8 New 2015 Cars Coming to the U.S. from the Far East

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Japanese cars, for better or for worse, have become an integral part of the American automotive landscape. Generally renowned for their superb reliability and their emphasis on fuel economy and efficiency, Japanese vehicles first called America home in the 1970s and ’80s. Now, the supplier chains that support them and their manufacturing assets and investments in North America make up a significant portion of the U.S. automotive economy.

Regardless of how people feel about foreign vehicles politically, Japanese cars are popular for a reason. It can also be argued that their commitment to excellence and production efficiency throughout the years has helped spur American brands into bettering their own products to better compete, and through healthy competition, everybody — notably the consumer — wins.

Here are eight new cars that we’ll see this year, arranged in no particular order. This is not a comprehensive list, so add your suggestions in the comments below.


1. Subaru Legacy

The new Subaru Legacy was unveiled a few weeks ago, and will be primed for its U.S. showroom debut later on this summer. Aside from adding Subaru’s CVT as the Legacy’s only transmission option, few drastic changes have been made to the car underneath. Its exterior, however, has been fully redesigned and somewhat humbled compared to the previous generation. Despite Subaru’s lack of adventure and risk in its appearance, the new Legacy promises to be one of the more comfortable and easy-driving Subarus to date, and it boasts an industry-leading 36 miles per gallon highway and 26 miles per gallon city, the best among its all-wheel drive competition.

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