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Looking for a new car? Here's our guide to all the new models and updates set to be launched in the next 12 months and beyond.

1Alfa Romeo GTV - summer 2019

Based on the Alfa Romeo Giulia saloon, the new GTV will be a coupe to rival the BMW 4 Series and Audi A5. There’s talk of 50/50 weight distribution, more than 600PS and an electric motor. All sounds good to us.

2Aston Martin Varekai - 2019

Aston Martin will be the next supercar manufacturer to produce an SUV. Likely to be badged the Varekai, the SUV could feature a six-cylinder AMG engine.

3Audi SQ2 - early 2019

Want a sportier version of the current Audi Q2? The SQ2 is set to go on sale in 2019. It shares a 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine with the Volkswagen Golf R, producing the same hefty 300PS. Prices are yet to be confirmed, but expect it to start at around £36,000 when it goes on sale early in 2019.

4Audi Q4 - late 2019

Set to arrive in 2019, the Audi Q4 is a coupe-SUV based on the new Q3. Previewed by the TT Offroad concept of 2014, the Q4 is likely to be available as a petrol-electric hybrid badged the e-tron.

5Audi e-tron - late 2018

Audi E -tron

Audi’s first all-electric car will be an SUV to take on the Jaguar I-Pace and Tesla Model X. It’ll have a range of around 245 miles and - in markets where legislation allows - it’ll feature cameras instead of conventional mirrors.

6BMW 1 Series - 2019

BMW’s third-generation 1 Series will be closely related to the MINI Countryman, sharing a front-wheel-drive platform and offering more interior space than the current model. It’s not expected to look hugely different, although the interior will feature tech from the 5 Series.

7BMW 3 Series - 2019

Likely to appear at the 2019 Paris Motor Show, the 3 Series is expected to look like a 5 Series that’s shrunk in the wash. It’ll handle better than the current model, offer more space and feature BMW’s latest iDrive infotainment system.

BMW 8 Series - November 2018

BMW 8 Series

Revealed in concept form in 2017, the 8 Series is BMW’s answer to the Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe and Audi A7. Since it’s a BMW, chances are it’ll go down the route of sharper driving dynamics than the S-Class, but it’ll still be plush and luxurious, rather than exciting, stripped back and performance-focused. 

1BMW Z4 - spring 2019

BMW’s Z4 sports car has always been a damp squib for the brand. But rather than axing the slow-seller from its range, the firm is taking things up a notch to rival the Porsche Boxster. The new Z4, due in 2019, will share a six-cylinder twin-turbocharged engine with the BMW M240i.

2BMW X5 - winter 2018


BMW’s X5 SUV enters its fourth-generation in 2018. Bigger than the outgoing model, the new X5 features a 640-litre boot and the option of seven seats. Prices start at £56,710.

3BMW X7 - February 2019

BMW’s alternative to the Audi Q7 looks… bold. Or horrible. But if you like grilles and giant wheels, it’s the car for you. Actually, ignore the weird styling and it looks like a very practical car, with a sensible, tall roofline and seven seats. A plug-in version will be available, along with petrol and diesel engines. And probably one of those M ones that has a badge that barely fits the tailgate.

4Citroen Berlingo - autumn 2018

Citroen Berlingo

Revealed at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show, the updated Berlingo Multispace features a new front-end similar to the C3. Available in two different sizes (badged the M and XL), the van-based people carrier features 100 litres more luggage space than its predecessor.

Citroen C5 Aircross – autumn 2018

Citroen C5 Aircross

Citroen’s new flagship SUV shares a platform with the DS7 Crossback, Peugeot 5008 and Vauxhall Grandland X. Already on sale in China, the C5 Aircross bears a clear resemblance to the C4 Cactus.

1Cupra Ateca - autumn 2018


SEAT’s sporty new sub-brand, Cupra, is set to launch its first car in 2018. The Cupra Ateca is based on the SEAT Ateca (there’s a surprise…) but features a 300PS 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine as seen in the Leon Cupra 300.

2DS 3 Crossback - early 2019

Yet another alternative to the Nissan Juke, the DS3 Crossback is likely to take a premium approach in a similar way to the DS7. Surprisingly, it’ll be based on a different platform to the DS3 supermini, meaning it could be sold with an electric motor.

