- The most exciting new automobiles arriving within the next two years
- In the next two years, we can’t wait to see these automobiles hit the market.
- Most of the most exciting new cars nowadays run on electricity rather than traditional internal combustion engines.
- There’s room for anything from a brand-new midsize pickup to a high-end coupe.
The automotive sector was clearly in a state of flux in 2022. Dealer markups on new automobiles are now unusual save for the rarest and most in-demand models, and the price of used cars has peaked before finally beginning to decline. As demand dropped, even hipster favorite Tesla lowered its asking price, offering thousands off the top of the car.
However, it’s possible that interested car buyers were just waiting for a fresh wave of exciting vehicles to hit the market. There will be no shortage of exciting cars vying for your attention (and money) during the next 12 months, from an electric American legend to a British two-seater with fewer wheels than you might imagine. Take a look at Edmunds’ top picks for the most anticipated vehicles of 2023 and 2024.
The Lyriq, Cadillac’s first electric vehicle, is only now arriving in dealerships, but we’re already looking forward to the brand’s second electric vehicle. Also, it’s a real show stopper.
The Cadillac Celestiq is a stylish car that the luxury division of General Motors thinks will help it regain its long-lost “Standard of the World” status. The Celestiq has an innovative full-glass roof with variable opacity at each corner, a digital display that stretches across the width of the dashboard, and the next generation of GM’s automated driving technology, dubbed Ultra Cruise, which will allow for hands-free driving on city streets. Standard features will include a two-motor arrangement producing around 600 horsepower and about 300 miles of range, but the rest of the EV will be personalized to the individual buyer by a Cadillac concierge.
If you think all of this sounds pricey, you’re right. The Celestiq is expected to cost more than $300,000, making it Cadillac’s most expensive vehicle ever.
Chevrolet Corvette E-Ray
The electric motor is the new secret ingredient in the powertrain of the iconic American sports automobile. It is anticipated that the 2024 Chevrolet Corvette E-Ray will include both all-wheel drive and a hybrid component to help put the power to the ground. The E-Ray, a sometimes-silent sports car, will be officially introduced on January 17. At the moment, however, we only have a partial photo.
Dodge Charger Daytona SRT
Dodge is finally (finally) bringing something fresh to the market after years of recycling the same automobiles over and over again. In 2024, Dodge will release its first electric vehicle, a glimpse of which may be seen in the Charger Daytona SRT Concept. The range of prospective powertrains, which Dodge has already promoted, is between 455 and 670 horsepower. And lest the Brotherhood of Muscle groan disapprovingly at the thought of some kind of whiny ee-vee, the SRT Concept has a synthetic sound amplifier capable of delivering 126 decibels of “exhaust noise,” which is nearly the same as the SRT Hellcat.
While the auto industry as a whole is making the switch to electric vehicles (EVs), Ford isn’t ready to give up on good ol’ fashioned internal combustion engines just yet. The seventh-generation Ford Mustang will appear in 2024. It will be visually similar to the existing car, but there will be significant changes made to the interior and under the hood. In its first year with the new generation, the Mustang will be powered by a turbocharged four-cylinder or a normally aspirated V8, both of which are more potent than equivalent engines from 2023. The new Dark Horse variants improve the coupe’s racing credentials, while improved technology and features make the 2024 Mustang more practical for everyday use. The new Mustang will arrive at dealerships this summer, with more powerful iterations to come in the years to come.
Although the 2019 model year marked the debut of the Ford Ranger in the United States, this generation of Ford’s midsize truck had been available in other areas for some time. Ford’s new worldwide Ranger, which was unveiled in late 2021 and began selling in other countries last year, is a welcome relief. There is strong evidence that Ford will introduce the new Ranger to the United States for the 2024 model year. Since the current Ranger isn’t all that great, we think its arrival is long overdue. The 2024 Ford Ranger will likely have a more rugged, boxy exterior, an upgraded, high-tech interior, and greater towing and hauling capacities. It would also come as a shock if Ford didn’t bring the turbocharged V6-equipped Ranger Raptor.
