Despite our current 'age of austerity', car companies are still developing potential top selling cars for release in 2011.
The biggest mainstream launch will be the new Ford Focus. The fact it will be one of the sales chart's top ten cars is a given, but its new look is fresh and modern.
The new Focus features a range of several engines and new tech options such as adaptive cruise control, automatic parallel parking and a touchscreen interface. It should also drive better than ever, while offering lots of room for the family.
Audi, presumably flushed with the impending success of the A1, has plans to release the A2 MPV in 2012 but for 2011, expect a new generation Audi A3 which if anything like its forefathers, will be seized upon by well-heeled types who want something that is seen as a cut above the frightfully common Golf.
For those though who like their cars thrifty and unpretentious, don't be surprised to see the all-new Suzuki Swift supermini and the face-lifted Mazda 2 ending up in the top selling cars list either. Plus expect an all-new Honda Civic to arrive within the next 18 months; here's hoping it's as outlandish to look at as the current version.
Best economy car - Kia Picanto.Starting at only £6,500, the Picanto is one of the least expensive new cars on the market, and it even includes 5 doors as standard, making it a great choice not only for young drivers but for small families as well. Although reliability for the entire Kia line has vastly improved in the last decade, this model comes with a 7-year warranty.
Most spacious car - Hyundai i10.While it is definitely not the most spacious overall, it is surprisingly spacious for a car of its size. The larger wheelbase allows for more passenger and/or cargo space. The starting price of £7,700 is nothing to scoff at, either.
Best electric - Citroen C1 ev'ie.The ev'ie is still one of the few electric cars on the road, and with a £20,000 price tag on such a compact car, it should be expected that it make up for the cost in fuel savings. Indeed it does, and it boasts superior performance for an electric car, being able to reach speeds of 60-70 mph. The electric car is ideal for those who commute to London and frequent the Congestion Charge Zone - electric cars are eligible for a 100% discount off these charges.
Safest - VW Golf.This judgment was actually determined by Europe's NCAP, or New Car Assessment Programme. Along with safety features like head restraint to prevent whiplash, the controls of the car are more streamlined to prevent driver distraction. Equipped with a smart air conditioner and ergonomic controls, drivers can focus their attention on the road while maintaining comfort.
Overall best car - Toyota Prius.This car has everything rolled into one. Its innovative safety features include smart entry, parking assist, and head-up display. Since its debut it has been the face of hybrid vehicles, and it keeps with this through the Eco-Drive system, which coaches and encourages the driver to drive with minimal environmental impact.
Overall best SUV - Subaru Forester.This SUV goes against many SUV stereotypes including risk of rollovers and heavy environmental impact. In fact, it has one of the lowest emissions ratings of any SUV. Because it is lower to the ground, it also does not pose a significant risk for
Finally, faux-by-four drivers should be licking their lips in anticipation of the Range Rover Evoque, the company's first ever car to offer a two-wheel-drive option. Perfect for the mean streets, this car looks concept-car fantastic, offers low CO2 emissions for its class as well as impressive fuel economy.
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