Com­ing soon: the best cars of 2019

The crop of new mod­els could be the most mem­o­rable for years, de­spite tur­moil in the in­dus­try. Ed Wise­man se­lects his mag­nif­i­cent seven

The Daily Telegraph - Saturday - - OPEN ROAD -

The crises that face the car in­dus­try con­tinue to grow. What might once have been de­scribed as chal­lenges have, over the past few years, evolved into ex­is­ten­tial threats and there’s a real risk that not all man­u­fac­tur­ers will sur­vive the next wave of reg­u­la­tory and con­sumer hur­dles. You would for­give them for bat­ten­ing down the hatches, shrink­ing their am­bi­tions and pre­par­ing for the worst.

But they aren’t – 2018 was one of the most ex­cit­ing years for new cars that I can re­mem­ber, and this year prom­ises to be even bet­ter. Amid the usual mix of looka­like SUVs and hum­drum fam­ily hatch­backs in the main­stream, the in­dus­try looks set to un­leash some truly in­ter­est­ing de­signs.

For proof, look no fur­ther than the seven cars we’ve fea­tured this week.

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