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Volvo S90

The flagship sedan will be freshened this month.

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Mercedes-Benz G class

The G-Class was redesigned in late 2018 and is now bigger, lighter and more luxurious than its predecessor.

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Honda Odyssey

Honda’s minivan undergoes a midcycle freshen for 2021 and is expected to go on sale this month.

STAGE:Honda Odyssey

Jaguar F-Type

Jaguar is dropping the entry-level 2.0-liter turbo P300 engine and the midlevel V-6 P400 engine on the 2022 F-Type coupe and convertible, leaving just two V-8 engines: the 450-hp P450 and the 575-hp F-Type R.

STAGE:Jaguar F-Type

Hyundai Veloster

The track-ready N version has an optional automatic dual-clutch transmission and new sport seats.

STAGE:Hyundai Veloster

GMC Yukon/Yukon XL

Both large SUVs from GMC are set to arrive this year, redesigned to become more spacious for passengers and cargo and to gain a suite of advanced technology.

STAGE:GMC Yukon/Yukon XL

Toyota Corolla

The compact Corolla was redesigned in 2019 and added a hybrid version in 2020 that combines a 1.8-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine with two motors through an electronically controlled planetary-type continuously variable transmission.

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Lincoln MKT

The large crossover earned a stay of execution when brand officials realized they could sell it to fleets to avoid diluting sales of the new Aviator crossover, but the MKT will be killed in early 2020.


Jeep Compass

FCA's Toluca plant in Mexico was down in July to prepare for the compact crossover's midcycle freshening.

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Hyundai Accent

Hyundai's economy sedan soldiers on for the 2021 model year unchanged. The automaker has said it will continue to sell the Accent as long as there is demand, but the subcompact Venue crossover — new for the 2020 model year — eventually will take over. The entry-level vehicles are running neck-and-neck in sales through July, with the Accent at 9,832 and the Venue at 8,791. If the Accent stays around for 2022, a freshen is possible.

STAGE:Hyundai Accent

Nissan 370Z

Nissan has teased a next generation of its iconic sports car, which has not been redesigned since 2009.

STAGE:Nissan 370Z

Smart ForTwo

Mercedes will discontinue selling the all-electric coupe and convertible in the U.S. and Canada at the end of the 2019 model year.

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Volvo XC100

The new large crossover will be built on Volvo's updated SPA platform and is expected to come in two configurations — a seven-seater and a six-seater with captain's chairs.

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Polestar performance sedan

There is some discussion of Polestar introducing a performance sedan. But it's unclear whether that project has been greenlighted.

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BMW i3

A replacement for BMW's first battery-electric car is not planned. U.S. sales of the i3 began in 2014. The automaker sold 4,905 copies last year.


Polestar Polestar 1

The coupe, based on the Volvo Concept Coupe, is clad in carbon fiber. The advanced material reduces bodyweight and improves torsional rigidity by 45 percent, the automaker said. The carbon fiber also made it possible to create crisper lines and sharper creases. The 2020 Polestar 1 uses a double electric rear axle to enable torque vectoring and is powered by a 2.0-liter, four-cylinder turbocharged and supercharged engine. The PHEV has a 93-mile electric-only range.

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Toyota Sequoia

Like the Tundra on which it’s based, Toyota’s three-row, body-on-frame large SUV is long in the tooth and in desperate need of an overhaul, which will arrive in 2022, when it is to be redesigned onto the F1 platform.

STAGE:Toyota Sequoia

Maserati GranTurismo

The coupe and its convertible counterpart will be the first all-electric models from the brand when they debut in 2022.

STAGE:Maserati GranTurismo

Ford Edge

Ford has canceled plans to build the next-generation Edge midsize crossover, meaning the nameplate will die at the end of its life cycle in 2023. When reports surfaced this year about the cancellation, the automaker’s response was telling: “We have no plans to exit the segment,” Ford said. Still, there’s a slim chance the fate of the Edge could change following contract negotiations with the Canadian labor union Unifor.

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Audi Q7

Coming off a major midcycle freshening this year, Audi's three-row crossover won't be due for a redesign until 2024, given the brand's traditional product cycles.


Lexus LS

Before arriving in the first half of 2021, the large sedan will undergo a freshening that includes styling updates, powertrain refinements and a new standard 12.3-inch touch screen.


Buick Encore

The Encore subcompact crossover was freshened four years ago and likely will get another update in 2023 before a redesign in 2025.

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Lynk & CO 02

The 03 is expected to be a shorter, sportier version of the 01, similar to the BMW X4STAGE:Lynk & CO 02

Chevrolet Corvette

Production of the redesigned 2020 midengine Corvette got off to a rocky start, interrupted by the 40-day UAW strike last fall and a two-month shutdown spurred by the coronavirus pandemic this spring.

