Are you in the market for a new car? Now that 2015 is here, car manufacturers have started releasing their newest jewels. Shimmering silver, racing red or even brilliant blue, there is, without a doubt, a car that will appeal to everyone in the new line up for 2015. Sports or family orientated, the best ten are here:
1. Alfa Romeo 4C Spider
The newest Alfa Romeo 4C Spider is based on the 4C coupe, released last year. It has many upgrades to last year’s model, including a removable roof and additional bodywork rising from the rear of the car. It also features a carbon fibre chassis, with additional supports to maintain rigidity and a new central exhaust. This is a stunning looking car; potentially, the best looking to have ever come from this Italian manufacturer.
2. BMW M2
BMW M2 is the smallest BMW to wear the famous ‘M’ badge; it is shorter and lighter than the other M series cars, so it will undoubtedly be faster and better on the road. Powered by a 6 cylinder turbo engine, the M2 is designed to appeal to the younger driver, thus aiming at building a new BMW fan base.
3. Fiat 500X
The newest Fiat 500X is a small SUV with great Italian performance wrapped in a stylish package. This car features all wheel drive, an excellent advantage in the worst of weather. There are also some impressive technological features, if required; forward collision warning, lane departure and blind spot monitoring, to name a few.
4. Hyundai I20
Hyundai I20 is a car targeted firmly at Ford, rivalling the Fiesta, an attractive looking car which will win some Ford fans over. The interior is improved with a slicker design and all controls are at your fingertips. With a larger boot than the Ford Focus, Hyundai I20 is certainly worth looking after.
5. Jaguar XE
This is the latest attempt by Jaguar to compete with BMW’s 3 series. The XE is stylish, sporty, yet relaxed. Most importantly the price and efficiency of the engines may well give BMW something to think about.
6. Kia Sorento
The latest version of this SUV is curvier and has more modern styling than its predecessor. Kia Sorento features an even bigger cabin space with a wraparound dashboard which feels both
welcoming and practical. Seating seven in comfort and a sizeable boot it is perfect for the family, or for any getaways.
7. Porsche 911GT3 RS
One of the most iconic cars of all time, through its many incarnations, Porsche has always been a symbol of performance and style. The latest offering is a tuned version of the 911 GT3, the non turbo flat six now produces 500bhp – a remarkable feat. The car sports more flared arches and turbo styled rear wings. Perhaps this is the ultimate road going race car?
8. Toyota Fuel Cell Vehicle
Hydrogen powered cars will be first produced and available to the consumer in the shape of this offering from Toyota. The hydrogen powered car can travel 300 miles with zero CO2 emissions, impressive, provided there is a filling station every 300 miles. Futuristic and distinctively styled, Toyota Fuel Cell will never be mistaken for a BMW or even a Ford Focus!
9. Volvo XC90
This is the latest version of the full grown, seven seat off-roader. Combining Volvo’s reputation for all encompassing safety with a new, softer, sleeker design, the latest XC90 is sure to be a winner. In keeping with Volvo tradition the interior is a sumptuous, high quality affair, wherever you need to go, this will get you there in comfort and style.
10. Seat Leon St Cupra
An estate from Seat styled like a boy racer with 280bhp should be fast enough, but Seat also offers a performance pack to further enhance this stylish yet practical car. It is also possible to customise the mirror housings, front grille, rims and even the Cupra logo, making this a truly attractive package.
Have you made a decision yet? Auto makers are constantly struggling to launch the coolest and most pioneering cars. This year, the competition is fierce. Famous names like Porsche, BMW, Ford, Fiat, Kia and others, are competing for the supreme title of best car of the year. Which of the 10 do you think will win?
By Jason Phillips and Design911.co.uk