The team at Destination Luxury has put together our favorite cars for you to enjoy this year. Check out the ten luxury cars you need to add to your garage below.
1. ACURA NSX.
Though it will likely be a 2016 model, Acura‘s NSX will go on sale in 2015 and that’s good enough for us. Acura promises that the NSX will be a dynamic demon in spite of its hybrid powertrain. That shouldn’t be a problem, as it will combine a twin-turbo V6 with three additional electric motors, two of which will drive the front wheels individually. It should fill the original’s shoes in spirit if not in execution.
With nearly 300 hp, Quattro all-wheel drive and a six-speed transmission, the S3 is the small sporty sedan most of us here would choose. Its perfect balance of performance, comfort and technology acknowledges that not everyone wants their driving machine to be one-dimensional.
Don’t mess with Cadillac.
Because it plans to jam the 420-hp V6 from its CTS Vsport sedan into the compact ATS in order to make the smaller sedan a genuine V model. This is serious business. The ATS is small and light, so it will haul ass with this much power. And that’s really, really cool.
Don’t mess with Cadillac. Because it plans to jam the 420-hp V6 from its CTS Vsport sedan into the compact ATS in order to make the smaller sedan a genuine V model. This is serious business. The ATS is small and light, so it will haul ass with this much power. And that’s really, really cool.
It’s all about the interior with the 2015 Cadillac Escalade. Stitched, perforated leather and real wood trim take center stage in an upgrade that significantly departs from the Suburban-Yukon twins on which it’s based. Expect 420 hp and 460 pound-feet of torque from the Escalade’s 6.2-liter direct-injected V8. Two- or four-wheel-drive models will be available.
The combination of a stagnant midsize segment and the fact that many truck buyers want to buy domestic leaves Chevy in a position to strike while the iron is hot with its all-new Colorado. This truck’s good looks, three powertrain options (including a turbodiesel for 2016) and three body configurations won’t hurt, either. If there was ever a sure thing in truck sales, this appears to be it.
Very little is known about the first performance model based on the C7 platform. Even its name remains unconfirmed. What we know for sure is that the car will be shown at the Detroit auto show in January 2014, which means it will likely go on sale later in the year as a 2015 model. Expect all the C7’s greatness to carry over into a car that actually fills its fenders with huge rubber and big brakes. We think it will be powered by a normally aspirated direct-injected V8 displacing more than 6.2 liters and generating between 530 and 570 horsepower.
Fully redesigned for 2015, all Mustang styles will get independent rear suspension. The big news, however, is the likely addition of a 2.3-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder to the lineup, possibly to replace the V6. The 5.0 V8 will, of course, remain the iconic engine of the brand.
All-wheel drive will be an option for this popular sedan when it hits showrooms next year as a 2015 model. Otherwise, the news is mostly about styling, which is striking and makes the previous-generation Genesis sedan look conservative by comparison. Both the 3.8-liter V6 and the 5.0-liter V8 will remain — at least in the first year.
Though it’s unclear exactly when this car will be unveiled, it’s certain that Jaguar intends to go toe to toe with the Audi A4 and BMW 3 Series. Expect a rear-drive-based powertrain with at least two engine options: a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder and a 3.0-liter supercharged V6. Both engines will almost certainly be backed by a ZF eight-speed automatic transmission.
With the wildly popular CLA-Class taking the C-Class’ spot as entry-level Benz, the priorities have changed for Benz’s breadwinner. First, it’s getting bigger. Five inches will be added to the C-Class’ total length, which will noticeably increase rear-seat legroom. A new 2.0-liter turbocharged four will be the base engine, while a 2.1-liter diesel remains a very real possibility as the upgrade engine. An eight-speed automatic will be the go-to transmission and all-wheel drive will be optional.
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