Best new cars coming in 2023
There are so many new cars coming in the next few years; we’ve narrowed them down to some of the best
Best sports and performance cars coming in 2023
Despite encroaching emissions regulations, the next Ford Mustang has retained its giant 5.0-litre V8 engine. Due to arrive in the UK in 2023, the seventh-generation Mustang blends old-school muscle car power with a futuristic design and technology. On the inside, Ford’s latest pony car gets a contemporary dual-screen infotainment setup alongside an involving six-speed manual gearbox – a 10-speed automatic will also be optionally available.
Hyundai Ioniq 5 N
The Hyundai Ioniq 5 remains one of the most well-rounded and striking electric cars on sale. However, Hyundai’s sporty ‘N’ division – founded by ex-BMW M boss Albert Biermann – has plans to release an even hotter version of the retro-futuristic hatchback. Set to be called the Hyundai Ioniq 5 N, the new car will feature a racier bodykit and a dual-electric motor setup with over 500bhp. Hyundai has also announced the Ioniq 5 N will debut its new N-Shift technology, which is said to replicate the feeling of a traditional gear change on a combustion-engined car.
The original Maserati GranTurismo was on sale since 2007 and was in dire need of a replacement. The second generation of Maserati’s grand tourer, announced in 2021, will arrive in 2022 with a choice of a petrol V6 engine from the MC20 supercar, or a fully-electric powertrain. The electric model, dubbed the Folgore, is set to produce around 750bhp and will be able to travel up to 279 miles on a single charge. No matter which version you choose, all GranTurismo models are billed to offer a thrilling driving experience, with an upcoming GranCabrio convertible model set to enhance the excitement even further.
In an effort to simplify its ever-growing model range, Mercedes has decided to combine the C-Class and E-Class Cabriolets into one new model: the forthcoming Mercedes CLE. Expected to be available as both a hard-top coupe and a power-folding soft-top, the CLE will feature Mercedes’ latest MBUX portrait-style infotainment setup as well as a choice of petrol and hybrid engines. High-performance AMG models are also expected, using the same 671bhp four-cylinder hybrid setup as the new C 63 E-Performance.
Porsche Macan EV
Months of testing on the Nurburgring race track have revealed that Porsche is close to revealing an all-electric version of its best-selling Macan SUV. The Porsche Macan EV will be sold alongside its petrol counterpart, however, it will adopt all new underpinnings and a radically different design, reminiscent of the Porsche Taycan. With that car, Porsche succeeded in making a large and heavy EV drive like a sports car, so we can expect the German marque to do the same with the Macan.
Volkswagen ID.3 GTX
The Volkswagen ID.3 has consistently been overshadowed by its mechanical sibling, the Cupra Born, in terms of sportiness and driver engagement. However, a new version of the ID.3 is on the way courtesy of VW’s electric-only performance sub-brand, GTX. The ID.3 GTX is likely to utilise the same 295bhp twin-motor setup as the larger ID.4 GTX SUV, potentially meaning a 0-62mph time of under six seconds. All of this is expected to come alongside a facelift for the ID.3, due to arrive in mid-2023.
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