The best new electric and petrol/diesel/hybrid cars coming in 2022-2023

August 04, 2021 by

There are plenty of all-new cars you’ll be able to buy in the not-too-distant future. Read on to find out which cars are on the way from each major brand in 2022 and 2023. 

Read on for your roundup of some of the best new electric cars coming in the next few years. Or, click here to skip to the latest petrol- and diesel-powered cars coming soon.

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Best new electric cars coming soon

Click on the links below to see new cars from each brand that’ll arrive before 2022.

New Audi A6 e-tron

Most of Audi’s electric cars so far have been SUVs, though that will start changing fairly soon. As the A6 e-tron concept you see here shows, plans are in place for a large saloon to rival the likes of the Tesla Model S and Mercedes EQE. Expect the A6 e-tron to retain the concept’s sleek styling and 435 miles of range when it goes on sale in 2023.

New Audi Q6 e-tron

Expect to see the Q6 e-tron looking something quite like this when it arrives in 2023

If the Q4 e-tron is a shade too small for you, then Audi reckons it’ll have you covered with the larger Q6 e-tron. Official details are still thin on the ground, though the Q6 e-tron’s extra size means it’ll be more spacious than its smaller sibling, and will likely have batteries that can hold enough charge for around 400 miles of range. It won’t be long until all is revealed – Audi says the Q6 e-tron is going into production in 2022.

New BMW i3 (electric 3 Series)

Plug-in hybrid versions of the popular BMW 3 Series have been available for some time and now there’s a full-electric model in the works that could be called i3. It’s expected to use the same battery pack and 286hp electric motor as the iX3 electric SUV. That should give the i3 a range of around 285 miles and it’ll be compatible with 150kW fast chargers. There’s also the potential for a high-performance version with the 530hp motors from the upcoming BMW i4.

New BMW i5

When the new BMW 5 Series arrives in 2023 (or thereabouts) it will, for the first time, be available as an all-electric model, set to be called the BMW i5. Expect it to share tech with the new i4 Gran Coupe and the iX SUV, and it should have a long — possibly 450-mile — range to meet Audi’s A6 e-tron head-on.

New BMW i7

The BMW i7 is the 7 Series saloon’s electric twin brother. It’s been spotted out testing despite not being officially confirmed yet – but it’s expected to be announced in 2021. It will have a range of around 380 miles and will be one of the first fully-electric cars in the large luxury saloon class.

New BMW iX1

The current BMW X1 is due to be replaced by a brand-new version sometime in 2022. As part of its evolution, the X1 will be available for the first time with the option of fully electric power. Not much else is known about this ‘iX1’ for now, but don’t be surprised if it ends up having a range of around 250 miles and shares a lot of tech with the bigger BMW iX3r.

New Cupra Born

The VW ID.3 electric car is set to get a sporty sibling in the form of the new Cupra Born. It features funky styling that sets it apart from its VW sibling, plus up to 231hp from its electric motor and up to 355 miles of range on a full charge. There will be different battery options, so cheaper models won’t have as much range or power. Production of the Born starts in September so expect to see them on the roads from late in 2021.

New Cupra Tavascan

One of the star cars at the 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show, the Cupra Tavascan concept car, has now been greenlit for production. It’s still some way off (Cupra says it won’t go on sale until around 2024), though it’s promised the Tavascan will look very similar to the design study that previewed it. That means it should be striking to look at inside and out, have a punchy electric drivetrain and have around 300 miles of range.

New Dacia Spring Electric

Dacia’s first all-electric model is set to launch across Europe late this year, which means it could — possibly — come to the UK in early 2022, with a 140-mile range, and a potential price tag as low as £10,000. But only if Dacia confirms it for right-hand-drive production. Which it hasn’t. Yet.

New Hyundai Ioniq 6

The Hyundai Prophecy concept was more than just a pretty face – it showed us how a future all-electric car called the Ioniq 6 could look when it comes out in the coming years. There’s no grille – the electric motors don’t need one – and the car is low, sleek and sporty. Self-driving tech features too, although expect the road car to be toned down slightly.

