Just like smartphones, computers, and other gadgets out there, cars are also on the hype of being upgraded, souped up, and improved when looking into older models that will get better flavor and performance afterwards. In 2012, you can expect rides that look bolder, run faster, and price more economical. Check this list of new cars for next year and see if you can dream for a wheel of your own.
10. 2012 Ford C-Max
The Ford C-Max is a minivan expected to have everything packed inside. You may not feel it included in the list as most vehicles mentioned are sedans. However, what makes this car exciting is the engine that comes with the wheel. A 1.6L EcoBoost turbocharged four-engine will have you started and excited in having everything inside, including your kids, groceries, and even your pet dog.
9. 2012 Volkswagen Beetle
The Beetle has always been a crowd favorite ever since it was created for drivers that are looking for both value and class. This year, the new Beetle will not just be a ride for low-speeders and girlies, even college boys who are looking for a compact and cool ride will enjoy this new offering. Depending on your preference in driving and maintenance, including your budget, three variants will be available in 2.5L 5-cylinder, 2.0L TDI Clean Diesel, or 2.0L TSI Turbocharged.
8. 2012 Hyundai Veloster
If you are looking for spunk and looks this year, then the Hyundai Veloster could be one of your best considerations as this hatch has a face that has lines and curves that could just be too cool not to notice. We are not just talking about the rad appearance that will invite buyers, performance is also hyped up with a 1.6L Direct Injection Engine and a Hyundai exclusive dual clutch system for smoother and better gear shifting.
7. 2012 Buick Verano
When you talk about Buick, the first thing that comes to mind is big, spacious, luxurious, and macho. However, 2012 will be a new year for them as they are slowly getting into the compact profile while maintaining the high performance portfolio that has always been a Buick trademark. The 24.L Ecotec engine, which goes from zero to 100 in eight seconds, can be quite impressive. You have to wait for the turbocharged lineup and see if you can still choose.
6. 2012 Tesla Model S
Who says that you cannot have it all when you are driving an electric car? The Tesla Model S is a vehicle that blurs the line between a high-performance gasoline powered wheel while having the economy, quietness, and efficiency of an electric car. The Chevy Volt and the Nissan Leaf are nothing compared to this baby when it comes to speed and performance. You can go as far as 300 miles and charge it back up for only 45 minutes.
5. 2012 Chrysler 300C SRT8
You have known Chrysler for its big set of wheels that makes things look gangster exclusive. The 300C SRT8 may still carry the same mood with its simple yet striking details, however, what would make you eat dirt with this ride is a powerful 6.4L Hemi V8 engine that packs up 465 horsepower of pure torque for street attitude with class.
4. 2012 MINI Cooper Coupe
There is no better mini in the world than the MINI Cooper. And if you think that its line will no longer be improved as most fans are already content with the most recent design, the Cooper just got better with its Coupe version. Aside from the design that’s too cute to miss, you will be surprised that this is loaded with a 1.6L Turbo engine that pushes to 211 HP.
3. 2012 Scion FR-S
This Scion two-seater will have you gearing for fun, especially when you are looking for something different when it comes to engine performance, driving mood, and feel. The FR-S stands for Front Engine, Rear Drive, and Sport. Does it sound anything familiar? I don’t think so. After all, you can rarely have a treat like this but from Scion.
2. 2012 BMW 3-Series
No matter how you take it, BMW has always created rides that are marked with a few of the best things that you can get for a sports car. The 3-series is smaller, yet it still carries a powerful mark that cannot be taken any less lightly. Style is still one of the most appealing things that you can get, plus a 2.0L 4-cylinder and 6-cylinder engine in some models. Can’t settle for a classic sedan, you can purchase other versions like GT, Coupe, Wagon, Boom, and Convertible.
1. 2012 Audi RS4 Avant
Zero to 60mph in just 5 seconds is an easy feat to pull through especially when having the RS4 Avant do the job with a V8 engine. There is no doubt about it even if it looks more of a wagon; performance is still noted superior because of its all-wheel drive Quattro signature.