Rohan

A wanderlust, a foodie, an amateur photographer and a die hard automobile enthusiast. Gifted with the art of playing with words (and sentences) I've been writing (initially started with satirical writing) for a couple of years. Meet me on a good day and i'll definitely narrate my story (with a cup of tea and hopefully some delicious pakoda's) on how writing scripted my life. Happy reading :)

Watch your favorite Super cars driven like never before!

Bugatti Veyron

What would you do if you had a fleet of cars (super cars to be precise) and you had an open road (wait, did I just say open road?)

How about driving (wrecking) the ride in all possible “cockameme“ ways?

You must have wrecked various super cars in a game or perhaps your dream and that might have given you a nightmare how about watching it happen live?  Tax The Rich, a channel on You Tube owned by a taciturn driver with a discreet identity. With over 18 million views and over 100,000 subscribers, this channel is quite popular for its own sardonic ways of benignly put the cars through an ultimate test

This article is unlike any other, where you get to watch most of your favorite super cars being molested on rugged roads with wicked stunts. It sure is appalling, but try enjoying it anyways.

1. The Garden of Wraith:

The all new Rolls Royce Wraith costs a staggering $285,000 and this video that shows the Wraith tear sideways through a British Countryside went viral for quite a good reason. The video is said to have been shot at Heveningham Hall, the Hunt’s estate in Suffolk. The 18 century house has 25 bedrooms, 19 bathrooms, 12 receptions and 460 acres of land. Watch the Wraith rally and carve through the wide expanse at high speeds.

 

2. Firing up the Jag:

Its a delight to see a Jaguar XJ 220 heat up the race with its mind blowing speed. But, How would you react when you see the Jaguar XJ 220’s tires set ablaze? Especially when the XJ 220 costs an eye popping $200,000.

Powered by a 3. Liter Twin Turbo-charged engine that delivers a power of 542 HP and delivers a maximum torque of  641 Nm @ 4500 RPM.  Tax The Rich has taken burnouts to a blazing new level.

Do check it out and let your heart burn too 😛

May be Jaguar is just child’s play to the Tax the Rich team. Check this out:

3. Smokin’ a Ferrari:

Ferrari’s are fast horses with wheels. Tax the Rich team has taken this speedy ride from veering the road with agility to a much slower motion. Most of us have a very special place in our hearts for a Ferrari, the F50 being a legendary predecessor of the F 40 is one of the most phenomenal cars built by Ferrari. The Formula One engine is all that the rider needs to go fast. But, that’s a common sight isn’t it?

Only 350 F 50 units were ever built and Tax The Rich Team got their hands on one for some burnouts, donuts as well as a few power slides. It does appear wicked, check it out.

Fancy yet another Heart throbbing adventure with a Ferrari?? Try the Enzo

4. Ferrari Enzo:

It takes some serious Ba!!$ to molest the Enzo with extreme brutality. Powered by a 6 Liter V12 Engine that has 660 HP and goes as fast as 350 km/h, the Enzo produces 657 Nm torque @ 5500 RPM. Watch this $ 283,000 ride  rant through the quaggy roads, being used to its fullest potential but in a rigid manner. Like somebody was revving up a Maruti 800 and botching it without having to worry about the consequences.

Want some more of the Mishandling attempts? Try the Ferrari 288 GTO.

Powered by a Turbocharged V8 engine, the 288 GTO does 0-100 in 10.2 seconds. With the ability to produce 366 lb/ft of torque, the 288 GTO goes as fast as 190 mph. This Ferrari is considered an exotic model and the price? How about paying $ 300,000 to $ 4,00,000 for this exotic beauty?

Watch the Tax the Rich team drive this exotic beauty like nobody’s business.

How about viewing something different this time?

We’d love two see 2 Ferrari F50’s together. But, a showdown sounds a bit uncanny. Watch two F 50’s battle the muddy roads, grass and such things that would easily scrape off the beautiful paint off the F 50.

This video reminisces a story of two long lost lovers that find their path towards each other. Once they meet, the video gets steamy. Sounds naughty? Well, check it out and judge for yourselves 😀

If you think that is all, how about taking a Bugatti?

I’ve saved the best for last. Well, it isn’t safe to get your hopes up too high, it isn’t a Bugatti Veyron (it is safe, at least for now)

Watch the Tax the Rich team perform an insane burnout on the Bugatti EB 110 SS.

Powered by a centrally located Quad-Turbo V 12, 60 V engine that has 603 HP power and produces a torque of 650 Nm @ 4200 RPM, this ride was introduced to the world by Italy in the year 1992. With a top speed of 220.1 mph, this car swooshes from 0-100 in just 3.3 seconds. Watch the 110 Super sport prowl through roads and perform some serious stunts that even stunt men would think about before performing.

"Tax The Rich"
Image Source: www.carthrottle.com

Thinking of trying the same with your car? Well, Not such a good idea. These stunts are performed by discreet professionals. So if you are planning on wrecking your car after watching these videos, I’d recommend not doing so.

Happy and Safe Driving 🙂

Toyota Etios Ownership Review

Future concept cars

It started off with a lot of tyro level research into the famous sedans offered in India. The battle is no longer about the price; in fact the spryness counts more than the Gandhi’s you offer. So started the rumination process of getting a new car.

The rifeness of Maruti is suffused all across India. But the year was 2012 and there weren’t any interesting models that attracted my attention. After various pretexts in order to elicit information came the name Etios. Surely enough Toyota has been prudent with its vehicles and service, but was the Toyota Etios really a great choice?

After loitering around the Toyota showroom and getting to know the Etios better, the car seemed a better choice than the usual Maruti addition in the garage. After several months, and numerous lists, Etios was the only name that was left on my list.

There was a bit of speculation about the diesel model over the petrol one. The Diesel model was pretty good to drive and the Silent yet powerful Japanese technology managed to create awe. But since we were more in favor of the Petrol model, we bought the Etios V.

After shooting out a million questions and inquiring about the Toyota Etios, the showroom people had shown a lot of interest. It is essential that you remain omniscient about the vehicle you get. It is always recommended that you get a Pre Delivery Inspection of your car. Once that was taken care of, the Car was delivered along with 2 keys and a wireless remote. The car has performed quite well and served my purpose really well till date.

Engine and Performance:

The Etios V is a mid range petrol sedan that is built with a lot of stability and power. A 1.5-liter petrol engine powers the car and produces 88.76 HP. The car also goes commando with a torque of 132 Nm. The Etios has an electronic fuel injection supply system which makes it quite a smooth sailor across the bumpy roads. The car has a double overhead clam shaft valve configuration along with 4-cylinders and 16 valves.

It is a 5-speed manual transmission sedan, which serves the family’s purpose quite well. I tried testing the car’s mileage performance too, sadly this is not as fuel efficient as the Maruti car but, it some how managed to give me a mileage of 9 kmpl in the city area (although the company claims that it should give me a mileage of 12-14, my car is always thirsty for petrol). I wouldn’t vouch completely on this but it has been my experience. I tried to put the pedal on the metal on a deserted road (to my surprise, the road had not even a single pot hole, may be because some politician lives close by :P)

The Etios took me from 0-100 in around 17 seconds. Although it can touch a 150 kmpl speed, I did not want to experiment that speed, considering the damages I would have to face at home 😀Exteriors:

"Toyotal Etios V review"The Etios stands strong like nobody’s business and looks quite refreshing. Thanks to the new and refreshed radiator grille and the prominent Toyota logo. The vehicle has pretty neat looking headlights that dazzle the car’s front fascia. On the rear side of the Etios’ sturdy looking body is the radiant tail light that has turn indicators as well as courtesy lamp along with brake lamps.
"Toyota Etios V review"On the rear side, the company has left its insignia too. The Etios looks quite masculine and houses the right concoction of looks, elegance and appeal. At first glance, the Etios did look something different and it felt the same while driving. No matter how I spin this across, it completely depends upon your preference, mine lays with the Etios.Interiors and features:One reason I like the Etios over any other sedans that I had considered was its space. It easily fits in my family without having to worry about cramming up. The interior has decent fabric upholstery. Although it isn't the best, it feels comfortable on long drives. The boot space as well as the accommodation of the car is quite pleasing.
"Toyota Etios V Interior Space"My seat (driver) has height adjustment facility as well as a center armrest. What I like about the interiors is the dashboard placement. Its central placement has a spacious glove box along with an AC unit along with a music system. The music system is the right amount of disappointing, meaning that I would have to shell out a couple of grand’s on a better music system (what a rip off right?)
"Toyota Etios V Interior"There is an LCD fuel meter that features a digital clock along with a few informatics including a speedometer, tachometer and the digital trip meter. The music system houses a CD player along with FM radio support as well as USB connectivity. With a better music system and the right kind of subwoofers, the Etios would echo craziness.The electric power steering on the Etios makes driving simple. Owing to the heavy traffic and its perturbing conditions, the electric power steering helps a lot.The car has dual front airbags as well as the driver seatbelt notification system as a part of passenger safety (thankfully they have not popped out yet :D) the car also features key less entry, central locking as well as anti lock braking (the electronic brake’s force is equally distributed) and this makes it quite safe. My dad likes the advanced engine immobilizer device that safeguards the car and restricts unauthorized entry.Service:I get the car serviced once it touched 2000 Kilometers. I haven’t faced too many expenses. The car came with a 3 year or 1,00,000 km warranty along with 3 free services. The first service was done when the car had completed a month after getting the car, the car had not done 1000 kms then. The second service was done the succeeding year, although the car had touched 9400 kms then, the service was on the basis of duration. The Third service was done a few months earlier.  The services were supposedly free, then again a few negligible expenditures that were less than Rs. 3000 were incurred.
"Toyota Etios V side profile"Wrap up:I like the Etios for its safety features as well as the interior space of this car as opposed to competing cars in its category. What I dislike is the existing audio system that comes along with the car. A better audio system would have been spryer. Overall, this car is a great transition from my old Maruti Swift.

Vehicles used in Batman movies

Bat mobile

When Gotham city was in peril, there was a hero to salvage humans from destruction. Our hero avenged the city quite well on the 35 mm screen. But what’s more interesting apart from the blows and punches are the vehicles used in the Batman movies.

Not only were there different lead actors playing the role of batman, the vehicles were meaner and maintained their “sang-froid” composure even during ill-timed situations.

Here’s a list of the vehicles used to either onslaught enemies and their deleterious plans or represent the mighty powerful Bruce Wayne and his eccentricity.

Read on:

1960’s Bat mobile:

Based on the Lincoln Futura Show Car, that was created by William M. Schmidt and his team, the TV Bat mobile was an inspired design by the mako shark as well as the manta ray. This Bat mobile was shown in the TV show from 1966-1968.

The Ford Concept car known as the Lincoln Futura was built in Italy by Ghia. Initially, a 1959 Cadillac was used to fabricate the Bat mobile. But, as it turns out that the studio wanted a faster car, the new Concept car was built from scratch.

1960's Batmobile
Image Source: www.eagletransporter.com

When the filming of the TV series had begun, there were several problems that the team had to face due to the age of the car. The car overheated and the battery refused to grace the Bat. Later, the engine and the transmission of the car were replaced with a Ford Galaxies’.

