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8. LINCOLN NAUTILUS

Lincoln rebranded the MKX as the Nautilus,
a name change intended to help this top-seller stand apart in a crowded segment. The
Nautilus, really a mid-cycle refresh of the
MKX, receives its most notable visual change
on the front end. The midsize utility comes
standard with a 245-horsepower 2.0-litre
four-cylinder.

9. MAZDA6

The 2018 Mazda6 will come with a new,
"Signature" trim level that gives the midsize
sedan a host of premium touches such as
leather upholstery. Mazda hopes the updated look for the Mazda6 will give it an aura of
sophistication that can help it shine in a market that is increasingly shunning sedans.

10. MERCEDES-BENZ G CLASS

The iconic G class off-roader has received
its first major overhaul in its 39-year history. Mercedes-Benz is banking on that fact
to boost North American sales in a hot utility market. The base G550 model at CIAS
comes with a turbocharged 4.0-litre V-8.
While virtually every component in the vehicle is brand new, the signature boxy look
remains intact.

11. MITSUBISHI ECLIPSE CROSS

Mitsubishi is slotting this new utility vehicle between the smaller RVR and the larger
Outlander, placing it in competition with the
Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4. The Eclipse
Cross - the latest indication that Mitsubishi
is betting big on the continued demand for
utility vehicles - comes with a turbocharged
1.5-litre four-cylinder and will hit Canadian
showrooms in March.

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12. RAM 1500

The Ram 1500 showed off its first major
redesign in a decade at the Detroit auto
show in January. The pickup, the second-highest-selling in Canada, is 22 centimetres longer than its predecessor, allowing the
rear seats to recline up to eight degrees. The
frame is made of 98 per cent high-strength
steel and there's a new standard 48-volt battery and regenerative braking.

13. VOLKSWAGEN ARTEON

The new sedan replaces Volkswagen's
low-volume CC. The car has a more muscular look than its predecessor and will offer
three powertrains, including a top-level turbocharged 276-horsepower 2.0-litre four-cylinder.

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14. VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT GT

The limited-run GT is designed to rev up
interest in the Passat sedan ahead of its
redesign for 2019. LED lighting is standard,
as is a 280-horsepower 3.6-litre V-6 engine.

15. VOLVO XC40

The new utility vehicle is Volvo's third offering - and its smallest. The XC40 will be
equipped with standard all-wheel drive for
the two trim levels in Canada: the
R-Design and the Momentum. The
XC40 will compete with the BMW X3,
Lexus NX and Audi Q3 in a growing
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