Checking off your resolution to go electric has never been easier! Here’s our take on some of the hottest new EVs hitting the road in 2022.
When the premium cousin of the Hyundai Ioniq 5 and the Kia EV6 rolls into LeasePlan’s showrooms in 2022, it will sit on the group’s bespoke E-GMP platform. The Korean subcompact luxury electric crossover will be available in three versions: RWD, AWD and AWD Performance, offering up to 435hp/605Nm and 0-100 in 4 seconds at the very top end. Fun features include a drift mode and Road Preview. Could the GV60 stand alongside models such as the Audi Q4 E-Tron, the Mercedes EQC, BMW iX3 and Tesla Model Y? Fans certainly seem to think so.
The summer of 2022 will bring us the first Mercedes-Benz to be built entirely of recycled steel. What’s more, the EQE will offer two powertrains, a 288bhp/530Nm with WLTP range of up to 660km, and a still-secret second option. This stunning model shares the luxury-oriented EQS’s EVA2 platform, as well as its aerodynamic lines and tech-focused interiors, complete with Hyper screen and ‘Hey Mercedes’ voice recognition. Price expectations are in the €70,000 range, so lease customers will benefit from competitive rates.
Named after Barcelona’s El Born district and formerly revealed as a Seat concept, the new Cupra Born is a performance-oriented small electric car that hits roads in 2021 with a 62kWh battery delivering 204hp/310Nm and a WLTP range of up to 427km. Positioned against the Volkswagen ID.3, the dynamic and sustainability-oriented Born will add several new versions in 2022. The top-end model features an 82kWh battery delivering 231hp/310Nm and a WLTP range of 540km – though the top speed will be 160km.
Toyota’s edgy new EV, the 2022 BZ4X crossover, is a class apart from its petrol-powered SUVs. It’ll need that to take on the likes of the Volkswagen ID.4, but also other premium EVs such as the Ford Mustang Mach E, Chevrolet Bolt EUV, Hyundai Kona Electric and Tesla Model Y. But the BZ4X looks impressive: solar panels on the roof, a battery that goes 450km on a full charge, 0-100 in 7.7 seconds, and an intelligent, connected cockpit with 12-inch touchscreen and MyT app. With the brand’s excellent lifecycle, the Toyota BZ4X could be a contender.
With a specific release date awaited on the new ID.Buzz, there are few confirmed specs available, but the latest VW really is a people’s car. Bus, mobile home or cargo van, the ground-breaking EV reimagines mobility while nodding to some of the brands most iconic models. There’s a panoramic roof and flexible six-seat interior, augmented reality heads-up display and touchpad steering, as well as intelligent LED headlights that communicate with other cars and alert pedestrians and cyclists. All that with various lengths, batteries ranging from 48kWh to 111kWh and an expected 550kmph top range. Expect to see it in Europe first.
Inspired by these cars but can’t wait? Head to the LeasePlan showroom in your country to find your dream car.