 

Bat copter:

It started with the Bell 47 functional helicopter that was designed by Bell Helicopter Textron in 1941. The Bat copter was provided by National Helicopter Service to give Batman an additional pair of wings. Based on a G3B-1 model, the copter was fitted with canvas-covered tubular frames and was painted red; of course superhero’s love colors too. On the front side, there was a head of a bat painted while the Batman symbol was painted on the side. Albeit, the new and interesting design was supposedly “superhero-like” the redesigned wings reduced the power of the bat copter by 50%There were a lot of vehicles used in the Batman movie and TV series. However, 20th Century Fox was leased for the movie and cost Fox $ 750 a day for a period of 5 days.

[caption id="attachment_3640" align="aligncenter" width="579"]Bat Copter Image Source: batman.wikia.com[/caption]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_euZrYb0WfIBatman-and-Robin-Bat mobile:The bold and aggressive looking Batman-and-Robin Bat mobile  had the Chevrolet 350 ZZ3 off road racing motor engine that delivered a top speed as high as 350 mph (after installing the afterburner thrust)The new Bat Mobile boasted all new 22" proto-type Goodyear tires gleaming with the Bat emblem that was embossed on the treads. The new mobile also flaunted a single rear cockpit, independent suspension as well as illuminated hubcaps and pulsing chassis lights. The new design was just the right amount of stunning as a superhero’s vehicle should be.
[caption id="attachment_3641" align="aligncenter" width="500"]"Batman-and-Robin-Bat mobile" Image Source: www.flickr.com[/caption]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-fQpyvFLFD4Bat wing:Looks like a bat, glides like a jet. The Batwing made its debut in the Batman Forever movies. The original Batwing was destroyed towards the end of the first film. It was however, rebuilt and upgraded later. The Bat wing has an ejection pod as well that doubled as a mini sub. The movie had focused on combating enemies like the Joker and the Riddler with the Bat Wing.
[caption id="attachment_3642" align="aligncenter" width="1000"]"Bat Wing" Image Source: www.comicbookmovie.com[/caption]Bat Mobile Tumbler:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hFnu_Lg0GI0This omnipotent ride is featured in the Batman Begins, Dark Knight and the Dark Knight Rises movies. Designed as a Land vehicle at Wayne Enterprises, the Tumbler contains high tech weaponry, ability to jump, and a wide array of gadgets. The Tumbler features a pair of machine guns that are placed on the front of the tumbler between its wheels.The Tumbler has features and gadgets that include; Rocket Launcher, Twin Forwarding-Firing Machine Guns, Landing Hook to Sprung Landing Stabilization, Vector-Controlled Jet Engine placed on the rear side of the Bat Mobile that boosts agile jumps, Twin Forward- Firing machine guns, Fire-Extinguishing System, Safety Connection to Gasoline control, Stealth mode that turn’s off the Tumbler’s lights and powers off the engine. The Tumbler’s engine is powered by an electric motor that is built to provide accurate stealth mode during night. The Tumbler also deploys explosive mines from the rear of the vehicle. Also, in case the tumbler collides, the front wheels eject and forms the Bat pod.The Tumbler stampedes from 0-60 in just 5.6 seconds. The best part is when the vehicle is fully accelerated and rises up on its front suspension, making it look massive and powerful. The Tumbler is powered by a 5.7 Liter GM engine that produces whooping 500 HP. The vehicle has a Jet Engine as well as vector controls that allow the tumbler to jump as high as 6 feet vertically.Interested in buying one? It costs $ 1 million (street legal version)
[caption id="attachment_3643" align="aligncenter" width="1653"]"The Bat Mobile Tumbler" http://www.gtcarzone.com/[/caption] Bat Cycle (Bat Pod):The Bat Cycle otherwise known as the Bat Pod is a modified street-bike that has a 786 cc liquid cooled V4 Engine. The Bat cycle features a computer-controlled carburetor as well as a bulletproof wind-guard. Its 20’’ front and rear tires are massive and perform quite well on any road (Yes, Indian roads too :P)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FPaTv98wUsEThe high-performance, water-cooled, single-cylinder engine makes the Pod accelerate away to infinity. Interestingly, the engine’s noise was designed around the shepard tone, for which sound effects came, in part, from the sound of the Tesla Roadster’s Electric Motor.The Pod ejects out of the Tumbler and its front wheels become the Pod’s front and rear wheels. What Happens to the rest of the Tumbler? Well it tumbles away to self-destruction.
[caption id="attachment_3644" align="aligncenter" width="1280"]"Bat Pod" Image Source: www.caranddriver.com[/caption] Lamborghini Murcielago:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4S3CNd2xY9kApart from crime fighting, Batman’s alter-ego, the eccentric billionaire with soirees to attend, Bruce Wayne, the day time alias of batman drives his Lamborghini Murcielago LP 640. The Lambo does its rapid bit of classy driving with fancy moves and stunning looks.The two-door coupe is powered by a V-12 60 degree, Light alloy block, longitudinal central rear mounted, four-wheel drive engine with viscous traction system. The bull powers up 640 horses under its hood and produces a max torque of 660 Nm @ 6000 RPM.
[caption id="attachment_3645" align="aligncenter" width="720"]"Lamborghini Murcielago in Batman" Image Source: www.imcdb.org[/caption] Lamborghini Aventador:Unique styling, ultimate care and attention to the tiniest of details, the Aventador is definitely carries an extrovert personality. Under its reptilian carbon fiber skin, the Aventador has a 6.5 liter V 12 engine with a 7-speed single clutch gearbox. More so, this Lambo sprints from 0-60 in just 3 seconds. Under its hood are 691 raging horses that drive you to a top speed of 217 mph.  You’d love this car not just because Bruce Wayne drives it in the Dark Knight rises. This car is pretty unique and it is by far the best from the house of Lamborghini.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4G41fFavZxQ
[caption id="attachment_3646" align="aligncenter" width="540"]"Lamborghini Aventador in Batman" Image Source: teamspeed.com[/caption] 

Itsy Bitsy Mini RocketMan

I’ve been a Mini fan ever since I laid my eyes on the mini cooper. But, just like the others, even I am not really convinced with its price.

The year was 2011, Geneva Auto Show had a miscellany of the newest eye catching cars that made a lasting impression. Among the displays was a concept that was mini (I literally mean that) and managed to make the fans go gaga over it.

New Mini Cooper
Image Source: www.carbuzz.com

Mini had unveiled the Rocket Man concept that invoked the ethos of aspirants globally at an extent of making its fans go nuts over it.The Cooper is alleged to be an ironically bigger compact car than the Rocket man (this might be the miniest mini)

The mini rocket man hasn’t made its debut past the concept phase yet. There had been speculations that the Rocket man project would be rocketed away. However, a few sources have given the fans some hope that the Rocket man would come to life soon.

THE ROCKETMAN

Measuring in at 11 feet and 3 inches, you can pretty much comprehend the eensyness  of the Mini Rocketman. But there is something interesting that mini offers; the rocketman is going to boast plentitude in the car’s interior, enough to accommodate four people.  Unbelievably so, the Rocketman’s cabin can be adjusted in such a way that it can easily fit in a 3+1 arrangement.

[caption id="attachment_2255" align="aligncenter" width="640"]Mini Rocketman Image Source: www.carbuzz.com[/caption]Mini stated that this new arrangement is going to be “an exceptionally efficient division of space” ( I just read that between the lines and I am not pretty sure that Indian’s are going to be very comfortable with that)Even mini claims that this task is challenging, but fun. Mini’s and similar looking vehicles are built for fun and the concept of “the more the merrier” applies to the Rocketman too (try stuffing in as many friends as you can)SAME DESIGN, NEWER ADDITIONS:You can recognize a mini when you spot one. The Rocket man albeit its size is a mini and just like any mini, the Rocket man has a clam-shell shaped hood, the design elements might be upgraded but, the prime focus of a Mini would pretty much be the same.
[caption id="attachment_2257" align="aligncenter" width="1024"]Mini Roketman Image Source: www.motorauthority.com[/caption]The Mini Rocket man concept has limpidly remolded the LED headlamps by introducing new and bright halogen lights, primping the roof; the all new transparent roof top which might or might not be a good idea, changing the tailgate, introducing new and impressive wheels, the new 18 inch wheels are as stunning as a girl in stilettos.  Albeit the size, the car looks extremely proportionate and in line with the technology and trend.
[caption id="attachment_2258" align="aligncenter" width="1024"]Mini Rocketman review Image Source: www.motorauthority.com[/caption]You might notice a mini from afar and chances are that during night you might consider it a normal hatchback car. However, that isn’t the case with the Rocket man. You might like it during the day, but night is when you would go head over heels for this baby. The lights are tucked comfortably into the chrome belt line making the interiors look as grand as the 4th of July. The car’s Union Jack is outlined with white light strips.( I am already in love with it)
[caption id="attachment_2256" align="aligncenter" width="640"]Mini  Rocket man exteriors Image Source: www.carbuzz.com[/caption]Mini has imbued the Rocket man with cosmetics, a make over and sheer excitement. The carbon fiber body supplants the emotions that the fans had for the previous mini’s. Carbon Fiber is the car’s arms and legs; this is one element that has been used magnanimously throughout (interiors and exteriors of the car)Being a model by nature and looks, this car would flaunt its beauty without worrying about the weight; the average fuel consumption would not be a concern too. The car will have a single center-mount tail pipe that is going to be tiny (literally sticking onto the theme of the car)PRICE:This is where our minds and hearts lie. Well, thankfully mini has realized that based on the size of the car, the price has to be directly proportional. The cooper and Countryman have a reputation of being the rich man’s car (at least in India) the mini Rocket man should cost lesser. Let us not get our hopes up just yet (wait till the Indian government grins at us while the price of this car is out) The Rocketman is going to be a fuel efficient car with uber chic features and a lot more to look forward to.
[caption id="attachment_2259" align="aligncenter" width="1024"]Mini Rocket man looks Image Source: www.motorauthority.com[/caption]BOTTOMLINE:The Mini Rocketman is going to be as conspicuous as a rocket. Although,Very little is known about the power of this mini package of stylish proportions is going to bring. Sources claim that this car might be announced during 2014 (still waiting)
[caption id="attachment_2260" align="aligncenter" width="1024"]Mini Rocketman review Image Source: www.motorauthority.com[/caption]Let us hope that car enthusiasts and fans alike get a mini chance to finally own this car 🙂

Check out the best Family Cars of 2015

"2015 Nissan Rogue"

With a huge market potential, family cars have become quite essential for all families. The following list will give you and perhaps your family members a few good cars to look forward to in the year 2015.

9. 2015 Honda Pilot:Passing on the successfull legacy of being one of the most midsize SUV’s in America, the Honda Pilot 2015 brings across various reliability and safety features, thereby making it a perfect family car. With a seating capacity of eight and built with the standard 3.5 liter V6 engine mated to a 5 speed auto transmission with front wheel drive (all wheel drive optional) the pilot can be availed in various power trims including the LX, EX, SE (new introduction in 2015) as well as the EX-L and the Touring trims. Compared to the previous models, the new Pilot 2015 has plenty of interior space and better looking interiors. However, it is claimed that the Honda Pilot 2015 has cheap materials being used for its cabin an even on higher trims. However, that might not necessarily be true and this is purely subjective.

