Cars

The most wanted new cars of 2024, from Dacia and MG to Skoda and Range Rover

We round up nine of the cars that will be turning heads next year

1. Hyundai Ioniq 5 N

We’ve greatly enjoyed Hyundai’s electric cars, including the Ioniq 5, and next year we get the performance N version. Hyundai has introduced numerous features to help liven up the experience, including simulated gearshifts, and with 641bhp, it isn’t exactly short of performance.

2. Dacia Spring

If you’ve wanted a low-cost new electric car, your options have been limited. That changes next year when the Dacia Spring arrives, bringing us the updated version of an EV bargain that has already been on sale in Europe for a few years. It is set to cost less than £20,000

3. Ford Explorer

Ford has been lagging behind when it comes to EVs, currently just having one electric car available. Next year though it introduces the Explorer, a mid-size family electric SUV that has all the ingredients to sell well. The Explorer is based on Volkswagen’s electric architecture and will be built in the old Fiesta factory.

4. MG Cyberster

MG is looking to add some spark to its range of run-of-the-mill family cars with the Cyberster EV roadster. It’s due to arrive just in time for summer…

5. Mini Cooper

Next year brings a new Mini Cooper, which is a big event. This iconic British car returns for a new generation, and gains quite the styling revamp with a smoother exterior design and high-tech interior. Production will continue to take place in Oxford for the petrol models, though Mini will also offer an impressive new next-generation of its electric model (built in China for the time being), bringing a substantial uplift in the range – the firm claims up to 250 miles.

6. Range Rover EV

Land Rover is now one of the largest car firms that still doesn’t sell an electric car, but that will change next year when the eagerly-anticipated Range Rover EV arrives. It will be sold alongside petrol, diesel and plug-in hybrid versions of this flagship SUV. Expect a huge battery capable of a range of around 350 miles, with no compromise when it comes to luxury or off-roading ability.

7. Renault 5

Already teased on numerous occasions in concept form, we’ll get to see production models of the Renault 5 EV for the first time next year, with a reveal planned at February’s Geneva Motor Show. There will be a funky design, plenty of cool technologies and an enjoyable driving experience as the firm’s ‘Renaullution’ gets into full swing. Renault’s new electric Scenic SUV also arrives in 2024.

8. Skoda Kodiaq

Skoda’s Kodiaq SUV has been a huge hit with families since its introduction, making next year’s new model an important milestone for the brand. It will grow further in size, and continues to be available with seven seats. It will also be offered with a plug-in hybrid powertrain for the first time. Ensuring 2024 is a busy year for Skoda, it will be offering a new version of its flagship Superb.

9. Volvo EX30

The terms ‘good value’ and ‘premium SUV’ rarely go hand-in-hand, but Volvo is looking to change that with the arrival of the EX30. It will be the Swedish firm’s first bespoke electric car, and courtesy of a starting price of £33,795 – undercutting most rivals – is expected to prove a big hit. It will also be the smallest Volvo model available, but still offer plenty in the way of technology, quality and a range of up to 298 miles. At the other end of Volvo’s spectrum, its flagship EX90 SUV is expected to be introduced right at the end of 2024.