Top New Car Designs of 2018

Get ready folks; 2018 promises us a wild ride. With a bevy of new, innovative, sharp designs along with ultra ground-breaking concept cars – this might be the year you have to buy your next new vehicle.

SUVs

SUVs are hot, hot, hot. You may want to sit down for this. I present for your enjoyment and wonder, the Jaguar I Pace Electric SUV. Car and Driver calls it “a car worth waiting for” and friends, the wait is almost over. This crossover is everything we’ve dreamed of; it does not disappoint.

They say further, “Mind you, there’s nothing too radical about Jaguar producing a crossover…What’s radical about the I-Pace is that it’s a pure-electric vehicle based on a new platform. Furthermore, it’s one of the first electrics to take full advantage of an electric car’s packaging to rethink vehicle proportions.” Sign us up!

Cars

Things are heating up in the sedan and coupe category, too. Again, we look to the car gods at Car and Driver to show us the way. “The Kia Stinger is a little ballsy, from its cartoonish name to the swagger in its styling to the hatchback body to the rear-drive platform. So is the market mission, which seems such a stark disconnect from the cheap-and-chipper Kia defined by its runaway best-seller, the Soul.”

The Stinger didn’t just create a buzz with Car and Driver. It’s on all the “top” lists – KBB, Motor Trend, US News and World Report, Popular Mechanics… I could go on, but I have lots of looming deadlines. Some car enthusiasts in their comments on these sites are quick to point out that, “it’s still just a Kia.” Come on guys – let someone evolve. We’re not holding your thick glasses and acned brace-face from high school against you.

Trucks 

Now, let’s talk trucks. In the land of working vehicles, Lord Ford reigns supreme with the F-150 sitting comfortably on the throne. Are other car manufacturers intimidated by its popularity and over-all market domination? Because I have to be honest, it seems as though they’ve given up the fight. They’re not even trying to take on the king. It’s probably wise. Don’t agree? Read this from the experts at Popular Mechanics:

“The F-150 is the single most important product Ford makes. It’s been the best-selling vehicle in America since 1977, so even a mild facelift is a big deal. Every version of the 2018 F-150 has a new grill, headlamp cluster and bumper. The new design borrows a bit from the Super Duty’s, and that’s not a bad thing.

Beyond the nip and tuck, the biggest news is the addition of a Ford-designed 3.0-liter turbo-diesel V-6. Ford isn’t ready to unleash the specs on this motor quite yet, but it will be mated to Ford’s 10-speed automatic (co-developed by GM) and should deliver more than the 240 hp and 420 lb-ft of torque in Ram’s Ecodiesel.”

The List

So, we hope you enjoyed the highlights. Here’s the complete “top” list:

Oh, and if you want to do more research in vehicle buying in 2018, check out the resources listed at the bottom of the page.

Top Vehicles 2018

SUV

Audi Q5 SUV

Audi Q8 SUV

BMW X2 SUV

Buick Enclave SUV

Chevrolet Equinox SUV

Chevrolet Traverse SUV

Ford Bronco SUV

Ford EcoSport Compact SUV

Ford Expedition SUV

GMC Terrain SUV

Infiniti QX50 SUV

Jaguar E Pace SUV

Jaguar I Pace Electric SUV

Land Rover Discovery SUV

Land Rover Velar SUV

Lexus UX SUV

Lincoln Navigator SUV

Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross SUV

Nissan Rogue Sport SUV

Range Rover Velar SUV

Subaru Ascent SUV

Subaru Crosstrek SUV/Wagon (?)

Toyota C-HR Crossover

Volkswagon Atlas SUV

Volkswagen Tiguan SUV

Volvo XC60 SUV

Cars

Audi A5/S5 Sportback Sedan

Audi RS 5 Coupe

Audi A5/S5 Cabriolet (Convertible)

Buick Regal Sedan

Ford Escape Coupe

Ford Mustang Coupe

Honda Accord Sedan

Honda Civic (Type R) Sedan

Hyundai Elantra GT Sedan

Infiniti Q60 Coupe

Kia Rio Sedan

Kia Stinger Sedan

Lexus LC Coupe

Lexus LS Sedan

Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class Sedan

Mercedes-Benz AMG GT4 Coupe

Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe

Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet (Convertible)

Porsche Mission E Couple

Toyota Camry Sedan + Camry Hybrid

Toyota Supra

Volkswagon Arteon Sedan

Trucks

Chevrolet ZR2 Truck

Ford F-150 Truck

Ford Ranger Truck

Minivans

Honda Odyssey Minivan

Toyota Sienna Minivan

— Compiled by Carloan.com with help from the experts at KBB, US News & World Report, Motor Trend, Car and Driver, and Popular Mechanics.

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