Vehicles have always been able to catch the public's eye with their unique bodies and latest features. Whether it's a Ferrari, a Mercedes S-class, or a maserati quattroporte, all of them successfully manage to grab attention when on the roads. Let us discuss a few fancy vehicles to look out for in 2022.
1. BMW M3 Touring:
BMW will, at long last, produce an M3 with a large boot. And, like the trolls that they are, BMW has only done it with the most divisive M3 generation ever. Those grilles, the automatic gearbox.
The Touring will most likely be xDrive AWD only in the UK, and with the larger tail-end, it will be dangerously close to the wrong side of two tonnes. However, with 503 horsepower, it'll still be able to terrify your pure-bred pedigree pet.
2. Emira Lotus (& Evija):
This year sees the launch of the final petrol-powered Lotus, and it promises to send pistons out with a bang. The Emira is a supercar clone priced like a sports version, and it's off to a flying start by being far more attractive than Porsche's aging Cayman. Then there are the powertrain options, which include a supercharged V6 manual and an AMG-spec four-cylinder turbo.
Lotus is on track for a record-breaking year in 2022, thanks to the delivery of the Evija electric hypercar and progress on the company's first foray into crossover SUV vehicles. If it has the ability to turn the family Lotus into a money-printing machine as Lamborghini did with the Urus, the future of one of the best and all-time great British vehicle marques may finally be secure.
3. The GranTurismo:
A GranTurismo had only one powertrain option in previous decades: a large V8. The amount of noise your big sexy Maser made depended entirely on how hard you stomped on the throttle pedal. Every day, the town would echo with the cries of those V8s each day.
This isn't always the case in the new vehicle. A silent all-electric variant will join the V8 and downsized V6 powertrains. Meanwhile, Maserati is working on an electric version of its MC20 supercar.
4. Toyota GR86:
In 2022, the successor to the Toyota GT86 will finally be available in the United Kingdom. The subtle name change reflects the fact that this vehicle was developed by Toyota's Gazoo Racing division – the same people who brought you the fantastic GR Yaris – rather than Subaru, as the previous version was.
The formula is familiar, but a boost in power and torque means Toyota's affordable RWD hero should be able to extract even more grins from its chassis. We've already tested a prototype, and this thing is poised to become another TG hero. Its car stereo with backup camera is also highly impeccable.
5. Ferrari 296 GTB:
At the moment, new Ferraris are arriving in droves. We'll save the more contentious one for later in this report and focus on the plug-in hybrid 296 for now.
Ferrari's heartland mid-engined Berlinetta is downsizing to V6 power, but thanks to electro-boost, the result is an astonishing 819bhp. It's also a little lovely, at least in our opinion. Which would you prefer: this or a McLaren Artura?
6. Volkswagen ID Buzz:
Yes, a van is one of our most anticipated vehicles for 2020. However, take a look at it. Finally, VW is releasing the retro-styled one-box people-mover we've been waiting for. The fully electric ID Buzz Cargo and ID Buzz will provide seating for the entire family or a large tub of fresh air, with a fully habitable campervan version expected to follow.
The batteries will have a capacity of up to 111 kWh, with a claimed range of nearly 350 miles. There aren't many electric vehicles that are as practical as this one.
7. Hyundai Ioniq:
Isn't Hyundai having a great year right now? The i30N and i20N are fantastic to drive, the Kona N is completely insane, the Ioniq 5 is a stunningly designed and executed electric vehicle, and even the Tucson crossover is more attractive than any current BMW. It's also very comfortable.
As a result, the new Ioniq 6 saloon should be a decent piece of machinery. It's an all-electric saloon with pebble-smooth styling based on the Prophecy concept and the Ioniq 5 hatchback's underpinnings. The BMW i4 and Tesla Model 3 might not be overjoyed at the arrival of this competitor, but we are.
8. BMW IX:
BMW is yet to launch its first electric SUV this spring called the BMW IX, which is a dual-motor, all-wheel-drive EV. It is comparable to the X5 when it comes to size and produces excellent power in the base xDrive50 model: 516 horsepower and 564 lb-ft of torque. BMW iX's driving range is an EPA-estimated around 305 to 324 miles, depending on its wheel size. There is a 12.3-inch digital instrument panel and a 14.9-inch central display screen. It also has an available electro-chromatic panoramic sunroof that can be opened anytime.
9. Ford F-150 Lightning:
Ford F-150 Lightning is an all-electric pickup that is among the most significant electric vehicles ever launched in the automobile industry. The Ford F-150 Lightning has dual motors and an all-wheel drive, which makes it more torque than any other F-150 launched before. It weighs up to 775 lb-ft and has the ability to use its battery pack as a source of power. It's a highly robust vehicle that has the ability to power a house even during a power outage, and that too for days.
The Ford F-150 Lightning has standard- and extended-range battery packs in which the standard pack model comes with 426 horsepower. It has a Ford-claimed driving range of approximately 230 miles, and the extended battery pack is rated at 563 horsepower. It has a more extended driving range of around 300 miles.