If you’re looking for a new car, it can be tempting to dive right into the makes and models currently available.
But sometimes patience is a virtue, and it’s worth waiting to see what the top new cars in 2024 will be.
Plus, by giving yourself a bit more time before you actually own your next set of wheels, you can get a car finance quote with time to spare.
The best 8 new cars in 2024
Originally due to launch in the autumn of 2023, the Ford Explorer will now be hitting dealerships in summer 2024 – a delay caused by incoming UN regulation.
The delay has only whetted our appetites for this new model, which makes use of the Volkswagen Group’s MEB all-electric platform. A mid-sized electric SUV, expect battery sizes that go from 55kWh to 82kWh, and a brake horsepower of 168, 282, and 335. The ‘Max’ model will offer a range of 311 miles, whereas the entry-level rear-wheel drive model (168bhp) reaches 218 miles.
Expect a roomy 450-litre boot and 15-inch infotainment screen plus standard features like a heated steering wheel, keyless entry and massaging seats.
Arriving in the UK in early 2024, this is the (small) SUV sister to the Fiat 500e. But in actuality, it most clearly resembles the Jeep Avenger, sharing the e-CMP platform, 54kWh battery and 154bhp motor. A single charge will get you around 250 miles.
Choose from two versions of the 600e. The entry point is an appealing bright red, offering climate control, rear parking sensors, LED headlights, and a 10.25-inch infotainment screen as standard. Upgrade to the La Prima and you’ll also get front parking sensors, heated front seats, and adaptive cruise control.
It’s stylish and fun, bringing the classic Fiat flair to your driving experience.
Launching summer of 2024, the new Citroën e-C3 looks to be priced between £22,000 and £23,000, making it a highly affordable electric car.
A 44kWh lithium battery will be fitted underneath the rear seats, offering a range of 199 miles – and the company has even promised a cheaper battery option in future years, with a range of around 124 miles.
It’s boxy in appearance, but still pleasing, and the interiors are nicely streamlined with a 10-inch central touchscreen. You’ll also benefit from Citroën’s trademarked Active Comfort seats – and this is definitely a car that prioritises comfort.
Audi Q6 E-tron
Another electric SUV, the Q6 e-tron offers an exceptional 372-mile range as a result of its 100kWh battery, as well as an 800V charging system that will get you a 10-80% charge in only 30 minutes. The standard model will offer 396bhp, with the high-performance reaching 510bhp.
Similar to the combustion-engine Q5 in many ways, the Q6 is actually roomier, offering more cabin space and a larger boot. You can also expect Audi’s swish infotainment system, with three screens laid out across the dashboard. A digital assistant capable of learning driver preferences is also promised, which will automate features like climate control.
Who says family cars have to be SUVs? The new Volkswagen Passat will come in both petrol and diesel engines, as well as two plug-in hybrid models with electric-only ranges of over 62 miles and outputs of 201bhp and 268 bhp.
Coming exclusively in an estate model, the new ninth generation Passat has plenty of legroom and boot space (690 litres). Two two-litre four-cylinder turbo petrol engines come in either 201bhp or 261bhp – diesel offers 120bhp and 148bhp. All have an automatic dual-clutch gearbox.
An intuitive 15-inch infotainment screen is complemented by physical buttons on the steering wheel.
Rivalling the Citroën e-C3, the Dacia Spring is another highly affordable electric vehicle.
Favoured across Europe, the Spring is finally coming to the UK in 2024. It’s an electric vehicle ideal for nippy city trips. A relatively small battery (26.8kWh) offers 140 miles of range, which reaches to 190 miles for stop-start urban trips. If you choose the basic model, don’t expect superior speed – it’s 0-62mph in 19.1 seconds, reaching to 13.7 seconds for the Spring 65 model.
Updates to the interior (compared to the European model) are promised. The price still hasn’t been announced – but rumours are around £20,000.
For an impressive new sports car, the Mercedes-AMG GT looks promising.
First to launch will be the AMG GT 63 4MATIC+, offering 577bhp and 800Nm of torque (that’s 0-62mph in 3.2 seconds, with a 195 top speed). If that’s too powerful for you, the second launch will be the AMG GTT 53 4MATIC+ with 469bhp and 700Nm in torque (travelling from 0-62mph in 3.9 seconds). Both have twin-turbocharged, 4-litre V8 petrol engines, four-wheel drive, and a nine-speed gearbox.
The interior is sleek, with a portrait 11.9-inch infotainment system, as well as an LCD-screen AMG steering wheel. You also get two seats in the back, as well as a whole load of chassis tech.
Mini Cooper and Countryman
We’ve squeezed two new cars in 2024 into one listing here. Mini is launching a new electric model in two versions: the Cooper Electric E and SE. Expect a 40.6kWh battery and 181bhp motor in the E model, and a 54.2kWh and 215bhp in the other model, which a larger mile range of 250. The interior has been given a sleek redesign, too, which a super-slip 9.4inch screen and swish interior lighting.
Meanwhile, the new electric Countryman is based on the same platform as the latest BMW X1, with up to 287 miles range and 130kW maximum charging speed. The interior is similar to the new Cooper, with a range of ‘Experience Modes’ and the same 9.4inch screen – but you’ll also have up to 460 litres of boot space.
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