Best new cars coming in 2022 and beyond

The world may be changing all the time but that doesn't stop manufacturers planning ahead. From electric crossovers to hatchbacks, these are the new models set for debut in 2022

You've already seen our list of the best new cars coming in 2021, but manufacturers work years ahead and we already know a few new cars that are set to arrive in 2022 and beyond.

As battery technology improves, it's no surprise to see more and more electric cars with ever increasing ranges appearing on this list. And it's not just all-new EV models either, with household names such as the Volvo XC90 set to switch to electric power.

Of course, SUVs will still be popular in the future and arguably the most controversial new car of 2022 could be the Ferrari Purosangue SUV.

Scroll down below for our full list of the best new cars coming in 2022 and beyond...

Alfa Romeo compact E-SUV

  • Price: £33,000 (est)
  • On sale: Late 2022

Following close behind the Tonale SUV (below), and expected to go on sale late in 2022, is a baby Alfa Romeo crossover that will be the Italian maker’s first ever all-electric model.

Designed to take on compact SUVs such as the Audi Q2, the unnamed junior Alfa seen here in our exclusive rendering is expected to draw on the electric know-how of Stellantis’s former Groupe PSA brands, and borrow the EV-ready CMP platform that is already used by cars such as the Peugeot 2008 and Vauxhall Corsa.

The similarly sized e-2008 currently serves up 134bhp and a 206-mile range. However, advances in battery technology could mean the baby Alfa offers improved figures by the time it arrives next year.

Alfa Romeo Tonale

  • Price: £35,000 (est)
  • On sale: Late 2022

The BMW X3-sized Stelvio has only been a modest sales success for Alfa Romeo, but the firm is hoping for much bigger things from its upcoming smaller brother, the Tonale. It will arrive as a brand-new BMW X1 rival in 2022.

The production car that goes on sale at the very end of 2022 will feature bigger headlights and conventional door mirrors, but will otherwise look very similar to the 2019 Tonale concept.

The car’s distinctive curves are rumoured to disguise a Jeep Renegade platform. This means that Alfa will be able to offer Tonale buyers the choice of front- or four-wheel drive, plus a 237bhp 1.3-litre plug-in hybrid option, as already seen in the Renegade 4xe.

Aston Martin Valhalla

  • Price: £1m 
  • On sale: 2023

The striking Aston Martin Valhalla will very closely resemble the prototype revealed by Aston in 2019, when it arrives in 2023. It’s part of a wave of new mid-engined Astons that will help the firm muscle in on Ferrari and Lamborghini’s turf.

Costing around £1m and limited to 500 units, the Valhalla slots in between the upcoming £250k Vanquish and £2.5m Valkyrie, and will use a more powerful version of the Vanquish’s home-built twin-turbo 3.0-litre V6, but in this case with reconfigured plug-in hybrid assistance.

It’s built around a carbon fibre monocoque, just like the Valkyrie, and it will also feature innovative aero tech, including a rear spoiler that changes shape at speed to alter the amount of downforce generated.

Aston Martin Vanquish

  • Price: £250,000 (est)
  • On sale: 2024

Aston Martin is reviving the legendary Vanquish name for a new entry-level supercar that hits UK roads in 2024.

A production version of the 2019 Vanquish Vision concept, it’ll be powered by a mid-mounted, twin-turbo 3.0 V6 petrol engine – the first unit made in-house by Aston since 1968 – paired with an electric motor good for at least 700bhp and more than 200mph. And while the design has echoes of its £2.5m Valkyrie hypercar big brother, it’s been toned down for everyday practicality, and the Vanquish swaps that car’s carbon-fibre construction for aluminium. 

The basic car will cost around £250,000 and compete with the Ferrari F8 Tributo and McLaren 720S, but more expensive, more extreme versions won’t be far behind.

