This segment of the automotive industry is on a swing and the next year will be particularly interesting, as there are so many novelties to come. The offer will be significantly expanded with several new models, while the existing competitors will get notable updates as well.
The market is going to be more competitive than ever and one of the reasons is the introduction of several new models. This particularly refers to large SUVs, as we are about to see launches of SUV iterations of already introduced pickups from Hummer and Rivian. Furthermore, Cadillac is coming with the brand-new Lyriq. When it comes to performance SUVs, the all-electric Porsche Macan is definitely the most interesting premiere we expect to see next year.
On the other hand, the market is already filled with several established names in the business, starting from the popular Tesla Model Y, which probably won’t get bigger updates for the next year. On the other hand, models like Mustang Mach-E and Jaguar I-Pace will get some pretty interesting updates that will make them even more appealing.
2024 Tesla Model Y
From what we know so far, the 2024 Tesla Model Y could come with a few minor updates, mainly in terms of new software, which will improve safety scores. Other than that, things should remain largely the same. The overall layout will bring familiar characteristics, which have a lot in common with the Model 3. The styling is pretty similar, while the cabin looks pretty much the same, with the minimalist approach and a massive infotainment screen that controls pretty much everything in the car.
In terms of the drivetrain, we expect that the 2024 Tesla Model Y will continue in two familiar variants. The Long Range model features around 330 miles of range and needs around 4.4 seconds to hit 60 mph. On the other hand, the Performance model features more power and needs just 3.5 seconds to hit 60 mph. However, this version features a slightly shorter range of 303 miles.
The 2024 Tesla Model Y should feature starting price of around 67.500 dollars.
2024 Audi E-Tron SUV
Audi’s all-electric SUV is receiving a couple of minor updates for the next year. While the overall design remains the same, there are some interesting additions in terms of standard equipment. Base models will come standard with a Black headliner, while the Prestige trim will come with 22-inch five-spoke wheels, orange front and rear brake calipers, rear side airbags, Audi’s Matrix-design headlights, and the Black Optic exterior package. Finally, the S trim will come standard with goodies like carbon square inlays and the LED interior lighting package.
On the other hand, the drivetrain will remain the same, with two electric motors, one on each axle. The total output depends on the drive mode you select. Normally, the power goes around 355 horsepower and 414 pound-feet of torque. However, the Sport mode increases the max output to 402 horsepower and 490 pound-feet of torque. The max range goes around 220 miles, while you may count on a pretty capable 150-kW charger that charges 80% of the battery in just 30 minutes.
The 2024 Audi E-Tron SUV features a starting price of around $72.000.
2024 GMC Hummer Electric SUV
After the recent launch of the all-electric Hummer pickup, it’s time for the SUV version of the revived legend. This model will arrive pretty soon and once again, the Edition 1 will be the first variant of the model, while the rest of the lineup will arrive during 2024. The new model will share most of the parts with the pickup sibling, starting from mechanics, aesthetics and interior design. Despite the size, the new SUV won’t be offered in a three-row version.
When it comes to powertrain, base models will come with a setup that includes two electric motors and a max output of 625 horsepower. Models with the additional, third electric motors will be good for about 830 horsepower, which should be enough to move this huge SUV from zero to sixty in just 3.5 seconds. When it comes to the battery, all models will come with a 200-kWh battery pack, which will ensure around 300 miles of range. Also, the company promises lightning-fast charging speeds of up to 300 kW.
The base 2024 GMC Hummer Electric SUV should cost around 80.000 dollars.
2024 Cadillac Lyriq
GM’s luxury brand is currently in a massive process of electrification, and the first all-electric model is already here, in the form of the 2024 Cadillac Lyriq. This is the brand’s new crossover, designed to compete with models like Tesla Model Y, Jaguar I-Pace etc. It features a coupe-like layout, with super attractive aesthetics that don’t have many things in common with ICE models. The same thing is with the interior design, which combines futuristic design elements with the company’s typical approach to luxury.
In terms of drivetrain and performance, the new SUV will be offered in two variants. Base models will feature a single electric motor, mounted on the rear axle, with a max output of 340 horsepower. That should be enough to a 0-60 spring in about 5.7 seconds. On the other hand, dual-motor versions will be way more capable, with a max output of 500 horsepower.
When it comes to the battery, count on a 102-kWh pack, which should ensure between 270 and 312 miles of range, depending on the version you pick.
The starting price will go around 60.000 dollars.
2024 Volvo XC60 Recharge
While the subcompact XC40 already comes in an all-electric variant, the compact XC60 continues with gasoline and hybrid powertrains only. However, the hybrid version has just been updated and now offers more power and better range.
So, the 2024 Volvo XC60 Recharge continues in the same way. Codenamed T8, this model uses a system that combines a turbocharged and supercharged four-cylinder engine with an electric motor and battery. However, both the electric motor and the battery have been upgraded, so the max output now goes up to 455 horsepower, while the max range has been increased to 35 miles. The company claims an average fuel economy of 28 mpg, which is quite good if we consider the overall performance.
Other than the powertrain upgrade, the 2024 Volvo XC60 Recharge continues in the same way, with the design that’s been around for a while but still has a lot of great things to offer. This SUV is stylish and practical at the same time, while we particularly like its comfortable ride and a pretty long list of standard equipment.
