We expect to see so many exciting models which will debut in 2017, and we present you a full list of cars, month by month, that will arrive this year.
Vehicles such as AC Cobra 378 are expected – a reborn sports car from the 1960s will debut this year with a naturally aspirated 6.2-liter V8 engine that will produce 440 bhp and a supercharged unit good for 550 bhp. Also, Atlanta sports car and BMW M760Li xDrive will be introduced as well. The former is going to have a traditional styling with an aluminum composite structure, while the second one gets a turbocharged 6.6-liter V12 that delivers 592 bhp and 590 lb-ft of torque and the xDrive 4WD configuration.
We are going to see two vehicles from Ferrari in March – 812 Superfast that sports a naturally aspirated 6.5-liter petrol V12 engine rated at 789 bhp and GTC4 Lusso T which will have a 3.8-liter V8 engine under its hood and which starting price is £240,340.
Honda brings its famous Civic hatchback model which is slightly bigger, and it will come with two petrol units and one diesel, while the South Korean automaker Hyundai is expected to launch the third generation i30 described as “accessible, appealing in design and pleasant to drive.” The Britons will launch the renowned F-Type with a stylish exterior and a turbocharged engine good for 300 bhp, whereas overhauled Nissan Micra and slightly refreshed Renault Captur will return to the rat race.
The public will have a chance to see Skoda Octavia with a facelift, the dominant Seat Leon Cupra 300 which will be powered by the powerplant that delivers 296 hp, as well as Spyker C8 Preliator Spyder with a drop top and a mighty beast under the hood rated at 592 ponies and 443 lb-ft of torque. The Toyota Prius Plug-In is also expected to arrive in March with claimed 283 mpg and 32g/km of CO2.
The German automakers will be busy in April as Audi is expected to launch its best-seller Q5 which will feature the same look as its predecessor, whereas BMW’s 4 Series will debut with redesigned bumper and new goodies inside. Dacia has become a serious competitor, and it will introduce the new Logan MCV Stepway which will be equipped with the off-road-styled black body cladding, additional equipment and it will boast more space in the trunk.
A supercar that will receive the spotlight in April is Lamborghini Huracan Spyder that will have a soft-top and an RWD configuration. Mini Countryman John Cooper Works is a hot variant of the second-generation small SUV that will make a debut, while Toyota plans to facelift the Yaris hatchback, which will receive additional 1.4-liter engine.
Most exciting cars will definitely be Skoda Kodiaq and Kodiaq Scout. The first one will come with five or seven seats, practical and spacious interior and the largest trunk in the class. You can choose between two 2.0-liter diesel, two 1.4-liter petrol units, and a 2.0-liter gasoline engine. This model will cost £21,495 whereas the Scout is just a rugged off-roader styled version that comes with more protection and an Off-Road Assist Package.
For Mercedes, April will be the D-Day, since they plan to unveil a drop-top Mercedes-AMG GT Roadster, GT-C Roadster, while Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe that you will be able to purchase for £39,000 will also be available. We are staying with Mercedes-Benz as they also want to display the GLA model with minor modifications and the V-Class Marco Polo with a luxurious cabin and elevating roof bad. Well done Mercedes!
May will be an exciting month as well, as we are going to see the Alpina B3 S, B4 S that will receive a facelift and D4. Furthermore, Audi should unveil its A5 Cabriolet with a stiffer body and improved handling, whereas Kia’s Picanto with enhanced interior equipment and materials will try to wow the crowd.
Lamborghini will try to spice things up with Aventador S, and Huracan Performante as the former will sport a V12 under its hood that will add 40 bhp, and the latter will come with a 631 bhp V10 good for 443 lb-ft of torque at only 1000 rpm. The starting price of the Performante is going to be £213,000.
Lotus is going to surprise us with the Exige Race 380 that will weigh only 998 kg and the Exige Sport 380 which body is designed for better aerodynamics and which is even lighter than the regular Exige. A supercar that will try to rival other supercars is called Noble M600 Speedster which arrives in May, and its V8 produces 650 bhp.
