It is just a matter of time when will the electric models take over supremacy in the automotive industry. Nowadays, development is still expensive, but not as much as it was a few years ago. The result is – more EVs (Kia Niro and Soul, Jaguar I-Pace, Tesla Model X and Model Y, etc.). Still, the recharging network is not as good as the petrol station system. Also, the range of these vehicles cannot respond to the needs of long-distance travel. Plus, the recharge time is still way longer than the simple gas refueling.
But, everything about EVs is becoming closer to the conventional units. If we compare the evolution in the last few years, we will notice a huge leap. Companies are not saving for the development and there are plenty of concepts available for investments. Here is the list of future electric SUVs and crossovers which could hit the market in the next few years.
2021 Ford Mach E
The electric SUV is not in dealerships yet. However, the next year’s arrival is likely, unless the COVID-19 outburst spoils it. This is the first all-electric SUV by the Blue Oval. The 2021 Ford Mach E is based on the legendary Mustang. Two setups are going to be available – with 230 and 250 miles of range. In the future, the carmaker is about to bring the Long-Distance lineup, with 300 miles of range. The top of the class model will be Mach E GT with 460 horsepower and a max speed of 125 mph. The best price of the EV SUV is $44,000 and goes up to $60,000 for some of the upgrades.
2021 Volvo XC40 Recharge
Another electric crossover we expect next season. Nevertheless, the 2021 Volvo XC40 Recharge is the subcompact model and most buyers will probably look for something bigger. However, the mini SUV draws attention with styling and performance. The company will sell this version as the P8 model and the AWD is standard. The battery will return more than 400 ponies and 250 miles of range. A sprint time of the 2021 Volvo XC40 Recharge should be under 5 seconds and the base price around $50,000.The company announced that the sales will start by the end of 2020 in California, where the recharging network is the best.
2021 BMW iX3
We already expected a debut of the first Bavarian electric crossover. Nevertheless, we will have to wait until next season to see the 2021 BMW iX3. Tests are finished and the EV is ready. But, the pandemic delayed the premiere. The range of the iX3 will be 275 km and the company might bring a high level of autonomous drive. The carmaker left a lot of details for the debut, including the price and recharge times. The 2021 BMW iX3 is going to challenge the Mercedes EQC, while the Audi is about to respond with its electric crossover.
2021 Audi Q4 E-Tron
The 2021 Audi Q4 E-Tron will arrive at the same time as the BMW iX3. Well, this is somehow expected, since two companies are big rivals and none will allow the other one to take advantage of any segment. The Q4 is the last nameplate Audi obtained rights for its usage. Now, it is the first all-electric model in the family. The vehicle will arrive early next year with a price tag of $45,000. The carmaker tunes to 300 hp. The Q4 will need 6 seconds for 0-60 mph.
2022 Lexus UX 300e
Lexus is already a leader in the hybrid crossover and SUV segment. However, we don’t have any PHEV or EV units in the lineup. Well, it is about to change soon. The 2022 Lexus UX 300e is the upgrade to the lineup of compact crossover class. Still, the vehicle is going to be introduced in Europe first, while the UX 300e is not confirmed for the US. Still, Toyota, owner of the Lexus brand and won’t leave other premium carmakers without competition. With all we know about this nameplate, we expect it to take the leading position as soon as it debuts.
2022 Cadillac Lyriq
General Motors has big plans and announcements. “Our electric future is now” is the slogan of the company and the first vehicles are coming very soon. We’ve heard about the Hummer EV, but it turns out that old nameplate is a truck. Still, the GM will bring another vehicle to the SUV lineup. It is the 2022 Cadillac Lyriq. The luxury SUV will be pretty expensive. Experts say it could start above $80,000. The range is going to depend on the model and the new Lyriq EV is about to use batteries between 50-200 kW.
2022 Rivian R1S
Rivian is also called the next big rival to Tesla. The company is focused only on electric vehicles and the SUV concept seems pretty attractive. Still, the truck is a priority for now and before the 2022 Rivian R1S debuts, we will see the R1T. Not too much time will pass between two premieres. The range of the SUV could reach 400 miles. However, that output will make the vehicle cost too much. So, as Tesla did it with Model Y, Rivian could introduce the lighter version of the electric SUV.
2023 Fisker Ocean
The electric segment is now a bandwagon. There are a lot of ideas and projects, but only a few can reach production. One of them is the Fisker Ocean, the electric SUV which drew the attention of the entire public. Well, the concept is one thing and production comes after a lot of further work. Investments are not cheap and it is not easy to find suitors when the coronavirus is hitting all the economies very hard. So, we don’t think the Fisker Ocean is going to arrive at dealerships before 2023.
2022 Nissan Ariya
Nissan introduced the new concept, which is going to be the new platform for all future electric crossovers. Still, the Japanese carmaker didn’t unveil when could Ariya enter production. On the other hand, the manufacturer plans a big raid of the market in 2021. It is not expected to debut with the electric crossover. However, we won’t wait for the 2022 Nissan Ariya for too long. The company is serious about electrification and they will start it from the small crossover class. Ariya should be the leader in the segment with price and range.
2022 Electric Range Rover (Road Rover)
Jaguar-Land Rover is a leading British carmaker. The company already introduced electric I-Pace. The next all-electric crossover is the 2022 Road Rover. The XJ electric car will debut next year and after that, we will see electric Range Rover and Jaguar J-Pace EV. The premium brand is already taking advantage of the PHEV systems. Now, it is time for the next step. Not too much is known about the SUV, but it should upgrade the 240 miles range of the Jaguar I-Pace.
2021 VW ID4
Volkswagen had a rough time recently with diesel emission scandals. But, the company is moving on. The best way to make it up to everyone is to bring the electric crossover – the 2021 VW ID4. The ID platform is new and it is going to underpin series of vehicles in the future. One of the first units to appear is the ID4. Fans won’t wait too long – the arrival is scheduled for next season. Missing details are the price and the range. Experts believe the ID4 will be one of the most affordable electric SUVs in the market, with the starting price between $35,000 and $40,000.
2022 Porsche Macan
The German carmaker is testing the new generation of the compact crossover. We already have the first spy photos of the next-gen model. Now, the rumors about the 2022 Porsche Macan EV appeared from trusted sources, and chiefs already confirmed the development. But, it is still early to talk too much, since the first phrases are ongoing. We will have more info in 2021. Expectations are huge when Porsche is in the game. The carmaker will aim at the highest objects with range and advanced equipment.
2021 Mazda MX-30
According to the latest rumors, the Mazda MX-30 will be here next year. The Japanese company introduced the concept in 2019 and they already brought it to factories. The SkyActiv technology is brought to the electric segment as e-SkyActiv. One of the rare things we know about the vehicle is the fast-charging technology, which will allow the batteries to recharge 80 percent in 40 minutes. The 2021 Mazda MX-30 is going to be the first EV in the lineup and the evolution is going to result in the full electrification by 2030.
2021 Byton M-Byte
After three years, the 2021 Byton M-Byte is going to debut. It was a long way for the German startup, which was developed in the US. Now, M-Byte is produced in China. The vehicle is going to challenge the Audi Q4 and BMW iX3. However, some of the features are too advanced to see them in production. The model fans are getting and the concept will be quite different. The price will start at around $45,000, which is not bad. The crossover will cover between 230-290 miles, and the fast-charging system will need 35 minutes for an 80 percent recharge.