Everything from our homes to our workspaces, jobs, and lifestyles has seen a significant change over the past year. With most people around the globe staying at home or within their own cities, even the environment has noticed the impact of fewer people travelling.
One thing has stayed consistent. The motoring industry has not remained quiet. It has continued to raise the bar of what you can expect. 2021 is shaping up to be an exciting year!
Love driving in the fast lane? Here are our favourite new cars arriving in 2021:
Skoda Enyaq iV Electric SUV[Source: www.topgear.com]
It’s not often we get excited about Skoda, but the upcoming Enyaq iV Electric SUV is setting the bar high. Fully electric and reaching up to 316 miles range, this eco-friendly vehicle is not to be ignored. What’s more, the Enyaq iV is an eye-catching crowd-pleaser that will turn heads no matter what model you go for.
The five-seater will be available in two rear-wheel-drive variants. First the 177bhp ‘60’ with a respectable 62kwh battery reaching 260-mile range. Second the 21bhp ‘80’, which sports an 82kwh battery and an impressive 310-mile range. Later the more affordable ‘50’ model will arrive with a standard 55kwh battery, followed by the high-end four-wheel-drive edition.
Cupra el-Born[Source: www.ev-database.uk]
Stylish, sleek and pushing a top range of 310 miles. Cupra el-Born is a highly anticipated electric family hatchback that is pulling out all the stops for its 2021 release.
Roaring off the starting line, the Cupra boasts a 2.9 second time from 0 – 31mph. That is a testament to how far the EV has come in recent years. For an added boost, rapid charging adds a respectable 161mph to your range within 30 minutes.
Volkswagen Golf R[Source: www.pistonheads.com]
Gutsy, bold and purely fun to drive, no list is complete without Volkswagen’s latest offering, the Golf R. Sporting a turbocharged 2.0-litre petrol engine, a four-wheel-drive system and extraordinary quad exhausts, the R stands out from its predecessors in style alone.
Step inside, and you are greeted by sharp design features and a drool-worthy 10inch touchscreen infotainment system that justifies the price tag alone. Hold fire to see the new GTD and GTE models hit the showroom floor, and you’ll be eager to get your hands on this generation of Golf.
Audi Q4 e-Tron[Source: www.carwow.co.uk]
Built with the innovative technology and design that sets Audi apart, the Q4 e-Tron is already proving a top seller ahead of its release. With a punchy four-wheel drive and an official range of 280 miles between charges, the 82kWh battery is living up to expectations.
Spacious and family-friendly, the Q4 doesn’t hold back. Alongside the standard Q4 model, there will be a Sportback version available with a coupé-like roofline designed to get the dedicated petrolhead onboard with the rise of the EV.
McLaren Elva[Source: www.caranddriver.com]
Undeniably a work of art, McLaren’s latest offering comes with the punchy Elva. Named after one of the brand’s most reputable sports racers from the 1960s, the Elva is as light as it is powerful.
Sporting a hefty 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 engine, you’ll be leaving everyone else in your wake as you leap from standstill to 62mph in less than three seconds. McLaren will only be releasing 249 examples, so if you want to get your hands on one of the hottest releases of 2021, it’ll set you back a whopping £1.4 million before you even reach the starting line.
Tesla Model Y[Source: www.tesla.com]
Our 2021 lineup wouldn’t be complete without the Tesla Model Y making an appearance. Bursting with enough tech and safety features to get even the wayward car enthusiast interested. Elon Musk has worked his magic and produced a next-gen vehicle that will help shape the future of the car industry.
You can expect the Long Range to reach up to 300 miles between charges. And the faster Performance model reaching up to 280 miles to land in your nearest showroom later this year.
Range Rover Sport[Source: www.caranddriver.com]
Nothing screams luxury more than the Range Rover Sport. With its impressive upgrades to its rigid underpinnings and boasting an interior to make any driver swoon, you’ll get a lot of bang for your buck with Range Rover’s newest offering.
Vauxhall Astra[Source: www.betweentheaxles.net]
One thing’s for sure, Vauxhall’s revamp of its classic Astra are set to turn heads. It makes its debut in 2021. For the first time, contrasting roof colours are available, and the new model sports a new front grille that nods to the latest Mokka SUV.
You’ll find that the latest Astra is stronger and lighter than its predecessors. It comes with the new underpinnings that are shared by other models within Vauxhall’s parent PSA group. With a spectrum of engine options to choose from, including petrol, diesel and plug-in hybrid. Well, there’s a lot to get excited about.
Peugeot 308[Source: www.carwow.co.uk]
In the spirit of revamping and redesigning, the Peugeot 308 is no different. At first glance, the 308 will look more like the latest 208 and SUV models, with a sharper, more distinct face than its predecessors.
Straight off the forecourt, you can expect a plug-in hybrid. This model is using a 1.6-litre petrol engine combined with an electric motor. Not long after, the range-topping performance version will arrive, boasting a four-wheel drive and a ballsy 300bhp to boot.
BMW 128Ti[Source: www.carscoops.com]
If you want a fun and engaging driving experience to fuel your full-throttle adventures, then the BMW 128Ti is well worth the wait. Built with the brand’s legacy 1963 BMW 1800 Turismo Internazionale design at its core, you can expect great things from the 128Ti.
Sporting a 2.0-litre turbocharged engine and the classic comfort and well thought out interiors. You’ll be waiting in line to get your hands on BMW’s latest offering.
Thanks to the motoring industry, 2021 is shaping up to be a good year after all! What car will you take for a spin next?