Best new cars coming in 2020

What can you expect to see in showrooms in 2020? Our guide reveals all

Page 1 - Superminis, city cars and family hatchbacks

Page 2 - Small SUVs and family SUVs

Page 3 - Large SUVs, saloons and estates

Page 4 - Coupes, convertibles and fast SUVs

Page 5 - Hot hatchbacks, MPVs and supercars

Large SUVs coming in 2020

Audi e-tron Sportback

Audi e-tron Sportback - static
  • On sale: summer
  • Price: ~ £70,000

The electric Audi e-tron range will be broadened by a sportier-looking SUV coupe, which will rival cars like the BMW X4. Audi claims 278 miles of range, and it’ll feature energy recovery and active grille slats. Just like the e-tron, you’ll be able to spec wing-mounted cameras instead of traditional mirrors.

Read our review of the Audi e-tron Sportback here.

Hyundai Santa Fe

2020 Hyundai Santa Fe driving
  • On sale: September
  • Price: ~ £40,000

While at first glance the Hyundai Santa Fe seems to have been treated to a midlife facelift, the changes go much deeper than that. The bold styling hides a new platform, shared with the Kia Sorento, which enables the introduction of hybrid and plug-in hybrid powertrains. Hyundai has rejigged the Santa Fe’s interior, and it now looks quite Mercedes-like.

Read more about the new Hyundai Santa Fe here.

Jaguar F-Pace facelift

  • On sale: late 2020
  • Price from £40,860

The Jaguar F-Pace still feels like a fairly new car but a facelifted version is due in 2020. There’ll be extra in-car technology, such as a new infotainment system, a digital instrument cluster and a digital rear-view mirror, plus the introduction of a plug-in hybrid model. 

Read more about the Jaguar F-Pace facelift here.

Kia Sorento

2020 Kia Sorento SUV - front 3/4 view
  • On sale: now
  • Price from: £38,845

The latest generation of Kia’s seven-seat SUV has been revealed. Once again rivalling the Skoda Kodiaq and Hyundai Santa Fe, the Sorento will bring a choice of diesel of petrol/electric plug-in hybrid powertrains, plus a stylish new design and a more upmarket interior.

Read our review of the new Kia Sorento here.

Saloons coming in 2020

BMW 5 Series facelift

New 2020 BMW 5 Series saloon - front 3/4 dynamic
  • On sale: now
  • Price from: £39,270

A facelift to the BMW 5 Series range has introduced redesigned lights, grilles and air intakes, but BMW has also altered the engine range. All standard petrol and diesel engines get mild-hybrid assistance, there’s a second plug-in hybrid version and a new 523bhp 550i V8 engine.

Read our review of the new BMW 5 Series saloon here

DS 9

2020 DS 9 E-Tense - static front 3/4
  • On sale: late 2020
  • Price: ~ £32,000

After the DS 3 Crossback and DS 7 Crossback SUVs, the French brand is turning its attention to the executive saloon market. The DS 9 is based on the long-wheelbase version of the Peugeot 508 (not the standard-length one we get), so there’s plenty of legroom and those in the back will be able to have massaging seats with heating and cooling functions. The design is sharp and similar to the DS 7, although interestingly the DS 9 has its rear indicators mounted on the C-pillar.

Read more about the DS 9 here.

Jaguar XF facelift

  • On sale: now
  • Price from: £32,585

Jaguar’s rival to the BMW 5 Series and Audi A6 gets an update for 2020, with slim headlights like those fitted to the Jaguar F-Type coupe. It also gets a new mild-hybrid diesel engine, LED headlights and JLR’s Pivi Pro infotainment system.

Read more about the new Jaguar XF here.

Jaguar XJ electric

  • On sale: late 2020
  • Price: ~ £80,000

It’s been confirmed that the current Jaguar XJ will be replaced by a fully electric version, built at the company’s West Midlands factory. The styling will evolve to become more similar to the XF, while it’ll also take cues from the Jaguar I-Pace electric car.

