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The Soul of Kia’s Lineup May Have a New Special Edition For ’16

What will change? Not much. An all-new Soul was released in October of 2013 as a 2014 mode. The next redesign is not expected until the end of the decade. In the meantime Kia will release special edition models every ...

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Fresh Exterior Styling and an Updated Interior For the 2016 Ford Explorer

What will change? It’s looking increasingly likely that the Explorer will be reengineered for the 2016 model year, which means the current architecture will remain but there will be new styling, a rejuvenated interior, new safety and connectivity features and ...

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Two body styles, different aims, same SUV value

What changes will make it different? This crossover SUV entered its third generation as a 2013 model, so anyone looking for an all-new offering will have to wait beyond model-year ’16. The first two generations of this popular vehicle lasted ...

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Better than you think, the 2016 Hyundai Genesis is not as good as it should be

What changes will make it different? With the luxury sedan’s second generation beginning in the 2015 model year, don’t look for much to be different in model-year ’16. A lot will depend on the response to the model-year 2015 version, ...

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Safety Technology Like Lane Departure Warning Are Added For the Kia Optima For ’16

What changes will make it different? Probably a major re-engineering, with possible addition of an Eco model. With the third generation debuting in 2011, the Kia Optima is due a major overhaul, and it’ll likely come for model-year 2016. Look ...

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Can an Extremely Practical Nissan Sentra Stand Out In the Competitive Compact Class?

What changes will make it different? Don’t look for many noticeable aesthetic changes, as this current seventh generation of the popular compact sedan was only introduced in the fall of 2012 as a ’13 model year. However, things are moving ...

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Is Veloster a Sporty Family Car or Not? Hopefully We’ll Know For Sure By ’16

What changes will make it different? It seems that just about everything will change to some degree when the next generation of this compact finally hits the showrooms—apart from its unique door configuration, that is. The model-year 2015 tends to ...

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Will Updated Looks Be Enough To Keep the Hyundai Tucson Competitive in 2016?

What changes will make it different? From what we’ve learned so far, the major upgrades will center on the styling of this compact SUV. The styling of the model-year 2015 version has few detractors, but Hyundai is a company that ...

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Will Last Year’s Changes Be Enough to Keep the ’16 Hyundai Sonata Relevant?

What changes will make it different? Except when a manufacturer makes major mistakes with a new model—which is somewhat rare—the second year of that car doesn’t usually bring significant styling changes. A lot of time, money and effort go into ...

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Will the Hyundai Azera Make It To ’16?

What changes will make it different? There are strong rumors that the model-year 2015 Azera will be the swansong for the nameplate, forced out by other brands in the company’s ever-expanding range of high-quality vehicles. If it does survive into ...

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Chevrolet Redesigns The Equinox For ’16

What changes will make it different? The 2015 model year is still the second generation of this compact crossover, which has been on sale since 2009. After an apparent one-year delay, model-year 2016 will bring what should be an all-new, ...

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Will the Heavily Altered Chevrolet Cruze Continue the Success of Its Predecessor?

What changes will make it different? The model-year 2015 gets a minor facelift to hold us over until the all-new offering of this compact arrives for the ’16 model year. It turns out that there are going to be two ...

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You’re Gonna Like the Way You Look: Good Thing This Car Is More Than a Pretty Face. Next Big Changes Are a Year Off

What changes will make it different? Probably very few, considering updated styling and features are coming for model-year 2017. This sporty midsize sedan will likely continue mechanically unaltered as well. Why should I wait for the 2016 model? Little reason, ...

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Running In Place: Can Great Road Manners And a Euro Attitude Sustain This Compact Crossover Until Its Next Big Update?

  What changes will make it different? A midcycle update is coming, likely reaching showrooms during the first half of calendar 2016. The revamped edition of this popular, fun-to-drive compact SUV likely will be labeled a 2017 model, though there’s ...

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Mild To Wild: How Radically Different Will This Midsize Sedan’s Looks And Powertrains Turn Out?

What changes will make it different? Styling and the likely addition of an unusual gas-electric hybrid. This popular midsize sedan was last all-new for model-year 2013 and is on path for its next full redesign around model-year 2019. That leaves ...

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Will Sharper Styling And Better Gas Mileage Improve the 2016 Accord

What changes will make it different? Probably styling and possibly a powertrain upgrade. This popular midsize four-door sedan and two-door coupe are due a freshening and it’ll likely come for model-year 2016. Look for designers to lift a few exterior ...

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