Although it represents less than 10% of all vehicles sold worldwide, the luxury cars market is expanding steadily, with annual compound growth of 11.3% and $ 178 billion by 2023. The US market is still the most important part of this big global puzzle, but the European and especially Chinese markets for luxury cars are booming.
With the 2020 model year being identified as the pivotal year for many important segments (particularly crossovers and electric vehicles), it is not surprising that luxury car brands are looking to take advantage of the new situation. With the global recession but a distant and unpleasant memory, German, Japanese and national luxury car makers will have a potential headache of less to worry about in the coming years. Here are some of the most anticipated and best 2020 luxury cars that they will have to offer.
As the year draws to a close, motorists and car enthusiasts are eager to see the latest luxury cars models in auto shows around the world. We are presenting top 5 luxury cars, some new, some redesigned, that you will see on roads in 2020.
5. 2020 Cadillac Escalade
Quick specs & price :
- $76,500 base price.
- 6.2L EcoTec3 L86 V8 with 420 horsepower.
- More fuel-conserving duo of engines.
- 550-horsepower 4.2L twin-turbo LTA V8 from the Cadillac CT6 could be the first one.
- 2.0L turbo four and a duo of electric motors makes a total of 335 ponies.
For long time the Escalade has been the first choice for large families looking for a high-end SUV that can carry anything that comes to mind. Unfortunately, the current generation models only come with a single 6.2L V8 powertrain that consumes gas, but it may not last long.
That’s one of the reasons GM is working on the new generation of Escalade. Also the fact that current models are already out of line with industry standards, as they came out in 2014.
On the Escalade side, the current generation is coming to an end, the newcomer to model year 2021. There is therefore no major change to report. All Escalades, including the ESV Long Wheelbase Escalade, feature four-wheel drive and a 6.2-liter V8 engine delivering 460 lb-ft of torque and 420 horsepower, paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission. For the economy of gasoline, it will iron … By cons, the comfortable and quiet rolling epic.
4. 2020 Aston Martin DBX
Quick specs & price :
- £158,000; summer 2020.
- 542 horsepower.
- 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8.
- 0-60mph in 4.5 seconds.
The Aston Martin DBX, the first SUV from the famous British sports car manufacturer. It was unveiled in Beijing. The super chic SUV will cost from £ 158,000, which is a little more than a Bentley Bentegya but a shot just less than a Rolls-Royce Cullinan. The order books are open now and the first customers should get their cars from the summer of 2020.
The nonidentical family grille – the largest ever seen on an Aston – lets you know it’s an Aston Martin, despite the vertical SUV body and high ride height. There is also a neat design in the daytime running lights on each side of the grille. They surround the air ducts that facilitate aerodynamics and help cool the brakes. Clever.
On the side, the sculpted hips and line of features also signal that it is a suitable Aston Martin, while the 22-inch alloy wheels make a bold statement. Frameless doors and concealed side glass seals also add elegance to the design.
At the rear, there is a sporty kick on the tailgate while the LED taillights will make the car look like a hovering Vantage if you follow one in the dark. The DBX also does not have a backwash. Aston says that the operation of the aero apparently means that the rear window is self-cleaning. So we will just have to wait and see on that one …
3. 2020 Jaguar F-Type
Quick specs & price :
- 70 500 $ – 144 700 $
- 4-cylinder engine and 114-horsepower electric motor combo.
- 398 horsepower.
- er 4.4L twin-turbo.
- 7,8 – 15,2 L/100km.
A worthy heiress to the brand’s classic sports cars, the F-TYPE is available in both coupe and roadster, with a wide range of engines ranging in power from 296 to 567 horsepower. The R and SVR versions are the most efficient, also relying on an all-wheel-drive series. The interior features leather upholstery, a variety of trimmings, a 10-inch multimedia touch-screen system and, optionally, a 12-speaker Meridian surround sound system.
