Best New Cars With A ’68’ Plate The Autumn
A New Reg Means Some Great New Cars
The new 68 reg will come into force in September, and the car makers have some tempting new models to go with it.
It’s been one of the hottest summers in years, and while we are now reaching its latter stages, car enthusiasts can at least look forward to some hot new wheels hitting the forecourts as we head into autumn. Manufacturers are now in the lull before the storm, but there are some great new cars just around the corner, waiting for the new 68 reg to arrive and for the end of year car buying season to begin.
Whether you trade in your car more often than your phone, or you’ve been driving the same old wheels for 15 years and it’s time to get a scrap car quote and finally replace it, there is sure to be something in the pipeline to attract every taste and budget. Here are some of the new cars that will be arriving soon.
Kia Niro EV
When the original Niro was released on an unsuspecting UK public towards the end of last year, it was described in the motoring press as “conspicuously of its time.” The compact SUV crossover format is the current must-have fashion, combining looks, practicality and safety.
Add to that the bargain basement pricetag – these cars start at just £22,000 – and you can see the temptation. In fact, the only shortcoming identified back then was that while the hybrid power unit certainly had laudable green credentials, a full EV version was not available. That will be put to rights in September, and finally we can say that the Niro EV ticks all the boxes for 2018 motoring.
EVs are great for the environment, but they are a little boring for car enthusiasts. Or are they? Morgan has always been the carmaker for true petrol heads who like wind in the hair motoring, and while the styling might seem stuck in the vintage era, the technology has always been bang up to date.
The company’s new EV3 is a three-wheeler that looks like something from a 1950s science fiction comic book, but don’t be fooled. It is fully electric, has a 120 mile range and an estimated top speed of 115mph. It’s also fully hand made and an absolute hoot to drive. Who said there was no room for eccentrics and fun in modern motoring?
Land Rover Discovery SVX
Land Rover recently celebrated its 70th anniversary and the very latest Disco shows why this is still the off roader against which all others are judged. The SVX is a limited edition model built by the company’s Special Operations Division. Journalists at the car shows have been wowed by the awesome 517bhp V8 engine and the extra luxury and toys inside, but this is still first and foremost a Land Rover, and its true credentials come to the fore when you take it off road.
Special edition Land Rovers are lovely to look at, but they don’t come cheap. The Isuzu has always been a great option for those who need no-nonsense off road capability without the serious price tag, and the power unit is so strong that it is the upgrade of choice for owners of those Landies that have survived 50 years or more.
The new D-Max is a rugged, stylish and eminently practical twin cab pickup. Why pay more?