Start your engines!
Looking for a new runaround to get you from A to B? We've rounded up 6 of the best new cars to buy in 2020 - go on, treat yourself to new wheels.
Whether you want a sexy sports car or you’re jumping on the electric bandwagon, here’s our Muddy round-up to this year’s best new rides. Road trip, anyone?
Why you want it: One of the hottest tickets for this year, Mini‘s new fully electric offering (built right here in Cowley, Oxon) is arriving in showrooms this week, so book your test drive pronto. The new model has the look and feel of the classic Cooper S we know and love, but with added eco creds and flashy extras such as sat-nav as standard, wireless phone charging and a boosted sound system to try and tempt you away from diesel dark side.
£££: From £24,400, once you factor in the government grant of £3,500.
Aston Martin DBX
Why you want it: It’s an Aston Martin, but not as you know it. The luxury brand’s first ever SUV may be more likely to lure in mums than Bond girls, but with 542bhp and a twin-turbocharged V8 engine, the DBX will be just as home wanging round country lanes and zooming down the motorway as it will be on the school run. It’s a wonderfully roomy, too – the 632 litre boot will happily take anything from dogs to golf bags to pushchairs. Look out for it this summer.
£££: From £158,000
Land Rover Defender
Why you want it: Speaking of Bond, you’ll spot Land Rover‘s newest model in No Time To Die in April – which goes to show it can handle high-speed chases, knee-high mud and plunging through rivers, at the very least. For more domestic matters, like, er, nipping to the shops, the new Defender rises to the challenge admirably, and comes complete with creature comforts like a touchscreen infotainment system and top of the line 14-speaker sound system.
£££: From £40,290
Volkswagen Golf Mk8
Why you want it: Another year, another new Golf – but Volkswagen‘s bestseller is popular for a reason, and the new kid on the block has definitely piqued our interest, thanks to the bigger interior and boot (ideal for stashing extra shopping bags), the snazzy all-digital dashboard, and modern facelift. You can even use your smartphone as a virtual key to unlock and start the car – very swish.
£££: From £23,875
Why you want it: Got a spare £175,000 kicking about? The newest addition to Ferrari‘s line-up should suit, then! The Roma is designed to be an ‘entry-level’ supercar for those who’ve been nervous about taking the plunge, but it’s certainly not Ferrari-lite – the 612bhp 3.9-litre V8 engine sees to that, and the minimal, sporty styling screams mega-chic.
Alfa Romeo Tonale
Why you want it: The Tonale is a refreshing change for Alfa Romeo, as it’s the brand’s first hybrid car (there’s a petrol engine at the front and an electric motor at the rear), and only their second SUV. Smaller and more compact than its sexy sister the Stelvio, the Tonale is due to be released at the end of the year so some details are yet to be confirmed, but the concept art has certainly got our engines revving.
£££: Not yet released, but experts predict around £28,000