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Nissan Titan

The full-size pickup jettisoned its diesel variant and received a freshening this year. The 2020 Titan received crossover-quality safety features and technology along with a utility-grade powertrain. Under the hood, the model has a tweaked 5.6-liter V-8 engine that delivers 400 hp. Nissan gave the Titan XD more frills and horsepower and a new transmission as the company attempts to spur more demand for its largest pickup.

The long-term future of the nameplate, however, is unclear due to its inability to compete against the segment’s U.S.-badged leaders. In the first half of this year, the Titan captured just a 1.2 percent share of the full-size segment.

STAGE:Nissan Titan

Jaguar XE

Despite a freshening last year, sales of the luxury compact sport sedan have been abysmal — just 780 were sold in the second quarter, down 31 percent compared with the same period a year earlier. It's unlikely Jaguar will spend any more money on the XE trying to compete with the BMW 3 Series. Future plans for the XE are reported to be in flux.


Rolls-Royce EV

Rolls-Royce will join the electrification party eventually, but its first EV likely won't land until around 2025 or 2026.

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Ioniq 6

The Ioniq 6 sedan will arrive in 2022.

STAGE:Ioniq 6

Mercedes-Benz CLA

The CLA should see a freshening in the second half of 2022.

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Volkswagen has promised its dealers a third MEB-based battery-electric to go along with the ID4 and the Buzz in 2024, but what top hat that vehicle will ultimately wear remains undetermined.


BMW 4 series

In a redesign aimed at improving aerodynamics, the 2022 BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe is now 5.9 inches longer, an inch wider and 2.1 inches taller than its predecessor.

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Jaguar I-Pace

The first battery-electric vehicle from a major competitor to take on Tesla arrived in 2018, and though it has been a strong seller for Jaguar in Europe, it has struggled in North America.

STAGE:Jaguar I-Pace

McLaren 570S

All signs point to McLaren's entry-level model, which debuted in 2015, being next in line to be replaced, given its age. It is unclear whether the upcoming plug-in hybrid model is the replacement or another vehicle will be the successor.

STAGE:McLaren 570S

Mercedes-Benz GLA

The redesigned 2021 GLA 250 arrived in U.S. stores in late June, with new AMG GLA 35 and redesigned AMG GLA 45 variants expected in the fourth quarter.

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Ford Transit

The 2022 Ford E-Transit will be offered in three configurations, with three roof heights and three body lengths.

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Bentley Flying Spur

Bentley is reviving the optional V-8 engine on the 2021 Flying Spur sedan, which was redesigned for 2020.

STAGE:Bentley Flying Spur

Aston Martin DBS Superleggera

After adding a convertible variant to the lineup for the 2020 model year, the DBS Superleggera likely has a long road ahead of it.

STAGE:Aston Martin DBS Superleggera

VW Passat

Freshened in 2019, the Passat is likely to be discontinued in the U.S. as sedan sales continue to plunge. When that will be depends largely on when its current production capacity in Chattanooga is needed.


Ford Mach-E

It will carry the storied pony car badge, but this electric crossover is a horse of a different color.

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Alfa Romeo compact crossover

Production of the new small crossover is slated to begin in 2021.

STAGE:Alfa Romeo compact crossover


Lamborghini plans to introduce a new nameplate between 2025 and 2027, according to Domenicali. It should take the form of a 2+2 GT.


Mitsubishi EVs

Mitsubishi has plans for an EV in China with local automaker GAC next year and is studying a micro-car EV with Nissan in Japan. There are no public plans for the U.S. market, but the company said in its July midterm business plan that it wanted to deepen its collaboration with Nissan on EVs in general.

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Mazda MX-5 Miata

The current two-door sports car was given a power boost for the 2019 model year and carries over into the 2021 model year with one notable exception. This fall a special edition will be offered in both the soft-top convertible model and the RF retractable fastback hard top to mark Mazda's 100th anniversary as a company in January. The centennial Miata will come in white with red accents and anniversary badges.

STAGE:Mazda MX-5 Miata

Hyundai Sonata

A new N Line sport model will arrive in the fourth quarter with a more powerful turbocharged engine and a new dual-clutch transmission built for high-output engines.

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Ford Mustang

The latest iteration of the Mach 1, back in Ford's lineup for the first time since the 2004 model year, is outfitted with the 5.0-liter motor found in the Bullitt, the six-speed manual transmission from the Shelby GT350 and the rear-axle cooling system from the GT500, among other parts.

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Mercedes-Benz EQGLE

The EQGLE could arrive in 2022, according to EQGLE

Kia Telluride

New for the 2020 model year, the large crossover carries over for 2021 with minor changes.

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Fiat 124 Spider

Production of the slow-selling two-seater is expected to end this year.

