15 Cars That Massively Improved After Redesign

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Let us talk about cars that really stepped up their game after a redesign. It is like they went into a garage like Clark Kent and rolled out like Superman. Here are the 15 cars that truly transformed and became way cooler than their previous versions.

2016 Honda Civic

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The Honda Civic was pretty modest before 2016—not too flashy. The 2016 Honda Civic was fully redesigned and looks sporty. It has a longer, wider stance and a stretched wheelbase. It has LED headlights, fender rears, and a grill with the “Flying H” badge. The 2016 Civic boasts a new 1.5-liter turbocharged engine producing up to 174 hp and 162 lb-ft of torque.

2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500

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The 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 has a reworked exterior with huge vents, broad side skirts, a hood scoop, and a rear spoiler. However, the “piece of wonder” is the 5.2-liter supercharged V8 engine, which produces an absurd 760 horsepower and 625 lb-ft of torque, allowing it to reach 0-60 mph in just under 3.5 seconds.

2017 Aston Martin DB11

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The DB11 redesign in 2017 presented a sleeker form with a front-hinging bonnet, clear roof strakes, accentuated lines grille, and a sloping decklid. The previous 6.0-liter V12 was replaced with a new 5.2-liter twin-turbocharged V12 engine, producing an impressive 600 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque.

2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata

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The 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata got a major facelift that gave it a more modern and aggressive look while also making it lighter by 150 lbs and more compact. The new MX-5 boasts a new 2.0-liter engine that produces 155 horsepower and 148 lb-ft of torque. The lighter weight improved its power-to-weight ratio, enhancing acceleration and handling.

2015 Volkswagen Golf

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With its 2015 redesign, the Volkswagen Golf improved significantly. It adopted a sharper, more refined exterior, lightweight, unique aluminum wheels, and red-painted brake calipers. VW boosted the Golf with a 1.8-liter turbocharged engine, replacing the old 2.5-liter, offering 170 horsepower and 199 lb-ft of torque. This not only provided more power but also improved fuel efficiency and responsiveness.

2018 Toyota Camry

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In 2018, Toyota really shook things up. The new Camry features an extended wheelbase and a lower and wider stance, giving it a sporty appearance. The new 2.5-liter four-cylinder generated 203 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque It also introduced a new eight-speed automatic transmission with a new double wishbone suspension.

2017 Porsche Panamera

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The 2017 Porsche Panamera redesign adopted a sleeker, more cohesive look that was reminiscent of Porsche’s sports car heritage, especially at the rear. The Panamera Turbo came with a new 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8, producing a robust 550 horsepower and 567 lb-ft of torque. Porsche enhanced the chassis and introduced rear-wheel steering to improve agility.

2017 Audi A4

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The 2017 Audi A4 may look like a gentle evolution in style with its new clamshell hood and an 8.3-inch dashtop screen, but significant changes were made under the hood. Audi boosted the A4 with a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine, producing 252 horsepower and 273 lb-ft of torque. The new 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission enhanced its fuel efficiency and driving dynamics.

2017 Hyundai Elantra

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The all-new Elantra came with a bunch of cool features like lane-keep assist, adaptive headlamps, and cruise control. The new 2.0-liter engine had a massive 147 hp and 132 lb-ft of torque, which was a quite the development over its predecessor. The overhauled sedan now looks more spacious inside and out, more powerful, and also more fuel-efficient.

2018 Jeep Wrangler

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The 2018 Jeep Wrangler remodel retained its gritty, rattling-good looks while also becoming more user-friendly and effective at the same time. The new Wrangler featured an all-new, fully detachable “Sunrider” soft-top roof cover, along with ring-like headlamps, and also a fold-down windshield. Jeep also brought in a new 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine with 270 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque.

2008 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG

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The 2008 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG highlighted some really aggressive styling, including a wider stance and the AMG’s signature twin-blade grille. It also came with a powerful 6.3-liter V8 engine that produced 457 hp and 443 lb-ft of torque. But it does not end there, the engine offered a thrilling exhaust note and nerve-racking acceleration of 0 to 60 mph in just 4.3 seconds.

2016 Kia Optima

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The 2016 Kia Optima featured a new, wider, and longer body along with an improved wheelbase. The model also got some more modernized styling touches like more interior space, and a revised suspension and chassis. Kia introduced a new 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine producing 178 hp and 195 lb-ft of torque, and also a whopping seven-speed dual-clutch transmission.

2019 BMW 3 Series

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The 2019 BMW 3 Series redesign was all about going back to its sporty, and handling-focused backdrop. The exterior got a lot sharper and also more aggressive, the iconic BMW design. The all-new 2.0-liter turbocharged engine produced a robust 255 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque. But it also came with some improvements in chassis dynamics and a more luxurious interior.

2020 Chevrolet Corvette

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The 2020 Chevrolet Corvette, or the C8, had a revolutionary facelift. The new 6.2-liter V8 engine delivered a super impressive 490 hp and 465 lb-ft of torque, which gave us an explosive acceleration and nothing short of a thrilling drive. This redesign transformed the Corvette into a supercar-level performer at a fraction of the price.

2016 Volvo XC90

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Volvo’s 2016 redesign of the XC90 was a major step in terms of luxury and tech for the brand. Volvo came up with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that was both turbocharged and supercharged, producing a massive 316 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque. Together with a luxurious interior and advanced safety features, the new XC90 set a high bar for luxury SUVs.


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