10 Future SUVs Worth Waiting for in 2021

SUVs and crossovers reshaped the automotive industry in the last decades and they tend to stay a dominating force in the industry in the coming model years. The brands will continue to increase the number of high-riding models in all shapes and sizes equipped with various powertrains including the all-electric propulsion.

The next 2021 model year will also bring a number of the refreshed, fully redesigned and all-new crossovers and SUVs and there will also be several reintroductions of the iconic nameplates. Buyers will again have a hard job to pick the right model among the ever-growing number of options and we list 10 Future SUVs Worth Waiting for in 2021.

We used well-trusted sources such as motor1, carandriver, motortrentd, etc. to make this list.

2021 Ford Bronco

2021 Ford Bronco

The iconic Ford Bronco is returning on the stage after years of rumors and anticipation and it definitely deserves to be in the list of 10 Future SUVs Worth Waiting for in 2021. The model is spotted while testing on several occasions and it promises sufficient off-road capability backed up with the latest tech features.

The 2021 Ford Bronco will borrow the underpinning and powertrain from the mid-size Ford Ranger pickup truck. The 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine will likely be available on the debut with more options coming later in the life cycle including the hybrid unit.

The new Bronco will have a boxy, upright stance and come equipped with modern tech and safety features. It will also feature removable doors and roof like its main rival Jeep Wrangler

Cost:

The new-generation Ford Bronco should start in a $30,000+ area.

Release:

The all-new Bronco should debut in the coming months possibly at the New York Auto Show or later at the Detroit Show.

2021 Hyundai Tucson

2021 Hyundai Tucson

The 2021 model will also initialize the new generation of the Nissan’s highly popular, compact Tucson crossover. 

The 2021 Hyundai Tucson should arrive larger and styled under the brand’s newest Sensuous Sportiness design language. That should mean more prominent front fascia and sculpted side panels.

The new version should get a reworked dashboard with more driver-focused displays arrangement. The model will also employ the latest tech and safety achievements which will be available from the base version.

The power will come from the upgraded 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine or the all-new engine which is in development. Hyundai might also offer the hot Tucson N version with sufficient power under the hood.

Cost:

The redesigned Tucson is expected to cost from about $24,500.

Release:

Sometime in 2020 likely in the second part of the year.

2021 Audi Q1

2021 Audi Q1

Audi’s already impressive crossover SUV range will grow further for the 2021 model year and the brand should introduce a new entry point model with the Q1 nameplate.

The 2021 Audi Q1 will be based on the smallest version of the ubiquitous MQB platform. The model will employ the latest generation of small-displacement petrol and diesel engines. There should be a 1.0-liter three-cylinder petrol unit and a larger 1.5-liter option with the 1.6-liter diesel available as well. The Q1 should also benefit from the mild-hybrid technology.

The all-new Q1 will be equipped with premium materials and tech features from the entry-level version while the styling won’t deviate much from Audi’s newest models.

Cost:

The new smallest Audi crossover should have a base price of roughly $25,000.

Release:

There is no official confirmation of the release date but it is expected in late 2020.

2021 Genesis GV80

2021 Genesis GV80

The 2021 Genesis GV80 is another all-new model that should be found in the list of 10 Future SUVs Worth Waiting for in 2021. The GV80 is Hyundai’s luxury brand first model of this kind.

The model will deliver premium comfort and luxury backed up with the top-notch tech and safety equipment. The power comes from the 290 hp turbocharged 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine with the power upgrade from the 3.5-liter twin-turbo unit.

The model will get attention with the striking front end styling and premium interior finish. There will be features such as a massive 14.5-inch touchscreen, premium leather, and wood surfaces, an all-wheel-drive system with Multi-Terrain control and loads of safety tech staring from the base version.

Cost:

Until the brand reveals the price of the new, three-row, luxury SUV we place estimation at just below $50, 000 for the most affordable version.

Release:

The all-new Genesis SUV should arrive in the US late in 2020.

2021 Land Rover Range Rover

2021 Land Rover Range Rover

Another model from the high class set to enter the 2021 model year in the fully redesigned form is the flagship Land Rover Range Rover.

The fifth-generation 2021 Land Rover Range Rover will switch to the new Modular Longitudinal Platform which will provide significant weight loss compared to the current version.

From the visual standpoint, the new version should follow the steps of the Range Rover Velar and the same should be with the model’s cabin.

The power should come from the new inline-6 unit and diesel engine. The brand is also electrifying its entire range and hybrid and plug-in hybrid setups should also appear.

Cost:

The reworked Land Rover Range Rover should start north of $91,000.

Release:

The debut of the model should be in 2021.

2021 Mitsubishi Outlander

2021 Mitsubishi Outlander

Mitsubishi is working on the new-generation Outlander and the model was spotted in the prototype from. The arrival is expected as the 2021 Mitsubishi Outlander.

