Auto manufacturers are ahead of the curve by definition. Now that most 2016 models have made their way to dealerships near you, release dates for all-new 2017 cars, trucks, and SUVs are rolling steadily into view.
At ATC, we love keeping a pulse on what’s new in the industry and are always excited to share the capabilities of brand new models with our students, instructors, and supporters. These cars of the near future are vehicles our automotive technology students will get to know in great depth.
Check out our list of some of 2017’s hotly anticipated cars that will be coming out in the next few months!
The Chevy Cruze’s aggressive stance, high mileage, and engaging drive dynamics are a segment triple threat. For 2017, Chevrolet will introduce a new utility upgraded version to the all-star sedan’s lineup: the 2017 Chevy Cruze Hatchback. The Cruze Hatch will be available on LT, Premier, and RS trims, bringing in a sporty rear liftgate spoiler and an exclusive wraparound taillamp design.
Small Crossovers Doing Big Things
Making the transition from compact sedan to small crossover a cinch comes a prototype version of the 2017 Toyota C-HR. A five-door hatchback that features an elevated ride height, adaptable interior, and customization and character galore, the C-HR is visually striking. Toyota tucked away the C-HR’s rear door handles into the C pillar of its design to give it a two-door coupe look despite its five-door capability.
2017 is the model year that Jaguar’s polished fleet feels more complete as we gear up to welcome the brand’s first-ever performance SUV. The all-new Jaguar F-PACE will be an all-aluminum luxury family warrior complete with sports car–proven power and elite technology at your fingertips.
Put Your Best Fuel Forward
Never before has the industry seen a sedan model available in all three eco-forward powertrain setups (only!). That is until the 2017 Hyundai Ioniq is released. The Ioniq is moving the alternative energy auto game ahead in offering drivers a dedicated eco-friendly trim portfolio. The Ioniq will be available in full EV, gas-electric hybrid, and plug-in hybrid versions.
A Minivan with the Mostest
The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica breaks out onto the new model scene as a swanky, spacious, and ready-to-rock modern minivan. Standard seating for eight, segment-defying acceleration, and over 100 safety and security features are just the tip of the Pacifica’s iceberg of talents.
A New Model to Launch a Luxury Brand
Hyundai recently announced that it will be kicking off its own luxury sub-brand, Genesis. Leading the way as the new brand’s debut model comes the 2017 Genesis G90. Replacing what was the former Hyundai Equus, this large upscale sedan will compete with segment rivals such as the Audi A8 and Mercedes-Benz S Class, offering strong power options and deluxe cabin accommodations.
The Cars of Tomorrow Call on the Technicians of Today
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