Upcoming Cars of 2021 and What We Know So Far

When we acquire a car through a direct purchase or auto loan, we always think of a secure, comfortable, and amazing driving experience. We always have that dream car, but cars don’t stop innovating. As the world and our way of living adapt to more sophisticated technology, so does our car.

Look at these upcoming cars of 2021 that may embody our new ambition.

1. BMW iX

The BMW iX, the 5 th generation of BMW eDrive tech, is considered the multinational company’s symbol of the modern era. Its drivetrain generates over 370 kW/500 hp that covers more than 600 km in WLTP cycle. The charging technology of iX enables the battery to be charged from 10% to 80% of the total capacity in 40 minutes. Its superb appearance comes with radars, cameras, and sensors that are streamlined with digital and self-healing functions.

  • Variant: BMW iX Electric (Automatic, 496 hp, 5 seats)
  • Price: Not official but recommended as $59,400 (around 2.8 million)
  • Expected launch date: November 2021

2. Chevrolet Cruze 2021

The upcoming version of Chevrolet Cruze will shift from 1.8-liter mill to 1.4-liter turbocharged straight-four engine that produces 240 Nm of torque and 153hp of power. Transmission comes in two: either 9-speed automatic or 6-speed manual. The new muscular sedan has the Infotainment 3 system and few changes on its exterior and interior.

  • Variant: Chevrolet Cruze 2021 1.4 L (Manual, 1364 cc, 153 hp)
  • Price: P1.154 million
  • Expected launch date: April 2021

3. Honda Ridgeline

The new Honda Ridgeline features a bulkier tires, more rugged front end and bulkier tires, dual chrome exhaust tips. It has upgraded amenities that include a wireless phone charger, moonroof, and leather-trimmed seats. The new version also has i-VTM4 AWD system and a 280-horsepower V-6 engine good for towing up to 5,000 pounds. The scratch-resistant truck bed audio system is paired with Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System for you to enjoy the latest tech.

  • Variant: Honda Ridgeline 3.5 V6 (Automatic, 3471 cc, 280 hp)
  • Price: starts at $37,665 (P1.8 million)
  • Expected launch date: April 2021

4. Chevrolet Trax 2021

The 2021 Chevrolet Trax is an extra small SUV that is maneuverable, fuel-efficient, and capable of carrying decent loads. It is appealing to passengers for its size and has many features for a good price. • Variant: Chevrolet Trax 2021 LS (Automatic, 1364 cc, 138 hp), Chevrolet Trax 2021 LS (Automatic, 1364 cc, 138 hp)

  • Price: MSRP $22,930 (P1.1 million)
  • Expected launch date: 3rd quarter of the year

5. Jeep Compass

The 2021 version of Jeep Compass boasts 70 standard security and safety technologies to ease your worries on the road. It has impressive Bi-Xenon High-Intensity Discharge Headlamps, LED Signature Strip, and various wheel options. The interior possesses contemporary styling, a premier audio system, touchscreen controls for interior temperature.

  • Variant: Jeep Compass 2.4 L Tigershark (Manual, 2399 cc, 180 hp)
  • Price: starts at $23,895 (P1.146 million)
  • Expected launch date: Mar, 2021

6. Nissan Teana

The Nissan Teana has gone through a major facelift with its upcoming 2021 version. The Intelligent Mobility tech offers a safer and more comfortable driving experience with sleeker designs of exterior and interior. The safety modifications utilized include lane detection of moving objects, 360-degree around-view monitor, lane departure warning, and enhanced V-Motion front grill with elongated headlights. The new Teana offers many features for its price and is a smart choice for purchase.

  • Variants: Nissan Teana 2.5 L (CVT, 2488 cc, 170 hp), Nissan Teana 2.0 L (CVT, 1997 cc, 134hp)
  • Price: starts at P1.56 million
  • Expected launch date: April 2021

7. Mazda 3 Hatchback

Mazda’s 3 Hatchback retains the design and engine set the same as the sedan. The 1.5-liter gasoline motor creates 144 Nm of torque and 110 PS of power. However, the 2.0-liter gasoline creates 200 Nm of torque and 153 PS of power.

  • Variant: Mazda 3 Hatchback 2.5L Skyactiv-G (Automatic, 2499 cc, 187 hp)
  • Price: Over P1 million for the base variant
  • Expected launch date: March 2021

8. Peugeot 308

The new Peugeot 308 comes in a bigger and wider shape. It is also lower to the ground because of the EMP2 platform. The five-door hatchback is a powerful plug-in hybrid that has an output of 180 hp and all the upcoming 308 engines are guaranteed Euro 7 compliant. A 1.2-liter PureTech 48V mil and a 1.5-liter BlueHDi diesel will be available. Also, the automatic transmission is 8-speed with dual clutch while the manual transmission is 6-speed. The new 308 also boasts the i-Cockpit, HUD, and 10-inch touchscreen.

  • Variant: Peugeot 308 GTI (Manual, 1598 cc, 266 hp)
  • Price: $30,499 to $34,990 (P1.463 million to P1.679 million)
  • Expected launch date: March 2021