The cars we are most looking forward to in 2020
Cars 2020: Whether It’s driving a sexy new car that recently surfaced, or finally seeing a long-awaited version, here is what we’re looking forward to most in the new year.
It’s a brand-new decade, Roadshow readers. If you are like us, the year 2020 certainly sounds and feels like the future, and we have got a whole group of forward-thinking cars coming our way over the next few decades.
Right now, we are setting our sights on what is expected to debut over the next 12 months. This will be a busy year for new car launches; here are the cars we are looking forward to driving (or only seeing) in the new year.
Tesla Roadster 2.0
It seems like 100 years back that I analysed the first-generation Tesla Roadster, but it was only eight. Still, in the life span of a journalist covering Tesla, that is a long time indeed.
The Company has developed incredibly since then. At the end of 2011, Tesla had delivered only over 2,000 cars worldwide. Nowadays, it provides upward of 30,000 vehicles each month. More impressive is what the company has heard about vehicle dynamics since then. The ancient Roadster was superbly fun and raw, but it felt every bit like the hacksawed Lotus Elise it was. The new Roadster will be something completely different, offering a 0-to-60-mph period of 1.9 seconds and a whopping 600-mile maximum variety. Those numbers seem ambitious, but when it comes to performance capacity, Musk’s guarantees for the Versions S, X and 3 have finally come true.
What Hasn’t always worked out is that the time, and thus while the promised release in 2020 is far from a sure bet, I am optimistic for a ride sometime in the next 12 months.
Ford Mustang Mach-E
After All of the kerfuffle over the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E’s pony-car-derived title and styling dies down, at the end of the day, we are going to be left with an electrical crossover that is going to have to prove itself.
The Preliminary specs — around 459 horsepower, 0-to-60-mph time from the mid-3-second selection and, most of all, a range of 300-plus miles — all suggest this version will have the goods. Me? I believe it’s the best chance of sales success of any EV not sporting Elon Musk and Co.’s”T” badge, but a good deal of important things both small and large will want to blend for it to occur. I can not wait to push the situation and see if it’s a shot.
We Might not be receiving the brand new Volkswagen Golf in the united states, but as far as we know at this time, the new GTI is headed this way. I have always adored the GTI for its blend of performance and practicality, with a high-quality interior, excellent styling and fantastic driving dynamics in an affordable package.
The New GTI does not seem to shake up this formula too much, but it is going to bring much better infotainment and driver-assistance technology to the bundle. Can this still be my everyday driver of choice? Hopefully, I will know later this season.
Offering Telluride style with a scale closer to That of Kia’s adorable little Soul, the new Seltos’ appearance has grown on me since its introduction earlier this year. With two available engines, I am most looking forward to the stronger 1.6-litre turbo version, boasting 195 pound-feet of torque. Optional all-wheel drive should afford the Seltos a little more all-weather stability compared to the smaller Spirit currently does, in addition to the compact SUV will roll out with the identical excellent UVO dashboard technician and Drive Wise driver-assistance suite.
Kia’s Been on a small roll with this newest generation of automobiles, and the Seltos is set to be equally as impressive when it hits the street in early 2020.
Ford Announced the arrival of a new Bronco way back in 2017, and we have been waiting with bated breath since. True, Ford showed us the Bronco R, a racing prototype using the inventory powertrain and entered it to the Baja 1000, but we do not know what will power the production SUV.
The Bronco R hurried with a solid rear axle and independent front suspension, which may or may not carry over to the production version. Ford has filed patents for removable doors, so hopefully, the Bronco will be an open atmosphere like its main rival, the Jeep Wrangler.
One thing is for sure: the Bronco is an iconic vehicle with enthusiasts around the world. If the new Bronco comes into this world as anything but a hardcore off-roader, Ford will have an enthusiast riot on its hands. It is a Bronco, Ford — not a Shetland pony.
The Polestar 1 is a one-off moon shot, and that’s the reason why I’m a lot more excited for 2020 to deliver the Polestar two. This former arm of Volvo, now it’s very own dedicated electrified automaker, plans to roll out an affordable-ish hatchback that takes a particular direction in contrast to Volvo. It will have the first iteration of the group’s new Android-based infotainment system, and its electrical range ought to be mighty competitive. Additionally, I’m a big fan of rectilinear designs, and the Polestar 2 has it in spades. I can not wait to take it for a spin.
The Chevrolet Tahoe and its older, bigger sibling, the Suburban, are getting a whole overhaul for 2021. Not only are these body-on-frame SUVs getting radically more premium interiors and fully revamped bodies, but engineers have also fitted them with a heaping helping of new technology.
The Headline feature in this section is an independent rear-suspension design. Yep, no longer will GM’s largest and most profitable utility vehicles soldier with chassis technologies that might have been borrowed from a Roman chariot. The iron log which has supported these vehicles for decades has been tossed in the garbage — replaced by a system that’s guaranteed to deliver superior handling and refinement. Whether pushed into the office on a Monday morning or removed for a great thrashing on a boulder-strewn course over the weekend. Beyond this, magnetic dampers and even four-corner air suspension will be provided.
I’m excited to see how enhanced the latest-generation Tahoe and Suburban are, and I won’t have to wait too long to find out; those vehicles are slated to go on sale next summer.
Land Rover Defender
Like Everyone else, I guess, I was incredibly sceptical of this new Land Rover Defender as it was originally announced. I mean, the first was so iconic and so obviously from another time and place that no contemporary vehicle could aspire to recreate its magic. Fortunately, also like everybody else, I was utterly blown away by the new Defender as it debuted at the Frankfurt Motor Show, and my admiration for it only increased when I saw it in person at the LA Auto Show.
The Fresh Defender is handsome and retro-inspired without being kitschy. Its interior is ideal, and so are the numerous styling packages being offered. The biggest mistake I believe that JLR made wasn’t supplying the thing in Sandglow such as the Camel Trophy Defenders of old. I absolutely can’t wait to find the Defender out on the paths of Southern California and see whether its driving experience matches up to its looks.
More Than maybe any other car on the current market, the Mercedes-Benz S-Class has always been the pioneer when it comes to technology and luxury. Every new creation introduces features that have not been seen before, and the forthcoming seventh-gen model should be no different. How it’s coming in the start of a new decade — and in a turning point in the sector concerning electrification and freedom — is not lost on Mercedes. I’m hoping to see slick looks, a completely new sort of dashboard design, innovative autonomous tech, and more cossetting luxuriousness if that is even possible.
As with all S-Classes, what appears on the brand’s flagship model will trickle down into the other cars in the Mercedes portfolio, making new tech and new Styling components available to a far more extensive range of consumers. But more than Anything else, I wish to know how many unique messages work the chairs will have.
Source of information: CNN Cars 2020