The new cars of 2024 worth waiting for

The new cars of 2024 worth waiting for



From Abarth to Zenvo, welcome to our comprehensive guide to all the new metal arriving in 2024

As we settle in to the year, you might begin to wonder about the year ahead – and which new cars are on their way. Wonder no longer: welcome to our preview of the new cars coming to the UK in 2024, from Alfa Romeo to Zenvo.

It's set to be an exciting year, with several critical new arrivals including Citroën's new £22,000 electric crossover and the next-generation Mini hatch.

But it's not just electric cars, as we're also anticipating the arrival of exotics like the new Ferrari Roma Spider and the Lamborghini Revuelto.

It will also be a year of evolution for several big brands, with Renault launching a new electric Scénic, and Range Rover launching its first battery-electric car, to name just a couple.

Read on for our guide to new cars coming in 2024.

*New cars coming in 2024*

*Abarth 600e*

Electric hot-hatch-crossover will be Abarth’s second hot EV. It looks set to adopt the Fiat 500e’s 152bhp motor and will almost definitely gain an array of lurid paint schemes and a stiffened chassis. We expect the 600e to come with a Scorpion Track driving mode, like its smaller sibling. It will likely be good for a 7.0sec 0-62mph time.

*Everything we know about the Abarth 600e*

*AC Cobra GT Roadster*

Classic Cobra package gets a radical reinvention thanks to a 654bhp V8 and carbonfibre body. The Cobra GT Roadster is made by AC, its first new model since it appointed Swiss financial backer David Conza as CEO in May 2022. It’s set to start from £285,000 and has a bespoke aluminium spaceframe chassis designed in Italy by Icona Design Group and Cecomp. It’s set to be built in the UK.

*Everything we know about the AC Cobra GT Roadster*

*Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale*

The first in a series of low-volume specials from Alfa, the 33 can be had with either a 641bhp twin-turbo V6 or a 739bhp electric powertrain. Only 33 will be built, at around £1.7 million apiece.

*Everything we know about the Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale*

*Alfa Romeo Milano*

The Mito reborn… sort of. Alfa’s smallest car will be twinned with Jeep’s excellent Avenger. It will come as a 250-mile EV or a cheaper mild-hybrid petrol. It will come with four-wheel drive and may be the first E-CMP-based car to add a second motor on the rear axle. Alfa forecasts that the Milano will account for roughly 40% of its global sales.

*Everything we know about the Alfa Romeo Milano*

*Aiways U5*

Aiways may well be a brand you’ve not heard of. But the firm has come on leaps and bounds since its introduction in 2017, priding itself on its ‘clean sheet’ approach to car manufacturing. The U5 is a competent if uninspiring family SUV that also has been available elsewhere in Europe for a while.

*Read our Aiways U5 review*

*Alpine A290*

The spirit of Renaultsport has been revived for a rework of the upcoming Renault 5 with extra power, differential-simulating torque vectoring on the front axle, hydraulic bump stops and A110 brakes. Could it be the first truly great electric hot hatch?

*Everything we know about the Alpine A290*

*Alpine GTX-Over*

Renault performance brand taps into the mainstream with a sporting compact SUV based on the electric Mégane’s platform. Don’t expect a jacked-up A110 - it’ll be much more like a Lotus Eletre or Polestar 3. It will likely utilise a second motor on the rear axle, much like Nissan’s range-topping e-4orce Ariya, which is also on the Megane platform.

*Everything we know about the Alpine GTX-Over*

*Ariel Nomad 2*

It was a daft idea: take the Atom and turn it into a lightweight, minimalist, no-nonsense off-roader. A daft idea that worked brilliantly. The Nomad has been around since 2015, and a sequel is finally due. We don’t know much about it yet, although intriguingly Ariel has won a government grant to develop a Nomad EV.

*Read our Ariel Nomad review*

*Aston Martin Valhalla*

‘Son of Valkyrie’ arrives with a 1000bhp hybridised V8 that promises 0-62mph in 2.5sec, 217mph and a delicious noise – which should compensate for the screaming bespoke V6 it was meant to have.

*Everything we know about the Aston Martin Valhalla*

*Aston Martin Vantage*

The Vantage will receive a major makeover this year, with the goal to make it into an even purer sports car. Design chief Marek Reichman has called it “a complete hooligan”, which we assume means it will be a wild, powerful car with a lightweight chassis, track-honed suspension and a tuned version of its current 4.0 V8, rather than one for necking Stella and running amok at the football.

*Everything we know about the new Aston Martin Vantage*

*Audi A3*

Audi will give its European bestseller one last update in the ICE era, with a redesigned front end and technology upgrades. Expect the engine line-up to remain the same, though, with a choice of turbo petrols and diesels for the hatchback/saloon.

*Everything we know about the new Audi A3*

*Audi A5*

The combustion A4 will be renamed A5 when it’s replaced with an all-new model in late 2024 as Audi will designate internal-combustion-engined cars with odd numbers. The new A5’s styling is an evolution of the current model, with more angular headlights and a flatter front grille. The A5 will continue to offer petrol, diesel, mild-hybrid and plug-in hybrid engines. Well-placed Igolstadt insiders say the range-topping RS5 will be a hybrid.

*Everything we know about the new Audi A5*

*Audi E-tron GT*

Facelift for the Porsche Taycan sibling, on sale since 2020, will bring design changes to the front and rear. We’re also expecting some welcome range improvements and potentially an even hotter RS range-topper.

*Everything we know about the new Audi E-tron GT*

*Audi A6 E-tron*

Whether in saloon or estate form, the A6 has long been at the heart of Audi’s range, so this first electric version is very significant. The BMW i5 rival sits on a new EV platform co-developed by Audi and Porsche and will offer a range of 435 miles at launch.

