Sunday Drive: Taking a gaze into the automotive crystal ball

Mankind has long been fascinated by the future. So it makes sense that this past week's top stories were all about cars, trucks, and SUVs that won't be hitting the market until the 2019 model year. And right at the top of the list is the Ram 1500. We've come to know Ram as the truck maker that styles its pickups with cues cribbed from big rigs, but that look has slowly evolved over time into something uniquely its own. The next Ram 1500 continues this trend, with a newly refined look that we can't wait to see in person.

Up next is the 2019 Chevy Silverado. Pickup trucks have been, continue to be, and will remain the best-selling vehicles in America. And General Motors is a leader in the field, with two distinct offerings with which to entice buyers, one from the bread-and-butter Chevrolet brand and one wearing the slightly more upscale GMC badge. The Chevy looks to get LED lighting elements for 2019, which ought to keep the truck from looking dated when compared to the Ford F-150 and the previously mentioned Ram 1500.

From there we move past pickup trucks and into SUVs and sedans. The 2019 Jeep Cherokee looks to get toned down a bit with its next refresh, and the '19 BMW 3 Series continues its slow evolutionary journey at the top of its aspirational sales pedestal.

Finally, spy shots give way to official production reveals for the 2019 Audi A7 and Polestar 1. This pair of European luxury cars won't compete with one another – one is a rakish hatchback and the other a sports coupe – any further than for the eyeballs of our readers, but both proved popular enough to merit inclusion in our weekly roundup.

As always, tune in to Autoblog next week for a front-row seat to all the happenings worth following in the automotive industry.

Ram 1500 spy shot 2019 Ram 1500 spotted without the classic crosshairs

Chevy Silverado spy shot 2019 Chevy Silverado spied with new LED accents​​​​​​​

Jeep Cherokee spy shot 2019 Jeep Cherokee reveals a much more normal face

BMW 3 Series spy shot 2019 BMW 3 Series spy shots reveal production lights, new interior details​​​​​​​

2019 Audi A7 2019 Audi A7 revealed: More torque, refined styling​​​​​​​

Polestar 1 Polestar 1 First Look | The 600 horsepower hybrid Scandinavian

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