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Top 20 new cars of 2023

By Stephen Turvil | January 17, 2023

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Take a look at some of our most eagerly anticipated cars of 2023, including supercars, muscle cars and affordable family options.

Top 20 new cars of 2023

BMW XM for 2023

The BMW XM is the manufacturer’s first high performance plug-in hybrid. This SUV has a 4.4 litre, V8, petrol engine and an  electric motor. In combination, they produce 653bhp which gets you to 62mph in 4.3 seconds. The XM also has all-wheel drive, eight-speed automatic transmission, and love-it-or-hate-it styling. This car is not for the shy. Prices start at £145,885.

Renault Austral for 2023

The Renault Austral SUV is a spacious, hybrid-powered, family workhorse loaded with technology. It has built-in Google Maps, Google Assistant, and Google Play and a head-up display that projects information, such as your current speed, onto the windscreen. The car also steers itself into parking bays, brakes on your behalf to avoid a collision and has a digital instrument cluster.

Ford Tourneo Custom for 2023

The Ford Tourneo Custom is a spacious, versatile and likeable people carrier based on a van. This workhorse has up to eight passenger seats that fold, slide, and twist to suit your needs. Power options include a fully electric version that travels up to 236 miles per charge. You can instead pick a plug-in hybrid or diesel. The Tourneo Custom’s maximum towing capacity is 2.5 tonnes.

Vauxhall Astra Electric for 2023

The Vauxhall Astra Electric is a clean, zero emission, small family workhorse. Power comes from a 155bhp electric motor and a 54kWh battery. The car’s maximum range per charge is 258 miles. Once connected to a 100kW charger, the battery can charge from 20% to 80% in only 30 minutes. The Astra Electric also lets you control some features via voice command. Say ‘hey Vauxhall’ to get started.

Ferrari Purosangue for 2023

The Ferrari Purosangue is the company’s first four-door, four-seater and it has off-road styling. Power comes via a 6.5 litre, V12, petrol engine that produces 715bhp, getting you to 62mph in 3.3 seconds and a top speed of 193mph. Further strengths include all-wheel drive and eight-speed transmission. The  Purosangue has a decent size boot, too at 473 litres.

Munro Mk1 for 2023

The Munro Mk1 is a hard-core fully electric truck for farmers, search and rescue teams, tree surgeons, minors, and other such workers. It is ‘capable of more’ than any road-going 4x4, the manufacturer said. The Munro Mk1’s towing capacity is up to 3,500kg, its maximum payload is 1,000kg, and the wading depth is 800mm. For strength, the vehicle’s construction is body-on-frame and it has solid axles. It is fast, too. Prices start from £59,994.

Rolls-Royce Spectre for 2023

The Rolls-Royce Spectre is the manufacturer’s first electric vehicle. This coupe has an illuminated grille, suicide doors that open at the touch of a button, and two-tone paint. The Spectre also contains seven kilometres of cabling to power its countless systems. The Spirit of Ecstasy on the grille is new, too. 

Abarth 500e for 2023

The Abarth 500e is a fast, powerful, electric city car that launches in 2023. The 152bhp motor gets it to 62mph in 7 seconds. It has a one pedal driving system that, as you lift the throttle, lets the car slow as if you had braked. Kinetic energy is then recovered and used to charge the 42kWh battery. The 500e also has youthful looks and a modern cabin.

Hyundai Ionic 7 for 2023

The Hyundai Ioniq 7 is a large, fully electric, zero-emission vehicle that is likely to be popular. Details are sketchy this far from launch, but we know this seven-seater has futuristic looks. Note the horizontal front light bar that spans its entire width, for instance. This bar complements the minimalistic lines, huge grille, and flush door handles that improve aerodynamic efficiency. 

Ford Mustang for 2023

The 2023 Ford Mustang builds on the strengths of its popular predecessor. The 5.0 litre, V8, petrol engine has been ‘finely retuned’ to be even more thrilling. The muscle car’s styling has been updated, too. It looks powerful and poised. You can also start, stop, lock, and locate the vehicle via an app on your phone.

