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Feature Friday, Part 3 of 8, New Cars Announced for 2020:

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We are continuing with the list of the hottest cars of 2020 continues. Here are the next three:

Audi Sport EV

Predicted Cost: $74,800

'Audi has made some serious advancements into the eco-friendly territory in recent years, from introducing various hybrid versions of their popular cars to the fantastic e-Tron which stands in a class of its own. We recently learned that the Audi Sport EV, which is based mostly on the Audi TT and the Audi R8, is going to get a new release in 2020. The hybrid will have a fantastic fuel economy thanks to an efficient ending and powertrain combination, which lends it a respectable 582 horsepower.

Audi claims that the vehicle will be able to go from zero to sixty in supercar speeds at just 3.5 seconds and be able to reach a limited top speed of 149 miles per hour. In terms of range, you'll be able to drive the 2020 Sport EV for a bit less than 250 miles on a single charge, and Audi claims you'll be able to charge 80% of the battery in just 20 minutes through a 350kW rapid charging point. It's likely going to cost around $75,000 and be available for purchase in mid-2021.

Kia Mohave

Predicted Cost: $39,232

The 2020 Kia Mohave is a large SUV that was recently revealed by Kia in South Korea during the Seoul Motor Show in the country's capital. The vehicle reveals an incredible design that has been completely revamped over previous generations, including quad LEDs in the headlight pods, a massive boxy appearance complemented by an extremely rugged look. Other new additions to the exterior include a new bumper design, a new bonnet, four exhaust tips and a beautiful wide LED tail-light with the bold Mohave design.

This beast is powered by a 191kW/560Nm 3.0-liter turbo-diesel V6, although its reporter that 3.8 liter V6 and 4.6-liter V8 versions might be sold too. The safety features of the 2020 Mohave also received a serious upgrading, including a surround-view camera system, hill start assist, lane departure warning, forward collision warning and more. The Mohave is available now in South Korea with prices starting from $57,400 and can be purchased in five, six and seven-seat models.

BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe

Predicted Cost: $39,000

BMWs 2020 2-Series Gran Coupe is going to be a major shift for the company in a few key aspects. First thing you should know about the new car is that it will be a front based sedan. This is a big deal because it’s the first time that BMW has ever sold a front-drive car of that kind in the United States. You can get the new 2 Series Gran Coupe in its 218i version, which includes a 138bhp 1.5-liter turbo three-cylinder motor, and a diesel-engined 220d xDrive with 187bhp.  Another option is the premium M235i model that packs a turbocharged four-cylinder petrol motor developing that outputs 302 horsepower.

The two models, which are mostly different in their engines, will go for $38,000 for the 228i xDrive and $48,000 for the M235i xDrive. You should expect great performance from the basic 228i engine, but nobody buys a BMW to compromise anyway. In-terms of features, you should expect the same great new tech that is introduced in the various 2020 BMW models such as lane departure warning, adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning and mitigation, blind-spot monitoring, and pedestrian detection with automatic braking.’

- Herald Weekly, 8/22/2019 & photos from Respective Dealers

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