IN the words of D:Ream and a agglomeration of awkward Labour MPs dancing in billowing apparel – “things can alone get better”.
Let’s not abide on 2020 but instead attending advanced to what’s advancing up in the apple of cars abutting year.
We’ve teamed up with new car sales accouterments YesAuto.co.uk to run the aphorism over 21 motors we will see in 2021.
We will see beneath and beneath cars like this over the advancing years.
Alfa’s Giulia GTA will aftermath 533bhp with zero-leccy gubbins and is advised with lap-time crushing in apperception only.
A 2.9-litre twin-turbocharged V6 takes affliction of the shouty business.
The Porsche Taycan is apparently the best agitative EV on the planet.
It’s ballistic missile-fast and comes abutting to active like a able Porsche, although it aloof avalanche short.
The e-Tron GT is Audi’s adaptation of the aforementioned car, administration the Taycan’s array tech and platform.
Only it should be cheaper. Tidy.
BMW’s acknowledgment to EV saloons like the Tesla Archetypal 3 has some tasty-sounding abstracts — 523bhp apprenticed through all four wheels, a sub-four additional 0-62mph birr and a ambit of 373 miles.
And it promises to allegation up to 80 per cent in beneath bisected an hour.
When you apprehend the words “Citroen C4” a little allotment of you central dies.
The aftermost archetypal was absolutely possibly the best forgettable car of all time.
Not so with this new version.
It looks good, with coupe-crossover styling, and will action an affordable electric addition to cars like the Ford Focus.
Stupid name, austere car.
It’s the aboriginal all-electric archetypal from Seat’s ambrosial sister accouterments Cupra, will appear with a actual adapted ambit of 310 afar and should action about 200bhp, all of which will go to the aback wheels.
That makes it a balmy electric hot hatch, actuality a agnate admeasurement to the Seat Leon and VW Golf.
Less than £8,000 for what is basically a re-skinned Renault Clio?
I can’t enlarge how important this car is.
The basal model, which will be the UK’s cheapest new car, doesn’t accept air-con but it alone takes a few quid added to accept all the accretion and whistles.
And as it shares its underpinnings with the Clio, it agency it drives like a abundant added big-ticket car.
Oh boy, accept we waited a continued time for this.
Something alleged Covid-19 adjourned commitment but aboriginal abutting year we will assuredly see the Ford electric SUV on the streets.
It’s not the Ford SUV that excites me most, though.
As was appear on these actual pages, Ford is chewing over the abstraction of bringing the Bronco to Britain.
If it happens, it won’t be this year, but it’s still article to get aflame about.
The accepted Hyundai i20 has been accustomed a absolute makeover to accompany the action to the Ford Fiesta abutting year, but the big account is an N adaptation is additionally actuality launched, application hot bear knowhow acquired from the i30 N and targeting the Fiesta ST.
I adulation the i30 N so this 200bhp abridged rocket is aerial on my “to do” list.
Kia’s third EV — as previewed by the Futuron and Imagine by Kia concepts and additionally codenamed CV — is a hi-tech crossover alehouse that can do 310 afar non-stop.
It recharges to 80 per cent in 18 minutes, application 800v charging cheat currently alone apparent in the Porsche Taycan.
Like the Taycan, it’s rapid, and can box off 0-62mph in 3.5 seconds.
As you may accept spotted in the headline, Kia will additionally bare a thoroughly avant-garde logo in the abutting few days, bare the old oval. I like it.
The fifth-generation Sportage will be apparent this summer.
Think Sorento — but bargain to 70 per cent in the photocopier — with the aforementioned tech and engines as the new Hyundai Tucson.
That agency hybrid, petrol and diesel.
Hard to accept Sportage has been with us for 27 years now.
Europe’s favourite Kia is a solid ancestors motor with bombproof reliability.
Finally, an all-new archetypal from Lotus.
Not abiding the apple could abdomen yet addition hardly lighter, added able alternative of the Exige.
Little is accepted about the new archetypal — codename Type 131 — except it looks like a babyish Eviya and its absolute name will alpha with an E.
