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New Cars For The New Year

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There's a lot of exciting new metal on the horizon for 2015, with a range of interesting models from family hatchbacks to super luxurious saloons and hypercars.

Alfa Romeo

It's a big year for the newly revitalised Italian firm, with a Spider version of the super successful 4C due to be revealed in spring, followed by the much awaited new Giulia later in the year. The Giulia is expected to challenge the mighty BMW 3 Series and shows Alfa Romeo throwing all of its considerable design and mechanical experience into the pot. This car is a hugely important part of Alfa's plan going forward, after corporate restructuring by parent company, Fiat.


After a series of concepts received mixed reactions, Bentley's upcoming new SUV will be unveiled in final, production format before hitting forecourts in 2016. A hot new Mulsanne Speed is also on the way for January 2015, showing how Bentley can make cars for drivers as well as passengers, while the Grand Convertible effectively replaces the Azure by the end of next year.


Three new cars are due next year, starting with the California T, a turbo charged version of the standard car. A replacement for the 458 Italia is to be revealed in summer, while the LaFerrari hypercar will get the hardcore, track only treatment in the form of a LaFerrari XX by the end of the year.


The latest addition to the Italian firm's 500 sub-brand will be here by the summer. The rugged 500X is the third car in the range and a badge engineered version of the Jeep Renegade. By the beginning of 2016, we'll see the first of a number of new models from the firm in the form of a competitively priced compact saloon, plus a new roadster that started life as the next generation Alfa Romeo Spyder. Corporate restructuring means that car now needs a new home and Fiat is likely to take it on and give it the Abarth badge.


In January, a facelifted Q70 hits the road, followed after the summer by the new Q30, a model Infiniti hopes will steal market share from the likes of the Mercedes A-Class and lift it out of niche manufacturer status.

Land Rover

The long awaited and much hyped new Discovery Sport finally arrives in January, while spring sees the launch of the most brutal Range Rover yet, the Sport SVR with 542bhp. In the summer, the Evoque will be treated to what's rumoured to be a rather radical facelift, while industry gossip suggests an Evoque Cabriolet is still on the cards.

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