The New Year is finally here!
Many of you may be on a hunt for a new car to begin your 2018 and there is an
extensive range of new cars arriving to the UK in 2018, from new junior SUV
entrants to hatchback family cars. So whether you have a large family caravan
to take on your travels or simply carrying a trailer, one thing is for sure
you’re going to need a suitable car to tow it with. We have listed a few of new
cars set to launch this year from the lowest and highest price. Take note that
all prices are estimated.
Duster (price starting from £10,000)
The Dacia Duster offers more
space in the front of its cabin than most cars at the given price. The proportions
in the vehicle make it one of the most practical cars at this price in the rear
seats and with better head and leg room than many of its competitors, so space-wise
it makes a perfect family car. Thanks to the tall door openings and the car’s
raised floor, you don’t have to bend down to get kids in and out of child
seats. It’s evident that no rival comes close to competing with the price of
the Dacia Duster. However, being the cheapest SUV out there comes with flaws. The
vehicle’s noise is a problem, especially when driving on the motorway. Engines
for the Dacia Duster are available in the choice of a 1.6-litre petrol and
i30 Tourer (price starting from £18,000)
The Hyundai i30 has the
largest engine in the range is a relatively compact 1.6-litre diesel. Despite
being a three-cylinder, the motor surprisingly has little noise or vibration
inside the car. The Hyundai i30 Tourer has an impressive level of refinement.
From the way the car rides bumps, to the way it separates you from the road and
wind noise. However, the Hyundai i30 Tourer is most certainly a car more suited
to comfortable cruising on the motorway than winding country roads. So it is
perfect for city trips in the night, but may not be suitable for country roads.
As with the hatchback, there is plenty of storage in the front of the cabin,
with large door bins, a lidded cubby between the seats on all but entry-level
models and a useful space at the base of the centre console.
Impreza (price starting from £18,000)
The new Impreza was first
shown at the 2016 New York Motor Show, and it has already been on sale in the
US for some months now. This year, the Subaru Impreza will be launching into
the European market. The Subaru Impreza hatchback is a rival to cars like the
Ford Focus and Volkswagen Golf and it’s built on Subaru’s new Global Platform.
The vehicle will offer two petrol engines, a 1.6-litre unit lining up alongside
a 2.0-litre, both of which are flat-four boxer engines. The 1.6-litre develops
112bhp and 150Nm of torque, while the more powerful 2.0-litre produces 154bhp
and 196Nm of torque.
T-Roc (price starting from £20,000)
The Volkswagen T-Roc is a car
we’re most excited about because VW has proved in recent years that they
understand what campervan owners want from their vans and towing cars. The
all-new Volkswagen T-Roc is entering into the small and compatible SUV market,
competing against Renault Captur and Nissan Qashqai. The Volkswagen T-Roc offers reasonable fuel
economy, with the practicality of a higher roof that’s curved to make the car
look sporty. The style and design of the Volkswagen T-Roc appears bolder in
comparison to its rivals. The interior dashboard can be matched with the
exterior for a modern and youthful look.
All T-Roc models are equipped
with 4Motion four-wheel drive, providing consumers with flexibility with two
on-road modes, street and snow, as well as two off-road modes, off-road and
off-road individual. The 4Motion four-wheel-drive models also include a
standard driver profile function, which allows the driver to choose between
five modes: Comfort, Normal, Sport, Eco and Individual. This is exceptional for
a frequent traveller who is able to adjust their vehicle according to the road
type. Three power outputs will be available: 115hp, 150hp, 190hp in both petrol
and diesel versions. All models of the T-Roc will contain an infotainment touch
screen with key features such as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone
mirroring, as well as a wireless charging pad for your phone.
Insignia Country Tourer (price starting from £25,000)
The Vauxhall Insignia Country
Tourer follows a similar concept to the Audi A4 Allroad and Volkswagen Passat
Alltrack, while its price leads the Vauxhall into direct competition with the
slightly smaller Skoda Octavia Scout and Seat Leon X-Perience. Along with the
steering and throttle response, gearbox shift points and the adaptive cruise
control, the suspension can be adjusted into comfort, normal or sports mode,
making it a suitable towing car on the road. The amount of passenger space in
the front and back is great for the family, where there is loads of room to
stretch out during long road trips.
E-Pace (price starting from £28,000)
Did you know? This brand new
Jaguar E-Pace is the first jaguar that has been built outside the UK. The Jaguar
E-Pace is the British firm’s smallest SUV to date and is a sportier alternative
to the likes of the BMW X1 and Audi Q3. The back seats can fold down separately
in a 60:40 split, allowing you to carry long items and passengers at the same
time, or together to open up a roomy 1,234-litre load bay. The vehicle’s flat
floor will make it easy to slide in heavy luggage and there’ll be enough room
to store a bike with its wheels attached, too. Digital connectivity can be
found throughout the cabin, to make every road trip a lot more entertaining and
will keep the kids entertained throughout a car journey. There are up to four
12-volt charging points and five USB connections as well as a 4G Wi-Fi hotspot
for up to eight devices. 10-inch touchscreen. The vehicle has a lot of storage
space with a central storage that can hold up to 2 litres of water, well needed
during long road trips.
X2 (price starting from £33,000)
The BMW’s new X2 compact SUV
is to makes its public debut at the Detroit Motor Show this year in January.
The new car is tipped to rival the Jaguar E-Pace and Mercedes GLC.As with most
modern BMW models, drivers will be able to select between Comfort, Eco Pro and
Sport driving modes, which adjust the gearbox, engine and steering settings. However,
it is slightly less practical and spacious than the previous X1, with more
emphasis on the sporty design. Nevertheless, since it is part of the BMW X
series, there is less likely to be any risks when purchasing the BMW X2 and is
ideal for consumers who are searching for an SUV with a sporty design. Buyers
will be able to choose from four trim levels, SE, Sport, M Sport and M Sport X.
Even entry-level SE comes with plenty of equipment, including cruise control,
sat-nav, 17in alloy wheels, front fog lights and dual-zone climate control.
Sport models additionally receive sports seats, black gloss exterior trim, LED
headlights and larger alloy wheels.