This year is set to be another big one for the motor industry, with a varied line up of new releases on the cards from globally significant automakers.
Here are just five car launches to look forward to in 2019, from practical and attainable vehicles to outlandish and expensive exotics.
Aston Martin Valkyrie
While the Valkyrie will be legal for use on public roads, its underpinnings will be thoroughly influenced by Formula 1 technology and design cues. With 1000bhp at its disposal thanks to a hybrid combination of a V12 engine and an electric motor, it will be blisteringly fast and cost £2.5 million.
Offering an electric power train and the promise of 282 miles of driving between charges, this Kia SUV will be an affordable entry point to the zero-emissions market.
Aside from its ability to operate without burning fossil fuels, the Niro should also be very sensible as a choice for families, with a large boot, lots of storage options in the cab and the kind of durable design that people with kids will appreciate. For dealers and maintenance providers, needing to make claims on motor trade insurance will be less likely thanks to Kia’s class-leading build quality.
From Swedish automaker Volvo’s sporting spin-off segment, this will be branded distinctly from its parent firm and offer an impressive hybrid power train that will deliver a combined 592bhp.
A price has yet to be confirmed for the Polestar 1, but anyone looking to sell or work on this exclusive vehicle will need robust motor trade insurance to prevent costly accidents.
Continuing the theme of eco-friendly yet performance-focused vehicles, the Taycan will have an all-electric power train and will hit 62mph in less than three and a half seconds, making it an appealing European alternative to Tesla’s Roadster.
Tesla Model 3
Speaking of Tesla, the American firm’s most affordable electric car so far will be arriving this year, with the Model 3 aiming to take on the likes of the BMW 3 Series with its compact executive styling and features.
Able to cover 338 miles in between charges, the Model 3 will be blessed with an efficient power train as well as impressive performance potential, all combined under Tesla’s clever software interface and display setup.