Mercedes E-Class facelift

  • On sale: now
  • Price from: £46,051

The Mercedes E-Class range is getting a facelift, with a new front end for all models. The saloon also gets a new rear end inspired by the Mercedes A-Class saloon. There are subtle changes to the interior but some extra technology to help it stay in competition with its rivals, including cruise control that works with the sat nav to automatically slow you down for traffic jams and corners.

Read our review of the facelifted Mercedes E-Class here. 

Mercedes EQS

Mercedes EQS concept close up
  • On sale: late 2020
  • Price: ~ £120,000

Despite the Mercedes EQS being a similar size to the Mercedes S-Class, the two cars will sit side-by-side in the showroom. Up to 435 miles is promised on a single charge from the 100kWh battery, which also allows 469bhp and an impressive 0-62mph acceleration time. The luxurious EQS will recharge to 80% in 20 minutes, and it’ll get a next-generation infotainment system.

Read more about the Mercedes EQS here.

Mercedes S-Class

  • On sale: late 2020 
  • Price from: £78,705

The long-awaited new Mercedes S-Class has been revealed. It’s the seventh generation of the brand’s flagship luxury saloon, and features an all-new design, a vast array of new technology, including Level 3 semi-autonomous driving capability, and a revised engine range. It’ll be the first to be built at Mercedes’ ‘Factory 56’ production facility in Sindelfingen, Germany.

Read more about the new Mercedes S-Class here.

Peugeot 508 Sport Engineered Concept

  • On sale: late 2020
  • Price: unconfirmed

The Peugeot 508 Sport Engineered has been confirmed for production. First previewed at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show, the production car will use a 355bhp hybrid powertrain consisting of a 1.6-litre petrol engine, and a pair of electric motors. Peugeot says the car can hit 0-62mph in 5.2 seconds and accelerate to a top speed of 155mph

Read more about the Peugeot 508 Sport Engineered Concept hybrid here.

Polestar 2

Polestar 2 hatchback front driving
  • On sale: now
  • Price: £49,900

Polestar’s first reveal was a £100,000 hybrid coupe, but its ‘2’ model should be a bit more down-to-earth. The Polestar 2 is an electric saloon with hints of SUV in its design, and will compete against the Tesla Model 3 later this year. It’ll hit 0-62mph in under five seconds and should manage over 300 miles between charges.

Read our review of the Polestar 2 here.

Porsche Panamera facelift

  • On sale: now
  • Price from: £69,860

The refreshed Porsche Panamera gets a redesigned front bumper and new LED daytime running lights, alongside several interior tech updates, and a revised engine range topped by the flagship 690bhp Turbo S E-Hybrid.

Read more about the new Porsche Panamera here.

Rolls-Royce Ghost

  • On sale: late 2020
  • Price: ~ £250,000

After the new Rolls-Royce Phantom was unveiled in 2017, the smaller Ghost is following suit with a new model for 2020. While the styling doesn’t look too different to the current car, it sits on Rolls’ ‘Architecture of Luxury’ platform, instead of sharing its underpinnings with the BMW 7 Series. The new model gets a 6.75-litre V12 engine producing 563bhp, 0-62mph takes under five seconds. 

Read more about the new Rolls-Royce Ghost here.

Estates coming in 2020

Volkswagen Golf Estate

  • On sale: late 2020
  • Price: ~ £24,500

The new Golf estate gets a range of new efficient powertrains, including petrol, diesel, and automatic petrol engines fitted with mild-hybrid technology. A new rugged looking 'Alltrack' model is on the way as well, and the new car will be available to order before the end of the year. As with the hatchback, there’ll be a huge amount of technology on board.

Read more about the Volkswagen Golf Estate here.

Volkswagen Arteon Shooting Brake

2020 Volkswagen Arteon R Shooting Brake estate - front 3/4 dynamic
  • On sale: late 2020
  • Price from: £36,510

The Volkswagen Arteon is getting a svelte estate model in the middle of 2020 with a more practical boot and a sweeping tailgate. It’s being introduced as part of a facelift to the Arteon range, and will also be offered in 316bhp ‘R’ form.

Read more about the Volkswagen Arteon Shooting Brake here.

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Page 3 - Large SUVs, saloons and estates

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Page 5 - Hot hatchbacks, MPVs and supercars

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