High-end SUV lovers are in for a treat in a few years. Automakers have revealed plans to launch a number of electric SUVs. Electric vehicles are becoming a trend and companies like BMW, Audi, Mercedes, and Volkswagen are looking to take advantage of buyers’ desire for more space by launching long-range electric SUVs.
The sales figures show that sedan sales are starting to fall and this is why the shift in attention to electric SUVs. Car manufacturers want to trigger demand for such vehicles with electric cars only selling 1% in global auto sales.
We give you a rundown of what to expect from automakers when it comes to high-end SUV cars in 2020.
Jaguar gave a sneak preview of its electric SUV concept at the Los Angeles Auto Show in November 2017 and they recently showcased the I-PACE in a stunning red color. The car will serve as a basis for a production model scheduled to arrive in 2018.
Jaguar claims its electric SUV can drive 220 miles on a single electric charge and run from 0 to 60 mph in just 4 seconds. Pricing is estimated to be upward from $50,000.
Features include two touchscreen displays on the center console. A virtual screen replaces a traditional instrument panel and it can be controlled by buttons on your steering wheel.
The EQ was unveiled at the Paris Motor Show in September 2016. The concept car will be the basis of a production model slated to arrive in 2019.
According to estimates by Mercedes, The EQ electric SUV can drive 310 miles on a single electric charge. Prices are expected to fall in the same range as the Mercedes GLC Crossover which is at $39,150.
Features include a huge 24-inch display that will show you speed, battery charge, and navigation.
Audi E-Tron Quattro
Audi gave a sneak peak of the electric E-Tron Quattro concept at the Frankfurt Motor Show last September 2015.
The electric SUV from Audi has three electric motors and a range of 300 miles on a single electric charge. It can go from 0 to 60 mph in 4.6 seconds. The SUV can only accommodate 4 people.
Last April 2017, Audi started opening reservations to buyers in Norway. Buyers can make a reservation by paying $2,500.
Tesla Model X
Tesla has an electric model available now for $74,000. The Model X is a luxury crossover SUV that can drive 237 miles on a single electric charge. It can also go from 0 to 60 mph in just 6 seconds.
Tesla is now being produced with new hardware that upgrades its Autopilot capabilities which will allow for self-driving in the near future.
Tesla has plans of offering a compact SUV with the name Model Y. Elon Musk has confirmed this in his “Master Plan, Part Deux.”
A spokesperson from Hyundai told the Korean Herald that an electric SUV is in production and due to arrive in 2018. It is projected to have a range of 200 miles on a single electric charge.
Chinese manufacturer Nio has plans to release an electric SUV in China by 2020. The Nio ES8 was shown at the Shanghai Auto Show in April 2017.
The electric SUV from China will seat seven and will have a swappable battery. Nio is also working on an electric SUV with self-driving capabilities in the U.S.
Volkswagen I.D. Crozz
Automaker Volkswagen aims to sell 30 electric vehicles by 2025 in reply to the emission scandal that has plagued the carmaker recently. The company has an ID electric concept that is a cross between a midsize crossover and a hatchback.
The range is between 248 to 372 miles on a single charge. A production version will arrive in 2020.
A larger SUV concept has already been unveiled at the Shanghai Auto Show called the ID Crozz. This concept SUV can go 311 miles on a single charge.