We continue to inform about 2022 arrivals in the European car market. An array of new models is expected to come out at the end of this year.
In December 2022, thirteen new models – coupes, SUVs, pure electric vehicles, and sports cars – will lands in the UK and in other markets soon after.
A trio of coupes from Aston Martin with potent V8 and V12 engines namely the Vantage, DB11, and DBS, are coming with a refreshed exterior and an interior overhaul.
The 2023 BMW i7 is the brand’s first-ever all-electric version of the 7 Series sedan that visually differentiates from the latter by a grille, wheel designs, and EV-specific trim. The cabin is innovative, lounge-like, it offers individual My Modes, a 31.3-inch Theatre Screen, and other ‘goodies’.
The range of the UK-spec BMW i7 xDrive60 model is up to 387 miles (WLTP), while the power output is up to 544 hp. The price starts at £108,305. 0-60 mph acceleration takes 4.5 sec.
The next-gen 2023 BMW M2 Coupé becomes better in terms of design and closer to the M3 and M4. It offers more torque and horsepower, a potential manual gearbox, and an eight-speed automatic transmission. Once again, it will provide the maximal performance and driving experience it is liked for.
The BMW Z4 gets a mid-cycle update. Expect minor exterior tweaks, like new colors or wheel designs, as well as some improvements inside.
The all-new Ford Ranger is the UK’s bestseller among pickups. It is launched for the 2023 model year with a revised exterior, a new diesel engine and a hybrid system, an overhauled cabin with a Mach-E-style vertical touchscreen, and a digital display to show six driving modes.
The redesigned Honda CR-V hybrid-only crossover lands as a 2023 model with changes focused on the equipment and design.
The 2023 Lamborghini V12 Hybrid is the Aventador’s successor with the Sian’s unusual hybrid setup. The car retains a naturally aspirated 6.5-liter V12 engine with a hybrid element to add extra power and efficiency without the need for a turbocharger. The V12 drives the rear axle, and an electric motor is on the front wheels, while torque vectoring is used to balance the power.
The 2023 Land Rover Defender 130, a stretched 3-row 8-seater, joins short, long, commercial, and V8 variants of the model, which are already on sale. The Defender 130 will be likely available in the higher-end trim levels.
The Ferrari Purosangue high-performance SUV may get either a turbocharged V8 or a V12 engine, all-wheel drive, and a hybrid system. Its horsepower should be enough to compete with the 542-hp Aston Martin DBX, the 626-hp Bentley Bentayga, or the 641-hp Lamborghini Urus.
The 2022 Mazda MX-30 Rex short-legged electric crossover comes with a rotary gasoline (petrol) engine acting as a range extender. So, the MX-30 gets the interesting version with an increased range on one charge that will attract more customers to the model.
The revamped 2023 Seat Tarraco gets a plug-in hybrid variant, styling tweaks, and infotainment updates.
The 2022 Ssangyong Korando E-Motion is a battery-electric version of the compact crossover, the company’s first EV, by the way. It comes with a front-wheel drive, and a 61.5-kWh battery (usable 56.0 kWh) providing a range of 290 km (180 mi). The total power is 140 kW (190 HP), and 360 Nm (266 lb-ft) of torque. 0-62 mph acceleration takes 8.5 sec, and the top speed is 156 km/h (97 mph).
The 2023 Toyota Prius Facelift continues to lead the hybrid field in fuel economy, but the model is getting harder to compete with rivals like the Honda Insight or the Kia Niro. Expect technology updates, the Prius needs them. For instance, its current infotainment system is so-so, could be better.
The 2023 Volkswagen Amarok is a reworked version of the new Ford Ranger by essence, with all-VW design but the Ranger’s structural hardpoints. Unlike the predecessor, the new Amarok is larger, more capable, and offers premium trims.