2020 is the year that some of the most exciting future models we'd been waiting on for years finally hit the showrooms. As the first year of the next decade, it's appropriate that a large portion of these 2020 models are going to be relying on fully-electric powertrains - as the switch marks a whole new era in automotive. Notably, numbers of sedans and coupes being released are taking a hit every year, which explains why the most desired and awaited cars of the next decade are mostly SUVs and electric supercars.
Whatever the case may be, we can't deny we're ecstatic to see what the future has in store for us (no pun intended) So today, we're counting down the most exciting models and models we're most looking forward to that are announced for production next year. Enjoy!
10 Tesla Roadster
Price: USD $200,000 (est.)
On sale: 2020
Visionary Tesla CEO Elon Musk shocked the public in 2017 when he released the concept of the yet quickest and most impressive electric car in the world, dubbed the Roadster. 2020 is just around the corner and with it the official production of the long-awaited hypercar.
Its staggering performance numbers include a 1.9-second 60 mph dash, a top speed of over 250 mph, and a 621-mile electric range. Surprisingly, the car will also feature two additional seats in the rear and a removable roof. To get your hands on one of these, a $50,000 pre-order deposit is required, while the actual price of the car will move in the $200,000 range.
9 BMW iX3
Price: from USD $70,000 (est.)
On sale: Summer 2020
BMW revealed the concept for its upcoming fully-electric SUV back in 2018, next year however, we're expecting to have a full production model hit the dealerships. Although the concept car boasted a 200kWh battery pack, the latest prototype seems to pack only about 70kWh.
The iX3 will likely use the extended base of the current X3 SUV. But, this doesn't prevent the car from accelerating to 60 in less than 5 seconds. As for the price, it's expected to revolve around $70,000 for the US market.
8 Ford Mustang Mach E
Price: from USD $50,000 (est.)
On Sale: Winter 2020
The news that Ford was going to be releasing their first fully-electric SUV under the Mustang brand hit only a few days ago, and already numerous details and specifications of the model have been leaked. Marketed as a 2020 model, the Mustang Mach E will come in several options, cheapest of which relying on a 75kWh battery connected to a single electric motor with 230 miles of range.
We can expect this model in dealerships as of late 2020. However, the lineup will include multiple other, with the most powerful being Mustang Mach E GT, relying on a 99kWh battery to produce 459 horsepower and launch to 60 mph in 3.5 seconds. Unfortunately, we'll have to wait until 2021 to see that model in production.
7 McLaren Elva
Price: USD $1.7 Million
On sale: Last Quarter of 2020
With a name that comes from the earliest McLaren race cars developed by Bruce McLaren himself, the Elva is supposed to be the company's first road-legal race car with an open-top - meaning it has no roof and uses its body to deter air from the passengers. This unique and thrilling design is bolstered by an 800-horsepower V8, that's expected to send the upcoming McLaren supercar to 60 mph in less than three seconds.
As expected, McLaren decided to make the Elva a special and exclusive model, and so only 399 are planned for production in 2020. Nevertheless, being released as part of teh McLaren's Ultimate Series, we expect the Elva to be truly phenomenal.
6 Chevrolet Corvette C8 Stingray
Price: from USD $60,000
On Sale: Spring 2020
With an exterior now reminiscent of exotic mid-engine supercars and the interior looking like it came straight out of an F-22 fighter jet, the hype for the newest Corvette Stingray is quite justified.
The 2020 'Vette will be the fastest and most competent model yet, featuring a base 6.2L V8 churning out 460 horsepower and launching the car to 60 mph in just 3.7 seconds. Unfortunately, Chevrolet had to delay the production of the model to February of 2020, so we can't expect the car to hit the shops until at least early next year.
5 Polestar 1
Price: USD $155,000 (est.)
On Sale: 2020
If you haven't been in the loop, Polestar is Volvo's performance branch that just recently announced the release of their amazing hybrid super coupe dubbed the Polestar 1. Combing a supercharged petrol engine to two electric motors mounted at the rear axle, the model is able to produce a staggering 600 horsepower and 768-lb-ft of torque.
The interior is designed to Swedish standard, debuting numerous advanced technology features and boasting a massive infotainment panel. A panoramic glass roof will allow passenger a luxurious overhead view, while the Polestar logo will reflect off of the glass. Unfortunately, the first batch of Polestar 1's has already been sold out, so we're going to have to wait until next year to get any news about the next one.
4 Rimac C_Two
Price: USD $2.1 Million
On Sale: First Quarter of 2020
There's really only one fully electric hypercar that can stand up to the upcoming Tesla Roadster, and it comes from a relatively new startup in a small country of Croatia - Rimac. The company's already famous for its first hypercar dubbed the Concept_One, which knocked most fuel supercars out of the park.
Next year, however, their all new hypercar is entering production, sporting 4 separate electric motors producing a staggering combined power output of 1914 horsepower. But that's not all, with electric motors working at each wheel, the C_Two poses a serious threat to Tesla's Roadster, as it will be able to sprint to 60 in an eye-watering 1.85 seconds. Nevertheless, to get the best, you have to be ready to pay the price of a true luxury hypercar - no less than $2.1 million.
3 Porsche Taycan
Price: from USD $103,800
On Sale: First Quarter of 2020
This is the car that every Porsche fan (and probably car enthusiast in general) has been patiently waiting for. The Taycan is the embodiment of the standard of perfection that Porsche has always been aspiring to. A true super-luxury sedan, the Taycan will offer up to 751-horsepower for the Turbo S version, capable of launching the 5000-lb car to 60 mph in just 2.6 seconds.
Even the base version, boasting 523 hp and a 3.5-seconds to 60, makes its starting price of $103,800 sound like a bargain. Other features we're looking forward to in the Taycan include a 16.8" curved display, and a completely digital dashboard. And we are happy to report that the Taycan will be on sale in just a couple of months.
2 2020 Ford Bronco
Price: from USD $30,000 (est.)
On sale: Late 2020
The Bronco was one of Ford's most popular models, right up until 1996 when it discontinued production. Luckily, the company decided to bring this icon back for 2020 in a whole-new forward-looking design. Once again, the new Bronco is likely to be a highly-competent off-roader, with a large ground clearance and hopefully a powerful engine.
Given that it shares the same platform as the upcoming Ranger, we could see the same 270-horsepower engine in the Bronco as well. Yet, to stay competitive in its niche, the price tag of the new bronco shouldn't stray too far from $30,000. If this will be the case, only time will tell.
1 2020 Aston Martin DBX
Price: from USD $192,000
On Sale: Early 2020
Aston Martin has recently announced the release of their very first high-performance SUV dubbed the DBX. Aiming to become their most versatile and best-selling model, the DBX will feature best of both luxury and performance. That said, it's looking to compete with companies such as Lamborghini and Bentley, which have jumped on the SUV bandwagon long ago. To get your hands on one of these, you'll have to set aside at least $192,000.
But, to justify its sticker price, the DBX will rely on a Mercedes-AMG 4.0L V8 that supplies a healthy dose of 542 horsepower. The five-door luxury SUV will so be able to hit 60 mph in just 4.3 seconds, eventually reaching a top speed of 181 mph. To see how much of that cash will go to tech features, we still have to wait a bit, but not too long since the company confirmed the DBX to enter production at their St. Athan factory in Wales, in the first half of next year.