2021 was a momentous year in the automotive world. We finally drove some long-awaited standout vehicles, like the Ford Bronco, the Rivian R1T pickup and the all-new Toyota Tundra, and were smitten by unexpectedly great cars like the plucky, 40-mpg Ford Maverick. But 2022 has the potential to be an even more revolutionary year, as the electric conversion kicks into high gear…but not without some exciting last gasps from internal combustion V8s.
Here are the cool new cars we can’t wait to drive in 2022.
Ford F-150 Lightning
America’s best-selling car is going electric. Ford already gave us a ride in their new electric F-150 pickup prototype, but we (and owners) should get behind the wheel later this year.
EPA Range: 300 miles
Starting MSRP: $39,974
Ford Bronco Raptor
Ford teased the high-performance, desert-running edition of the Bronco shortly after the vehicle’s launch. It should arrive this summer.
Est Arrival: Summer 2022
Mercedes AMG GT 63 S E Performance
Hybrid once meant a Toyota Prius, or something boring very much like it. But now, a “hybrid” can be Mercedes dropping a V8 PHEV performance car with staggering output.
Torque: 1,033 lb-ft
It’s been a long, long, loooooooong time coming, but the replacement for the aged Nissan 370Z has, at long last, been revealed.
Arrival: Spring 2022