These new 2020 models will tempt you to trade-up to a new car, van, truck or SUV.
Chrysler Voyager – Let’s start with a look at the Chrysler family of vehicles. One of the names that started the whole minivan frenzy in 1984 is back. The (formerly Plymouth) Voyager returns as the introductory L & XL trim levels of the Pacifica van. It shares most of the design style of the Pacifica, along with the same drivetrain, a 3.6L V-6 engine mated to a 9-speed automatic transmission. (But if you want a hybrid, you’ll still need to look at the Pacifica’s higher trim levels).
While the Voyager van is perfect for the more budget minded family; it still arrives well equipped for most needs. Room for 7 passengers is still the norm with a two-person 2nd row bench seat on the Voyager L model, and the XL trim gets 2nd row bucket seats. The Voyager is just the ticket for young families, carpooling commuters or grandparents who spend lots of time helping out with the grand kids.
Dodge Charger Stars & Stripes – America’s only four-door muscle car, the Dodge Charger, brings on a Stars & Stripes Special Edition for 2020. The design features military-inspired touches to celebrate the men and women who serve our country.
The exterior presents a Satin Black & Silver centered body stripe, Satin Black American flag fender decal, 20 x 9-inch Mid-Gloss Black wheels and Satin Black deck lid badging. The interior has distinctive black-on-black cloth seats with an embroidered Bronze Star on the headrests. There’s bronze stitching throughout and an antique bronze badge on the instrument panel. This package with be available on the 2020 Charger R/T Scat Pack, Charger R/T and Charger GT RWD.
Jeep Gladiator storms into its sophomore year proudly wearing the North American Truck of the Year Award. That’s right; a Jeep brings home – “Truck of the Year”.
Buick Encore GX – Over at our Chevy Buick sales lot we’re looking forward to the Spring 2020 arrival of the first-ever Buick Encore GX and Encore GX Sport Touring models. Smart, versatile and ridiculously stylish, these new models from Buick are ready for wherever your whims take you. With crisp body lines, streamlined stance and dramatic styling, the Encore GX strikes a distinctively athletic tone. Whether you show up in the Encore GX or Encore GX ST, you’ll show up with poise and style. The Sport Touring package is nimble, aggressive and bursting with attitude and delivers an even bolder expression of Encore GX style.
Trailblazer – From Chevrolet: Introducing the latest member of the Chevrolet SUV family – the All-New 2021 Trailblazer. (Actually, it’s a return … the original TrailBlazer with a capital B, was in production from 2002 – 2009)
But now it’s back; it’s bold, it’s spacious and Trailblazer offers the technology and capability you’d expect from a Chevy SUV. With multiple trims to choose from, your style options are wide open. Live big in a small SUV. Striking style is the first thing you’ll notice about the new Trailblazer. Its sculpted design and bold proportions make it stand out. The available two-tone roof on the ACTIV and RS trim levels will set you apart from other cars on the road. Trailblazer also arrives Spring 2020.
Toyota has not just been sitting on their hands waiting while others make their new model introductions. They’ve made smart innovative moves on several of their most popular models
Toyota Highlander – The all-new redesigned 2020 Highlander puts more “quality” into your quality family time – Highlander’s bold new design is hard to ignore. The chiseled exterior lines provide the perfect balance between power and refinement. Soft-touch interior surfaces and modern design highlight the quality found throughout the cabin. From the driver’s seat, you’ll be able to personalize every moment behind the wheel. Two powertrain options will be available, a gasoline V-6 powertrain and a hybrid four-cylinder version. For you and your passengers, the 2020 Highlander arrives with a smooth ride and a quiet cabin. Toyota Safety Sense 2.0 features are standard and include pre-collision braking, lane departure alert with steering assist and full-range dynamic radar cruise control.
2020 Camry All-wheel drive / 2021 Avalon All-wheel drive – The Camry and Avalon AWD models underscore Toyota’s commitment to the sedan category, a space that some brands have been leaving while Toyota has been expanding choices. Toyota previously offered an AWD Camry in 1988-1991, called the AllTrac. The company appreciated the loyalty, patience and perseverance of all those customers and dealers who sent letters, emails, comments and texts asking for a modern AWD version of what is America’s best-selling midsize sedan for 17 years. And the 2020 Camry AWD arrives this spring. (The Avalon AWD with be model year 2021 and will go on sale in the fall of 2020). The Dynamic Torque Control AWD system (borrowed from the 2019 RAV4) provides effective traction for inclement and slippery weather while minimizing AWD’s typical drag on fuel economy.
Notably, the Camry AWD and Avalon AWD are North America-only models developed in the U.S. and are assembled exclusively at Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky. Camry and Avalon sedans (non-AWD) are available in hybrid models, and, in fall 2019, both added their first-ever TRD (Toyota Racing Development) performance versions.
And Tundra, Toyota’s full-size truck turns the big 2-0 this summer. – The Tundra was the first-ever full-size pickup truck built by a Japanese automaker in North America. Production for the 2000 Tundra began in May 1999 at Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Indiana (TMMI), before moving to the Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Texas (TMMTX) plant in San Antonio in 2008 where it’s still assembled today.
When production began 20 years ago, Tundra pushed boundaries and raised expectations for what full-size pickup trucks could do. Since its’ introduction Tundra has continued to prove what it was capable of … from towing the Space Shuttle Endeavour across Los Angeles to when a heroic ICU nurse, in his 2018 Tundra, ferried several people to safety through the deadliest wildfire in California history. Keep an eye out for what the Tundra has to offer as it enters a third decade in 2020.