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New, redesigned, and refreshed 2021 cars, trucks, vans, and SUVs

The Chevrolet Tahoe has been completely redesigned from the ground up for the 2021 model year.

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Many cars, trucks, SUVs, and minivans have gotten upgrades for the 2021 model year. There are a a variety of terms you'll frequently see associated with a description of a vehicle for its annual changeover. Here's how AutomotiveMap defines them:

  • New - These models are entering the market for the first time.
  • Carryover - There have been no major changes from one model year to the other. It is common that the year after a new or refreshed model is introduced, it will be a carryover.
  • Refreshed - Commonly occurring three to four years after the new generation of a model is introduced, a refresh usually includes new fascia, perhaps an engine lineup change or tech upgrade, and usually the addition of safety system upgrades.
  • Redesign - This term signals a generation change in the model. This usually requires an architecture change and all new body panels, engine lineup, tech offerings, and the introduction of new packages, trim levels, and pricing. Redesigns typically happens every seven to nine years.

The models on this list are new or have either been redesigned or refreshed for the 2021 model year. This list will grow as more information becomes available.

2021 Honda Odyssey

2021 Hoda Odyssey

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The Honda Odyssey has gotten a refresh for the 2021 model year. Its fascia has been revised, as has its interior, which now includes more high-tech features and premium upholstery in higher grades. The 2021 Honda Odyssey will go on sale later this year.

2021 Audi RS 6 Avant

2021 Audi RS 6 Avant

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It's the wagon that makes your heart go pitty-pat. The 2021 Audi RS 6 Avant is new for 2021 in the U.S. it has a 591-horsepower, twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 under the hood and enough athleticism to make it a good time. Plus, it has all the Audi electronics in the cabin that rank as some of the best in the industry.

2021 BMW 330e and 330e xDrive

The new 2021 BMW 330e ad 330e xDrive are plug-in hybrid electric variants of the popular 3 Series sedan. They're new for the 2021 model year. The 330e xDrive is the all-wheel drive model. BMW has given the car 22 miles of all-electric range and an estimated 75 MPGe rating (67 MPGe with all-wheel drive). The car goes on sale later this year.

2021 GMC Terrain AT4

2021 GMC Terrain AT4

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GMC has committed to giving its entire lineup an AT4 trim level and at this point, the Terrain is the lone hold out. That all changes with the introduction of the new 2021 GMC Terrain AT4, a version of the SUV with blacked out features and badging. It will be available in the autumn.

2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer

2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer

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The 2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer isn't the old Trailblazer. This new model is a completely different beast that's a subcompact SUV slotting below the Equinox in Chevy's lineup. It's on sale now.

2021 Kia Sorento

2021 Kia Sorento

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The Kia Sorento has gotten an upscale redesign for the 2021 model year. Its body is a blend of the Seltos and Telluride while its interior delivers some of the best design and appointments Kia offers. Pricing is expected to remain similar to the 2020 model when it goes on sale later this year.

2021 Volkswagen Golf GTI

2021 Volkswagen Golf GTI

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The eight-generation Golf GTI was unveiled earlier this year. The completely redesigned model features a number of variants with modern fuel sources, evolved hot hatch design, and the latest roster of VW technology. Inevitably it will still be fun to drive.

2021 Chevrolet Tahoe

2021 Chevrolet Tahoe

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The redesigned 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe is more rugged or more stylish than the Chevy Silverado, depending on which trim level you get. Like the Suburban, it has fantastic passenger space, improved driving dynamics, and is expected to go on sale this summer.

2021 Cadillac Escalade

2021 Cadillac Escalade

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The Suburban, Tahoe, and Yukon were all announced as being upgraded for the 2021 model year so it was inevitable that the 2021 Cadillac Escalade would follow suite. It seems that the Escalade truly takes luxury up a notch with this new model, which is designed to compete squarely with the Lincoln Navigator. The Escalade will arrive in dealer showrooms in late 2020.

2021 Chrysler Pacifica Pinnacle

2021 Chrysler Pacifica Pinnacle

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Chrysler launched a significantly refreshed 2021 Pacifica at the Chicago Auto Show this year. The model has a new face, updated tech, available all-wheel drive, and a new top-tier trim - Pinnacle.

