AutoKnowledge has monitored press releases and aggregated content for vehicles that have premiered online since several major auto show cancelations were announced (Geneva, New York, Detroit, etc).
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Recent Vehicle Introductions
2021 Audi A5 Coupe / 5-Door - RS 5 trims
Audi has revised its RS5 Coupe and Sportback models, giving them a more aggressive appearance and new MMI touch technology. The 444 HP 2.9-liter TFSI twin-turbo V-6 engine remains unchanged.
2021 BMW 3-Series Plug-In Hybrid
The US-spec 2021 BMW 330e plug-in hybrid has been unveiled and it will offer 22 miles of all-electric driving range.
2021 Cadillac Escalade ESV
Cadillac debuted the all-new Escalade at the 2020 Chicago auto show and has started to release details about the long-wheelbase ESV model.
A host of advanced technology features debut, with many changes shared with the new Chevrolet Tahoe/Suburban and GMC Yukon/Yukon XL models.
2022 Chevrolet Traverse
Chevrolet initially announced the refreshed three-row Traverse as a 2021 model, but market conditions due to the COVID-19 pandemic have moved the release back so it will launch as a 2022 model.
The updates are mostly cosmetic, but there are also more standard safety features throughout the lineup.
2021 Genesis G80 Sedan
The redesigned 2021 Genesis G80 has been revealed with a completely new design that cribs from the recently launched GV80 SUV.
Despite sharing a 118.5-inch wheelbase with the previous model, the 2021 G80 sits on an all-new rear-wheel-drive platform. The new model also drops as much as 243 lbs thanks to the greater use of aluminum.
2021 Honda Odyssey
The Honda Odyssey is going through a mid-cycle refresh for 2020. It’ll go on sale later this year and pricing will be available nearer the on-sale date.
There are minor design changes inside and out, and the Honda Sensing suite of driver assistance features are now standard on all trim levels.
2021 Hyundai Elantra Sedan / Hybrid
Hyundai has redesigned the Elantra for 2021, moved it to a new platform, incorporated styling cues from the larger Sonata sedan, and introduced a new Hybrid version.
The Elantra will continue to offer SE, SEL, and Limited trim levels and prices are likely to stay about the same - ranging from around $20,000 up to around $28,000. The 2021 Elantra is slated to go on sale in the U.S. in the fourth quarter of 2020.
2021 Lexus LC Coupe
The Lexus LC gets a slew of minor changes for 2021 - it is has revised suspension, has new color options, is lighter, and has standard Android Auto.
2020 Nissan Frontier
For 2020, the Nissan Frontier receives a new 3.8-liter V-6 engine and 9-speed automatic transmission. Aside from the powertrain changes, the 2020 Frontier carries over from last year, inside and out.
The Frontier is still on track for a redesign for the 2021 model year and will feature the new engine/transmission combo debuting in these 2020 models.
2021 Volvo S90 Sedan / V90 Wagon
For 2021, the Volvo S90 sedan, V90 wagon, and V90 Cross Country models go through a mid-cycle refresh and receive tweaked exterior designs and some new features.
European models also receive a new 48-volt hybrid electrical system.
The following introductions have been postponed due to recent auto show cancellations.
Automotive News has reported that FCA Group is moving back the production of the redesigned 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee and the new range-topping Grand Wagoneer.
At this point in time, it looks like they will be delayed by three months. FCA estimates that both vehicles will reach the market in 2021.
Cadillac's first all-electric model, the Lyriq, was supposed to debut at a special event on April 2 in Los Angeles but the brand has decided to cancel it over coronavirus concerns.
Cadillac is currently discussing an alternative debut date for its EV and is reevaluating its production plans.
Ford canceled the upcoming Bronco preview events as a precaution during the COVID-19 pandemic. The new Bronco will compete with the Jeep Wrangler and will similarly offer removable tops and doors.
Despite the New York show's cancelation, the logo for the upcoming GMC Hummer electric pickup truck has been leaked.
The Lucid Air was supposed to make its world premiere at the New York auto show. With that event moved to late August amid concerns over the coronavirus, the EV automaker has had to make some adjustments. But one thing that was able to be accomplished before the shelter-in-place order was a series of 400-mile range tests in the Lucid Air.