3Fiat 500 - summer 2019

Expect the new Fiat 500 to retain the cutesy looks that have made the current model so popular, but the interior will be brought up-to-date with more tech and customisation options. The current 1.2-litre entry-level petrol engine will probably be dropped in favour of one supported by an electric motor.

4Ford Edge - early 2019

The Ford Edge has received minor updates and was revealed at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show. Looking more like the smaller Ecosport, the facelifted Edge will get a new 2.0-litre Ecoblue diesel engine.

Ford Focus – August 2018

Ford Focus (2)

We’ve driven the new Ford Focus and initial impressions suggest it’s as good as - if not better - than the Volkswagen Golf in most areas. That’s a bold claim, but it looks and drives extremely well, with an interior that’s finally up to scratch.

1Honda Civic Saloon - August 2018

Honda Civic Saloon

Likely to be a niche product in the UK, the Civic saloon will rival the Skoda Octavia for luggage space. Produced in Turkey, buyers will be able to choose from the same 1.0-litre petrol or 1.6-litre diesel as the hatchback.

2Honda Urban EV - late 2019

Honda Urban EV

Honda’s cute electric city car attracted almost unanimous praise when it was revealed in concept form at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show. It was so popular, that Honda’s decided to create a production version with, we’re told, very few changes. It’ll be on display at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show.

Honda CR-V – mid 2018

Honda CR-V

The all-new CR-V has actually been available in the US for a few months now, but it’s taken a bit longer to arrive in the UK. It’s bigger than before and will be available with hybrid power this time around, along with turbocharged petrol power for improved economy. It’s aiming a bit more upmarket too – hence a price hike, along with a plusher and more spacious cabin. 

1Hyundai i30 Fastback - mid 2018

Hyundai I 30 Fastback (4)

Some places in the world, mysteriously, think that less practical, ugly saloon versions of hatchback cars are good. They aren’t. But at least Hyundai has made the saloon version of the i30 look pretty, with a lower roofline and nice detailing. It’s like the Korean version of a Mercedes-Benz CLA, then. 

2Hyundai Kona Electric - summer 2018

Hyundai Kona Electric

An electric version of the Hyundai Kona crossover, the Kona Electric can travel up to 300 miles from a charge. It has potential to be hugely successful for Hyundai, but the firm’s only selling it in small numbers via its Click to Buy website.

3Hyundai Nexo - early 2019

Hyundai Nexo

We’ve had a brief drive of a Hyundai Nexo prototype and came away impressed. Powered by a hydrogen fuel cell, the Nexo can travel nearly 500 miles from one quick fill-up, making it more desirable than ordinary electric cars. There are two big hurdles: only a smattering of hydrogen filling stations across the country and a price tag likely to be close to £60,000.

Hyundai Santa Fe - September 2018

The flagship Hyundai Santa Fe has moved upmarket for 2018 in a bid to tempt customers from the Land Rover Discovery Sport. It’s pricier than before, but that’s reflected in the roomy and classy cabin.

1Hyundai Tucson - August 2018

Hyundai’s best-selling car has been given an update for 2018. The SEAT Ateca rival features a more modern interior than before, while a new diesel engine with electric support will help save fuel.

2Infiniti QX50 - early 2019

Infiniti QX50

Infiniti models have been largely irrelevant since they arrived in the UK – but the QX50 has the best chance of changing that because of its clever new engine. It uses a variable compression ratio to burn petrol in a more efficient way, promising diesel-rivalling economy with less of the harmful nasty stuff diesels spit out.

3Jeep Renegade - September 2018

Cosmetically, you’ll have to look pretty hard to spot the differences on the new 2018 Jeep Renegade. The biggest changes to Jeep’s Qashqai rival are under the bonnet, where there’s three new petrol engines: including a 1.0-litre three-cylinder turbo and a four-cylinder 1.3.

Jeep Wrangler - September 2018

Jeep Wrangler

Don’t go trading in your Audi Q5 just yet, as the new Jeep Wrangler is just as old-fashioned as ever. The hardcore off roader provides a driving experience like no other (and not necessarily in a good way), but its interior has been majorly improved for 2018.

1Kia Ceed - autumn 2018

The Kia Ceed is losing its apostrophe and gaining a Volkswagen Golf price tag. There’s more safety kit than before, while stiffer springs contribute towards an eager driving experience. The interior feels every bit as good as a Golf’s.

