We have prepared a list of the top 8 new cars launching in 2017.
Take out that letter you’ve been writing to Santa and get ready to add some of the best SUV’s, hatchbacks, sports and family cars to it! Whether you like to get your adrenalin pumping with high horsepower, enjoy the comfort of an SUV or make good use of a functional new hatchback, these new models of car have something for each taste.
We are eager to find out if the following car manufacturers will take advantage of the new omnichannel solutions available on the market, to launch their new cars in a spectacular way, differentiate from their competitors and give their audience a truly engaging customer experience.
The Renault Koleos competes in the ever-expanding SUV market against cars like the Nissan X-Trail, the Ford Kuga and the Kia Sorento. The Koleos is the same size as the Nissan X-Trail and shares many of its attributes. Although it is only a five-seater, Renault claims it has class-leading rear legroom. Boot space is also generous, with a capacity of 624 litres. Even basic models come with safety features including active emergency braking, lane monitoring, blind spot warning systems, tiredness detection and traffic sign recognition.
The Koleos is due to hit showrooms in early 2017, when it will sit above the Captur and Kadjar in the firm’s lineup.
Tesla Model S
Tesla model S will definitely be one of the automotive industry’s game changers. Although its price tag will be quite high (in the UK it will cost £54,955, before the government’s £4,500 plug-in car grant is taken into account), we will finally be able to buy an electric car that offers a high level of performance and efficiency. For this reason, the driver will get the 60 kWh car that has 320 hp and a claimed range of 240 miles – a full overnight recharge would then cost around £10. That is truly impressive!
Euro NCAP awarded the Model S the maximum five-stars for safety, noting that the car’s stiff body remained stable during a crash. What is a little disappointingly for such a futuristic car, is that Tesla does not have any safety tech, that you might find on some European rivals, such as autonomous safety braking system, which should detect an imminent collision.
'Rough estimates suggest you’ll only spend around £300 a year on charging, and fixed-price servicing makes it easy to budget for maintenance' - Auto Express
“The world’s safest SUV” features the latest automatic braking system, which means the car applies full braking power if it senses that it is crossing the path of another vehicle. Irresistable to many is the XC90’s ability to drive up to 27 miles on battery power alone, which means this car could save thousands for short-distance commuters and what is more, the car’s energy supplies can be recharged straight from the plug, before returning home.
Volvo has its long-standing reputation for safety and the new XC90 technology features will no doubt filter down to the rest of the range. Apart from the excellent safety record, volvo’s real unique selling point is definitely comfort. And this comfort will cost you £47,350 for a basic model.
Out of all of the automotive brands claiming to be developing fully autonomous, self-driving cars, only Volvo has made concrete plans to put one such vehicle into production, including obtaining the permission of regulators in its home country of Sweden. The fully autonomous self-driving car will be based on this XC90 model.
Chevrolet Bolt EV
Chevrolet has confirmed production of a new electric car, tentatively called the Bolt that will be able to reach 200 miles while keeping its price down to around $30,000. This is more than half of what an electric car with 238 miles range would have cost just last year! No wonder it has received eight major awards (and counting) before even being carefully examined by the customers - the stat sheet alone has been enough to get generate critical acclaim from the media.
Although it is not as fast or sleek as the Tesla Model S, the front-wheel compact crossover represents a new price-for-range benchmark that many other automotive brands intend to follow. The car may go through a name change due to confusion with the unrelated Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid.
2017 Audi R8
The 2017 R8 has been classified as the “less exciting Lamborghini” according to some automotive journalists. Some of us might have to leave this one off our Christmas list due to its $170, 000 price tag! It comes with a new electric clutch which makes shifting very smooth and a new V10 engine providing plenty of power.
Audi R8’s style has not been updated much, comparing to models from previous years and for this price would you not rather get a Lamborghini Huracan?
2017 Jaguar F-Pace
This model is the British carmaker’s first attempt at entering the popular “family” SUV market and rival cars like the Audi Q5, the Mercedes GLC and the Range Rover Evoque. This slightly late entry does not mean Jaguar has missed the mark though. In fact, experts predict that this F-Pace will become the brand’s most popular vehicle. It’s easy to see why once you realise its price tag is only $40, 000!
You’ll want to drive this SUV cross-over like a sports car; it comes equipped with the latest tracking control technology called Adaptive Surface Response, which makes sure the car has a good grip in any road conditions. Jaguar is hoping to gain a bigger market share with this great new vehicle with the reasonable asking price and high equipment levels - Real value for money!
2017 Aston Martin V8 Vantage
Aston Martin’s all-new Vantage sports car, a.k.a. “The weekend Warrior” is the brand’s new race car. Designed for all the adrenalin junkies out there, the car will be pushed as the rear-wheel-drive sporty model, and there are rumors that it could be sold with a six-speed manual gearbox only.
‘The manual gearbox remains an integral part of our product plans and will do for many years to come,’ - Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer.
The car has been heavily inspired by the DB10 model, which was created for the James Bond film Spectre, and will replace the Vanquish. The Vantage will also be used to underpin Aston’s next Le Mans racer, which is expected to hit the market around 2018 - 2019. You will be able to get this powerful beauty for a base price of $202,820.
Yes, Apple! The Silicon Valley tech industry leader is secretly working on a huge car project called Titan. Although this one is just a rumor, a self-driving apple car could really shake up the entire automotive industry, so it deserves a mention on our list. And we all know Apple does not go into any new business, unless it has something completely revolutionary!
Although selling cars online is still in its infancy, online promotion of a new cars launching in 2017 plays an integral part in any automotive brand’s marketing strategy. More and more customers are researching for vehicles online, before they buy anything, therefore, traditional car manufacturers should not underestimate the impact that online promotion has on their brick-and-mortar store sales.
The brands mentioned above would benefit from using Whisbi One-to-Many live video chat for business for their new vehicle launch. It has proven to increase the number of automotive online sales leads and improve omnichannel online customer experience for companies like Toyota, Nissan and Fiat.
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