Whether you’re a fan of electric cars or can’t delay to see the abutting supercar, there should be article for anybody advancing in 2021 and beyond.
It’s no abruptness to see EVs dominate, with Mercedes and Audi set to accommodate for the affluence alehouse bazaar with the new EQS and e-tron GT and the Citroen e-C4 sitting at the added affordable end of the EV spectrum.
However, aloof one attending at the account of new cars advancing in 2021 and above and you will see that the SUV bang will abide to accumulate clip with the cast of Alfa Romeo launching the Tonale and BMW pulling the covers of its all-electric iX3. Plus, the adventurous SUV articulation will access added with the addition of the Hyundai Kona N.
There are still cars aiming to address to the active enthusiasts however, with the Alfa Romeo Giulia GTA cool saloon, Hyundai i20 N hot bear and Lotus Type 131 sports car.
Scroll bottomward beneath to see our account of the best new cars advancing in 2021 and beyond, with advice on appraisement and back we can apprehend to see them hit showrooms…
An alike hotter adaptation of the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio is on its way, in the anatomy of the Giulia GTA. It uses the aforementioned 2.9-litre twin-turbo V6, but ability rises to 533bhp.
More important is the GTA’s blast diet; carbon fibre is acclimated for the driveshafts, bonnet, roof, advanced bumper, advanced wheelarches and rear accomplished interiors to save weight. The agent uses added aluminium, too.
Next on the calendar for Alfa Romeo is addition SUV to sit beneath the Stelvio. It will be alleged Tonale, and the delay for the Italian brand’s Mercedes GLA and Audi Q3 battling has been a diffuse one; it was previewed as a abstraction at the Geneva Motor Show in 2019, but the assembly car has yet to be revealed.
Regardless, Alfa’s abstraction is a actual agilely buried glimpse of what to expect, while beneath the bark the Tonale will use accustomed underpinnings and engines, administration its belvedere with the accepted Jeep Renegade. That agency advanced and all-wheel drive, as able-bodied as petrol, agent and constituent amalgam power.
Audi’s acknowledgment to the Porsche Taycan is advancing in 2021 in the anatomy of the e-tron GT. In fact, the all-electric four-door achievement coupé shares its belvedere and array technology with its Porsche-badged sibling.
Acting as an electric another to the A7 Sportback, the e-tron GT will be the flagship in Audi’s electric car line-up, which is promised to abound to 12 cartage by 2025. Abstruse specs are scarce, but it’s acceptable that the Audi will use the Taycan’s array and charging tech, enabling up to 281 afar on a distinct allegation and a class-leading recharging amount of up to 350kW.
Audi’s electrification efforts branch into the abutting decade will be spearheaded by this: the Q4 e-tron. Back it arrives in 2021, the electric SUV will appearance up as a adversary for the Tesla Archetypal Y.
The Q4 e-tron will be Audi’s aboriginal car on the VW Group’s MEB belvedere – its multi-billion-pound modular architectonics advised accurately for EVs. The Q4 e-tron should angle out from stablemates such as the VW ID.4 by actuality the best upmarket archetypal sitting on the MEB components, and act as an all-electric another to the badly accepted Q3.
As has already happened with the abate Q3, the Q5 SUV is due to accretion a coupé alternative in the anatomy of the accessible Q5 Sportback. Spied testing abundant times, the new archetypal follows a accustomed format: the adenoids of the latest Q5, but with a abandoned rear end.
The Sportback will acquiesce Audi to attempt adjoin the BMW X4 and Mercedes GLC Coupé in an added accepted market. Powertrains should be aerial anon from the accustomed Q5, so we are assured 2.0-litre four-cylinder mild-hybrid options, as able-bodied as a adaptation featuring constituent amalgam power.
As anytime the latest A3 ambit will be crowned by a hot RS version, which Audi hopes can balance cool bear chic honours from the latest Mercedes-AMG A 45 S. The new RS 3 will stick with 2.5-litre turbocharged five-cylinder power, and the latest assemblage is accepted to aftermath in balance of 400bhp.
Drive will be beatific to all four wheels, aloof as with the S3. However, the RS 3 will angle afar from its beneath able stablemate acknowledgment to a far sportier bodykit and a added track, as apparent in the spy angel below. A alehouse adaptation will chase the Sportback five-door auto into showrooms abutting year.
BMW looks set to allay the cast purists with the abutting 2 Series Coupé. While the four-door Gran Coupé has fabricated the about-face to front-wheel drive, the two-door will advance the rear-driven architecture of the accepted car.
As our angel shows, the architecture of the new car will booty an evolutionary footfall forward. But it’s all change beneath the skin, because the abutting archetypal is set to about-face to the lighter and added adamant CLAR underpinnings acclimated by the beyond 3 Series.
Hot on the heels of the 4 Series Coupé, BMW will absolution a drop-top alternative to booty on the Mercedes C-Class and Audi A5 cabriolets. Spy shots accept apparent the 4 Series Convertible about absolutely apparent while testing, absolute a roof which ditches the folding hard-top architecture of the antecedent archetypal for a lighter, added bunched bolt roof.
The new archetypal will allotment its four and six-cylinder petrol and agent engines with the coupé and will accomplish use of the aforementioned autogenous design. Prices accept still to be confirmed, but apprehend to pay almost £4,000 added for the Convertible over the agnate coupé.
Switch out the aerial headlights, attenuate aperture mirrors and huge auto of the Abstraction i4 for added accepted items, and you’re attractive at BMW’s acknowledgment to the Polestar 2 and the Tesla Archetypal 3.
Production specs accept yet to be confirmed, but should the abstraction bout reality, the i4 has potential: 523bhp from an electric motor drives all four auto to bear a 0-62mph dart in four abnormal and a top acceleration of 124mph. An 80kWh array promises 373 afar of range, and we apprehend 150kW compatibility, acceptance an 80 per cent top-up from collapsed in little added than bisected an hour.
BMW’s electrified i sub-brand will rapidly aggrandize in the abutting brace of years, and the assembly adaptation of the iNext abstraction will sit as its aura model.
Previewed by BMW’s own ‘spy image’, the iNext will be positioned as a zero-emission SUV that’s almost the aforementioned admeasurement as the accepted X5. We apprehend to see a adventurous estimation of BMW’s new full-height branch grilles at the front, and the car’s abstruse accomplishment could able-bodied bout the calibration of that allotment of bodywork.
That’s because the iNext is acceptable to abode a whopping 120kWh battery, which should see it action a ambit of about 360 afar amid charges.
The abutting archetypal to accompany BMW’s ever-expanding i-badged electric ancestors will additionally be its aboriginal SUV. The iX3 will booty on the Mercedes EQC and Tesla Archetypal Y back sales activate in the average of abutting year, and it will access the action showcasing the brand’s actual latest fifth-generation EV technology.
The iX3 rides on an acclimatized adaptation of the combustion-powered X3 platform, but beneath the bark there’s a rear-mounted 282bhp electric motor and an 80kWh battery. The closing is 20 per cent added activity close than any assemblage BMW has acclimated before. The result? A claimed ambit of 285 afar amid charges.
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