After a series of articles about arrivals of this year, we continue reporting about new models which will come to Europe next year.
Offerings for 2022 are plentiful and exciting, but in 2023 there are many more new models to look forward to.
The Aston Martin Valhalla (upper photo) is a more practical 1550-kg version, so to say, of the hardcore Valkyrie, and a less expensive one (sub-£700K), though it’s still a hypercar with 937 horsepower and a top speed of 217mph. Under the hood, it has a 4.0-liter 740-hp twin-turbo V8 engine from Mercedes-Benz mated to a pair of electric motors with a combined 201 hp.
The new BMW XM performance-oriented SUV is the company’s second bespoke M car (the M1 was 1st) that slots above the 3-row X7 in the brand’s SUV lineup. It is equipped with a twin-turbo 4.4-liter V8, an electric motor, and a battery pack. The PHEV powertrain’s combined output is 644 hp, but BMW says a 750-hp variant will follow as well.
The Fisker Ocean electric crossover sized similar to the BMW X3 and the Tesla Model Y is coming to challenge the Audi Q4 E-tron and the Model Y just mentioned. It offers a decent driving range of up to 390 miles on a single charge (WLTP estimates), a pleasant touchscreen-heavy interior, spacious enough, and a competitive price from £34,990 in the UK. It accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in 3.6 seconds in its fastest Extreme version.
The Ford Electric SUV will be launched next year. There is some uncertainty about it now, as we still don’t know its dimensions, appearance, and cost, but we do know it will ride on VW’s MEB platform. Expect one-motor rear-drive and two-motor four-wheel-drive powertrains, and a range well exceeding 200 miles.
The Ford Transit E-Custom is the second commercial EV to introduce in Europe by 2024. Ford will build it alongside an electric version of the next-gen Volkswagen Transporter. The model offers an all-electric range of up to 236 miles.
The new-generation Maserati Granturismo gains new sleek styling and comes with a choice of gasoline (petrol) engines including six- and eight-cylinders, and battery-electric options.
The MG electric 5-door hatchback is a potential replacement for the second-gen MG 3. The car will join the ZS EV and 5 EV in MG’s EV lineup. Expect the debut of the model in a concept form at the Beijing motor show in April, with the further unveiling of the final car in the 2nd part of the year.
The Mini Hatchbacks and Countryman are part of Mini’s plan to create an expanded lineup of electric models. The next-generation 3-Door hatchback will get styling and mechanical improvements and come in a fully electric form, more capable than the current EV variant. Internal-combustion models will be available as well.
The all-new Countryman compact crossover will arrive soon after with a range of powertrains: gasoline, pure electric and plug-in hybrid ones. Its size will grow to match the BMW X1 and to make room for a new small SUV plus a city car made in China and expectedly called the Minor.
The Porsche Macan EV will ride on PPE electric architecture – an entirely new one for the model – that allows using performance motors and ultra-rapid charging. Expect a four-wheel-drive dual-motor powertrain with the output of 700 hp and 750 pound-feet of torque.
The Audi Q6 E-Tron will also sit on the PPE platform and use an 800-volt charging system. The estimated range is over 300 miles. The Q6 E-Tron will arrive soon after the electric Macan, and will eventually add an RS version.
The Rolls-Royce Spectre is the first electric Rolls-Royce and a spiritual successor to the Phantom coupé in the brand’s range. Expect it on sale in late 2023. A new Architecture of Luxury underpins the car. The Spectre employs a 600-hp dual-motor powertrain.
The Volkswagen Aero-B executive electric sedan is based on the ID Vizzion concept. It rides on the biggest version of VW’s MEB EV platform and uses a 77-kWh battery pack that enables up to 431 miles of range. A hot GTX modification will join too. The Aero-B is a competitor to the Polestar 2 and the Tesla Model 3.