Call us greedy, but we don’t care that all of the 2017 models aren’t here yet. We know what they are, what they look like, and what they do. They may be brand new, but they’re already old news! We want to know what’s next, so we’re already looking to 2018 to see what the next big thing could be. And the great part is, there won’t be just one blockbuster in ’18, there could be 10.
The 2018 model year is a big changeover year for the industry. Veteran nameplates will get redesigns, all-new models based on popular concept cars are slated to debut, and a few icons will return to see if they can cut it in the 21st century. If 2017 is the last stand for a number of competitive models, the year after represents the next great leap.
Barring some major shift, the current trend of more power, greater fuel economy, and better technology will continue, and new models will likely make some of the best new cars on the road now feel ancient. There’s still some time between now and then, but we already have an idea of what things are going to look like in the next 15 months or so. So for a hazy glimpse into the automotive future, check out these 10 cars that are slated for release in 2018.
1. Ford Bronco
Yes, after a two-decade hiatus, the Bronco is coming back, but a lot is still up in the air. Will it be a rugged Jeep Wrangler fighter? A cushy SUV that slots into the current Ford lineup? A rebadged Ford Everest, the body-on-frame SUV available in the rest of the world? Only time will tell, but until then, we can hope that it’s the rock crawler we all want.