Autocar's new cars list gives you all the information on 2018's new arrivals, rounding up all the new models going on sale in the UK

Thought 2017 was a busy year for cars? There's a whole raft of exciting new models coming throughout 2018, with entrants into every major segment, and an ever-growing flock of SUVs ready to hit the market.

Here is your one-stop shop for keeping up-to-date with what's coming when in the car industry. 

March 2018

April 2018

May 2018

Summer 2018

Autumn 2018

Winter 2018

New Cars Coming in 2018:


Audi S7

Warm four-door coupé version of the A7.

Bentley Continental GT

Third-generation Conti gets a sharper drive and even more luxury.


Newly four-wheel drive, and with 592bhp on tap. It's now the quickest-accelerating BMW made yet. 


Funky small SUV aims for younger buyers with style and C-pillar badges.

Ford Ecosport facelift

Ford aims to improve a chink in its armour with the model year 2018 Ecosport. Improved interior and new face mark it out from the previous cars. 

Ford Mustang facelift

Comprehensively updated Mustang gets a boost in efficiency, and a cut in power for the four-cylinder model. Performance remains the same nonetheless.

Honda Civic diesel

Honda bucks the trend introducing a diesel in uncertain climes for oil-burners. Should prove one of the most frugal of the lot. 

Honda Jazz facelift

Gets meaner styling and a 1.5-litre engine, which goes in the warm new Jazz Sport.

Lamborghini Urus

641bhp super-SUV takes just 3.6sec to reach 62mph, is the first of a new breed of mud-plugger.

Lister Thunder

208mph, 666bhp F-Type based sports car revealed in January has already accrued considerable number of orders.

Mercedes-AMG S63 Coupé/Cabriolet

Now a 4.0-litre V8 in place of a 5.5-litre, but with more power, and the same impeccable refinement.

MG 3 facelift

Supermini gets updated exterior, and an overhauled interior. 

Subaru XV

Safety-conscious small-seller is built on an all-new Subaru platform.

Vauxhall Insignia Grand Sport/Sport Tourer GSi

Range-topping Insignia VXR replacement will sell in relatively small numbers, but has pace on its side.

Volvo XC40

Volvo's Range Rover Evoque rival will be available to buy, or by subscription service. Already one of the best premium small SUVs on the market.


Audi A6

New A6 will face ever stiffer competition from the executive car segment. Autonomous tech takes precedent.

Citroën C4 Cactus

Gets Citroën's much-lauded Progressive Hydraulic Cushion suspension, but loses the characteristic Airbumps of the original.

Ferrari Portofino

Folding hard-top convertible is powered by a 3.9-litre, 592bhp, V8 engine that the Italian firm says can accelerate it from 0-62mph in 3.5sec.

Ferrari FXX-K Evo

More aero-honed FXX-K now produces 830kg total downforce at the car’s top speed.

Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk

697bhp and 645lb ft of torque at 4800rpm meets large SUV for all-American performance car.

Mitsubishi Shogun Sport

Huge mud-plugging SUV will be the only direct rival to the Toyota Land Cruiser. 

Morgan Aero GT

8-unit run-out special to the Aero 8 will commemorate the brand's use of the BMW V8.

Morgan Plus 8 50th Anniversary Edition

50-units complete the production run of the Plus 8, as the brand moves away from the 4.8-litre BMW V8 engine. 

Porsche Cayenne

Porsche's saviour SUV enters its third generation. Porsche says it's more like the 911 than ever.

Renault Mégane RS

276bhp appears to put Renault's world-beating hot hatch behind competitors, but rear-wheel steer should make up for it where it matters most. 

Volkswagen Touareg

Still the daddy of Volkswagen's SUV range in markets where the Atlas is still something you look at in geography lessons. It'll get four-wheel drive as standard and greater efficiency. 


Alpine A110

Renault is gunning for the Porsche Cayenne with the Alpine A110. It's mid-engined, lightweight and promises handling verve by the bucketload.

Aston Martin DB11 Volante

Drop-top DB11 will be V8 only, to make it as keen-handling as possible. 

Audi Q8

Very large, dramatically-styled SUV will sit atop the Audi SUV range, based on the Q7. SQ8 version to follow. 

BMW 2 Series Active Tourer facelift

BMW's first ever MPV reaches midway through its first generation, in a segment all but wiped out by the SUV segment.

BMW 2 Series Gran Tourer facelift

Slghtly larger Ultimate Driving MPV in receipt of a nip and tuck, following the rest of the 2 Series' tweaks. 


3.9-sec-to-62mph M3 is BMW's fastest fast small saloon yet; only 1200 will be built.

