The All-New Ford Focus will gain a crossover variant in 2019, called the Active. It’ll be available as both a hatchback and as an estate and, just like the Fiesta Active, will feature higher ground clearance, rugged body styling and a ‘Slippery’ driving mode to help out when road conditions aren’t very nice. Order books are expected to open in January 2019, while other Ford upcoming cars include the new Edge SUV – deliveries will begin in the first couple of months of the year.
The current SEAT Leon has been on sale since 2012, but there’ll be a brand-new model to admire next year. Its front-end styling will be similar to the Tarraco seven-seat SUV, and a new infotainment system is reportedly going to be the best on sale. A plug-in hybrid version will be on sale in a year or two.
Next year, we also expect to start selling a new Renault Clio model, which is still in its testing phase at the moment. Hybrid power and self-driving technology are likely to be the biggest changes, with slightly evolved styling over the current car. Around the same time, a new Captur SUV will be revealed too.
We’ve heard that the MG HS may replace the GS crossover next year, and it’s arguably MG’s most handsome and luxurious car since its return. Built primarily for the Chinese market, the HS may come to the UK and, if it does, you’ll enjoy plenty of equipment. Lane-keeping assistance, adaptive cruise control and a full leather interior will be available.
Excitingly, the 2019 Ford Ranger Raptor is one of the new vehicles coming soon to the UK. It’s designed to go as fast off-road as on the road, and is so focused on off-road driving that only two of its six driving modes are for tarmac. You’ll be cocooned in a luxurious interior while you’re exploring your local wilderness.
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