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More SUV and a pinch of electro

The auto industry is in the biggest change, since Carl Benz 1886 Patent motor car designed. The political pressure to reduce the emission of pollutants dramatically, urges the manufacturers to bring electric cars to the market, for which there are currently very few customers. In the past year, 1.8 percent of new car buyers a model with plug-in supply (i.e., electric car or Plug-in Switzerland-in Hybrid) – your money, the car manufacturer can continue to earn with models with an internal combustion engine. But the upheaval in the industry is palpable – and the associated uncertainties.

So it is not surprising, at least from an economic point of view, that only a few of the car driven mobile innovations 2019 electrically. Porsche is entering with the Taycan in new directions: The electric sports car with four doors is to be launched in the course of the year, and a range of up to 500 kilometers; the production is already underway. Kia will offer the new Soul in Europe, only in the current version of the Soul EV, and the e-Niro rolled out mid-year.

tiny retro

full of Expectation, the Fans look to Honda, because the Japanese 2019 Big will happen or better to say Small, because an electrically powered midget in the retro look, based on the study of Urban EV, will be this year in the series. And the BMW's subsidiary Mini is launching the Mini E, a purely electrically powered model with technology from the BMW i3. That was it, but also with electrical novelties, apart from the already-2018, presented the Audi E-Tron, Mercedes-Benz EQC, BMW X 3 and the re-announcement of Tesla to bring has now, finally, the Model 3 in Switzerland, once.

Electronically-powered midget in the retro look: Honda Urban EV Concept. Photo: PD

that said, other manufacturers sit up and take notice – especially the Alfa Romeo, the return to the glorious roots. In 2019, the Italians bring in the new Giulietta on the market with rear-wheel drive. Also Toyota is fuelling in the new year, the emotions with the revival of the legendary Supra. The technology comes from BMW, the launch of the new Generation of Z-4. In addition, the Bayern a lead at the end of the year, the new Generation of the 1 series – and only with front-wheel drive, which will amuse the Fans of the White-and-Blue. With the new 8-seater that comes as a coupe, convertible and also as a M 8 on the market, BMW has but also exciting innovations in the Luggage. And of course, the SUV will be served-buyer plenty of, with the new editions of X 5 and X 6 as well as the all-new X 7 with seven Seats.

Audi's answer to the BMW 1 series is A 3, and he comes in 2019, a completely new model generation. A Cabriolet and a three-door variant will be now, the popular Sportback Version. In addition, the Ingolstadt-based derivatives of A 6 (Allroad, RS 6) and A 7 (RS 7) to bring, in addition, a small variation of Q 8 is supposed to come on the market: the Q 3 Sportback, a Compact SUV with coupéhafter roof line.

A SUV from Aston Martin

Speaking of SUV Aston Martin makes in the new year, what other sports car manufacturer makes already have – the British are launching with the DBX is a full-blown SUV that will ring in the money. Almost a master of this body form, the U.S. manufacturer General Motors is; the precious daughter of Cadillac's attack in the new year with the compact model XT-4, the European competitors. Will compete among others with the Range Rover Evoque, which comes this year in the second Generation to the traders.

Mazda has unveiled at the Los Angeles Auto Show the new Generation of the Mazda 3, which forms in two very different body, and for the first time with the so-called Diesotto engine is offered; a self-igniting gasoline engine, which is supposed to combine the advantages of Diesel and gasoline.

AMG One long

Mercedes sold out-Benz will present in January the new CLA, in addition, the first prototype appeared images of the new GLB thus, the Swabians want to close the small gap between the GLA and GLC. The Hyper-Car, the AMG One will be delivered in the new year, is just a side note: of The 275 units limited edition Hybrid sports car with over 1000 HP is already sold out. Unit price: around 3 million Swiss francs.

In the case of Peugeot, it is as modest and forth – 2019, the compact SUV in 2008 will be renewed, and the little 208 (possibly as a Stromer) reissued. Also, Skoda is expected to get a new SUV, a little on the Basis of the VW T-Roc, respectively, of the Seat of Arona; it will be called a good piece to Kosmiq. Already the new compact model of the Czechs, was presented: to The Scala in the new year, the Rapid spaceback. Volvo small SUV XC 20 is to be expected, and in addition, the Polestar 1, which is in fact not purely electrically, but as a potent Plug-in Hybrid.

And Volkswagen? The wolf Burger to put their hopes in 2019 for once, neither a SUV nor an electric car – but on the all-new Golf. The eighth Generation of the compact car is likely the sales figures to the top – whether the 2019 enough to be in this country back to the best-selling car, is doubtful. Since the Skoda Octavia has him for a long time and clearly the rank expired.

(editing Tamedia)

Created: 08.01.2019, 09:51 PM

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