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facebook twitter google+ emailWhich models are the best new cars of 2017? We look back at the Audi A8, BMW X3, Lexus LC 500 and more. 2017 has been an incredible year for the car industry. Record breaking supercars, a sharp turn up electric avenue and of course the odd scandal, there has definitely been mix of highs and lows. A lot of the best bits have come from the awesome models that manufacturers have revealed, ranging from high octane track monsters such as the Jaguar XE Project 8, to comfy family SUVs such as the Toyota Land Cruiser. As there have been so many new cars launched this year, we’ve rounded them all up to reveal the best new cars for 2017. Best new cars of 2018As with most years, spotting the trends in the 2017 new car market is relatively straightforward car manufacturers are trying to capitalise on the growing SUV demand here in the UK. Almost every brand is trying to get a piece of the SUV action, though fortunately for die hard saloon and supermini fans, they haven’t given up on the traditional models just yet.Amongst the completely new models, there have also been some long overdue facelifts, particularly in the luxury and executive car market, with the Mercedes C Class, Audi A8, and Mercedes S Class all getting an overhaul. Several best sellers have also gone under the knife, with the VW Golf and Nissan Qashqai receiving updates. Best new car dealsSo to find out what models will be hitting showrooms this year, check out our list of best new cars in 2017 below.The best new cars of 2017Aston Martin V8 Vantage Image 2 of 31Price: 105,000 (est) On sale: DecemberAccording to Aston Martin vehicle dynamics expert Matt Becker, the new V8 Vantage will be the best handling Aston ever. Having formerly been responsible for chassis tuning at Lotus, Becker knows a thing or two about how to set up a car, and has already demonstrated his expertise with the sublime DB11 V8. In the lighter Vantage that should still give enough performance to challenge a Porsche 911 or Audi R8; expect 0 62mph in around four seconds.As with the car it replaces, the V8 Vantage will send its power to the rear wheels only. A keen driver and racer himself, company boss Andy Palmer has hinted that both manual and automatic gearboxes will be offered. Our exclusive image shows that the Vantage will get its own unique look from the DB11.Audi A8 Image 3 of 31On sale: NowThe latest flagship A8 saloon is Audi’s most hi tech car yet. Launching next month, it will seek to steal sales from the market leading Mercedes S Class and carbon cored BMW 7 Series.Chief among the innovations are what Audi claims to be class leading Level 3 autonomous driving features. This means that, subject to local laws, the A8 can drive itself at speeds of up to 37mph provided the road has a central barrier to separate it from oncoming traffic. The limo also sets the design standard for future Audis, notably in its large front grille, while inside there’s a 10.1 inch infotainment display, plus a secondary 8.6 inch screen for the heating controls.At launch, petrol and diesel engines will be offered, assisted by a mild hybrid system that allows the car to coast without the engine for up to 40 seconds at a time.Audi R8 RWS Image 4 of 31Price: From 110,000On sale: NowAudi Sport is the new name for the brand’s Quattro performance division, and in an effort to establish its credentials as a purveyor of great handling cars, it’s launched a rear wheel drive version of the R8 supercar.The RWS (Rear Wheel Series) is designed to deliver greater thrills, and while the 533bhp V10 remains the same, the suspension and electronics have been tweaked to cope with the car’s new drive layout. Audi Sport plans to build 999 RWS models.BMW 6 Series GT Image 5 of 31Price: From 46,810On sale: NowFrom the ashes of the 5 Series Gran Turismo has risen an all new model, but this time it wears the 6 Series badge to help distance it from the 5 Series.As well as a new name, the five door executive hatch has been given a more stylish look and lower roofline that’s a break from its awkward looking predecessor. There’s tech from the latest 5 Series under the skin, while the engine range will be made up of the more powerful six cylinder engines from that car. Four wheel drive is on offer at the top of the range, too.