Despite the impact COVID-19 has had on the global economy, car sales have seen a significant increase for the year to date. Most successful auto manufacturers have been churning out high-end vehicles to meet the growing consumer demand. We’ve compiled a list of the top cars of 2021. Our picks represent some of the best the industry has to offer.
1. Tesla Model S Sedan
By now, you’ve probably heard of the Tesla brand, but you’re probably wondering “Who made Tesla?“. In 2003, Martin Eberhard, J.B. Straubel, Ian Wright, Marc Tarpenning, and Elon Musk founded the Tesla company. The business is currently headquartered in Palo Alto, California, but plans to relocate to Austin, Texas.
This American electric vehicle brand is acclaimed for designing and manufacturing top electric cars. What’s more, the clean energy company manufactures solar roof tiles, solar panels, and a wide variety of battery products. According to CEO Elon Musk, Tesla’s plan is to dominate the entire electric vehicle market. In 2020, Tesla recorded the most sales of plug-in electric vehicles and battery electric vehicles in respective markets. Musk ranks behind Jeff Bezos as the world’s richest man.
Notable among Tesla motors include Model S, Model X, Model 3, and Model Y. The Tesla Model S Sedan was first introduced to the market on June 22, 2012, and is the brand’s flagship product. The all-electric sedan received a significant refresh in June 2021 and has become one of the top cars of the year.
2. 2021 GMC Sierra 1500
Manufactured by General Motors, this truck is worth the mention on this list. It has a comparative advantage over other full-size pickup trucks. The 2021 GMC Sierra 1500 features a 420-hp 6.2-liter V-8 engine, multi-function tailgate, and a carbon-fiber cargo bed.
GMC made significant upgrades to the Sierra 1500 with several new and improved trailer-assistance features. The highlight of these features includes the jack-knife alert and trailer-length indicator. The 2021 GMC Sierra 1500 excels in engine, performance, and transmission.
Furthermore, the half-ton Sierra pickup truck has a towing capacity of 12,200 pounds and a 2,240 pounds payload support. The best part is that the truck has a good fuel economy rating and is the way to go for people who prioritize comfort, practicality, and functionality. Finally, the 2021 GMC Sierra 1500 has some notable safety features, including forward-collision warning, automated emergency braking, blind-spot monitoring, and lane-department warning.
3. 2021 Tesla Model Y
The 2021 Tesla Model Y comes from a line of Tesla’s Model Y sport utility vehicles. Its key features include a spacious cargo hold, peppy electric powertrain, and robust technology features. Manufacturers improved the chassis, powertrain, and interior of smaller Model 3 to design the 2021 Tesla Model Y. This new model features extra cargo space, SUV styling, and an optional third row of seats.
Keep in mind that all Tesla Vehicles are all-electric vehicles. The driving range is excellent, with a range capacity of 326 miles per charge. This gives it a competitive advantage over its rivals. The 2021 Tesla Model Y has a relatively comfortable and practical interior.
4. Vauxhall Corsa
Vauxhall Corsa is widely acclaimed among different demographics, given that it’s appropriate for every need and budget. This car shares some similarities with Peugeot 208, primarily the oil and electrical bits. However, the French PSA Group specifically calibrated the Vauxhall Corsa’s suspension and steering to distinguish it from the 208.
The Corsa comes in electric and traditional powered models. The all-electric Vauxhall Corsa stacks well against the e-Peugeot 208. You’d also find that there are four-cylinder diesel and three-cylinder petrol versions. Essentially, customers can choose whatever powerplant they want, but the interior and bodywork remain the same. Whatever model you choose, ensure it fits your budget and needs.