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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.