*Everything we know about the Audi A6 E-tron*

*Audi Q6 E-tron*

The Q6 E-tron majors on technology, offering a 372-mile range and 270kW charging with an array of high-performance electric powertrains. Inside, it features a barrage of touchscreens as well as a new digital assistant said to be capable of learning a driver’s preferences; automatically activating the climate control or other functions according to their habits.

*Read our Audi Q6 E-tron review*

*Audi RS 6 Avant GT*

The RS6 will get one final rework to serve as a loadlugging tribute to Audi Sport’s thumping V8, gaining an aggressive makeover and an uplift past 621bhp.

*Audi Q4 E-tron*

Audi’s premium electric crossover is set for a new motor, faster charging, improved efficiency and revised suspension. The new rear motor is set to boost range by around 17 miles (to 339 miles), and the battery now supports 175kW charging. Audi says the suspension tweaks will offer “more harmonious damping, improved steering response and tighter load control.”

*Everything we know about the new Audi Q4 E-tron*

*Audi Q7*

Expect small adjustments for the Q7 to keep the SUV feeling fresh and in-line with the Q8 (below). There will be more defined bumpers, new headlights, a larger grille and fresh rear lights. Inside things will most likely be unchanged, including the slightly old-school two-tiered infotainment screen displays.

*Bentley Continental*

Crewe’s fabled W12 is on the way out, and it’s set to be replaced by a PHEV powertrain. But don’t fret too much: it won’t just be about boosting economy. Expect it to take learnings from the fierce V8 system in Porsche’s Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid – and expect the Conti to retain plenty of British luxury.

*Bugatti Bolide*

Think the 300mph, 1580bhp quad-turbocharged W16-engined Chiron is a bit tame? This one’s for you, then. The Bolide is what happens when Bugatti makes a track car: a £3.4 million maniac that weighs 1450kg while packing a whopping 1825bhp.

*Everything we know about the Bugatti Bolide*

*Bugatti hypercar*

Bugatti plans to mark 115 years by replacing the Chiron. Happily, the firm’s takeover by Rimac doesn’t mean it will be electric. Instead, it will be a hybrid – one “unlike anything else on sale”.

*Everything we know about the new Bugatti hypercar*

*Bugatti Mistral*

Bugatti “completes the circle of life” for its booming quad-turbocharged W16 with this Chiron-based open-air hypercar, blending elements of the Bolide, Divo and Voiture Noire. All 99 owners have paid more than £4.2 million to get their hands on one.

*Everything we need to know about the Bugatti Mistral*

*BMW 1 Series*

We’re expecting significant design changes to the F40 hatchback both inside and outside in a refresh this year, including a less cluttered cockpit with BMW’s latest iDrive system and cues bringing it into line with the new X1 and X2. Hurrah!

*BMW 3 Series*

Just two years since the last update, BMW is set to once again fettle the 3 Series. Details are very scarce but we expect these changes to be minor as the next-generation Vision Neue Klasse-inspired 3 Series is set for 2025. Five further BMW models will join it in 24 months as part of a co-ordinated roll-out of bespoke EVs.

*BMW 4 Series*

Word of warning. The teeth - the BMW 4 Series’ grille that has enraged a whole subset of the internet - is going nowhere. This facelift will bring a subtle new look with revised lights and bumpers, but don’t expect many changes inside. The 4 Series has only recently received the 14.9 inch curved display found in the BMW iX.

*BMW i4*

Like with the 4 Series, don’t expect too much from this facelift. It will receive the same light touch treatment with new lights and bumpers. But it will most likely receive an increase in efficiency and therefore range. No word yet on any power or handling upgrades, but we imagine BMW won’t mess too much with the formula.

*BMW i5 Touring*

Finally: BMW’s first electric estate will have a massive boot and an agreeable 350 miles of range. Petrol, diesel and plug-in hybrid variants of the new G60 5 Series Touring will also be produced, but the UK should only get the PHEV.

*Everything we know about the BMW i5 Touring*

*BMW M3*

BMW’s indomitable super-saloon gets a new lease of life to take it through to 2028, where it will go fully electric. Clearly, it doesn’t need much doing to it. Expect it to be very light. Changes will mostly be cosmetic, and even then, you might struggle to notice the ever so slightly different lower bumper. Both saloon and estate will be updated.

*BMW M4*

The M4’s at the halfway point – Leigh Delamere services, if you will – and needs a little touch-up. While a hardcore CS version will come out to bridge the gap between the standard car and CSL. We expect a few carbonfibre trinkets to reduce weight, and a bit more power to help differentiate it from the standard M4.

*BMW M5 Touring*

The first estate-bodied uber-5 Series since 2010 will pack a V8 plug-in hybrid system, expected to kick a whopping 790bhp and 737lb ft through both axles.

*Everything we know about the BMW M5 Touring*

*BMW X2/iX2*

The new, more rakish X2 is the first to be offered with an electric powertrain. The iX2 receives a dual-motor powertrain with 309bhp and 364lb ft, with a range of up to 279 miles. It isn’t the fastest X2, however – that honour goes to the petrol M35i, whose 296bhp makes it 0.2sec quicker to 62mph, hitting the benchmark speed in 5.4sec.

*Everything we know about the new BMW X2*

*BMW X3*

Internal-combustion X3 grows in size to help differentiate it from the BMW X1. It gains more electrified engines, so expect a 48-volt mild-hybrid 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol as well as a diesel. 3.0-litre petrol and diesels will most likely join the setup. The Neue Klasse electric iX3 will follow in 2026.

*Everything we know about the new BMW X3*

*BMW XM 50e*

Entry-level XM swaps V8 for straight six, dropping total system output from 748bhp to 469bhp. Externally, there will be little to distinguish this base car from the full-fat XM. So it will still be controversial looking. But you can expect the price to be significantly below the V8’s £150,000 asking price.

