As we look ahead to 2024-2028, the auto industry is gearing up to launch an exciting array of vehicles that promise to reshape our driving experiences.

From electric vehicles that redefine eco-friendly travel to next-gen muscle cars that bring raw power back to the roads, this article highlights some of the most eagerly awaited models.

Whether you’re into the latest tech advancements, luxury designs, or simply love a good, powerful drive, these upcoming cars are sure to catch your attention.

2024 Cadillac Celestiq

Cadillac

Cadillac is expanding its electric vehicle (EV) offerings, following the 2023 Lyriq SUV with the Celestiq, a flagship sedan anticipated to launch soon. Unveiled in 2022, the Celestiq features a bold all-wheel-drive electric drivetrain and is expected to deliver a range exceeding 300 miles.

Priced around $300,000, the Celestiq promises to provide top-tier technology and luxury, setting a new standard in Cadillac’s lineup.

2025 Porsche 718 Boxster and Cayman EV

Porsche

Porsche is expanding its electric vehicle lineup beyond the Taycan with the introduction of the all-electric 718 Boxster and Cayman, scheduled for release in 2025. These mid-engine sports cars will maintain the acclaimed handling characteristics of their gasoline counterparts, enhanced by a dynamic electric powertrain.

Porsche plans to offer these models in both convertible and hardtop versions, using a lightweight, sports-car-specific platform. The entry-level variant will feature a rear-mounted motor, while a higher-performance GTS-like version will include all-wheel drive for superior traction and quicker acceleration.

With an anticipated range of at least 250 miles and capable of fast-charging up to 270 kWh, the 718 EV promises to be a sweet addition to Porsche’s lineup.

2025 Cadillac Escalade IQ

Cadillac

The Cadillac Escalade IQ, set to debut in the summer of 2024, builds on the renown of the Escalade brand with a powerful 750-hp electric drive. This SUV incorporates a 200.0-kWh battery capable of up to 450 miles per charge.

The interior is replete with extensive screen displays, luxurious leather, polished aluminum accents, and ambient lighting. It also offers an optional Executive Second-Row Seating package for enhanced comfort.

With pricing expected in the six-figure range, the Escalade IQ will be an ambitious push into luxury electric mobility.

2025 BMW M5

BMW

Set to debut in the 2025 model year, the upcoming BMW M5 sedan introduces an advanced plug-in hybrid system, boosting its power output to an impressive 738 horsepower, coupled with standard all-wheel drive. This marks the first time the M5 will be available with such a hybrid system.

There’s speculation about a new station wagon variant potentially making its way to North American markets. Although specific details remain sparse ahead of its anticipated July 2024 launch, the possibility of a wagon version, referred to as “Touring” by BMW, is particularly intriguing.

2026 BMW 3-Series

BMW

The 2026 BMW 3-Series, inspired by the Vision Neue Klasse concept, is set to redefine the sports sedan with its classic design elements and a new electric vehicle (EV) platform featuring 800-volt architecture.

While it’s unclear whether BMW will maintain hybrid and internal combustion engine options or shift entirely to an electric lineup, this model promises a significant evolution. Expected to launch in the 2026 model year, the 3-Series aims to continue its legacy with modern technological advances.

2025 Dodge Charger EV

Stellantis

Dodge is set to revolutionize the muscle car genre with its 2025 Charger EV. Unveiled as a concept car, this electric Charger blends retro styling with cutting-edge technology.

The lineup includes the 340 model with 455 horsepower, a 440 model with 590 horsepower, and the top-tier Banshee model designed to outperform the gas-powered Hellcat in all performance metrics.

2026 Honda Prelude

Honda

Honda is reintroducing the beloved Prelude into its lineup, expected to launch by 2026. Revealed in concept form at the 2023 Tokyo Auto Show, the new Prelude draws inspiration from the Civic and features a hybrid drivetrain, potentially offering over 200 horsepower.

While it’s not aimed to compete with high-performance models like the Civic Type R, Honda is positioning the Prelude as a sports coupe that balances fun and practicality. Details about transmission options, including a possible manual, are still under wraps.

2024 Jeep Recon

Jeep

The upcoming Jeep Recon marks Jeep’s foray into the electric vehicle market. This electric SUV, expected to begin production in 2024, features four-wheel drive, a power-folding roof, and doors that can be easily removed.

