I just returned from the New York International Auto Show and let me tell you, I was blown away! While there are many luxury cars, and concept cars I was more focused on what is actually coming in the very near future from auto-makers. Auto-makers have been busy and it shows. From a Jeep that can hit the race track to a newly designed Hyundai Sonata I have the details on what is coming soon to a dealership near you. Buckle up because you are in for a treat.
2018 New Cars Hitting the Showroom Floor
In 2018 we will see four all new cars in showrooms across the U.S. and they will offer a wide range of choices. From stylish new SUVs to sleek redesigned Sedan if you are in the new car market you may find exactly what you have been waiting for.
Among the portfolio of family friendly hatchbacks and wagons, Subaru adds a seven-passenger crossover. Let me tell you it is gorgeous! The Ascent will be built in Lafayette, Ind., and is exclusive to the North American market. It will have room for up to eight passengers and offer all wheel drive. More so it will offer plenty of space, make that tons of space for families and will rival its SUV competition. Subaru came to realize that it has a loyal fan base but couldn’t cater to larger families.
“This is a product that allows that generation that grew up liking Subaru to stay with us,” Subaru of America president Tom Doll said at the show. The final product that will roll out mid 2018 will unveil at the Los Angeles Auto Show, we cannot wait to see it.
2. Hyundai Sonata
Hyundai believes “Happy Drivers are Better Drivers” and the all new redesigned Sonata will make you happy. It has been three years since the Sonata has seen a redesign and they blew it out of the water. The refreshed Sonata gets a sloping front end with creases running down the hood and around the fog lights as well as a cascading front grill design, giving it a more sporty look.
Also added are LED daytime running lights and headlights with dynamic bending abilities to adjust to winding roads. On the back-end, the Sonata gets a more detailed tail light design and a larger badge, which doubles as a trunk release button.
The interior of the 2018 Sonata will offer a standard seven-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, as well as a Qi wireless phone-charging pad. We will see this make available mid summer.
3. Jeep Grand Cherokee Track Hawk
Do you have a need for speed in your outdoor lifestyle? If so, this is the Jeep for you. The Track Hawk will be the MOST POWERFUL SUV on the market with a supercharged 6.2L V8 engine. Yes you read that correctly, a supercharged engine with 707hp under the hood. While the Track Hawk may look like a Jeep on the outside she will certainly satisfy your need for speed.
“There is a very defined customer base out there that want a sport SUV,” said Paul Mackiewicz. “They want a sports car with the capabilities of having an SUV, of being able to tow, of being able to drive their sports car all year round. And that’s what this car enables. It is ultimate performance, all year round, in any condition.”
If you have a need for speed and want the space of an SUV the Jeep Grand Cherokee Track Hawk will hit the show floor in late 2017.
4. KIA Rio
In the market for a hatchback? Take a look at the 2018 KIA Rio. Power and Speed aren’t a priority with the Rio as it comes solely from a 130 horsepower 1.6-liter inline four, a decent amount of power for this class, just not a race car by any means.
On the outside, the 2018 Rio cuts a dashing, aerodynamic profile with its sculpted silhouette and seamlessly integrated front grille and bumper. And inside, the sporty interior features modern upgrades, like available combination leather and cloth seat trim, while offering ample leg room, shoulder room, and cargo volume.
Safety comes standard in the 2018 Rio. From Electronic Stability Control, to Hill-Start Assist Control, the 2018 Rio is confidence behind the wheel. A practical and affordable car, the KIA Rio will be sold in late 2017.
From luxury and affordability to speed and reliability you can be sure there is a 2018 new car on the market that will suit you. Automakers continue to redefine engineering and design, and consumers are able to reap the benefits year after year.