2Kia Niro EV - late 2018

Kia Niro EV

Set to make its debut at the 2018 Paris Motor Show, the electric Kia Niro is powered by a 64kWh lithium-polymer battery capable of returning a range of around 280 miles from a charge.

3Land Rover Defender - 2020

2020 is expected to be the year we’ll finally see the new Land Rover Defender. Production of the last one ended in 2016 and engineers have recently been spotted testing prototypes of the new model. Expect a range of different body styles and an interior to rival the Mercedes-Benz G-Class.

4Lexus ES - January 2019

Lexus ES

A replacement for the Lexus GS, the ES will rival the BMW 5 Series and Mercedes-Benz E-Class when it goes on sale in 2019. The interior’s where the ES excels on first impressions, with a large 12.3-inch infotainment display as well as a digital instrument cluster.

Lexus UX - early 2019

Lexus UX

Aiming to attract a younger market to Lexus, the UX crossover will slot below the NX and rival the BMW X1. It shares a platform with the Toyota Prius and C-HR, and will be offered with petrol and hybrid motors.

1Lynk&Co 01 - 2020

Lynk&Co 01 - 2020

Volvo’s Chinese owners, Geely, announced in 2016 that it would launch a new brand in a bid to tackle autonomous technology. It’s first car, catchily badged the Lynk & Co 01, is set to arrive in 2020. The tech-laden small SUV is powered by an electrified motor and shares a platform with the Volvo XC40.

2Lynk&Co 02 - 2020

You can’t launch a car brand with just one car, which is why the Lynk & Co 02 is also mooted for 2020. Smaller than the 01, the 02 also shares a platform with the Volvo XC40, as well as its 1.5-litre petrol engine combined with electric motors.

3Mercedes-AMG GT 4-door - September 2018

Mercedes AMG GT 4-Door

Effectively a cross between the Mercedes-AMG GT and the Mercedes-Benz CLS, the 4-door Coupe will rival the Porsche Panamera when it goes on sale in September 2018. Prices will around £85,000, with the most powerful GT63 S version powered by a twin-turbo V8 producing 639PS. It’ll hit 62mph in 3.2 seconds and max out at 196mph.

4Mercedes-Benz CLS – August 2018

Mercedes CLS (7)

Initially available with V6 petrol, diesel and hybrid engines, the new CLS has angular lights, but is otherwise smoother and sleeker than the previous car – and more elegant as a result. After all, that’s probably why people buy the CLS. Inside, it has lots of E-Class touches, like a classy all-in-one screen that stretches from the instrument binnacle to the infotainment system.

5Mercedes-Benz GLA - 2019

With the A-Class recently replaced, it’s also time for the A-Class-based GLA crossover to be updated. The smallest and cheapest Mercedes-Benz SUV, the new GLA will get an upmarket cabin similar to that in the A-Class.

Mercedes-Benz A-Class Sedan – late 2018

The latest A-Class is one of the best premium hatchbacks on sale at the moment - so Mercedes plans to cash in on that, with the launch of an A-Class saloon. It boasts more interior space and a bigger boot than the hatch, while buyers will be able to choose from an A200 petrol or A180d diesel engine.

1Mercedes-Benz GLB - 2019

Like many manufacturers, Mercedes-Benz can’t offer enough SUVs. The GLB, expected to arrive in 2019, will be a more practical alternative to the GLA and sit between that and the GLC in terms of size.

2Mercedes-Benz GLE - late 2018

The Mercedes-Benz ML was rebranded the GLE in 2016 and it’s now time for a refresh. For 2018, the GLE gets minor cosmetic updates to the exterior, while the inside gets a bigger overhaul - including a new dash and steering wheel.

MINI Electric - 2019

MINI Electric

An all-electric version of the MINI Hatch will arrive in 2019. Previewed in concept form at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show, MINI chiefs have hinted that the production car will be as fun to drive as the conventional model. Prices or range figures are yet to be confirmed, but expect it to share technology with the BMW i3.

1Nissan Juke - late 2018

We don’t know much about the new Juke, but we know it’s overdue. The original went on sale in 2010 and since then, lots of better small crossovers have arrived. But we expect some quirky styling and lots of customisation, along with efficient engines and more cabin space. 

2Peugeot 508 - October 2018

Peugeot 508

A rival to the Volkswagen Passat and Ford Mondeo, the Peugeot 508 takes a similar approach to the 3008 and 5008 SUV models in terms of design. The interior will be similarly upmarket, while engines will include a mixture of petrol and diesels, with a plug-in hybrid expected in 2019.

