Best New Cars 2021: 15 Most Anticipated Cars This Year

2020 was a trying time for us all, not least the automotive industry. 

But despite many highly anticipated models being delayed due to the world's problems, sales have started to pick up and many great cars have been announced.

Our list of the best new cars coming in 2021 really highlights where the car industry is at right now and where it’s heading. 

As you’ll see from the list, interest in electric cars, hybrids and AFVs continues to grow and SUV’s, Crossovers and 4x4’s are more popular than ever. 

That being said, there is plenty of powerful petrol and diesel cars to checkout as well.

So whether you’re looking to buy a new eco-friendly car this year, a brand new 4x4 for the family or you’re merely browsing the latest awesome supercars that are coming out, then this list is for you! 

Take a look at what we think are the most exciting and highly anticipated cars to be released in 2021:

1. Jaguar E Pace (60,500 average monthly searches)

The Jaguar E Pace has been revamped with the new 2021 model. Some of the changes are minor including a tweak in the styling and an upgraded interior but one of the biggest changes is the new plug-in hybrid model. Still providing the same comfortable ride as its older models the engine has had an upgrade and the 2021 E Pace is faster than its predecessor. The E Pace is now available for purchasing. 


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2. Tesla Cybertruck (49,500 average monthly searches)

Elon Musk first introduced the Tesla Cybertruck in 2019 and is on track to arrive in showrooms around the world in 2021. The Cybertruck is expected to do 0-60 seconds in less than three seconds and has the full ability to drive off-road without compromising passenger comfort and ride. We don’t know a lot about the Cybertruck as Musk is keeping it quiet but we know it’s going to be one to watch in 2021. 


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3. Tesla Model Y (40,500 average monthly searches)

Completing the Tesla’s ‘S3XY’ model line-up is the Model Y. Announced way back in 2019, it is a fully electric, mid-size luxury SUV, with seating for up to seven. On-trend with minimalist Tesla style, the Model Y shows that speed and utility can go hand in hand, being compatible with the latest, third-generation 250kW Superchargers.

Sadly, most UK and US drivers will have to wait before upgrading the Model Y to full self-driving capability, until then auto-pilot with traffic-aware cruise control and autosteer can be added through your Tesla Account.


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4. BMW i4 (14,800 average monthly searches)

Designed to have some of the same qualities as the 4 Series Coupe, the i4 looks like it’s set to be the most powerful version of the 4 Series family and recent concept images hint at an all-electric engine. With a four-door body, this makes it have a more mainstream appeal than its brothers and sisters who are mainly two-door coupes. 


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5. Ford Mustang Mach-e (14,800 average monthly searches)

The Ford Mustang Mach-e is Ford's first attempt at an electric crossover and it's quite an accomplished car. Underneath the bonnet, you’ll find an impressive electric engine and is just as good as its rivals which include the Tesla Model X and Mercedes EQC. The interior also provides excellent smart technology and a clean and modern dashboard. The Ford Mustang Mach-e is an excellent all-round vehicle suitable for everyone. 


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6. Ford Puma ST (9,900 average monthly searches)

Ford has a reputation for adding ST to their models which they are the proudest of and the new Ford Puma ST is no exception. With the same type of engine as the Ford Fiesta ST, the Puma is a more practical and family-friendly version of the hot hatchback. Benefitting from the fast engine, great handling and stiff but comfortable suspension, the Puma ST is the ideal choice for those who are looking for a sporty family car. 


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7. New Range Rover (6,600 average monthly searches)

The new Range Rover will be Land Rovers fifth generation of the model but that won’t stop it from becoming one of the best versions available on the market. There isn’t much detail on the new Range Rover exterior as they are keeping that pretty well hidden but the interior shows that it will be following its predecessors with a luxury and modern touch screen system and delicate and comfortable leather-like finish which will be comfortable for driver and passenger. 


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8. BMW iX3 (5,400 average monthly searches)

Launched a whole seven years after the i3, the BMW launches the iX3 which is a fully electric vehicle. With a more rugged design in comparison to its predecessor, the iX3 is styled with the BMW huge kidney grilles and large LED lamps will be fitted to finish the car and create its show-stopping looks. The BMW iX3 is set to start shipping around the middle of 2021. 


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9. BMW iX (5,400 average monthly searches)

BMW's answer to a fully electric SUV and has been called the firms ‘technology flagship’, the iX is due to go on sale later this year. Designed to offer up to 500bhp from two built-in electric motors and providing four-wheel drive so you’ll be able to take this revolutionary four-wheeled vehicle off the tarmac when needed.


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10. Alfa Romeo Tonale (2,400 average monthly searches)

A new entry to the sporting plug-in hybrid family SUV range, the Alfa Romeo Tonale will rival the Range Rover Evoque when it goes on sale in the Summer. Photos show that this new and exciting SUV shows that minor changes have been made since its preview in 2019 but it is still in line to be one of the best looking SUVs available on the market. Its plug-in hybrid system has been designed to boost performance as well as efficiency. The Tonale is one to watch in 2021. 


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11. Audi Q4 e-tron (2,400 average monthly searches)

The next car in Audi’s range of SUVs is the Q4 e-tron. The full-size version launched a few years back and the new Q4 is set to be a smaller version of the old Q4 but has been designed to be a sportier-looking coupe with more appeal to the younger audience. Combining the sportier exterior with a modernised and gadget full interior, the Q4 is definitely one to watch. 


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12. Audi Q5 Sportback (1,300 average monthly searches)

The Audi Q5 Sportback is the perfect car for those who like sportier but luxurious SUVs. This is Audis third coupe-style SUV and comes with all the same standard features as the Q5. The exterior looks similar to its older sibling the Q5 with OLED lighting technology meaning that you get the most out of your headlights and brake lights. The interior has been designed to match its counterparts but with more up to date technology and built-in voice commands as standard. The Q5 is on tracks to be a great all-rounder SUV. 


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13. Cupra el-Born (1,000 average monthly searches)

The brand's first concept car, the Cupra el-born may look futuristic but offers the same underpinnings as the Volkswagen electric hatchback and Renault Zoe. Charging the el-Born to 80% only takes 47 minutes so you’ll be back on the road before you know it. Cupra is known as VW Group’s sporty brand which can be seen in the design of the el-born vehicle making it one to watch for the younger generation.


14. Land Rover Defender V8 (390 average monthly searches)

The new Defender model is expected to hit the car market in 2021 and it’s meant to be one of the most powerful Land Rover to date. The new Defender looks a little rough around the edges but that matched with the V8 engine which is offering around 525 bhp and lots of torque for off-roading if you’re planning on upgrading your old Defender now is the time to do it. 


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15. New Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo (10 average monthly searches)

Recently entering the final stages of development the new Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo has undergone a transformation with the roofline and reshaped rear end. The 2021 version looks completely different from its predecessor but still provides the excellent power and engine which is loved by past Taycan owners. The interior is also expected to have the same element and class that the previous Porsche possesses. The Taycan is expected for early release in 2021. 


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What cars are you looking forward to the most? Let us know in the comments if we missed any of your favourite models! 


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