What cars are coming out next? What cars will be hot and make us love them even more or offer new features that are perfectly blended with the current style? Over the next four year, including the 2015 model year, these twenty-five vehicle models are considered to be the most compelling for one reason or another. The good news is if you fall in love with a model that is not arriving for a couple years you have time to learn about it, or if you see a 2015 offering you love, then you won’t be waiting long to enjoy driving the car you truly desire.
Built on the “Alpha” platform from GM, the CTS-V is the sports model of this great Cadillac model. Showing up with an engine that was take right from the Corvette Z06 that makes at least 600 horsepower this will be a Cadillac that is full of muscle. The V on the end of the name designates it as the badass of the bunch when it comes to Cadillac and helps to add an even stronger name to the brand that has given us a great ride for so long but mostly tamed, which now has an untamed model to enjoy.
The new Spider offers a rear-drive platform and a gorgeous sporty roadster look that will attract anyone looking to find an affordable and engaging sports car to drive. The Spider has the power coming from a 1.4-liter turbo four. This is one car where size doesn’t matter and gives more than enough power for you to really enjoy the drive from drivetrain that gives you the experience you are looking for from your next great roadster.
The A4 makes its way with the modular-longitudinal architecture (MLB) giving it an awesome drive and lightweight feeling. The A4 is expected to be a highly engaging drive and be able to be driven in either front or all-wheel drive. As the sharpest manual transmission from Audi, the A4 is aggressively styled to look great and have the entire menu of technologies desired on this luxury sedan.
Planned for the 2017 model year, you won’t have to wait too long for the Sport Quattro. This car is a four-seater coupe that has five and eight-cylinder engines aboard. With a sporty appearance and the drive that is expected of a car coming from the Volkswagen Group, the Sport Quattro is expected to become the next halo car for Audi and take us back to the heritage of the company with great design and still offer the latest in technology.
Expected to be shorter and lighter than the M3 and M4, the M2 will be a luxury sports car that offers amazing performance in a car that can easily handle daily driving. The M distinction typically signifies the sport version for BMW and can add a wide range of changes that mean better performance for the car. The M2 is expected to take full advantage of many of the different sport distinctions that can be in place for the BMW models.
As a fully redesigned model, the Chrysler 200 gives us a car that becomes a great model for this model year. The 200 gives you some enjoyable sheetmetal and engines that can bring in a strong horsepower to enjoy as well. This new car is a blend between the older 200 and the Avenger, replacing the Avenger completely and carrying forward the namesake of the 200 giving us a car that comes out of Chrysler ready to take on the rest of the sedan world.
BMW simply asked “Why can’t the SUVs carry the M badge as well?” and the answer was they now do. These SUVs offer the most engaging style and driving elegance that can be had by anyone. This gives us a pair of SUVs that allow us to have the best drive on and off the road easily without giving up much at all. At the price these SUVs ask for we shouldn’t have to compromise and driving these beauties won’t feel like there is a single compromise in the vehicle.
Luxury Sport Coupes are not always the way luxury cars are offered but the ATS Coupe is one of the most attractive vehicles ever offered by Cadillac. This coupe gives more credence to the direction Cadillac is obviously trying to head in, which is to have a lineup that will attract drivers of any age to desire Cadillac models. The ATS, like the CTS offers V-model which is more powerful, sporty and even more fun to drive.
Last year the Colorado came back and resurrected the mid-sized truck segment for Chevrolet and gave us a truck that we enjoy. This year the Colorado has been improved and is ready to take over the segment that had basically been left to rot with only the Tacoma and Frontier to compete with each other. With the Colorado and its GMC twin the Canyon back in action, GM is poised to regain its hold on this segment of trucks for the next several years.
The FF Coupe will share everything with the current FF but lose the rear seat and have changes to the front fascia and side air vents. An already amazing supercar, the FF is made for fun and a seriously awesome ride which can be experienced by anyone fortunate enough to enjoy this car. The FF and FF Coupe are said to be ready to be offered together in 2016 so anyone who is seriously considering this car will have a choice they can make.
When you see Shelby in the name of any Mustang you know it is built to be the fastest version of the car possible. This Shelby GT350 is not quite the performer the GT500 is, and understandably so, but makes a great replacement for the Boss 302 while having the Shelby name that brings the notoriety and reputation that only comes from the annals of Carrol Shelby. The adjustments made and performance improvements for this 2016 model will give you an amazing and iconic sports car to drive.
The new aluminum cab and bed of the F-150 give it a 700 pound reduction in weight to give it a huge advantage in both power and fuel efficiency. This has allowed Ford to install smaller engines to gain the same or better outputs as their previous truck models and continue to be the best-selling truck on the market. The new aluminum features of the F-150 have seen huge carryover as use in other models and manufacturers, but with the F-150 being the first truck to have them, the expectation is a continued or expanded lead in sales of this truck line.
