Cars coming soon

25 Jan, 2013 5:31pm Richard Ingram

Our comprehensive guide to the new cars arriving in showrooms over the next 12 months

January 2013

SEAT Ibiza Cupra 

The SEAT Ibiza Cupra packs 178bhp, can do 0-62mph in 6.9 seconds and starts from £18,825. It will sit at the top of the Ibiza range when it arrives this month.

Kia Sorento 

The well-equipped Kia Sorento will see a £1,500 price hike when the new model arrives this month, making it slightly more expensive than the Honda CR-V. However, the new upmarket cabin and revised styling is an improvement over the old model.

MINI Clubvan 

The MINI Clubvan is a Clubman-based commercial vehicle, which removes the rear seats and windows in favour of a bigger load area. Prices start from £11,000.

VW Golf

The Mk7 Volkswagen Golf has already secured victory in our group test, taking triumph over the BMW 1 Series and Ford Focus. It will be available with a range of efficient engines and a wide choice of trim levels when it goes on sale this month.

Hyundai i30 three-door

The latest Hyundai i30 has been on sale for more than a year now, but the sportier three-door model has remained undercover until now. It gets the same range of engines as the five-door and all cars will benefit from the carmaker's five-year warranty.

Peugeot RCZ

The facelifted Peugeot RCZ gets a new grille and LED daytime running lights. The engine line-up hasn't changed, which means it's available with a choice of one diesel and two petrol engines.

Porsche Cayenne Diesel S

The Porsche Cayenne S has been fitted with a high-power diesel engine, packing 376bhp from its 4.2-litre V8. However, it’s the 850Nm of torque that impresses most – that’s 150Nm more than the petrol-powered Cayenne Turbo.

Dacia Duster

The first model from Renault's budget brand, Dacia, goes on sale in the UK this month. The Duster SUV offers rugged 4x4 looks and tonnes of space for the price of an entry-level Ford Fiesta.

Dacia Duster

Honda Civic Diesel

Honda will take on the VW Golf BlueMotion with this new diesel-engined Civic. The 1.6-litre unit promises 78.5mpg and emissions of only 94g/km, which makes it free from road tax.

Dacia Sandero

The second Dacia to go on sale in the UK will be the Sandero, which is a great-value alternative to the Ford Fiesta for the price of a city car. Base-spec cars starting from just £5,995.


The fastest production MINI ever goes on sale this month, but numbers are limited. Just 2,000 of these two-seat hatchbacks will find homes worldwide, each one capable of going from 0-62mph in 6.3 seconds.

Mazda 6

The stylish new Mazda 6 is not only bigger than a Ford Mondeo and Honda Accord, it’s also quicker than the Vauxhall Insignia from 0-62mph. Running costs will be low, too, thanks to the firm's innovative SkyActiv technology.

Ford Fiesta

Ford has given the Fiesta a facelift. The most notable changes include a bold new gaping grille, but there's also new taillights, body colours and alloy wheel designs. Engine choices now include the firm's award-winning 1.0-litre EcoBoost, too.

Porsche Cayenne Turbo S

There's a new flagship Porsche Cayenne. The Turbo S gets 550bhp from its 4.8-litre V8, can sprint to 62mph in just 4.5 seconds and on to a top speed of 176mph.