Best new cars coming in 2021 and beyond

What can you expect to see in showrooms in the next couple of years? Our guide reveals all

Fast SUVs coming in 2021

Hyundai Kona N

Spy shot of secretly tested future car


Hyundai is cooking up a hotter version of its Kona SUV. Thought to have around 250bhp, the Kona N will have a sportier body kit, lower suspension and front-wheel drive. Set to have much in common with the Hyundai i30 N hatchback, the car will face off against the new Ford Puma ST.

Read more about the Hyundai Kona N here.

Kia electric SUV

Spy shot of secretly tested future car


What could be the fastest Kia ever is currently in development. The car, named CV internally, will be an electric SUV based on the Kia Imagine concept. As with any new electric car, 300 miles of range is the target, but Kia also says the CV will hit 0-62mph in under three seconds - rivalling the Porsche Taycan. The Kia will cost a lot less, however.

Read more about the Kia electric SUV here.

Large SUVs coming in 2021


BMW has unveiled the divisive looking iX, which will be the company’s flagship electric SUV. Power will stand at around 500bhp, and you’ll be able to travel up to 376 miles on a charge, although the battery will deplete much quicker if you make use of all that power.

Read more about the BMW iX here.

BMW X8 and X8 M

BMW X7 SUV front tracking

BMW has trademarked ‘X8 M’ after doing the same for ‘X8’ several years ago. This suggests it may be working on a new super-luxurious SUV with a high-performance M variant. It would likely be heavily based on the BMW X7 but will take aim at cars like the Bentley Bentayga, and will have a six-figure price tag to match.

Read about the BMW X8 and the BMW X8 M.

Lagonda SUV

Lagonda All-Terrain SUV concept Geneva profile

Now that the Aston Martin DBX has launched, the British company will turn its focus to launching a luxury SUV under its Lagonda brand. Unlike the current crop of mega SUVs, however, the Lagonda will stand out with a purely electric powertrain. Few things are known about the ‘All-Terrain concept’ yet, but we’re told the production version will retain the boldness of the concept.

Read more about the Lagonda SUV here.

Land Rover Defender V8

2021 Land Rover Defender 110 - V8 prototype - front 3/4 view

A range-topping V8 version of the new Land Rover Defender 110 will soon be added to the line-up. It’ll be a modern iteration of the original Defender V8, and a prototype has already been spotted testing ahead of its arrival next year. Power is likely to be borrowed from BMW’s biggest M Performance models, with a turbocharged 4.4-litre V8 engine producing around 500bhp. 

Tesla Cybertruck

Tesla Cybertruck - front 3/4 dynamic view

Anyone who was expecting the Tesla Cybertruck to look like a relatively conventional pickup (we did!) was very much mistaken. The futuristic Cybertruck is completely different to any commercial vehicle on our roads. The most powerful version is said to have a range of more than 500 miles and a maximum towing capacity of over six tonnes.

Read more about the Tesla Cybertruck here.

Toyota Highlander

Toyota Highlander

Toyota has revealed a new SUV that’ll sit above the RAV4. The Toyota Highlander will be a seven-seater and will be hybrid only, using the same 2.5-litre engine as the RAV4. It’ll come with a big boot and plenty of equipment, including a Land Rover-style digital rear-view mirror, and should be cheaper to buy than the Lexus RX L and Volvo XC90 T8.

Read more about the Toyota Highlander here.

Volkswagen ID. Roomzz

 2021 Volkswagen ID. Roomzz - front quarter driving

Volkswagen showrooms may change in the next few years, as the cars we’re used to will be joined by electric versions. The ID. Roomzz concept is larger than a Volkswagen Touareg, suggesting it’ll be the company’s flagship and most expensive electric car. It’ll share styling with the rest of the VW ID. range, including the recently revealed ID.3 hatchback. The ID. Roomzz is unlikely to come to the UK, however.

Read more about the Volkswagen ID. Roomzz here.

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