Upcoming car release dates – cars coming soon

Want to buy a new car but don’t know when it’s due out? Help is at hand. We’ve broken down all the news and rumours that cross our desks every day to bring you the complete list of every car coming out in the near future.

Some have definite release dates and others are our best guesses – let us know what you’re looking forward to in the comments below and we’ll include it in the list. If you can’t wait for any of these cars, find them on our new car deals page to see the discounts carwow could help you get.

October 2016

Alfa Romeo MiTo Facelift – we expect minor visual tweaks to Alfa’s supermini to be shown at the Paris Motor Show in October

Audi RS4 Avant – will use the same basic 3.0-litre turbocharged engine as the S4, possibly producing as much as 500hp in a practical estate body style.

Audi TT RS – powered by a turbocharged five-cylinder engine with up to 400hp, the TT RS will be available in April 2017

Ford Kuga – facelifted SUV goes on sale in October

Citroen C1 Urban Ride – high-riding C1 has been revealed as a concept and a production version could be revealed at the Paris Motor Show

Hyundai Ioniq – potentially launching at the Tokyo Motor Show to spearhead the brand’s foray into hybrid technologies

Lexus RC convertible  – drop-top version of the RC coupe is likely to launch later this year, possibly at the Tokyo Motor Show in October

Mazda CX-7 – large SUV could use stretched CX-5 platform and may be revealed in Tokyo

Mazda CX-9 – rumoured 7-seat model will sit above the CX-5 and could also be shown to the public in Tokyo in October

Renault Alaskan – new pick-up is twinned with the next Nissan Navara

Renault Scenic – popular Renault has been promised a ‘twist’ when it goes on sale in late 2016

Renault Twingo GT – sporty version of Renault’s city car should also be shown to the public at the Paris Motor Show

Skoda Kodiaq seven-seat SUV – another Nissan X-Trail competitor, developed alongside SEAT and VW versions will be launched in Paris

Tesla Model X – UK buyers should finally get their hands on Tesla’s latest model in late 2016

November 2016

Alfa Romeo Giulia – the car to reverse Alfa’s fortunes is taking its time to get here but should be released towards the end of 2016

BMW i5 – mid-sized BMW hybrid will be the brand’s most practical yet and could be revealed before the end of 2016

Ford Ka – city car, now based on a global model, is already on sale in South America and could be launched in Europe towards the end of 2016

Ford Ranger – new pick-up promises car like handling and a refined interior and should be available near the end of 2016

December 2016

Audi TT Sportback – a production version of the shooting brake TT could be shown to the public before the end of 2016

Mini Countryman – We expect this larger crossover based on the new BMW X1 platform to be unveiled sometime this year and go on sale towards late 2016 or early 2017

Nissan Pulsar Nismo – hot version of the Nissan hatchback should add some excitement to the range when it’s launched at the end of 2016

Vauxhall Mokka X – facelifted Mokka with chunkier bumpers and an off-road inspired look could go on sale before the end of 2016


Abarth 500X – tuned crossover will go up against MINI’s Countryman Cooper S

Alfa Romeo Giulia Estate – delays in launching the Giulia will no doubt push back the release of a practical estate

Alfa Romeo Stelvio SUV – important new model from Alfa that should rival the Porsche Macan

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

Audi RS1 – The Audi A1’s swansong will be offered with a range of tasty RS upgrades

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

Audi RS3 Saloon – hot version of A3 saloon arrives in late 2017

Audi A5 – new A5 will share interior and styling with latest A4

Audi A5 Cabriolet – A convertible version of the new coupe will go on sale in May 2017

Audi A6 – all-new model will take on the Mercedes E-Class and BMW 5 Series

Audi Q5 – new version of the popular SUV will be launched in April 2017

BMW 5 Series – BMW saloon is likely to grow in terms of luxury and size

BMW M1 – much rumoured supercar flagship for BMW

BMW X2 – coupe version of the X1 will have sportier styling and possibly just 3 doors

BMW X3 – big-selling SUV gets another revamp, it’s already been spotted testing

Citroen Cactus M – given the popular reception to the concept revealed at the Frankfurt Motor Show, the quirky convertible Cactus could make production

Citroen ‘Grand’ Cactus – following the standard Cactus‘ success, a larger version will arrive possibly with 7 seats

Ford Fiesta – important new generation of the UK’s top selling car

Ford GT – new supercar boasts over 600hp but a limited production run

Honda Civic – new hatchback will be built in the UK and may offer a hybrid

Honda CR-V – all-new SUV should prove to be a popular family car when it hits UK roads in 2017

Honda CR-Z – second generation hybrid coupe should improve on pace and fuel economy

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

Hyundai ix25 – compact crossover should be a strong competitor to Nissan Juke and Renault Captur

Infiniti Q60 – coupe version of Q50 saloon should turn up the style factor

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

Jaguar XE Convertible – 4 seater Jaguar is likely to have a folding canvas roof and may eventually get an ‘R’ version

Jaguar XE Sportbrake – estate XE could sit alongside the saloon if it launches later next year

Jaguar XE R – hot XE will target BMW M3 and Mercedes AMG’s C63 saloon

Jeep Compass – Jeep’s Qashqai-sized crossover will slot below the Cherokee but will still retain strong mud-plugging abilities

Land Rover Discovery 5 – an overdue replacement for the popular Discovery, expect lots of new technology

