1. 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8
The 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 model is a 5 passenger family SUV model from Chryslar and this is an example of the automakers hope to build on the success of its previous models.This vehicle defines the term of “niche luxury and performance play”. This SRT8 model is not just a typical jeep,it is actually a vehicle which is more about on-road performance rather than off-road capabilities. It is expected to have a massive 6.4 litre, 470 HP v8 engine,which can help clock 0-60 in 4.6 seconds. Its price is expected to be over $57,000. This is one of the most awaited cars of 2012 as it is believed to be one of the most powerful SUV’s on the market and the most powerful jeep ever. After analysing the features it is obvious that this model is faster than the more expensive high performance European SUV’s like Land Rover,Range Rover and Porsche Cayenne.
2. 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
This 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 is being touted as the meanest and most powerful model. This model has been designed in such a manner so as to be the best in every possible pay when compared to its rivals. In order to be the best and to beat the other competitors,General Motors has come up with the excellent specifications for this model:ZL1 is powered by LSA 6.2 L supercharged engine. The model is expected to be priced above $47,000.Manufacturer is believed to be working on a goal to launch a top car model,which has the capability to surpass records of all the cars in top racing circuits. With this in mind they started remodelling the existing Camaro’s systems with incorporation of new technological systems that include transmission, exhaust, drivetrain, suspension,exteriors,interiors and so on. Though being priced more than their competitor,Chevrolet still claims at the premium advantages they offer such as their system offers five modes (wet,dry,sport one,sport two and race). Though the company has given little information about this new launch yet from the teasers it is enough to keep the other competitors restless and the buyers anxious.On the whole its a worthwhile wait going by the features and the premium advantages it has over other cars.
3. 2012 BMW M5
BMW M5 sedan has evolved a long way since 1984. This being used mainly by automobile enthusiasts is one of the most awaited cars as it combines the track potential along with the comprehensive practicality of a luxurious business sedan. It is due to be released next year and is going to give stiff competition to Jaguar XF-R and Audi S6.This will be the“most advanced M car”to be built till date as M5 is touted to be one of the most aggressive and fastest M models till date with the extraordinary features such as KERS system,4.4-liter V8 twin scroll power plant,578HP,dual clutch transmission etc.: The car is expected to be priced between $85000 to $90000.
4. Merceded-Benz SLS AMG Roadster
Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster is one of the most awaited cars of 2012 as it is considered to being the second vehicle manufactured independently by AMG with the following being the special features:
- 6.3-liter V8
- 563 horsepower at 6,800 rpm
- 479 lb-ft of torque at 4,750 rpm
- 0-60mph in 3.7 secs
- Electronically limited to an impressive 197 mph
The price for this exquisite model will be revealed almost near the date of its official unveiling and release which is due next year.
5. 2012 Buick Regal
This model by General Motors expected in the year 2012 is a mid-size car. Buick which is known for its comfortable yet stodgy cars is set to change its image with the launching of two new Regal models for the 2012 model year – one model focused on efficiency i.e.,Regal eAssist which uses General Motors’ new mild-hybrid technology to deliver up to 36 miles per gallon on the highway (25 mpg in the city).The other model focused on performance i.e.,Regal GS ups the sedan’s performance prowess. The price of Regal GS is expected to be above $35,310.
6. Jaguar XE 2012
Jaguar XE 2012 is expected to make its debut next September at the Frankfurt Motor Show. This new sports car from Jaguar is one of the most awaited cars.
The car has the following features to impress its customers:
- Priced at $78,900 (plus on-roads)
- 2.2 litre diesel produces a healthy 141kW and 450Nm of torque
- A new eight-speed ZF automatic transmission and stop/start technology
- Fuel consumption figures of 5.41/100km
- 0-100km/h time of 8.5 seconds
- Water-cooled turbocharger,low-friction pistons,a new crankshaft and new injectors
- A new grill design in the front quarter panels,along with new alloy wheel styles
This model positioned under XK is aimed squarely at Porsche’s 911 and since this model is tipped to be a rear-wheel drive vehicle which is front engined,it hits the list of the most awaited cars of 2012.
7. Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4
This long awaited car is Lamborghini’s next hypercar which is also known as the Bull God whose main aim is to have the courage to go up in competition against the world of super sporty cars. This model is a continuation of Lamborghini’s brand values. As usual it is extreme in its design and performance and uncompromising in its standards and technology with the following features:
- 6.5 Liter V12
- 700 hp at 8250 RPM
- 509 lb-ft at 5500 RPM
- 0-62 mph in 2.9 secs
- Innovative carbon-fiber monocoque
- Super-fast shifting ISR (Independent Shifting Rods) transmission
- Pushrod suspension
- weight-to-power ratio stands at only 2.25 kilograms per hp (4.96 lb/hp)
- top speed of 350 km/h (217 mph)
- Base Price is $379,700
This model being an innovative concept and phenomenal performance is forecast to redefines the pinnacle of the super sports car segment.The other advantage being fuel consumption and CO2 emissions are down by around 20 percent compared with its predecessor,despite the considerable increase in power (+8%).These are what makes the Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 unrivaled in the world sports car arena and the best and most awaited in the super sports car segment.
8. 2012 VW Passat
VW Passat sedan from VW is specifically developed for the North American market and is expected to be priced around $20,000. The vehicle is powered by 2.5 liter five cylinder engine which produces 170HP and 177lb-ft torque.The vehicle also offers features such as keyless entry,push button start and remote start. Its affordability along with fuel efficiency and latest technologies are making it one of the most awaited cars of 2012.
9. 2012 Hyundai Veloster
Hyundai Veloster three door coupe from Hyundai is powered by 4-cylinder engine with Dual Continuously Variable Valve Timing (D-CVVT) and comes with many advanced cutting-edge features. One of the much talked about features is its 24/7 connection. This feature lets users to share location,and use hands-free texting,upload free music,and play videos through USB port. This model also comes with additional passenger third door,technology and exciting entertainment features are make it one of top awaited cars of 2012.
10. 2012 Audi A6
2012 Audi A6 is packed with most of the available latest technologies. Powered by direct-injected 3.0 liter V-6, the car reaches 0-60mph in 4.8 seconds. One of the unique interior features is the integration of Google earth in to the dashboard navigation system. It also comes with LED lights,which is considered to be one of the great technologies for headlights. Powerful engine,great looks and incorporation many latest technologies has made this car one of the most awaited cared of 2012.