131 new cars for 2008

Published: 31 January 2008

Will 2008 be a good year for new cars? You bet. Our European editor Georg Kacher has the lowdown on all the new metal due this year and we can spill the beans on all 131 new cars. There's everything from new 2+2s from Ferrari and Lotus, to a 210bhp Mini Works and a new Ford Ka. Just check out the handy A-Z below:

All the new cars: A-H

Alfa Romeo
159 facelift (Geneva Motor Show), Brera/Spider facelift (Paris Motor Show), Junior (October)

Audi
RS6 Avant/A3 Cabriolet/A4 Avant (Geneva Motor Show), A6 and A3 facelift (April), TTS coupé and roadster (May), RS6 saloon (Paris), Q7 V12 TDI/Q5/A5 cabriolet (September), S4 Avant and saloon (November), R8 V10 (December)

Bentley
Brooklands (March)

BMW
M3 saloon/1-series cabriolet (March), M3 convertible and X6 (June), Mini Cooper Works (August), 3-series facelift and new 7-series (September)

Citroen
Nemo/new Berlingo (May), new C5 (June), C2 facelift and new C3 (August/September)

Ferrari
Dino 2+2 (summer)

Fiat
Sedici and Ulysse facelift (Geneva Motor Show), 500 Abarth and Grande Punto Abarth (summer), Doblo/Idea facelift/Linea (September)

Ford
Focus facelift (January through May depending on bodystyle), Kuga (summer), new Fiesta (October), new Ka (December)

Honda
New Accord (June), Jazz (August), new compact hybrid model (October)

Hyundai
i30 wagon/i10 (Geneva Motor Show), i40 (May), facelift Matrix (August), i20 (September), Veracruz /ix55 SUV (October), i50 (November)

Click 'Next' below to see all of 2008's new models from I-P and R-Z

All the new cars: I-P

Infiniti
EX/FX/G35 (December)

Jaguar
XF (February), X-type facelift (Geneva Motor Show)

Kia
Picanto facelift (January), Sportage facelift (Geneva Motor Show), new baby car and Magentis facelift (September)

Lancia
Phedra facelift (January), Delta HPE (Geneva Motor Show)

Lamborghini
Gallardo facelift (Geneva Motor Show), Murcielago SV (October)

Lexus
GS facelift (January), new RX (September)

Maserati
GT 4.7 (Geneva Motor Show), Quattroporte 4.7 (August)

Mazda
5 facelift (Geneva Motor Show), 6 wagon (June), 2 three-door (July), RX-8 facelift (September), new 3 (November)

Mercedes
SLK facelift (February), SL facelift (Geneva Motor Show), CLC/CLS facelift (May), A-/B-class facelifts (June), new GLK and M-class facelift (July)

Nissan
Tiida (January), Murano facelift and seven-seater Qashqai (September), GT-R (November)

Opel/Vauxhall
Zafira facelift (January), new Agila (Geneva Motor Show), new Insignia (September), Insignia wagon (December)

Peugeot
807 facelift (January), 308 SW (June), 407 facelift (August), 308 CC (September)

Porsche
RS60 Spyder (March), 911 facelift (September)

Click 'Previous' or 'Next' below to see all of 2008's new models from A-H and R-Z

All the new cars: R-Z

Renault/Dacia
New Laguna Sport Tourer, Grand Modus, Clio Sport Tourer, new Kangoo (February), Koleos SUV (June), Dacia Sandero (July), Laguna Coupé (September), new Mégane and Mégane Coupé (October)

Rolls-Royce
Phantom coupé (September)

Saab
9-3X Cross Country (September)

Seat
New Ibiza (September), new Salamanca saloon (November)

Skoda
New Superb (September), Fabia Combi Scout (October), Yeti SUV (December)

Subaru
Tribeca facelift (January), new Forester (Geneva Motor Show)

Suzuki
SX-4 saloon (February), Splash (Geneva Motor Show), Kizashi saloon (May), new Alto (September)

Toyota
New iQ (October), new Avensis (December)

Volvo
New XC60 (September)

VW
Passat Coupé (May), Scirocco (July), new Golf Mk6 (September), facelift Phaeton (October), new Golf Plus and Robust pick-up (December)

All dates refer to European media launches, not necessarily UK dealer launch

By Georg Kacher

European editor, secrets uncoverer, futurist, first man behind any wheel

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