Europe: 2012 Upcoming Cars Calendar image

Even if the West European car market is widely forecast to be at least 5% down in 2012, most of the automakers are preparing to launch new vehicles or to refresh some of the actual models.

Here is what to expect this year:

February
Alfa Romeo MiTo TwinAir
Audi A4 facelift / Audi A6 Avant bi-turbo 313hp
Fiat Panda
Hyundai i40
Lancia Ypsilon Black&Red Edition
Porsche Panamera GTS
Renault Twingo
VW Up! 5 doors

March
Audi A1 Sportback 5-doors
BMW 3 Series
Citroen DS5 and C-Escape
Ford B-Max
Honda Civic
Jeep Wrangler Arctic
Infiniti Concept Emerge
Kia Rio – new 3-door version
Lamborghini next gen Gallardo
Range Rover Evoque 2WD
Mazda CX-5
Mercedes SL
Opel Ampera
Peugeot 107 facelift
Renault Twizy
Land Cruiser V8 Facelift
VW Passat Alltrack

April
BMW 6 Series GranCoupe
Citroen C1 Facelift
Ferrari new V12
Fiat 500 with TwinAir 105hp
Ford Focus 1.0 EcoBoost 125hp
Hyundai i30
Lexus GS
Mercedes Benz A Class
Nissan Qasqhai with 1.6dCi diesel
Peugeot 208
Porsche Boxster
Renault Scenic
Seat MII
Skoda Citigo
Toyota Prius PHV

May
Alfa Romeo Giulietta GPL
Audi S6,S7,S8
BMW M Performace: M550d, X5 and X650d
Citroen C4 Aircross
Ford Focus ST
Infiniti FX Vettel Edition
Jaguar XF Sportbreake
Kia Cee’d – facelift and new engines
Lancia Flavia
Mazda 6
Mercedes GLK, G and GL
Opel Astra GTC OPC
Renault Z0E
Seat Leon – new generation
Skoda Octavia – new station wagon
Toyota GT86
VW Maggiolino
Volvo V60

June/July
Audi A3 – new
Chevrolet Malibu
Fiat Panda 4×4
Ford Fiesta –facelift
Honda CR-V – new
Hyundai Voloster Turbo
Kia Sorento – facelift
Mercedes CLS Shooting Brake
Mitsubishi ASX – new engines
Opel Junior – new city car
Peugeot 508 RXH
Porsche Cayman – new
Skoda Rapid

September/October
BMW 3 Series Hybrid & Touring
Chevrolet Cruze – station wagon
Citroen C4 Picasso & Berlingo
Ferrari: Erede della Enzo | possible F65
Fiat 500L
Honda Kuga – based on Escape
Honda Civic – 1.6 diesel
Jaguar XJ/XF: awd variant
Kia Cee’d – station wagon
Mazda 5- facelift
Opel Mokka
Peugeot RCZ
Porsche Cayenne GTS and 911 Carrera 4
Toyota PHV
VW Golf – next generation
Volvo V40 – compact – 5-door

November/December
Audi R8 (new gen) and R8 e.tron
Hyundai i30 – wagon
Seat Toledo – new generation