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New car diary for 2007

Make: Audi

Model: Q7 - 4.2 TDI

Released: Dec 2007

Audi is set to add a 240kW/650Nm 4.2-litre TDI turbo-diesel engine, as seen in the A8 sedan, to its Q7 seven-seater SUV wagon range. Due to arrive here in late 2007, following its world debut at the Geneva motor show in March, it will become the new Q7 flagship.
read more about the Audi Q7

Make: Nissan

Model: Micra

Released: Dec 2007

Nissan used the Sydney show to announce pin-sharp pricing for its new-to-Oz Micra model, due on sale here in December from under $15,000 - cheap enough to make its light-sized rivals cringe with fear. The five-door hatch will come powered by a 72kW/137Nm 1.4-litre engine - but not the bigger 1.6.
read more about the Nissan Micra

Make: Audi

Model: A8

Released: Dec 2007

Audi Oz will release an upgraded flagship sedan, the A8, by year's end. Apart from a modified grille, exterior mirrors and wheels, plus LED tail-lights and new interior trims, the facelift consists of changes to the A8's adaptive air suspension, steering, running gear and noise suppression systems.
read more about the Audi A8

Make: Hyundai

Model: Accent - SR Turbo

Released: Dec 2007

Hyundai's third-generation Accent will morph into a three-door turbocharged hot-hatch modelled on the Accent SR concept in 2007. Expect a tasty bodykit, a tweaked chassis, a technology like the South Korean car giant's new motor driven power steering (MDPS) system and stability control.
read more about the Hyundai Accent

Make: Aston Martin

Model: DBS

Released: Dec 2007

With the Vanquish being discontinued, the DBS becomes the performance flagship of the Aston Martin line. For 2007 there will be a deeper air-dam, larger side vents, larger wheels and aerodynamic modifications all around, plus a significant increase in the V12’s power output and performance.
read more about the Aston Martin DBS

Make: Saab

Model: 9-3

Released: Nov 2007

Saab’s new MY2008 9-3 will feature a new fascia inspired by the Aero X concept, new tail-lights and a new all-wheel-drive system, subtly called XWD. Engines include a 1.8-litre turbo-petrol, 1.9-litre turbo-diesel and 2.0-litre turbo-petrol fours, plus a 2.8-litre turbo-pterol V6 in the Aero convertible.
read more about the Saab 9-3

Make: Ford

Model: Focus - CC

Released: Nov 2007

Ford has confirmed the Pininfarina-designed Focus coupe-convertible's Australia arrival late-2007. A direct rival to the Holden Astra Twin-Top, Australia is expected to get the 2.0-litre petrol, mated to either five-speed manual or four-speed automatic transmissions.
read more about the Ford Focus

Make: Toyota

Model: LandCruiser

Released: Nov 2007

The all-new 200 Series LandCruiser will be slightly larger than the iconic 100 Series but remains bolted to a full ladder chassis with all-coil suspension. Expect a new 4.5-litre V8 common-rail turbo-diesel with projected outputs of 200kW and 650Nm, a bigger 5.7-litre petrol V8 and a six-speed auto.
read more about the Toyota LandCruiser

Make: Lexus

Model: LS

Released: Nov 2007

The LS600hL – flagship of Toyota’s premium brand – joins the conventional LS460 in November. With a 122mm-longer wheelbase and all-wheel drive layout, the LS600hL is powered by a 330kW 5.0-litre V8 petrol engine mated to a high-output electric motor. Drive is channelled via a CVT continuously variable transmission
read more about the Lexus LS

Make: Citroen

Model: Berlingo HDi

Released: Nov 2007

On the commercial vehicle front, Citroen has tried for some time to add a turbo-diesel engine to its steady-selling Berlingo light van. A range of 1.8 to 2.0-litre turbo-diesel engines are available to it, so expect a local release by around late 2007.
read more about the Citroen Berlingo HDi

Make: Jaguar

Model: XJ

Released: Nov 2007

Jaguar chose Geneva to unveil its facelifted 2008 XJ sedan range, due on sale here in the final quarter. Coming in for mostly cosmetic upgrades, the 08MY XJ has a new Jaguar Growler badge, front bumper, XK-style side power vents, a subtle rear decklid spoiler. There are no engine changes.
read more about the Jaguar XJ

Make: Toyota

Model: RAV4 - V6

Released: Nov 2007

A cracking V6 version of the third-generation RAV4 is expected to be launched around September 2007. Already on sale in the US, the six-speed auto-equipped RAV4 will become the fourth model in Toyota's range to offer 3.5-litre V6 power. Expect a seven-seat version to rival Outlander (and Kluger).
read more about the Toyota RAV4

Make: Volvo

Model: XC70

Released: Nov 2007

The new XC70 and V70 will be unveiled at the Geneva motor show in March and should arrive in Australia late 2007. The XC70 is tipped to get both the new 175kW/320Nm 3.2-litre straight-six and the D5 turbo-diesel available in the XC90.
read more about the Volvo XC70