*BYD Seal U*

Chinese brand BYD takes its UK line-up to four cars with the Seal saloon's SUV sibling. Given the brand's affinity for fun names like Dolphin, Seagull and Atto 3, it's a shame it's decided to rebadge the Song Plus Champion Edition as the Seal U for Europe, but this is clearly a sensibly machine for sensible families, so best leave some quirkiness at the door. There will be a pure EV with a choice of two batteries or a plug-in hybrid which should be able to drive up to 93 miles with the engine off.

*Everything we know about the BYD Seal U*

*Citroën C3/ë-C3*

The next-generation C3 is in with a shot at the title of Britain's cheapest electric car when deliveries begin in summer 2024, with it priced between £22,000 and £23,000. For that money, you get a 44kWh lithium-iron-phosphate (LFP) battery pack that officially yields a range of 199 miles between charges, and can be recharged at rates up to 100kW (DC). 

*Everything we know about the Citroen e-C3*

*Cupra Born*

Electric hot hatch finally gets a proper hot version, courtesy of a hopped-up motor and a touch of chassis fettling. The long-rumoured 'VZ' version isn't set for a massive power bump, but should follow the hot GTX version of its Volkswagen ID 3 sibling in gaining a keener steering set-up, stiffer springs and lower suspension - no doubt coming alongside a sporty makeover with bespoke wheels and colours.

*Everything we know about the Cupra Born VZ*

*Cupra Formentor*

New look brings the Formentor in line with Cupra's new Tavascan and Terramar SUVs, while helping to carve out a distinct identity for the fledgling brand as it ramps up to take over car-making responsibilities from parent Seat. Striking new triangular light designs and a new grille are the most obvious changes, but we're expecting some mechanical upgrades, too: more EV range for the plug-in hybrid and a bit more grunt for the top-drawer AWD variant.

*Cupra Leon*

You won't mistake Spain's Golf GTI for a Seat again, as Cupra ushers in a more purposeful look that brings it into line with the newer (and Cupra-only) Born, Formentor and Tavascan. The Leon will follow the closely related VW Golf in gaining some extensive tech and mechanical upgrades for 2024, with longer-range PHEVs, quicker infotainment and – praise be – more buttons and switches on the cards.

*Everything we know about the new Cupra Leon*

*Cupra Tavascan*

The Tavascan arrives in late 2024 as a sportier take on the VW Group’s MEB-based SUVs, the Audi Q4 E-tron, Volkswagen ID 4 and Skoda Enyaq. At launch, there will be a 335bhp dual-motor, four-wheel drive range-topper capable of reaching 62mph in 5.6sec, plus a less powerful rear-wheel drive model with a range of 340 miles. 

*Everything we know about the **Cupra Tavascan*

*Dacia Duster*

An early contender for bargain of the year? Dacia's 4x4 has swapped onto a new platform for a promised boost in refinement and capability, and is now available with hybrid power for the first time.

*Everything we know about the new Dacia Duster*

*Dacia Spring*

One of Europe’s cheapest electric cars finally comes to the UK next year, receiving a light interior update in the process. It’s expected to bring improvements to perceived interior quality and technology, but without lifting the price above £20,000. That will make it Britain’s cheapest full-size electric car by quite some margin.

*Read our Dacia Spring review*

*DS 4 E-Tense*

Electric version of posh French hatchback will be closely related to the new Peugeot E-3008 with which it shares a platform. That means it should be available with either a 73kWh or 98kWh (the latter giving an impressive 435-mile range) and up to 316bhp in a performance-flavoured range-topper.

*Ferrari EV*

Ferrari hasn’t said what form its first EV will take, but it will feature in-house batteries, motors and electronics. The CEO has driven a prototype but would only say: “I like it a lot.”

*Ferrari SF90 XX Stradale*

The hallowed XX moniker has made its way onto a road car – Ferrari’s most powerful one yet. This extreme take on the SF90 Stradale ramps the hybridised V8 up to 1016bhp, wears more aero kit than an A380 and can crack 0-62mph in just 2.3sec.

*Read our Ferrari SF90 XX Stradale review*

*Ferrari GT*

Latest Ferrari super-GT keeps the V12 flag flying and will get a striking new look to match the Purosangue SUV. Don’t expect to see a turbo in that vast bay, or any electrical assistance.

*Everything we know about the new Ferrari GT*

*Ferrari Roma Spider*

Ferrari’s premier grand tourer gains a soft roof but sacrifices none of its handling panache, with a pliant ride and lots of grip through tricky bends. 

*Read our Ferrari Roma Spider review*

*Fiat 600e*

The Fiat 600e shares many of its underpinnings with the Jeep Avenger, including a 51kWh battery that provides 250 miles of range. It’s geared towards families, with more boot space than the rival Volvo EX30, and a lower price of £32,995. A petrol version will also follow at a significantly lower price. 

*Read our Fiat 600e review*

*Fiat Panda*

The Italian cousin of the ë-C3 will hark back to its 1980 progenitor with retro design and a simple kit offering. It will also offer both combustion and electric powertrains and should undercut the £28,195 Fiat 500 EV.

*Everything we know about the new Fiat Panda*

*Fiat Topolino*

Turin’s 1950s-flavoured take on the Citroën Ami can be specified without doors, which would be rather more appropriate on Camber Sands than in Camberwell, where you’re more likely to see one. It’s sure to be the ultimate conversation starter.

*Everything we know about the Fiat Topolino*

*Ford E-Transit Courier*

Your local postie's van just got a big glow-up. Ford's smallest van has been reinvented with a bold new look, a tech-heavy cockpit modelled on the Focus and the option of all-electric power. The Tourneo Connect passenger version will follow later, as a (very) indirect replacement for the Fiesta. Well, it'll be Ford's cheapest car, anyway.

