Concepts are often showcased at the major auto shows all over the world, like the Detroit Auto Show, LA Auto Show or the Geneva Auto Show for example. It is also at these same shows that cars are officially debuted to the world when it is decided to actually produce the vehicle. Unfortunately for most, that day never comes, and they remain just a concept, as very few get put into production.
Many of the cars mentioned on this list have been dangled in front of consumers' faces for many years, with countless rumors being spread. It’s hard to decipher what you can actually believe in the world of cars. Even when a car is announced that it will be put into production, consumers still have to wait many years until the concept finally becomes reality. In a lot of cases, the actual car winds up being a watered down version of the concept, more times than others due to budget.
They say all good things are worth waiting for, and that’s exactly what we think about some of the upcoming 2020 models. Here are 25 new car arrivals in 2020 that have us all on the edge of our seat.
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25 Ford Ranger
The Ford Ranger was sadly discontinued in the mid-2000s but lucky for us, it is making a return really soon. According to their website, we should expect to see the Ranger earlier than expected and should be available early in 2019.
The Ranger will come stocked with a 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine and will be paired with Fords 10-speed transmissions.
The EcoBoost will be capable of making 270 hp and 310 lb/ft of torque, while will be able to tow up to 7,500 lbs.
24 BMW M8
BMW brought back the 8 series this year after going on hiatus after it was discontinued back in 1999, and we all couldn’t help but hope that an M8 was in the works as well.
While information about the M8’s powertrain has not yet been confirmed, Motor 1 says (after speaking to a very credible source) that we can expect it to be powered by a twin-turbocharged 4.4-liter engine that will make somewhere around 620 hp.
23 Toyota Supra
The Toyota Supra was once a sought-after vehicle in the 90s, and it looks like it will make a return (really soon). The Supra was discontinued back in 1998, and after a twenty-year wait, it will be making its return.
According to Car and Driver, it will make its world debut at the Detroit Auto Show next year in January.
The Supra will be making its debut with a turbocharged 3.0 inline six that is rumored to make up to 380 hp.
22 Ford Bronco
Ford has been dangling the idea of a new Bronco in front of us for quite some years now, with many different versions of what it would look like. But it looks like it is finally getting put back into production.
According to Ford's website, the Bronco was “one of the world’s leading 4x4 vehicles for three decades” which makes you wonder why the return took so long. The details have been pretty vague, but we can only hope it is as awesome as the original.
21 Dodge Rebel TRX
It was confirmed earlier this year that the Dodge Rebel TRX will be getting put into production. According to Car and Driver, the TRX concept was first debuted at the Texas State Fair back in 2016.
Powered by a supercharged 6.2-liter Hellcat engine, the TRX concept was capable of making 575 hp.
According to the Ram Trucks website, the TRX will feature a link-coil rear suspension along with six-point harnesses for every member inside the truck to get strapped into.
20 Rimac C-two
The Rimac C-two, which is short for concept two, is going to be a supercar like no other, blowing their first concept out of the water. According to Jalopnik the C Two destroys the first concepts numbers, making 1,914 hp and 1,696 lb/ft of torque, which means it would need less than two seconds to get to sixty, getting a quarter mile done in 9.1 seconds.
Oh, and did we mention that it is all electric? Because it is, powered by four separate electric motors.
19 Land Rover Defender
The Land Rover Defender was one tough cookie back in the nineties, but sadly for the US, they were discontinued after 1997. According to Car and Driver, they remained in production in the UK until it was finally discontinued altogether in 2016.
The new Defender is expected to have both a turbocharged 2.0-liter gas and diesel engine, and will hopefully be much more refined than the last model,
which won’t be hard to do as it was a rough around the edges, gas-guzzling beast.
18 Tesla Roadster
If the Tesla Roadster claims to be as fast as it is, then it will be the fastest production car ever made in the world. Business Trader, Elon Musk, the mastermind behind Tesla, claims that the Roadster will be able to get to sixty in 1.9 seconds, and will be able to get to 100 in just 4.2.
If you’re skeptical, as you should be, Tesla test driver Emile Bouret said that he can confirm those ridiculous numbers.
17 Audi E-Tron GT
It seems like everyone is doing away with their massive engine, following in Tesla’s footsteps and going the electric route.
According to Forbes, only 1888 R8’s were built last year, which is proof that people are losing interest in large displacement engines, and why going the electric route is almost necessary.
According to Motor 1, the E-Tron GT is concentrating more on making maximum power, rather than range. The concept will be on display at the LA Auto show, that kicks off later this month.
16 Volkswagen Microbus
The Volkswagen Bus was and is still is, an iconic car that is still sought after by all different age groups. According to Business Trader, the new bus will be a very modern version of the original, as it will be all electric.
While we may need to wait until 2022 to get our hands on one, we think it will be worth the wait as it is rumored to have a completely customizable interior, and that it will eventually be able to drive itself.
15 Porsche Mission E Cross Turismo
Porsche recently announced that it is putting out a new wagon, and we can expect to see it very soon.
According to Car and Driver, the Porsche Mission E Cross Turismo is rumored to be all electric and will come ready for the trail, which sounds kind of like an oxymoron if we’ve ever heard one.
The all-wheel-drive Cross Turismo will be capable of producing 590 hp, which means it will need less than 3.5 seconds to get to sixty.
14 Jeep Scrambler
People have essentially been building Jeep trucks since both the Scrambler, Gladiator, and Commanche have long been retired, but it looks like Jeep enthusiasts are finally getting a truck back into their lineup really soon. These concepts have been spotted all over the place, draped in their not-so-inconspicuous tarps.