When it comes to price, this variant of Volvo’s compact luxury crossover starts at around 57.000 dollars.
2024 Jaguar I-Pace
Jaguar’s all-electric crossover has been around for a while but it is still a pretty relevant player in the segment, especially after the last year’s update, which brought a new trim level, improved charging, more standard equipment, upgraded infotainment system etc. Considering all these updates, it seems quite normal that the 2024 Jaguar I-Pace is coming without more important changes. Practically, there are two main updates that the company prepared for this model year. The first one is the addition of Amazon Alexa, while the second one is the addition of new Performance seats, which come in Ebony, Light Oyster, and Mars Red color.
On the other hand, the drivetrains remain the same. The 2024 Jaguar I-Pace continues with a familiar setup that includes two electric motors, for a total output of 394 horsepower and 512 pound-feet of torque. Along with a pretty capable powertrain, this crossover also features a decently-sized 90-kWh battery pack, which ensures around 260 miles of the all-electric range.
Although still a pretty competitive machine, the I-Pace feels a little bit outdated in some aspects. That particularly refers to charging, as the DC charging capability is just 100 kW.
The 2024 Jaguar I-Pace starts at around $71.000.
2024 Mercedes EQ Class
Mercedes-Benz has been in a process of electrification for a very long time and already comes with a long list of all-electric models. The new lineup includes several crossovers and sedans and two SUVs are available in North America at this moment. There is the compact EQB model, as well as the very fresh EQS, which will compete in the full-size segment.
The EQB has been on the market for a while and the next year’s model won’t feature bigger changes. Therefore, you may count on two variants. The base EQB 300 features two electric motors and a max output of 225 horsepower, while the EQB 350 is tuned to 288 horsepower. Both versions come with a 70-kWh battery pack, which provides 243 and 227 miles of range, respectively.
On the other hand, the new EQS is a much bigger vehicle, pretty much an all-electric version of the GLS. It features pretty impressive dimensions and, therefore, pretty capable powertrain options. Base models come with a single electric motor, with a max output of 335 horsepower. Also, there is a dual-motor version, which puts out 536 horsepower and 633 pound-feet of torque, which is enough o move this large SUV from zero to sixty in just 4.2 seconds. Base models can make around 305 miles on a single charge, while dual-motor variants are good for about 285 miles.
The EQB starts at around $55.000, while the EQS starts at around $105.000.
2024 Ford Mustang Mach-E
The all-electric Mustang carries mostly in the same way for the next year, though there are some notable updates, mostly in terms of new features. The Premium model gets a slight range increase, to 290 miles. On the other hand, there is the new Nite Pony package is available for some Premium and GT Performance Edition models. This package is mostly about visual upgrades, such as blacked wheels, door cladding, bumpers etc. Finally, there are two new color options – Carbonized Gray Metallic and Vapor Blue Metallic.
In terms of performance and battery, things are the same. Depending on the version you pick, the max output goes between 266 to 346 horsepower and 317 to 428 pound-feet of torque. These models come with a 70-kWh battery, which provides a max range of up to 312 miles. There is also the GT model, which comes with more capable electric motors that provide a max output of 480 horsepower and up to 634 pound-feet of torque, which is enough to move this crossover from zero to 60 in about 3.5 seconds. Also, this model comes with a bigger 91-kWh battery pack.
When it comes to price, base models will go around 48.000 dollars, while GT models start at around 71.000 dollars.
2024 Porsche Macan EV
Porsche is working on the all-electric version of the Macan and the latest reports suggest that this model will hit the market in about a year. At this point, we don’t know much about it. We know that the company will offer a new design and that the base layout won’t be very similar to the ICE Macan. Interestingly, it won’t share the platform with Taycan either. Instead, it will be the first model built on the new Premium Platform Electric (or PPE) architecture.
However, some parts will be shared with Taycan, and that particularly refers to the 800-volt electrical architecture, which will ensure pretty impressive charging speeds. Details about the powertrain are still unavailable, but it is expected that the most powerful variants feature more than 600 horsepower. Also, it’s worth mentioning that the company won’t discontinue the ICE Macan. Instead, the current generation will remain in production for some more time.
2024 Rivian R1S
The brand-new 2024 Rivian R1S is here, the first SUV from this company and from what we can see, things look very promising. The initial version of the SUV has been presented and it comes with four electric motors, two on each axle. As a result, you may count not just on all-wheel drive, but torque vectoring as well. The total output is 835 horsepower and 908 pound-feet of torque, which is enough to move this SUV from zero to sixty in just 3.0 seconds. A more basic version is expected in 2024, with two electric motors and a max output of around 600 horsepower.
Unlike most all-electric SUVs, this one will also be a pretty capable off-roader. It will feature standard air suspension, which provides ground clearance between 9.5 and 15.0 inches. Furthermore, the vehicle also features a linked hydraulic anti-roll system, as well as nine drive modes. Five of these nine modes are for off-roading, called All-Terrain, Soft Sand, Rock Crawl, Rally, and Drift.
When it comes to price, the four-motor version will start at around $91,000. The dual-motor variant, which will arrive later, will feature a starting price of around 73.500 dollars.