The revolving door that is Automotive industry is constantly ushering in new designs while old ones are sent to the gravel pits of crappy used-car lots. This constant change not only keeps up with the ever-changing demands of customers, but it also helps manufacturers gain the interest of new buyers by showing off their latest and greatest designs.
Redesigning a vehicle is a very delicate subject that can either revitalize an aging legend or destroy an icon. Some redesigns are smashing successes, like the fifth-generation Camaro or the C7 Corvette, but some are forever remembered as nearly killing legends, like the Mustang II or any Bangle-era Bimmer.
As we roll into the 2015 model year, there are tons of cars, trucks, vans and SUVs getting complete overhauls, and we’ve put together a list of the 13 most talked-about redesigns for 2015. Let us know in the comments section which ones you think are great and which should head back to the drawing board.
1. Chevy Colorado/GMC Canyon
The Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon twins not only took a two-model-year vacation here in the U.S., but they also returned with a completely new design and mechanical goodies. The Colorado and Canyon were always capable midsize trucks, but the 2015 model year arrives with the goal of taking over the segment.
On top of the obvious differences on the outside, the Colorado and Canton twins also receive a new, more premium cabin, a new, 2.5-liter engine with 200 horsepower, a new, 3.6-liter V-6 with 305 horses, and a soon-to-be-released 2.8-liter diesel engine with 180 horses and 324 pound-feet of torque.