Audi SQ5 Plus; BMW 330e, X5 xDrive40e; Ferrari F12 Berlinetta M; Ford Focus RS; Honda Civic sedan; Infiniti Q30; Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe and E-Class; Subaru Levorg; Suzuki Vitara turbo; Toyota 86 facelift

Toyota 86

“So basically wh what an aftermarket drop-in filter element and a tune would achieve,” one cynical Wheels reader wrote in response to a 4kW lift in power announced for manual versions of Toyota’s four-seat sports coupe revealed at the New York Motor Show in March. Can the facelifted 86, due here in June, improve on the formula that made it a deserving Wheels COTY winner in 2012?


Audi A4 Allroad; Bentley Bentayga; BMW 430i, 440i; Hyundai Elantra SR; Infiniti QX30; Jaguar F-Pace; Mazda CX-9; Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class; MG GS; Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV facelift; Range Rover Evoque Convertible; Volvo V40, XC90 T8

Volvo XC90 T8

The newest Volvo on the block plans to add a plug-in hybrid version in July. Confusingly dubbed ‘Twin Engine’, the seven-seat XC90 T8 uses a 2.0-litre petrol engine paired with a battery-fed electric motor to produce 235kW and 400Nm, with the ability to cruise on battery power alone over a distance Volvo claims “suffices for most people’s daily commute”. Official fuel use is expected to come in around 2.1L/100km.