“Hang on a moment,” you could be forgiven for thinking right now. “It’s not even 2018 yet. So why are we talking about 2019?”
The answer to this is simple; car development is always running vastly ahead of the calendar. There are manufacturers who are, right now, working on releases for 2022– so 2019 seems quite tame by comparison.
There’s all the more reason to focus on 2019, given the fact that it looks to be an exciting year for car developments. There’s some new models to come from old favourites, as well as a few innovations that will get your pulse racing with anticipation. If the below innovations are anything to go by, 2019 is looking like it might be a bumper year for car innovation…
Audi Going Electric
Owning an Audi is the true test of a car lover; they’re not exactly well-known for their reliability. The idea of a car that is an entirely new leap for Audi seems even riskier; after all, they’re not quite mastered existing technology yet, so can they be trusted with new innovations as well?
Perhaps; Audi are going electric in 2019, with the Audi E-Tron Quattro. This model is expected to have an outstanding range of over 300 miles, meaning that if they get this right (and admittedly, that’s a big if), Audi could become a real force in the electric marketplace.
A New Mercedes To Delight Over
The Mercedes-Benz CLS is a car the company are clearly excited about, given the number of teases they are releasing to their eager public. The most recent tease involved a picture of the futuristic-looking interior the CLS will feature, which has been exciting and delighting car fans ever since its release.
There’s plenty to get excited about with the CLS, too. There’s an “energising comfort feature”, which sure sounds impressive, even if no one is 100 percent sure what it means yet– though the phrase “cabin aromatherapy” has been circling. If you’re tempted by the CLS, then, you may find yourself heading to a Mercedes-Benz service centre and asking not just for the basic functions of the car to be examined, but also: “perhaps a little more lavender?”… which will be novel at least.
More From BMW’s “I” Range
BMW’s i3 has been well received by the public, due to its ease-of-use and reliability for city drivers who want to make the change to electric. On the back of this success, BMW are aiming to confirm their status as one of the best electric manufacturers out there– and this time, they’re supersizing.
The i5 is set to be the middle ground between the city-appropriate i3 and the supercar i8. It’s an electric car designed for family usage, and with a predicted range of around 200 miles, will suit family usage. While the idea of a family sedan-style car might not be truly exciting on paper, it is in reality; the i5 should offer a genuine alternative to those in need of a larger car for everyday usage.
It looks like 2019 could be a great year for car manufacturing. Which innovations are you particularly excited about?