Parker's pick of 2010's new cars

  • The cars to watch out for in 2010
  • New models from Jaguar and Hyundai
  • Selection of other new models now on sale

Citroen DS3

Due: Spring 2010

Price: from £11,700

The DS3 is part of Citroen's attempts to shake off its value image and instead be seen as a brand that makes stylish and chic cars. In the same mould as the popular MINI, owners will be able to personalise their cars with a range of pastel shades, smart interiors and alternative roof colours. There will also be a free-to-tax diesel version badged Airdream+. Click for the full story.

 

Ford Grand C-MAX

 

Due: Late 2010

Price: from £18,000 (est)

A new Focus is due in 2011 but before then comes a very different C-MAX. Along with the standard five-seat model, Ford will also launch a seven-seat Grand C-MAX as an alternative to models like the Renault Grand Scenic. It promises great practicality along with a refined and family-friendly interior while there will be a low emissions Econetic version. Click for the full story.

 

BMW 5-Series saloon

 

Due: March 2010

Price: from £28,165

2009 was a busy year for BMW with the launch of several new models including the X1 and 5-Series GT. Things show no signs of slowing in 2010 with a fresh 5-Series saloon due in March. The 520d uses a stop/start system, helping it to average 56mpg while standard equipment on all models includes Bluetooth, climate control and leather seats. Click for the full story.

 

Hyundai ix35

 

Due: Spring 2010

Price: from £15,000 (est)

A replacement for the dated Tucson, the ix35 is Hyundai's small offroader which will be a better value alternative to models like the Ford Kuga and Volkswagen Tiguan. It's likely to come generously equipped as standard and will have a five-year warranty too. It will be offered with two diesel engines including an efficient 1.7-litre unit. Click for the full story.

 

Peugeot RCZ

 

Due: Spring 2010

Price: from £19,900

Since the RCZ was unveiled, the styling has drawn obvious comparisons with the Audi TT, but this sleek 2+2 seater promises to be much more affordable. A range of engines, including a 200bhp turbo and an efficient HDi will be offered but it will also be practical with a useful boot. If Peugeot can get the handling right, it could be a superb coupe. Click for the full story.

Saab 9-5

Due: Summer 2010

Price: from £24,000 (est)

While the future of Saab remains unclear with GM aiming to sell the Swedish firm, the new 9-5 may yet be launched in 2010. Exactly when that will happen hasn't been confirmed, but the new model - which will be available as a saloon and an estate - will be the first new Saab model since 2005. Buyers can expect high levels of refinement and comfort. Click for the full story.

 

Alfa Romeo Giulietta

 

Due: Summer 2010

Price: from £16,000 (est)

The long awaited replacement for the 147 has finally been revealed and it resurrects an Alfa name of old - Giulietta. It's actually based on the Fiat Bravo but with styling influenced by the smaller Mito, is every inch an Alfa Romeo. Engines will include the excellent 1750 TBi which made its debut in the 159 and a range of strong yet frugal JTDM diesels. Click for the full story.

 

Jaguar XJ

 

Due: Early 2010

Price: from £52,500

Possibly one of the most eagerly awaited cars in recent years, the new XJ ditches Jaguar's old fashioned styling in favour of a much more modern look that was first seen in the superb XF. Expect luxurious comfort but great handling along with a high-class interior and state-of-the-art entertainment and sat nav systems. Click for the full story.

 

Kia Venga

 

Due: Early 2010

Price: from £11,500 (est)

It may not be much longer than a Ford Fiesta, but the Venga boasts capacious interior space with a large boot and impressive rear passenger room. This small family car also has a stylish and flexible interior complete with sliding rear seats. But the best bit is the seven year warranty that comes as standard.  Click for the full story.

 

Volvo S60

 

Due: Summer 2010

Price: from £20,000 (est)

It's been a long time coming - the first S60 was launched in 2000 - but finally this new model has been revealed. It's a massive departure in terms of looks with a far sleeker look, but as ever with Volvo you can expect strong build quality and plenty of safety features. A low emissions hybrid version is in the pipeline too. Click for the full story.

 

See all cars coming soon >>>

In showrooms now...

 

Vauxhall Astra £15,675 More
Citroen C3 £11,590 More
BMW X1 £22,660 More