Table of Contents
- ALFA ROMEO GIULIA GTA
- AUDI e-TRON GT
- BMW i4
- CITROEN e-C4
- CUPRA EL-BORN
- DACIA SANDERO
- FORD MUSTANG MACH-E
- HYUNDAI i20 N
- KIA FUTURON
- KIA SPORTAGE
- LOTUS TYPE 131
- MERCEDES-AMG ONE
- NISSAN QASHQAI
- PORSCHE 911 GT3
- PORSCHE TAYCAN CROSS TURISMO
- RENAULT ARKANA
- SKODA FABIA
- SKODA ENYAQ iV
- TOYOTA YARIS CROSS
- VAUXHALL ASTRA
- VAUXHALL MOKKA
- VOLKSWAGEN ID 4
IN the phrases of D:Ream and a bunch of awkward Labour MPs dancing in ill-fitting fits – “issues can solely get higher”.
Let’s not dwell on 2020 however as a substitute sit up for what’s developing on the earth of automobiles subsequent yr.
We’ve teamed up with new automotive gross sales outfit YesAuto.co.uk to run the rule over 21 motors we are going to see in 2021.
ALFA ROMEO GIULIA GTA
The Alpha has a 2.9-litre twin-turbocharged V6 that takes care of the shouty enterpriseCredit score: ALDO_FERRERO_PHOTOGRAPHER_TORINO_ITALY
We are going to see fewer and fewer automobiles like this over the approaching years.
Alfa’s Giulia GTA will produce 533bhp with zero-leccy gubbins and is designed with lap-time crushing in thoughts solely.
A 2.9-litre twin-turbocharged V6 takes care of the shouty enterprise.
AUDI e-TRON GT
The e-Tron GT is Audi’s model of the Porsche Taycan sharing the battery tech and platform
The Porsche Taycan might be probably the most thrilling EV on the planet.
It’s ballistic missile-fast and comes near driving like a correct Porsche, though it simply falls quick.
The e-Tron GT is Audi’s model of the identical automotive, sharing the Taycan’s battery tech and platform.
Solely it ought to be cheaper. Tidy.
BMW’s reply to EV saloons has 523bhp pushed by means of all 4 wheels
BMW’s reply to EV saloons just like the Tesla Mannequin 3 has some tasty-sounding figures — 523bhp pushed by means of all 4 wheels, a sub-four second 0-62mph sprint and a spread of 373 miles.
And it guarantees to cost as much as 80 per cent in below half an hour.
The brand new Citroen appears good and can supply an reasonably priced electrical different to automobiles just like the Ford Focus
While you hear the phrases “Citroen C4” a little bit a part of you inside dies.
The final mannequin was fairly probably probably the most forgettable automotive of all time.
Not so with this new model.
It appears good, with coupe-crossover styling, and can supply an reasonably priced electrical different to automobiles just like the Ford Focus.
The Cupra is the primary all-electric mannequin from Seat’s spicy sister outfit
Silly identify, critical automotive.
It’s the primary all-electric mannequin from Seat’s spicy sister outfit Cupra, will include a really useable vary of 310 miles and may supply round 200bhp, all of which is able to go to the again wheels.
That makes it a light electrical sizzling hatch, being an identical dimension to the Seat Leon and VW Golf.
The Dacia Sandero would be the UK’s most cost-effective new automotive
Lower than £8,000 for what’s principally a re-skinned Renault Clio?
I can’t overstate how necessary this automotive is.
The fundamental mannequin, which would be the UK’s most cost-effective new automotive, doesn’t have air-con however it solely takes a number of quid extra to have all of the bells and whistles.
And because it shares its underpinnings with the Clio, it means it drives like a way more costly automotive.
FORD MUSTANG MACH-E
Covid-19 stalled supply however early subsequent yr we are going to lastly see the Ford electrical SUV on the streets
Oh boy, have we waited a very long time for this.
One thing known as Covid-19 stalled supply however early subsequent yr we are going to lastly see the Ford electrical SUV on the streets.
It’s not the Ford SUV that excites me most, although.
As was revealed on these very pages, Ford is chewing over the thought of bringing the Bronco to Britain.
If it occurs, it received’t be this yr, however it’s nonetheless one thing to get enthusiastic about.
HYUNDAI i20 N
Hyundai’s i20 has been given a radical makeover to convey the struggle to the Ford Fiesta subsequent yrCredit score: Ingo Barenschee
The usual Hyundai i20 has been given a radical makeover to convey the struggle to the Ford Fiesta subsequent yr, however the massive information is an N model can also be being launched, utilizing sizzling hatch knowhow gained from the i30 N and focusing on the Fiesta ST.
I really like the i30 N so this 200bhp pocket rocket is excessive on my “to do” checklist.
Kia’s third EV is a hi-tech crossover saloon that may do 310 miles continuous
Kia’s third EV — as previewed by the Futuron and Think about by Kia ideas and in addition codenamed CV — is a hi-tech crossover saloon that may do 310 miles continuous.
It recharges to 80 per cent in 18 minutes, utilizing 800v charging trickery presently solely seen within the Porsche Taycan.
Just like the Taycan, it’s speedy, and might field off 0-62mph in 3.5 seconds.
As you could have noticed within the headline, Kia will even unveil a totally trendy emblem within the subsequent few days, minus the previous oval. I prefer it.
The brand new Sportage has the identical tech and engines as the brand new Hyundai Tucson
The fifth-generation Sportage can be unveiled this summer time.
Assume Sorento — however lowered to 70 per cent within the photocopier — with the identical tech and engines as the brand new Hyundai Tucson.