Mercedes-AMG S63 for 2023

The Mercedes-AMG S63 is the most powerful version of the manufacturer’s top-spec saloon – ever! The 4.0 litre, V8, petrol engine and electric motor produce 803bhp in total. The result is 60mph in 3.3 seconds and a top speed of 180mph. Further strengths include the rear diffuser that optimises aerodynamics, quad tail pipes, and all-wheel drive. The S63 can also drive on pure electrical power for up to 20 miles, thanks to its 13.1kWh battery.

Jeep Avenger for 2023

The Jeep Avenger is the manufacturer’s first fully electric vehicle. Strengths include Level Two Autonomous Driving. This ensures the vehicle can automatically stay in the centre of its lane. It keeps a safe distance to the car ahead, too. Other features include a vibrant dashboard that can be the same colour as the vehicle’s exterior. There is also a large screen in the centre of the dashboard. The Jeep’s maximum range per charge is 248 miles.

Skoda Superb for 2023

The 2023 Skoda Superb is poised to inherit the strengths of its predecessor, then improve them. Details are sketchy but expect composed handling, a comfortable ride, plenty of power, and sensible running costs. A tremendous long distance cruiser, in other words. The pictures of this new car – that only show it in camouflage – suggest the styling is restrained, mature and elegant.

Lamborghini Huracan Sterrato

The Lamborghini Huracan Sterrato is an all-terrain supercar. It excels on tarmac and ‘loose or dirt surfaces’, the manufacturer suggested. This beast has reinforced front and rear bumpers, underbody protection plates, and high ground clearance for its class. It has chunky wheel arches, too. These complement the off-road tyres. Power comes from the 5.2 litre V10 that produces 602bhp. The Lamborghini Huracan Sterrato hits 62mph in 3.4 seconds.

Polestar 3 for 2023

The Polestar 3 is the ‘SUV for the electric age’, the manufacturer said. As you walk towards it with a key, the door handles that normally sit flush with the bodywork emerge automatically. They later retract to optimise the car’s aerodynamic efficiency. The Polestar 3 also has all-wheel drive, tows up to 2,200kg, and has 510bhp in top spec form. The maximum range per charge is 379 miles.

BMW 5 Series for 2023

The 2023 BMW 5 Series Saloon is a mystery. All we have is a few pictures of it covered in camouflage. This first impression is useful, though. It suggests the styling is more restrained than some of the manufacturer’s other new vehicles. It seems the grille is a modest size rather than huge, for example. You might welcome such things if you need a saloon that is elegant rather than in-your-face. BMW’s often brash modern styling does not suit everyone.

Volvo EX90 for 2023

The Volvo EX90 is a prestigious, luxurious, electric SUV that enters production in 2023. This lifestyle statement has seven seats, minimalistic styling, and travels up to 363 miles per charge. Once connected to a fast charger, the battery fills from 10% to 80% in just 30 minutes. The EX90 can get over-the-air software updates, too. These can add functionality and repair bugs.

Aston Martin Valhalla for 2023

The Aston Martin Valhalla is one of the quickest cars on the planet. It hits 62mph in 2.5 seconds and accelerates to 217mph. It is powered by a 4.0 litre, V8, turbo engine and a motor that produce about 1,000bhp. The Aston also has a lightweight carbon fibre tub, unique tyres, and its engine is mounted in the centre. The cockpit is ‘inspired’ by a Formula 1 car, the manufacture said.

Audi Q8 e-tron for 2023

The Audi Q8 e-tron is a large, luxurious, and powerful electric vehicle. The SUV’s standard features include air suspension that automatically optimises its behaviour to suit the conditions. Optional cost extras include rear-facing cameras rather than traditional door mirrors. These virtual mirrors ‘offer more precision’ than the traditional mirrors, the manufacturer revealed.

Volkswagen ID.3 GTX for 2023

The Volkswagen ID.3 GTX is an electric hot hatch. Details are sketchy this far from launch, but the vehicle likely has two electric motors that give it all-wheel drive. Further likely strengths include sporty looks, a very modern cabin, and high equipment specification. The ID.3 GTX is also poised to inherit kudos from its legendary predecessors, such as the Mk1 VW Golf GTI.

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