Make: Mercedes-Benz

Model: CL-class - CL65 AMG

Released: Oct 2007

Mercedes-Benz's all-new CL65 AMG high-performance coupe receives its marching orders from AMG-branded sisters models in the S65 and SL65. Its twin-turbo V12 offers 450kW/1000Nm and is paired with an AMG five-speed automatic transmission to reach 100km/h from standstill in just 4.4 seconds.
read more about the Mercedes-Benz CL-class

Make: Nissan

Model: X-Trail

Released: Oct 2007

Nissan’s second-generation X-Trail, shown at the Geneva motor show in March 2007, will be built on the Renault Megane platform. Engines include a revised 2.5-litre petrol engine, and for overseas markets a new 2.0-litre common-rail turbo-diesel engine option, sourced from Renault.
read more about the Nissan X-Trail

Make: Skoda

Model: Roomster

Released: Oct 2007

Skoda’s versatile Roomster is a compact five-seater people-mover that shares much with parent company VW's Polo but is closer in concept to the (seven-seat) VW Caddy Life. Roomster sits mid-way between the Fabia and Octavia in size and is powered by a range of petrol and diesel engines.
read more about the Skoda Roomster

Make: Porsche

Model: 911 - Turbo Cabriolet

Released: Oct 2007

Porsche should release its next 911 Turbo Cabriolet in September. Powered by the same 353kW 3.6-litre twin-turbo boxer as the Turbo coupe, the soft-top differs from the 911 Cabriolet with wider wheel-arches, intake scoops and a pop-up wing. It'll offer both a six-speed manual and a five-speed auto.
read more about the Porsche 911

Make: Ford

Model: Mondeo

Released: Oct 2007

Ford debuted its next-gen Mondeo at the 2007 Melbourne motor show, and has confirmed a late-2007 on-sale date. To be offered in both five-door and four-door guises, Mondeo will offer two petrol engines (a 167kW 2.5-litre five-cylinder and a 120kW 2.3-litre four), plus a 2.0-litre TDCi turbo-diesel.
read more about the Ford Mondeo

Make: Hyundai

Model: Elantra - Hatch

Released: Oct 2007

Hyundai's new US-oriented HD Elantra sedan, launched here in October 2006, will morph into a five-foor hatch codenamed FD in October. The German-designed model will be named i30 in Europe and possibly Australia, and will bring cool styling from the 2006 Paris show's Arnejs concept.
read more about the Hyundai Elantra

Make: Citroen

Model: C3 - 1.6 HDi

Released: Oct 2007

Citroen will launch a new 1.6 HDi 16V turbo-diesel engine to its C3 model range in late 2007. With approximately 82kW of power and 230Nm of torque, it is expected to accelerate the C3 from rest to 100km/h in under 10 seconds. Power is fed via a five-speed manual transmission.
read more about the Citroen C3

Make: Skoda

Model: Octavia

Released: Oct 2007

Skoda will launch a revitalized model range starting with the medium Octavia hatch and wagon at the Sydney motor show in October. It will be powered by 77kW 1.9-litre and 110kW 2.0-litre turbo-diesel engines, plus a direct-injection 103kW 2.0-litre petrol four – mated to manual and auto transmissions.
read more about the Skoda Octavia

Make: Audi

Model: A5

Released: Oct 2007

Audi's scintillating new A5 and S5 coupe twins are on sale in Australia earlier than expected - in October 2007. Audi’s first coupe for 11 years will kick off with a front-drive 3.2 FSI V6 CVT A5 variant priced around $90,000, plus the mighty S5 quattro manual with a 4.2-litre FSI V8, priced under $135,000.
read more about the Audi A5

Make: Audi

Model: R8

Released: Oct 2007

Audi's long-awaited R8 supercar was unveiled at the 2006 Paris motor show and proves faithful to the Le Mans quattro concept car. Closely related to the Lamborghini Gallardo, the R8 is Audi’s first mid-engined exotic and flaunts a 309kW 4.2-litre V8 in a lightweight aluminum space-frame body.
read more about the Audi R8

Make: BMW

Model: 3 Series - M3

Released: Oct 2007

BMW's next-gen M3 coupe, based on the all-new E92 3 Series Coupe on sale since October 2006, should appear globally by around Frankfurt motor show time 12 months later. Expect outputs of more than 300kW and 420Nm from a new 4.0-litre M5 V10-derived V8, to rival Audi's brilliant RS4.
read more about the BMW 3 Series

Make: Hummer

Model: H3

Released: Oct 2007

Holden has confirmed the introduction of America's legendary Hummer brand in Australia by late-2007. The H3 AWD wagon will single-handedly represent the GM-owned US brand, powered by a 3.7-litre 180kW five-cylinder DOHC petrol engine, mated to either five-speed manual or four-speed auto boxes.
read more about the Hummer H3

Make: Holden

Model: Commodore ute

Released: Sep 2007

Holden's redesigned VE Commodore utility is expected to surface about a year after the relase of the all-new short-wheelbase VE and long-wheelbase WM sedans in August and September 2006 respectively. Expect specs, including the VE's new IRS, to echo the new Commodore sedan's.
read more about the Holden Commodore ute

