These are the new (PH)EV models for 2022: Part 1, from A to M
2022 promises to be a busy year in terms of new (semi-) electric cars. In this first part, we cover a selection of the new models per brand in alphabetical order from A to M.
This year, the Italians are finally launching the Tonale, a compact SUV based on the Jeep Compass that will be positioned below the larger Stelvio. It will come with petrol and diesel engines and as a plug-in hybrid. The latter would carry over the powertrain from the Jeep Compass 4xe, which means it would deliver up to 240 hp.
There are a few certainties with Audi. There is the new A8, which will also be available this year as a plug-in hybrid with 462 hp and a 17.9-kWh battery (60 TFSI e quattro), and the Brussels-built e-tron SUV and e-tron Sportback will receive a facelift. There will also be a new derivative of the A3, which is available today as a four-door saloon and as a Sportback.
The first novelty at BMW is the second generation of the 2 Active Tourer. This compact MPV comes with a variety of petrol and diesel engines. From this summer two plug-in hybrid versions with up to 80 kilometres electric driving range will be added to the line-up. The 225e xDrive has 245 hp, the 230e xDrive 326 hp. The 2 Grand Tourer will have no successor.
There are also high expectations for the electric X1, which will be presented this spring. It will be called iX1 and will adopt the technology of the iX3, so it will have a 74-kWh battery and up to 286 hp of power.
There will also be a new 7 Series in 2022 with, in addition to the classic combustion engines, the all-electric i7, which will have to compete with the Mercedes EQS.
The French manufacturer has a new top-of-the-range model, the C5 X, which will be available with two petrol engines and as a plug-in hybrid. The PHEV combines a 12.4-kWh battery with an electric and petrol engine for a combined output of 225 hp and emissions of just under 30 g/km.
The Born is the first electric car from Seat's sister brand. It comes with 45, 58 and 77-kWh batteries and power ratings of 150, 204 or 231 hp. The model can be ordered today.
At Kia, there are two important new models in 2022. On the one hand, there is the fifth generation Sportage, which is also available as a 265 hp plug-in hybrid. On the other hand, from the middle of this year, there is the second generation of the Niro, which will again come as a 100 percent electric e-Niro.
The “electric Mercedes S-Class”, the EQS, will be joined this spring by the EQE, which could be described as the electric E-Class. It has the same remarkable aerodynamics and the latter's impressive dashboard and will be available at launch with 292 hp and a range of 660 km. More powerful models and an SUV version will follow later.
The EQT will also be presented this year. This is an electric passenger car derivative of the Citan, the brand's small van.
MG expands its range with two electric cars this spring. The first one is the Marvel R SUV that is available with rear or all-wheel drive and delivers 180 or 288 hp with a 70-kWh battery and a driving range of 402 and 370 kilometres respectively. The second is the "5" which is unique as an electric estate car for now. It gets a 61-kWh battery and a 156 hp electric motor for 400 kilometres of WLTP driving range.