Best new cars coming in 2022

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

As we enter 2022, we have already had a good look at what cars we can expect and, with a broad variety ranging from affordable superminis to the latest generation performance cars, the list certainly looks to promise a very exciting year ahead.

As battery technology improves, it's no surprise to see more and more electric cars with ever increasing ranges appearing on this list. Of course, SUVs will still be as popular as ever 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 Tonale

  • Price: £30,000
  • On sale: 2022

The Alfa Romeo Tonale is set to arrive next year as part of a new model offensive from the brand that’ll include another small SUV. The Tonale is the Stelvio’s smaller sibling, taking on rivals such as the Audi Q3 and BMW X1, and our spy shot shows it’s likely to get the same kind of shape as the Stelvio. 

Looks have always been an Alfa strong point, but another attraction for the Tonale is that it’s likely to be powered by a range of engines, including a plug-in hybrid option. 

It’s expected that it’ll use the same platform as the Renegade from sister brand Jeep, but tuned to offer a more engaging drive, rather than off-road ability. This is assuming that under the new Stellantis banner, plans from 2019’s Geneva concept car haven’t dramatically changed.

Aston Martin DBX Coupé

  • Price: £170,000 
  • On sale: 2022

New Aston Martin boss Tobias Moers set out a plan for the brand recently that includes a new coupé version of the DBX SUV, potentially with plug-in hybrid power, and even a long-wheelbase variant. 

We don’t know much about the DBX Coupé right now, but it’s a fairly standard industry trend: take a look at the Porsche Cayenne and Cayenne Coupé to get an idea of how it’s likely to shape up. The interior and driving experience are likely to be very similar, but you’ll get a slightly more stylish body and a differently shaped boot. 

It’s likely to appeal to customers who want a more sporty-looking model, but

still need the practicality of an SUV. Longer-wheelbase models are popular in places like China and allow more rear legroom.

Aston Martin Vanquish Concept

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

Aston Martin is planning a head-on rival for the Ferrari F8 Tributo and McLaren 720S supercars, and the Vanquish Vision concept shown at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show gives an idea of how it might look. 

It proved that Aston Martin was working on a new car with a mid-engined layout, and we were told at the show that the project was about 85 per cent complete, meaning we should see the new model revealed fairly soon. It will be based on an aluminium structure and use a V8 engine that should deliver the kind of performance you’d expect of a mid-engined supercar.  Design-wise, there’s a fair amount in common with the Valkyrie hypercar, another mid-engined model from Aston.

Audi Q6 e-tron

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

A new all-electric SUV is on the way from Audi, and it’s called the Q6 e-tron. It’s been spied in testing and seems to share some styling elements with the brand’s e-tron GT, mixed with design cues from the Q4 e-tron. It’s set to use the VW Group’s new Premium Platform Electric (PPE) architecture.

This platform means it should be able to offer 350kW charging and a range of more than 300 miles on a single charge. It’s likely to be very powerful, too, and we expect some versions to have around 470bhp, with later RS models packing more than 600bhp, plus four-wheel drive. 

Audi is planning to launch more than 20 electric cars by 2025 and this Q6 e-tron will be one of the key new models, aimed at buyers of premium SUVs.

BMW iX1

  • Price: £45,000
  • On sale: 2022

The BMW X1 is due for an update soon, and as part of that BMW will offer an iX1 model with electric power, designed to rival the Mercedes EQA and the Volvo XC40 P8 Recharge. 

As with other i variants, the electric version of the X1 is likely to look very similar to the regular versions, but with the addition of some key electric-car elements, including a blanked-off grille. The iX1 could use tech from the iX3, offering up to 282bhp and a range of more than 200 miles. 

In the iX3, a full charge using a home wallbox takes about seven and a half hours, which is likely to be similar in the smaller model, while a 150kW rapid charge to 80 per cent capacity is likely to take around half an hour.

BMW M2

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

The new BMW 2 Series Coupé is extremely likely to spawn a high-performance M2 variant next year.  

The new M2 will offer rear-wheel-drive thrills with a 3.0-litre straight-six petrol engine producing around 400bhp.  The car’s powerplant is most likely to be a detuned version of the unit found in the most recent M3 and M4 models. It will take on the latest Audi RS 3 and the Mercedes-AMG 45 S hyper-hatches, but its unique selling point for keen drivers will be the availability of rear-wheel drive and a manual gearbox. However, buyers who prefer to let the car do the shifting itself will be pleased to hear that an automatic model will be available, too. Spy shots suggest BMW will not be using the large kidney grille design that features on the new M4.

BMW M3 Touring

  • Price: £77,000
  • On sale: 2022

An M3 Touring has been on the wishlist for BMW enthusiasts for decades, and now it’s finally going to happen. The estate version of the popular performance car will sport all the same engineering as the saloon but in a more practical bodystyle. 

