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20 cars to watch out for in 2016

From sports cars to luxury SUVs and hot hatches to mould-breakers – there are plenty of hot new cars hitting the streets in 2016 – here are 20 of the best…

Alfa Romeo Giulia – this sporting saloon will do battle with the Jaguar XE, BMW 3-Series and Audi A4 in the compact executive sector. No mean task, even for the awesome Quadrifoglio pictured hereAlfa Romeo Giulia

Aston Martin DB11 – just a teaser of the badge for the DB9 replacement, but we expect it to bear more than a little resemblance to James Bond’s DB10 from SPECTREAston Martin DB11 badge

Bentley Bentayga – billed as  “the most powerful, most luxurious, most exclusive and fastest SUV in the world” Bentley Bentayga SUV

Bugatti Chiron – only this little Bugatti Christmas card teaser is available, but we think the Veyron successor will do 0-62mph in 2.2 seconds and hit 290mph!Bugatti Chiron teaser

Ferrari F12 tdf – short for Tour de France (long story), this is a 769bph V12 thoroughbred. Enough said.Ferrari F12 tdf

FIAT 124 Spider – the return of a classic name, though purists aren’t happy that FIAT’s new sports car is based on Mazda’s MX-5Fiat 124 Spider

Ford Focus RS – another classic name is back… this time with all-wheel-drive and a 2.3-litre engine producing 345bhpFord Focus RS

Honda NSX –  the second-generation NSX supercar will finally arrive in 2016. Even the Civic Type R will look ordinary compared to this when it hits Honda’s showroomsHonda NSX

Infiniti QX30 – built in Britain, Nissan’s luxury arm launches a svelte SUVInfiniti QX30 concep

Jaguar F-PACE – the first SUV from the iconic British car maker… and it’s a stunnerJaguar F-PACE

Kia Sportage – the fourth-generation Sportage is certainly distinctiveKia Sportage

Lamborghini Huracan Spyder – a topless treat for every schoolboy’s bedroom wall… and a few lucky owners tooLamborghini Huracan Spyder

Lotus 3-Eleven – simply the fastest production Lotus ever made!Lotus 3-eleven

Maserati Levante – expect Maserati’s mid-size luxury crossover SUV to look not unlike the Kubang concept from a few years ago Maserati Kubang concept

McLaren 540 C Coupé – at £126,00, it’s the “most attainable McLaren yet”McLaren 540C

Mercedes-Benz S-Class Cabriolet – the first big open-top Merc since the early 1970sMercedes-Benz S-Class Cabriolet

Range Rover Evoque Convertible – a mould-breaker (the first open-top luxury SUV) which looks so good in the metalRange Rover Evoque Convertible

Rolls-Royce Dawn – simply the sexiest Rolls-Royce everRolls-Royce Dawn

Tesla Model X – will the falcon-winged wonder be a game-changer like the Model S? Well, there’s certainly no other SUV like it!Tesla Model X

Volvo S90 – a handsome executive saloon from Sweden, but will it be a match for the BMW 5 Series, Audi A6 and Mercedes E-Class, as well as the Jaguar XF?Volvo S90

About Gareth Herincx

Gareth is a versatile journalist, copywriter and digital editor who's worked across the media in newspapers, magazines, TV, teletext, radio and online. After long stints at the BBC, GMTV and ITV, he now specialises in motoring.

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