New Cars On Sale Soon

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Before you step into a showroom, read our expansive guide to all the new cars coming in the next 12 months and beyond – some are well worth the wait.

Alfa Romeo Tonale – early-2022

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Alfa Romeo – a maker of sleek, slick handling saloons – used to turn its nose up to the idea of building frumpy SUVs. But then it built the Stelvio, which has sold so well another SUV was inevitable. It's called the Alfa Romeo Tonale and while it's smaller than the Stelvio, it will share its mixture of eye-catching looks, sporty drive and decent practicality. You'll also be able to have it as a PHEV.

Audi A4 – mid-2023

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The current Audi A4 (shown above) is a 2015 design, but a facelift in 2019 means it still looks fresh. Still, a new one is due in 2023. Expect it to have a more stylish design and a dashboard that makes the flight deck on the Starship Enterprise look primitive. Interior space will grow, and you can expect the A4 to have more than one hybrid engine option.

Audi A6 e-tron – mid-2023

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The Audi A6 e-tron electric saloon will sell in parallel with conventional petrol and diesel models of the current A6. However, it will have a sleeker design and a roomier interior packed with infotainment screens. An 800V electrical system means fast charging – up to 185 miles in 10 minutes – while front and rear motors produce a combined 476PS.

Audi Grandsphere Concept – mid-2024

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The electric Audi Grandsphere Concept made its debut at the 2021 Munich motor show. It previews the Audi A8 of the future. The new A8 will have acres of space in its high-tech interior, and Level 4 autonomous driving means the steering wheel can fold away when not needed. It will produce up to 720PS and have a range of more than 450 miles.

Audi Q6 e-tron – early-2023

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The Audi Q6 e-tron will sit between the Q4 e-tron and flagship e-tron in Audi's electric SUV range. It'll likely have the same 100kWh battery destined for the A6 e-tron, giving it a range of nearly 450 miles. A motor on the front and rear axle give it four-wheel drive and more than 450PS to play with – not bad for a practical family car.

BMW M2 – late-2022

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The new BMW M2 is due at the end of 2022. It takes the standard 2 Series coupe and dips it in hot sauce. It gets a detuned version of the twin-turbo straight-six fitted to the new M3. Performance of 0-62mph in less than 4.5 seconds is expected, and acceleration will be so strong – hitting its 155mph speed limiter will feel more like the car's hit a stone wall.

BMW M3 Touring – early-2022

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The M3 has always fought with one arm tied behind its back, while you can have its Mercedes C63 and Audi RS4 rivals as estates, there’s never been a BMW M3 Touring, until now. As of 2022 you’ll be able to have your M3 as an estate car meaning you can have agile handling and power of an M3, and still have room for the dog. It’s likely to be the fast estate to have in 2022.

BMW 7 Series – mid-2022

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A new Mercedes-Benz S-Class went on sale this year which can mean only one thing – a new BMW 7 Series will be with us next year. So what can you expect? In a word: luxury. Expensive interior materials will be the order of the day backed up by a bank of huge infotainment screens and a pillowy-soft, air-suspended ride. Hybrid engines will be available and if we said we didn’t expect it to have a huge grille, we'd be lying. 

Citroen AMI – early-2022

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Calling the Citroen AMI a car might seem like a bit of a stretch – a Volkswagen Up is a meter longer, after all – but you need a car licence to drive it, which is why you find it here. The AMI is like an electric, two-seater 2CV for the 21st century – built down to a price, it holds genuine appeal. It's a pure city car with a tiny 5kWh battery, 46-mile range and 28mph top speed. For £6000, you can't really complain. 

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Thought big Citroens were a thing of the past? You're in for a surprise – it's called the Citroen C5 X. A coupe/estate/SUV body shape means the C5 X is as unique as you would expect of a large Citroen, but it also makes sense – giving it stylish looks and impressive practicality. Expect the drive to focus on comfort and there will be a plug-in hybrid model.

Dacia Bigster – mid-2022

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Big by name, big by nature, the Dacia Bigster will be the company's first large SUV, a car that will compete with the Volkswagen Tiguan and Skoda Kodiaq in terms of size but of course, not price. It’ll be an absolute bargain with Dacia targeting sub-£20,000. Expect it to have rugged good looks (like the Duster pictured) and a utilitarian but likeable interior that’s very spacious. Four-wheel drive will be optional and you’ll likely be able to choose from petrol, diesel and bi-fuel engines.

