Mirage: The hatchback subcompact comes to America powered by a tiny 1.2-liter three-cylinder engine that puts out 74 horsepower. Has a continuously variable transmission and gets up to 44 mpg on the highway. Company says it's the most fuel-efficient gas-powered car in the U.S. that isn't a hybrid. Due out in the fall, price not yet announced.
Outlander: SUV is redesigned for the 2014 model year with a standard third-row seat that folds flat. Lightweight, more aerodynamic body with a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine and continuously variable transmission. Starts at $23,820 including shipping.
Versa Note: The Versa Note, which went on sale in July, adds a five-door hatchback to the subcompact Versa lineup. It has a sharper, more sculpted look than the Versa sedan but the same 109-horsepower, 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine. It gets 40 mpg on the highway and 31 mpg in the city. Among the high-end options are a 5.8-inch touch-screen display with navigation and hands-free text messaging. Also available are a rear-view mirror and around-view monitor, which combines images from several cameras to show the driver a bird's eye view around the car as its backing out. The Versa Note starts at $13,990 for a manual transmission and $15,240 for an automatic. Prices exclude shipping.
Pathfinder Hybrid: For the first time, Nissan's Pathfinder midsize SUV gets a hybrid version. The Pathfinder hybrid, which goes on sale this fall, has a 2.4-liter, four-cylinder gas engine and an electric motor paired to a lithium-ion battery that sits under the third row of seats. Nissan says the result gets 250 horsepower, which is equivalent to the 3.5-liter V6 engine in the non-hybrid. Pricing and fuel economy estimates haven't been released.
Rogue: A new version of the Rogue small crossover will debut in the fall. Nissan is releasing details in mid-September.
Cayman: Porsche's redesigned two-seater is about 60 pounds lighter and stiffer for a better ride. The reworked engines provide more power but better fuel economy, clocking in at 32 mpg on the highway (up from 19 mpg in the previous model). There's a 2.7-liter flat-six cylinder engine with 275 horsepower in the base model or an optional 3.4-liter flat-six cylinder with 325 horsepower. The Cayman also gets fuel economy gains from an electrical steering system, which replaces the old hydraulic one; a stop-start function that automatically stops the car and restarts it at traffic lights; and a separate system that recaptures energy during braking and coasting and uses it to charge the battery. There's a six-speed manual transmission or an optional seven-speed automatic. Other updates: Keyless entry and adaptive cruise control. Pricing starts at $52,600.
Macan: The Macan, a new SUV one size smaller than the Cayenne, is expected to be unveiled in November. So far, few details are available.
Panamera: The Panamera sedan will come in three new variants later this fall: the S E-Hybrid, Porsche's first plug-in hybrid; and two executive versions of the Panamera 4S and Turbo models that are longer and come with a new 3.0-liter turbocharged V6 engine that gets 420 horsepower. Porsche says the hybrid can produce up to 95 horsepower in all-electric mode; a 333-horsepower, 3.0-liter V6 kicks in after about 20 miles or so of all-electric driving. Fuel economy hasn't been released for the hybrid, but the turbocharged versions get 18 mpg in combined city/highway driving. The base Panamera starts at $78,100. The hybrid is $99,000, while the Executive 4S is $125,600. The lineup tops out at $161,100 with the Executive Turbo.
Heavy-duty pickups: Ram updates its 2500 and 3500 work pickups. Both get new frames, and the 2500 gets the company's link-coil suspension. Also new is an optional 6.4-liter, 410 horsepower V-8 engine. Air suspensions are optional as well. The 2500 starts at $30,695 including shipping and is due in showrooms in the fourth quarter.
Wraith: The two-door, four-seat Wraith has the unmistakable and imposing front end of a Rolls with a rakish slanted roof in the rear. It's the most powerful Rolls ever built, with a 6.6-liter V12 engine that gets 624 horsepower. Inside, there's a new system that uses GPS data and navigation to scan the road ahead and automatically pick out the right gear from the eight-speed transmission. Another first is a rotary controller for the dashboard screen that has a touch-sensitive pad that lets you "write" who you want to call or where you want to go with your finger. Want more? You can have 1,340 fiber optics sewn into the headliner to make it look like you're driving under a starry sky. Pricing will start around $300,000 when the Wraith goes on sale later this year.