New and truly affordable electric vehicles, along with a few intriguing choices for the super-wealthy, will be available in 2019. Not to mention, some vintage model names will make a comeback.
Chevrolet Equinox EV
The Chevy Equinox EV will stand out from the many other electric SUVs currently available on the market due to its price. Given that it is anticipated to start at roughly $30,000, the Equinox EV is among the least expensive electric cars available.
This won’t just be a Chevy Equinox with battery packs in place of the gas engine. Although it will share a lot of engineering with GM’s other EVs, like the Cadillac Lyriq and GMC Hummer EV, it will be a completely different SUV.
About affordability, the all-electric EX30 will not merely be a low-cost electric Volvo. Whether it is an electric or gas-powered model, it will be the most affordable Volvo ever.
The base $35,000 price tag, as anticipated, will be for a fairly basic rear-wheel-drive model with a single motor. Naturally, those with more features and all-wheel drive will cost more. Even the least expensive model of the EX30 will have a range of up to 275 miles, making it one of the most reasonably priced EVs available. Volvo’s interior designers created incredibly clever and adaptable storage spaces for this compact SUV.
Volkswagen ID. Buzz
The Volkswagen Identity. Buzz is a retro-styled van that is already available in Europe, but Americans will soon be able to purchase an extra-large version of it that is specially designed to fit up to seven people. The van has more space and a standard third row of seats. It will still have a slightly shorter front to rear than gas-powered minivans from competitors, such as the Chrysler Pacific. That’s partially because of the ID. There is no room for a petrol engine in Buzz.
While General Motors is making electric vehicles more affordable with the Equinox EV, its new Cadillac Celestiq is another matter altogether. Prices for this individually hand-built electric vehicle start at around $300,000, ten times the cheapest Equinox EV, but that’s only the beginning. The Celestiq is highly customizable and customers can order a wide variety of individual colors and options.
It’s an attempt by GM to recapture some of Cadillac’s 1950s glory when top-end models could command something close to Rolls-Royce prices. While Cadillac has unveiled a few concept cars in recent years that hinted at this level of opulence, the Celestiq is the first of these that will be offered to customers.
Toyota Land Cruiser
After being discontinued from the US market for roughly three years, the Toyota Land Cruiser is making a comeback. Yet it’s making a comeback in a completely different shape. This time, it’s a smaller, retro-styled SUV that goes up against the Jeep Wrangler and the Ford Bronco, another beloved vehicle that has been brought back to life.
It fits into a broader industry trend towards trucks and SUVs with significant off-road capability, such as the recently released Ford Bronco. The new Land Cruiser, despite its timeless appearance, will only be offered as a hybrid, with a combined 326 horsepower from its petrol engine and electric motor. According to the company, it will begin at about $55,000.
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