Luxury sports cars always have something exciting to offer including a magnificent design that oozes a premium appeal and a thrilling speed. Every year we get some exciting new additions to this car segment and this year will be no different. There are a variety of new models that luxury sports car brands like Audi, Jaguar, and Cadillac have to offer.
Here are eight exciting new range of luxury and sports cars that car enthusiasts can look forward to in the UAE.
Luxury sports cars- 2021 Alfa Romeo Tonale
This sub-compact luxury crossover is a beautiful looking vehicle with curved bodywork that accentuates its nose face front. This will be the first hybrid car to be launched from the Alfa Romeo brand, which is expected to be a plug-in with a rear-mounted electric motor that will assist the internal combustion engine which can be expected to be a turbocharged four-cylinder engine. The production version is expected to be a front-wheel-drive that will be a change from the vehicle’s current rear-wheel drive architecture. The production version of the vehicle is expected to release late in the year and the price will be around $35,000.
2021 Audi e-Tron GT
The bold-looking 2021 Audi e-tron GT is an electric crossover that aims on delivering a driving range that is more than 250 miles. Moreover, the powerful engine is expected to produce 600 horsepower. Owing to this powerful engine, it can accelerate from 0-60 mph in 3.5 seconds. The battery can handle multiple runs without compromising on the acceleration which is why the vehicle can eclipse 124 mph in only 12 clicks. The vehicle has a J1 architecture that was developed for the Porsche Taycan EV.
2021 Audi Q4 e-tron
This is a cheaper and smaller version of the Audi e-tron GT and Audi e-tron Sportback and it is aimed to target the crossover segment. The 2021 Audi Q4 e-tron is a slightly sleeker version of the Audi e-tron Sportback and it shares the same battery and powertrain. It will be the first vehicle to use Volkswagen’s MEB architecture that has been designed exclusively for electric vehicles. The design of the crossover has downward slopes beginning from the A-pillar, which is a similarity that the vehicle shares with the original Audi e-tron Sportback. Both the 2021 Audi Q4 e-tron and e-tron Sportback are expected to release sometime this year.
The 2021 Audi Q4 e-tron can produce 300 horsepower which is half of the 2021 Audi e-tron GT. Moreover, the vehicle has a top speed of 111 mph with acceleration from 0-60 mph in 6.3 seconds.
2021 Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing
Next on the list is a track-ready sports sedan that is one of the trendiest cars on the market. This modern-day sedan will be competing with the RS, M-Division, and AMG versions from Audi. The updated version by Cadillac comes equipped with a 6.2-liter supercharged V-8 engine that has replaced the twin-turbo 4.2-liter Blackwing V-8 that could produce 550 horsepower. The new engine is expected to produce 650 horsepower and it will be paired with a six-speed manual or a 10-speed automatic transmission. The starting price of the 2021 Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing is estimated to be $85,000 and the vehicle will arrive later this year.
2021 Hyundai Santa Cruz
The 2021 Hyundai Santa Cruz is a unibody pickup truck with a single bed length, four-cylinder engines, and a four-door crew cabin. It is expected that the vehicle will come equipped with the 2.4-liter and turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four. The engines will be paired with an eight-speed automatic and all-wheel drive. The infotainment features have also not been revealed, however, the standard features like mobile hotspot, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, wireless charging slot, and Harman/Kardon sound system, can be expected from it. Similarly, we can expect standard driver-assistance technologies like the lane keep assist and automatic braking system.
2021 Jaguar XJ
The 2021 Jaguar XJ is going to be bolder than its predecessors with a more handsome outlook. This fully electric crossover is expected to manage a driving range of 300 miles and has DC charging. If the powertrain of the vehicle follows in the footsteps of the I-Pace, then it can be expected to produce 394 horsepower and 512 lb-ft. The EV is expected to have agile handling with more steering feedback and standard suspension to provide a quiet ride.
The standard infotainment system that is expected includes connectivity options like the Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration, WiFi hotspot, standard Meridian audio system with a more powerful audio option. Similarly, the anticipated driver-assistance technologies will be lane-keeping assist, adaptive cruise control, and automated emergency braking.
2021 Maserati MC20
The 2021 Maserati MC20 is a mid-engine luxury vehicle that will be the beginning of a new phase for the Maserati line-ups. The vehicle comes equipped with a twin-turbo V-6 engine that can produce 621 horsepower. The cabin is a two-seater with a minimalist design, a center console with essential controls, and an upward opening butterfly door. The cabin also has a luxury appeal with black leather seats that have dark blue stitching, a carbon-fiber trim, and aluminum pedals. There is a digital rear view mirror that is mounted on the windshield. As for the driver-assistance technologies, the vehicle can expect to offer the standard features like adaptive cruise control, lane-departure warning with lane-keeping assist, and automated emergency braking with pedestrian detection.
2021 Volkswagen ID.4
The 2021 Volkswagen ID.4 is a crossover EV that is expected to be equipped with a rear-mounted motor that can produce 201 horsepower, moreover, there will be a dual-motor all-wheel-drive model option that can produce 302 horsepower. The EV will have a 12.0-inch infotainment display, 20-inch wheels, a power-operated rear liftgate, and a panoramic sunroof.
These eight upcoming luxury sports cars are among the most anticipated vehicles to look out for this year with a variety of options for car enthusiasts. Although details of some vehicles have not been revealed yet, they can be expected soon.