The ‘hottest’ new cars of 2015, according to columnist Jim Gorzelany include:

*Ford F150 truck: long-awaited redesign
*Midsize Pickups: Chevrolet Colorado, GMC Canyon
*Large SUV’s: GM models Chevrolet Tahoe/Suburban, GMC Yukon/XL and Cadillac Escalade/ESV
*CUV’s: Chevrolet Trax/Jeep Renegade, Lexus NX, Lincoln MKC
*More Crossover SUVS
*First sporty SUV: Porsche Macan
*New Luxury models: Audi A3, Kia K900, Hyundai Genesis, Acura TLX, Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe, S63 AMG, MB S550 Coupe-redesigned, renamed
*Muscle car: Corvette Z06
*Italian Sports Cars: Alfa Romeo 4C
*Exotic Supercar: Porsche 918 Spyder

*Less worthy models: Chrysler 200, Chevrolet Cruze, Hyundai Sonata-redesigned, MB C-Class, Mini Cooper Hardtop, Subaru Legacy and Outback.

Jim’s Picks for the Least Exciting Cars:

15. Smart 4Two
14. Scion iQ
13. Nissan Titan-redesigned
12. Nissan Armada
11. Mitsubishi Mirage
10. Mitsubishi MiEV
9. Lincoln MKT
8. Lincoln MKS
7. Jeep Wrangler
6. Jeep Patriot
5. Jeep Compass
4. Fiat 500L (not competitive to CUV’s on mkt)
3. Dodge Journey
2. Cadillac XTS (among industry’s worst values
1. BMW-7 Series (lost its edge)

reprinted from Jim Gorzelany in Autos column