Next year is set to be a big one when it comes to new car launches, with a host of exciting new models on the way.
These range from hot hatchbacks to promising new crossovers and flagship electric cars, giving buyers a wide range of options if they’re in the market for a brand new motor.
But what are the cars we’re most excited about in 2021? We’ve picked our highlights.
Fiat 500 electric
Fiat has ruled the city car class with its 500 ever since the model was revived in 2007, offering charm, funky styling and strong personalisation.
It’s soldiered on with petrol engines and few revisions since then, but the start of next year will see the important arrival of the new electric 500. Based on a completely different platform to the standard petrol car, this new EV offers the same charm and style, but now with green credentials and low running costs. An electric range of up to 199 miles and a starting price of less than £20,000 makes this one of 2021’s most eagerly-awaited new cars.
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Volkswagen Golf R
New Volkswagen Golfs always cause a stir among performance car enthusiasts, and while we’ve already seen the new GTI and GTE models, the one many have been waiting for is the flagship ‘R’ model.
It arrives in showrooms in early 2021, packing a 316bhp 2.0-litre petrol engine that allows for a 0-60mph time of 4.5 seconds and a top speed of 155mph – the hottest Volkswagen currently on offer. While deliveries are yet to start, you can place on order today with prices starting from £39,270.
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Ford Mustang Mach-E
Ford’s first bespoke EV has been a long time coming – it was first unveiled at the end of 2018 – but finally the Mustang Mach-E will arrive at Ford dealerships in the spring.
Switching focus to electric models is a radical step forward for Ford. With cool Mustang-inspired styling, the Mach-E will offer an electric range of up to 379 miles, one of the longest of any EV. A performance model will also follow, while this Ford’s interior takes inspiration from Tesla with its huge 16-inch touchscreen. It’s already available to order, with prices starting from £40,350.
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This new compact crossover takes inspiration from the GT X Experimental concept car, and features a new design that will pave the way for future Vauxhalls. This new model is also noticeably lighter than the one it replaces, and gains a whole host of extra tech. It will also be offered as an EV – the Mokka-e – where it will offer an electric range of around 200 miles.
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Audi e-tron GT
The Audi e-tron GT will act as the brand’s flagship electric car in its expanding line-up of EVs, and is highly anticipated for one key reason – it shares its underpinnings with the sublime Porsche Taycan.
Expected to arrive in late spring, it’ll feature more than 600bhp and a range of around 250 miles. And thanks to 270kW charging capabilities, the e-tron GT’s charge rate allows an impressive 62 miles of range to be added in just 5 minutes. While it’s yet to be shown in final production form, the production model will look almost exactly like the prototype you see here.
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