Fiat Centoventi (New Panda)

Fiat has plans to launch an all-new electric compact model in 2022, sharing the platform used by the new 500e, but with a bigger body and more cabin and luggage space. Will Fiat also launch it with battery packs that can be added to on-demand for longer journeys? And will it be called Panda? Watch this space…

New Lamborghini EV GT

A new electric car from Lamborghini is likely to arrive around 2025, and it could use a four-door design for added practicality. It’ll likely be based on the Porsche Taycan EV underpinnings, which means more than 300 miles of range, 0-620mph in around 2 seconds and a price around £170,000. It’ll feature dramatic styling, of course – it’s a Lamborghini after all – and an equally brash interior look.

 

New Mercedes EQB

The EQB is very similar to the GLB, albeit with some fresh tweaks

A Mercedes EQB SUV is on the way and, as its name suggests, it’s an all-electric version of the Mercedes GLB. Mercedes claims the EQB will have up to 297 miles of range – plus, because the batteries have been packaged underneath the car’s floor, it shares a seven-seater configuration with the conventionally-powered GLB. Prices haven’t been confirmed yet, though you can expect the Mercedes EQB will set you back at least £45,000 when it arrives in late 2021.

New Mercedes EQE

The EQE will be one of Mercedes’ most important electric cars when it goes on sale in 2021 or 2022. In many ways, it’ll be a scaled-down version of the S-Class-size EQS, and will share that car’s batteries and electric motors. It even looks like a scaled-down EQS and the interior is likely to be much the same too, both in terms of design and technology. A number of battery/motor combinations will be available; high-spec models will have two motors providing four-wheel-drive and a range of over 400 miles. It’s expected to cost from around £65,000.

New Mercedes EQG

Mercedes has filed a trademark for the EQG name, and going on the rest of its EV range, this means it’s considering an electric version of the G-Class off-roader. It’s likely to use the technology from the EQS underneath, but with tweaks to make it better for off-roading, plus a distinctive look that will move the G-Class style on but also look back at the classic models – as this exclusive rendering shows. It should have around 400 miles of range and may be first seen in 2022.

New Mercedes EQS

Sitting at the top of Mercedes’ electric car pecking order is the new EQS saloon. Being the battery-powered equivalent to the Mercedes S-Class, it has a luxurious and roomy interior and is crammed with advanced tech. The EQS is pretty impressive when it comes to its range, too; according to Mercedes, this all-electric luxury limo can be driven up to 478 miles before it needs to be plugged into a charging point.

New Mercedes EQS SUV

This exclusive rendering shows what the new Mercedes EQS SUV could look like

As the name suggests, this is the SUV version of Mercedes’ EQS electric car. Top spec models will feature four-wheel-drive and a 100kWh battery pack, giving a claimed range of more than 400 miles. It’ll likely be compatible with the latest 350kW fast chargers, which can add 350 miles of range in just 20 minutes. Expect to pay at least £100,000 when it goes on sale in 2021.

New Nissan Ariya

The Nissan Ariya is an electric-only SUV that features dramatic styling, a minimalist interior and an impressive all-electric range of between 211 and 310 miles depending on which version you choose. The lesser models will of course be cheaper, though prices haven’t been confirmed yet. It’ll go on sale in late 2021 and is packed with Nissan’s latest autonomous driving and safety tech.

New Polestar Precept

The Polestar Precept is a sporty looking four-door coupe, similar to the Porsche Taycan.

The Polestar Precept was originally intended to show how new Polestar cars would look rather than pointing to one specific model, but the reaction to the concept car was so good that the brand has decided to launch a production version. It won’t be around for a while – 2022 at the earliest – but expect it to share much with the sleek concept version, which looks almost road-ready.

