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With the market momentum that comes from the success of its XC60 and XC90 crossovers, along with the recent introduction of an all-new S90 sedan and V90 wagon, this year should see an uptick in both Volvo sales, market share and awareness.

In an aggressive attempt to bounce back from the diesel emissions fiasco of 2016 the German automaker is taking a multi-pronged product approach.

With the move of its US headquarters from Southern California to North Texas, and manufacturing plants throughout the Midwest, South and Southeast, Toyota has fully embedded itself into America's automotive industry and culture.

Even without an all-electric lineup, the product of Elon Musk would constitute a very different business model. Using what is basically factory-direct distribution throughout most of the country, Tesla eschews the traditional dealer and inventory management.

Subaru, having achieved its eighth consecutive year of record-breaking sales, obtains a jump on 2018 with the early announcement of an all-new Impreza.

All new in 2016 (and in no need of an update), the Smart Fortwo receives a convertible for this model year.

It's a modest year of change at Rolls-Royce. In fact, the most significant news is the discontinuation of the Phantom VII, while the world awaits its replacement.

Launched as its own division in 2009, FCA's Ram Truck line has ridden the wave of post-recession growth with significant sales upticks throughout its brief, independent history.

This will be remembered as a big year for the relatively small German automaker, with annual sales of roughly 200,000 cars and SUVs.

With a renewed emphasis on trucks and SUVs, Nissan is gaining real traction in the North American marketplace.

This ain't your father's Mitsubishi. And for those focused more on 'economy' than 'Evo', that's probably a good thing

The team at MINI, BMW's small car subsidiary, is taking its minimalistic approach to motoring and – with the launch of the all-new Countryman – maximizing it.

For those old enough to remember when Mercedes' US lineup consisted of a small, midsize and large sedan, along with the iconic SL convertible, hold onto your hats.

Driving Matters, Mazda's marketing pitch, certainly resonates with enthusiasts, although may not be relevant with the increasing number of drivers engaged in texting while steering. Regardless of that disconnect, for drivers Mazda brings to market the long-awaited Miata coupe.

Maserati has, over the last several years, quietly exploded into the ranks of desirable brands.

For those wondering if there's more to Lincoln than a reflective Matthew McConaughey, the debut of Lincoln's all-new Continental should emphatically answer the question.

Whether your travels take you via boulevard or back country, Land Rover and Range Rover have your tracks covered with both on-road refinement and off-road capability.

Despite lacking the wide range of models offered by Aston Martin, Ferrari or Maserati, Lamborghini's Huracán and Aventador provide a take-no-prisoners profile to those in the market for exotic looks and supercar performance.

Kia continues its growing market momentum on the strength of three all-new intros and/or updates. Kia's Niro is an all-new hybrid, combining a fairly conventional crossover profile with front-wheel drive and up to 50 miles-per-gallon.

This will be a huge year for Jeep, with the introduction of an all-new compact Compass crossover.