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The Top 10 New Cars To Look Out For In 2022

It’s a weird and interesting time in the car industry. The world is coming out of the Covid mire (apparently… hopefully) and the transition towards electric cars is speeding up, as everyone prepares for the 2030 ban on sales of pure petrol and diesel cars and vans.

The result is an eclectic mix of new stuff for 2022, in what could be the single most interesting year for brand-new metal ever seen. Here are 10 cars we’re really looking forward to. 

Alfa Romeo Tonale

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Coming: Late 2022

Unveiled as a concept car all the way back in 2019, development of Alfa Romeo’s first medium-sized crossover SUV was delayed because the company wanted to get its plug-in hybrid powertrain spot on. It’ll be powered by a 1.3-litre turbo petrol engine at the front with an electric motor at the rear, allowing an electric-only range of about 30 miles. Its size and a probable £32,000 starting price will make it tempting for anyone also looking at a Mercedes-Benz GLA or an Audi Q3.

BMW iX1

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Coming: Late 2022

BMW will launch 2 entry-level crossover SUVs this year in the electric iX1 and an all-new X1, both based on the same chassis and replacing the current model of X1 (pictured). The iX1 will be considerably more expensive than the X1 – around £15,000 more than the X1’s £30,000 starting price – but it’ll still be the cheapest EV that BMW makes. It’ll also have technology filtered down from BMW’s bigger EV stuff, including the motor and battery pack from the iX3, a very techy interior and quite possibly a good swathe of carbon-fibre composite plastic for the body.

Dacia Jogger

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**Coming: Order books open now **

Dacia continues to fill the void arguably left since Skoda went all upmarket, with the new Jogger offering staggering value: £14,995 for a 7-seat SUV with a massive boot and a tonne of interior storage. This could well be the most cost-effective family car on sale. Base models are front-wheel drive, but all Joggers have good ground clearance and plastic panels for that ‘go anywhere, do anything’ sort of vibe. Initially available only with a 1.0-litre turbo petrol engine, a ‘self-charging’ hybrid will go on sale in 2023 – the company’s first.

Hyundai Ioniq 6 

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Coming: Late 2022

The Hyundai Ioniq 5 EV was one of the best (and most surprising) new cars of 2021, so we genuinely can’t wait for the 6. All we have to look at for now is the Prophecy concept car you see here and although the production model will be toned down considerably, we can definitely expect something rakish and dramatic – and quite at odds with the retro feel of the 5. Entry-level models will be single motor and rear-wheel drive, with a battery range of about 300 miles, but there’s a rumour that Hyundai’s N Division is working on a mad quick version which you might, if you were lazy, call a ‘poor man’s Porsche Taycan’. But we’re not that lazy, so…

Kia Sportage

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**Coming: March 2022 **

It doesn’t feel like the Sportage has been around for as long as it has – since 1993 – but that's probably because it wasn’t really until the 3rd one arrived that the masses started to pay attention; 2010’s Sportage was a proper step-change for Kia in terms of its design, interior quality and refinement. This is the 5th one and the bar is a lot higher for Kia these days, but it’s looking good in every sense. The new Sportage is visually fantastic, the twin-screen interior is beautifully modern and the hybrid model in particular is highly efficient.

Ora Cat

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Coming: Early 2022

Okay, so you might think the Ora Cat looks horrendous, like someone photoshopped a Fiat 500, a MINI and an old Nissan Micra together. And also  that it has a stupid name. But we happen to think it all works… for some reason. Anyways, what’s great about the Ora Cat, which is the work of Chinese maker Great Wall, is that it could actually shake up the small EV segment. Why? Because it’ll have a 250-mile range, loads of safety tech, the space of a family hatchback and yet the cost of a small EV – something like the Honda E or Fiat 500 Electric. 

Polestar 3

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Coming: Late 2022

They all have to have an SUV, right? So here’s Polestar’s effort, seen in disguise, which is an electric crossover-type one which follows the Polestar 2 hatchback to become the Volvo offshoot’s 2nd production model… well, the 3rd if you count the £140,000 Polestar 1 limited-edition hybrid. But most people don’t count that. A square rival to the Audi E-Tron Sportback and the Mercedes-Benz EQC, the 5-seat Polestar 3 will be very quick, have a 300-mile-plus range and an interior that’s almost entirely sustainable.

Vauxhall Astra

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**Coming: Order books open now **

Yep, there’s a new Astra, which in today’s context of new EVs from new(ish) companies with names like Tesla and Ora, seems quite quaint and lovely. Like ordering a plain tea with milk at Starbucks. That said, the Astra is definitely going with the epoch: its interior is basically all digital, and though it has launched with a range of standard petrol and diesel engines, there’s also a couple of plug-in hybrids from the off – and a full EV will land in 2023. 

Range Rover Sport

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**Coming: Late 2022 **

Yep, it’s that time already – another Range Rover Sport. Following the launch of the full-fat 5th-gen Range Rover last year, space has been made to push the Sport further upmarket. The new one will be bigger and plusher than the current model (pictured) and the one which went before that too, naturally. The main thing to know, though, is that it has moved onto Land Rover’s electric-ready chassis, which means there’ll be a massive scope of versions, from mild-hybrid petrol and diesels, through plug-in hybrids, to a mental 600hp SVR fat rocketship version and a full EV. So yes, you’ll soon be seeing them everywhere. Same old story, really.

Citroen Ami 

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**Coming: Early 2022 **

We’re finishing with a car that isn’t even a car, really. It’s a quadricycle. And it’s not even really new. It came out last year, in Europe. But such was the scale of attention it received here in the UK, Citroen decided to bring it to us officially. Yay. Time will tell whether that translates to actual money spent – the Ami is a very difficult look to pull off, right? – but as an affordable electric runabout it’s the business. On which, 9 out of 10 Amis will probably end up with the names of local companies plastered along the side of them. Its tiny 5.5kWh battery and 8hp (yep, that’s 8 horsepower) motor mean it can’t even hit 30mph or exceed 50 miles on a charge, but… be honest with yourself… you really want a go in one, yes? Thought so.

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