Best new cars coming in 2023 and beyond
What can you expect to see in showrooms in the next couple of years? Our guide reveals all
- Page 1 - Superminis and family hatchbacks
- Page 2 - Small SUVs and family SUVs
- Page 3 - Large SUVs and fast SUVs
- Page 4 - Coupes, convertibles, saloons and estates
- Page 5 - Hot hatchbacks, MPVs and supercars
- Page 6 - Cars coming in 2023 and beyond
Cars coming in 2023 and beyond
Aston Martin Vanquish
The Aston Martin Vanquish Vision was one of three concepts launched in early 2019 by the British brand, and it’s said to be almost identical to the finished production version, which will launch in 2022. Rivalling the McLaren 720S and Ferrari F8 Tributo, the car will be Aston’s first mid-engined road-going model.
Audi A4 Avant
A new generation of the Audi A4 Avant will be revealed in 2023, judging by these spy shots. The A4 Avant will once again rival the BMW 3 Series Touring estate, and may get a plug-in hybrid powertrain for the first time.
Read more about the new Audi A4 Avant here.
Audi TT EV
There’s been a lot of debate regarding the future of the Audi TT - at various points it has seemed the next TT would be a two-door like the current car, a four-door coupe like the Mercedes CLA or even an SUV with TT badges. For now, it appears that Audi is planning to stick with a two-door coupe body style, but with a battery pack instead of a petrol engine.
Read more about the next-generation electric Audi TT here.
BMW 5 Series EV
After the electric BMW iX1 and i7 (7 Series), BMW will introduce a new generation of its 5 Series models in 2023. Unsurprisingly, you’ll be able to buy an electric 5 Series, set to be called the BMW i5, which is likely to use the same powertrain as the BMW iX3.
Read more about the electric BMW 5 Series here.
The Fiat Panda is likely to be replaced in 2023 but it won’t be an expensive style-led model like the new electric Fiat 500. It’ll have styling inspired by the Centoventi concept, with Fiat saying it will stay true to its budget origins by offering great value for money. As Fiat is now part of the Stellantis Group, along with brands like Peugeot and Citroen, the new Panda will likely get the same CMP platform used for models such as the Peugeot 208 and 2008, along with the group’s 1.2-litre PureTech petrol engine and electric versions.
A new Mercedes GLC SUV is in the works, and it may look quite similar to the current car. The GLC is Mercedes’ best-selling SUV, after all, but the new model will get interior tech inspired by the flagship Mercedes S-Class. A broader selection of plug-in hybrids will be offered as Mercedes looks to reduce its overall emissions.
Read more about the new Mercedes GLC here.
You won’t be able to buy an electric Mercedes E-Class just yet, as the next-generation car will still feature petrol, diesel and plug-in hybrid options. Mercedes has launched the EQE saloon, though, which will cater to buyers looking for an electric executive saloon.
Read more about the new Mercedes E-Class here.
Mercedes EQE SUV
Confusingly, Mercedes is going to start giving its electric saloons and SUVs the same names. The EQE SUV will likely replace the Mercedes GLE; it may have a 400-mile range.
Read more about the Mercedes EQE SUV here.
MINI is working on the next iteration of its big-selling Countryman SUV. It’s due to grow in size and gain mild-hybrid and fully electric options; there’ll be no plug-in hybrid this time around.
Read more about the new MINI Countryman here.
While the Countryman will get bigger, the more traditional MINI hatch will get a little smaller; it’ll be a similar size to the original ‘new’ MINI launched in 2000. That means there’ll be room for a new model in between those two cars, which is likely to be an SUV or people carrier to replace the MINI Clubman.
Read more about the new MINI hatchback here.
Peugeot is working on the next 3008 SUV, which’ll have a much more style-led design. Rather like the Range Rover Evoque, the focus won’t be on practicality so much because Peugeot’s customer analysis has shown that most 3008 customers don’t have young children. Electric and plug-in hybrid versions are both planned.
With the Peugeot 3008 getting sleeker styling, the bigger 5008 will offer more practicality than the current version. It’ll be a cross between an SUV and an MPV, and it, too, will be available with several electrified powertrains. Our preview image suggests how the car might look.
Peugeot has confirmed that the new 308 hatchback will also be available as an electric e-308 model, alongside the petrol, diesel and plug-in hybrid engines. We expect a range of around 250 miles, and that it’ll be powered by a 154bhp electric motor.
Read more about the Peugeot e-308 here.
Zero to 60mph in 1.9 seconds, at 100mph in 4.2 seconds and a top speed of 250mph: these are apparently the statistics of the upcoming Tesla Roadster. Tesla’s first car was the original Roadster, but this is a completely different beast. Boss Elon Musk is aiming to create the world’s fastest accelerating car. The car has now been delayed (again) as Tesla prioritises other projects, such as the Tesla Model Y.
Read more about the new Tesla Roadster here.
Toyota GR Corolla
Following the four-wheel-drive Toyota GR Yaris, Toyota will use the same 1.6-litre engine (producing over 250bhp) in several other performance models. The next of these will be a fast GR Corolla, which will look to compete with the Hyundai i30 N and Skoda Octavia vRS.
Read more about the Toyota GR Corolla here.
Toyota GR C-HR
The third performance Toyota to arrive in the coming years will be a GR-tuned version of the C-HR SUV. Unlike the rest of the C-HR range, it won’t be a hybrid, instead employing the same 250bhp engine as the GR Yaris and GR Corolla. We expect a new C-HR to be revealed in 2021, with the GR version set to debut a few months afterwards.
Read more about the upcoming Toyota GR C-HR here.
Volvo coupe SUV
Volvo is planning its next-generation SUV line-up, and it’s thought they will have sleeker styling than current models. Electric power will be the main focus, so less boxy styling will help with efficiency and range.
Read more about the new Volvo SUVs here.
At the same time, Volvo is working on an even larger SUV to sit above the XC90. The car, likely to be called the XC100, will share the same platform as the forthcoming Polestar 3 EV, and will likely be available with electric, petrol, and hybrid powertrains.
Read more about the new Volvo XC100 here.
Cupra Tavascan (2024)
Revealed as a concept in 2019, the Cupra Tavascan could preview a production-ready SUV with an electric powertrain. It’ll have performance fitting of the Cupra brand, with 302bhp and 0-62mph in 6.5 seconds suggested.
Read more about the Cupra Tavascan here.
Nissan Micra EV (2024)
Nissan has confirmed that its Micra supermini will be replaced by a fully electric version in the next couple of years. We understand that it will be based on the electric Renault 5 reboot, and will come with similarly retro-flavoured styling.
Read more about the next-generation Nissan Micra here.
Vauxhall Insignia crossover (2024)
The SUV market is booming right now, and a couple of saloons are set to morph into crossovers to establish a foothold in the market. It’s thought the Vauxhall Insignia Grand Sport will become an SUV in the next couple of years, and our exclusive images preview how the next Insignia might look.
Read more about the next Vauxhall Insignia here.
Alpine GT X-Over (2025)
The Alpine A110 is a light, lithe sports car that rivals the Porsche 718 Cayman and Jaguar F-Type, but the Renault-owned brand looks set to diversify and launch an SUV. It’ll be fully electric and will use the same platform as the Renault Megane E-Tech Electric.
Read more about the new Alpine GT X-Over here.
Volkswagen ID. Life GTX (2025)
GTX is Volkswagen’s branding for hot electric versions, and it looks set to introduce GTX variants on the majority of its new EVs. The ID. Life GTX may take over from the Volkswagen Polo GTI as the fastest small VW.
Read more about the Volkswagen ID. Life GTX here.
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