We all dream of the superminis of tomorrow, and the plans are just becoming a reality with the new generation. These cars that have been designed to offer a luxury ride in an affordable price range will be increasingly prevalent among drivers worldwide. They are already being unveiled as luxuries or mainstream vehicles, and they have become essential parts of our everyday life. What makes these small compact cars ideal for driving is something we always knew: their agility, small size, smooth powertrain performance, and greater fuel efficiency compared to larger vehicles.
Here are the top 10 best superminis 2022:
1: Honda Civic Type R Supermini 2022
A two-door hatchback will be fitted with a 2.0 L engine, VTEC, and turbocharging, generating more than 300 hp. It will also feature traction control, electronic braking distribution, a six-speed manual gearbox, and anti-lock brakes (ABS). It will be fitted with new front and rear bumpers, spoiler, side skirts, larger wheels, and a rear diffuser.
2: Ford Fiesta RS Supermini 2022
The cup-style vehicle has been the core car type in Ford’s products line-up since the original Escort Cup racer was launched in 1966. The latest edition of the Fiesta is being advertised as a supermini sportscar that promises to do everything from being an everyday commuter to an exhilarating weekend track car for adrenaline junkies.
3: MINI Cooper D Supermini 2022
A Mini Cooper will feature in the supermini class with improved engine performance and a revised range with both diesel and petrol engine options. It will provide more space for passengers in the back and offer an overall increase in fuel efficiency by around 8% while saving up to 20% on CO2 emissions compared to previous editions.
4: SsangYong CIVIC M4 Supermini 2022
CIVIC M4 supermini will be offered two wheelbase options to enable both saloon and hatchback body styles. It will be fitted with four-cylinder engines with turbocharging and direct injection. And to minimize the noise level, the car will have a high-performance soundproofing system.
5: Renault Clio R.S Supermini 2022
The R.S. is the flagship model in the Clio range and will boast a 1.4 L turbocharged engine that produces about 180 hp – and the French carmaker says it will be “the most powerful supermini on sale.” The performance version of Renault’s most diminutive hatchback will go head-to-head with Subaru Impreza WRX and Mini Cooper S with a sprint from 0 to 62 mph in 6.9 seconds, 150 mph top speed, and stopping power from 60-0 mph in just 106 feet – that’s 30 feet less than the old, four-door hot hatch took to stop.
6: Skoda Octavia RS1202021
The RS 120 is equipped with a 1.6 TDI engine that achieves 158 hp and 228 lb-ft of torque to give you the performance you need while driving on the road. The RS 120 is equipped with every system you want to enjoy the benefits, like a patented Torque Link all-wheel-drive system, an electronic differential lock, and a launch control function.
7: Lexus IS200
The Japanese carmaker offers two compact models: the IS 200 F Sport and the IS 250 AWD. A four-cylinder engine with 222 horsepower powers both, and both can get from 0 to 60 mph in 6 seconds and reach a top speed of 155 mph. They also feature Bluetooth connectivity, automatic climate control, satellite radio, and a six-disc CD changer. The difference is that the Lexus IS200 features all-wheel drive for better traction, while the rear-wheel-drive Lexus IS250 AWD features a limited-slip differential for better handling. The Lexus IS250 AWD will also be fitted with an upgraded eight-speed automatic transmission that can sometimes be linked with a manual mode.
8: Citroen C-Crosser 2021
Citroen recently revealed the C-Crosser at the Geneva Motor Show, but it is expected to come to the United States market in 2018. The model will have a hybrid system and three powertrains: a 1.6 T-Jet, 1.6 THP, and 2.0 Turbocharged Diesel. It is expected to be positioned above the Trafic.
9: MINI city car 2021
The MINI city car will be available only in a two-door body style but with a two-seat interior and as close to the standard MINI. At the same time, track performance is delivered by an all-new four-speed automatic transmission that is not yet confirmed, but it has been rumored to be the six-speed semi-manual transmission.
10: Toyota C-HR 2021
The Japanese manufacturer has revealed the new models they plan to launch in 2022. Still, they did not give out information on their engine, drive train, or performance figures. Still, the company says that the four-wheel-drive system and six-speed dual-clutch transmission will be options for both engines – a 150 hp 1.6-liter gasoline unit and a hybrid system that features a 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine, two electric motors, and a lithium-ion battery pack.
The future of the supermini class in 2022 is very bright, and I am personally looking forward to seeing these vehicles in the streets.