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I will try my best to provide detailed info on various cars and what is like to live with them, I have already produced a few for Jaguar-car-forums, I will do my best to be unbiased, but it will be hard for some cars. I will re-produce press releases and copy from other motoring news.

Monday, 19 December 2016

What cars are we expecting to appear for the remaining part of 2016, and well into 2017, read on, there are loads.

November 2016
Audi A5
Audi's second-generation entry-level luxury car has a sleeker, lower design. It will be available in Coupé, Cabriolet and Sportback forms. The range should cost from around £32,000.
The performance sister of the A5 gets a new 3.0-litre TFSI petrol engine producing 349bhp.
The UK’s cheapest new car has been cosmetically facelifted, and a new, more fuel-efficient 74bhp 1.0-litre petrol engine will be added to the range.
Dacia Sandero Stepway
The more rugged Stepway will benefit from the same updates as the regular Sandero.
Dacia Logan MCV
Dacia’s spacious and practical Logan estate gets the same treatment as its small hatchback siblings.
Seven-seat family MPV gets design tweaks and an Eco Pack for its 1.7-litre diesel engine, reducing CO2 emissions from 117 to 109g/km. The updated Carens will cost from around £19,000.
Small MPV gets a sporty variant with the same 1.6-litre turbocharged petrol engine as the Cee'd GT, producing 201bhp.
Top-of-the-range version of the GT sports car will go on sale in November, with first deliveries due in March 2017. 
It will be considerably pricier than the £110,510 mid-range GT S. The GT R’s 4.0-litre V8 petrol unit has new turbochargers, giving it 577bhp; 74bhp more than the GT S.
Nissan GT-R Nismo
Range-topping model gets 30 more bhp courtesy of new turbochargers, plus some mild styling refreshes for a price tag of £149,995.
One step down in the Nissan sports car’s range, the GT-R Track Edition has specially developed Bilstein suspension and a more race-focused interior. It’s priced at a more modest £91,995.
Open-top version of the Leicester-built supercar gets 650bhp and a top speed of around 225mph. It costs from £296,400.
Spacious and practical family SUV gains striking new styling, 20in wheels, plenty of safety kit and a new touchscreen infotainment system. It costs from £24,500.
Seven-seater version of the above looks no less modern and won’t cost that much more, either.
Electric hatchback gets a new 41kWh battery to replace the current car’s 22kWh unit, meaning a jump in range from 140 to 250 miles between charges. It will cost from around £18,000.
December 2016
The most potent version of the Clubman estate has a 228bhp turbocharged 2.0-litre petrol engine, four-wheel drive and upgraded suspension, braking, cooling and exhaust systems.
Tesla’s first SUV is a crazily quick all-electric affair with falcon doors. It costs from £76,500, and first UK customer deliveries should arrive before the end of this year.
January 2017
The first diesel Bentley has a triple-charged 4.0-litre V8 diesel engine that produces 429bhp – the W12 petrol version gets 600bph. The Bentayga Diesel’s fuel economy is a claimed 35.8mpg.
New small hatchback features unusual styling akin to the larger C4 Cactus, and has plenty of colour personalisation options. It will cost from around £12,000.
Family MPV has morphed into a brawny SUV. It has new safety and assistance technology and inside there’s Peugeot’s latest i-Cockpit design. The 3008 will cost from around £21,000.
Popular city car gets a facelift, with a mildly refreshed exterior, and an interior with more infotainment features added. Entry-level prices are expected to go up from the current £7995.
This estate has “genuine off-road ability”, rides higher than the regular V90 and has bigger wheels. It comes with diesel engines only, and is expected to cost from around £40,000.
February 2017
New mid-sized executive car will be available as a saloon or as a Touring estate model. It’s loaded with new tech, including semi-autonomous driving, and has a lighter chassis that will help improve fuel efficiency. Pricing for the new 5 Series will be around £1500 higher than the previous car’s £30,335 entry-level, but it has more kit as standard.
Early / Spring 2017
New two-seater model is described as a “high-performance, elegant, lightweight car dedicated to driving pleasure in its very purest form”, and is rumoured to be called the A120.
This hot supermini, boasting 280bhp and four-wheel drive, will act as a swansong for the current A1 prior to the arrival of a new, second-generation line-up in 2018.
Hot coupé doesn’t get any mechanical upgrades, but it does receive an M4 GTS-inspired front splitter and bonnet intakes, a larger rear spoiler and new LED headlights and tail-lights.
Flagship performance version of the new 5 Series will only be available as a saloon. It has a developed version of BMW’s twin-turbocharged 4.4-litre V8 petrol engine.
The first new model from the quirky company for 13 years is a two-door speedster powered by a 4.8-litre BMW V8 engine. It will cost around £250,000, and just 70 will be made.
