The Most Anticipated Cars Coming in 2020
2020 looks like a treat for every car enthusiast out thereby Tudor Rus, on LISTEN 10:32
This is not a time to dwell on what 2019 brought to the car world. Sure, it was a full year, scattered with intriguing debuts and paradigm-shifting new cars, but as things stand, 2020 will pick up where 2019 left off when it comes to debuts of all sorts.
We’re going to see some iconic nameplates getting a resurrection just as we’ll see more and more electric cars of all shapes and sizes rushing to the market. What’s more, the sports car slash supercar world is ready to receive some exciting names, so stick with us to find out which are the most anticipated cars coming in 2020.
The Ford Bronco is a prime example of an iconic nameplate that’s on the verge of being revived. It’s also one of the most teased, hyped, discussed, and speculated upon car-related topics of 2019, on par with the sort of traction gained by the mid-engined Chevrolet Corvette C8.
Previous rumors suggested the new Ford Bronco is going to bring a feature galore once it makes its debut thanks to thingamajigs such as live axles, a no-roof mechanism, and hybrid tech. What’s more, the new Bronco’s touted to be assembled in the US of A at Ford’s Michigan Assembly Plant which currently breathes life into the new Ford Ranger. The Bronco will share its T6 underpinnings with the Ranger, too, but is bound to up the ante in the personalization department. Moreover, buyers will be able to tick the box next to a hybrid powertrain – similarly to what the new Defender has in store – or simply go for a 2.7-liter EcoBoost V-6 with around 325 horsepower on tap.
|Engine||2.3-liter EcoBoost – 2.7-liter Ecoboost|
|Architecture||in-line four – V-6|
|Power||270 hp – 325 hp (est)|
|Torque||310 lb-ft - 375 lb-ft (est)|
|Transmission||7-speed manual and 10-speed automatic|
|0-60 mph||7.5 s (est)|
|Top speed||120 mph (est)|
Read our full review on the 2020 Ford Bronco or learn what we know about 2020 Ford Bronco. Curious to see what the 2020 Bronco needs to take on the Jeep Gladiator?
The supercar world will start churning out more and more pure-electric speed demons, and the yet-to-be-named Rimac C_Two is one of its hottest ambassadors. Looking back, it’s amazing what the Croatian startup was able to do and how it grew from the Green Monster electrically-converted BMW E30 prototype to the Concept One supercar and then on to cement partnerships and secure cash injections from the likes of Porsche, Hyundai Motor Company, and Kia Motors.
Besides these collaborations, Rimac hasn’t given up its original plan, that of building the next generation of insanely powerful, all-electric supercars. This description fits the C_Two like a glove: a curb weight of 1,950 kilograms (4,299 pounds) moved by a quartet of permanent-magnet e-motors good for 1,408 kilowatts (1,914 horsepower) and 2,300 Newton-meters (1,696 pound-feet) of torque. The C_Two’s power reserved is stored by a 120-kWh battery pack said to offer up to 340 miles (547 kilometers) of maximum range complemented by performance figures such a 0-60 miles per hour (96 kilometers per hour) dash done in 1.85 seconds and a top speed of 260 miles per hour (418 kilometers per hour). Mesmerized? You should be. Luckily, the Rimac C_Two is en route to a production-ready debut in March 2020, at the Geneva Motor Show.
|Battery capacity||120 kWh|
|Range per charge||340 mi (547 km)|
|Combined power||1,914 hp|
|Combined torque||1,696 lb-ft|
|0-60 mph||1.85 s|
|Top speed||260 mph|
Just like its ID3 compact peer, the Volkswagen ID Crozz is another electric model that embodies VW’s resilience in moving away from fossil fuel and, simultaneously, putting a hefty distance between itself and Dieselgate. Surely, the crossover/SUV segment is where you want to be these days, so the ID3 compact will be joined by a stilt-sitting interpretation of Wolfsburg’s electric ambitions.
VW confirmed that the ID Crozz will debut in 2020 in production attire (mind you, it might be even called the ID4 and could reach US shores as well) and it’s set to ride on the carmaker’s MEB platform, too. What’s more, assembly will be carried out at the same Zwickau facility that churns out the ID3 and we assume it will inherit the same powertrain, given that its proportions are not of the gargantuan ilk. Curiously enough, the ID4 prototype teased in China some months ago looked a lot like the Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport shape-wise, so one thing’s clear: VW is going for an SUV-coupe body style rather than a boxy design. Other details are scarce, but we’ll know more soon.
|Motor||one, electric, on the rear axle|
|Battery capacity||58 kWh|
|Range||up to 340 mi (547 km)|
|Power||150 kW (201 hp)|
|Torque||310 Nm (229 lb-ft)|
|Top speed||160 km/h (100 mph)|
Read our full review on the 2020 Volkswagen ID Crozz
We’ve been waiting for word on the upcoming Porsche 911 (992) Turbo ever since the new 911 was unveiled in Los Angeles back in November 2018 and to be completely honest, our ears and eyes didn’t have much to feast on. With so much acclaim coming the new 911’s way over the past months, we cannot not be excited by the arrival of the Turbo-badged Neunelfer. And surprisingly, Porsche took to Instagram to issue a kind reminder that it is, indeed, working on the new 911 Turbo, with three images shot during a development drive around Nice, France.