*Everything we know about the Ford E-Transit Courier*

*Ford E-Transit Custom*

Don't skip over this one - it could be one of the most important new model launches of 2024. Seriously. The Transit Custom is (quite comfortably) the UK's best-selling vehicle, so the arrival of an all-electric version with up to 236 miles of range is pretty important. Full details are still to come, but it looks likely to get the 68kWh battery from the bigger E-Transit, and could pack up to 265bhp in its most potent form.

*Everything we know about the Ford E-Transit Custom*

*Ford Explorer*

The introduction of new battery legislation delayed the launch of this small electric crossover to summer 2024. When it arrives, it will be offered in 168bhp, 282bhp and 335bhp guises, and Ford will target a range of 311 miles from the longest-legged ‘Max’ variant. 

*Everything we know about the Ford Explorer*

*Ford Kuga*

A bold new front end and a hint of ruggedness for Ford's big-selling crossover, which will also bring an extensive interior refresh and a suite of mechanical upgrades. How do we know so much already? Well, the updated Kuga has been on sale in the US as the Escape for months... 

*Ford Mustang*

Ford has given the good ol’ fashioned pony car a reprieve as the Mustang screeches into its seventh era with a reassuringly familiar recipe. More an evolution than a revolution, the S650 is still powered by an atmospheric 5.0-litre V8, which still drives the rear wheels and still makes an excellent noise. Change isn’t always necessary.

*Ford Mustang Mach-E*

New lithium-iron-phosphate battery option should bring faster charging and a lower start price for Ford's electric SUV. The new battery chemistry is already available in the US, cutting costs by up to $5000, but Ford has yet to reveal pricing for the UK.

*Everything we know about the Ford Mustang Mach-e*

*Ford Mustang Mach-E Rally*

It's nice to see one of the world's biggest car companies still has a sense of humour. This new special edition of the Mustang Mach-E boosts power to 480bhp and gets an off-road-focused chassis overhaul in pursuit of off-highway thrills. It's no mere lights-and-stickers job, either; Ford says it's taken inspiration from the legendary Focus RS, and has tested the EV against some "legendary heroes" of off-roading.

*Everything we know about the Ford Mustang Mach-E Rally*

*Jaecoo 7*

Chinese car giant Chery is coming to the UK with Omoda (further down this list) and the Jaecoo brand. 

The 7 SUV is Hyundai Tucson-sized and will likely come with plug-in hybrid powertrains. A dealer network of 50 sites is being set up, with franchise partners including Listers and Peter Vardy.

*Everything we know about the Jaecoo 7*

*Jeep Avenger 4x4*

Four-wheel-drive version of Jeep’s baby EV will blend urban manoeuvrability with brand-appropriate ruggedness.

*Read our Jeep Avenger review*

*Jeep Recon*

Jeep’s electric Land Rover Defender rival gets 600bhp and a 3.5sec 0-62mph time. The car’s upright stance and square front end are borrowed from the Wrangler, and like that SUV, the doors can be removed.

*Everything we know about the Jeep Recon*

*Jeep Wrangler*

Design and interior changes are the key differences for the £60,785 Jeep Wrangler this time around, which of course retains its focus on off-road driving. The UK has somewhat drawn the short straw in terms of powertrains, with just one 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol unit hitting our roads, with 267bhp and 296 lb ft on offer. The US, meanwhile, gets a 3.6-litre V6, a 6.4-litre V8 and a 2.0-litre turbocharged plug-in hybrid. 

*Everything we know about the new Jeep Wrangler*

*Kia EV3*

Kia’s push into more affordable EVs will begin with this futuristic Soul successor, due to arrive with a price tag of around £28,500. It will use the E-GMP platform and offer multiple powertrains, including a rapid GT one.

*Everything we know about the Kia EV3*

*Kia EV6*

Where has the time gone? The Kia EV6 will have been on sale for four years in 2024, which means the electric coupe crossover is due a significant facelift. So far, all we’ve seen of the new EV6 is a camouflaged prototype undergoing on-the-road testing, but initial spy photos hint at design changes in line with the new EV9, plus some technology adjustments to improve range and efficiency.

*Read our Kia EV6 review*

*Kia Picanto*

The smallest Kia gains some design inspiration from the biggest (the EV9). It features a new ‘tiger nose’ front grille, a wraparound rear light bar, new safety technology and over the-air software updates.

*Everything we know about the new Kia Picanto*

*Kia Sorento*

Handed its debut at last year’s Los Angeles motor show, the new Kia Sorento gains a radical design overhaul inspired by the range-topping Kia EV9. A new front end takes centre stage, with a sharper bonnet and new vertical headlights, but the biggest changes come inside the cabin. The model introduces a 12.3in touchscreen and a 4.3in gauge cluster on entry-level cars, and dual 12.3in screens on top-spec variants.

*Everything we know about the new Kia Sorento*

*Koenigsegg Gemera*

Koenigsegg doesn’t do normal. So its first four-seater can be had with either a camless twin-turbo triple or a twin-turbo V8 engine within a PHEV system to offer either 1381bhp or 2268bhp. Because of course it can.

*Everything we know about the Koenigsegg Gemera*

*Lamborghini Huracan*

Baby Lambo comes of age with a hybridised, twin-turbo V8 that spins to 10,000rpm and a dramatic new look modelled on the V12 Revuelto. Rally-ready Sterrato has set a high bar.

*Everything we know about the new Lamborghini Huracan*

*Lamborghini Revuelto*

The Aventador’s successor is Lamborghini’s maiden plug-in-hybrid supercar, adding three electric motors to a new 6.5-litre V12 engine. With a total of 1001bhp, it dispatches the 0-62mph sprint in 2.5sec, and tops out above 217mph. There’s only one problem – it’s sold out until 2026.

