2015 Porsche Cayenne

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Sure, the 2015 Cayenne is a refresh, but Porsche isn't treating it as such. They're launching an army of models with sharper duds, more comfort, and a brand new plug-in hybrid, the first in the luxury SUV segment.

On the exterior, the Cayenne gets a revised front and rear end with a new fender and hood, new "airblades" that directs air into the intercoolers, and a refined rear lighting system. The SUV will come in four models: The Cayenne Diesel with its 3.0L turbocharged V6, the Cayenne S with its 3.6L twin-turbo V6, and the Cayenne Turbo that is powered by a 520 hp V8 that can push the car to a top speed of 173 mph. The all-new Cayenne S E-Hybrid will make the most of its electric/gas powertrain with a total of 416 hp and a top speed of 151 mph.

$61,700-$113,600, Porsche

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2015 Ford Edge

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The car that helped define the crossover segment gets a big update for 2015 with the next generation Ford Edge. The versatile crossover gets an aggressive new design, the latest Ford driver-assist technologies, and it will be the first Ford with an EcoBoost engine, standard.

Launching next year, the all-new Edge will arrive with two engine models: a 2.0L 245-hp four-cylinder EcoBoost and a 2.7L 300+ hp V6 EcoBoost in the Edge Sport. The car will feature a whole host of new tech including Active Grille Shutters to help stop air resistance, adaptive cruise control, adaptive steering technology, start-stop engine tech, a 180-degree camera with washer, Ford's signature hands-free liftgate, side parking sensors, 20-inch wheel options, and much more.

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2015 BMW X6

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BMW's "Sport Utility Coupe" gets a redesign for the 2015 model year and it has arrived with an aggressive new design that touts more power, and even more space. Though its design may have been considered polarizing, fans of the car have spoken and they've made their presence felt with sales of over 250,000 X6s globally so it looks like the X6 is definitely here to stay.

New to the second generation model is a much stronger and athletic look that follows the styling of the recent BMW design language. A new, twin circular headlight design complements the bold kidney grille and can be spec'd with standard Xenons or the optional LED headlights. Behind the grille is two new engine options: a 3.0-liter TwinPower Turbo inline 6 which is available in the xDrive35i and the new rear-wheel-drive sDrive35i. Both cars are capable of a 0-60 time of six seconds. The top of the line model will boast BMW's latest V8 in xDrive50i which is a 4.4L TwinPower Turbo V8 that produces 445 hp and a 0-60 time of 4.8 seconds. The 2015 X6 is due to hit showrooms later this year.

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Hennessey HPE550 Cadillac Escalade

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No word yet if the V-Spec performance range will ever reach the Escalade, but if you do need a little more power, Hennsessey's got just the upgrade. The HPE550 kit will take that 6.2L V8 and help it achieve 557 hp and 542 lb-ft of torque that'll surely have Cayenn Turbo and GL63 drivers second guessing their purchase.

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Audi TT Offroad Concept

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Audi's TT line might be spawning a whole new family of cars based on the iconic design. The Offroad Concept adds a Sport Utility capability to the TT line with a compact body and a ffocus on performance and efficiency. The concept features a plug-in hybrid system that produces 408 hp, 479 lb-ft of torque, a 0-62 time of 5.2 seconds, and a governed top speed of 155 mph. It also can achieve 128 mpg and can travel up to 31 miles using only electric power.

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Land Rover Discovery Vision Concept

Long overdue for an update, the future of the Land Rover Discovery is being previewed at this year's NY Auto Show with the Discovery Vision Concept. The concept is a preview of a entire family of Discovery vehicles, the first of which will launch next year in 2015. The company hopes the car will be a gamechanger in the category with futuristic features such as Remote Control Drive that lets you remotely control the car at a very low speed, laser headlights, and an incredible "Transparent Bonnet" heads-up display system that uses cameras below the grille to give you a full view of the ground below, a view which is projected onto the windscreen.

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Lexus NX

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While it's not the crazy, angular Decepticon that the concept was, the new Lexus NX brings a new look to the segment with its jagged lines and imposing presence. The brand's first compact crossover will feature two powertrain options in the US: a 2.0L gas turbo or one with Toyota's hybrid system. It will also feature optional all-wheel-drive, 17 or 18-inch wheel options, LED headlamps, and even a wireless charging tray.

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ICON D90

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Jonathan Ward unveils his latest one-off masterpiece, an incredible D90 with a complete Icon transformation. The mission was to build a D90 and realizing it to "what it could have been." Ward and his team gave the car a very thorough upgrade which includes a 430hp GM E-ROD LS3 V8 motor, Dynatrac axles, an interior wrapped in hand-formed and laser-cut stainless steel, Vision X exterior lighting, Hutchinson Wheels, Black metallic paint, and the list goes on and on.

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Bentley SUV Preview

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Set for release in 2016, Bentley gives teases the final production form of the former "EXP 9 F" concept SUV. While we can only see the front end, it looks like Bentley refined the design with the bold yet streamlined styling of its Continental siblings and we can only imagine the rest of the car will set the benchmark for a luxury SUV should be.

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BMW X4

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BMW's X6 is getting a new baby brother this year, the 2015 X4. The compact sport ute/crossover will feature TwinPower engines that will come in two options: a xDrive28i which boasts a 240 horsepower 2.0-liter four cylinder engine and the top-of-the-line xDrive35i which produces 300 hp from a 3.0L inline six. Both will feature 8 speed transmissions, all-wheel-drive, and will hit BMW showrooms this Spring.

$45,625-$48,925, BMW

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