New year, new luck, new models on the horizon. There will be many premieres and market launches in the coming months, most of them again with increased ground clearance.

Be sure that the SUV boom will not abate in 2023 either – the opposite is likely to be the case.

Many of the new SUVs and crossovers are already being eagerly awaited. Some will polarize strongly, others are likely to become important pillars of their companies and absolute bestsellers.

Below we have listed the ten SUVs that we think will leave the most marks this year.

Of course, not all new SUVs made it into our list. If you want to know what else is coming up in terms of innovations in 2023, then click on these blue letters.

Well, you think: Porsche Macan EV and Audi Q6 e-tron

Actually clear: The two mid-range SUVs based on PPE would have a huge impact in 2023. One as a second electric pillar and number driver alongside the Taycan, the other as a strong-selling e-alternative to the Q5.

But, puff cake. The problems at Volkswagen’s software company Cariad are delaying the market launch until 2024.

With the “Häschtäg Won”, Smart buries its old self and starts all over again under Chinese leadership. Of course, you play it safe with a compact electric SUV.

Outside and inside there is still a bit of Mercedes, the performances are from 272 to (yes really!) 428 hp for the Brabus version. The space is good, the range should be over 400 kilometers with the standard 66 kWh battery. It starts at 41,490 euros. Excitement is rising as to whether the customer will also buy a large Smart.

Alfa’s small SUV below will probably be the brand’s first car that will also be available purely electrically. The dimensions should be between 4.20 and 4.30 meters, the basis is the CMP platform from the Stellantis shelf.

This means that the crossover previously known as the Brennero is related to the Opel Mokka, among others. Like its brothers from Peugeot, Opel and DS, it will initially be driven by combustion engines such as the 1.2 PureTech and the 1.5 BlueHDi. It remains to be seen whether the 136 hp of the current Stellantis electric generation will be enough for Alfa.

Somehow all Mercedes EQ models look the same, but rest assured – this is about the new EQE SUV. It is already the fourth vehicle on the EVA2 platform and should make you forget the weaknesses of the EQC, which is ten centimeters shorter. The high EQE should contribute a large part to the e-growth at Daimler.

Depending on the drive (386 – 677 hp), the 90.6 kWh battery ensures a range of 375 to 590 km according to the WLTP cycle.

The Mercedes-Benz EQE SUV is built in Tuscaloosa (Alabama/USA). Production started in December. Prices start at 86,810 euros.

The dear people at Ferrari get a rash when you call their “SUV”. Crossover is probably better. In any case, it is clear that the Cavallino will hit the mark with this car. Despite a base price of 390,000 euros.

The rich and beautiful love slightly higher, slightly more practical sports cars with all-wheel drive. Even more so when you come from Ferrari and have a 725 hp naturally aspirated V12 on board. Most recently, incoming orders have been suspended due to high demand. To ask? This two-ton truck will probably cause a lot of attention.

Why makes the impression? Well, because his name is like the most powerful superhero squad in the world! Okay, maybe also because it’s the first all-electric Jeep. The small SUV with a 54 kWh battery and 156 hp is already on the brand new Stellantis platform STLA Small, on which the new Alfa Romeo SUV (see above) should also come.

In terms of range, the Avenger improves significantly compared to the group’s older electric cars: It offers 400 km according to the WLTP and 550 km in the WLTP urban cycle. It is charged with a maximum of 100 kW. Since the presentation on October 17, 10,000 orders for the small SUV have already been received, says Jeep. Deliveries are scheduled to start in the second quarter of 2023. All about the Avenger.

Another brother of the Brennero and Avenger will probably come from Fiat. You might even dig up a legendary name from the archives for it – Uno. The most recent Erlkönig sightings showed visual proximity to the Opel Mokka.

This is not entirely coincidental, as the Uno (or Uno Cross) will also use the CMP base from the Stellantis shelf. In terms of price, however, the new Fiat could be slightly below the counterparts from Opel or Peugeot and significantly below the corresponding model from DS.

The large E-Volvo caused a stir at the premiere, especially with its price. Nothing goes below 105,550 euros for the time being. Whoa.

The 5.04 meter long XC90 successor comes with up to 380 kW and 910 Nm. The 107 kWh battery should be good for a range of 600 kilometers. It is charged with up to 250 kW. Bidirectional charging is also possible. The market launch of the Polestar 3 brother should take place in the course of 2023.

What on earth is he doing on this list, hasn’t he been around forever? Yes, but not with us yet. At least not yet. But that will change in 2023 and that is absolutely amazing.

There can never be enough wild fun mobiles like the Bronco and it will make the local car landscape much more exciting, albeit unfortunately in limited numbers. One can only hope that Ford does not escalate prices completely.

There is still no information on the drives that are sent to us. Ford is currently building a 2.3-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder with 304 hp and a 2.7-liter EcoBoost twin-turbo V6 with 335 hp in its Jeep Wrangler opponent. The 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 and 424 hp have recently been added.

Probably no new car in the last year has polarized people as much as the . If only because it presumed to be the first independent M car since the blissful BMW M1. And then something like that. Many fans probably wanted to throw up spontaneously at first sight or planned to storm the company headquarters straight away.

But we are relatively sure that the heavyweight trumpet will be a “huge” success for Munich in the truest sense of the word. 653 hp from a hybrid string and the weight of 2,785 kilograms irritated, but there was not much left to be impressed.

The XM will be available from dealers for at least 170,000 euros from April 2023, targeting Mercedes G 63 and Co. The more powerful XM Label Red (then with 748 hp) will follow in the fall.

Let’s face it, when a new one hits the market, the SUV world stands still for a moment. The new one will be based on the MQB and will once again be at the start with combustion engines. In addition to petrol and diesel engines, there will also be plug-in hybrids.

Recently, there has been a lot of speculation as to whether the Golf and Tiguan will still be electric under the new VW leadership. How to do that is another question.

Erlkönig photos show a mix of the previous design and influences of the ID. models for Tiguan generation 3. It is clear that the operation and the interior quality will be significantly improved. You’ll see that with the Tiguan, VW boss Schäfer recently promised us.

This article was written by Stefan Wagner

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