As for the F-Type plug-in hybrid, the 2-door sports car will likely share its fuel-efficient powertrain with one of the other internal models. The Land Rover is already using a 2.0L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine and a 114 horsepower combined electric motor in its Range
Rover P400e SUV. The configuration is good enough for 398 horsepower, which is about 100 horsepower more than the low power type F produced at this particular time.
however, it does for the brand, a new batch of advanced powertrains will surely increase the already high price of the entry-level F-Type, which starts at less than $ 71,000 at the moment. Again, there are not too many sports cars that offer the same level of sophistication, style and performance as the Jag
2. 2020 Porsche Taycan
Quick specs & price :
- Start from $104,000
- Hit 60 mph from a standstill in just 2.6 seconds.
- Is available in 522 hp, 563 hp, and 616 hp forms.
- Two different battery pack capacities – one with 79.2-kWh and another with 93.4- kWh.
- Ultra-fast 800-volt charging network.
The design of the Porsche Taycan is inspired by the Mission E concept, which is similar to the 918 Spyder, the rear evoking the 911. Featuring a body made of a mixture of aluminum, steel and plastic reinforced by Carbon fiber (CFRP), the Taycan is mounted on carbon rims: 21 “at the front and 22” at the rear. The aluminum brakes housed in these wheels are impressive, up to a diameter of 420 mm on the Turbo S, associated with 10-piston calipers.
While Mission E used counter-opening doors to facilitate onboard access, this configuration was not retained on the final model. The body is a classic 4-door.
Similar to those used on the 919 Hybrid, two electric motors power the electric sedan. Special feature, the rear block has a transmission with 2 speeds, against one at the front. Basically, the system develops 625 horsepower (460 kW). However, an Overboost function distinguishes the Turbo and Turbo S models. The first one reaches 500 kW (680 hp), the second one 560 kW (761 hp), the torque being 850 and 1,050 Nm respectively.
These features can reduce the 0 to 100 km / h in 2.8 seconds on the Taycan Turbo S, and pass the bar of 200 km / h and 9.8 seconds. The Turbo is very slightly more modest, with 3.2 seconds and 10.6 seconds. On both versions of the German, the speed is limited to 260 km / h.
1. 2020 Toyota Century
Quick specs & price :
- Start from $180,000.
- V8 makes 375 horsepower and 376 lb-ft of torque.
- The electric motors add another 220 hp and 221 lb-ft for a combined output that peaks at 425 ponies.
The iconic model in Japan, the Toyota Century gives birth to a new generation of luxury cars, the third in over 50 years of career! And this time, the limo goes to the hybrid.
Whether in Europe or elsewhere, Toyota has the status of a generalist manufacturer, the highend is the preserve of Lexus, its subsidiary dedicated to luxury and sportsmanship. But the story of Toyota has been punctuated by very exotic models. And we do not think only of the Supra, which is about to make its comeback, the MR-2 or more recently the GT86, but especially at the Century, this limousine very statutory used by the Japanese officials and the men. business of the archipelago. If its name does not tell you anything, it’s probably because since its beginnings in 1967 it has never exported outside of Japan.
The Toyota Century has also had a career of the most atypical since in half a century of career only two generations have succeeded (1967-1997 and 1997-2017). But today, the limousine is back with a third album that respects the tradition while offering a touch of modernity. Under its angular body and subtly retro like a Rolls-Royce, the Century III is entitled to a hybrid powertrain. Exit then the V12 5.0 of 280 hp which animated the second generation: it is replaced by a V8 5.0 of 381 hp supported by an electric motor of 224 hp for a combined power of 431 hp. This should be more than enough to move the gigantic Japanese (5.34 m long).
In the cabin, the Century enters the digital era and has three screens. Two of them are also in the back: besides the small 7-inch screen on the armrest to control the settings of the cabin, passengers will enjoy an imposing slab of 16 inches, what’s browse the internet or watch a movie in excellent conditions.