Our wishes and financial capabilities rarely meet, so when buying an affordable automobile, it is hard to count on the decent looks. But not all is lost, today we would like to take up the challenge and prove to you that attractive car designs don’t have to be overly expensive. Here is the lineup of the cheapest new cars of 2022 that look much better than their asking price would suggest.
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00:40 Honda Civic Sedan
Honda’s Man Maximum/Machine Minimum design approach gets another iteration, now in the form of the 11th generation Civic. Available exclusively as a sedan or hatchback with no coupe option, the 2022 Honda Civic offers fresher styling with more muscular lines, pulled-back A-pillars and a slightly less sharp rear, which is likely to appeal to a wider customer base.
01:49 Kia Ceed
Owing to the strong sales numbers in Europe, the new Kia Ceed becomes a model that will be designed, engineered and assembled specifically for the Old World. The range will include three body styles: classic 5-door hatchback, station wagon and shooting brake.
02:56 Volkswagen Polo
If you want a cheaper VW Golf, look no further than its smaller sibling Volkswagen Polo. The models share the new mono-brow front fascia and other major styling features.
04:00 Opel/Vauxhall Grandland
2022 Opel/Vauxhall Grandland boasts a closed black grille and standard LED headlights, that can be upgraded to the new IntelliLux Pixel units with 84 LEDs each. The powertrain line-up now offers 2 plug-in options, but on a restricted budget, you will be choosing between a 1.2L turbo gasoline and or a 1.5L diesel both making 130 horses.
04:59 Hyundai Elantra
With the North American Car of the Year award already under its belt, the 2022 Hyundai Elantra offers a stunning exterior design with unique grille work, sportier proportions, and a lower roofline. Its base versions ride on 15 and 16inch wheels respectively, get LED DRLS, and feature Hyundai’s Smart Sense safety technology.
06:20 Fiat Tipo
The modern Tipo is a rather young reinterpretation of the 1990s Fiat of the same name that deviates from the quirky 500 and Panda model in the direction of more mass market friendly looks.
07:26 Opel Astra
The transformation of the brand continues with the reveal of the 6th generation Astra. Codenamed L, the 2022 Opel Astra shares underpinning with the current Peugeot 308 and DS4, so we are looking a comfortable, fully digitalized hatchback with gas, diesel, and even plug-in hybrid drivetrains.
08:32 Skoda Fabia
The all-new fourth generation Fabia is underpinned by the MQB A0 platform, which grants it a increased dimensions. Exterior of this Skoda gets a fresh grille with swept back LED headlights, while the engine portfolio is dominated by 3 cylinder engines.
09:41 Dacia/Renault Sandero Stepway
Launched alongside the new generation Logan sedan and Sandero hatchback, the model takes advantage of the low-specification CMF-B platform by the Alliance and debuts fresher, more contemporary styling. Marketed under both Dacia and Renault brands, the Sandero Stepway flashes a unique radiator grille in chrome, new headlights with Y-signatures, modular roof bars, and metal skidplates for extra protection.
10:51 Opel/Vauxhall Mokka
Forget the boring 1st generation Mokka based on GM’s Buick Encore, since the new model moves to PSA Group’s CMP platform and acquires a much more modern and appealing exterior styling. With a wider stance and short overhangs, the 2022 Opel/Vauxhaul Mokka looks bolder, while its face features a brand’s signature Vizor module that carefully frames slim LED headlights and DRLs.
11:59 Geely Xing-Yue L
With Volvo’s heart, Geely’s pricing and modern 2022 exterior, the flagship SUV from the Chinese brand is ready to start its market expansion. Design-wise, the Xing Yue L elevates the company’s cosmic language with very clean lines and a prominent front end featuring vertically-slatted grille and slim LED headlights.