New Porsche Macan EV

A new version of the Porsche Macan SUV is on the way and it’ll use electric motors rather than petrol or diesel engines. Official teaser images show the car will likely use a similar design to the current Macan, but will take on the BMW iX3 and Mercedes EQC when it arrives in 2023. Expect impressive range – perhaps 400 miles – and excellent rapid charging capability. It’s possible this car will share tech with the Audi A6 e-tron.

New Renault Megane eVision

A new Renault Megane using electric power has been teased by the French brand, following on from the Renault Megane eVision concept car. The concept gives you an idea of what the road car will be like: it uses a 60kWh battery to provide around 280 miles of range from a 217hp, 300Nm electric motor.

Using a 130kW fast charger, a 0-80% charge takes half an hour. The new Megane is expected to go on sale in 2022, possibly following a reveal in late 2021, and it should cost from around £30,000.

New Renault 5

Already seen in concept form, Renault has promised that the all-electric revival of the 5 badge will go into production in 2022, and it should have a decent range thanks to sharing underpinnings with the Renault Zoe. Better yet, there’s a sporty Alpine version to follow. Hope it looks as good as the concept…

New Smart EV SUV

Smart has teased the launch of a new electric SUV, ahead of an official reveal in 2021. The car’s likely to arrive in 2023 in production form, and will have a range of between 200 and 300 miles plus rapid charging tech for quick top-ups. Expect to see recognisable design cues from the Smart range but with a more rugged SUV-like shape. It’s likely to be a similar size to a Mini Countryman, so while it’ll be more practical than other Smart models, it’s still going to be a small car.

 

New Subaru Solterra

Even this brightened edit of the teaser doesn’t give much away

The Subaru Solterra will be the Japanese car maker’s first all-electric car, and it’s being made in conjunction with Toyota’s electric car project so will use the same underlying technology. It’s a four-wheel drive SUV that will go on sale in 2022, and you can get a hint of what it’ll look like thanks to a teaser picture released by Subaru.

New Toyota bz4X

It may be labelled a concept, but the bZ4X looks ready for production

An array of electric Toyotas is due in the coming years, and the first car from that batch will be a production version of the bZ4X Concept you see here. Not much else is known about the customer car it will spawn, though Toyota’s promised it will be around the same size as the Toyota RAV4 SUV and should go on sale during summer 2022. The concept’s styling should be carried over mostly unchanged, too.

New VW ID3 Cabriolet

This official teaser image shows you what to expect from a new ID3 Cabriolet

Volkswagen has teased images of a new convertible ID3 Cabriolet electric car. If this EV soft-top reaches production, expect it to come with a similar range of battery and motor options as the standard hard-top ID3.

New VW ID3 R

A future ID3 R electric hot hatch could look like this exclusive render

As well as a new Cabriolet version, you might soon be able to get the Volkswagen ID3 as a high-performance R model. VW revealed a concept car called the IDX recently with a 333hp electric motor that delivers 0-62mph in 5.3 seconds. If it comes to fruition it could cost around £50,000 and is likely to appear in 2023.

New VW ID5

The VW ID5 is a coupe version of the ID4 electric SUV, with a sweeping roofline and a more aggressive front-end. Inevitably, it won’t be as spacious or practical as the ID4, but it’ll use the same battery packs and electric motors as the ID4. Most models will be rear-wheel-drive with a 77kWh battery and a 204hp motor. More powerful four-wheel-drive models are expected to follow. Entry-level models have a range of around 210 miles, rising to 320 miles on the range-toppers. All will be compatible with 125kW fast chargers.

New VW ID6

The Volkswagen ID range was kicked off by the ID3, a VW Golf-sized electric car. Now, Volkswagen will press ahead with the rest of the all-electric range, and that includes this, the ID6. It’s a seven-seater family car with a range of 200-300 miles and will go on sale in 2021. It’s likely to have similar design features to the ID3 and ID4 models, but scaled up to fit on this larger car that will be a similar size to the brand’s Touareg.

