10 Future cars you should be excited to see in the next three years.
As 2017 comes to a close, we look towards the future of the auto industry. The next few years promise to be exciting, with strong offerings from Aston Martin, Mercedes-Benz and others. Here are 10 top picks to look out for.
2019 Mercedes-AMG GT Sedan
A follow-up to the equally outrageous AMG GT concept, which made its debut at the Geneva motor show, the rendering pictured here previews a production version of the aforementioned concept. It likely won’t have as much as 600kW when it debuts, sadly, but it will borrow a number of design elements both from the concept and the AMG GT coupe before it. Expect to see it sometime in 2019.
2019 Porsche 911 Turbo
Don’t let the hybrid 911 dissuade you from the rest of the Porsche lineup. A new Turbo model is also will be joining the lineup, and like the battery-powered model before it, it should come with a number of updated cues both inside and out. Most of the revisions will take place in the fascia, which will gain larger vents and a more pronounced splitter, while added features like new wheels and a revised rear should keep the performance car fresh for another few years.
2019 Porsche 911 Hybrid
Porsche’s next iteration of its iconic 911 sports car could come with some added oomph courtesy of a lithium ion battery. Spy photos have given us an early look at the proposed new coupe, but it’s still unclear when the German marque will show off its all-new 911 Hybrid in full. We expect to see it in just a few months.
2018 Mercedes-Benz A-Class
If these recent spy shots are any indication, Mercedes-Benz is ready to update its A-Class subcompact yet again. While it won’t be riding on a new platform just yet – that major overhaul will come in a few years – it will adopt a more elegant design that includes a sleek set of LED headlights and a more defined fascia.
2020 Alfa Romeo 6C
The Alfa Romeo 4C is not long for this world. With the arrival of the new Giulia and Stelvio, it’s only a matter of time before the company dismisses its smallest offering in place of something more upscale. The 6C is that proposed replacement, and will introduce a more powerful engine and an even more stunning design that is rumoured to combine elements of the Giulia and Disco Volante concept by Touring (pictured).
2020 Aston Martin mid-engined sports car
The multi-million-dollar Valkyrie (pictured), is getting a more affordable, mid-engined baby brother. Aston Martin has plans to introduce a mid-engined sports car into the lineup in the next few years to compete directly with cars like the Ferrari 488 and McLaren 720S. Most of the details are still well under wraps, but we do know that development will be carried out by former Ferrari engineer, Max Szwaj, who knows a thing or two about sports cars.
2020 Ferrari SUV
If you thought the idea of a Lamborghini SUV was outrageous, why not try the Ferrari SUV on for size? CEO Sergio Marchionne has finally confirmed the speculations of a high-riding utility vehicle within the Ferrari lineup, though, the company reportedly needs somewhere in the neighbourhood of 30 months to complete the venture. The project has been given the internal codename FX16, and will share its platform with Ferrari’s replacement for the GTC4Lusso (pictured). Despite offering five-doors (a Ferrari first), the new SUV isn’t expected to stretch the tape measure any farther than the five-metre Lusso.
2020 Lamborghini Sedan
We’re not exactly holding out hope for a production Lamborghini sports sedan, but the Urus did get us thinking: what if? The Italian sports car maker is reportedly considering a fourth model after the Urus, and a sedan could be the most likely candidate. The Estoque Concept from the 2008 Paris motor show (pictured) still looks ready for the production line.
2020 Lotus Elise
Lotus debuted a stunning string of concepts in 2010, including the Elise, Evora, and others. The aforementioned Elise concept hasn’t aged a bit, so there’s still a chance that the new car may look like this. Rumour has it the new Elise will be lighter (obviously), and more powerful than the model that it’s replacing. Too bad we’ll have to wait at least until 2020 to see it.