New cars to look out for in 2019
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Yorkshire Fleet have been around long enough to see our fair share of new car releases. That’s why we’ve compiled this handy guide of the cars we’re most excited to see on the roads in 2019. Yorkshire Fleet are here to give you a reliable, helping hand in finding and funding your new car. Whether you’re a business or a private individual, looking to buy or lease, we can help.
In case you’re planning on leasing new cars in 2019, or just excited to see the latest innovations from the top manufacturers in car-tech, we have it covered.
Keep reading for our top picks of new cars for 2019 below.
MINI will reveal the first electric hot hatch later this year, according to Autocar. It’s likely to be badged Cooper SE to reflect its performance. It’s based on the three-door hatch, and likely to be powered by the 184 bhp electric motor from the BMW i3 S. That should mean similar acceleration to the 189 bhp turbocharged Cooper S. Expect a range of around 200 miles on the new WLTP cycle. MINI’s current electrified option is the hybrid MINI Countryman SE Lease.
The iX3 is likely to form part of an updated X3 range. It uses BMW’s fifth-generation eDrive technology, packing a 266 bhp electric motor with a claimed WLTP range of 249 miles, and charging in 30 minutes at a fast-charging station. BMW will differentiate the iX3 from combustion-engined X3s with a closed version of the double kidney grille, reducing air resistance. However, the BMW iX3 does have some stiff competition. With rivals including the Audi e-tron and the now pretty well established Jaguar i-Pace leasing.
Audi’s next-generation A3 will be different. Head of exterior design Andreas Mindt said in Autocar that ‘it’ll change, big time’. A heavily-camouflaged five-door testing in Germany clearly showed the imposing geometric grille and sharp headlights, and it’s longer and wider. The five-door will be the first to arrive this year, with a saloon to rival the new Mercedes-Benz A Class saloon in 2020 and a new liftback version in 2021. Engines are likely to include 1.0, 1.5 and 2.0-litre petrols and 2.0-litre diesel.
Range Rover Evoque
The second-generation Evoque is available to order now, with delivery in spring. It’s the same length as the current model, but a 20mm increase in wheelbase increases rear legroom and boot space. Prices start at £31,600 for the two-wheel drive 148 bhp D150 diesel with a manual gearbox. Four-wheel drive Evoques with automatic gear boxes have mild hybrid technology, claimed to deliver up to 6% efficiency gains. The Evoque adds a sprinkling of Velar stardust with flush door handles and more luxurious interior. Touch Pro infotainment is standard. Range Rover is promising excellent off-road capabilities.
We all love a mystery, and the new V40 is an enigma. Few details are available, but Volvo’s Lex Kerssemakers suggested in Auto Express that customer trends and the need for electrification will rule out a conventional hatchback. He hinted at a pseudo-SUV stance, offering some of the XC40’s high driving position and allowing more room for batteries. Sounds intriguing. Alongside electric and hybrid versions, expect the XC40’s 1.5-litre petrol triple and 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrols and diesels.
The Corolla name returns on hatchback and estate body styles. Four trim levels are available, starting with the Icon hatchback at £21,300 with a 1.2-litre, 116 bhp (132 g CO2/km) turbo petrol with six-speed manual gearbox. Equipment includes 16-inch alloys and an eight-inch touchscreen with DAB, Bluetooth and reversing camera. Icon Tech at £22,350 adds voice activation. Design at £23,375 adds 17-inch alloys, folding mirrors and voice activation. A 1.8-litre hybrid drivetrain (83 g CO2/km) is available in Icon, Icon Tech and Design. An 180 bhp 2.0-litre hybrid rated at 89 g CO2/km is available in Design and Excel trims. Excel (from £30,340 for the 2.0-litre) includes sports seats.
Volkswagen Golf Mk8
Details on the next-generation Golf lease remain thin, but the new car will be slightly longer and wider than the current version. Production is due to start in June 2019. VW design chief Klaus Bischoff told Auto Express that the Golf’s cabin design is a ‘revolution’, ready for the next generation of connectivity and digitisation. The Golf will feature mild hybrid technology along with a plug-in hybrid GTE. GTI and R models are expected to receive power boosts. The VW I.D. electric car range will launch in 2020 at similar prices to a comparably powerful and equipped Golf.
Audi leasing goes electric. The company reckons that with its sharp design and luxurious cabin, the Audi e-tron is all electric and all Audi. It’s a full-size, robust SUV capable of 0-62 mph in less than six seconds with a range of approximately 240 miles. Virtual door mirrors project onto door-mounted displays. Narrower than conventional glass mirrors, Audi claims they cut drag and wind noise. There’s MMI Navigation Plus and wireless charging with Audi Phone Box. On sale now, for deliveries in April, the Audi e-tron price starts from £71,490. With a Government grant, this equates to £67,990.
BMW 3 Series
The seventh-generation 3 series promises to be more refined, more responsive and more agile due to weight reductions across the range, which also help to lower emissions. Most versions, including the 187 bhp 320d, are available from March. The new 330e plug-in hybrid is available from July, with a 182 bhp turbocharged 2.0 litre petrol engine combined with a 67 bhp electric motor for a 0-62 mph time of 6.5 seconds. Electric-only range is claimed at over 30 miles, with a combined range of 372 miles.
A few more of our favourites….
Judging from our list, 2019 looks set to be the year of the electric car. Read our comprehensive guide to Alternate Fuel (AF) vehicles here. Porsche’s all-electric four-door sports car formerly known as Mission E has now been officially named Taycan. It’s expected to be positioned between the £56,000 Cayenne and the £105,000 Panamera.
However, the BMW 8-series and Porsche 911 restrict electric motors to firing up internal combustion engines and moving seats and windows around. For now – a hybrid 911 is due in four years’ time. The 840d lists at £75,000. The 911 Carrera S coupe is £93,110.
The next Land Rover Defender is set for a 2019 reveal and 2020 launch. Prices are likely to range from £45,000 to £75,000. Off-road capabilities are apparently ‘sensational’.
VW is set to launch a shooting brake version of its Arteon, possibly with a V6 engine. Pricing and availability have not been released.
Peugeot’s new 508 is available now from £24,119. Features including frameless windows lend a premium feel.
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