My thoughts on all things motoring, press releases, reviews & techie stuff, from around the world.
Please note that the pictures of vehicles within this blog are used as examples of the specific press releases, on occasions, due to the lack of available official pictures, examples are re-produced.
ANY AND ALL PROFANITIES WILL BE REMOVED AND THE PERSON/S RESPONSIBLE WILL BE BANNED, NO EXCEPTIONS.
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.
2016 has seen not only record sales, the threat of those sales dying off due to Brexit and record numbers sold in both the plate change months.
But what are we expecting to finish of the remaining part of 2016, and throughout the year, 2017, there are some great looking cars, from the budget range, upto supercar territory, and far more.
So, read on, enjoy the list of cars below, and remember that the list is not ALL of the cars that are going to be released, but a large chunk of them, so off we go........
This will be updated in the new year with some pictures of the cars that have already been released or will come in the early part of 2017.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Small SUV is due a mid-life refresh.
Family hatchback is due a very minor facelift.
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.
The Octavia saloon and estate are expected to get a cosmetic update to bring their styling into line with the new Kodiaq SUV.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.