BMW 2 Series Active Tourer

  • Price: £28,000 (est)
  • On sale: Early 2022

SUVs might be all the rage at the moment, but BMW is giving the MPV a boost by bringing back the 2 Series Active Tourer for a second generation. Caught testing by our spy photographers, the Mercedes B-Class rival’s windowline has a sportier profile than before, and its wheelbase now appears slightly longer, which should unlock extra cabin space. A seven-seater is unlikely this time, however.

The Active Tourer will again use the UKL underpinnings that were first developed for larger MINIs and are shared with the BMW 1 Series and X1. Expect three and four-cylinder petrol and diesel versions, and a return for the plug-in hybrid variant, which will add an electric motor at the rear for reduced CO2 emissions and all-wheel drive.

BMW 2 Series Coupe

  • Price: £28,000 (est)
  • On sale: Early 2022

BMW might use a front-wheel-drive platform for its 2 Series Gran Coupé and Active Tourer, but driving enthusiasts can rest easy that the brand’s upcoming 2 Series Coupé – shown in our exclusive picture – will be all-wheel drive with a heavy rear focus. It will be revealed later this year before hitting roads in 2022.

That means this new two-door four-seater is the lightest, most compact BMW to stick with the DNA of the original Ultimate Driving Machine. This second-generation model, codenamed G42, will offer a range of three- and four-cylinder petrol engines, as well as a six-cylinder M235i model, and is based on BMW’s CLAR architecture.

The same underpinnings are employed by the BMW Z4 and Toyota Supra twins – great foundations, then, for the next M2.

BMW 7 Series

  • Price: £75,000 (est)
  • On sale: Late 2022

BMW is spreading its bets for the seventh 7 Series. It will still use the versatile CLAR architecture, and it’ll be available with 48-volt mild-hybrid petrol or diesel engines, a plug-in hybrid and – as seen in our spy shot – a fully electric powertrain, giving BMW a rival to the Mercedes EQS EV. 

There’s no word yet on technical details, but the all-electric version of the 7 Series will need a range of at least 300 miles to be competitive alongside other zero-emission limo rivals that are in the pipeline.

Despite heavy camouflage, it’s clear the next 7 Series adopts BMW’s bold new design language, with low-set headlights that reference the all-electric iX SUV. A choice of short and long-wheelbase variants should again be offered.

BMW i5

  • Price: £65,000 (est)
  • On sale: 2023

Like the new 7 Series limo, the eighth-generation BMW 5 Series will continue to be available in petrol, diesel and plug-in hybrid variants, but the firm will break new ground by offering a pure-electric version.

Wearing i5 badging and shown here in an exclusive Auto Express image, the new electric model will go head to head with the longstanding Tesla Model S and new Mercedes EQE. We expect the BMW will use an updated version of the recently refreshed existing car’s modular CLAR architecture. 

These underpinnings are also found beneath the electric iX3, which uses BMW’s fifth-generation electric powertrain – an 80kWh battery and rear-mounted electric motor with 282bhp – so the electric i5 is likely to boast similar hardware and stats.

BMW iX1

  • Price: £45,000 (est)
  • On sale: Mid 2022

BMW’s smallest SUV is set to join the electric revolution with the next-generation X1. Illustrated here in our exclusive image, the iX1 will be offered alongside combustion-engine and plug-in hybrid variants of the next small SUV.

All versions will use the UKL platform, an electrified version of which is already on sale with the MINI Electric. However, it’s safe to expect that the iX1 will adopt BMW’s next-generation EV tech, with improved performance and range compared with the MINI’s modest numbers.

As a popular model in a booming segment, the  iX1 could form a crucial part of BMW’s plan to slash average CO2 emissions across an increasingly electrified line-up.

BMW M3 Touring

  • Price: £76,500 (est)
  • On sale: Spring 2022

The new BMW M3 will be offered with a Touring variant for the first time, at last giving the brand a rival to the Audi RS 4 Avant and Mercedes-AMG C 63 Estate

The M3 Touring will use the same 3.0-litre twin-turbo straight-six engine, eight-speed automatic transmission and fully selectable all-wheel-drive system as the saloon. With 503bhp and 600Nm of torque, it gets wider tracks, uprated suspension, six-piston brake calipers, and is expected to weigh around 100kg more than the M3 saloon. 

