2018 is revving up to be a year of exciting new car releases and groundbreaking technology! Whether you’re looking for a family car, a zippy vehicle for the city or the very latest in tech and design, there’ll be something here for you. So strap on your driving gloves, because we’re going to explore a handful of our favourites.
Let’s start flashy. Want to go from 0-62mph in 3.6 seconds? The Lamborghini Urus will get you there. It has a top speed of 190mph (305 kph) and is ultra versatile; comfortable for short trips in the city and long drives in the countryside. If you’re looking to get the blood pumping in 2018 and look stylish at the same time, this one’s for you.
2018 Hyundai i30 Fastback
Looking for a sleek new family car? The Hyundai i30 Fastback may be the answer. This five-door coupe is small enough to zip around the city but large enough to accommodate the whole family. The best part? It doesn’t look like a daggy family car. Its sporty features include smooth, elongated lines with a lower roof than the hatchback version. Experience a firm suspension and a unique combination of sporty and luxury in this sedan.
Mercedes Benz X Class
Hold your hats, ute lovers, because there’s a new kid on the block and man, does it have some impressive new specs! One of the most anticipated ‘super utes’ of 2018, punters have been signing up for this beauty six months before its release date in Australia, in April. Choose either a six-speed manual or seven-speed automatic transmission. This dual-cab comes in three grades, and you can land yourself with a pick-up or cab chassis style body. You’re spoilt for choice with a bunch of different variants for a truly personalised drive.
2018 Nissan Leaf
Tesla isn’t the only electric car on the market. The engineers of the first EV have brought out an updated version, and it’s set to have many new specs over the 2009 model (thank goodness!). It has a 400KM drive range, and the new quick charge capability will get your battery to 80% in just 40 minutes. The quick charge is a definite advantage needed to compete with Tesla’s longer drive range, and the price point definitely makes it more affordable that Elon Musk’s famous EV.