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 Audi TT 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...

Aston Martin Vanquish

  • Price: From £250,000 (est)
  • On sale: 2022

The Vanquish name is returning, but the new car will be nothing like its predecessors. Previewed as the Vanquish Vision concept last year, it will evolve into Aston Martin’s first-ever mid-engined series production car.

The McLaren 720S rival is slated for a 2022 launch, but development is in its advanced stages. Aston has already confirmed that the Vanquish will feature a new V6 petrol engine with some form of hybrid assistance and it will boast lightweight bonded aluminium chassis construction.

Aston is making the most of the design freedom that a mid-engined car offers, claiming that the Vanquish will be “less provocative and more classical in its look” to reflect its positioning as less hardcore than the forthcoming Valkyrie and Valhalla.

Audi TT Electric

  • Price: From £50,000 (est)
  • On sale: 2023

There’s been intense speculation that Audi may be forced to axe its TT because of ever-tightening emissions regulations. But the brand’s engineers are looking at the idea of getting round this by making the car an all-electric model.

Previewed in our exclusive image, the electric TT could make use of a new platform jointly developed by Audi and Porsche – and Audi’s head of research and development told us last year that he’s experimenting with the idea of splitting the battery pack, in a bid to lower the seating position and retain as much of a ‘sports car’ feel as possible. It won’t happen soon, though; a TT EV is unlikely to appear in showrooms before 2023.

Ferrari Purosangue

  • Price: From £180,000 (est)
  • On sale: 2022

Ferrari is on the brink of launching the most controversial model in its entire 80-year history: a four-door, four-seat, four-wheel-drive SUV.

The car is currently known as the Purosangue, but it’ll get a new name by the time it reaches showrooms. Termed an ‘FUV’ (Ferrari Utility Vehicle) by the company’s marketing people, it will sit on a modified version of the modular, front-engined platform found under the new Roma GT. Following current industry trends, we expect the Purosangue will use a plug-in hybrid powertrain. Official specifications have yet to be confirmed, but the Italian brand’s chief technology officer, Michael Lieters, told us that the platform is compatible with V6, V8 and V12 engines – so watch this space.

Jeep baby SUV

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

Jeep has confirmed that it intends to enter the baby-SUV class within the next two years. As our exclusive image shows, the new car will boast a chunky, rugged shape to create a distinctive look among a sea of rivals that include the Nissan Juke and Ford Puma. The as-yet-unnamed new Jeep will be one of the first fruits to come as a result of Fiat Chrysler’s merger with PSA, so the new model is expected to share its underpinnings with the Peugeot 2008 and DS3 Crossback

It opens up the possibility for Jeep to include a choice of petrol, diesel and fully electric powertrains. The baby SUV will also be tasked with helping Jeep increase its market share in Europe; the brand has regularly under-performed here, despite the SUV segment growing rapidly. 

Lagonda SUV

  • Price: From £300,000 (est)
  • On sale: 2025

Lagonda, a name previously reserved for Aston Martin’s luxury models, was due to return in 2022. But Aston has pushed that back by around three years as part of a restructured model plan.

The first new Lagonda will be an all-electric SUV, and its design will take inspiration from the Lagonda All-Terrain concept shown at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show. The spectacular four-seat cabin of the concept looks like nothing else, and features materials such as cashmere for a unique feel. Technical specs are scarce so far, but Aston Martin said that the concept featured autonomous driving capability.

Range Rover crossover

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

An all-new crossover model will mark a turning point for Range Rover. After all, Range Rovers are famous for the way they combine on-road luxury with unbeatable off-road ability, but once this car arrives in 2021, its job will be to ramp up the former and dial down the latter.

As you can see from our exclusive image, the steeply raked windscreen and swept-back roof line will make it the lowest, sleekest car in the firm’s range. Currently, Land Rover is keeping quiet about the details of the new model, but it’s likely to sit on the same underpinnings as the fifth-generation Range Rover SUV, and will be offered with full-electric, plug-in hybrid and mild-hybrid powertrains.

TVR Griffith

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

The new Griffith was actually supposed to be in showrooms more than a year ago, marking a return for the TVR brand, but delays in essential refurbishment work to the company’s new factory in Wales have pushed back the car’s release. That should hopefully change by the end of next year. Described by TVR as “a British muscle car”, the Griffith will be powered by a Ford-sourced 5.0-litre V8 engine delivering 500bhp. 

The model is based on principles of construction that were developed by renowned automotive designer Gordon Murray, and it should tip the scales at less than 1,250kg. TVR claims a top speed of around 200mph and a 0-60mph sprint time of less than four seconds. Let’s just hope the builders of that Welsh factory site get a move on. 

Vauxhall Astra

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

The recent changes to the ownership of British manufacturer Vauxhall will soon result in big changes for the Astra, because the maker’s family hatchback will switch over to the same mid-sized platform as other PSA group models such as the Peugeot 308 and 3008.

As our exclusive picture shows, the car will most likely get Vauxhall’s new family face – as previewed by the GT X Experimental concept, which was first shown back in 2018– along with a slinky, coupé-like roofline. 

PSA’s current crop of excellent turbocharged petrol and diesel powerplants will also feature, as will the same 296bhp plug-in hybrid drivetrain as is found in Vauxhall’s own Grandland X. This latter version will be badged VXR. The new generation of the car should also bring a step up in infotainment tech.

Vauxhall Insignia

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

“If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em” – or so the saying goes. That’s precisely what’s happening with the Vauxhall Insignia. The vast popularity of SUVs has cut so deeply into the sales figures of traditional family saloons that the next Insignia will adopt a crossover look in a bid to reignite interest.

Expect a higher-riding car with a taller, boxier body, as our exclusive picture shows. The Vauxhall will swap the current Insignia’s GM mechanicals for the same EMP2 platform that underpins a vast array of other PSA Group cars. This means lower weight, improved efficiency and the possibility of a plug-in hybrid edition.

Volkswagen ID.Buzz

  • Price: From £45,000
  • On sale: 2022

Volkswagen considers the new ID.3 electric car to be as significant as the Beetle or the Golf – and so it’s reinvented another classic as well. The ID.Buzz is a reimagination of the fifties’ Type 2 Microbus, and the manufacturer has confirmed that this retro-styled concept will go into production and reach customers some time in 2022. It will be based on the same versatile MEB platform as the ID.3 hatchback.

The concept version features an electric motor on each axle, to give four-wheel drive and a total output of 369bhp. However, it’s thought the production version will be rear-wheel drive, with an output that’s more likely to be in the region of 268bhp.

Volvo V40

  • Price: From £30,000 (est)
  • On sale: 2022

The successor to Volvo’s recently discontinued V40 hatchback is likely to take the form of a ‘pseudo-SUVcrossover, and our exclusive image shows how it could look. The new model will likely be similar in size to the XC40 SUV, with the two cars adopting a similar relationship to that cultivated by BMW between the X1 SUV and X2 crossover. That means the X2 would be a major rival for the V40, along with other premium crossovers such as the Audi Q2 and Mercedes GLA.

With Volvo’s strong ethos around electrification, we’d expect a pure-electric version to be available, alongside the plug-in and mild hybrids that make up the rest of its range.

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