Our new cars calendar is your one-stop shop for keeping track of 2016’s new cars, so keep checking back to this page as we’ll be updating it regularly with new car unveilings.
Here’s Autocar’s round-up of the new cars coming in 2016.
Giulia – September 2016
Alfa’s BMW 3-series fighter ushers in a new era for famous Italian firm with new platform, engines, styling and tech.
Giulietta – late 2016
Facelifted Giulietta gets mild styling tweaks and is expected before the year is out.
Mito facelift – 2016
Facelifted Mito to challenge Audi A1.
SUV – 2017
Twinned with upcoming Fiat and Jeep medium-sized SUVs.
B7 – spring 2016
New B7 will get retuned 4.4-litre V8 producing around 600hp.
DB11 – late 2016
Aston’s DB9 replacement will get a twin-turbocharged AMG engine.
City car – 2019
It’s some way off, but Audi is working on a successor for the A2.
Audi A3 facelift – late 2016
Minor styling tweaks are planned for Audi’s popular hatchback.
A4 Allroad – summer 2016
More rugged version of new A4 Avant.
A5 – 2017
Next generation coupe will use the MLB platform and get more aggressive styling.
A6 – 2017
A more stylish look is promised for Audi’s next BMW 5-series competitor, designed under Marc Lichte.
A7 – 2017
Second-generation A7 has been spotted testing and is due to arrive in 2017
R8 Spyder – spring 2016
Drop-top version arrives early in 2016.
RS4 Avant – summer 2016
Performance version of the new A4 will get a turbocharged V6 engine.
Q2 – spring 2016
Premium rival to Nissan Juke.
Q5 – late 2016
Second-generation SUV is closely related to the new Audi A4.
Q6 – 2018
The new SUV will use three electric motors and a quick charging, high‑capacity battery.
TT RS – 2016
Hardcore coupé could get new aluminium-block five-cylinder engine producing up to 400bhp.
Continental GT – 2017
New model will share its underpinnings with the next Porsche Panamera.
Bentayga – Early 2016
Crewe’s first SUV has split opinion with its design, but rapid sales confirm there’s no shortage of design for Bentley’s £160,000 newcomer.
Sports car – 2016
Expect Bentley’s extreme rear-drive sports car to be more hardcore than 2014’s GT3-R, and cost around £300,000.
Mulsanne facelift – 2017
Facelifted Mulsanne has been spotted in both standard and long-wheelbase variants.
X1 LWB – late 2016
Long-wheelbase X1 could preview a seven-seat version of BMW’s smallest crossover
X2 – late 2016
Sporty, coupé-like BMW X2 is set to share the X1’s underpinnings.
X3 – 2017
Next BMW X3 has already been spotted testing.
3 GT – summer 2016
Facelifted 3 Series hatchback gets tweaked styling and improved fuel economy.
3 Series – 2018
The G20 generation of BMW’s mid-size saloon has been spotted testing.
5 Series – 2017
M2 – April 2016
BMW’s junior M car is a 365bhp rear-wheel-drive coupe.
M4 GTS – spring 2016
Powered-up and pared-down variant of the M4.
PHEVs – 2016
New hybrid variants of the 2 Series, 3 Series and 7 Series.
Z5 – late 2016
New sports car is being co-developed with Toyota
BX7 – Autumn 2016
Reborn manufacturer will be launching a new premium SUV.
Chiron – 2017
New Veyron replacement to feature a hybrid powertrain; expected to hit 286mph and generate 1479bhp
CT6 – Early 2016
Mercedes-Benz S-Class rival gets three petrol engines at launch, including a twin-turbocharged V6 with 400bhp.
Camaro – 2016
Sixth-generation car to take on the Ford Mustang in Europe.
DS 3 – February 2016
New DS 3 gets new engine choices, increased connectivity and revised styling inside and out.
RP1 – 2016
Britain’s newest sports car maker has created a a lightweight, mid-engined roadster with 500bhp per tonne.
488 Spider – spring 2016
Ferrari’s most powerful mid-engined drop-top
Dino – 2018
Dramatic return for Dino name as Ferrari plans a new £150,000 mid-engined sports car.
F12tdf – summer 2016
Big weight reduction and power boost to 770bhp for hardcore version of Ferrari’s V12 super-coupé.
GTC4Lusso – late 2016
The facelifted FF now takes the GTC4Lusso name and gets subtle styling upgrades to mark it out from its predecessor.
Tipo – Late 2016
Fiat has resurrected the Tipo name for its Focus-rival.
Panda facelift – 2017
The Fiat Panda will get a facelift for 2017, with new infotainment, styling and engine upgrades.
124 – autumn 2016
Compact Mazda MX-5-based roadster was an Alfa, is now a Fiat. It arrives in the autumn.
Fiesta – 2017
Next-generation Fiesta has been spotted testing.