This new entry-level version of Ferrari’s V12 breadvan-styled GT has a modified version of the 3.8-litre V8 engine from the California T. It will cost from £240,340.
Ferrari’s 217mph hybrid hypercar loses its roof. The Aperta combines a 6.3-litre V12 engine with an electric motor and battery pack for 950bhp. Unfortunately, it’s already sold out.
The city car gets a refresh that’s expected to bring styling upgrades and improvements to efficiency akin to those of the larger 500 hatchback.
Honda’s family hatchback has grown and been given a radical styling overhaul. Two petrol engines and one diesel engine will be available at launch. A hot Type R variant is also coming.
All-new hatchback is promised to provide a far sportier driving experience with “very agile and responsive handling” and a “dynamic ride”. There will also be an i30 N hot hatch version.
Isuzu D-Max
New pick-up gets a 1.9-litre diesel engine to replace the current 2.5-litre unit, giving better fuel economy and refinement, but keeping the 3.5-tonne towing capacity.
Update brings minor exterior tweaks and Jaguar’s latest InControl Touch Pro infotainment system. Pricing won’t change much from the current entry-level cost of £92,310. 
Five-door only hatchback will go on sale in the UK in February. The interior should be plusher and more spacious, and Kia is promising improved ride and handling.
Super coupé and roadster will get a minor facelift for a mid-life refresh. A completely new nose, large front spoiler, smaller side intakes, more rear aero and a new rear wing feature.
Fifth-generation SUV will launch next spring. Despite being bigger and more spacious, it’s promised to be faster, lighter, and more economical than its predecessor. Engines are a 2.0 and 3.0-litre diesel, plus a 2.0-litre petrol. Land Rover says the stylish new Discovery is its most capable off-roader yet due to its lighter weight, better ground clearance and improved wading ability.
Saloon's facelift brings styling changes, new suspension and revised power steering. Inside, the 7.0in infotainment screen grows to 10.2in. The updated IS should cost from around £29,000.
This stylish performance coupé is due on sale in the spring, with an entry-level price of more than £70,000. The car's 5.0-litre V8 engine produces 467bhp.
Lexus LC 500h
The hybrid variant of the above has 3.5-litre V6 with an electric motor and lithium ion battery pack.
Indian automotive giant Mahindra gives its electric e2o city car a four-door variant. More range is likely, as is an entry-level price of around £14,500.
Hard-top version of the fun-handling two-seat soft-top roadster goes on sale on 4 March for a starting price of £22,195. Like-for-like, the RF is £2000 more expensive than the standard soft-top.
Hotter version of the already performance-oriented C 63 will powerful version of the C 63’s ‘hot-vee’ twin-turbocharged V8 under the bonnet, and could get as much as 580bhp.
High-riding 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.
The new iteration of Mini’s SUV is based on the same underpinnings as the Clubman, meaning it will be larger, more spacious, and should have better refinement. A plug-in hybrid will later join the range. The interior will be more upmarket with more luxury options available. The new Countryman should cost from around £22,500.
Available from March 2017, the revolutionary new Micra city car has more modern proportions, sleek angular styling and mechanicals shared with the next-generation Renault Clio. It has new infotainment tech, most safety systems found on luxury models, and above all should offer a sporty driving experience. It should be priced around the £10,000 mark.
The 3008’s seven-seat sister arrives in February. It will feature the same aggressive SUV makeover as the 3008, and should cost from around £24,000.
Shooting-brake bodied version of Porsche’s second-generation luxury grand tourer will have a more practical interior and boot, but the same engines as the regular car.
Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid
Petrol-electric hybrid version of the regular Panamera has a claimed pure electric range of up to 31 miles and claimed fuel economy of 113mpg. The 456bhp car will cost from £79,915.
Renault Captur
Small SUV is due a mid-life refresh.
Seat Leon
Family hatchback is due a very minor facelift.
Skoda Kodiaq
Skoda’s second SUV should be a game-changer for the Czech brand. The large SUV will be available will five or seven seats; it has a practical interior and class-leading boot capacity. The Kodiaq’s engine range consists of two 2.0-litre diesel engines, two 1.4-litre petrols and a 2.0-litre petrol. Prices will start at £21,495, undercutting all of its direct rivals. Order books open in November 2016.
Skoda Octavia
The Octavia saloon and estate are expected to get a cosmetic update to bring their styling into line with the new Kodiaq SUV.
The same goes for the more upmarket Superb, the range-topping version of which might also get a more powerful engine.
Only the hatchback Impreza is likely to come to the UK. It’s longer and higher-riding than the current car, and has plenty of new safety tech systems. It should cost from around £18,000.
