10 best-looking car alloy wheels of 2018

10 best-looking car alloy wheels of 2018

Sometimes it’s the wheels you remember most from a car – more some than others! We highlight 10 of the coolest alloys on new cars in 2018.

When speccing a new car, some drivers feel that choosing the right alloy wheel can make or break the look.

As new models now come with a large range of alloys so that people can show off their own style, designers are putting in lots of effort to ensure that their wheels are the best they can be to suit the car.

We take a look at the best ones available to cars this year…

Land Rover Defender V8

2018 Land Rover Defender V8 limited edition SUV
Find great Land Rover deals today


The limited-edition version of the legendary off-roader came with small, two-tone alloys that not only match the character of the rugged Defender, but also any body colour that one of the lucky owners would choose. The alloys complemented the look of the 4x4 perfectly and set a solid base for the model’s final hurrah.

DS 7 Crossback

2018 DS 7 Crossback mid-size SUV
Find great DS 7 deals today


The latest addition to the DS range promotes the brand’s avant-garde design ethos, and the wheels on the 7 only enhance it. The design looks great both standing still and on the move and the innovative five-spoke design is pretty futuristic too.

Hyundai i30N

2018 Hyundai i30N hot hatchback
Find great Hyundai i30 deals today


For the South Korean brand’s first sporty car, the i30N needed stand-out alloys – and that’s exactly what it got. The continuous flower-like design of the silver is complemented by black shadowing and the alloys look great when surrounded in the standard Pirelli rubber.


2018 BMW M5 sporty saloon
Find great BMW M5 deals today


For the latest version of the ultimate sports saloon, BMW needed alloys to complete the muscular look from the rest of the car. The two-tone, dual-element seven-spoke wheels do exactly that and ensures that the M5 is one of the most menacing cars on the road.

Renault Megane R.S.

2018 Renault Megane R.S. hot hatchback
Find great Renault Megane deals today


To complement the angular look of the Megane R.S., Renault gave it some funky wheels that are just as pointy and just as cool. Renault has sometimes not been the most stylish brand, but if it can do this with the Megane, what can it do for its other cars?

Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio

2018 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio sporty saloon
Find great Alfa Romeo Giulia deals today


To mirror the four-leaf clover logo for the Quadrifoglio sports arm, Alfa Romeo gave the excellent Giulia saloon wheels which reflect the sports saloon’s iconic badging. Well, whatever Alfa has done, it’s worked superbly, and the design of the Giulia QV is only enhanced by these alloys.

Audi RS4 Avant

2018 Audi RS4 Avant sporty estate
Find great Audi RS4 deals today


Although they may not have the most conventional design, the sharp and somewhat random alloys for the sporty RS4 Avant work really well with the rest of the car. The matte silver is also bespoke to the RS4 and only adds to the overall design.

Suzuki Swift Sport

2018 Suzuki Swift Sport sporty hatchback
Find great Suzuki Swift deals today


Five equally-spaced hexagons make up the alloy design for the warm hatchback – Suzuki has done a superb job here. Swift Sports need a bold design to them, and the with the 2018 model gaining a sporty bodykit and extra oomph, the wheels needed to look the part. Fortunately they do.

Volkswagen Up! GTI

2018 Volkswagen Up! GTI sporty city car
Find great Volkswagen Golf deals today


To make the little sports city car even sweeter, the Up! GTI comes with wheels called ‘Oswald’ that add to the dynamic nature of a VW GTI model. The mixture of triangles and unequal hexagons look great with the Up! sat on top of them.

Skoda Octavia vRS

2017 Skoda Octavia vRS sporty saloon
Find great Skoda Octavia deals today


Skoda vRS models always need that extra pop to make them stand out compared to standard editions, and the latest Octavia vRS wheels are quite something. The five elements look like they are floating as they are set on a black background then surrounded in the black tyres. They really help to give the vRS a lot of presence on the road.

Join the newsletter

Get the latest news, reviews and guides every week. Update your preferences at any time.