From fresh electric models to classics making a comeback, 2020 looks like a promising year for the streets. We can’t wait for these performers to take to the pavement and we’ll assume you’re just as excited. Until rubber meets the road, let us take you on a test drive of the most talked-about rides expected to roll up next year.
Get ready for a nostalgic green light because after a long 20-years, the beloved Toyota Supra is making a serious comeback. Putting the rumors to rest, Toyota revealed the sports car’s makeover at the Detroit Auto Show back in January, showing off its upgraded bodywork and exceptional performance. Powered by BMW’s 3.0-liter turbocharged inline six-cylinder engine, the all-new 2020 GR Supra packs 335 horsepower and discreet science curated behind the sleek design. The engine stays pampered with a blast of cool air from the wide-set grill on the front, and a double-bubble roof allows for a roomier interior while decreasing aerodynamic drag from the outside. You can throw on your neon windbreaker and bring back this revamped ‘90’s ride for only $50,000. All in all, we’re happy to welcome this iconic ride back to the road.
The classic Porsche 911 is sticking to its roots while keeping up with the latest technology trends. Remaining true to the idea of subtle evolution, the 2020 Carrera S model has an upgraded engine featuring a 3.0-liter, twin-turbocharged, six-cylinder that delivers 443 horsepower. The front and rear fascias have been resculpted for a contemporary feel, but the car’s exterior holds onto 911’s familiar, iconic look. Internally, Lane Keeping and Night Vision Assistant allows the driver to cruise with ease and comfort in high-quality seating. The luxury is in the details, which can be discovered for a price of $113,300. Rumors of creating a hybrid version remain a possibility for the future, but not for this timeless 2020 model.
Since unveiling plans of a second-generation Roadster in November 2017, Tesla has built some buzz around what is supposed to be the fastest car in the world as of its alleged release date in 2020. Tesla test driver Emile Bouret can confirm this supercar’s seemingly unbelievable zero-to-60-mph sprint in just 1.9 seconds, among other record-setting statistics. A 620-mile travel distance from a single charge and speeds reaching 250 mph are made possible with three electric motors powered by a 200-kWh lithium-ion battery pack. The four-seater can transform into a convertible for sunny days by removing the lightweight glass roof that’s easily stored in the trunk. Like other luxury sports cars, the Roadster was designed with aerodynamics at top-of-mind to outperform in every way possible. However, this unprecedented performance comes with a $200,000 price tag. As the first mass-produced, street-legal, long-range all-electric vehicle ever produced, the Roadster’s second-generation has a lot to live up to.
Another legend returns in 2020. Among the new sleek sports cars, a midsize SUV enters the scene — the highly anticipated Ford Bronco resurges with a noteworthy new look. Although many details remain under the radar, we suspect the Bronco’s comeback will include a 270-horsepower 2.3-liter four-cylinder engine along with a 10-speed automatic transmission. Any 4x4 fanatic will bask in the Bronco’s upgraded glory for an expected $30,000. Seeking to maintain its adventurous and rugged reputation, the new Bronco is expected to compete with similar off-road vehicles like the Jeep Wrangler, mimicking features like removable roof and doors. But as “one of the world’s leading 4x4 vehicles for three decades”, according to Ford’s website, the 2020 Bronco shouldn’t have trouble regaining its fanbase.
We’re eager to hit the gas into 2020 so we can finally see these rides on the road. Whether you have your heart set on one of these brand-new beauties or you’re staying faithful to the family car, count on Caliber to take care of you and yours. As the nation’s largest collision repair company, we’re always here, Restoring the Rhythm of Your Life®, no matter the ride.