Focus RS – spring 2016
Third-generation RS will produce more than 316bhp and gets all-wheel drive for the first time.
Focus Electric – late 2016
Will get DC fast-charging function to provide 100 miles of range in just 30 minutes of charging.
Ka – autumn 2016
A rethink for the Ka city car should see it repositioned as a budget global offering.
Edge – spring 2016
The Edge SUV arrives in the UK and Europe for the first time as part of the One Ford policy.
GT – 2016
The all-new Ford GT supercar arrives in 2016, powered by a 3.5-litre twin-turbocharged V6 engine developing over 600bhp.
Civic – 2017
To be based on a new platform and take styling inspiration from New York concept car.
FCV – 2017
Honda has confirmed a production-ready version of its Fuel Cell Vehicle.
NSX – spring 2016
NSX sports car offers around 550bhp from its hybrid powertrain, which incorporates a V6 engine and three electric motors.
S2000 – 2018
S2000 sports car will return as a rival to the Mazda MX-5.
i30 – 2017
Third-generation i30 has been spotted testing. It’ll be here in 2017.
i30 hot hatch will be used to kick-start Hyundai’s new N performance division.
Ioniq – late 2016
Hyundai is preparing its own dedicated hybrid model.
Genesis – 2016
Range-topping G90 saloon will go on sale in Korea in 2016.
QX30 – summer 2016
QX30 will join the Q30 hatchback in a growing compact SUV line-up from Infiniti.
Q50 facelift – autumn 2016
Facelifted Infiniti Q50 gets new V6 engines, steering and chassis improvements
Q60 – summer 2016
Japanese rival to the BMW 4 Series and Audi A5 coupés.
E-Pace – 2017
It looks like Jaguar is preparing to enter the small SUV market.
F-Pace – spring 2016
Jaguar’s first ever SUV will take styling cues from the C-X17 concept, and will be powered by the Ingenium engine range.
F-Type SVR – summer 2016
Jaguar’s F-Type sports car has been upgraded and modified to become more powerful, faster and lighter.
Electric SUV – 2017
Dramatically styled battery-powered 4×4 is poised to go on sale in 2017, priced at around £60,000.
Kia Cee’d – 2017
New version of Kia’s family hatchback will get a new 1.0-litre engine, with a hot GT-badged version to follow.
Niro – autumn 2016
Kia’s new crossover will be a rival to the Toyota Prius.
Optima Sportswagon – late 2016
Estate version of the fourth-generation Optima.
Picanto – 2017
Third-generation Picanto has been spotted testing.
Soul facelift – 2017
Exterior looks to be largely unchanged; we expect the cabin to see the most changes.
Aventador SV roadster – spring 2016
Range-topping 740bhp Aventador SV coupé will be joined by open-topped roadster.
Urus – 2018
Lamborghini’s SUV is expected to share its underpinnings with the Bentley Bentayga
Evoque convertible – 2016
The Evoque Convertible will arrive in 2016.
Discovery 5 – 2017
High-tech large SUV to take on the new Volvo XC90.
Defender – 2019
Land Rover’s Defender replacement won’t be here until 2019.
LC 500 – late 2016
Sports coupe to replace LFA.
Levante – 2017
We’ll see the final version of Maserati’s new luxury SUV before the year is out.
E-Class – summer 2016
The next-generation E-class will take styling cues from the C-class, GLA and S-class coupé, with latest test mules showcasing a new large infotainment screen inside the cabin. It’ll be joined by the E-Class Coupe later in 2016.
CLA facelift – mid 2016
CLA gets a mild facelift to bring it in line with the rest of the facelifted A-Class range.
Mercedes-Maybach S600 Pullman – Early 2016
Six-seat version of the S600 should offer even more luxury, and is aimed at the booming Chinese market.
S-Class Cabriolet – spring 2016
Drop-top S-class gets a folding fabric roof, and will battle close to the territory of the Bentley Continental GTC.
GLS – 2016
Facelifted GL gets new engine line-up.
SLC – spring 2016
The facelifted Mercedes-Benz SLK will morph into the new SLC as part of Merc’s rebranded range.
SL facelift – 2016
Updated SL to go on sale at the end of 2016.
Mercedes-AMG GT3 – 2016
Hardcore track-focused version of Mercedes-AMG’s GT sports car will be based on the Geneva concept of the same name.
Mercedes-AMG S65 Cabriolet – April 2016
Luxurious four-seat S65 Cabriolet receives the same upgraded twin-turbocharged 5.5-litre V12 as the recently introduced S65 Coupé.
Convertible – March 2016
Bigger and better equipped than the outgoing car.
Countryman – late 2016
All-new Countryman will come to market with updated styling and larger dimensions.
Superleggera – 2019
Mini’s direct rival to the Mazda MX-5.
GS – May 2016
MG’s first production SUV gets a turbocharged 2.0-litre engine and CS concept-inspired looks.
