The Best New Cars To Watch Out For In 2018
The SUV has bagged the spotlight in 2017, but will this trend remain or will some other take control of the industry? While the beginning of a New Year is a good time to ponder on the cars that have been launched over the last 12 months, it’s also a fine time to look forward to the new cars the manufacturers are set to introduce over the coming year.
Most have included SUVs into their segment this year, and have also processed their electric and separate driving offerings to meet the augmented customer and fleet market demand.
The following lists the top cars anticipated to be launched next year together with all the details:
1. DS 7 Crossback
DS will arrive in the fiercely contested SUV market with its DS 7 Crossover, which it intends to introduce in the UK in early 2018.
The SUV will compete with cars like the Jaguar E-Pace and Audi Q3, and plans to set the bar high in matters of styling, luxury and technology for its sector.
The Crossback carries an option of petrol or diesel engines, furnishing the biggest boot in its class, boasting an enormous 555 litres.
2. Volvo XC40
The Volvo XC40 has a lot of firsts including the positioning of an air vented sub-woofer on the dashboard instead on the usual door pads which frees up space. The XC40 also contains Volvo’s connected Sensus infotainment system, now placed around the familiar big, potrait-oriented touch screen.
In the matter of safety, the Volvo XC40 is packed with pilot assist system, City Safety, run-off road protection and alleviation, cross traffic alert with brake backup besides the 360 degree camera which helps drivers navigate their car into packed parking spaces. The Volvo ‘Pilot Assist’ employed in the latest Volvo XC40 mainly assists anothe authorised individual to start the car without a key fob.
The car employs Volvo’s new CMA platform, which denotes ‘compact modular architecture’. It will enable the manufacturer to supply the car with not only conventional petrol and diesel engines, but also hybrid or even pure electric powertrains.
3. BMW 3 Series
The BMW 3 Series became a bestseller, with 14 million cars bought since its production started in 1975. The 2018 edition will witness an advancement of the present model’s looks and a latest mechanical platform, believed to render the car nearly 100kg lighter as compared to outgoing model.
It will also deliver a more sharper driving experience, due to utilization of carbon fibre offering greater structural stiffness, apart from lowering weight.
The car will include an assortment of 3, 4 and 6 cylinder engines, with hybrid and whole electric versions also due later.
4. Jaguar I-Pace
Many producers have been working to fulfill expected demand for electric vehicles, and 2018 will view the launch of different high-profile models that intend to widen the appeal of battery-operated cars. Among these is the Jaguar I-Pace.
According to manufacturer, the 90kWh motor – generating 400hp – would offer the car a range of over 310 miles on the present European testing cycle.
Jaguar says the I-Pace would take 2 hours to totally recharge, with the owner utilizing a 50kW rapid charger.
The interior design is based around 3 display screens: a 12 inch main interface situated in the car’s instrument panel, a 5 inch infotainment system and a 12 inch display that holds a head-up display and information for the driver.
5. Nissan Juke
The recent and much talked about Nissan Juke is due to launch in 2018. The car is said to include body alterations, a developed interior and some powertrain modifications, also. It is supposed to be available in various trim levels like the present model such as SV, SL, Nismo and Nismo RS.
The car is proposed to arrive in front-wheel and all-wheel drive guises, an extensive range of engines like a 1.0 litre 3 cylinder turbo petrol and a 1.5 litre diesel engine seen elsewhere within the Nissan range, including the latest Micra hatchback.
6. Ford Focus
Ford is set to introduce its all-significant new Focus in 2018. Ford has been among the top largest-selling cars in the UK for quite sometime now, being an important player in the fleet market. However, the outgoing model was disfavored for being little cramped for passengers and among the smallest boots in its version, so the latest one is expected to considerably augment in size.
Design cues are supposed to carry on from the latest Ford Fiesta on the exterior and interior, with a more minimalist dashboard situated around a big infotainment screen.
The engine series will be oriented on Ford’s 1.0 litre turbocharged 3 cylinder petrol engine named EcoBoost, with 3 separate power outputs on offer, beginning at 99hp and touching 138hp.
7. Audi Q3
The second-generation Audi Q3 is expected to be more economical, with greater space and much more sophisticated dashboard, furnishing kit such as ‘Virtual Cockpit’ digital instrument screen to the SUV.
In the matter of design, the front of the Audi Q3 will flaunt a redesigned grille, broader than on the model presently on sale with fresh headlights.
It will rest on the manufacturer’s latest MQB chassis, bringing in a variety of new engine probabilities for the Q3.
The future will also probably provide a plug-in hybrid e-tron.
This makes 2018 an exciting year for the automotive world.