Autocar's new cars list gives you all the information on 2017's new arrivals, rounding up all the new models going on sale in the UK

There's a whole raft of exciting new models coming throughout 2017. Here is your one-stop shop for keeping up-to-date with what's coming when.

New Cars of 2017

May

Alpina B3 S

Hot version of the BMW 3 Series.

Alpina B4 S

Performance version of the BMW 4 Series gets a facelift.

Alpina D4

The same goes for the diesel variant.

Audi A5 Cabriolet

Soft-top gets a stiffer body, which should lead to much better handling.

BMW 4 Series update

A seemingly minor update, you may think, but in fact modifications to the steering make a thorough improvement to the driving experience.

David Brown Mini Remastered

Speedback GT creator modernises classic Minis.

Kia Picanto

All-new city car to ditch three-door version and boost interior quality.

Lamborghini Aventador S

V12 supercar gets an extra 40bhp and four-wheel steering.

Lamborghini Huracán Performante

Super-hot Nürburgring lap record-breaker has a 631bhp V10 and 70% of its 443lb ft of torque available at just 1000rpm. It will cost £213,000.

Lotus Elise 250 Cup

Hardcore performance-focused version is 23kg lighter than its predecessor, or 40kg with all relevant options added. It's priced from £47,400.

Lotus Exige Cup 380

Most hardcore road-legal Exige yet; just 60 will be made

Lotus Exige Race 380

Track above of the below gets 375bhp and weighs just 998kg.

McLaren 720S

Replacement for the 650S is lighter, faster, more aerodynamic and roomier inside. Its top speed is 212mph and its 0-60mph time just 2.8sec, courtesy of a twin-turbo 4.0-litre petrol V8 engine that produces 710bhp – an 11% power increase over the 650S’s 3.8-litre V8. Handling should be improved, too, with updated suspension, brakes and steering, plus new electronic aids. The 720S is priced from £207,900.

McLaren 720S MSO

McLaren Special Operations serves to greater personalise customers’ cars, typically for around 30% more than the regular car’s price.

Noble M600 Speedster

Supercar with a 650bhp V8 engine loses its roof.

Renault Mégane Hybrid Assist

Hybrid Assist couples the dCi 110 diesel engine to a 10kW electric motor, with CO2 emissions of 92g/km.

Renault Scénic Hybrid Assist

Same as above.

Renault Grand Scénic Hybrid Assist

And for the seven-seat version.

Seat Ateca FR

Sporty trim joins the range for Seat's successful small SUV.

Skoda Citigo

Sister to the miniature Volkswagen Up city car gets revisions that include more personalisation on trim levels and better infotainment.

Skoda Rapid

Cosmetic tweaks inside and out.

Skoda Rapid Spaceback

The same as above goes for the bigger-booted version.

Subaru Levorg

Leftfield sporty estate is refreshed with minor styling and interior tweaks.

Volkswagen e-Golf

Updated electric Golf gets 50% more range, as well as improved acceleration.

Volkswagen Golf

Hatchback gets a facelift ahead of the eighth-generation Golf arriving in 2019. It gets an upgraded interior and a new 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol engine, plus better interior technology and connectivity.

Volkswagen Golf Hybrid

Non-GTE hybrid will get a 12V system coupled to a 1.5-litre petrol engine. Superhatch gets mid-life facelift, gaining the new saloon’s hotter engine.

 

June

Audi RS3 Sportback

Superhatch gets mid-life facelift, with its turbocharged 2.5-litre five-cylinder petrol engine being throoughly re-engineered to increase its power up to 394bhp. More involving handling is also promised.

Audi RS5 Coupé

Second-generation sporty two-door gets as a new twin-turbocharged 2.9-litre V6 petrol engine developing 444bhp; the same as the 4.2-litre V8 of its predecessor.

Dacia Logan MCV Stepway

Rugged looks and more room for around £1000 more than the standard car.

Jaguar F-Type four-cylinder

New entry-level version of the two-seat sports car gets a 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol flat-four with 296bhp. It's priced at £49,900 - the V6 F-Type costs from £57,265.

Mazda CX-5

Evolutionary second-generation model of this mid-sized SUV will have the same engines as its predecessor but a greater focus on comfort. It's priced from around £24,000.