While the G20-generation 3 Series will be the first in the model’s lineage to spawn an estate version of the M3, BMW did produce one prototype E46-generation M3 Touring in 2000, but no production version ever reached showrooms.

BMW X8

  • Price: £80,000 (est)
  • On sale: Late 2022

BMW’s SUV line-up is bigger than most rivals’, but the brand sees space for yet another model in the sprawling X range. Called X8, the new flagship model will be positioned as a sportier alternative to the boxy X7, although it will stop short of a being a full-blown coupé-SUV. 

As our exclusive image demonstrates, it’ll keep a squarer rear end, meaning three rows of seats remains possible. The X8 will share the X7’s underpinnings, so six and eight-cylinder petrol engines, and a six-cylinder diesel will be available. 

Unlike the X7, however, we’ve spied a plug-in hybrid drivetrain testing, and the X8’s sportier credentials look set to be boosted by an X8 M variant – something else that will set it apart from the X7.

Cupra Tavascan

  • Price: £50,000 (est)
  • On sale: 2022/23

Cupra hasn’t committed to producing the Tavascan SUV concept just yet, following its surprise reveal at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show. But boss Wayne Griffiths told Auto Express that he is “pushing for it”.

A pure-electric halo model, the Tavascan would become SEAT’s most radical interpretation of the MEB platform and an electric performance SUV to rival the Tesla Model Y and hot versions of the VW ID.4. The show car featured a 77kWh battery and twin electric motors for 302bhp with all-wheel drive. Expect a 280-mile range, and a 0-62mph time of less than 6.5 seconds.

Meanwhile the car’s design should stay true to the concept; design boss Alejandro Mesonero revealed, “Our idea is to come back with something extremely similar.” 

Dacia Bigster

  • Price: £19,000 (est)
  • On sale: 2023 

If the Land Rover Defender is too pricey, how about this? While purely a concept for now, Dacia bills its Bigster as a ‘future figurehead of the Dacia range’.

The Bigster previews a new flagship SUV from the budget brand. It will sit above the Duster in terms of size and price, but it won’t ignore the brand’s budget pricing strategy. 

The 4.6-metre-long SUV sits on the same CMF-B platform used by the Sandero hatch, and will offer engines compatible with ‘alternative energy’ plus hybrid powertrains. Featuring chunky body cladding, boxy arches and exterior panels made from raw recycled plastics, it certainly looks the part.

There’s no word on pricing, but Dacia describes the production Bigster as ‘a larger, more capable vehicle at the cost buyers would expect from the segment below’ so expect it to start from under £20k.

Ferrari Purosangue

  • Price: £200,000 (est)
  • On sale: Late 2022

After resisting market demands for an SUV, Ferrari will finally relent in the near future with the Purosangue (a codename for now). 

Already spied in the hands of engineers, our exclusive image reveals how the sporty crossover’s long bonnet, short tail and flared haunches could create a visual link to Ferrari’s recently launched Roma, but the connection is more than aesthetic. It will likely use a version of the Roma’s platform, stretched to swallow a second row of passengers and their luggage. 

Ferrari’s new front-engine platform can accommodate a turbocharged V8, the hybrid V8 powertrain from the SF90 supercar, a still-secret V6, and, of course, a V12, something the Lamborghini Urus and Aston Martin DBX can’t offer.

Fiat Panda

  • Price: £12,000 (est)
  • On sale: Mid 2022

Fresh from reinventing the 500 as an upmarket electric city car, Fiat is getting ready to unveil a new back-to-basics Panda. It’s designed to satisfy cost-conscious small-car buyers – an area many rival manufacturers are turning their backs on.