2021 Ram ProMaster

2020 Ram ProMaster City

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The refreshed 2021 Ram ProMaster was unveiled at the 2020 Work Truck Show in March. It now comes with a segment-exclusive available rearview camera mirror. Crosswinds Assist comes standard now, and a wide variety of safety features, traditionally reserved for cars and SUVs, are available. The truck will be available later this summer.

2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E

2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E Photo courtesy of Ford Motor Company

The 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E is brand new. The all-electric crossover is said to have power and performance that rivals a Tesla. The model is on sale now and deliveries are expected to start near the end of the year.

2021 Audi RS 7

2021 Audi RS 7

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It's a fastback that's fast. Now the redesigned RS 7 takes sport a step further, sharing just four body parts with the Audi A7, making it more than just a trim level. It has six drive modes, typical Audi athleticism, and 591 horsepower. The 2021 Audi RS 7 will go on sale later this year.

2021 Hyundai Elantra and Elantra Hybrid

2021 Hyundai Elantra

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Hyundai completely redesigned the Elantra for the 2021 model year, giving it sleek, Sonata-like looks, more aggressive performance, and a hybrid variant with impressive fuel economy figures. The 2021 Hyundai Elantra will arrive on dealership lots later this year.

2021 Kia Seltos

2021 Kia Seltos

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Kia introduced the new Seltos earlier this year, quickly brining it to market to compete directly with the Hyundai Kona and Chevrolet Trailblazer. It's a funky little crossover that fits well into its segment.

2021 Chevrolet Suburban

2021 Chevrolet Suburban

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The redesigned 2021 Chevrolet Suburban is fresh and fierce, wearing Silverado-like fascia (but better) and and interior that competes with what you'll find in other large SUVs, like the Ford Expedition. It has class-leading interior space and better driving dynamics than the last-gen model.

2021 Jaguar F-Type

2021 Jaguar F-Type

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The Jaguar F-Type was already good. It just got better. The 2021 F-Type sports a fresh exterior, refreshed interior, and new engine options with heightened performance. The 2021 Jaguar F-Type will go on sale in 2021. Pricing will be announced closer to the car's on-sale date.

2021 Genesis GV80

2021 Genesis GV80 Photo courtesy of Genesis

The new 2021 Genesis GV80 is a fresh, luxurious take on the modern SUV for buyers looking for value and high-quality appointments. Genesis will offer the GV80 in 10 different grades with pricing to be in a league similar to other luxury models.

2021 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2

2021 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Photo courtesy of Chevrolet

Chevy is refreshing the 2021 Colorado for the new model year. It gets a variety of fascia and equipment upgrades. Pricing for the Wentzville, Missouri-built truck will be announced closer to its on-sale date this summer.

2021 Volkswagen Atlas

2021 Volkswagen Atlas Photo courtesy of Volkswagen AG

Volkswagen has refreshed the Atlas for the 2021 model year with new tech, a fresh face, and upgraded interior features. VW will sell nine different grades of the model, which will start at about the same price as the 2020 model.

2021 GMC Yukon

2021 GMC Yukon

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GMC unveiled the top-to-bottom redesigned 2021 GMC Yukon earlier this year in Vail, Colorado AutomotiveMap was there and saw the Yukon Denali and Yukon AT4 models up close. This is the first model year where GMC has sold an AT4 variant of the model. The new Yukon is expected to go on sale later this year.

2021 Chevrolet Silverado Realtree Edition

2021 Chevrolet Silverado Realtree Edition

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Chevrolet is bringing back the Silverado Realtree Edition for the 2021 model year. The special edition is based on the 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Custom Trail Boss and comes with a lift, on- and off-road tires, a Realtree graphics package, and more. It's slated to go on sale this summer.

2021 Toyota Highlander XSE

2021 Toyota Highlander XSE

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Toyota introduced a redesigned Highlander for 2020. In 2021, the Highlander will be offered in a new XSE trim. Toyota has made the XSE a sportiest model with equipment designed to make it a more athletic drive. The 2021 Highlander will go on sale later this year.

2021 Genesis G80

2021 Genesis G80

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Genesis has redesigned the G80 sedan to have many of the same design attributes as its big brother, the G90. The new sedan is more luxurious than many of its rivals, delivering a luxury level ride for a premium price. Genesis expects the G80 to go on sale later this year.

2021 Porsche 911 S Turbo

2021 Porsche 911 S Turbo

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The 2021 Porsche 911 S Turbo is the fastest and most dynamic 911 to date. It has a host of specialty equipment under its hood, front, and rear, to make it athletic on the road and track. The previous iteration of the Porsche 911 Turbo S started at $190,700. The 2021 model is likely to be priced similarly.

