40 hot cars we can't wait to see in 2019

JeepThe Jeep Gladiator.

It’s been a great year for the automotive industry. Sales in the US are once again expected to top 17 million cars. SUVs remain all the rage. According to data compiled by Kelley Blue Book, US consumers have purchased or leased more than 7.2 million crossovers and SUVs over the first 11 months of the year.

That represents more than 46% of all passenger vehicles sold in the US.

The single largest segment of the market, even larger than full-size pickups, is the compact crossover/SUV with nearly 2.9 million units sold so far this year.

Read more: We drove a $US211,000 Porsche Panamera to see if it’s a hybrid supercar with room for the whole family. Here’s the verdict.

Aside from the sales figures, there have also been some outstanding individual performers. For example, the Kia Stinger surprised us all and nabbed Business Insider’s Car of the Year Award. The Stinger’s eye-catching looks, powerful engine, and expertly-tuned suspension proved to the world that South Korea can, indeed build a world-class sports sedan.

On the electric front, Jaguar became the first traditional carmaker to launch a luxury electric crossover SUV while Tesla’s Model 3 finally ramped up to deliveries.

As 2018 comes to an end, it’s time to look forward to 2019. Here’s a closer look at some of the hot new and revamped cars, trucks, and SUVs we can’t wait to check out in the coming year.


Audi is doing a complete revamp of its large sedan lineup with the debut an all-new A6,…

Audi

… A7, and…

Audi

… A8.

Audi

Audi is also adding the Q8 SUVs along with…

Audi

… The E-Tron electric SUV.

Audi

BMW’s will roll out their new 3 Series sedan,…

BMW

… 8 Series coupe, and…

BMW

… Z4 roadster.

BMW

There will also be a new generation X5 SUV along with…

BMW

… An all-new flagship X7 SUV.

BMW

Cadillac’s XT4 compact crossover SUV will be a helped addition to the lineup.

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Ford’s Ranger mid-size pickup returns to the US market after an eight-year hiatus.

Ford

The Jeep Gladiator is expected to reach showrooms in the summer.

Jeep

The new second-generation Kia K900 luxury sedan debuts in 2019.

Kia

Honda new mid-size Passport crossover SUV will slot in between the compact CR-V and the seven-passenger Pilot.

Honda

Hyundai will introduce the new Nexo hydrogen fuel cell crossover along with…

Hyundai

… A new mid-size Santa Fe SUV and…

Hyundai

… An all-new eight-passenger Palisade SUV.

Hyundai

Land Rover is expected to announce the return of the Defender while…

Jaguar Land Rover

…. sub-brand Range Rover will launch the second generation Evoque crossover.

Jaguar Land Rover

The Lamborghini Urus will join the ultra-premium SUV segment.

Lamborghini

Lexus will introduce the new sub-compact UX crossover.

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Lincoln’s flagship Continental sedan will get a special editor featuring coach doors.

Lincoln

Ford’s luxury brand will also launch the new Aviator and…

Lincoln

… Nautilus SUVs.

Lincoln

British supercar maker McLaren will launch the convertible version of its ground-breaking 720S supercar.

McLaren

For 2019, Mercedes-Benz will usher in a new A-Class sedan,…

Mercedes-Benz

… A new AMG GT four-door, …

Mercedes-Benz

…. A new generation GLE SUV, …

Mercedes-Benz

… An all-new EQC electric SUV, and…

Mercedes-Benz

… A next-generation G-Class. It’s the G-Wagon’s first major redesign in nearly 30 years.

Daimler

Porsche’s third generation Cayenne SUV will reach US showrooms along with…

Porsche

…The eight generation Porsche 911.

Porsche

Porsche’s new Taycan electric sedan is also supposed to launch in 2019.

Porsche

2019 will be the first model year for the new generation Ram 1500 pickup truck.

Ram

Rolls-Royce will join the SUV game in 2019 with the new Cullinan.

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars

Tesla is expected to reveal a long-awaited Model 3-based compact crossover SUV called the Model Y.

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Toyota is finally going to re-introduce a new Supra sports car.

Newspress

Volkswagen’s stylish Arteon four-door coupe is finally going to arrive in the US.

Volkswagen

Volvo’s stunning V60 wagon will debut for 2019.

Volvo

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