Carsoops’ Top 10: The Most Popular Articles Of 2015
To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield: Alfred, Lord Tennyson was most certainly right but, in the end, the proof is always in the pudding.
Which, in our case, is what you people read the most during the year. There has certainly been no shortage of articles of all kinds, from scoops of brand new models to reviews and plenty of offbeat news.
Now that 2015 is waving us bye-bye, we do have the numbers to put together a list of the most popular articles of the year on our site.
Without further ado, here’s out 2015 Top 10 countdown.
The “love it or loathe it” Bangle era is now a memory and the Bavarian automaker has adopted a more conservative design approach. With the 7-Series, they stretched (pun intended) this strategy a bit too far, which is probably why they let a car, totally camo-free, out in the open, offering us a very nice scoop exactly one year ago.
When you look at the models that were unveiled, you instantly understand why this was a hit: the Alfa Romeo Giulia, Audi’s all-new A4, Infiniti’s first entry in the compact premium segment, the Lamborghini Huracán Spyder, the Renault Megane, Bugatti giving us the first glimpse of its Veyron replacement… the list of world premieres is long and distinguished.
Not only did it steal the 2015 NAIAS, the new GT signaled a significant shift in its philosophy. Gone are the days of recreating the original; now it’s a bona fide 21st century supercar that embraces the latest tech and is going after the likes of the Aventador.
Reports of the death of the rugged off-roaders might have been exaggerated. A sharply designed bodywork combined with the (improved) underpinnings of a capable pickup truck and room for seven is an attractive proposition for those who want to really take on the road less traveled.
After numerous delays, the first rear-wheel drive Alfa was eventually launched – and in an unusual way at that, as only the 510 PS Quadrifoglio Verde has been making the rounds so far. Still, it was an impressive debut, but we’ll have to wait many, many months until it hits the road.
Another new, tough-as-nails SUV, only this time by Toyota who made sure it had every base covered. Remember that low-range lever/dial that has gone missing? Well, it’s back and, along with the specially tuned suspension and array of electronics promises to take seven people everywhere without compromising creature comforts.
Unveiling what was probably the most eagerly awaited car of the year one day before its official launch and confirming its name is no small feat and it shows by its ranking in this list. Mind you, we were as excited as you to see this Alfa Romeo come to light.
You want exclusive? No need to try too hard with crazy add-ons or insane power upgrades. Just commission actual gold plating inside and out on a stock Aventador! Not sure if it’s the car or its embellishment that costs more. That's how the 0.001 percent live, huh?
Pickup trucks are still big. One of the brand’s icons and commercial hits that has been around for nearly five decades is now in its eighth generation and promises to be even more rugged, yet more comfortable and easier to drive, too.
It is only fitting that the top spot belongs to the new Tiguan for three reasons: a. it was a world exclusive, b. it was shared to us by one of our loyal readers, and c. not ones to brag but, hey, it goes to show that the “scoops” part in our name is not just for show. But we suppose you already knew that...