When you think of Hyundai you don’t normally think of luxury. Instead of having this thought, take a look at the Genesis which is full of awesome features and a luxury value and drive of a rear drive car. The power plants used are plenty powerful to easily handle the challenges this car can bring. With looks that could seriously kill other cars, the Genesis is a serious luxury car that is made by a company that puts a premium on filling their vehicles with fantastic features.
Just seeing the concept version is enough to get you excited and when searching for an awesome luxury sports car, the Q100 might be the best choice when it makes its debut in 2018. The expectation is it will have all-wheel drive to add the control and engaged driving along with the attractive shape that looks a bit like a wave of water coming in, the Q100 will be a car that should easily keep up with the sports coupe offerings from BMW and Mercedes-Benz.
Jaguar has been known for long and large sedans that perform exceptionally and carry an aloof personality for many years. Add in the sports cars that bring in a “look at me” attitude the XE is meant to be a competitor of the BMW 3-Series. This will give Jaguar a new platform from which to compete with the rest of the luxury models in market today. The interest in seeing a new car that will be a complete change for Jaguar will give us a great car to fully enjoy.
A fully sport car from one of the premier names in the auto industry, the GT AMG will give us a drive that is fully appreciated from only behind the wheel. Of course for the rest of us we will be able to enjoy the beauty of this car from the outside as it screams past in obvious beauty. The AMG Gt is a car made to compete at the track as well as take on the challenges of everyday driving that most of us need to face.
Built to be fully streamlined and having each and every angle mean some sort of aerodynamic or airflow purpose, the Huracan will continue to be one of the most attractive and sought after super cars for the highly wealthy crowd. With a lighter weight and a more powerful motor, the Huracan will be nearly impossible for many others to beat at the track, which is exactly what Lamborghini wants.
Whether you like the IS sedan doesn’t entirely matter, you will absolutely love this car. Built on the same platform but coming in the sport coupe version, the RC F is the most powerful Lexus ever. Most may not think a Lexus would be in a market to compete with a Camaro or the AMG models of Mercedes-Benz, but this Lexus is built for speed and shows up more than ready to take on these power players .
Even small sedans can become sports cars and the Mazdaspeed 3 is the Mazda 3 on steroids. This car is expected to take the Skyactiv technology a step farther and offer a huge amount of speed and power to compete with the VW GTI and Ford Focus ST. When the Mazdaspeed 3 comes out the mantra of Mazda may need to add a third “zoom” to it in order to even come close to describing the amazing speed and performance this car is expected to show .
The Miata has always been one of the most fun cars to drive. With a highly engaging suspension and steering as well as a powertrain that unleashes every bit of the beast inside this car has carried on as a fun and active ride. The only down side was the cartoon-like looks which have been taken away for this all newly designed Miata that shows up just next year for all to admire and continue to take pleasure in the ride.
The IDx is expected to be a small but luxury-laden rear-drive car that can be considered a sports car or just a great looking coupe. This car will give a completely different design that is still a bit on the drawing board but is expected to make waves in the mid-sized luxury coupe market, helping Nissan bring its name upward toward the luxury models. By the 2018 year the design should be worked out and the look hopefully improved to look more fluid.
Built of now over fifty percent aluminum in the body, which gives the C-Class a weight loss, this once smallest offering from Mercedes-Benz is now the next up version that feels like a larger car than it actually is. This is a good thing because the size of the C-Class continues to give it a great performance on the road with the ability to easily handle any and all curves, twists and turns that a road can have. The C-Class shows itself as an enjoyable ride and certainly is a car that will make a positive choice as a daily driver or a weekend cruiser.
Using the same MLB architecture that is present on the Audi A4, this 2017 Porsche model with no name yet looks to be a Panamera that has four doors. What happens when Porsche enters the sedan market, all other luxury brands need to be scared to death. Surely the thought of this being a success will give the engineers at BMW and Mercedes-Benz fits and headaches as they try to keep up with this long time global leader in the sports car market that will now offer sedans to enjoy.
If you want to build a rally car, this is the car to start with. If you just want a car that offers a huge amount of fun behind the wheel and can head off road in the dessert, this is also the car to choose. This version of the WRX is ultra-sporty and gives you some of the most engaging driving features you are likely to ever encounter on any road or off it. When this car shows up this year those who have been waiting will certainly flock to it as it is expected to be one of the most affordable performance laden vehicles on the market.
The concept is name the FT-1 but it does already look a lot like a cross between a Ferrari and a Supra. This new sports car will be unveiled for 2018 and is expected to be able to fully compete with several super cars and easily handle most of the sports cars that are currently being built. The style and power aboard makes me hope this beauty will make it sooner than the 2018 model year, but that is only if it’s fast enough to reach up and time travel on its own.
If you are in the market for a new vehicle, you will be well served to take a look at this list before you decide what car to buy. With a long list of awesome vehicles to keep an eye on over the next few years you can see the benefit of showing some patience as we learn more about the vehicles coming out in the next couple years. On the other hand, if you are eyeing one of this year’s models, have a great time enjoying your new awesome ride.