Mercedes-AMG GLC 63

Large SUV gets the Affalterbach treatment. It gets new looks and a 4.0-litre turbocharged petrol V8 under the bonnet, with 469bhp or 503bhp in S spec. Four-wheel-drive is standard. 

Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 Coupé

The same as above goes for the GLC's cheaper, sloping-roofed sister. 

Mini Countryman S E Cooper All4

Petrol-electric hybrid variant of Mini's small SUV has 221bhp and 284lb ft and is capable of 25 miles under electric-only power.

Porsche 911 GT3

To the delight of many, a manual gearbox returns to the most hardcore 911 available, while the engine upgrades from a 3.8-litre to a 4.0-litre straight-six.

Renault Koleos

New SUV shares a platform with the Kadjar and the Nissan Qashqai. It's offered with two petrol and two diesel engines, with power ranging between 128bhp and 173bhp. The Koleos should cost from about £23,000.

Suzuki Swift

This latest iteration of the small hatchback will again be followed by a Swift Sport hot hatch.

Vauxhall Insignia Tourer

Two new Insignia estates — the the Sports Tourer estate and the Country Tourer soft-roader — are much roomier inside, and if the Grand Sport hatchback is anything to go by, will be both excellent value for money and decent to drive.

Volkswagen Arteon

CC’s replacement gets more individual styling as well as being longer, giving more boot space and better rear leg room. 

 

July

Alfa Romeo Stelvio

Alfa Romeo's first SUV has been engineered with a focus on driving dynamics. It will launch in hot Quadrifoglio form, sharing an engine with the Giulia saloon.

BMW M4

Hot coupé gets an M4 GTS-inspired front splitter and bonnet intakes, a larger rear spoiler and new LED headlights and tail-lights.

Bristol Bullet

New roofless speedster, which features Bristol’s classic mouth, bonnet scoop and tail fins, is powered by a BMW-sourced V8 engine.

Fiat 500L

Visual tweaks to bring the MPV into line with its 500 city car sister.

Jaguar E-Pace

Audi Q3-rivalling baby F-Pace similar in size to the Range Rover Evoque. It's expected to use 2.0-litre petrol and diesel JLR Ingenium engines. The E-Pace is expected to cost from slightly less than £30,000.

Jaguar XF Sportbrake

Just over a year on from the second-generation XF saloon’s launch, an estate version will come along, with the same engines as its sibling. As with the XF saloon, there will also be an S variant.

Kia Soul EV

Electric version of Kia’s MPV will have its range extended.

Lexus NX

Large SUV gets significant suspension updates, new technology and design tweaks.

Maserati Ghibli

New infotainment and a Sport pack for the interior form the main part of the sporty saloon's facelift.

Mercedes-AMG E 63 Estate

Gets the same 603bhp as the E 63 saloon; in range-topping form, 0-62mph takes just 3.5sec.

Mercedes-Benz E-Class All-Terrain

High-riding, off-road styled version of the E-Class luxury estate has specially tuned four-wheel drive system and bigger tyres to improve ride comfort on rough roads. It will cost from around £45,000.

Mercedes-AMG GT R

Mercedes' supercar just got even faster, and will serve as the perfect rival to the McLaren 570S Coupé, costing an almost identical £143,245. It has a heady 577bhp compared with the standard GT's 456bhp.

Mercedes-Benz SLC 180

New entry-level two-seat roadster with a four-cylinder engine is claimed to undercut the Mazda MX-5 RF on PCP finance deals.

Nissan Qashqai

Class-defining SUV gets a facelift, with new, more aggressive-looking front-end styling and Nissan’s Propilot semi-autonomous driving tech that can control the car in a single motorway lane.

Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid

Second, more powerful plug-in hybrid Panamera model with a 671bhp V8 petrol engine. It will cost from £137,140.

Range Rover Velar

Radically styled, road-biased mid-sized SUV-coupé will sit between the Evoque and Sport as a rival to the Porsche Macan. Inside, it features three large touchscreens.

Renault Captur

Bumper and light redesigns, new technology and more paint colour options for the popular small SUV.

Seat Ibiza

The Ibiza is Seat’s best-seller in the UK. This all-new model will bring it into step with the larger Leon and Ateca for quality.

