Welcome to the third installment of autocar.co.uk's run down of the star cars for the year ahead.
Manufacturer by manufacturer we're listing all the star launches for the year ahead, plus all the crucial details.
Today, we're covering Ford to Mazda, and there's more to come over the next three days.
To find out more details and see hi-res pictures of a car, click on its name.
McLaren MP4-12C On sale DecemberPrice £160,000It looks pretty certain now that the first batch of 500bhp V8-powered MP4-12Cs will be assembled in the workshop at McLaren’s technical centre in Woking, made vacant by the end of SLR production.
Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG On sale JunePrice £155,000The Gullwing is back for the 21st century and has the grunt to back up those looks.
Mercedes CL coupe and R-class – facelifts Due September, expect new engines and minor design tweaks.
Mercedes-Benz E-class Estate On sale JanuaryPrice £30-£72,000Middle England’s favourite Mercedes, and the biggest estate on sale in the UK, is all-new and in dealers early next year with a full range of engines, including the fearsome 518bhp AMG V8.
Mercedes-Benz E-class Cabriolet On sale MarchPrice £39-£52,000A fabric roof is the key engineering detail on the new E-class cabriolet. Expect the engine line-up to mirror the saloon’s and include the possibility of the first-ever diesel Merc cabrio for the UK.
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.