A whole range of car premieres have taken place in 2018. Almost all leading brands presented new generations of famous models, all-new developments, updates. We’ve chosen the most interesting and anticipated of them.
Since it is quite impossible to assess which car is better, we put the debutants by brands in alphabetical order.
Audi has several premieres, but we selected the next-generation Audi A6 and Audi Q3 and an all-new flagship model — the Audi Q8 coupe-like crossover.
Bavarians presented a new BMW 3-Series, which is, by the way, the most popular model of the brand today. They also revived and introduced the BMW 8 Series and the next-generation BMW Z4. Of course, we couldn’t help mentioning the SUV segment: new generations of the BMW X4 and BMW X5, an all-new BMW X2 and a flagship BMW X7.
The American brand has several new products. A new Chevrolet Silverado is the brightest, we suppose. The pickup is a bestseller for many years and, naturally, its next iteration is of great interest.
The ‘number one’ event has become a new Ford Focus, or rather the entire Focus family. New Ford Edge and Ford Ranger should be mentioned too.
Perhaps, the most significant debut is a new Honda Passport SUV. It occupied a niche between the compact Honda CR-V and the 7-seater Honda Pilot.
Hyundai revealed a new Santa Fe, the Nexo hydrogen crossover, the Kona Electric, a sporty Veloster, including its hot N version and, of course, a flagship Palisade.
The Jaguar I-Pace fully electric crossover, without exaggeration, opens a new page in the history of electric cars.
Jeep showed a new-generation Cherokee and a brand new Gladiator pickup.
Kia has a lot of new products in 2018. We can emphasize new Ceeds (various body styles), an all-electric e-Niro, as well as a new Soul with its EV modification.
Land Rover has a single but significant premiere – a new Range Rover Evoque.
Lexus presented a new-generation ES sedan and a trade version of its most compact UX SUV.
The Lincoln Aviator has become a new player in the segment of large premium crossovers, and the Lincoln Nautilus – in the mid-size premium SUV segment.
The main event for the Japanese brand is a new-generation Mazda 3.
The German brand has many debuts in 2018. New generations of the A-Class and B-Class, next GLE, an all-electric Mercedes-Benz EQC and, of course, a new-generation Mercedes -Benz G-Class are among them.
The iconic Porsche 911 changed generation in 2018.
2018 will go down in history of the automaker as the year when the first ever crossover of the brand premiered – the Rolls Royce Cullinan.
Seat released its largest vehicle – a 7-seater Tarraco SUV.
The main event of the outgoing year is the Scala, which replaces the budget Rapid in the model lineup.
Subaru introduced an all-new Ascent crossover for the US market, as well as a next-generation Forester.
Toyota’s best-selling models, the Corolla and RAV4, got new generations, although there are other premieres as well.
Volkswagen refreshed the crossover segment with a fully new T-Cross and a new-generation Touareg. The first is the smallest SUV of the German brand.
The S60 sedan, the V60 wagon and the off-road V60 Cross Country have become headliners of the brand in 2018.
Upper picture: 2019 BMW 3-Series