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Don't miss these cars, trucks, and SUVs at your local auto show in 2020

When you head to your local auto show in 2020, there are some can't-miss vehicles you'll want to have your eye out for.

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Whether you're in the market for a new SUV or just going to browse the buffet, there are hundreds of vehicles to feast your eyes on at auto shows across the country this year. Among the highlights are new SUVs from Hyundai, an all-electric Porsche sports car, a rugged new Land Rover off-roader, and the dynamic Ford Mustang Mach-E.

These are the models you won't want to miss.

​2020 Hyundai Palisade

2020 Hyundai Palisade

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This three-row Hyundai SUV is new for the 2020 model year. It replaces the old three-row Hyundai Santa Fe, which was replaced with a new two-row model in 2018. The Palisade is well-regarded for its high-quality interior, competent 3.8-liter V6 (standard across all grades), and extended warranty. The 2020 Hyundai Palisade starts at $31,550.

​2020 Porsche Taycan

2020 Porsche Taycan

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Consider the Taycan to be Porsche's high-end answer to Tesla. The sports car was built more for dynamic driving than range but still, it allows for nearly 200 miles of all-electric driving. Porsche enthusiasts should be satisfied with the looks of the car; it holds true to many of the automaker's current design elements. The 2020 Porsche Taycan starts at $103,800.

​2020 Hyundai Venue

2021 Hyundai Venue

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The Palisade is Hyundai's largest SUV and the new Venue is its smallest. Designed for urban dwellers, the Venue bills itself as "small, agile and not fragile." It's a subcompact SUV that competes directly with the Nissan Kicks. The 2020 Hyundai Venue starts at $17,250 before incentives.

2020 Kia Telluride

2020 Kia Telluride

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The Telluride has been one of the hottest-selling SUVs this year and it's worth a look for any family wanting more bang for their buck out a large SUV. The three-row model has been lauded for its unique exterior, refined interior, and off-road prowess. The 2020 Kia Telluride starts at $31,690.

2020 Land Rover Defender 110

2020 Land Rover Defender 110

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With a nod to the past, Land Rover debuted its long-awaited next-gen Defender last year. Despite having the latest safety equipment and high-tech features, the Defender stays true to its history as a competent and confident off-roader. It comes in two variants: a three-door 90 and the five-door 110. The 2020 Land Rover Defender 110 starts at $49,900.

2021 Chevrolet Suburban and 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe

2021 Chevrolet Suburban

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The Chevrolet Suburban and Tahoe have been completely redesigned for the 2021 model year. Their makeover is apparent from top to bottom, with a sizeable grille in between. Their interiors feature the latest convenience and safety features buyers are looking for with added legroom for the new model year.

2021 Kia Seltos

2021 Kia Seltos

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Kia's newest subcompact crossover looks like it should be for city residents but don't let its looks fool you. Kia is touting the SUV's road-to-trail readiness in addition to its high-tech interior and long warranty. The 2021 Kia Seltos will come in 12 paint jobs when it goes in sale in early 2020.

​2020 Mazda CX-30

2020 Mazda CX-30

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Mazda's hot-selling CX-3 and Mazda3 are getting some compact company. The company's new crossover boasts similar interior space and styling while elevating the packages of the Mazda3 and CX-3 to a new, empty-nest appropriate level. The CX-30 takes to the streets with aplomb and it has a fantastic available 8-speaker sound system. It starts at $21,900.

2020 Ford Mustang Mach-E

2020 Ford Mustang Mach-E

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The Ford Mustang Mach-E was the belle of the ball at the L.A. Auto Show where it debuted. This electric vehicle is geared more for performance than grocery getting. When it goes on sale, the Mustang Mach-E will come in several variants, with ranges that go up along with the price tag. Interested buyers can reserve their Mustang Mach-E online or at their dealership today.

2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer

2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer

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This Chevy Trailblazer not like the one you grew up knowing. Now it's a subcompact crossover that's more closely related to the 2021 Kia Seltos than the 2021 Chevrolet Suburban with two rows of seating, a low-powered engine, and just enough back seat space for short trips. The 2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer goes on sale later in 2020.

