New French Cars You Must Look For In 2022
The European market has a nearly limitless access to all of the world’s car brands, but locally produced French cars still steal the majority of the top ten best selling positions. France is indeed a beautiful European city and so are their cars. The major reason behind this success is a perfect balance of stunning looks, decent reliability, low maintenance costs and surely great value for the money. In this blog we will tell you about top 9 new French Cars which will be hitting the markets in 2022. We will talk about their exterior looks, expected launch and estimated prices.
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1. Renault Megane E-Tech
The next generation Megane graduates from the compact car class to the emerging electric crossover. Although the car gets cosmetic updates there is no major change in its dimensions. The car is built on a dedicated CMF-EV platform. It is offered with two battery sizes – 40kWh and 60kWh with 128 Hp and 215 Hp output. It has a claims a total range of 300km and 470km respectively. The too variant can ho from 0 to 100 in 7.4 sec. The Megane is expected to be launched in February 2022 for around £35,000 ($43,000).
2. 2022 Alpine A110
The French company has decided to go ful electric by this decade end but before that Alpine has a last one to go. The next gen A110 is powered by a RS-sourced turbocharged 1.8-liter, 4 cylinder gasoline engine. It can churn out around 300 hp and 340 Nm torque. The flagship model has a top speed of 275 km/h and accelerates from 0 to 100 in 4.2 seconds. It is offered in 7 speed DCT transmission. It is offered with a starting price of €59,500 ($100,372) and bookings have already commenced.
3. DS 4
The DS Automobiles is a French luxury vehicle manufacturer. DS Automobiles has been a standalone company since 2015. The company is know to produce premium and excellent cars. The DS 4is a premium hatchback offered by the company. The car looks very posh both inside out. It is available in petrol, diesel and hybrid powertrain. The entire range of models are coupled with a 8 speed AT gearbox. The swanky french hactback is a one of the most anticipated car model in 2022. Notably the car is already on sale but the deliveries will start in early 2022.
4. Citroen C5X
The C5X is Citroen’s new global flagship model. ‘It brings a SUV, estate and sedan styling all in one’ says the company. It is offered with petrol and plug-in hybrid engine options. The C5X is one of the stylish model up in the market. With different styling cues the car offers advanced comfort. It is rummored to replace the C5 Aircross SUV of the brand in the international market. The entry level will be sold for €32,900 and cost upto €3,050. The impressive price range will definitely grab good number of customers.
5. Peugeot 9X8
The French automobile company, Peugeot has revealed its 9X8 hypercar. The company claims that the high aerodynamic efficiency of the car allows it to run without a spoiler. Peugeot last competed at Le Mans in 2011 and now it have decided to comeback in the league. The hypercar features a 680 hp hybrid powertrain. Although developed for Le Mans this French car needed a special mention in the list. It will compete in the FIA World Endurance Championship next year, taking on the Toyota GR010 Hybrid.
6. Citroen AMI Buggy Concept
Earlier this year, French automaker Citroën has revealed the beach-buggy version of the electric Ami city car. Featuring a 8-hp electric motor and 5.5-kWh battery pack, it has estimated range of 70 km. The Ami is not just for Europe. It will be coming to the U.S. in the car-sharing fleet of startup Free2Move, which is part of Citroën parent company PSA. The Citroen Ami will costs about £6,000 ($8,000).
7. Peugeot 308
In 2021, Peugeot has decided for rebranding. First time in 50 years the company has decided to remove the lion’s body from its logo. Remarkably the new 308 is the first product to get the new logo. It is an all new advanced, the most efficient and the most refined family hatch the brand has built. The 308 is offered with petrol, diesel and plug in Hybrid option. It directly rivals with the Volkswagen Golf, Hyundai i30, Toyota Corolla and many more. The premium hatchback will be priced anywhere above £25,000 ($34,000)
8. Renault Arkana E-Tech
The company has a noteworthy history in motorsports. It is known for its role particularly in rallying, Formula 1 and Formula E. Its early work on mathematical curve modeling for car bodies is important in the history of computer graphics. The company has now revealed its first SUV coupe. The brand focus to offer a racy and spacious, sporty and comfortable model for its customers. It inherent 100% hybrid DNA with personality. It is equipped with a 1.2 kWh 230 V battery. Renault Arkana prices start from £25,300 ($35,000).
9. Bugatti Chiron Pur Sport Sur Mesure
Automobiles Ettore Bugatti is an imperative part of France. The legacy bought up the brand make its nation proud. In early December 2021, Bugatti’s new “Sur Mesure” customization program, has kicked off with a bespoke Chiron Pur Sport. The personalization programs in Bugatti is no new. Special editions such as the Veyron Les Légendes de Bugatti, Chiron “Zebra 1 of 1,” and the Divo “Lady Bug” are noteworthy. The Sur Mesure is inspired by the iconic race cars of the 1920s and ’30s.
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