The automotive world never stands still, and it seems to have picked up speed considerably in the last few years. What with the proliferation of semi-autonomous safety features and a focus on next-generation power, it’s a pretty exciting time, so take a look at what’s in store by checking out these upcoming future vehicles.

  1. Ford EcoSport

What is it?

An all-new subcompact crossover based around the same architecture as the subcompact Fiesta. Doubtless a model hoping to steal limelight in an increasingly crowded segment.

What’s New?

A tablet-style touchscreen and Bang & Olufsen sound system should tempt techies and the young at heart.

What’s Not?

The EcoBoost engines are shared with other Ford models, as is the six-speed automatic transmission.

  1. Toyota Sienna

What is it?

A new take on Toyota’s popular minivan.

What’s New?

Like the Highlander and Camry, the Sienna is expected to use the pioneering TNGA platform – count on exceptional performance.

What’s Not?

The same 296-hp 3.5-liter engine and eight-speed transmission, plus the upgraded tech of the current model – that included a new infotainment system and upgraded safety features, so there was admittedly little left to improve.

  1. Jaguar I-Pace

What is it?

A crossover – in fact, Jaguar’s first pure electric vehicle.

What’s New?

The entire concept. Next-generation battery and motor technology for 400 horsepower and 516 lb-ft of torque, plus a futuristic design. Expect a 220-mile range and an 80% charge in just 90 minutes. All-wheel drive is included, and you can make 0 to 60 mph in around 4.0 seconds.

What’s Not?

It shares the D7a flexible aluminium architecture of the F-Pace, plus the current All-Surface Progress Control system and Adaptive Surface Response system of other Jag models.

  1. Volkswagen Arteon

What is it?

A flagship hatchback replacing the CC.

What’s New?

You’ll find a new horizontal-bar grille, clamshell hood, and bolder styling, plus full LED lighting and virtual cockpit instrumentation.

What’s Not?

The front- or 4Motion AWD powertrain parts and 2.0 TSI gas engine.

  1. Honda Civic Type R

What is it?

The sportiest shade of the insanely popular 10th generation Honda Civic.

What’s New?

For starters, a 306 horsepower 2.0L turbo four-cylinder paired to six-speed manual transmission, plus adaptive suspension and steering, Brembo brakes, and even a generous range of tech, including Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, a 7.0-inch touchscreen, and 540-watt premium audio system.

What’s Not?

The body styling remains mostly similar to the standard Honda Civic, although the latter’s sporty nature means that’s hardly a bad thing.

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