Whereas a lot of the world appears as if it’s been halted by the pandemic, progress marches on within the automotive sphere. This 12 months we must always see an array of vital all-new automobiles hitting the highway, from a slew of powerful electrical vans to some doubtless last-of-their-breed sports activities vehicles. Right here’s only a sampling of some promising automobiles arriving quickly:


A model as soon as synonymous with fuel guzzling goes inexperienced. The Hummer EV will boast specs and capabilities that may be head-turning for an SUV the least bit—as much as 1,000 horsepower, diagonal driving off-road at low speeds, a zero-to-60 time of lower than 3 seconds—and it’s electrical. The supertruck will steal a few of GM’s finest tech, like Tremendous Cruise, for hands-free driving on many interstates. GMC estimates the vary of this battery-powered beast at 350 miles per cost. It ought to arrive late within the 12 months, and the entire accessible first-run automobiles, referred to as “Version 1,” have offered out at $113,000 a pop. gmc.com


2021 Volkswagen ID.4

VW Volkswagen Id.4
When you’ve been distracted shorting Tesla inventory on Robinhood, Volkswagen has been getting ready an absolute EV onslaught (75 electrical fashions, VW claims, by 2029). The primary fruit of their electrical labors is the ID.4, a compact SUV providing a spread of as much as 250 miles. Its electrical motor will make 201 horsepower, and although it is going to ultimately be provided with all-wheel drive, the primary ID.4 fashions to reach will characteristic one rear-wheel drive. We’re excited to see how its dealing with and end examine to Tesla’s pricier Mannequin Y. The ID.4 ought to hit sellers early within the 12 months, and can begin round $41,000. vw.com

2021 Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing

Cadillac v-series Blckwing
The V-Collection Blackwing fashions would be the first GM manufacturing automobiles with 3D-printed components, together with a singular medallion on the guide shifter knob.

Right here’s one thing from the Endangered Species Division: a high-performance sedan bearing a V8 engine, with a six-speed guide shifter provided customary. The CT5-V Blackwing (its 3D-printed shifter proven right here) ought to supply lots to love for drivers who suppose there’s no substitute for rowing your individual gears and listening to the roar of a giant inner combustion engine. Particulars (together with value) are scant at this level, however ought to are available in early February, with the automotive resulting from arrive late this summer time. cadillac.com


2021 Audi e-Tron GT

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We’re excited for the e-Tron GT as a result of it may very well be one other benchmark within the EV’s evolution. The horny e-Tron GT, proven right here in idea kind, serves as a sister automotive of kinds to Porsche’s Taycan sports activities sedan, and will get a lot of that automotive’s spectacular underpinnings, together with its huge 90-kWh capability battery and a 800-volt system that enables for 20-minute fast expenses to 80 % capability. Full particulars might be introduced in February, and the automotive ought to arrive quickly thereafter. audiusa.com


2022 Volkswagen GTI

VW Gti golf
Probably the most entertaining vehicles available on the market ought to get much more compelling with the arrival of its eighth era. The polished scorching hatch’s design modifications are delicate—it’s longer, a bit decrease, and includes a revised suspension. The brand new GTI wears some fancy LED lighting up entrance, and there are an array of high-tech upgrades within the cabin, too. Energy will come from a turbocharged 2-liter engine making 242 horsepower. And sure, it’ll be provided with a guide choice. Count on to see the brand new GTI later within the 12 months. vw.com


2021 Nissan Z

Nissan Z Proto 2021 coupe debut
Nissan’s iconic two-seat, entrance engine, rear-wheel-drive sports activities automotive is taking a leap ahead with an intensive retro-futurist redesign and loads of modifications beneath the hood, too. Up entrance you’ll discover cues to the Zs of the ’70s: teardrop-shaped headlights and a protracted hood that mimics its forbears. It’ll be powered by a twin-turbo, 3.0-liter V6 rumored to make 400 horsepower. Count on a full unveil later this 12 months. nissanusa.com

2021 Ford Bronco

Ford Bronco badlans series
Pre-production 2021 Bronco four-door Badlands sequence with accessible Sasquatch off-road package deal.

The revived Bronco calls again to the Nineteen Sixties fashions—test the design’s quick overhangs, flared fenders, and flat physique panels. But it’s full of new tech, like 360-degree cameras that characteristic off-road recognizing views and trail-mapping capabilities. Constructed to battle the Wrangler, the Bronco boasts doorways and roof panels that may be eliminated, together with big 35-inch tires and a suspension able to ship you into the unknown. Look out for it someday this summer time, with a sticker that begins round $30,000. ford.com


Rivian R1S

Rivian R1S
Will one other large electrical truck steal Hummer’s thunder? A pair of vehicles from Rivian simply would possibly. Rivian’s R1T pickup and R1S SUV present tons of promise, from burly quad-motor drivetrains good for as much as 300 mies on a cost, to good tech and storage parts of their minimalist cabins. The R1T pickup is deliberate to reach in June, with a value beginning at $75,000; the R1S ought to observe in August, with a sticker that begins at $77,500. rivian.com


Nissan Ariya

Nissan Ariya
Although the model has been comparatively quiet of late, Nissan plans to make some noise with the all-electric Ariya, a swoopy compact crossover SUV with as much as 300 miles of vary. A single-motor mannequin makes 215 horsepower; an all-wheel-drive mannequin makes 389. Like its competitors, the Tesla Mannequin Y, the Ariya’s suite of semi-autonomous driving options will assist you to take your arms off the wheel on some stretches of highway in sure situations. The Ariya might be priced beginning at $40,000 and might be accessible late within the 12 months. nissanusa.com



Tesla Cybertruck

Tesla Cybertruck
Will we see Elon Musk’s wild, naked stainless steel-sided electric pickup in 2021? We’ll must see. The Bladerunner-inspired car is slated to start out manufacturing on the model’s new “Gigafactory” in Austin, Texas, someday later this 12 months. Following different Tesla debuts, the primary fashions to be produced might be a number of the priciest and strongest (three-motor fashions with sub-3-second 0-60mph instances), with extra inexpensive choices (like a base mannequin round $40,000) in months to observe. One factor’s for sure: You’ll keep in mind the primary time you see one on the highway. tesla.com


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