“The purpose of a New Year goes beyond having a new year. It’s more about having a new soul and a new nose; new feet, new ears, new eyes, a new backbone, and possibly a new car.” - G.K. Chesterton (A Chesterton calendar).
If there is one thing we all do every 31st of December, it's to have high hopes for the coming year. That’s when we write down a lot of resolutions and goals we hope to achieve in the New Year. The same thing applies to automakers; they plan to produce cars for a particular model year and have high hopes that the car will do well when it’s launched. The only difference between the planning of an average person and automakers is the time involved in planning. While a normal person plans a few months before the next year, an automaker starts planning, sometimes, years before the launching of a particular model year—in this case 2019.
It’s in such cases that leaked images of proposed cars come out thanks to the internet, and it gives us a clue of what the automaker has been up to lately. However, the automakers facilitate such leaks as a P.R stunt to hear what the general public have to say about the particular car. In this article, we’ll be listing leaked images and features of 2019 vehicles, for the consumers to know what to expect. Some of the cars are worth the release, while some aren’t. Keep reading. You’ll find out.
25 We Expect: Ford Ranger Raptor
Ford will release the 2019 model of the Ford Ranger Raptor by mid-2019 to bring smiles to the faces of their fans across the globe. Ford decided to dazzle Raptor fans this time around by not giving the new Raptor truck a V8 or even a V6 engine; instead, fans will be enjoying the 2019 Raptor with a new twin-turbo 2.0-liter inline-four diesel engine.
According to Carbuzz, this engine will deliver 210 horsepower, and 369 pound-feet of torque merged with a ten-speed automatic gear transmission.
24 We Expect: Genesis G70
It would be a good idea to be on the lookout for Genesis’ sports luxury sedan vehicle. The reason for this is simple; the G70 looks remarkable. No doubt it takes a lot of courage for a new brand like Genesis to come up with a model like this and put it on the market because it has a lot of competition.
Nevertheless, the model looks promising beyond every reasonable doubt. According to Carbuzz, Genesis is a new brand that was launched three years ago.
23 We Expect: Honda Insight
If you think you know so much about the Honda Insight, the 2019 model will prove you wrong on different levels because it’s unique. It’s normal to assume that the previous and latest Insight shares some similarities, but that’s not the case.
According to Top Gear, the Honda Insight has excellent styling alongside fuel-efficient powertrain and a classy touch. The standard active safety features and the spacious interior are to be admired. It also has a smooth and comfortable ride—what more could you require?
22 We Expect: Toyota Avalon
One look at this car and you’d be convinced that a lot of thought and creativity went into its production. The company came up with the Avalon to give its customers something unusual from start to finish.
According to Consumer Reports, the Avalon is not too expensive considering that it comes with a fantastic set of standard features. The model also has an impressive interior paired with an attractive exterior. It uses a 3.5 L V6 engine that delivers 301 horsepower at 6600 rpm and a torque of 267 ft-lbs at 4700 rpm.
21 We Expect: Aston Martin DBS Superleggera
If you’re a fan of Aston Martin, you’d love this news as Aston Martin is set to release the 2019 model of the DBS Superleggera. The car will be coming with a lot of upgraded features above the former models, such as, a 5.2-liter twin-turbocharged V12 engine which outputs 715 horsepower merged with a performance–enhanced eight–speed gear automatic transmission, and other fantastic features which we’re all eager to test.
According to Aston Martin, the car is going to be super lightweight, sturdy, aggressive, attractive, and richly finished with a commanding presence.
20 We Expect: Audi SQ2
A lot of fans are ready to make an exception for the new Audi SQ2, even if they’re not down with the idea of tuned-up baby crossovers because of the conflict of physics involved in the machine. After all, this 2019 Audi SQ2 turns out to be a super-fast car.
According to Top Gear, the SQ2 comes with a Volkswagen ubiquitous 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine, which generates 296 horsepower and 295 pound-feet torque. That’s why we’re not surprised that it accelerates from 0 – 62mph in 4.8 seconds.
19 We Expect: Ferrari 488 Pista Spider
According to Top Gear, the 2019 Ferrari 488 Pista Spider model is going to be one of the best convertible cars Ferrari has ever made. The car comes with a 3.9-liter turbocharged V8 engine which produces 711 horsepower and 568 pound-feet of torque.
We’re not surprised that the car accelerates from 0 – 62mph in 2.85 seconds like the coupe version. It will also accelerate from 0 – 124mph in 8 seconds, compared to the coupe at 7.6 seconds, plus it has a maximum speed of 211mph.
