Newcomers 2022: what are they and when will reach their European owners?
Autocar knows, and we continue publishing a series of articles about the new models which are in the cards for a launch this year.
The Audi Q3’s rival – the current 2nd-generation BMW X1 – has undergone updates for the next model year including a new version of the UKL architecture and the styling features inspired by the BMW 1 Series. It will be available in variations of powertrains: gasoline, diesel, and plug-in hybrid.
The DeLorean Evolved made by Texas-based DeLorean Motor Company is a luxurious, highly modern, all-electric supercar with a completely different design approach from the 1980s sports coupé which it took its name from. The car’s public debut will take place at Pebble Beach in August, and in October it should land in Great Britain.
The Honda Civic celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. The eleventh-generation model is Honda’s last mainstream hybrid-only model in Europe. The carmaker won’t produce in the UK.
The Lucid Air luxury electric sedan has been already put into production in America and in the cards for Europe now. Its performance is impressive: from 480 to 1,111 horsepower, from 443 lb-ft to 1,025 lb-ft, 2.5-3.2-sec acceleration from 0 to 60 mph, the top speed up to 168 mph (270 km/h), and the range up to 520 miles (837 km) depending on a grade. The main rival of the model is the Tesla Model S.
The Renault Austral replaces the Kadjar SUV and readies to compete with the Toyota RAV4. The model got a comprehensive restyling, improved powertrains, an infotainment system upgrade, and, of course, a new moniker. Its exterior is in line with the all-electric Renault Mégane E-tech.