Headlights on the New Cars for 2015
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While most are still thinking about sticking to their New Year Resolutions, many motorists are starting to think about their next car.
Even if you are not planning to make the purchase this year, it can still be interesting to see what cars are on the road ahead.
With so many car manufacturers producing some great cars each year it can be confusing to find the one that is right for you. Each driver has their own preference as to what is most important to them, from looks, driving experience, fuel consumption and emissions to cost and manufacturer reputation. I am not about to tell you what car you should buy, simply what will be available in 2015 and maybe a little about the car itself. So here goes.
Alfa Romeo are unveiling the Giullia late next year. Reported to rival the BMW 3 Series and the Jaguar XE the new Alfa Romeo will have a ‘toned down’ styling and rear-wheel drive. Alfa are also launching the 4C Spider earlier in the year, great news for lovers of the Italian cars.
Audi supercar, the R8, makes it out of the garage next year with a brand new carbon fibre and aluminium hybrid body. The engine choices will remain the same V8 or V10 with an S tronic twin clutch box. The R8 is set to hit the forecourts in mid-2015. The TT Roadster is as stunning to look at as the new coupe, with sharp headlights and distinctive grille. The fully electric fabric roof comes at an expected premium of around £2,200 above the hard top model. The TTS is set to go on sale in early 2015 with a 306bhp engine. Engine choices will be limited at first, to a 182bhp 2.0 TDI diesel or 227bhp 2.0 TDSI petrol.
BMW are following up the success of the M235i with the more extreme M2. A 3.0 litre straight-six turbo engine provides over 350bhp to the rear-wheel drive coupe with the help of a six speed manual or seven speed DTI automatic gearbox. With flared bodywork on a wider track the M2 is equipped with upgraded brakes on lightweight 19 inch alloy wheels. BMW also reveal the first of our family orientated 7 seat vehicles with the 2 Series Active Tourer taking on board more seats. The third row will be added to the car, which will also have a 1.5 litre three-cylinder turbo engine. There is also talk of a 2.0 litre diesel version to be launched.
The Fiat 500 grows up a little in 2015. The new 500X is bigger than its little brother in height, length and width. The platform remains the same as the 500L, with a range of engines to choose from and a new 9 speed gearbox on the automatic model.
The new Ford Galaxy looks no different than previous models on the outside, but underneath there is a whole new platform. This has allowed Ford to offer a new range of engines including a 1.6 or 2.0 litre ECO Boosts petrol and 1.5 or 2.0 Diesel model.
This gives you a very brief look at some of the new cars for 2015, there are many more including a fleet from Mercedes, new Mini Clubman and a Mini convertible on the cards for summer.