Six exciting new vehicles to look out for in 2022

Featuring the Alfa Romeo Tonale, Volkswagen ID Buzz and BMW Concept CE 02

1. Polestar 3

Polestar 3

This high-performance electric SUV promises to be “one of the most climate-responsible cars ever made”, and will go head-to-head with the Jaguar I-Pace, Mercedes-Benz EQC and the Tesla Model Y. Its coupé-like styling, with design features adapted from the Precept luxury saloon, is intended to create a visible separation between Polestar and sister brand Volvo.

2. Volkswagen ID Buzz

Volkswagen ID Buzz

VW has returned to its beloved Type 2 campervan and given it a modern EV twist. The MEB chassis platform will have a range of battery options from 48kWh to 111kWh, and ranges of up to 340 miles. The first models will be rear-wheel drive, but a 4x4 is planned.

3. Alfa Romeo Tonale

Alfa Romeo Tonale

Based on a Jeep Compass platform, and first unveiled at the Geneva motor show in 2019, this family SUV/crossover will be the first all-new Alfa Romeo since the larger Stelvio SUV in 2016. The entry-level model will have a 128bhp 1.3-litre turbocharged petrol unit, and a dual-clutch automatic gearbox as standard.

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4. Fiat Centoventi

Fiat Centoventi

Fiat is planning to roll out “affordable electrification” over the next five years based on the customisable, upgradeable Centoventi concept, in development since 2015. With add-on battery packs, range runs from 62 up to 310 miles. Rumour has it that the new Panda will debut some of the Centoventi innovations this year.

5. Citroën Ami

Citroën Ami

Although the Ami is technically a large electric quadricycle, not a car, you still need a full licence to drive it in the UK. Perfect for city living (with a top speed of 28mph), it can take two people with luggage – and will fit into small parking spaces. The 5.5kWh battery has an official range of 46 miles, and a full recharge takes three hours in a normal plug socket.

6. BMW Concept CE 02

BMW Concept CE 02

Aimed at the youth market, this battery-electric motorbike’s 15bhp motor means it can be ridden by learners and people with an A1 licence. The 11kW battery only has a range of 56 miles – and with a top speed of 56mph, the bike won’t be much use outside urban areas – but it is simple to ride, and small and light enough to wheel into your home.

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