Honda Civic Type R
There was a noticeable omission when Honda unveiled the 11th-generation Civic for the 2022 model year: the high-performance Type R. It seems Honda was just waiting a little while longer to unveil the hottest version of the Civic. For 2023, Honda brings back the Civic Type R, this time with a more mature design that should garner less glares of disapproval. However, mechanically, the 2023 Type R owes quite a bit to its forerunner. The standard limited-slip differential and the innovative front suspension are back, as is the turbocharged four-cylinder engine, which now produces 315 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque. Consider it more of a natural progression than a radical upheaval.
Hyundai Ioniq 5 N
Our attention was peaked when we learned that Hyundai was working on an even hotter version of the Hyundai Ioniq 5, which we consider to be one of the best electric cars currently available. The Hyundai Ioniq 5 N has not yet been formally introduced, but masked prototypes have been spotted undergoing road and track testing. In other words, we have no information about the vehicle’s design, components, or engine. However, the Ioniq 5’s corporate sibling Kia produces an EV6 model with 576 horsepower. So, let’s just leave it there.
Meyers Manx 2.0
The dune buggy craze began in the mid-1960s, when Bruce F. Meyers began altering Volkswagen Beetles. The result of his efforts was the Meyers Manx. He finally sold the business, and now an investment firm is using the Meyers Manx name to revive the concept of an electric dune buggy. Perhaps since it only has room for two people inside and no doors, this electric car isn’t suitable for the masses. However, the Meyers Manx 2.0 is equipped with enough utility and performance to swiftly transport you from beach party to beach party throughout the Southern California coast, with a claimed range of 300 miles and a 0-60 mph acceleration of roughly 4.5 seconds.
Morgan Super 3
Morgan Super 3 from the UK For nearly a century, Morgan Motor Co. has been producing automobiles, although sales in the United States have been modest at best. The 2012 introduction of the Morgan 3 Wheeler was the turning point that brought the company widespread attention in the United States. The most recent model of this vehicle, known as the Morgan Super 3, has two front wheels and one back wheel. The power comes from a Ford-supplied 1.5-liter inline-three producing 117 hp. However, the lightweight Morgan Super 3 roadster can reach 60 mph in just over 7 seconds.
Later this year, Rolls-Royce will debut the Spectre, an electric vehicle that will enter the ultra-luxury market. The Rolls-Royce Spectre resembles the Rolls-Royce Wraith in profile and size. However, the Spectre is completely redesigned underneath, beginning with the all-aluminum architecture that seamlessly integrates the battery into the body of the car. Both contribute a sturdy framework that might even make this Rolls-Royce appear… dare we say… athletic? The combined output of the vehicle’s two motors is 577 horsepower, and its rated range is somewhere in the neighborhood of 300 miles. However, the most impressive part is probably the lavish interior. Rolls has increased the height of the buyer-tailored commission sheet, made the illuminated area of the dashboard standard, and expanded the show-stopping Starlight headliner to include the doors. In order to operate one, we will need to purchase new clothing.
Will Tesla finally release their Cybertruck this year? Nope. Let’s say the year 2024. Elon and company were expected to start delivering the boxy vehicle in 2021, but when that will actually happen is anyone’s guess. Unfortunately for IT bros in Silicon Valley who got a little too into Cyberpunk 2077, the arrival of the always-promised electric pickup has been delayed yet again.
Volkswagen ID. Buzz
Buyers hoping to get their hands on a genuine electric minivan will have to wait a while longer despite Volkswagen’s long-running teases of a new Microbus. The Volkswagen ID. Buzz won’t be released until next summer, when you can load up your neon yellow cruiser with a couple surfboards. The base model’s single-motor drivetrain produces 201 horsepower, so you’ll need to be patient when accelerating. While we reserve judgment until we’ve sampled a U.S.-spec model, we expect to recommend that potential purchasers hold off until the 300-hp variant arrives.
The Rolls-Royce Spectre and the Chevrolet Corvette E-Ray are just two of the intriguing electrified automobiles that populate our list of the most anticipated cars of 2023 and 2024. New models of the Ford Mustang and Honda Civic Type R show, however, that internal combustion engines are far from obsolete.