8 Of The Best Car Releases In 2019 So Far
Today we discuss 8 of the best car releases in 2019 - everything from pickup trucks to electric vehicles.
September 24, 2019
It’s been a fantastic year for cars at Sandicliffe with brand-new Ford, Kia, Nissan and Mazda vehicles entering our showrooms for the first time ever. Let’s take a look at some of our favourites below:
Release date: June 2019
The latest Ford Focus ST launched earlier this year and received exceptional upgrades. Options included a 2.3-litre EcoBoost petrol engine and a brand-new 2.0-litre EcoBlue diesel engine which was introduced to the Focus ST line-up for the first time.
The 2.3-litre EcoBoost achieves an impressive 276bhp with 420Nm of torque and manages 0-62mph in just 5.7 seconds whilst the 2.0-litre diesel engine pumps out 187bhp with 400Nm of torque. When compared to the MK3, the Focus ST MK4 enjoys an increase of 12% in power an 17% in torque.
A new sports-tuned suspension means that the All-New Focus ST is more reactive than ever before so drivers can expect to experience sharper handling and immediate engine response when behind the wheel of this performance Ford.
But it isn’t just excellent engine tech that impressed Ford fanatics back in June… Head-turning good looks and remarkable intelligence are two reasons why the Focus ST MK4 remains successful and in headlines 3 months on.
Its stylish interior offers high-end ST-embossed Dinamica and Recaro Performance seats along with FORD PERFORMANCE scuff plates and ST-branded wheel and gear shift. Ford’s latest SYNC3 infotainment system is second to none when paired with the brilliant 10-speaker B&O speaker system.
New Selectable Driving Modes include ‘Sport’ and ‘Track’ heavily inspired by technology used in the Ford GT and F-150 Raptor for outstanding drive.
Fancy testing it out for yourself? Enquire now or book a test drive today.
Release date: June 2019
A favourite in the world of pickup trucks, the New Ford Ranger entered UK showrooms this June with a number of new updates to its already supreme ability. With a towing aptitude of 3,500kg, 500Nm of torque, 800mm of wading competence and an astonishing ground clearance of up to 237mm, the New Ford Ranger is the ultimate pickup truck “bred for off-roading”.
The Ranger uses smart technology to carry out everyday chores like locating a parking space and then steering the pickup into the space. But convenience doesn’t stop there for the famous Ford pickup – the interior cabin is full of handy storage options as well as a 12V triplug socket compatible with anything from professional power tools to a laptop charger.
The New Ranger receives Ford’s award-winning engine technology in the form of an all-new 2.0-litre EcoBlue diesel engine available in 130PS, 170PS and the range topping 200PS with 500Nm of torque.
The existing 3.2-litre 200PS Duratorq engine remains available offering 470Nm of torque.
Not sure which would suit your lifestyle best? Reserve a test drive today.
Release date: September 2019
It’s been an exciting year for Kia so far with its latest addition entering UK showrooms only 2 weeks ago! The Kia XCeed crossover has been the talk of the town since its official unveiling back in June, but has it exceeded expectations since being on the market?
The answer is absolutely. Kia’s brand-new crossover utility vehicle is made up of cutting-edge tech, SUV versatility and executive comfort. The XCeed has frequently been branded the “perfect alternative to larger SUVs” and it does so without compromising luggage space.
That’s right, despite the crossover’s compact coupé styling, the All-New Kia XCeed offers a generous 426-litre boot space and durable roof rails that scream adventure. Keeping you safe on those adventures are innovative driving technologies such as Forward Collision Avoidance Assist, Blind Spot Detection with Rear-Cross Traffic Alert, Lane Keeping Assist and more.
When driving the XCeed, you will have access to a 10.25-inch infotainment display and a fully digital 12.3-inch instrument cluster. Pair your XCeed with the UVO Intelligence App and you will benefit from features such as locating your car from your smartphone as well as remote locking/unlocking.
This is just a taster of what the XCeed is capable of. Enquire now or book a test drive today to experience extraordinary.
The All-New Kia e-Niro took home Car of the Year 2019 (What Car?) and rightly so. The e-Niro is the perfect reason to go electric and an exceptional example of machinery that proves driving electric never has to mean compromising on fun.
The zero-emission crossover vehicle offers an impressive 282-mile driving range on a single charge which, as Kia ambassador and Hollywood superstar – Robert De Niro – indicates is the distance from London to Paris! And with a 451-litre boot space, why not take a trip to Paris in your e-Niro?
The electric Niro not only looks amazing, but it drives remarkably, and it does so without emitting any toxic emissions into our ecosystem. Kia’s DriveWise suite of intelligent safety technology is also available and includes features such as Driver Attention Warning, Lane Following Assist, Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist, Smart Cruise Control and more.
