A number of updated and all-new sports cars, SUVs and pickup trucks will begin arriving in dealer showrooms across the country in the coming months. Although many of them are not expected to make a dramatic impact on sales, a handful of models are truly noteworthy.
The anxiously-awaited, redesigned 2015 Ford F-150 pickup features an aluminum cabin and bed, bolted to a fully boxed steel frame, as well as updated styling. The F-150 has been the overall best-selling vehicle in America for over 30 years, and has continued to outsell recently refreshed pickups from its top competitors, including GMC, Ram, Toyota and Chevrolet.
General Motors Company is getting back into the small truck market with the launch its 2015 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon pickups. Other refreshed 2015 models from GM include the Cadillac Escalade ESV, the Suburban, the GMC Yukon XL and Chevy Tahoe full-size truck.
A number of new and redesigned crossovers and compact SUVs are also on the menu for 2015. They include the Jeep Renegade, Lincoln MKC, Chevy Trax, Lexus NX and the Porsche Macan.
In addition to its F-150 pickup, Ford looks to score big with its redesigned 2015 Mustang. Among the upgrades to the iconic muscle car is a new independent rear suspension system which will replace the solid rear axle. Not to be outdone, Chevy will launch coupe and convertible Z06 Corvettes for 2015. But the big news in sports models is the U.S. launch of the 2015 Alfa-Romeo 4C and Porsche 918 Spyder plugin hybrid model.
Audi’s 2015 A3, Kia’s K900, Acura’s TLX (which replaces both the TL and TSX), Hyundai’s Genesis and Mercedes-Benz’s S-Class coupe (which replaces the CL-Class) will compete in the luxury sector, while an array of other models will battle for the hearts, minds and pocketbooks of more budget-conscious consumers.
Regardless of your budget or needs, the class of 2015 will have something for just about everyone. Look for these, and other new and refreshed models to begin appearing in dealer showrooms this summer.