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

March 2013


The new SEAT Leon shares its underpinnings with the Mk7 VW Golf and new Audi A3. We've yet to drive the new car on British roads but if our first drive was anything to go by, the all-new Leon will be very good indeed.

Nissan GT-R

Another year, another Nissan GT-R. The revised GT-R is a technological marvel and the updated car is not only faster, but more comfortable than ever. 0-62mph in 2.7 seconds means it’ll give any modern-day supercar a run for its money.

Renault Zoe

This brand-new electric car from Renault aims to make battery power accessible to the masses. With a list price of just £13,650 (after the Government's £5,000 EV grant) the Zoe makes affordable emissions-free motoring a realistic prospect.

Skoda Octavia

Along with the SEAT Leon, the new Skoda Octavia also shares its platform with the Mk7 VW Golf. There's a bigger boot and more practical interior, along with an extensive equipment list and high-quality cabin. Prices will start at £15,990 when it goes on sale in March.

Renault Clio

We awarded the Peugeot 208 the title of best supermini in our 2012 New Car Awards, and now Renault aims to fight back with the new Clio. Available as a five-door only, base-spec Expression models will start from £10,595.

Renault Clio

MINI Paceman

The ever-expanding MINI range has grown even further with the introduction of this sleek Paceman model. Based on the Countryman 4x4, it gets the same raised ride height and engine line-up, but drops two of the doors in favour of a stylish sloping roofline. It goes on sale in March.

Fiat 500L

The current Fiat 500 was introduced in 2008, and for four years has stood as a standalone product in Fiat’s range. But now the Italian carmaker is adding an MPV to the lineup, offering the same cute looks but with added practicality. A 4x4 500X is expected to joind the line-up in the near future.

Lamborghini Aventador Roadster

Lamborghini has already sold more than 1,300 Aventador Coupes worldwide, and the firm hopes to continue the success with this all-new Roadster model. The drop-top Lambo gets a two-piece carbon-fibre roof, with each section weighing just 6kg.

Mitsubishi Outlander

The all-new Mitsubishi Outlander goes on sale in March with just one engine choice – a 174bhp 2.2-litre diesel. A super-efficient plug-in hybrid will join the range at a later date, capable of returning 143mpg. With seven seats across the range, the Outlander is a practical alternative to the Land Rover Freelander and Honda CR-V.

Toyota Verso

Toyota has given its Verso MPV a mid-life facelift that includes more than 300 changes. There's a redesigned front bumper and grille, as well as a better quality interior and dash design.

Mitsubishi Mirage

The Mitsubishi Mirage is an all-new supermini that's set to rival the Dacia Sandero and Kia Rio when it goes on sale in the UK in March. It’ll get the choice of a 1.0 or 1.2-litre engine with either a manual or CVT automatic gearbox.

Kia Carens

The versatile Kia Carens was unveiled at the Paris Motor Show last year. Kia has scrapped the sober looks of the old car in favour of a stylish redesign that incorporates the brand’s dramatic new design language. It goes on sale in March and will be manufactured in Korea.

Toyota RAV4

Toyota created a new niche with the original RAV4. Almost 20 years later, the fourth-generation model is longer, wider and lower than the car it replaces. Prices will start at around £22,000 when it goes on sale in the UK.

Nissan Juke Nismo

Following such a positive reaction to the fearsome Juke R, Nissan has released a luke-warm version in the shape of the Juke Nismo. It gets 197bhp and will do 0-62mph in 7.8 seconds.