The American manufacturer has just unveiled the ZR2 Bison version of his Colorado. See also: The Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 is a pickup that thinks it’s a Jeep This is a first-ever association with American Expedition Vehicles (AEV), a specialized and recognized company selling off-road parts. The ZR2 Bison is equipped with five steel protection plates. These cover the oil sump, the fuel tank, the transfer case as well as the locking front and rear differentials. AEV is also responsible for designing bumpers that are also made of steel. At the front, there are fog lights while in the back, we can count on the presence of anchor points.

Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 2019

 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 2019

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History to distinguish itself from other declensions of Colorado , the ZR2 Bison barters Chevrolet’s golden badge against an inscription in capital letters of the American brand. We also note that its wings are wider.

On the tailgate as well as on the headrests, you can see the AEV logo and a bison.

Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 2019

 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 2019

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Comes standard with the 3.6-liter six-cylinder engine that develops 308 horsepower and 275 foot-pounds, the Colorado ZR2 Bison can also be equipped with the 2.8-liter four-cylinder turbodiesel engine that generates 186 horsepower -vapeur and 369 foot-pounds.

As an option, consumers will be able to purchase the snorkel-type snorkel. For the moment, it appears in Chevrolet’s plans to market it in Canada.

Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 2019

 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 2019

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A growing model

While Chevrolet had sold less than 2700 units of its former Colorado when it was at the end of its life in 2011, the US manufacturer has clearly succeeded in developing the market of intermediate pickups . Indeed, in 2017, it sold more than 8000 Colorado in the country.

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