Looking Forward: Five SUVs That Will Hit the Streets This Year
A few fresh and tasty models to sink your teeth intoby Jonathan Lopez, on
With 2018 now officially upon us, it’s a great time to look ahead in anticipation of all the great rides set to make their way onto public roads for the very first time. As such, we put together a quick list of five SUVs to look out for in the new year.
Continue reading for our list of five SUVs that will hit the streets this year.
With its recent debut at the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show, the new-gen JL-series Jeep Wrangler heads to dealers a little later this month, which means we’ll soon see this refreshed off-roading legend prowling the streets. We like the new Wrangler so much, we gave it a spot on our Best Vehicles of the Year list, and we think buyers will agree – with new powertrain options, the latest tech in the cabin, and every bit of the older model’s capability in the rough stuff, this one is shaping up to be a quite the tempting buy.
Read our full review on the 2018 Jeep Wrangler.
In a big break from tradition, Lambo is applying its go-fast knowledge and outlandish design chops to the SUV segment, giving us this – the new Urus (yeah, we know all about the LM002, but it was neither quick nor did it look like a proper Lambo). The Urus definitely has the sharp lines and geometric shapes we’d expect from the Italian Raging Bull, while under the hood, the SUV gets a 4.0-liter V-8 stuffed with boost by a pair of turbochargers. Top speed is rated 190 mph and the 0-to-60 mph sprint is done in about 3.5 seconds.
Read our full review on the 2019 Lamborghini Urus.
As another newcomer to the SUV segment, Rolls-Royce’s approach differs from Lamborghini’s, focusing on lavishness and opulence as opposed to flat-out speed. Inside, we’re expecting a layout similar to such outstanding luxury barges as the Phantom, plus there should be V-12 power for motivation. Pricing will be deep in the six-figure range – we’re guessing a figure around $350,000.
Read our full speculative review on the 2019 Rolls-Royce Cullinan
Full details are still forthcoming, but so far, the new Q3 is looking like it’ll be quite a solid crossover for the latest model year. Expect updated MQB underpinnings under the skin, as well as tweaked exterior styling and a full line of diesel and gasoline engine options to complement, not to mention the latest and greatest safety tech.
Read our full speculative review on the 2019 Audi Q3.
The Swedes have really been on a roll lately, and the XC40 looks to continue that momentum with an entry-level compact offering oodles of style and comfort. Look for handsome design for the techno-infused soft-touch interior, while the engine selection will include a turbocharged four-cylinder in a variety of tunes.
Read our full review on the 2018 Volvo XC40.