While contemplating the new year, and all that it has to offer, take a look at what is cooking up in the automotive world. Here are some of the upcoming wonders that await you.
- Subaru touts its sensitivity to nature through its first ever 2019 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid, which gets an EPA-estimated 90 MPGe and 480 miles of total range. For all-electric commutes of up to 17 miles, plugging into a 240-volt outlet takes only 2 hours for a full charge.
- After a long absence, the 2019 Ford Ranger returns to the midsize truck lineup with an adventure-ready high-strength steel frame and towing capacity up to 7,500 pounds. However, also scheduled for a come back in 2020 by popular demand is the Ford Bronco, which adds smart tech and a sleek new look to rugged 4×4 prowess.
- The re-imagined 2019 Chevy Blazer appears with a sportier exterior and flexible two-row seating. This crossover relies on a unibody foundation and offers a range of options and trims such as the Premier with chrome accents and premium leather appointments and the RS that shows off a distinctive black mesh grille and Jet Black leather interior with red highlights.
- Your ticket to the city and off-road travel comes from the new Honda Passport. Its Intelligent Traction Management System conquers many types of terrain with modes like Mud, Sand, and Snow while its available four-wheel independent suspension smooths out rough drives. A one-touch fold-down seatback with a 60/40-split transforms seating for five to more cargo space.
- The first Toyota Supra in over 20 years will be available for the model 2020 year only by auction in Scottsdale Arizona this January. After that, the coupe model will excite Huntington Beach Toyota with a 3.0-liter inline-6 and 8-speed automatic.
- Its been ages since the Jeep offered any kind of a pickup. But coming soon, the all-new 2020 Jeep Gladiator shakes up truck complacency with the only open-air model in the industry that can also detach its doors. Expect up to 1,600 pounds of payload capacity and 7,650 pounds of towing. When you need a break from off-roading, the interior pampers with ergonomic functionality and premium details.
- Volkswagon is also considering getting on the pickup bandwagon with the Atlas Tanoak concept. The truck would be a midsize with a short bed and dual cab, and integrate a hook and winch in the front bumper and a rear-roof slide-out rail to ease loading longer loads like a kayak. Interior seating for five is enlivened by ambient lights that change colors depending based on the drive mode.
- Kia energizes two of its popular models with an eco-friendly way of getting around. The 2019 Kia Niro EV runs 240 miles on a single charge, thanks to an electric motor that delivers up to 201 horsepower and 291 lb.-ft. of torque. The 2020 Kia Soul EV generates up to 201 horsepower and 291 lb.-ft. of torque with power from a 64-kWh liquid cooled battery that contains DC fast charging.
- Nissan introduces a mid-size Frontier Diesel Runner project that will count on a 2.8-liter Cummins Diesel engine and 8-speed automatic transmission that would produce 200 horsepower and 350 lb.-ft. of torque. Customizing the exterior with a more aggressive look are contrasting wheels with a red and raw matte silver finish, mesh grille, roof rack, and carbon-fiber chin spoiler.
- The first-ever 2020 Hyundai Palisade rocks the 8-seat SUV world through such advances as an Ultrasonic Rear Occupant Alert. This message tells you via smartphone text to retrieve what you left on the rear seats. The handy Rear Seat Sleep Mode also mutes audio in the back rows so your occupants can sleep. There is also a Blind View Monitor that reveals views those zones on the instrument panel.
Intrigued? Then come to Beach Boulevard of Cars today to test drive what stunning and impressive vehicles are available now, and discover more about what is happening and arriving in 2019.