There will be dozens of new trucks, vans, SUVs and crossovers hitting dealers this year, but some won't look or sound familiar at all. That's because many of them have all-new names that either haven't been sold here before, or have been out of production for so long that you forgot about them.
Sure, there will be redesigns of current vehicles, like the Chrysler 200 and Ford F-150, but those are names you know and vehicles that already exist on dealer lots today. The cars discussed below are all-new from top to bottom: new styling, new features and new names that might not ring a bell with you yet.
That's why we assembled this alphabetical list of all-new trucks, vans, SUVs and crossovers headed your way along with their projected on-sale dates, price ranges and likely competitors.
2015 Audi Q3
Smaller than the current Audi Q5, the upcoming Q3 will be the company's least expensive SUV when it goes on sale this fall. Official pricing has not been announced, but a starting price of around $30,000 is likely, as the Q3 is expected to compete with the BMW X1 and Mercedes-Benz GLA. Power for the Q3 will come from a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. All-wheel drive and an automatic transmission will be standard.
2015 Audi SQ5
A high-performance version of Audi's standard Q5 midsize SUV, the SQ5 gets a more powerful 354-horsepower V6 and a sport-tuned suspension. All-wheel drive and an eight-speed automatic transmission are standard, as are 20-inch wheels and an upgraded interior. Pricing starts at $53,000. Competitors include the BMW X4 and Porsche Macan.
2015 BMW X4
Designed to bridge the gap between the current X3 and X5 SUVs, the BMW X4 is a performance-oriented SUV with a low, almost coupelike profile. It shares all of its engines and features with the X3, but will have slightly less cargo and passenger space. Sales are expected to begin this fall with, prices likely to start at around $40,000. Competitors include the Audi SQ5, Mercedes-Benz GLA and Porsche Macan.
2015 Chevrolet City Express
This is an all-new small cargo van designed for businesses that need a fuel-efficient alternative to traditional truck-based full-size vans. A 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine comes standard and sends its power to the front wheels through a continuously variable transmission (CVT). There are sliding doors on both sides of the vehicle to access the 122 cubic feet of cargo capacity. Competitors include the Ford Transit Connect, Nissan NV200 and Ram Tradesman.
2015 Chevrolet Colorado
The 2015 Chevrolet Colorado is an all-new midsize truck. The previous Chevrolet Colorado was a midsize pickup that was sold from 2004-'12. The new Colorado features a larger size, new four- and six-cylinder engines and a design that draws styling cues from the full-size Chevrolet Silverado truck. It goes on sale next fall with pricing that will likely range from $20,000-$32,000. Competitors include the Honda Ridgeline, Nissan Frontier and Toyota Tacoma.
2015 Ford Transit
An all-new full-size van, the Transit replaces the Econoline in the company's lineup. Available in both passenger and cargo versions, the Transit offers a choice of two gas V6s or a five-cylinder diesel, all hooked to a six-speed automatic transmission. Multiple wheelbases and roof heights make it suitable for various trade applications. Pricing hasn't been announced yet. Competitors include the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, Nissan NV and Ram Promaster.
2015 GMC Canyon
The 2015 GMC Canyon is an all-new midsize pickup truck. GMC's previous Canyon was a midsize pickup sold from 2004-'12. The new Canyon is larger, has new four- and six-cylinder engines and a totally new design that takes cues from GMC's full-size pickup line. It goes on sale next fall with pricing that will likely range from $20,000-$32,000. Competitors include the Honda Ridgeline, Nissan Frontier and Toyota Tacoma.
2014 Infiniti QX50
Infiniti changed its naming scheme for the 2014 model year. QX50 is the new name for last year's EX37 crossover. Other than the name change, the QX50 did not receive any upgrades. Pricing starts at $35,745. Competitors include the Acura RDX, Audi Q5 and BMW X1.
2014 Infiniti QX60
Infiniti changed its naming scheme for the 2014 model year. QX60 is the new name for last year's JX35 crossover. No changes were made to the standard QX60. Pricing starts at $42,995. Competitors include the Acura MDX, Audi Q7 and BMW X5.
2014 Infiniti QX60 Hybrid
In place of the V6 engine used in the standard QX, the QX60 Hybrid uses a 2.5-liter, supercharged four-cylinder gas engine combined with an electric motor. Together they deliver up to 26 mpg according to EPA estimates. Pricing starts at $45,545. Competitors include the Audi Q5 Hybrid and the Porsche Cayenne Hybrid.
2014 Infiniti QX70
Infiniti changed its naming scheme for the 2014 model year. QX70 is the new name for last year's FX crossover. No other changes were made to the QX70. Pricing starts at $45,945. Competitors include the BMW X5, BMW X6 and Porsche Cayenne.
2014 Infiniti QX80
Infiniti changed its naming scheme for the 2014 model year. QX80 is the new name for last year's QX56 full-size SUV. Other than the inclusion of a back-up warning system in the Technology package, there are no other changes for the QX80. Pricing starts at $62,345.
2014 Jeep Cherokee
Out of production since 2001, the Jeep Cherokee name is back as an all-new compact crossover. Featuring a choice of either front- or all-wheel drive, the new Cherokee also offers both four- and six-cylinder engines. Both engines come standard with a new nine-speed automatic transmission for optimum fuel mileage. Passenger space is generous compared to most other compact crossovers, but cargo space suffers as a result. Pricing starts at $23,990. Competitors include the Ford Escape, Hyundai Tucson and Subaru Forester.
2015 Lincoln MKC
This compact luxury SUV will slot below the midsize MKX in Lincoln's lineup when it goes on sale this summer with a base price of $35,000. It will offer a choice of two different four-cylinder engines along with either front- or all-wheel drive. Striking styling and an outstanding interior should help the MKC compete against the likes of the Audi Q5, BMW X3 and Mercedes-Benz GLK.
2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA
This all-new compact crossover blends the size of a small sedan with the utility of a hatchback. The standard GLA250 will likely sell for just over $30,000 when it goes on sale in the U.S. this fall. The GLA250 comes standard with all-wheel drive and a four-cylinder engine with an automatic transmission. A high-performance model called the GLA45 adds a more powerful version of the same engine. Both models will share their interior design and available features with the Mercedes CLA compact sedan, which is already on sale. Competitors to the GLA include the BMW X1, Land Rover Range Rover Evoque and Porsche Macan.
2015 Porsche Macan
This compact SUV aims to deliver the performance and utility of the company's larger Cayenne SUV in a slightly smaller package. Two turbo V6 options (a 340-hp 3.0-liter and a 400-hp 3.6-liter) will be offered, both paired with all-wheel drive and a seven-speed automatic transmission. Pricing ranges from $50,000-$74,000, with sales beginning in June. Competitors include the Audi Q5, BMW X3 and Mercedes-Benz GLK.
2014 Ram Promaster
Promaster is the name of a new line of full-size vans from the Ram brand. Unlike traditional full-size vans, the Promaster features front-wheel drive and six-cylinder engines. Available in both passenger and cargo versions, the Promaster can be configured in several wheelbase lengths and roof heights. Pricing starts at $29,625. Competitors include the Ford Transit, Mercedes-Benz Sprinter and Nissan NV.
2015 Tesla Model X
The second model in Tesla's lineup, the Model X is a midsize SUV that rides on the same chassis as the Model S sedan. With a similar battery and motor arrangement, the Model X promises range close to that of the Model S, but no official estimates have been released. Pricing for the Model X is expected to fall in line with the Model S, so expect a base price of around $70,000. The only pure electric SUV currently available is the Toyota RAV4 EV.