Fiat 500X; Hyundai Tucson; Infiniti Q70; Jaguar XE sedan; Mazda MX-5 and 2 sedan; Mercedes-AMG GT S and C63 S; Mitsubishi Challenger and Outlander PHEV updates; Porsche 911 GT3 RS and Targa 4 GTS; Skoda Fabia; Tesla 60D and 85D; Toyota Prado update; Volvo XC90
IF this car fails, Volvo may as well chuck in the towel. The XC90 brings all of the Chineseowned Swedish brand’s nous into one car for the first time since the maker’s ‘slow divorce’ from former owner Ford. It has a new design language, new modular four-cylinder engines and replaces a model that sold strongly as the brand’s money-maker for 13 years.
Alfa Romeo 4C Spider; Audi RS3 Sportback and Q7; BMW X1, 3 Series and 6 Series facelifts; Citroen DS5 facelift; Ford Everest, Ranger facelift and Falcon update; Jaguar XJ facelift; Kia Optima; Lexus ES facelift; Mercedes-Benz GLC and GLE wagon/ coupe; Peugeot 208 update; Range Rover Evoque facelift; Suzuki Vitara; Toyota Hilux; Volkswagen Golf Alltrack, Golf R wagon, Passat, Caddy and T6 Transporter/Multivan
THE 3 Series mid-life facelift comes as the model celebrates four decades in production.
Party pies aside, the nip-and-tuck F30 exterior sees the introduction of three-cylinder modular engines already under the bonnet of the Mini range, with the 100kW/220Nm 1.5-litre turbo triple for the new 318i replacing the 316i. The 335i is now badged 340i, with a new B58 twin-turbo six engine with 240kW, while a new plug-in hybrid 330e will arrive later in 2016.