The wish list

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.

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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