French magazine Challenges identified the list of all news not to be missed in 2015 in the automotive industry! Some really nice automotive news are announced for this year. Some of these automotive news could be seen in preview at the Detroit Auto Show.
In an attempt to get back in the forefront of luxury cars in the US, a segment dominated by its German competitors, the brand has equipped its Cadillac CTS-V with the Corvette Z06, V8 compressor. The Cadillac CTS- V is considered to be the most powerful model in the history of the brand.
Honda N Box Slash
Honda is back on the Kei market in Japan after a drop in sales for a whole period. The brand is coming back with the creation of original models like the Honda N Box Slash. It will be available in a whole range of colors.
In 2015, the Citroën C4 is revamped after a 4years career. Launched in 2010, its age had an impact on sales in 2014. In fact, Peugeot sold almost twice as many 308’s. In this context, it was the perfect time for a facelift, even if it is somewhat discreet: reshaped headlights , more modern multimedia system and a new automatic transmission. The release date is scheduled for early 2015.
JCW, new Mini Cooper S
In 2015, keyword is sportiness. With its turbo 2.0, the Mini Cooper S boasts an extra 39-horsepower.
Audi breathes new life into Audi Q7 model after 9 years of commercialization. The 2015 Detroit Auto Show hosted the 2nd generation of this more simple and agile model despite a slightly more heavy style..
Karl from Opel
Opel launches a city car designed in house. The Karl is set to replace the Agila that was designed with Suzuki. Karl will be produced in Korea and will enable the brand to compete with other brands on the supermini segment.
SsangYong, who wants to compete with Renault Captur, is preparing the release of theTivoli. The first images have already been unveiled but only sketches for now. The Tivoli is the first SsangYong created since Indians Mahindra took 70% of stakes in the Korean company.
Mercedes-Benz CLA Shooting Brake
The Mercedes A family is set to grow by hosting the CLA Shooting Brake. This slender 5-seat station wagon is directly derived from cut CLA. The improvements include better headroom and flexible trunk.
The Audi Q3
Accustomed to discrete restyling, Audi decided to make an exception this time. The Audi Q3 features a new nose and gains power in efficiency. The model leads the sales and its engines comply with the requirements of Euro 6.
The V60 wagon becomes a Cross Country model, but will also be available in single traction.
Porsche Cayenne and Cayenne GTS
Porsche released its new Cayenne GTS and exchangde its aspirated V8 420 hp twin-turbo V6 for the power of 440 hp and lower consumption.
BMW X5 M and X6 M
BMW unveiled at Los Angeles its new X5 M and X6 M sport versions equipped with a V8 engine with a maximum power of 575 hp.
The new M.GO is an invitation to discover a unique new concept in the world of driving license-free cars. With its sleek profile and its completely redesigned front, New M.GO has style. With compact dimensions and a large interior volume, New M.GO is the ideal car to drive around town or in the countryside .
Ligier JS50 is a license-free model which comes in an extended version with more balanced style.
After 27 years of theoff-road Suzuki Vitara, Suzuki wanted to make a few adjustments to the market. Suzuki Vitara replaced the Grand Viatara and 3-door Vitara.
The new Fabia will be available in the spring in a Combi version that will offer 530 liters and 1395 liters in the respective configurations.
Sporteevo : Chatenet
After Aixam and Ligier – Microcar, license-free manufacturer, Chatenet is in turn provideing a coupe version of its flagship model, which will be named Sporteevo.
Volkswagen Passat GTE
From a technical point of view, the Volkswagen Passat has a lot in common with the Golf. It was therefore logical to create its little hybrid sister.
Will 2015 be better than 2014? Let’s hope that with these automotive news, the car market will have some good surprises in store for manufacturers.