While we’ve just barely pulled into the new year, our sights here at Caliber Collision are already set further down the road into 2020. Each year, manufacturers give a little look under the hood into their latest lineups, and we’ve compiled a few of our favorites. While these blueprints and concepts are subject to change faster than you can say ‘Turbo Power,’ we’re excited to see what’s coming to the showroom this year.
The Supra series first hit the road in 1978 when Toyota took its Celica Liftback frame, lengthened the chassis and added an inline 6-cylinder engine. It was the first car with a navigation computer, and led the sports coupe charge up until 2002 when it was discontinued. But, as teased by their pinball-themed Super Bowl commercial, Toyota is crafting the 2020 Supra and the industry is definitely hyped. Boasting a BMW turbocharged inline-six engine, matte black wheels and a 50:50 weight distribution, the 1500 models to be released will start at $50,000.
Just when you thought things couldn’t get any wilder in the world of Tesla, they announce their potential plans to release a “new kind of pickup truck.” CEO Elon Musk revealed in a conference call late last year that the truck could be pounding pavement as early as this summer. What can we say about the features of the truck? Not much for certain. Musk has commented over the last two years that the truck will seat six, last 400 to 500 miles on its battery and tow up to 300,000lbs; but nothing has been verified just yet. So, buckle up and brace yourself for this billion-dollar company’s next big release.
Tesla isn’t the only one tackling a trailblazing truck this year. Jeep has announced the release of a 2020 Gladiator, and it is definitely proving to be a true contender in the 2020 arena. As the very first open-air pickup in the industry, the Gladiator shows its strength both on the road and off it. The truck comes in four model options: Sport, Sport S, Overland and Rubicon; 10 colors; 4 top styles; and “endless adventures.” Whether you’re chasing thrill, or chasing the nostalgia of the 1992 Comanche, the Gladiator is a sure-fire way to armor up with the best.
The Bronco is back and looks to be bolder than ever. While the 1993 edition was able to withstand a certain famous 2-hour police chase, the 2020 version will be able to withstand the expectations of Ford traditionalists, drawing on classic designs such as the 2-box, squared-fender silhouette. Car enthusiasts speculate two and four-door options, as well as a variety of engine types, interior features and appearance alternatives. One thing’s for certain, we’re ready to break in this Bronco when it finally rolls off the assembly line later this year.
LAND ROVER DEFENDER
We’d be remiss not to mention one of the most iconic cars sneaking its way into 2020: the Land Rover Defender. In 2018, the camouflaged prototype took a road trip through Brooklyn, where automotive aficionados were able to uncover some of the newest features of the all-purpose powerhouse. Built to endure all conditions, the model will be able to withstand temperatures as low as -40°F and as high as 120°F, altitudes higher than 13,000 ft. and every other obstacle thrown its way. Fortunately, this isn’t the rugged off-roader’s first rodeo, and we can expect even more information on its trailblazing qualities in the coming months. in every sense of the word.
Whether you’re looking for a new car, or looking to make yours feel like new, we’re here to help. While our favorite manufacturers are constantly at the drawing board, looking for the next big hit in the auto industry, we here at Caliber Collision are here for you when the hits don’t exactly go as planned. However, as always, you can count on us when it comes to Restoring the Rhythm of Your Life.