Best new cars coming in 2020 - Ferrari to Kia

From electric SUVs to exotic supercars, we look at the best cars coming in 2020

Ferrari 812 GTS

  • Price: £293,150
  • On sale: Now

The Ferrari 812 GTS is the most powerful open-topped production car on sale. It’s based on the 812 Superfast, but swaps that model’s fixed roof for a folding hard-top that can be raised or lowered in 14 seconds.

Aerodynamic tweaks, such as two L-shaped flaps on the upper edge of the windscreen, are designed to channel the airflow over the cabin so those inside don’t have to raise their voice to have a conversation when the roof is down.

Under the skin the GTS uses Ferrari’s 6.5-litre V12 engine with 780bhp. That’s enough to carry the car to a top speed of 211mph.

Ferrari Roma

  • Price: From £170,984
  • On sale: Now

Few car makers do beautiful, long-legged GT cars like Ferrari, and the Roma is the latest example from the brand.

Its design is modern but it features some retro nods to cars from Ferrari’s past, such as the grille, which echoes the 250 GT Lusso of the sixties.

Beneath the skin sits Ferrari’s 3.9-litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine that develops 612bhp and 760Nm of torque, which means 0-62mph in 3.4 seconds.

Ferrari SF90 Stradale

  • Price: £376,048
  • On sale: Now

The Ferrari SF90 Stradale is the company’s new technical tour de force. It’s a plug-in hybrid supercar – the company’s first – and it develops just shy of 1,000bhp and costs from £375,000.

Central to the SF90’s performance is its dazzling powertrain: a 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 paired with three electric motors. It gives the SF90 four-wheel drive and a 0-62mph time of 2.5 seconds.

The SF90 is also the first car to get Ferrari’s new infotainment set-up, with a driver-focused 16-inch curved display. As for rivals, there aren’t any. Ferrari has created an entirely new segment due to the SF90’s price, powertrain and performance.

Fiat 500 Electric

  • Price: From £26,995
  • On sale: Now

The small electric car class is really hitting its stride, and Fiat aims to get in on the action with the all-new 500. The iconic styling remains, even if the new model has grown slightly larger – in part to offer a more spacious cabin, but also to accommodate a 42kWh battery pack that can deliver up to 199 miles of range between charges. The 117bhp electric motor takes the 500 from 0-62mph in nine seconds.

The 500 will also offer buyers something unique when compared with the MINI Electric and Honda e, because it’s being made available in both hatchback and convertible body styles.

Fisker Ocean

  • Price: $37,499
  • On sale: Now

American electric car maker Fisker is taking another stab at the market with the all-new Ocean SUV. The fully electric model is aimed directly at rival US brand Tesla’s Model Y, and Fisker is taking customer orders now.

Fisker says that the Ocean is the world’s most sustainable vehicle, with a cabin made from vegan and recycled materials. The full-length solar roof also helps top up the car’s battery while on the move, with Fisker claiming a maximum range of up to 300 miles. The first customers in the US are due to take delivery in early 2022; there’s no word yet on a UK launch.

Ford Mustang Mach-E

  • Price: £40,270
  • On sale: Now

The Ford Mustang has become its own sub-brand, and the next car to wear the famous badge will be an all-electric crossover designed to take on the Tesla Model Y.

Called the Mustang Mach-E, it will be offered with the option of front or four-wheel drive as well as a trio of battery options that will give buyers a range of at least 260 miles, and max out at 370 miles for top-spec models. The only Mustang influence to be found is on the head and tail-light designs; the rest of the car is completely new, including the all-electric platform and radical cabin.

Gordon Murray Automotive T.50

  • Price: £2.36million
  • On sale: Now

This is the modern-day successor to the McLaren F1. Designed and built by Gordon Murray Automotive, the mid-engined T.50 is conceived to be the lightest, most focused supercar ever made.

It’s powered by a 650bhp 4.0-litre naturally aspirated V8 engine, uses a six-speed manual gearbox and features ground-effect ‘fan car’ technology that Gordon Murray first introduced to Formula One back in the seventies. Despite all that technology, it tips the scales at a mere 986kg. As with Murray’s F1, the T.50 features a central driving position, with two passenger seats either side of the ‘pilot’.

