2013 may well be the best year for new cars ever
(PRWEB UK) 22 February 2013
Porsche’s new Cayman and the eagerly awaited Jaguar F-Type are undoubtedly the most exciting new car deals to hit dealers in spring, but Jaguar will also be offering the Speed Pack on the XF. Performance isn’t restricted to premium offerings, however, as the 178bhp Ford Fiesta ST goes on sale in March alongside Mini’s Paceman JCW. Four new hatchbacks – Audi’s A3 Sportback, the Kia Procee’d, the grown-up Fiat 500L and the Lamborghini-inspired Seat Leon – also go on sale offering improved economy and refinement in the most competitive segment.
Spring also sees the longer, wider and more limousine-esque new Mercedes-Benz GL go on sale and also BMW’s 3-Series GT, which will be revealed at the Geneva Motor Show in March. At the other end of the spectrum, Citroen will add a quirky cabriolet variant to the popular DS3 range.
Continuing with the performance theme, this summer will see something of a Teutonic power-fest. Deliveries of BMW’s M6 GranCoupé and Audi’s RS6 Avant – cars with a combined power output of over 1,100hp – will begin, and Mercedes-Benz will release the turbocharged A45 AMG as well as the CLA, a car designed to be a tempting entry point for first-time buyers. Volkswagen will offer two new Golf variants at opposite ends of the scale in July, with a Bluemotion model that emits just 85g/km carbon dioxide and the GTI, which will go head-to-head with Peugeot’s 208 GTI – a 197bhp hot hatch that the company hopes will reinvent the legendary 205 GTI.
Maserati will offer the Quattroporte in 3.0-litre V6 and 3.8-litre V8 guises, whilst the latest Lexus IS also goes on sale, the hybrid version of which will emit less than 100g/km CO2. Looking sharper after a significant redesign, Toyota’s Auris Touring Sports hits showrooms, too.
Autumn brings two cars for the purists. Alfa Romeo’s beautiful lightweight 4C aims to steal sales from the Porsche Cayman, but Porsche will also release the latest GT3, which looks increasingly likely to adopt the firm’s ultrafast PDK gearbox instead of the traditional 6-speed manual.
Infiniti will start deliveries of the Q50, which will go up against popular cars from BMW and Audi with engines possibly sourced from Mercedes. In non-premium segments, Peugeot will release the 2008 crossover SUV and Nissan aim to replace the Micra with the sharp new Note. There is also the small matter of Ferrari’s hybrid F150 hypercar, McLaren’s F1 successor, the P1, and the Bugatti Veyron Ultimate, too.
Winter is a busy time for the premium German brands, with Audi releasing the A3 saloon as well as the Q3 RS SUV. If rear-wheel drive is more your thing, however, deliveries of BMW’s striking 4-Series Coupé will also commence. Land Rover will launch the second generation of the popular Range Rover Sport, which coincides with the launch of the all-new BMW X5. Perhaps the biggest new car of 2013 arrives right at the end, though, and with the Mercedes S-Class we’ll get another example of future technology in current machinery.
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