Mercedes-Benz A-Class

The replacement for UK's best-selling premium hatchback will be revealed at the Geneva motor show. S-Class tech will trickle down, too.

MG 6

Mazda 6-like MG 6 has already been revealed in China with a ZS-like look and hugely improved interior. 

Suzuki Swift Sport

Feathery 970kg kerb weight and 138bhp combine to keep the Swift Sport a cult-hit handling star.

Volkswagen Polo GTI

All of a sudden, the Polo GTI becomes a Ford Fiesta ST rival. More mini Golf than ever, and that's not a bad thing at all. 

Summer 2018

Aston Martin Vantage

New baby Aston gets AMG 4.0-litre V8 power to the tune of 503bhp. One of a number of cars aimed at transforming Aston into a big-hitting luxury brand. 

Audi Q3

Audi's X1 rival gets the new family face grafted on the front, more tech on the inside and an increase in size to differentiate it from the Q2

Audi A6 Avant

Estates are a dying segment elsewhere in the market, but the A6 Avant - along with its rivals - will continue to outsell their saloon counterparts.

Bentley Bentayga PHEV

3.0-litre petrol-electric hybrid will be Bentley's first electrified model. Same powertrain will be shared with a Continental GT variant. 


X3-based SUV-coupé shifts after just four years, with the advent of the new X3. 

BMW i8 facelift

Updated hybrid supercar now gets 369bhp thanks to an upgraded electric engine. Get it while you can - there's no guarantee of a replacement. 

BMW i8 Roadster

Facelifted i8 also brings a drop-top version. It's only 60kg heavier than the coupé, and ditches the rear two seats. 

BMW M2 Competition

More hardcore M2 looks set to get the twin-turbo six-cylinder from the M3 and M4. Picks up where the legendary M3 CSL left off.

Dacia Duster

More grown up budget SUV gets an overhauled interior and updated exterior.

Ford Focus

Stalwart hatchback will be launched mid-year, with ST variants to follow. 

Ford Mustang Bullitt

Bullitt's 50th anniversary has spawned the Mustang Bullitt - Ford's third attempt at a Bullitt-themed special edition, with 475bhp and throwback styling to Steve McQueen's famous hero car.

Honda CR-V

Newly turbocharged, and larger in every direction, Honda's largest SUV hopes to rack up more sales, akin to the successful US version. 

Jaguar XE SV Project 8

Deliveries for the newly-crowned four-door 'Ring king begin in July 2018.

Jaguar I-Pace

It's a Geneva reveal for Jaguar's EV challenger, which will be with customers by the summer. 

Jaguar F-Pace SVR

SVR's next will be the F-Pace, which gets a 5.0-litre V8 engine and potentially, 567bhp on tap.

Kia Optima facelift

More safety kit and a GT trim level for Kia's Ford Mondeo rival. Exterior revisions are all but unnoticeably subtle.

Maserati Levante GTS

It's been a while since Maserati produced anything new and hardcore, but the Levante is set to be the next, with a 523bhp Ferrari V8 under the bonnet. 

Mercedes-AMG E53 Coupé/Cabriolet

There's 429bhp on tap from Mercedes-AMG's first performance hybrids. They're also joined by an AMG CLS 53.

Mercedes-Benz C-Class facelift

S-Class tech trickles down into Mercedes' best-selling model, and the UK's best-selling saloon car, the C-Class. 

Mercedes-Benz CLS

Newly revealed third-generation CLS does without the shooting brake this time around, but maintains the style of the original. 

Mercedes-Benz G-Class facelift

The G-Wagen is getting an update, with a G63 kicking off the newly spruced up tough-mudding SUV. Aerodynamics, we already know, will not be a priority. 

Mercedes-Maybach S-Class

Mercedes' flagship S-Class has been facelifted, and so, in turn, the Maybach variant will be too. 

Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus SCG 004S

Glickenhaus' Le Mans car for the road packs 650bhp from its 5.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8. The few that will make it to the UK will arrive from July. 

Subaru Outback facelift

Interior tweaks will make the cabin of the facelifted Outback a much more interesting place to be. Minor exterior tweaks will keep the status quo. 

Toyota Aygo facelift

Styling tweaks, improved refinement and a whole 2bhp more power.

Toyota Yaris GRMN

Toyota's first hot hatch in years arrives in very limited numbers in summer 2018. 209bhp from its 1.8-litre engine and 0-62mph in 6.3sec, since you asked. 

Autumn 2018

Aston Martin Vanquish

Next-generation Vanquish will answer to the Ferrari 812 Superfast. Considerably more than 600bhp is mooted.

Audi E-Tron

In a thoroughly modern Clash of the Titans, Audi will take on Jaguar in the electric market, with the E-Tron going up against Jag's I-Pace.


