Cars have always been one of the most fascinating machines for men. And if the car looks and performs well, what else does one need. Same is the case with some upcoming cars later this year. By the time you go through the entire content of the article, you’ll come across ten exciting cars that are going to hit the showrooms this year.
The Renault-made supermini car is one of the most awaited launches for the year. The electrically powered car is expected to cost approximately 13,650 GBP. The price tag of the car includes the plug-in car grant worth 5000 GBP. The most appealing feature of the Renault Zoe is that the car has a maximum range of 130 miles. The powerhouse of the car is a 65kW electric motor that can take the speedometer needle to 84mph. The Renault is going to join the Renault’s electric car line-up which includesTwizy and Fluence and is expected to hit the dealerships sometime in October.
McLaren MP4-12C Spider:
The upcoming model from McLaren Automotive MP4-12C Spider, is nothing but an improvement in the current MP4-12C. The existing MP4-12C’s roof has been axed to give a fresh and new look to the MP4-12C Spider. The car is a rear-wheel drive roadster and has a 3.8L twin-turbocharged V8 engine under the hood which is capable enough to take the car’s speed to a whopping 196mph. In case the roof is in its place, the speed has been found to reach the 204mph mark too. The car has an additional weight of 40kg over the coupe. Moreover, the engine churns out enough power that despite the folding hard-top that tucks behind the seats of the car, the MP4-12C Spider reaches 62mph mark from standstill in just 3.1seconds. The car, with a price tag of 195,000 GBP, has now been made available to order.
Ferrari F12 Berlinetta:
This car has revolutionized the sports car segment and has taken Ferrari to a newer level. The sports car is the most powerful and the fastest road model that the Italian carmaker has ever produced. This rear-wheel drive car has a 6.3L V12 engine capable of delivering a power of 730bhp. With a top speed of over 211mph, the sports car reaches the 62mph and 124mph marks from standstill in just 3.1 seconds and 8.5 seconds respectively. Coming days of the month are going to witness the first media test drives of this revolutionary and sensational sports car. The left-hand drive car is being speculated to be in production by the end of this year and will hit the market in UK by spring 2013.
The car shares the same platform as that of the Skoda Rapid. In fact, this five-door car is supposed to carry a price tag of 13,500 GBP and is powered by a few different engine variants. Under the hood, the powerhouse might be a 1.2L petrol engine that delivers 84 or 104bhp power, a 1.4L petrol engine of 120bhp or a 1.6L turbo-diesel engine of 104bhp. This Spanish car is expected to go on sale in Spain, Portugal in November, followed by launch in UK.
The upcoming Paris motor show in November is being expected to witness Renault Clio debut in the industry. The design of the car has been improved greatly. Although the vehicle is being regarded as the successor to bigger and better designed avatar of its current versions, the car still features the same MacPherson strut front and torsion beam rear suspension. The car, starting at approximately 10,500 GBP, has been loaded with many provisions to carry out customizations in interiors as well as the exteriors. An eco-friendly 1.5L diesel engine is all that has to be thanked for offering a mileage of 88.2mpg. It is being expected to go on sale in October.
The car lies somewhere in the midway of its Fabiasupermini and Octavia family car. The engine avatars too have few options, which are same as that of the Seat Toledo. The car is expected to debut at the Paris motor show, and will later have a price tag of 12,995 GBP.
Mercedes-Benz CLS Shooting Brake:
The car was first spotted at the Goodwood Festival of Speed and is expected to go on sale in November. A 250CDI model with a power of 200bhp or a six-cylinder 350CDI act as the powerhouses of the car.
Aston Martin V12 Vantage Roadster:
The V12 Vantage has joined the league of axed roof-top just like many other cars in this segment. An impressive 4.5seconds have been recorded against the 62mph mark from standstill. The car is being anticipated to cost around 150,000 GBP.
Vauxhall has brought in a wave of competition amongst Fiat 500 and Mini with its premium supermini class car, Adam. The car will be powered by 1.2L or 1.4L petrol.
The Ford B-Max, expected to hit the showrooms sometimes in September, will give a tough competition for the Vauxhall Meriva and Renault Scenic. The car has sliding doors. The Ford B-Max has been priced at 12,995 GBP.