TFLnow Live: These Are 10 Awesome Near-Future Cars We’re Excited About Right Now [Video]

The automotive future looks bright, thanks to these cars.

The automotive world is always moving forward, so we decided to take a look into our crystal ball and catalogue the top 10 future cars we are most excited about.

We made this list only of cars that we know – at least with relative certainty – are coming soon. Manufacturers haven’t confirmed the exact date for some cars on this list, but we have a pretty good idea when they’ll be coming.

10) 2020 Alfa Romeo GTV

The 2020 Alfa Romeo GTV was announced during the late Sergio Marchionne’s five-year plan announcement for FCA. So far, we know it will be electrified to some extent, it will share a platform with the Giulia, it will have two doors, it will be all wheel drive, and it will have over 600 horsepower. GTV stands for Gran Turismo Veloce, or Fast Grand Tourer. 

As far as design, Alfa has only provided an obscured teaser image, but if it is anything like the Giulia in design, we won’t have any problems there.

9) 2019 Toyota RAV4

Some of you may be wondering why a RAV4 made this list. Frankly, it is America’s best selling crossover, so it’s an important vehicle in the marketplace. Plus, Toyota have given the 2019 RAV4 a whole new look that is quite aggressive and rugged looking.

Looks are always subjective, but let us know what you think. We’ll be driving the RAV4 soon, so stay tuned for more updates on!

8) Cadillac CT6 V-Sport

Cadillac has announced the introduction of a V-Sport trim on the CT6. This V-Sport version will definitely have some emphasis on the ‘sport’ as Cadillac plans to introduce a 4.2-liter twin-turbocharged V8 for the V-Sport version. This V8 is set to make 550 horsepower and 627 lb-ft of torque, which is a lot (if you didn’t know). The CT6 V-Sport was revealed at the New York Auto Show this year, check out more coverage of it here.

7) 2020-2021 Volkswagen I.D. Lineup

In the wake of dieselgate, VW has doubled down on electrification. The I.D. series is Volkswagen’s lineup of all-electric vehicles. The first two models will be the I.D. Buzz and the I.D. Crozz. While there will be a standard, hatchback-looking I.D. model, it will not come to the U.S.

The Volkswagen I.D. Crozz will arrive first in 2020, followed by the I.D. Buzz, which should hit dealerships by 2022. Stay tuned for more updates!

6) 2020 Shelby Mustang GT500

Ford Uncovered - Shelby GT500
A teaser of the impending Shelby GT500. [Photo: Ford]
The King Cobra, as some would call it. Or at least it will be, judging by the possible power output. We have had the current generation GT350 for some time already, but that car has a hard time competing on paper with the 840 horsepower Dodge Demon and even the 650 horsepower Chevy Camaro ZL1.

Ford announced their plans to build the new GT500 at the Detroit Auto Show, and it seems they are gunning for the big dogs. Ford will pack more than 700 horsepower under the hood, making it the company’s most powerful car ever. Rumors suggest it will use a supercharged version of the 5.2-liter flat-plane crank V8 in the GT350, but Ford has not confirmed that just yet.

5) 2019 Audi e-Tron

This is a vehicle that we have already gotten a little taste of. Like the I.D. cars from Volkswagen, the 2019 Audi e-Tron will be Audi’s first foray into the world of electric crossovers.

Audi had me down to Pikes Peak to go for a ride in a prototype e-Tron. You can read about that trip here, or watch the video below:

4) 2019 BMW Z4/Toyota Supra

This joint development project between BMW and Toyota should produce two really interesting vehicles. While the last generation Z4 went out of production fairly recently, we haven’t seen a Supra for two decades. Both cars will come with a twin-turbo I6 engine that produces north of 300 horsepower, and we are really excited to drive them when they come out.

We have also heard news that the Supra will receive a turbocharged four-cylinder as well. That will give buyers a less expensive option, which was rumored to start at over $63,000.

3) 2020 Polestar 1

As a Volvo nerd, this is an enticing prospect to me. The Polestar 1 is the first car from Volvo’s spinoff company Polestar. Brief Note: Polestar used to be a race team for Volvo, then it became an in-house tuning company like AMG or BMW M. Now, they make their own cars, in addition to tuning Volvos.

Polestar’s first outing will make over 600 horsepower and will cost an eye-watering $155,000 when it goes on sale next year.

2) 2020 Ford Bronco

Finally, the legendary Bronco nameplate is set to return after a two-decade absence. We have yet to see the finished product, though Ford has revealed a side profile under a sheet. Unfortunately, Ford’s been tight-lipped on providing further details. Truck fans are hoping for a body-on-frame, truck like construction with some serious off-road ability.

Engines are also a big question. It will likely pack an EcoBoost engine under the hood, akin to what’s in the F-150 Raptor. Fortunately, we won’t have to wait too much longer to find out, as it will arrive in 2020.

1) Chevy C8 (mid-engine) Corvette

Last but not least is another vehicle shrouded in secrecy. We know that Chevy is planning on making a mid-engine Corvette, but we don’t know how exactly that will shake out. It will supplant the C7 Corvette pictured above, but GM has not provided more information at this point. There were some intriguing rumors that the 4.2-liter twin-turbo V8 from the Cadillac CT6 V-Sport may make its way to the Corvette. However, we have no confirmation to that effect, and former Cadillac CEO Johan de Nysschen said that wasn’t happening at this year’s New York Auto Show.

We suspect it will look somewhat reminiscent of the current generation C7 Corvette from the front. But, being a mid-engine car, everything behind the window should look quite different.

Honorable Mentions:

Of course, there is a lot more cool stuff coming out that didn’t quite make the list. Plus, we also like to include a bonus with our top 10 lists. Think of this as a super bonus list of other cools stuff coming out soon. You can lick on the links below to see our coverage on TFLcar and TFLtruck.

Cadillac XT4

Lincoln Aviator

2019 Mercedes-Benz G-Class

Jeep JT (Scrambler) Pickup

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