All the new car launches in 2009

Published: 28 November 2008

The motor industry might be in turmoil, but there are still plenty of exciting new cars being readied for launch in 2009. The new January 2009 issue of CAR Magazine lifts the lid on 64 of the key 2009 cars – with scoop photos, artist’s impressions and exclusive photoshoots on the hottest cars of the year. Click here for a free digital preview of the new CAR magazine. And CAR Online is celebrating the flood of new models with an exhaustive A-Z of all the new cars in 2009.

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Alfa Romeo Mito
Mini-rivalling premium hatch with supercar styling cues

Alfa Romeo 149
147 moves upmarket to take on A3 and 1-series

Alfa Romeo 169
We’re due to hear more on Alfa’s 167 later next year

Alfa Romeo 8C Spider
Stunning supercar chops its top

Arash AF-10
Sales of Farboud’s new supercar begin

Aston Martin V12 Vantage RS
911 GT3 rival with V12 power in Vantage rags

Aston Martin Rapide
Super-saloon doesn’t go on sale until 2010, but ’09 debut

Aston Martin One-77
Credit crunch-defying, £1.2m limited edition hypercar

Audi A1
First glimpse of Audi’s Mini rival bows in, 2010 on-sale

Audi TT RS
Turbocharged 2.5 kick out 340bhp for Porsche thrills

Audi TT Speedster
Chopped-up TT only for Middle East’s sunnier climes

Audi A5 Cabriolet
Audi sticks with canvas roof design over folding hard top

Audi A5 Sportback
Another A5 spin-off – this time it gets practical

Audi Q7 Hybrid
Lumbering Q7 cleans up its act with hybrid power

Audi Q7 V12 TDI
Lumbering Q7 gets V12 derv. We’re not quite sure why!

Audi RS5
450bhp challenger for BMW’s M3 unveiled in late ’09

Audi R8 Spider
Glorious R8 loses its roof but none of its charm

Audi R8 V10
We’re only weeks away from seeing V10 at Detroit

Audi A7
Four-door CLS rival from Audi

Audi A8
Frankfurt 2009 debut for fourth gen limo

Bentley Flying Spur Speed
For plutocrats who just must have a 600bhp W12

Bentley Arnage
New limo bows in at Frankfurt show 2009

BMW PAS
Niche-bending 5-series on stilts due for Frankfurt debut

BMW 7-series
Full roll-out for BMW’s luxury car

BMW X1
Honey I shrank the X1. Real car next October

BMW X5 and X6 ‘M’
Watch out! M-division try out speedy SUVs

BMW X6 Hybrid
BMW’s ultra niche SAV gets hybrid power

BMW Z4
Folding CC hard-top for Detroit debut

Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport
Sell the house. And the neighbours’! Drop-top hypercar

Cadillac BRX
Partner to new Saab 4×4 gets V6 engines from CTS

Cadillac SRX
Edgy looks for Caddy’s new small SUV

Cadillac CTS Wagon
Now the dog can ride in American 5-series rival

Cadillac CTS-V
Super-saloon with dizzying 6.2-litre V8

Cadillac CTS Coupe
Yanks’ rival to Audi’s A5 delayed but not out

Caterham R300
Bottom-rung Superlight R. With ‘just’ 339bhp

Chevrolet Beat
It’s 2009, so we’ll see Chevy’s new baby

Chevrolet Cruze
New family fodder with this four-door

Chevrolet Camaro
Retro muscle car is finally available. Convertible follows

Chevrolet Corvette ZR1
Manic 638bhp 6.2-litre V8 lands in March. Shame about £109k price

Citroen C3 Picasso
Citroen doing what it does best with funky mini MPV to rival Meriva

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Ferrari California

Coupe-convertible Ferrari juggles accessibility and performance perfectly

Ferrari Scuderia Spider 16M
Long name. But what’s not to like about a Scuderia with no roof?

Ferrari F430 replacement
New V8 rumoured for late 2009 debut

Fiat 500 Cabriolet
Now they’re taking a tin opener to the Cinquecento

Fisker Karma
Stunning hybrid due to arrive in 2009

Ford Ka
We’ve already driven it, but new mini rocks up in oh-nine

Ford B-Max
Taller Fiesta MPV with room galore. Let’s pray it’s not another Fusion!