2021 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

2021 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

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Mercedes-Benz has refreshed the E-Class for the 2021 model year and chosen to send both the sedan and wagon to the U.S. market. It has a revised exterior and interior, electric hybrid system, and the new Mercedes dual-screen/single planel infotainment screen setup. It will go on sale later this year.

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The 2021 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye is the most powerful and fastest mass-produced sedan in the world.

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Dodge's trio of fresh horsepower hellions is rounded out by the 2021 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye, a 797-horsepower car that is the most powerful and fastest mass-produced sedan in the world.

The exterior of the model is a Charger Widebody, complete with 3.5 inches of width, which alloss for proper space for the car's wide wheels and tires. It rides on standard 20-inch-by-11-inch Lightweight Carbon Black wheels wrapped on Pirelli 305/35ZR20 tires. Three-season wheels are also available.

2021 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye The car has a revised, functional hood scoop.Photo courtesy of FCA US LLC

The front of the Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye features a mail-slot grille. Side sills connect the front and rear fascias.

Thirteen different exterior colors are available including: F8 Green, Frostbite, Go Mango, Granite Crystal, Hellraisin, IndiGo Blue, Octane Red, Pitch Black, Sinamon Stick, Smoke Show, TorRed, Triple Nickel, and White Knuckle.

The Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye has a top speed of 203 mph (7 mph higher than the standard Charger SRT Hellcat), which it reaches thanks to its supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI V8. The engine also achieves 707 pound-feet of torque. The engine is paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission. That all sits. below a freshly fashioned performance hood.

Dodge has given the model an upgraded torque converter, which gives the car an 18-percent increase in torque multiplication.

2021 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye Dodge has given the model a number of upgrades over the traditional Charger.Photo courtesy of FCA US LLC

"The Charger is a big, comfortable, five-passenger sedan that can run the quarter-mile in the mid-10s, 0-60 in the mid 3s and reach a top speed of 203 mph, and be your daily driver," said said Tim Kuniskis, Global Head of Alfa Romeo and Head of Passenger Cars – Dodge, SRT, Chrysler and FIAT, FCA – North America. The Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye runs 1.2 seconds faster than the Charger SRT Hellcat on a 2.1-mile road course, equal to about seven car lengths after one lap.

Like its Demon relative, the Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye's engine has 25 major component upgrades a larger supercharger, strengthened connecting rods and pistons, larger induction air box, two dual-stage fuel pumps, high-speed valve train, fuel injection system, SRT Power Chiller, After-Run Chiller, and improved lubrication system.

The cabin's dashboard is centered by an 8.4-inch Uconnect touch screen, which includes performance pages where owners can monitor the vehicles' performance on and off the track.

2021 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye The interior features standard Laguna leather seats.Photo courtesy of FCA US LLC

The standard Laguna leather seats are embossed with the SRT Hellcat logo. Buyers can add the Alcantara Appearance Package which adds Alcantara upholstery and retains the embossed logo. Seats are stitched with silver thread.

The interior is accented by Light Black Chrome material and it features a Gunmetal SRT Hellcat instrument panel badge. Additionally, the car gets a red speedometer, Light Black Chrome instrument panel badge with SRT Hellcat Redeye logo, SRT Hellcat Redeye logo splash screen, and SRT Hellcat Redeye logo on the key fobs.

The Carbon & Suede Package, available on Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye, adds real carbon fiber accents to the instrument panel and console bezels and Dinamica suede headliner, sun visors and A-pillars.

Dodge sells the model in six interior color combinations: black, black/caramel, black/Demonic Red, black/houndstooth, black/Ruby Red, and black/sepia.

2021 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye The rear of the model features familiar Dodge Charger design.Photo courtesy of FCA US LLC

Dealer orders open for 2021 Dodge Charger models this autumn and vehicles are scheduled to start arriving in dealerships in early 2021

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This rare 1976 Porsche 911 2.7 S Targa is one of the models headed to across the block.

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Silverstone Classic Live Online Auction will put 35 Porsches up for sale July 31 through August 2, 2020. The collection of hand-picked Germans features a host of extremely rare and low mileage vehicles. Four stand out from the rest.

