WhoCanFixMyCar takes a closer look at some of the hottest new cars coming to these shores in 2022
A new year is almost upon us so what better way to celebrate than by taking a closer look at what’s new for 2022 in the world of cars.
The good news is that there really is something to suit all tastes and budgets with new models ranging from the staggeringly beautiful Aston Martin DBX Coupe through to the staggeringly ugly looking but nevertheless amazing Citroen Ami.
Of course, we’ll let you be the judge of what’s hot and what’s not, so without further ado let’s get cracking.
Aston Martin DBX Coupe
If you’re looking for something a little sporty but with all the practicality of an SUV, then the Aston Martin DBX Coupe should be on your wish list. That’s depending, of course, like us, that all your numbers on the National Lottery have just come in given its list price - £170,000. Oh well, we live in hope!
Equally hot off the blocks in 2022 will be the new BMW M2 with a rear wheel drive 3.0 litre straight-six petrol engine generating around 400bhp. It’s also likely to cost a far more respectable £60,000. A veritable bargain compared with the Aston Martin DBX Coupe.
The Citroen Ami couldn’t be more of a contrast to the previous two. Powered by an 8bhp electric motor fed by a 5.5kWh battery, the two-seater Ami will give you a top speed of 28mph and cover up to 46 miles in a single charge. But with a list price of circa £6,000, it’s likely to appeal to a lot of urban drivers looking for an ultra-compact, ultra-eco-friendly city car that can help them make the jump to EV sooner rather than later.
Tesla Model Y
Staying with EVs, the hotly anticipated Model Y is also expected on these shores next year. A compact SUV, this sleek looking seven-seater boasts a 315-mile ranging and is aided by Tesla’s third generation supercharger, which means you can get 75 miles worth of range from just a five-minute charge (just enough time to pick up an Americano from Starbucks at the services before the drive home).
If it’s value for money you’re after, then you can’t go wrong with a Dacia. And Dacia are going all out in 2022 with not one but two new models, however, it's the Bigster that caught our eye. It’s their biggest ever SUV, complete with their new branding and styling. And, with an entry price of around £20,000, the Bigster is likely to have a lot of admirers thanks to its practicality, good looks, and highly affordable price tag.
VW ID Buzz
The highlight for many in 2022 though will be the arrival of the VW ID Buzz. While not technically a car, it’s more of a people carrier / van if you want to be picky, don’t be fooled by its retro, VW camper look. It comes packed with cutting edge technology and will only come as an EV. Plus, with a choice of battery packs, you could travel up to 350 miles in a single charge, making it ideal for getting away to the coast at the weekend and the school holidays. We’re already counting down the hours until they are available in our local VW showroom.
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