The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted all aspects of our lives. Yet in such a time, our beloved car makers have resorted to innovative ways of putting forth what the future of cars look like. These 25 cars are what most piqued our interest but there's obviously a lot more happening in the car world than just this.
First Up, the Cars Launching by 2021
Acura TLX Type S
We’re all aware of how the TLX, Acura’s best-selling sedan, is being revamped for the year 2021. Acura's brand new 2021 TLX will be priced somewhere in the sub-$30,000 category. It is expected to launch somewhere between September to November 2020.
Although the real catch this time is the 2021 Acura TLX Type S. It is set to come into the markets by May 2021. The TLX Type S will get a new turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 and hang up its 290hp 3.5-liter V6.
- Here is our complete coverage of the upcoming 2021 Acura TLX
- Get yourself a used Acura TLX for as low as $12,285
The Genesis GV80 is the first SUV coming from Hyundai’s luxury brand Genesis. This SUV will have seating for five but there is an option to get third-row seats. The prices of this SUV will start under $50,000. It was expected to go on sale by May 2020 but the present scenario has got things stalled.
For that kind of money, even the base trim of the 2021 Genesis GV80 will come equipped with full-LED exterior lights, dual-zone climate control, 12-way power front seats, adaptive cruise control and load-leveling rear suspension. The SUV gets 2 powertrain choices, a 2.5-liter inline-four and another 3.5-liter V6.
- Read our complete review of the 2021 Genesis GV80 here
- As a luxury brand, what has Genesis got to offer? Read here
Mercedes-Benz and Smart joined hands to make electric cars together. One of the most appealing prospects of this venture comes ahead in the form of an all-electrified Mercedes-Benz S-Class sedan or the Mercedes-Benz EQS. The car will start at a MSRP of about $96,000.
No official announcement from Mercedes-Benz regarding the release date has been made. The sedan will be powered by 469 hp dual-electric motors and get AWD as standard. This will allow the car to accelerate from 0-60 MPH in 4.5 seconds. It will also have a range of about 435 miles.
- Here is our complete coverage of the upcoming 2021 Mercedes-Benz EQS
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Ford Mustang Mach E
Ford went ahead and shocked the world with an all-electrified SUV version of their most iconic car, the Ford Mustang. The Mustang Mach E will launch in the last quarter of the year 2020. Prices for the base model will start at a MSRP of $43,895. The buyers will also get federal tax credit of up to $7,500 and individual state tax reductions.
Power for this all-electric Mustang SUV will come from either a 75.7 kWh battery pack or a 98.8 kWH one. An exclusive Mustang Mach E GT making around 459 hp will also be offered later. This will allow it to accelerate from 0-60 MPH in under 4 seconds. Nonetheless, the Mustang Mach E will offer a range of 230 miles, 210 with AWD, with the smaller battery pack.
- Take a look at the complete in-depth review of the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach E
- The 1400HP Ford Mustang Mach E is yet another car to look out for
You just can’t not talk about the brand-new Ford F-150. This time Ford have gone all out on their best-selling vehicle in the American market. On June 25th, the auto-marque launched this completely redesigned pickup, and boy did we not see that coming! The prices of the upcoming F-150 pickup will start just a little north of $30,000.
The real news, however, comes in the form of a first-ever 3.5-liter PowerBoost Hybrid motor that this pickup will be equipped with. This motor will push maximum towing capacity to 12,000 pounds. Apart from that, you get a 12.0-inch infotainment unit running Ford’s SYNC4 technology. It will also be privy to over-the-air-updates. There are also as many as 11 front grille options and 13 wheel designs to choose from for the new Ford F-150.
- Read our complete coverage of the redesigned Ford F-150
- You can get yourself a used Ford F-150 for as low as $16,999
The Mustang Mach E and redesigned F-150 are not the only vehicles to watch out for from Ford’s stable. In fact, the all-new Ford Bronco has managed to shift all the attention towards itself. So much so that some dealers have even announced they won’t be charging a markup on it. This revived icon will start at a base price of $28,500.