New VW ID. Buzz

Volkswagen’s battery van is getting ever closer to production, and the good news is that a stylish, passenger-friendly MPV version is still on the cards. It uses the same MEB platform as the current ID.4, so should have a range of around 250-miles on a charge, even with a bigger, boxier body.

New Volvo C40 Recharge

Volvo has lopped some bodywork off the back of the popular XC40 to create the C40 Recharge, an SUV-coupe that goes on sale shortly, and which will be available only as an EV. It’ll be sold only through Volvo’s own website, and costs from £57,400, with a range of 261-miles.

Best new petrol and diesel cars coming soon

Click on the links below to see new petrol- and diesel-powered cars from each brand that’ll arrive before 2022.

Alfa Romeo Tonale SUV

At the other end of the scale to the Giulia GTA is the Alfa Romeo Tonale. It’s a compact SUV that’s smaller than the Alfa Romeo Stelvio and an alternative to the likes of the BMW X1 and Audi Q3. The Tonale will also likely retain the plug-in hybrid engine and most of the styling cues from the Tonale concept car that Alfa showed at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show when it goes on sale in late 2021.

Aston Martin Valhalla

Aston’s first mid-engined car (unless you count the one-off Bulldog) will have a 940bhp V plug-in hybrid powertrain to take on the Ferrari SF90. Shown off at the British Grand Prix this year, it’ll also star in the new Bond film.

New BMW M2 Coupe

The new BMW M2 is set to have a turbocharged 3.0-litre six-cylinder petrol engine with around 470hp. It could come with the option of an automatic or manual gearbox and rear- or four-wheel drive and is expected to go on sale as early as 2022.

New BMW X1

The current BMW X1 has been on sale for a few years now, so it’s no surprise a new version is around the corner. It’ll be available with a wide array of petrol, diesel and hybrid engines (as well as a fully electric option). You can expect prices to start from around £30,000 when the new BMW X1 goes on sale in 2022.

New BMW X8

The BMW X8 will be a (slightly) sleeker, more aggressive coupe-styled version of the gigantic X7 SUV. The steeply sloping roofline means the X8 won’t be available with seven seats and rear-seat headroom will be reduced, but it’s still an enormous car that should be practical enough for most people. Engine choices should mirror the X7, so you’ll be able to get a plug-in hybrid and a high-performance, 620hp X8 M. It’ll likely cost from around £80,000.

New BMW 2 Series Active Tourer

BMW is keeping the MPV alive, with a new 2 Series Active Tourer, due to go on sale in early 2022 — expect petrol, diesel, and plugin-hybrid power once again, but no extended seven-seat version this time around.

New Citroen C5 X

Citroen reinvents the SUV as a large hatchback-shaped crossover, which goes on sale late this year/early 2022. A 2020s replacement for the classic CX? Kind of — it’s big and handsome, and very roomy, and comes with petrol turbo or plugin-hybrid power.

New Dacia Bigster

Ignore the silly name, Dacia is deadly serious about making bigger cars, and this new large SUV (previewed by a rugged-looking concept) is its rival to the likes of the Land Rover Defender and Jeep Wrangler. Only much, much cheaper than either of those when it arrives in 2022.

New Ford Mondeo

Ford hasn’t confirmed that a replacement for the discontinued Mondeo is on the way but a model’s been spotted testing that looks very much like it. It seems that the China-only Evos could form the basis of a replacement for the large family car, with SUV-like styling elements but with a sweeping roofline and stylish headlights. It’s early days for this new model but you can expect to hear more about it soon.

New Ferrari Purosangue

Ferrari making an SUV? Kind of… Don’t expect a Range Rover rival from Maranello, but do expect a replacement for the four-seat GTC4 Lusso with four doors, more interior space, a bigger boot, and a slightly raised ride height. And a massive price tag, of course. V12 versions first (to prove it’s a proper Ferrari) with V8 and V6 hybrid models to follow.

