Let us start by saying that 2014 was a great year for cars. The variety on offer was huge with new niche segments emerging as well as the expansion of existing core models. However, as this vintage year comes to a close our attention turns to 2015 which already promises to provide even bigger star cars. Reinvented favourites, all-new heroes and some unexpected surprises. Below are a handful of the MUST HAVE cars for 2015.
2015 Honda Civic Type-R
We have been waiting for this for a long time now… A return to the hot hatchback wars for Honda who have been missed greatly. A 276BHP 2.0 litre turbocharged engine aims to get this BTCC inspired machine around the ‘Ring faster than any other in its class. Honda will also bring the HR-V and all-new Jazz to market.
What will no doubt be one of the safest cars of 2015, the new XC90 launches back into the modern day aiming to recapture the market it once dominated. Capable both on and off road, we look forward to seeing what this luxury Swedish SUV has in store.
Ferrari 458 Replacement
As fantastic as the Ferrari 458 is, the Speciale was its swan song. A replacement model will be revealed and, for the first time since the F40, be a mid-engined turbocharged prancing horse.
Lamborghini Huracan Spider
An inevitability… For those wanting a the latest raging bull but have held off, your restraint shall be rewarded with a drop-top of this V10 supercar.
Taking on the Porsche 911 Turbo, this new entry level McLaren will no doubt be a contender for many awards next year. Porsche should be a little bit worried.
2015 Audi R8
Delays and a change in management have pushed this cars launch back. Finally set for the 2015 assault on the supercar world, this everyday performance car combines Lamborghini thrills with Audi usability.
2015 Honda NSX
We have seen the concepts, drawing and heard the sales pitch time and again. Now we can actually take to the road in this reborn legend. Completing Honda’s transformation and coupling nicely with their return to Formula One, the V6 NSX hybrid supercar promises much.
A quirky crossover variation of the Fiat 500, this 500X will no doubt sell in high volume. Well proportioned and entering a popular market, we are keen to get behind the wheel to deliver our verdict.
Aiming for the BMW 3 Series is quite the task but Jaguar, spurred on by the success of the F-Type, think they can do it with the XE. It is a handsome devil.
Land Rover Discovery Sport
Seven seats and that legendary Land Rover off-road ability, this addition to the Discovery family replaces the ageing Freelander.
Porsche 911 GT3 RS
Building on the successful formula of the all-new GT3, the GT3 RS puts more of a track focus on the model. Roll cage, a huge wing and more power. Maybe less fires this time? Word has it that a manual gearbox might be offered.
Both Honda and Toyota will be bringing Hydrogen powered cars to the market. Can the Honda FCV and Toyota Mirai usher us into the next generation of fuel?
Mazda will bring to market the CX-3 as well as updated variants of its CX-5 and 6. However, the car we are all waiting for is their all-new Mazda MX-5. Now in its 4th generation and spanning a fantastic 25 year period, this has to be the most anticipated car of next year!