[caption id="attachment_3433" align="aligncenter" width="640"]2015 Honda Pilot Image Source: www.2014bestnewcars.com[/caption]The Pilot has climate and navigation controls that have been positioned logically but, the rivals might get the better of the pilot with more offerings. This car includes blind spot monitoring along with ventilated front seats and tri-zone auto climate controls come standard in all models. The Honda Pilot will also have Bluetooth connectivity along with a rear view camera, USB port provision as well as 7-speaker stereo system (brand unknown) as well as navigation controls and front/rear parking sensors and finally a sunroof (optional)The mileage of the 2015 Honda Pilot is estimated to be 18 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway. The price range of the 2015 Honda Pilot would range between $ 29,870 - $ 41,620. This car holds the 9th position in our list of Best family cars in 2015.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nw9wPk3ekWk 8. Nissan Rogue 2015:The Rogue is here, with a new design and more space. The 2015 version earns a lot of respect in terms of fuel economy.The most significant aspect that will catch your immediate attention is the new styling. The Rogue goes on to the wider side with refined grilles, and sticking on contemporary aesthetics. Nissan has given this crossover very interesting looks on the front and rear side.  Overall, this vehicle looks luxurious and less economical. The interiors are perfectly organized and look spacious enough to accommodate a family. The Rogue has a 2.5 liter four cylinder engine that powers up 170 HP and has decent acceleration. The Rogue has a decent mileage too. According to EPA, the vehicle gives a combined mpg of 28.  You can choose among the three trims available; S that features LED Daytime Running Lights, ECO mode, Rear View Monitor(optional) Advanced Drive Assist Display as well as Drive-N-Hide Assist Cargo System for an onward price of $ 22,790. The SV model has 17’’ Aluminum alloy wheels, all the features found on the S model, Nissan Intelligent Key with Push Button Ignition, Dual Zone Auto Temperature Control (ATC) as well as 6-way power driver’s seat for a starting package of $ 24,490, and finally the SL model that features all the SV features as well as 18’’ Aluminum alloy wheels, Nissan Connect with Navigation and Mobile apps, around view monitor and Leather-appointed seats. This beauty holds the 8th position in our list of best Best family cars in 2015
[caption id="attachment_3434" align="aligncenter" width="600"]2015 Nissan Rogue: Best family cars Image Source: newcarprice.info[/caption]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GXZhgFoipNk7. 2015 Toyota Highlander:Another Affordable midsize SUV that is going to be demanded in the US market is the Toyota Highlander that is a very quiet yet a comfortable ride with a lot of interior space and plenty of cabin storage, making it a very ideal family vehicle. Powered by a four cylinder engine (base model) that has a fuel economy of 20 (city) and 25 (highway) and the V6 powered model that has a fuel economy of 19 (city) and 25 (highway) this 6-speed auto transmission vehicle is quite responsive and shifts gears without a frown. This vehicle is built around various soft-touch materials as well as a quiet cabin space with plenty of leg and headroom space in the front as well as the middle rows of its seats. This family oriented car features Bluetooth connectivity along with a rear view camera, USB port as well as Toyota’s home brewed Entune infotainment system that comes with a 6.1 inch touch screen display (8 inch display upgradable) with 12 JBL audio speakers, adaptive cruise control as well as Drive Easy Speak (that uses aa microphone to protect the drivers voice through the stereo speakers to rear passengers seated in the car. The Toyota Highlander 2015 ranges from $ 29,415 - $ 43,790. This car holds the 7th spot in our list of Best family cars of 2015
[caption id="attachment_3435" align="aligncenter" width="1024"]Best family cars 2015 Toyota Highlander Image Source: www.bochtoyota.com[/caption]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3JJvAZRcPHE6. Ford Escape:The Ford Escape 2015 is a notch higher than the typical boring family cars, with sporty handling, peppy turbo charged options and a lot of cabin space, the Escape has nimble handling and a great design.The Ford Escape comes with a standard 4 cylinder engine that provides adequate power to escape from the crowded streets. Most models come fitted with either of the two available turbo charged 4 cylinder engines and provide excellent acceleration. The 6 speed auto transmission makes it easy to climb hills and steeps; this vehicle has a decent fuel economy that works out to 23 mpg in the city and 32 mpg on the highway. This SUV is aptly fitted in the fun to drive SUV segment unlike the typical family cars. This car has a rear view camera along with Ford’s SYNC voice command system, you will also find Bluetooth connectivity along with a USP port provision (standard features)
[caption id="attachment_3436" align="aligncenter" width="590"]Best family cars 2015 Ford Escape Image Source: toplowridersites.com[/caption]You can also avail the panoramic sunroof along with parallel park assist as well as 10 speaker Sony audio system and Ford’s very own “My Ford Touch” infotainment system and navigation, parking sensors ( front and rear)You can own the Ford Escape for a price ranging between $ 23,100 to $ 31,260 & it sits in the 4th position in our list of best family cars of 2015.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AqNdKot5VTE5. Mazda CX-5:Mazda CX 5 is yet another stunning display of finesse and vigor. The base model Mazda CX-5 comes with a 2.0-liter inline four-cylinder engine that produces 155 horsepower and 150 ft-lbs of torque. The upscale model has an upgraded 2.5-liter four cylinder engine that produces 184 horse power and 185 ft-lb of torque. You will also have a choice between the front wheel and the all wheel drive options with both the engine variants. The 2 liter version will have a 6 speed manual transmission (auto optional) while the 2.5 liter version will have auto transmission only. The base (2 liter) model will give a good fuel economy of 26 mpg in the city and 35 mpg on the highway along with front drive as well as manual transmission.  This car will also feature Bluetooth connectivity along with a touch screen display with dual zone automatic climate control and an additional Pandora Internet radio connectivity, rear view camera, navigation and key less entry and start come as options. The starting price tag of the Mazda CX 5 is around @ 21,545 and the fully loaded variant would cost you around $ 30,000.It holds the 5th slot in our list of Best family cars of 2015.
[caption id="attachment_3437" align="aligncenter" width="400"]"2015 Mazda CX-5" Image Source: www.ireachcontent.com[/caption]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D44LkAAknCw4.  Chevrolet Equinox:On number 4 of the Best family cars of 2015 is the Chevrolet Equinox, a practically clean looking car from Chevrolet that delivers a very smooth and comfortable driving experience for the family. The Equinox comes powered with a base 4 cylinder engine variant and the 6 cylinder variant. The base model offers 22 mpg in the city and 32 mpg on the highway along with FWD option. The  2.4 liter four cylinder mode rage up 182 horses and the 3.6 liter engine has 301 HP V6 engine that has a fuel economy of 17 mpg in the city and 24 on the highway for the front wheel drive variant and 16 mpg and 23 mpg for the all wheel drive variant. The starting price tag of the 2015 Chevrolet Equinox is $ 24,400.
[caption id="attachment_3438" align="aligncenter" width="1500"]2015 Chevrolet Equinox Image Source: galleryhip.com[/caption]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0gn26Rg7ICs3. Chevrolet Malibu:Another Chevrolet joins the league by offering classy looks, strong fuel economy and a lot of power raging under its mighty hood. The Chevrolet Malibu is a perfect family sedan that flaunts its spacious trunk as well as plenty of legroom and carries a small family quite well. The base 2.5 liter four cylinder model comes with 196 HP producing power and the 6 speed transmission powers up the front wheels. This car has an automatic start and stop feature and it is fuel efficient too. You will get 25 mpg mileage in the city and 36 mpg on the highway. This model comes in three different trims, LS, LT and LTZ and features Wi-Fi connectivity onboard.  The base model Malibu carries a price tag of @ 23,340 and it goes on up to $ 30,000 & holds the 3rd position in our list of Best family cars 2015.
[caption id="attachment_3439" align="aligncenter" width="1280"]Best family cars 2015 Chevrolet Malibu Image Source: www.hngn.com[/caption]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z-ytCdgmE1g2. Nissan Altima:With great performance comes an even better name, Nissan Altima is the Al-timate power machine and a well composed family sedan. The 2015 Altima is priced between $ 22,300 and $ 30,000. The basic 2.5 liter four cylinder engine model delivers 182 hp and 180 ft-lb of torque or you can choose the V6 powered model that features a 3.5 liter engine producing 270 hp with variable transmission and front wheel drive. The Nissan Altima gives the driver 27 mpg in the city and 38 mpg on the highway while the V6 model gives 22 mpg in the city and 31 mog on the highway. These models feature keyless entry and start as well as Bluetooth and various power accessories along with remote ignition, blind spot monitoring, rear view camera as well as Bose audio system (additional features). It sits comfortably at the 2nd position in our list of Best family cars of 2015.
[caption id="attachment_3440" align="aligncenter" width="1280"]"2015 Nissan Altima" Image Source: www.nissanusa.com[/caption]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ZWQ6w1nF2s1. Subaru Outback:Bridging a fine line between a station wagon and a crossover SUV is the Subaru Outback 2015 that is one of the greatest family cars that provides plenty of space for the family to carry out their recreational activities and enjoy a whole lot of the “family time”
[caption id="attachment_3442" align="aligncenter" width="2048"]"2015 Subaru Outback" Image Source: www.automobilemag.com[/caption]The starting price of the Outback is $ 24,895 and is a very comfortable car for daily driving purposes. Powered by a 3.5 liter horizontally-opposed four-cylinder engine that makes 173 HP and 174 ft-lbs of torque and a 4 wheel drive mated to 6 speed manual transmission comes in another 3.6 liter horizontally-opposed six cylinder variant that produces 256 horsepower and 247 ft-lbs of torque with 5 speed automatic transmission (4WD) provides a mileage of 24 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway. The Subaru holds the top position in our list of Best family cars 2015https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cXN6tSaBSfE

Top 9 Best Compact Cars in 2015

"Ford Focus ST 2015"

With too many cars occupying the busy streets, it has become very essential to bank upon the compact cars. Car manufacturers are trying their best to provide compact versions of their famous cars. The year 2015 has a delightfully compact surprise for those who are looking to bring home a small hatch back car.

Here is a list of 9 Best compact cars that are going to be seen in the year 2015.

9. Toyota Yaris:

After a decade of pride, the Toyota Yaris is going to make yet another grand entry with the New Year. The all new Yaris will have its second restyling with revised looks inside and out, a quieter cabin, a fuel-efficient engine, and all the versatility that comes with the three- and five-door versions.

Best Compact cars 2015: Toyota Yaris
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The 2015 Yaris will have a inline-4 1.5-liter inline four-cylinder engine that is quite playful and completely youth centric and it will have a 5 speed transmission that would produce 106 HP at 6000 RPM. Although the yaris had a few complaints in the recent past in the United States (regarding the NHV levels inside the cabin) the new Yaris comes with a rejuvenated look and style. The interiors on this car feel quite premium and up market and surprisingly maintains a low price tag. The yaris will be available with three trim models and two body lengths, giving the customer a varied choice of this customizable hatchback vehicle.  This hatchback will delightfully give its owner 30 MPG mileage in the city and 37 MPG on the highway. You can own this 103 torque producing machine at a great starting price of $ 14430*/-

Toyota Yaris holds the 9th position in our list of Best Compact cars of 2015.

