If you follow the automotive industry — or if you’re thinking about buying a new vehicle anytime soon — this is one of the best times of year to follow the latest releases and developments. As most of the 2018 new car models have already arrived at dealerships, automakers are turning their attention to the upcoming 2019 models.
To keep tabs on them all, we’ve compiled a list of the new 2019 model year vehicles … so far. Keep checking in, as we’ll add new cars as they debut.
1. 2019 Acura RDX Prototype
Though dubbed a “prototype,” this small crossover is close to being ready for prime time. Behind that large grille design is a new direct-injected 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine. It’s mated to a new 10-speed automatic transmission. Inside, the RDX gets a new 10.2-inch display that’s operated via touchpad.
No word yet on pricing or availability.
2. 2019 Audi A7
Back in 2012, the Audi A7 was one of the early arrivers to the “four-door coupe” segment. In its first major redesign, the 2019 A7 pulls styling cues from the A8 flagship sedan, including the front fascia design and interior layout. The cabin swaps out the MMI dial of previous models for a dial-screen layout, including a 10.1-inch upper screen and an 8.6-inch lower screen.
The A7 now comes as a mild hybrid, working with the 3.0-liter V6 to produce 340 horsepower and 368 pound-feet of torque. Pricing is expected to start at around $70,000 when the A7 goes on sale in late 2018 or early 2019.
The new Silverado will be up to 450 pounds lighter than the outgoing model, thanks to the use of aluminum for the doors, hood, and tailgate. The bed and other major components will still be high-strength steel. A power tailgate will be available, too. The new Silverado will also be available with a 3.0-liter Duramax diesel engine in addition to the 5.3-liter and 6.2-liter V8 gas engines. Power is routed through a new 10-speed automatic transmission. The Silverado will also offer dynamic fuel management to shut down individual cylinders and save fuel.
Pricing has not yet been announced, but the Silverado is set to go on sale this fall.
4. 2019 Ford Edge
The Ford Edge has been redesigned for 2019, and this spacious two-row crossover is loaded with refinements and features. The all-new Edge ST effectively replaces the Edge Sport, and it features performance-inspired styling backed by a 2.7-liter EcoBoost twin-turbo V6 making 335 horsepower and 380 pound-feet of torque. Ford will also offer Titanium as a luxury-minded trim.
Pricing is not yet available. The Ford Edge will be available this summer.
The Ford Ranger has been absent from the American truck market since 2011. The Ranger is based on Ford’s T6 global pickup, but when it arrives in the U.S. this fall, it will come with features like SYNC 3 infotainment and Wi-Fi that can connect up to 10 devices up to 50 feet from the vehicle. The standard engine is a turbocharged 2.3-liter four-cylinder making 310 horsepower and 350 pound-feet of torque.
No word yet on pricing or availability.
6. 2019 Honda Insight (prototype)
Like the Acura RDX, the 2019 Honda Insight is what we call a “near-production prototype.” It’s the third Honda vehicle to wear the “Insight” name, and this time around, it’s positioned as a replacement for the Honda Civic Hybrid. The Insight will employ a two-motor full-hybrid system that’ll be capable of an expected 50 miles per gallon combined. It will also feature Honda’s updated (and finally easy-to-use) infotainment system, as well as Honda Lane Watch and Honda Sensing safety technologies.
Pricing will be available before the Insight goes on sale this summer.
7. 2019 Hyundai Veloster
Hyundai’s quirky Veloster hatchback continues to offer its strange 1+2 door layout, which features one large door on the driver’s side and smaller front/rear doors on the passenger side. It’s all-new inside and out, and it continues to offer a very unique appearance. Inside, the Veloster gets a sharp interior with a large, floating touchscreen. Hyundai’s new N performance line now extends to the Veloster and boasts a turbocharged inline-four making 275 horsepower.
The Veloster is set to go on sale in March, and pricing will be available soon.
The Jeep Cherokee is one of the most capable small SUVs on the market. The one polarizing element to this SUV has been its futuristic looking front end. Jeep heard the criticism, and so it debuted a more conventional front fascia with the 2019 edition. A new 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-four joins the lineup, putting out 270 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque.
The base Latitude trim will come in at $300 less than the outgoing model, now priced at $25,190. All other trims see a $300 to $600 price increase, topping off with $38,970 for the 4×4 Overland trim. Expect the new Cherokees to arrive at dealerships in early 2018.
9. 2019 Kia Forte
The redesigned Kia Forte takes styling inspiration from the new Stinger GT performance sedan. It is now 3.2 inches longer, allowing for a more spacious interior. The interior is also more upscale and features a floating infotainment screen similar to its corporate cousin, the Hyundai Elantra GT.
One engine has been announced so far: A 2.0-liter inline-four making 147 horsepower and 132 pound-feet of torque. Kia claims this engine will return as much as 35 miles per gallon combined. Expect Kia to announce more potent engine offerings as time goes on.
Pricing and availability have not yet been announced.
10. 2019 Mini Hatch
Like the Jeep Wrangler or Porsche 911, the Mini Cooper thrives on the continual evolution of its iconic heritage design. Subtle updates to the two-door, five-door, and convertible variants include new headlight clusters, along with tail lights with the Union Jack integrated into their design. A 6.5-inch touchscreen is standard but can be updated to an 8.8-inch navigation system.
No word yet on pricing or availability.
11. 2019 Ram 1500
For 2019, the Ram loses its iconic “crosshair” grille, emphasizing variation in styling among its wide range of trims. Under the hood, the V6 and V8 gas engines now feature eTorque mild-hybrid integration for improved fuel efficiency. It adds up to 90 pound-feet of torque to the V6 and 130 pound-feet to the V8 engine. A 3.0-liter diesel V6 is also available.
The Ram 1500 is now available with a massive 12-inch touchscreen. This reconfigurable screen is arranged in portrait layout, much like the Tesla Model S. Out back, an available hydraulic tailgate lets you open and close it remotely. Pricing has not yet been announced, but production started in January.
It will hit dealers in early 2018.
12. 2019 Toyota Avalon
Toyota is taking the generally staid Avalon in a more aggressive direction with its 2019 model. The sporty styling is backed by a 3.5-liter V6 making 301 horsepower and 267 pound-feet of torque. A hybrid variant will also be available, and it should improve on the 2018 model’s fuel economy of 40 miles per gallon in the city and 39 on the highway.
The Avalon gets a spacious, well-equipped cabin, and it’s one of the first Toyota vehicles to offer Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. It’s also available with a 1,200-watt JBL sound system and a color heads-up display.
Pricing will become available closer to when the Avalon arrives at dealerships in late spring.
The completely redesigned 2019 Volkswagen Jetta is larger and more substantial than its predecessor. Its 1.4-liter turbocharged base engine makes just 147 horsepower, but with its new eight-speed automatic transmission, the vehicle returns fuel economy of 30 miles per gallon in the city and 40 on the highway. The new-look Jetta gets a far more engaging interior, complete with a large touchscreen, ambient lighting, and the “Volkswagen Digital Cockpit.” This 10-inch digital display replaces the conventional instrument panel and has six information modes.
When the Jetta goes on sale later this year, it will have a base MSRP of $18,545.