If you’re thinking about buying a new – or your very first – car in 2013, you might want to take a look at what the auto industry has to offer for the new year. Many of the new cars for 2013 won’t be cheap, but they’ll certainly be impressive. From small hatchbacks to supercars which most of us can only dream of owning, this year’s lineup certainly doesn’t disappoint.
For the eco-conscious amongst us, there’s a new electric supermini in town. The Renault Zoe promises to deliver the longest range of any mass-produced electric vehicle, and is available to order now. With prices starting from £13,650, the Zoe is less expensive than other electric models, but the battery is leased separately, at a cost of £70 per month.
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It’s one of the most popular cars on our roads, and the new, seventh generation promises to be just as reliable. It’s arriving on forecourts this month, and prices start from £16,285. It’s perfect for small families, and has all of the quality finishes we’ve come to expect from Volkswagen.
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It’s Vauxhall’s answer to a stylish hatchback, and the Adam has everything you could ever need from a small hatchback. You can customize the Adam to make it fit to your tastes, with buyers able to choose from two roof colours, interior LED lights and a range of different wheel designs. The Adam starts from £11,255 but after all the accessorising, the price is likely to be closer to £12,000.
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The Clio’s got a new look for the new year, and, to be honest, it doesn’t look much like a Clio. It’s bigger, sleeker and more aggressive looking than before, and has Renault’s R-Link touch screen system built in. With a three-cylinder, low emission petrol engine, the new Clio is road-tax exempt, and with prices starting at 10,595, is one of the cheaper cars on the list.
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It may have competition from the Adam, but Fiat have a brand new 500 on the horizon. At a cost of £15,790 it’s still got all of the original 500′s style, and – on top of that – it’s much more spacious. Whilst the original 500 is a little tight on space, the 500L is perfect for a small but growing family. For the early birds who reserve theirs before the March launch, a Beats by Dre sound system and wheel upgrade – worth £900 – will be thrown in for free!
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One of the most hotly anticipated new cars for 2013, the Jaguar F-Type sees the luxury car manufacturer give a nod back to the E-Type of the 1950s. Classic and effortlessly stylish, the F-Type is available in both a coupe and convertible version. The two-seater sports car may look elegant, but with a 5.0 litre V8 version also on offer, it’s no shrinking violet when it comes to speed. The F-Type will have a price tag of between £60,000 and £100,000, but that won’t stop us window shopping.
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The second new Vauxhall on the list, the Cascada is very different from the reliable family Vauxhall’s we’ve come to know and love. This four-seater stylish convertible is due to go on sale in March, and Auto Trader have estimated it will be priced between £25,000 and £30,000.
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According to McLaren, the P1 is ‘to be the best driver’s car in the world on road and track”. The original concept was unveiled in Paris, and the real thing is expected to be put on display at the Geneva Motor Show in March. The P1 – as you might expect – is going to be pretty exclusive, costing an eye-watering £800,000.
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Range Rover Mark IV
Range Rovers sell themselves, and the Mark IV is no exception. Luxurious and able to navigate all terrains, it’s a firm favorite on our roads. The Mark IV has lost a few pounds (well 420kg, actually) in the weight department, but gained a few pounds of the sterling variety. On sale from this month, the new Range Rover will set you back £70,000+.
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This four-seat electric city car has a range of 100 miles, and is due for launch in November 2013. According to its designers, the i3 is the ‘future of personal transport’, and with an estimated price tag of £30,000, it’s got a lot to live up to. Running costs will be low and road tax is free, but with other competitively-priced electric cars, such as the Nissan Leaf and the Renault Zoe about, it remains to be seen how successful the i3 will be.
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