Dacia Spring Electric – TBC

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The Dacia Spring Electric EV city car isn't confirmed for UK sale but as electric car sales swell, its arrival seems more and more likely. It's designed purely for city use, with 45PS, a 140-mile range and a top speed of just 62mph. On the flip side, it will be very cheap and practical for its size. Could be the bargain EV you've been waiting for.

Fiat Panda – mid-2022

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The new Fiat Panda is expected to look similar to the firm’s Concept Centoventi show car so expect perky looks with a hint of Italian brio. Cheap and (very) cheerful will be the order of the day with the new Panda expected to be offered with a limited number of colours to keep costs down, although customisable options will allow you to stamp your own character on the car. Petrol engines are likely to remain the power source.

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Ford Fiesta – mid-2021

The Ford Fiesta gets a new look for 2022 – most easily spotted by its badge on the centre of the grille, rather than the lip of the bonnet. Updates include a digital dashboard and a wrong-way-alert system which warns if you try to drive down the motorway the wrong way. Mild-hybrid engines are also new, while ST models get new sports seats. 

Ford Ranger – early-2022

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Ford has revealed the new Ford Ranger – the UK's most popular pick-up. It gets bulky, US-inspired looks and a new infotainment-heavy cabin, a fancy four-wheel-drive system means it will still be a workhorse, though. A reworked version of the current model's 2.0-litre diesel engine provides the power.

Honda Civic – late-2022

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A new Honda Civic is due in the UK by the end of 2022. It looks similar to the current model and shares its basic underpinnings. Expect to find more of a revolution on the inside where interior quality is improved and you'll find a large screen in place of the current car's dials. It will get the 1.5-litre petrol-electric hybrid engine found in the new Jazz.

Hyundai Ioniq 6 – early-2022

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If Hyundai’s most recent electric car – the Ioniq 5 – is anything to go by then the Ioniq 6 is a class leader in the making. If it looks anything like the Prophecy concept car that previews it, Hyundai should be onto a winner. South Korean EV technology is ahead of the game so you can expect the 6 to have stonking performance, a usable everyday range and fast charging capabilities.

 

Ineos Grenadier – early-2022

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Ineos thinks it has spotted a gap in the market left by the old Defender for a proper utilitarian working SUV that will appeal to everyone from farmers to the soldiers. The result is the Grenadier - a simple but rugged SUV with a choice of six-cylinder petrol or diesel engines and off-road ability that would keep a Land Rover honest. 

Land Rover Range Rover – early-2022

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The new Range Rover is on sale now but don’t expect first deliveries until next year. It improves on the old car in every way, it’s more luxurious inside, has better infotainment and is more practical – it’s the first Range Rover to be available with seven seats. New suspension that cuts out body lean and standard rear-wheel steering mean it is even better on road, while it’s still extremely good off it. You can choose from petrol, diesel and hybrid models with an electric version on the way. 

Lotus Emira

The Emira will be the last Lotus to be purely petrol powered, which is something worth celebrating. It’s particularly pertinent for Lotus – a brand that’s philosophy to ‘add lightness’ isn’t exactly suited to the heavy batteries of EVs. By contrast, the Emira will be available with a choice of four and six-cylinder petrols and is expected to be a driver's car through and through. 

Mercedes-Benz CLE – mid-2023

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The Mercedes-Benz CLE is the replacement for the current C-Class Cabriolet (shown). Inside, it will have a large infotainment screen shared with the new C-Class Saloon. It will also have space for four, at a push. Its multi-layered fabric roof – which drops in seconds – will make the cabin very quiet and you can choose from a range of mild-hybrid engines.

Mercedes-Benz EQE – mid-2022

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Mercedes-Benz has been pumping out EVs like there’s not tomorrow – it started with the EQC SUV, which was soon joined by the smaller EQA and mid-sized EQB before things got really serious with the rang-topping EQS saloon. Saloons are the bedrock of the range so expect Mercedes to throw everything at the EQE which will have a lavish interior, plus performance and range to rival the best EVs.   

Mercedes-Maybach EQS SUV – mid-2022

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The Mercedes-Benz EQS SUV will be a flagship EV SUV until the G Wagon goes electric in a few years time. As you can see, it will be imposing on the outside while inside expect to see a lavish interior with a range-topping Hyperscreen infotainment display. Like the EQE, the EQS SUV will have thumping performance and an impressive range. 

