Well, 2016 has been a great year for new cars and the motoring journalists are quite excited about 2017 and the new models that are coming to market from family cars to luxury sports cars.
The key trend for 2017 is the launch of yet more SUVs, which is a trend that just doesn’t seem to be dying down. Every manufacturer wants a slice of this market, but they haven’t completely moved away from producing models in the other motoring sectors and we’ll see some new hatchbacks and superminis amongst the new cars.
We will also see some upgrades of existing models, especially in the luxury and executive cars categories including the BMW 3 series, the Audi A6 and Mercedes S-Class. At the everyday end of the market the Volkswagen Golf, Nissan Qashquai and Ford Fiesta are also set to have a whole new facelift.
Of the cars that particularly interest the team at Titanium Luxury Hire, the new Aston Martin V-8 Vantage is high up on our list. This revamped Vantage will have some aspects of the DB11 but with the addition of the same 4.0-litre twin-turbo engine as the Mercedes AMG GT.
In the executive saloon class, the Audi A6 is set to challenge the new Mercedes E-Class and the BMW 5 Series that will arrive in 2017. The A6 doesn’t look very different from Audis of the past, but the company says that the A6 is taking the range in a new design direction so that each model has a distinct identity. Other Audi models appearing in 2017 are the A6 Allroad, that has the usual features of an Audi SUV and this one features a petrol-electric hybrid drive system. The Audi A8 is a limousine and with many new ones showcasing cutting-edge technology, the A8 will demonstrate the latest autonomous driving software.
The new BMW 3 Series is a seventh-generation car that will also have an all-electric version equipped to challenge Tesla. The new BMW 3 uses carbon fibre construction with a lightweight chassis and the electric motor is expected to achieve a range of about 300 miles.
Ferrari will unveil the LaFerrari Aperta, which is a soft-top version of the LaFerrari hybrid hypercar. It has a carbon fibre top and fabric roof, plus its added body strengthening means that it is as a sharp to drive as the coupe version.
This is just a small collection of what is coming, but at Titanium Luxury Hire we already have the best cars in the luxury car world and all you have to do is hire one from us and experience the delight of a supercar, a cabriolet, a 4×4 or an executive motor.