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A Look Ahead to 2024: New Family Cars

By Tim Barnes-Clay | November 20, 2023

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There are many options if you're looking to buy a brand-new family car in 2024.

A Look Ahead to 2024: New Family Cars

There are many options if you're looking to buy a brand-new family car in 2024

And, with the gradual electrification of vehicles gathering pace, it’s an exciting time for the automotive industry.

Despite recent record energy prices at the fuel pumps and from energy suppliers at home, the race to see which manufacturers can seamlessly switch to fossil fuel-free driving is moving forward fast.

Not all new cars are all-electric, though – so if you're not ready to change, there's still plenty of choice.

This list is not exhaustive, but here are a few we're most looking forward to as next year draws ever nearer.

Alfa Romeo small e-SUV

It's so new that it doesn't even have an official name yet. Still, Alfa Romeo will launch its first-ever all-electric car in 2024 – a small SUV that promises additional practicality within a reasonably tiny frame.

Few details have been confirmed yet, but expect some sporty characteristics to differentiate it from its twins, the new Fiat 600e and Jeep Avenger, which share its underpinnings.

Their electric motors generate 156PS with a 54kWh battery pack, indicating what's to come for this exciting electric car. However, we're awaiting confirmation whether a petrol-hybrid version that Alfa’s making is coming to the UK, too.

Audi A6 e-tron

Audi is pushing on with an electric take on its popular A6 mid-size saloon for those who want a premium badge.

audi a6 e-tron

A 100kW battery will mean a range in the region of the 400-mile mark, while ultra-fast 270kW charging is also set to be offered.

Expect a bunch of options in terms of power, with rear-wheel drive and quattro all-wheel drive versions on the way.

BMW X2

Sticking with the premium brands, BMW is launching its latest X2 small SUV, offering the “perfect balance of luxury, performance and versatility”, according to the German giant.

BMW X2

A 1.5-litre three-cylinder petrol engine is being ushered in. But those who want sportier performance can opt for the M35i version, which has a 300PS 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol unit.

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The electric version, dubbed the iX2, will have marginally more power (313PS) from its electric motor, with a range of up to 266 miles from its 64.8kWh battery.

BMW iX2

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Cupra Tavascan

Cupra, the spin-off performance brand of Seat, is launching a cool and futuristic small SUV called the Tavascan – an all-electric small crossover SUV.

Cupra Tavascan

With aerodynamic efficiency at its core, several different versions are expected – but they'll all have utterly fantastic, arguably supercar-inspired, exterior looks.

So far, Cupra has confirmed a 77kWh battery and 306PS for one version, promising plenty of performance and a claimed range of around 280 miles.

Mini Cooper

The 'Mini' is being renamed the Mini Cooper as the BMW-owned manufacturer prepares to expand its range with a new all-electric SUV called the Aceman.

The fresh Cooper will be presented in both petrol and all-electric form, with the latter offering a 40.7kWh battery, 184PS and a range of 190 miles, or a more powerful version with a 54.2kWh battery and 218PS that’ll go for about 250 miles.

MINI Cooper

1.5-litre and 2.0-litre petrols will be offered, although Mini has yet to release any performance figures. We know the interior has been overhauled, too. Furthermore, the exterior looks have been simplified while retaining the classic Mini look.

To find out more about the new, all-electric MINI Cooper, sign up to MINI's newsletter.

If you want something bigger, the Countryman is also coming next year.

MINI Countryman

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Renault Scenic SUV

The Scenic is back – like you've never seen it before. It is now an all-electric SUV – which looks futuristic, if a bit boxy from the front, with a mean, minimalistic appearance.

Renault Scenic SUV

With a Google-powered infotainment system, nearly a quarter of the Renault is made from recycled parts. And with an aim to recycle 90% of the car at the end of life, Renault clearly intends the Scenic to be kind to the environment - from the design board to scrappage.

A range of up to 385 miles is expected in its top model, although cheaper versions will be offered with smaller batteries, too.

Fiat Panda

Fiat originally announced it was discontinuing the Panda, replacing it with an all-new electric car called the Centoventi.

Fiat Panda

Then, in true Italian style, it announced another brand-new model, mysteriously enough, called the ‘Panda’.

It, too, is set to be all-electric, but a mild-hybrid petrol version is also expected.

It has been raised slightly, and blackened cladding gives it a more rugged, SUV-like appearance, which likely won't be to everyone's tastes.

As we mentioned, there's also the 600e if you want something a bit cutesier.

Fiat 600e

Ford Puma EV

In the last few years, Ford has revived the Puma name in the form of its popular small SUV – and now it’s getting an all-electric version.

Ford Puma

Apart from a body-coloured panel instead of a grille, it’ll look pretty much the same as the fossil-fuelled version. And it’ll be the second all-electric Ford to arrive in the UK after the Mustang Mach-E.

Don’t let this put you off, but it’s built on the same platform as Ford’s new E-Transit Courier van, which has around 135PS and 100kW charging speed.

If those details are reflected in the Puma, it’ll have a range of over 200 miles.

Considering buying a new Ford Puma? Book your test drive now.

Kia Sorento

The new Kia Sorento seven-seater promises far bolder looks than the outgoing model, with an imposing, square front end.

Kia Sorento

Two 12.3-inch screens make up the infotainment and digital instrument screens. However, that tech may be offered on higher trims only, with lesser models getting a smaller second screen instead.

We have yet to determine how it'll be powered. But self-charging and plug-in hybrid versions are expected, which, at the moment, are formed from a 1.6-litre turbocharged petrol engine, while the current line-up also includes a 2.2-litre diesel.

Hyundai Santa Fe (+ Ioniq 7)

The new Hyundai Santa Fe is taking things to the next level with wholly overhauled looks, a long body and a futuristic interior.

Hyundai Santa Fe

With looks inspired by the Range Rover, it's unrecognisable from the outgoing model, with self-charging and plug-in hybrid power expected to remain.

Around 180PS is likely in the entry-level version, though more powerful variants will likely be desired to pull the weight of Hyundai’s behemoth.

If you want an all-electric version, your attention is drawn to Hyundai's hotly anticipated Ioniq 7, which will also join the fleet next year.

Hyundai IONIQ 7

Skoda Superb (+ Kodiaq)

The Skoda Superb has lived up to its moniker for a considerable time now – and it’s getting an overhaul, inside and out.

Skoda Superb

It will continue to be available in saloon and estate forms, while a mixture of petrol, diesel and plug-in hybrid power is available, the latter with a 62-mile all-electric range.

The interior looks mightily impressive, is made of recycled materials and features a large, 13.0-inch tablet-like infotainment screen. Meanwhile, the exterior has been slightly reprofiled to improve aerodynamic efficiency.

However, if you need something bigger, Skoda's Kodiaq SUV is also getting a makeover next year.

Skoda Kodiaq

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