10 great new cars to get on the new 22-plate

10 great new cars to get on the new 22-plate

From EVs to sports coupes, there’s plenty of exciting new cars on the market

The start of March signals one main thing in the automotive world – the arrival of the new registration plate. 

And March 1 sees the introduction of the new 22-plate, though with continued shortages of new cars due to ongoing parts supply issues, there won’t be quite so many brand-new models rolling around as usual. 

That said, there are still plenty of fantastic new cars to get on the 22-plate. Here are 10 great choices, ranging from affordable superminis to flagship electric saloons. 

BMW 2 Series

This year is an important one for BMW, and alongside a range of new EVs sees the return of the 2 Series Coupe. It’s the firm’s most affordable sports model, and retains its fun rear-wheel-drive layout. 

There’s a new 369bhp M240i model at the top of the range too, which can manage 0-60mph in as little as 4.1 seconds, while this brand-new model gets a more muscular design and in-car technology as well.

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DS 4

Though once a part of Citroen, DS went its separate ways as a standalone brand a few years ago, and is just now finding its feet at the premium end of the market. We reckon the new DS 4 is the French firm’s best car yet too, and proves a credible alternative to the Volkswagen Golf. 

Bringing a glamorous design, loads of technology and a particularly premium feel, it looks set to help DS grow its sales further. Like the brand’s full range, the DS 4 is also offered with electrified powertrains, including a plug-in hybrid.

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Ford Focus

The family hatchback class looks to be on top form in 2022, and has only improved further with the introduction of a facelifted version of the Ford Focus – one of the brand’s best-selling models. 

Key changes include a smarter and modernised front end, while inside the Focus gets a large new wide 13.2-inch touchscreen running on Ford’s latest operating system. It really helps to build the car’s cabin and is also the widest screen currently offered in this class.

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Kia Sportage

Kia’s Sportage is now one of the UK’s best-selling models, and the South Korean car firm is hoping that only improves with the arrival of the new fifth-generation version of this family SUV. 

Now boasting a far more stylish design, the Sportage remains generously equipped as standard and also gets a far more upmarket interior to make it more competitive in this crowded class. Another change is the addition of a range of electrified powertrains, including both hybrid and plug-in hybrids.

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Mercedes EQS

If you’re put off electric cars because you think they can’t travel far enough between charges, the Mercedes EQS will be the car for you, as its 453-mile claimed range is more than plenty of petrol vehicles. 

It’s the brand’s first bespoke EV, and brings a radical design inside and out, and a whole range of technology innovations. As Mercedes’ flagship EV, it offers sensational comfort and refinement, and is among one of the best electric cars built to date. 

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Electric cars come in all shapes and sizes, though, and if you want something more affordable, you should take a look at the MG ZS EV. Benefitting from a recent update, this electric crossover now looks smarter than before, gets more in-car technology and also features the option of a ‘Long Range’ battery. 

With this larger battery fitted, MG claims it can travel up to 273 miles on a single charge, while remaining great value for money and coming with a seven-year warranty as standard.

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Nissan Qashqai

The Nissan Qashqai might not be the most exciting new car on the market, but if you want something practical, easy to live with and ideal for your family, you shouldn’t look much further. 

This third-generation crossover has recently arrived in dealerships, and brings with it a more stylish design, higher-quality interior and further interior space. Nissan is also expanding the Qashqai line-up shortly with a full e-Power hybrid version.

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Peugeot 308

The Peugeot 308 is an eagerly-awaited new arrival in the UK, and is introduced just in time for the 22 registration. Bringing a bold new look, this latest model offers a far more upmarket interior and is also great to drive. 

Alongside petrol and diesel engines, Peugeot is also introducing a plug-in hybrid to the 308 for the first time, which helps to deliver around 40 miles of electric driving when fully charged.

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Skoda Fabia

For several generations the Skoda Fabia has been a small car that brings few compromises, and that most certainly is the case on this new model. Bringing more interior space and technology, this new Fabia is the best yet. 

Available with a great range of petrol engines, the Fabia also looks the part and comes with plenty of equipment as standard too, while also being good to drive.

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Tesla Model Y

A new Tesla always stirs up plenty of attention, and many have been patiently waiting for the brand’s Model Y to arrive in the UK for some time. But with the first shipments here, you’ll now be able to get one on the new 22-plate. 

Essentially the SUV version of the Model 3, this EV brings the added flexibility of seven seats, while can access Tesla’s superb network of electric car chargers. An electric range of up to 331 miles is also offered.

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