In recent times, America’s glorious automotive market has been completely taken over by the likes of crossovers and SUVs. However, will this trend continue over the next few years? With a plethora of new sedans, minivans, and trucks slated for release by 2022, customers can look beyond the usual SUV or crossover. However, are these new cars worth your precious time?
With the COVID-19 pandemic just on the verge of dying out, the production and global supply chains are slowly replenishing to full health. Although there might be some delay for the new batch of cars to roll out to dealerships and showrooms, we believe that these new cars will be worth all the hype.
In this article, we have compiled a number of exciting new cars that you should be looking forward to buying in 2022, including the likes of all-new models like the BMW i4, completely redesigned cars like the Genesis, and new trims added to the existing lineup like the Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo. The upcoming automotive calendar surely has plenty of surprises up its sleeves, so save your BMW X6 for a great trade-in value once your favorite new model rolls into the market.
2022 Tesla Roadster
The Tesla Roadster was the automaker’s first-ever product, hence there is plenty of nostalgia involved behind the scenes. The second generation of the Tesla Roadster was originally scheduled to arrive in the market scene by 2020. However, the Roadster was the victim of production delays just like other future Tesla models. Fortunately, the Roadster is all set for a debut in 2022.
The first-gen Roadster resembled a Lotus Elise at best, with a gasoline powertrain under its hood. The new-gen Roadster has a beastly tri-motor electric powertrain under its hood. With this powertrain, the Roadster can zip past the 0-60 mph mark within a godly 1.9 seconds and finish off with a quarter-mile time of 8.8 seconds. These freakish numbers have certainly generated a lot of buzz for the incredibly quick Tesla Roadster.
According to Tesla, the Roadster also shells out a frugal range of 620 miles on a single charge. The Roadster starts at a lofty asking price of $200,000, with a deposit of $50,000 needed to book your place among the first Tesla Roadster owners.
2022 Audi e-Tron GT
The Audi e-Tron GT made its debut as a concept car in the Los Angeles International Auto Show in 2018. Since then it has been under the eye of countless car enthusiasts for quite a while now. Now, the Audi e-Tron GT will roll to the dealerships in two distinct forms- a standard variant and a performance-oriented RS variant.
The standard 2022 Audi e-Tron GT chugs electrons from two electric motors in the front and rear and generates a power of 469 hp in everyday driving conditions. With the assistance of launch control, the e-Tron GT’s power output rises to 522 hp and propels to 0-60 mph in a breezy 3.9 seconds. The performance-oriented RS e-Tron GT churns out an even better 590 hp in normal mode and 637 hp in overboost mode. This variant speeds past the 0-60 mph run in a lightning-quick 3.1 seconds.
The best part about the e-Tron GT models is that they use a two-speed automatic transmission instead of the usual single-speed ones employed on most EVs. Car purists will also love the 4-wheel steering option, which enhances maneuverability at low speeds and stability at greater speeds. The e-Tron GT is estimated to get a 238-mile range on a single charge. Regarding the pricing, the e-Tron GT will be available at $99,900 while the RS e-Tron GT at $139900.
2022 BMW i4
A new BMW Gran Coupe is on the cards for 2022, called the BMW i4. Since BMW showcased its concept, car enthusiasts have been eager to get their hands on the i4. Powering the coupe is an all-electric powertrain that can produce a fiery 530 hp. That is already a class apart compared to one of BMW’s most powerful cars, the BMW M4 powered by a turbocharged 6-cylinder engine. BMW estimates a driving range of at least 370 miles on a single charge.
2022 Genesis G70
The Genesis G70 is still a fresh face to the luxury sedan segment. However, for the 2022 model year, the sedan feels even more upscale with its updated interiors, revamped infotainment system, and new driving dynamics. The G70 implements the Korean brand’s youthful and elegant design philosophy.
The new G70 gets quad-beam headlights and the brand-exclusive twin-slashing running lights for a distinctive look in the front. The sedan gets either a 252-horsepower four-cylinder or a 365-horsepower twin-turbo V6, both engines which are tuned for athletic performance. The lower front fascia looks as aggressive as ever and a long hood and pulled-back cabin send out a bold fashion statement as well.
2022 Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo
Porsche’s unique wagon-like Cross Turismo configuration has gained amazing success with the Panamera model. Porsche’s stunning electric beast, the Porsche Taycan is also getting a Cross Turismo configuration this time around. This high-performance electric wagon is set to blow your mind away with its power ranging between 522 and 670 horsepower depending on the trim level.
Nevertheless, every Taycan Cross Turismo comes equipped with all-wheel drive and ride-height-adjustable air suspension to excel in off-road adventures as well. Besides, with its wagon-like typing, the Taycan Cross Turismo will already be leagues ahead of the Taycan Sedan in terms of interior room and cargo space. The sedan currently offers a driving range of 199 and 227 miles on a full charge. The Taycan wagon will probably offer less in terms of driving range.
2021 Lucid Air
Touted as the ultimate Tesla killer, the Lucid Air has been a hot topic of discussion in the automotive world. On paper, the Lucid Air boasts of some amazing specs that will drive the mind of any car enthusiast bonkers.
With a pair of electric motors, the Air generates a sensational power output of 1080 hp and can blitz past the 0-60 mph mark in just 2.5 seconds. All this power is combined with an impressive 517 miles of range on a single charge for Lucid Air variants equipped with the available extended-range battery pack.
The sedan looks highly impressive with its highly aerodynamic cabin and long, sweeping roofline. Inside, the cockpit represents a corporate jet in terms of design, with all the traditional gauges and switches replaced with high-tech touchscreens. Pricing begins at $77,400 for the Pure trim and goes up to $169,900 for the top-of-the-line Air Dream Edition.