Best new SUVs and crossovers coming in 2020

The reign of SUVs looks set to continue as we enter a brand new decade. Check out the new models you can expect to see arriving in 2020

James Wilson
Jan 27, 2020

Well fancy that, the single most popular sector of the car market has by far the longest list of new arrivals due over the course of 2020. Among those to look forward to is an all-new Alfa Romeo, a host of performance-focused Audis, and the revival of the Ford Puma - albeit with a whole new look.

Where some petrol heads may once have looked on in contempt, there might now be some source of temptation as the rise of the SUV shows no sign of abating. With brands like Aston Martin now getting involved there's little you can do to avoid these high-rise utility machines.

We've picked out 17 exciting new SUVs that we believe are not to be missed, and you can be sure they will be appearing on our classified pages here at BuyaCar with some pretty appetising used car deals as well.

So, while 2020 ushers in the next decade, it might also open the door to the next chapter of your motoring life as you too become a proud owner of an SUV. Check out this list below to see what you could end up driving before the year is out.

Best new SUVs and crossovers for 2020

1. Alfa Romeo Tonale

Expected starting price £20,000
UK due date Spring 2020

Alfa Romeo has had something of a rebirth thanks to its impressive Stelvio SUV and Guilia saloon. The Italian brand is looking to continue this success with a new compact SUV called the Tonale which will sit under the Stelvio in terms of price and size and go up against rivals such as the Volvo XC40, Jaguar E-Pace and Audi Q2.

Underneath its striking body, the Tonale is expected to come with engines and powertrains seen in other models which are part of the same family of brands as the Alfa – i.e. Jeep and Fiat vehicles. That said, a plug-in option is believed to be on the way, too, which would be a first for the group.

These images are a early concepts, so expect the car that arrives in the Spring to be slightly less striking in terms of styling.

2. Aston Martin DBX

Expected starting price £158,000
UK due date Early 2020

If Aston Martin had merely said to the motoring world it was working on a new £158,000 car, no one would really have batted an eye-lid – it's pretty much par for the course for Aston. The DBX though isn’t just any old car, it is the British brand’s first-ever SUV and first-ever four-wheel-drive car.

It's not something you would've ever expected to see, but this is a sign of the times, and every car manufacturer that wants to sell more cars has understood that SUVs are the answer - we're not convinced that price tag is conducive to increased sales, though.

Under the bonnet, the DBX is expected to use a 4.0-litre V8 engine producing around 550hp and 700Nm of torque. Inside, all DBXs come with a rather upmarket interior (a leather-trimmed Aston Martin baby seat is available) and a boot which can be lowered to help dogs get in and out.

3. Audi Q5

Expected starting price £42,000
UK due date Late 2020

As the Q5 has been on the market for a few years, Audi is set to reveal a facelifted model towards the end of 2020. Don’t expect massive changes (this is Audi, after all) but spy shots have shown that front and rear bumpers will be changed, along with updates to the side skirts and front grille.

All models are expected to come with Quattro four-wheel drive and a seven-speed automatic gearbox. Audi is expected to introduce mild-hybrid technology, which provides marginal assistance to a petrol or diesel engine to help reduce emissions and improve economy.

2019 Audi Q5 deals from £31,161
Monthly finance from £397

4. Audi RS Q3 and Audi RS Q3 Sportback

Expected starting price £50,000
UK due date Early 2020

In Audi-speak, Sportback translates to coupe-esque styling, meaning the RS Q3 and RS Q3 Sportback are fundamentally the same car underneath the bodywork, but the latter comes with a more rakish rear roofline and therefore a bit less headroom in the back seats and a slightly smaller boot.

Both models are powered by a 2.5-litre turbocharged five-cylinder (as found in the RS 3 hatchback) and produce around 400hp – helping make a 0 to 62mph sprint possible in just 4.5 seconds. To ensure these performance models will perform no matter what the weather, all come with Quattro four-wheel-drive.

5. Audi RS Q5

Expected starting price £70,000
UK due date Mid 2020

Audi has been expected to release an RS version of its popular Q5 SUV for some time now. Originally the RS Q5 was expected to come with a 2.9-litre V6 engine pumping out somewhere around 450hp. However, that was nearly two years ago and since then the motoring world has adopted tighter emission standards and started moving towards an electrified future.

