We've already discussed the 2015 death list, as in which vehicles won't be returning next year. Now that we've shed some tears, it's time to look towards the future. There's a slew of new vehicles coming and we compiled a list of the 17 most important new cars of 2015.

Why are these 17 vehicles so important? Some are vehicles we've never seen before—vehicles that could literally make or break some car brands—while others are new directions for current nameplates through the use of technology, safety, or styling.

So which one of these 17 vehicles are you most looking forward to?