The new MINI Clubman gains four, rather than three, side doors; it offers more space; and is available as a MINI Cooper Clubman, MINI Cooper D Clubman or MINI Cooper S Clubman.
The styling of the new BMW X1 is more in keeping with its larger X3 and X5 brothers, yet it is now based on a front-wheel drive rather than a rear-wheel drive platform.
The new Vauxhall Astra will be up to 200kg (130kg on average) lighter than its predecessor.
New BMW 320d EfficientDynamics Plus: 72.4mpg, 99g/km CO2; 134.5mpg Plug-in Hybrid BMW 330e to followMay 7, 2015
BMW 3 Series Saloon and Touring models are receiving new engines, including the three-cylinder 318i, the 326hp 340i, the 99g/km 320dED and the 335d with 630Nm of torque.
The Volvo XC90 T8 Twin Engine delivers 49g/km CO2, 134.5mpg, up to 26 miles pure electric range, combined 407hp, 640 Nm, and 0-62mph in 5.6 seconds – all in a 7-seat luxury SUV.
The revised BMW 1 Series range is here, with the eco-champion being the 116d EfficientDynamics Plus model with 83.1mpg and 89g/km CO2.
The all-new Honda HR-V will be capable of 71mpg, with emissions of 104g/km CO2, when fitted with the 118bhp 1.6 litre i-DTEC diesel and six-speed manual transmission (with 16-inch wheels).
The Audi prologue allroad design concept, with plug-in hybrid technology and quattro all-wheel drive, delivers 900Nm of system torque as well as 117mpg on the NEDC cycle.
The BMW X5 xDrive40e plug-in hybrid offers an official economy figure of 85.6mpg, 77g/km CO2 emissions, 313hp and 450Nm torque, along with all-wheel-drive.
The forthcoming new Renault Kadjar – available with two or four-wheel drive – will return up to 74.3mpg, equating to CO2 emissions as low as 99g/km.