2016 Hyundai TucsonEnlarge Photo
Hyundai is set to replace its Tucson small crossover SUV, a model that's been with us since the 2010 model year. It's even shown the new vehicle already, this month at the Geneva Motor Show. However, it hasn't shared any powertrain details yet for the U.S. market. The new crossover gets a sleek new look closely akin to the bigger Santa Fe Sport--and for drivetrains, we do expect a a pair of four-cylinders to make the list, with an automatic and possibly a dual-clutch transmission. In other markets, the Tucson gets turbodiesel engines and even a plug-in hybrid edition, a drivetrain that could make its way to the U.S. within a couple of years.
2016 Jaguar XFEnlarge Photo
Jaguar's new XE compact sedan has been seen and even driven, but before it goes on sale in the U.S. (Jaguar is waiting on its new range of four-cylinder engines for the XE's sales debut), the new mid-size XF luxury sedan will go on sale. The new XF replaces the gorgeous outgoing car with a live stunt next week, in which the car will cross a pair of high wires in the city of London. The new car goes on sale in the fall, with an aluminum body shared in part with the XE and the new F-Pace SUV. Engines should include a turbo four, a turbo six, and a supercharged V-8 in a high-performance XF SVR.
Teaser for 2016 Kia Optima debuting at 2015 New York Auto ShowEnlarge Photo
With a new Hyundai Sonata on the road already, it's time for a new Kia Optima to debut. That happens at the New York show, where the Georgia-built sedan arrives with a sleeker new shape owed in part to the Sportspace wagon concept seen earlier this month in Geneva. The new Optima's specifications haven't been released, but we expect it to share again most of the powertrains found in the new Sonata. That could include hybrid and new plug-in hybrid powertrains based around a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, as well as a naturally aspirated four-cylinder and a turbocharged four-cylinder, with automatic and dual-clutch transmissions.