2014 sport car models
Audi A1 face-lift (early 2015)
The Audi A1 gets some styling tweaks and updated equipment.
Ford Ka (2016)
New Ford Ka is five-door-only and expected to start at around £8000.
Honda Jazz (summer 2015)
The new Honda Jazz promises improved refinement and a more spacious cabin.
Hyundai i20 (January 2015)
Hatchback gets the same treatment as new i10 city car, with styling changes and greater refinement than its predecessor.
Kia Picanto face-lift (mid-2015)
Picanto gets a face-lift to keep up with the latest city cars
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.
Seat Ibiza (mid-2015)
Face-lifted Ibiza lands next year before the all-new car arrives a couple of years later.
Skoda Fabia (January 2015)
The next-generation Fabia will get a more youthful look and customisable options, but no hot vRS model.
Smart Forfour (January 2015)
Expected to be the more popular of the two new Smart models launched, the quirky four-door will start at around £10,000.
Suzuki Celerio (early 2015)
The Celerio sits between the city car and small car class, offering the space of the larger car for the price of the smaller one.
Vauxhall Adam S (early 2015)
Range-topping Adam S gets 148bhp 1.4-litre petrol engine; promises 0-62mph in 8.5 seconds.
Vauxhall Corsa (October 2014)
A comprehensive revamp of the current car will include new three-cylinder engines, plus revisions to the chassis and cabin.
Vauxhall Viva (mid-2015)
Vauxhall’s low-cost, five-door city car to compete with Dacia and revives Viva name.
Volkswagen Polo Bluemotion (early 2015)
Eco-friendly version of the face-lifted Polo. Expect CO2 emissions of sub-85g/km.
BMW 1 Series face-lift (early 2015)
BMW 1 Series will receive styling tweaks and updated infotainment systems.
Citroen C4 face-lift (February 2015)
Styling updates and improved fuel efficiency for Citroen’s C4.
Citroen DS4 face-lift (late 2015)
Mid-life face-lift to the stylish hatchback.
Honda Civic face-lift (spring 2015)
A new trim level – Sport – arrives along with a range-wide of visual changes designed to give the standard models some of the visual aura set to be showcased by the new Type-R hot hatch.
Hyundai i20 coupe (spring 2015)
Three-door version of Hyundai’s new rival to the Ford Fiesta promises sportier styling than the five-door car.
Hyundai i30 face-lift (early 2015)
Mid-life face-lift brings styling tweaks and upgraded infotainment system.
Hyundai i40 face-lift (spring 2015)
The i40 will receive a new look to bring it in line with the rest of the Hyundai range.
Kia Optima (late 2015)
Kia will launch an all-new Optima to do battle with the Ford Mondeo and Volkswagen Passat.
Peugeot 308 GT (January 2015)
Peugeot’s range-topping versions of the 308 offer sportier styling and improved performance. Available as a hatch or estate.
Skoda Superb (autumn 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.
Vauxhall Astra (autumn 2015)
UK-built and promising to take on the Ford Focus in every department.
Volkswagen Golf GTE (spring 2015)
The Volkswagen Golf GTE is the first plug-in hybrid car from VW. It promises hot hatch performance but with ultra-low fuel and tax bills.
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.
Volkswagen Passat GTE (October 2015)
The plug-in hybrid Volkswagen Passat GTE promises to return 141mpg.
Alfa Romeo Giulia (late 2015)
Alfa Romeo is expected to show its new executive car in June 2015 before it goes on sale later in the year. Giulia may not be the name of the production model.
Audi A4 (late 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.
Audi RS7 face-lift (early 2015)
Updated styling and improved infotainment system for the Audi RS7.
BMW 3 Series face-lift (mid-2015)
Changes include new three-cylinder engines, more premium interior materials and upgraded infotainment system.
BMW 6 Series face-lift (mid-2015)
New engines, styling and upgraded infotainment system.
Citroen DS5 face-lift (summer 2015)
As well as updated styling, the DS5’s suspension will also be tuned in response to criticism of the current 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.
Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG (spring 2015)
AMG versions of the new C-Class saloon and estate.
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.
Mercedes-Benz CLA Shooting Brake (2015)
Baby version of the stylish CLS Shooting Brake.
Mini Clubman (autumn 2015)
Biggest Mini to date, the second-generation Clubman also gets conventional rear side doors, and its hinged boot doors are expected to remain.
Subaru Outback (April 2015)
Subaru has completely redesigned the Outback and has improved overall refinement.
Skoda Fabia Combi (March 2015)
Estate version of the all-new Skoda Fabia arrives a couple of months after the hatchback.
Volkswagen Golf Alltrack (summer 2015)
A beefed-up version of the Golf Estate that gets four-wheel drive.
Volkswagen Passat Alltrack (late 2015)
Volkswagen will jack up the suspension and add four-wheel drive to the Passat Estate.
BMW 2 Series Active Tourer seven-seater (September 2015)
Same wheelbase as five-seat model but with longer body giving room for two small rear seats.
Ford C-Max face-lift (autumn 2015)
Revamped interior and exterior styling changes to match face-lifted Focus.
