With electric powertrains, the drive for lower emissions and the very latest in technology driving consumer demand, there are many new cars to look forward to for the rest of 2022. Here is the pick of the crop among Eden’s New Cars for 2022 - cars that are either worth waiting for or that you can buy now.
New Vauxhall Grandland
With its distinctive “Vizor” grille and high-tech “Pure Panel” interior, the new Vauxhall Grandland is an exciting entry into the compact mid-size SUV market. It also comes with a plug-in hybrid option on top of the standard petrol and diesel models to ensure that there is something for everybody.
All-New Vauxhall Astra
A new Vauxhall Astra comes once in a generation and the latest version of the company’s famous hatchback is as good and fit-for-purpose as ever, with bold, striking styling, an incredible high-tech cabin and an all-new plug-in hybrid option. If that's not enough, later in the year it will be joined by an all new Astra Sports Tourer, which promises to reinvent the estate car market.
Although there is no official name yet, MG has teased an all-new electric-only hatchback that is set to join its model range towards the end of 2022. Building on a year of incredible success for the brand, the new model will continue to support its position as a provider of affordable electrification.
All-New Hyundai Tucson
With its distinctive LED-emblazoned front end and wedge-shaped styling, the Hyundai Tucson is a brave and different SUV with a very distinctive and highly premium look. That premium feel continues inside, too. It all goes to show just how far the Hyundai brand has come in the past few years and it's no surprise that there is huge demand for the new Tucson already.
Combining style and exceptional comfort with pure driving pleasure, the new Mazda CX-60 SUV appears in showrooms in late summer and will be the Japanese firm’s first plug-in hybrid model. It will also be the first car to feature Mazda’s new rear-wheel-drive Skyactiv architecture with the choice of straight-six engines and sporty handling. It reinvents the SUV and is a bold step forward.
New Peugeot 308
Recently announced as the International Women's Car of the Year, the new Peugeot 308 is one of the best looking, best made and finest handling medium-sized hatchbacks on the market. It builds on the award-winning design language derived from the Peugeot 508 and is available with petrol, diesel or plug-in hybrid powertrains and a high-end, premium interior.
Suzuki Vitara Full Hybrid
The new Suzuki Vitara Full Hybrid means that the Japanese company’s range is now 100% electrified, with every model featuring some form of EV assistance. Offering terrific value for money and realistic, affordable running costs, the full hybrid Vitara is one of the most sensible, practical and clever cars that money can buy, using a 140v hybrid system and a semi-automated transmission. It's one of the cleverest and best value cars in its class.
Fiat Abarth 500 EV
A high-performance EV version of the effervescent 500 promises to be Fiat’s first fully electric car when it appears towards the end of this year. Uniquely and boldly styled, the Abarth 500 EV will also be one of the fastest superminis ever made and is bound to look the part.