Buying a New Car? Here Are 10 Upcoming Models Worth Waiting For Via

When it comes to the automotive industry, the focus always seems to be on the latest cars released. But hold on a second! Many of the best cars can take years to design, get into production, and make their way to dealership showrooms. If you’re in the market for a new vehicle, you may want to consider waiting for a truly spectacular car, like these ones that have been announced, but won’t actually be available until 2018 or beyond. Most of the top automotive manufacturers in the world have announced their product line-ups through 2020, and there are some true masterpieces on the horizon. Here is a list of 10 unreleased cars that would be well worth waiting for.

10. Mazda RX-9 (2019)

For a sleek and sexy car, look no further than the Mazda RX-9, which is set to hit showrooms in 2019. While that is still a good two years away, engineers at Mazda promise that this car will be worth the wait. Executives at Mazda claim that a team of 50 engineers is working around the clock to perfect this car, especially its key feature – a brand new 16X two rotor engine. Direct fuel injection and turbocharging will produce more than 400 horsepower under the hood. Add in a tricked out interior and state-of-the-art technology, and Mazda promises to have a winner on its hands with the RX-9. As for the price, expectations are that a base model (which will still include plenty of features) will retail well north of $50,000. Not cheap, but can you really put a price on style like this? Via

9. Porsche EV Sedan (2020)

Speaking of stylish sports cars, how about sitting on your hands and waiting to get them on the Porsche EV Sedan that is due out in 2020? This car is designed to be Porsche’s first fully electric model, and it aims to take on Tesla’s much hyped Model S sports car. Porsche is so behind this new sedan that it has hired more than 1,000 new workers and invested more than $750 million to get this vehicle into production and perfected in time for the 2020 sales year. And, in addition to looking like a real Porsche, this fully electric sedan promises to be a technological marvel – containing controls that react to facial expressions, as well as projected hologram interfaces and an ultra-fast charging system. With a projected range of 311 miles on a single battery charge, this car looks to be the real deal and likely to give Tesla a run for its money. Take that, Elon Musk! Via

8. Jeep Wrangler (2018)

Nicknamed the “Mountain Goat” by automotive journalists who have seen the concept for this vehicle, the Jeep Wrangler due in 2018 is a combination jeep/pick-up truck. And while the body may look odd at first glance, engineers and designers at Jeep say that this vehicle will quickly win people over with its handling, versatility, and power. With 300 horsepower under the hood, this new Jeep Wrangler will still be able to climb rocks and scale mountains, as well as look good in the parking lot of the local Costco. Engineers at Jeep have been bragging that they will dramatically reduce the weight of the Wrangler with the forthcoming 2018 edition, eschewing bulky steel in favor of high strength aluminum and plastic. Available in two or four doors, and in either a soft or hard top, Jeep looks to revitalize the Wrangler, which has been around continuously since World War II, with the 2018 model. Via

7. Rolls-Royce Cullinan (2019)

Let’s be honest, a Rolls-Royce is always worth waiting for, right? The Cullinan, due out in 2019, is especially worth the wait, given that it is the company’s first sport utility vehicle (SUV). Named after a famous and hefty diamond, the super-rich are already placing advance orders for the very first 4×4 Rolls-Royce, which has only been spotted in the public while in disguise (see the picture below). Promises of a V12 engine under the hood have many people salivating. That and the trademark interior luxury and sophisticated technology that Rolls-Royce buyers have come to expect from this automaker. A plug-in hybrid version of this SUV will also be available for sale. But with a list price well north of $100,000, the Rolls-Royce Cullinan is sure to be for wealthy and discerning buyers only. Still, if you have the means, we highly recommend that you pick one up — in a few years. Via

6. Jaguar XE SVR (2018)

Sticking with the luxury theme for a moment, how about the Jaguar XE SVR? Coming in 2018, it’s a sedan that has been fired-up and torqued for added performance. Senior executives are betting on the XE SVR to become a bestseller for Jaguar for many years to come. To that end, they are outfitting this car with a five liter, supercharged V8 engine capable of cranking out 480 horsepower. Aluminum body panels, a carbon fiber roof, and four wheel drive as a standard feature add to this car’s attractiveness. As far as Jaguar’s go, this one will be difficult to beat. And with a price range expected to hover around $65,000, the XE SVR will not be too far out of reach for many buyers. It’s expected to compete directly with sedans produced by BMW, Mercedes-Benz, and Alfa Romeo. Via

