New car release dates – what's coming when in 2017

New cars coming 2017

Autocar’s new cars list gives you all the information on 2017’s new arrivals, rounding up all the new models going on sale in the UK

There’s a whole raft of exciting new models coming throughout 2017. Here is your one-stop shop for keeping up-to-date with what’s coming when.

 

January

Audi A5 Sportback

Now better to drive and with a calmer ride but rivals offer greater involvement.

Aston Martin Vanquish S

Harder, better, faster, stronger. Aston Martin’s range-topping GT gets 27bhp more power, sportier suspension and some new trims.

Bentley Bentayga Diesel

The first diesel Bentley has a triple-charged 4.0-litre V8 diesel engine that produces 429bhp – the W12 petrol version gets 600bph. The Bentayga Diesel’s fuel economy is a claimed 35.8mpg.

Bugatti Chiron

Performance reaches truly scary levels with the highly anticipated successor to the Veyron.

Citroën C3

New small hatchback features unusual styling akin to the larger C4 Cactus, and has plenty of colour personalisation options. It will cost from around £12,000.

Dacia Logan MCV

Subtle styling tweaks and updated infotainment.

Dacia Sandero

The same as above for the UK’s cheapest new car.

Dacia Sandero Stepway

Rugged-styled version gets the same updates, plus it enters the market with higher standard trim.

Hennessey Mustang 25th Anniversary Edition HPE800

Master tuner stuffs an incredible 804bhp and 648lb ft into the Ford Mustang, thanks to an upgraded supercharged 5.0-litre V8 engine. Just 25 will be built.

Hyundai i10

Popular city car gets a facelift, with a mildly refreshed exterior, and an interior with more infotainment features added. Entry-level prices are expected to go up from the current £7995.

Lexus IS

Redesigned front end and a 3.3in larger touchscreen inside.

Mazda MX-5 RF

Hard-top version of the fun-handling two-seat soft-top roadster costs from £22,195. Like-for-like, the RF is £2000 more expensive than the standard soft-top.

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

Minor spec updates.

Peugeot 3008

Family MPV has morphed into a brawny SUV. It has new safety and assistance technology and inside there’s Peugeot’s latest i-Cockpit design. The 3008 will cost from around £21,000.

Renault Twingo GT

There’s no RS on the horizon, so the GT becomes the city car’s range-topper.

Renault Zoe

Updated Zoe has 250 miles of range with a denser battery, and almost doubles its capacity, at 41kWh, without too steep a price increase.

Suzuki Ignis

Titchy SUV costs from £9995 in the UK and promises the charm to rival off-roading Fiat Pandas and running costs to take on more commonplace rivals.

 

February

BMW 5 Series

New mid-sized executive car will be available as a saloon or as a Touring estate model. It’s loaded with new tech, including semi-autonomous driving, and has a lighter chassis that will help improve fuel efficiency. Pricing for the new 5 Series will be around £1500 higher than the previous car’s £30,335 entry-level, but it has more kit as standard.

Dacia Duster

Facelift includes a new 1.2 turbo engine, along with a dual-clutch automatic gearbox.

Isuzu D-Max

Facelifted truck should be more refined to keep up with the expanding ‘premium pick-up’ market segment.

Kia Rio

Improved quality and handling for all-new five-door-only Rio is expected increase the supermini’s sales by a third in Europe.

Land Rover Discovery

Fifth-generation SUV will launch next spring. Despite being bigger and more spacious, it’s promised to be faster, lighter, and more economical than its predecessor. Engines are a 2.0 and 3.0-litre diesel, plus a 2.0-litre petrol. Land Rover says the stylish new Discovery is its most capable off-roader yet due to its lighter weight, better ground clearance and class-leading wading ability.

Mini Countryman

Second-generation SUV is larger, plusher, and with far more kit as standard. A plug-in hybrid will later join the range.

Peugeot 5008

People-carrier ditches its stodgy image with a striking muscular new SUV look.

Seat Leon

Update brings more technology and a 1.0 TSI petrol engine.

Volvo S90 R-Design

Performance-inspired models with ‘sports chassis’ should give an energetic drive.

Volvo V90 R-Design

Same as above for Volvo’s latest estate.

Volvo V90 Cross Country

High-riding off-roader estate expands yet another oddball market niche.

 

Spring

Audi A5 Cabriolet

Soft-top gets a stiffer body, which should lead to much better handling.

Lamborghini Aventador S

V12 supercar gets an extra 40bhp and four-wheel steering.

Lotus Exige Sport 380

Less weight, improved aerodynamics and an extra 30bhp for the Exige.

Noble M600 Speedster

Supercar with a 650bhp V8 engine loses its roof.

