Take a look at new models to arrive this year in Europe.
Autocar has compiled a comprehensive list of all newcomers to the European car market over the next 12 months. Let’s start with the launches in May 2022.
Here they are:
The Citroen C5 X will be available in gasoline or gasoline plug-in hybrid versions and uses a hydraulic cushion suspension setup.
The Dacia Jogger is the cheapest 7-seater that stars at £14,995 in the UK. It won’t offer any folding seats dropped into the floor, but cruise control, air conditioning, and rear parking sensors come as standard.
The Genesis GV60 electric crossover rides on the E-GMP platform, gets four-wheel drive, dual-motor setup, and sports performance.
The Lexus RZ is the first EV of the brand coming this year. It shares the platform with the Subaru Solterra and the Toyota bZ4X, and its dimensions are similar to the NX. The RZ’s 71.4-kWh battery enables a 250-mile range.
The Lotus Emira sports car uses a Toyota-sourced supercharged V6 engine and costs around £80K; an entry-level model will be available next year with Mercedes-AMG’s turbo-four under the hood.
The Maserati Grecale crossover uses the Alfa Romeo Stelvio’s underpinnings and a new 3.0-liter gasoline V6. It also has an all-electric variant called “Folgore” (upper photo).
The Mercedes-AMG C63 is a 500-hp performance version of the C-Class. Under the hood, it has a hybridized turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine that replaces the V8.
Other arrivals from Mercedes-Benz are the A-Class Facelift and a cool EQT electric multi-purpose vehicle.
The Porsche Cayenne is always good. This time, the vehicle got new bumpers and a revised interior; it offers a variety of modifications including a hot Turbo GT.
The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail is a £20 million (!) bespoke model based on the Phantom. It has a canopy roof and a 563-p 6.75-liter twin-turbo V12 engine, a unique dashboard, a cutlery set, and a champagne fridge.
The Skoda Fabia Monte Carlo received a new 148-hp 1.5-liter engine, the first for the Fabia. This version of the model is the most potent one. Expect it will take a 0-62mph sprint in 8.0 seconds.
The Vauxhall (Opel) Grandland lost the X letter from the name. This is a mid-life facelift with a new Vizor grille and other enhancements.
The Volkswagen ID. Buzz microbus can be ordered from May, while deliveries begin this summer. A single-motor, rear-wheel-drive vehicle at launch, the Buzz, like other ID models, is powered by a rear-mounted synchronous electric motor delivering 201 hp and 228 lb-ft of torque. British prices start from £40,000 for a van and £50,000 for an MPV. Three specifications are available: Pure, Pro, and Packs.
The ID. Buzz sits on a variation of the MEB platform and has Level 2 autonomy (will be fully autonomous by mid-decade). A long-wheelbase version is due next year.
The Chinese Wey Coffee 01 plug-in hybrid SUV has a claimed 93-mile electric-only range provided by a 40-kWh battery. Its 201-hp 2.0-liter Miller cycle engine is combined with twin electric motors put on each axle for all-wheel drive.