Elsewhere, the new Porsche 911 Turbo is expected to make an official appearance in the spring of 2020 (Geneva is a highly likely debut stage) powered in its S derivative by the familiar 3.8-liter twin-turbo flat-six engine tuned to produce in the region of 620-640 horsepower and 590 pound-feet of torque (799 Newton-meters), with the base Turbo having to settle for 570-580 horsepower. There are also rumors saying the 992-gen 911 Turbo won’t rely on the said powerplant, but Porsche is being tight-lipped on the topic. In any case, the new 911 Turbo is looking to improve on the current one’s performance credentials, so expect a 0-60 miles per hour (96 kilometers per hour) sprint time of roughly 2.5 seconds instead of 2.8 seconds. Regardless, the new 911 Turbo is bound to be a hoot to drive and steer through bends, so you can bet we’re waiting for it on our toes.
|Engine||3.8-liter, twin-turbo, flat-six|
|Power||620-640 hp in the S (est), 570-580 for the base model (est)|
|Torque||590 lb-ft (800 Nm) (est)|
|0-60 mph||2.5 s (est)|
|Top speed||207 mph (est)|
This one here is Maranello’s response to the Urus super-SUV and, to some extent, Ferrari’s reaction to the sheer success the Urus has been enjoying sales-wise in 2019. We don’t need to repeat the SUV niche is the most lucrative in the car world right now, and the likes of Bentayga and Urus have shown that there’s a lot of potential to milk the One Percent when it comes to luxury, souped-up, high-riding vehicles, too.
In this context, Ferrari is ready to introduce the so-called Purosangue (that’s Italian for ‘pure blood,’ by the way). A launch date isn’t available just yet, but we estimate that Ferrari wants and needs to move quickly, so 2020 is likely the year Ferrari adds a new chapter in its history by launching an SUV. On the specs front, things are quite confusing. There’s word of a hybrid drive setup coming in conjunction with a V-6 engine, but the Purosangue’s architecture can be also configured to support a V-8 and a V-12. That said, it’s pretty obvious to us that Ferrari benchmarked the Purosangue in relation to the Urus and the DBX, so in terms of power, we expect something in the region of 600 horsepower, if not more. That aside, a Ferrari-badged SUV is a though dish to digest for most of us, but it’s also a good indicator of where the car industry is headed at the moment.
Alfa Romeo Tonale’s importance is a two-folded matter. Number one, it’s Alfa Romeo’s first hybrid ever offered and number two, it’s supposed to do what the Stelvio hasn’t been able to just yet, which is boost the company’s sales. Sure, the Stelvio is an SUV and SUVs sell like hot cakes these days, but it’s hard to beat the heavy hitters in the segment (read: the Germans). But with the Tonale, which Alfa is aiming at the compact crossover bunch in Europe, the Italians are giving themselves a second chance at greatness.
Based on the Renegade, the Tonale will flaunt curvy shapes and a sleek profile, but you’ll still be able to identify it as a genuine Alfa Romeo. Since it’s based on the Renegade, Alfa’s Tonale is likely to pack a gasoline-electric drivetrain that combines a 1.3-liter ICE (Internal Combustion Engine) married to an e-motor. The gasoline engine makes 177 horsepower, so we’re guessing the overall power output should rise to anything between 200 horsepower and 250 horsepower. The pure-electric range won’t go past the 30-mile mark, though.
|Engine power||177 hp|
|E-motor power||70-80 hp (est)|
|Overall system power||200-250 hp (est)|
|Electric range||30 mi (est)|
|Top speed||100 mph (est)|
|0-60 mph||7 s|
The Roadster’s second coming has been trumpeted by surreal specs back in 2018, but we are yet to see the real thing. Slated to finally make an appearance in 2020, the Tesla Roadster can go from naught to 60 miles per hour in 1.9 seconds on its way to a top speed of +250 miles per hour, all while offering a maximum range of 620 miles thanks to a 200-kWh battery pack. What’s more, Tesla says that torque at the wheels will be of 7,400 pound-feet, however, besides its spectacular spec sheet, the new Roadster has another role to play for Tesla.
If Elon Musk’s company manages to deliver the amount of performance it’s been bragging about, then the Roadster would also act as a powerful statement that Tesla can also produce high-performance vehicles that are closely related to the supercar/hypercar ilk, rather than sedans and crossovers. That’s a big if, however, because we’ve been promised things for the Cybertruck that in the end we did not get.
|0-60 mph||1.9 s|
|0-100 mph||4.2 s|
|¼ mile run||8.8 s|
|Top speed||+250 mph|
|Wheel torque||7,400 lb-ft|