Intriguing Future Cars and Crossovers On the Way
Whether you’re looking for something luxurious or more mainstream, there are plenty of soon-to-debut future cars to get excited about. Despite the popularity of crossovers, automakers aren’t ignoring cars, either. Keep reading for 13 cool cars and crossovers you may want to wait for if you’re currently new-car shopping.
Crossovers of all sizes are selling well, and the RAV4 is about to be displaced as Toyota‘s least expensive and smallest SUV. Toyota’s will enter the subcompact crossover segment with the odd-looking C-HR, the production version of which didn’t change much in design from the concept.
Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT Track Hawk
We can’t wait to drive the upcoming Hellcat-powered Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT Track Hawk. Likely packing the same 707-hp supercharged V-8 as the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat and Charger SRT Hellcat, the Grand Cherokee SRT Track Hawk could easily be the ultimate, Cayenne-challenging, performance SUV.
Alfa Romeo Stelvio
Alfa Romeo’s first crossover, the Stelvio, will share its engines and platform with the Giulia sports sedan and it has the Porsche Macan and Jaguar F-Pace in its sights. This means a higher-trim Stelvio could feature the same twin-turbo 2.9-liter V-6 as the Giulia Quadrifoglio and the handling chops to match European rivals.
The 2003 Alfa Romeo Kamal concept is pictured
Honda Civic Si
The Honda Civic Si has long had a reputation for impeccable handling and slick shifting manual gearbox. The tenth-generation model is still under wraps and will debut sometime before the end of 2016 before going on sale in 2017. If the standard Civic is any indication, the Civic Si will likely change the game in the sport compact class and gain a turbo-four in the process.
The 2015 Honda Civic Si sedan is pictured
Beyond the wild styling cues of the Genesis New York Concept (pictured) is the upcoming BMW 3 Series competitor from Hyundai‘s newly formed luxury division. Expect the car to debut sometime in the next couple years with turbocharged four- and six-cylinder engines, plus a hybrid.
The latest rumor that Toyota is reviving the Supra came earlier in June when the automaker filed to trademark the model name in Europe. Although there are no concrete details on the sports car Toyota is co-developing with BMW, expect power from a turbocharged six-cylinder engine or hybrid.
Kia‘s highly anticipated rear-drive four-door will be inspired by the GT Concept that was revealed at the 2011 Frankfurt auto show. Expect a twin-turbo 3.3-liter V-6 backed by an eight-speed automatic transmission as one of the powertrain options.
The other half of BMW and Toyota’s sports car venture will come in form of a rear-drive roadster wearing the BMW roundel. Unlike the current Z4, the Z5 won’t have a power retractable soft top to reduce weight. Under the hood will be turbocharged I-4 and I-6 engines paired to an eight-speed automatic or possibly a six-speed manual.
Audi TT RS
Audi‘s bold, sporty two-door is about to become more potent thanks to a new 394-hp turbocharged I-5 and a seven-speed twin-clutch gearbox. Available as a coupe or a roadster, the Audi TT RS comes standard with all-wheel drive, giving it tenacious grip and all-weather traction.
Chevrolet Camaro Z/28
Like the last Chevrolet Camaro Z/28, the new one will surely take race tracks by storm. The upcoming, lighter-weight Camaro Z/28 probably won’t offer the ZL1’s optional 10-speed automatic, but count on a six- or seven-speed manual as the only available gearbox.
The 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 is pictured
Volvo wagons are making a return to the North American market with the V90, which will arrive next year with a couple four-cylinder engines or a 400-hp plug-in hybrid known as the the T8. A high-riding variant called the V90 Cross Country should be perfect for those who want a little extra off-road curb appeal.
The next-generation Wrangler is a big deal for Jeep, and it’s possible the off-road icon will offer a turbocharged 2.0-liter I-4 from FCA’s upcoming Hurricane engine family. Few vehicles are as well recognized worldwide as the Wrangler, and that’s not likely to change once the new vehicle appears in showrooms.
Honda Civic Type R
For the first time ever, the Honda Civic Type R will be sold in North America alongside the 10th-generation Civic’s upcoming hatchback. That means the sport compact segment is about to get hotter with the addition of Honda‘s front-drive rocket to its U.S. lineup. The front-drive Civic Type R should arrive as a 2018 model with a 2.0-liter, direct-injected turbo-four with VTEC, which should be good for just over 305 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque.