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Tuesday 27 September 2016
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Auto News: 2017 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro, Infiniti QX30, Genesis G80

Auto News: 2017 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro, Infiniti QX30, Genesis G80

A look at a few of the 2017 models headed to dealerships soon in this week’s Auto News in :60!

2017 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro 

The Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro rejoins the lineup later in August and it does so with a lot of off-roading muscle. It comes as both an automatic or a manual and features all-new factory-installed equipment, designed by Toyota Racing Development.  

 

The base manual starts at $41,700. That makes it nearly double the price of the current 2016 Tacoma which starts at $23,660.

Along with the added off-roading equipment, the truck gets both a wider and higher stance. It also comes with custom TRD tuned FOX 2.5 Internal Bypass shocks, front springs with a 1-inch lift, and rear suspension with progressive-rate off-road leaf spring.

2017 Genesis G80

The 2017 Genesis G80 is under Hyundai’s new luxury brand. Hyundai wants it to compete with the Audi A6, BMW 5-Series, Cadillac CTS, Jaguar XF and Mercedes-Benz E-Class.

Th G80 rolls out in September starting at $42,350, including destination charges. The base model is a rear-wheel drive V6, but you can also get it as an all-wheel drive V6. A V8 engine is also offered, but you don’t get AWD will it. Both engines are carryovers from its days as the Hyundai Genesis.

One interesting safety feature is CO2 detection in the cabin.  The G80 is due out in September.

2017 Infiniti QX30

Infiniti rolls out two new vehicles in September.

One is its first ever compact crossover the QX30. It shares its platform with the Mercedes GLA thanks to a partnership between Renault-Nissan and Daimler. It’s also the first Infiniti to be built at Nissan’s plant in England.

The QX30 comes in six trims but they all get the same 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbocharged engine.  It’s priced from $30,945.

Infiniti’s new Q60 coupe also hits the road next month. It’s the automaker’s BMW 4 series fighter and the automaker is really counting on it to rev up the brands sports coupe image.

Photo Credit: Toyota