Best new cars coming in 2023 and beyond

From electric cars to supercars, this is our list of the best new cars coming in 2023 and beyond

There are plenty of cars to be excited throughout the rest of 2022, but manufacturers work years ahead so we also know what to expect in the next few years to come.

As to be expected, electric cars make up a large chunk of this list, with a number of brands looking to expand their EV offerings such as Hyundai with their Ioniq lineup and Renault with two new homage models to iconic models of yesteryear. If you're strictly a petrolhead, though, don't worry as there's also a V8 in the mix.

Scroll down below for our full list of the best new cars coming in 2023 and beyond...

Alfa Romeo Giulia EV

  • Price: TBC 
  • On sale: 2025

The next-generation Giulia has some big shoes to fill, because the current car is one of the most desirable compact execs available. Yet Alfa is going bold for its replacement, with an all-electric saloon to rival models such as the Tesla Model 3

Based on the forthcoming STLA Large EV platform with an 800V architecture, the Giulia promises a range of around 500 miles and up to 80 per cent charge in as little as 20 minutes. A twin-motor, four-wheel-drive Quadrifoglio version could deliver as much as 900bhp and blast from 0-62mph in less than 2.0 seconds. Factor in sleek looks and engaging driving dynamics and it will be a shock if this Alfa isn’t a class contender.

Alfa Romeo small e-SUV

  • Price: From £30,000 (est) 
  • On sale: Late 2024

Alfa is late to the EV party, but is hoping its first battery-powered model will charge to the top of the class when it arrives. The small all-electric SUV is the first model to be developed using know-how from parent firm Stellantis, meaning it’s likely to use the same e-CMP platform as cars such as the Vauxhall Corsa-e and Peugeot e-2008. 

Expect more power from the 134bhp motor, an enhanced range and a chassis tuned to deliver more driver fun and greater refinement. While this Alfa will be able to make near-silent progress, distinctive design cues heavily influenced by the larger Tonale mean it should still turn heads.

Alpine R5

  • Price: From £32,000 (est)  
  • On sale: 2025

Fans of fast French hatchbacks are in for a treat in 2025, when Alpine reveals a go-faster version of the forthcoming all-electric Renault 5. It’s been almost five decades since the sportscar brand first worked its magic on a souped-up version of Renault’s original supermini, but this all-new model is ready to roll back the years. 

Featuring a 215bhp electric motor that drives the front wheels, it should cover 0-62mph in less than six seconds. There will also be a wider track, with lowered and stiffened suspension for agile handling, while the exterior will pay homage to the mid-engined Renault 5 Turbo of the eighties.

Alpine SUV

  • Price: From £45,000 (est) 
  • On sale: 2026

Alpine has big plans for its future, and you don’t need to look any further than the GT X-Over (working title) SUV for proof. The firm made its name with the light and lithe A110 sports car, but to get ahead in the sales charts it needs a crossover model. 

However, the high-riding newcomer promises to be faithful to the brand’s values, with strong performance, engaging handling and a kerb weight that’s lighter than its rivals’.

Spearheading the company’s promise to be all-electric by the middle of the decade, the GT X-Over is likely to use a triple-motor layout with up to 450bhp and active torque vectoring capability. Its styling will draw heavily on the iconic A110, with a low-slung roofline and quad-headlight layout.

Aston Martin DBX Coupe

  • Price: From £180,000 (est) 
  • On sale: Late 2023

Given the success of the DBX, it’s no surprise that Aston Martin is planning an even sleeker coupé version. Inspired by its arch-rival, the Porsche Cayenne, the low-profile Aston off-roader promises to be even more invigorating to drive than the standard car.

As you can see from our image, the Coupé shares its front end with the SUV, but it gets a lower roof that flows down into a wider, more purposeful rear. Under the skin it’s likely to get a more focused suspension set-up that offers sharper handling without sacrificing comfort. 

A plug-in hybrid engine is on the cards, as is the 697bhp V8 from the DBX707. In combination with the Coupé’s more slippery aerodynamics, this high-performance flagship could crack 200mph.

Audi A6 e-tron

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

With 20 new all-electric models due over the next three years, Audi is charging ahead with its EV future. Next in line after the Q6 e-tron is the A6 e-tron, which was previewed in concept form at the 2021 Shanghai Motor Show. 

Featuring a sleek Sportback coupé-inspired design, the A6’s 100kWh battery and slippery 0.22Cd aerodynamics promise a range of up to 430 miles. There will be rear-wheel and quattro four-wheel drive versions, while the performance flagship is said to cover 0-62mph in less than three seconds.

