The spring of 2019 will be rich in new cars arriving at Europe dealer showrooms. We offer to look at the photos of newcomers and maybe decide to buy a new car.
The hot Audi S6 (both sedan and wagon). The next-generation car got a newly downsized 2.9-liter V6 engine, which is more efficient and powerful than its predecessors. Audi’s new all-wheel steering system applied.
The third-generation drop-top Z4 roadster shares the platform with the revived Toyota Supra (but arrives before it).
BMW 3 Series
This best-selling sedan in its new iteration becomes more spacious, comfortable, driver-oriented. Some tech is borrowed from the larger 5 Series. We expect it will beat its rivals (Mercedes C-Class and others)on the market when arrives next month.
Honda HR-V 1.5 T
This is the most sophisticated subcompact SUV of the brand to date. Honda made facelift in 2018 and added a new gasoline (petrol) 1.5-liter turbo motor in 2019, producing 180bhp (183hp).
Hyundai i30 Fastback N and N-Line
High-performance versions with more style features (N) and sporty trim level (N-Line).
This is a large SUV with bespoke look in and out receiving power from hydrogen fuel cells and offering more than 400 miles (644km) of driving range.
Jaguar F-Pace SVR
The hot Jaguar F-Pace SVR SUV is coming at last after delay to challenge the Mercedes-AMG GLC 63. Equipped with a 5.0-liter supercharged V8 engine allowing to accelerate from 0 to 62mph in just 4.3 seconds.
Lamborghini Hurácan and Hurácan Spyder
Lamborghini added aero-enhancing, interior, chassis and software upgrades to the Hurácan. The supercar got more powerful 5.2-liter V10 motor (like the Audi R8). The refreshed Spyder drop-top will follow the hard-top version then.
The first Lexus on the new compact GA-C platform enters the competitive compact SUV segment to meet many rivals there (BMW X1, Audi Q3, Volvo XC40 etc). Two versions will be available: an UX 250h hybrid with self-charging hybrid powertrain based on a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder gasoline engine, and an UX 200 with a 2.0-liter gasoline engine coupled with a new Direct-Shift Continuously Variable Transmission (D-CVT).
A flagship model of Mercedes-AMG received a range of updates including new driver assist technology and changes to the chassis, topped by track-focused GT R Pro.
The B-Class MPV returns on a fresh platform from the A-Class and with an evolutionary exterior and interior.
Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupe
A rival to range-topping Porsche Panameras, this high-performance sedan is powered by a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 developing 577hp and 590 lb-ft (800Nm) of torque.
Porsche 718 Boxster/Cayman T
‘T’ (Touring) performance versions of the Porsche 718 Boxster/Cayman feature a lowered sport chassis, a 2.0-litre flat 4 engine with 296bhp (300hp) output , a 6-speed manual transmission, hot tweaks and improvements in design. The both accelerate from 0-62mph in 5.1 seconds, gaining a top speed of 171mph (275 km/h).
The new 911 (992) got some changes under the hood and new tech. First to arrive are the 450-hp (444-bhp) Carrera S (RWD) and Carrera 4S (AWD), followed by the Carrera and Carrera 4 (less powerful), as well as the GTS and Turbo (more powerful). The GT3 arrives in 2020, the PHEV version – in 2022.
A new SUV from Seat larger than the Ateca and Arona is available as a 5- or 7-seater, the Skoda Kodiaq’s rival. A range of diesel and gasoline engines, two- or four-wheel drive are offered.
The Toyota Corolla returns to Europe in hatchback and wagon (Touring Sports) bodies, built on the Toyota New Generation Architecture (TNGA); comes with a choice of a 1.2-liter gasoline or 1.8- and 2.0-liter gasoline-electric hybrid motors.