According to Jalopnik, Jeep finally confirmed that it will be introducing the truck as part of their JL line and it will make its debut to the world at the LA Auto Show, due to kick off later this month with all the official details.
13 C8 Corvette
Chevy is veering away from their normal course with the release of their new Corvette, that will be the first mid-engine Corvette to exist. The new Corvette will be called the C8, and this car has been in the works for a while, as Car and Driver first reported that GM confirmed the project all the way back in 2014! But as they say, Rome wasn’t built in a day. Rumor has it that it will come with an updated version of the LT1.
While it hasn’t officially been unveiled, many covered prototypes have been spotted cruising on the street.
12 Aston Martin DBX
You can’t help but hear 'Aston Martin' and immediately think of James Bond, and it looks like there will be a new Aston in town very soon, an SUV that is.
According to Car and Driver, DBX concept was debuted at the Geneva Motor Show back in 2015, but the wait is finally over, and we're sure it will be worth it.
You can expect it to make its debut with a Mercedes V8, but they say to except an all-electric version within the next few years.
11 Ferrari Purosangue
In the past few years, every high-end car manufacturers have released their version of a luxury SUV, so Ferrari is actually a bit late to the party, especially considering we may have to wait as late as 2022 for its arrival.
According to Motor1, the Purosangue will have the option to come as a hybrid, with the only other detail being that it will be a front-mid engine. Details all around were pretty vague, with the exception of mentioning it would be smaller than the Urus.
10 Volvo Polestar 1
The Polestar name has been popping up with Volvo for quite some time now, as it is the performance end of the brand. The Polestar 1 will be the first car produced under the brand.
According to Car and Driver, the body will be constructed mostly of carbon fiber and will resemble a two-door S90.
The hybrid will make a combined total of 600 hp and is expected to come with an advanced suspension as we’ve never seen before.
9 Genesis GV80
Genesis, which branched off as their own brand from Hyundai a few years back decided to join the party and design their own version on an SUV.
According to Car and Driver, the GV80 will be a mid-sized SUV and is expected to come with a plethora of different engine options.
If it stays true to the G80 family, that includes a 3.8-liter V6, a turbocharged 3.3-liter V6, and a naturally aspirated 5.0-liter V8. Rumor has it that it will have the option to upgrade to all-wheel drive as well.
8 Jeep Wagoneer
The Jeep Commander was the first massive SUV that Jeep ever manufactured, and unfortunately it was very short lived. Lucky for us there may be a new extra-large jeep in the works, but we may need to wait until 2021 to get our hands on one.
According to Car and Driver, the Wagoneer will be the smaller of the duo, with the Grand Wagoneer being the extra-large version, and you can expect to pay over six figures for one.
7 BMW iX3
It seems there isn’t a car manufacturer out there that doesn’t have an SUV, but BMW will be adding their very first all-electric SUV to their lineup. The prototype has already been spotted (testing on the streets), but sadly it didn’t look much different than the X3.
According to Motor Trend, the iX3’s concept featured a battery that was good for 270 hp, getting almost 250 miles of range on one charge, and can be fully charged in just a half an hour.
6 Volvo Polestar 2
Polestar, already mentioned earlier on this list, will be releasing another vehicle in the year 2020. According to The Drive, the Polestar 2 will be an all-electric sedan.
With the Polestar, you can expect to get at least 350 miles of range on one charge, and will still manage to make at least 400 hp.
In addition, the Polestar 2 will be far more affordable than most electric cars, with a starting price for the US to be around $35,000, in hopes of cornering a different market.
5 Toyota FT-4X
Up next is the FT-4X, which will be the newest addition to the Toyota SUV family, which looks like it could be a close relative to the Jeep Renegade. The FT-4X resembles a fun little box, similar to the Scion xB.
According to Car and Driver, they predict the FT-4X will come with the C-HR 2.0-liter engine that is good for 144hp, but it’s still all still up in the air, as nothing has been officially confirmed by Toyota.
4 Porsche Taycan
Tesla paved the way for super-fast all-electric cars, proving that it can be done, and it seems Porsche is right around the corner with their all-electric sedan, which they are calling the Taycan.
According to Popular Mechanics, you can expect the Taycan to come in a few power options of 402hp, 536 hp, and 670 hp, and will include an 800-volt charging capability,
which translates to getting roughly 250 miles of range on just a short 15-minute charge.
3 Lexus LCF
Like many cars on this list, after many years of rumors, a concept was finally spotted. According to Motor1, it was caught in Germany testing around town with the new Toyota Supra, if that wasn’t a sight to see.
The LC F is anticipated to come with either a bi-turbo 4.0-liter V8 that can make up to 621 hp or a modified version of their 5.0-liter V8. Only time will tell, but we are betting it won’t be anything less than amazing.
2 Mazda 3
We are well aware of the fact that like most cars on the list, the Mazda 3 isn’t new, nor is it resuming production that was once discontinued. The reason the Mazda 3 is making the list is the fact that it will be making its debut in 2020 as the first of any kind.
According to Car and Driver, the Mazda 3 will be coming with a gasoline compression-ignition engine.
The supercharged 2.0-liter engine will make significantly more power at 190 hp and 207 lb/ft of torque while getting almost 30% better gas mileage.
1 Cadillac CT5
It seems that Cadillac will be doing a serious amount of redesigning in the next couple of years and that we can expect the CT5 to be the next to arrive.
According to Top Speed, the CT5 will be a mid-sized sedan that has already been spotted cruising around conducting test drives.
It will be replacing both the CTS and the ATS. Motor 1 is predicting that we can expect the turbocharged 2.0-liter to be an engine option, currently making 268 hp in the CTS.