Whether it’s for an entirely new model, a complete styling overhaul or a minor facelift, it’s always exciting to get a fresh batch of spy photos.

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Thanks to the work of spy photographers across the globe, we’re constantly updated with sneaky shots of upcoming cars in their all-important development phase.

While early concept images can occasionally offer a preview of a car’s styling well before it hits showrooms, spy pictures are often the first proper glimpse of how a car is going to look, despite car makers doing their best to avoid giving away any secrets.

Here’s a look at the cars that have been spied so far in 2016.

2017 BMW X3 (1) (2)

2017 Ford Mondeo Sport

2017 Toyota Corolla sedan (revealed)

2016 Kia Soul

2016 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Estate (revealed)

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2017 Mazda CX-4 (1) (2) (revealed)

2017 BMW X2

2017 Chevrolet/Holden Cruze Hybrid

2017 Volvo S90 R-Design

Aston Martin DB11 (revealed)

2017 Opel Ampera

2017 Hyundai i30

2017 Genesis G80 (revealed)

Ford Falcon XR6 Turbo Sprint and XR8 Sprint (revealed)

Mercedes-AMG ‘GT R’

2017 Borgward BX5

2017 Bentley Continental GT

2017 Peugeot 5008

2017 Porsche Panamera (1) (2) (interior)

2017 Holden Colorado (revealed)

2017 Audi A5 Sportback (1) (2)

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2017 Holden Barina RS

2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe (revealed)