8. Chevrolet Spark 2015:

Although this is the tiniest looking Chevrolet, the Spark 2015 is a great compact car that is tiny in size but powerful. This is a 5 door hatchback and has ample headroom for four adults; its stylish looks are appealing and its technological abundance compensates for its size. With great interiors as well as an inbuilt Wi-Fi connection and a huge screen that brings entertainment on board, this car will be a perfect match to those who like compact cars. The car will be powered by a 1.2 L I4 engine and all the models will have front wheel drive along with a 5 speed manual transmission. This car would give you an estimated mileage of 31 MPG in the city and 39 MPG on the highway. The car would also feature StabiliTrak, stability control system with Brake Assist, Traction control, Hill Start Assist and safety features that include; Air bags, dual-stage, frontal, driver and right-front passenger, Air bags, thorax side-impact seat-mounted, side-front and rear,  Head curtain, side-front and rear outboard seating Airbags, knee, driver and front passenger Airbags, OnStar Directions and Connections plan, LATCH system (Lower Anchors and Top tethers for Children) as well as Tire Pressure Monitoring system for a starting price tag of $ 12270*/- & it holds the 8th slot in our list of Best Compact cars of 2015.

7. Volkswagen GTI 2015:

Volkswagen is set to launch its seventh-generation GTI with beautiful plaid-cloth-upholstered roots. The new model will come in three as well as five door hatchback versions with a 1.8 liter four-cylinder engine with 192 HP2 liter direct injected turbo four base engine with 210 HP and VW’s dual-clutch automatic would be optional, the car will have a 6 speed manual (auto optional) transmission and will be capable to reach a top speed of 148 mph. The base model would carry a price tag of $ 25215. This awesome car sits at the 7th position in our list of Best compact cars of 2015.[caption id="attachment_3356" align="aligncenter" width="1280"]Volkswagen GTI 2015 Best Compact cars Image Source: www.caranddriver.com[/caption]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qlthvzuyaas6. Scion IQ 2015:With a price tag of $ 17,100, the Scion IQ micro car is pretty big on value that is definitely not a car suited for adults, but this youth focused car does not compromise on safety and comes with 11 standard airbags, a rigid cabin, energy absorbing body structure, ABS disc/drum brakes and vehicle stability control. This car has additional features that include keyless entry, power windows, air conditioning, tilt steering, halogen headlamps, a 6-speaker audio system with steering wheel controls and Bluetooth connectivity, heated power side mirrors, tire pressure monitor, electric power steering and a multi-information display. This 3 door hatchback car is powered by a 1.3L inline 4 that makes 94 hp and 89 lb.-ft. of torque and is coupled to a continuously variable transmission (CVT) you can also personalize your IQ with additional fog lamps, a hood deflector, rear spoiler and premium audio system with navigation. Now this is definitely a great deal. All these amazing features takes this car to the 6th position in our list of Best Compact cars of 2015.[caption id="attachment_3357" align="aligncenter" width="1920"]Scion IQ 2015: Best Compact cars Image Source: www.youtube.com[/caption]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R1kUSeRD2ss5. 2015 Mini Paceman:Stylish interiors, Commodious space and practical five-door body that is space enough for five, the Paceman looks swoopy and quite exclusive. Ever since it made its appearance at the Beijing Auto Show, the 2015 Paceman looks fabulous.[caption id="attachment_3358" align="aligncenter" width="652"]Best compact cars 2015: Mini Paceman Image Source: allcarsmode.com[/caption]This refreshed version comes with peppy new colors, 17-inch wheel design in silver or fancy silver anthracite, LED fog lamps with integrated DRLs, and a newly optional black exterior trim package. Like the usual Mini’s the paceman will have an abundance of infotainment and connectivity options and will come in three different power train options. The 121-hp base model181-hp S model and the excitable 208 Hp John Cooper Works model with 6 speed manual and auto transmission (optional) and the base model will carry a price tag of $ 24000*/-This evergreen Mini holds the 5th position in our list of Best compact cars of 2015.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KgEWSgpfCxM4. 2015 Mini Cooper Hardtop:Another mini you wouldn’t want to miss out on, the quirky and stylish Cooper Hard Top 2015( 2 door and 4 door versions) has nimble handling along with a lot of excitement happening under its shiny bonnet. The 2 liter turbo four cylinder engine that produces 189 HP along with six-speed manual and auto transmission provides great stability and control. The bold looking mini would cost around $ 22000. The fine tuned mini will definitely make you feel like a queen/king with its visual excitement, circular ring LEDtemperature-change indicators HVAC settings as well as a secondary tachometer during normal driving. This BMW powered car has the latest technology within and a front wheel drive architecture that would drive you happy. This version of he Mini holds the 4th slot in our list of Best Compact cars of 2015[caption id="attachment_3359" align="aligncenter" width="1280"]Best compact cars 2015: Mini Cooper Hardtop Image Source: www.autoblog.com[/caption]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sqgc7BbGaHs3. Nissan Leaf:Presenting the pretty looking Nissan Leaf 2015, the all electric five-passenger, five-door compact hatchback that is claimed to be the world's first affordable, zero-emission car. The Leaf is powered by an 80 kW electric motor along with a 24kWh lithium powered-ion battery pack that lasts from around 100 miles on a charge. Along with fuel efficiency, the Leaf also features a navigation system, six-speaker audio system with CD/USB/AUX and satellite radio, Bluetooth phone system, Bose audio system, around view monitor, Intelligent keyless entry, push button start, automatic climate control, 60/40 folding rear seats and cruise control including a few safety features that include six airbags, active front head restraints, stability and traction control, security system and front belt pre-tensioners are all standard. LED head and taillights provide safe lighting as well as using less power than incandescent bulbs. This car will have 1-spd auto transmission with front wheel drive and gives a mileage of 126 mpg in the city and 101 on the highway (impressive!!) the leaf would cost you $ 27,486 (base model).This car holds the 3rd position in our list of Best Compact cars of 2015.[caption id="attachment_3360" align="aligncenter" width="600"]Nissan Leaf: 2015 Best Compact cars Image Source: 2015electriccar.com[/caption]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vLli4B3TV_g2. Ford Focus ST:The stunning Ford Focus 2015 packs a 2 liter turbo four with 252 horsepower and 270 pound-feet of torque driving through a six-speed manual to the front wheels, the new Focus ST comes with new front suspension setup along with a new electric power-assisted steering rack that handles quite well in most conditions. With new and improved looks, redesigned front and rear side fascias as well as HID and LED lighting, 18-inch wheels and new consoles, standard rear view camera, heated steering wheel and eight way power driver seat, this hatch is one of the hot favorites. The Focus ST will carry a price tag of $ 25000*/-This stunning beauty holds the 2nd position in our list of Best compact cars of 2015.[caption id="attachment_3362" align="aligncenter" width="1280"]Ford Focus ST 2015: Best compact cars Image Source: blog.caranddriver.com[/caption]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-qRFZ0qvRoE1. Honda Fit:If you are looking for an exciting companion that is more than the ordinary car, look no further because the Honda Fit is an exciting addition to the Honda family and is fit enough to grace your garage. The 1.5 -liter four-cylinder makes 130 hp; a slick-shifting six-speed manual is standard, while a CVT is optional. This Subcompact car carries a price tag of $ 15,525 and comes in three variants; LX, EX and EX-L and can accommodate 5 people. The Fit has a great mileage too (33 city / 41 Highway) it also has a 7 inch Display with pinch and swipe touch screen and various other exciting technological upgrades.[caption id="attachment_3363" align="aligncenter" width="2048"]Honda Fit 2015: Best compact cars Image Source: www.motortrend.com[/caption]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=78EOJR4aOfQAnd this cars holds the 1st position in our list of Best compact cars of 2015 🙂  

Top 10 Best Awaited Sedans of 2015

"Cadillac ATS Sedan 2015"

While most of us are planning on a vacation for new year’s, various car manufacturers are working on new and exciting models that would definitely make your year “happy” while the manufacturers are keeping up to their commitments and working on the dream sedans, here is a sneak peek into the most awaited Best sedans of 2015 (some models may have already been announced, but nonetheless enjoy reading this article)

10. 2015 Mercedes Benz C-Class:

Best Sedans 2015: Mercedes C-Class
Mercedes C-Class, a class apart

Presenting the stylishly luxurious Mercedes Benz C-Class, a luxury car pantheon that is bigger and much more elegant than ever along with high quality equipment’s and technology put at best use. The C-Class starts with a turbocharged 2 liter four cylinder engine that produces 241 HP and 275 lb-ft of torque and is also available in the bi-turbo 3 liter V6 version that produces a whooping 329 HP and 354 lb-ft of torque with 7 speed auto transmission and AWD. The price of this beauty starts at $ 43,000*/- and holds the 10th position of the Best Sedans of 2015.

 

9. 2015 Jaguar XF

Best Sedans 2015: Jaguar XF
The all new Jaguar XF 2015 model

Jaguar is known for its refined cars that roll out every year. The XF is one of the most aggressive competitors in the mid-size luxury segment that is certain to claw down its rivals with its stunning looks and performance. The Jag is most likely going to carry three power trains and optional all-wheel drive that looks sleek modern and well spirited along with brilliant interiors that speak luxury with agility. Technology also plays a great role in this sedan, the electronic system like Active Differential Control and Adaptive Dynamics systems shuffle power between the rear wheels and adjusts suspension and steering firmness make this car as nimble as a cat. The Jaguar XF is going to have a turbo charged V6 which is going to be available in three strengths; the 4 cylinder turbo charged XF with 240 HP, super charged V6 with 380 HP as well as the V8 with 470 Horses powered up under its mighty hood and touches 0-60 in 4.9 seconds (or less) all the versions will have a paddle shift eight speed auto transmission. Price?? Well, if you have decided that you want a Jaguar, Price shouldn’t be a constraint should it? 😛

Well, this sedan is going to purr away $ 50,175 (base price). This beauty sits at the 9th position in our list of Best Sedans of 2015.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wu3onVFT9eY8. Cadillac ATS Sedan 2015:

