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New Year, New Cars: What’s Coming In 2024

The Polestar 3 and 4 are slated to join Polestar’s all-electric lineup after some delays. Polestar

It’s time to look ahead and hope that all the talk about new electric SUVs, more hybrids and electrified versions of classics (Range Rover and Cadillac Escalade come to mind) comes to fruition, despite most carmakers scaling back production and electrification goals in the second half of this year.

2023 was mostly disappointed with delays and broken promises, but some of last year’s hopefuls should put it into production and drive ways in the next 12 months. We’ve compiled the top all-new cars that are expected to make it off the internet and onto the road before 2025.

Many production promises are hanging in the balance for 2024 (like the new Lucid Gravity SUV that optimistically plans to start building the cars before the year’s end) but we don’t expect customers to receive those vehicles until well into 2025. These are the cars that should make delivery at some point in the new year.

Chevrolet Blazer EV

2024 Chevy Blazer EV
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The timing isn’t great with Chevy putting a stop-sale order in place at the end of December for already released Chevy Blazer EVs due to a software problem on the General Motors’ Ultium battery platform vehicle. But in 2024, more trims and variants are scheduled to arrive for Chevy’s electric SUV, including the base LT and three drivetrain choices (front-, rear- or all-wheel drive). The recalled Blazer EVs are only available in the mid-trim RS with an indefinite hold on new sales.

Toyota Land Cruiser

2024 Toyota Land Cruiser

The Land Cruiser is making a comeback (there, we said it). The Japanese automaker stopped making a US version in 2021, but it’s set to return next year as a revamped (and re-priced) SUV. It will be about $30,000 less than the old model (but also smaller), so the utility vehicle should be accessible to even more drivers.

Lexus GX

2024 Lexus GX 550 Overtrail front

With an all-new look on the redesigned GX, you’d think it was a new vehicle altogether. It’s been over 13 years since Lexus changed it up and for 2024 it’s coming in square. It looks even more off-road ready than before and now offers six trims, with standard and plus versions of the GX 550 Premium, Overtrail and Luxury.

Volvo EX90 and EX30

The Volvo EX90. Sasha Lekach
2025 Volvo EX30
The smaller Volvo EX30. Alex Kwanten

Volvo is adding EVs to all ends of the spectrum: The EX90 will be its biggest three-row seven-seater while the EX30 will be its smallest compact SUV yet. Both have faced delays with production and software, but we should see both by the end of next year. The EX30 also boasts a small price tag: The single-motor variant starts with the Core trim for $34,950 (excluding a $1,295 destination fee), the Plus for $38,900 and the Ultra for $40,600. The twin-motor version will offer two trims: Plus ($44,900) and Ultra ($46,600).

Volkswagen ID. Buzz

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The three-row ID. Buzz will make it to American shores in 2024, adding an electric van to the mix. VW revived its 1950 Type 2 van for its latest EV and has already launched a two-row version in Europe. The electric version of the Microbus for North America has a 91 kWh battery (up from 82 kWh in Europe) and two configurations, a single-motor rear-drive version with 282 horsepower and an optional 330-hp dual motor all-wheel drive ( AWD) setup.

Polestar 3 and Polestar 4

2024 Polestar 3
Polestar 4

While the Polestar 3 made our list for 2023, that didn’t end up happening after delays, but the first SUV in the electric lineup should finally arrive in 2024. The third car (duh) in the Polestar lineup, it’s expected to have a long way to go range over 350 miles and high-tech features like lidar from Luminar on its roofline and the now-standard Google-based infotainment system.

With the 3 pushed back into next year, the Polestar 4 is tagging along. Still planned for a 2024 arrival, the 4 is bigger than the 2 hatchback but much smaller than the 3 SUV. It’s expected to be priced around $60,000.

Cadillac Escalade IQ

2025 Cadillac Escalade IQ_

The Cadillac Escalade has made a name for itself as a luxury ride for the rich and famous. Now the full-size SUV is getting parent company General Motors’ electric treatment and naming convention as the redesigned all-electric Escalade IQ. The IQ version looks similar enough to the original Escalade, but the 2025 version is battery-powered with up to 450 miles of range. It’s also revised up in price: Around $130,000, including destination fees, compared to the base gas-powered Escalade at $79,295. Production starts next summer.

Toyota Crown Signia

Toyota Crown Signia

Just before the LA Auto Show, Toyota revealed its SUV version of the hybrid-only Crown sedan: the Crown Signia. Joining the Crown, the Signia is a bigger version with all-wheel drive. It will come in XLE and Limited trims and a hybrid system as standard with two electric motors.

Cadillac Celestiq

Cadillac Celestiq

The bespoke Celestiq will make its way into some well-heeled customers’ garages as Cadillac’s ultra-lux $340,000 electric sedan. This is the polar opposite of General Motors’ other EV options, catering to a niche, high-rolling customer base. It joins Cadillac’s growing EV lineup, but is miles ahead in price of the already released Lyriq.

Acura ZDX

2024 Acura ZDX

Coming last with its ZDX nameplate, Acura’s first all-electric SUV was based on its concept, the Precision EV. Leaning into its premium branding, the all-new ZDX will include Google Built-in on its 11.3-inch touchscreen with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, an 18-speaker Bang & Olufsen audio system—a first for Acura—and AcuraWatch 360+ with Hands Free Cruise for advanced safety and driver assistance. The ZDX Type S will be the first Acura with the hands-free assistive technology available on 400,000 miles of road. The base, rear-wheel A-Spec starts in the $60,000 range, while the all-wheel drive Type S starts in the $70,000 range.