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Ten Hottest Cars of 2017

As the 2016 year winds to a close, there's a lot of new models and cars to look ahead to. We've covered many of the best family sedans, electric vehicles and sports cars of the past year, and now it's time to turn our eye to the 2017 models that are fast approaching. There are quite a few new budget cars that are set for release in 2017, so if you are in the market to buy a new car there's going to be quite of few of the cars on our Ten Hottest Cars of 2017 to watch for.

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2017 Chevrolet Bolt

2017 Chevrolet Bolt

The replacement to the Spark, the all new 2017 Chevrolet Bolt is a revelation on the electric vehicle market. Electric vehicles have been growing in popularity but the high sticker price has been a major deterrent. The Chevy Bolt along with the Tesla Model 3 have been new electric vehicles that are looking to change the entry price point.

One of the other huge challenges for electric vehicles has of course been the range, and in this department the Bolt doesn't disappoint. Capable of driving 200 miles on a single charge, the 2017 Chevy Bolt costs under $30,000 and could very well change the electric car segment as we know it. The new Chevy Bolt is easily one of the Hottest Cars of 2017, and it could change the way you think about EV vehicles.

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2017 Maserati Levante

2017 Maserati Levante

Everyone wants a piece of the crossover SUV market, and Maserati is no different. The supercar manufacturer is jumping head first into the fray with this sporty crossover that could prove an interesting case study. Many experts believe that the 2017 Maserati Levante doesn't belong on our list of Top Ten Hottest Cars of 2017, but we beg to differ.

The mid-size SUV, which was first shown at the Geneva Motor Show factors into Maserati's plans in a big way for years to come. It's not a stretch to say that Maserati is banking heavily on the success of the all new 2017 Maserati Levante.

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2017 Genesis G90

2017 Genesis G90

Hyundai has come a long way since the mid 80's where their compact cars were known for recalls and unreliable performance. That's certainly come full circle for the South Korean manufacturer, as they've got two entries on our Top Ten Hottest Cars of 2017 countdown. This luxury sedan will be packing some serious heat with 365 horsepower under the hood. At the heart of the 2017 Genesis G90 is a twin-turbo V6 with an optional 5.0-liter V8 that will come with 420 horsepower.

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2017 Mazda MX-5 RF

2017 Mazda MX-5 RF

The remarkable MX-5 has been a industry staple for quite some time now. It's incredible blend of balance and performance has been heralded by enthusiasts around the world.

All new for 2017 is Mazda's entry on our Top Ten Hottest Cars of 2017 countdown. Returning is the flexible Skyactiv powerplant and an incredible motorized hard roof. The new power roof on this new 2017 MX-5 offers more than just style, it tucks neatly into the trunk area for a seamless bodyline.

It's a continuation of sorts on the Mazda MX-5 Speedster we spotted at the SEMA car show, and it's easily one of the ten hottest 2017 cars to watch for.

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2017 Toyota C-HR

2017 Toyota C-HR

It's been a busy year for Toyota, who said Scion-ara to their sporty subbrand. The all new 2017 Toyota C-HR was once wore Scion badges as a concept vehicle that made it's debut at the LA Auto Show.

Now wearing the familiar Toyota logo, the C-HR is heating up the market against the Nissan Juke in the all new SUV sub market. Even with Scion gone, the new C-HR is a hotly anticipated crossover, which explains why it's on our list of hottest cars 2017 has to offer for any buyer.

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2017 Mazda CX-9

2017 Mazda CX-9

There hasn't been a hotter new car market than the crossover SUV. With demand that grows daily, the compact SUV market is quickly heating up. To this effect the 2017 Mazda CX-9 joins an already crowded and hotly contested group of small SUV crossovers.

As one of the Hottest Cars of 2017, the new CX-9 features heavy revisions to the exterior and interior of the compact SUV. There's a huge redesign to this entry, making the CX-9 one of the hottest cars 2017 has to offer any crossover SUV buyer.

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2017 Jaguar XE

2017 Jaguar XE

The all new 2017 Jaguar XE is the latest entry in the luxury sports car segment. The new Jag is meant to produce it a extra competitive sports car that's both luxurious and built with the finest of luxury components. Although the all new 2017 Jaguar XE is one of the smallest in the segment, it's packed to the gills with high performance bells and whistles and the luxury and ride that you would expect from Jaguar.

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2017 Hyundai Ioniq

2017 Hyundai Ioniq

Hyundai is headed into the electric vehicle market with the all new 2017 Hyundai Ioniq. This is a plug-in hybrid that could give buyers a range of options for those looking for a new car. There's a all electric option as well as a hybrid version of the 2017 Hyundai Ioniq, so there's several options for buyers to look through. The 2017 Hyundai Ioniq has already made it's debut outside of the United States, but it's coming stateside in the Ioniq Hybrid, Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid and Ioniq Electric.

The South Korean automaker hopes that the new Ioniq will be a mainstay as one of the Top Ten Hottest Cars of 2017.

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Tesla Model 3

Tesla Model 3

Let's face it, although automakers are scrambling to catch up, Tesla has the market on electric vehicles almost cornered. Their superior manufacturing methods allow them to produce electric vehicles more efficiently than others, and now the all new Model 3 looks to change the face of automobiles forever.

Tesla is looking to make electric cars more affordable and it's a move that could really challenge the role that combustion engines have today as well as the future. Take some time to think about that.