*Read our Lamborghini Revuelto review*

*Lamborghini Urus*

The year 2024 will see the Lamborghini Urus go hybrid-only before an all-electric second generation arrives in 2029. Powered by a twin-turbo 4.0-litre V8 PHEV powertrain, the new Urus will be the brand’s second plug-in, following the Revuelto. No performance details have been revealed just yet, but Lamborghini confirmed to Autocar in 2023 that the hybrid will completely replace the pure-petrol V8 Urus towards the end of this year.

*Everything we know about the new Lamborghini Urus*

*Land Rover Defender SVX*

The Land Rover Defender SVX is expected to be the wildest Defender yet, expected to resurrect the firm’s dormant sub brand. The high-powered SUV will likely stand as a challenger to the Mercedes-AMG G500 4x42, with V8 power and incredibly competent on- and off-road capabilities. Expect a sky-high price tag surpassing the current, base £100,000 V8 Defender.

*Everything we know about the Land Rover Defender SVX*

*Land Rover Discovery Sport*

Freshened Disco went on sale last June, but its arrival was delayed by supply issues. It looks the same externally but the cabin has changed a lot, ditching buttons for a larger touchscreen.

*Everything we know about the new Land Rover Discovery Sport*

*Lotus Emeya*

Lotus’s electric reinvention continues with the new Emeya, a sleek luxury saloon rivalling the Porsche Taycan with outputs of up to 905bhp. Range is claimed to be “broadly similar” to the Eletre, which achieves 373 miles in entry-level and S guises, and 304 miles in high-powered R form. 

*Everything we know about the Lotus Emeya*

*Maserati Granturismo Folgore*

Take the handsome new Maserati Granturismo, swap its 'Nettuno' V6 for three electric motors and you get the Folgore. With 751bhp and 996lb ft, it's by far the quickest GT in a straight line, dispatching the 0-62mph sprint in 2.7sec. Early signs point to it being an engaging steer, too.

*Read our Maserati GranTurismo Folgore review*

*Maserati Grancabrio*

The Granturismo with its roof lopped off, the Grancabrio is expected to offer the same mix of ICE and electric powertrains, with only a slight penalty to performance. The soft-top is expected to arrive in the second half of 2024, after the coupé.

*Everything we know about the new Maserati Grancabrio*

*Maserati Grecale Folgore*

This family SUV will be key to Maserati's assault on the electric car market, as one of six EVs it's launching by 2025. Its performance won't be quite as outrageous as the Granturismo Folgore's but still strong, with more than 500bhp and a 0-62mph time of 4.5sec.

*Everything we know about the Maserati Grecale Folgore*

*Maserati MC20 Folgore*

The first electric supersports car. Maserati says it’s committed to retaining the feel of a V6 while giving it whip-crack acceleration, courtesy of an expected 745bhp and 997lb ft of torque.

*Everything we know about the Maserati MC20 Folgore*

*Maybach EQS SUV*

Maybach’s first electric car beats rivals Bentley and Rolls-Royce to the punch, as the first properly luxurious zero-emission SUV on the market. It can be had with a spacious four-seat interior, in which rear passengers are treated to reclining and massaging thrones. In spite of all the extra gadgetry – and its weight – performance is improved compared with the current range-topping Mercedes EQS SUV, the 580.

*Everything we know about the Maybach EQS SUV*

*Mazda CX-80*

Another brand stepping into the seven-seat market will be Mazda, which is set to launch the CX-80 later this year. With three rows of seats, it will join the smaller CX-60 as one of the brand’s first plug-in hybrid models in Europe, pairing an in-line four-cylinder petrol engine with an electric motor sourced from Toyota, similar to that used in the Toyota RAV4 PHEV. 

*Mazda MX-5*

Beloved roadster gets a stay of execution by way of extra safety kit, required to meet new EU safety regulations. It also gains new front and rear lights, plus a revised limited slip differential to offer greater stability when decelerating.

*Everything we know about the new Mazda MX-5*

*McLaren GTS*

Woking’s V8 grand tourer gets a facelift and a name change. Biggest tweaks include a refinement of the nose lift system to make it quicker, a new hydraulic steering set-up, an extra 15bhp, a carbonfibre roof, a raft of new options… and the letter S.

*Everything we know about the McLaren GTS*

*Mercedes-AMG CLE 63*

Hot super saloon, anybody? The new mild hybrid Mercedes-AMG CLE 63 could be the car for you, adding heavily ramped-up performance, a redesigned interior and sporty exterior styling over the standard car. Some 442bhp and 413lb ft of torque is pumped out from AMG’s twin-turbocharged 3.0-litre straight-six petrol engine, which is backed up by an integrated starter-generator (ISG). You’ll be as fast as almost anything else on the road, with  a 4.2sec sprint from 0-62mph and a top speed limited to 155mph.

*Mercedes-AMG E63*

Yes, yes, the Mercedes-AMG is losing its V8 engine for a straight-six plug-in hybrid. But it’s not all bad - it will gain electric-only driving for improved economy, plus higher power and performance than ever before. Figures are still under wraps, but it’s claimed the brand is targeting more than 700bhp and 884lb ft, which puts many sports and supercars to shame.

*Everything we know about the Mercedes-AMG E63*

*Mercedes-AMG GLC 63*

Much like its saloon sibling, the Mercedes-AMG C63, the new high-performance GLC loses its twin-turbocharged 4.0-litre V8. In its place is a plug-in-hybrid powertrain, pairing a fettled version of the Mercedes-AMG A45’s turbocharged four-pot with a rear-mounted electric motor. The result is a combined output of 671bhp and 752lb ft of torque. That’s enough to send the GLC – all 2.2 tonnes of it – from 0-62mph in just 3.5sec.

