As far as the automobile industry is concerned, the year 2015 was a very interesting one. We witnessed the unveiling of many noteworthy models ranging from small to the fast to the insane, but if the trends are anything to go by, the automobile manufacturers are going to give us a lot to look forward in 2016.
Some of the manufacturers are busy creating hybrids with a character while some are busy giving the finishing touch to their cars, which will redefine the segments – so, whatever may be your cup of tea, fret not – there is something behind the curtains, which will set your pulse racing.
To keep you abreast of what is happening in the automobile world, we have compiled the list of top 5 cars that you should watch out in 2016. So if you plan to sign the dotted line for a new addition to your garage, do read on.
Jaguar F Pace
If there is an award for the most creative or outlandish entry to the stage, it will go straight to the F Pace. If you haven't seen the gravity defying loop performed by the F Pace, do take a look – it is worth your time.
The F Pace shares its underpinnings with Jaguar XE that is giving a tough fight to the BMW 3 series, and will come with a 3.0 Liter supercharged V6 powertrain that churns out the power of 340bhp, mated to a 8-speed automatic transmission.
This will make sure that the F Pace will be dynamically an accomplished SUV and will run rigs around its competitors, setting the cash registers ring. The word in the street is that this might become the bestselling Jag in the current year, and we don't see any doubt in this.
Lamborghini Huracan LP610-4 Spyder
How do you make your best offering better? Ask this question to Lamborghini and it will show you the Huracan LP610-4 Spyder – the Huracan without a roof. The Spyder shares the exact same engine with the coupe, the 5.2 liter V10 engine that outputs 602bhp, the same 7-speed dual clutch transmission and the same all-wheel drive system.
Lamborghini has worked its magic and has kept the Spyder under 3400 pounds, with the confirmation that the spyder's chassis made from carbon fiber and aluminum is 40% stiffer than the predecessor, Gallardo Spyder. The Huracan Spyder can operate the hood even at 31mph and takes just 17 seconds to fold down. It can also take you to 124mph in 10.2 seconds and can go all the way till 201mph.
Aston Martin DB11
The world is looking forward for the DB 11 because it is just not a new model launch – this signifies the total reboot of the brand itself and is the first giant step the company takes under the leadership of Andy Palmer.
DB 11 is the replacement of DB 9, and though will feature many attributes that appeals to the existing patrons, at the same time will be a brand new model with lot of modern underpinnings and techno wizardry, noticeably borrowed from Mercedes.
There are unconfirmed reports that the V12 engine will be turbocharged (based on the spy photos doing rounds) and will be coupled with a manual transmission. Also, the switchgear and the dials are shared with the S-class, hinting some cutting edge infotainment system, which will be a welcome change.
Trivia: DB 11 is the successor or DB 9, so where is DB 10? Don't rake your brains much – head over to the nearest theater which plays Spectre and you can see the DB 10 in its full glory. But don't assume that DB 10 is just a marketing gimmick – this actually serves up as a canvas of how DB 11 will turn up.
Essentially a Wraith without head, Dawn is what Rolls Royce claims to be the most refined convertible in the world. True to its promise, the car has more than enough space for four adults, acres of premium wood and leather and an options list that is bound only by your imagination.
The Dawn shares only the doors and the bumpers with the Wraith in exterior department, while under the hood shares the same engine and drive train, which means the old faithful 6.6L V12 with 563bhp finds its place under the hood of the Dawn.
The car retains the rear hinged doors (also popularly known as suicide doors) and the signature retractable hood ornament and boasts gauges fashioned after wrist watches, bespoke audio system and a touch pad (because a touchscreen that will retain the fingerprints is just so horrible inside a Rolls).
The convertible operation is touted as world's silent convertible; a claim which we found no qualms to accept, given the history of Rolls Royce, it has given enough structural beefing and suspension tweaks to make sure that the Dawn retains the signature Magic Carpet ride of the brand.
If numbers can create magic, then try these – 1500bhp power with over 290mph top speed and 0 to 60mph in just about 2 second – this is not some sort of sorcery, but the figures which the upcoming Bugatti Chiron boasts, and justifiably so.
Chiron has huge shoes to fill in as the replacement of one of the fastest automobiles ever made, and the initial reports and numbers indicate that the Chiron is up to the task and the replacement will be more explosive than the Veyron. The reports hint at a couple of electronic turbocharges in addition to a duo of conventional turbo chargers that will churn out over 1100 lb-ft torque from the 6.0 liter W12 engine. The car will have permanent all-wheel drive coupled with a 7-speed automatic gear box and will be unwrapped at the Genève auto show in 2016 and we hope that Bugatti may startled us with a Chiron sized surprise and we may have something that betters all the numbers doing the rounds in the market.