2021 is the year of resurrection of several classic names in the automotive sector.
Retro styling or heritage-inspired styling is in trend again. It means we’ll witness this year how old nameplates revive on new vehicles.
MotorTrend picked out 11 retro cars that return to the market in 2021 in their new iterations:
The Volkswagen ID Buzz electric van is a revival of the famous Type 2 microbus.
The Hummer comes back as a GMC all-electric model running on big batteries.
A two-door Land Rover Defender 90 returns with a new look – much different from the old model.
The carmaker revives the name and spirit, but the design is new. The Jeep Grand Wagoneer and Wagoneer are the most luxurious vehicles of the brand.
Another classic name revived for an ultra-modern car.
The old Dodge Dakota died, but a midsize Ram model (most likely Dakota) is coming aimed at the Toyota Tacoma, Ford Ranger, Chevrolet Colorado.
With a new platform derived from the AMG GT Coupe, a 2+2 four-seat configuration and fresh styling, Mercedes-Benz gives a total rethink to its living legend.
Nissan’s new Z car with retro bodywork but new engine and modern chassis arrives to reignite interest in the long-running sports car.
Audo returns the TT to the stage as an all-electric two-seat roadster.
Jaguar fully rethinks its flagship sedan transforming it radically into an electric car.
Old name, new vehicle. Ford created the 2021 model to uphold the reputation of the legendary Bronco.