From the Aston Martin DB11, to Alfa Romeo’s Giulia, 2016 is looking like it will be another busy year as manufacturers set to release some of their long awaited fresh models. To keep you up to date with the most extravagant right through to the more reasonable car releases, CarShop has produced a little guide for everything new over the next twelve months.
Like a hamster that’s been hitting the gym, the eagerly awaited BMW M2 will stomp its way into showrooms around the UK early this year. The M2’s figure is jaw-dropping and the 370-Bhp engine that will be provided under the bonnet just adds to the excitement this car will create. A slightly cheaper alternative to the flagship M4-Coupe, the M2 possess similar air intakes at the front, flared wheel arches and trademark quad exhausts. With only 500 M2 models embarked for the UK, there is the recipe for a possible future classic.
Sticking with the gym theme, the Fiat 500’s recent growth spurt has now become out of control. The 500X has turned into a swollen bodybuilder with Abarth becoming its personal trainer. A 1.75-litre engine has been squeezed into the engine bay producing a lively 200-Bhp. This racy crossover is not-expected to arrive until winter this year so there are pros and cons: A longer wait for just in time for Christmas.
Every motor enthusiast was thrilled at the announcement that Honda would be releasing a new version of their flagship sports car, the NSX. How time has flown since that announcement back in 2007 as this year we will finally get to see the reincarnation of the Aryton Senna inspired production. The sleeker shape to the NSX will cut through the air effortless with the help of a mid-engine 550-Bhp V6.
There is no doubt that the Jaguar F-Pace is going to be one of the most mainstream cars of 2016. The sporty crossover has become such a big hit that Jaguar say there is a nine month waiting list for wannabe buyers. The F-Pace is a landmark move for the company, which has never before built an SUV before, is expected to take on the premium marks such as Audi’s Q5 and BMW’s X3. With stunning looks plus a 2.0-litre diesel engine, as well as a diesel and petrol 3.0-litre V6, it’s clear to see why this has become such a big hit.
Buying a convertible in a country that seems to have around 3 days of sun a year seems quite daft. But we Brits still love a good old drop top and the moment we capture a break in the clouds, it’s a race to peal that roof off as quickly as possible. Exciting convertible versions of the popular Mini, and the stylish Range Rover Evoque are set for release this year. The British manufacturers foresee a hot 2016, especially Range Rover who have gone out their way to create the first ever convertible Range Rover.
One of the most highly anticipated car releases from Italy in 2016 isn’t going to be from the production line in Maranello (Ferrari). Nor is it from Sant'Agata Bolognese (Lamborghini). Instead, eyes have been peeking at what’s coming out of Turin as the flamboyant designers at Alfa Romeo set to release the Giulia. With the standard handsome Alfa look, and a range of turbocharged four-cylinder petrol, diesel and high performance Quadrifoglio versions, the Giulia is Italy’s four-door representative to take on fierce competition like BMW 3 series, Mercedes-Benz C-Class, Audi A4 and Jaguar XE.
Electric cars are fast becoming a reality with more and more brands taking on the concept. Tesla firmly announced their arrival on the all-electric car scene with the Model S proving that electric cars could be premium and desirable. The Model X is Tesla’s next onslaught to the market with another all-electric entry that will come with seven seats, but also four-wheel drive, gullwing doors and the equivalent of 762bhp. The Model X will also feature a medical-grade high-efficiency particulate arresting filter (HEPA) to ensure the cleanest air is going into the car.
The DB9 is now more than 12 years old and Aston Martin have decided on a change. It’s been a long time coming but the British sports car marque has found a DB9 replacement in the form of the DB11. The new DB11 sports car is due to be revealed at the Geneva Motor Show in March but what has been confirmed is Aston Martin’s all-new 5.2-litre twin turbo V12 engine will feature within the DB11. 600bhp and a 0-62mph time of less than four seconds is whetting the lips of the anticipated fans reaching showrooms by the end of 2016 with prices nearer the launch.
2016 is set to be a busy year for the motoring industry with car manufacturers releasing some long awaited models to their range of vehicles. As much as we would love to see some of these vehicles on our forecourts, we can offer you the next best thing. CarShop have an array of 4,000 used cars all valued at competitive prices. Check out our range at www.carshop.co.uk
- On: 19 January 2016
- By: CarShop
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