New and Upcoming Cars You Should Know About

New and Upcoming Cars You Should Know About

From more innovative safety features to out-of-this-world designs, the automotive industry is constantly announcing something new. From all-electric vehicles to race-ready rides, here are some of the most exciting new and upcoming cars you should know about.

Acura Type S Concept

Acura produces stunning luxury vehicles that feature the famed reliability of its parent company, Honda. They also know a thing or two about producing a formidable performance car, too (see: NSX and Integra Type R). One of the more performance-minded things Acura has done in the past was making Type S variant for some of their models, and trim option that featured more power, better handling and sharp style. 

In a press release from August 2019, Acura announced the return of its Type S trim, something that had been missing from their models for a decade. The new Type S Concept is nothing short of incredible, from the Double Apex Blue Pearl paint job to the four-lamp Jewel Eye® LED headlights. There’s also a carbon spoiler and 21-inch wheels, too! While not in production, the Type S Concept is an example of Acura’s return to performance.

Honda Civic Type R

The Civic Type R’s introduction to the U.S in 2017 created quite a stir, especially among the import crowd. For years, it was available only overseas, leaving American drivers without Honda’s top-level Civic. But don’t be fooled — the Honda Civic Type R is anything but another economy car. Aggressive exterior styling, a huge wing and a muscular 2.0-liter, turbocharged four-cylinder engine paired with a six-speed manual transmission make the Civic Type R anything but another Civic. 

Lexus LC Convertible Concept

The Lexus LC Coupe displays Lexus’ prowess when it comes to blending jaw-dropping style and renowned performance, and the Lexus LC Convertible Concept is no exception. While not in production (or at least not yet), the LC Convertible will be at the top of everyone’s wish list if it hits showrooms. Expect similar styling and performance to what’s found in the existing Coupe version.

Volkswagen I.D. Buzz Concept

With plans to eventually go completely electric, the I.D. BUZZ is an exciting glimpse at Volkswagen’s future plans and is just one of several I.D. vehicles that the German automaker is releasing over the next several years. With design inspiration from VW’s well-loved Microbus, the I.D. BUZZ is expected to hit dealer lots in 2022. It will boast a fully-electric powertrain (featuring a 369-horsepower motor), reconfigurable seating options and spaceship-esque controls.