Essentially a production version of the 2019 Centoventi concept, the next Panda, seen here in our rendering, will likely make extensive use of components from fellow Stellantis brands Peugeot and Citroen.

Simplicity and affordability will be core to the design, as they were with the 1980 original, and that means while a short-range but extremely affordable fully electric version may be offered, most Pandas will use small petrol engines with mild-hybrid assistance to help reduce emissions.

Ford Focus

  • Price: £23,000 (est)
  • On sale: Early 2022

The Focus has won plenty of praise since its 2018 launch, but with newer rivals like the Mk8 Volkswagen Golf and Hyundai i30 threatening to overshadow the Ford, the big-selling hatch is in for a makeover

Our spy shot clearly shows new bumpers and lights, while we also expect tweaks to the upholstery and trim to brighten the interior. As well as that, a large overhaul for the infotainment could be on the cards, with the arrival of a new screen similar to that found in the Mustang Mach-E

Buyers will get a similar choice to the current range of petrol and diesel engines, stretching from a 1.0-litre three-cylinder with 123bhp, to the 237bhp four-pot in the ST. But there’ll be no plug-in hybrid, despite the Focus sharing a platform with the Kuga SUV.

Ineos Grenadier

  • Price: £45,000 (est)
  • On sale: Early 2022

A familiar-looking car but with an unfamiliar name, the Ineos Grenadier was inspired by the original Land Rover Defender. But that’s where the connection ends: it’s an entirely new car from a new company created by a British petrochemical billionaire.

As with the original Defender – and unlike the new one – the French-built Grenadier features traditional body-on-frame construction, while it’s powered by petrol and diesel 3.0-litre BMW engines, although Hyundai hydrogen tech will follow.

Off-road ability, functionality and reliability are its core principles, but Ineos promises that the cabin will offer the kind of touchscreen tech that people expect from any other SUV.

Ioniq 6

  • Price: £49,000 (est)
  • On sale: Late 2022

If you like the idea of an Audi e-tron GT or Porsche Taycan but not the £80k+ price, then Hyundai could have the answer – or at least it will when the Ioniq 6 arrives. It will be the second model to arrive under the new all-electric Ioniq sub-brand, and it will hit showrooms late in 2022. 

It’s a production version of the stunning Prophecy concept, and the 6 will share its E-GMP platform and battery/motor technology with the Ioniq 5, so it should be capable of 300 miles before you need to reach for the charging cable.

We’re hoping the concept’s sleek and sporty exterior styling makes the leap to road car reality, but expect the wacky twin-joystick steering set-up to be replaced with a conventional wheel.

Jeep baby SUV

  • Price: £21,000 (est)
  • On sale: Late 2022

Jeep is considering adding an even smaller option to its line-up to take on the Nissan Juke. A tough-looking, shrunken Jeep SUV, previewed in our exclusive image, could be in UK showrooms 18 months from now.

Slotting into the firm’s range below the popular Renegade, the as-yet-unnamed off-roader will be pitched as a more rugged alternative to mainstream crossovers. It should deliver car-like practicality without compromising Jeep’s famed off-road ability due to the availability of all-wheel drive.

It’s likely to share a platform with Peugeot’s 2008, giving the option of four-wheel drive via a rear-axle motor, and even the possibility of a full EV as Jeep pushes further into the electrified market to drive down its fleet CO2.

Lagonda SUV

  • Price: £300,000 (est)
  • On sale: 2023/Never

Aston Martin was set to revive its luxury Lagonda brand with a production version of the stunning 2019 All-Terrain Concept pictured here, but from what we hear, those plans might be on hold.

The Lagonda revival – as a hyper-luxury electric car brand – was the brainchild of former boss Dr Andy Palmer. But the manufacturer’s new boss, Tobias Moers, is due to make an announcement in April about the future of the all-electric Rolls-Royce Cullinan rival, which was to be built at Aston’s St Athan plant in Wales and would have cost around £300,000.