The vehicle we are most excited about is the McLaren 720S, which will come instead of the 650S compared to which is lighter and more spacious. The top speed of this supercar is 212 mph, while it goes from 0 to 60 mph in just 2.8 seconds, mostly because of a twin-turbo 4.0-liter petrol V8 powerplant that produces 710 bhp. You can have this machine for “only” £207,900. McLaren will also launch the 720S MSO which will be more expensive.
Renault is expected to present three vehicles – the Megane Hybrid Assist, which combines the dCi 110 diesel engine to a 10kW electric motor, the Scenic Hybrid Assist, and the Grand Scenic Hybrid Assist. On the other hand, Skoda will launch the Citigo with more personalization on trim levels and better infotainment, while the Czech manufacturer will also present the redesigned Rapid and the Rapid Spaceback. With only some minor exterior and interior tweaks arrives Subaru Levorg, but let’s go back to the Germans.
Volkswagen will reveal the e-Golf model with 50% more range and better acceleration, but the regular Golf should receive a facelift. It will also be equipped with a new 1.5-liter turbocharged petrol engine, plus the interior will be more premium. A Golf Hybrid should also hit the market, and it will get a 12V system paired with a 1.5-liter petrol unit.
Only a few vehicles will arrive in June, but they will be good ones. Starting with Audi, that should launch the RS3 Sportback with a mid-cycle facelift and more powerful engine as well as the RS5 Coupe which sports a brand-new twin-turbo 2.9 liter V6 petrol good for 444 bhp.
Some other cars we will see in June are Hyundai i30 Wagon and Mini Countryman S E Cooper AII4. The first one will go against Ford Focus Estate and Volkswagen Golf Estate, and it is expected to come with a spacious trunk and enough space in the cabin. The latter is a petrol-electric hybrid with 25 miles under electric power only. The French automaker Renault Koleos is going to be presented, and it will be based on the same platform Kadjar, and the Nissan Qashqai are based on. The starting price of this one will be around £23,000.
A fancy little car such as Suzuki Swift will try to find its place in the market, whereas the Vauxhall Insignia will be offered as the Grand Sport large hatchback, the Sports Tourer estate, and the Country Tourer soft-roader. Once again, a vehicle from Volkswagen is expected, and it is the longer and roomier Arteon model.
We are looking forward to July since numerous long-anticipated vehicles will arrive then. For starters, Alfa Romeo Stelvio will be introduced in hot Quadrifoglio form and with the same engine that is under the Giulia saloon’s hood. Bristol Bullet and BMW M4 are also worth mentioning as the Bullet will be powered by a BMW-sourced V8, while the M4 comes with a larger rear spoiler and new LED head and taillights.
Fiat 500L with nothing but some visual modifications are expected together with Jaguar XF Sportbrake which will have the same engines as its XF saloon sibling. The electric version of Kia’s MPV is the Kia Soul EV that will have better range while new infotainment and a Sport pack for the interior will make the Maserati Ghibli more beautiful.
The long-anticipated Mazda CX-5 will finally arrive, and it will be more comfortable. On the other hand, Mercedes-AMG E 63 Estate speeds to the market with 603 hp and 3.5 seconds it takes the car to go from 0 to 62 mph. The GT-R comes from the same manufacturer, while the E-Class All-Terrain will be produced by Mercedes-Benz. This model is expected to be an off-road designed variant of the popular E-Class, and it should come with AWD drive system and larger tires.
Porsche should take the covers off the Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid which will carry the price tag of £137,140, and the complete output of this car will be 671 bhp. Seat Ibiza, the best-seller in the UK, Skoda Octavia vRS 245, the most powerful Octavia hatchback and Vauxhall Crossland X described as a “family-friendly urban vehicle” will also be revealed.
Only four vehicles are due for August. Lexus LC is a handsome luxury sports coupe that will wow the crowd with its design and a naturally aspirated V8 engine. Moreover, Kia Niro PHEV will arrive in the summer, while Volvo plans to introduce S90 T8 and V90 T8 models.
