The Most Exciting New Cars of 2011

Take a quick look at the most exciting new models coming on sale in 2011. There are lots of interesting new models launching, it looks like it’ll be a great year for cars!

Nissan Leaf

Nissan Leaf blue

There has been a lot of press attention on the Leaf since it was first announced. The Nissan Leaf reviews so far have been extremely impressive (buzzScore 8.2), it’s the top rated hybrid/electric car on sale. It doesn’t actually go on sale till next year though, with the first cars being delivered to customers in early Spring.


Aston Martin Cygnet


Aston Martin Cygnet white

The Cygnet will definitely be the most controversial car of 2011. It’s essentially a re-badged Toyota iQ (buzzScore 7.7) and it’ll cost a staggering £30,000. The iconic brand hasn’t lost the plot, it’s all because of EU rules that insist on lower average emissions for the range of cars that each manufacturer produces. By Aston Martin selling a city car, it means their average emissions for their line up is reduced to meet the criteria.

Anyone mad enough to part with £30k for it can order one to arrive in time for summer.


Lamborghini LP700-4

Lamborghini new V12 engine


Next year Lamborghini will reveal the replacement for the Murcielago (buzzScore 8.7). No one has seen it yet and it’s still unknown what it’ll be called, most bets are either on the name Jota or Aventador. It will feature a 600bhp 6.5 litre V12, giving a 0-60 time of just 2.9 seconds and max speed of 217 mph.

Codenamed the LP700-4, it should be unveiled at the Geneva motor show in March.


Ford Focus


2011 Ford Focus Hatchback

The brand new Focus will go on sale in March 2011. It’s an extremely important car for Ford, it goes on sale in 80 countries around the world. Prices start at £16,000, with all models getting a generous list of standard features, including DAB (digital) radio, voice control for various features and an impressive list of safety kit.

There will be three petrol engines and four diesel engines, all of which offer incredibly low emissions and vehicle tax for even the most powerful engines will be low.


Range Rover Evoque


Range Rover Evoque white

Land Rover’s Evoque will go on sale in 2011, we’ve already covered it in depth in our blog post on the Range Rover Evoque.

In summary, it’s a stylish 3 or 5 door SUV with prices starting from £30,000. With a gorgeous interior, low running costs and an appealing badge on the front, it’s hard not to see this being a huge hit.

First deliveries are expected in late summer 2011.


McLaren MP4-12C

McLaren MP4 orange

This new British supercar should be available to buy from Spring 2011. It’s powered by a 3.8 litre engine producing 600bhp, prices start at £168,500. Read more about it in our blog post with details on the MP4-12C.


Lexus CT

Lexus CT white

The CT is another car that has been featured heavily in the press but isn’t yet available to buy. Early CT200h reviews have been poor, there are a lot of complaints about the dull driving experience, plain styling and poor ride quality.


Porsche 918 Spyder

Porsche hybrid Spyder

We really hope Porsche will unveil a production version of the incredible hybrid 918 Spyder concept that they revealed in March this year. Porsche hinted they will show “something spectacular” at the Detroit motor show which is in January, the rumours are that it will be this.


VW Golf Cabriolet

VW Golf Mk6 White

Autocar surprised us last month by announcing that there are plans underway for a convertible version of the ever popular Volkswagen Golf Mk6. It’s not just a rumour either, the boss of VW told the magazine that the car will feature a folding soft top roof and that it will in the showrooms in time for the summer.


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