The best new electric and petrol/diesel/hybrid cars coming in 2022-2023
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.
Best new electric cars coming soon
Click on the links below to see new cars from each brand that’ll arrive before 2022.
- Audi electric cars
- BMW electric cars
- Cupra electric cars
- Hyundai electric cars
- Kia electric cars
- Lamborghini electric cars
- Mercedes electric cars
- Nissan electric cars
- Polestar electric cars
- Porsche electric cars
- Renault electric cars
- Smart electric cars
- Subaru electric cars
- Tesla electric cars
- Toyota electric cars
- VW electric cars
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 Q4 e-tron and Q4 e-tron Sportback
The Audi Q4 e-tron is only a concept for now, but a production version, along with a slinky-looking Q4 e-tron Sportback, is tipped to arrive in 2021. Both are electric cars that, in concept form, deliver 310 miles of range, around 300hp and can go from 0-60mph in around six seconds. Expect similar for the road cars, which will be practical electric SUVs aimed at families.
New Audi Q6 e-tron
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 i4
The BMW i4 is set to arrive in showrooms in November 2021 as an alternative to cars such as the Polestar 2 and Tesla Model 3. There are two versions for now: the i4 eDrive 40 and the i4 M50. The former has a 340hp electric motor and the latter has 544hp, allowing 0-60mph in less than 3.9 seconds. The standard i4 is the one to go for if you need a cruiser because it has up to 367 miles of range. The BMW i4 costs from £51,905.
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 iX
The new BMW iX is powered by two electric motors producing 523hp and gets a 100kWh battery that’ll serve up an impressive 380-mile range. Its minimalist interior has the latest version of BMW’s infotainment system, complete with built-in 5G tech. It should prove more eco-friendly than some electric cars thanks to its recyclable body and batteries, plus its motors that don’t use any rare-earth metals. The BMW iX goes on sale in November 2021 and costs from £69,905.
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 Hyundai Ioniq 5
Hyundai is getting ready to launch a range of new electric cars under the Ioniq name. The first will be a small SUV called the Hyundai Ioniq 5. It features futuristic yet retro-inspired styling and a claimed 300-mile range, plus 350kW rapid charging for ultra-fast top-ups.
There’s a choice of battery sizes plus single- and dual-motor versions and costs from £36,995 for the entry-level model. There could even be a sporty Ioniq 5 N model with over 580bhp.
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.
New Kia EV6
Like Hyundai, Kia is also gearing up to launch many new electric cars in the coming years. The first will be a new crossover – the EV6 – and is due to hit the roads very soon. Fast charging times are a headline feature thanks to a battery that can be boosted from 10-80% full in 18 minutes. It’s quick too, with a 0-60mph time of just 3.5 seconds, and it has an impressive 316-mile range on a single charge. Prices start from £40,895 and the car is already available to order.
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
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
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 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 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
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
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
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
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.
Best new petrol and diesel cars coming soon
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- Hyundai cars
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- Mercedes cars
- Nissan cars
- Peugeot cars
- Porsche cars
- Range Rover cars
- Renault cars
- Skoda cars
- Toyota cars
- VW cars
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.
Audi RS3 Sportback and Saloon
The new Audi RS3 should retain the warbly five-cylinder petrol engine from its predecessor – likely with power upped to around 420hp to match alternatives such as the similarly potent Mercedes AMG A45 S. Prices will likely start from around £42,000 for the five-door Sportback and £45,000 for the four-door Saloon.
New BMW 2 Series Coupe
Despite the similar name, the upcoming BMW 2 Series Coupe will be quite a bit different from the current 2 Series Gran Coupe. Whereas the latter is front-wheel drive, the former will be based on the latest 3 Series and come with rear-wheel drive. BMW has confirmed the new car with some ‘official spy shots’ of the range-topping M240i model that uses a six-cylinder engine. It’s likely to arrive before the end of 2021, and cost from £30,000.
New BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe
BMW is getting ready to launch the new 4 Series Gran Coupe – a more practical alternative to the 4 Series Coupe that’ll look sportier than the 3 Series saloon. It’ll come with the same range of engines as the new BMW 4 Series, including a 374hp 3.0-litre straight-six in M440i models. You’ll need around £35,000 to park a new 4 Series Gran Coupe on your driveway when it arrives in 2022.
New BMW M2 Coupe
If you’re a fan of the current BMW M2, you’ll find lots to like about the new one. In addition to sticking with rear-wheel drive, the new BMW M2 is set to have a turbocharged 3.0-litre six-cylinder petrol engine with around 400hp and the option of a manual gearbox. Prices should start from around £50,000 when it goes on sale in 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 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 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 Genesis G80
As its name suggests, the Genesis G80 is larger than the G70 – imagine a posh Korean alternative to the BMW 5 Series and Mercedes E-Class and you’ll be on the right track. The Genesis G80 will come with a plush and roomy cabin, lots of tech and a selection of petrol and diesel engine options, and prices start at £37,460.
By the end of 2021, you’ll also be able to buy an electric Genesis G80. Prices and ranges will be confirmed closer to launch, though Genesis has confirmed the electrified G80 will be compatible with ultra-powerful 350kW charging points.
New Genesis GV80
The Genesis GV80 will be the Korean car maker’s debut SUV offering in the UK, based on the G80 saloon. The GV80 will come with plenty of safety tech and punchy engine options when it arrives in UK showrooms, and prices start at £56,715. That’s for the 2.5-litre petrol four-cylinder engine but there will also be a 3.0-litre six-cylinder diesel. It’s due to launch in June 2021.
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 Hyundai Bayon
Another small SUV due in 2021 is the new Hyundai Bayon. It’s about the same size as the i20 hatchback and uses the same 1.0-litre petrol engine line-up, featuring mild-hybrid tech. A 411-litre boot is pretty competitive within its class as well, and first examples should arrive over the summer.
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 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 Kia Sportage
A new version of Kia’s popular family SUV, the Sportage, is on the way. It’s been teased in official teaser pictures showing the exterior and interior design, including a huge curved display screen inside the car. The Sportage is likely to come with various engine options including a hybrid model, and will arrive before 2022 following a reveal in July 2021. It’s likely to cost about £28,000.
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 C-Class Saloon and Estate
A new version of the Mercedes C-Class is due to arrive soon and will be available at launch in saloon and estate forms. Its styling is pretty similar to before, but the interior has seen a dramatic overhaul to bring it more in-line with the range-topping S-Class. All petrol and diesel engines get mild-hybrid technology, while there’s a plug-in hybrid option if you fancy some electric-only capabilities too.
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 Qashqai
UK buyers love the Nissan Qashqai, and that’ll probably be a similar story when the new one comes to the market later this year. As well as taking on new styling and a plusher cabin, there’s a clever hybrid option which uses a petrol engine that exclusively drives an electric motor rather than being connected to the driven wheels directly. Prices haven’t been confirmed yet, but expect it to cost from about £25,000.
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 Renault Arkana
Renault is cashing in on the coupe-SUV craze with its new Arkana, which is already available to order. Prices start from £25,300 for the new model, which comes with hybrid and mild-hybrid engines and is based on similar technology to the new Captur SUV. If you buy now, first deliveries are expected in September 2021.
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 VW Polo
The Volkswagen Polo has been given a light refresh for 2021. Cosmetic changes on the outside include a new front light bar that’s reminiscent of the one you’ll find on the VW Golf, and interior upgrades consist of a standard-fit digital instrument display and an updated touchscreen. Prices should start from around £18,000 when the updated VW Polo arrives in late 2021.
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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