A sharp station wagon from the BMW M, Ferrari’s first SUV, a Mazda with today’s unconventional drive or a Tesla pick-up, these are also new cars to look forward to in 2022.
The year 2022 is here. In the automotive environment, it will probably not be easy again, the crisis with a shortage of production components persists, which will continue to affect car sales. However, a number of interesting automotive innovations are also planned for the next 12 months. We have selected 10 of them, which in our opinion are the most important.
BMW M3 Touring
This year, the BMW M division is celebrating 50 years of existence, which will bring great celebrations. It will come as only the second car reserved for this division, large SUV BMW XM with a plug-in hybrid drive, which has already outperformed the concept of the same name, but typical fans are rather eagerly awaiting the second major innovation, BMW M3 Touring. It will be the first serial M3 with a station wagon in history, which seems to use a three-liter six-cylinder with a volume of three liters tuned to 375 kW, combined with an eight-speed automatic and all-wheel drive.
Ferrari has long avoided the SUV category, but its great commercial potential can no longer be overlooked. The first SUV from Maranello is due to arrive in 2022, in the year of the 75th anniversary of the founding of the Maranello carmaker. Despite the upcoming premiere and several prototypes, we still know little about this novelty. It is called Purosangue (“pure blood”) and will replace the GTC4Lusso gran turismo in the menu. Following his example Ferrari Purosangue will offer all-wheel drive, but whether it will have a twelve-cylinder, eight-cylinder, or perhaps a six-cylinder under the hood is still unclear.
The latest Honda Civic of the eleventh generation started selling last year on the North American market, but it will not go to Europe until the course of 2022. The design relies on a fairly conservative solution, the propulsion units speak exclusively of the hybrid, within the electrification of Honda’s European offer. In addition, the new Civic will no longer be produced in Europe, after the closure of the British Swindon factory, the car will be imported to us from Japan.
Maserati began its renaissance with the MC20 supersport, which, unfortunately, was delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic. We have to finally wait until 2022 for the Grecale SUV, which was announced in advance, and it was originally supposed to be introduced last year. It will be slightly smaller than the Levante already offered, based on the Alfa Romeo Stelvio platform. As for the engines offered, So far, Maserati is attracting to the mildhybrid four-cylinder petrol engine with an output of 221 kW. However, the use of a six-cylinder is also highly probable, and a purely electrical design is not excluded either.
Mazda is working on completely new models, which will be two upcoming SUVs for Europe, the CX-60 and up to seven-seater CX-80. The first of them will be introduced this year, and the carmaker promises a very unconventional propulsion system for today’s conditions. Although the Mazda CX-60 will be offered as a plug-in hybrid in the spirit of the time, it also counts on the newly developed six-cylinder. And we are very much looking forward to it!
Mercedes-Benz introduced the new generation of the C-Class last year, so this is the time for the GLC SUV derived from it. The second generation of such a medium-sized SUV is inspired by the C-Class in many ways. It will use its design motifs, although the overall silhouette follows the predecessor. However, a dashboard with a vertically oriented screen of the multimedia system will appear inside. Engines will also be taken over from the C-Class, although it is still unclear whether the GLC will also offer exclusively four-cylinder units. In the case of an SUV, a six-cylinder would still make sense…
Porsche 911 GT3 RS
The Porsche 911 of the current generation 992 has been in production since 2019, yet it continues to gradually expand its range, as is customary for this summer. According to behind-the-scenes reports, the year 2022 will be marked by the already traditional circuit monster, the 911 GT3 RS version. The car is again betting on a significant reduction diet, the designers were looking for every gram to save, and so, for example, the outer door handles will change. The heart will logically be an atmospheric six-cylinder boxer type, but there is talk of increasing its volume to 4.2 liters. This could increase power to 427 kW (580 hp), while its predecessor reached 382 kW (520 hp) from a four-liter six-cylinder boxer.
Škoda Enyaq iV Coupé
In 2022, Škoda will expand its offer of electric cars. The Enyaq iV will see the second body version, the previously announced SUV coupe. Let’s not expect major changes, the novelty will differ primarily in a more sporty cut silhouette of the body. The range of engines will match the initial variant, but the more aerodynamic body is supposed to ensure a hair’s longer range. The official presentation of the Škoda Enyaq Coupé iV is scheduled for January 31, 2022.
The Tesla Cybertruck electric pick-up was first introduced to the world in 2019when, according to the then statements, he was supposed to arrive in the course of 2021. But as is usual with Tesla, these promises were not fulfilled and Cybertruck will not reach customers until 2022. If plans do not change again… Tesla will no longer be a pioneer. other electrically powered pick-ups, the Rivian R1T and the GMC Hummer EV, have arrived on the market, and more are on sale.
Toyota has so far avoided the trend of electric cars, despite the offer of electric supplies, it continues to promote hybrid propulsion, but in 2022 this will change. The first member of a new family of purely electric, battery-powered models will enter the market compact crossover bZ4X developed in collaboration with Subaru. Expectations are high, Toyota announces distinctive technical solutions to be the result of its years of experience with hybrids and their batteries.