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February 2018

Audi RS4 Avant – The latest version of Audi’s bonkers estate car has the same 444hp as before but considerably more torque for even quicker overtakes

BMW i3 facelift and i3S – BMW’s small electric city car gets more range and a sporty S model

DS 7 Crossback – The first large SUV from Citroen offshoot DS is on sale now, with deliveries from February 2018

Jeep Compass – The Skoda Karoq and VW Tiguan rival is on sale now with first deliveries in Feb 2018

Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross – This sporty small SUV is on sale now with first deliveries expected in February 2018

Hyundai i30 N – Korea’s first real hot hatch will have more power than a Ford Focus ST – we’ve driven it and it’s a lot of fun

SEAT Ateca Cupra – Rapid SUV should have nearly 290hp when it goes on sale in early 2018

Volkswagen Up GTI – Small sporty city car is great fun to drive and on sale now

Volkswagen T-Roc – The T-Roc SUV is on sale now but customers will get deliveries in early 2018

Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace – 7-seat version of VW’s popular Golf-based SUV

March 2018

Audi A7,  S7 and RS7 – Audi’s large, fast four-door coupe will go on sale in March 2018, but S7 and RS7 versions will come later in the year

BMW 8 Series – Luxurious coupe rival to the Mercedes S-Class Coupe is expected to be unveiled at Geneva Motor Show

BMW X2 – Compact SUV based on the Mini Countryman

Ford Ecosport – Refreshed version of small city SUV gets better looks.

Mercedes C-Class – A minor facelift should keep Merc’s small saloon competitive

Mercedes CLS – The recently announced replacement for Mercedes’ executive four-door coupe will hit showrooms in March 2018

Volvo XC40 – The baby Volvo SUV is on sale now with deliveries expected in late spring 2018 – and it’s fantastic

April 2018

Aston Martin Vantage – Replacement for the ageing sports car is on sale now and will take the fight to the Porsche 911. Deliveries start in April 2018

Audi A6 – An all-new model will take on the Mercedes E-Class and BMW 5 Series when it goes on sale in 2018

Audi TT facelift – Sporty coupe and convertible will get slight facelifts and will go on sale in the first half of 2018

Citroen C4 Cactus – Updated model gets comfier new suspension but loses stylish Airbumps

Renault Megane RS – Hot version of Renault’s latest Megane aims to topple the SEAT Leon Cupra and Honda Civic Type R when it goes on sale

Volkswagen Touareg – Latest version of VW’s biggest SUV should be revealed at Geneva Motor Show and could get a 7-seat option

May 2018

Renault Alpine – Long-awaited rebirth of a renowned sporting name should go on sale in early 2018

Audi Q6 – Coupe-inspired SUV could be a hybrid-only model

Audi Q8 – A range-topping SUV with hybrid power options

Mercedes A-Class – Latest version of small city car to have a brand new interior

Suzuki Swift Sport – Sporty version of compact hatchback will ditch 2.0-litre engine in favour of 1.4-litre unit but gain a turbo

VW Polo GTI – Sporty version of popular small car now packs a 200hp 2.0-litre petrol engine

June 2018

Audi Q3 – X1 rival gets Audi’s corporate face and latest tech

BMW X4  – This refreshed coupe-SUV will be a main alternative to the Mercedes GLC Coupe once it goes on sale

Dacia Duster – Facelift version of budget 4×4 looks better than ever

Ford Focus – Updated version of popular family hatchback will boast new styling and extra kit. A fast ST version will get around 280hp

Jaguar I-Pace – Fully electric sporty SUV could be the first electric car that handles well

Honda CR-V – Bigger than ever and with new turbocharged engines – the upcoming CR-V promises a lot

Mazda 6 – Stylish Ford Mondeo rival will get a much nicer interior

July 2018

Ford Fiesta ST – Pocket-rocket hot hatch will be revealed at July 2018’s Goodwood Festival of Speed and will go on sale shortly after

September 2018

Audi A1 – Stylish supermini may borrow design cues from the Q2 SUV

BMW X3 M – The X3 M will be packing a 435hp 3.0-litre petrol engine, taking the fight to the Porche Macan Turbo S

BMW X7 – Massive new BMW SUV will be aimed at the American market but is still likely to arrive here in 2018

Seat Ateca Cupra – Hot version of popular family SUV to have around 300hp

Citroen C5 Aircross – Stylish SUV from Citroen should be a good alternative to the Nissan Qashqai

October 2018

Mercedes GLE – New BMW X5 rival has been spotted testing and should go on sale in late 2018

Range Rover Evoque – Replacement for ageing SUV will be revealed at Paris Motor Show

November 2018

BMW Z4 – Z4 replacement will share a chassis with the upcoming Toyota Supra

Land Rover Defender – The new Defender will have big boots to fill – when it finally arrives in late 2018

Rest of 2018

Alfa Romeo Giulia Coupe – Two-door version of Giulia saloon should make its debut at the Geneva Motor Show in 2018

Audi R8 V6 – Junior R8 may draw inspiration from previous Quattro concept cars

Audi RS1 – The Audi A1’s swansong will be offered with a range of tasty RS upgrades before a new model is launched in 2018

Audi RS Q5 – Latest Audi super-SUV set to be unveiled

Audi RS Q2 – Audi’s new baby SUV could gain a sporty version

BMW 3 series – Latest G20 generation should break cover and go on sale in 2018

Dacia Grand Duster – Seven-seater version of the back-to-basics SUV will be offered in 2018

Honda CR-V – All-new SUV should prove to be a popular family car when it hits UK roads in 2018