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Lincoln Continental

Lincoln brought back the Continental in 2016 as a flagship for a rebounding brand. But sales never took off, and officials have confirmed they will discontinue the vehicle in the U.S. by the end of the year, although it will live on in China.

STAGE:Lincoln Continental

Land Rover Discovery

The 2021 Land Rover Discovery arriving at dealers in February sports a new engine lineup, a redesigned electrical system, revised styling and a revamped interior that has more luxurious touches.

STAGE:Land Rover Discovery

Audi e-tron

Audi's first BEV went on sale in the U.S. in early 2019, and its limited range disappointed.

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Jaguar E-Pace

A freshened version of the Jaguar  E-Pace compact crossover arriving early 2021 has become the luxury brand's entry-level vehicle in North America.

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Hyundai Elantra

A new generation debuts in the fall with sharper angles and upscale features, including optional side-by-side instrument and infotainment screens under a single piece of glass.

STAGE:Hyundai Elantra

Jeep Gladiator

The versatile midsize pickup gets the 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V-6 with stop-start and an eight-speed automatic transmission, due this year for the 2021 model year.

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Aston Martin Valhalla

When the Valhalla midengine hybrid sports car arrives, likely in 2023, it will have the distinct honor of being the first Aston Martin to have the automaker's first in-house-designed powerplant since 1968.

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Lucid Air

The 1,080-hp electric sedan with a 517-mile range, from startup Lucid Motors, is expected to be one of the first production vehicles equipped with standard lidar for detecting vehicles, pedestrians and other obstacles.

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Jeep Wrangler

The Wrangler midsize SUV, which was redesigned for the 2018 model year, received a diesel-powered variant for the 2020 model year.

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Porsche Taycan

The German sports car maker is expanding the full-electric Taycan lineup in the U.S. with a new entry-level variant.

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Nissan Rogue

Nissan’s bestseller will be redesigned for 2021, expected to arrive this year.

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Ford F-150

The redesigned 2021 Ford F-150 Raptor features an exclusive rear suspension, upgraded Fox racing shocks, available 37-inch tires and a host of new connected technologies that all stand to improve the performance pickup.

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Mitsubishi Outlander

The fourth generation of the Mitsubishi Outlander crossover features a major redesign inside and out, keeping some of the striking exterior styling cues from the Engelberg Tourer concept shown in 2019.

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McLaren Elva

The newest addition to McLaren's top-tier Ultimate Series is the Elva roadster.

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Nissan Sentra

The compact sedan was redesigned in January.

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Lincoln Aviator

Lincoln’s overall sales in the first half of 2020 were down 8 percent, but the numbers would be much worse without the Aviator.

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Chevrolet Blazer

Expect the Chevrolet midsize crossover to be freshened in 2022 and redesigned in 2024.

STAGE:Chevrolet Blazer

Toyota Tundra

Compared with its segment peers, the Toyota full-size pickup is ancient — its current platform dates to 2007 — so in terms of the nation’s most rough-and-tumble, profit-rich segment, the Tundra has quite a bit of catching up to do.

STAGE:Toyota Tundra

Maserati Grecale

The lineup will get a new utility option in late 2021.

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Lamborghini Urus

How popular has Lamborghini’s first SUV been since its 2018 global introduction? In July, the automaker built its 10,000th example. For the 2021 model year, it added the Pearl Capsule edition, which pairs a yellow, orange or green exterior with a glossy black roof, rear diffuser and spoiler lip. The interior also is two-tone. A V-8 plug-in hybrid variant of the Urus is planned, but it’s unclear when the model will break cover.

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Faraday Future FF 91

The swoopy-looking four-door would compete at the upper reaches of the luxury car market. Faraday claims the FF 91’s 1,050-hp electric motor can propel the car to 60 mph in less than three seconds. The driving range is claimed to be 378 miles on a charge. Fully loaded, the FF 91’s price would be around $200,000. But without financing, Faraday very likely won’t meet its goal of delivering its first vehicles a year from now.

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Rivian delivery van

Amazon has ordered 100,000 electric delivery vans from Rivian.

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Nissan Kicks

The updated 2021 Nissan Kicks, expected to arrive in February, features the brand's new double V-motion grille, an angular front bumper and a slim headlight design.

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Lexus GS

Lexus, citing declining sales, is dropping the midsize GS sport sedan after four generations and several years shy of the car's 30th anniversary.


Ferrari Monza

Production of the retro-styled supercar that comes in one- and two-seat configurations — the SP1 and SP2 — is ongoing. But with a run of fewer than 500 vehicles combined, production will likely be wrapping up soon.

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Ram 1500

The TRX is no longer a rumor. The Ford Raptor combatant will bring more than 700 hp to the segment before the end of the year.