Make: SsangYong

Model: Kyron

Released: Sep 2007

The new Euro IV Kyron is the first facelift for the mid-range SsangYong SUV since its 2006 launch. A number of major changes had been adopted to deliver a significantly better SUV, including a cleaner-burning, more driveable engine and a raft of styling, trim and specification improvements.
read more about the SsangYong Kyron

Make: Suzuki

Model: SX4

Released: Sep 2007

The three-box sedan version of Suzuki’s SX4 hatch has been confirmed on sale in Australia in the third quarter. The front-drive SX4 sedan is powered by a 92kW 1.6-litre VVT four-cylinder engine - instead of the SX4 AWD hatch’s 107kW/184Nm 2.0-litre engine. Expect pricing from around $20,000.
read more about the Suzuki SX4

Make: Kia

Model: Sportage - CRDi

Released: Sep 2007

Kia has upgraded its sportage model range with the addition of a front-drive LX model adopting a 2.0-litre 104kW four-cylinder petrol engine and an EX CRDi AWD variant with a new 2.0-litre common-rail direct-injection turbo-diesel delivering 103kW/304Nm. The 129KW 2.7-litre V6 4x4 is unchanged.
read more about the Kia Sportage

Make: Mazda

Model: Mazda2

Released: Sep 2007

THE new Mazda2 is set for a Geneva motor show debut in March and may hit our shores by end of 2007. Gone is the dumpy bread-van styling of the current car, replaced with an edgy hatch design with European influences. Reports also suggest that Mazda will offer a wagon-style Mazda2 model. Expect the engines to remain the same.
read more about the Mazda Mazda2

Make: Subaru

Model: Impreza

Released: Sep 2007

An all-new Impreza hatch is due to appear from Subaru Down Under by October 2007. It will be followed by a redesigned sedan, both of which will introduce a new European-inspired design language that moves away from the polarising US-oriented styling themes of the Tribeca SUV.
read more about the Subaru Impreza

Make: Mitsubishi

Model: Lancer

Released: Sep 2007

Mitsubishi showed its new-generation Lancer sedan at the 2006 Detroit show in January, ahead of an Australian debut later in 2007. The new Lancer will be built on the "project global" platform that also underpins the Outlander. Engines could include a diesel and a 81kW 1.5-litre petrol four.
read more about the Mitsubishi Lancer

Make: Toyota

Model: Aurion - TRD

Released: Aug 2007

The Aurion large sedan will be the first vehicle to get the Toyota Racing Development treatment, but its release has been delayed until around August. Expect the front-drive Aurion TRD to feature a 240kW supercharged version of Aurion's 3.5-litre V6, sports suspension and a bodykit.
read more about the Toyota Aurion

Make: Kia

Model: Sorento - CRDi

Released: Aug 2007

Kia Motors Australia previewed a diesel version of its popular Sorento 4WD range at the Brisbane International Motor Show, ahead of a planned introduction in July. The Sorento CRDi's 2.5-litre turbo-diesel packs 125kW of power and a mighty 392Nm of torque, plus a 2800kg towing capacity.
read more about the Kia Sorento

Make: Dodge

Model: Avenger

Released: Aug 2007

For 2007 the Dodge Avenger will take centre stage arriving around August. Pitched right into the mid-size arena dominated by the Mazda6, Accord and Subaru Liberty. It has a distinct Dodge “corporate” front end and roomy interior. Three engines, including a 103kW/310Nm 2.0-litre turbo-diesel, driving the front wheels are likely to be offered. Pricing should start around $30,000.
read more about the Dodge Avenger

Make: Peugeot

Model: 207 - CC

Released: Aug 2007

Peugeot's 207 range will be joined by three-door GTI and two-door 207CC variants in mid-2007, powered by a direct-injection 128kW/240Nm 1.6-litre four-cylinder. Priced at $33,490, the GTI (and the range-topping turbocharged $39,990 1.6-litre 207CC), will be joined by a normally aspirated 207CC.
read more about the Peugeot 207

Make: Hyundai

Model: Santa Fe - 3.3 V6

Released: Aug 2007

Hyundai will add a third engine option to the Santa Fe range in the shape of a 173kW/304Nm 3.3-litre petrol V6 - the same that powers the Sonata sedan. Expected to drive through a five-speed automatic, the V6 Santa Fe is due on sale Down Under in August.
read more about the Hyundai Santa Fe

Make: Jeep

Model: Patriot

Released: Aug 2007

Jeep's second new compact off-roader arrives Down Under in the third quarter of 2007, in the shape of the Patriot SUV - a rival for the likes of Nissan's X-Trail. It will come powered by 2.4-litre petrol and VW-sourced 2.0-litre diesel engines.
read more about the Jeep Patriot

Make: Toyota

Model: Kluger

Released: Aug 2007

Toyota is expected to unveil the second-generation Kluger SUV at the Detroit motor show in January 2007, ahead of an Australian launch around mid-year. Derived from the Camry platform, the next Kluger will be offered in both front and all-wheel drive formats, powered by Aurion's 3.5-litre V6.
read more about the Toyota Kluger

