Watch out for the Launch of these Cars in 2018
The car industry is going through a major transformation in these years. The introduction of fully-electric car segments, autopilot features, next-level safety measures, and more are shaping the industry to a new phase. Here, a majority of the players in the industry are in various stages of implementation of these technologies into their production line up. It gives a lot of promises to the car lovers and expected to provide an easy, comfortable, and secure way of transport in the coming years.
While a majority of the automakers have already announced their plans to come up with new technologies, it is interesting to discuss some of the upcoming cars that the whole industry is waiting. It is also an option for you to know the plans and preparations of the automakers for the next generation technologies. Here, are some of the most waited and promising cars expected to launch in 2018.
Dodge Challenger SRT Demon
As you expect from the car, it is a beast with a tagline of the fastest production type car from 0 – 100 mph – in just 5.1 seconds. What else to expect from a powerful 6.2-liter 8-cylinder engine that produces an amazing power of 808 hp. The two-seater car looks royally stylish with wide-body design and a hood scoop that is included with a functional Air-Grabber™. The type of Torque Reserve Launch System offers excellent manage of power with controlled fuel flow, prefilling the supercharger, and changing spark timing and events.
While coming to the brakes, Demon features new four-piston Brembo brakes which are lightweight with slotted two-piece rotors. The car is also packed with Roll Safety Control and Electronic Safety Control to ensure advanced safety for the travelers. The car is designed by keeping racers in mind and included High-Octane Engine Calibration, Tire Pressure Gauge, and more. While coming to the interior, it comes with a four-point harness seatbelts that can safely keep you locked in the seat.
2018 Land Rover Defender
The British off-road icon has gone for a major redesign in the 2018 version, which was not done for last three decades. It comes with a tall bonnet, rear-mounted spare wheel, and boxy design. It also has redesigned wing mirrors and LED project lights to improve its aesthetic appeal, per recent testing images. While it comes with a 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine, it would also have petrol version this time along with diesel version.
For paving ways to full-electric in future, the car comes with a hybrid version as well with an electric motor connected to one of the Defender’s 2.0-litre engines. The electric motor is expected to enable the car to drive 31 miles completely in electric power. The car is also expected to showcase semi-autonomous driving, improved heating system, reversing camera, and more. You can also the car featuring a long wheelbase that can improve the seating comfort further.
2018 Kia Stinger GT
The four-seater sedan comes with a brake-based torque-vectoring system and eight-speed transmission. It introduces two types of engines: the base model is a 2.0-liter turbocharged V4 engine, whereas the top model is 3.3-liter, twin-turbo V6 engine. While the former produces 255-hp power, the latter showcases 365-hp that can reach 0-60 mph in 4.7 sec, which is the highest in the segment. The car can produce a maximum speed of 167mph, and all-wheel drive is enabled for both the versions of the car.
The car is superbly stylish with a new feel both exterior and interior. It comes with an impressive high-glow LED headlights along with standard LED DRL. The separated island hood and front fascia would remind you the sports car design. While coming to the interior, the low-slung seating profile ensures a smooth attachment to vehicle and road while turning any curve. The interior is embedded with premium materials and ensures supreme comfort.
2018 Volkswagen Arteon
The four-door sedan is created in the lines of the GTE Sports Coupe Concept that VW displayed two years back. While coming to the size of the car, it looked the almost similar size of Passat. When it comes to engines, Arteon offers 1.5-liter and 2.0-liter engines, where the former features 148-hp with TSI engine and the latter has both 188- and 276-hp versions again TSI. The car also has diesel variants that come with a 2.0-liter diesel offering 148-, 188-, and 236-hp versions. Interestingly, it also offers 4MOTION enabled all-wheel drive and front-wheel drive options.
The car is amazingly stylish like any other VW cars available in the market, and highlights include slim LED headlights confluence with a six-blade grille in the front, flattened look, and more. While coming to the interior, the car offers a fully digital cockpit with a head-up display, TFT screens, smart LED lighting system, and gesture controlled infotainment system.
2018 Lexus LS
The 2018 version of the iconic car comes with a 3.5-liter V6 engine that powers 416-hp, which is more powerful than previous V8 version. The car comes with a 10-speed automatic transmission that can reach 0 – 60 mph in 4.5 seconds, and it is built in GA-L platform. Interestingly, the 2018 Lexus LS is also expected to introduce a V6 hybrid. The company claims that the car comes with a new level of luxury in all aspects including massaging and heating options for rear seats, advanced safety features, and more.
The exterior of the car looked posh and premium with enlarged grilles in the front and trimmed headlights. The interior is spacious as always, and it showcases plush cabin, amazingly stylish dashboard design, choices to select different wood trims, and more. Interestingly, it comes with a number of security features including automated emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, automatic high-beams, lane-departure warning, and more. Additionally, you can also choose the optional Advanced Safety package.
The carmakers are increasingly aware of the customer needs and changing expectations, especially in the luxury car segment. Due to that reason, many of the existing models are adopting new platforms to build the newer versions. You can expect more announcements and news in the year 2018 with intensified integration towards futuristic technologies.