Suzuki Swift will introduce its fourth-generation Swift in 2024 with a fresh face and luxurious interior, providing drivers with an intuitive cockpit combining familiar layout with cutting-edge connectivity technology.
BMW’s “Goldilocks” sedan will get an all-electric drivetrain in 2024, giving it the edge against SUVs in terms of driving range and in-car technology. Expect long trips without charging and an extensive suite of apps and gadgets.
1. Honda Prologue
Honda’s Prologue electric SUV stands a strong chance against established mainstays such as Hyundai Ioniq 5, Ford Mustang Mach-E and Tesla Model Y in an already competitive EV SUV market. Honda calls their innovative battery and motor platform “e:architecture.”
The Prologue’s designers created an elegant yet rugged appearance with its clean lines and planted stance. It boasts a spacious interior and measures 8-inches longer and 5-inches wider than its rival CR-V.
Honda expects the Prologue to reach an Environmental Protection Agency range of 300 miles on a single charge, offering a digital driver information display and 11.3-inch infotainment touchscreen with wireless smartphone integration, voice control via Google Assistant voice activation, over-the-air updates and over-seat ventilation on Elite models. Honda Sensing safety technologies will also come standard.
2. Toyota Land Cruiser
As is typical for its distinguished predecessors, this Toyota Land Cruiser exudes bravado and power. Dotted chrome trim adorns its front end around fog lights, grille and power domes; and its squared-off wheel cladding comes finished in body color for added visual impact.
It rides on the truck-based TNGA-F platform shared with Lexus GX and can seat five passengers comfortably. A dual-wishbone front suspension paired with multilink rear suspension provides superior off-road capability while an electronic disconnecting front stabilizer bar improves highway cruising.
The 2024 Land Cruiser boasts an innovative Multi-Terrain Monitor to show drivers what lies ahead on unpaved surfaces, while its 14-speaker JBL premium audio system fills the cabin with crisp, clear sound. This flagship SUV embodies Toyota’s longstanding promise that journey matters just as much as destination.
3. Volvo XC60
In a luxury SUV market dominated by German competitors, the 2024 Volvo XC60 stands out with its distinctive Scandinavian aesthetic and innovative safety technology. Boasting room for five passengers to comfortably ride, an expansive cargo area and one of only four models to offer plug-in hybrid versions capable of covering up to 35 miles on electricity alone alone, it makes its mark.
The Volvo XC60 stands out in crash tests with its advanced safety features and available automatic emergency braking that can detect pedestrians. Other notable standard features include a panoramic moonroof, 10-speaker Bowers & Wilkins stereo system and world-first air quality system that prevents dangerous PM 2.5 pollution from entering the cabin – not to mention its smooth suspension which does a fantastic job at ironing out speed bumps and other road imperfections.
4. Volkswagen ID. Buzz
VW’s latest addition to their electric ID lineup, the Buzz, stands out with its eye-catching design. Boasting LED headlights with daytime running lights and an attractive slim lateral bar between them – as well as featuring one of their largest VW logos ever on production cars – this vehicle stands out.
In Europe, the two-row rear-wheel drive Buzz uses an 82 kWh battery pack (77 usable) to power its rear motor which outputs 201 horsepower and 229 lb-ft of torque. A dual motor all-wheel drive version with 330 horsepower is also available.
Every Buzz comes equipped with standard amenities, such as 30-color ambient interior lighting, keyless entry and climate control systems as well as active safety tech that includes Level 2 highway assist for hands-free operation. However, unlike its predecessor, this Buzz does not allow passengers to ride for an additional fee.
5. Porsche Macan
Since its debut in 2014, the Macan has quickly become one of the most desirable compact SUVs for drivers seeking Porsche’s unparalleled driving dynamics. Unfortunately, however, its performance against roomier and more fuel-efficient rivals from other luxury brands has left some to question its relevance.
The 2024 Porsche Macan is one of the most appealing premium performance SUVs on the market, thanks to its wide array of options and capabilities. Regular models use a turbocharged four-cylinder engine while S and GTS versions use twin turbocharged V6 units.
Porsche plans to introduce an electric Macan in 2018, using its 800-volt PPE modular architecture found in the Taycan. It will feature two electric motors and a 100 kWh battery pack; their placement aft of the chassis may help preserve its iconic 48/52 front/rear weight balance.