Class of 2018

, MACHINES

If there is one vehicle that has transformed the shape of automobile industry, it is the SUV. 2018 will add some more power to the road

Audi, SQ7 TDI

Apart from everything else that one German luxury full-size SUV needs to possess, Audi SQ7 TDI comes with 4.0L twin-turbo V8 capable of producing 435 hp. and 664 lb-ft of torque. The SQ7 also has a 48 volt battery that powers the on-road, adaptive electronics and propels this 5,000-pound SUV to 60 mph in just 4.7 seconds.

Land Rover, Range Rover Velar

The fourth member of the Range Rover family, the all-new Velar is city-friendly owing to the 500 mm clip off in length and breadth. Powering the Vellar is an aluminum body frame, all-wheel drive, full host of off-road tech goodies, and a choice of three different engines–247-horsepower 2.0L turbocharged petrol 4-cylinder, 2.0L turbodiesel 180 horsepower engine and a 380-horsepower 3.0L supercharged V6.

Volvo XC60

The Volvo XC60 sits right at the heart of the big-selling mid-size crossover cars. The second generation Volvo XC60 has been completely redesigned and comes equipped with all-new lane mitigation system, electronic safety feature and an optional semi-autonomous auto pilot mode. It also offers 250-hp turbocharged 4-cylinder, 316-hp supercharged and turbocharged version of the same mill, and 400-hp version of the engine with additional electric motor.

GMC Terrain

Much to the joy of some and to dismay of others, 2018 GMC Terrain has lopped off 3.2 inches in length, almost an inch in height, and 5.2 inches from the old model’s wheelbase. The engine department underwent some major changes as well with an introduction of 170-hp 1.5L 4-cylinder and an optional 1.6L turbodiesel 4-cylinder making 137 hp and 240 lb-ft of torque. The top model will be powered by 2.0L 4-cylinder making 252 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque.

Ford Expedition MAX & Lincoln Navigator

The largest two of Blue Oval’s SUVs now ride on a new frame. Ford Expedition (now known as Ford Expedition MAX) has grown in size while the Lincoln Navigator continues with two sets of wheelbases. Both SUVs will be powered by 450-horsepower 3.5L EcoBoost V6 mills mated to optional 10-speed automatic transmissions.

Alfa Romeo, Stelvio Quadrifoglio

Owing to the light-weight body, Alfa Stelvio boasts of crisp handling, reasonable turn of speed and decent economy. The lovely bit of algorithmic calculation has blessed this model with a whopping 505 horsepower and 443 pound-feet of twist through all-aluminum 2.9L twin-turbo V6 mill, enough for top speed of 177 mph.

 

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