If you’re looking at buying a new car this year, then you are going to be spoilt for choice with new models arriving in showrooms over the coming months. There’s going to be new vehicles in just about every category, from city cars to large SUVs, and high-performance vehicles to eco-machines. Remember though, even if you’re not in the market for a new car, the influx of new cars means that there will also be a tonne of used cars arriving in places like Indi Car Credit, as those who can flock to get the latest models.
Of course the biggest thing in the car industry this year will be electrification, so expect to see hybrids and pure-electric cars in more quantities than ever. There are too many models to mention out this year, so here are a few to get you started:
The Audi e-Tron GT pure-electric sports coupé
Arriving late 2020, this new model is totally different from Audi’s e-Tron (plug-in) SUVs, but the e-Tron GT does have some impressive foundations as its pure-electric powertrain is derived from the Porsche Taycan.
Ford Mustang Mach-E
The Ford Mustang Mach-E has been described as “possibly the most divisive motor of 2020” which is a pure-electric SUV inspired by the legendary muscle car. It has an estimated maximum range of around 370 miles between charges, so should have the best range of any pure-electric car on the market.
Land Rover Defender
The Land Rover Defender gives a choice of two wheelbases (the three-door 90 and five-door 110) and four distinctive packs (Explorer, Adventure, Country and Urban), plus two commercial models. Not only that, but in the second half of this year Land Rover will launch a four-cylinder plug-in hybrid version, and a more luxurious and larger 130 model will arrive in 2021, with an all-electric flagship due after that.
This is a new car from a Swedish EV start-up which has three seats laid out in a similar style to McLaren F1. It is said to be able to do 75mph flat out and weighs just 600kg.
July will see the Chevrolet launch something completely new by way of the C8-generation Vette which ditches the traditional front-engined, rear-wheel-drive set-up for a mid-engined layout.
Toyota is taking a different tact this year as it believes the future of sustainable mobility will be powered by hydrogen.
This will be Maserati’s first all-new model since 2015, and the Alfieri will offer three electrified versions, including an EV with a tri-motor, four-wheel-drive system and 800V battery technology, and a plug-in hybrid.
The pure-electric Polestar looks very promising with its smartly-styled interior and exterior. It comes with a fancy kit similar to an Android-based infotainment system and has an estimated range of around 310 miles on a charge.
This new electric model will add a zero-emissions option to BMW’s mainstream SUV line-up. There are rumours that it will show a strong resemblance to the X3 and technical details indicate that a 70kWh battery pack will offer a range of nearly 250 miles – slightly more than the Audi E-Tron – and permanent four-wheel drive is likely to be carried over from the 2017 iX3 concept.