This week we started a new 2020 car series. The next step is to document the 2020 refreshed car models list.
A refresh refers to a new front end, engine or something else that sets it apart from the previous year. In comparison, refreshes aren’t enough to be considered a full update.
The R8 is Audi’s entry-level supercar. For 2020, this car is refreshed. The special-edition Decennium trim is available, but only 50 units are coming to the United States. The R8 comes with a V10 engine pumping out 562 horsepower – that’s 30 more than this year. Upgrading to the Performance trim increases that to 602 horsepower.
The interior is also getting some changes. The Audi virtual cockpit is now placed where the gauge clusters once were. Standard technology now includes a Bang & Olufsen sound system, wireless charging and a navigation system. There are also two new interior colors: Palomino Brown and Pastel Silver.
The XE hasn’t been doing well in the luxury car rankings recently. The interior became low-quality and the trunk doesn’t have a normal shape. With the new refresh, all of the aspects are improved upon. It will still come with the four-cylinder engine that pumps out 247 horsepower. There’s an optional turbocharged four-cylinder engine with 296 horsepower. The V6 and diesel option are off the table for 2020.
Inside the cabin, there’s a new head-up display, wireless smartphone charging, 12.3-inch digital cockpit display and updated steering wheel. The company also improved all of the interior finishes.
Everyone loves the GT-R, mainly because it is Nissan’s most powerful vehicle. The 2020 model marks the 50th anniversary of this sports car. Now, it comes in three trims Premium, Fastback and Nismo. The two lower trims come with a twin-turbocharged 3.8-liter V6 engine that pumps out 565 horsepower. The Nismo ups the ante with 600 horsepower.
Inside this vehicle, there is leather upholstery, an eight-inch touch screen and climate controls. With the new horizontal flow of the dash, passengers receive more stability.
The Passat didn’t get a complete update, but there are some new additions to the interior and exterior. The new styling resembles the Jetta. It comes with a 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder, from the previous model. But, it has 27 lb-ft more torque even though the horsepower remains the same at 174.
In the interior, there is now standard synthetic leather upholstery. If you want something more, Nappa leather is available. They are also offering rain-sensing windshield wipers, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, remote start plus an easy-open trunk. In addition, standard safety features now include a pedestrian monitoring system, autonomous emergency braking, rear cross-traffic alert and forward-collision warning.
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