The A-Z of Cars: Get your dream car in 2019
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Whatever you are planning for 2019, your car is probably a big part of those plans. Whether it’s travelling in the UK to see family and friends, or perhaps motoring abroad, you need a car that’s in good condition and won’t let you down.
So it may be that you are thinking of changing your car. But what to choose? There are so many makes out there that it can be hard to know where to start. There are also lots of new cars that will be launched this year.
So we’ve put together our Alphabet of Cars to give you a flavour of some of the new cars coming out this year. Some are completely new, others are the latest generation models of old favourites:
The Anuq by Skoda – on sale as from this summer – is a new entry to the SUV market. It features a state of the art interior with a large infotainment touchscreen in the centre of the dashboard. The interior can also be personalised with different coloured trims.
Borgward is a German brand that will be launching two new SUVs in the UK late in 2019. The smaller model – BX5 – is similar in size to an Audi Q3. It currently has a petrol engine, but an electric version is currently being developed.
The Corolla is a new offering from Toyota that aims to rival the Ford Focus. It will be offered as a hatchback, a saloon and an estate with generous boot space. Based on a new platform, which Toyota claims benefits both ride and handling, this sounds like one to watch in 2019.
The DS3 Crossback – on sale spring 2019 – is a small SUV aimed to rival the Audi Q2. It features an internal touch screen and multiple design themes. As well as offering petrol and diesel engines, it will also be available as an electric car with a range of around 200 miles.
On sale from April is the new generation Land Rover Evoque. It has improved interior quality and is quieter at speed. The new Evoque offers a new range of cleaner petrol and diesel engines and a plug-in hybrid model.
There will be a new version of the ever popular Fiat 500 in late 2019. Positioned very much as a city car with “unmistakable design”, it will launch as a mild hybrid, which will then be followed by regular petrol engines and an electric model, called the 500e. There will also be a new estate version – the Giardiniera.
On sale from summer is the new Volkswagen Golf. It promises more space for passengers and luggage, and is packed with technology including infotainment touchscreen and many new safety and connectivity controls. It will offer a range of petrol and diesel engines, and some mild hybrid versions.
The HS SUV – manufactured by MG – is now on sale in its native China and will become available in the UK during 2019. A similar size to the Nissan Qashqai, it features an infotainment touchscreen and digital instrument display, plus advanced driver assistance systems. It is likely to be petrol engine only.
The I.D. – available from September – is Volkswagen’s launch into the electric car market. The I.D. will rival the Nissan Leaf. It is expected to have a similar appearance to the current Golf family hatch, but with a more futuristic body. The I.D. will be built on Volkswagen’s new MEB platform, and will have a range of up to 341 miles.
A new version of the Nissan Juke will be available from summer 2019. It will be larger than the current model, giving more head and leg room inside, and a larger boot. The new model is expected to maintain its radical looks, and will be available in petrol and diesel engines.
The Korando by Ssangyong will be available from August and aims to provide a cheaper alternative to SUVs such as the Nissan Qashqai. It will initially launch with updated petrol and diesel engines, and will then offer the brand’s first electric powertrain in 2020. A diesel-electric hybrid model is also under consideration.
A new version of the Nissan Leaf will be available this summer. The Leaf is one of the pioneering models of electric car and the new version – the Leaf e+ – has an extended range of 239 miles, as compared with its current 177 miles. It also has enhanced features inside, including a larger, 8.0in touchscreen infotainment system
The Mazda 3 is set to rival the Ford Focus during 2019. Engine-wise, it is mild hybrid and also features compression ignition, for enhanced efficiency and response. Internally it has improved seats and a new infotainment system with an 8.8in screen.
Hyundai’s new Nexo will be on sale in March. It is a hydrogen fuel cell car with a distinct design. It has a range of 500 miles and can be refuelled in as little as five minutes, as compared with the several hours taken by electric cars. As with all fuel cell cars, the only emission is water. However, these benefits do not come cheap: a price tag of around £50,000 is expected for the Nexo.
The Optima Sportswagon by Kia is the latest version of its big, practical estate. It comes in a variety of trims and with a choice of manual or automatic gearboxes. Engine options include a 1.6-litre CRDi diesel, a 2.0-litre T-GDi turbo engine in top-of-the-range GT trim and also a plug-in hybrid option.
Another Kia model, Proceed, will be available from March 2019. This is a sporty model that serves as a halfway house between the Optima Sportswagon and a smaller hatchback. Set to rival the Mercedes CLA Shooting Brake, the 1.6-litre petrol engine will be the core of the range, but two diesels are also on offer.
The Q4 SUV from Audi will be on sale as from this summer. It is predominantly a coupé version of the Q3, offering similarly generous rear seat and boot space and a plush, high-tech interior. There will be a range of petrol and diesel engines, with plug-in hybrid and electric versions also planned.
Toyota are launching a new-generation RAV4 early this year. It will initially offer only a hybrid powertrain featuring a 2.5-litre petrol engine, with a second hybrid option, featuring either a 1.8 or 2.0 engine, becoming available shortly after. The new RAV4 has more internal and boot space than the current version, with a more luxurious interior and a variety of additional active safety systems.
The new Skoda Scala will be on sale from summer 2019. This new rival to the Volkswagen Golf replaces the Rapid. It is a budget car with completely new styling and a raft of new technology. It will offer a range of turbocharged petrol engines plus a 1.6-litre diesel.
The Volkswagen T-Cross will be on sale from April 2019. It is based on the Polo but is very much Volkswagen’s smallest and funkiest SUV. Internal features include an infotainment touchscreen and sliding rear seats, and there is also a decent-sized boot.
Honda’s new Urban EV will be on sale late 2019. The retro-styled electric hatchback is based on Honda’s new bespoke EV platform, and will have a range of about 155 miles. Inside, it will have five seats and a substantial dash-top infotainment touchscreen.
The new Volvo S60 saloon will be on sale in early 2019. It as many common features with its popular predecessor – the V60 estate – but is more spacious in almost every way. Also, according to Volvo, it will be more of a driver’s car. There will be two petrol engines and two plug-in hybrid powertrains but no diesel engines will be offered.
The Volvo XC90 is a mid-size luxury crossover SUV . This 7-seater family SUV. It is beautifully designed inside and out. It features a strong twin-charged engine and is packed with a range of safety features. It also has a wide range of high-tech features on its infotainment system, including navigation, audio and phone information, and Apple CarPlay.
We hope that the above alphabet of cars has given you an overview of some of the new models that will be available throughout 2019. Once you decide on the car that you are interested in you need to work out if you can afford to buy one. This is where Logbook Loans could help.
It’s very important to work out if you can afford repayments before taking out a loan so the first thing to do is to use our online loan calculator to work out how much the repayments would cost for the amount you would need to borrow. If it does look possible then get in touch with us either online or by calling 0330 400 4137 and we will see what we can do to help.