8 Amazing Cars That Are Definitely Worth the Wait
Take a look at these much awaited popular cars that will be available in the next few yearsby Nicholas Waithaka, on
The next three years in the automotive industry will be exciting, considering some brands will be providing new offerings while other models will be revamped. 2021 gave automakers the chance to regroup after the covid-19 crisis on the path toward better models and sales. There is significant momentum already for electric vehicles, and the decade will ultimately be summed up as the era every brand incorporated EVs. The upcoming models will feature an exciting blend of petrol, hybrids, and full-on electrics that will usher us into the coming age.
The Acura Integra was a surprise announcement for enthusiasts who had been anticipating its return after being discontinued for more than two decades. Many questions come to mind, and the first answer is it will not be electrified. The Acura will probably feature the turbo four-cylinder engine from the Honda Civic or the turbocharged 2.0-litre engine from the Civic Type R. the automaker has also confirmed that it will have a six-speed manual transmission. Though it will still be sporty and compact, the next Integra will also have four doors which is a change from the two-door coupe-styled predecessor. Unfortunately, it will also replace the NSX, which was the brand’s flagship supercar.
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In one of the most ironic turns, the Hummer is coming back as an electric SUV. It seems they learned from the public’s disdain of the gas mileage and emission levels, which eventually led to the first iterations being phased out. Instead of the V-8, the new Hummer will have a three-motor setup that produces up to 1000 horsepower. That will mean acceleration from 0 to 60 miles per hour in 3 seconds which is faster than any production SUV today. GM is also estimating a range of more than 350 miles on a single charge. The Hummer EV will be not only fast but also have impressive off-road technology. An adaptive air suspension, for example, will be able to raise the vehicle to six inches than the standard ride height. It will also have four-wheel steering to allow for crab walking. That will allow for diagonal movement at low speeds for excellent maneuverability on harsh terrain.
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The automaker has confirmed that the next iteration of the Vanquish will no longer have the AMG engine. Instead, the brand will develop a 3.0-liter V-6 hybrid engine that will produce upwards of 700 horsepower. It will also be mid-engine oriented, a change from its predecessor, and be viable competition for the McLaren 720S and the Lamborghini Huracan. Insiders claim the new hybrid engine will heavily rely on electric assistance, hence the power output estimates. It will feature a bonded aluminum super-frame instead of carbon fiber, and the lack of an aero kit suggests the Vanquish will be a grand tourer than a track car.
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The LQ will be Lexus’s new flagship SUV which is set to premiere during the following year. It will feature a new design language for the brand’s production cars which will feature a new spindle grille and strong lines from the hood to the A-pillars. It will also have a choice between a hybrid and a petrol powertrain. The petrol option will be a 3.4-liter twin-turbocharged V-6 engine producing 416 horsepower, while the hybrid will be a 3.5-liter V6 engine with two electric motors. Even with the two motors, the hybrid variant will have 62 horsepower less than the petrol mode. Lexus also built the LF-1 on the TNGA-L platform underpinning the LS and LC coupe. The LQ will be the first SUV to use the rear drive-based architecture though the all-wheel drive will be optional. Due to the overall price estimations, its cabin will probably be more luxurious than the RX- mid-size crossover.
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After 13 years of the 370Z, consumers are excited about the next page of the story. It will feature the same layout: rear-wheel drive, two seats, a strong engine, and a manual transmission. Its overall aesthetics are similar to the 350Z and 370Z though it is a bit sleeker. The almond-shaped headlights and the wide grille make it look different from anything Nissan has attempted before. At its heart, the Nissan Z will feature a 3.0-liter twin-turbo V-6 engine that will generate upwards of 400 horsepower. A six-speed manual or nine-speed automatic transmission will be provided, depending on preferences. It will also receive a modernized cabin with better materials. Power-adjustable seating, dual-zone automatic climate control, and leather upholstery will be included for the interior. Though the Nissan Z will be similar to the 370z, it will have a retro feel harkening to the 1969 Datsun 240Z.
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The Celestiq will be one of Cadillac’s fully electric vehicles to launch in the next four years. Though details are still sparse on the new production model, there are a few elements the automaker has revealed. It will feature the Escala design language complete with thin vertical LED daytime lamps surrounding the CT5 style grille less nose. Though the horsepower figures have not yet been released, the Celestiq will probably have one electric motor per axle and a similar acceleration with the Porsche Taycan. The automaker says the driving range will be 300 miles at a minimum per charge. As for the cabin, the Celestiq will have a touchscreen that spans the entire dashboard. Occupants in the rear will also enjoy their displays for browsing the internet or watching movies.
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The Purosangue will be the first attempt at the SUV segment after much prompting and a probable competitive jab at Lamborghini’s Urus. The available images of Ferrari’s SUV illustrate it as a stylish crossover, yet it has the grand tourer look. At the front, it sports thin headlights with daytime running lights as well as a trapezoidal grille. Though the specs have not yet been confirmed, they will either feature a V-8 or the typical V-12. It may also be a hybrid system like the LaFerrari, but that is speculation for now. The Purosangue will also have a lot of leather and carbon fiber trim.
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The MR2 was marketed as a fun two-seater car and is one of the most popular JDMs still being driven, though production ended in 2007. It will make a return to the market as a light sports car. Toyota already launched the GT86 and the Supra as revamped versions, so this is not a unique move. It will be available as a plug-in hybrid with a 3.0-liter V-6 engine and electric motor, both of which produce an estimated 395 horsepower. Other attributes are yet to be revealed as yet.
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