Time seems to march on faster than ever in the intervening time, which is why we’re already hurtling in direction of March and the bi-annual quantity plate change. It marks the introduction of the brand new 21-plate – and all method of recent automobiles are vying for house in your buying checklist.
There are lots of new automobiles to select from nevertheless, so we have picked out a number of the highest to get with the brand new quantity plate…
1. Abarth 595 Scorpioneoro
Abarth seems to convey out a ‘new’ model of its standard hatch each six months, including a brand new trim degree and an elaborate nameplate. The Scorpioneoro is its newest, bringing loads of gold-coloured accents throughout the automobile in addition to new sport seats. It is powered by the identical 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol engine as at all times however boasts a brand new chrome twin-exit exhaust for a sportier sound.
2. Audi e-tron GT
Audi has made waves with its new e-tron GT, bringing a brand new four-door electrical saloon to take a seat atop its e-tron vary of EVs. With big efficiency, but retaining a give attention to consolation, the e-tron GT appears to be like to be an appropriate flagship for the agency’s electrification plans. There’s additionally a brand new RS model, which brings added efficiency to the already reasonably potent bundle.
3. BMW M3
There’s nothing fairly just like the arrival of a brand new M3, and it is honest to say this new model has already bought individuals speaking – largely about its outstanding new ‘face’. However design discussions apart, this newest M3 appears to be like set to be probably the most achieved incarnations of the well-known sports activities automobile to this point. A sleeker two-door M4 will even be accessible, sharpening the automobile’s already chopping look.
4. Bentley Flying Spur V8
Bentley’s newest Flying Spur arrived final 12 months, however a model powered by the agency’s high-performance V8 engine was solely just lately launched. Changing the W12 fitted to the usual Flying Spur, the V8 takes a great deal of weight from this large Bentley and transforms it right into a barely extra driver-focused affair. That mentioned, it does not miss out on consolation. With well-judged suspension and a fantastically crafted inside, this can be a automobile that can nonetheless monster lengthy journeys.
5. Cupra Formentor
The brand new Formentor represents Cupra’s first standalone mannequin because it parted firm with Seat. Beforehand, Cupra’s fashions had primarily been go-faster variations of the Spanish agency’s automobiles, however the Formentor is the primary it has been capable of design from the get-go. It is accessible with a spread of powertrains too, together with each petrol and plug-in hybrid. A high-performance five-cylinder mannequin can also be on the playing cards.
6. Ford S-Max Hybrid
Ford’s been on an electrification offensive of late, within the course of of creating a lot of its line-up as environment friendly as doable. That is why Ford ditched diesel completely from its Fiesta line-up, and why a brand new hybrid model of its standard S-Max MPV has been launched. Although the diesel-powered S-Max stays, this new Hybrid model guarantees improved effectivity in addition to decrease emissions.
7. Hyundai Kona
The Hyundai Kona has proved to be successful for the South Korean agency, because of its quirky appears to be like and spectacular degree of ordinary tools. The totally electrical model boasts top-of-the-line ranges available on the market too, which solely helps to spice up this automobile’s enchantment. A revised model has been launched for 2021, with costs ranging from simply over £21,000.
8. Isuzu D-Max
Isuzu’s D-Max was a pick-up which did not actually must be made extra imposing, however that is simply what has occurred with this newest version mannequin. It now packs an eye catching entrance grille design, which actually makes much more of a visible affect than earlier than. Isuzu’s additionally boosted the extent of sound insulation to assist with cabin quietness, whereas the suspension’s been revised to make sure a greater experience.
9. Kia Sorento
Kia’s newest Sorento is actually a hanging trying factor. Accessible in a spread of specs, it is also accessible as a plug-in hybrid, combining a 1.6-litre petrol engine with an electrical motor and batteries. Very similar to the remainder of the agency’s vary, the Sorento has a key give attention to worth, with all specs bringing a powerful degree of ordinary tools.
10. Mazda CX-5
Mazda’s CX-5 has sat atop the agency’s vary of SUVs for some time now, which is why it has been handled to a much-needed replace. In addition to the introduction of a brand new petrol engine, the CX-5 advantages from an upgraded infotainment set-up with a bigger display screen than earlier than. A brand new limited-edition Kuro Version specification has additionally been added, with simply 155 examples benefitting from the high-value tools line.
11. Mercedes-Benz EQA
Mercedes is one other producer useless set on an electrified future, which is why it is simply launched the EQA. Arriving as a extra compact model of the agency’s EQC, the EQA boasts as much as 263 miles of electrical vary from a single cost. With costs ranging from £40,495 – inclusive of the Authorities’s plug-in automobile grant – the EQA arrives with a aggressive worth which undercuts many rivals.
12. Porsche Taycan rear-wheel-drive
The Taycan has already been on sale a short while, however in basic Porsche vogue, it hasn’t stopped there. Actually, a rear-wheel-drive model’s now been launched, providing a lighter and barely cheaper entry level into the Taycan vary. Nonetheless packing critical efficiency, this electrical four-door has head-turning appears to be like and know-how to match.
13. Skoda Octavia vRS
The Octavia vRS is commonly seen as the best on a regular basis efficiency automobile, which is why Skoda’s ensured it brings a superb stability of tempo and practicality. Based mostly on the newest Octavia, the vRS arrives with a well-sized boot and a roomy cabin too. There’s additionally the choice of petrol, diesel and plug-in powertrains.
14. Toyota Hilux
Toyota’s Hilux has been given a complete replace, with a brand new 2.8-litre turbocharged diesel engine launched to take a seat alongside a smaller 2.4-litre unit. The truck’s suspension has additionally been given a revamp, to assist produce a greater experience. A brand new infotainment system is on the market as nicely, whereas all vans boast a very revitalised exterior design with a brand new entrance grille and redesigned back lights.
15. Toyota RAV4 plug-in hybrid
Toyota has been specializing in refreshing its common automobiles too. In addition to its new Yaris, there is a plug-in hybrid model of its newest RAV4, boosting the hanging SUV’s effectivity ranges. With a big battery on board, this RAV4 can return a claimed electric-only vary of as much as 46 miles whereas delivering as much as 282.4mpg.
16. Volkswagen ID.4
Volkswagen’s seeking to capitalise on the success of its electrical ID.3 with the introduction of the bigger ID.4. Bringing the identical standout appears to be like however with a barely elevated degree of practicality, the ID.4 will initially be accessible in high-specification 1st Version trim – although ‘common’ variations shall be launched down the road. Due to a 77kWh battery, the ID.4 ought to be able to returning as much as 310 miles from a single cost.