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2021 Ford Bronco + Filson Wildland Fire Rig Concept

2021 Ford Bronco + Filson Wildland Fire Rig Concept

To honor first responders who have relied on Broncos for decades, Ford and Filson created a special Bronco Badlands SUV. It’s painted in U.S. Forest Service colors, and packs a rescue skid, fire hose, water tank, and pump. Its seats are made from Filson jacket leather, while its top and cargo divider are made of fireproof ripstop nylon.

2021 Cadillac Escalade

2021 Cadillac Escalade

Boldly innovative, the powerful 2021 Escalade is Cadillac’s most impressive luxury SUV yet, thanks to ground-breaking tech and a wealth of surprises. Prestigious perks include the industry’s first curved 38” OLED display, 36-speaker AKG Studio audio, and Enhanced Super Cruise with Lane-change for hands-free highway driving.

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Nissan Z Proto

Nissan Z Proto

Taking inspiration from past-gen Nissan Z cars, the Z Proto looks to the future as well. Teasing what is likely to become the new 400Z, the sports coupe as a twin-turbo V6, and a 6-speed manual by default. Among its design highlights are the curved front accent lights, its 300ZX inspired taillights, and the classic triple-gauge cluster inside.

2021 Jaguar F-PACE

2021 Jaguar F-PACE

Jaguar’s excellent and sporty AWD crossover gets refreshed with slim new quad LED headlights, a more modern and refined new interior with an 11.4″ curved glass touchscreen, and updated 3.0L supercharged engines with 48V hybrid tech, making either 335 hp or 395 hp, as well as a torquey 2.0L turbo-4 that makes 246 hp.

2021 Ram 1500 TRX

2021 Ram 1500 TRX

Building upon the TRX concept, Ram is finally making a production version of this powerful off-road truck. It packs a monster 6.2L supercharged V8 that makes 702hp, launching the truck from 0 to 60 in 4.5 sec. The lifted truck has 11.8″ of clearance, is 6″ wider than a standard Ram 1500, and rides on massive 35″ all-terrain tires.

2021 Ford Bronco

2021 Ford Bronco

The new Bronco is here, and it’s ready to tear up the trails. It comes in both 2-door and 4-door models, with a 2.3L turbo-4 @270hp or a 2.7L turbo-6 @310hp. 4WD and a 2-speed transfer case are standard, and the SUV has removable doors, roof sections, and body panels. Reservations start 7.13.20 at 8pm EDT on Ford.com.

Driven: 2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime PHEV

Driven: 2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime PHEV

Since its redesign in 2019, the Toyota RAV4 has been one of our favorite family vehicles, combining style, versatility, and dynamic handling in a package that won’t bust your wallet. The new RAV4 Prime is the best of the bunch, with amazing fuel economy, a 302 hp drivetrain, and the ability to drive entirely on electric power.

2021 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat

2021 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat

Dodge continues to cram its Hellcat V8 into more vehicles, this time bestowing the three-row Durango SUV with the 6.2-liter supercharged engine, making 710 hp and 645 lb-ft. of torque. It can launch from 0-to-60 in just 3.5 sec., and do a 1/4-mile in 11.5 sec on its way to a 180 mph top speed. Oh, and it can tow 8,700 pounds.

2021 Kia K5

2021 Kia K5

Kia says goodbye to the Optima, and hello to the K5. The sedan features an all-new platform, a slick new fastback look, and a lower, longer, and wider stance. Two turbo-4 engines will be available: a 1.6L with 180 hp and 195 lb-ft. torque (FWD or AWD), and a 2.5L with 290 hp and 311 lb-ft. torque, which comes standard on the K5 GT.

2021 Ford F-150

2021 Ford F-150

Ford’s popular F-150 pickup truck has a bold new exterior and interior, and can be equipped with all kinds of goodies, like a PowerBoost hybrid engine that goes 700 mi per tank and tows 12,000 lb, a Pro Power system which lets you plug in power tools in the bed, a tailgate work surface, and a huge 12″ touchscreen among other things.