While specific details like price, driving range, battery size, and power output are yet to be announced, the Recon is depicted with a distinctive illuminated seven-slot grille, a tailgate-mounted spare tire, and seating for up to five. Jeep also emphasizes the inclusion of locking differentials and underbody protection, reinforcing its capability for rugged terrain.

2025 Lexus Electrified Sport

Lexus

Lexus is close to turning its electric supercar concept into reality, with the Electrified Sport positioned as the spiritual successor to the iconic LFA.

Slated for a deeper reveal within the next few years, this EV boasts insane performance metrics, including a 0 to 60 mph time in the low 2.0-second range and a driving range of over 430 miles, supported by advanced solid-state batteries.

Lexus is also exploring features like a simulated manual transmission, promising a blend of high-tech performance and driving engagement.

2025 Lucid Gravity

Lucid

Building on the success of its Air sedan, Lucid Motors is set to release the Gravity, an SUV, in late 2024. The Gravity will utilize the same core technologies as the Air, featuring substantial horsepower, a large battery for extended range, and a luxurious interior filled with modern conveniences.

The cabin boasts a large, curved display for gauges and infotainment, along with a secondary touchscreen centrally located on the dashboard. Initially available as a two-row SUV, there will also be an option to add a third row, accommodating more passengers or providing additional cargo space.

2025 Mazda CX-70

Mazda

Mazda’s SUV lineup is expanding with the introduction of the CX-70, a two-row mid-size crossover expected to launch in 2024. Sharing its foundational architecture with the larger three-row CX-90, the CX-70 offers a more spacious interior compared to the smaller CX-5 and CX-50 models. Engine options are to include a turbocharged inline-six with up to 340 horsepower and a plug-in hybrid variant.

While not yet officially unveiled, the CX-70 is anticipated to resemble the Europe-market CX-60 but with a wider body. With its upmarket cabin, Mazda aims to set the CX-70 apart from its competitors in the mid-size SUV segment.

2026 Polestar 6

Polestar

Polestar, known for its initial hybrid coupe and subsequent accessible models, is set to reintroduce a luxury element to its lineup with the 2026 Polestar 6 convertible.

Inspired by the O2 concept, this model combines sleek styling with powerful performance, featuring an 884-hp, 663-pound-foot all-wheel-drive system capable of accelerating from 0 to 60 mph in 3.2 seconds and reaching a top speed of 155 mph.

The 6 will share its bonded aluminum chassis and 800-volt architecture with the upcoming Polestar 5 sedan. With a starting price over $100,000, the Polestar 6 is poised to become a standout halo vehicle in the premium car market.

2024 Ram Rampage

Stellantis

Ram is set to introduce the Rampage, a compact version of its popular full-size 1500 pickup, currently confirmed for markets outside the U.S. with potential availability in the U.S. in the future. The Rampage retains practical features such as a power tailgate and is expected to be equipped with a turbocharged four-cylinder engine, possibly the 2.0-liter from the Dodge Hornet GT SUV.

As a scaled-down but capable pickup, the Rampage aims to offer the utility and performance Ram is known for. More specific details will be released as its launch in 2024 approaches.

2026 Toyota MR2

Toyota

Toyota continues to embrace its sports car heritage with plans to revive the MR2, a beloved mid-engine two-seater.

The new MR2 is expected to feature an electrified powertrain, a departure from its traditionally gas-powered engines, aligning with Toyota’s recent focus on hybrid and electric vehicles. Following the enthusiastic reception of a concept vehicle called the FT-Se, anticipation for the new MR2 is high.

Toyota, maintaining its commitment to performance vehicles through ongoing developments with the 86 and Supra, is set to add another exciting chapter with the MR2’s return.

2025 Volkswagen ID.Buzz

Volkswagen

Volkswagen is set to rekindle the charm of its iconic Microbus with the 2025 ID.Buzz, launching in the U.S. in 2024. This all-electric van joins VW’s expanding ID EV lineup, bringing a modern twist to a nostalgic favorite. The U.S. will receive the long-wheelbase passenger version, while Europe will also have access to commercial configurations.

The ID.Buzz will feature a base rear-wheel-drive setup with 282 horsepower and an optional all-wheel-drive system boasting around 330 horsepower.

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