The redesigned Outlander should come significantly larger and with edgier styling. With new much larger proportions, it could move to the mid-size segment. The styling seems to be inspired by the Engelberg Tourer Concept vehicle and should include redefined headlights arrangement combined with new grille surround and reshaped taillights.

The model should come on the new platform and it should be the stretched version of the Eclipse Cross’s architecture. The power should come from the 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine with available options in the form of the V-6 unit and plug-in hybrid setup.

Cost:

The new-generation Outlander could cost significantly more considering much larger proportions and expected upgrades.

Release:

The reworked Outlander will be revealed later in the year.

2021 Volvo XC90

2021 Volvo XC90

The sleek and sophisticated, mid-size Volvo XC90 could also enter the new generation for the 2021 model year but there are also reports about its arrival as the 2022 version.

In any case, the third generation 2021 Volvo XC90 will be assembled on the production lines at the new Charleston plant.

The redesigned Volvo XC90 shouldn’t be a dramatic departure from the current design but there will be upgrades at all levels. The model should be based on the evolution of the current Scalable Product Architecture platform. The styling changes should also be evolutionary.

The new-gen Volvo XC90 is expected to use some form of the electrified powertrains in every version with the all-electric model available as well. It should also employ a level 4 Autonomous driving system.

Cost:

The new-generation Volvo XC90 should be priced slightly higher than the current iteration which starts from $48,350.

Release:

The model is expected to appear sometime in 2021 as the 2021 version or even as the 2022 model.

2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee

2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee

The iconic, mid-sizer Grand Cherokee will also switch to the new generation for the 2021 model year. This famous off-road-ready model is also a genuine candidate for the list of 10 Future SUVs worth waiting for.

Jeep is known to implement evolutionary staling upgrades to the new models and the next 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee won’t be an exception. The new version will, however, switch to the new platform shared with the Alfa Romeo Giulia and Stelvio.

The new Grand Cherokee should also arrive larger and with a redesigned dashboard with large digital displays. The part of the equipment list will also be the newest safety tech available from the entry-level version.

The power will again come from an array of options and there should again be familiar V-6 and V-8 units assisted by the mild-hybrid tech. The EcoDiesel engine should also find the way to the powertrain range while the plug-in hybrid should join later in the life cycle.

Cost:

The redesigned Jeep Grand Cherokee should start at about $35,000.

Release:

The debut of the model could take a place at the Detroit Auto Show.

2021 Cadillac Escalade

2021 Cadillac Escalade

General Motors is bringing several all-new, full-size SUVs for the 2021 model year and the high-profile 2021 Cadillac Escalade is one of them that should be in the list of 10 Future SUVs Worth Waiting for in 2021.

The fifth-generation 2021 Cadillac Escalade comes on the GM’s new T1 platform designed for the full-size trucks and SUVs. The model will also be larger and ride on the longer wheelbase.

The premium styling will again have an upright form with massive shield-shaped grille, horizontal headlights and vertical signature lighting defining the model’s new face. The interior will also benefit from the major overhaul and it comes with massive 38-inch curved OLED Display and all-new infotainment system. The model will also use the brand’s Super Cruise semi-autonomous safety tech.

At the performance level, the model could reportedly offer a 4.2-liter twin-turbo engine with the battery-electric version in the pipeline as well.

Cost:

The redesigned Cadillac Escalade should have a higher base price than the current model which costs from $75,125.

Release:

The all-new Escalade should reveal its secrets in the coming months with the on-sale date later in the year.

2021 Kia Seltos

2021 Kia Seltos

The 2021 Kia Seltos is another model that joins to Kia’s fast-growing SUV range and finds the place at the list of 10 Future SUVs.

The Seltos takes the subcompact form adorned with the striking exterior. The model will also feature a comfortable interior with an available 10.4-inch display. The Seltos will also be available with modern driver-assistance tech but likely as an optional package.

The power will provide a 146-hp 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine replaceable with the 175-hp 1.6-liter turbocharged unit.  The uprated turbo-4 engine will be installed in the SX version. The model will manage up 30 mpg with the most potent powertrain.

Cost:

The new Kia SUV in the range will cost from $22, 000.

Release:

The all-new Seltos will reach dealers later this year.

Conclusion:

The 2021 model year will be overwhelmed with the new and upgraded crossovers and SUVs and we covered just 10 Future SUVs Worth Waiting for in 2021. Buyers will also have a chance to get the redesigned Chevy Tahoe/Suburban as well as GMC Yukon. There will also be new versions of the recently redesigned models. The brands are also introducing the electrified versions like the new Toyota RAV4 PHEV and there will also be many all-electric models. We will cover some of them in the new article.

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