Skoda Octavia vRS 245

Most powerful hot Octavia hatchback yet; 2.0-litre turbocharged engine gets a 15bhp boost over the old car.

Vauxhall Crossland X

Peugeot 2008-based small SUV replacement for the Meriva MPV is a “family-friendly urban vehicle”.

 

August

Hyundai i30 Tourer

Estate version of the new family hatchback will compete against the Ford Focus Estate and Volkswagen Golf Estate. It has a much less drab interior, all the latest safety kit and an spacious boot. It’s estimated to cost around £19,000.

Kia Niro PHEV

Regular hybrid’s launch will be followed by a more frugal plug-in hybrid version.

Lexus LC

Good-looking luxury sports coupé gets 467bhp in naturally aspirated V8 guise.

Volvo S90 T8

Recently launched saloon turns plug-in hybrid with electric and petrol power sources.

Volvo V90 T8

Same as above for the estate model.

 

September

Alpina B5 Touring

BMW-modder Alpina will have the hottest estate on offer in the new 5 Series range. The B5 Touring will use BMW’s 4.4-litre twin-turbocharged petrol V8, giving it around 600bhp and a 0-62 time of less than 4.0sec. It should cost from around £60,000.

Alpina D5 Touring

Diesel version of the above is powered by a twin-turbo 3.0-litre six-cylinder diesel engine with around 400bhp. It promises combined fuel economy of about 50mpg. Pricing will be similar to that of the B5 Touring.

BMW M4 CS

The Club Sport returns: sitting between the regular M4 and the hardcore M4 GTS. Priced from £89,130.

Citroën E-Berlingo Multispace

All-electric version of the van-style people carrier has an electric range of 106 miles, courtesy of two lithium ion batteries with a combined rating of 22.5kWh. The E-Berlingo is expected to cost from around £27,000.

Ford Fiesta

The best-selling car in the UK gets replaced. A classier interior and better ride and handling for the small family hatchback are promised. The Fiesta Active, a crossover-style trim level, will also be introduced, as will a luxury Vignale spec.

Honda Civic Type R

Evil-looking front-wheel drive Type R is still powerful enough to take on the Ford Focus RS, but is claimed to have a wider range of ability and a greater compromise between dynamic ability and comfort. And, for the first time, it will automatically blip the throttle for you when you’re downshifting.

London Taxi Company TX5

Zero-emissions range-extender electric taxi uses the 1.5-litre three-cylinder petrol engine due to be used in the Volvo XC40 small SUV to generate electric power, meaning cabbies won't have to stop and charge up during their working day.

Maserati Levante S

The UK will get the petrol-engined variant of Maserati's first ever SUV after all. Powered by a 424bhp 3.0-litre twin-turbocharged V6, the Levante S costs from £70,755.

McLaren 570S Spider

 

Convertible version of the sports coupé will have the same twin-turbocharged 3.8-litre V8 with 562bhp. A price of around £165,000 is expected.

Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet

Open-top version of the new E-Class saloon is bigger, stiffer and promising relaxed but powerful performance. It should cost from around £37,000.

Mercedes-Benz X-Class

Mercedes will build a plush version of the Nissan Navara pick-up truck, promising crisp handling and good refinement.

Skoda Kodiaq Scout

An off-road styled version of Skoda's new seven-seat SUV...

Smart ForTwo Electric Drive

Smart adds a 17.6kWh battery. A range of almost 100 miles is claimed.

Smart ForTwo Cabriolet Electric Drive

Same as above for the drop-top version of the minute city car.

Smart ForFour Electric Drive

Ditto for the larger Smart.

Ssangyong Rexton

New five-seat SUV will be more refined, with plenty of in-car technology. 2.2-litre diesel and a 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engines will be available from launch. More modern safety kit will be added, too.

Volvo XC60

Popular small SUV is long overdue a replacement and reflects the latest larger XC90’s styling, with incremental improvements in the drive and interior quality.

 

October

Audi RS3 Saloon

The RS3 gets its power from a lightweight 2.5-litre engine most recently used in the latest TT RS, producing 394bhp. The RS3 should cost from around £35,000.

Audi TT RS

394bhp, 3.7sec to-62mph, £51,800 sports car gets R8 levels of performance.

BMW 2 Series

Light refresh gets the latest version of iDrive infotainment.

