Even though new-car shopping has been an absolute drag lately, what with lengthy delays and extensive markups, manufacturers still have a whole host of new products rolling off their assembly plants and into dealerships this year. Some of them we've already seen – like the new Acura Integra and the updated Ford Ranger – while some new vehicles have still yet to debut.
At any rate, we're looking to the near future, delivering a list of 15 cars, trucks, SUVs, EVs, and more that you might be able to buy this year – assuming the best.
The Acura Integra is back, and in March, you'll be able to place a pre-order for one. The iconic nameplate returned this past November, complete with retro styling cues and a turbocharged 1.5-liter engine good for 200 horsepower and 192 pound-feet of torque. Buyers will be able to choose from a good ol' six-speed manual transmission or an automatic when the Integra hits dealerships later this year.
Alfa Romeo expanded its crossover line by one with the introduction of the Tonale. Slotted beneath the larger Stelvio, the Tonale is the brand's first plug-in-hybrid vehicle, featuring a turbocharged 1.3-liter inline-four engine with battery assist that boasts 272 horsepower and 30 miles of electric range. The new Tonale goes on sale later this year, but no word on pricing from Alfa yet.
BMW debuted the XM concept last year, complete wild styling, a lavish cabin, and a plug-in–hybrid powertrain capable of 750 horsepower. Now, that concept will become a reality. Expect the same 750 hp and 737 lb-ft from a V8 PHEV when the XM reaches production sometime this year, going on sale as a 2023 model. No word on pricing.
The long-awaited C8 Z06 goes on sale later this year, boasting 670 hp and 460 lb-ft thanks to a new 5.5-liter DOHC V8. That means this super coupe can rev to a ridiculous 8,600 RPM and will hit 60 miles per hour in just 2.6 seconds. Chevrolet will announce official pricing closer to the Z06's on-sale date, but it should start at around $85,000.
Ferrari's first SUV goes on sale later this year. And while we don't know much about it, rumors hint at a plug-in hybrid twin-turbo V6 borrowed from the 296 GTB sports car where that engine produces an insane 818 hp and 546 lb-ft. This could be one fast SUV. Ferrari will release more details closer to its on-sale date later this year.
The new Ford Ranger made its debut first overseas, but soon we'll see the compact truck here in the US. With a significant overhaul that adds an upgraded turbodiesel engine abroad, the US-bound truck should sport the same turbocharged 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine, albeit with a few upgrades. But most importantly, the Ranger Raptor is scheduled to make its debut in the US for the first time.
We've already seen the new 2023 Genesis G90 up close – and it's absolutely stunning. But soon the luxury flagship will make its way to dealers where everyone will get a chance to check out its gorgeous exterior design and lavish cabin. Details on the powertrain are limited, but hopefully the brand's twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 comes standard.
The Honda HR-V crossover hasn't been significantly updated since its debut in the US back in 2016. But for the 2023 model year, the subcompact is getting a major overhaul that includes a sharp new exterior design, and we hope, new engine and interior options. This small crossover should start at around $23,000.
The sharp edges of the Hyundai Ioniq 5 crossover will carry over to a sedan in the form of the Ioniq 6. Spy photos provide a preview of the unique four-door, but we don't know what kind of power it might pack until it debuts. Rumor has it that Hyundai plans to cram in a 77.4-kilowatt-hour battery – as opposed to the 72.6-kWh pack on the Ioniq 5 – which would likely yield more power and improved range.
Lexus is electrifying its lineup, and one of the brand's first EVs will be the RZ crossover – a battery-powered sibling to the RX. The RZ should ride atop the same e-TNGA platform as the Toyota BZ4X and the Subaru Solterra, but likely with a bigger battery pack and more range. The Lexus RZ will debut sometime this summer.
The Kia Niro underwent a sharp makeover for 2023. That update includes a fresh exterior design, a modern interior, and the continuation of both the PHEV and full-EV models. That said, the base Niro gets the same 1.6-liter hybrid setup as last year, good for 139 hp. Expect to see the hybrid on sale in the US within the next few months.
One of the most anticipated cars of the new year has to be the Nissan Z. Debuting late in 2021, the retro-inspired sports car officially goes on sale later this year, boasting a twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 good for a mighty 400 hp. Pricing should be in the neighborhood of $35,000.
Polestar is expanding its lineup by one – or, 3. The new Polestar 3 will be the brand's first electric crossover, joining the current Polestar 2 sedan. The Polestar 3 crossover should borrow elements from the 2 sedan, including both single- and dual-motor layouts. But we won't know all the details until the EV goes on sale later this year.
Although we won't get the GR Yaris in the US, Toyota is quenching our thirst for a hot hatchback with the new GR Corolla. Rumored to use the same turbocharged 1.6-liter three-cylinder engine as the Yaris, the GR Corolla could have nearly 270 hp and a manual transmission when it debuts later this year.
The new Toyota Sequoia debuted last month boasting a stylish exterior design, a fully upgraded interior, and a brand-new engine. Underhood is a twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter hybrid V6 that makes 437 hp and 583 lb-ft, paired to a standard 10-speed automatic transmission. The new Sequoia goes on sale this summer, with pricing being announced closer to that on-sale date.