2021 SVE GMC Syclone

2021 SVE GMC Syclone

Inspired by GMC’s badass sports pickup trucks of the early ’90s, Specialty Vehicle Engineering’s modern take is based on a 2021 GMC Canyon, bestowed with a supercharged 5.3L V8 that makes 750hp and 600 lb-ft. of torque. Its suspension has been lowered, and it has all-wheel drive for fast launches and confident handling.

2021 BMW M5

2021 BMW M5

BMW’s hot sports sedan has a sharp new look for its front and rear end, while keeping its powerful 4.4L twin-turbo V8 that makes up to 617hp in Competition trim, launching the 5-seater to 60mph in just 3.1 sec. Also new for 2021 is a 12.3 touchscreen display, wireless Android Auto, and a track mode for the M5 Competition.

2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1

2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1

After a 17 year break, the powerful and dramatically-styled Mustang Mach 1 is back. It rocks a 5.0L V8 that makes 480 hp, upgraded cooling and aero components, magnetic adaptive dampers, and either a Tremec 6-speed manual, or a quick-shifting 10-speed automatic. The black accents and racing stripes are Mach 1 staples.

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2021 Lexus IS 300/350

2021 Lexus IS 300/350

Lexus’ long-running sports sedan gets a crisp new look, along with upgrades to its handling and dynamics. The car has seen enhancements to its chassis and suspension for a more connected and refined feel. It’s more than an inch longer and wider than before, and can now be equipped with 19″ wheels for greater grip.

2021 Porsche 911 Turbo S

2021 Porsche 911 Turbo S

Porsche’s understated supercar doesn’t look that different, but she’s got it where it counts. It’s wider, has staggered wheels, 10-piston carbon ceramic brakes, enhanced aero, and can go 0-to-62 in 2.7 sec, thanks to its massively-upgraded 641 bhp, 3.8L twin-turbo flat-6. With AWD and rear-wheel steering it’s precise too.

2021 Toyota GR Supra

2021 Toyota GR Supra

For 2021, the already fun to drive Toyota GR Supra 3.0 gets a power bump to 382hp, shaving 2/10ths off its 0-to-60 time, down to 3.9 sec. A 2.0-liter turbo-4 version is also on tap with 255hp and 295 lb-ft. of torque, as well as an A91 special edition with carbon fiber bits, matte black wheels, and a sweet new Refraction Blue paint color.

2021 GMC Yukon

2021 GMC Yukon

The next-generation of GMC’s flagship full-size SUVs looks truly impressive in its luxurious Denali and rugged AT4 trims. It’s also 6.1″ longer, increasing cargo space and third-row legroom, and offers up to 420 hp and 460 lb-ft. of torque with its 6.2L V8 engine.

2021 Jaguar F-TYPE

2021 Jaguar F-TYPE

Jaguar’s sexy 2-seat beast gets a new front end with a more aggressive, linear look, with LED headlights and a new clamshell hood. The supercharged V8 F-TYPE R jumps to 575 hp and 516 lb-ft. torque and gets suspension refinements. Inside, there’s a new 12.3″ digital instrument cluster, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto standard.

Audi e-tron Sportback

Audi e-tron Sportback

Audi’s pure electric crossover is expected to produce up to 350hp, with a range somewhere around 277 miles per charge. Like the recently-revealed Mustang Mach-E, it has an aerodynamic side profile with fastback looks, and is packed with the latest tech. The AWD e-tron Sportback 55 quattro can do 0-to-62 mph in 5.7 seconds.

2021 Lexus LC 500 Convertible

2021 Lexus LC 500 Convertible

Lexus presents a drop-top version of its sexy and powerful LC 500 Coupe. It’s still got concept car looks and that growly 471 hp V8, but now you can enjoy the exhaust note with the wind in you hair. Limited to 100 units, the Inspiration Series gets Structural Blue paint, a beautiful white leather interior, and chrome/black 21-inch wheels.

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2021 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2

2021 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2

Chevrolet’s updated Colorado ZR2 off-road truck features a bold and aggressive new fascia and standard red tow hooks, while retaining its impressive Multimatic DSSV dampers, 2-inch lift, wide track, front and rear locking diffs, skid plates, and more. The truck will make its public debut at the 2019 SEMA show in Las Vegas.

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