In 129 years of automobile glory since Karl Benz first built the first petroleum powered engine, automakers have produced a wide spectrum of vehicle designs and also found out undiscovered concepts or forms of what the future vehicles would look like. Automobiles used to have yearly ground-up refresh on interior, exterior as well as mechanical elements; however, a car model in modern days usually gets mid-cycle refresh to keep things afresh, enjoying a longish production run of mostly five-to-seven or even more.
Developing a new car model and making it into production typically costs billions of dollars, taking at-least five or more years. However, this could be changing with the advent of the modular platforms and we are now likely to see a lot more new cars models a lot sooner. There are already a number of new cars lining up to be launched before 2020, although we have only a few spy photos for those models. The rumors of their existence make news and intensify product life cycles among competitors.
So take a look at the top 20 cars coming out before 2020 that are worth waiting for.
20. Tesla Model 3
Tesla Model 3 is a full-sized luxury, third generation Tesla plug-in electric car that may hit the road in 2017. With the expected priced at just $35,000, this all-electric car could prove to be the most affordable Tesla, offering a 200-mile range.
19. Audi Q8
Combining the best possible components of its predecessor, 2017 Audi Q8 will be a luxury crossover and reportedly to be produced in a 4-door version. Reports mentioned that it could use a V6, V8, plug-in hybrid for creating a power of 550 bhp and rumored to hit road in 2017 on the cost more than $50,000.
18. Jaguar F-Pace
The design of Jaguar F-Pace will be based around 2013 Jaguar C-X17 concept car. This five-seat crossover will be a piece of luxury with high-tech features. Its sale is expected to start in 2016 with the starting price at about $40,000.
17. Chevy Bolt
Showcased as a concept car at the 2015 North American International Auto Show, the Chevrolet Bolt is an all-electric crossover with lithium-ion battery technology to deliver an expected range of 200 miles. Production is likely commencing in 2017 as a 2018 model with the starting price at about US$38,000.
16. 2016 Honda Ridgeline
The 2016 Honda Ridgeline will be a mid-size sports utility pickup truck as a second generation Ridgeline with sleeker and more modern look. Reports said that it will use a powerful hybrid engine with a 3.5 V6 engine. It may enter into production at fall 2016 with a price tag starting around $30, 000.
15. 2016 Mazda CX-3
Premiered at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show, 2016 Mazda CX-3 is a compact crossover with grand touring features. While it is reportedly said that the CX-3 will be by a 2.0 L Skyactiv four-cylinder paired with a six-speed automatic.
14. 2017 Nissan Leaf
The 2017 Nissan Leaf is an all-electric car the will come with different range and multiple battery size options, and expected to offer the power ranges from 120 miles to 150 miles. This new Nissan Leaf will be facing a powerful competition with Chevrolet Bolt which is also speculated to be released in 2017.
13. 2017 Chevy Silverado HD
2017 Chevrolet Silverado HD is a heavy duty truck that will come with more power and torque than its predecessors to compete against Ford’s best-selling F-150. These HD variants are likely hitting the market in the early 2016.
12. 2017 Lincoln Continental
2017 Lincoln Continental is a luxury sedan that was introduced as a concept car in 2015 New York International Auto Show. This vehicle is reportedly using a 3.0L V6 Ford EcoBoost engine and will be in production sometimes in 2016 as a 2017 model.
11. 2017 Ford GT
After its introduction at the 2015 North American International Auto Show, the 2017 Ford GT will be powered by a 3.5 L EcoBoost V6 twin-turbo, with 7-speed semi-automatic transmission, and 650 hp. This sports car is set for 2016 production as a 2017 model.
10. Infiniti Q30/QX30
The Infiniti Q30 and QX30 are premium compact vehicles that will incorporate an absolute blend of crossover, hatchback, and coupe. These premium vehicles will be turbocharged by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder, producing up to 250 hp. Initial production may commence in late 2015 for Q30 with a starting price around $30,000.
9. Porsche 960
Said to be in production in 2017, the Porsche 960 will be a bridge model between Porsche 911 and Porsche 918. This mid-mounted supercar will use a 3.5 L quad-turbocharge engine, a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic and an all-wheel-drive system to generate 650hp and a 0-60 sprint at just 2.5 seconds.
8. Lexus LF-LC
Introduced at the 2012 North American International Auto Show, Lexus LF-LC is a two-door luxury coupe that is rumored to be in production in 2017. This luxury sports car is expected to be a V-8 engine gasoline-electric hybrid with at least 500 hp.
7. Volkswagen Beetle Dune
Introduced at the 2014 Detroit auto show, Volkswagen Beetle Dune may come as a hybrid powerstrain compact car that may enter production in early 2016 at the cost around $20,000. It may use a 2.0L direct-injected turbo four engine and produce 210hp.
6. 2017 BMW M2
Engineered with heavy input from BMW’s M GmbH performance division, the M2, a refreshed version of BMW’s 2-series coupe, is rumored to hit the market in early 2016 as a 2017 model with expected price at $55,000 and speculated power rating of about 400 hp.
5. 2017 Maserati Alfieri
Unveiled at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show, Maserati Alfieri will be a 2+2 coupe with surprisingly sleek and sharp appearance. It will offer three different V6 engine options, generating 410 bhp, 450 bhp, and 520 bhp respectively. Its sale date may start in 2017.
4. 2017 Bugatti Chiron
The 2017 Bugatti Chiron may replace the existing supercar — the Veyron the king of speed among production vehicles. The Chiron will reportedly use Veyron’s 8.0-liter W-16 engine and now with direct injection and electrically powered turbocharger to produce the output of up to 1500hp. According to rumors, the Chiron will take a 0-62 mph in just 2 seconds and may attempt to beat the Veyron’s top speed record. The production may begin sometime in 2016 with an expected price tag of around $2.5 millions.
3. 2018 Land Rover Defender
The 2018 Land Rover Defender will be a brutally powerful offroader with multiple farm-friendly body configurations, including pickups and wagons. It is rumored to feature multiple engine versions for both gas and diesel: 2.0-liter inline-fours, 3.0-liter V-6, 5.0-liter V-8. It is expected to arrive in 2016 production as a 2017 model with a starting price at about $55, 000.
2. 2018 Honda Civic Type R
Previewed at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show, 2018 Honda Civic Type R will be a 4th generation is the highest performance version of Honda Civic. It will use a 2.0L Earth Dreams K20C1 i-VTEC Turbo engine to produce at least 300 hp and a 270km/h top speed. It may come in a 2017production as a 2018 model with starting cost around $30, 000.
1. 2019 Lamborghini Asterion
The 2019 Lamborghini Asterion will be a two-seat plug-in-hybrid supercar on a surprisingly innovative version with highly streamlined aerodynamics and appearance. According to some reports, this new bull will be brutally powerful with over expected 890 hp from its Huracán 5.2L V-10 engine mated with two electric motors. Its production is rumored to start in 2019 with a starting price tag around $200,000.