Meet next year's best cars today

  • Parkers pick of the cars coming in 2008 and 2009
  • New Golf GTI on the way along with Insignia estate
  • Find out which cars are already in the showrooms

Late 2008 and early 2009 sees a wave of new cars hit showrooms. Many are designed to take the bite out of the credit crunch with high mpg and low road tax, while others range from hybrids to high-power. This is Parkers round-up of the most important...

Suzuki Alto

£6,500 (est)

Suzuki has a great reputation for making small cars and now it's set to launch a new one aimed at those on a budget... Click for the full details

 

Hyundai i20

£8000 (est)

The new i20 replaces the Getz but promises more interior space, refinement and driver enjoyment than its predecessor... See it here

 

SEAT Ibiza Ecomotive

£11,000 (est)

The 76mpg Ibiza Ecomotive is the new SEAT model which travels a whopping 700 miles on one tank of fuel... More

 

Toyota Urban Cruiser

£12,000 (est)

Toyota says the Urban Cruiser is cut out for life on urban roads, yet equally at home off the beaten track... More info

 

Renault Megane

£13,995 (est)

With distinctive styling, a high quality cabin and keen handling, Renault will hope the new Megane can repeat the same success of the previous model... More

 

Honda Insight

£15,000 (est)

Honda says the Insight will be an 'affordable family hybrid car' as it aims to attract buyers who have never considered a hybrid before... Would you?

 

Toyota Avensis

£15,500 (est)

The newcomer certainly looks far more impressive than the outgoing car, with sharper looks inspired by Lexus... More

 

Peugeot 308 CC

£17,000 (est)

Peugeot is promising new levels of quality and refinement when its 308 CC goes on sale. It goes on sale just in time for summer... Find out more

 

Vauxhall Insignia Sports Tourer

£17,185 (est)

Hot on the heels of the recently-launched Insignia saloon and hatchback, Vauxhall has unveiled the estate version of its Vectra replacement... More

 

Volkswagen Golf GTi

£21,500 (est)

Volkswagen may officially describe it as a concept, but this is basically the production-ready version of the new Golf GTi... Take a look here

 

More new cars

Nissan Pixo     £7,500 More
Citroen C3 Picasso £9,500 More
Renault Kangoo Be Bop £9,500 More
Chevrolet Cruze £10,000 More
Kia Soul £10,000 More
Skoda Octavia £11,000 More
Volkswagen Golf £12,250 More
SEAT Ibiza Cupra £14,750 More
SEAT Exeo £16,000 More
Vauxhall Insignia ecoFLEX £19,000 More
Renault Laguna Coupe £22,000 More
Lexus IS 250C £27,000 More
Cadillac CTS Sport Wagon £28,000 More