The basic pattern is anticipated to be continued SUV-isation (also the Kia Picanto city car is obtaining a jacked-up crossover spin-off) along with significant investment in electric models, evidence which could be seen this week with the announcement by VW that it had actually put on hold sales of the Golf GTE plug-in crossbreed, as manufacturing could not stay up to date with demand. In November last year, sales of cars qualified for the federal government's plug-in car grant increased 53.7% versus the same month in 2016, from 2,482 to 3,814, against a drop in total car sales of 11.2%.
But 2018 won't be about the electrical change; we still have plenty of gasoline and diesel models landing on these shores over the following YEAR. Below are the best cars to keep an eye out for this year.
Best 2018 Cars
The F-Pace's baby bro joins the fastest-growing car section and makes certain in order to help expand Jaguar's sales.
Kia Picanto X-Line
The small Picanto city car gets a crossover version.
Kia Stinger GT
Critics are going crazy regarding Kia's first sporting activities GT. Not unusual, offered it's the creation of an engineer poached from BMW's M department.
The manor house on wheels returns for an eighth generation. Cool down, Jeeves.
Seat Leon Cupra R
The most effective version of Seat's Golf-derived hatchback flaunts 306bhp and also lines so sharp you'll require handwear covers to open the doors.
The Karoq killed off the charming Yeti. But don't worry, it's a fantastic mid-sized crossover, even if it does appear like all of its competitors.