One option might be for the firm to apply the Lagonda badge to modified versions of Aston cars, such as the DBX SUV, much like Mercedes does with its Maybach brand.

Lamborghini Urus

  • Price: £165,000
  • On sale: Early 2022

The Urus SUV accounts for 60 per cent of Lamborghini’s sales, and with the Aston Martin DBX now treading on its toes, and Ferrari’s first SUV on the horizon, the Italian firm isn’t going to stand idly by.

Our spy shot suggests some subtle bumper and grille changes might be on the way, while we expect new interior trim and an upgraded infotainment system to appear at the same time. But later in the Urus’s life Lamborghini will use the SUV’s facelift to introduce its first ever plug-in hybrid model. 

It’s likely to adopt the drivetrain from the Porsche Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid – a car with which the Urus shares its platform. It could give the Urus 671bhp and 900Nm of torque while slashing CO2 to 90g/km, as well as offering all-electric running.

Lotus Emira

  • Price: £85,000 (est)
  • On sale: Early 2022

The all-new Lotus Emira can’t come soon enough. The current Elise is knocking on the door of a quarter of a century on sale, the Exige is only a few years younger, while the Evora has been on sale for 12 years. All three will cease production this year.

But all three cars can still teach their rivals a thing or two when it comes to handling – a family trait the Emira is keen to preserve. Our exclusive images show that the successor will be more of a Porsche 911-challenger than anything else currently in the Lotus line-up, positioned above the Evora in terms of power and price. 

Possibly to be the last pure petrol-powered car Lotus will make, the Emira will sit on a new ultra-lightweight platform and get V6 hybrid power.

Mercedes EQB

  • Price: £44,000 (est)
  • On sale: Early 2022

The new Mercedes EQB - the sister car to the all-new EQA - is based on the same MFA2 underpinnings that are also used under the GLB, but adapted to house a fully electric drivetrain. Like the EQA, the larger seven-seat EQB uses a 66.5kWh battery and a 168bhp electric motor, giving the car a range of around 260 miles on a full charge

Later it will be offered with all-wheel drive, thanks to a twin electric motor set-up that develops around 268bhp at least. Versions with the biggest battery should also see the high-riding electric Mercedes cover up to 300 miles between top-ups.

Mercedes EQE

  • Price: £60,000 (est)
  • On sale: 2023

One of the most important members of the Mercedes EQ line-up will be a direct competitor for the Tesla Model S and a smaller alternative to the EQS flagship. Called EQE, it will be an all-electric saloon designed as a counterpart to the popular E-Class, and it’s likely to arrive in 2023. 

The EQE will be joined by a similarly sized electric SUV, and both will make use of a bespoke electric car platform currently in development at Mercedes. Simply called Electric Vehicle Architecture (EVA), the new scalable platform will be the brand’s first dedicated electric car toolkit. 

In the EQE, the platform can be expected to offer 300 miles of range, while dramatic styling, with a low nose and short overhangs, should also form part of the package.

MINI Countryman

  • Price: £30,000 (est)
  • On sale: 2023

While the next MINI hatch gets smaller, the opposite is true for the Countryman. It’ll grow in size to match the BMW X1, and its larger dimensions mean it’ll create room in the MINI range for another small SUV. 

As our exclusive image proves, while the Countryman will be bigger, it’ll still be unmistakably a MINI. Beneath the skin it will share its platform and powertrains with the X1 (including a full EV) and both cars will be built in the same plant in Germany. 

However, what will be missing is a replacement for the current plug-in hybrid. Executives are so confident that buyers will be satisfied with the EV’s range that a petrol-electric version won’t be needed.

MINI Crossover EV

  • Price: £25,000 (est)
  • On sale: 2024

Slotting neatly into the space created by shrinking the MINI Hatch and supersizing the Countryman, MINI’s new small crossover aims to tap into expected demand for pure-electric Nissan Juke-sized vehicles. 