We’ve seen spy shots of the car and it will feature the same large kidney grille as the M3 saloon and the M4. Behind this will sit a 3.0-litre twin-turbocharged six-cylinder petrol engine with 503bhp and 600Nm of torque, plus it will be available with a selectable four-wheel-drive system. 

The Touring is set to have a slightly wider track than the saloon version as well as upgraded suspension to allow a greater payload capacity. It’s expected to arrive some time in 2022.

BMW 7 Series

  • Price: £75,000
  • On sale: 2022

The next BMW 7 Series is nearly here. It’s expected to arrive in 2022 and will take on the latest Mercedes S-Class in the luxury limousine market. Both hybrid and electric models are likely, although the latter is predicted to wear the i7 badge, serving up a range of around 300 miles, and featuring similar tech to the i4 electric car. Petrol-hybrid versions will be offered, whether that’s 48V mild-hybrid or plug-in hybrid, as well as four-wheel drive. 

This new 7 Series is likely to have an imposing look, plenty of performance and a focus on luxury and quality. A long-wheelbase version will offer extra legroom, and the cabin will get all the latest tech, including dual infotainment displays.

Citroen Ami

  • Price: £6,000
  • On sale: 2022

Citroen’s tiny Ami electric car will go on sale in the UK next year, and could cost

from as little as £6,000. The car is powered by an 8bhp electric motor fed by a 5.5kWh battery. It has a top speed of just 28mph and a range of up to 46 miles, so is suited to inner-city driving. The two-seater has a turning circle of just 7.2 metres and weighs a flyweight 485kg.

Ami owners will be able to charge it using either a Type 2 EV charging adaptor or a conventional three-pin plug, and a full charge will take around three hours from either. Citroen is also considering offering the Ami with various leasing options, and believes it could cost users as little as a mobile-phone tariff each month, depending on the size of the deposit.

Citroen C5X

  • Price: £27,000 (est) 
  • On sale: 2022

The X in the new, upmarket Citroen C5 X is significant, because it hints at the firm’s ambition for the car, which is to blend attributes from several sectors, including hatchbacks and SUVs.

Sure enough, the styling seems to reflect that, with elements of each in the design. It’s based on the same tech as the C5 Aircross SUV but it’s a more grown-up offering, with petrol and plug-in hybrid powertrains and an all-new 12-inch HD infotainment touchscreen inside.

The C5 X is also designed to offer a standard of luxury you might not expect given the relatively affordable price. 

Rivals to the forthcoming big Citroen include the Peugeot 508 and Volkswagen Passat, although the C5 X might also tempt buyers from SUVs such as the Peugeot 3008 when it arrives in 2022.

Cupra Born

  • Price: £32,000 (est)
  • On sale: 2022

The Cupra Born is the first all-electric model from the fledgling sporty Spanish brand, and it’s coming in early 2022. 

It is based on the same underpinnings as the Volkswagen ID.3, and there are some similarities in its styling, albeit with more dramatic bodywork and wheels. 

The Born will come with 45kWh, 58kWh and 77kWh battery options, giving a range of up to 335 miles in the flagship version. Performance improves as you move through the range as well; the fastest edition can go from 0-62mph in 6.6 seconds, although all models are rear-wheel drive only for now.

Rapid 125kW charging means you can top up from 10-80 per cent in just over half an hour. The suspension will be set up to offer a focused driving experience.

Dacia Bigster

  • Price: £20,000 (est)
  • On sale: 2022

The Dacia Duster will soon be joined by a larger sibling in the form of the Bigster. This larger SUV model will offer more space; it's about the size of a VW Tiguan but will cost around £20,000. It’s likely to be one of the biggest SUVs at that price when it arrives in 2022. It will use the same CMF-B underpinnings as the impressive new Sandero, meaning engine options such as the 1.0-litre turbo petrol and a 1.3-litre four cylinder petrol with 128bhp. The Bigster will also feature Dacia’s new branding and styling cues, which will be rolled out in an effort to make the maker seem more appealing, but the value-for-money aspect should remain intact even with this larger model joining the range.

Dacia Jogger

  • Price: £15,000 (est)
  • On sale: 2022

If you want a seven-seater and are on a tight budget, the new Dacia Jogger will be the cheapest example on the market when it goes on sale later this year. Prices starting from around £15,000 mean the Jogger will retain Dacia’s trademark value for money, and thanksto rugged-looking add-ons, such as roof rails and a raised ride height, it might

even appeal to some SUV lovers, too.

We’ve not seen a Dacia MPV in the UK before, although the Lodgy was previously available in other countries. The Jogger’s UK launch is part of a range expansion that includes the Bigster SUV (page 35) and new Sandero, both of which will sit on a version of the CMF-B platform also used by the latest Renault Clio and Captur.

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