The EV SUV market is getting hotter and hotter and that’s why we are eagerly waiting to see the latest novelties in the segment. The next year is about to bring a lot of interesting novelties. Several brand-new models are about to make their debut, while most of the established names in the business are about to come with notable updates.
We present you some of the most interesting 2023 Electric SUVs:
Tesla Model Y
Tesla’s compact crossover has been around for a while and it already established itself as one of the leaders in the segment. From what we know, the 2023 model probably won’t feature bigger changes, so we expect to see a familiar overall layout. The Model Y is easy to drive and pretty engaging. It is also practical and spacious on the inside.
Of course, there is always a chance to see some improvement regarding max range but we should keep in mind that the current model is already pretty impressive in this aspect. The Long Range model can make 326 miles on a single charge and needs just 4.5 seconds to hit 60 mph. On the other hand, the Performance model offers 305 miles of range but notably better performance, as it needs just 3.6 seconds to hit 60 mph.
The current model is available at a little bit over $53.000 and we don’t expect a significant increase in the next year. The Performance model currently starts at $62.190.
Audi E-Tron SUV
Unlike most electric cars, the Audi E-Tron SUV doesn’t feature styling that accentuates its all-electric nature. Instead, it looks like most other Audi models – simple and elegant. The same thing is with the interior design, which is luxurious and well-equipped, which is one of its main advantages over other electric SUVs.
The e-tron comes with two electric motors – one of each axle. In the standard driving mode, it offers a max output of 355 horsepower and 414 pound-feet of torque but if you select Sport mode, the max output goes all-away up to 402 horsepower and 490 pound-feet of torque.
When it comes to the max range, this SUV can make around 220 miles, which is lower compared to rivals. On the other hand, it charges pretty fast, as it comes with the 150-kW charging option. In that way, it needs less than 30 minutes to charge 80 percent of the battery.
The 2023 model shouldn’t bring any notable changes, so the price should remain pretty similar as well. The current model starts at around 70.000 dollars.
GMC Hummer Electric SUV
The Hummer is coming back and this time, it won’t be as thirsty as the previous generation. Instead, it will feature an all-electric powertrain and from what we know so far, the pickup version will debut for the 2022 model year, while the SUV will arrive a year later. It will follow the same design language and offer the same legendary styling.
What’s more important, the drivetrain will be the same as in the pickup truck, which means that the initial version will come with three electric motors, standard all-wheel drive and a total output of 1.000 horsepower and 1.100 pound-feet of torque. With all that power, the new Hummer will be able to hit 60 in just 3.0 seconds.
The base version, which will probably arrive in 2024, will probably feature a dual-motor setup with a total output of 625 horsepower. A mid-range version will feature a max output of 830 horsepower.
All three models should come with a 200-kWh battery pack, which should ensure a max range of over 300 miles.
We expect that the base version will cost around 80.000 dollars.
Cadillac is entering the EV game as well, with the model called Lyriq. This will be a luxury crossover, based on GM’s Ultium platform and from what we know so far, the base version will feature a single electric motor mounted on the rear axle, with the max output of 340 horsepower. An AWD version with an additional electric motor at the front is expected as well.
When it comes to the battery, we expect that the Cadillac Lyriq will feature a 100-kWh battery package, which should ensure a max range of around 300 miles.
Besides solid performances and range, this crossover will also offer a premium interior and a high level of comfort. A lot of inspiration will be taken from the Escalade, both in terms of exterior and interior design.
We expect that the starting price will go around 60.000 dollars.
Volvo XC60 Recharge
Volvo’s compact crossover has just received an update and even though we are still talking about a plug-in hybrid setup, the new model brings significant improvements that make this crossover a great alternative to all-electric rivals.
The biggest improvements came under the skin. There is a new, more powerful electric motor on the rear axle, with 142 horsepower. The total output went up from 400 hp and 472 lb-ft of torque to 455 hp and 523 lb-ft of torque. Also, there is a bigger battery with 18.7 kWh in capacity, which ensures up to 32 miles of the all-electric range.