The as-yet unnamed model will be based on a new platform co-developed with Chinese manufacturer Great Wall. This chassis will also be used by the next MINI Hatch, so the two cars are likely to share the same powertrains and batteries. 

Shown in our exclusive image, the slightly higher-riding crossover will possess unmistakable MINI DNA, but have a practical, spacious interior thanks to the position of the battery beneath the floor. Expect two and four-wheel drive models,as well as a JCW performance version.

MINI Hatch Electric

  • Price: £20,000 (est)
  • On sale: 2023 

It’s claimed to be 80 per cent complete, but we have to wait until 2023 for MINI to embark on the next chapter of its Hatch. ‘Small’ is the key word because the British car maker will shrink the three-door to take it back to its roots, with a much smaller footprint. 

When the MINI arrives, it will be available with both petrol and electric power. The EV version will be based on an all-new platform developed as part of a joint venture with Chinese manufacturing giant Great Wall. 

Our exclusive image shows how both firms will stay faithful to the current car’s retro design cues, with the Electric easily distinguished by its lack of front air intakes. Built in China, but sold globally, it’s thought the electric version will help transition the MINI brand to a full zero-emission line-up.

Nissan X-Trail

  • Price: £26,000 (est)
  • On sale: Early 2022

Save for a few mild external tweaks, the Nissan Rogue already on sale in the US will morph seamlessly into the X-Trail we’ll get early next year. 

Borrowing design inspiration from the Nissan Juke, the new X-Trail gets a striking, angular look, while it’s 39cm shorter than before and sits closer to the ground. Inside, there’s Nissan’s latest nine-inch infotainment system that’s combined with a 12.3-inch instrument cluster. The X-Trail will initially be available as a five-seater, with a seven-seat option due at a later date. 

Under the bonnet, UK-spec X-Trails will miss out on the 2.5-litre petrol engine found in the Rogue. Instead we’ll get efficient motors from the Qashqai, with electrification also in the pipeline.

Peugeot 308

  • Price: £21,000
  • On sale: Early 2022

The third-generation Peugeot 308 has a lot to live up to, given that its predecessor was named European Car of the Year in 2014. 

It has adopted the sharp, angular design language from the 208 and 2008, while inside the compact family hatchback gets the French firm’s next-generation i-Cockpit design that concentrates on minimalism and is claimed to reduce driver distraction. Under the bonnet there's petrol and diesel options, plus plug-in hybrid drivetrains for the first time. 

Hot hatch lovers will also rejoice with the arrival of a new 308 GTi. It’s likely to get a detuned version of the powerful 355bhp plug-in powertrain from Peugeot’s upcoming 508 Sport Engineered.

Porsche Macan EV

  • Price: £70,000 (est)
  • On sale: Late 2022 

In something of an unusual tease, a clay model of the new Macan EV was spotted lurking in the background of an unrelated Porsche video. Featuring slimmed-down headlamps, it was the lack of a grille that gave it away, while a sleek profile helps to deliver the best range possible. 

Initially, the battery-powered Porsche is tipped to be a performance model that will sell alongside an updated version of the current car. Its dual electric motors could produce as much as 600bhp, providing a 0-62mph sprint of less than three seconds. Expect the newcomer to be fitted with Porsche’s latest autonomous driving aids, too.

Range Rover Crossover

  • Price: £60,000 (est)
  • On sale: Early 2022

When it’s unveiled later this year, the Range Rover crossover will become the luxury brand’s lowest, sleekest most road-biased SUV it’s ever produced. And as our exclusive image reveals, we can expect a dramatic SUV-coupé silhouette. 

Sharing plenty with the next full-size Range Rover, including its new MLA platform, the crossover will come with the option of all-electric, plug-in or mild-hybrid petrol and diesel powertrains. Rumoured to be the first Range Rover to prioritise comfort and luxury over off-road ability, the crossover will not only be cossetting, but is also set to be the best-driving Rangie ever. 

Due to its smaller dimensions and lighter weight, the electric version is expected to have a range of more than 300 miles.

