2022 Jeep Compass
Jeep has refreshed the Euro-spec Compass but it gives us a good preview of what to expect from the U.S.-spec model that will arrive later this year. The 2022 Jeep Compass comes with exterior and interior cosmetic upgrades, and some tech features inside the cabin. This compass also comes with a new plug-in hybrid powertrain called the 4xe. Trivia: This is the first Jeep launch in Europe after incorporating it into the Stellantis umbrella.
2021 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat - Driven
Until 2020, the Dodge Durango was a family SUV with a sporty side to it. It came with a V-8 engine that churned out enough power to fulfill the adrenaline rush while also serving as a practical utility vehicle. For the 2021 model, however, Dodge upped the ante. As part of its process to plonk in the Hellcat engine in every product in its portfolio, the automaker transformed the Durango into a beast incarnate that just can’t be tamed. On paper, the Durango SRT Hellcat is now the most powerful production SUV. It can sprint to 60 mph from a standstill in 3.5 seconds. Isn’t that a wonderful and frightening sight at the same time?
2021 Mercedes-Maybach GLS600 - Driven
The Mercedes-Maybach GLS600 is based on the standard Mercedes GLS SUV. It costs twice as much as the GLS but is a lot more premium and plusher. The Maybach-affiliation to the SUV puts it right at the top with the likes of the Rolls-Royce Cullinan and the Bentley Bentayga. It isn’t as expensive as the British brands, but comes with enough tech and luxuriousness to keep you happy if you don’t want to spend a lot of money. It comes with a V-8 engine under the hood to help it propel to 60 mph in less than four seconds. The looks, however, isn’t the GLS600’s strong suit.
While it seems a good package overall, will a Bentayga or a Cullinan customer consider the GLS600? Or will a standard GLS customer upgrade to it, for that matter?
2022 Mitsubishi Outlander
Mitsubishi revealed the 2022 Outlander which marks its fourth-generation in the U.S. It comes with a whole lot of changes on the outside and under the skin. The flagship vehicle rides on a new platform, is powered by a new engine, and is redesigned on the outside and inside. While there is only one engine and transmission option, you can have it with either a two-wheel-drive or a four-wheel-drive layout. The 2022 Outlander will arrive at the dealerships in April 2021.
2021 Alpha Motors WOLF
Alpha Motors is not a very well-known startup, but it’s got a few upcoming electric vehicles. The company had revealed a cute, retro-looking car last year called the Ace. Now, the company has followed that up with a compact electric pickup truck. It is based on the Ace and its crossover coupe called the Jax. It doesn’t boast of any mind-blowing specs, but this is a truck we want!
2021 Jeep Wrangler Black Hawk Expedition by Chelsea Truck Company
Kahn Automobiles and Chelsea Truck Company have been produced many Jeep Wrangler iterations in the recent past, and yet every model seems quite different from the other. The latest Wrangler rendition is what the tuner calls the Black Hawk Expedition. It comes with a plethora of changes inside out that sets it apart from the other Wranglers in the crowd. Looks sweet, doesn’t it?
2021 Mercedes-AMG G63 "Gronos 2021" by Mansory
If ‘Mansory’ was an actual word, it would be defined as ‘quirky, offbeat, and outlandish’. That is exactly what all the builds by the German tuner are. Despite that, it is one of the most prestigious tuners in the world today. Mansory has worked on numerous exotic models and has given it a twist that will make you rip your eyes out. Yet, we enthusiasts keep coming back for more. Some sorcery this is.
Anyway, the company has rolled out another rendition of its favorite vehicle, the Mercedes-AMG G63, called the Gronos 2021. This is the tuner’s second stint with the moniker, the first one coming in 2013. The Gronos 2021 is as eccentric, unorthodox, and freakish as you’d expect a Mansory to beat. But, it’s all forgiven because it makes a buttload of power more than the standard AMG G63.
2023 Audi Q9
Rumors of a new full-size Audi SUV have been circulating for a long time and now there’s actual proof that Audi is indeed cooking a new flagship SUV model. Recently, a fully-camouflaged Audi SUV has been spotted testing at Volkswagen’s test facility in Sweden, doing cold-weather testing. With BMW’s introduction of the X7 and Mercedes’s GLS already on sale for some years, it only made sense for Audi to bring out a competitor. Here’s what we know so far.
2022 Lamborghini Urus EVO
2021 Easter Jeep Safari Concepts
Well, it’s that time of the year again. For us off-road enthusiasts, this is nothing short of Christmas. Moab is going to be lit again starting 27 March 2021, courtesy of several concepts that Jeep has planned to bring this year. After pulling out of the 2020 Easter Jeep Safari because of the pandemic, the automaker has returned to the 2021 edition with seven different vehicles comprising of Wrangler and Gladiators. The pick of the lot, however, would be the first fully-electric Wrangler. Will this event make enough impact for people to forget about the Bronco for some time?
2022 Jeep Wagoneer
After being in production for three decades, Jeep sent the Wagoneer nameplate into exile. There were hushed talks about its revival in the better half of the last decade. Finally, in 2020, the company unveiled a concept SUV with this revived moniker, albeit with the ‘Grand’ prefix. Six months later, the company revealed that the yesteryear badge will be stamped on two SUVs – one called the Wagoneer and the other, the Grand Wagoneer.
The Wagoneer is the mellowed-down, less-luxurious version of the Grand Wagoneer. It comes with a different engine, fewer tech features, but retains the same brobdingnagian size and dimensions. Does it have enough firepower to beat its American rivals?
2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer
Jeep launched the concept version of the Grand Wagoneer back in September 2020 and it gave us a glimpse of what to expect from the production-spec SUV. The automaker revived the Wagoneer moniker from the dead only for it to be branched out into two different SUVs – the Wagoneer and the Grand Wagoneer. The Wagoneer will come with a smaller engine and fewer goodies compared to the Grand Wagoneer.
The Grand Wagoneer is the epitome of luxury, to say the least. Aside from its massive presence, the SUV comes with a plush interior, 75 inches of a total screen display in the cabin, and a price tag of $111,000 for the top-end model!
Volkswagen ID.6 – What We Know So Far
The new Volkswagen ID.6, the latest model slated to join the likes of ID.3 and ID.4, will be underpinned by the same MEB platform and should touch base in 2021. Essentially a big brother to the aforementioned models, the ID.6 is based on the seven-seater ID Roomzz concept. Here’s what we know so far about the family-friendly, all-electric SUV from VW.
2021 Hyundai Santa Fe
The current-gen Santa Fe is just a couple of years old, but Hyundai has made significant changes to the 2021 model. It comes with a bold new design on the outside including new wheel designs, refreshed interior with a bigger touchscreen system on the inside, and three new engine options, including a hybrid powertrain that replace the set of four-pot mills from the 2020 model. A suite of driver-assistance features is now offered as standard. To top it all off, the 2021 Santa Fe comes with a new top-trim, too. Did the Santa Fe become the forerunner for the top spot in the mid-size SUV category?