Piecha AMG GT-RSR

German tuner gives the GT S new aerodynamic bodywork and an additional 101bhp.

Subaru BRZ

Facelift gives the GT improved aerodynamics, better fuel economy and just the one spec level.

Subaru Levorg

Leftfield sporty estate is refreshed with minor styling and interior tweaks.

Volkswagen Golf

Hatchback gets a facelift ahead of the eighth-generation Golf arriving in 2019. It gets an upgraded interior and a new 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol engine, plus better interior technology and connectivity.

 

March

AC Cobra 378

1960s sports car is reborn yet again with modern tech and two new 6.2-litre V8 engines: a naturally aspirated unit with 440bhp, and a supercharged one getting 550bhp.

Atalanta sports car

Obscure pre-war company that built just 25 luxury sports cars has been revived. This traditionally styled new model features an aluminium composite structure with ash wood cladding.

BMW 670Li xDrive

BMW range-topper gets a turbocharged 6.6-litre V12 with 592bhp and 590lb ft, plus a rear-biased xDrive four-wheel drive system.

Ferrari GTC4 Lusso T

This new entry-level version of Ferrari’s V12 breadvan-styled GT has a modified version of the 3.8-litre V8 engine from the California T. It will cost from £240,340.

Honda Civic

Honda’s family hatchback has grown and been given a radical styling overhaul. Two petrol engines and one diesel engine will be available at launch.

Hyundai i30

Now in its third generation, the family hatchback looks more conservative, and is described by Hyundai as “accessible, appealing in design and great to drive”.

Jaguar F-Type

Facelift lightly tweaks exterior styling and adds a turbocharged four-cylinder engine option with 300bhp.

Nissan Micra

A stunning return to form? All signs point to great things for Nissan’s completely reinvented supermini.

Renault Captur

Crossover gets a facelift to keep afloat in an ever-expanding market.

Seat Leon Cupra R

Hot Leon gets 296bhp and 280lb ft and is joined by a four-wheel-drive ST estate.

Skoda Octavia

Facelift splits headlights, making it look like the previous Mercedes-Benz E-Class.

Toyota Prius Plug-in hybrid

Toyota claims 202mpg and 32g/km of CO2 for the new Prius plug-in hybrid, which has tweaked styling over its hybrid sister.

Volkswagen e-Golf

Updated electric Golf gets 50% more range, as well as improved acceleration.

Volkswagen Golf Hybrid

Non-GTE hybrid will get a 12V system coupled to a 1.5-litre petrol engine.

 

April

Alpina B3S

Hot version of the BMW 3 Series.

Audi Q5

Plush large SUV is Audi’s best-selling model, and lthough this new version looks much the same, it’s actually completely new.

Kia Picanto

All-new city car to ditch three-door version and boost interior quality.

Lamborghini Huracán RWD

Rear-wheel drive supercar gets a soft-top along with minor aerodynamic tweaks.

Mercedes-AMG GT Roadster

Drop-top version of Mercedes’ supercar.

Mercedes-AMG GT C Roadster

Hotter version will sit above the GT S Roadster.

Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupé

A two-door hard-top version of the new E-Class is also expected, rivalling the BMW 6 Series. It should cost from around £39,000.

Mercedes-Benz GLA

Minor tweaks to bring it in line with the A-Class. AMG GLA 45 gets a boost in power up to 376bhp.

Mercedes-Benz V-Class Camper

V-Class van gets the sleepover treatment, with a plush interior and elevating roof bed.

Mini Countryman John Cooper Works

Hot version of the soon-to-launch second-generation small SUV.

Porsche Panamera

Six more versions of the second-generation luxury grand tourer will be added to the range, including a long-wheelbase model.

Skoda Kodiaq

Large SUV will be available will five or seven seats; it has a practical interior and class-leading boot capacity. The Kodiaq’s engine range consists of two 2.0-litre diesel engines, two 1.4-litre petrols and a 2.0-litre petrol. Prices will start at £21,495, undercutting all of its direct rivals.

 

May

Alpina B4S

Performance version of the BMW 4 Series gets a facelift.

Alpina D4

The same goes for the diesel variant.

Renault Scénic Hybrid Assist

Hybrid Assist couples the dCi 110 diesel engine to a 10kW electric motor, with CO2 emissions of 92g/km

Renault Grand Scénic Hybrid Assist

Same as above for the seven-seat version.

 

Summer

Alpine A120

New two-seater model is described as a “high-performance, elegant, lightweight car dedicated to driving pleasure in its very purest form”.

Bristol Bullet

New speedster, which gets Bristol’s classic mouth, bonnet scoop and tail fins, is powered by a BMW-sourced V8 engine.