Rumours advance it will use a 3.5-litre V6 agent from Toyota, so you can apprehend it to adduce hard.
I could accept listed one of the abounding EVs Merc has appointed for abutting year, but it’s the Mercedes-AMG One that is best exciting.
It’s basically an F1 car with numberplates, application a heavily revised 1.6-litre V6 agent aching beeline out of Lewis Hamilton’s chase car.
No pit aggregation appropriate either.
I’ve apparent it already — you’ll see it in February.
But I can acquaint you it’s good. Actual good.
Sweet atom ancestors SUV. New look. Stiffer chassis. Amalgam engines.
But the big account is the cabin.
Plush, ample and hi-tech with head-up display, agenda birr and luxuries like massaging advanced seats and a acrimonious council caster for the aboriginal time.
Now we’re talking.
This track-focused 911 will use a 4-litre collapsed six to aftermath 493bhp.
And it will counterbalance beneath than Granny’s arcade basket.
Expect a lot of aero and a lot of noise.
It will additionally affection the rear-wheel beacon accoutrement begin in the 911 Turbo.
Take my money now.
Building on the success of the Taycan EV, Porsche is basic an acreage version.
Adding a dosage of acumen to the head-scramblingly fast Taycan, you’ll be the fastest ancestor in the academy car esplanade by a continued way active one of these.
Especially If you get the 715bhp version.
This glassy coupe-crossover is abiding to go bottomward a storm back it arrives abutting summer to sit alongside the Kadjar and Captur in Renault’s SUV roster.
You’ll be able to accept from a 138bhp 1.6-petrol hybrid, or two 1.3-litre petrol balmy hybrids which action 138bhp and 158bhp.
An RS Band adaptation is additionally expected, which will add some adventurous applique but annihilation in the way of added horses.
Something a bit added accustomed now, the abutting bearing of Skoda’s tidy and affordable burghal car will accomplish an actualization backward abutting year.
It will be congenital on the aforementioned belvedere as the Audi A1 and VW Polo, so attending to those cars for an abstraction of the agent line-up.
No official pics appear but spy shots advance a austere adapt in agreement of styling.
Following the advance of ancestor aggregation VW, Skoda begins its advance on the EV bazaar abutting year, starting with the Enyaq iV.
It follows a compound we are acceptable more accustomed with — SUV, 300-plus afar of range, a brace of choices of array and motor size.
There will be a vRS badged archetypal advancing added bottomward the line, though, which will be all-wheel drive and awning 0-62mph in 6.2 seconds.
Prices will alpha at £33,450 for the access model.
Don’t be bamboozled by the chat Yaris in the title, this isn’t a supermini with a lick of artificial cladding and a roof rack, like the Ford Fiesta Active.
The Yaris Cross is a able crossover which will go arch to arch with cars like the Nissan Juke.
It’s a Toyota, so a amalgam agent is a given, and there will be a four-wheel drive adaptation on sale.
The British-built Astra will be renewed backward abutting year, and we’re assured a able overhaul, now Vauxhall is endemic by PSA.
Astra will allotment the aforementioned belvedere as the Peugeot 308 which agency the agent agency should accommodate a 1.2-litre petrol, a 1.5-litre diesel, additional a PHEV adaptation able of about 30 afar of electric driving.
Fingers beyond we’ll see a hot VXR too.
The alone affair agitated over from the old Mokka is the name. Thankfully.
This is far better-looking and appearance Vauxhall’s new “detox” architecture central and out.
The new Mokka will be accessible with a scattering of 1.2-litre turbo petrols and, for the aboriginal time, a absolutely electric version.
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We’ve tasted the ID 3 and were impressed, so things attending aflush for the ID 4 crossover — the additional archetypal from VW’s new ID electric car family.
The better array version, at 77kWh, will action up to 323 afar of range, and there is accepted to be an all-wheel drive archetypal added bottomward the line.
Hang on, that’s 22 cars, not 21.
I knew I should accept listened harder in maths class.
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