The new cars of 2024 worth waiting for

New Lotus Emeya

Mercedes-AMG GT

Mercedes-AMG GT front quarter Munich motor show

The brasher coupé sibling to the new Mercedes-AMG SL arrives with a reworked version of the firm’s hand-built, twin-turbocharged 4.0-litre V8, delivering either 469bhp or 577bhp. In either guise, this powerplant is mated to a nine-speed automatic gearbox, delivering 0-62mph times comfortably below 3.9sec.

2024 Mercedes-AMG GT plug-in hybrid

MG 3

2024 MG 3 Autocar render – front quarter

One of the UK’s cheapest cars receives a comprehensive overhaul next year, likely adopting emissions-busting mild-hybrid technology and new driver assistance technologies. Although this will make it more expensive, MG bosses are keen for the 3 to remain an affordable proposition, so it is expected to be priced below £20,000.

New MG 3 supermini

MG Cyberster

MG Cyberster at Goodwood Festival of Speed 2023 – front

MG’s first new sports car since being purchased by Chinese giant SAIC is an electric sports car with a whopping 536bhp in dual-motor form. A halo model signalling the design of the brand’s future mainstream cars, the Cyberster is expected to cost around £55,000 in entry-level rear-wheel-drive guise, and £65,000 in twin-motor form.

MG Cyberster to be ‘affordable’ 309bhp electric roadster

Mini Cooper

2024 Mini Cooper electric – front

The reborn Mini Cooper marks the start of a revamp for the brand’s aged line-up, introducing a bespoke electric platform engineered with Chinese manufacturer Great Wall. It has a 181bhp front-mounted motor and a 40.7kWh battery, which provides a claimed range of 190 miles. Prices start at £31,495, but a cheaper petrol model is also on the way.

Reborn electric Mini Cooper

Mini Countryman

2024 Mini Countryman – front

Mini’s junior SUV has been upsized to chase the Audi Q3 and Q4, gaining an electric variant with a range of 279 miles. It will also be the first Mini to offer level-two driver assistance, capable of providing hands-off driving at speeds of up to 37mph. Entry-level petrol cars will be priced from £29,025, whereas the EV will cost £42,025. 

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