Besides the capable powertrain, this SUV also offers a comfortable ride, spacious and practical cabin, as well as a pretty impressive interior quality. The list of standard and available equipment is pretty long as well, while the infotainment system has just been updated.
The Volvo XC60 Recharge should feature starting price of around 55.000 dollars.
The Jaguar I-Pace has been around for a while and it already established its position on the market, as one of the most engaging all-electric crossovers around. We like how it looks, as well as the ride quality, which is mostly about athletic handling. The next year shouldn’t bring significant changes.
The Jaguar I-Pace comes with two electric motors, one on each axle. Combined, they put out 394 horsepower and 512 pound-feet of torque, which is an amount of power that ensures pretty respectable performance. These electric motors come in pair with a 90-kWh battery pack, which ensures a max range of around 250 miles.
The I-Pace also offers a fast-charging option, which charges 80 percent of the batter in about 40 minutes.
The Jaguar I-Pace currently starts at around 71.000 dollars.
Mercedes EQ Class
A few years ago, the German manufacturer formed a new line of all-electric vehicles which includes a couple of pretty interesting crossovers today. The first model to come was EQC, which competes in the segment of compact SUVs. It features a dual electric motor setup, with a combined output of 402 horsepower and 564 pound-feet of torque. The max range goes around 259 miles.
The Mercedes EQC starts at around 68.000 dollars.
This year, we saw two more all-electric crossovers. The first one was the EQA, which is the entry-level SUV and which comes in several output variants. The most capable variants can make 300 miles on a single charge. The EQB is slightly bigger and comes in two variants, with single or dual electric motors. The max range also goes around 310 miles.
The EQA starts at around $57.000, while the EQB is yet to come.
Ford Mustang Mach-E
Ford’s all-electric crossover has so many great things to offer. It looks great and it rides even better. Also, we like its practical and spacious cabin, which also comes with the great build quality and plenty of luxury. The best thing is that all this comes at a very reasonable price, which starts at around 44.000 dollars.
The Mach-E is available in different variants, regarding drivetrain and battery. The most basic versions are equipped with a single electric motor and a max output of 266 horsepower and 317 pound-feet of torque. A mid-level option is good for 346 horsepower and 428 pound-feet of torque, while the GT-badged models feature a pretty capable setup of electric motors that feature max output of 480 horsepower and 434 pound-feet of torque. These ones need just 3.5 seconds to hit 60 mph.
When it comes to the batteries, you can choose between 70- and 95-kWh packs. The former ensures 211 miles of the range, while models with the bigger battery can make 300 miles without recharging.
Porsche Macan EV
The Porsche Macan EV is one of the most anticipated new EV SUVs that are about to come in the near future. We are all eagerly waiting to see how the all-electric version of Porsche’s bestseller is about to look like. At this point, we know that the gas-powered version will continue as well and that the two models will feature different stylings.
At this point, we only know that the Porsche Macan EV will ride on the same platform as Taycan. On the other hand, we don’t know anything about the numbers, except that only one battery size will be offered in North America, and that the max range will probably go around 300 miles
More details are expected soon.
Unlike most other models on this list, which are practically crossover, the Rivian R1S will be a genuine SUV. The new model is almost ready and we expect to see it on sale already in the next year. Of course, most parts will be shared with the R1T pickup, and this refers to various aspects of the vehicle, including an adjustable suspension that provides ground clearance in a range between 8 and 14.5 inches.
When it comes to the drivetrain, we know that the most capable version will come with four electric motors, one on each wheel. Combined with high ground clearance, this promises pretty impressive off-road performance. The combined output is expected to go around 800 horsepower, which should ensure 0-60 time of just 3 seconds.
Two battery configurations will be on the offer. Base versions will come with a 135-kWh battery pack, which should ensure 300 miles on a single charge. More expensive versions will come equipped with a 180-kWh battery and in this case, the max range should go around 400 miles.
The starting price should go around 80.000 dollars.