Audi A4 and R8; Bentley Bentayga; Citroen C4 Cactus; Ford Focus RS; Holden Spark; Hyundai Elantra; Infiniti Q70; Jaguar XF; Kia Cerato facelift; Lexus GS-F; Mercedes-Benz GLS; Peugeot 308 GTi; Porsche 911 Carrera
Jaguar has expanded the XE look for its newgeneration XF executive sedan, and has worked hard on polishing its dynamics to give the German luxury establishment a shake-up. It rides on a slightly stretched wheelbase, but is shorter than the eight-year-old car it nudges out of the showroom. JLR’s all-new 2.0-litre Ingenium turbo-diesel four debuts under XF’s bonnet, bringing increased performance and much greater refinement than the old 2.2D.
BMW 330e and X5 xDrive40e; Ferrari F12 Berlinetta M; Honda Civic sedan; Infiniti Q30; Jaguar F-Pace; Lamborghini Urus; Maserati Alfieri; Mazda CX-9; Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe; Subaru Levorg; VW Passat Alltrack
Set to launch in late-February, the sixth-gen Elantra boasts an evolutionary look built around a deeper version of Hyundai’s nowsignature hexagonal grille, riding on a fresh platform destined for the next i30. Suspension and steering will be tuned to Aussie tastes, and sources claim will involve two set-ups – a torsion-beam rear for the 2.0-litre MPi petrol, and multi-link IRS for a 1.6-litre turbo-petrol variant, allowing greater scope to achieve proper sporting dynamics. The 1.6T is likely to wear an SR badge and is due third quarter.