2015 is getting closer and closer. We all know what that means: new cars. As the years rolls to an end, we tend to look back at the great cars of the year. There have been many. 2014 was a very special year for motoring. We saw the VW Golf GTI get even better. The Audi A6 raised the stakes in the executive car league. Then the BMW i8 proved to everyone that a hybrid supercar is possible. It has been a wonderful year, but now let’s glance to the future. What’s on the horizon in 2015?
As 2014 draws to an end, most car manufacturers have already unveiled their next generation. 2015 releases have been announced and concept cars have been displayed at motor shows. With that in mind, we’ve rounded up the most promising of the bunch. We’ve looked at the supercars, hatchbacks and saloons that will make the most noise in 2015. It’s an exciting time for motoring, and this list is a testament to that. The speed and force with which car technology is advancing is phenomenal.
A sneak peak into 2015 releases gives us many insights into the future. However, the most dominant theme is hybrid engines. If ever we were unsure whether hybrid could take us into the future, these releases provide an overwhelming answer. Hybrid is here to stay. It is now powerful and efficient. The technology is appearing in SUVs, large saloons and supercars. Green engines are no longer limited to small city cars and the Toyota Prius. In 2015, hybrid engines become the norm.
Without further ado, let’s jump into the very best of 2015.
Where better to begin than the brand new Maclaren 650S? The supercar is destined to join the leagues of Ferrari and Lamborghini with this release. The company has been chasing Ferrari to little avail over the last few years. The release of the 12C proved their intention to join the biggest club of all. It was a spectacular car, but supercar fans would still turn to the Ferraris. With the 650S however, that may all change. It is beautiful and powerful. You’ll find this one dominating the supercar forums throughout 2015.
Land Rover Discovery Sport
Land Rover can do no wrong and its 2015 range solidifies that claim. The new Discovery Sport will replace the Freelander series and really step up the game. In the world of family cars, the company is leagues ahead. The Discovery Sport will come with seven seats as standard and tons of extra boot space. It is spacious, practical and safe. It will also come complete with Land Rover’s impressive Terrain Response system. Like the heritage it created, the 2015 models will handle off road terrain with expert technology.
If it isn’t broke, don’t fix it. This is the approach that Audi have taken with its 2015 release. The A4 is already one of the best selling in Audi’s range. In fact, it is one of the very best mid-range cars you can buy. With that in mind, Audi aren’t changing too much. The 2015 A4 has lost a lot of weight. This will improve the handling and the efficiency of the brilliant saloon. It also comes with two different hybrid engine options, maximising efficiency even further.
The classic returns in 2015. The iconic Mustang design is getting a huge power boost. Ford have updated the engine, the safety features and smoothened out the design. It is already one of 2015’s most talked about releases. We, for one, cannot wait to get our hands on this car.
Audi TT Sportback
Since the TTs inception in the late 90s, the car has become more and more fierce. Both in the design and engine, the iconic Audi just keeps getting better. The 2014 has already been one of the most talked about cars. Its incredible new digital dashboard wowed critics all over the planet. The 2015 version looks to reignite that fire. It has a huge new front grill that looks fierce and powerful. Thanks to to its lower roof, it is now even more sleek and beautiful. The addition of two full doors at the back make it practical and spacious too. The TT could just be the best new road car of 2015.
The Astra is already is one of the most popular cars on the road today. Found in abundance on websites like cardealwarehouse.co.uk, it is a solid, reliable little car. In 2015, however, the Astra is undergoing a real facelift and power injection. It will also be longer, making it even more practical and spacious. Vauxhall’s brand new infotainment system also comes with standard. Expect voice recognition and sophisticated navigation systems.
Honda Civic Type R
When your competition is the Golf GTI and the Ford ST, you’ve got a tough job. The GTI is the grandmaster of hot hybrids and the ST is the plucky contender. With the 2015 Type R, however, there is a new kid on the block. It takes all the best elements of Honda’s impressive racing prowess. It then integrates them seamlessly with Honda’s brilliant road car technology. It’s due next Spring, so keep an eye on this one.
The world favourite affordable sports car just keeps getting better. The MX5 has its critics, but it always does one thing right: fun. The MX5 is all about fun. The 2015 model shaves off some weight and gets a bigger engine. This will make it more powerful with better handling. It will be more efficient, to boot.
The new Volvo SUV may just be the safest car on the road in 2015. Volve have always been at the heart of safety technology, and the CX90 may be the jewel in the crown. It makes use of sophisticated self-drive technology. It will assess and react to potential collisions and hazards. It will react quicker than any human could and make split second judgements. It will steer you safely out of the way and hit the brakes for you. Impressive. It also comes with a super efficient hybrid twin engine. The CX90 sets the standard for all future SUVs.
As you can see, there’s an exciting line up across the board. Whether it’s supercars, hot hatchbacks or SUVs, 2015 looks to be another phenomenal year for motoring.