[caption id="attachment_3340" align="aligncenter" width="970"]Cadillac ATS Sedan 2015: Best Sedans Image Source: www.nydailynews.com[/caption]The Stunningly brilliant Cadillac ATS is one of the most desired cars of 2015. The ATS will have a 2.5 L I-4 202 HP powered engine with 6 speed auto transmission along with 4-wheel anti lock brakes (ABS) system, side seat mounted airbags along with curtain 1st and 2nd row overhead bags for extra safety, knee bags (for driver and passenger) as well as airbag occupancy sensor. It will also feature automatic A/C, cruise control, drive line traction control, Stabili Trak electronic stability all for a starting price tag of $ 33,215 (MSRP)This model of Cady holds the 6th position in the listThis beauty sits at the 9th position in our list of Best Sedans of 2015.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zmOJC8mBP447. Cadillac CTS 2015:
[caption id="attachment_3341" align="aligncenter" width="970"]Cadillac CTS 2015: Best Sedans Image Source: www.nydailynews.com[/caption]Joining the desired sedan list is another Cadillac sedan, the CTS will have a 2 L I-4 272 HP powered inter-cooled turbo engine with 6 speed auto transmission along with overdrive as well as 4 wheel ABS, Side seat mounted Airbags along with curtain airbags (overhead) knee bags, Auto A/C, 17 inch aluminum wheels as well as traction control and the same Stabili Trak electronic stability as the ATS sedan. The CTS sedan is expected to carry a price tag of $ 45,345*/- and makes it to the 5th position of the list of Best Sedans of 2015.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3H56w9jUcIc6. 2015 BMW M5 Sedan:
[caption id="attachment_3342" align="aligncenter" width="1280"]Best Sedans 2015: BMW M5 Image Source: 2016newcarsblog.com[/caption]BMW M series is one of the most powerful beasts that rule the roads globally. The M5 is a new entrant with a 4.4 L V8 engine that would produce 560 HP along with the twin turbo power that would be quite fun to drive. The car would have a 7 speed auto shift manual transmission along with overdrive as well as 4-wheel ABS, integrated navigation system as well as side seat mounted airbags and the curtain overhead airbags as well as airbag occupancy sensor, auto A/C, cruise control, as well as Drive line traction control. The starting MSRP of the powerful M5 would be around $ 94,000 */- & holds the 4th slot in the lit of Best sedans of 2015.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2RgmsmKYr2Y5. Honda Accord 2015:
[caption id="attachment_3343" align="aligncenter" width="615"]Honda Accord 2015: Best Sedans Image Source: www.2015newcarsmodels.com[/caption]Honda is set to launch its ever popular Accord yet again with a fresh look, buoyant interiors and sheer perfection. The Honda Accord would compete with the Toyota Camry 2015 and a few more sedans. The Accord would include a 2.4 L I-4 engine (LX model) that would sufficiently produce 185 HP with its 6 speed manual transmission (auto transmission optional) and this sedan will have a few standard features including ABS, SMART VENT airbags, 16 inch aluminum wheels, cruise control as well as drive traction control. The Accord will be made available in LX, Sport, EX, EX-L (V6) and Touring models that would produce around 21-24 mileage in the city and around 34 mpg on the highway. The price would start from $ 22,000*/- and will sits at the 3rd position in the list of Best sedans of 2015.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p-Rkj6-L0YQ4. Toyota Camry 2015:
[caption id="attachment_3344" align="aligncenter" width="1280"]Toyota Camry 2015: Best Sedans Image Source: www.autoblog.com[/caption]Bringing across a fresh and sporty design, the 2015 Toyota Camry will take on its rivals with the element of sportiness and the eye catching design that will do much benefit for the company. Apart from the new design, the car will have improved brakes, wider track and a well laid out interior that would reminisce a luxury car. The car will have a 2.5 Liter four cylinder engine with 178 HP as well as a 3.5 Liter V6 powered car that would produce 268 HP along with excellent mileage (43 in the city and 39 mpg on the highway) and would carry a competitive price of $ 22,970*/-This New Camry is an eye candy and holds the 4th position in the list of Best sedans of 2015.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0NufOiIYs0k3. Acura TLX 2015:
[caption id="attachment_3345" align="aligncenter" width="900"]Acura TLX 2015: Best Sedans Image Source: www.invinityauto.com[/caption]Replacing the Acura TL as well as the TSX comes the all new 2015 Acura TLX, a premium class entry level mid size sedan for the masses. This car has an abundance of technology starting with Precision All-Wheel Steering (P-AWS, previously seen on the Acura RLX), an eight-speed dual-clutch automated manual transmission with a torque converter, and a 'traditional' nine-speed automatic. This 2.4 liter four cylinder (base model) would generate 206 HP and will be available in the 3.5 L V-6 version with 290 HP and would also flaunt the excellent handling, all wheel drive system, all in all this car would be available for $ 31,400*/- and holds the 3rd position in the list of Best sedans of 2015.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J3e37Pd6cYU2. Subaru Legacy 2015:
[caption id="attachment_3346" align="aligncenter" width="2048"]Subaru Legacy 2015: Best Sedans Image Source: www.motortrend.com[/caption]From a family car perspective, the 2015 Subaru Legacy will make one fine addition to your garage, the Japanese car will rule the mid-seze main stream and would feature a more fuel efficient as well as an automatic transmission version. This AWD car would be powered by a 2.5 liter 175 horse power producing engine that would give 36 mpg mileage on the highway, if you are looking for more power, you can choose the 3.6 liter 6 cylinder model with 256 HP and 247 lb-ft of torque. This newly designed (interior and exterior) sedan is much more than a sedan. This is one of the finest family sedans and would carry a Washington tag of $ 22,000*/- and is the 2nd Best in the list of Best Sedans of 2015.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wC09VsoN0j41.  Hyundai Genesis 2015:
[caption id="attachment_3347" align="aligncenter" width="569"]Hyundai Genesis 2015: Best Sedans Image Source: www.marketwatch.com[/caption]Hyundai Genesis is one of the most popular cars (thanks to you tube) that has plenty of features (Safety is the one of the most important one) and is expected to be announced at a very agreeable price, the new Genesis has high quality interiors and has gone through a complete overhaul and this makes it a top luxury sedan that has exceptional value along with the best in class ride quality accompanied by plenty of interior space as well as a long warranty coverage. The Genesis will roll out in two power train models; the 3.8 liter V6 as well as the 5 liter V8 model.However, by the looks of it, this sedan might have a little issue with the rear seat headroom that appears to be a tad tight for its class of sedans. The expected price for the entry level Genesis (2015) is around $ 38950*/-Hyundai Genesis holds the 1st position in our list of Best Sedans of 2015 🙂https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EPTIXldrq3Q 

The Most Anticipated Best Cars of 2015

"2015 Chevrolet Corvette"

New resolutions, new surprises and new cars, well that is the concoction of a new year The year 2015 has a long list of upcoming cars that look classier than anything you’ve seen before. Without writing anything further, I am directly going to introduce the best cars of 2015.  (P.S Some of these cars have started making their grand entry in few markets)

Here are a few more additions to the anticipated cars that are going to create awe in 2015.

22. 2015 Land Rover Discovery:

Best cars of 2015: Land Rover Discovery Sport"
Image Source: landroverforums.com

Land Rover Discovery made its debut in Paris, as sporty and as attractive as it looks, the Discover Sport has a dosage of power and performance. The 2.2 liter DS4 engine powers up 187 BHP and is tamed through a 9-speed auto or six speed manual transmissions (2 and 4 wheel drive options) and delivers an average of 46 miles per gallon. The LR Discovery Sport will be available between $ 35,000 to $ 40,000. Now that’s called aggressive pricing & the list of Best cars of 2015 starts with this incredible automobile!

"2015 Land Rover Discovery Sport"
Image Source: www.arabianbusiness.com

21. 2015 Nissan Murano:

Nissan has entered into designing the 3rd generation Murano that redefines looks and makes a great comeback. The Murano looks quite sharp and has boomerang shaped LED headlights. This car uses the same front wheel drive platform that was found in its previous models and features Continuous variable transmission, Side / Curtain Airbags, Stability Control as well as Traction Control. The 3.5 Liter V6 engine powers this SYV that delivers 260 HP and provides 20 Mpg. The car also includes a lot of advanced technology such as; multi camera support, radar sensor that enable blind spot monitoring, forward collision alert as well as emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, rear cross-traffic alert and a 360-degree camera display to aid parking maneuvers. The Murano has plush interiors along with 11 speaker Bose audio system (optional) and carries a price tag ranging between $ 28,530- $ 39,570 & holds the 21st position in the list of Best cars of 2015.

[caption id="attachment_3235" align="aligncenter" width="628"]"2015 Nissan Murano" Image Source: www.autoblog.com[/caption]20. 2015 Ford Focus:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q6BOk1gCeCAThe 2015 Ford Focus is a compact car that will be available in both four and five door layouts with 3 trims, S, SE and Titanium  and with 9 sub trims available for this, and the major differentiating factor would depend on the wheel size, features and the engines. The S model will have 15 inch wheels while the top trim, Titanium will have 18 inch wheels and tires. With new and fresh interiors as well as a appealing exteriors, the Focus will have two different engine options, the 2 liter four cylinder option with 160 HP with five speed manual or a six speed dual clutch auto gearbox  and the 1 liter turbocharged three cylinder with 123 HP and 148 pound ft of torque. The Ford focus will carry a starting price tag of $ 17,170. So much - for so less! ... which makes this amazing car enter the list of Best cars for 2015.[caption id="attachment_3234" align="aligncenter" width="645"]Best cars of 2015 Ford Focus Image Source: www.carscoops.com[/caption]19. 2015 Toyota Land cruiser:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2DPcFiOCFqoThe 2015 Toyota Land Cruiser looks like an oversized and bulked up SUV that is always thirsty for gasoline as compared to its profitability. Powered by a V8 engine with 381 Horse power, the 5700 pound bulky SUV has a 4 WD with rugged suspension but it is always thirsty for gasoline. This SUV features Power Moon roof, heated front and rear seats, rear seat DVD entertainment system, push button start, Bluetooth, rear view camera, Parking sensors as well as a navigation system and HD Radio all included in a package that starts off at $ 80,000/- & this SUV holds the 19th spot in the list of Best cars of 2015.[caption id="attachment_3233" align="aligncenter" width="651"]Best cars of 2015: Toyota Land Cruiser Image Source: toyotastart.com[/caption]