Hyundai i30

  • Price: £18,000 
  • On sale: Late 2020

A facelift for Hyundai’s i30 will introduce cleaner mild-hybrid engines to the line-up, as well as a minor exterior update.

The big news comes under the bonnet, where there’s a new 158bhp 1.5-litre petrol engine, called T-GDi. It has a 48-volt starter/generator that stores energy under braking and then uses this to boost acceleration.

Hyundai Santa Fe

  • Price: £40,000 (est)
  • On sale: Late 2020

Although this latest Sante Fe is technically an update of the current-generation SUV, there are so many changes to the Hyundai that it is in effect a completely new model. It’s now based on a revised platform that accommodates plug-in hybrid technology, comprising a turbocharged 1.6-litre four-cylinder petrol engine, a 90bhp electric motor and a 13.9kWh lithium-ion battery.

However, buyers will have to wait until 2021 to order that version. For now, a 226bhp 1.6-litre petrol hybrid and a 199bhp 2.2-litre diesel are the only engine options available.

Jaguar F-Pace

  • Price: £40,860
  • On sale: Now

The F-Pace is Jaguar’s biggest-selling model so the pressure is on to maximise the impact of the car’s crucial mid-life update.

Expect lots of changes across the line-up, including badly needed cabin updates throughout, chassis tweaks and a power boost for the hot SVR model. The addition of a fuel-sipping plug-in hybrid is also on the cards.

This PHEV will use a tuned version of the powertrain from the Range Rover Sport PHEV, which comprises a 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol engine and one electric motor for a combined output of around 400bhp.

Jaguar XF

  • Price: From £32,585
  • On sale: October

An updated Jaguar XF is waiting in the wings as the British car maker looks to keep its executive saloon fresh against the recently updated BMW 5 Series and Mercedes E-Class.

The big news will be the arrival of mild-hybrid engines, but Jaguar will still be without a plug-in hybrid option in the XF. Exterior updates will amount to reshaped bumpers, but the cabin will be upgraded with Jaguar’s latest touchscreen infotainment system, which features sharper graphics and faster processing power – one of the biggest criticisms of the current model’s set-up.

Jeep Renegade 4Xe

  • Price: £32,600
  • On sale: Now

The Renegade 4Xe is the first electrified Jeep to be offered in the UK – and it’s on sale now. The rugged crossover uses a 1.3-litre four-cylinder turbo engine and an electric motor, which is mounted on the car’s rear axle to provide four-wheel drive.

Two power outputs are available in the new arrival: 187bhp for entry-level Longitude models, and 237bhp for top-spec Trailhawk editions. Regardless of which powertrain you go for, Jeep claims the Renegade 4Xe can cover up to 31 miles on electric power alone and speeds of up to 81mph.

Kia Sorento

  • Price: £38,845
  • On sale: Now

Kia has launched a new version of its flagship seven-seat Sorento SUV. It’s been treated to a significant cosmetic overhaul and features a broad range of standard equipment, including LED headlamps, a 12.3-inch digital instrument binnacle and, on the range-topping model, an all-new 10.25-inch infotainment system and an arsenal of safety technology.

At launch there’s only a 199bhp 2.2-litre four-cylinder diesel engine or a 226bhp 1.6-litre petrol hybrid for buyers to choose from – but a 265bhp plug-in hybrid powertrain is due to arrive before the end of the year.

Kia Stonic

  • Price: From £18,195
  • On sale: Now

Kia’s entry-level Stonic crossover has been given a mild facelift for 2020. The update added a larger eight-inch infotainment system and a higher-resolution 4.2-inch digital instrument panel, along with a few additional paint finishes and interior trim options.

Buyers also get a new 1.0-litre three-cylinder mild-hybrid petrol powertrain, which is fitted with Kia’s unorthodox clutch-by-wire manual gearbox. The system, which Kia claims brings efficiency gains, replaces the mechanical linkage between the clutch pedal and the master cylinder with electronics.

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