Whether you want to go in for an all-electric SUV, or one that uses gas, you’ll find that there are several models out there that could suit you. Read on to find out more about some of the best new models to hit the 2023 market.
Mitsubishi eX Concept
Powered by a next-generation electric drive system, the MITSUBISHI eX Concept is a compact SUV with an all-wheel-drive system and zero-emission EV technology. Its styling is inspired by the recently facelifted Outlander, which is also available as a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV). Featuring a sharpened version of the ‘dynamic shield’ design concept, it demonstrates the direction MMC Design is heading.
Its twin-motor system is powered by a 45 kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery. It has a combined output of 140 kW and a cruising range of 400 km. The front wheels get 70 kW of power, while the rear wheels receive 94 kW. The eX uses Active Yaw Control and Super All-Wheel Control to actively varies torque-split between the rear wheels.
DS Automobiles’ X E-Tense
DS Automobiles is a luxury brand that combines the best in technology and refinement. The company launched in 2014, and has since showcased a range of 100% electric cars. It is aiming to become a multi-energy brand with the lowest CO2 emissions in Europe. The company has developed its own electrified versions of its existing models, and will offer all of its new designs in electrified form by 2025.
DS X E-Tense SUV is an all-electric concept car that is designed to deliver genuine driving experiences. It features a high-performance electric drivetrain derived from Formula E. It also has driver assistance technologies and new materials. Its interior is a blend of a racing-style cockpit and an asymmetric architecture.
Mercedes Vision EQXX
Taking a more practical approach, Mercedes-Benz has developed a concept car, called the Vision EQXX SUV technology. This car is based on the Vision IAA concept that debuted at the 2015 Frankfurt auto show. The vehicle features a bespoke 900V lithium-ion battery pack, as well as a rear-mounted 201-hp electric motor.
The Vision EQXX is an all-electric SUV that combines a sleek, futuristic design with aerodynamics. The concept car has a low coefficient of drag of 0.17. This makes it possible for the vehicle to travel 1,000 km on a single charge. This is the equivalent of 235 mpg in the U.S., and 282 mpg in the UK.
Opel Manta to go all-electric by 2028
Earlier this year, Opel announced plans to revive the Manta nameplate in its lineup of electric vehicles. The German automaker will introduce a new model based on the Opel Manta in the mid-2020s. The reborn car will sit alongside the successor to the Insignia.
Opel also revealed that it intends to enter the Chinese market. The brand will launch in that country as an EV-only brand. Opel currently sells a small number of gas-engined vehicles in China. It plans to launch a full line of EVs in the country by the mid-2020s.
Opel has announced a three-pronged strategy for electrification. It will offer nine electrified models in 2021, followed by a full line of electric models by 2024. In addition, it will sell a hydrogen fuel cell city van. This new plan is meant to shorten supply chains and improve sustainability.
Jeep’s electric model in 2023
Earlier this summer, Stellantis, the parent company of Jeep, revealed plans for its first electric model. The concept, dubbed the “Magnetic” EV, previewed the brand’s battery-electric future.
The new model will share underpinnings with the Stellantis group’s upcoming electric crossovers. The Jeep EV will also come with the brand’s signature off-road features, such as an e-locker axle system and a Selec-Terrain traction management system. It will also come with removable doors and tow hooks.
The 2023 Jeep BEV, or battery-electric SUV, will be the first in the brand’s line of battery-electric vehicles. The vehicle is set to hit the European market in early 2023. The batteries for the vehicle will be sourced from Chinese company CATL and BYD. The car will be able to travel up to 400 miles on a single charge.
Lincoln wants to have a fully electric lineup by 2030
Electrified vehicles are not yet on the Lincoln Motor Company’s lineup. However, the company has been quietly working on an EV for some time, and it will finally debut its first fully electric vehicle by 2022.
Until now, Lincoln has mainly rolled out plug-in hybrid versions of its SUVs, including the Aviator, Nautilus, and Navigator. It has also invested in Rivian, a company that specializes in developing electric vehicles. In the future, Lincoln will use the new architecture to develop four new battery-electric vehicles.
The first EV will be launched in the first quarter of 2022, a few years before the brand celebrates its centennial. It will be based on Ford’s second BEV platform, which is aimed at larger SUVs.