From SUVs to superminis and SUVs to hot hatches, 2017 has been a great year for new cars.

Except for a few exceptions, we’re concentrating on mainstream cars that have caught our eye over the past year, so there’s everything from the new Suzuki Swift and Seat Ibiza to the gorgeous Jaguar XF Sportbrake, plus a stream of new SUVs including the Land Rover Discovery, Volvo XC60 and VW T-Roc.

There are some surprises too. Who’d have thought the latest SsangYong Rexton and Nissan Micra would make the list? Fasten your seatbelts for a whiz through 30 memorable new cars of 2017…

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