Polestar 1 - summer 2019

Polestar 1

Volvo’s performance off-shoot Polestar is set to launch its first standalone model in 2019. The high-performance plug-in hybrid coupe will cost from around £135,000, although most buyers are expected to lease it through a subscription service. It’ll only be available in left-hand drive.

1Polestar 2 - 2019

Polestar will reveal an affordable electric saloon at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show. Intended to be more mainstream than the Polestar 1, the 2 will cost from around £35,000, making it an alternative to the Tesla Model 3. The firm is aiming for a 310-mile range.

2Porsche 911 - early 2019

Don’t expect anything revolutionary from the 911 992 when it goes on sale in 2019. It’ll look very similar to the current model, but with features from the new Cayenne such as the full-width rear light bar. A plug-in hybrid version will be offered for the first time.

3Porsche Cayenne Coupe - late 2019

A rakish version of the Porsche Cayenne SUV will arrive in 2019 in a bid to steal sales from the BMW X6 and Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe. It’ll be near-identical to the normal Cayenne, save for a sloping rear roofline which will hinder practicality.

4Range Rover Evoque - early 2019

With the introduction of the Velar, the Evoque is starting to look a bit like last year’s must-have. A new model, due to go on sale in 2019, will feature Velar-inspired styling as well as a more up-to-daet cabin and new hybrid technology.

5Renault Clio - late 2019

With tough competition from the latest Ford Fiesta, SEAT Ibiza and Volkswagen Polo, the fifth-generation Renault Clio’s got its work cut out when it arrives in showrooms in 2019. Expect a more upmarket interior, lots of technology and a hybrid offering.

6Renaultsport Megane – Spring 2018

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With 280PS, Renault has decided not to go for outright power in its battle for the hot hatch crown and instead promises one of the best chassis in the class. There’s no reason to doubt those promises – the fast Megane has always had sublime handling and the new model should be a great drive.

SEAT Tarraco - November 2018

SEAT Tarraco

A follow-up to the Arona and Ateca, SEAT’s third SUV will go on sale late in 2018. Closely related to the Skoda Kodiaq, SEAT’s promising 760 litres of luggage space in the five-seat model. A seven-seat version will also be offered.

1Skoda e-Citigo - late 2019

Skoda’s been holding off launching its own version of the Volkswagen e-Up, but it now reckons developments in battery technology means it’s time to do so. The firm says it’ll have a range of 300km (186 miles).

2Skoda Fabia - late 2018

Skoda’s giving its Fabia supermini a subtle facelift, with beefier headlights and a slightly redesigned grille being among the few cosmetic changes. Not much has changed inside, either, although the entry-level five-inch infotainment screen has been dropped in favour of the 6.5-inch unit.

3Skoda Karoq Scout - October 2018

Skoda Karoq Scout (1)

A more rugged version of the Karoq crossover, the Scout features bigger wheels and plastic body cladding on the exterior. Inside, it'll feel like a very upmarket Skoda - with the Virtual Cockpit replacing conventional dials.

4Skoda Rapid - 2019

A new Skoda Rapid will be more conventional (and more appealing) than the current model, says the brand. Although the Octavia is a sales success, some buyers are put off by its big dimensions, so the Rapid will sit between that and the smaller Fabia. Expect a much improved cabin and more interior space.

Skoda Kodiaq vRS - 2019

Skoda Kodiaq V RS

Skoda’s launching a hot version of its Kodiaq SUV. Badged the VRS, the sporty Kodiaq will be powered by a 2.0-litre bi turbo diesel engine producing 240PS and will hit 62mph in less than 7.0 seconds. The performance SUV features four-wheel-drive and has already lapped the 12.94-mile Nurburgring race track in Germany in record time for a seven-seat SUV, if anyone cares.

1SsangYong Korando - summer 2019

SsangYong Korando - summer 2019

Korean brand SsangYong is set to launch the next iteration of its mid-size SUV in 2019. It’ll launch with a combination of petrol and diesel engines, with mild hybrid versions rumoured for the UK. Prices are expected to start at less than £20,000.

2Subaru Forester - early 2019

The new Subaru Forester arrives in 2019 with power provided by a 2.5-litre flat-four petrol engine and no diesel option. All models are four-wheel drive, with more space for passengers and a bigger boot.

