2015 Porsche Cayenne

2015 Porsche Cayenne

The new 2015 Porshe Cayenne SUV will hit dealerships on November with a new face, new tail, lightly updated interior and two new powertrains that should serve to separate the truck from the new entry-level Macan SUV.

The 2015 Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid is now a plug-in. As before, a 333-hp supercharged 3.0-liter V-6 sits under the hood, but is paired with a now more powerful electric motor for 416 hp combined at 5500 rpm and 435 lb-ft of torque from 1250 to 4000 rpm. Porsche claims the all-electric top speed is 78 mph, but it remains to be seen how easily the powertrain will switch over to gas-engine power.

The 10.8 kWh lithium-ion battery can be plugged in or charged while driving. Our 2011 Cayenne S Hybrid long-termer sprinted to 60 mph in 5.6 seconds; Porsche estimates the new S E-Hybrid will get to 62 mph in 5.4 seconds onto a 151 mph top speed.

Porsche has made big price hikes for the model-year 2015 Cayenne. At least for now, the naturally aspirated V-6 is gone as a base model, leaving the $62,695 Cayenne Diesel (prices include $995 destination) as the least expensive way to step into Porsche’s best-seller, when the Macan simply isn’t big enough…

2015 Nissan Altima

2015 Nissan Altima

The Altima – Nissan’s best-selling model. There was a time that we preferred it for its engaging driving dynamics as a scrappy upstart in the segment, but now, we enjoy it as a safe, comfortable mid-size sedan.

2015 Nissan Altima

The 2015 Nissan Altima is powered by a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that makes 182 horsepower. A 3.5-liter V6 with 270 horsepower is available. Front-wheel drive and a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT) are standard. The base 2015 Altima gets an EPA-estimated 27/38 mpg city/highway, while the V6 earns 22/32 mpg.

2015 Nissan Altima

The interior’s a big contrast: it’s conservatively drawn, with straight lines dividing off the center stack of controls from the driver and the passenger. There’s also more space left for larger LCD screens for more advanced infotainment systems.

2015 Nissan Altima

Pricing for the base 2015 Altima is bumped up to $23,110, jumping all the way to $32,760 for the top of the line 3.5 SL variant, including the $810 destination fee…

2015 Nissan Altima interior

2015 Nissan Leaf

2015 Nissan Leaf

The 2015 Nissan Leaf is getting a few updates for the new model, some functional, some purely aesthetic, a new exterior color called MorningSky Blue, as well as standard 17-inch aluminum alloy wheels for the SV trim level.

The standard features of the Nissan LEAF S include 107hp engine 1-speed automatic transmission, 4-wheel ABS, side seat mounted airbags, curtain 1st and 2nd row overhead airbags, airbag occupancy sensor, automatic air conditioning, 16″ steel wheels, ABS traction control, electronic stability, power mirrors.

2015 Nissan Leaf

The all-electric Nissan Leaf saw the biggest price drop in June 2014; asking prices for late-model used Leafs dipped 4.2 percent ($819) to $18,692 on average…

2015 Nissan Leaf charging

2015 Seat Leon X-Perience

2015 Seat Leon X-Perience

The 2015 Seat Leon X-Perience with permanent four-wheel drive and all-road equipment offers driving fun whichever route you choose. The newest member of the Leon line-up combines emotional design with state-of-the-art technology, as well as optimum usability with surprising versatility.

Apart from the SUV-like height granted by its taller suspension package, the X-Perience adds a familiar assortment of crossover elements, including grey plastic scuff guards and unique bumpers at both ends.

Under the hood, we will find a choice of three four-cylinder engines: a turbocharged 1.8-liter petrol that delivers 180 PS (132 kW) and 280 Nm (206 lb-ft) of torque; a 2.0-liter TDI diesel engine that delivers 150 PS (110 kW) and 320 Nm (236 lb-ft) of torque or 184 PS (135 kW) and 380 Nm (280 lb-ft) of torque; a 1.6-liter TDI diesel with 110 PS (81 kW) and 250 Nm (184 lb-ft) of torque.

For the technological features this model will be equipped with special Seat Easy Connect operating system’s touch screen with proximity sensors. While the optional features will includes radar-based Adaptive Cruise Control, Front Assist with city emergency braking function available at speeds of 5 to 30 km/h, it can react at the last second with emergency braking…