[Writer's Choice] What's New! Top 6 Upcoming Cars to Keep An Eye Out For

Jay Yim, Dec. 13, 2019, 4:21 p.m.

Hey there you car lovers! Looking to get a new car soon? Or do you just like getting new cars everytime they come out? Or do you love cars but just can't afford to get a nice one? Whatever it may be, cars a convenient way to get around.

Whether or not you an afford these cars are not, it's always interesting and cool to see what new car concepts companies design and come up with. So, here is a list of upcoming cars to look out for in the market.

6) 2020/2021 Hyundai Santa Cruz Truck Crossover

About: 2.2-liter turbo-diesel four engine; AWD (concept), FWD (Base Model)

This will be Hyundai's first ever pickup truck and will begin production in Montgomery, Alabama in 2021, so if you're a pickup truck kind of guy or gal, then look out for this baby. 

5) 2020/2021 Kia Soul EV

About: 64-kWh lithium-ion battery pack; 201 horsepower and 291 lb-ft of torque to front wheels

This car was supposed to be released in the spring of this year as a 2020 model, but now, Kia is pushing the car another year, so the U.S. markets won't see the car anytime soon :(

4) 2021 Hyundai Tucson

About: Plug-in hybrid

Not much detail is available regarding the car but the car will be revealed at the 2019 Los Angeles Auto Show so more details about the car will be out soon, so be on the look out. The car is expected to reach dealers in the second half of 2020 as a 2021 model.


3) 2021 Toyota Mirai

About: Electric propulsion system uses hydrogen for fuel rather than a battery pack. The car has around 400 miles of driving range, which is a big number for an electric vehicle. Every Mirai will have a 12.3-inch touchscreen, navigation, and a 14-speaker JBL audio system.

This futuristic looking car looks pretty cool, but I don't know about the whole hydrogen powered concept. Gas is more readily available, so I'd rather go with a gas powered car, or a hybrid that uses both if I had to choose. Look out for this baby in the near feature, but it won't be cheap that's for sure.

2) 2021 Kia Optima

About: Not much detail has been released, but the car will be shown at the 2019 LA Auto Show.

The new Kia Optima looks amazing compared to its previous models. It has a more sportier look to it, and I'm a fan of the sport-look on cars. If you're a fan of the Optima line, then this car is for you.

1) 2020 Toyota Camry TRD

About: Will cost $31,995; 3.5-liter V6 engine with 301 horsepower at 6,600 rpm and 267 lb-ft of torque from 4,700 rpm channeled to the road via an eight-speed auto transmission.

This baby is tied with the 2021 Kia Optima because of its sport design. I like the wheels better than the ones on the Optima, and the TRD has a mini spoiler in the back. But, if I could, I would change the front of the Optima with the TRD because in my opinion, that would complete the TRD's sportiness. I do also prefer the red over the white as red is my favorite color. Reports said the car would come this fall, but as October has already passed, who knows.

Which of the cars on this list peeks your interest the most? Let us know in the comments!

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