The general trend is expected to be proceeded SUV-isation (even the Kia Picanto city car is obtaining a jacked-up crossover spin-off) along with considerable financial investment in electrical designs, evidence which could be seen today with the statement by VW that it had actually suspended sales of the Golf GTE plug-in hybrid, as manufacturing can not keep up with demand. In November last year, sales of cars qualified for the federal government's plug-in car grant increased 53.7% versus the exact same month in 2016, from 2,482 to 3,814, versus a decrease in overall car sales of 11.2%.
However 2018 will not be everything about the electrical transformation; we still have a lot of petrol and diesel versions landing on these shores over the next 12 months. Below are the most popular cars to watch out for this year.
Best Car Of 2018
The F-Pace's baby sibling joins the fastest-growing car segment as well as makes sure to help grow Jaguar's sales.
Kia Picanto X-Line
The small Picanto city car gets a crossover version.
Kia Stinger GT
Movie critics are raving regarding Kia's initial sports GT. Not surprising, offered it's the creation of a designer poached from BMW's M department.
The stately home on wheels returns for a 8th generation. Cool down, Jeeves.
Seat Leon Cupra R
One of the most powerful version of Seat's Golf-derived hatchback boasts 306bhp as well as lines so sharp you'll require handwear covers to unlock.
The Karoq killed off the charming Yeti. Yet don't worry, it's a wonderful mid-sized crossover, even if it does resemble every one of its competitors.