Sept 08, 2015 — As we get closer to year end, car manufacturers are announcing next year’s hottest models. Automakers certainly did not disappoint petrol-heads in 2015: From the Porsche 911 GTS and Macan GTS to the Mini Cooper 5-door hatchback, plenty of notable cars were introduced. What cars will impress in 2016? Carmudi, the online marketplace for buying and selling cars, offers a list of the most epic cars set to hit the road in 2016
2016 Ferrari 488GTB
Ferrari keeps its recent promise that all of their future engines will come hybridized or turbocharged with the new 488GTB. The 488GTB is a faster, lighter replacement of the twin-turbo 458 Italia. It comes with a new twin-turbocharged 3.9 litre V8 and boasts a mighty 661 horsepower
What’s new: The 488GTB will weigh 22 pounds less than the 458. The new engine also generates more power. This speed demon of a car is not only capable of reaching a staggering 124 mph in just 8.30 seconds, it also includes a 15% improvement in fuel economy.
2016 Mitsubishi Outlander GT
Making its debut at the New York International Auto Show early this April, the 2016 Outlander looks to be an improved version of previous Outlanders. With a new transmission, fine tuning and tweaks to the styling, and many minor improvements, the 2016 Outlander is expected to target families through its better looks and performance.
What’s new: The 2016 Outlander comes with a redesigned steering wheel, LED DRLs, and adaptive cruise. It also has more flair with the front-end design revamped with “Dynamic Shield” styling, a smoothed over hood, a 224-hp 3.0 liter V6, an all-wheel drive that is tuned for back roads and a towing capacity up to 3,500 pounds.
2016 Honda BR-V
First seen at the 2015 Gaikindo Indonesia International Auto Show, everyone is excited for the 2016 Honda BR-V to hit the roads. The BR-V will be powered by a 1.5 litre I-Vtec engine capable of producing 120 horsepower. The Asian car market has been long waiting for a small SUV vehicle, the BR-V was built specifically with the Asian car market in mind. It will be offered with two options: CVT gearbox or a 6-speed manual transmission.
What’s new: It boasts large LED tail lights, an additional scuff plate at the back and a strip of chrome above the number plate. The BR-V is jam-packed with many safety features such as an anti-lock braking system, airbags and electronic brakeforce distribution.
2016 Toyota Tacoma
The Tacoma has had few updates, so Toyota had no choice but to play catchup with the 2016 model. There are no new inter-galactic technologies, and the previous Tacoma was the best selling truck in its segment without all the high-tech updates. It’s not as if die-hard Tacoma enthusiasts were expecting surprises, anyway.
What’s new: The Tacoma is equipped with a 3.5 liter V6 engine that adopts a direct-injection system as well as Toyota’s D-4S port, thus making it the first in the U.S market with this kind of technology. Its new crawl-control program automatically handles acceleration and braking from 1-5 mph, and its new selectable terrain system alters brake aggressiveness, traction control and throttle response.
2016 Fiat 500X
The new 500X offers space – and plenty of it. There is no compromise in retaining the classic Italian style. Plus, the 500X has kept the same double headlight design and rounded clamshell hood from the Fiat 500. It comes with a 1.4-liter turbo engine which is capable of creating 160 horsepower. Most interesting, Fiat included a drive mode system that offers three settings for different driving conditions.
What’s New: Almost 8 inches of ground clearance, bolder wheel arches, bigger wheels and heaps of safety features and cutting-edge technology.