Make: Renault

Model: Megane - R26

Released: Aug 2007

Derived from Megane Renault Sport Cup, the Megane F1 Team R26 (featured at the 2006 Melbourne show) features a limited-slip diff, 169kW 2.0-litre engine, Cup chassis and Brembo brakes. The hot-hatch is distinguished by bumper, door and roof badging, plus "Anthracite" 18-inch alloys.
read more about the Renault Megane

Make: Renault

Model: Megane - Diesel

Released: Aug 2007

Renault is expected introduce a turbo-diesel version of its Megane sedan by mid-2007. Powered by a 96kW/300Nm 1.9-litre dCi common-rail four-cylinder turbo-diesel engine that is Euro IV emissions compliant, both models will feature a six-speed manual or four-speed auto.
read more about the Renault Megane

Make: Suzuki

Model: Swift

Released: Jul 2007

Suzuki’s facelifted EZ-series Swift light car will be released locally in July. It features a new grille treatment, slightly redesigned front and rear bumpers, new tail-lights and standard stability control for the Sport - but not turning signals in the wing mirrors as in Japan. There are also upgraded trim levels.
read more about the Suzuki Swift

Make: Mitsubishi

Model: Ralliart 380

Released: Jul 2007

MITSUBISHI’S supercharged TMR Concept 380, shown at last year’s Sydney International Motor Show, is tipped to hit showrooms around mid-year with prices expected to start around $45,000. Mitsubishi’s Ralliart engineers will need to tame the concept car’s 230kW and 442Nm for torque through the front wheels
read more about the Mitsubishi Ralliart 380

Make: Lexus

Model: LS

Released: Jul 2007

Lexus' redesigned flagship sedan will be more than six months overdue when the LS460 arrives on sale here in June 2007. Powered by a 4.6-litre V8 and offering S-class, 7 Series and A8-rivalling tech like air suspension and an eight-speed auto, the new LS range will expand a month later via the world's first hybrid limousine, the long-wheelbase petrol-electric LS600hL.
read more about the Lexus LS

Make: Mercedes-Benz

Model: C-Class

Released: Jul 2007

The all-new Mercedes-Benz C-class appears globally in early 2007 and will arrive Down Under from about mid-year. Expect the wagon to arrive six months after the redesigned compact sedan. The new C will offer a direct-injection 1.8-litre four, 2.5 and 3.5-litre V6s and 3.0-litre turbo-diesel.
read more about the Mercedes-Benz C-Class

Make: Mitsubishi

Model: 380

Released: Jul 2007

Mitsubishi's 380 sedan will undergo a mid-year facelift via modest cosmetic revisions. The Series III update will concentrate on interiors and specification levels. Some grade levels will also be streamlined. This will be the second upgrade the 380 has received in its 14-month life.
read more about the Mitsubishi 380

Make: Volkswagen

Model: Touareg

Released: Jul 2007

A facelifted Touareg arrives around July with a slight makeover. However, it carries over the upgraded engines introduced in November, including the superb 3.0-litre V6 TDi.
read more about the Volkswagen Touareg

Make: Suzuki

Model: Swift - Sedan

Released: Jul 2007

Suzuki will introduce a sedan range of its strong-selling Swift light car, to complement its hatch range. Launch timing is expected by around mid-2007, and the booted Swift should be powered by the same 74kW/133Nm 1.5-litre alloy DOHC VVT four-cylinder engine as the popular hatch.
read more about the Suzuki Swift

Make: Land Rover

Model: Freelander

Released: Jun 2007

Land Rover's vital MkII Freelander is due on sale here in June. As announced at Melbourne, LR's compact SUV will be priced from $49,990 for the base Si6 SE (with a 171kW 3.2-litre petrol six), rising to $51,990 for the Td4 (118kW 2.2-litre turbo-diesel) and $55,990/$57,990 for the HSE (petrol/diesel).
read more about the Land Rover Freelander

Make: BMW

Model: 1 Series

Released: Jun 2007

BMW has improved engine performance with its facelifted 1 Series five-door hatch. Expected to maintain its price-point when it arrives here in June, revised One has modified exterior and interior styling, a new-generation diesel, and, for petrol engines, reduced fuel consumption. BMW Oz won't take the new three-door, also revealed at Geneva in March 2007.
read more about the BMW 1 Series

Make: Honda

Model: Civic - Type R

Released: Jun 2007

Australian small car buyers may have to wait until June 2007 before being able to buy the Civic Euro hatchback. Currently only built at Honda’s Swindon plant in England, the Euro hatch is a version of the current UH Civic sedan, although the two actually share very few common parts.
read more about the Honda Civic

Make: Dodge

Model: Nitro

Released: Jun 2007

The second Dodge contender after the Caliber will be the Nitro, due on sale here around mid-2007. Loosely based on the Jeep Cherokee platform, the Nitro is a separate-chassis mid-sized 4WD wagon powered by V6 petrol and diesel engines. Prices are likely to start at about $40,000.
read more about the Dodge Nitro