Fiat 500L

Visual tweaks to bring the MPV into line with its 500 city car sister.

Maserati Ghibli

New infotainment and a Sport pack for the interior form part of its facelift.

Renault Mégane Hybrid Assist

Hybrid Assist couples the dCi 110 diesel engine to a 10kW electric motor, with CO2 emissions of 92g/km

Volkswagen Arteon

CC’s replacement is longer, giving more boot space and better rear leg room.

 

June

Seat Ibiza

The Ibiza is Seat’s best-seller in the UK. This all-new model will bring it into step with the larger Leon and Ateca for quality.

Skoda Citigo

Miniature city car gets revisions that include more personalisation on trim levels and better infotainment.

Skoda Rapid

Standard and Spaceback versions of the Rapid get cosmetic tweaks inside and out.

Suzuki Swift

This latest iteration of the small hatchback will again be followed by a Swift Sport hot hatch.

Vauxhall Insignia

All three new Insignias — the Grand Sport large hatch, the Sports Tourer estate and the Country Tourer soft-roader — are claimed to be much improved inside and out.

 

July

Alfa Romeo Stelvio

Alfa Romeo’s first SUV has been engineered with a focus on driving dynamics. It will launch in hot Quadrifoglio form, sharing an engine with the Giulia saloon.

BMW 4 Series

Coupé gets tweaked bumpers and new interior tech.

BMW M4

Hot coupé gets an M4 GTS-inspired front splitter and bonnet intakes, a larger rear spoiler and new LED headlights and tail-lights.

Citroën C3 Picasso

The mini-MPV version of the C3 hatchback will have styling similar to its smaller sibling but on a larger scale.

Jaguar XF Sportbrake

Just over a year on from the second-generation XF saloon’s launch, an estate version will come along, with the same engines as its sibling.

Kia Soul EV

Electric version of Kia’s MPV gets its range extended.

Mazda CX-5

Evolutionary second-generation model of this mid-sized SUV will have the same engines as its predecessor but a greater focus on comfort.

Mercedes-AMG E 63 Estate

Same 603bhp as the E 63 saloon. Expect a sub-3.5sec 0-62mph time.

Mercedes-AMG GT R Coupé

Mercedes’ supercar just got even faster.

Mercedes-Benz E-Class All Terrain

High-riding version of the E-Class luxury estate has specially tuned four-wheel drive system and bigger tyres to improve ride comfort on rough roads. It will cost from around £45,000.

Renault Koleos

New SUV shares a platform with the Kadjar and the Nissan Qashqai. It’s offered with two petrol and two diesel engines, with power ranging between 128bhp and 173bhp. The Koleos should cost from about £23,000.

Vauxhall Crossland X

Small SUV replacement for the Meriva MPV is a “family-friendly urban vehicle”.

 

August

Lexus LC

Gorgeous, luxury sports coupé gets 467bhp in naturally aspirated V8 guise.

Ferrari F12 M

Successor to the F12 gets a naturally aspirated V12 with close to the 769bhp of the F12 tdf.

Kia Niro PHEV

Regular hybrid’s launch will be followed by a more frugal plug-in version.

Volvo XC60

Popular small SUV is long overdue a replacement and should reflect the latest larger XC90’s styling.

Volvo S90 T8

Recently launched saloon turns plug-in hybrid with electric and petrol power sources.

Volvo V90 T8

Same as above for the estate.

 

Autumn

Audi RS3 Saloon

The RS3 gets its power from a lightweight 2.5-litre engine most recently used in the latest TT RS, producing 394bhp. The RS3 should cost from around £35,000.

Audi RS3 Sportback

Superhatch gets mid-life facelift, gaining the new saloon’s hotter engine.

Audi TT RS

394bhp, 3.7sec to-62mph, £51,800 sports car gets R8 levels of performance.

Abarth 500X

Performance-oriented version of Fiat’s soft-roader SUV.

BMW X3

Third-generation SUV will also spawn a sporty M version in 2018.

Nissan Qashqai

Class-defining SUV gets a facelift and Nissan’s Propilot semi-autonomous driving tech.

Nissan X-Trail

Refreshed looks for the roomy seven-seat SUV.

 

September

Alpina B5 Touring

BMW-modder Alpina will have the hottest estate on offer in the upcoming BMW 5 Series range. The B5 Touring will use BMW’s 4.4-litre twin-turbocharged petrol V8, giving it around 600bhp and a 0-62 time of less than 4.0sec. It should cost from around £60,000.

Alpina D5 Touring

Diesel version of the above is powered by a twin-turbo 3.0-litre six-cylinder diesel engine with around 400bhp. It promises combined fuel economy of about 50mpg. Pricing will be similar to that of the B5 Touring.