Alpina B5 Touring and D5 Touring will make a boom once they are introduced in September. The B5 will use the 4.4-liter twin-turbo turbocharged petrol V8 that produces around 600 bhp, while the car will cost from £60,000. On the other hand, the D5 will sport a twin-turbo 3.0-liter V6 under its hood for the complete production of 400 bhp. The fuel efficiency of this car should be around 50 mpg.
Ford will launch the new Fiesta with a classier cabin and better ride and handling, whereas Honda Civic Type R should make its debut as well. The Type R will come with a wider range of ability, and it will automatically blip the throttle when you downshift for the first time.
Mercedes-AMG will once again be engaged since they want to unveil the GLC 63 with a 4.0-liter turbo V8 good for 500 bhp. From Mercedes-Benz, we will see the E-Class Cabriolet that will start at £37,000, S-Class with the latest technology and new frameless dual-screen dashboard setup and refined X-Class.
Coming from Smart are the ForTwo Electric Drive with a range of almost 100 miles, ForTwo Cabriolet Electric Drive and ForFour. Volvo XC60 is the popular small SUV that will be launched in September, whereas the Ssangyong Rexton may attract some unexpected attention. It will sport enough features inside the cabin, and with a 2.2-liter turbocharged diesel powerplant, it will definitely be a car to look for.
Two cars from Audi and two cars from BMW will arrive in October. The first one from Audi is the RS3 Saloon that has a lightweight 2.5-liter engine rated at 394 bhp. This car should cost £35,000, while the £51,800 price tag will be stick to the TT RS, which will go from 0 to 62 mph in only 3.7 seconds. BMW will show 2 Series with the latest variant of iDrive infotainment system and 6 Series with an improved design.
Also, Kia should present the long-anticipated Stinger that will receive a GT performance version with a turbocharged I4 engine. Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo with five seats and additional 20 liters in the trunk should make a debut as well.
Hyundai i30N that is the company’s first hot hatch arrives, and it brings a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine with more than 260 bhp. Abarth will also put the 500X in the eyes of the public. A vehicle we cannot wait to see is the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross, and it will also arrive in November as a rival to the Nissan Qashqai also scheduled for the same month.
Speaking of the Qashqai, it will receive a facelift, and it is expected to have a more aggressive front fascia, while company’s Propilot semi-autonomous driving technology will be offered. The Japanese manufacturer will also make sure that its refreshed seven-seat SUV XTrail gets the attention it deserves. Last but not least, the VW Tiguan Allspace with the price tag of £26,000 will become available.
December is always a month with a busy schedule, and we expect to see the Aston Martin V8 Vantage – a brand-new sports vehicle from the British automaker which is inspired by the James Bond’s DB10. Audi A8 with the best autonomous tech ever seen will also make a blast, but Bentley Continental GT with all-new 600bhp W12 will probably get more media coverage. Fiat 124 Hard-top will be shown as well with slightly more horsepower.
Another car we are looking forward to is the Honda CR-V with two engine options – a 1.6-liter diesel one good for 118 bhp and a 1.5-liter petrol unit that delivers 10 bhp more than the diesel. Jaguar will produce its first electric model called the I-Pace and considering that it will be an SUV, it will go against Tesla’s Model X. It will be equipped with a 90kWh battery, and the range of this one will be 310 miles.
Two vehicles come from Kia with the first one being the Sorento with a facelift and the second one a small SUV which will likely be a plug-in hybrid. With the stiff chassis as the coupe’s version comes the Lotus Evora 400 Roadster, whereas Nio NP9, not so popular vehicle that is actually an all-electric hypercar with the complete output of 1360 bhp will definitely be a sensation. Oh yeah, only six examples will be produced.
Seat decided to introduce a small SUV named Arona, Arona X-Perience and Ateca X-Perience, which is a rugged version with additional body cladding and slightly different design. Meanwhile, Toyota will unveil the Yaris GRMN which is the high-performance version that will sport a 1.8-liter supercharged petrol powerplant that delivers more than 205 bhp. Peugeot 3008-based Grandland X arrives from Vauxhall, while the Swedish manufacturer Volvo will show the new upmarket compact SUV named XC40.
Lastly, Volkswagen will reveal its T-Roc and Touareg, which is the third-generation large SUV that will see some interior and exterior tweaks.