Getting behind the wheel of your car and heading out on the open road can lead to some amazing adventures. There’s something completely liberating about having that freedom behind the wheel and it’s especially magical when you get a new motor to take out for a spin! With new cars coming equipped with everything from eco-friendly engines to in-car entertainment systems, there are certainly plenty of choices when it comes to a new set of wheels! Here at The Insurance Emporium we’re all about helping you make the most of your journeys, so we’ve taken a look at some of the new car models this year that you might want to add to your shopping list!
Ferrying the family
When you think of family cars, perhaps one of the most recognisable that springs to mind is the Ford Focus. This year sees the all-new fourth generation Focus model hit the roads. When looking to load up the family, it could be vital to ensure there is enough room and boot space. Ford have tried to address this by making the new Focus longer and wider. Plenty of room for the kids and the shopping then! With its cleaner and more simplified interior, the Focus will be hoping to get its nose ahead of the Volkswagen Golf SV in the family car market. Whilst the SV model Golf hasn’t always been its most popular, this new version comes with a choice of four models and seven engines, making it adaptable to a variety of different needs. Where the Golf really scores a hole-in-one is with its entertainment system! On board Bluetooth, a built in sat-nav and USB connectivity are all available options!
If a family-size estate car isn’t enough for you then taking a turn into the SUV market could be the best option. These large 4×4-esque vehicles are becoming more popular, with around 100 on the market and even Lamborghini getting in on the act! Audi’s efforts to dominate the world of SUV’s continues in 2018 with their new Q8. This 16.5ft long beast aims to balance the spaciousness of an SUV with the good looks of a coupe. The dashboard features a range of large touchscreens and even augmented reality technology as part of the Audi Virtual Cockpit! For those who like their SUV’s a little more rugged, the Toyota Land Cruiser could be the vehicle of choice. The new model is built to help you conquer the toughest terrain! With lines in the chassis to help visibility and the Toyota Safety Sense system, designed to help avoid collisions. If Bear Grylls was a car, this just might be him!
Together in electric dreams
Despite electric and hybrid cars receiving some stick over the years, they’re coming back with style! These eco-friendly machines have gone from being a nice idea to potentially a practical reality. The BMW I3 model has become a popular choice in recent times and the 2018 model could continue that trend, thanks in part to its sporty looks and sustainable design. With a charging range of up to 125 miles and a production factory in Leipzig which is powered completely by wind power, BMW are certainly doing their bit for the environment! Jaguar are on a mission to provide an electric car that is sporty and practical. The I-Pace model is their first electric car and can do 0-60mph is 4 seconds with zero emissions. Now that sounds lean, green and mean!
Best of British
The days of Britain being one of the biggest car manufacturers in the world may have passed but we Brits still knock out some decent motors! It may not be in too many people’s budgets but we can’t ignore the new Rolls-Royce Phantom VIII, which goes on sale this year. This example of British decadence features a glass dashboard dubbed ‘The Gallery’ that can be made bespoke to any customer – as long as they don’t mind waiting the year that it takes to assemble! At an eye-watering £400,000, it might be more suited to the Royal Family though! Toyota might be Japanese but their Derbyshire-built 2018 Toyota Auris might be a good option for those who aren’t in the market for a Rolls. Available in a hybrid option as well as petrol and diesel, it could be a good choice for those who like to buy British-made!
Whether it’s a first car or a day-to-day runner, the hatchback is a well-loved motor. The Ford Fiesta has been a favourite in Britain for many years, with autocar.co.uk reporting that there were over 95,000 registrations in 2017. With its precision tuned sports suspension and sporty body-styling the new Fiesta ST-Line could help continue the dominance. This new model has Active Park Assist as well as Park Out Assist to help make inner-city driving a doddle. Just sit back and let the car do the driving! Not to be left at the start line, Renault will release their Megane RenaultSport this year. All models of the car come with a 1.8-litre turbo engine, developed alongside the Renault Formula 1 team. It also comes with four wheel drive as standard, making it the only hot hatch that currently offers that feature. This could be a seriously fun car to drive!
Buying a new car can be the beginning of an amazing adventure, taking you to all sorts of new and exciting places. Having motor vehicle insurance is not only a legal requirement, it can offer you the freedom to enjoy your time on the road with less worry. At The Insurance Emporium we can put you behind the wheel of one of three different types of Car Insurance, including Third party only, Third party Fire & Theft and Comprehensive policies*. Set your sat-nav for The Insurance Emporium to find out more!
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