Renault 5

  • Price: £18,000 (est)
  • On sale: 2023

The return of the famous Renault 5 is just one of the seven fully-electric Renaults that will be launched by 2025, but it’s the retro-fantastic alternative to the Honda e and MINI Electric that has enthusiasts in a tailspin. 

From its glorious detailing that uses the bonnet air intakes to hide the charging flap and the stylised foglights that are the car’s LED running lights, it’s clear the French brand has embraced a completely new direction under new CEO Luca De Meo. 

The R5 is set to share much with the current Renault Zoe, so expect it to have a 50kWh battery pack that will provide a 245-mile range, while a choice of either 108bhp or 132bhp electric motors is also on the cards. An ‘affordable’ price tag has been touted for the reborn 5, too. 

Renault Megane E-Tech SUV

  • Price: £29,000 (est)
  • On sale: Late 2022

After 25 years as one of Europe’s best-selling small hatchbacks, 2022 sees the Mégane reinvented as an electric SUV to challenge the VW ID.4 and the Skoda Enyaq

New from the ground up, the electric SUV will be based on the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance CMF-EV platform specially created for electric models. This will ensure the Mégane offers plenty of space, with generous head and legroom front and rear. Performance is impressive, too, with a front-mounted electric motor mustering more than 214bhp, enough for a sub-eight-second 0-62mph time. 

A 60kWh battery will give the car a range of 275 miles, while Renault hopes the combination of rakish SUV-coupé lines and all-round excellence will win buyers over.

Tesla Model Y

  • Price: From £43,000 (est)
  • On sale: Early 2022 

The fourth member of Tesla’s current line-up was on track to arrive in the UK before all-new rivals such as the VW ID.4, but it will now land in 2022. It means, for once, that the mainstream competition gets a valuable head start in sales. 

They might need it, especially because the sleek Tesla Model Y SUV will offer an impressive 314 miles of range between charges on top-spec models. Then there’s the pricier Performance version, which will cost around £60k, but will come with four-wheel drive, 449bhp and the ability to sprint from 0-60mph in just 3.5 seconds. 

Factor in the clean, minimalist cabin, excellent infotainment and the rare option of a third row of seats, and Tesla looks to have another winner on its hands.

Tesla Roadster

  • Price: £151,000 (est)
  • On sale: Late 2022

With a launch pushed back two years to 2022, the arrival of the second-generation Tesla Roadster is well overdue. Despite its tardiness, somehow the levels of performance promised by the pure-electric hypercar still astonish. 

The small coupé will boast more than 1,006bhp, be capable of 0-60mph in 1.9 seconds, hit more than 250mph, and still cover up to 620 miles on a full charge, thanks to its 200kWh battery. With 2+2 seating and a retractable hard top, the new Roadster will also feature plenty more creature comforts than the original Lotus Elise-based model. Priced at £151,000, it’ll be a fraction of the amount Lotus will charge for the slower Evija, which also has a shorter range.

Toyota Aygo

  • Price: £12,000
  • On sale: Mid 2022 

Toyota will go it alone for the next Aygo after severing its partnership with Citroen and Peugeot. Not having a Peugeot 108 or Citroen C1 in the mix might explain why the Japanese brand will opt for a change in direction and ramp up the sophistication for the third generation of its city car. 

Forget the previous budget and simple versions, the next Aygo will be based on the car maker’s latest TNGA platform and get smart looks that are inspired by the Yaris supermini, as previewed in our exclusive image. Electrified powertrains will become a part of the package, and we could even see a full EV version launched in due course. 

Where the old car was cheap and cheerful, the new one will be as smart as the rest of the Toyota range.

Toyota BZ

  • Price: £35,000 (est)
  • On sale: 2022 (est)

Toyota is a hybrid pioneer, but it’s been slow to introduce an all-electric car. That’s set to change in 2022 when it launches its battery-powered alternative to the RAV4.

