Action in the compact class is really set to heat up, with many new models, including the Slovenian built Kia Cee'd; the Toyota Auris which is replacing the Corolla; the Fiat Bravo which is replacing the Stilo; the Nissan Qashqai; the two-door version of the BMW 1-Series; the Volkswagen Crossgolf and Scirocco; and the new GM Opel Astra. Ford may also be planning a new Focus Coupe.
New models are also expected in the small, SUV and sports segments. Fuel prices may have dropped of late but the trend is definitely still towards more economical, and biofuel-friendly, models. Hybrids such as the Toyota Prius have yet to make any great inroads into the diesel-friendly European market however.