20 Upcoming Luxury Cars You Can Buy For Under $50,000 (1 To Avoid)

The automotive industry is changing at a rapid pace. Battery technology and autonomous features are becoming more and more common with each passing year. On top of integrating these technologies, car manufacturers are trying their hardest to stand out from rest of the competition. In this battle of sales numbers, the ultimate winners are the customers.

The following list includes all the latest and greatest cars hitting the road in the coming years. A common visible trend is the introduction of hybrid and 100% battery operated models. Luxury car brands are also trying to lower the entry-level cost of their vehicles to woo the younger image conscious generation.

21 2021 Volvo XC40 Recharge


The 2021 Volvo XC40 Recharge is the company’s first all-electric vehicle. According to Volvo, the Recharge will have a 78-kWh battery and a range of approximately 400 kilometers. This already makes this well designed subcompact luxury crossover slightly better than the completion. The design of Recharge won’t be much different from the gasoline powered XC40.

20 2020 Mercedes Benz CLA


Mercedes Benz CLA is no longer the cheapest car in the lineup but still remains an affordable way to own the Tri-Star badge. 2020 model year comes with abundant updates such as the wide touchscreen and interior design from its bigger siblings. It also comes standard with the MBUX user interface, according to the Mercedes-Benz website.

19 2020 Alfa Romeo Tonale


Alfa Romeo still has to establish a strong foothold in North America and this could very well be the vehicle to help achieve that. The compact crossover will be based on the beautiful Tonale concept with slimmer headlights accompanying the iconic beak grill. Although there aren’t many details available yet, a conventional IC engine with a plug-in hybrid version is expected upon its release.

18 2020 Volvo V60 Cross Country Wagon


Wagons, just like SUVs, are bound to make a comeback. They sit nicely between sedans and crossovers. Starting at just under $50,000, Volvo V60 Cross Country is a handsome looking wagon with an added ground clearance for a little off-road capability. The interior is beautiful and of premium quality. Volvo’s reputation for safety comes as an added bonus.

17 2021 Audi Q1


Q1 will be the entry level SUV for Audi and is expected to arrive in late 2020 according to motor1.com. It will likely get all three variants of Audi’s engines such as a mild hybrid version. Based on the same platform as Audi A1 supermini, expect the interior space to be somewhat limited. But, this could turn out to be an affordable luxury city commuter.

16 2021 Mercedes Benz C-Class 


Even though SUVs are most popular today, car companies are still heavily invested in their sedans. The current generation Mercedes-Benz C class has solid sales numbers to back itself up. The new generation of C-Class will come with more upscale looks, some level of autonomy, and a hybrid option.

15 2021 Acura TLX


Acura TLX will get a much awaited makeover for the 2021 model year. TLX will also introduce the Type S model variant to expand Acura’s “Sport” portfolio. Leaked images found within Acura’s own infotainment system along with the Type S concept signals a sharp looking design with an overall sporty look.

14 2022 BMW i4


To compete against Tesla Model 3, BMW will introduce the i4 some time in late 2021. It will be the fully electric sports sedan with 3 series underpinnings, according to caranddriver.com. The car will likely start around $50,000 with multiple power options. Design wise, BMW is likely to stick with the conventional lines.

13 2021 Mercedes Benz GLA


The first generation Mercedes Benz GLA was a disappointment due to its lackluster performance and tiny interior space. The spy shots do not give away too many design details, but the upcoming GLA will carry on the design philosophy of future Mercedes Benz models. The architecture will be based on new A-Class and CLA, according to autoblog.com.

12 2020 Buick Enspire


Buick will introduce a new crossover named Enspire some time in 2020 according to autoblog.com. Enspire will share the platform with Cadillac XT4 and will have roughly the same size and proportions. It was earlier rumored that Buick might launch an electric SUV but recent spy shots suggest a conventional IC engine under the hood.

11 2021 Lexus IC


Lexus IC is pretty popular amongst the youth who are looking for a sporty yet reliable luxury sedan. The 2021 variant might even come with BMW’s 3.0-liter unit found in Z4, according to Japan's Best Car magazine. Lexus has not dropped any cues yet but the 2021 variant will have the same dimensions as the current model with a few design tweaks.

10 2020 Lincoln Corsair


The all new corsair is already on sale for the 2020 model year. Lincoln has been cleaning up their vehicle line up for the past few years and things are looking good. The design language is reserved but clean. Corsair offers loads of technology, a quiet and comfortable cabin, as well as the ever improving reliability of Lincoln.

9 2020 Audi A4


Audi will give its popular A4 sedan a minor refresh for model year 2020. A new front facia and headlights are expected along with an improved voice recognition system and a 10 inch infotainment screen. The price is expected to remain the same as well as the engine options. The car will be showcased during Toronto Auto Show in 2020, according to audimidtowntoronto.com

8 2022 Mercedes Benz EQA


EQA will join the Mercedes-Benz line up some time in 2022, according to daimler.com. Mercedes-Benz.com states that this compact vehicle will have two electric motors with a system output that can be increased to over 200kW. The technology in this car is expected to be cutting edge with android and apple controlled screens along with some AI features.

7 2021 Tesla Pickup Truck


This certainly is the most hyped vehicle from Tesla and for a good reason. Pickup trucks are massively popular in North America and, if Tesla plays its cards right, it could very well hit gold with this. Not a lot has been revealed by Tesla, but Elon Musk’s claim that it will cost less than $50,000 and surpass F150’s capabilities makes it worth the wait.

6 2019 Cadillac CT5


CT5 is Cadillac’s all new compact sedan for year 2020. Cadillac got rid of the low selling ATS and XTS and now just has two sedan models CT4 and CT5. CT5 will embrace Cadillac’s new design and will come with all the bells and whistles in the technology department. A 2.0L Twin-Scroll Turbo and a 3.0L Twin Turbo V6 will be available, according to Cadillac’s website.

5 2020 BMW iX3


The future is electric. BMW will introduce its electric variant of X3 in 2020 to rival Jaguar I-Pace, Audi e-tron, and Mercedes EQC. Expect similar body style to X3 with a few design changes to make the vehicle more aerodynamic. BMW has not released any details regarding the battery size and charging times yet.

4 2022 Porsche Macan EV


Porsche’s cheapest vehicle will get the Taycan treatment and will go all electric in the year 2021. The electric SUV will sit on Taycan’s platform and won’t share a common body structure with the current generation Macan, as stated by Porsche designers. As far as the price is concerned, it will still remain the cheapest Porsche amongst its other electric counterparts.

3 2020 Genesis GV80


GV80 will be the first ever SUV from the luxury brand Genesis. It will arrive in showrooms in early 2020, according to topspeed.com. Design will be heavily borrowed from the GV80 concept that was shown last year except for some of the extreme features. Genesis has established itself as a niche luxury brand and this will be a great addition to its lineup.

2 2020 Tesla Model Y


Tesla has already started accepting registrations for Model Y, which will hit the roads in 2020. This will be the most important vehicle for Tesla. The design resembles that of a Model 3 and Model X minus the gullwing doors which, is a plus. According to Elon Musk, the driving range will be up to 300 miles and have a 0-60 mph time of 3.5 seconds.

1 Avoid: 2020 Jaguar E-Pace


Jaguar is a brand known for its poor reliability rating and troublesome electronics. Even though the 2020 E-Pace is a nice looking SUV, it’s the newest and cheapest option from the brand, which could make some potential buyers nervous.

On top of that, Jaguar offers nothing new or exciting here. There is no hybrid option available, which would confuse some people, as there is an "E" in its name.

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