2020 Ford Super Duty

2020 Ford Super Duty Tremor Package

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Ford has refreshed the Super Duty for the 2020 model year giving it a lengthy list of powerful engine options and impressive capability. Its interior retains the company's characteristic charm while adding in convince features not commonly found in heavy-duty trucks like wireless charging, USB-C ports, Wi-Fi, and a long list of available safety technologies. The Super Duty goes on sale in early 2020.

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Winch it! If you need to winch it, the 2020 Ford F-Series Super Duty has a new solution for you. Buyers of new 2020 F-250 and F-350 single rear-wheel models with the Tremor Off-Road Package can add a Ford Performance Parts winch by Warn starting in the middle of this year.

The winch runs $3,000 and is available as a factory-orderable option or a dealer-installed after-sale accessory on gasoline- and diesel-powered Super Duty Tremor trucks.

2020 Ford Super Duty Warn Winch A Warn winch is available on F-250 and F-350 single rear-wheel trucks.Photo courtesy of Ford Motor Company

"We developed this unique winch in cooperation with Warn specifically to meet Built Ford Tough truck standards for our new F-Series Super Duty," said Ron Meredith, Ford truck vehicle personalization planning manager. "Having a winch specially designed to our Built Ford Tough standards gives our hard-working Super Duty customers yet another tool to extend this truck's capabilities whether at work or on the trail."

The winch is mounted in the steel bumper, regardless of the type of engine that the buyer chooses. With their purchase they get a wireless remote control and a wired remote control is available.

With the Tremor Off-Road Package and the truck has a maximum towing capability of 15,000 pounds for conventional trailers and up to 21,900 pounds with gooseneck trailers and the available diesel power plant.

The Tremor Off-Road Package is available for XLT, Lariat, King Ranch and Platinum F-250 and F-350 Super Duty trucks with available all-new 7.3-liter gas V8 or third-generation 6.7-liter Power Stroke diesel V8.

2020 Ford F-Series Super Duty is built at Kentucky Truck Plant in Louisville, Kentucky, and Ohio Assembly Plant in Avon Lake, Ohio.

The two modems will allow users to simultaneously use the navigaton system while updating their system over the air.

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The 2020 Land Rover Defender will include the world's first dual-modem, dual eSIM design, which will allow owners to simultaneously download system updates over the air while streaming music or using apps. Most vehicle systems currently disable streaming functionality while the Software-Over-The-Air (SOTA) updates are happening, often disabling functionality for an extended period of time.

Land Rover's new Pivi Pro infotainment system shares electronic hardware with the latest smartphones. Using its two embedded LTE modems, the Defender can update 16 modules remotely using cloud-based technology from CloudCar in the background without effecting day-to-day connectivity for the user.

Pivi Pro infotainment system Land Rover Defender 2020 Over 45 modules will be SOTA capable in the new Defender by the end of 2021.Photo courtesy of Land Rover

"With one LTE modem and eSIM dedicated to the Software-Over-The-Air (SOTA) technology and the same set-up looking after music streaming and apps, New Defender has the digital capacity to keep customers connected, updated and entertained at all times anywhere in the world," said Peter Virk, Director of Connected Car and Future Technology, Jaguar Land Rover. "You could liken the design to a brain, with each half enjoying its own connection for unrivalled and uninterrupted service. Like the brain, one side of the system looks after logical functions, like SOTA, while the other takes care of more creative tasks."

The SUV's infotainment system is equipped with its own battery allowing it to be "always on" and able to respond immediately upon vehicle startup. This functionality allows the navigation system to be ready to accept a new destination immediately upon the driver entering the vehicle. Because of the dual-modem set-up, even the navigation system can be accessed during updates.

The Defender's 10-inch high-resolution infotainment touchscreen can also connect to two mobile devices at once via Bluetooth.

Land Rover initially announced that the Defender would have 14 modules that were SOTA capable. This new announcement of 16 is another step toward the more than 45 the company projects will be available by the end of 2021, eliminating the need for customers to visit their dealership to receive any software updates.