March is now solely two weeks away and with it comes the important registration change to the brand new 21-plate.
This yr can be tougher than most, with automobile sellers not realizing whether or not they’ll be capable to welcome clients in to showrooms by then to allow them to take a look at potential new automobiles.
Nonetheless, there nonetheless is loads to be enthusiastic about. Automobile makers haven’t stopped engaged on the most recent fashions and right here we’ve compiled an inventory of one of the best new automobiles that can put on the quantity 21.
Abarth 595 Scorpioneoro
Abarth seems to carry out a ‘new’ model of its widespread hatch each six months, including a brand new trim stage and an elaborate nameplate. The Scorpioneoro is its newest, bringing loads of gold-coloured accents throughout the automobile in addition to new sport seats.
It’s powered by the identical 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol engine as at all times however boasts a brand new chrome twin-exit exhaust for a sportier sound
Audi e-tron GT
Audi has made waves with its new e-tron GT, bringing a brand new four-door electrical saloon to sit down atop its e-tron vary of EVs. With large efficiency, but retaining a give attention to consolation, the e-tron GT appears to be an appropriate flagship for the agency’s electrification plans.
There’s additionally a brand new RS model, which brings added efficiency to the already somewhat potent package deal.
There’s nothing fairly just like the arrival of a brand new M3 and it’s honest to say that this new model has already received folks speaking – largely about its distinguished new ‘face’. However design discussions apart, this newest M3 appears set to be one of the completed incarnations of the well-known sports activities automobile up to now.
A sleeker two-door M4 may even be out there, sharpening the automobile’s already reducing look.
Bentley Flying Spur V8
Bentley’s newest Flying Spur arrived final yr, but it surely has solely just lately launched a model powered by the agency’s high-performance V8 engine. Changing the W12 fitted to the usual Flying Spur, the V8 takes a great deal of weight from this large Bentley and transforms it right into a barely extra driver-focused affair.
That stated, it doesn’t miss out on consolation. With well-judged suspension and a superbly crafted inside, this can be a automobile that’ll nonetheless monster lengthy journeys.
The brand new Formentor represents Cupra’s first standalone mannequin because it parted firm with Seat. Beforehand, Cupra’s fashions had primarily been go-faster variations of the Spanish agency’s automobiles, however the Formentor is the primary that it has been in a position to design from the get-go.
It’s out there with a spread of powertrains, too, together with each petrol and plug-in hybrid. A high-performance five-cylinder mannequin can also be on the playing cards.
Ford S-Max Hybrid
Ford is on an electrification offensive with its automobiles of late and is within the course of of creating a lot of its line-up as environment friendly as attainable. It’s why it has ditched diesel fully from its Fiesta line-up, and why a brand new hybrid model of its widespread S-Max MPV has been launched.
Although the diesel-powered S-Max stays, this new Hybrid model guarantees improved effectivity in addition to decrease emissions.
The Hyundai Kona has proved to be a success for the South Korean agency because of its quirky appears and spectacular stage of ordinary tools. The absolutely electrical model boasts probably the greatest ranges in the marketplace, too, which solely helps to spice up this automobile’s enchantment.
A revised model has been launched for 2021, with costs ranging from simply over £21,000.
Isuzu’s D-Max was a pick-up which didn’t actually should be made extra imposing, however that’s simply what has occurred with this newest version mannequin. It now packs an eye catching entrance grille design, which actually makes much more of a visible influence than earlier than.
Isuzu has additionally boosted the extent of sound insulation to assist with cabin quietness, whereas the suspension has been revised too to make sure a greater journey.
Kia’s newest Sorento is actually a placing trying factor and solely went on sale just lately. Out there in a spread of specs, the Sorento can also be out there as a plug-in hybrid, combining a 1.6-litre petrol engine with an electrical motor and batteries.
Very similar to the remainder of the agency’s vary, the Sorento has a key give attention to worth, with all specs bringing a formidable stage of ordinary tools.
Mazda’s CX-5 has sat atop the agency’s vary of SUVs for a short time now, which is why it has handled it to a much-needed replace. In addition to the introduction of a brand new petrol engine, the CX-5 advantages from an upgraded infotainment setup with a bigger display screen than earlier than.
A brand new limited-edition Kuro Version specification has additionally been added, with simply 155 examples benefitting from the high-value tools line.
Mercedes is one other producer that’s useless set on an electrified future, which is why it has simply launched this – the EQA. Arriving as a extra compact model of the agency’s EQC, the EQA boasts as much as 263 miles of electrical vary from a single cost.
With costs ranging from £40,495 – inclusive of the Authorities’s plug-in automobile grant – the EQA arrives with a aggressive value which undercuts many rivals.
Porsche Taycan rear-wheel-drive
The Taycan has already been on sale for a short time, however in basic Porsche style it hasn’t stopped there. In truth, it has now launched a rear-wheel-drive model, providing a lighter and barely cheaper entry level into the Taycan vary.
Nonetheless packing critical efficiency, this electrical four-door has head-turning appears and know-how to match.
Skoda Octavia vRS
The Octavia vRS is usually seen as the perfect on a regular basis efficiency automobile, which is why Skoda has ensured that it brings a superb stability of tempo and practicality with its newest mannequin. Based mostly on the most recent Octavia, the vRS arrives with a well-sized boot and a roomy cabin too.
There’s additionally the choice of petrol, diesel and plug-in powertrains, which implies there’s an engine for all.
Toyota’s Hilux has been given a complete replace, with a brand new 2.8-litre turbocharged diesel engine launched to sit down alongside a smaller 2.4-litre unit. The truck’s suspension has additionally been given a revamp to assist it produce a greater journey.
A brand new infotainment system is on the market as effectively, whereas all vehicles boast a totally revitalised exterior design with a brand new entrance grille and redesigned taillights.
Toyota RAV4 plug-in hybrid
Toyota hasn’t simply refreshed its pick-ups, however has been specializing in its common automobiles too. In addition to its new Yaris, Toyota has introduced a plug-in hybrid model of its newest RAV4, boosting the placing SUV’s effectivity ranges.
With a big battery on board, this RAV4 can return a claimed electric-only vary of as much as 46 miles whereas delivering as much as 282.4mpg.
Volkswagen is seeking to capitalise on the success of its electrical ID.3 with the introduction of the bigger ID.4. Bringing the identical standout appears because the smaller mannequin however with a barely elevated stage of practicality, the ID.4 will initially be out there in high-specification 1st Version trim – although ‘common’ variations can be launched down the road.
Because of a 77kWh battery, the ID.4 must be able to returning as much as 310 miles from a single cost.