The M brand is spreading, and it's now heading for small SUV territory, as the hot SUV market gears up for battle. The X3 M will have around 425bhp, and at least five rivals by the end of 2018. 

Citroën Berlingo Multispace

Citroën's third-generation van-based MPV - its second-best seller worldwide - gets a new SUV-like look, new front-end underpinnings and a host of driver assistance systems.

Dallara Stradale

Motorsport outfit is to produce its first ever road car - it'll cost around £163,000 for UK customers when the first examples arrive in October.

Isuzu D-Max facelift

Isuzu's workhorse will be refreshed for 2018, with styling, interior and technology tweaks. As the class heats up, Isuzu may have a fight on its hands.

Kia Ceed

The Ceed is germinating into a whole family of models including a shooting brake and SUV. The hatchback remains at the core of the range, though.

Mazda 6 facelift

Handsome saloon is updated with tweaked styling, handling and ride, while the interior has been given more upmarket tech.

Mercedes-AMG GT four-door saloon

600bhp launch version will eventually sit below a super-hybrid with 805bhp. We smell a 'Ring record attempt. 

Porsche Macan facelift

SUV handling hero reaches its mid-life stage, and there are new turbo V6 engines on the way, as well as a tweaked interior. 


Up to 600bhp in M-badged form, but entirely more conventional down the rest of the range. Gets a more X7-like look - could be divisive.

Hyundai i30 Fastback N

Hyundai's fast fastback is coming, with all the talents of the hatchback and a little more practicality. 

Kia Niro EV

Soft launch for Kia's second EV, with the Niro EV going on sale as a powertrain option, rather than an all new model. 

Land Rover Discovery SVX

Mud-plugging SVX promises go-anywhere ability with a 517bhp V8 engine thrown in for good measure.

Range Rover Velar SVR

Sister car to the Jaguar F-Pace gets a performance-focused SVR variant. 542bhp and 502lb ft of torque, in case you're wondering. 

Mercedes-Benz A-Class saloon

A-Class saloon will fight the Audi RS3 saloon and ever-rumoured BMW 1 Series saloon, if the latter ever comes to Europe. AMG versions to follow.

Cupra Ateca

The Cupra Ateca has been swirling around for a while now, but the performance SUV is coming, and just in time for things to get cold again.

Winter 2018

BMW 8 Series

BMW's new flagship with a not-so-new name. This version will actually get the supercar-baiting M8, though. Six and eight-cylinder petrols and diesels for the rest of the range, and a V12 coming later.

Jeep Wrangler

Jeep's old-school SUV is getting thoroughly modern with a hybrid variant and new tech. 

Audi RS5 Sportback

Same 444bhp engine and 125lb ft hike, but five doors.

Audi A1

Audi's aiming squarely for Mini with the A1, which moves to MQB for greater refinement, handling and quietness. 

Audi SQ8

Hot hybrid version of Audi's future flagship SUV. 

Citroën C5 Aircross

Citroën's Nissan Qashqai rival arrives at the end of the year, with the brand's Progressive Hydraulic Cushions suspension. Another with a hybrid version to follow.

Honda CR-V hybrid

Honda's back on the hybrid hype after cutting the Insight some years ago with a petrol-electric CR-V. 

Hyundai Nexo

Hyundai's second FCEV will be another SUV, but will be a stand-alone model rather than a Tucson variant this time. 

Hyundai Kona Electric 

An EV version of the Kona will follow the standard versions in 2018, as Hyundai ramps up its charge into alternative fuels. 292 miles of range is claimed, as is 0-62mph in 7.6sec.

Hyundai Santa Fe

Fourth-generation large SUV puts a focus on technology, with a host of standard driver assistance, safety and convenience systems.

Infiniti QX50

The first car with a variable compression ratio engine, Infiniti promises all the talents of petrol with all the efficiency of diesel. Eureka. 

Kia Ceed Sportswagon

A Ceed with a bigger boot than a 5 Series Touring. Follows the lead of the new Ceed, with upgraded driver assistance systems too.  

Range Rover SV coupé

Super-luxury, SVO-built two-door coupé will hit UK shores by the end of 2018, as an eventual follow-up to the Range Stormer concept of 2004. 

Mercedes-AMG GT facelift

A power hike is certain, although it'll likely not match the E63 S's 603bhp. Exterior tweaks will be ever so subtle. 

Mercedes-Benz GLE

Mercedes' mid-sized SUV will arrive in time for Christmas. The 4.0-litre AMG 63 won't. 

Morgan EV3

Morgan's three-wheeled, first full-electric series production car gets a range of 120 miles, and will be available to customers from late 2018.

Renault Alaskan

The Renault Alaskan has already been pushed back once, but Renault's first pick-up is penned in for a 2018 launch. 