"The Stuttgart Collection is quite an amazing group of Porsches. Some have extraordinarily low mileage and others are the best examples of that particular model and there are two highly desirable and rare UK supplied C16 993 Turbo S of the 26 made," said Nick Whale, Silverstone Auctions Managing Director. "For any Porsche aficionado, this is a collection that provides a superb opportunity to acquire one of the best- selected Porsches."

1976 Porsche 911 2.7 S Targa

As seen above, the 1976 Porsche 911 2.7 S Targa has just 562 miles on its odometer from new. Described by the auction house as a "time warp" the car is currently unregistered and comes with the NOVA Certificate and a Porsche Certificate of Authenticity.

The 911 had been redesigned in 1974 for the first time. This generational change included a raised bumper design, which was the direct result of an increase in U.S. safety regulations.

1996 Porsche 911 (993) Turbo

1996 Porsche 911 (993) Turbo

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This 1996 Porsche 911 (993) Turbo is featured in a triple yellow. It has 745 miles on the odometer from new. The C25 was one of the fastest cars of its time. It could get from zero to 60 mph in 3.7 seconds. The 993 generation was the first time that Porsche install all-wheel drive in the 911 and marks the first time Porsche equipped a model with a twin-turbocharged engine.

1963 Porsche 358B T6 Super 90

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The very rare 1963 Porsche 356B T6 Super 90 was supplied new by AFN in London. It has undergone a complete ground up restoration with the aim of returning the model to its original specification of Slate Grey with red leatherette interior. The engine was rebuilt and tuned by Porsche specialists Andy Prill.

According to Silverstone Auctions, "In 1989 this 356 was granted FIA Competition Papers and used on road rally events including Le Rallye de Monte-Carlo Historique three times in the 1990s. The extensive history file has pictures of the car on the rally, the original green and brown buff log books, old FIA papers and Porsche's Certificate of Authenticity."

The auction house says that a matching numbers 1963 356B T6 Super 90 is an "extremely rare and collectable car". At the time of consignment, this model was the only right-hand drive version on the market.

1998 Porsche 911 (993) Turbo S

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The Turbo S was introduced by Porsche in 1997. This 1998 model is one of 345 built by Porsche's Exclusive Department. According to Silverstone Auctions, " The Turbo S was the last of the air-cooled Porsches and 26 cars were supplied to the UK in right-drive cars. This is one of two 1998 911 (993) Turbos S' being offered in this auction."

A full list of cars in The Stuttgart Collection is listed below, with details on each car on the Silverstone Auctions website:

  • 1997 Porsche 911 (993) C2 Targa
  • 1984 Porsche 911 Carrera
  • 1997 Porsche 911 (993) C4 Coupe
  • 1973 Porsche 2.4 S Coupe
  • 2000 Porsche 911 (996) GT3
  • 1998 Porsche 911 (993) Turbo S
  • 1986 Porsche 911 (930) Turbo 'Flachbau'
  • 1998 Porsche 911 (993) Turbo S
  • 1989 Porsche 911 (930) Turbo LE
  • 1991 Porsche 944 S2 Cabriolet
  • 1995 Porsche 911 (993) RS
  • 1986 Porsche 911 3.2 Carrera
  • 1988 Porsche 924 S
  • 1988 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe
  • 1963 Porsche 356B T6 Super 90
  • 2002 Porsche 911 (996) GT2
  • 2007 Porsche 911 (997) GT3 RS
  • 2003 Porsche 911 (996) Carrera 2 Tiptronic S
  • 1967 (1968 M/Y) Porsche 2.0 S Coupe
  • 1991 Porsche 911 (964) Carrera RS
  • 1976 Porsche 911 2.7 S Targa
  • 1988 Porsche 911 (930) Turbo Cabriolet
  • 1996 Porsche 911 (993) Turbo
  • 1989 Porsche 911 Carrera Targa Super Sport
  • 2014 Porsche 911 (991) 50th Anniversary Edition
  • 2005 Porsche 911 (996) Turbo S - Manual
  • 1955 Porsche Chamonix 550 Spyder
  • 2011 Porsche 911 (997) GTS - Manual
  • 1993 Porsche 968 Club Sport
  • 1989 Porsche 911 Speedster 3.2 Turbo Body
  • 1986 Porsche 944 Turbo
  • 1988 Porsche 911 Carrera Targa Sport
  • 1995 Porsche 928 GTS Auto
  • 1987 Porsche 924 S
  • 2010 Porsche 911 (997) Turbo S

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