Outlander facelift – 2016
Mitsubishi hasn’t said when the facelifted Outlander will come to the UK, but the upgraded car was shown in New York.
ASX – 2016
Qashqai-rival could spawn an Evo version.
Shogun – 2017
All-new off-roader will stick to its 4×4 roots.
Pulsar Nismo – mid 2016
Paris motor show 2014 concept car is tipped to make production with 1.6 turbo petrol power.
Mircra – 2016
Replacement will aim to improve perceived quality.
Juke – late 2016
Nissan’s next Juke will focus on improving its technology and perceived quality.
Huayra R – 2016
A faster, more focused version of the Huayra.
2008 facelift – summer 2016
The facelifted Peugeot 2008 crossover has been revealed. It features styling updates inside and out and the option of a new automatic transmission as part of its mid-life refresh.
3008 – 2017
Peugeot’s MPV crossover to get more conventional SUV styling.
911 R – 2017
Back-to-basics 911 is in the pipeline.
911 – 2018
All-new 911 arrives in 2018, expected to offer a hybrid powertrain for the first time.
718 Boxster and 718 Cayman – mid 2016
Four-cylinder boxer engines will be offered in the revised Boxster, the new estimated 400bhp units also destined for the Cayman.
Cayenne – 2018
Porsche readies the 2018 Cayenne, it’s based on Audi Q7 platform
Panamera – spring 2016
Porsche is planning big changes for the second-generation of the saloon.
Panamera Shooting Brake – 2017
The Shooting Brake’s design is clearly inspired by the silhouette of the Panamera Sport Turismo concept from the 2012 Paris Motor Show and increases both rear head room and boot space compared with its four-door equivalent.
Mission E – 2020
All-electric rival to Tesla Model S.
Alpine – 2017
Rear-drive, two-seat coupe will revive the sporting Alpine brand.
Large SUV – 2017
Renault’s X-trail rival will arrive in 2017.
Megane – summer 2016
More mature look and higher-quality interior for Renault’s crucial next-gen hatch which is expected to be joined by an estate version in 2017.
Scenic – late 2016
Next-gen MPV to get big overhaul.
Dawn convertible – spring 2016
The Ghost-based Wraith coupé will spawn a convertible version.
SUV – 2017
Rolls-Royce has confirmed that it’s working on an SUV model, codenamed Cullinan.
Leon facelift – late 2016
Facelifted hatchback which will then be replaced by the all-new car in 2018.
Ateca – 2016
A Leon-based SUV should significantly improve Seat’s sales volumes.
SUV – late 2016
Skoda’s new large SUV, due in late 2016, will be closely related to the Volkswagen CrossBlue.
Tivoli XLV – summer 2016
Ssangyong will bring a longer, more spacious version of its Tivoli crossover to the UK this summer
Impreza – 2016
New Impreza is the first of a new-generation of Subarus that will adopt a new standardised platform.
Baleno – summer 2016
Mild hybrid power and 1.0-litre turbo petrol for new Suzuki supermini
Ignis – 2017
Compact crossover is a production version of iM-4 concept car.
Model X – Mid 2016
The Model X is a seven-seat SUV based on the four-wheel-drive Model S electric saloon.
Model 3 – 2017
Tesla will enter the executive class with its £30,000 all-electric saloon.
Roadster – 2019
Second-generation Roadster is expected in 2019.
R – 2016
Although it’s road legal, the Tramontana is pitched as a track-focussed special.
Nemesis – January 2016
The world’s first 2000bhp supercar is lightly pencilled in for production in 2016.
Prius – early 2016
Fourth-gen Prius will usher in a new modular platform for Toyota.
C-HR – spring 2016
Juke-rival expected to be revealed at 2016 Geneva motor show.
Revitalised TVR will bring four new sports cars to the market from 2017.
Astra Sports Tourer – 2016
Estate version of Vauxhall’s new hatch arrives early in 2016.
Insignia – 2017
Larger and more spacious than outgoing car.
Meriva – 2017
Replacement gets conventional doors in bid to turn the Meriva into a crossover.
Mokka X – late 2016
Despite the new name, the X is essentially just a facelifted version of the current Mokka. It gains an updated exterior, a new engine and a more comprehensive list of technical features.
Zafira Tourer – 2017
New front and rear-end styling and interior improvements for Vauxhall Zafira Tourer.
S90 – spring 2016
Range-topping Volvo will take styling inspiration from the 2011 Volvo Concept Universe concept.
V90 – autumn 2016
Estate version of the S90 will arrive this autumn.
Golf – Late 2016
Next-generation Golf to get new mild hybrid powertrains.
Tiguan – spring 2016
Second-generation Tiguan will be offered with five or seven seats.
Electric model – 2019
Beleaguered Volkswagen aims to “make a statement” with a cutting-edge new electric model which will be capable of travelling more than 300 miles on a single charge.
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