We are well into 2022 and we have already seen most of what we can expect, in terms of new models. That said, 2023 is expected to be even more interesting as a lot of carmakers bring out completely different models from their usual portfolio. Moreover, some of our iconic models will undergo substantial changes. With this in mind, here are some new cars for 2023, you should be most excited about.
1. Ford Mustang S650
2022 is the last year of the current, S550-generation Ford Mustang. In March 2023, the next S650 generation of the pony car is going to hit the road.
Both the 2.3-liter EcoBoost and 5.0-liter Coyote V-8 are available. However, they will be part of a hybrid system. This could also mean all-wheel drive for the S650 Mustang, but at this point, it is too early to tell. The 10-speed automatic is expected to make a comeback, but nothing is being said about the manual version, yet. Ford is keeping a tight lip about the extent of hybridization, but it’s almost certainly going to be a plug-in or a full hybrid.
2. Porsche Macan EV
Porsche is in an interesting place at the moment. The company’s work on synthetic fuels proves that it is not fully committed to a fully electric future. That said, Porsche still plans to capitalize on the increasingly popular EV segment, by expanding its EV lineup, and the Macan is the first model to make the transition from internal combustion to electricity, starting in 2023.
3. BMW X8
While EVs, hybrids, and fuel economy seem to be the focal points of 2023, there are still plenty of new models that rely on internal combustion engines. BMW may have come up with the XM hybrid SUV but in 2023, it’s going to give us another full-size SUV model – the BMW X8. BMW has made it a habit of offering a coupe version of all its SUV models and the X8 is just that.
4. Chevrolet Corvette C8 Z06
The C8 Corvette is the first mid-engine production Corvette and as such, it’s one of the hottest sports cars currently on sale. Now, almost two years later, its hotter version, the C8 Z06, debuts and brings another novelty. The 6.2-liter pushrod V-8 has been ditched for a Ferrari-sounding, 5.5-liter, V-8 with a flat-plane crankshaft.
5. Hyundai Ioniq 7
Hyundai is making good progress, in terms of electrification, and its sub-brand, Ioniq, is about to add a third model to its lineup. After the Ioniq 5 and Ioniq 6, the Korean EV brand brings out the Ioniq 7 – a full-size, three-row SUV that would sit at the top of the model lineup. So far, we know that the Ioniq 7 will offer 350 Kw rapid-charge capability that would allow for 62 miles of range in just five minutes.
Q: What cars will be redesigned in 2022?
Some cars that will be redesigned are the Ford Mustang, which will include hybridization, in 2023. The revised Mazda Miata ND3 will also be redesigned, by getting a new engine and weight reduction.
Q: Are 2023 cars out yet?
Some cars that are advertised as a 2023 model year, such as the Nissan Z and Acura Integra, are already out while others are about to debut.
Q: When are 2023 cars released?
Official debuts usually happen around the same time as one of the big auto shows, hosted every year or every two years. That said, carmakers can unveil models, virtually, at any time of the year.
Q: Will all new cars be self-driving by 2023?
No. Most vehicles are, in fact, still pretty far from being autonomous. Tesla Model S, for example, has Level 2 autonomy. Currently, Level 6 is the highest level of autonomy.