DS 4S (2017)

DS 4S (2017)
Citroen C6 (2017)

Citroen C6 (2017)
Subaru Forester (2016)

Subaru Forester

The Subaru Forester has been upgraded for 2016 to ensure the model maintains its status as one of the most capable and versatile SUVs in its class. The 2016 model-year upgrades to the Subaru Forester - the Japanese manufacturer's bestselling model in the UK - result in improved safety, convenience, comfort and refinement.

Pricing remains unchanged for all trim levels in the updated Forester line-up, with the range starting from £25,495 (on-the-road) for the 2.0i XE model and £26,995 for best-selling 2.0D XC models.

Every Forester is equipped with two core Subaru technologies: Symmetrical All-Wheel-Drive, affording surefootedness in all conditions; and the latest-generation four-cylinder 'Boxer' engines, contributing to the low centre of gravity beneficial to balance, road holding and handling.

Upgrades to exterior and interior styling

The 2016 Subaru Forester has had an exterior and interior refresh. At the front of the car, the Forester's distinctive hexagonal grille has been updated with a new 'wing' motif grille mesh, while the front bumper has been reshaped and now features new L-shaped chrome trim adding greater visual volume to the lower part of the Forester's 'face'. The change is designed to emphasise the car's relatively low centre of gravity, wide stance and innate stability.

The wraparound headlamps - retaining Subaru's signature 'hawk-eye' shape - feature a new black base paint finish for a sharper appearance. The 2016 model is also fitted with new LED combination lamps at the rear.

Subaru XV (2016)

Subaru XV

Subaru has announced details of a series of upgrades to the XV compact crossover, designed to refresh the car's exterior styling, raise cabin quality and improve refinement. In spite of the range of upgrades across the full model line-up, pricing for the Subaru XV is unchanged for the 2016 model, which went on sale across the UK from £21,995 (OTR).

Since its introduction in 2012, the Subaru XV has stood out in its sector with Subaru's legendary permanent Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive as standard. The XV boasts higher ground clearance than most rivals and is among the lightest vehicles in the compact crossover segment, aiding the car's genuine off-road ability. Its centre of gravity and low-mounted four cylinder Boxer engines make it one of the most agile compact crossovers on the market.

Updates to the 2016 model follow hot on the heels of a range of upgrades made in 2015 which included a raft of suspension modifications and a quicker more direct steering rack, resulting in more engaging and assured handling and smoother ride.

Higher-quality cabin with new connected infotainment system

Among the most important changes to the upgraded XV is an upgraded interior, finished in higher quality materials and featuring Subaru's new factory-fit 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment and navigation system. Changes include the adoption of new metallic and piano black trim as well as new contrast stitching throughout the cabin. The driver's TFT LCD instrument binnacle has also been redesigned, now emitting a soft, contemporary blue glow.

Jaguar XFL (2017)

Jaguar XFL

The all-new Jaguar XFL delivers unparalleled passenger luxury and technology to the business segment; this is a luxury long-wheelbase saloon that is as good to be driven in as it is to drive.  Jaguar's peerless design discipline, together with class-leading dynamics, offers a unique and compelling alternative to the Chinese business customer. 

Building on the success of the new XF saloon, this long wheelbase version has been developed exclusively for the Chinese market, and provides all of the space and refinement expected in the segment without compromising the outstanding proportions and elegant lines which distinguish Jaguar design from the competition. 

Passenger comfort has been a key consideration and increasing the wheelbase by 140mm to 3,100mm delivers exceptional legroom and kneeroom in the rear seats. The extra length has been perfectly integrated into the Jaguar XFL's form, preserving the elegance and sporting profile of the roofline. 

Whether for work or for relaxing, the all-new Jaguar XFL's row-two is designed to be the perfect environment, made all the better by four-zone climate control and - in a Jaguar-first - cabin air ionisation for greater comfort. The amount of natural light flooding in through the extensive glasshouse with characteristic sixth-light is enhanced by the opening twin aperture panoramic roof. 

With the state-of-the-art InControl Touch Pro infotainment system, the all-new XFL offers rear seat entertainment through 8-inch screens and digital wireless headphones. Capable of showing two concurrent TV channels, the screens can also display media from devices connected through the HDMI/MHL port in the new rear console. InControl Touch Pro is also available with the outstanding Meridian Surround Sound System with 17 speakers (including subwoofer) and 825W of pure digital audio throughout the interior. 

Jaguar F-Pace S (2017)

Jaguar F-Pace S

The all-new Jaguar F-Pace is a performance crossover designed and engineered to offer the agility, responsiveness and refinement that all Jaguars are renowned for, together with unrivalled dynamics and everyday versatility.

Developed using Jaguar's Lightweight Aluminium Architecture, the F-Pace combines purity of line, surface and proportion with F-Type-inspired features such as the powerful rear haunches, fender vents and distinctive tail light graphics.

The bold front grille and the muscular bonnet hint at the performance potential of engines like the 380PS supercharged V6. Elements such as slender full-LED headlights, forged 22-inch wheels and short front overhang carry the design vision of the C-X17 concept through to production.

The Jaguar F-Pace seats five occupants in absolute comfort. The interior is a perfect blend of premium materials and finishes, exquisite detailing, luxuries such as heated, electrically-reclining rear seats, and cutting-edge technologies including the InControl Touch Pro infotainment system and 12.3-inch HD virtual instrument cluster.

"By remaining absolutely true to our design principles the F-Pace is immediately recognisable as a Jaguar. It offers all of the interior space you would expect - and more - but because of our disciplined approach to surfaces, proportions, and purity of line, we have designed what I consider to be the most balanced, most attractive vehicle in its class" Ian Callum, Director of Design, Jaguar

Renault Koleos (2017)

Renault Koleos

Renault revealed the new Renault Koleos at the 2016 Beijing International Automobile Exhibition, the newest addition to its global portfolio.

The new Koleos delivers all that is expected of a D-segment SUV:

  • Powerful, muscular exterior lines,
  • Unparalleled four-wheel drive technology,
  • Real all-terrain ability thanks to ground clearance of 213mm.

And hallmarks Renault's know how:

  • A refined, comfortable interior with seats including technology and design amongst the very best in its category,
  • Class-leading cabin space, including 289mm of rear knee room,
  • Equipment shared with other high-end Renault models, like the R-LINK 2 multimedia tablet.

The new Koleos delivers a blend of robust SUV cues and the refinement and features associated with large saloon cars.

In addition to a package that positions the new Koleos as the reference of its class in terms of comfort and refinement, it completes Renault's high-end range that now includes a crossover (Espace), a large saloon car (Talisman) and its estate variant (Talisman Estate), plus an SUV (new Koleos).

Conceived and meticulously thought through to meet the demands of exacting customers on every continent, the new Koleos is destined for a global audience, with sales beginning in the third quarter of 2016 in Australia, Turkey, the Gulf states and some Latin American countries, followed by China at the end of 2016, then Russia and Europe at the beginning of 2017. For Renault, the new Koleos comes at a time when SUVs are enjoying strong growth in many markets, and for many consumers, this will be their first opportunity to experience Renault in their segment of choice.

Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 (2017)

Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 (2017)
Brabus Smart fortwo Cabrio (2017)

Brabus Smart fortwo Cabrio (2017)
Brabus Smart fortwo (2017)

Brabus Smart fortwo (2017)