Make: Audi

Model: A3 - S3

Released: Jun 2007

Following the S versions of the two big sedans comes the small hot-hatch S3. Under the bonnet of the quattro three-door hatch is a 195kW/350Nm version of Audi's 2.0-litre turbo four-cylinder engine, enabling the little S3 to sprint from standstill to 100km/h in a claimed 5.7 seconds.
read more about the Audi A3

Make: Audi

Model: TT - Roadster

Released: Jun 2007

Audi's second-generation TT Roadster features the same front-end sculpting as its hard-top donor vehicle, but adds a retractable fabric roof. On sale in Australia in June, the front-drive is powered by a 147kW direct-injection 2.0-litre turbo, while the all-wheel-drive quattro offers a 184kW 3.2-litre V6.
read more about the Audi TT

Make: Aston Martin

Model: Vantage - V8 Roadster

Released: Jun 2007

Aston Martin previewed its first direct rival for the Porsche 911 Cabriolet, the V8 Vantage Roadster, at the 2006 Los Angeles Auto Show. The soft-topped Vantage Roadster features a hand-assembled 283kW 4.3-litre V8. First Australian deliveries will arrive here by around June 2007.
read more about the Aston Martin Vantage

Make: Ford

Model: Fiesta - XR4

Released: Jun 2007

Ford has registered the XR4, which could point to a hot 2.0-litre Fiesta late in the year. But Ford will not say when or even if. If it does arrive it will be close to the Peugeot 206 GTi prices, so around $30,000.
read more about the Ford Fiesta

Make: BMW

Model: 5 Series

Released: Jun 2007

BMW has given a mild facelift to its 5 Series sedan and wagon range. Expected on sale in Australia in the second half of 2007, external changes include an extra chrome bumper strip, wider kidney-shaped grille openings, ew headlights and a revised console, including a gearshift from the new X5.
read more about the BMW 5 Series

Make: Mahindra

Model: Scorpio - Pik-Up

Released: Jun 2007

India's Mahindra will re-enter the Australian new-vehicle market as early as mid-2007, starting with a one-tonne utility. The Scorpio Pik-Up will be offered as a 4x2 and a 4x4 in two-door single-cab, four-door dual-cab and cab-chassis configurations, powered by a 2.5-litre 74kW diesel.
read more about the Mahindra Scorpio

Make: Land Rover

Model: Range Rover

Released: May 2007

Land Rover will introduce the TDV8 Range Rover Sport in June, featuring an all-new lightweight 200kW/640Nm 3.6-litre turbo-diesel V8, matched to a six-speed ZF automatic transmission. Large Brembo brakes are standard, as is Land Rover’s Terrain Response system with electronic rear diff.
read more about the Land Rover Range Rover

Make: Nissan

Model: 350Z

Released: May 2007

An upgraded 350Z hits Australia around mid-2007. It gains an 80 per cent-new 230kW VQ35HR 3.5-litre V6 engine. Visually, Nissan has not tampered too much with the 350Z’s exterior. The aluminium bonnet gains a “power bulge” and there are clear-lens LED tail-lights.
read more about the Nissan 350Z

Make: Chrysler

Model: Sebring

Released: May 2007

Chrysler has confirmed the Sebring mid-size sedan will be launched Down Under in mid-2007, as a rival for up market mid-size sedans like Honda's Accord. Three engines (a 124kW/220Nm 2.4-litre four, a 140kW/259Nm 2.7-litre V6 and a 103kW/310Nm 2.0-litre turbo-diesel) will be offered.
read more about the Chrysler Sebring

Make: Audi

Model: Allroad

Released: May 2007

THE Q7 may be the new kid on the block but the A6-based Allroad quattro arrives around March. Expected to be offered as a turbo-diesel only, the talk is it will be the 3.0-litre TDi but the 2.7TDi may also be a possibility. Prices should put it under the Q7, which starts at $84,900
read more about the Audi Allroad

Make: Toyota

Model: Corolla

Released: May 2007

Toyota's next-generation Corolla will have a cleaner, more efficient and more powerful 1.8-litre four-cylinder when it reaches Australia in April. To be based on the Auris concept, expected the all-new Corolla to be sourced from Japan, with both the sedan and uniquely styled hatch avaliable from launch.
read more about the Toyota Corolla

Make: Volkswagen

Model: Golf - GT

Released: May 2007

Volkswagen will introduce the Golf GT variant in May, powered by a 125kW/240Nm supercharged and turbocharged 1.4-litre four-cylinder petrol engine dubbed the TSI Twincharger. It will be positioned between Golf’s Sportline and GTI variants, at about $36,000.
read more about the Volkswagen Golf

Make: Citroen

Model: C4 Picasso

Released: May 2007

Citroen’s mini people-mover masterpiece, the C4 Picasso, boasts seating for up to seven and goes on sale here in the first quarter of 2007. Powered by either a 106kW 2.0-litre petrol four or a frugal 102kW 2.0-litre HDi diesel, the C4 Picasso drives through the front wheels via a new six-speed auto.
read more about the Citroen C4 Picasso

