4 Exciting New Vehicle Models for the 2021 Model Year
The 2020 model year has come and gone, and manufacturers have now turned their focus to the upcoming 2021 model year. As with most model years, the 2021 model year promises to bring some brand-new models to showroom floors. In this article, we’ll give some detail on what those new offerings have in store.
2021 Ford Bronco
The long-awaited return of the classic is finally here. While it’s been rumored for many years now, the 2021 model year will see the Ford Bronco hitting showroom floors. Available in seven different trim levels, there’s likely to be a Bronco for everyone. The Base model starts at $28,500 and boasts 270 horsepower, standard four-wheel drive, 2 or 4 door configurations, and a 2.3L EcoBoost engine. The vehicle is also available in both manual and automatic transmissions, depending on whether you opt for 2 or 4 doors.
2021 Hyundai Santa Cruz
Hyundai will be throwing their hat into the pickup ring when they release the new Santa Cruz. So far, we don’t have much information on the Santa Cruz’s specifications, but it’s estimated to start at around $25,000 for a base model. Some lingering questions around the model include which type of engine will be under the hood, and whether it will be constructed body on frame. However, if the Santa Cruz maintains the excellent build quality and value of their other Hyundai models, it has the potential to be a hit.
2021 Toyota Venza
While not technically a brand-new model (it was formerly produced from 2008-2015) the new Toyota Venza, is designed to fill the gap between their RAV4 and Highlander models. Toyota plans on offering the Venza in 3 trim levels (LE, XLE, & Limited) and will start the vehicle around $32,500. All 3 trim levels come with seating for 5, a standard hybrid powertrain, all-wheel drive, and Toyota’s Safety Sense 2.0 suite of advanced safety technology.
When it first debuted, many people thought it was a prank. Elon Musk’s latest creation, the Cybertruck, looks like something straight out of a science fiction movie. However, the vehicle is no joke. Set to arrive at some point in late 2021, Tesla is offering 3 variations on the vehicle, single motor RWD, dual motor AWD, or tri motor AWD. The base single motor vehicle is expected to start just under $40,000 and will offer approximately 250 miles per charge, a 7,500 lb towing capacity, and a 0-60 time of 6.5 seconds. On the other end of the spectrum, the tri motor model boasts an ambitious 500 miles of range, 14,000 lbs towing capacity, and a stunning 0-60 time of 2.9 seconds. All 3 models also offer Tesla’s “Full Self-Driving” functionality for an additional $8,000 (Tesla notes that despite the name, this isn’t a fully autonomous vehicle yet. While there are some autonomous features enabled, you’re essentially just pre-purchasing any potential future autonomous updates).