18 We Expect: Jaguar F-Pace SVR
The fast-moving Special Vehicle Operations Divisions is the team responsible for the new Jaguar F-Pace SVR. The car lifted an extra 44 percent power from the familiar supercharged 5.0-Liter V8 engine to output about 542 horsepower, which allows it to accelerate from 0 – 62mph in 4.1 seconds with a maximum speed of 176mph.
According to Motor1, the 2019 version comes with upgraded brakes which are 395mm for the front and 396mm for the rear, plus its two-piece discs. The car also took care of Aerodynamic requirements, reducing the substantial air intake at the front part of the vehicle.
17 We Expect: McLaren 720S Spider
What a fantastic way to outset the year with the new McLaren 720S Spider, which comes in handy for this year’s summer. The car comes with a 4.0-Liter twin-turbocharged V8 merged to a seven-speed gear transmission and a rear-wheel drive. The car’s engine outputs 710 horsepower and 568 pound-feet of torque like the Coupe version.
According to Top Gear, with the roof up, the car accelerates from 0 – 62 mph in 2.9 seconds and accelerates from 0 – 124mph in 7.9 seconds, which is a tenth slower than the coupe version, plus it has a maximum speed of 212mph.
16 We Expect: Audi A8
The Audi A8 is a fourth generation Audi model which will be hitting the market in 2019. Therefore, a lot of drivers are eager to have a feel of it. The car has an attractively designed interior which is made from leather and paired with wood to give the car a superb finish.
According to Business Insider, the new Audi A8 is projected to be one of the best releases of 2019. The machine comes with a 3.0-Liter turbocharged V6 engine with a mild hybrid technology. We believe the vehicle will live up to expectations.
15 We Expect: Bentley Continental GT
If you don’t love the Bentley Continental GT, then it will be hard for any other car to please you. Who doesn’t like it anyway? Whenever Bentley releases a vehicle for a production year, they always strive to make a statement. They didn’t fall short of their records when they announced the release of the 2019 Bentley Continental GT.
According to Top Gear, the car’s interior has a rich and luxury leather alongside beautiful wooden trims; the vehicle is powered by a 6.0-Liter W12 engine that outputs 626 horsepower with a maximum speed of 207mph.
14 We Expect: Volvo V60
If you are wondering which automaker will release the coolest mid-size SUVs in 2019, you can add the Volvo V60 as one of your options. The SUV will be coming with two variants for its users to make a choice.
According to Car and Driver, there will be a T5 front-wheel variant which will deliver 250 horsepower and a torque of 258 pound-feet, and the T6, an all-wheel-drive, which will produce 316 horsepower and a torque of 295 pound-feet.
The SUV will be available in the market from the second-quarter of 2019.
13 We Expect: BMW M850i XDrive
It’s exciting to have the BMW M850i grace the market with its beauty and specifications which give us hope that BMW can only get better as the years pass by. According to Top Gear, the XDrive uses a 4.4-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine.
The engine delivers 530 horsepower matched with an eight-speed automatic transmission. The XDrive accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in 3.6 seconds. The model also has a touch of luxury with its interior covered in Merino individual leather that has contrast stitching.
12 We Expect: Chevrolet Corvette Zr1
The Corvette ZR1 is a Supercar from Chevrolet that looks successful. It’s apparent that the company wants to mesmerize us with its creation this year. The ZR1 is one of the fastest Corvettes, and it comes in both convertible and coupe variants.
According to Motor 1, the ZR1 is powered by a dual fuel-injected supercharged 6.2 L V8engine. The engine produces 755 horsepower—doesn’t this increase your enthusiasm to try out this new Corvette that looks like a remarkable addition to the Chevy family?
11 We Don't Want: Chevrolet Blazer
Now, we haven’t gotten to the part, where we aren’t impressed by some car manufacturers 2019 releases, yet. The new Chevy Blazer is one vehicle we don’t want to see this year, even though it looks a bit cool, a closer look will give you a second thought about the car.
According to Top Gear, the vehicle is like a crossover that has the front end of a Camaro. The car comes with a weak V6 engine that outputs 305 horsepower. The four-cylinder model of the vehicle can’t top 200 donkeys, talk less of horses.
10 We Don't Want: Volkswagen I.D. Crozz
According to Top Gear, the 2019 Volkswagen I.D. Crozz is slated to hit the market by autumn of 2019. A lot of fans are not excited about the news even though it’s going to be an all-electric car that delivers 300 horsepower.
The biggest challenge of the I.D. Crozz is the fact that it’s rumored to be a poor man’s BMW X6 because of its weird look that bears the resemblance of a sedan merged with an SUV suspension. It’s a shame that VW didn’t do much to the original concept which came out in 2017.