What Audi will put under the RS Q5’s bonnet remains to be seen, but what is for sure is that buyers will be treated to an upmarket cabin and blistering performance.

6. Cupra Formentor

Expected starting price £40,000
UK due date Spring 2020

On top of sounding like the kind of place yoghurt is grown, the Formentor is Cupra’s first standalone model. Up until now, the Seat subsidiary has only offered models that were derived from its parent brand such as the Ateca. Saying that, less-powerful Seat versions will follow so this seems more like marketing gumpf than anything else.

Moving on. The Formentor is set to be a coupe-SUV, which means it gets a sloping rear roofline. Despite the fact Cupra is yet to confirm every detail, it has said the Formentor is due to come with a plug-in hybrid powertrain producing in the region of 250hp and a claimed all-electric range of 30 miles.

7. Ford Kuga

Ford Kuga

Expected starting price £25,000
UK due date Early 2020

Next year will see the meteoric rise of the third-generation Kuga, or at least that is what Ford is hoping for. Expected to be released any time from now, this new model is wider and longer than the model it replaces as well as coming with a long list of expected powertrains, including petrol, diesel and hybrid options.

While the new Kuga’s exterior styling is a world away from the model it replaces, its interior will be familiar to anyone who has looked inside one of Ford’s latest cars (think Fiesta and Focus). Furthermore, Ford is looking set to offer the next-generation Kuga in a choice of three specifications (Titanium, ST-Line and Vignale) which, if Ford’s current models are anything to go by, means all Kugas will come well specced.

2019 Ford Kuga deals from £16,999
Monthly finance from £263

8. Ford Puma

Expected starting price £20,000
UK due date Early 2020

For those not old enough to remember the original Ford Puma it was a rather funky-looking sports-coupe. Today though, the Puma name is being revived and stuck on to a small SUV which will go up against the likes of the Nissan Juke and Peugeot 2008.

Equipment is plentiful (especially considering the price point) with massaging front seats, heated steering wheel and adaptive cruise control all available. From launch, buyers will be able to opt for a mild-hybrid option, but traditional petrol and diesel variants are expected as well.

9. Hyundai Tuscon N

Expected starting price £33,000
UK due date Late 2020

Hyundai hit the performance car world running with its i30 N and is expected to continue its assault on established brands with a hot version of its Tuscon SUV. The standard model - pictured here in R-Line trim - is competitively priced with plenty of tech on board and a massive boot.

Details for the spruced up Tucson N are still thin on the ground (they normally are with performance cars wading into highly competitive markets) but power is expected to be around the 350hp mark and 0 to 62mph needs to be sub-six seconds to be competitive with other marques’ offerings.

2019 Hyundai Tucson deals from £16,649
Monthly finance from £238

10. Jaguar F-Pace

Expected starting price £38,000
UK due date Summer 2020

Jaguar’s 2020 F-Pace will be a facelifted and consolidated model rather than an all-new variant. While this doesn’t sound particularly exciting, it really is. On the outside, styling is being refreshed with new lights, bumpers and side skirts. Yet it is on the inside and under the bodywork that the greatest changes are anticipated.

Design of the centre console is expected to be brought in line with the all-electric I-Pace’s (including a new 10.2-inch touchscreen information and media display) as is the steering wheel. Under the bonnet petrol, diesel and plug-in hybrid powertrains are expected to be available – the latter combining a three-cylinder petrol engine and electric motor.

2019 Jaguar F-Pace deals from £34,995
Monthly finance from £480

11. Mercedes GLA

Expected starting price £26,000
UK due date Spring 2020

As the Mercedes GLA is based on the A-Class it makes sense that as there is a new A-Class on sale, a new GLA should not be far behind. While Mercedes is yet to confirm specifics it is a safe bet that the 2020 GLA will echo the changes made to the latest A-Class.

This means buyers can expect to be offered Mercedes’ impressive MBUX information and media system, plus a range of updated engines. As a plug-in hybrid A-Class was recently revealed by Mercedes, it would not be ridiculous to assume the GLA will be offered in the same format.

