7 Exciting New Cars for the Upcoming 2015 Model Year
Posted by: Dan on 16/10/2014
7 Exciting New Cars For The Upcoming 2015 Model Year
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Are you ready for the New Year? 2015 is almost here, new car models along with it. With a variety of companies replacing older vehicle models with newer ones, excitement and anticipation is starting to build for the new lineups. News coverage and reviews are already available for many of the upcoming cars.
If you're on the lookout to purchase a new car, it's good to know there has never been a better time to be a consumer. Automakers are more competitive than ever, and if their products don't live up to the quality that their buyers have come to expect, their vehicles will not do well. They know this, and are constantly putting in the effort to satisfy driver demand everywhere.
In other words, you will be hard-pressed to make a thoroughly bad buying decision, unless you fail to do your research. Fortunately, there is plenty of information out there, right at your fingertips.
Here are seven exciting new cars for the upcoming 2015 model year.
1. Holden Cascada
The Holden Cascada convertible will be coming to Australia for the first time in the first half of 2015. This European-sourced car model with a sleek body design is sure to turn some heads in the year to come.
General Motors International Operations Stefan Jacoby's intention is to continue to bring the best GM products to the Australian market, maintaining a strong presence nationally. The Astra and Insignia models will also be added to the portfolio in 2015, with a sharp focus on high performance.
The Cascada is a two-door convertible with a 1.6L turbo engine. Six-speed manual and automatic transmissions will be available.
2. Mazda MX-5
The 2015 Mazda MX-5 will feature a Skyactiv-G 1.5-litre four-cylinder engine. The power and torque figures are as of yet unknown, but the car has been reasonably priced at less than $40,000. Both six-speed manual and automatic transmissions will be made available.
The first MX-5 was released 25 years ago. It is possible that the Japanese automaker is trying to awaken feelings of nostalgia with the new model. After all, the MX-5 had a bit of a cult following on a global scale.
This stylish roadster's expected arrival is in the latter half of 2015. The MX-5 isn't a widely known car at present, but that could change pretty quickly with this upcoming model.
3. Toyota Camry
The 2015 Toyota Camry will be seeing a significant facelift, as modifications were made to both the interior and the exterior. Incidentally, the current Camry went on sale only a short two-and-a-half years ago in March 2012.
The new Camry is apparently aimed at families that have more of a rational and emotional tie to their vehicles. The new design was created more or less from scratch, to reflect the company's philosophy of adding excitement to vehicles. Toyota expects to attract a younger demographic with the updated Camry.
The 2.5-litre four-cylinder engine and petrol-electric hybrid will remain unchanged when this vehicle hits Australia in 2015.
4. Mitsubishi Triton
The new Mitsubishi Triton is expected to be safer and more "car-like" than previous models. The interior is receiving five-star ratings, and is expected to be exceptional. However, Mitsubishi is not sacrificing the car's larger towing capacity and flexibility that it has become known for.
The 2015 model will likely be priced a little higher, though it will have a better safety rating. The current Triton is actually one of the most sought-after dual cab ute cars in Australia.
Though exact details are not known, the same body styles as the previous 2006 model are expected to be available for the new Triton. It will probably be equipped with newer versions of the 2.4-litre petrol and 2.5-litre turbo diesel engines.
5. Nissan Navara
Like the upcoming Mitsubishi Triton, the new Nissan Navara is aimed at the sports ute market. However, it is expected to have plenty of power and heavy-duty towing capabilities too.
The new Navara is quite a bit lighter than the previous model, with new rear suspension systems. It will have a towing capacity of 3,500kg.
Single-cab, extra-cab and dual-cab models will be available. It will come equipped with a 2.3-litre turbo-diesel with two different versions, one producing 108 kW of power and 400 Nm of torque, with the other generating 140 kW and 450 Nm.
6. Volkswagen Passat
The eighth-generation Volkswagen Passat should continue to be a vehicle to contend with. The Passat outsells the Golf worldwide, and is the most popular VW.
The new Passat is a little bit smaller, but just as roomy on the inside. The interior electronics are also more advanced than the previous model. As far as looks go, it is quite a bit different that the older model.
The new Passat is expected to come equipped with a 1.8L turbo engine. Though mid-sized cars aren't all the rage in Australia right now, it is possible that the newer, bolder design will catch the attention of drivers seeking a reliable car.
7. Ford Mondeo
The 2015 Ford Mondeo is due out in the early part of the year. Front-wheel drive models powered by the EcoBoost turbocharged engines and all-wheel drive models with turbo-diesel engines are anticipated, though exact details for the Australian market are forthcoming.
The new Mondeo will come equipped with several different engines. In Australia, the 1.5 and 2.0-litre EcoBoost four-cylinder petrol engines are already confirmed. Low-inertia turbochargers included.
In terms of safety features and technology, the Mondeo will be fitted with state-of-the-art components.
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2015 will be a fairly active year for new car models in Australia. In addition to the brands and cars listed above, Audi, Honda, Mercedes-Benz, and other companies are also coming out with highly-anticipated car models. 2015 should be an exciting time for new innovation and advancements in the world of cars.
What cars are you excited about for the 2015 car model year? Is your favorite car on our list?
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