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GMC Terrain

The popular compact crossover, which was redesigned for the 2018 model year, is expected to get freshened in late 2020, which is sooner than previously expected. Expect a redesign around 2023.


Hyundai Ioniq

The compact eco-friendly hatch carries over in its hybrid, plug-in hybrid and EV versions for 2021.

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Honda Ridgeline

After four years on the market, Honda's current Ridgeline is getting a fairly significant exterior freshening to give it more squared-off styling and chunkier proportions.

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Nissan Altima

Redesigned last year, the midsize sedan now sports all-wheel drive and Nissan’s newly developed variable-compression turbo four-cylinder engine, a powertrain that provides quick acceleration and improved fuel economy.

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A redesigned Z4 arrived last year, with a new lightweight platform and updated engines. A fabric roof replaced the car's retractable hardtop.


Mercedes-Benz GLE

Mercedes' second bestselling vehicle received a powerful addition in June.

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Audi R8

The current V-10-powered supercar is probably on its final ride after a 2019 freshening, at least in its current form.


Honda Clarity

The alternatively styled alternative-fuel sedan carries over for 2021 in its plug-in hybrid and lease-only fuel-cell variations. In the absence of a pure-electric Honda model in North America, the Clarity is a stand-in for more modern zero-emissions vehicles. The Clarity EV — with just 89 miles of range — was scrapped last year. Honda is working with General Motors on two full-electric vehicles.

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Byton M-Byte

Chinese EV startup Byton says its M-Byte crossover will have a 224-mile range, start at about $45,000 and feature a 48-inch display screen in the dashboard.

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Genesis Electrified G80

A battery-powered version of the Genesis G80 sedan is the brand's first full-electric model, promising sporty acceleration and a generous driving range.

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Genesis GV70

Genesis' second crossover, the compact GV70, will be the fifth vehicle in the automaker's lineup and is expected in the U.S. sometime in 2021.

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Nissan Maxima

The flagship sedan, which was freshened last year, should be replaced with an electric vehicle inspired by the IMs “elevated sports sedan” concept.

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Ford Super Duty

Ford’s heavy-duty pickups were reengineered last year to add an engine option as well as new technology.

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Honda Passport

The midsize crossover carries over for the 2021 model year.

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BMW 5 series

The midsize sedan gets a freshening this month that includes an updated grille design and front and rear styling, new headlights and fascia and a large center display.

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Tesla Model Y

Elon Musk has called the crossover Tesla’s most important vehicle and said it eventually could outsell all other models combined. Sales got off to a strong start this year, despite the pandemic, according to Tesla data. Third-party analysts have praised the Model Y for a number of innovations they say make it the most advanced EV on the market, including its heating and cooling system. The Model Y is powered by a 75-kilowatt-hour battery that is largely similar to the Model 3 battery. It can get up to 316 miles of range, according to EPA estimates.

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Genesis G70

The compact sedan was new for the 2019 model year and is due for a freshen next year as a 2022 model.

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Lincoln Nautilus

Lincoln is freshening its top-selling nameplate, the Nautilus midsize luxury crossover, with a new infotainment system, larger center screen and cosmetic tweaks in a bid to boost falling sales in a key segment.

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Ram midsize pickup

Rumors of a Ram midsize hauler have swirled for years. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Mike Manley sparked further speculation in 2019 when he said the Ram team was "focused on solving a metric ton midsize-truck solution for us because it's a big part of the portfolio and growth we want to achieve."

Reports emerged this year that FCA had trademarked "Dakota," the name of the midsize pickup dropped in 2011 after a 25-year run. Suppliers told Automotive News in 2018 that the midsize pickup would be built at the Toledo, Ohio, plant where the Jeep Gladiator is produced. A release timeline is uncertain, and a forecaster isn't expecting the vehicle until 2025 at the earliest.

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Infiniti Q50

Infiniti's volume sedan will be redesigned in 2023.

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Porsche 911

A powerful Turbo S variant joins the redesigned Porsche 911 lineup this year.

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Rolls-Royce Wraith

U.S. sales of the Wraith coupe will end after the 2021 model year, the company said, becoming the latest car nameplates to be dropped in a market that has shifted decidedly to SUVs and crossovers.

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McLaren 765LT

The 765LT, which debuted online in March after its planned Geneva reveal was upended by COVID-19, is a high-performance and lightweight variant of the 720S.

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Toyota bZ4X

The RAV4-sized compact crossover concept, jointly developed with Subaru, is one of 15 expected full BEVs that Toyota plans to produce globally.

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Honda Insight

The attractive third-generation Insight arrived for the 2019 model year, so the updates coming in 2021 are minimal.

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Ford Fusion

Ford ended production of the midsize Fusion in late July, completing a plan outgoing CEO Jim Hackett announced in 2018 to eliminate all North American sedans.

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