You have the options of a Bronco 2-door, a Bronco 4-door, and a baby Bronco known as the Bronco Sport. There are multiple powertrain choices ranging from a 2.3L EcoBoost motor to a 2.7L V6 from the F-150. However, a 10-speed automatic will remain standard. The SUV will offer 23 MPG combined and get a 12.0-inch LCD touchscreen for infotainment.
- Here's a list of all the dealerships that won't charge a markup on the Ford Bronco
- Read all the news about brand-new Ford Bronco here
Lexus LC 500 Convertible
We’re all very familiar with the Lexus LC 500 coupe and what it has accomplished. So naturally, to expand on an already hot product, Lexus have decided to manufacture a convertible version of the same. The LC 500 convertible will be the first of this kind from Lexus. It will be priced closer to the $93,000 mark.
Power for this flagship will come from a naturally aspirated V8 making 471 hp. Helping put all that power to the ground will be a Direct-Shift 10-speed automatic unit. Together, they will push the LC 500 convertible past the 60 MPH in 4.6 seconds from a standstill, while top speed has been limited to 168 MPH.
- Here is a detailed review of the upcoming Lexus LC 500 Convertible
- A used Lexus LC 500 coupe can be yours for $59,555
The largest carmaker of America, GMC, has given its most popular Yukon three-row SUV a complete makeover for the coming year. For starters, it will be based on the same platform as the GMC Sierra. This new GMC Yukon will cost around $52,000 when it hits the market by May 2020.
The new GMC Yukon will have a 4 inches longer wheelbase and will also be 6 inches longer overall, thereby, freeing up even more space on the inside. Under the hood of the upcoming Yukon will lie a 5.3L V8 which can be swapped for a 6.2L V8. Power ratings stand at 355 hp and 420 hp respectively.
- The GMC Terrain is also being updated for the coming year
- Click here to find out more about the upcoming GMC Yukon
BMW 4 Series
Making all sorts of controversial waves around its redesigned grille is the brand-new BMW 4 Series. It debuted recently and the prices will start from $45,600. This time, BMW has equipped with the 4 Series with more powerful engine options and more standard features. To begin with, the new second generation BMW 4 Series is longer, taller and wider than before.
The again, the M440i will get a 48V mild-hybrid system as standard. There is also a 3.0L turbocharged V6 making 382 hp and 364 lb-ft torque. The other engine option includes a 255 hp 2.0-liter turbo-four for the base 430i trims. That 2.0-liter four-pot will allow the new BMW 4 Series to accelerate from 0-60 in 5.3 seconds and also return highway and city MPG of 27 combined.
- The BMW M4 is yet another most anticipated car for the coming year
- Read our in-depth analysis of the 2021 BMW 4 Series
Volkswagen's vision of its ID.Crozz and ID.Buzz was much talked about and quite well received by the world. Finally all those concepts aside, we have the upcoming Volkswagen ID.4 SUV. The price of this SUV will start at around $35,000.
Volkswagen claims that the SUV will offer a range of 310 miles on a single charge. It will be manufactured at their plant in Tennessee for the North American markets and could probably go on for sale latest by first quarter of 2021. Not much is known about the ID.4's power figures but it will be rear-wheel driven as standard. The AWD setup will be introduced later.
Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing
For the model year 2020 Cadillac introduced their brand-new CT5-V sedan. It was essentially the more performance-focused version of the CT5 sedan as it sourced power from a 360 hp 3L V6. Now adding more panache to Cadillac's lineup is the upcoming CT5-V Blackwing.
Its prices will start onwards of $85,000. Reports claim that Cadillac could equip the CT5-V Blackwing with a supercharged 6.2-liter V8 from the CTS-V, making close to 650 hp. Transmission duties will be taken care of by either a 10-speed automatic or a six-speed manual.
- The CT5-V Blackwing the track-focused version of the Cadillac CT5-V sedan
- Read all the news about Cadillac right here
The RAV4 Prime is not the only hybrid SUV to look out for from Toyota. The carmaker also unveiled yet another exclusive hybrid SUV called the Toyota Venza. Starting price of the upcoming Venza SUV will be over $32,000. It will most probably be available for sale in August 2021.