The electric Kia is powered by a 64kWh lithium-ion battery accelerating from 0-60mph in just 7.5 seconds showing us once again that speed doesn’t have to mean unsustainable. But the stylish EV is a lot more than just electric, it’s class-leading sophistication.
In fact, the much-loved e-Niro received record-breaking levels of demand after its initial production that all models are now completely sold out. But worry not, if you’ve had your eye on the electric marvel that everybody can’t stop talking about, simply reserve your e-Niro for a 2020 delivery at a Sandicliffe dealership near you!
Release date: July 2019
Although exterior styling hasn’t seen any dramatic changes, the New Nissan Navara NP300 receives a major internal renovation making it one of the best pickups on the market today.
A new multi-link suspension system delivers more car-like handling, lighter steering and enhanced comfort levels whilst a new braking system helps to transport heavier loads. The new braking system consists of 308mm rear discs and 320mm front discs (a 24mm increase from before).
In terms of engine range, the Navara offers a 2.3-litre 4-cylinder diesel engine option capable of 163bhp and 425Nm of torque – that’s an extra 22Nm than previous models and is thanks to the addition of a second turbocharger. This makes the New Navara much more reactive and quicker than before.
A 188bhp diesel engine option is also available on Acenta Plus spec models and higher.
New NissanConnect helps you get the most out of Nissan’s best-selling pickup with convenient features such as remote locking/unlocking, Find My Car, regular vehicle health checks and more directly from your smartphone.
Payload is increased by 55-95kg (depending on trim) and gives the New Navara King Cab a maximum payload capacity of 1,165kg. The New Navara Double Cab enjoys an increase of 54-114kg (depending on trim) resulting in a maximum payload capacity of 1,108kg.
Release date: March 2019
2019 saw the arrival of a brand-new engine being added to the Nissan Qashqai line-up. Drivers of the Qashqai model will know that the much-loved crossover has always provided a relaxed driving experience with low noise levels and comfortable surroundings, but the brand-new 1.3-litre engine revolutionised the Qashqai experience like never before.
The turbocharged engine became available in two different power outputs adding an improved efficiency to the model instantaneously. New power outputs replaced older ones making the Qashqai’s road presence irrefutably elevated, despite the preservation of the current exterior.
The first of the two engines replaced the Qashqai’s 1.2 litre turbo engine which now enjoys an upsurge of 25bhp and 50Nm torque resulting in an overall brake power of 138bhp with 240Nm of torque and a top speed of 120mph.
Statistics show that although the new engine decreases 3 units in bhp, the latest version turned the old on its head with a boost of 10Nm, resulting in a final figure of 260Nm torque.
Why not try out the latest engine tech offered in the Nissan Qashqai and book a test drive today?
Release date: May 2019
Mazda are professionals in creating a special connection between car and driver and we witnessed this once again back in May. The All-New Mazda3 is a charismatic addition to the manufacturer’s line-up of vehicles and here’s why…
Not only does the latest version of the Mazda3 utilise ground-breaking SKYACTIV engine technology but it was hand-crafted in true KODO: Soul of Motion design. Its 2.5-litre engine blasts a notable 186bhp with 252Nm of torque whilst achieving a 15% increase in fuel efficiency to its predecessor. It delivers a driving performance full of spirit and keeps you protected with innovative i-ACTIVSENSE safety features.
Features include New Driver Attention Alert, Smart City Brake Support, Radar Cruise Control and much more. In fact, the All-New Mazda3 earned the maximum safety rating when tested under comprehensive Euro NCAP assessments which is a well-deserved nod toward the meticulous craftsmanship mentioned earlier.
Inside the Mazda3 you will find an inviting cabin space where an 8.8-inch centre display connects you to the outside world. Pair up with your smartphone via Apple CarPlay or Android Auto and immerse yourself in a 12-speaker acoustic haven engineered by Bose Audio.
There’s just something about the Mazda3 that is so mesmerising. Book a test drive today and experience the magic for yourself.
Release date: April 2019
The most defining feature of the 30th Anniversary Edition Miata was its daring Racing Orange paintjob. The bold colour choice was applauded by many as it made the model stand out from the crowd thus making it that much more desirable, not to mention there were only 3,000 ever made!
The extremely rare model highlighted 30 years of the iconic MX-5 and its roadster presence around the world, which you may be aware, we are a big fan of! That’s right, not too long ago we played host to our very first MX-5 Meet where crowds from across East Midlands came together at our Mazda site in Leicester with over 30 Miata sports cars from all generations!
But if you’re after the latest 30th Anniversary edition, then why not enquire today and get behind the wheel of one of the rarest cars in the world?