5. BMW X7 (2018)

Dubbed the “Bavarian School Bus” inside BMW, the X7 is a full-sized SUV with three rows of seats capable of carrying seven passengers, including a driver. Not due out until 2018, the X7 will, in fact, be BMW’s first foray into the large SUV market having already succeeded with smaller sized and mid-range SUVs. Available in either rear-wheel or four-wheel drive, the X7 aims to be more than just roomy. It also boasts leading edge connectivity, driver assistance, cameras galore, and a spectacular infotainment system to assist the driver and amuse the passengers. All this machinery will be propelled by a V8 engine that is available in an optional diesel model. The X7 is now gearing up for full scale production at BMW’s plant in South Carolina, and the expected starting price is set for $75,000. Pre-order now! Via

4. Cadillac CT8 (2019)

Billed at automotive shows over the past couple of years as Cadillac’s “flagship sedan of the future,” the CT8 plans to be the largest car model from the automaker – even bigger than the already massive CT6 model. Competing in the “luxury limo” class of cars, the CT8 looks to offer the best of both technology and style available from Cadillac. Aiming to take on competitors such as Lexus and Jaguar, Cadillac execs have said that the CT8 will offer 500 horsepower run out of a supercharged V8 engine. It will also provide buyers with handcrafted leather interior, a sun roof. and many other amenities as standard features. Looking to position the CT8 as a global brand and to attract buyers with a fairly inexpensive (for a Cadillac) top price of around $90,000, the question remains as to whether people will go for a sedan that is as physically large as the CT8? Via

3. Kia GT (2018)

Kia may not be the first car brand that comes to mind when you think of a rear-wheel drive sports car. Okay, Kia may be the last brand that comes to mind. But the automaker known for its Sedona minivan and Soul compact car is serious about pushing into the sports sedan market and is betting big on its 2018 GT model. And, to be fair, the GT looks extremely promising, with its sleek design and neat four door model. A V6 engine pushing 340 horsepower will certainly make the GT the most powerful of Kia cars. To add to the GT’s street cred, Kia is offering this car in both a manual and automatic transmission. Taking square aim at the Audi A4 and BMW 3-series, the Kia GT is expected to be priced between $35,000 and $40,000. You could certainly due worse for that price. Via

2. Tesla Model 3 (2018)

Are you one of the people holding out for Tesla’s first mainstream and affordable electric car, the much hyped Model 3? If yes, you are not alone. Tesla has received overwhelming demand for its Model 3 – so much so that it has stopped taking pre-orders for the fully electric car, that’s due out in 2018. Of course, this being Tesla, delays are certainly possible. Still, once released, the Model 3 is expected to serve as a litmus test of sorts for the electric car market. Will people with middle class incomes buy an attractively priced electric car? Tesla head honcho Elon Musk says he’s determined to find out. And the entire automotive industry is holding its collective breath to see if Tesla’s gamble on the Model 3 pays off. With an expected range of 250 miles on a single battery charge and starting price of $35,000, expectations could not be higher. This is one car that is potentially worth waiting for – fingers crossed! Via

1. Apple iMaybe (2020)

Calling all futurists and early technology adopters. The Apple car, affectionately dubbed the “iMaybe” because of the secretiveness surrounding its development, is expected to be out…. well, no one knows. Apple has never really confirmed such a project exists. Will it be worth the wait? Time will tell. What we do know is that Apple has partnered with BMW to develop fully electric and autonomous (self-driving) technologies. If that turns into an iCar, it will certainly incorporate all the latest and greatest technology from Apple. But beyond that, development of this car has largely been surrounded in mystery. Rumors persist that Apple is investing more than $1 billion into this car’s development, and Apple CEO Tim Cook has said he is willing to walk away from the car market if he doesn’t feel it will be commercially viable. Still, given the popularity of all things made by Apple, we have to believe that devoted fans of the company would be willing to give this car a chance. Price point will be key, of course, with many analysts forecasting a starting price in the $40,000 range. Stay tuned for future developments…

Jack Sackman

Jack Sackman

Jack Sackman has been writing about movies and TV for Goliath since 2013.