Ford Fiesta

Best-selling car in the UK gets replaced. A classier interior and better ride and handling are promised. The Fiesta Active, a crossover-style trim level, will also be introduced, as will a luxury Vignale spec.

Honda Civic Type R

Evil-looking front-wheel drive Type R will go on sale much earlier in the Civic’s lifecycle than it has in previous generations.

Mercedes-AMG GLC 63

Mercedes will turn the GLC into a super-SUV by giving it the turbo 4.0-litre V8 engine from the C63 saloon, getting more than 500bhp.

Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet

Open-top version of the new E-Class saloon should cost from around £37,000.

Mercedes-Benz S-Class

Facelift adds loads of new technology, plus a wider, frameless dual-screen dashboard set-up.

Mercedes-Benz X-Class

Mercedes will build a plush version of the Nissan Navara, promising crisp handling and good refinement.

Smart ForTwo Electric Drive

Smart adds a 17.6kWh battery. A range of almost 100 miles is claimed.

Smart ForTwo Cabriolet Electric Drive

Same as above for the drop-top city car.

Smart ForFour Electric Drive

Ditto for the slightly larger Smart.

Ssangyong Rexton

New SUV will be more refined, with plenty of in-car tech. A turbocharged 2.2-litre diesel engine will be available from launch. The Rexton is expected to cost from around £30,000.

 

October

BMW 2 Series

Light refresh gets the latest version of iDrive infotainment.

BMW 6 Series

5 Series GT becomes the 6 Series GT and gets a much more resolved look.

Kia GT

First performance saloon from the Korean brand will most likely get a 315bhp turbocharged four-cylinder engine and rear-wheel drive.

 

November

Hyundai i30N

Nürburgring-developed hot hatch version of the new i30 gets a 2.0-litre turbocharged engine with more than 260bhp.

Mitsubishi SUV

Hugely important and as yet unnamed Nissan Qashqai rival.

 

Winter

Aston Martin V8 Vantage

All-new sports car will be the replacement for today’s Vantage and it will feature a design heavily inspired by the DB10 created for the James Bond film Spectre.

DS SUV

First of DS’s ‘second wave’ of models will be a petrol-electric hybrid

Faraday Future SUV

Sino-American electric car start-up will have its Tesla Model X rival ready by the end of the year.

GLM G4

Savage Rivale’s Roadyacht GTS of 2009 has been reborn by a Japanese start-up firm, now with an electric drivetrain.

Jaguar I-Pace

First electric model from Jaguar is an SUV, following on from the success of the conventionally powered F-Pace. Rivalling the Tesla Model X, the I-Pace gets a 90kWh battery pack, giving an astonishing 310-mile range, and it can be charged to 80% of capacity in 90 minutes from a standard charging point.

Kia SUV

Kia’s building a Juke rival too. It’s likely to get a plug-in hybrid option and two-wheel drive only.

Nio NP9

NextEV’s all-electric hypercar has 1360bhp, a 0-62mph time of 2.7sec, a top speed of 194mph and a production run of just six.

Zenos E11

More road-friendly version of the E10 sports car is likely to get Ford’s 2.3-litre Ecoboost engine.

 

December

Audi A8

Flagship will set a new precedent for Audi designs; it will also get the most advanced autonomous technology yet.

Bentley Continental GTAfter 14 years, the focal point of Bentley’s range gets replaced. It gets racier looks and an all-new 600bhp W12 that will first appear in the Bentayga.

Fiat 124 Hard-top

A coupé version of the 124 Spider will be launched, possibly with more power.

Honda CR-V

Mid-sized SUV will be bigger and more premium. Engines are likely to mirror the 118bhp 1.6-litre diesel and 128bhp 1.5-litre petrol units from the smaller HR-V.

Jeep Compass

New model replaces both the Compass and Patriot. It’s more refined but more rugged than ever.

Kia Sorento

Burly seven-seat SUV will get a mid-life facelift.

Lotus Evora 400 Roadster

Chassis will be just as stiff as the coupé’s. The number in the car’s name refers to the brake horsepower it gets.

Seat Arona

Smaller SUV sister to the highly acclaimed Ateca is based on the Leon hatchback.

Seat Arona X-Perience

Rugged-looking version of the above.

Seat Ateca X-Perience

Rugged Nissan Qashqai rival gets all-wheel drive and an off-road design.

Vauxhall Grandland X

Zafira-sized SUV joins the Crossland X and Mokka X as part of Vauxhall’s SUV push.