BMW i5/5 Series

  • Price: From £42,000 (est)  
  • On sale: Mid 2023

BMW’s all-new 5 Series will be available in ICE, PHEV and full-EV guises. Due to arrive in 2023, the eighth generation of the large executive saloon will be the most advanced and ambitious yet. In fully electric guise the newcomer will be badged i5 and is likely to use battery and motor tech from other EVs in BMW’s line-up for an estimated range of 300 miles. 

As before, the plug-in versions will have a choice of 2.0-litre (530e) or 3.0-litre straight-six (545e) petrol engines, each with enhanced EV range. Pure-petrol and diesel cars will get 48V mild-hybrid tech to deliver efficiency and performance gains. You can expect M versions of the ICE and EV models.

Cupra Tavascan

  • Price: From £45,000 (est)  
  • On sale: Early 2024

Cupra’s ambitious plans after it was spun off from parent brand SEAT continue with the Tavascan. Unveiled as a concept at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show, the sleek all-electric crossover is the firm’s flagship. 

Based on the same MEB platform as the Born, the Tavascan has a distinctive coupé-style roof and is likely to retain the concept’s S-ducts in the nose that help smooth airflow. Two electric motors deliver four-wheel drive and 302bhp, while a 77kWh battery should give a range of around 280 miles. Lower-powered versions are expected to follow when the Cupra makes its debut in 2024.

Fiat Panda

  • Price: From £22,000 (est) 
  • On sale: Late 2023

Tough emissions regulations mean that city cars are becoming an endangered species, but Fiat is fighting back with its all-new Panda. Loosely based on the Centoventi concept from 2019, the all-electric newcomer will have a rugged and utilitarian character inspired by the original 1980 Panda, as our exclusive image shows. 

Designed to be affordable to buy and cost-effective to produce, the Panda will be a practical stablemate to the stylish and upmarket 500. The Italian brand is also planning a larger EV SUV version of the Panda based on the same platform as the Vauxhall Corsa.

Honda Electric SUV

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

The tiny Honda E has been a big hit for the brand, so it’s no surprise to find Honda is expanding its all-electric range with a new SUV. Bosses are remaining tight-lipped, but have revealed that the rugged EV’s compact dimensions place it between the Jazz supermini and HR-V crossover. 

Also hinted at is a range of around 200 miles. In terms of looks, the e-SUV is likely to take its cues from the smaller Honda E, with its smooth and simple exterior lines and upmarket, hi-tech interior. That means it’s likely to feature the same widescreen dash made up of a pair of 12.3-inch screens and clever ‘virtual’ door mirrors.

Hyundai Ioniq 7

  • Price: From £60,000 (est) 
  • On sale: Early 2024

Buyers looking for a large premium all-electric SUV will be in seventh heaven with Hyundai’s forthcoming flagship. Designed to sit above the current Santa Fe, the imposing Ioniq 7 is slated to arrive in 2024. It combines seven-seat versatility with a lavishly luxurious feel that’ll offer the same relaxing lounge-like experience as the Ioniq 5. 

The vast SUV will certainly stand out, with its distinctive LED lights and slab-sided styling, while its E-GMP underpinnings ensure the latest tech. Advances in battery development mean a 100kWh pack is likely, which will give a range of up to 400 miles. Also included will be a standard twin-motor set-up for four-wheel-drive security.

Jeep Baby SUV

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

With SUV sales still booming, it’s no surprise that Jeep is aiming to cash in on its rich off-roading reputation with an all-electric entry-level model. 

Due in showrooms before 2025, it will slot into the brand’s line-up below the current Renegade and use the STLA Small platform being developed by parent firm Stellantis. Designed for EV applications, it’s also capable of being engineered with four-wheel drive. No official details have been given, but a range of more than 200 miles is expected.

Kia EV9

  • Price: From £50,000 (est) 
  • On sale: Late 2024

If size really does matter, then the forthcoming EV9 could prove to be the king of large SUVs. Slated to be the flagship of Kia’s line-up, the vast seven-seater will take its inspiration from the Concept EV9 (pictured below) that made its debut at the 2021 Los Angeles Motor Show. 

Angular lines and a bold LED light signature feature outside, while the minimalist cabin mixes luxurious materials with state-of-the-art tech. Also likely is the show car’s 27-inch-wide display for the infotainment and instruments. Underpinning the Kia will be the extended E-GMP platform, while twin-motor four-wheel drive is possible, plus a 100kWh battery for 400 miles of range.

