The Cars and Vans of 2021

10 December

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Want to know the key launches for next year in company car and commercial vehicles? Here are some of the new models that will be making the headlines.

Audi Q4 e-tron
SUV, due late 2021

Expected in Autumn, and an all-electric alternative to the Q3 small SUV, the Q4 e-tron will be an upmarket version of Volkswagen’s iD.4, spearheading Audi’s move into more affordable EVs, after the launch of the e-tron SUV and sporty e-tron GT coupe.

Citroen C4/ë-C4
Hatchback, due early 2021

Citroen’s new Focus and Golf rival is slightly more of a crossover than the C4 Cactus it replaces, and more conventional, too. But it still retain lots of French flair, and a range of dinky petrol engines, diesel and a 217-mile range electric version, called the ë-C4.Prices have already been announced: from £20,990 OTR, and £32,180 (ex-PiCG) for electric.

Alfa Romeo Tonale
SUV, due late 2021

A sporty plug-in hybrid SUV that rivals the Range Rover Evoque, the Tonale is expected to have an ell-electric range of around 30 miles, as well as an 200bhp-plus petrol engine. Little is known yet, but what is certain from the 2019 concept car: it will be pretty.

BMW i4
Saloon, due late 2021

2021 will see electrification accelerate across BMW’s range, with not only the X3-based iX3 SUV, but the radical new i4, an electric executive express competing against the Tesla Model 3. Not only will it have a 300-mile plus range, but more than 500bhp too.


Jaguar XJ
Saloon, due late 2021

Due to the pandemic, its launch date has been delayed, but in late in 2021, Jaguar will unveil the all-new XJ: a luxurious saloon aimed at buyers of the Tesla Model S. Although Jaguar has said it will be an electric model, it is built on a platform that can plug-in and mild hybrid versions too.

Mercedes C-Class
Saloon/estate, due mid 2021

A corporate favourite, the C-Class will be launched as an all-new from the ground-up model in 2021. Expect petrol, diesel and varying hybrid powertrains as well as advanced autonomous driving capability.

Nissan Qashqai
Crossover, due Spring 2021

The new third generation British-built Nissan Qashqai features petrol and hybrid engines, but no diesel. Safety features include advanced crash protection which scans two cars ahead, which continue the crossover’s popularity with families.

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Skoda Enyaq
SUV, due early 2021

The Enyaq is a new all electric SUV from Skoda that boasts a range of up to 300 miles, depending on the size of the battery chosen. Slightly larger than a VW Tiguan, and priced from £33,450, the Enyaq comes with lots of storage space including a ‘Jumbo Box’ between the front seats and a voice assistant called Laura, who speaks 15 languages.

Tesla Model Y
SUV, due late 2021

Already in production in the US, the Tesla Model Y might hit British shores at the end of 2021. About the size of a BMW X3, the Long Range Y versions will do around 300 miles on a full charge, with entry versions costing under £40,000. With third-gen 250kW , Tesla superchargers, it can replenish 75% of its batteries in five minutes.

Toyota RAV-4 Plug-in
Crossover, due early 2021

Despite being a leader in hybrids, Toyota has been slow to roll out plug-in charging across its range, but early 2021 sees the popular RAV-4 crossover get 37 mile pure electric range, alongside a 2.5 litre petrol engine. Prices start from £47,395.

Vauxhall Mokka
Crossover, due early 2021

The new Mokka will be a leap forward for Vauxhall, debuting an entirely new, more striking design philosophy. Alongside its bold looks, the crossover will come with a choice of petrol, diesel and electric, and all from £20,735.

Volkswagen iD.4
Crossover, due late 2021

Following the iD.3, the iD.4 is the next step in Volkswagen’s electrification offering what the company calls an ‘urban SUV’. All electric, with a range of more than 300 miles, the iD.4 offers fleets an electric alternative to the mid-range Tiguan and T.Roc.

Renault Kangoo
Small van, due mid 2021

With two body lengths, a clever retractable storage system, car-like interior and tech, and pure EV version too, the smart new Kangoo will be a strong contender in the small van sector.

PSA electric compact can
Compact van, due late 2021

Peugeot, Citroen and Vauxhall all will offer a new compact electric van next year in Partner, Berlingo and Combo forms. It means PSA Group will have an electric version of all its light vans by the end of 2021. With a 50kWh battery, range is expected at around 200 miles.

Volkswagen Caddy
Panel van/MPV, due spring 2021

The fifth generation Caddy has increased space, petrol and diesel engine options, additional driver assistance systems to improve safety and a new connected Digital Cockpit. There are two wheelbase options – standard and Maxi – with the panel van variant now known as the Caddy Cargo. Pricing starts at £17,800.

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