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New car diary for 2009

Make: Mercedes-Benz

Model: E-class - E63 AMG

Released: Dec 2009

MERCEDES-BENZ will fast-track the all-new E63 AMG sedan for Australianshowrooms in December, priced at $234,900. As before the heart of the new E63 lies a slightly more powerful 386kW (up from 378kW) version of AMG’s 6.2-litre petrol V8, which produces the same 630Nm of peak torque and revs to 7200rpm.
read more about the Mercedes-Benz E-class

Make: Audi

Model: A5

Released: Dec 2009

Audi is expected to launch its S5 Cabriolet flagship locally in December 2009. The S5 employs the S4 sedan’s 245kW/440Nm supercharged 3.0-litre V6 (instead of the S5 Coupe’s 4.2-litre V8), blasting it to 100km/h in a claimed 5.6 seconds. The open-top S5 weighs 1875kg, returns 9.7L/100km and emits 224g/km.
read more about the Audi A5

Make: Mitsubishi

Model: Challenger

Released: Dec 2009

Mitsubishi’s next Challenger wagon is based on the ML Triton one-tonne ute. Powered by a 2.5-litre 100kW/314Nm four-cylinder turbo-diesel as fitted to the Triton, the mid-sized five-seater SUV should bring a significant fuel consumption advantage over the Toyota Kluger and Ford Territory.
read more about the Mitsubishi Challenger

Make: Mazda

Model: Mazda3 - Diesel

Released: Dec 2009

Mazda is expected to launch its replacement for the current Mazda3 diesel models with the all-new 2.2-litre common-rail direct-injection inline four-cylinder recently launched in the Mazda6. Producing 136kW/400Nm, it will be priced around $30,000.
read more about the Mazda Mazda3

Make: Holden

Model: Captiva

Released: Dec 2009

Holden will introduce a five-seat four-cylinder petrol version of its former Captiva Maxx SUV model to compete directly with Honda’s CR-V and Toyota’s RAV4. The Captiva 5 is powered by a 100kW 2.4-litre four-cylinder engine and is available in manual-only front-wheel-drive and automatic-only all-wheel drive guise.
read more about the Holden Captiva

Make: Bentley

Model: Supersports

Released: Dec 2009

Bentley’s fastest and most powerful car in the company’s history – the Bentley Continental Supersports is powered by a 463kW/800Nm 6.0-litre twin-turbocharged W12 engine driving all four wheels through a revised ZF six-speed automatic transmission, will accelerate from rest to 100km/h in 3.9 seconds.
read more about the Bentley Supersports

Make: Ford

Model: Fiesta - ECOnetic

Released: Dec 2009

Ford Australia’s surprise reveal at the Melbourne show was the fuel-sipping diesel-powered version of its Fiesta light car. The ECOnetic Fiesta diesel is claimed to average just 3.7L/100km and sub-100g/km emissions rating. Power is by a 66kW/200Nm 1.6-litre Duratorq TDCi common-rail diesel engine.
read more about the Ford Fiesta

Make: Great Wall

Model: X240

Released: Dec 2009

The third vehicle to be launched by GWM will be a small five-door SUV called X240. Available in both two and four-wheel drive configurations and powered by a Mitsubishi-sourced 16-valve 2.4-litre engine, the compact GWM crossover will sell in the same segment as Chery’s Tiggo SUV.
read more about the Great Wall X240

Make: BMW

Model: 7 Series - 760Li

Released: Dec 2009

BMW Australia has put a $386,000 pricetag on the new 760Li flagship that will top the local 7 Series limousine range. Available exclusively in long-wheelbase configuration and powered by BMW’s new all-alloy twin-turbocharged 6.0-litre petrol V12, the 400kW/750Nm. The 760Li sprints to 100km/h in 4.6 seconds.
read more about the BMW 7 Series

Make: BMW

Model: X6 - M

Released: Dec 2009

BMW Australia will launch its most expensive SUV in December when the X6 M arrives with a $179,900 pricetag. Powered by a 408kW/680Nm twin-turbocharged 4.4-litre V8, the X6 M blasts to 100km/h in a mad 4.7 seconds, and has an average fuel consumption claimed at 14.3 L/100km.
read more about the BMW X6

Make: BMW

Model: 1 Series - 123d hatch

Released: Dec 2009

BMW Australia will launch its new 123d hatch with a versatile 2.0 litre twin turbo-diesel inline four late in 2009. Powered by a high-output 150kW/400Nm four cylinder engine, available in six-speed automatic and manual guise. The 123d hatch is capable of a fuel consumption figure of just 5.2L/100km.
read more about the BMW 1 Series

Make: Audi

Model: TT - RS

Released: Dec 2009

Audi will launch both Coupe and Roadster versions of its TT RS. Powered by a 250kW/450Nm 2.5-litre turbo charged five-pot petrol engine, via a six-speed transmission to a Haldex quattro clutch system. The TT RS is identified by its large front spoiler, square air intakes, TT RS badges, and 18-inch alloy wheels.
read more about the Audi TT