Maserati Gran Turismo

  • Price: From £100,000 (est) 
  • On sale: Early 2023

Look through Maserati’s back catalogue and it’s littered with grand tourers, so an all-new iteration of its GT is a logical addition. There’ll be the option of petrol power (a detuned version of the MC20’s V6 will probably feature) and later, the range will expand with an EV as Maserati moves with the times and adopts full electrification.

Our spy photographers caught the new car testing and we can see the GT’s proportions are elegant, with a long bonnet and a passenger compartment set towards the rear. Expect styling cues from the MC20 flagship, too, with slim tail-lights, but vertically arranged LED headlights.

Mercedes CLE Cabrio

  • Price: TBC 
  • On sale: 2023

A totally new badge will take its place in the Mercedes line-up in 2023 with the arrival of the CLE. The car, previewed in our exclusive image, will in effect replace both the C and E-Class coupés and convertibles, giving Mercedes the chance to reduce the complexity of its product portfolio with a new purpose-made rival for the BMW 4 Series and Audi A5

This four-seater will make use of the brand’s MRA2 architecture and will be offered with turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engines, although six-cylinder power would be compatible with the platform for high-power AMG applications. A four-door coupé version of the CLE is not expected.

Mercedes EQE SUV

  • Price: From £75,000 (est)  
  • On sale: 2023

Mercedes will move its electric SUVs into the next generation with the EQE. Unlike the EQA, EQB and EQC, this model won’t use a converted combustion-engine platform, and its dedicated EV architecture should lead to more interior space. 

It also means that Mercedes should make developments in range and charging tech, inheriting much from the EQE saloon. That means 170kW charging, although that is still behind what already established rivals offer. The SUV should borrow the best of the EQE in terms of battery and motor tech, though, and a range of well over 300 miles should be possible.

Mercedes-AMG GT

  • Price: From £115,000 (est)  
  • On sale: 2023

Delivering a second-generation AMG GT is next up for Mercedes’s performance division, and the new car is likely to be revealed towards the end of the year. Spy shots suggest that an evolutionary approach is being taken with the design of the newcomer, but we know that under the metal a total revolution is on the cards. 

The AMG GT will adopt a new platform, which it will share with the new SL. Called MSA, standing for Modular Sports Architecture, the new chassis will house the familiar 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 engine, with the possibility of a plug-in hybrid version and 4MATIC all-wheel drive, too.

MINI Countryman

  • Price: £28,000 (est)
  • On sale: 2023

The next-generation MINI Countryman will hit the market in 2023, and it will be all change for the brand’s compact crossover. The car will move onto the FAAR platform also used by the next BMW X1. This architecture can accommodate a variety of powertrains, and MINI has already confirmed that the new Countryman will be offered with combustion engines as well as a fully electric option. 

Spy shots suggest that a fairly significant growth in size is coming for the new Countryman, which will reposition the car as a rival for the likes of the Audi Q3 and Mercedes GLA. And our exclusive image here shows how we think the new crossover will look.

MINI Crossover

  • Price: From £28,000 (est)  
  • On sale: 2024

Tipped  to occupy the space in the company’s line-up once filled by the short-lived three-door Paceman, a new compact MINI crossover (almost certainly with five doors) will be revealed in 2023 – and it will be a fully electric model. 

Borrowing its platform from the pure-electric version of the next-generation Hatch, it will also be produced in China for global export, but no petrol-powered option is thought to be in the pipeline. The new MINI crossover will rival models such as the Peugeot e-2008 and the Vauxhall Mokka-e, taking advantage of the gap in the British firm’s range left behind by the next Countryman, which will grow in size.

MINI Hatch

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

MINI is already warming us up for the arrival of the next-generation Hatch. The brand has confirmed the model’s debut will take place in 2023, and has whetted our appetite by issuing some official images of a prototype, keeping most of the styling details under cover. 

The next car will employ a new split-platform approach, with a fully electric version built in China on a platform jointly developed with Great Wall, and ICE versions continuing to run down the production line in Cowley, Oxon. The car will shrink slightly compared with the current-generation model, going back to MINI’s roots.

Polestar 3

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

Polestar made quite a mark when it was spun-off from Volvo as a brand in its own right. Soon the all-electric firm will add more distance between itself and Volvo by taking a unique styling direction that will first be showcased by the Polestar 3.  

The rakish SUV will take on cars like the Jaguar I-Pace and Audi e-tron Sportback, and while it’s mainly designed for the North American market, we’re due to get the 3 in the UK early next year.