New Cupra Formentor VZ5

Recently released 310hp Cupra Formentor not fast enough for you? Well, Cupra has introduced. a390hp, five-cylinder version — the VZ5. This new version of the Formentor can do 0-60mph in 4.2 seconds, and just 7,000 of them will be made. Oh, and they’re left-hand-drive only, so get used to needing a passenger for fast-food drive-throughs. Or you could try reversing.

New Genesis G70

The upcoming Genesis G70 is an incoming alternative to the likes of the BMW 3 Series, Mercedes C-Class and Audi A4. An exact launch date hasn’t been confirmed yet, though Genesis says the G70 will be available to order before the end of 2022.

An estate version has also been confirmed, which is called the Genesis G70 Shooting Brake and uses a similar design at the front and a hatchback rear end for better practicality.

New Genesis GV70

The Genesis GV70 SUV is due to go on sale before 2022 draws to a close. Genesis is keeping full specs under lock and key for the time being, but the GV70 should have a comfy cabin and a selection of punchy engine options in its bid to take on the likes of the BMW X3 and Audi Q5.

New Honda HR-V

Like the previous version, the new Honda HR-V will be a small SUV from the same mould as the Nissan Juke and Peugeot 2008. Full details are being kept under wraps for now, though you can expect the new Honda HR-V to sport a more striking design than its predecessor, and come with hybrid engines only. Prices will likely start from around £25,000.

New Honda Civic

Honda’s new Civic drops the OTT styling of the current model for something much quieter but keeps the roomy interior and one of the biggest boots in its class. It’ll be a hybrid-only model for now, with a 1.5-litre petrol engine shared with the new HR-V crossover, although a larger 2.0-litre model sharing with the CR-V Hybrid is a possibility. Doesn’t arrive here till late 2022.

New Hyundai Kona N

Not every new Hyundai is set to be an all-electric car; as the new Kona N shows, it still has some love for petrol-powered performance machines. Under the bonnet is a 2.0-litre turbocharged engine that produces a punchy 290hp, which Hyundai says is enough for the Kona N to sprint from 0-60mph in just 5.5 seconds. Expect prices to start from around £35,000 when it goes on sale in late 2021.

New Ineos Grenadier

The giant chemical company’s reimagining of the old Land Rover Defender looks suitably rugged, comes with straight-six BMW petrol or diesel engines (with the possibility of hydrogen and electric models to come) and an interior inspired by classic aircraft cockpits. Can Ineos sell enough of them to make a profit, though? We’ll find out in summer 2022.

New Jeep Grand Cherokee

A slightly smaller five-seater version of the new seven-seat Jeep Grand Cherokee is set to arrive in the UK before the end of 2021. Engine options will almost certainly be tailored to European demands, too – rather than big V8s, expect turbo-diesels and petrol-electric plug-in hybrid options on UK cars – though the US-spec Grand Cherokee’s bold styling and premium-feeling interior should be carried over mostly as-is. Entry-level cars will likely cost from more than £40,000.

New Lotus Emira

This gorgeous mid-engined two-seater will be Lotus’ last petrol-powered car before the brand goes all-electric. Choose from V6 Toyota power or a four-cylinder turbo from Mercedes-AMG. Goes on sale late this year — should Ferrari and Porsche be worried?

New Mercedes-AMG C63

The next Mercedes-AMG C63 will lose its signature V8 engine, controversially. Instead, it will use a 449hp 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine paired with an electric motor producing 204hp. The C63 will also now become four-wheel drive, and is likely to do 0-60mph in less than four seconds. There should be the usual choice of saloon, estate, coupe and cabriolet versions. Expect to pay around £80,000 for this new hybrid performance Mercedes.

New Mercedes GLC

A new Mercedes GLC will arrive in 2022 with plenty of petrol, diesel and hybrid engine options, a revised exterior and an S-Class inspired cabin. No details on prices have been announced yet, but expect entry-level versions to set you back close to £45,000.

