Best new cars coming in 2022

A huge array of new cars is coming to the UK in 2022. Here are our picks of the best new cars that’ll be hitting the road very soon

James Allen
Jan 17, 2022

The car industry may still be recovering from the effects of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and shortages in key components like semiconductors for car computing systems, but that hasn’t curbed their car launch plans for 2022. A huge number of new cars will start hitting the roads in the coming months; covering all types of vehicles from compact and nimble city cars to the latest high-performance supercars.

All of this will mean there will be plenty of options out there if you’re considering a brand new car in 2022. To help you pick the most suitable car for your needs, we’ve compiled a run-down of some of the most exciting and promising new cars that will go on sale in 2022.

As the portfolio of new metal heading our way in 2022 is so vast, there were many great cars that didn’t make the cut on this list. As a result, we’ve also done separate guides for other categories of cars, which you can check out by clicking on the links below:

Keep reading here for more info on some of our favourite picks of the new cars worth looking out for in 2022, including sensible hatchbacks, luxurious saloon cars, practical people carriers and crossovers.

Best new cars in 2022

1. BMW 7 Series

We’re starting this list of the biggest new cars that are due soon with, quite literally, one of the largest ones; the BMW 7 Series. The upcoming executive saloon is due in 2022, and will go up against other high-end large limousines like the Mercedes S-Class and the recently updated Audi A8.

Befitting its large size, the BMW 7 Series will also come with an extensive range of engine options, consisting of petrol, diesel and plug-in hybrid setups. If you’re interested in the new 7 Series and would prefer to ditch combustion power entirely, there’ll also be a fully electric version called the BMW i7.

2. Citroen C5X

As their name implies, crossover cars tend to blend the characteristics of two different car types - usually being the length of a conventional hatchback car with the taller stature of an SUV. However, the new Citroen C5X is the first we can think of that’s trying to blend three cars in one; the shape of a saloon, the spaciousness of an estate and the raised ride height of an SUV.

In other areas, the Citroen C5X is a more traditional car that retains a lot of traits from other Citroen models. The car features distinctive exterior styling, for instance, and Citroen claims the C5X has been developed to provide a comfortable and relaxing drive, rather than being sporty, as is the case with many other mainstream cars.

3. Dacia Jogger

Should value for money be the utmost priority for you in your search for a new family car, then the Dacia Jogger people carrier could be worth considering. The car offers a roomy interior and can seat up to seven people, yet its starting price of around £15,000 is on par with what you’d expect to pay for a smaller supermini.

Part of the reason why the Dacia Jogger is so affordable is because it carries over a lot of features from other Dacia cars. The dashboard layout is borderline identical to the one you’ll find on the Dacia Sandero supermini, for instance, and the Jogger’s 1.0-litre petrol engine is related to the one used in the Sandero, too. In time, the Dacia Jogger will also feature a hybrid setup sourced from the Renault Clio Hybrid (as Dacia is owned by Renault).

4. Honda Civic

The Honda Civic has been away from the Japanese car maker’s price lists for a little while now, though that will change fairly soon. By autumn 2022, a new version of the Honda Civic hatchback will be available to order in the UK.

When it arrives, the new Honda Civic will bring a few changes over its predecessor, such as sleeker exterior styling, an overhauled interior and an engine lineup consisting entirely of petrol-electric hybrid options. A Civic Type R hot hatch model has also been confirmed, though this high-performance version likely won’t join the range until 2023.

5. Mazda 2 Hybrid

A new Mazda 2 will go on sale in the UK in 2022, and you’d be forgiven for experiencing a bit of deja vu over it. While it isn’t a carbon copy of the current car, the latest version of the Mazda 2 is very closely related inside and out to the Toyota Yaris supermini.

As the two cars are very similar, it does at least mean we have a very good idea of what to expect from the forthcoming Mazda 2. The sole engine will be a version of Toyota’s petrol-electric hybrid system and, if the Yaris is anything to go by, expect good equipment levels across the board. It's extremely unlikely that there will be a high-performance hot hatch version of the new Mazda 2 using the Toyota GR Yaris as a basis, though.

6. Mercedes T-Class

For a very long time, Mercedes’ sole people carrier offering has been the large V-Class. However, Mercedes will soon start catering to drivers who are after a smaller upmarket MPV, as it plans to launch a more compact model called the T-Class in 2022.

Despite being a lot smaller than the V-Class, the Mercedes T-Class promises to be fairly versatile, as it will share its underpinnings with the Mercedes Citan small van. This means engine options from launch will likely include a selection of petrols and diesels, and eventually there’ll be a fully electric Mercedes EQT derivative.

7. Skoda Fabia

You’re spoilt for choice if you’re in the market for a new supermini, as there are lots of great, well-rounded options for you to consider. One option that’s worth having on your radar is a fresh face for 2022, and comes in the form of the latest version of the Skoda Fabia.

Outwardly, the forthcoming Fabia isn’t radically different to its predecessor, though there are handy improvements and updates to be found. Some of the handiest tweaks can be found on the inside; when compared with the outgoing car, the new Skoda Fabia offers a better equipped and more upmarket-feeling cabin, and the 380-litre boot space is one of the largest you’ll find in a new supermini.

8. Vauxhall Astra

The outgoing version of the Vauxhall Astra didn’t sport the most eye-catching design in the family hatchback world, though that isn’t something you can level against the latest one. With its distinctive front and angular front and rear light designs, the new Vauxhall Astra is a very striking car to look at, and especially in one of its brighter paint options.

In addition to the design, the Vauxhall Astra boasts over its predecessor a more upmarket interior, a more advanced technical specification and a decent selection of petrol, diesel and petrol-electric plug-in hybrid engine options. A fully electric Astra-e model is also on the way, though Vauxhall has confirmed that car won’t arrive until 2023.

9. Volkswagen Multivan

While Volkswagen has decided to retire its long-running Sharan and Touran people carriers, that doesn’t mean it’s given up on MPVs entirely. As well as the forthcoming production version of its ID.Buzz electric people carrier concept, it’s also bringing to market a combustion-powered Multivan model.

Despite its name, the VW Multivan actually uses similar underpinnings to the ones used on cars like the Volkswagen Golf. This means the Multivan should feel a bit more refined and car-like to drive than its commercial vehicle-derived predecessors. Moving to a car-based platform has also allowed Volkswagen to offer a plug-in hybrid option on the new Multivan, in addition to the other petrol options.

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