*Everything we know about the Mercedes-AMG GLC 63*

*Mercedes-AMG GT*

The brasher coupé sibling to the new Mercedes-AMG SL arrives with a reworked version of the firm’s hand-built, twin-turbocharged 4.0-litre V8, delivering either 469bhp or 577bhp. In either guise, this powerplant is mated to a nine-speed automatic gearbox, delivering 0-62mph times comfortably below 3.9sec.

*Everything we know about the new Mercedes-AMG GT*

*Mercedes-AMG S63*

Want an AMG-tuned saloon with a V8? Your last remaining option is the S63 – the most powerful S-Class to date. It adds a rear-mounted electric motor and 13.1kWh battery to AMG’s 4.0-litre powerplant, giving combined outputs of 791bhp and 1054lb ft. That’s sufficient to crack the 0-62mph sprint in 3.3sec – half a second quicker than the famed McLaren-Mercedes SLR, which was almost an entire tonne lighter.

*Everything we know about the new Mercedes-AMG S63*

*Mercedes-Benz CLE Cabriolet*

Take the Mercedes C-Class and E-Class Coupé replacement, then lop the roof off.  Specifications are expected to broadly match the tin-top CLE, opening with the 201bhp CLE 200 and topping out with the 375bhp six-pot CLE 450 4Matic. UK prices are yet to be confirmed but are expected to represent a slight premium compared with the equivalent coupé.

*Read our Mercedes CLE review*

*MG 3*

One of the UK’s cheapest cars receives a comprehensive overhaul next year, likely adopting emissions-busting mild-hybrid technology and new driver assistance technologies. Although this will make it more expensive, MG bosses are keen for the 3 to remain an affordable proposition, so it is expected to be priced below £20,000.

*Everything we know about the new MG 3*

*MG Cyberster*

MG’s first new sports car since being purchased by Chinese giant SAIC is an electric sports car with a whopping 536bhp in dual-motor form. A halo model signalling the design of the brand’s future mainstream cars, the Cyberster is expected to cost around £55,000 in entry-level rear-wheel-drive guise, and £65,000 in twin-motor form.

*Everything we know about the MG Cyberster*

*Mini Aceman*

The indirect successor to the Mini Clubman, the Aceman, is an electric crossover sandwiched between the Cooper and the significantly larger Countryman. It will use a stretched version of the Cooper EV’s Spotlight architecture, with the same mix of powertrains and battery packs.

*Everything we know about the Mini Aceman*

*Mini Cooper*

The reborn Mini Cooper marks the start of a revamp for the brand’s aged line-up, introducing a bespoke electric platform engineered with Chinese manufacturer Great Wall. It has a 181bhp front-mounted motor and a 40.7kWh battery, which provides a claimed range of 190 miles. Prices start at £31,495, but a cheaper petrol model is also on the way.

*Everything we know about the electric Mini Cooper*

*Mini Countryman*

Mini’s junior SUV has been upsized to chase the Audi Q3 and Q4, gaining an electric variant with a range of 279 miles. It will also be the first Mini to offer level-two driver assistance, capable of providing hands-off driving at speeds of up to 37mph. Entry-level petrol cars will be priced from £29,025, whereas the EV will cost £42,025. 

*Everything we know about the new Mini Countryman*

*Nio EL6*

Electric Chinese car majors on practicality, with 668 litres of boot space – more than you’ll find in an Audi Q4 or Ford Mustang Mach-E – and 40/20/40-split rear seats. Four-wheel drive is standard, thanks to a dual-motor set-up outputting a combined 482bhp and 516lb ft. Meanwhile, a 70kWh battery yields a range of around 300 miles between charges. It’s also compatible with Nio’s battery-swap stations, which can remove a pack and replace it with a fully-charged one in fewer than five minutes.

*Everything we know about the Nio EL6*

*Nio ET5*

The ET5 is a pretty slick premium saloon and a very credible rival to the BMW i4 and Tesla Model 3. Expect it here late in the year, although not until a number of swap stations are ready, so council planning departments may have an oversized influence…

*Read our Nio ET5 review*

*Nissan Ariya Nismo*

Nismo name returns for a high-performance variant of Nissan’s mainstream electric crossover. Spotted testing at the Nürburgring Nordschleife, it’s expected to feature a more aggressive, track-biased set-up for the four-wheel drive system, as well as more than 400bhp.

*Nissan Qashqai*

New bumpers and lights will adorn Britain’s best-selling car next year, but expect less radical changes under the skin. After all, if it ain’t broke, why fix it?

*Omoda C5*

The Omoda C5 is a direct competitor (and lookalike) of the Aiways U5 found further up this list. The C5 showcases the talents of Chinese giant Chery, which has the scale to cause a stir in the UK.

*Everything we know about the Omoda C5*

*Peugeot e-208*

Electric supermini says goodbye to its paltry range with the addition of a 51kWh battery. It will now go 248 miles – and it has a slick new front end to match the larger 2008.

*Read our Peugeot e-208 review*

*Peugeot e-3008*

New interior, new silhouette and even a new platform: the reinvented 3008 sets the tone for a whole new era at Peugeot. We’ve driven it and can confirm that it is competent to drive, if a bit soulless, but more desirable than any other 3008 ever has been.

*Read our Peugeot e-3008 review*

*Peugeot e-408*

The Peugeot E-408 is expected to adopt Stellantis’s favoured combo of a single 154bhp electric motor and 51kWh (usable) battery pack. That should yield a 0-62mph time below 10sec and a range north of 200 miles. 

*Peugeot e-5008*

Third-generation family SUV gets bigger and bolder, with the option of hybrid, plug-in-hybrid or electric power. Expect it to be similar under the skin to the Peugeot e-3008, whose new STLA Medium underpinnings allow battery sizes of up to 98kWh – enabling a range of 435 miles.

*Peugeot e-Rifter*

Re-styled front end brings small seven-seater into line with Peugeot’s new three-fanged look, ushered in with the new 3008. It also receives an interior upgrade, bringing a larger 10in infotainment touchscreen.

