Incoming

APRIL-MAY

ABARTH 500 Series 4; HONDA Civic hatch; HYUNDAI i30; KIA Picanto; LEXUS LC; MAZDA CX-5; MERCEDESBENZ E-Class All Terrain, E-Class Coupe and GLA facelift; NISSAN X-Trail update; PORSCHE 911 Carrera 2/4 GTS coupe and cabriolet and Macan four-cylinder; PEUGEOT 3008; RENAULT Megane sedan and wagon

JUNE-JULY

AUDI TT RS; FORD Everest five-seat/ rear-drive; HONDA CR-V; HSV GTS-R; HYUNDAI Sonata; MERCEDES-AMG E63 S and GT-R; MINI Countryman JCW; PEUGEOT 5008; SKODA Kodiaq and Octavia facelift; SUBARU XV

Skoda Kodiaq

The Czech brand’s first large SUV lands in J July, sporting all-wheel drive and seven seats as standard. Closely related to the Volkswagen Tiguan but riding on a longer wheelbase (by over 100mm) to fit its third-row seats, the Kodiaq will launch with just one engine – a 132kW 2.0-litre turbo-petrol four – followed by a 140kW 2.0-litre turbo-diesel some months later. Like Tiguan, Kodiaq’s middle row can slide fore-aft, expanding boot space from 560 to an impressive 765 litres.

Mercedes-B Benz E-Class Coupe

New-gen E-Class Coupe ramps up the junior S-Class look with its svelte lines and frameless door glass. Promises to be even sharper to drive than the capable sedan. ines

LEXUS LC

This BMW 6 Series fighter arrives boasting something we already like the sound of: a 5.0-litre atmo V8 in a daring, bold-looking coupe.