2020 has been a year to remember for many reasons. Although the OneRequest team is slightly biased, we think the 2020 car release announcements have topped years previous.  There have been legendary car revivals, like the Ford Bronco, and incredible new releases, like Lucid Air. No matter what car release was your favorite this year, you have to agree that the ones below caught everyone’s attention.

2021 Ford Bronco

Release Announcement: July 13, 2020
Available for Purchase: Reservations Closed

The Ford Bronco is back and better than ever! This was arguably one of the most anticipated release announcements in 2020. Bronco fans haven’t seen an updated model since 1996. Following the video release announcement, the demand was so high, Ford announced some reservations will extend into the 2022 calendar year and those customers will receive a 2022 Bronco. Nonetheless, the 2021 Ford Bronco has some incredible features for outdoor lovers. This updated model has Terrain Management System TM with G.O.A.T. Modes TM (Goes Over Any type of Terrain), as well as powertrain choices for off-roading and adventuring. Ford built the Bronco for adventurers, which is why you can match the drive mode to the environment: Sand, Slippery, Sport, Eco and Normal. No more worrying about getting stuck or spinning out. The rugged, yet modern design plus the large amount of hype and excitement following the release, earned the 2021 Ford Bronco a spot on our list.  

2022 GMC Hummer EV

Release Announcement: October 20, 2020
Available for Purchase: Reservation Available

The 2022 Hummer EV was announced by GMC in October 2020. The Hummer EV is the world’s first all-electric supertruck. The want for more zero-emissions vehicles has continued to increase over the last few years. The Hummer EVanswers the call for more environmentally friendly cars. This vehicle was built to withstand off-roading in a variety of elements, as well as special 35” tires. Did you know the Hummer EV can crabwalk too? Yep, it can drive diagonally, giving you even more range of motion while off-roading and driving in rough terrain. The HUMMER EV also has UltraVision that includes access to 18 camera views. GMC’s 2022 Hummer EV made this list because it allows drivers to navigate through adventurous conditions with even more control, while simultaneously operating the first all-electric supertruck.

2022 Volkswagen Taos

Release Announcement: October 13, 2020
Available for Purchase: Summer 2021

The 2022 Volkswagen Taos is a compact SUV. Volkswagen presented the all-new Taos model in October as it’s fifth addition to the SUV line-up. The 2022 Volkswagen Taos will come with either 8-speed automatic and FWD or 7-speed DSG® dual- clutch automatic transmission and 4Motion® all-wheel drive. Every Taos will also come with The IQ.DRIVE® suite of driver assistance technology. The 2022 Volkswagen Taos earned a spot on our list because of its unique medium SUV size and driver assistance technology.

2021 Lucid Air

Release Announcement: September 9, 2020
Available for Purchase: Mid 2021, Reservation Available

Not to be confused as a Tesla-wannabe, the 2021 Lucid Air is a beast of its own. Lucid Motors released the highly anticipated Lucid Air via a global broadcast. Self-classified as the world’s fastest charging EV, the Lucid Air has the capability to charge 20 miles per minute, which equates to the possibility of 300 miles of range after 20 minutes of charging. After a single full charge, Lucid Air has an estimated range of 517 miles. Wild, right? The Lucid Air is yet another example of the increase in electric vehicles in the market. The 2021 Lucid Aid made our list because of the vehicle’s zero emissions and incredible range capabilities as an EV. It also doesn't hurt that the car is absolutely gorgeous.

2022 Nissan Ariya

Release Announcement: July 15, 2020
Available for Purchase: Late 2021

The 2022 Nissan Ariya is an electric crossover. This new Nissan model features breakthrough technologies, such as ProPILOT ASSIST 2.0, ProPILOT Park and Head-Up Display. ProPILOT ASSIST 2.0 allows you to drive hands-off during single lane driving and ProPILOT Park steers the Nissan Ariya into its own parking spot. This isn’t mainstream technology yet, making the 2022 Nissan Ariya one of the high-tech release announcements of 2020.  The 2022 Nissan Ariya made our list due to the focus on technological advancements and sleek design.

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