*Polestar 3*

Sporting twin of the Volvo EX90 gets a 510bhp dual-motor powertrain and a 111kWh battery, delivering a range of 379 miles between charges. An early drive of a prototype revealed promising traits for its arrival in the UK: rapid pace, communicative steering and a roomy, nicely-finished interior.

*Read our Polestar 3 review*

*Polestar 4*

The Polestar 4 is a pure-electric take on the Porsche Macan and Polestar’s fourth model. It’s tipped to be the company’s bestselling model and will be built in China and Korea. Intriguingly the Chinese market cars will receive an entirely different operating system. Notably, it will not come with a rear window.

*Everything we know about the Polestar 4*

*Porsche 911*

Due for arrival in June, the world’s most compelling sports car is due to go hybrid for the first time among a slew of subtle design tweaks, which include a new front bumper, revised headlamp design, new alloys, and new exhausts. Available specifications are likely to remain the same, however the long-awaited addition of plug-in power has been all but confirmed. It will use the same 3.8-litre flat fix as the outgoing car, but the additional power of an electric motor will boost performance figures.

*Porsche Macan Electric*

Porsche’s critical first entry into the electric SUV segment is underpinned by the new PPE platform shared with the Audi Q6 E-tron (above), offering outputs of up to 603bhp and 738lb ft. The petrol Macan will remain on sale alongside the EV, but is expected to receive a significant overhaul to bring it up to date.

*Read our Porsche Macan Electric review*

*Porsche Panamera*

This sumptuous shooting-brake is set to gain more power and greater refinement as it enters its third generation. The most significant upgrades concern the hybrid powertrains: a new Turbo E-Hybrid variant pairs a reworked 4.0-litre V8 with a brand-new electric motor, which are expected to provide a combined output north of 650bhp.

*Read our Porsche Panamera review*

*Porsche Taycan 'Turbo GT'*

Updated Taycan is set to bring a new look front and a raft of interior changes, but most exciting is the prospect of a red-hot range-topper, which could be Porsche’s fastest road car yet. It will no doubt get a track-focused chassis set-up, and it’s rumoured to adopt a new tri-motor powertrain with 1000bhp. So don’t order that Tesla Plaid just yet. 

*Everything we know about the Porsche Taycan Turbo GT*

*Range Rover Electric*

New cars don’t get much more significant than this: JLR has invested heavily in its electric transformation, and while the reinvented Jaguars will steal the limelight, the first electric Range Rover will be crucial to finding sales volume and perhaps helping convert a new group of buyers to EVs.

*Everything we know about the Range Rover Electric*

*Renault 4*

Renault will revive another of its most popular historic models, this time as a small, retro crossover that’s aimed at the city but should be able to cope off road. Expect it to be mechanically similar to the 5 below. But Renault insists the interior will be very different.

*Everything we know about the Renault 4*

*Renault 5*

There’s a lot riding on this one. Touted as “the car that everybody wants” by Renault Group boss Luca de Meo, it’s designed to be the most fun small electric car to drive, and yet it will be far from the most expensive, with an expected starting price of around £25,000.

*Everything we know about the Renault 5*

*Renault Captur*

Renault’s smallest and best-selling crossover is due for a Clio-inspired image refresh, with revised LED headlights, a new grille and a showcase for the French brand’s new badge. Inside, you can expect to see a larger infotainment screen paired with a design overhaul that aims to prolong its market appeal. Also don’t be surprised if its hybrid powertrains sing from the same hymn sheet as the smaller Clio.

*Renault C-SUV*

This brand new entrant to the French brand’s crossover range is expected to fill the gap between the Captur and Arkana. With styling inspired by the latter, it will follow the firm’s latest design language and sit atop its CMF-EV platform, shared with the Ariya and Megane E-Tech.

*Renault Rafale*

The long-awaited D-segment flagship is a powerful hybrid coupé-SUV that Renault promises will be “a vehicle born and bred for driving pleasure”. It will appear first as a 197bhp front-wheel drive hybrid, but a 295bhp four-wheel drive version is also scheduled. Notable features will include a new grille, prominent haunches and a long fastback roof with a 17deg rake angle, considered ideal for efficient aerodynamics.

*Everything we know about the Renault Rafale*

*Renault Scenic E-Tech*

Described by its maker as “a new form of family vehicle”, the latest Renault Scenic has morphed into an en-vogue electric SUV aimed at family buyers. It has been designed with a focus on sustainability: up to 24% of the materials used to build the Scenic are recycled, and Renault aims for 90% of each car to be reused at the end of its life. 

*Everything we know about the Renault Scenic E-Tech*

*Rolls-Royce Spectre Cabriolet*

We’ve been told to “watch this space” regarding the Dawn soft-top’s electric successor, which could very well offer the ultimate al fresco driving experience. Expect a significant premium over the £330,000 coupé.

*Seres 3*

Haven't heard of Seres? You're probably not the only one. The 3 will start from £29,995 - making it the cheapest electric SUV on sale.

The Qashqai-sized car has a 161bhp front motor, a 54kWh battery and an official range of just over 200 miles.

*Skoda Enyaq*

Skoda looks to keep its spot near the top of the electric SUV sales chart with an updated Enyaq. It will get the new Modern Solid look plus enhanced charging, range and performance.

*Everything we know about the new Skoda Enyaq*

*Skoda Kamiq*

Rugged looks and large air intakes sums up the mid-life refresh for the Czech firm’s baby crossover. Available to order now in three specifications - SE, SE L and Monte Carlo - it’s fitted as standard with 17in wheels, 8.25in infotainment display, wireless Apple CarPlay, rear parking sensors, LED headlights and dual-zone climate control.

