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TOP 10 Models to Reach Europe’s Dealers Before the Year Ends

Many new vehicles will be arriving at European dealerships before this year ends. Find here the TOP 10 models which are the most interesting newcomers, in our opinion.

About two dozen new models are expected in car dealerships of Europe in November-December 2021. We’ve picked out the TOP 10 models of them.

Audi RS3

The high-performance, aggressive-looking third-generation Audi RS3 is powered by a 2.5-liter 394-hp 6-cylinder turbo engine, and accelerates from 0 to 62 mph in 3.8 seconds.

2022 Audi RS3

BMW 4 Series Gran Coupé

This 4-door model joins the Coupé and Convertible in the lineup. A hot M4 version will eventually come as well. The starting price in Great Britain is £40,465 for the entry-level 420i.

2022 BMW 4-Series Gran Coupe image
2022 BMW 4-Series Gran Coupe

Chevrolet Corvette C8

The mid-engine eight-generation Chevy Corvette comes with its 6.2-liter V8, a manually adjustable suspension, a standard performance exhaust system and electronic limited-slip differential. The car needs less than 3.0 seconds to accelerate from a standstill to 62 mph. The UK price starts at £81,700.

Chevrolet Corvette C8 image
Chevrolet Corvette C8

Genesis G70 Shooting Brake

This version is developed specifically for Europe. It offers a choice of engines, including 2.0-liter gasoline and diesel ones. A 6-cylinder option may join. The pricing will follow soon.

2022 Genesis G70 Shooting Brake image
2022 Genesis G70 Shooting Brake

Honda HR-V

The third-generation Honda HR-V got a comprehensive redesign. The only powertrain it offers now for Europe is a hybrid one – a derivation from the CR-V’s gasoline-electric setup. The total output is 129 horsepower.

The car keeps a raised ground clearance but adopts a sloping, coupé-style roofline and a newly looking front end to match the new-gen Civic hatchback.  The 0-62 mph sprint takes about 10 seconds.  The top speed is 100 mph.

2022 Honda HR-V image
2022 Honda HR-V

Lexus NX

The new, 2nd-gen NX got a 302-hp plug-in hybrid system, evolved exterior and all-new interior.

The NX 450h+ uses the same setup as the Toyota RAV4 and the Suzuki Across, namely a 182-hp 2.5-liter naturally aspirated 4-cylinder gasoline engine with a 180-hp electric motor on the front axle, and a 54-hp motor at the rear, plus permanent four-wheel drive. The crossover speeds up from zero to 62 mph in 6.0 seconds.

2022 Lexus NX [EU] image
2022 Lexus NX EU-version

Hyundai Kona N

The hot Kona N features aggressive styling, enhanced performance, improved driving. It is powered by a 2.0-liter turbo-four that produces 276 hp and 289 lb-ft. The British price starts at £35,395.

2022 Hyundai Kona N image
2022 Hyundai Kona N

Jeep Wrangler 4xe PHEV

Already popular in America, the vehicle with improved on- and off-road capability now lands in Europe. Its power comes from a 2.0-liter turbo-four with a 400-volt, 17-kWh battery. The total system output is 370 hp and 470 lb-ft of torque.

Jeep Wrangler 4xe PHEV image
Jeep Wrangler 4xe PHEV

Kia Sportage

The 5th-gen model is radically redesigned inside and out. Some detailing came from the Kia EV6. It features a curved digital display, a new infotainment touchscreen, soft-touch haptic switches, a few electrified powertrains and a diesel option.

2022 Kia Sportage [EU] image
2022 Kia Sportage EU-version

Volvo C40 Recharge

This model is based on the Volvo XC40 and has similar dimensions but a coupe-like sloping roofline and proper rear headroom. A 78-kWh battery pack and two 201-hp electric motors provide a 260-mile driving range. The vehicle gains speed from 0 to 62 mph within 4.9 seconds.

2022 Volvo C40 Recharge image
2022 Volvo C40 Recharge

Source: Autocar

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