Make: HSV

Model: Grange

Released: May 2007

The redesigned HSV luxury flagship based on Holden's WM Statesman/Caprice will go on sale early 2007 priced under $100,000. Powered by the new E Series SWB sedan's 307kW/550Nm LS2 V8, HSV claims the new Grange will be "one of the fastest luxury/sports limousines in the world".
read more about the HSV Grange

Make: Toyota

Model: LandCruiser 78

Released: May 2007

Toyota's 25-year-old LandCruiser workhorse range gets a lift in mid-2007 when the 78-Series Troop Carrier wagon and 79-Series cab-chassis utility (and a new five-door/five-seat wagon based on the same leaf-sprung ladder frame) appear with a 4.5-litre turbo-diesel V8 offering about 195kW and 620Nm.
read more about the Toyota LandCruiser 78

Make: Holden

Model: Epica

Released: May 2007

GM Daewoo’s Magnus medium sedan replacement, the Epica (nee Tosca concept), becomes Holden's first real Camry rival in May. Two six-cylinder engines are available: a 104kW 2.0-litre or a 115kW 2.5-litre, with fuel consumption as low as 8.2L/100km. It's priced from $26,990.
read more about the Holden Epica

Make: SsangYong

Model: Actyon Sports

Released: Apr 2007

SsangYong's all-new Actyon Sports dual-cab five-seater ute replaces the Musso utility from around February 2007. All Actyon models will be powered by either an 110kW/214Nm 2.3-litre petrol engine or a 104kW/310Nm 2.0-litre turbo-diesel, mated to manual and auto transmissions.
read more about the SsangYong Actyon Sports

Make: Holden

Model: Astra

Released: Apr 2007

An overhauled Astra debuted at the 2006 Bologna motor show featuring new front and tail-light lenses, new front bumpers and extra chrome grille detailing. A new 132kW 1.6-litre turbo engine, revised 85kW 1.6-litre Twinport engine and two new 1.7-litre CDTi turbo-diesels have been added.
read more about the Holden Astra

Make: BMW

Model: 3 Series - Convertible

Released: Apr 2007

BMW's fourth-generation 3 Series convertible - and the first to offer a folding hard-top roof, thanks to which BMW joins the coupe-convertible craze for the first time - appears at the 2007 Detroit show in January and will make its Aussie debut at the Brisbane motor show in February.
read more about the BMW 3 Series

Make: Porsche

Model: Cayenne

Released: Apr 2007

Porsche will finally up the ante of its super-SUV in March, when Cayenne offers more power from its V8 and V8 turbo engines, plus the option of a sub-$100,000 V6 version ($94,700) for the first time. Wrapped in a cosmetically revised body, the facelifted Cayenne will offer direct-injection 4.8-litre V8s.
read more about the Porsche Cayenne

Make: SsangYong

Model: Actyon

Released: Apr 2007

SsangYong revealed its Actyon twins, including the Actyon Sports ute, at the 2006 Sydney motor show ahead of their release around March 2007. The compact Actyon five-door SUV will be aimed directly at the likes of Toyota’s RAV4 when it joins its larger Kyron sibling on sale here.
read more about the SsangYong Actyon

Make: BMW

Model: X5

Released: Apr 2007

BMW's hotly-anticipated second-generation X5 is expected to go on sale in Australia by mid to late April 2007 following its Melbourne motor show debut. The new model promises more power and torque for all three engines and an even stronger body with space for up to seven.
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Make: Hyundai

Model: Tiburon

Released: Mar 2007

A midlife facelift for Hyundai's Tiburon coupe is expected on sale in Australia in early 2007. Featuring "a subtle redesign of the front and rear with an emphasis on new optical elements", it's the first update for Tiburon since its global release in September 2001 and its Australian launch in March 2002.
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Make: Volvo

Model: C30

Released: Mar 2007

Volvo used the 2006 Sydney motor show to reveal its new C30 hatch, which will intially be offered in naturally-aspirated 125kW 2.4-litre five-cylinder and hot 162kW 2.5-litre T5 guises. A 134kW 2.0-litre D5 turbo-diesel is also expected. Volvo's three-door A3 rival is 220mm shorter than the S40 sedan.
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Make: Holden

Model: Captiva - CDTi

Released: Mar 2007

Holden will launch another Captiva model variant in the first quarter of 2007. With a 110kW/320Nm 1.9-litre turbo-diesel engine – as seen on the Astra CDTi small car.
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Make: Volkswagen

Model: Eos - Convertible

Released: Mar 2007

March 2007 will see the local release of Volkswagen's striking Eos convertible, production of which was brought forward from July to March 2006. A belated successor for the previous-generation Golf cabrio, the four-seater coupe-convertible is dimensionally half way between Golf and Passat.
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Make: Renault

