If you spent all of 2015 wishing you could buy a new Honda truck, a new Ford GT, a Tesla SUV, a hydrogen car, or a Buick convertible, you’re in luck. All of that, and more will be available in 2016. The automotive market is evolving incredibly fast, and 2016 is sure to be another exciting year of innovation. From the game-changers to the jaw-droppers, here are Carsforsale.com’s top 10 exciting vehicles of 2016.
2017 Honda Ridgeline
After a few years off the grid, the Honda Ridgeline is coming back to the market. Completely redesigned, the new Ridgeline looks like a mashup between a CR-V and a traditional domestic truck. The Ridgeline has a few new exciting features, like a huge in-bed trunk that adds a ton of protected storage space. With the recent revival of the mid-size truck segment, we’re eager to see how the Ridgeline performs and sells in comparison to names like Tacoma and Colorado. Expect this truck to arrive at dealerships in late 2016.
2017 Chrysler Pacifica
Say goodbye to the Chrysler Town and Country, and hello to Chrysler Pacifica. This all-new ride has the style of the new Chrysler 200, blown up into an attractive minivan. You can even buy this van as a hybrid! Could this be Chrysler’s comeback for the minivan market? We think so. Expect to see this van for sale by late 2016.
2016 Buick Cascada
We’ve been waiting a long time for the Buick Cascada, and it’s almost here. This luxury convertible is Buick’s first in a long time. Mixing muscle and elegance, the Cascada will start at around $34,000. As the market for luxurious roofless cruisers shrinks, we’re eager to see if Cascada can win over US car buyers.
2016 Chevrolet Bolt
Chevrolet has finally offered a production version of the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt, an all-electric vehicle, not to be confused with the Chevrolet Volt, a plug-in hybrid. The Bolt will be priced around $30,000 after government rebates, making it one of the more affordable options in the class. Expect the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt to hit dealerships in late 2016.
To learn more, visit the Chevrolet Bolt EV page.
2016 Tesla Model X
Last year Tesla debuted the Model X, an all-electric performance-minded SUV with falcon wing doors. It caught everybody’s attention. With 0-60 acceleration as fast as 3.2 seconds, this an SUV to pay attention to. At its unveiling, the cheapest Model X came in at around $132,000. Since its debut, Tesla has announced an $80,000 less powerful base model. Expect to see the Model X on the road by mid/late 2016.
To learn more, read: The Tesla Model X is the SUV of the Future
2016 Toyota Mirai
The 2016 Toyota Mirai is bringing hydrogen fuel cell technology to the US automotive market. With hydrogen fuel stations popping up around California, we’re excited to see if this is a fad, or an auto revolution. Currently, the base MSRP of the Mirai is $57,500. Initial production rates are quite low, so don’t expect these to pop up at your local dealership any time soon. However, this year may foreshadow the success or demise of the Mirai.
2017 Ford GT
Welcome back, GT. We missed you. This is certainly one of the most exciting vehicles of 2016. Since 2006, this Ford supercar has all but disappeared. Now, it returns in a unique way. Rather than a V8, this GT will have a twin-turbocharged 3.5L EcoBoost V6. Don’t let that disappoint you. The new 2017 Ford GT lost weight, and it will produce more than 600hp.
For more information, check out the Ford GT press release.
2017 Genesis G90
You’ve heard of the Hyundai Genesis, but Genesis is becoming its own luxury make. The G90 is the first vehicle in this installment. We’re eager to see what comes next, as Hyundai has expressed plans to offer 6 Genesis vehicles in 2016, as 2017 models.
Learn more at the Genesis Motors website.
2016 Nissan Titan
After years of the same old Nissan Titan, this truck looks meaner than ever with a complete redesign. This change is so major, it may as well be a completely new truck. Nissan has already earned a variety of accolades for the Titan, but the true test will be 2016 sales.
2017 Lincoln Continental
This isn’t the Lincoln Continental your grandma drove. The luxurious 2017 Lincoln Continental is completely redesigned. The revival of this flagship luxury sedan is the first step in what we expect to be an overhaul of many other Lincoln vehicles. With low sales over the last few years, we see Ford Motor Company making big efforts to revive its luxury brand.