Technical details are yet to be confirmed, but we understand it will share its SPA2 platform with the next Volvo XC90. Polestar insiders suggest that the 3 will aim for sporty driving dynamics.

Polestar 4

  • Price: From £40,000 (est) 
  • On sale: 2023

Polestar aims to achieve 290,000 sales globally by 2025, and its fourth model to hit the road is likely to play a very large part in reaching that goal. 

The Polestar 4 will face off against the Tesla Model Y, and therefore will be a sportier and smaller version of the 3. Polestar CEO Thomas Ingenlath told us that it is “slightly more ground hugging, a bit more on the coupé type of roofline” compared with the larger SUV variant. He also hinted that it will be pitched with a starting price of just over £40,000. Under the skin, the 4 is likely to ride on all-new architecture from its parent company Geely.

Polestar 5

  • Price: From £95,000 (est)  
  • On sale: 2024

Despite its next two releases, Polestar’s future isn’t just filled with SUVs. The 5 takes inspiration from the Precept concept – a dramatic-looking saloon that should put up a fascinating contest with the Porsche Taycan and Tesla Model S

Details are scarce, but we expect the Polestar 5 to ride on the second generation of Volvo’s SPA architecture, with development of the car’s chassis being conducted at Polestar’s UK R&D base. A range of more than 310 miles has been suggested, while the cabin will make extensive use of recycled and plant-sourced materials to further increase its environmental credentials.

Porsche 911 ‘Dakar’

  • Price: From £115,000 (est)  
  • On sale: 2023

The Porsche 911 has long been the go-to choice for those after absolute performance on tarmac, but a new version, possibly badged ‘Dakar’, will broaden that to off-road terrain. It will be based on the refreshed version of the current model, but with a raised ride height and chunky body cladding. 

There’s no official information, but the lack of air ducts along the sides of the car in the spy shots and the suggestion of four-wheel drive mean the 3.0-litre twin-turbo powertrain from the Carrera 4S or GTS 4 is likely to be fitted. Expect the new model to pack a sub-four-second 0-62mph time, but deliver the potential to do this on the loose.

Renault R4

  • Price: £17,500 (est)  
  • On sale: 2024

Renault is looking to its past for future small models, and among the first will be a car that harks back to the utilitarian Renault 4. As our exclusive image shows, it will reference the original car’s boxy shape. 

Like the iconic 1961 car, the new model will remain small, cheap and practical, and could spawn a van variant. It’s likely the 4 will share the same 40kWh and 52kWh batteries as the forthcoming Renault 5, and will definitely use the same 134bhp motor driving the front wheels.

Renault R5

  • Price: From £17,500 
  • On sale: 2024

One of Renault’s most famous names will be revived for a new retro-themed EV in 2024. The new 5 will be based on the Renault-Nissan CMF-BEV small electric-car platform, which will be key to producing small, affordable EVs from both firms. Indeed, Renault chiefs say the 5 could cost around a third less than the current Zoe, and have a price tag that’s roughly comparable with a combustion-powered Ford Fiesta or Volkswagen Polo

A 134bhp motor that will be common across all of the firm’s small EVs will help, but while the 5 won’t feature the same 130kW charging capability as the Mégane E-Tech Electric, it will be close, and the 52kWh battery (the larger of two options) is set to provide a 249-mile range.

Renault Scénic SUV

  • Price: From £40,000 (est)  
  • On sale: 2024

Renault will reinvent its Scénic as an all-electric SUV to sit above the Mégane E-Tech Electric. The new car will be based on the brand’s CMF-EV platform, maximising space for passengers and luggage, and batteries of up to 87kWh could be possible for a range of more than 300 miles. There’ll be cheaper 60kWh and 40kWh models too, but all will have 130kW rapid-charging tech.

Expect bold styling, as our image shows, with slim LED headlights and signature running lights. And inside, the Scénic is set to use Renault’s latest infotainment, with a 12.3-inch digital dash and a 12-inch screen powered by Google.

Volkswagen ID.Life

  • Price: £20,000 (est)  
  • On sale: 2025

Volkswagen is gearing up to launch an affordable electric car, a feat that manufacturers have chased since the EV revolution began. The newcomer is expected to make its debut in three years’ time, and will be based on a stripped-back electric platform called MEB Entry. When it arrives, it’ll probably be called the ID.1 or ID.2.

The ID.Life concept previewed the car’s look, and its boxy styling and minimalist interior are likely to be carried over to the production model, although its powertrain almost certainly won’t. We expect the 231bhp electric motor will be dialled back to a more reasonable level, to make the most of the car’s 54kWh battery pack.

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