Been asking yourself what new cars are coming to the UK? Well look no further, the UK will get a Lexus that has never officially been seen before and limited edition, high specification Sports Utility Vehicles from Mitsubishi. Meanwhile, Kia is doing all the old fashioned things that work to sell cars, with offers right across their range. So far it looks as though 2019 is full of cars from the Far East.
Never Seen Before: Lexus ES 300h
First of all, say hello to the Lexus ES, coming to a showroom this year, but you can order now with prices starting at £35,150. This is the middle size luxury model making its debut and the ES 300h is equipped with a new, fourth generation self-charging Lexus Hybrid Drive system.
It connects an ultra-efficient 2.5-litre petrol engine with a lighter, more compact and more power-dense electric motor. The combined cycle fuel economy is from 48.49 to 53.55mpg.
There's the entry-level ES, the F Sport and the top-of-the range Takumi, a new grade that takes its name from Japanese master craftsmanship, it translates as 'artisan'. In my experience, Lexus are well made, reliable and the only question mark could be the cost of repairing a Hybrid system in the far future.
Limited Edition: Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Black Edition
Those after a hard working SUV with a high specification twist should consider a Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Black Edition - such a long name costs £21,660. Available as a two-wheel drive manual or 4WD automatic. It features black 18-inch alloy wheels along with a black front grille, black front skid plate and black door mirror covers. The door rubbing strip inserts are also finished in black along with the rear skid plate.
Other standard equipment includes a panoramic sunroof, 360 degree parking camera, head-up display, leather upholstery, a full suite of active safety equipment and Mitsubishi’s touchscreen SDA audio system with smartphone connectivity and a Rockford Fosgate speaker system.
Only 500 are available, so hurry while stocks last. We like Mitsubishi, they make cars that are good value and mechanically tough. If you buy one out of manufacturer’s warranty in a few years time, it will be fine, but make sure you get a MotorEasy Car Warranty to be sure.
New Car Offers: The Full Kia Range
Fancy a Kia? Well, at the moment there are a ton of offers. For instance, there's 2.9% APR available on the New Sportage and all-New Ceed. The rest of the Kia range is available with 5.9% APR paired with low monthly payments alongside generous deposit contributions on PCP contracts available for most models including the Kia Stinger.
The Kia scrappage scheme is continuing with the self-charging hybrid Niro available with a £3,000 saving. The Picanto is available with a £2,000 saving and the Stonic is available with a saving of £2,500. The Scrappage Scheme is also available with 5.9% APR finance but is in lieu of all other offers.
There's plenty more, just contact your local dealer. But, bear in mind that if lots of deals are being offered on new cars, it won’t be worth as much at resale time. The great news is that a few years down the line I predict a used Kia is going to be even better value.