Make: BMW

Model: 3 Series - 330d Convertible

Released: Dec 2009

BMW Australia has confirmed the six-cylinder turbo-diesel version of its 3 Series convertible for late 2009. Powered by a high-output 180kW/520Nm turbocharged inline diesel six. Available only in six-speed automatic guise. The 330d convertible consumes just 6.8L/100km.
read more about the BMW 3 Series

Make: Toyota

Model: Prado

Released: Nov 2009

Toyota will replace its current six-year-old Prado with a new-generation range late in 2009. Likely to be longer, wider and heavier than the current model. The new Prado is expected to carry over engine and drivetrain.
read more about the Toyota Prado

Make: Peugeot

Model: 207

Released: Nov 2009

A specification upgrade for Peugeot’s smallest model in Australia, the 207, will be available in Australia by September. Electronic stability control is likely to become a standard feature across all models.
read more about the Peugeot 207

Make: Subaru

Model: Outback - Diesel

Released: Nov 2009

The next generation of Subaru's medium-sized Liberty-based Outback wagon will be the first recipient of Subaru’s first diesel engine, a 2.0-litre boxer four-cylinder powerplant. It is expected to debut in the third-generation Outback in late 2009.
read more about the Subaru Outback

Make: Subaru

Model: Exiga

Released: Nov 2009

Subaru’s Exiga six-seat wagon will be the second Subaru model, after the Tribeca, to have three rows of seats, with the third row able to fold flat. Largely based on the Liberty platform, the all-wheel-drive Exiga will be powered by a normally aspirated 2.5-litre engine for Australia.
read more about the Subaru Exiga

Make: Audi

Model: Q7 - V12 TDI

Released: Nov 2009

Audi used the 2008 Geneva motor show to launch its new Q7 V12 TDI range-topper. The 368kW/1000Nm 60-degree 6.0-litre V12 engine propels the new Q7 flagship to 100km in a staggering 5.5 seconds. Fuel consumption is quoted at 11.9L/100km. The 12-pot Q7 TDI is expected locally in early 2009.
read more about the Audi Q7

Make: Peugeot

Model: 4007 - SUV

Released: Nov 2009

Peugeot will release its Outlander-based 4007 wagon in November. Delayed due to overseas demand, the French brand’s first SUV is powered by a new 155kW 2.2-litre HDi diesel engine. Available with five or seven seats. Standard equipment includes electronic stability control, ABS brakes and six airbags.
read more about the Peugeot 4007

Make: BMW

Model: 6 Series

Released: Nov 2009

BMW Australia’s upgraded 6 Series incorporates a new bonnet with arrow-shaped lines, new chrome rear exhaust outlets, and new 19-inch alloy wheels. The new 6 Series also employs Brake Energy Regeneration system , reducing average fuel consumption by approximately 5.4 per cent.
read more about the BMW 6 Series

Make: Audi

Model: Q7

Released: Nov 2009

For 2010 Audi’s Q7s midlife makeover features a redesigned Audi trademark single-frame grille, new front bumper and rear lamps. Fuel consumption is also improved for the 176kW 3.0-litre turbo-diesel V6 from 10.5L/100km to 9.1 L/100km. A clean diesel version is even more frugal at 8.9L/100km.
read more about the Audi Q7

Make: Volkswagen

Model: Golf - GTi

Released: Oct 2009

The sixth-generation Golf GTI hatch is expected on sale in Australia in late 2009. Representing an evolutionary, rather than revolutionary upgrade of the model it replaces, the GTI carries over its fundamental chassis architecture but with a revised 155kW turbocharged 2.0-litre DOHC 16-valve four-cylinder engine.
read more about the Volkswagen Golf

Make: Mazda

Model: CX-7

Released: Oct 2009

Mazda’s CX-7’s midlife update was revealed at Toronto. Changes include new sheet metal, revised airdam and larger grille, updated interior and additional powertrains. As well as the 2.3-litre turbo engine, Mazda may include 2.5-litre naturally-aspirated petrol and 2.2-litre turbo-diesel engines.
read more about the Mazda CX-7

Make: Jeep

Model: Wrangler

Released: Oct 2009

Jeep's updated Wrangler hard-core off-roader arrives locally in late 2009. To be avaliable in both two-door and four-door open-air bodystyles. The facelift includes changes to headlamp, grille, and bumper. With gains in capability, refinement, interior space, comfort, fuel efficiency also expected.
read more about the Jeep Wrangler

Make: Jeep

Model: Patriot

Released: Oct 2009

A revised Jeep Patriot is expected to be launched in the third quarter of 2009. As with the Compass, the Patriot will gain better-quality, soft-feel plastics and revised colour combinations to address the criticism of poor interior quality.
read more about the Jeep Patriot

Make: Mitsubishi

Model: Outlander

Released: Oct 2009

Mitsubishi is expected to introduce an upgraded Outlander Compact SUV in October 2009. The facelift, which is believed to be identical to the GT concept, gains a new bonnet, grille, headlamps, tail lamps, and bumpers front and rear. Mechanical upgrades are expected to be minor.
read more about the Mitsubishi Outlander

