Many new models of various body styles will be hitting the streets of European cities and towns over the next 12 months.
Autocar has compiled a comprehensive list of them. Today let’s take a look at new models whose introduction is expected in the UK in September 2022, and then in other European countries, somewhere earlier, somewhere later.
The BMW M3 Touring joins the BMW M lineup that already includes the M4 coupe and the M3 sedan. The more aggressive and spacious Touring variant features added air intakes, a sports exhaust system, and flared arches.
The Ford Ranger Raptor is the first version of the new-gen Ranger to go on sale in the European market. The hot pickup has received more powerful gasoline 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 engine making 284 horsepower and 362 pound-feet instead of the previous 2.0-liter turbo-diesel. In terms of design, the Ranger Raptor took a lot from the US-spec F-150 Raptor.
The Mazda CX-60 5-seater with Mazda’s first plug-in hybrid system is coming to compete with the Toyota RAV4. This crossover is designed specifically for Europe. Its powertrain comprises an in-line four-cylinder gasoline engine combined with an electric motor. Deliveries will begin in late summer and continue in September.
The Mercedes-Benz EQS flagship SUV is a platform-mate of the EQE SUV and EQS sedan. Like the latter, the EQS SUV uses a 107.8-kWh battery. Its architecture adapts both single-motor RWD and dual-motor AWD layouts.
The Renault Megane E-Tech Electric (upper picture) rides on a bespoke EV architecture. The powertrain output of this rival to the Volkswagen ID.3 is 215 hp and 221 lb-ft; acceleration from zero to 62 mph takes 7.4 seconds, The model reaches an electric driving range of 186 miles with a 40-kWh battery and 292 miles with a 60-kWh one. The estimated starting price is around £35,000.
The Toyota Corolla Cross high-riding crossover slots tightly between the Yaris Cross and RAV4 as an alternative to the C-HR. Under the hood, it brings Toyota’s 5th-generation 2.0-liter hybrid powertrain delivering 196 hp and enabling a 0-62 mph sprint within 8.1 seconds.