New Mercedes-AMG S63

Mercedes’ latest hotrod limo will add hybrid assistance to its twin-turbo, 4.0-litre V8 petrol engine. The electric motor will reportedly produce 136hp, giving a total output of over 700hp. Advanced four-wheel-drive should make this new S63 feel sportier than ever to drive, despite weighing well over two tonnes. As ever, the interior will be extremely luxurious and bursting with gadgets. Expect to pay at least £125,000 for one.

New Mercedes SL

A new Mercedes SL is on the way, and it’s going to be a bit different to the one it replaces. Mercedes claims this new two-seater convertible will return the SL name to its historic sporting roots and, for the first time in over 20 years, the folding metal roof is being ditched for a fabric setup. When the new SL goes on sale in 2022, expect plenty of powerful engine options and a starting price of around £85,000.

New Nissan X-Trail

The latest version of the Nissan X-Trail has been unveiled – and, at face value, it seems to have taken lots of inspiration from the smaller Nissan Qashqai. The boxy and angular styling is similar across both cars, and the new X-Trail is also set to get a range-extender hybrid engine option for the first time. Prices haven’t been confirmed yet, though all will be revealed closer to the new Nissan X-Trail’s launch in summer 2022.

New Peugeot 308

Peugeot is preparing a new generation of 308 family hatchback with revamped styling, a more high-tech interior, and a range of efficient petrol, diesel and hybrid engines. Plus, there’s also scope for a fully electric version. The new Peugeot 208 will likely cost from around £23,000 when it goes on sale in 2022.

New Porsche 911 GT3

Porsche has been slowly fleshing out the 911 range, and the next to join the ever-growing range is the track-focus GT3. Unlike the rest of the current 911 range, the new GT3 is powered by a naturally-aspirated 4.0-litre engine that pumps out 510hp. There’s a whole host of goodies to improve your lap times around a circuit too, plus there’s the option of a manual gearbox if you want to feel a little more in control. Prices start from £123,100.

New Range Rover

The fifth-generation Range Rover won’t look too different from the current car, but it’ll be entirely new under the skin. It’ll likely have an ultra-high-tech interior and advanced driver-assistance systems, too. There will be a choice of mild hybrid-assisted petrol and diesel engines, plus a plug-in hybrid. A full-electric version using technology co-developed with BMW is anticipated, as well. The signature split tailgate remains, thankfully. It should cost from around £90,000.

New Skoda Fabia

A new version of the Skoda Fabia supermini is on the way with refreshed looks, a more practical interior and plenty of new tech. It’ll be available with a range of economical petrol engines and, depending on which model you pick, the option of a manual or automatic gearbox. An even more spacious estate version is coming, too, though that version won’t arrive until 2023.

New Toyota Yaris Cross

The new Toyota Yaris and GR Yaris will soon be joined by the Yaris Cross – a crossover-styled version of the well-equipped hybrid supermini. The Yaris Cross’s interior is pretty much the same as the regular car’s, and the 116hp petrol-electric hybrid engine has also been carried over unchanged. The Toyota Yaris Cross will go on sale in 2021 and is set to cost from around £21,000.

New Vauxhall Astra

The Astra trades the slightly bland look of the current model for a sharp new suit with the ‘Vizor’ front end borrowed from the Mokka crossover, and a chassis shared with the new Peugeot 308. Power comes from a choice of petrol three-cylinder or diesel four-cylinder engines with the range topped by a pair of plug-in hybrids. A fully electric version too? Don’t bet against it, but not just yet.

New Volkswagen Taigo

The Volkswagen Taigo is a new model from the German brand that’s aimed directly at the Ford Puma – a coupe-like small SUV that’s about the same size as a Volkswagen T-Cross. It has a sleeker look than the T-Cross, as seen in these spy shots, and will use a similar set of small petrol engines. The interior is likely to be very similar too. The Taigo hasn’t been confirmed yet but expect to see it appear in 2022 and cost around £19,000.

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