The year 2020 was another stellar one for exciting cars, particularly in the electric category. We are all for battery power, and its correlative reduction in tailpipe (and overall) emissions. But that does not mean that the internal combustion engine was forgotten. With increases in efficiencies and power outputs, there has never been a better time to purchase an automobile that runs on gasoline.
Many wonderful luxury cars in both of these categories were released in 2020. From the powerful six-figure Mercedes-Maybach GLS 600 to the more family-oriented Volvo V60 T8, here are the most exciting cars to drive in 2020.
Audi RS6 Avant
Audi must have received the memo about station wagons being the new symbol of stealth wealth. This long-roofed vehicle combines enough luxury and performance to fight rivals from Porsche and Mercedes.
BMW M8 Gran Coupe
The big 8 Series is, perhaps, the loveliest of the Bavarian brand’s current offerings. It is made all the lovelier by the addition of two doors in Gran Coupe guise, and a 617 hp twin-turbo V8 in M guise. A perfect car to the lovers of modern cars and luxury lifestyle.
Aston Martin DBX
The first-ever SUV from the venerable British car design brand promises to be capable, fast, alluring, coddling, excessive, and exclusive. It joins a growing coterie of six-figure ultra-luxury SUVs.
Chevrolet Corvette Convertible
The Vette switched its familiar recipe by moving its potent V8 engine from upfront to behind the seats, improving handling and acceleration. The convertible version further improves things by letting in the sun.
Ferrari proved that it could still make a stunningly beautiful car with this curvaceous and shark-like grand tourer. Harkening back to the La Dolce Vita era but loaded with new tech, it combines the best of all worlds.
Ford Mustang Mach-E
Ford introduced this electric performance crossover in Los Angeles last fall. It attached its most famous nameplate—Mustang—and some hot pony car-like acceleration to help lure new buyers to the electric vehicle market.
The Jaguar F-Type has been delighting us for six years, which is why it was due for a refresh. This update yields new sneering headlamps, a new hood, and new rear end. But it remains one of the prettiest and exciting cars on the market.
Land Rover Defender
The Defender traces its utilitarian all-wheel-drive roots back to Land Rover’s first vehicle. This all-new version carries on that tradition, with rugged good looks, impossible off-road capability, and three- and five-door variants.
Lexus LC Convertible
Lexus teased this drop-top version of its best-looking vehicle at the start of 2019. Now, it’s finally committed to making a production version.
Mercedes-Maybach GLS 600
Mercedes’ range-topping sub-brand, Maybach, just introduced this range-topping, six-figure SUV. It has a two-tone paint job and a powerful twin-turbo V8, as well as an available fully reclining rear seats.
Volvo V60 T8
This Volvo V60 T8 it’s gorgeous and it’s a station wagon. It’s sporty and quick. It’s a plug-in hybrid. And it’s unique enough to stand out in a sea of bland crossovers.
As you can see, 2020 is full of exciting cars for you to drive. So, you just have to figure out which one most closely matches your personality and prepare to speed up.