*Everything we know about the new Skoda Kamiq*

*Skoda Kodiaq*

Sharper, bolder and more advanced than its hugely successful predecessor, this seven-seat SUV gets completely overhauled styling, the option of a plugin hybrid powertrain for the first time and a revamped interior with physical buttons for major controls. Rejoice.

*Everything we know about the new Skoda Kodiaq*

*Skoda Octavia*

The Czechs are giving their best-seller a chunky update for the first time since 2019. Among the changes to the hatch/estate are a revised front end and a thoroughly overhauled interior.

*Skywell BE11*

Skywell, founded in 2017 by bus manufacturer Nanjing Golden Dragon, sees itself as an Audi and Mercedes-Benz rival. The BE11 will arrive in the summer of 2024, offering a 201bhp electric motor and a range of 304 miles.

Further Skywell products are being considered for export to the UK.

*Smart #3*


The original Fortwo feels like a distant memory now, as the biggest Smart yet is a Volkswagen ID 5-rivalling EV with five seats and 273 miles of range. It drives well enough, is good value and it’s pretty good looking too. Such a shame that the driver assistance tech is infuriatingly poor.

*Read our Smart #3 review*

*Subaru Forester*

The Mk5 Forester stays true to form with a sensible two-box body, symmetrical four-wheel drive and a smattering of new tech inside. Plus a full hybrid version has been confirmed.

*Suzuki Swift*

Among a host of design changes, four-wheel drive and engine alterations, the new Swift arrives with a new front grille, L-shaped front lights and updated front wings. The brand’s Allgrip Auto four-wheel drive system will also be available as an option, while inside analogue instruments and a small digital screen feature in the driver display. It does, however, come with wireless smartphone mirroring as standard.

*Everything we know about the new Suzuki Swift*

*Toyota Land Cruiser*

J150 will bow out after a 14-year run to make way for J250, which is mostly new but nods back to the legendary FJ60. New chassis improves on-road refinement, but not at the expense of mud-plugging ability, and the cabin has been brought into the 21st century.

*Everything we know about the new Toyota Land Cruiser*

*Toyota Supra 'GRMN'*

A hotter new variant of the GR Supra is set to arrive in 2024, swapping the BMW Z4’s B58 straight six for the fiery S58 one from the new BMW M2. That should make for a very healthy power bump, while track-focused revisions to the chassis could enable it to bid for sports car supremacy at the Nürburgring. Which would be fitting.

*Everything we know about the Toyota Supra GRMN*

*Vauxhall Crossland*

Bigger, bolder, and electric for the first time: Vauxhall’s rival to the Ford Puma will be completely reinvented for its second outing and acts as one of the last Vauxhalls to go electric. With chunkier, flatter edges and a more overt billing as a small SUV, the Crossland gains Vauxhall's new 'Vizor' front end, with slimline LED headlights and contrasting wraparound 'grille' panel. Despite it remaining under heavy camouflage, it clearly gains a more robust silhouette and significant increase in size.

*Everything we know about the new Vauxhall Crossland*

*Vauxhall Grandland*

Vauxhall’s sibling to the Peugeot e-3008 will be reinvented as it moves across onto Stellantis’s STLA Medium platform, bringing an electric version with up to 435 miles of range and the potential for a rapid GSe plug-in hybrid with 321bhp.

*Everything we know about the new Vauxhall Grandland*

*Volkswagen Golf*

Can a mid-life update help Volkswagen climb back up Europe’s sales charts? Revised styling, “fixed” infotainment and improved hybrid powertrains look to fuel the once-dominant hatchback’s comeback. It looks like there will be no manual gearbox this time, though.

*Everything we know about the new VW Golf*

*Volkswagen ID Buzz LWB*

Could this be the most useful EV on the market? Volkswagen’s reborn ‘bus’ finally lives up to its billing with seats for seven in long-wheelbase form, also gaining a bigger battery and a more powerful motor.

*Everything we know about the VW ID Buzz LWB*

*Volkswagen T-Cross*

Pumped-up Polo gains trick new LED lights as standard, plus subtly redesigned bodywork. No electrified powertrains, though. The key changes are instead to be seen inside, where the Ford Puma rival has a new dashboard and plusher materials.

*Everything we know about the new VW T-Cross*

*Volvo EX30*

This new electric crossover has been developed to deliver electric mobility to a new, younger audience in urban environments. It bookends Volvo’s line-up with the larger EX90 and offers a range of more than 200 miles between charges in all specifications.

*Read our Volvo EX30 review*

*Volvo EX90*

Volvo’s priciest car to date is also billed to be its safest and most luxurious. A zero-emission equivalent to the Volvo XC90 SUV, the EX90 comes with a 111kWh battery that provides a (claimed) range of 364 miles in Twin Motor specification, and 360 miles in the Performance model. The Range Rover rival also introduces Lidar technology, which is planned to eventually enable “unsupervised autonomous driving” in select locations and conditions.

*Everything we know about the Volvo EX90*

*Wiesmann Project Thunderball*

German firm best known for its BMW V8-engined muscle cars gives us the first electric convertible since the Tesla Roadster. Our early drive in a prototype was encouraging, so we can’t wait to try the 671bhp finished product. It’s just a shame it will cost more than £250,000.

*Read our Wiesmann Project Thunderball review*

*Xpeng G6*

Xpeng promises to be an upmarket proposition, and our first taste of its cars suggests it could be a credible premium alternative. Its first UK car will be – surprise – a mid-size electric SUV, and it’s named after Far East Movement’s 2010 pop song Like a G6… possibly.

*Everything we know about the Xpeng G6*

*Zenvo Aurora*

This Danish hypercar might be one of the most ludicrous to date, packing a 6.6-litre quad-turbocharged V12 and three electric motors, all combining for a total output of 1850bhp. Prices will start at around £3 million, but plenty of (costly) customisation options will also be available.

*Everything we know about the Zenvo Aurora*

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