Previewed by the bZ4X concept, the sharp-suited electric SUV should offer buyers plenty of  style. Thanks to a battery mounted under the floor, there should be as much space inside as you’ll find in a car from the class above, while the model was co-developed with Subaru to share costs and using a new flexible electric car platform called e-TNGA. Subaru will also use the technology to offer a small zero-emission SUV. 

Toyota will reveal the production car in the coming months, and it will come with a number of different battery and motor options.

TVR Griffith

  • Price: £90,000 (est)
  • On sale: Mid 2022

Cars such as the TVR Griffith are a dying breed, and there were fears that plans to resurrect the brand were faltering. Now back on track, thanks to renewed investment, it looks like the Cosworth V8-powered Porsche 911 rival is set to arrive in 2022. 

We can’t wait. After all, how can you not be excited by a compact, lightweight coupé that pumps out more than 500bhp, channelling all that power to the rear wheels? Of course, the Griffith is actually more sophisticated than that, thanks to the involvement of F1 design guru Gordon Murray. There’s motorsport-inspired aerodynamics, while the new platform can actually support EVs and hybrids. It’s the V8 we’re most looking forward to, though.

Vauxhall Insignia

  • Price: £24,000 (est)
  • On sale: 2024

Perhaps the biggest automotive shock of 2024 will be Vauxhall’s decision to give up on the big family hatch by reinventing the Insignia as a crossover

The move is an attempt to abandon a segment with dwindling sales and cash in on the appeal of SUVs. Our exclusive image shows what Vauxhall is planning, and the high-riding Insignia is set to be based on the same EMP2 platform as the Peugeot 508. When it arrives, we’re expecting plug-in hybrid, small petrol turbo and diesel engine options.

Volkswagen ID. Buzz

  • Price: £45,000 (est)
  • On sale: Late 2022

Volkswagen is set to reinvent its iconic camper van in 2022 with the all-electric ID. Buzz. Using the MEB platform, it’ll lift its battery and motor tech from VW passenger cars like the ID.3 hatchback and ID.4 SUV. 

The technology will allow the brand to take advantage of packaging improvements to produce a camper van and minibus duo with a smaller footprint than the current Transporter and California models, yet having comparable interior space to them for seating or camper fixtures and fittings.

With similar specifications to the ID.4 SUV expected, an 82kWh underfloor battery pack (77kWh of which is usable) could see the ID. Buzz claim a maximum range of around 300 miles, which will be handy when owners face longer trips. 

Volvo XC20

  • Price: £35,000 (est)
  • On sale: Late 2022

Volvo has already declared that, come 2025, half of the vehicles it sells will be pure-electric – and it’s all-new, somewhat more affordable EVs like the upcoming new XC20 that will help the Swedish firm achieve its ambitious aim. 

It’s set to be the cheapest electric car in Volvo’s line-up, but the XC20 EV certainly won’t be some sort of bargain-basement EV. Instead it will be a premium (in other words pricey) small car. 

Thankfully, as our exclusive image shows, the EV will ramp up the style, while using Volvo parent Geely’s next-gen powertrains and a new platform. This ‘Sustainable Experience Architecture’ will be rolled out across Geely’s brands and will be used for the first Smart SUV, the XC20’s sister model.

Volvo XC90

  • Price: £60,000 (est)
  • On sale: Early 2022

Since the current Volvo XC90 remains one of our favourite large SUVs six years after it first went on sale, great things are expected of the third-generation Audi Q7 rival. 

Our exclusive image below reveals that the firm’s flagship SUV will feature evolutionary looks, but under the skin there will be some significant changes. Based on a development of Volvo’s SPA2 platform, the new XC90 will only be available with plug-in power, although petrol-hybrid and fully electric variants of the newcomer are planned. The latter are designed to rival Tesla’s Model X and other new electric luxury SUVs.

The big XC90 will also be the first Volvo to introduce the car maker’s advanced ‘eyes off’ autonomous driving aids.

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