2019 is set to be an exciting year for car launches, with all-new models joining returning monikers this year.
Here are seven models this year that are definitely worth the wait…
Based on the design of the three-door Hatch, the MINI EV is set to be revealed in the second half of 2019 and be the second electrified model to be built by the BMW-owned brand. It is set to be fitted with the same battery technology currently used in the i3 range but will likely be set up like any other MINI – so driving pleasure won’t be hindered. Design sketches of the model have already been released, so it will be interesting to see how the final product looks.
Citroen C5 Aircross
Despite the model being sold in China since 2017, the UK will be getting the C5 Aircross for the first time in 2019. Following on from the C3 Aircross, the C5 version fits into the mid-sized SUV market with funky designing, Citroen’s Advanced Comfort concept and a practical interior, as well as a fleet of high-end safety systems. Prices start from £23,225.
Starting from £72,155, the BMW X7 enters the market as the German brand’s new flagship SUV and offers comfortable seating for up to seven. Finished up to an incredibly high level, the X7 comes with the latest tech from BMW, such as the digital instrument screen and central touchscreen display with intelligent voice assistant.
Range Rover Evoque
After making a splash when it was first released back in 2011, the second generation Evoque is set to make as much of an impact. Fitted with impressive technology, such as the ClearSight rear view mirror and ground view monitors that let you view the world around you, the SUV suited for the urban environment can also go off-road and boasts excellent driving dynamics. It is priced from £31,600.
Replacing the previous iteration of the S60, the new version follows in the same vein as the rest of the recently released Volvos – meaning a stylish design, impressive comfort and high levels of safety. As well as the standard Volvo excellence, the new S60 can come with a Polestar-upgraded powertrain that can make this mid-sized executive saloon fast as well as comfortable. The S60 starts from £37,920.
Toyota GR Supra
After 17 years on the shelf, the Toyota Supra makes its welcome return this year – with BMW helping with development of the two-seat sports car. Fitted with a turbocharged 3.0-litre six-cylinder engine, the Supra also comes with an impressive level of equipment – and a long waiting list. If you can get on that, prices start from £52,695.
Although not officially unveiled yet, the Kamiq is set to complete the Czech brand’s SUV line-up and be the company’s compact SUV. The Kamiq is already used for a model on the Chinese market, but this version will come with all the European arm’s very best features, including a digital instrument display, separate LED daytime running lights and high levels of tech.