Ford Focus RS
Eagerly anticipated rocketship Focus bows in

Honda Insight
The Insight returns. Prius rival is world’s cheapest hybrid

Honda CR-Z
Sporty hybrid coupe follows sleek concept car

Honda NSX
Will we finally see the new NSX? Let’s hope so…

Hyundai i20
Korean car designed and developed in Europe. Nice

Hyundai Genesis Coupe
Chances of great rwd coupe coming to UK diminishing

Infiniti FX
New Infiniti brand rolls up with novel take on BMW X5

Infiniti G37
Target BMW again: 3-series rival with 3.7 V6

Infiniti G37 Coupe
Wannabe premium coupe. We like

Infiniti G37 Convertible
Folding tin-top lands in US showrooms Feb 2009

Jaguar XK/XKR facelift
New 5.0-litre V8 – and 3.0 diesel – for refreshed sports car

Jaguar XFR
Watch out M5! Hot Jag lands in Detroit with 500bhp supercharged V8

Jaguar XJ
First sight of new limo late ’09, full sales 2010

Kia Cee’d Cabriolet
Bargain A3 rival? Handsome Ceed loses its top

Kia Kee
Whatever next? Korean TT rival tipped for launch
    
Kia Sorento
Off-roader gets new styling and engines

Kia Soul
Kia’s new style continues with trendy ‘mini

Kia Soul MPV
Korea’s take on the Honda Jazz. Based on new Soul

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Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 Spyder

Our Performance Car of the Year gains folding soft top

Lamborghini Murcielago SV
A lighter Lambo style for last of the old-school supercars

Lancia Delta
Lancia returns to UK after 14-year absence

Lexus HS250h hybrid
Five-door hatch based on new Prius – but not for UK

Lexus LF-A
Jap supercar sports 5.0-litre V10 for super Supra

Lexus RX
No petrol engines for RX in the UK – it’s hybrid only

Lotus Evora
Hethel’s first all new car for 13 years. Clever 2+2

Lotus Esprit
Successor to legendary supercar due late oh-nine

Maserati Spyder
Drop-top based on Granturismo. Start salivating now

Mazda 3
Shake-up for Mazda’s Focus challenger

Mazda 3 MPS
Think sensible hatch shooting up with 260bhp hit

Mazda MX-5 facelift
Sweet-handling roadster wins minor revisions

Mercedes E-class
CLS lights, S-class wheelarches… all change for new E

Mercedes E-class Coupe
Replaces the CLK, moves up a notch

Mercedes R-class
Merc’s biggest enjoys mid-life fillip

Mercedes S-class facelift
World’s greatest luxury car set for visual tweaks

Mercedes S-class S400 Hybrid
New hybrid model, with petrol V6 and stop-start. Diesel hybrids arrive 2010

Mercedes McLaren SLR Speedster
Chopped-up, farewell version of SLR loses windscreen, goes hard-core

Mercedes Gullwing SLC concept
Show car tipped to preview new supercar inspired by classic ‘50s original

Mini E
Trendsetter receives fashionable electric power

Mini Convertible
BM’s baby cabrio follows hatchback changes at Detroit: stop-start, new hood

Mitsubishi i-MIEV
Like an i, but with lithium ion battery power

Nissan Pixo
Indian built city car, based on Suzuki Alto

Nissan Cube
Mk3 version of quirky Japanese box – and this one’s UK bound

Nissan 370Z
New Zed car packs enlarged V6 and evolutionary looks

Nissan 370Z Roadster
Rag-top follows hatch later in oh-nine

Nissan GTR
Supercar slayer finally hits UK shores. It’s brilliant

Nissan GTR V-Spec
No sooner does standard GTR land than revved-up is due

Noble M600
Welcome return by Noble with 600bhp twin-turbo Volvo V8

Peugeot 608
Believe the rumours and 908 RC Concept previews new barge

Peugeot 3008
New MPV spun from 308 hatch

Peugeot 308 RC Z
Rival for VW’s quality Scirocco. Promising…

Peugeot 308 CC
Gently evolutionary 308 boasts folding hard top

Porsche Boxster facelift
Refreshed Boxster gains PDK ‘box and direct injection

Porsche Cayman facelift
Boxster-alike refresh for brilliant Cayman

Porsche Cayenne 3.0 diesel
Porsche’s first-ever diesel road car. How times have changed…