MG EV hatchback – mid-2022

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MG is expected to launch an electric hatchback to take on the Renault Zoe. The as-yet-unnamed small car –(very) loosely based on the Maze concept shown – will have a competitive price tag and an interior that will swallow four adults and their luggage. It's expected to have a battery of less than 50kWh in size for a range of about 150 miles. The upside is that MG is aiming for a sub-£20,000 price tag.

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Nissan Ariya – early-2022

The Nissan Ayria is an electric SUV that's due in 2022. Available with two or four-wheel drive, it will have a range of 310 miles, and 30 minutes worth of charging puts 186 miles into the battery. Autonomous driving aids will make it very comfortable on a long journey, as will the interior's lounge-like feel and space for four.

Nissan X-Trail – mid-2022

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With the new Qashqai launched earlier in 2021, it stands to reason that a new Nissan X-Trail is just around the corner. It shares many of its parts with the Qashqai – including its hybrid powertrain, which essentially uses its petrol engine as a generator for the electric motors. Expect it to be much the same as the Qashqai inside, but with room for seven people. It will look much like the Chinese variant shown here. 

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Renault 5 – mid-2024

While the new Renault 5 is a long way away – it's hotly anticipated. It will blend retro looks – think MINI hatch or Honda e – with an electric powertrain that will make it ideal for city use. That said, a 50kWh battery will give it an impressive 245-mile range – further than either the MINI or the Honda can manage – and you'll be able to choose from 110 and 135PS models.

Renault Megane E-tech Electric – mid-2022

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You read that right – the Megane is going fully electric as of 2022. That's not all, it's morphed into an SUV-like coupe, giving it stylish looks and a spacious interior. The cabin features lots of posh materials and a big infotainment screen. Power comes from electric motors with either 130 or 218PS and it has a range of up to 292 miles.

Skoda Fabia – early-2022

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If you’re in the market for a new small car we can inform you it’s worth holding on to your pennies until the Skoda Fabia goes on sale. Why? Because it’s a cracking little car. It’s a familiar Skoda brief: take a Volkswagen chassis (in this case the Polo’s), add more interior space, sell it for less and – hey presto – you have a sales success in the making. The Fabia is more comfortable than any small car has any right to be and is available with an economical range of engines. 

Smart Concept #1 – late-2021

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It has to be said the shine has worn off Smart – a builder of funky little cars for city types – but the all-new Concept #1 hopes to reapply the brand’s sheen. As an EV SUV, it has all the acronyms a modern car buyer seeks – it’ll be free from paying emissions charges and will have chunky looks hiding a practical interior. The Concept #1 will likely replace both the EQ ForTwo and EQ ForFour – cars that are long past their sell-by dates. 

Toyota GR86 – early-2022

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The Toyota GR86 replaces the GT86 but maintains many of the old car's features – namely, tail-happy handling courtesy of a standard-fit limited-slip differential. A stiffer chassis means it now handles with more precision and power rises from 200 to 235PS. An updated cabin – with better infotainment – means it will be easier to live with.

Toyota Aygo X – early 2022

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Talking of ageing designs, the current Aygo is a dinosaur that can trace its routes back to the mid-00s so its replacement the Toyota Aygo X is long overdue. And – who’d have guessed it – it’ll be an SUV. That means chunky looks and more space inside than any city car has any right to have – we’re tipping it to replace the current class big hitter, VW's Up, as the city car to have in 2022. 

Toyota bZ4X – mid-2022

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The Toyota bZ4X is Toyota’s first production EV with a 280-mile range that, Toyota promises, will only be mildly affected by cold weather spells. The bZ4X will be available with two and four-wheel drive, have a spacious infotainment-heavy interior and standard autonomous driving tech. Shame about the name… 

Vauxhall Astra – early-2022

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The new Vauxhall Astra is set to go on sale in 2022 and it's the first Astra to get the company's striking new Vizor design language. It's also the first Astra to be developed under Stellantis' ownership. Inside, you'll find interior quality has massively improved, you get big infotainment screens and room for four. You also get a choice of two PHEV petrol engines.

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Volkswagen ID.2 – mid-2025

Okay, so the Volkswagen ID.2 is so far in the future you'll need binoculars to see it, but it does give you an idea of exactly what the next five years has in store for us. It's a small electric SUV with space for a young family and a target price of less than £20,000. Why so affordable? Tiny batteries. The ID.2's 30kWh battery is good for no more than 120 miles.

 

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