The last few years have been topsy turvy time for everyone, including the car industry. Technological innovations have been coming thick and fast, and despite the coronavirus pandemic and global chip shortages, more and more new models have continued hitting the market.
If 2022 looks like the year for you to finally treat yourself to a new car, you’re in luck. The Parkers Car Awards 2021 has highlighted the creme de la creme of new cars.
And below we’ve highlighted five cars you can’t afford to ignore in 2022.
Five cars you can’t afford to ignore in 2022
Fiat 500 Electric
Followers of fashion will recognise Fiat’s cute little city car instantly. And now there’s a fully electric version.
The 500 makes SO MUCH more sense as something electric. It makes zero local emissions, is near silent, and the pokey electric motor means it’s pretty nippy around town too.
Inside it’s sleek and simple to use with a refreshingly up-to-date infotainment system. And you can have it as a soft-top too.
Land Rover Discovery
The Discovery has been around for a few years now. But the latest raft of improvements has made it better than ever.
The hype with Land Rovers at the moment might all be with the new Defender, but this makes the Discovery fly under the radar nicely.
It comes with seven seats, a huge boot, and a range of (reasonably) economical mild hybrid engines, plus less economical but faster ones too. Factor in more off-roading capability than you’d ever possibly need and you can see why it’s on this list.
A BMW that saves you money? Yes, if you’re a company car driver, there is such a thing.
It’s called the BMW 330e. It’s a plug-in hybrid version of BMW’s hugely popular BMW 3-Series. It has a battery with an electric range of 37 miles. Importantly, this gives it a BIK rating of just 11%. Serious money to be saved here.
This explains why it took home the Parkers Company Car of the Year award.
Toyota GR Yaris
It’s not often that a serious performance car is also a serious bargain. But the Toyota GR Yaris proves it is possible.
But the GR Yaris took home Parkers Best Car for Thrill-Seekers award this year thanks to its rally-honed engine and four-wheel drive system.
Pound for pound (and £ for £) not much can touch the hot-hatch Yaris. Much faster and more expensive machinery struggles to keep up, plus it’s regularly offered with great finance offers. Ten-year warranty too…
The Enyaq has won Parkers overall Car of The Year. It’s the Czech company’s first fully bespoke electric car and it’s a complete gamechanger.
The electric SUV wowed judges with its all-round ability, plush interior, practical boot, and 336-mile electric range.
Best of all, it shares much hardware and software with the VW ID.4 and Audi Q4 e-tron, but it manages to outshine them. And for less money…