The general trend is anticipated to be proceeded SUV-isation (also the Kia Picanto city car is obtaining a jacked-up crossover spin-off) along with considerable financial investment in electrical designs, proof of which could be seen this week with the statement by VW that it had actually put on hold sales of the Golf GTE plug-in crossbreed, as production could not stay on top of demand. In November last year, sales of cars qualified for the federal government's plug-in car grant increased 53.7% versus the very same month in 2016, from 2,482 to 3,814, versus a decrease in total car sales of 11.2%.
But 2018 will not be all about the electric change; we still have a lot of petrol and also diesel designs touchdown on these coasts over the following 12 months. Here are the most popular cars to look out for this year.
2018 Best Cars
The F-Pace's baby brother joins the fastest-growing car section as well as makes certain to assist grow Jaguar's sales.
Kia Picanto X-Line
The tiny Picanto city car obtains a crossover version.
Kia Stinger GT
Movie critics are going crazy regarding Kia's very first sports GT. Not unexpected, given 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
One of the most powerful variation of Seat's Golf-derived hatchback boasts 306bhp and lines so sharp you'll require gloves to open the doors.
The Karoq exterminated the charming Yeti. Yet don't worry, it's an excellent mid-sized crossover, even if it does look like every one of its opponents.