Making their way to a showroom near you in 2015, here’s a look at some of the most anticipated vehicles of 2015.
The Alfa Romeo Giulia
The Alfa Romeo has long been a mainstay in the minds of petrol heads, yet the manufacturer has struggled against stern competition from competing German manufacturers. This could change in 2015 with the Alfa Romeo set to launch the Giulia.
A direct rival to the BMW 3 Series and the forthcoming Jaguar XE, the Italian saloon car is a rear wheeled drive vehicle, with all the sublime styling that Alfa Romeo customers have grown accustomed to. Whether the vehicle will be enough to topple their German counterparts is yet to be seen, but if pictures are anything to go by, the Giulia is as beautiful as any Alfa Romeo that’s come before it.
The Aston Martin Lagonda
In 2015, Aston Martin will unleash the Lagonda. Billed as a luxurious and exclusive super saloon, only a hundred will be built and sold exclusively in the Middle East thanks to market demand. Thought to be priced at around £400,000 the Lagonda is a saloon for the super rich.
The VH architecture of the vehicle is much the same as the Vanquish and DB9. Using the same 565bhp 5.9 litre V12 engine, the power generated by the engine is unquestioned. Each of the hundred vehicles will be built by hand at Aston’s Gaydon factory in Warwickshire.
The BMW M3 saloon and M4 coupe have morphed into usable, everyday cars in years of late. This consumer trend has not gone unnoticed by BMW. For more hardcore M badge enthusiasts BMW have created the M2.
Best described as M235i on steroids, the M2 will combine race performance with road car comfort. This rear wheeled drive vehicle will feature the options of a three litre straight six turbo engine capable of emitting more than 350bhp a six speed manual or seven speed DCT automatic gearbox. The M2 has a substantially bulked-up bodywork, nineteen inch alloys and upgraded brakes in addition to the limited slip differential that will be offered as standard.
The Jaguar XE
The Jaguar X Type was axed back in 2009. Six years later Jaguar is set to revive production of compact executive cars, destined to compete with the BMW 3 Series, Audi A4 and Mercedes C-Class.
The initial run will see the XE made available with 2.0 litre petrol and diesel engine, and a powerful 3.0 litre V6 supercharged unit capable of accelerating to 62mph in less than five seconds. The aluminium bodywork is lightweight which lends to both fuel economy and handling. Jaguar boasts that the diesel engine will routinely deliver as much as 75mpg, which should make the vehicle very appealing to consumers.
These are just a few examples of the exciting vehicles that consumers will be treated to in 2015. Indeed, the year is already shaping up to be one that petrol heads the country over will relish.