Partcatalog has released a new map showing which upcoming vehicles are most anticipated in the United States.
Complied using Google Trends data, the map shows the 2021 Ford Bronco is the clear winner as it’s getting the most interest in 19 states.
Unsurprisingly, the SUV is popular in the Midwest as well as Ford’s home state of Michigan. The model also has a following is the south central United States as well as Maine, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.
The Bronco’s popularity is understandable as it promises to a fun off-roader in the same vein as the Jeep Wrangler. The SUV will be based on a modified version of the T6 architecture, which underpins the Ranger, and reportedly feature two turbocharged engines.
The second most anticipated vehicle is the 2020 North American Car of the Year. We’re talking about the 2020 Corvette C8 which features a mid-mounted 6.2-liter V8 engine that produces up to 495 hp (369 kW / 502 PS) and 470 lb-ft (637 Nm) of torque. It costs less than $60,000 and rockets from 0-60 mph (0-96 km/h) in as little as 2.9 seconds.
The bronze medal goes to a somewhat surprising contestant as it’s the Land Rover Defender. The model is generating a lot of interest in the Northeast as well as Alaska, Virginia and Oregon.
Completely redesigned, the Defender is returning to America after a 22 year absence and is far more luxurious than its predecessor. The model will be offered with two different engines including a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder that produces 296 hp (221 kW / 300 PS) and 295 lb-ft (400 Nm) of torque. Customers can also opt for a turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-six which has 395 hp (295 kW / 400 PS) and 406 lb-ft (550 Nm) of torque.
The next four vehicles are all electric as they include the Porsche Taycan, Tesla Model Y, Rivian R1T and Ford Mustang Mach-E. These were popular on the east and west coasts where electric vehicle acceptance tends to be higher.