3Tesla Model 3 - mid 2019

Tesla Model 3

Tesla’s Model 3 should arrive in the UK during 2019. The electric BMW 3 Series rival will provide a range of between 220 and 310 miles depending on which version you choose, with prices expected to start at around £40,000.

4Toyota Camry - January 2019

Toyota Camry

Toyota will reintroduce the Camry to the UK market after a 14-year absence. Intended to compete with the Ford Mondeo and Vauxhall Insignia, the Camry’s a replacement for the slow-selling Avensis. It’ll share a 2.5-litre hybrid motor with the Lexus ES, while Toyota’s promising that it’ll be fun to drive.

5Toyota RAV4 - early 2019

Toyota RAV-4

Intended to be more of a ‘proper 4x4’ than its predecessor, the new RAV4 will rival the Nissan X-Trail and Land Rover Discovery Sport. Increased ride height will help it tackle more extreme off-road situations, while the firm continues to turn its back on diesel by offering a choice of a 2.0-litre petrol or 2.5-litre petrol-electric hybrid engines.

6Toyota Supra - spring 2019

Toyota Supra

With 355PS, the new Toyota Supra will be closely related to the new BMW Z4 and is expected to cost around £50,000 when orders open in 2019. Set to rival the Porsche Cayman and Alpine A110, the new Supra will combine a six-cylinder petrol engine situated up front and drive sent to the rear.

Toyota Corolla - autumn 2018

Toyota Corolla

The British-built Corolla replaces the Auris and will be offered with a choice of three petrol engines, including two hybrids, when it goes on sale late in 2018. Revealed at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show, the Honda Civic rival will be more appealing than its predecessor, with improved handling, a more polished interior and more attractive looks.

1TVR Griffith - early 2019

TVR Griffith (2)

British sports car firm TVR is set to return, with a new Griffith returning 500PS from its V8 engine and capable of more than 200mph. Prices for the lairy TVR will start from £90,000, with TVR chairman Les Edgar promising “levels of technical sophistication, comfort, reliability and practically never seen by the brand before.”

2Vauxhall Corsa - summer 2019

The next-generation model of Vauxhall’s popular Corsa supermini will arrive in 2019. Sharing underpinnings with the Citroen C3 and Peugeot 208, the new Corsa will also feature petrol and diesel engines from Peugeot-Citroen cars.

3Vauxhall Corsa GSI - September 2018

Vauxhall Corsa GSi

A warm hatch, the Vauxhall Corsa will appeal to young drivers conscience of insurance premiums when it goes on sale in September. The GSI starts at £18,995, while a 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol engine returnings 150PS means it’ll hit 62mph in 8.9 seconds. Officially i’ll return 49.6mpg and emit 139g/km CO2.

4Volkswagen Golf - 2019

With strong competition from the new Ford Focus and Kia Ceed, the ever-popular Volkswagen Golf is starting to look ever-so-slightly under threat. Don’t expect a huge departure in terms of styling for the new model, but it’ll look slightly sharper (as per the new Polo). There are rumours that the estate version could be axed.

5Volkswagen T-Cross - December 2019

Volkswagen T-Cross

A small crossover to sit below the T-Roc, the Volkswagen T-Cross is likely to be slightly more expensive than the Citroen C3 Aircross when orders open in 2019. Teaser shots hint at chunky looks, while the interior is likely to be similar to the new Polo’s.

6Volvo S60 - early 2019

Volvo S60

The new US-built S60 looks like a smaller S90 - and that’s no bad thing, in our eyes. A rival to the BMW 3 Series, Audi A4 and Mercedes-Benz C-Class, the new S60 ditches diesel power in favour of petrol, including plug-in hybrid models. Level two autonomous driving tech will steer, accelerate and brake the car at speeds of up to 80mph.

Volvo V60 - late 2018

Volvo V60

Along with the S60 saloon, Volvo’s also launching a new V60 estate. Just like the S60, it looks like a shrunken down S90, with an interior that’s every bit luxurious enough to take on the Mercedes-Benz C-Class. UK prices will start at £31,810.

1Volvo XC40 – Spring 2018

Volvo XC40

The XC40 isn’t just a mini-me XC60. It has its own identity inside and out, yet retains all the really good bits of its bigger relatives. So there’s masses of space, a huge boot, lots of practical storage areas and some really handy tech. It’s safe too. Obviously. It’s a Volvo, after all. 


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