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UK car buyers will be spoilt for choice this year, due to the vast nature of car manufacturers’ latest designs and models taking to the road.
The first year of the new decade will see some of the most innovative cars in history being released for drivers, many of which are either fully electric or hybrid vehicles. If you had mentioned ten years ago that full-fledged electric cars will be the best cars on the market in 2020, you would have received some blank stares.
Nonetheless, Adrian Flux has picked out the top ten cars to get excited about in 2020:
The first car on the list is admittedly the cheapest. The new Hyundai i10 was revealed at the Frankfurt motor show and was met with a warm reception by attendees due to the vast array of technology including its infotainment system, similar to the i30 and telematics app to help owners find the closest petrol station. Hyundai will be hoping to steal a market share from Fiat and VW owners with it’s spacious interior design and revamped exterior.
Set to be released later this month, the cost is expected to start from £12,495 for potential buyers.
Audi have their own promising revamp of an older model lined up for the summer, in the form of the A3. This state-of-the-art vehicle will include a self-driving system taken from the A8 limousine and LED headlights.
While much has changed tech-wise, the A3 has not improved a lot in terms of the interior, with the only change being that it has more scope for a bigger range of upholstery options and connective technology, such as Bluetooth. The hatchback is estimated to start from around £26,000.
The Tesla 3 will face some stiff competition in the electric hatchback market in 2020 from the Polestar 2. This four-door futuristic style car’s battery will allow drivers to travel 330 miles on a single charge. Available for pre-order for a UK June release, you can expect to fork out £49,000 on Polestar’s latest offering.
Mini Cooper SE
Is there a more iconic vehicle than the Mini? And now the Mini Cooper design is going electric with the SE Coupe. The brand says their latest car emits zero emissions, but still retains the go-kart handling they’re famed for.
Set to come with two regenerative braking selections and four driving modes and will travel just short of 150 miles on a single charge.
Kia Soul EV
Kia’s latest electric car is a modern take on a 1970s style car has a 64kwh lithium ion polymer battery, which is believed to last around 225 miles, but the official stat on how far you can travel remains undisclosed.
The Soul EV will also come with all the modern specs you would imagine, such as accident avoidance features, to ensure you’re not involved in any nasty scrapes when parking.
Aston Martin Rapide E
The British manufacturer probably takes the gold when it comes to best design for 2020, with the Rapide E coupe. Getting your hands on one of these will not be pricey (at £199,426) but also extremely difficult with only 155 units set for production. Capable of going from 0-60mph in less than four seconds and a top speed of 155mph, Aston Martin’s latest beauty will travel over 200 miles per charge. Wrapped in aluminium and carbon fibre body panels, this electric vehicle will be a rare find on UK roads.
2020 Ford Bronco
After more than two-and-a-half decades the Ford Bronco is back and arguably better than ever. Ford are following the trend of revamping their old models for consumers, the new car may find it hard to live up to its predecessors.
The 2020 Bronco, however, is not the 4×4 SUV from its early days, but is a slimmer version than the bulkier version from the 1970s. Instead it is set to be a “contemporary intermediate underpinned by the Ranger pickup platform.”
Not arriving until late in the year, you can expect to pay around £23,000 for the premium model, or what is stated to be a slightly cheaper version in the form of the Bronco Sport which will arrive earlier.
2020 Tesla Roadster
Tesla’s latest Roadster is set to make tongues waggle when it launches later this year. The Mk2 will dazzle on both a performance and technological level, thanks in part to its massive 200 kWh battery, meaning it can travel up to 620 miles on a single charge.
Due for a late 2020 release, the Roadster could be set back to 2021, Tesla’s latest vehicle will not only prove that electric vehicles can travel further than a petrol or diesel, but it will also come with the latest autonomous driving technology to further increase your experience.
However, it will not come cheap, with experts expecting Elon Musk’s latest brainchild to cost £154,071.59.
This year will see Porsche release their first fully electric vehicle. Depending on which model you get the Taycan will either be a four or five-door saloon will have a range of around 280 miles per charge and is powered by an electric motor on each axle. With three models available; Turbo, Turbo S and the 4S non-turbo, the Taycan is set to be one of the fastest EV’s pm the road with the Turbo S capable of going 0-60mph in 2.8 seconds.
Volkswagen ID 3
Coming around £30,000, depending on which model you go for, the ID hatchback is designed and built as a pure electric car and is more affordable than the average EV.
Volkswagen latest offering is roughly is built on the MEB platform and is roughly the same size as the Golf hatchback, has been in development since 2016 and will be the starting point for similar models to be released over the next five years.
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