Coming soon: new cars for 2014/15 - from city cars to SUVs

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Ford Focus (September 2014)
Ford Focus (September 2014)

City cars

Renault Twingo (autumn 2014)
The next generation city car will be given a radical layout with rear-wheel drive and the engine mounted beneath the boot floor.

Smart Fortwo (September 2014)
The little two-seater gets a major revamp, with a shortened chassis from the Forfour and a DSG gearbox for smoother gearchanges.

Smart Forfour (autumn 2014)
The next-generation city car will be available with either conventional engines or electric powertrains.

Vauxhall Adam Rocks (summer 2014)
The Adam convertible will showcase Vauxhall’s new range of three-cylinder low-emission engines.

Small cars

Mini five-door (October 2014)
It's 16cm longer and has two extra doors, all of which makes it practical as well as cool. There's a new 168bhp 2.0-litre diesel engine up front, too.

Vauxhall Corsa (October 2014)
A comprehensive revamp of the current car will include new three-cylinder engines, plus revisions to the chassis and cabin.

Mazda 2 (December 2014)
Next-generation Fiesta rival should retain the existing car's sweet handling along with upgraded quality and refinement.

Honda Jazz (2015)
When it reaches the UK, the new Jazz will likely feature a range of small-capacity turbocharged three-cylinder petrol engines.

Skoda Fabia (early 2015)
The next-generation Fabia will get a more youthful look and customisable options, but no hot vRS model.

Family cars

Ford Focus (September 2014)
One of the UK’s best-selling cars gets a face-lift for 2014, plus a tidier cabin with fewer buttons cluttering the dashboard.

Nissan Pulsar (autumn 2014)
New Ford Focus rival will offer plenty of safety equipment and a roomy cabin, with emissions as low as 95g/km from its 1.5-litre diesel engine.

Hyundai i20 (early 2015)
Hatchback gets the same treatment as new i10 city car, with styling changes and greater refinement than its predecessor.

Ford Mondeo (late 2014)
Next-generation car will feature a range of Ecoboost engines and hybrid power, plus high-spec new Vignale model.

Volkswagen Passat (October 2014)
The new Passat will be offered with a range of diesel engines and a plug-in hybrid petrol. It’ll be shorter, roomier and lighter than the current car.

Ford S-Max (autumn 2014)
The next-generation S-Max will use the same chassis as the new Mondeo and feature a simpler, more sophisticated dashboard than the outgoing car.

Infiniti Q30 (2015)
This compact executive car will use a Mercedes A-Class front-wheel-drive chassis, and challenge rivals such as the Audi A3 and BMW 1 Series.

Audi A4 (early 2015)
Audi claims the new A4 will be lighter and more efficient than the current model, as well as more of a driver’s car.

Jaguar XE (early 2015)
The XE will feature an aluminium chassis and a host of new technologies to create an efficient but sporty rival for the BMW 3 Series.


Ssangyong X100 (2015)
Prices for the new Qashqai rival might start from around £12,000 and a seven-seat version could follow in 2016.

Volkswagen Tiguan (early 2015)
The next Tiguan will get a bold new look and a longer wheelbase to help it compete with rivals such as the Nissan Qashqai.

Jeep Renegade (autumn 2014)
Jeep’s baby SUV will have genuine off-road ability and rugged looks. A nine-speed automatic will be available on 2.0-litre diesel models.

Land Rover Discovery Sport (early 2015)
Freelander replacement will launch with current diesel engines but the new generation of efficient Ingenium engines will follow later in the year.

Lexus NX (October 2014)
Prices for the NX will start from £29,495, making it a rival for the likes of the Audi Q5. It will be launched with only hybrid power, but a petrol-engined version will follow in 2015.

Volvo XC90 (early 2015)
Next-generation car gets a 9.3-inch touch-screen to replace dashboard buttons and is claimed to have Volvo’s most luxurious interior to date.

Sports cars

Mazda MX-5 (2015)
Aggressive styling and a new, lighter rear-drive chassis, will culminate in the most dramatic model-change to the MX-5 in its 25-year history.

Audi TT (October 2014)
The new TT features subtle design cues from the MkI original but the overall look is more masculine and aggressive. The high-quality interior features a TFT screen instead of traditional dials. 

Audi R8 (2015)
The new R8 will be based on the Lamborghini Huracan and will continue to feature V8 and V10 power with enhanced dynamics.

Coming soon: new cars for 2014/15 - Executive and luxury cars


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