And a few that may arrive a bit later.
With 2018 coming to an end, it's time to look forward at all of the incredible cars that will be revealed in 2019. We have already seen several big 2019 reveals including the all-new Mazda3, the hotly-anticipated Jeep Gladiator, the revived Honda Passport, and the next-generation Porsche 911. But there are many sports cars, trucks, luxury sedans, and supercars expected to arrive in 2019 and beyond we have yet to see in full production spec. Here they are, and we cannot wait to see them in the metal.
The C8 generation may be the most highly anticipated sports car of 2019 following an endless parade of test mules and spy shots - this car literally has decades of hype surrounding it. Chevy was set to reveal the mid-engine Corvette at the Detroit Auto Show in January but the car has already been delayed by six months. Rumors of what will power the C8 Corvette range from a traditional 6.2-liter V8 up to a twin-turbo 5.5-liter V8. No matter what, we expect the mid-engine Corvette to drastically disrupt the sports car market.
After a more than 20-year hiatus, theToyota Supra will finally return for the 2020 model year. The Supra will be revealed at the 2019 Detriot Auto Show, though we have already seen a leaked image of what it will look like. Powering the fifth generation Supra will be a 3.0-liter turbocharged inline-six producing at least 335 horsepower. The Surpa also shares its platform with the recently revealed BMW Z4, which is only available as a roadster.
Ford collected a bagful of tickets to the nostalgia train when it announced the return of the iconic Bronco SUV. While the full-size Bronco should be a suitable alternative to the Jeep Wrangler and Toyota 4Runner, Ford will also sell a smaller "Baby Bronco," which has already been leaked on the internet. Both models should be part of a new Bronco family of vehicles, which will be a strategic piece in Ford's plan to get rid of sedans and hatchbacks.
Ford has plenty of big reveals cued up for 2019, though it hasn't done a great job of keeping them under wraps. The upcoming Shelby GT500 will be revealed at the Detroit Auto Show in January but we've already seen leaked images of the car from a private event. The GT500 is expected to use a 5.2-liter supercharged V8 producing around 720 hp. Like the GT350, we expect the GT500 to be manual-only.
In 2018, BMW showed off its latest M5, which now features AWD. Audi chose not to respond by revealing the new RS7, which must now contend with two AWD competitors in the BMW M5 and Mercedes E63 AMG. Both produce over 600 hp, so Audi needs to do something to help set the RS7 apart. Some rumors estimate the RS7 may also produce around 600 hp but others suggest it could produce almost 700 hp from a hybrid drivetrain.
BMW has already revealed its all-new 8 Series in M850i trim but is waiting to reveal the first-ever M8. We expect the M8 to use a tuned version of BMW's 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 producing over 600 hp. An M8 Competition model will also be available and could produce around 635 hp. The M8 Coupe should arrive first, though a Gran Coupe model should also be available later on.
Among the electric cars set for a 2019 release, the Porsche Taycan is by far the most anticipated. Porsche has already had to increase production of the Taycan after taking in so many preorders. Expect the Taycan to bundle Tesla-rivaling range, luxury, and performance, all at a similar price. If this car is as good as we predict, Tesla could be in trouble.
Ferrari's product cycle is fairly easy to predict - when a product is near the end of its life cycle, Ferrari releases a special, lightweight version along with a lightweight spider variant. With the 488, this was the Pista, meaning we could be seeing an all-new successor in 2019. Rumors have tossed around the idea of a V6 hybrid drivetrain and we expect Ferrari's next mid-engine sports car to look dramatically different than the 488. The 488's successor is expected to arrive at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show in March.
The new Aston Martin Vantage may have already been revealed in 2018 but we are still looking forward to the promised manual option, which is set to arrive in 2019. Earlier this year, Aston Martin told us the Vantage's manual transmission was still at least 12 months away, so it should arrive half way through 2019. The Vantage currently uses an eight-speed automatic transmission, which is fine, but not what enthusiasts are clamoring for. CEO Andy Palmer has previously promised that Aston will be the last company left offering a manual transmission.
In addition to the cars that have already been confirmed or we highly expect to see in 2019, there are plenty of other rumored models that may end up being revealed in 2020 or later. The Ferrari Purosangue SUV, for example, is expected to go on sale as early as 2020, meaning it may be shown off next year in 2019. Likewise, Ferrari's corporate sibling Alfa Romeo is planning a slew of new models including a reborn 8C and GTV and a new SUV by 2022, so we may see one or more of these models in 2019.
The Korean automakers also have some interesting potential reveals, including a pickup truck from Hyundai and the first SUV model from Genesis. And although the concept was just shown off in LA, we may see a production version of the all-electric Audi e-tron GT in 2019.