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5 Car Brands With Some of the Most Futuristic Designs Right Now

So, you think all vehicles kind of look the same or lack inspiration these days? Well, sure, with so many SUVs out on the road, it’s easy to get bored. However, some car companies are willing to take risks and put in extra effort to come up with eye-catching designs that seem to be ahead of their times.

We’ve decided to dedicate this blog to five of them. In our humble opinion, they all stand out from the rest of the industry. You’ll find examples in the pictures at the bottom.


Known for its industry-leading EV range, California-based Lucid Motors still has just a single model to sell, namely the Air luxury sedan. A sleek SUV called Gravity is expected to follow next year. What will they have in common? A pretty futuristic design, that’s what.  

The Air almost looks like a spaceship on four wheels and definitely sets itself apart from direct rivals including the Tesla Model S, Mercedes-Benz EQS and Porsche Taycan. The low-slung body with oversized wheels is capped by a gigantic glass roof that gives drivers an incredible view of the world around them—or into outer space.


After first breaking through the Canadian market in the Vancouver area, Rivian is expected to set up shop in Calgary, Toronto and Montreal later in 2023 or early next year.

Both the R1T pickup and R1S SUV sport a playful and futuristic-looking front end. Designers clearly had fun drawing these models while still showing good taste in the process. The R1T even features some terrific innovations like a storage tunnel between the cabin and cargo bed.


Who would have thought that the creator of the Pony and Elantra would one day be regarded as a global design leader? That’s exactly what Hyundai is now with the retro-inspired yet future-oriented IONIQ 5 crossover and IONIQ 6 sedan, two electric models that have won the World Car Design of the Year award back-to-back.

Don’t forget about conventionally powered vehicles such as the Kona and Sonata. For 2024, these two are completely redesigned and appear to come out of a Blade Runner movie. Their LED daytime running lamps are just a thin strip of light that stretches the full width of the car. 


You have to look at—and beyond—the massive kidney grille on BMW’s sportiest models. Clearly, the brand from Munich isn’t afraid to gamble with designs, as evidenced by the polarizing exterior of some of its latest creations, such as the iX electric crossover and the new 2024 5 Series sedan (also available in fully electric configuration called i5).

Have you seen the equally new XM? This high-performance luxury SUV slots above the X7 and has no equivalent within BMW’s regular lineup. Perhaps more than its plug-in hybrid system (644 hp or 738 hp depending on the model), the XM’s otherworldly looks capture the attention and generate plenty of discussion.


Sorry to bowtie haters, but we have to include Chevrolet on this list. The main reason is the trio of electric models set to launch by the end of this year, namely the Silverado EV pickup as well as the Blazer EV and Equinox EV crossover.

All three feature a unique, forward-thinking design and look nothing like their gas- or diesel-powered counterparts. The Silverado EV stands out further with the return of a folding midgate between the cabin and cargo bed. Chevrolet definitely has a focus on the future and electric mobility with these stylish and innovative vehicles.