9 We Don't Want: Hyundai Santa Cruz Pickup
If you’ve been observant, you will notice that the pickup truck trend has gotten a steady growth over the last few years, so every car manufacturer wants to release the coolest pickup to the market. With that said, we know that the Hyundai Santa Cruz will not be the one to wow truck enthusiasts.
We know that for a fact because its 2019 version is already losing the battle even before entering. According to Top Gear, the bed of the pickup truck is so small that the rear seat is bound to be poky. Also, it has a poor towing capacity.
8 We Don't Want: Polestar 1
The Polestar 1 is proof that not all that glitters is gold because at a glance the model looks impressive. Nonetheless, if you’re attentive to this model, you will notice that it seems too familiar and it’s not as remarkable as you imagined.
The truth is, it’s easy to see right through this model as it’s a re-purposed Volvo concept that came into existence some years back—now you know why it looks familiar. No doubt, according to Motor 1, Polestar is a stand-alone company—at least that’s why they have their badges on old concepts.
7 We Don't Want: Jeep Gladiator
The expectation for the Jeep Gladiator isn’t high; which is why we don’t want it in the first place. We give respect to the Wrangler that did well as a pickup, but we can’t say the same for the Gladiator because it’s a weird combination of an old Wrangler frame and new Wrangler looks that would leave most car enthusiasts in a state of confusion—maybe its concept title was called the Scrambler for this reason.
According to Carbuzz, the Gladiator has a slightly longer wheelbase alongside a bolted bed to the rear—which doesn’t cut it for a brand new car.
6 We Don't Want: GMC Acadia
The GMC Acadia isn’t a model we want, and this isn’t because it doesn’t have proper specifications. Although the Acadia looks like a reliable vehicle, it’s almost impossible not to point out that the design is boring—the company may have run out of designs as this particular one has been repeated too many times.
According to Consumer Reports, the features of the Acadia aren’t off the hook thanks to the fact that nothing new was added. On this note, it’s glaring that the company didn’t put in so much when it comes to creativity.
5 We Don't Want: Lexus UX
There has been a rival between Lexus, BMW, and Mercedes-Benz for some years. It’s safe to say that these brands have given Lexus tough competition and the company decided to come up with something impressive.
The Lexus UX is what resulted, and we don’t want it because it has only one thing that catches the attention of so many, which is its dramatic styling. Besides that, the specifications of the Lexus UX are nothing worth talking about. According to Motor 1, the model uses a 2.0 L gas engine that produces 168 horsepower—which isn’t impressive for a brand new car.
4 We Don't Want: Lincoln MKC
The Lincoln MKC is one of those models we don’t anticipate considering that it looks like something we have seen before. You can choose to make this model a daily driver as long as you don’t mind if it doesn’t meet the standards of its rivals.
The design of the model isn’t fantastic, and it isn’t bad either. According to Carbuzz, the cargo space of the MKC is deplorable. Other features that are complete turn-offs include its small rear seats and poor handling which gives the impression that the model wasn’t given enough attention.
3 We Don't Want: Jeep Cherokee
The Jeep Cherokee is a model you can wholly trash because it’s bad, so you can’t praise the model for being the best because it isn’t. There’s not much that would excite you about the 2019 Cherokee—not even the styling because it isn’t original.
According to Autoexpress, the model uses a 9-speed automatic transmission that has some hitches. The interior space arrangement of the car looks out of place as well. Even though the Cherokee doesn’t have the classic Jeep charm we hoped to see, it can pass for a regular daily driver.
2 We Expect: Volkswagen Arteon
From the appearance of the Arteon, it’s evident that it replaced the old CC. When a car replaces an older model, it should come with newer features that are more advanced and better than the previous one.
Apart from the Arteon’s more extensive body, it has an additional interior room when you stretch the wheelbase. The interior is covered with Nappa leather or standard leatherette upholstery. According to Top Gear, the Arteon uses a 2.0 L turbocharged and direct-injected four-cylinder engine. The engine produces 268 horsepower, and it’s mated to an eight-speed transmission,
1 We Don't Want: Hyundai Veloster
The Veloster is a good car, but it doesn’t have any unique feature that would make you remember its existence. Due to the weak nature of the Veloster, a lot of people thought that the company was going to bring its production to a halt. But, the company felt they could do something about the Veloster to make it better.
In the end, they produced this model that’s better, but according to Forbes, the dual clutch stutters when it’s shifted on a few occasions. Regardless of its beautiful exterior, it has other ugly issues like the on-center steering wheel.
Sources: Business Inside, Motor1, Top Gear, Car Buzz