Rolls-Royce Cullinan

Another brand's 'first' SUV, although you can bet your Phantom that this'll be bigger and more expensive than any of those. 

Seat Tarraco

Seat's seven-seater has been coming for a while now, and it'll even has a name now. Expect similar packaging to the Skoda Kodiaq and Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace.

Skoda Fabia facelift

Skoda's supermini gets a new look, new tech, new interior and - gasp - no diesels. 

Skoda Kodiaq vRS

Another entrant into the fast SUV market, this time it's Skoda throwing its name into the mix. A diesel engine with lots of torque is reported to be under the bonnet. 

Subaru Forester facelift

Rock-solid SUV gets the same treatment as the Outback, with interior tweaks taking precedent over minor exterior changes. 

Vauxhall Corsa GSi

Vauxhall's supermini gets the warm treatment in answer to the Ford Fiesta ST-Line. VXR isn't dead, insists Vauxhall, but there are no further models planned just yet.

Volkswagen Passat facelift

Venerable Volkswagen estate and saloon will be facelifted at the end of 2018. Expect the usual raft of efficiency, interior and exterior revisions. 

Volkswagen T-Cross

Volkswagen's SUV offensive continues with the Polo-sized T-Cross. Nissan Juke and Renault Captur are in the T-Crosshairs. A convertible arrives in 2020.

Volvo XC40 Twin Engine

Volvo's plug-in hybrid small SUV is coming from the fourth quarter onwards, with the brand's 1.5-litre, three-cylinder petrol engine mated to a supplementary electric motor. An EV arrives in 2019.

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14 April 2017
The Jaguar I-Pace is probably the most interesting car in the UK this year. The first evidence of the seismic shift that Tesla is creating in the market, but also a great symbol of the energy and foresight of the Jaguar team. Maybe it will be better than the Model X?

Globally the Tesla Model 3 will be the big news IMHO.

Looking forward, it will be fascinating to see how Porsche transitions the 911, one of the most iconic vehicles ever, to hybrid power.

7 December 2017

Will it look like all the others - or like the concept which screams 'Ferrari' - and is there anyone still left who hasn't yet jumped on to the SUV bandwagon with something big and ugly?

24 June 2017
Don't forget.. the All-New Rolls Royce Phantom 8 should be added. It is being revealed at a special event in Mayfair, London. Date: 27 7 2017. Regards Stuart Burden
S T Burden

18 December 2017

Where is Alfa? And I mean Alfa Alfa not FIAT Alfa. Dear Mr Sergio, I assume you have heard of the expression "running to stand still"? The others are moving on, while Alfa stays put? Fix the (real/perceived) criticisms of the Giulia/Stelvio in a refresh. Add awesome sound system (it does not have to be a known brand) as standard, as I bet few spec it anyway but many will appreciate. Smaller Giulia/SUV? Sort of Giulietta/156? What about slightly raised ground clearance, I mean slight, and give it a 5 door (gran?) coupe body? I am in on this. 

Oh wait, you liked the Steve Jobs approach- Say nothing until it is actually ready to ship? Well, if anyone had a plan, he did. And the rumour sites were predicting very close to the actual outcome, so we knew what to expect and some of us waited for the leaked "surprise".

If Jaguar can be turned around, and I think their cars are also half a point below the Germans in the things that don't really matter but sound good in the reviews (touch screens? Really?), and some South Asia countries can rattle the same Germans, why can't the huge FCA do it right with the world's most loved but undersold brand? 


18 December 2017

Spare us the picture of the bentayga. It's nearly Christmas after all, and if you don't remove it, Santa might put you on the naughty list. Please.


22 December 2017

I assume you have never driven a Bentayga - well i have many times and it is a true brilliant car in all ways...... dont trash it until you have tried it.


16 February 2018
jonboy4969 wrote:

I assume you have never driven a Bentayga - well i have many times and it is a true brilliant car in all ways...... dont trash it until you have tried it.

Only if you're on the inside looking out and you've never driven a real Bentley.  The VW clones have no lambswool rugs, no Wilton carpet, no mirrored burr walnut reflecting its pattern across the dash and fore-aft down the door cappings.  When you're on the outside of a Bentayga looking in, you struggle to keep your lunch down.

Chop-chop, cost-cut.  Truly ghastly.

11 January 2018

"Renault is gunning for the Porsche Cayenne with the Alpine A110."


Do you people actually know cars??

17 January 2018
Clearly AC has deliberately left out the Stelvio QV.

24 January 2018

I see Fiat and DS (despite the DS7) slipping further in 2018.

Dacia should do well with the new Duster and SEAT with the first full year of the Arona and Ibiza.


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