Ford Galaxy (late 2015)
All-new seven-seat MPV.
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-Benz 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-Benz B-Class electric drive (early 2015)
More powerful and more spacious than a BMW i3, the B-class uses a Tesla-sourced electric motor. However, many will argue it will be fighting for sales without any of the image or desirability of its rival.
Mercedes V-Class (early 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.
Peugeot 3008 and 5008 engine updates (spring 2015)
Euro 6 engines are being added to the range.
Audi Q3 face-lift (early 2015)
The Q3 and RS Q3 both get a new look for 2015.
Bentley SUV (2015)
The luxurious Bentley SUV has changed completely from the original concept.
BMW X1 (autumn 2015)
BMW’s smallest SUV will ditch rear-wheel drive in favour of front- and four-wheel drive.
BMW X4 Performance (late 2015)
Range-topping X4 is expected at the end of the year.
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 (late 2015)
The Edge will be Ford’s flagship SUV. The company is chasing the premium end of the market, so has given it 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.
Hyundai ix35 (mid-2015)
Hyundai is launching an all-new rival to the popular Nissan Qashqai
Hyundai Santa Fe face-lift (early 2015)
Like a lot of the Hyundai range, the Santa Fe will be getting a face-lift in 2015, despite only being on sale for a couple of years.
Jeep Renegade (spring 2015)
New small SUV based on the Fiat 500L. In four-wheel-drive guise, it promises to be very capable off-road.
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.
Mazda CX-3 (summer 2015)
Juke rival based on the new Mazda 2.
Mercedes-Benz GLK face-lift (2015)
The original GLK never made it to the UK. The second-generation of the SUV is expected to be unveiled early in 2015 and to be offered in right-hand drive for the first time.
Mercedes-Benz ML face-lift (late 2015)
The ML will be face-lifted to compete with the latest BMW X5.
Mercedes-Benz 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 (late 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 face-lift and cabrio (mid-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.
Peugeot 2008 updates (2015)
Peugeot’s small SUV gets new engines and automatic gearboxes.
Renault SUV (late 2015)
Renault will launch its Qashqai rival before the year is out.
Seat SUVs (2016)
Seat is expected to enter the SUV category with not one but two models, one Qashqai-sized and one Juke-sized..
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.
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.
Hyundai Veloster face-lift (mid-2015)
Unusual-looking Veloster to receive styling tweaks to bring it in line with the rest of the Hyundai range.
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.
BMW 2 Series Convertible (February 2015)
The replacement for the BMW 1 Series Convertible promises improved refinement and easier access.
Mercedes-Benz S-Class cabriolet (2015)
Four-seater luxury convertible based on the stylish S-Class Coupe.
Audi RS3 (Early 2015)
Audi’s fantastic A3 gets turned into a premium hot hatch.
Ford Focus ST face-lift (March 2015)
Gets the same styling tweaks as the rest of the Focus range and the option of a diesel engine for the first time.
Honda Civic Type-R (mid-2015)
Long-awaited hot hatch is due in the middle of the year. It will offer more than 276bhp from its 2.0-litre i-VTEC engine.
Mini JCW (early 2015)
Mini John Cooper Works model to be powered by 2.0-litre petrol engine.
Seat Leon ST Cupra (early 2015)
Hot version of the practical Leon ST joins the three- and five-door Leon Cupra models.
Vauxhall Corsa VXR (summer 2015)
Performance version of the new Corsa goes after the Ford Fiesta ST.
Volkswagen Polo GTI (early 2015)
Hot-hatch version of the face-lifted Polo gets new 1.8-litre petrol engine and the option of a manual gearbox.
Abarth Roadster (late 2015)
Will be based on the same underpinnings as the new Mazda MX-5. It could appear as a Fiat in the UK.
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 (Late 2015)
The new R8 will be based on the Lamborghini Huracan and will continue to feature V8 and V10 power with enhanced dynamics.
Corvette C7 ZO6 (early 2015)
The Corvette features a 6.2-litre petrol engine that puts out 650bhp.
Ford Mustang (September 2015)
The American classic will arrive here in 2015 in right-hand-drive.
Jaguar F-type – manual gearbox (Summer 2015)
The F-type has been auto-only. That changes in 2015 when a six-speed manual will also be offered.
Lamborghini Huracan Spider (2015)
Convertible version of the 602bhp Huracan.
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.
Lotus Elise S Cup (2015)
Road-going version of the Elise S Cup R racer.
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.
McLaren P13 (2015)
McLaren’s entry-level model is a mid-engined two-seater to rival the Porsche 911 Turbo and Audi R8 V10.
McLaren P1 GTR (2015)
Stripped down version of the McLaren P1.
Mercedes-Benz AMG GT and GTS (April 2015 and August 2015)
The high-performance tourers offer impressive performance without giving up luxurious interiors.
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.
Porsche 911 face-lift (autumn 2015)
The 911 will receive subtle styling tweaks rather than a massive design overhaul.
Porsche Boxster face-lift (late 2015)
Like the 911, the Boxster will receive subtle styling updates.
Porsche Cayman GT4 (2015)
Fastest Cayman yet and the first Porsche to get the GT4 name.
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