From efficient EVs to hyper-class sports cars and rugged retro-inspired SUVS, our automotive future looks incredibly bright—and a lot of fun. Here are a dozen machines that we can’t wait to drive.
A dedicated car enthusiast leads a life of waiting…and waiting…and waiting, but luckily there’s plenty of vehicles in the next five years that are worth our saint-like patience. Many beloved models make a triumphant return, electric vehicles take center stage, and sports cars pack in even more innovation (and horsepower).
These are the 12 vehicles to be most excited about in the coming days, months, and years.
1. 2018 Tesla Model 3
Tesla has built a serious reputation for delivering vehicles that just don’t follow the rules set by traditional automakers. Want a sleek-looking high-performance EV with room for five that can travel nearly 300 miles on a charge? Only Tesla makes such a vehicle—the Model S. Oh, and by the way Tesla has versions of the car that can hit 60 mph in 3 seconds or less. It’s a really an excellent sports sedan that just happens to be electric. The only drawback? It’s pricey. The most potent models can easily exceed the six-figure threshold.