Model: Megane - Diesel

Released: Mar 2007

Renault's new Phase II Laguna dCi will be joined by two more turbo-diesel models in early 2007, including the facelifted Megane Phase II and Scenic Phase II. Two common-rail turbo-diesel four-cylinder units are planned – a 78kW 1.5-litre dCi and a 96kW 1.9-litre dCI
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Make: Chevrolet

Model: Corvette - Z06

Released: Mar 2007

Chevrolet's iconic Corvette goes on sale in Australia for the first time in latest C6 Z06 guise in March 2007, via importer/converter Corvette Queensland. On sale in the US since late 2005, it packs a 377kW 7.0-litre V8 dubbed LS7. Expect a Brisbane show debut and a $100,000-plus pricetag.
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Make: Mitsubishi

Model: Outlander - V6

Released: Mar 2007

Mitsubishi’s redesigned Outlander SUV was launched in December 2006 with a 2.4-litre four-cylinder engine mated to a new six-speed CVT. The new seven-seat Outlander will make an even more tasty proposition in 150kW/352Nm 3.0-litre V6 guise when it's launched around March 2007.
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Make: Peugeot

Model: 207

Released: Mar 2007

Bigger than the original 306, Peugeot's new 207 will sit alongside rather than replace the current 206 when it arrives here in March 2007. Engines should include new 85kW/160Nm VVT-equipped 1.6-litre and 110kW/240Nm 1.6 turbo petrol fours, plus an 80kW/240Nm 1.6-litre turbo-diesel HDi.
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Make: Kia

Model: Sorento

Released: Mar 2007

KIA Motors has previewed the facelifted Sorento, which will come with a more powerful new 176kW 3.3-litre V6 and a 135kW diesel with variable-geometry turbocharger. There's also a revised exterior and a newly configured interior with more rear legroom and a higher-quality dash.
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Make: Mini

Model: Cooper

Released: Mar 2007

BMW's second-generation Mini Cooper and Cooper S three-door hatches will be revealed at the Melbourne International Motor Show in March, following a Paris show global debut. They feature longer new exteriors and more powerful new 1.6-litre four-cylinder naturally-aspirated and turbo engines.
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Make: Jeep

Model: Compass

Released: Mar 2007

Jeep's first soft-roader, the all-new Compass, arrives Down Under in March - the same month the iconic US off-road brand's redesigned Wrangler goes on sale here. Aimed at the likes of Toyota's RAV4, it will be powered by 2.4-litre petrol and VW-sourced 2.0-litre diesel engines.
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Make: Honda

Model: CR-V

Released: Mar 2007

Honda’s next-generation CR-V compact soft-roader will be much bigger and much more refined. It features an improved real-time all-wheel-drive system and a new tailgate that lifts up vertically instead of barn door-style. Expect a new 110kW/190Nm 2.0-litre petrol engine, with 6M and 5A transmissions.
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Make: Volkswagen

Model: Crafter - LCV

Released: Mar 2007

The large van and cab-chassis Crafter replaces LT as VW’s large Sprinter commercial van rival, and is regarded as the third-generation LT. The all-new Crafter bears little resemblance to its predecessor and offers a variety of wheelbases, load compartment lengths and roof heights.
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Make: Mercedes-Benz

Model: CL-class

Released: Mar 2007

The flagship Mercedes coupe has been redesigned and the all-new model arrives here in February. Bigger and borrowing CLS styling cues, the new CL has so far only emerged in CL500 and CL600 guises, with a 285kW/530Nm 5.5-litre V8 and a gruntier 380kW/830Nm 5.5-litre twin-turbo V12.
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Make: Proton

Model: Satria

Released: Feb 2007

Proton exhibited its new-generation three-door Satria hatch at the 2006 Sydney motor show. On sale from February priced from around $17,990, the new Satria is the last of the company’s first wave of "self-designed" cars, following the Gen.2 and Savvy. Expect an 82kW/148Nm 1.6-litre DOHC four.
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Make: Suzuki

Model: SX4

Released: Feb 2007

Suzuki will launch a new small SX4 crossover vehicle, which is designed to fit between the Swift and Grand Vitara, at the 2007 Brisbane motor show. SX should come in two and all-wheel drive, and with the biggest petrol engine available - a 106kW 2.0-litre petrol four mated to 5M and 4A gearboxes.
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Make: Volvo

Model: S80

Released: Feb 2007

The sleek S80 arrives in February with models ranging from the six-speed manual D5 diesel and topping out at the AWD V8. The Yamaha-sourced V8 develops 235kW/440Nm and is mated to a six-speed automatic. The 2.4-litre D5 diesel, also shared with the XC90, develops 136kW/400Nm in the S80.
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Make: Toyota

Model: Tarago - V6

Released: Feb 2007

Toyota's first ever V6 Tarago arrives on sale here in February 2007. The 3.5-litre V6 develops 206kW at 6200rpm and 344Nm at 4700rpm and is mated to a newly developed six-speed sequential automatic. Vehicle stability control will be standard but expect even higher pricing than the four-cylinder Tarago.
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Make: Mitsubishi