Volkswagen T-Roc

Golf-based SUV gets an autumn launch after a Geneva debut as a lightly veiled concept.There’s a whole raft of exciting new models coming throughout 2017. Here is your one-stop shop for keeping up-to-date with what’s coming when.

 

January

Audi A5 Sportback

Now better to drive and with a calmer ride but rivals offer greater involvement.

Aston Martin Vanquish S

Harder, better, faster, stronger. Aston Martin’s range-topping GT gets 27bhp more power, sportier suspension and some new trims.

Bentley Bentayga Diesel

The first diesel Bentley has a triple-charged 4.0-litre V8 diesel engine that produces 429bhp – the W12 petrol version gets 600bph. The Bentayga Diesel’s fuel economy is a claimed 35.8mpg.

Bugatti Chiron

Performance reaches truly scary levels with the highly anticipated successor to the Veyron.

Citroën C3

New small hatchback features unusual styling akin to the larger C4 Cactus, and has plenty of colour personalisation options. It will cost from around £12,000.

Dacia Logan MCV

Subtle styling tweaks and updated infotainment.

Dacia Sandero

The same as above for the UK’s cheapest new car.

Dacia Sandero Stepway

Rugged-styled version gets the same updates, plus it enters the market with higher standard trim.

Hennessey Mustang 25th Anniversary Edition HPE800

Master tuner stuffs an incredible 804bhp and 648lb ft into the Ford Mustang, thanks to an upgraded supercharged 5.0-litre V8 engine. Just 25 will be built.

Hyundai i10

Popular city car gets a facelift, with a mildly refreshed exterior, and an interior with more infotainment features added. Entry-level prices are expected to go up from the current £7995.

Lexus IS

Redesigned front end and a 3.3in larger touchscreen inside.

Mazda MX-5 RF

Hard-top version of the fun-handling two-seat soft-top roadster costs from £22,195. Like-for-like, the RF is £2000 more expensive than the standard soft-top.

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

Minor spec updates.

Peugeot 3008

Family MPV has morphed into a brawny SUV. It has new safety and assistance technology and inside there’s Peugeot’s latest i-Cockpit design. The 3008 will cost from around £21,000.

Renault Twingo GT

There’s no RS on the horizon, so the GT becomes the city car’s range-topper.

Renault Zoe

Updated Zoe has 250 miles of range with a denser battery, and almost doubles its capacity, at 41kWh, without too steep a price increase.

Suzuki Ignis

Titchy SUV costs from £9995 in the UK and promises the charm to rival off-roading Fiat Pandas and running costs to take on more commonplace rivals.

 

February

BMW 5 Series

New mid-sized executive car will be available as a saloon or as a Touring estate model. It’s loaded with new tech, including semi-autonomous driving, and has a lighter chassis that will help improve fuel efficiency. Pricing for the new 5 Series will be around £1500 higher than the previous car’s £30,335 entry-level, but it has more kit as standard.

Dacia Duster

Facelift includes a new 1.2 turbo engine, along with a dual-clutch automatic gearbox.

Isuzu D-Max

Facelifted truck should be more refined to keep up with the expanding ‘premium pick-up’ market segment.

Kia Rio

Improved quality and handling for all-new five-door-only Rio is expected increase the supermini’s sales by a third in Europe.

Land Rover Discovery

Fifth-generation SUV will launch next spring. Despite being bigger and more spacious, it’s promised to be faster, lighter, and more economical than its predecessor. Engines are a 2.0 and 3.0-litre diesel, plus a 2.0-litre petrol. Land Rover says the stylish new Discovery is its most capable off-roader yet due to its lighter weight, better ground clearance and class-leading wading ability.

Mini Countryman

Second-generation SUV is larger, plusher, and with far more kit as standard. A plug-in hybrid will later join the range.

Peugeot 5008

People-carrier ditches its stodgy image with a striking muscular new SUV look.

Seat Leon

Update brings more technology and a 1.0 TSI petrol engine.

Volvo S90 R-Design

Performance-inspired models with ‘sports chassis’ should give an energetic drive.

Volvo V90 R-Design

Same as above for Volvo’s latest estate.

Volvo V90 Cross Country

High-riding off-roader estate expands yet another oddball market niche.

 

Spring

Audi A5 Cabriolet

Soft-top gets a stiffer body, which should lead to much better handling.

Lamborghini Aventador S

V12 supercar gets an extra 40bhp and four-wheel steering.

Lotus Exige Sport 380

Less weight, improved aerodynamics and an extra 30bhp for the Exige.

Noble M600 Speedster

Supercar with a 650bhp V8 engine loses its roof.

Piecha AMG GT-RSR

German tuner gives the GT S new aerodynamic bodywork and an additional 101bhp.

