The year 2022 was a great year for cars after the world emerged from the gloomy Covid and also, the shocking aftermath of the lockdown like the shortage of semiconductor chips. We saw some popular manufacturers raise the bar in the automobile industry and not-so-popular ones keep up as well. In general, it was a good year – but we look to the future of upcoming cars.
2023 looks promising and we are all excited about the upcoming cars and vehicles that will be debuted this year. We expect to see fully electric vehicles launched in large quantities and many more segments. There are also a generous number of -powered and partially electric vehicles coming out this year as well.
Some exciting vehicles to look forward to are Dodge’s first electrified vehicle, the plug-in hybrid Hornet, its brand new relative, the upcoming Alfa Romeo Tonale, and the Avalon sedan will be discontinued the Toyota hybrid Crown will be replacing it. We also look forward to seeing Volvo’s spinoff brand, the Polestar 3, and the Hyundai Ioniq 6 EV.
Let’s delve deeper into what we will be expecting from brands this year:
Upcoming Cars in 2023
1. Acura Integra
There is a lot of excitement concerning the new Acura Integra which is based on the Honda Civic Si. The Integra however, is fun to drive and offers a bit more upscale presence than the Civic. The Integra replaces the ILX and the new model adds a more sporty bodywork with 18-inch wheels, an adaptive suspension system, a 10.2-inch digital gauge display, and a 16-speaker ELS stereo system among other features. It also comes with a standard CVT with front-wheel drive, an optional 6-speed manual transmission, and a limited-slip differential.
2. Alfa Romeo Tonale
The 2023 Alfa Romeo Tonale is a cheap and practical utility sports vehicle and is available in a standard all-wheel drive, and it’s aiming to be a big name among small luxury SUVs. The new 2023 Tonale is the first Alfa Romeo to come with a plug-in powertrain and according to Alfa Romeo’s North American CEO, Larry Dominique may be the last. The CEO told Forbes Wheel that the upcoming Alfa Romeo models will be fully electric and the same may be for the Fiat. We are expecting the Tonale to be launched in the late spring.
The Tonale comes in a standard turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four engine which produces 265 hp with 295 pound-feet of torque and a 9-speed automatic transmission. Tonale also has an optional 1.3-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine with a 90kW rear-mounted electric motor generating 272 hp, a 15.5kWh lithium-ion battery that can travel about 30 miles of electric-only driving range, and 6-speed automatic transmission.
3. BMW XM
The BMW XM will be coming this spring and is the first standalone M performance model since the early 1980s. The XM is a five-seater luxury SUV with exceptional futuristic, sharp, and defines lines. The XM design was made to be the most powerful production BMW ever and will be the most powerful plug-in hybrid on the market. The automaker intends to showcase the ability of a performance SUV.
The automaker intends a 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 engine with an electric motor and 27.5kWh battery park generating 644 hp – a 735-hp version will be available later in the year as the XM Label Red. XM travels 30 miles with a full charge allowing the SUV to run at 60 mph in under 4 seconds. The XM will make use of a coil spring suspension system with adaptive dampers, and anti-rolls to control body rolls in tight cornering.
4. Dodge Hornet
The Hornet is Dodge’s first electrified performance vehicle which looks like the Alfa Romeo Tonale and they are both from the same factory. The Hornet boasts high-tech equipment with standard features like a digital display gauge, Uconnect 5 infotainment software, and safety features which include automated emergency braking with pedestrian and cyclist detection.
The Dodge Hornet will have a gasoline or plug-in hybrid powertrain and is available in three trims, GT, R/T, and PHEV R/T. the GT model comes with a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine generating 265 hp. It’s paired with a 9-speed automatic transmission with an optional four-wheel drive. The R/T trim is the brand’s first plug-in hybrid. It comes with a turbocharged 1.3-liter four-cylinder engine with an electric motor that generates 285 hp. The R/T features a 6-speed automatic transmission and a standard all-wheel drive. The PHEV R/T comes with a turbocharged inline four-cylinder engine or a PHEV. It generates 285 hp and has 30 miles of pure electric driving range.