Honda FCV Clarity – Honda will follow Toyota into the mainstream hydrogen-power market with this family saloon

Infiniti Q80 – Range-topping Infiniti promises to be eye-catching and have an interesting powertrain

Jaguar F-Pace SVR – Hotter supercharged version of Jaguar’s first SUV should be available in 2018

Jaguar XE Convertible – Four-seater Jaguar is likely to have a folding canvas roof and may eventually get an ‘R’ version if given the go-ahead

Jaguar XE R – Hot XE will target BMW M3 and Mercedes AMG’s C63 saloon and go on sale after facelifted XE

Kia Rio – Latest version of Kia’s frugal supermini

Lexus RC convertible – Drop-top version of the RC coupe could go on sale in 2018 – if given the go-ahead

Lexus LS500 – Uber-luxurious saloon will take the fight to the Mercedes S-Class, Audi A8 and BMW 7 Series

Mini Saloon – Three-box version of the cutesy retro hatchback could be launched as soon as 2018

Mitsubishi Shogun Sport – Rugged off-roader gets a much-needed modern makeover

Nissan Juke – Important second-generation of popular compact crossover needs to be bold. Could be renamed Kicks and brought over from Nissan’s American lineup

Nissan Murano – Nissan’s big SUV might yet make it over here from the US

Peugeot 408 GT – Sleek Peugeot could be a rival for the Mercedes CLA

Polestar 1 – Volvo-based hybrid car with 600hp and aims of toppling Tesla

Porsche Pajun – Junior Panamera will take the fight to the Maserati Ghibli

Range Rover Evoque 7-seater – Stylish SUV could be offered with a practical seven-seat option in late 2018

Renault Alaskan – New pick-up – twinned with the next Nissan Navara – has been postponed but should arrive in 2018

Rolls Royce Cullinan – A rival for the new Bentley Bentayga, the Rolls Royce promises more luxury and a higher price

SEAT 7-seater SUV – Sporty rival to the likes of the 7-seat Kodiaq should go on sale in 2018

Skoda Fabia SUV – Small SUV will share a platform with the SEAT Arona when it goes on sale in 2018

Skoda Kodiaq vRS – Rapid SUV could feature a twin-turbo 237hp diesel engine

Tesla Model 3 – 3 Series-sized Tesla should have a mainstream price, but teething problems have delayed the launch

Toyota Supra – Jointly developed with BMW, new coupe will be rear-wheel drive

Vauxhall Zafira – The new Zafira could morph into a crossover much like its little brother, the Meriva

Volkswagen Golf Mk8 – All-new hatchback should go on sale in 2018

Volkswagen Phaeton – New Phaeton may be all electric and aimed at the Tesla Model S

VW Tiguan R – Hotter version of the German brand’s high-riding SUV could be available in 2018

Before 2020

Alfa Romeo Alfetta – Stylish return to the large executive car segment could be based on a lengthened Giulia platform but has been delayed

Aston Martin DBX – SUV from Aston may end up being a high-rise coupe

Audi A3 Coupe – Four-door coupe to rival the likes of the Mercedes CLA should arrive in 2019

Audi A9 – New flagship for the German brand, potentially a 5-door coupe

Audi Q4 – Coupe SUV rival to the likes of the BMW X2 should arrive before 2020

Audi TT Sportback – A production version of the shooting brake TT could be shown to the public in 2019

BMW M1 – Much rumoured supercar flagship for BMW

BMW X2 M – If it’s released, BMW’s smallest performance SUV will have more than 400hp

Fiat 500 – Replacement for Fiat’s iconic supermini could grow for 2019

Jaguar ‘J Pace’ – Larger version of the F Pace will be Jaguar’s SUV range-topper

Jeep Grand Wagoneer – Jeep’s flagship seven-seat SUV should rival the Range Rover Sport when it arrives in 2019

Maserati Alfieri – rival for the Jaguar F-Type has suffered numerous delays

Mazda RX-9 (new RX-7) – the first sports car to use a rotary engine since 2011 could go on sale in 2019

Mercedes-AMG GT Four-door – Panamera-rivalling Mercedes will sit above the CLS in the marque’s range

Mercedes GLB – Baby G-Class is expected to go on sale in 2019

Mercedes GLS – Behemoth seven-seat SUV will get comprehensive upgrades in 2019

Porsche Mission E – All-electric super saloon aims to out-do the Tesla Model S at its own game

Porsche Cayenne Coupe – Less practical Porsche SUV is likely to be even more performance-orientated when it arrives in 2019

SEAT Leon – A replacement for this popular hatchback

Skoda Kodiaq Coupe – Large Kodiaq-based coupe SUV will be cheaper than rivals from Mercedes and BMW

Vauxhall Corsa – A replacement for Vauxhall’s supermini could go on sale in late 2018 but is likely to be held until 2019

Vauxhall Mokka X – The next-gen Mokka X has been spotted testing in camouflage ahead of a 2019 release

Volkswagen Golf GTI – Fans of fast Golfs may have to wait until 2019 to get their hands on the mk8 GTI

Volkswagen ID – Golf-sized hatch will be the first in the series of electric models including the ID Crozz and ID Buzz campervan

2020 and beyond

Bentley ‘baby’ Bentayga – a new mid-sized crossover in the vein of the Porsche Macan could end up being the cheapest Bentley on sale. A Bentayga Coupe model could also make an appearance before 2019, too

BMW i5 – Mid-sized BMW hybrid will be the brand’s most practical yet and is expected to go on sale in 2021

Volkswagen ID Crozz – Fully-electric SUV coupe will be an alternative to the Mercedes GLC Coupe and BMW X4 when it goes on sale in 2020.

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