The best new cars coming in 2020-2022

Nick Lette van Oostvoorne
February 27, 2020

OK, so the 2020 Geneva Motor Show has been cancelled because of the coronavirus, but there will still be a host of new cars that’ll be making their debuts over the next few weeks. Here’s a list of the best.

Read on for our roundup of some of the best new cars coming in the next few years. 

New Audi A3 and Audi S3

Audi is gearing up to reveal the all-new A3 and S3 hatchbacks at the Geneva Motor Show. The Audi A3 will use the same underpinnings as the latest VW Golf, while the sportier S3 will share the Golf GTI‘s engine and may come as a high-performance hybrid using components from the new VW Golf GTE. Official pictures of camouflaged prototypes being tested give us an idea of what to expect from the new Audi A3 and S3.

New BMW i4 Concept

The BMW i4 will be the firm’s first all-electric saloon and an alternative to the likes of the Tesla Model 3. Last year’s Vision Dynamics concept gave us a good idea of what the new car will look like, but this new i4 Concept will have styling more closely related to the finished production car. 

New Cupra Formentor

The Cupra Formentor will be the brand’s first standalone model.

The Cupra Formentor will make its public debut in Geneva. This high-performance SUV is the first standalone car from the Cupra brand – a spinoff of Spanish car maker SEAT. This sporty alternative to the likes of the Audi SQ2 broke cover last year in concept form, powered by a hybrid engine system that has since appeared in the new Cupra Leon hot hatch and VW Golf GTE. The Geneva Motor Show will be your first chance to see the production-ready car in all its glory. 

New Cupra Leon

SEAT’s spinoff performance brand has launched its first hot hatch. The Cupra Leon has already been revealed, but it’ll make its public debut at the 2020 Geneva Motor Show. It’s available with 245hp, 300hp and 310hp in four-wheel-drive, automatic estate form and sports plenty of aggressive visual upgrades to help you tell it apart from the standard Leon – including the firm’s tribal badge on the bonnet and bootlid. 

New Hyundai Prophecy Concept

Hyundai will use the 2020 Geneva Motor Show to reveal its new Prophecy Concept car. Little is know about this new model, but the single teaser image shared by the Korean car maker suggests it’ll be a swoopy coupe or sporty saloon. As is so often the way with modern concept cars, you can bet it’ll be powered by electricity or a high-tech hybrid drive system.

New Mercedes E-Class

The facelifted Mercedes E-Class will make its debut in Geneva. This revamped version of the ever-popular saloon will come with new engines, upgraded interior tech and revised styling to help it keep pace with the likes of the newer BMW 5 Series and Audi A6. Both of which come with some seriously fancy infotainment systems and advanced driver-assistance features. 

New Mercedes-AMG GLA 45

The Mercedes-AMG GLA 45 S produces a massive 421hp from its 2.0-litre engine.

Joining the E-Class will be the new Mercedes-AMG GLA 45. This rapid crossover – which Mercedes has already shown off in photos – gets the same underpinnings as the bonkers A45 hatchback, so it pumps out as much as 421hp from a 2.0-litre, turbocharged four-cylinder engine. There’ll also be a slightly tamer 387hp version, although, like the 385hp A45, this model may not be available in the UK.  

New Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 Coupe 

The new Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 Coupe isn’t as sleek as AMG sports cars, but it’s certainly imposing.

Taking its place on the Geneva Motor Show stage beside the new AMG GLA 45 will be the Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 Coupe. This high-riding coupe-SUV has already been revealed in photos and Mercedes has confirmed it’ll come with the same 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 as other 63-branded AMG models. As a result, it’ll crack the 0-60mph sprint in less than 3.8 seconds and will be available in 571hp and 612hp ‘S’ forms.

Polestar Precept Concept

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

Polestar has already shown that it can design a darn attractive car – just check out the Polestar One review to see for yourself – but the Swedish technology partner of Volvo will bring another stunner to the 2020 Geneva Motor Show. The Polestar Precept is a low-slung four-door coupe that sits in the same corner of the sporty electric car market as the Tesla Model S and Porsche Taycan. Polestar hasn’t announced how fast the Precept is or how far it’ll go on a charge – or even whether it’ll go into production at all – but expect its eye-catching styling to feature in future production models. 


Following the Mk8 VW Golf into showrooms this year will be the new GTI, GTD and GTE models. VW has already revealed this trio of hot hatches, but the 2020 Geneva Motor Show will be the public’s first chance to see these cars up close. The VW Golf GTI gets a 245hp 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine, the GTD sports a 200hp 2.0-litre diesel engine and the GTE weighs in with a 1.4-litre petrol engine and an electric motor that work together to match the GTI’s 245hp. 

VW Touareg R

If you’re more into your fast SUVs than rapid hot hatches, you’ll be more interested in the VW Touareg R. This brawny 4×4 comes with a 462hp plug-in-hybrid system, four-wheel drive, a clever cruise-control feature that works up to 130mph and one of the highest towing limits of any hybrid SUV. There’s even a trailer assist that’ll help you back a caravan into a tight parking space like a pro.