18. 2015 Ford Mustang: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AeIHJdpOLucThis wild stallion comes in an exciting package with its shiny bells and whistles and a sinewy package that compliments this brutish ride. The 2015 Mustang is thoroughly a modern vehicle and has the latest iteration with an independent rear suspension and features the all new 2.3 Liter Eco Boost engine that is the first of its kind and produces a massive 310 Horse power with 320 lb-ft of torque. You could also opt for the GT model that has 435 HP and 400 lb ft of torque powered by a 5 liter V8 engine that has larger intake and exhaust valves and delivers a mileage of 16 in the city, 25 on the highway and a combined average of 19 mpg.The Mustang rides along the city with 21mpg average, 32 on highways and a combined average of 25 mpg. You can own this wild stallion for a price ranging between $ 23,600 - $ 36,100. This amazing beast of a car holds the 18th position in the list of Best cars of 2015 ( but will sure go up the list very soon )[caption id="attachment_3232" align="aligncenter" width="1024"]Best cars of 2015: Ford Mustang Image Source: www.thecarconnection.com[/caption]17. 2015 Dodge Durango (Bidding Farewell)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ohjhhQ2WEe0The Durango isn’t a cross over vehicle, neither is it a strictly off –road SUV, it is a Utility Vehicle with rugged capabilities and it is tamed to rule the roads. On the tough exteriors, you will find the projector beam headlamps, LED running lamps that look like hockey sticks and HID lamps on the base SXT/ top R/T and Citadel models. This brawny looking car has a new textured crosshair grille along with an attractive wheel design as well as a Hyper Black Finish. The Durango has a stylish rotary shifter as well as paddle shifters for all models.  The Durango offers a choice between rear wheel and all wheel drive with V6 and V8 models. The 3.6 Liter Pentastar model makes 290 HP and 260 lb ft of torque as well as a 5.7 Liter V8 model that makes 360 HP and 390 Lb ft of torque. HEMI also features Fuel Saver Technology (Cylinder Deactivation) and all the models have ECO mode that changes the throttle sensitivity and transmission shift points to maximize fuel savings.  The Durango is going to bid a farewell in 2015, the company will discontinue its production. The starting range of this vehicle is $ 32,895 and goes all the way up to $ 43,500/- & it holds the 17th spot in our list of best cars of 2015.[caption id="attachment_3231" align="aligncenter" width="640"]2015 Dodge Durango : Best list of cars in 2015 Image Source: www.2015autoblog.com[/caption]16. Audi TT 2015:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YVun6naFXeEThe Sporty Sexy and Sexoid Audi TT 2015 is the new fuel efficient Coupe or Convertible with a great performance with dramatically redesigned interiors, class and style and it is definitely a playfully quaint luxury class compact sports car that gets unique Imola, Yellow and Nimbus Grey Paint schemes, five spoke wheels as well as fixed rear spoiler. The powerful TT has a 2 liter turbocharged in-line four cylinder engine that makes 211 horse power and 258 lb ft of torque and is pretty damn quick. Its standard dual clutch transmission helps the rider ratchet through gears and the Quattro all wheel drive provides great traction that helps the TT dash 0-60 mph in just 5.3 seconds. The Audi TT base model is priced at $ 40,350/-This model of the Audi holds the 16th position of the list of Best cars of 2015 ( while we have another amazing model even up the list 🙂  Keep scrolling )[caption id="attachment_3230" align="aligncenter" width="653"]Best cars of 2015 : Audi TT Image Source: www.leftlanenews.com[/caption]15. Acura TLX 2015:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J3e37Pd6cYUThe all new Acura TLX supersedes the TSX and the TL models by including the necessary bits that embellish this sweet ride. The inclusion of four-wheel steering torque, AWD enhances this car’s ability. The new body is tougher, shorter and lighter and is available in two power trains; the 2.4 liter four cylinder model has 8 speed auto transmissions and the other model has a 3.5 liter V6 engine with a nine speed transmission. The TLX has LED exterior lighting and lots of high tech, including Acura Link, road-departure mitigation, and collision-mitigation braking and carries a modest price of $ 31,890/-The New Acura TLX is stylish and holds the 15th spot of the best cars of 2015.[caption id="attachment_3229" align="aligncenter" width="940"]Acura TLX 2015 Image Source: www.beyond.ca[/caption]14. Kia Cee’d 2015:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1z0PV7H9BTkThe uniquely designed Kia Cee’d has a very sporty feel, its rear LED’s are connected with the huge bumpers and this gives it a dynamic look, the front grille has two parts and it has the day light HID lights under a transparent mask. It has rectangular shaped lights and its windows pretty big. The interiors are also quite classy and modern with high comfort. Kia has also included a lot of technology on this car that has an inclusion of an MP3 audio system with 6 speakers, USB port, iPod Connectivity, TFT LCD display (4.7 inches) and a 7 inch active navigation display. This vehicle includes safety as well with parking sensors, 6 airbags, full electronic control system etc along with a 1.6 L GD engine with direct injection that will produce 204hp that does 0-100 in 7.7 seconds and covers a top speed of 230 km/h along with a 6 speed manual transmission. The basic price of the Cee’d will be $ 14,000 and it will go up to $ 25,000/-. So Kia manages to hold the 14th position in the list of Best cars of 2015.[caption id="attachment_3228" align="aligncenter" width="1280"]Kia Cee'd 2015 : Best cars list Image Source: www.newestautos.net[/caption]13. Mitsubishi XR-PHEV: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T5f0CV5C6y0One of the most futuristic looking CUV is Mitsubishi’s compact CUV named XR-PHEV, although this is a concept model, it does not miss out on style, the bold look and the precise curves along with the narrow headlamps and frames have a deep impact on this dynamic car. It looks quite dramatic; in fact even the rear end of this CUV has a dual-pane rear tail light, this 4-seater cross runner CUV motivates its front wheels through a turbocharged 1.1 liter 3 cylinder engine that has 134 HP and it is mated on to a 120-kW electric motor that provides 52 miles on electric mode and 66 mpg on gasoline. This is one of the most desirable and best cars of 2015.[caption id="attachment_3227" align="aligncenter" width="1280"]Best Cars 2015 : Mitsubishi CR-PHEV Image Source: www.caranddriver.com[/caption]12. 2015 Bentley SUVhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z5FubKydjkUBentley motors have announced the first super-premium crossover SUV (that right, an SUV) that is much above the Porsche Cayenne or even the Range Rover. This upcoming Bentley will have a wide variety of customization options. This vehicle will ride on a stretched and modified version of the upcoming Volkswagen Touareg as well as a little adaptation from Porsche’s Cayenne.  The Engine of this SUV will most likely be ensemble from the Continental GT and you can expect a twin turbo W-12 and the 4.0 liter twin turbo V8 engine on this mighty vehicle along with an 8-speed dual clutch automatic mated to an all wheel drive. If you have deep pockets, then you might consider buying this SUV that is estimated at around $ 2,00,000*/-So this awesome Bentley SUV holds the 12th posiion of the list of Best cars of 2015[caption id="attachment_3195" align="aligncenter" width="1920"]All new 2015 Bentley SUV : Best cars 2015 Image Source: carswp.com[/caption] 11. 2015 Maserati Levantehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jr1Wdm3_ykgAnother form of luxury, the Maserati Levante uses the same platform as found on the Dodge Durango but has Maserati’s DNA. This massive chunk of luxury will have modish colors and an excellent front grille that defines aggression and style. This vehicle will sport up new LED lights, roof spoiler, dual exhaust system and this car introduces Skyhook adaptive shock absorbers. And in case you are wondering what goes under its hood? Well, the Levante is mostly likely to be launched in Petrol and Diesel versions (and the third one that still remains classified) The diesel version will have a 3 liter V6 turbo engine with a 250 HP capacity that should power up a torque of 442 lb/ft and the 3.8 liter V8 turbo Petrol engine with direct injection, aluminum frame and adjustable valves should have 520 HP power, there is anticipation that there will be another 3 liter petrol V6 engine that should power up 410 horses. The 2015 Maserati Levante should range between $ 80,000 to $ 1,50,000/-So the gorgeous and stunning Maserati Levante holds the 11th position in the list of top best cars of 2015.[caption id="attachment_3196" align="aligncenter" width="1280"]2015 maserati levante : Best cars 2015 Image Source: www.latescar.com[/caption]10. 2015 Buick Grand National The 2015 Buick Grand National Sedan will be a rear wheel drive enabled car with new and upgraded interiors, more sharpness and aggressiveness under its hood, The front grille and the rear side of this car look quite stylish and it is expected that this car will have alloy wheels. The Grand National will have a great performing engine, the 2.0 liter 4-cylinder engine on this sedan will produce a power of 272 HP as well as a torque of 260 lf/ft, the second variant will have a 3.6 liter V6 engine that would produce an amazing 400 HP along with 8 speed manual or automatic transmission. The Buick Grand National’s primary objective would be attracting more customers and this car will most likely carry a price tag of $ 30,000/-This amazing car comfortably holds the 10th position in the list of top best cars of 2015.[caption id="attachment_3197" align="alignnone" width="615"]Buick Grand National 2015 Image Source: www.2015newcarsmodels.com[/caption]
[caption id="attachment_3198" align="aligncenter" width="615"]Buick Grand National 2015 model : Best cars 2015 Image Source: www.2015newcarsmodels.com[/caption]9. 2015 Subaru Legacy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3WXI8pTL0FsSubaru cars have a very good standard of their own and the cars are rated one among the best. Subaru has carried forward its successful legacy with the 2015 Legacy that is going to compete against the 2015 Toyota Camry and the Honda Accord with great performance, style and class.  The Legacy will have a 2.5 liter DOHC 16 valve engine that produces 175 HP @ 500 RPM and 174 lb-ft of torque. This all wheel drive sedan will be priced at around $ 25,000/- & it holds the 9th position the list of best cars of 2015.[caption id="attachment_3199" align="aligncenter" width="646"]Best cars 2015 : 2015 Subaru Legacy Image Source: www.autoguide.com[/caption]8. 2015 Nissan GT-Rhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R0sbatX-__oThe Nissan GT-R is rated as one of most top performing cars worldwide, its bruit like build up and mustering aggression leads it into performing a surprising level. The 2015 Nissan GT-R Nismo has around 600 HP power that redefines racing with the all new aerodynamic and suspension improvements that have been adapted from the GT3 racing and this ride would deliver 480 lb ft of torque. Also, if you are wondering how fast this car can go, it covers 0-60 mph in less than 3 seconds (mind=blown)[caption id="attachment_3200" align="aligncenter" width="429"]"2015 Nissan GTR" Image Source: www.caranddriver.com[/caption]The 2 door Coupe Premium model(all wheel drive) with a V6 3.8 Liter engine would cost $ 1,01,770 while the Black Edition with a Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V6 3.8 Liter engine would cost $ 1,11,510 and the 2 door coupe NISMO with Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6, 3.8 Liter engine with AWD would cost $ 1,49,990/- and it comfortably holds the 8th position in the list of best cars of 2015.7. 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C: The most affordable super car:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ySvb44ucuIEThis should definitely grab your attention. Alfa Romeo has announced this “sexoid” car that has an amazing engine, massive power and exotic Italian styling carved in the most affordable package ever. The 4C is powered by a 1.7 liter four cylinder engine that produces 237 HP and 258 lb-ft of torque. This beauty covers 0-62 mph at 4.5 seconds and covers a top speed of 155 mph.  This beauty with style comes in a sizzling hot package. But the most orgasmic part is its price. You can own this ride for a price range of $ 55,195 to $ 69,695 (pretty sweet deal if you have that kind of money). The price factor packed with awesomeness holds this car at the 7th position in the list of best cars of 2015. 2015 alfa romeo 4c: Best cars 20156. 2015 Lincoln MKX Concept:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xx6Pmo6x9qo

