2020 has been a turbulent year all around the world. For many the global onset of covid-19 has confined us to our homes and eliminated many of the journeys we do on a daily basis!
For many, the arrival of a new year, reduced lockdown conditions and a new series of marvellous automotive machines is like music to their ears. Let’s see what kind of exciting new models we will have to choose from in 2021.
1. Alfa Romeo Tonale
Built as a smaller counterpart to the Stelvio, the Tonale will compete with the Range Rover Evoque. The striking lines, bold grille design and a smart plug-in hybrid option make this a serious contender for the SUV category.
2. Tesla Cybertruck
One of the more controversial new car designs revealed online, the Cybertruck combines possibly the edgiest exterior design of any SUV/pickup truck ever with the unique and ground-breaking EV technology that Tesla is known for. As they say, it will offer “better” utility than a truck with more performance than a sports car.
3. BMW i4
We only have concept images to go from so far, but the i4 should be with us sometime in 2021. This all-electric mid-size saloon car will be a foil to EV competitor Tesla’s Model 3. The company is claiming that it’ll deliver a whopping 523hp and an impressive 373-mile range.
4. Dacia Spring
Anyone who thought an EV would always mean a big price tag are being proven wrong by Dacia. Their EV crossover is expected to be the long-awaited answer to the ever-present problem of how to make electric truly affordable.
5. Nissan Qashqai
Nissan are delivering an upgraded Qashqai in 2021 featuring a facelift, new plug-in hybrid option, and new drivetrain options. It’s not an all-new model, but you’ll likely feel the difference.
6. Fiat 500
It’s all-new and all-electric. No hybrid mid-step for Fiat, they are abandoning traditional engines completely. The EV build brings a few design changes, but you can expect to recognize this iconic mainstay of Fiat’s range even in its new form.
7. Mazda MX-30
Where its competitors like BMW and Tesla are continuing to boast their large single-charge range, Mazda is playing a different card. The new MX-30 has a 35.5kWh battery and only 130 miles of range. They say it’s enough for most people, and a lighter battery will mean the car is less cumbersome to drive.
8. Hyundai i20 N
Anyone who thought the existing i20 supermini didn’t come with enough kick will be pleased with this model. Buyers can expect as high as 200hp and 0-60 in just 7 seconds. There are details still to be confirmed, but the i20 N promises to be a major power upgrade.
9. Toyota Yaris Cross
Toyota are taking their Yaris name into the SUV crossover category in 2021, designed to compete with the likes of Nissan Juke. It’ll be built on the same foundations as the Yaris you know and love, but expect some major size, height and other upgrades to enjoy.
10. Nissan Ariya
The Qashqai has been a top seller in the UK, and the Ariya brings us an all-electric counterpart to the Qashqai. We don’t have all the details right now, but it looks as though the Japanese auto giant is looking to reinforce its top SUV bracket with new and exciting additions.