We’ve picked just 10 of the best new things that turn heads, from the cutest city car to the latest Rolls-Royce luxury.
These are vehicles guaranteed to get a double grip whether you are on the road or parked.
However, we’ve only scratched the surface, so let us know on our Facebook page if any other new cars caught your eye in 2020.
All prices shown in this article are correct as of November 2020.
Let’s start with the cutest newcomer of 2020 – Honda’s first all-electric car. The retro-styled Honda e features a remarkably intelligent interior design, maximizing space and storage.
It is also packed with technology. Instead of a center console, three large infotainment touchscreens are stretched across the dashboard, linked at each end by two smaller 6.0-inch screens that display a live feed from the ‘rear-view’ cameras (the The car’s exterior mirrors were replaced by two small aerodynamic cameras).
Above all, this eco-friendly urban runabout (range 125 miles) is easy and fun to drive.
From £ 27,160.
BMW 4 Series Coupe
To some, the all-new BMW 4 Series Coupé’s epic grille is a bit OTT, but with such an alluring profile, it’s all forgiven. It’s also stylish on the inside with plenty of cutting-edge technology on display.
Available with a choice of lively petrol and diesel engines, the top-of-the-line M440i can reach 0-100 km / h in just 4.5 seconds. On the road, that’s all you expect from a BMW.
Perhaps Top Gear sums it up best by concluding, “No coupe this size is this fun to drive.
The new Gran Turismo from the Maranello-based luxury brand is breathtaking. It is quite simply the prettiest Ferrari in years. Yes, it looks a bit like an Aston Martin DB10 and Jaguar F-Type from the rear, but that’s not a bad thing, and it won the 2020 Car Design Award.
Equipped with a 3.9-liter twin-turbo V8 up front, producing 612 hp, its incredible cabin is packed with touch screens and exudes opulence.
“Straightforward, engaging handling and superb ride quality, as well as solid performance: the perfectly suited Roma got their GT brief perfectly,” said EVO Magazine.
From £ 170,984.
VW’s first fully electric car is roughly the same size as a Golf, but its futuristic lines make it unlike anything else in the hatchback industry.
It’s the same story inside, which is almost as minimalistic as the Tesla Model 3, where there’s a floating center display and a small screen in front of the driver with a small, curvy gear selector attached to the side.
Fast, agile and smooth, it benefits from an incredibly tight turning radius, while the range can reach 260 miles.
From £ 32,990.
Jaguar Type F
The famous F-Type has been with us since 2013 and it still looks great today, but that hasn’t stopped Jaguar from giving it a mid-life makeover.
Externally, the changes are more visible in the front of the car with a new stylish bumper, grille and headlights. Inside, there’s a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster in front of the driver and the latest InControl Touch Pro (10-inch) infotainment screen in the center console.
Available in coupe or convertible, Carbuyer best sums up this big cat: “The Jaguar F-Type offers style and performance at the expense of the bucket, combining classic grace with modernity very well.
From £ 54,510.
This distinctive five-door fastback from Volvo’s all-electric sister brand Polestar takes the similarly sized Tesla Model 3 and is one of the highlights of the 2020 automobile.
A fantastic blend of practicality, performance and cutting edge technology, this is quite simply one of the coolest cars on the road and is guaranteed to turn heads.
As you would expect from an electric vehicle, it’s quiet and there are instant torque stacks. In fact, its 78 kWh battery and dual electric motors allow a 0-62mph time of 4.7 seconds.
From £ 46,900.
Porsche 911 Targa
Okay, so we had a mix between this stunner and the futuristic all-electric Porsche Taycan, which also debuted in 2020. In the end, this reimagining of a classic won the day, but they both deserve a double take.
The Targa is a house halfway between the coupe and the 911 convertible, and arguably, outperforms both in the appearance department. Push a button and the roof section above the cabin is stowed away, leaving the iconic curved rear window in place, allowing you to enjoy the wonders of open-top driving.
Other than that, it’s pure 911 to drive, including all-wheel drive and the sublime 3.0-liter six-cylinder boxer engine with biturbo.
From £ 98,170.
Land Rover Defender
One of the most anticipated new cars of 2020, the all-new Defender doesn’t disappoint. Critics say it is tall and too lavish compared to its iconic predecessor.
However, time has passed and Land Rover has got what it takes with this distinctive new SUV as it is a sublime blend of sophistication, supreme off-road capabilities, functionality, technology and charm.
Available as the longer Defender 90 or 110, it is priced at £ 40,330.
Lexus LC Convertible
The soft top version of the already acclaimed Lexus LC Coupe has undeniable appeal. Probably the most stylish new convertible on the market, it’s not just a feast for the eyes – it’s a real driver’s car.
Under that hood hides a powerful 5.0-liter V8 engine capable of catapulting that jaw-dropping 0-62mph in five seconds flat and at a top speed of 167mph.
Add Lexus’ superb build quality, along with a solid reputation for reliability and customer service, and this could be the car for you.
From £ 90,775.
New for 2020, the second-generation Ghost replaces the best-selling car in Rolls-Royce history.
It might not look drastically different from its predecessor, but it’s brand new and the most technologically advanced model yet to sport the iconic Spirit of Ecstasy mascot.
Seductive in style, quiet, powerful and offering an impressive presence on the road and a truly dynamic drive, it is a luxury treat.
From £ 250,000.