Which means hybrid, petrol and diesel.
Exhausting to consider Sportage has been with us for 27 years now.
Europe’s favorite Kia is a strong household motor with bombproof reliability.
LOTUS TYPE 131
Lastly, an all-new mannequin from Lotus.
Unsure the world may abdomen yet one more barely lighter, extra highly effective variant of the Exige.
Little is thought concerning the new mannequin — codename Sort 131 — besides it appears like a child Eviya and its actual identify will begin with an E.
Rumours counsel it can use a 3.5-litre V6 engine from Toyota, so you possibly can anticipate it to thump laborious.
Mercedes-AMG One is principally an F1 automotive with numberplatesCredit score: © Daimler AG
I may have listed one of many many EVs Merc has scheduled for subsequent yr, however it’s the Mercedes-AMG One that’s most enjoyable.
It’s principally an F1 automotive with numberplates, utilizing a closely revised 1.6-litre V6 engine nicked straight out of Lewis Hamilton’s race automotive.
No pit crew required both.
Nissan’s Qashqai is a candy spot household SUV with a stiffer chassis and a hybrid engine
I’ve seen it already — you’ll see it in February.
However I can let you know it’s good. Superb.
Candy spot household SUV. New look. Stiffer chassis. Hybrid engines.
However the massive information is the cabin.
Plush, roomy and hi-tech with head-up show, digital sprint and luxuries like massaging entrance seats and a heated steering wheel for the primary time.
PORSCHE 911 GT3
The GT is a track-focused 911 that makes use of a 4-litre flat six to supply 493bhp
Now we’re speaking.
This track-focused 911 will use a 4-litre flat six to supply 493bhp.
And it’ll weigh lower than Granny’s procuring basket.
Anticipate numerous aero and numerous noise.
It should additionally function the rear-wheel steer set-up discovered within the 911 Turbo.
Take my cash now.
PORSCHE TAYCAN CROSS TURISMO
Porsche have added a dose of practicality to the head-scramblingly quick Taycan
Constructing on the success of the Taycan EV, Porsche is readying an property model.
Including a dose of practicality to the head-scramblingly quick Taycan, you’ll be the quickest mother or father within the college automotive park by a good distance driving one in every of these.
Particularly If you happen to get the 715bhp model.
Renault’s Arkana is a smooth coupe-crossover and is bound to go down a storm when it arrives subsequent summer timeCredit score: Toute utilisation de l&39;picture sans autorisation de Renault est strictement interdite. Co
This smooth coupe-crossover is bound to go down a storm when it arrives subsequent summer time to sit down alongside the Kadjar and Captur in Renault’s SUV roster.
You’ll be capable of select from a 138bhp 1.6-petrol hybrid, or two 1.3-litre petrol gentle hybrids which supply 138bhp and 158bhp.
An RS Line model can also be anticipated, which is able to add some sporty tinsel however nothing in the best way of additional horses.
One thing a bit extra regular now, the following era of Skoda’s tidy and reasonably priced metropolis automotive will make an look late subsequent yr.
Will probably be constructed on the identical platform because the Audi A1 and VW Polo, so look to these automobiles for an thought of the engine line-up.
No official pics revealed however spy pictures counsel a critical revamp when it comes to styling.
SKODA ENYAQ iV
Skoda begins its assault on the EV market subsequent yr beginning with the Enyaq iV
Following the lead of mother or father firm VW, Skoda begins its assault on the EV market subsequent yr, beginning with the Enyaq iV.
It follows a recipe we have gotten more and more conversant in — SUV, 300-plus miles of vary, a few decisions of battery and motor dimension.
There can be a vRS badged mannequin coming additional down the road, although, which can be all-wheel drive and canopy 0-62mph in 6.2 seconds.
Costs will begin at £33,450 for the entry mannequin.
TOYOTA YARIS CROSS
Toyota’s Yaris Cross is a correct crossover which is able to go face to face with automobiles just like the Nissan Juke
Don’t be fooled by the phrase Yaris within the title, this isn’t a supermini with a lick of plastic cladding and a roof rack, just like the Ford Fiesta Energetic.
The Yaris Cross is a correct crossover which is able to go face to face with automobiles just like the Nissan Juke.
It’s a Toyota, so a hybrid engine is a given, and there can be a four-wheel drive model on sale.
The British-built Astra can be renewed late subsequent yr
The British-built Astra can be renewed late subsequent yr, and we’re anticipating a correct overhaul, now Vauxhall is owned by PSA.
Astra will share the identical platform because the Peugeot 308 which suggests the engine line-up ought to embrace a 1.2-litre petrol, a 1.5-litre diesel, plus a PHEV model able to round 30 miles of electrical driving.
Fingers crossed we’ll see a sizzling VXR too.
The New Mokka is way better-looking and options Vauxhall’s new ‘detox’ design in and out
The one factor carried over from the previous Mokka is the identify. Fortunately.
That is far better-looking and options Vauxhall’s new “detox” design in and out.
The brand new Mokka can be accessible with a smattering of 1.2-litre turbo petrols and, for the primary time, a completely electrical model.
VOLKSWAGEN ID 4
The Volkswagen ID 3 was spectacular so issues look rosy for the ID 4 crossover
We’ve tasted the ID 3 and have been impressed, so issues look rosy for the ID 4 crossover — the second mannequin from VW’s new ID electrical automotive household.
The largest battery model, at 77kWh, will supply as much as 323 miles of vary, and there’s anticipated to be an all-wheel drive mannequin additional down the road.
Dangle on, that’s 22 automobiles, not 21.
I knew I ought to have listened more durable in maths class.
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