Plaese explain to me, what is with you americans calling a 2013 year car a 2014 model, what is the point of all that? I just don't find any logic. If you your car start selling in 2013 and then there is some refresh for 2014 isn't this mighty confusing to what is what?

Here in Europe at least from what I've seen we are calling a 2013 car a 2013 model. And then explain what will be new/the same for the 2014 model.