Porsche Cayenne Hybrid
Porsche goes head on with Lexus with hybrid 4×4

Porsche 911 GT3 facelift
Second-gen 997 changes continue with GT3 and new RS

Porsche 911 Turbo facelift
Turbo follows suit: direct injection, PDK, just under 500 bhp

Porsche Panamera
Stillborn 989 rival is finally realised. Rival to Aston’s Rapide

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Range Rover Sport

Mid life tidy-up for ‘sporty’ Rangie: new 5.0 V8 and 3.0 D

Renault Clio facelift
Rejigged Clio due for 2009 debut

Renault Laguna Coupe
Handsome interpretation of Laguna saloon lands in earnest

Renaultsport Megane
Megane gets interesting with 230bhp upgrade at Geneva

Renault Megane Coupe
Sleek three-door aims high for Scirocco territory

Renault Scenic
We’ve already seen the leaks, see real midi MPV in summer

Roewe 550
Fancy a Chinese? Shrunken 75 back from the grave

Roewe 750
75 is reborn and heading for Europe, with possible hybrid power

Rolls Royce RR4
‘Baby’ Roller due summer 2009, based on latest 7-series

Saab 9-1
The car Saab’s needed for years. A late entry to premium hatch market

Saab 9-4X
Wrong car, wrong time. Saab 4×4 co-developed with Cadillac

Saab 9-5
Finally a replacement for crumbling 9-5 based on Insignia

Seat Ibiza Cupra
Hot Ibiza arrives sporting 1.4 litre turbo and seven-speed DSG

Seat Ibiza Ecomotive
Ecomotive mini spells tax-busting 99g/km CO2

Seat Leon facelift
New Ibiza styling cues for Geneva facelift

Seat Exeo
Haven’t we met before? Old A4 with new lights and SEAT badges

Skoda Yeti
Jacked-up Roomster. Think Polo Dune with 4×4

Skoda Octavia facelift
Top-value saloon nabs Superb’s headlights in ’09 spruce-up

Skoda Superb Estate
Vast estate will boast more load space than E-class at sub-Passat price

Smart ForTwo Diesel
Is there a cleaner car? Finally lands in UK in 2009

Subaru Impreza Diesel
Bobble-hatted rally fans confused by novel boxer diesel

Suzuki Alto
Indian built city car serves up bargain mini wheels

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Range Rover Sport

Mid life tidy-up for ‘sporty’ Rangie: new 5.0 V8 and 3.0 D

Renault Clio facelift
Rejigged Clio due for 2009 debut

Renault Laguna Coupe
Handsome interpretation of Laguna saloon lands in earnest

Renaultsport Megane
Megane gets interesting with 230bhp upgrade at Geneva

Renault Megane Coupe
Sleek three-door aims high for Scirocco territory

Renault Scenic
We’ve already seen the leaks, see real midi MPV in summer

Roewe 550
Fancy a Chinese? Shrunken 75 back from the grave

Roewe 750
75 is reborn and heading for Europe, with possible hybrid power

Rolls Royce RR4
‘Baby’ Roller due summer 2009, based on latest 7-series

Saab 9-1
The car Saab’s needed for years. A late entry to premium hatch market

Saab 9-4X
Wrong car, wrong time. Saab 4×4 co-developed with Cadillac

Saab 9-5
Finally a replacement for crumbling 9-5 based on Insignia

Seat Ibiza Cupra
Hot Ibiza arrives sporting 1.4 litre turbo and seven-speed DSG

Seat Ibiza Ecomotive
Ecomotive mini spells tax-busting 99g/km CO2

Seat Leon facelift
New Ibiza styling cues for Geneva facelift

Seat Exeo
Haven’t we met before? Old A4 with new lights and SEAT badges

Skoda Yeti
Jacked-up Roomster. Think Polo Dune with 4×4

Skoda Octavia facelift
Top-value saloon nabs Superb’s headlights in ’09 spruce-up

Skoda Superb Estate
Vast estate will boast more load space than E-class at sub-Passat price

Smart ForTwo Diesel
Is there a cleaner car? Finally lands in UK in 2009

Subaru Impreza Diesel
Bobble-hatted rally fans confused by novel boxer diesel

Suzuki Alto
Indian built city car serves up bargain mini wheels

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