Subaru BRZ

Facelift gives the GT improved aerodynamics, better fuel economy and just the one spec level.

Subaru Levorg

Leftfield sporty estate is refreshed with minor styling and interior tweaks.

Volkswagen Golf

Hatchback gets a facelift ahead of the eighth-generation Golf arriving in 2019. It gets an upgraded interior and a new 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol engine, plus better interior technology and connectivity.

 

March

AC Cobra 378

1960s sports car is reborn yet again with modern tech and two new 6.2-litre V8 engines: a naturally aspirated unit with 440bhp, and a supercharged one getting 550bhp.

Atalanta sports car

Obscure pre-war company that built just 25 luxury sports cars has been revived. This traditionally styled new model features an aluminium composite structure with ash wood cladding.

BMW 670Li xDrive

BMW range-topper gets a turbocharged 6.6-litre V12 with 592bhp and 590lb ft, plus a rear-biased xDrive four-wheel drive system.

Ferrari GTC4 Lusso T

This new entry-level version of Ferrari’s V12 breadvan-styled GT has a modified version of the 3.8-litre V8 engine from the California T. It will cost from £240,340.

Honda Civic

Honda’s family hatchback has grown and been given a radical styling overhaul. Two petrol engines and one diesel engine will be available at launch.

Hyundai i30

Now in its third generation, the family hatchback looks more conservative, and is described by Hyundai as “accessible, appealing in design and great to drive”.

Jaguar F-Type

Facelift lightly tweaks exterior styling and adds a turbocharged four-cylinder engine option with 300bhp.

Nissan Micra

A stunning return to form? All signs point to great things for Nissan’s completely reinvented supermini.

Renault Captur

Crossover gets a facelift to keep afloat in an ever-expanding market.

Seat Leon Cupra R

Hot Leon gets 296bhp and 280lb ft and is joined by a four-wheel-drive ST estate.

Skoda Octavia

Facelift splits headlights, making it look like the previous Mercedes-Benz E-Class.

Toyota Prius Plug-in hybrid

Toyota claims 202mpg and 32g/km of CO2 for the new Prius plug-in hybrid, which has tweaked styling over its hybrid sister.

Volkswagen e-Golf

Updated electric Golf gets 50% more range, as well as improved acceleration.

Volkswagen Golf Hybrid

Non-GTE hybrid will get a 12V system coupled to a 1.5-litre petrol engine.

 

April

Alpina B3S

Hot version of the BMW 3 Series.

Audi Q5

Plush large SUV is Audi’s best-selling model, and lthough this new version looks much the same, it’s actually completely new.

Kia Picanto

All-new city car to ditch three-door version and boost interior quality.

Lamborghini Huracán RWD

Rear-wheel drive supercar gets a soft-top along with minor aerodynamic tweaks.

Mercedes-AMG GT Roadster

Drop-top version of Mercedes’ supercar.

Mercedes-AMG GT C Roadster

Hotter version will sit above the GT S Roadster.

Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupé

A two-door hard-top version of the new E-Class is also expected, rivalling the BMW 6 Series. It should cost from around £39,000.

Mercedes-Benz GLA

Minor tweaks to bring it in line with the A-Class. AMG GLA 45 gets a boost in power up to 376bhp.

Mercedes-Benz V-Class Camper

V-Class van gets the sleepover treatment, with a plush interior and elevating roof bed.

Porsche Panamera

Six more versions of the second-generation luxury grand tourer will be added to the range, including a long-wheelbase model.

Skoda Kodiaq

Large SUV will be available will five or seven seats; it has a practical interior and class-leading boot capacity. The Kodiaq’s engine range consists of two 2.0-litre diesel engines, two 1.4-litre petrols and a 2.0-litre petrol. Prices will start at £21,495, undercutting all of its direct rivals.

 

May

Alpina B4S

Performance version of the BMW 4 Series gets a facelift.

Alpina D4

The same goes for the diesel variant.

Renault Scénic Hybrid Assist

Hybrid Assist couples the dCi 110 diesel engine to a 10kW electric motor, with CO2 emissions of 92g/km

Renault Grand Scénic Hybrid Assist

Same as above for the seven-seat version.

 

Summer

Alpine A120

New two-seater model is described as a “high-performance, elegant, lightweight car dedicated to driving pleasure in its very purest form”.

Bristol Bullet

New speedster, which gets Bristol’s classic mouth, bonnet scoop and tail fins, is powered by a BMW-sourced V8 engine.

Fiat 500L

Visual tweaks to bring the MPV into line with its 500 city car sister.

Maserati Ghibli

New infotainment and a Sport pack for the interior form part of its facelift.