Lincoln MKX is the newest mid-sized crossover offering from Lincoln that was revealed at the 2014 Beijing show, as a part of going global (China and North America for now)This newly styled Luxury Concept has Lincoln’s signature split grille along with slender horizontally placed slats that seem delightful with the LED headlight units. Lincoln has also added signature tail lights on this beauty. You can find Ford/Lincoln’s turbocharged 2.3 liter Eco-Boost four engine or you might even find the 3.7 liter V6 twin turbo charged engine on this Lincoln that would produce 305 HP and will have a 6 speed automatic/ manual transmission. This vehicle has a price tag ranging from $ 38,900 to $ 40,850 & comfortably holds the 6th position in list of best cars of 2015[caption id="attachment_3202" align="aligncenter" width="429"]"Loncoln MKX Concept 2015" Image Source: www.caranddriver.com[/caption]5. 2015 Audi A8: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8kEjwE-SjuYOne of the most competitive luxury entrants in 2015 is the Audi A8 that is going to take Mercedes and BMW by surprise. When this car was unveiled with its W-12 Engine along with the aluminum space frame, it did manage to create awe.The new A8 has even attractive LED headlamps than before along with more power and efficiency in its drive trains. With a lot of space within, this car will be powered by a powerful 3 liter supercharged V6 engine with 435 HP, a 4 liter twin turbo V8 engine (optional) and the A8L model that would feature a 3 liter V6 TDI and a 6.3 liter W12 that would power up 500 horses. The vehicle would also feature the latest MMI System from Audi along with a design overhaul along with a Scratchpad for making addresses or entries as simple as a gentle scratch, steering wheel controls that would pop out abbreviated list of options as well as the latest navigation system from Google. It is also claimed that this vehicle would contain the Bang and Olufsen Advanced sound system with 19 speakers and more than 1400 watts of power at stake, entertainment is guaranteed. However, with all these offerings comes a very deep burnt pocket. You might have to shell out around $ 77,400 (basic model) for the new A8. With all these incredible features this car holds the 5th position in the list of best cars of 2015.[caption id="attachment_3203" align="aligncenter" width="1024"]Best cars 2015: Audi A8 2015 model Image Source: www.motorauthority.com[/caption]4. Chevrolet Corvette Z06 2015:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WM14zUjd2PYThe C7 based Z06 from Chevrolet is finally going to race in 2015 with an attitude of its own. This car will be sold as a coupe or convertible and will be powered by its supercharged 6.2-liter V-8 that would produce 650 HP and 650 lb-ft of torque. This super car would have a seven-speed manual or an optional eight-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters. This vehicle has an excellent performance package including carbon-ceramic brakes, Michelin Pilot Sport Cups as well as adjustable aero bits along with sporty and dark interiors that provoke you into touching eye opening speeds. This car will cost you $ 78,995/- & yeah it sits in the 4th position of list of best cars of 2015.[caption id="attachment_3204" align="aligncenter" width="429"]"2015 Chevrolet Corvette" Image Source: www.caranddriver.com[/caption] 3. 2015 Aston Martin DB9:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_b_kVdYL-oMaking a ground breaking performance at the Geneva Auto Show, Aston Martin was a show stopper (now you know why even James Bond couldn’t let go of this car)The special edition Aston martin DB9s is also called the Carbon Black and Carbon White that is made out of the hellish carbon fiber. Aston Martin has given this car a very gothic appeal, but it is one hell of a ride. Powered by a 6 Liter V 12 engine that has 517 HP @ 6500 RPM, this carbon coated mean machine produces 457 lb ft of torque at 5500 RPM. This beauty gets you from 0 to 60 in 4.6 whooping seconds and delivers a top speed of 183 mph. The 2015 DB9 has a hefty price tag of around $187,000 and $203,000 for a coupe and $215,000 for the convertible Carbon Edition models. This beauty sits comfortable in the 3rd position of the list of best cars of 2015.[caption id="attachment_3205" align="aligncenter" width="1920"]Aston Martin DB9 2015 : Best cars Image Source: http://www.caricos.com/[/caption]2. 2015 Ford Bronco:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tb4-A2zoX4oThe Bronco is finally here. Ever since it was showcased back in 2004, the buyers were eagerly waiting for the vehicle to be launched. The 2015 Bronco is said to have 3 difference engine options including a 4.5 liter diesel engine, a 5 liter gasoline engine and ford’s standard 3.5 liter Eco Boost engine, the engine will be paired with a twin clutch manual gearbox, but it isn’t very clear if there will be an auto transmission option available. This car is estimated t be priced around $ 26,000/-This incredible price point along with the stunning looks and features, holds this car in the 2nd position among the list of best cars in 2015[caption id="attachment_3206" align="aligncenter" width="660"]Best cars: 2015 Ford Bronco Image Source: www.2015topcars.com[/caption]1. 2015 Rolls-Royce Ghost II https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O5qt9JS5ZXIAfter doing straight five glorious years, the Rolls Royce Ghost comes in the Series II package. While the engine and power remains the same, with a 6.6-liter, twin-turbocharged V-12, which produces 563 horsepower and 575 lb-ft of torque, this car has an eight-speed automatic transmission with a satellite aided gearbox in order to predict the driver's next moves and shift or hold gears accordingly. This rear wheel drive force on wheels sprints from 0-60 mph in 4.7 seconds and maintains a top- speed of 154 mph . This premium luxury ride can be a valuable addition to your garage and would cost close to the $ 250K price mark & it holds the prestigious 1st position in the list of best cars of 2015![caption id="attachment_3207" align="aligncenter" width="780"]2015 Rolls Royce Ghost series II : Best cars 2015 Image Source: carswallpaper.net[/caption]

Top 10 Best hybrid cars of 2015

" Acura NSX sports hybrid car"

Change is inevitable, and technology hits the sweet spot. Technology has an innovative solution for the fuel crisis and it should be interesting because, the better the technology, the lesser Washington’s bid farewell to your pockets.

Alternative fuel sources have become essential for the vehicles we use and improved fuel efficiency has become a necessity and  hence, alternative fuel is definitely worth considering.

Go Hybrid:

With various car brands bustling the bust streets of the world, there are various new car entrants that focus primarily on the simplest of aspects that the customer would like to entail in the vehicle of his / her choice and the most basic and prominent feature would drive us towards the hybrid cars.  There are numerous hybrids, plug-in hybrid cars, battery-electric and diesel vehicles already in production. While some of these cars are built for specific markets, various states have realized and adopted the zero emission vehicle mandate (California) also known as ZEV states. While, there is still a “work in progress” on the Automakers front to curtail the oil consumption expenses and reduce greenhouse gases, the demand for the currently trending hybrid cars is rapidly increasing.

Without further ado let’s take a look at 10 highly anticipated Hybrid cars in 2015 from some of the most popular brands in the world.

10. Volvo XC90 T8 Plug-In Hybrid 2015:

The XC 90 is one of the more popular SUV’s found on American roads. Making an enticing presence at the Paris Motor Show, the XC 90 T8 Plug-In Hybrid that is getting ready to roll out with a unique plug-in hybrid gasoline-electric drive train and puts a unique blend on combustion in front and electricity out back with its “on-the-fly all-wheel-drive system” along with the supercharged and turbocharged variants (2.0 liter four-cylinder “Drive-E” model) that crank up 316 horsepower, the XC 90 T8 will have an 90 hp electric motor powering up the rear with around 472 lb-ft of torque.  This SUV is most likely going to be commanded by the latest eight-speed automatic transmission.

Volvo XC90 T8 Plug-In Hybrid 2015
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Once the driver selects the “all electric” mode, the vehicle would enable the all-wheel drive SUV to run on battery power and would deliver a mileage of approx 25 miles. The Lithium powered Li-ion battery pack (battery capacity unspecified) on this SUV will not consume passenger space and it should be one heck of a deal. The company is yet to take a call on designating this new SUV with a 2015 or a 2016 plate.

Although there is more to it than meets the eye with this Hybrid Volvo SUV, it is anticipated that the T8 would cross the $ 50k benchmark.

9. Acura NSX 2015:

Honda’s Luxury vehicle segment, Acura has created a strong presence in the United States since March 1986 and its cars have a concoction of Luxury and Performance infused with a whole lot of style.

Soon to join the Acura family (late 2014 or early 2015) is the long awaited NSX that would supersede the original NSX that was discontinued since 2005. The new hybrid high- performance comeback is set to have a mid-mounted V6 mated with a high performing version of the 3-motor Sport Hybrid System that was found in the Acura RLX (2014 version)

