Coming soon cars: new models for 2014/2015

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  • The new cars coming soon
  • From cheap family cars to luxury SUVs
Jaguar XE (early 2015)
Jaguar XE (early 2015)

City cars

Smart Forfour (autumn 2014)
Buyers of this five-door city car will be to choose from conventional and electric powertrains.

Smart Fortwo (autumn 2014)
The little two-seater gets a major revamp and a DSG automatic gearbox for smoother gearchanges. The all-electric version will arrive in 2016.

Vauxhall Viva (mid-2015)
Vauxhall's low-cost, five-door city car to compete with Dacia and revives Viva name. 

Small cars

Honda Jazz (summer 2015)
The new Honda Jazz promises improved refinement and a more spacious cabin.

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

Kia Rio (early 2015)
Face-lift includes updated styling and more equipment including standard DAB digital radio.

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

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

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

Family cars

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

Skoda Superb (2015)
Skoda will launch new versions of the spacious hatchback and estate in 2015.

Toyota FCV (late summer 2015)
The hydrogen fuel cell-powered Toyota FCV has two hydrogen fuel tanks that can be filled in just three minutes.

Volkswagen Golf Alltrack (summer 2015)
A beefed-up version of the Golf Estate that gets four-wheel drive.

Volkswagen Passat (January 2015)
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.

MPVs

Ford S-Max (summer 2015)
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.

Kia Venga (early 2015)
The Kia Venga gets updated styling and improved kit levels.

Mercedes B-Class (November 2014)
The new B-Class receives a styling makeover and upgraded petrol and diesel engines. An all-electric version will also be available.

Mercedes V-Class (spring 2015)
The new V-Class is a huge step forward from the current Viano, which felt more like a van than a car. The new-look Mercedes family face is part of a package that offers lots of technology, luxury features and seating for eight.

Open-top cars

BMW 2 Series Convertible (February 2015)
The replacement for the BMW 1 Series Convertible promises improved refinement and easier access.

SUVs

Bentley SUV (2015)
The luxurious Bentley SUV has changed completely from the original concept.

Fiat 500X (early 2015)
Designed to compete with the likes of the Nissan Juke, the 500X will sit alongside the 500L MPV and its more rugged sibling, the 500 L Trekking. 

Ford Edge (early 2015)
The Edge will be Ford’s flagship SUV. The company is chasing the premium end of the market, so expect the Edge to come with lots of technology features including a 10.0-inch touch-screen and a roomy cabin, with up to 1788 litres of boot space.

Honda HR-V (summer 2015)
Honda's rival to the Nissan Juke gets the same magic seat system as the Jazz.

Kia Sorento (spring 2015)
All-new seven-seat SUV is longer and wider than the car it replaces meaning more space for passengers in all three rows.

Kia Soul EV (October 2014)
Kia’s first electric vehicle to go on sale in the UK is a version of the practical and funky-looking Soul. It gets a 109bhp electric motor with a battery range of up to 100 miles. Expect it to cost around £22,000 when it goes on sale this autumn.

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

Mercedes MLC (2015)
This is Mercedes’ answer to the BMW X6. It is likely to be based on the M-Class platform and use the same range of engines, which should include a high-performance AMG variant. Like the X6 relative to the X5, this new Mercedes SUV coupe will be sportier to drive than the current M-Class.

Nissan Murano (2015)
Nissan hasn't yet decided if it will bring the Murano to the UK, if it does, expect an upmarket interior and generous specification.

Range Rover Evoque (2015)
Land Rover has said that the Evoque will have incremental improvements rather than a full mid-life face-lift, so a series of small changes is expected throughout 2015. Expect to see new trims, finishes and colours, plus efficiency and performance gains. There's also the chance of a convertible version.

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

Suzuki Vitara (spring 2015)
Suzuki's latest SUV is smaller than the SX4 S-Cross and goes up against the Citroen C4 Cactus and Nissan Juke.

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.

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.

Executive cars

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

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

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.

Jaguar XF (autumn 2015)
The XF will use the same chassis components as the new XE and will also get similar styling and an improved infotainment system.

Sports cars

Alfa Romeo 4C Spider (early 2015)
The convertible version of the 4C will cost a little more than the coupe but use the same 237bhp 1.75-litre engine. It will come with the recessed headlights that featured on the original concept rather than the controversial carbon design fitted to the coupe.

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.

Audi TT Roadster (spring 2015)
All Audi TT Roadsters will come with a fully automatic soft top that can be opened and closed in just 10 seconds.

Lexus RC F (late 2014)
The RC F uses a 5.0-litre V8 producing around 450bhp – the most powerful V8 the company has ever produced. The car is aimed at BMW M4 buyers, so expect it to get to 60mph in less than five seconds. 

Mazda MX-5 (summer 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.

Mercedes S63 AMG Coupe (winter 2014)
As Mercedes’ £120,000 flagship coupe, the S63 AMG Coupe will be a technological tour de force and offer incredible performance, as you'd expect from a car with a 577bhp 5.5-litre V8 biturbo engine.

Luxury cars

BMW 7 Series (2015)
BMW showed off the Vision Future Luxury concept earlier this year, which the new 7 Series will be based on. Expect lots of new technology, including touch-screens and iDrive plus 'carbon' bodywork.

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