- Auto sales in the US are once again expected to top 17 million vehicles in 2018.
- SUVs remain the most popular genre of vehicle and account for more than 46% of all sales.
- In 2019, there will be series of highly anticipated new models reaching the market from BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Jeep, Honda, Toyota, Lexus, Lincoln, Land Rover, Porsche, Audi,Ford, Hyundai, Volvo, Tesla, and Volkswagen.
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.
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,…
… A7, and…
Audi is also adding the Q8 SUVs along with…
… The E-Tron electric SUV.
BMW’s will roll out their new 3 Series sedan,…
… 8 Series coupe, and…
… Z4 roadster.
There will also be a new generation X5 SUV along with…
… An all-new flagship X7 SUV.
Cadillac’s XT4 compact crossover SUV will be a helped addition to the lineup.
Ford’s Ranger mid-size pickup returns to the US market after an eight-year hiatus.
The Jeep Gladiator is expected to reach showrooms in the summer.
The new second-generation Kia K900 luxury sedan debuts in 2019.
Honda new mid-size Passport crossover SUV will slot in between the compact CR-V and the seven-passenger Pilot.
Hyundai will introduce the new Nexo hydrogen fuel cell crossover along with…
… A new mid-size Santa Fe SUV and…
… An all-new eight-passenger Palisade SUV.
Land Rover is expected to announce the return of the Defender while…
…. sub-brand Range Rover will launch the second generation Evoque crossover.
The Lamborghini Urus will join the ultra-premium SUV segment.
Lexus will introduce the new sub-compact UX crossover.
Lincoln’s flagship Continental sedan will get a special editor featuring coach doors.
Ford’s luxury brand will also launch the new Aviator and…
… Nautilus SUVs.
British supercar maker McLaren will launch the convertible version of its ground-breaking 720S supercar.
For 2019, Mercedes-Benz will usher in a new A-Class sedan,…
… A new AMG GT four-door, …
…. A new generation GLE SUV, …
… An all-new EQC electric SUV, and…
… A next-generation G-Class. It’s the G-Wagon’s first major redesign in nearly 30 years.
Porsche’s third generation Cayenne SUV will reach US showrooms along with…
…The eight generation Porsche 911.
Porsche’s new Taycan electric sedan is also supposed to launch in 2019.
2019 will be the first model year for the new generation Ram 1500 pickup truck.
Rolls-Royce will join the SUV game in 2019 with the new Cullinan.
Tesla is expected to reveal a long-awaited Model 3-based compact crossover SUV called the Model Y.
Toyota is finally going to re-introduce a new Supra sports car.
Volkswagen’s stylish Arteon four-door coupe is finally going to arrive in the US.
Volvo’s stunning V60 wagon will debut for 2019.
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