Powering this hybrid SUV will be a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine and three electric motors. Together they will return a combined output of 219 hp and 206 lb-ft torque. This will allow the Toyota Venza to clock the 0-60 MPH run in 7.6 seconds. This five-seater SUV will also offer a combined MPG of 40.
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- To find out more about the Toyota Venza, click here
The price of the 2021 Hyundai Elantra will start at around $20,000 when the car on sale in the last quarter of the year 2020. Apart form the many interior and exterior updates, there will also be a first-ever hybrid variant.
- Read our in-depth coverage of the 2021 Hyundai Elantra
- A used Hyundai Elantra can be yours for as less as $2,500
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Subaru WRX STI
The WRX STI has got to be one of the most anticipated cars that will come to the US in the near future. It will employ Subaru VIZIV Performance Concept and will also be underpinned by Subaru Global Platform. The prices will start at a MSRP of around $40,000.
Subaru is looking to launch the car sometime in October 2021. Reports claim that the car maker is looking to equip the WRX STI with a 400+ horsepower motor. But it is also being said that the current 2.5L turbocharged Boxer-4 could also continue.
- Click here to read our in-depth review of the 2021 Subaru WRX STI
- A used Subaru WRX STI can be yours for as low as $21,000
Another global leader in innovation and technology, Nissan, presented to the world an all-new, fully-electric Ariya SUV. With this SUV, Nissan also previewed their brand-new logo. The Nissan Ariya will arrive in the US sometime after June 2021 as a 2022 model with prices starting at around $40,000.
The SUV will be offered in both two-wheel drive and AWD configurations. The e-4ORCE badged AWD setup will be a first-off for Nissan. Power will be sourced from either a 63 kWh or 87 kWh battery pack. The AWD Ariya will produce 389 hp, while the standard trim will have around 214 hp. The SUV will last for 300 miles on a single charge.
Audi e-Tron GT
After Porsche came up with the Taycan, it was only a matter of time before other kingpins jumped into the world of such electric sports cars. Hence comes Audi's e-Tron GT. As a matter of fact, this Audi bears a lot in common with the Porsche Taycan but the e-Tron has an even more discernible design.
It is based on the same J1 architecture developed by Volkswagen. This all-electric Audi GT will make close to 600 hp and offer a range of about 250 miles. Prices of the upcoming e-Tron GT is expected to be around $100,000. It is being said that the car could make an appearance in early 2021 but there have been no official confirmations as such.
- The Audi e-Tron GT will be an all-electric car from Audi
- The Audi e-Tron GT will be underpinned by the same J1 architecture as Porsche Taycan
Okay, Tesla is unarguably the most unconventional car maker of the present day. This was proven further when Elon Musk presented to the world what looked like a car designed for some anime character, the Cybertruck. But it was actually a pickup truck designed to take on the likes of Ford F-150 Raptor. The price of the Tesla Cybertruck will start from as low as $39,900 and go all the way up to $69,900.
These prices vary on the number of motors you'd want to power your electric truck. The carmaker has also claimed that this pickup will have a maximum towing capacity of about 14,000 pounds. But that's still alright for a truck. What's not so much is the fact that Tesla claims this EV will be able to dash from 0 to 60 MPH in just 2.9 seconds when setup appropriately.
We're pretty sure not many people saw this coming. When GMC annouced that they were coming up with an electric version of one of their most infamous car ever, the Hummer EV, we could not wait but hear all about it. But apparently, according to GMC, the upcoming Hummer will sound like "nothing".
The car is expected to launch sometime in the last quarter of 2021. Nothing is known about the cost of the car. What we do know instead, the Hummer EV will make a 1,000 horsepower and 11,500 pond-feet of torque. This will allow it to accelerate from 0 to 60 MPH in under 3 seconds.
Chevrolet Corvette Z06
The Chevrolet Corvette C8 came into the light a while ago and it took the world by a storm. Belonging to the same lineup of high-performance cars, the Corvette Z06 could come in nexy year as part of the 2022 model. The price of this Chevrolet Corvette Z06 could be around $85,000.