What’s unique about this car is that one out of the three electric powered motors will power up the rear wheels and the other motors will manage the front wheels. Also, this car would look like it just hit the gym with a stunning aluminum like light body along with fuel efficiency. This sporty beast will carry a starting price tag of $ 1, 10,000*/-  (Base model) and is set to target major rivals like Ferrari and Audi.[caption id="attachment_3150" align="aligncenter" width="1500"]Best hybrid cars 2015 : Acura NSX sports hybrid car Image Source: www.motortrend.com[/caption]According to NSX development Chief, Ted Klaus:“We have to achieve the type of acceleration that the customer is achieving with the Ferrari,' More importantly we have to achieve this every day and also at the Nurburgring. However, the intention is to keep Honda's new petrol-electric hybrid supercar more affordable than the 458. 'I think we are aiming within the range of the Audi R8, I realize that is a wide range but the NSX will still be extremely accessible”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gUcQ6nMYC4U8. Chevrolet Impala Bi-Fuel:Chevrolet has also entered into the Hybrid car wars with its Bi-Fuel Impala expected to be launched during the fourth quarter of 2014, this full size sedan offering from Chevrolet would operate on natural gas and is set to join hands with Honda’s Civic Natural Gas as one of the only Factory Built CNG capable Passenger Vehicle.[caption id="attachment_3151" align="aligncenter" width="626"] Best hybrid cars 2015 : Chevrolet Impala Bi-Fuel car Image Source: blog.caranddriver.com[/caption]Built for you, Backed by GM, this car will come in two trims, the LS and LT sharing the same 3.6 liter V6 engine along with hardened valves and valve seats to maximize durability when operating on CNG. When in default mode, this car will run on its 7.8 gallon CNG till it gets drained out and then would automatically switch to gasoline. A button mounted on the dash would allow the driver to keep a track of the fuel modes and s/he can manually shift them too. Although the mileage estimates are awaited, GM says that the Bi-Fuel Impala should deliver around 150 miles on the CNG connection and an additional 350 miles on gasoline and is set to deliver around 500 miles (which is pretty cool) [caption id="attachment_3152" align="aligncenter" width="900"]Best hybrid cars 2015 : Chevrolet impala 2015 bi-fuel Image Source: www.peteharkness.com[/caption]The 2015 Bi-Fuel Impala would start at $38,210 including destination.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ku9NO-JVl3Y7. Tesla Model X 2015:Tesla Motors are all set to launch their first Crossover Utility Vehicle (CUV) that combines the design aesthetics from the Model S sports sedan and shares most of its parts too. However, this is going to be the first “all electric crossover” and the first “over head opening doors (falcon wing)” model from Tesla, Elated Much??[caption id="attachment_3154" align="aligncenter" width="641"]Best hybrid cars 2015 : falcon wing doors on Tesla model X Image Source: xrayy.com[/caption]The Model X sounds pretty wicked; the company is going to come in several trim levels with a 60-kWh and 85 kWh battery packs. Since the tall crossover vehicles reduce the aerodynamic efficiency, the Model X is going to be a tad smaller but it is going to include the latest technology on board.[caption id="attachment_3153" align="aligncenter" width="640"]Hybrid cars 2015 : Tesla Model X with the latest technology Image Source: www.motorauthority.com[/caption]The Performance trim level Model X will cover 0 to 60 in 4.4 whooping seconds. Tesla also asserts that the Model X will have the best safety track record of any vehicle in the world just like its sedan cars.How Much for this CUV? Well, the Model X should start at around $ 71,000 (Base model) and works its way up to $ 1,00,000 (Performance model)[caption id="attachment_3155" align="aligncenter" width="640"]Tesla Model X : Hybrid cars of 2015 Image Source: www.carbuzz.com[/caption]In case you are interested in buying the Model X, you can leave a refundable deposit of $5,000 for the base model or $40,000 for the Performance model at your nearest Tesla outlet.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aAkfyyiOis86. Volkswagen E-Golf:Volkswagen will be introducing its 115 horse power electric motor enabled E-Golf that delivers 199 lb-ft of torque . This battery powered “peoples car” is a five door hatchback powered by a 24.2-kWh lithium-ion battery pack fitted under the floor and rear seats. This car will have a top speed of around 87 mph and once charged at 240 volts can run up to 93 miles (4 hours charging time).[caption id="attachment_3156" align="aligncenter" width="1024"]Best hybrid cars of 2015 : Volkswagen e-golf Image Source: www.greencarreports.com[/caption]Volkswagen has decided to launch this vehicle in around 10 ZEV states initially to analyze its performance. This hatchback is most likely to carry a price tag of $ 36,265/-https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ciQHPPfgnc5. Audi A3 E-tron Plug-in Hybrid 2015:After Audi had conducted its tests on the all electric A3 hatchback, the company decided to launch a plug-in-hybrid. The power train particulars of this car include a mighty 1.4 liter, 4 cylinder gas engine (@ 150 HP) as well as an Electric motor (75 HP) that gets its power from an 8.8 kWh lithium-ion battery pack. This Audi takes 3.5 hours @ 240 volts to charge and the electricity range on this vehicle is estimated at 31 miles (approx)[caption id="attachment_3157" align="aligncenter" width="1053"]2015 Audi A3 E-Tron Sportsback Image Source: insideevs.com[/caption]The E-Tron will launch in the US in “early 2015” with a base MSRP of $ 29,900 and the Sports back E-tron will carry a price tag of $51,100.[caption id="attachment_3158" align="aligncenter" width="1024"]"2015 Audi A-3 Sports back E-Tron" Image Source:
http://www.caricos.com/[/caption]This Audi accelerates to a speed of 0-100 in 7.6 seconds and covers a top speed of 222 km/h. While driving in electric mode, this car offers 31.07 mile average and its average fuel consumption is just 1.5 liters (gasoline) per 100 kilometers. Sounds intriguing!![caption id="attachment_3159" align="aligncenter" width="1920"]A-3 Eton Audi :Best hybrid cars 2015 Image Source: http://www.caricos.com/[/caption]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cH0hC5MlLzA4. Mercedes Benz S-Class Plug-In Hybrid 2015:As an expansion plan, Mercedes is increasing its S-Class lineup and seems to be gearing up for 2015 with a plug-in hybrid version. Soon to join the S400 Hybrid and the S 300 Blue TEC hybrid models is the S500 Plug-in-hybrid that features the extremes of technology, innovation and bringing about an efficient driving experience.[caption id="attachment_3160" align="aligncenter" width="1024"]Hybrid cars 2015: Mercedes Benz S500 Hybrid Image Source: www.greencarreports.com[/caption]The twin-turbo charged V6 engine along with a high voltage 8.7 kWh lithium-ion battery powers this brutal force on wheels. Mercedes has added a super-compact electric motor that covers the place of the seven speed automatic’s torque converter and delivers absolute driving pleasure.[caption id="attachment_3161" align="aligncenter" width="1280"]"Mercedes Benz S 500 2015 model" Image Source: www.caranddriver.com[/caption]There are four drive modes that allow the driver to choose between Hybrid, E-Mode, E-Save mode that uses less electricity and more gasoline and the Charge mode that charges the battery while driving. This car has the innovative recuperative braking system that cuts a fine line between the conventional braking systems. Appalling news is that Mercedes and BMW are working “together” on a wireless inductive charging system that can be expected soon (hopefully with this ride too). This is for sdure one of the best Hybrid cars 2015The expected price of the S-Class hybrid is around $ 1,10,000*/-.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zn6MIMnYdr03. Porsche 918 Spyder Plug-In Hybrid 2015:If you have pretty deep pockets, Porsche is set to excavate a hole in them. The 918 Spyder Plug-in-Hybrid is a limited edition Porsche and limited enough to carry a price tag of $ 850,000[caption id="attachment_3162" align="alignnone" width="1280"]"Porsche Limited Edition 918 Spyder 2015" Image Source: www.caranddriver.com[/caption]The 918 Spyder will get an interestingly powerful power train consisting of a 4.6-liter V8 rated at 608 hp and a pair of electric motors (one front, one rear) with a combined rating of 279 hp all of which will be linked to the wheels via a dual-clutch transmission.[caption id="attachment_3163" align="aligncenter" width="1024"]"2015 Porsche 918 Spyder Hybrid" Image Source: www.greencarreports.com[/caption]The Spyder will glide the roads at a maximum speed of 198 mph and would deliver 0-60 in 3.2 seconds (With that kinda price, it sure feels like getting the taste of speed) and with the all electric range that covers a range of 18 miles at a speed of 93 mph, this is one car that would redefine hybrid speed and is definitely one of the best Hybrid cars of 2015!2. Hyundai Fuel-Cell Electric Vehicle (FCEV)As a part of a pledge, Hyundai Motors was one among the many car manufacturers that promised to abide to the air quality regulations to its consumers as well as the government by initially targeting Asia, Europe as well as North America.[caption id="attachment_3164" align="aligncenter" width="600"]"Toyota FCEV cars" Image Source: insideevs.com[/caption]You can soon expect fuel-cell electric vehicles in the retail market by Hyundai mostly by the year 2015.  The Sonata Plug-in Hybrid from Hyundai is anticipated between 2015 and 2016 and is expected to offer a lot more than fuel economy. This car will have a larger battery pack and many more promising features.[caption id="attachment_3165" align="aligncenter" width="2400"]"2015 Toyota FCV goes retail" Image Source: en.wikipedia.org[/caption]The Sonata will have a 185 HP (2.4-liter four cylinder) as well as the 245 HP (Turbo charged 2 liter-four cylinder) engine versions. However, with all that power comes a hefty price tag. The plug-in Sonata will be closer to $32,000 than to the unplugged hybrid's $26,810 starting price and is certain to deliver a good mpg.[caption id="attachment_3166" align="aligncenter" width="1395"]"Fuel Cell Technology Hyundai" Image Source: www.hyundailikesunday.com[/caption]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IHpyDTbIoDg1. Toyota FCV 2015:[caption id="attachment_3147" align="aligncenter" width="840"]"toyota fcv hydrogen powered cars" Image Source: http://www.toyota.com/fuelcell/[/caption]Man... So it was not the Tesla to be rated the Best Hybrid cars of 2015!... Toyota had also been a part of the “fuel-cell pledge” and kept up to its promise by launching an impressive fleet of promising fuel-cell electric Highlander SUV’s for quite some time now. The first fuel-cell vehicle design that was displayed at the 2013 Tokyo Motor show is set to go retail. 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CHEVROLET COLORADO – the hunk of trucks

"2015 Chevy Colorado"

General Motors (USA) is on a successful spree by marketing the Chevrolet Colorado as well as its counterpart, the GMC Canyon. Pickup trucks have a huge market in America and successfully superseded the Chevrolet S-10 as well as the GMC Sonoma compact pickup trucks. The history of the Colorado takes us back to 2004 when the first generation of these pickups drove to fame.

Chevrolet Colorado 2015
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History:

The Chevrolet Colorado was designed by General Motor’s North American operations division, General Motor’s Brazil operations and Isuzu that was involved in the designing process and later started designing and selling its own pickup trucks.

The Colorado offered both manual and automatic transmissions as well as rear and four wheel drive options along with standard, extended, and four-door crew cab body styles. The initial models came with 2.8 L LK5 14 engines as a standard but there were more powerful models with the Z 71 package that were available with the four-door variants. Later, these packages were dropped paving way to the LT2 and LT3.

During 2007, the Colorado underwent a facelift and a new engine upgrade, the new models has the 2.9 L LLV 14 as well as the 3.7L LLR 15 engines that were introduced as a solution to the ongoing head problem. There were new color options available too. A few colors were Deep Ruby, Pace Blue and Imperial Blue as well as a new set of tires and new wheels. The LT and LTZ models have minor changes incorporated in them and the Colorado badge was also phased out from the Vehicle’s doors in favor of General Motor’s new and official corporate logo.
The 2009 Colorado underwent another facelift and had a 5.3 L LH8 V8i and produced 300 Horse power, the internal changes on the engine were the only prominent changes, there weren’t any other noteworthy changes.

First generation Chevrolet Colorado
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During 2010, the General Motors Badges were completely phased out from the trucks and these models had no GM logos on them.

The Colorado has been cloned by SG Automotive and named it Huanhai Plutus that was made available in China.

Second Generation Colorado (2012- Present)

Currently, the Second Generation Colorado’s are up for sale and made its debut at the 2011 Bangkok Motor Show. The new Colorado’s were available in 3 different cab styles; a Regular Cab (Single Cab) Extended (space cab) as well as the Crew Cab (double cab) and had rear wheel drive as well as four wheel drive options.

The 2015 Chevrolet Colorado:

The history lessons were always boring, but here is the real deal. The 2015 Chevrolet Colorado is here to amaze you crazy. This is Chevrolet’s first new mid-sized pickup truck that is back after ages. The looks, technology and features are mind boggling. This truck feels like the real deal with a solid and civilized appeal.

2015 Chevrolet Colorado
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Engine:

The new Chevrolet Colorado gets its power from a 2.5 liter four cylinder 200 HP producing engine that produces 191lb- ft of torque. The Colorado comes in another much powerful variant, the 3.6 liter V-6 that has 305 horse power and produces 269 lb-ft of torque. (with an optional 7000-lb tow rating)

Chevrolet Colorado Engine
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The Colorado has the DOHC 16 valve 2.5 liter inline-4 variant as well as the DOHC 24 valve 3.6 liter V-6 variant with 6 speed manual / manual shifting mode and automatic variants. The wheelbase of this truck ranges from 128.3- 140.5 inches, whereas the length is 212.7-224.9 inches, the width is 74.3 inches and the height ranges from 70.3-70.7 inches with a curb weight of 3950-4500 lb.

Features:

This truck is not just about being a hunk and proving its strength everywhere. There is a whole lot of technology that plays a vital role within this truck too. First off, there is high-speed 4G LTE Wi-Fi connectivity in this truck that keeps you connected to the world virtually, there is also an 8 inch screen in this truck with a color touch radio support depending on the truck version you choose (WT, LT and ZT1). There is also an advanced safety feature named Forward Collision Alert as well as Lane Departure Warning that seems like a sweet spot for safety, comfort and stylish handling.

Chevrolet Colorado 2015 features
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Fuel Economy and Performance:

The truck is a decent performer and does 0-60 mph in 6.6-7.4 seconds (depending on the model) and has a top speed of 100 mph. For those of you who are worried about the fuel economy, this truck according to EPA does 17-20 miles per gallon in the city and 24 to 27 miles per gallon on the highway (depending on the truck model) which is pleasingly acceptable.

Interiors:

2015 Chevy Colorado
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The Plush interiors on the Chevrolet Colorado have various interior options that you can choose from, you can choose between the cloth, leather or vinyl interiors. You can choose between the Jet Black / Dark ash, Cloth seat trim or the leather trim (that would cost you an extra $ 950)

Price:

The Chevrolet Colorado truck carries a starting price tag of $ 20,100 for the base level 2.5L in-line 4 cylinder model (excluding $895 for destination)

The Colorado LT Crew Cab 2WD (with 5 foot box) is priced at $ 27,090 and the Z 70 Crew cab 4×4 (with 5 foot box) comes at a price tag of $ 34,095. The connectivity options are optional, although the pricing for the specific options aren’t released yet, it should be out soon.

Trouble for Colorado:

Although this is a very successful model and has around 30,000 trucks pre-ordered, this has exceeded GM’s expectations. However, the problem persists with the delivery issues. General Motors have stopped delivery orders for the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado because the airbags on the driver’s side have been allegedly wired incorrectly and various vehicles produced has been affected.

According to the statement from GM, the problem, “affects the vehicles’ two-stage airbag system by reversing the deployment sequence and disrupting the deployment timing of the driver airbag stages.” That simply means, in an accident the bag may not work correctly.

The affected trucks are still on GM’s assembly line, they are in transit or unsold at the dealers across America. The company is figuring out a way to repair this problem and the existing units sold shall also be taken care of.

Verdict:

Albeit the minor problems that persist with the safety on this truck, the Chevrolet Colorado 2015 retains its pride as one of the most trust worthy pickup truck in America along with the Canyon and is certainly a great deal breaker for the mid size pickup truck.