Renault Mégane Hybrid Assist

Hybrid Assist couples the dCi 110 diesel engine to a 10kW electric motor, with CO2 emissions of 92g/km

Volkswagen Arteon

CC’s replacement is longer, giving more boot space and better rear leg room.

 

June

Seat Ibiza

The Ibiza is Seat’s best-seller in the UK. This all-new model will bring it into step with the larger Leon and Ateca for quality.

Skoda Citigo

Miniature city car gets revisions that include more personalisation on trim levels and better infotainment.

Skoda Rapid

Standard and Spaceback versions of the Rapid get cosmetic tweaks inside and out.

Suzuki Swift

This latest iteration of the small hatchback will again be followed by a Swift Sport hot hatch.

Vauxhall Crossland X

Small SUV replacement for the Meriva MPV is a “family-friendly urban vehicle”.

Vauxhall Insignia

All three new Insignias — the Grand Sport large hatch, the Sports Tourer estate and the Country Tourer soft-roader — are claimed to be much improved inside and out.

 

July

Alfa Romeo Stelvio

Alfa Romeo’s first SUV has been engineered with a focus on driving dynamics. It will launch in hot Quadrifoglio form, sharing an engine with the Giulia saloon.

BMW 4 Series

Coupé gets tweaked bumpers and new interior tech.

BMW M4

Hot coupé gets an M4 GTS-inspired front splitter and bonnet intakes, a larger rear spoiler and new LED headlights and tail-lights.

Citroën C3 Picasso

The mini-MPV version of the C3 hatchback will have styling similar to its smaller sibling but on a larger scale.

Jaguar XF Sportbrake

Just over a year on from the second-generation XF saloon’s launch, an estate version will come along, with the same engines as its sibling.

Kia Soul EV

Electric version of Kia’s MPV gets its range extended.

Mazda CX-5

Evolutionary second-generation model of this mid-sized SUV will have the same engines as its predecessor but a greater focus on comfort.

Mercedes-AMG E 63 Estate

Same 603bhp as the E 63 saloon. Expect a sub-3.5sec 0-62mph time.

Mercedes-AMG GT R Coupé

Mercedes’ supercar just got even faster.

Mercedes-Benz E-Class All Terrain

High-riding version of the E-Class luxury estate has specially tuned four-wheel drive system and bigger tyres to improve ride comfort on rough roads. It will cost from around £45,000.

Renault Koleos

New SUV shares a platform with the Kadjar and the Nissan Qashqai. It’s offered with two petrol and two diesel engines, with power ranging between 128bhp and 173bhp. The Koleos should cost from about £23,000.

 

August

Lexus LC

Gorgeous, luxury sports coupé gets 467bhp in naturally aspirated V8 guise.

Ferrari F12 M

Successor to the F12 gets a naturally aspirated V12 with close to the 769bhp of the F12 tdf.

Kia Niro PHEV

Regular hybrid’s launch will be followed by a more frugal plug-in version.

Volvo XC60

Popular small SUV is long overdue a replacement and should reflect the latest larger XC90’s styling.

Volvo S90 T8

Recently launched saloon turns plug-in hybrid with electric and petrol power sources.

Volvo V90 T8

Same as above for the estate.

 

Autumn

Audi RS3 Saloon

The RS3 gets its power from a lightweight 2.5-litre engine most recently used in the latest TT RS, producing 394bhp. The RS3 should cost from around £35,000.

Audi RS3 Sportback

Superhatch gets mid-life facelift, gaining the new saloon’s hotter engine.

Audi TT RS

394bhp, 3.7sec to-62mph, £51,800 sports car gets R8 levels of performance.

Abarth 500X

Performance-oriented version of Fiat’s soft-roader SUV.

BMW X3

Third-generation SUV will also spawn a sporty M version in 2018.

Nissan Qashqai

Class-defining SUV gets a facelift and Nissan’s Propilot semi-autonomous driving tech.

Nissan X-Trail

Refreshed looks for the roomy seven-seat SUV.

 

September

Alpina B5 Touring

BMW-modder Alpina will have the hottest estate on offer in the upcoming BMW 5 Series range. The B5 Touring will use BMW’s 4.4-litre twin-turbocharged petrol V8, giving it around 600bhp and a 0-62 time of less than 4.0sec. It should cost from around £60,000.

Alpina D5 Touring

Diesel version of the above is powered by a twin-turbo 3.0-litre six-cylinder diesel engine with around 400bhp. It promises combined fuel economy of about 50mpg. Pricing will be similar to that of the B5 Touring.

Ford Fiesta

Best-selling car in the UK gets replaced. A classier interior and better ride and handling are promised. The Fiesta Active, a crossover-style trim level, will also be introduced, as will a luxury Vignale spec.