It will get a 5.5-liter flat crankshaft V8 that will make over 660 hp, as per some reports. That V8 will come mated to an 8-speed automatic Dual Clutch Transmission. Considering how the 459 hp Corvette Z51 was able to reach the 60 MPH mark in just 2.8 seconds, the Corvette Z06 will be even faster.
- Click here to find out why the Corvetter C8 is the American Car of the Year
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Also waiting to be revealed sometime in April next year is Cadillac Lyriq SUV. This will be the luxury carmaker's first-ever all-electric vehicle. So far Cadillac has kept mum on any details or specifications of this SUV.
But we do have an idea that the SUV could be launched sometime in August 2021 as a 2022 model. Prices for the base Cadillac Lyriq variant will start at a MSRP of $75,000.
- Cadillac Lyriq will be a first-ever electric SUV from Cadillac
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Nissan's ball-Z 350 and 370 sports coupes had a phenomenal run while they lasted. The 370Z is still going on but we'd rather if it hung up the cowl and made way for the upcoming Nissan 400Z. Yes, it seems like the much needed upgrade to a colorful heritage is on its way.
The Nissan 400Z will most likely be powered by the twin-turbo V6 borrowed from the Infiniti Q60 coupe. It will still continue to be a rear-wheel driven but there could also be a host of technology updates. It will debut at an MSRP of over $45,000 when it arrives next year, not knowing exactly when.
Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 RS
An even more hardcore iteration of the Porsche 718 Cayman GT4, Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 RS, will set its wheels in the States in the last quarter of 2021. It will be lighter, more powerful and, in every meaning of the word, better than the 718 Cayman GT4.
When it does come to the markets, expect the price of around $130,000. It will continue to be powered by a 4.0-liter flat-six engine but power figures are not know yet. Still, we are hopeful of close to 500 hp, not that anyone would mind more from Porsche.
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- Read our complete coverage of the 2021 Porsche 718 Cayman
Volkswagen Golf GTI
Here's an idea, Volkswagen should never stop manufacturing cars like the Golf GTI. They seem to be doing exactly because the hot-hatch will go for sale yet again in 2021. The 2022 Volkswagen Golf GTI will mark the beginning of the eighth generation of this Civic Type-R stunner.
It will get the same 2.0-liter turbo-four under its hood. However, as opposed to the outgoing model, the new GTI's engine will make 241 hp and 273 lb-ft torque. Starting prices of the same are looking to cross over to the $30,000 mark when the car goes on sale first in Europe and the America.
- Find out more about the upcoming Volkswagen Golf GTI in our in-depth review
- Get yourself a used VW Golf GTI for just $6,955
Jeep Wagoneer/Grang Wagoneer
We have plenty of American three-row SUVs in the market but not one like the Jeep Wagoneer and/or Grand Wagoneer. This will be an all-new, full-size, three-row SUV from Jeep when it goes on for sale only Jeep knows when. It is set to begin production sometime in 2021.
From what is known so far, the 2021 Jeep Wagoneer/Grand Wagoneer will be underpinned by the same body-on-frame architecture as the Ram 1500 pickup. The price of the lineup will start at about $45,000, and both rear-wheel or all-wheel drivetrains will most definitely be offered.
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BMW X5 Hydrogen
In 2013, BMW entered a partnership with Toyota to manufacture hydrogen fuel cells where the fuel cell stack and entire system were to be developed by BMW.
Now, we have news that the 2022 BMW X5 Hydrogen will feature a 170 hp fuel cell system. It will also get the eDrive unit from BMW's iX3. This will push overall output to 374 hp. Prices and more details will be known later.
- The X5 Hydrogen will be the fuel cell powered version of the BMW X5 SUV
- A used BMW car can be yours for just $7,900
The model year 2020 has seen almost all famed automakers unveil their latest products over the internet. Do not be surprised if this becomes a trend of the modern world. While it is also true that most companies are coming up with Hybrid and Electric versions of their cars, the good-old IC engines will still persist.