Model: Outlander

Released: Jan 2007

Mitsubishi’s redesigned Outlander compact SUV will go on sale in December, offering seating for up to seven, a 127kW/230Nm 2.4-litre four-cylinder engine mated to a new six-speed CVT and a 150kW/352Nm 3.0-litre V6 petrol engine to be launched in the first quarter 2007.
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Make: Volvo

Model: C70

Released: Jan 2007

Volvo's redesigned C70 hits Oz in mid-December, replacing both coupe and cabriolet versions of its current namesake. Volvo's first folding metal-roofed convertible will open at $69,950 for the 125kW/230Nm 2.4-litre inline alloy five-cylinder LE. The $79,950 T5 gets a 162kW 2.5-litre turbo five-cylinder.
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Make: Volvo

Model: C70

Released: Jan 2007

Volvo's redesigned C70 hits Oz in mid-December, replacing both coupe and cabriolet versions of its current namesake. Volvo's first folding metal-roofed convertible will open at $69,950 for the 125kW/230Nm 2.4-litre inline alloy five-cylinder LE. The $79,950 T5 gets a 162kW 2.5-litre turbo five-cylinder.
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Make: Audi

Model: A4 - RS4 Cabriolet / Avant

Released: Jan 2007

Audi's wicked new RS4 Cabriolet will join its sedan and Avant (wagon) stablemates on sale in the first quarter of 2007. Just 25 examples will be available, at $187,500 apiece. Audi’s hottest ever cabrio is powered by the same 309kW/430Nm 4.2-litre V8 that motivates the RS4 sedan and wagon.
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Make: Lotus

Model: Europa - S

Released: Jan 2007

Lotus revealed its two-seater Europa S, the British sports car maker's new flagship coupe and the Lotus answer to Porsche’s Cayman, at the 2006 Sydney show. It's due on sale in late January, priced at $109,990 in manual-only guise.
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Make: BMW

Model: X3

Released: Jan 2007

BMW’s facelifted X3 adopts a revised exterior and an overhauled cabin. The interior revisions include a new centre console, new trim and new instruments - along with BMW’s new series of Valvetronic inline-six petrol engines, in 2.5-litre and 3.0-litre form, and a 3.0-litre inline-six turbo-diesel.
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Make: Audi

Model: A8 - S8

Released: Jan 2007

Audi's new-generation S8 super-limo marks the first V10 for the Volkswagen luxury brand. Borrowed from sister company Lamborghini's Gallardo, it adds FSI direct injection to produce 331kW and 540Nm, shading the similarly-powered S6 to blast to 100km/h in a claimed 5.1 seconds.
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Make: Volvo

Model: S80

Released: Jan 2007

Volvo's redesigned S80 sedan flagship goes on sale in early 2007, initially powered by either a Yamaha-built 235kW/440Nm 4.4-litre V8 (as first seen in the revised XC90) and a 136kW/400Nm 2.4-litre turbo-diesel. Prices start from $71,950 for the D5, rising to $95,950 for the V8, with a 175kW/320Nm 3.2-litre alloy six to join the range in mid-2007 for about $80,000.
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Make: Bentley

Model: Arnage

Released: Jan 2007

Volkswagen's British luxury brand brings a host of updates to its flagship sedan for the 2007 model year, with the Arnage range offering more power and torque from its twin-turbo 6.75-litre V8, plus a host of safety, equipment, and design updates both inside and out.
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Make: Chrysler

Model: 300C - SRT-8 Touring

Released: Jan 2007

Chrysler Australia will bolster the 300C Touring range in 2007 with the addition of a 317kW SRT8 version. With a 6.1-litre HEMI V8 engine, performance-tuned suspension, Brembo brakes and 20-inch alloy SRT wheels, the SRT-8 Touring has the performance to match its mumbo.
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Make: Bentley

Model: Continental - GTC

Released: Jan 2007

Bentley has introduced the soft-top convertible version of its mid-sized Continental Down Under, priced at $399,500. Under the bonnet driving all four wheels via a six-speed auto is the same 411kW/650Nm twin-turbo 6.0-litre W12 engine that powers the GT coupe and Flying Spur sedan.
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Make: Audi

Model: A6 - S6

Released: Jan 2007

Audi's redesigned S6 is powered by a Lamborghini-sourced direct-injection 335W/540Nm 5.2-litre V10. It makes the previous model's 250kW/420Nm 4.2-litre V8 seem downright pedestrian and propels the new S6 sedan to 100km/h in 5.3 seconds, complete with six-speed auto and quattro AWD.
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Make: Volvo

Model: S40 - D5

Released: Jan 2007

Volvo Cars Australia has added the 2.4-litre D5 turbo-diesel engine to the compact S40 sedan and V50 wagon range to supplement the petrol engines, with pricing starting around $44,000. Volvo announced its 3 Series, C-class and A4-matching S40/V50 turbo-diesels at the 2006 Sydney motor show.
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Make: Renault

Model: Grand Scenic

Released: Jan 2007

Renault will release the bigger seven-seat version of its Scenic people-mover in early 2007. Grand Scenic power comes from a 2.0-litre four driving the front wheels.
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