Lexus LF-LC – long overdue replacement for the SC convertible will rival Mercedes’ SL

Lexus LS – top Lexus is likely to get a striking new look

Maserati Alfieri – rival for the Jaguar F-Type

Mini Saloon – three-box version of the cutesy retro hatchback could be launched as soon as 2017

Mitsubishi ASX – Mitsubishi’s Qashqai rival could come with a plug-in hybrid option when it goes on sale in 2018

Mitsubishi Shogun – rugged off-roader is aiming to stay true to its roots

Nissan Leaf – new hybrid should have much improved range

Nissan Micra – new supermini will be a global model and will take inspiration from the Sway concept

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

Peugeot 3008 – the second generation crossover should have more conventional styling

Range Rover Evoque 7-seater – stylish SUV should come with a practical seven-seat option in 2017

Range Rover Sport Coupe – svelte BMW X6 rivalling SUV Coupe should go on sale in 2017

Renault 5 – revival of a much-loved nameplate should be a competitor for MINI and Fiat’s 500

Renault Megane RS – hot version of Renault’s new hatchback aims to topple the SEAT Leon Cupra and Honda Civic Type R when it goes on sale, probably in 2017

Renault Koleos 7-seat SUV – in the absence of the new Espace, this Nissan X-Trail based model will be Renault’s largest in the UK

Renault Alpine – long-awaited rebirth of a renowned sporting nameplate

Porsche Cayenne Coupe – less practical Porsche SUV is likely to be even more performance-orientated

SEAT Ibiza – SEAT’s top seller will swap to MQB platform

SEAT small crossover – smaller SUV to take on Juke and C4 Cactus

SEAT seven-seat SUV – a larger SEAT SUV developed with Skoda and Volkswagen siblings

Skoda coupe-crossover – based on the new Yeti, this interesting model aims to bring the style of premium-badged models for a lower price

Subaru Impreza – an all-new car, showcasing the company’s new standardised vehicle platform

Suzuki Ignis – this SUV is already on sale in Japan and should reach the rest of the world before 2017

Tesla Model 3 – 3 Series-sized Tesla should have a mainstream price

Toyota C-HR – Qashqai-sized Toyota promises exciting styling and possibly a hybrid model

Toyota FT-1 (Supra) – jointly developed with BMW, new coupe will be rear-wheel drive

Vauxhall Insignia – pushing further upmarket, the new Insignia is also likely to increase in size as it has been jointly developed with Buick for the American market

Vauxhall Meriva – the MPV is likely to hit showrooms in early to mid 2017

Vauxhall Zafira – the new Zafira could morph into a crossover much like it’s little brother, the Meriva

Volkswagen CC – this stylish coupe should bare a strong resemblance to the slinky Coupe Concept GTE when it hits showrooms in 2017

Volkswagen Golf Mk8 – it’s unsure whether the new Golf will be an entirely new model or just a heavily face-lifted version of the Mk7, but a lot rides on the family hatchback

Volkswagen Polo – classy supermini gets an important refresh

Volkswagen Tiguan XL 7-seat SUV – a larger version of the new Tiguan will probably be launched in the US first

Volkswagen Touareg – third generation Touareg will share it’s platform with the new Audi Q7 and could get a third row of seats

Volvo XC60 – the new XC60 is an important car for Volvo and will be based on its new scalable platform


Alfa Romeo 6C – larger coupe should be positioned above the 4C roadster

Alfa Romeo Alfetta – stylish return to the large executive car segment could be based on a lengthened Giulia platform

Aston Martin Vantage – replacement for aging sports car will take the fight to Porsche’s 911 in 2018

Audi A8 – executive Audi should be in for a more distinctive look

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

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

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

Audi Q8 – a range topping SUV with hybrid power options

Bentley ‘baby’ Bentayga – a new mid-sized crossover in the vein of the Porsche Macan could end up being the cheapest Bentley on sale

BMW 1 Series Sport Cross – high-riding version of the 1 Series hatch slots below the X1

BMW 3 series – latest G20 generation should break cover in 2017 and go on sale the following year

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

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

Jaguar E-Pace – cheaper, and more compact, version of the brand’s F-Pace SUV should go on sale in 2018

Jeep Wagoneer – flagship Jeep is aiming to rival the Range Rover for prestige and off-road ability

Kia Rio – latest version of Kia’s supermini

Lamborgini Urus – controversial SUV should get extreme styling and could be the fastest off-roader yet

Land Rover Defender – the new Defender will have big boots to fill – when it finally arrives

Mercedes A-Class – style-conscious hatchback should get an all-new look for 2018

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

Mercedes GLT – Mercedes’ pick-up truck has been jointly developed with Renault and Nissan

Nissan Juke – important second generation of popular compact crossover needs to be bold

Peugeot 408 GT – sleek Peugeot is a rival for the Mercedes CLA

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

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

Rolls Royce Phantom – new Phantom may bring hybrid-powertrain and technology

SEAT Leon – a replacement for this popular hatchback

Skoda Yeti – the popular crossover finally receives a replacement and a more mainstream look

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

Volkswagen T-ROC/T-Cross/Taigun – VW will finally release their rival to the Nissan Juke next summer

Volvo XC40 – baby Volvo SUV is based on an all-new platform

Before 2020

BMW 8 Series – ultra luxurious coupe should go on sale before 2020

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

Kia GT4 Stinger  – much awaited sporty Kia should arrive before 2020

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

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

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

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