5. Ford Super Duty
The Ford Super Duty lineup hardly has any changes, but the 2023 Super Duty has a redesign to match the tech features added to 2020 F-150. The Super Duty truck comes with new exterior interior designs, new technology, and new powertrain options. Features include Fords Pro Power Onboard 2-0-kW auxiliary power system, Ford Pro’s Upfit Integration System that simplifies adding and operating accessories and equipment, Ford Pro connectivity features and embedded AT&T 5G capability, Ford Power-Up software update while driving and WiFi hotspot for as many as 10 devices. Super Duty is expected to offer the highest engine output, towing, and payload ratings of any vehicle in the big muscle HD pickup segment.
The Super Duty truck comes with a 6.8-liter V-8 engine and has an improved low-end grunt, a 7.3-liter gasoline V8 engine, and the 6.7-liter Power Stroke diesel engine that generates 500 hp and 1200 lb-ft of torque. All engine options pairing is with a 10-speed automatic transmission.
6. Hyundai Ioniq 6
The Hyundai Ioniq 6 sedan coupe will be joining the Hyundai EV trio. The Ioniq 6 is sleek with a low nose and wing-like spoilers. It features a 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster and a 12.3-inch infotainment screen. Ioniq 6 is cozy, efficient, and has fast speeds with efficient battery usage.
The Ioniq 6 is built on the Electric Global Modular Platform (E-GMP). It offers around 340 miles of driving range for the single-motor model and 310 miles for the dual-motor model.
7. Mercedes-Benz EQE
The Mercedes-Benz EQE is a new and exciting chapter for Mercedes all luxury electric lineup. The EQE is a daring and posh and simplified and more compact version of the larger EQS sedan. Mercedes-Benz EQE is an electric model of the E-Class as the EQS is to the S-Class. The EQE will be available in 350 and 500 models. The EQE has more interior space than the gas-powered E-class thanks to the electric architecture. EQE will utilize a 90.6-kWh lithium-ion battery with an estimated driving range of 300-plus miles.
The EQE 350 has a single rear-mounted motor producing 266 hp and a torque of 391 lb-ft. While the 500 which is more like a sports sedan but with a shorter wheelbase generates 400 hp. EQE has an A-performance model, AMG that has two electric motors, one motor on the rear axle, and one up front. The AMG EQE will generate 617 hp which is 677 in the AMG Dynamic Plus. And a torque of 701 lb-ft which is 738 lb-ft in the AMG Dynamic Plus.
8. Nissan Z
In the 70s Nissan paved the way for a future in racing with the launch of its iconic Z-cars. Now in 2023, Nissan is back with the redesign of the Z hardtop coupe. The new Z has revamped styling, and classier interior designs, and is furnished with new infotainment. It also has active safety features with better handling and ride.
The Nissan Z comes with a twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter V-6 engine generating 400 hp and 350 lb-ft of torque. Its pairing is with either the 6-speed manual or 9-speed automatic transmission.
9. Polestar 3
Volvo’s spinoff brand, Polestar will be launching its first SUV, the Polestar 3 to the fully electric lineup, sharing its SPA2 platform with the new Volvo EX90. the Polestar 3 is said to be a large luxury EV that expands from the Polestar 2’s compact design and more budget-friendly styling and pricing.
The Polestar 3 comes with a 107kWh battery pack like all models and charges up to 250KW on a DC fast charging connection. The company says it is enough to get the battery from 10 to 80 percent in 30 minutes. With a fully charged battery, the standard Polestar 3 model can drive up to 300 miles before needing a recharge. While the performance-based model estimates its driving range to be 270 miles per charge. The Polestar 3 features the Android Automotive OS operating system with the latest Google-based infotainment interface.
10. Toyota Crown
The Toyota Crown will be replacing the iconic Toyota Avalon sedan in the United States for the very first time since the early 1970s. The new Toyota Crown is the future of Toyota premium sedans. With its unique style, positioning, and distinctive features such as the raised seating position and raked roof. The Crown also comes with crossover elements with a traditional four-door. It will only be available in the United States as a hybrid sedan.
The Crown comes with a standard 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine and two electric motors and they combine to generate 236 hp and come with a CVT. The Toyota Crown has an optional turbocharged 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine with two electric motors generating 340 hp, and a 6-speed automatic transmission as standard.
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We are all excited about the upcoming cars and new model releases this year and the many upgrades. It sure is an exciting year for the auto industry.
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