Honda Civic Type R

Evil-looking front-wheel drive Type R will go on sale much earlier in the Civic’s lifecycle than it has in previous generations.

Mercedes-AMG GLC 63

Mercedes will turn the GLC into a super-SUV by giving it the turbo 4.0-litre V8 engine from the C63 saloon, getting more than 500bhp.

Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet

Open-top version of the new E-Class saloon should cost from around £37,000.

Mercedes-Benz S-Class

Facelift adds loads of new technology, plus a wider, frameless dual-screen dashboard set-up.

Mercedes-Benz X-Class

Mercedes will build a plush version of the Nissan Navara, promising crisp handling and good refinement.

Smart ForTwo Electric Drive

Smart adds a 17.6kWh battery. A range of almost 100 miles is claimed.

Smart ForTwo Cabriolet Electric Drive

Same as above for the drop-top city car.

Smart ForFour Electric Drive

Ditto for the slightly larger Smart.

Ssangyong Rexton

New SUV will be more refined, with plenty of in-car tech. A turbocharged 2.2-litre diesel engine will be available from launch. The Rexton is expected to cost from around £30,000.

 

October

BMW 2 Series

Light refresh gets the latest version of iDrive infotainment.

BMW 6 Series

5 Series GT becomes the 6 Series GT and gets a much more resolved look.

Kia GT

First performance saloon from the Korean brand will most likely get a 315bhp turbocharged four-cylinder engine and rear-wheel drive.

 

November

Hyundai i30N

Nürburgring-developed hot hatch version of the new i30 gets a 2.0-litre turbocharged engine with more than 260bhp.

Mitsubishi SUV

Hugely important and as yet unnamed Nissan Qashqai rival.

 

Winter

Aston Martin V8 Vantage

All-new sports car will be the replacement for today’s Vantage and it will feature a design heavily inspired by the DB10 created for the James Bond film Spectre.

DS SUV

First of DS’s ‘second wave’ of models will be a petrol-electric hybrid

Eadon Green Black Cuillin

Morgan-rivalling retro-styled sports car from Shoreditch start-up.

Vauxhall Crossland X

 

Small SUV replacement for the Meriva MPV is a “family-friendly urban vehicle”.

Faraday Future SUV

Sino-American electric car start-up will have its Tesla Model X rival ready by the end of the year.

GLM G4

Savage Rivale’s Roadyacht GTS of 2009 has been reborn by a Japanese start-up firm, now with an electric drivetrain.

Jaguar I-Pace

First electric model from Jaguar is an SUV, following on from the success of the conventionally powered F-Pace. Rivalling the Tesla Model X, the I-Pace gets a 90kWh battery pack, giving an astonishing 310-mile range, and it can be charged to 80% of capacity in 90 minutes from a standard charging point.

Kia SUV

Kia’s building a Juke rival too. It’s likely to get a plug-in hybrid option and two-wheel drive only.

Nio NP9

NextEV’s all-electric hypercar has 1360bhp, a 0-62mph time of 2.7sec, a top speed of 194mph and a production run of just six.

Zenos E11

More road-friendly version of the E10 sports car is likely to get Ford’s 2.3-litre Ecoboost engine.

 

December

Audi A8

Flagship will set a new precedent for Audi designs; it will also get the most advanced autonomous technology yet.

Bentley Continental GTAfter 14 years, the focal point of Bentley’s range gets replaced. It gets racier looks and an all-new 600bhp W12 that will first appear in the Bentayga.

Fiat 124 Hard-top

A coupé version of the 124 Spider will be launched, possibly with more power.

Honda CR-V

Mid-sized SUV will be bigger and more premium. Engines are likely to mirror the 118bhp 1.6-litre diesel and 128bhp 1.5-litre petrol units from the smaller HR-V.

Jeep Compass

New model replaces both the Compass and Patriot. It’s more refined but more rugged than ever.

Kia Sorento

Burly seven-seat SUV will get a mid-life facelift.

Lotus Evora 400 Roadster

Chassis will be just as stiff as the coupé’s. The number in the car’s name refers to the brake horsepower it gets.

Seat Arona

Smaller SUV sister to the highly acclaimed Ateca is based on the Leon hatchback.

Seat Arona X-Perience

Rugged-looking version of the above.

Seat Ateca X-Perience

Rugged Nissan Qashqai rival gets all-wheel drive and an off-road design.

Vauxhall Grandland X

Zafira-sized SUV joins the Crossland X and Mokka X as part of Vauxhall’s SUV push.

Volkswagen T-Roc

Golf-based SUV gets an autumn launch after a Geneva debut as a lightly veiled concept.

 

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