Subaru BRZ
Subaru’s exciting sports car will get a minor facelift for 2017.
Subaru Levorg
The same goes for its sporty estate.
After nine years away, the Ignis returns as a city car with mini-SUV looks. Its engine line-up will include the 1.2-litre Dualjet engine from the Baleno; a hybrid version could also come later. Two-wheel drive will be standard, and four-wheel drive is expected to be a £1500 option. The Ignis should cost from around £13,500.
New executive saloon will have taller doors and a roomier interior. A new 1.6-litre CDTi diesel engine will replace the current 2.0-litre unit. The new Insignia will cost from around £16,500.
Summer 2017
BMW-modder Alpina will have the hottest estate on offer in the upcoming BMW 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.
Based on the standard A3, 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.
Third-generation SUV will also spawn a sporty M version in 2018.
The mini-MPV version of the C3 hatchback will have styling similar to its smaller sibling but on a larger scale.
The slightly odd-looking original Ecosport small SUV was revised in 2015 to better suit European buyers’ tastes, and now it’s due for a second, mid-life refresh.
One of the most anticipated models of 2017 will be Ford’s small hatchback. The current model is the UK’s best-selling car by a long chalk, so it will have to continue that car’s low price, impressive refinement, good looks and involving driving experience. A range of small-capacity turbocharged three and four-cylinder engines seem almost inevitable.
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.
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. It’s expected to be slightly more expensive than the saloon, which costs from £32,300.
Rugged SUV will make its European-spec debut in early 2017. It’s based on a stretched version of the platform that underpins the Jeep Renegade and Fiat 500X.
The third-generation model of Kia’s little city car is likely to be available in five-door form only.
Performance saloon will be four-wheel drive only. Under the bonnet is a twin-turbocharged 4.0-litre V8 engine, getting either 563 or 603bhp.
Open-top version of the new E-Class saloon should cost from around £37,000.
A two-door hard-top version of the new E-Class is also expected, rivalling the BMW 6 Series. It should cost from around £39,000.
As-yet-unnamed smaller sibling to the GS is positioned as a budget alternative to the Nissan Juke. It's claimed to offer "a large amount of equipment for considerably less money than rivals”.
Nissan Qashqai
Best-selling SUV will get a facelift that’s likely to include semi-autonomous driving technology.
The next Range Rover model will move the brand into sportier and more road-biased territory with a luxury model pitched at the BMW X6 that should cost from around £60,000.
Due in July, this 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.
The current Ibiza small hatchback is Seat’s best-selling model in the UK. The new car will be slightly bigger, with styling based on its larger Leon sibling. New engines for the Ibiza will include four-cylinder turbo petrol and diesels, and it should cost from around £10,000.
Smart's new electric model gets a new driveline, which is largely shared with the Renault Zoe, plus developments to its charging system100-milemile range is claimed from the car’s 22kW battery, which can be fully recharged in just 45 minutes. It should cost from around £20,000 after the £4500 Government grant has been applied.
Smart Fortwo Cabriolet Electric Drive
The same as the above goes for the drop-top version of the tiny city car.
Smart Forfour Electric Drive
The Smart Electric Drive range is completed with the eco-ification of its four-seater. It will cost slightly more than its smaller sibling.
New SUV, due to be on sale by autumn 2017, will be more refined, with plenty of in-car tech. A turbocharged 2.2-litre diesel engine will be available from launch. The Rexton is expected to cost from around £30,000.
This small car will have evolutionary new styling with a ‘more mature’ look. The fourth-generation hatchback is due next May, and will be powered by a 1.0-litre Boosterjet engine. The car will be five-doors only and will be priced in the region of £9,500. A Swift Sport hot hatch will come up to a year after the standard car is launched.
Small MPV gets SUV-influenced looks and probably a new name.
Updated drivetrain for the electric hatchback will provide a range of 186 miles, which is 86 more than the current car’s.
Hot hatch / estate with turbocharged four-cylinder engine getting 296bhp will be updated for 2017.
Next-generation hatchback will be available as a five-door model only. It will have small-capacity turbocharged engines and an entry-level naturally aspirated three-cylinder petrol unit with around 75bhp. Turbocharged versions of the same engine will sit above this, with up to 115bhp on offer. A hot hatch Polo GTI will come later.
Long wheelbase version of the family SUV is due as part of a three-model Tiguan family.
Sitting above the Tiguan in the VW range, this SUV will have a more luxurious interior and a similar exterior design to its smaller sibling. A hybrid version is a possibility. The Touareg will cost from about £45,000.
Performance-oriented version of the saloon with racy styling should cost from around £38,000.
Volvo V90 R-Design
Same as above for Volvo’s new estate.