Anticipating the Arrival of 9 Groundbreaking Cars

Anticipating the Arrival of 9 Groundbreaking Cars

By the time consumers see the new-model vehicles debut each fall, automakers have already spent three to five years developing these showroom-ready cars. Due to design and safety changes along the way, the life cycles and projected release years can vary significantly.

However, automakers don’t keep all their upcoming models a secret. Here are nine future cars expected in 2025, 2026, and 2027 that are worth waiting for. With many manufacturers planning to produce only electric vehicles in the next three to six years, it’s no surprise that some of these models are electric.

**2025 Models**

**Dodge Charger**
The next Dodge Charger is set to make a big impression when it officially debuts. Although details are scarce, and it’s unclear if it will be available as a gas-powered, hybrid, or all-electric model, early images suggest it will be stunning.

**Tesla Model 2 Hatchback**
Tesla might introduce an affordable hatchback in 2025, rumored to have a design similar to the Cybertruck. If Tesla can offer this electric compact at around $25,000, it could quickly become a popular choice among U.S. car buyers.

**Chevrolet Corvette Z1 (Zora)**
The “Zora,” named after Corvette engineer Zora Arkus-Duntov, is expected to feature a supercharged 5.5-liter V8 engine producing 850-1000 horsepower. While enthusiasts are eagerly awaiting its 2025 release, some sources believe this timeline might be optimistic.

**2026 Models**

**Fisker Ronin**
Fisker plans to start producing the Ronin, a high-performance EV convertible, in the second half of 2025. Priced at around $385,000, this luxury car will feature a three-motor all-wheel-drive powertrain with 1000 horsepower and a 600-mile range.

**Toyota GR Electric Sports Car**
Toyota is expected to enter the sports car market with an electric model that includes engine noises and a simulated manual gearbox to provide a classic race car experience.

**Honda Prelude**
The Honda Prelude is making a comeback. Expected to share components with the Civic and Accord, the new Prelude will likely feature a hybrid powertrain. It was showcased at the 2023 Japan Mobility Show and the Los Angeles Auto Show, with a 2026 release anticipated.

**2027 Models**

**Toyota Corolla Pickup**
Toyota plans to enter the compact pickup market in 2027 with a truck based on the Corolla. This model is expected to compete with the Ford Maverick and Hyundai Santa Cruz, using a unibody platform and sharing components with the Corolla Cross SUV.

**Mercedes-Benz G-Class SUV**
Mercedes-Benz is set to produce a battery-powered version of its iconic G-Class SUV for the U.S. market in 2027. This smaller, electric “little G” will be recognizable, capable, and fun to drive both on and off the road.