New cars in 2023 we want to drive the most
The automotive world is starting to look a little more normal this year when it comes back auto show and smaller events run by the automaker combined to pull the covers out new car until 2023 (and more). Since the cars we see in photos and on permanent showrooms this year will become the ones we actually drive next year, our editors sat down to think. See which car we’re most looking forward to testing. We didn’t make this list last year (we honestly don’t remember why), but in the last days of 2021, we’ve put it all together. a list of cars and SUVs that turned out to be as good, or at least engaging, as we had hoped. There are names like Bronco, defender, BRZMach-E and Coachman. We jumped in guns NissanZ a bit (which came out this year) and I personally chose the Rivian R1S which I am still waiting to drive. As you’ll see, I don’t seem to have learned my lesson about choosing unobtanium for this list. – Senior Editor James Riswick
Senior Editor, Green, John Beltz Snyder: I saw a the first car version of the Celestiq at the beginning of the pandemic, and it was amazing. afterward I drove the Lyriq, and see what a good Cadillac EV can get for a fraction of the price. Just imagine what it can do with a car worth $300,000. My only fear is that, with such a rare car, I might not really get a chance to drive it. Fingers crossed.
Porsche 911 Dakar 2023
Senior Editor James Riswick: This is another potential bittersweet choice, because I’m pretty sure there’s very little chance I’ll ever be able to drive a 911 Dakar. So do my fellow editors below. With only 1,500 sets built, over time, and a press launch set to include only a handful of lucky journalists, we’ll live vicariously like you through the reporting submitted here on auto blog by freelance journalist and former auto blog editor Steven J. Ewing. He’s a good guy. But he was also an asshole driving that car in Morocco, or wherever, instead of me. Yes, I am bitter. I’ll really stick with editing that story. He’d better not put the semicolon in the wrong place. Either way, the 911 Dakar that I won’t be able to drive. It’s amazing, turning what should have been a ridiculous, cynical, “911 off-road, giggle” money-making exercise into something that looks like one of those fun and capable cars. craziest on the road. Or turn it off. The fact that Porsche only produced 1,500 units seems completely insane. However, I like to think of myself as an optimist, so here’s hoping I’m wrong and I’ll drive a Dakar.
Deputy Editor Byron Hurd: Well, Riswick beat me in my first pick and for almost exactly the same reasons. The best part of this gig is getting those precious moments of time sitting in cars that are sure to be sold in limited quantities and locked up, rather than being driven. I missed the Demon; I hate to say so about this.
2024 Ford Mustang
Deputy Editor Byron Hurd: I already own a 2015 Mustang GT for a few years and absolutely love it. It was the first example of Ford’s iconic carriage that really spoke to me as a driver, not to mention the first one I could comfortably sit in; it took too long to get a telescopic steering column in that car. I have high hopes for any relatively affordable sports car still on the market, and the ’24 Mustang is pretty popular as well. This could be the last internal combustion-engined Mustang we’ve ever seen, so here’s hoping Ford gets it right.
Volkswagen code number 2024. buzz
Senior Editor, Consumer, Jeremy Korzeniewski: Maybe I’m going a little ahead here by choosing Volkswagen’s upcoming electric van as my pick. VeeDub says deliveries to US customers won’t begin until early 2024, but that doesn’t mean I won’t get a chance to drive this in calendar year ’23. Heck, some my colleague was behind the wheel, although in the European-spec models. In any case, I absolutely love this. Some of my best memories with my wife and kids happened during my own picnic/camping trips in my own vintage VW van. I hope we will make many new memories if a properly equipped Buzz comes into my life. The ability to keep up with traffic doesn’t sound too bad either, and stopping to recharge every 250 miles or so sounds fine and dandy to me when I’m on a leisurely family vacation. The journey is part of the fun!
2024 Acura Integra Type
Zac Palmer Road Test Editor: The new one CHEAP Honda Civic may have stolen the show this year, but next year, Acura Integra Type take center stage. In all important ways, it looks like the Type S is going to be a luxury car citizen Type R. That means it will have most of the performance, but add everyday driving conveniences like heated seats, a heated steering wheel, and most likely many other features not found in the Type R more basic. Sign me up!
With an Integra already in the garage — a 2001 Integra GS-R — I was personally very interested in the revival of the Integra name. I I like driving A-Sped a lot earlier this year, but it’s not the hardcore hot hatch I wanted in the driveway. Hopefully this is a Type S, because if so, my checkbook might be open. The launch is scheduled for summer 2023 and my expectations are high, so let’s hope Acura gets this right.
2024 Chevy Corvette E-Ray
News editor Joel Stocksdale: regularly The C8 Corvette is one of my absolute favorite cars I was driving. And while I also want to drive the new Z06 next year, I’m actually much more excited about the E-Ray. I am really fascinated by the way mixture components will be deployed and I think they can make the car that I love even better. More efficiency and traction, but still maintaining the sweet V8 and mid-engine chassis? I think I could only like it more if it was a plug-in and had an EV range. At least, I assume. Chevy, please lend me the keys for a week next year!