2019 Mercedes GLA deals from £22,200
Monthly finance from £257

12. Mercedes GLE Coupe

Expected starting price £60,000
UK due date Early 2020

Mercedes recently took the wraps off its second-generation GLE Coupe, which largely follows the same mould as the model it replaces. As a result, it sacrifices some practicality in the name of slightly-sportier styling.

Models are expected to start cropping up in UK showrooms during Spring, with Mercedes having confirmed two six-cylinder diesel engines will be offered alongside a six-cylinder mild-hybrid petrol. Those after performance will want to opt for the latter as it promises around 430hp and a 0-62mph time of 5.3 seconds.

Technology is one of the GLE Coupe’s strong points, with Mercedes’ latest MBUX information and media system present, plus optional equipment such as air suspension will be available.

2019 Mercedes GLE Coupe deals Limited stock

13. MG HS

Expected starting price £21,000
UK due date Early 2020

While reviews have started to appear for the MG HS, UK deliveries are not expected until 2020. Initially, all models will be offered with a 1.5-litre petrol engine but a hybrid option is expected to follow in 2021 if not 2020.

The MG HS’ biggest selling point is its bang for buck rating, meaning it undercuts rivals such as the Nissan Qashqai by quite some margin. Range-topping models come in at near as makes no difference £23,000 and bring leather upholstery, LED headlights and a panoramic sunroof (amongst others).

14. Nissan Qashqai

Expected starting price £22,000
UK due date Late 2020

The Nissan Qashqai has been something of a sales hit here in the UK – it is currently the best selling SUV of 2019. While Nissan has no plans to launch an all-electric Qashqai, the Japanese carmaker has said that the 2020 model will be offered with two-hybrid powertrains while it is considering ditching diesel from the range altogether.

Of the two electrified powertrains, one will likely be of the self-charging variety and one will be a plug-in, featuring technology nabbed from sister brand Mitsubishi. Like other new Nissan vehicles, the next generation Qashqai is expected to come with a raft of autonomous driving technology as part of Nissan’s ProPilot suite of tech.

2019 Nissan Qashqai deals from £14,995
Monthly finance from £205

15. Peugeot 2008

Expected starting price £26,000
UK due date Early 2020

Peugeot’s 3008 and 5008 SUVs have been hugely successful – helping reinvigorate the French brand in the eyes of buyers. The 2008 is expected to come with three powertrain options, one of which being all-electric (battery only models will be badged e-2008), while the other two options consist of a 1.2-litre petrol and 1.5-litre diesel.

Inside there is a collection of screens and funky styling, which help give the Peugeot an upmarket appearance. There is, of course, Peugeot’s i-Cockpit design present, which revolves around a rather dinky steering wheel. While the 2008 is entering into a very competitive market segment, initial impressions suggest Peugeot has nothing to worry about.

2019 Peugeot 2008 deals from £11,441
Monthly finance from £200

16. Renault Captur

Expected starting price £15,000
UK due date Early 2020

In a bid to keep buyers attracted to its Captur SUV (and away from rivals such as the Seat Arona and Mazda CX-3) Renault will start selling a new and improved version in early 2020. While the exterior design is still unequivocally Captur, it has been brought much more in tune with other new Renaults thanks to LED headlights and sharper body lines.

Thanks to various engineering changes, Renault will be able to offer a plug-in hybrid model, too, which will be badged as an E-Tech and claimed to be able to travel 28 miles on battery power alone.

Also on offer are three petrol and two diesel engines of which the higher power units are available with automatic and manual gearboxes. Inside, major changes give the Captur a much more upmarket design (compared to the old model) – helped by a 9.3-inch portrait display which is Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatible.

2019 Renault Captur deals Limited stock

17. Volkswagen T-Roc Cabriolet

Expected starting price £25,000
UK due date Spring 2020

Before VW announced the T-Roc Cabriolet, the German car manufacturer was looking like it was going to have a convertible-less model range. Irrespective of whether or not buyers flock to the drop-top T-Roc, it will at least have the market pretty much to itself as only the only other convertible SUV currently available within this market segment is the Range Rover Evoque Convertible.

To save owners burning too many calories, the roof is electric and to strengthen the body (removing a roof severely reduces torsional stiffness) VW’s engineers have added a number of crossbeams. The UK market will be offered with a choice of two trims, Design and sporty-look R-Line.


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