Mini Crossman On sale OctoberPrice £17–£23,000Based on a much-modified Mini platform, the Crossman will be bigger than the Mini hatch and offer five-door practicality, making it a better everyday proposition than the Clubman.
Mini E UK trials of the all-electric Mini begin in 2010; 40 selected drivers in the Southeast will run a fleet, but you won’t be able to buy one as they’re on trial only.
Mitsubishi Shogun On sale AprilPrice £23-£35,000New 3.2-litre diesel engine for the stalwart off-roader. More power and torque in both manual and automatic versions.
Mitsubishi cX On sale JulyPrice £14–£21,000Based on the Lancer hatch, Mitsubishi’s funky new urban SUV will rival the likes of the Nissan Qashqai. Both two and four-wheel drive will be available, teamed with a brace of updated engines: the 136bhp 2.0-litre DI-D and 141bhp 1.8-litre petrol unit.
Mitsubishi iMIEV On sale JulyPrice £20,000The electric version of Mitsubishi’s i city car will have lithium ion batteries and a hefty price tag.
Morgan Aero SuperSports On sale JanuaryPrice £127,000It uses a 367bhp 4.8-litre BMW V8 and has unique bodywork aft of the A-pillars, including a two-piece lift-off roof that stores in the boot. Under 200 will be built.
Nissan Cube On sale JanuaryPrice £14-£16,000Tall and wide, the bodywork will squeeze maximum space out of a supermini footprint for five occupants. Engines are a 1.6 petrol with manual or CVT ’box and a 1.5 diesel. The petrol comes first, followed in April by the diesel.
Nissan 370Z Roadster On sale MarchPrice £29-£34,000European specs for the 370Z Roadster haven’t been finalised yet, but the US version is a good guide. That car features a 332bhp 3.7-litre V6 and a choice of six-speed manual or six-speed auto ’boxes.
Nissan Qazana On sale OctoberPrice £12-£18,000Smaller than the family-oriented Qashqai, the Qazana will feature a funky cabin and stylish exterior to tempt urban dwellers out of their Minis.
Nissan GT-R SPEC M More luxurious GT-R may make it to UK next year; no decision has been made.
Noble M600On sale NowPrice £200,000 (est)Destined to be a supercar superstar, this mid-engined sensation from Leicester makes its way to its first owners in 2010
Peugeot – round-up A raft of Peugeots will get the firm’s new diesels next spring; the 1.6 and 2.0 HDi units will be fitted to the 5008, 308, 207 and 3008.
Peugeot RCZ On sale AprilPrice £20-£24,000The good-looking Peugeot RCZ will take on VW’s Scirocco next spring. Featuring three engines - a 156bhp 1.6 light-pressure turbo, 163bhp 2.0 diesel and a 200bhp 1.6 high-pressure turbo - the RCZ promises to major on driving pleasure
Peugeot 5008 On sale FebruaryPrice £17-£24,000Peugeot’s seven-seat MPV arrives early next year to take on the Vauxhall Zafira and VW Touran, among others. Useful features include a sliding centre-seat bench and full-length panoramic roof.
Peugeot iON On sale SeptemberPrice £20KThis is Peugeot’s version of the Mitsubishi iMIEV, which features the same running gear and lithium-ion battery pack. No firm prices yet, but expect it to be around £20k.
Peugeot 508 We’ll see the 407’s replacement at the Paris show in September, but you won’t be able to buy one until 2011.