New Year: New Car! Best Of ’21 & Predictions For ’22
Did you promise yourself a new car this year? But just…never got round to it? Well it’s not too late to treat yourself. And before heading down to a dealership, you should probably have a look at what’s around. Luckily, we’re here to help.
But before all of that you should ask yourself ‘how much is my car worth?’ After all, you need to know how much your current car is worth before you buy your next one.
Below, we’ve highlighted our two favourite cars of 2021, if you want to buy this year, and our two big picks for 2022 if you can holf off until the year after.
Best Cars Of ’21
Without fail, each new generation of S-Class sets new standards and introduces new tech. This latest one is no different. Highlights from the tech side include augmented reality head-up display and 3D instruments that can be reduced to a minimal amount of information. Mercedes’ latest voice recognition allows for even more natural speech too.
And that’s before we even get to the comfort or rear space. The S-Class is really a car you want to sit in the back of, rather than actually drive.
Nothing quite this side of a Rolls-Royce is as good to sit in the back. Even the seats have pillows on the headrests.
The Enyaq is Skoda’s first purpose-built electric car. And goodness is it great. The interior is lush and well put together and the battery tech is clever, plus the range is good too.
Cheaper iV 60 models make do with a 242-mile range. But more expensive iV 80 cars receive a 333-mile range. Both have their merits, but both are good value for money.
It’s this value for money aspect that sees the Skoda get the nod for this article. It just feels like a more expensive car than it is.
Best Cars Of ’22
The Ineos Grenadier is aimed at the sort of person who thinks the latest Land Rover Discovery has gone all soft and lost its utilitarian way.
This no-nonsense and rugged 4×4 has loads of off-roading ability, tried and tested BMW engines, and a functional and tough interior to match.
Oh and in case you’re wondering, yes, Ineos is that Ineos, the petrochemical company. And yes, this is it’s first car.
Tesla Model Y
Tesla’s CEO, Elon Musk, is forever hitting the headlines with zany stunts. But the Model Y has failed to get much attention, mostly because production keeps getting put back. But we should see it in the UK in 2022.
The Model 3 has proven really popular in Europe and Tesla will hope the Y can mirror that popularity. After all, the Y will be better suited to family life because it’s bigger than the Model 3, plus has a hatchback boot rather than a saloon style one.
Like the Model 3, the Y will come with three different priced batteries. The Standard Range has a 230-mile range and a 0-60mph time of 5.9 seconds.The Performance model offers 280 miles of range and a 0-60mph time of 3.5 seconds. While the Long Range has a 315-mile range and a 0-60mph time of 5.5 seconds.