US: the intriguing introductions of 2015 image

This year has been very strong when it comes to the new car and light truck market, with automakers delving into figures not seen since before the latest great recession.

And after a very strong year for the myriad of pickup trucks, SUVs, crossovers and luxury models out there, according to analysts comes an even better year – with the carmakers flooding the dealerships with their latest introductions. Among the long list of new additions, we selected a few that might capture the interest of any passionate motorist in the US. First off is the Acura NSX, designed, developed and assembled in the US, and the iconic new version of the Japanese sports car might have what it takes to lift Acura from the shadows – all with an all-wheel drive hybrid supercar powertrain.

In the crossover segment we call upon your attention with two small – but probably “powerful” introductions – the Jeep Renegade/ Fiat 500X duo and Honda’s HR-V, both prime examples of the surging subcompact segment.

When it comes to mass-market vehicles you should keep an eye on the new generation of the Chevrolet Cruze and the new Mazda MX-5 – one for the family and the other for the drift-kid in you. The luxury segment will be represented by the new Jaguar XE sedan and upcoming Lexus RX, while the pickup segment will have new representatives from the Japanese camp – the Nissan Titan and Toyota Tacoma.