With a wide range of new models waiting in the wings, 2019 is going to be a solid year for motoring. Here are just a few of our upcoming favourites.
Aston Martin DBX
Coming late 2019, the upcoming DBX will be a luxury SUV with sights set on the Lamborghini Urus, Maserati Levante, and Porsche Cayenne.
The Audi Q4 joins a whole host of Audi SUVs promised in the near future. It’s based on the new Q3 and built alongside the TT. We expect this sporty SUV to rival the BMW X4.
Audi RS Q5
The Audi RS Q5 will be a high-performance SUV for the ages. It should stand toe-to-toe with the Porsche Macan Turbo thanks to a 444bhp 2.9-litre V6. Expect 0-62mph in under five seconds.
Bentley Flying Spur
This will be a longer four-door version of the Continental GT. We imagine the same front end will be combined with a wider grille and upgraded headlights. We also anticipate a revised 626bhp version of the W12 engine under the hood.
BMW 1 Series
The BMW 1 Series is a perennially popular model set to retain its crown with a new platform, which should mean stronger efficiency scores and more room for both passengers and cargo.
Honda Urban EV
The Urban EV is really thinking outside the box. Turning heads with its thin A-pillars, short overhangs, and signature circular headlamps, this EV should boast a 200-mile range.
Mercedes EQ A
It’s a pure electric model built on new platform technology. Part of the new EQ sub-brand, it should arrive much like the concept showcased in Frankfurt last year. Expect various power options, possible four-wheel drive, and a range of 250 miles.
Another EV, the MINI entry will hopefully stick with the quirky styling of its concept vehicle. We don’t yet know much about the powertrain or specs, but it’s certainly conceivable that MINI’s EV will use running gear from the BMW i3.
This is the first entry in Volvo’s new high-performance offshoot. A 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol engine combines with a starter/generator and electric motors to harness up to 592bhp and make 0-60mph in less than four seconds.
The ever-popular Clio comes with revised looks, a new platform, larger touchscreen, and the possibility of hybrid power.
Minimal exterior changes are expected, but there’s reportedly plenty changing under the metal. The Superb will be the first Skoda to have a hybrid power option.