Now that we’re well into 2018, it’s time to look ahead and embrace what the new year has to offer.

This year is shaping out to be an exciting one for the automotive industry, with some great cars scheduled to hit the market throughout the next twelve months.

From sporty beauties and sturdy SUVs to reinvented classics, 2018 promises to bring some top-notch motors to suit everyone’s taste and budget.

At Creditplus, we want you to be up to speed on what’s coming up, so here are our top 10 cars being released in 2018:

1. BMW Z4


The new BMW Z4 results from a partnership between BMW and Toyota. The new sports convertible’s spectacular futuristic interior will use a brand-new version of BMW’s iDrive infotainment system.

It will also be roomier than the previous Z4 and buyers will be able to choose between a six-speed manual or eight-speed automatic gearbox, all available with be rear-wheel drive.

On sale: Summer 2018

2. Audi A6

Audi A6

The new Audi A6 will be a strong contender to the BMW 5 Series and the Mercedes E-Class.  

It will be much lighter than the current A6 model and more technologically advanced, including all the autonomous driving systems from the recently launched A8, plus two touchscreens and a state-of-the-art infotainment system.

On sale: Spring 2018

3. Jaguar I-Pace

Jaguar I-Pace

Jaguar’s first electric model has gone through a makeover and not just a cosmetic one.

The 2018 version will be powered by two electric motors which make it a four-wheel drive. It will also come with a battery range of 310 miles on a single charge and can be fully charged in just over two hours, surpassing the ranges and charging times of most existing electric cars.

On sale: Summer 2018

4. Lamborghini Urus

Lamborghini Urus

The Urus is Lamborghini’s first modern high-performance crossover.

It combines the sportiness of a supercar with the sturdiness of a well-built SUV and it’s Lamborghini’s first production model to be turbocharged. The innovative Italian crossover also comes with four-wheel steering for increased driving agility.

On sale: Summer 2018

5. Skoda Karoq

Skoda Karoq

The new Karoq is compact, but spacious, and includes all the equipment from its predecessor, Skoda Yeti, including the popular Varioflex seat system.

Skoda’s smallest SUV is all about value for money and offers a variety of petrol and diesel engines and a four-wheel drive alternative, making it a versatile and customisable option.

On sale: January 2018

6. Lexus LS

Lexus LS

According to their mission statement, Lexus is out to ‘reset the luxury benchmark’ and the new LS is definitely a step in the right direction.

The new sedan features a sleek and modern exterior design, a brand-new infotainment system and several engineering improvements that offer a more relaxed and even more luxurious driving experience.

On sale: January 2018

7. Hyundai i30 Fastback

Hyundai i30

This new sleek version of the i30 is slightly lower and longer than its five-door hatchback predecessor, which allows for a sportier and more dynamic driving experience.

Nevertheless, it is still a very practical and well-equipped family car, even if its elegant exterior design makes it look more like a luxury coupé.

On sale: Summer 2018

8. Citroën C4 Cactus

Citroen C4 Cactus

This unconventional and funky looking crossover offers an impressively efficient alternative to more conventional SUVs and includes a brand-new safety kit featuring automatic emergency braking and lane departure warning.

It can be equipped with a range of different engines, which provide good performance and fuel efficiency, both for city and country driving.

On sale: Summer 2018

9. Ford Focus

Ford Focus

The fourth-generation Ford Focus should be able to keep the model among the top-selling cars in the UK by giving buyers more comfort, more customisation options and more technology, while keeping it an affordable and practical family car option.

The new Focus will be more aerodynamic, lighter and more economical. It will also come with more engine options than ever before, including an all-electric version.

On sale: July 2018

10. Dacia Duster

Dacia Duster

The UK’s cheapest SUV will get a pleasantly surprising makeover, featuring new interior furnishings and a new version of the Dacia infotainment system.

The new Duster will come with two engine options (1.6-litre petrol and 1.5-litre diesel) and its price should should remain below £10,000, making it one of the most affordable options hitting the market this year.

On sale: July 2018

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