2024 has much to offer: an electric version of an iconic vehicle to Britain’s most affordable EVs.
Lucid Motors will make its grand entrance with its Gravity SUV this month after unveiling their 10Best award-winning Air sedan. Expect big horsepower, long driving range and luxurious cabin features – it could become their next success story!
1. Volkswagen Bus
Volkswagen’s iconic Microbus (commonly referred to as ‘the Bus) is set for a major makeover: an all-electric version is due out as the 2024 ID Buzz.
This production version will be an irresistibly thrilling van with electric motors producing more horsepower than its predecessor, plus more modern features to attract tech-savvy buyers.
2. Mazda CX-70
Automotive journalists tend to divide SUVs into two distinct categories, mainstream (sometimes known as affordable) and luxury. Mazda has introduced their CX-70 SUV, an upscale two-row vehicle set to debut later this month, as an attempt at something in between these categories.
This vehicle will use the same Large Product platform as its CX-50 and CX-90 siblings, according to CARB files. Furthermore, its turbocharged 3.3-liter inline-six could produce either 280 or 340 horsepower according to estimates by CARB.
3. Lucid Motors Gravity
Lucid Motors made waves worldwide when its luxurious Air sedan made headlines worldwide, but now young electric startup Lucid Motors is set to unveil their inaugural SUV, called Gravity. Projected 440 mile driving range can be easily charged up in 15 minutes with 350kilowatt stations.
Look out for a SUV featuring the company’s intuitive Clearview Cockpit, with its 34-inch curved OLED upper display that floats above the steering wheel and closely corresponds with driver line of sight.
4. Acura Integra Type S
The Honda Civic Type R is an outstanding sports compact, but for something a bit more refined and mature consider adding the Acura Integra Type S hatchback. Boasting 320 horsepower and boasting a low profile design this high-performance hatchback can keep up with even the biggest players on the track.
Nearly every aspect of the car has been designed to promote driver engagement and provide them with tactile satisfaction.
5. Cadillac Celestiq
Cadillac Celestiq is an all-electric luxury car built to order that starts in the low 300s according to Cadillac and can reach close to $400,000. Bespoke commissions may push its cost closer to this threshold.
Each one is handcrafted in Michigan at the company’s Global Technical Center at Warren, and only six at a time are produced to ensure top quality control and maximum customization.
6. Hyundai Ioniq 5 N
Hyundai N’s team of designers and engineers have set themselves the challenge of turning their Ioniq 5 into something worthy of being showcased at track days. While adding power, they also improved its handling characteristics while including tech such as torque vectoring.
Expect the same N-treatment in the interior, including bucket seats and a steering wheel equipped with drive mode selection. Furthermore, its battery is reinforced for better track-ready handling.
7. Dodge Challenger Hellcat
The Dodge Challenger Hellcat is the most potent American muscle car on the market. Boasting 717 horsepower, it can cover the quarter mile in less than 11 seconds and boasts impressive drag racing performance with an 807-hp Redeye model available from factory.
Although its time as an automobile may soon come to an end with the unveiling of an electric Hellcat model, this terrifying coupe will forever be remembered for its unrelenting power and staggering capabilities.
8. BMW X2
The BMW X2 is an exhilarating, fun-to-drive sporty SUV that doesn’t hesitate to show its athletic side. Capable of taking both high-speed corners and sharper ones with equal ease, the BMW is a worthy rival to Audi Q3, Mercedes GLA and Jaguar E-Pace models.
Its sleek exterior design sets it apart from its boxier X1 sibling. Both front-wheel drive X2 models use the same 241-hp turbocharged inline four-cylinder engine; an M35i XDrive adds additional muscle.
9. Aston Martin Valhalla
Valhalla is Aston Martin’s inaugural mid-engined hypercar, designed in collaboration with Red Bull Formula One and expected to deliver both track performance and daily usability.
The plug-in hybrid powertrain employs a rear mid-mounted, twin turbocharged 4.0-liter flat plane crank V8, combined with two front electric motors for a total output of 998 horsepower – enough to propel you from zero to 60 miles per hour in 2.5 seconds!
10. Lotus Emeya
Lotus’ first all-new car in years, the Emeya should race down highways with confidence and provide 603 horsepower – with top models possibly reaching over 900. Its dual motor, all-wheel drive configuration may even surpass that of its Eletre SUV cousin!
Your car will also come equipped with technology designed to make driving comfortable, confident and safe – such as lane keeping and blind spot monitoring features.