December is just beginning, but we are already thinking about the next year and its motor show program. As you can imagine, the new 2018 calendar will be full of SUVs: there will be all sizes, at all prices. Fortunately, those who do not like the fighters can also be satisfied! The category of compact will be animated as that of cars typed pleasure. Here is a taste of the future stars of the market.
2018 Cars worth waiting for
Why is she going to get your attention? Because it will be the most high-tech city.
Very busy year for Audi . In the list of novelties planned for 2018, no less than 3 SUVs: the second Q3, the unprecedented Q8 and the first electric model e-tron. But here we have retained the second version of the A1, just to have something else because the market is not just the SUV! The A1 will also evolve in depth, with a new platform (already seen on the new Polo ), a more angular style and the abandonment of the bodywork 3 doors. Onboard, the presentation should be very close to that of Q2 , with the now unavoidable virtual instrumentation Virtual Cockpit. We hope to see the new A1 at the Geneva Motor Show. Photo Autoevolution .
When? In spring. How many ? From 19 000 € approximately.
Why is he going to get your attention? Because it will bring freshness to the BMW design.
Just like Audi, BMW will multiply the innovations in 2018. We could make a folder apart, with two major themes: SUV (X2, X4, X7 …) and fun cars. In addition to the return of the Series 8, next year will be marked by the renewal of the Z4. Special feature of this new generation: she will be a cousin of the new Toyota Supra. As revealed by the annunciator concept , the design will evolve in depth, with a rebalanced silhouette and vertical headlights. The new Z4 will be influenced by the Z8. The dashboard will be more than ever turned towards the driver, with a multimedia system screen close to the instrumentation. The Z4 will abandon the hard roof to return to the canvas hood.
When? In autumn. How many ? From 40 000 €.
Why is she going to get your attention? Because it will revolutionize its technical sheet.
The Corvette is about to make its revolution. While Chevrolet has just introduced the ZR1 variant of the C7, the American is preparing a brand new version with rear central engine. Moreover, the C8 should cohabit a few years with the C7. Such an architecture will inevitably change the silhouette of the car, with a stretched stern. The latest corridor sounds point to a wide range of V8s, with versions of 4.2, 5.5 and 6.2 liters. The power would culminate at 850 hp! Photo Autoevolution .
When? At the end of the year. How many ? At least 80 000 €.
DS 3 Crossback
Why is she going to get your attention? Because it will be proposed in electric variant.
The DS 7 Crossback will arrive in the dealerships in January. The new PSA premium brand will follow with a second SUV, which will tackle the Audi Q2. If it can be presented at the Geneva Motor Show in March, the car will not be marketed before the end of the year. Made in France, at the Poissy plant, the DS 3 Crossback is expected to be PSA\’s first new-generation electric car, with DS to be the technological spearhead of the group. The design is still mysterious, no prototype has yet been surprised. But we should find the shark fin of the DS3. Hallway sounds also evoke crisp handles, like the Range Rover Velar.
When? At the end of the year. How many ? From 18 000 € approximately.
Why is she going to get your attention?
After reviewing the Fiesta , Ford will tackle another pillar of its range, the compact Focus. This one was recently surprised with a light camouflage which suggests the exterior design, with a silhouette with the false airs of BMW 1 Series … and Fiat Tipo. The side windows will be limited to the doors, the shoulders will be marked, the lights will overflow on the tailgate … In the front, the family look with the Fiesta will be obvious. It will be the same on board, with a touch screen tablet. Photo Autoweek .
When? In spring. How many ? From around € 20,000.
Why is he going to get your attention? Because it will be one of the first attacks against Tesla.
Jaguar will launch its first 100% electric model in 2018. Announced by a prototype a year ago, the I-Pace is an amazing silhouette SUV, with a reduced height, a very inclined bezel and especially a short front cover and plunging. The concept was equipped with two electric blocks, one on each axle, for a cumulative power of 400 hp and a torque that rises to 700 Nm. Jaguar promises a range of at least 500 km. It will arrive on the market at the same time as the Audi e-tron.
When? In spring. How many ? At least 60 000 €.
Kia Pro cee\’d
Why is she going to get your attention? Because she will have a sexy figure.
At the Geneva Motor Show, Kia will unveil the third generation of Cee\’d. Well, nothing really extraordinary. But we look forward to the arrival of the Pro Cee\’d, which will completely change the formula, leaving the category of 3 doors for that of hunting breaks. A daring choice for Kia but who will be expected to pay. After the Stinger GT , Kia gets loose again and we really like that. It\’s just that the serial version is true to the concept ! Finally a compact break with sex appeal, the latest novelties in this category being mainly cargo ships cut above all for companies.
When? At the end of the year. How many ? From 25 000 € approximately.
Why is he going to get your attention? Because you want something other than a German.
After the NX, the Japanese will offer a smaller SUV, 4.40 meters long. The two basic ingredients of Lexus are obviously part of the recipe: angular look (the concept has confirmed) and hybrid engine. Technical Cousin Toyota C-HR (which would have had its place in the Lexus range), the UX should resume the engine … or the more powerful variant that Toyota announced at the last Frankfurt Motor Show. As always, Lexus will play the card of the shift against the Germans.
When? In spring. How many ? From 35 000 € approximately.
Mercedes Class A
Why is she going to get your attention? Because his interior presentation impresses.
From the new Class A, we already know the dashboard , officially shown a few days ago. When we discover it, we understand why Mercedes wanted to give a spotlight on this fourth generation element, as it impresses for a compact, with a care taken to the details unpublished at this level of range and a double screen in a row. Good news: the habitability and volume of the trunk will progress. The exterior design will evolve visibly, with a front face close to that of the new CLS(triangular optics, calender lowered). At the rear, the lights will overflow on the tailgate.
When? In spring. How many ? From 25 000 € approximately.