BMW 6 Series GT

5 Series GT becomes the 6 Series GT and gets a much more resolved look.

Hyundai Kona

Sister car to the upcoming Kia Stonic (see below), the Kona small SUV is based on the new Hyundai i30 family hatchback. It's expected to cost from around £15,000.

Kia Stinger

New flagship saloon-styled liftback will get a GT performance version with a 315bhp turbocharged four-cylinder engine.

Kia Stonic

Kia’s building a Juke rival too. Based on the new Rio family hatchback, it will be available with either two or four-wheel drive.

Mercedes-Benz S-Class

Facelift adds loads of new technology, including a variety of semi-autonomous driving aids, plus a wider, frameless dual-screen dashboard set-up.

Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo

The first ever production Porsche estate is a beautiful affair. It's also the first Panamera to have five seats rather than four, and has 20 litres more boot space than the standard liftback model.

 

November

Abarth 500X

Performance-orientated version of Fiat's soft-roader SUV.

BMW M2

Light refresh for the performance two-door coupé.

Hyundai i30N

Nürburgring-developed (and Hyundai's first ever) hot hatch, an uprated version of the new i30 family hatchback, gets a 2.0-litre turbocharged engine with more than 260bhp.

Nissan X-Trail

Refreshed looks for the roomy seven-seat SUV.

Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace

Stretched, seven-seat version of the big SUV offers a choice of six petrol and diesel four-cylinder engines and is expected to cost from around £26,000.

 

December

Aston Martin V8 Vantage

All-new sports car will be the replacement for today’s Vantage and it will feature a design heavily inspired by the DB10 created for the James Bond film Spectre.

Audi A8

Flagship will set a new precedent for Audi designs; it will also get the most advanced autonomous technology yet.

Bentley Continental GT

After 14 years, the focal point of Bentley's range gets replaced. It gets racier looks and an all-new 600bhp W12 that will first appear in the Bentayga.

Dallara road car

Legendary racing car-builder produces a track-focused but road-legal car to rival the KTM X-Bow.

Fiat 124 Hard-top

A coupé version of the 124 Spider will be launched, possibly with more power.

Honda CR-V

Mid-sized SUV will be bigger and more premium. Engines are likely to mirror the 118bhp 1.6-litre diesel and 128bhp 1.5-litre petrol units from the smaller HR-V.

Jeep Compass

New model replaces both the Compass and Patriot. It’s more refined but more rugged than ever.

Kia Sorento

Burly seven-seat SUV will get a mid-life facelift.

Lotus Evora 400 Roadster

Chassis will be just as stiff as the coupé’s. The number in the car’s name refers to the brake horsepower it gets.

Nio NP9

NextEV’s all-electric hypercar has 1360bhp, a 0-62mph time of 2.7sec, a top speed of 194mph and a production run of just six.

Seat Arona

Smaller SUV sister to the highly acclaimed Ateca is based on the Leon hatchback.

Seat Arona X-Perience

Rugged-looking version of the above.

Seat Ateca X-Perience

Rugged version of our favourite small SUV gets all-wheel drive and off-roader-style design cues, including extra body cladding.

Skoda Karoq

Yeti replacement gets Kodiaq-inspired styling. It sits on the Volkswagen Group's MQB platform, which it shares with the Audi Q3 and Seat Ateca, with a familiar range of engines.

Toyota Yaris GRMN

High-performance hot hatch variant of the facelifted Yaris will be powered by a 1.8-litre supercharged petrol engine with more than 205bhp.

Volkswagen T-Roc

Baby SUV is expected to share engines with the Polo and Golf hatchbacks. The 1.0-litre three-cylinder and 1.5-litre four cylinder petrols are expected, with the diesels thought to be 1.6-litre and 2.0-litre units, and four-wheel drive will be available. Six-speed manual and seven-speed DSG automatic gearboxes will be, too. The T-Roc is thought to cost from around £19,000.

Volkswagen Touareg

Third-generation large SUV will get a more luxurious interior and evolved styling. A hybrid powertrain is expected to join the engine line-up. Pricing is likely to stay around the £45,000 mark of the current car.

Volvo XC40

New upmarket compact SUV will rival the Audi Q3 and BMW X1.

 

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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.

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