Make: Mitsubishi

Model: Triton

Released: Oct 2009

Mitsubishi will launch a facelift to its Triton commercial range in October 2009. Changes include a more powerful 2.5-litre turbodiesel, and the possible addition of a 3.2-litre DiD diesel engine. The Dual Cab range is expected to gain an extended tray bed, with an extra 180mm of tray length.
read more about the Mitsubishi Triton

Make: Mercedes-Benz

Model: S-Class

Released: Oct 2009

Mercedes-Benz used the 2009 New York Auto Show to unveil a midlife model makeover for the German maker’s W221-series S-class. The Australian S-class range will make do with more efficient engines and a number of new (optional) camera and radar-based driver assistance systems from the new E-class.
read more about the Mercedes-Benz S-Class

Make: Land Rover

Model: Discovery

Released: Oct 2009

Land Rover's Discovery comes in for a facelift, with a fresh exterior design that includes a smoother new front and revised lights, including LEDs. The new Discovery also gains a new 3.0-litre twin-turbo diesel and 5.0-litre petrol V8, for more performance with improved fuel economy.
read more about the Land Rover Discovery

Make: Land Rover

Model: Range Rover - Vogue

Released: Oct 2009

The 10MY Range Rover Vogue gains interior and subtle exterior design changes. With two all new engines, including a 5.0 litre V8 petrol and a high performance supercharged petrol, The Vogue also gains an updated Terrain Response and Stability Control Systems for improved all-terrain performance.
read more about the Land Rover Range Rover

Make: Land Rover

Model: Range Rover

Released: Oct 2009

The Range Rover Sport range gains a comprehensive engineering and design change for the 2010 model year. With three all-new engines, a 3.0-litre twin-turbo diesel, 5.0 litre V8 petrol and a high-performance supercharged petrol, all providing greater performance with improved fuel economy.
read more about the Land Rover Range Rover

Make: Toyota

Model: Aurion

Released: Sep 2009

Toyota is expected to introduce its facelifted Aurion range in September 2009. The revised Aurion is likely to include new headlights, different grille and front bumper and revised tail-light lenses, and fresh wheel covers. Engine & transmission will be unchanged.
read more about the Toyota Aurion

Make: Kia

Model: Cerato

Released: Sep 2009

Kia is expected to add a Cerato-based coupe to its range in 2009, similar to two-door concept shown at the 2008 New York motor show. It will be based an all-new platform, but engines and transmissions are likely to carry-over form the sedan and hatch range.
read more about the Kia Cerato

Make: Subaru

Model: Liberty

Released: Sep 2009

Subaru will play it safe from a design perspective with its new Liberty. Based on an all-new platform, it maintains a similar look with bold headlights and pumped-out wheel arches. It will be available with a full suite of engines, including naturally aspirated and turbocharged four-cylinders and a 3.6-litre six.
read more about the Subaru Liberty

Make: Holden

Model: Commodore

Released: Sep 2009

Holden will introduce two new Melbourne-made V6 engines to its VE/VM MY10 range, using Spark Ignition Direct Injection (SIDI) technology – the entry-level 190kW 3.0-litre and a new premium 210kW 3.6-litre V6. Both powertrains deliver improved drivability, and fuel savings of up to 12 per cent.
read more about the Holden Commodore

Make: Toyota

Model: LandCruiser 200

Released: Sep 2009

Toyota’s upgraded 200 Series LandCruiser gains as standard equipment a 45-litre sub-tank, rear-view camera, crawl control for the diesel models, a 12-Volt socket in the rear and a 3.5mm audio input jack. The VX and Sahara models now come with a new five-spoke 18-inch diameter alloy wheels.
read more about the Toyota LandCruiser 200

Make: Mini

Model: Cooper

Released: Sep 2009

BMW-owned British brand Mini will launch a JCW version of the Mini Cabrio in late 2009. Priced from $56,990, and powered by a 155kW iteration of the BMW Group’s 1.6-litre twin-scroll turbo four. The JCW Cabrio comes as standard with a six-speed manual transmission with a claimed 0-100km/h sprint in 6.9 seconds.
read more about the Mini Cooper

Make: Toyota

Model: LandCruiser 70

Released: Sep 2009

Toyota is expected to launch an update of its 70 series range, from Troop Carrier wagon, cab-chassis utility and five-door/five-seat wagon models in 2009. The addition of ABS and airbags as standard or optional equipment is likely to be adopted.
read more about the Toyota LandCruiser 70

Make: Porsche

Model: Panamera

Released: Sep 2009

Porsche's first four-door sedan, the Panamera will target four-door luxury sports cars like the Mercedes-Benz CLS and Maserati Quattroporte. With a wide range of engines – from a range-topping V10 to a petrol-electric hybrid version, the front-engined Panamera will be Porsche’s fourth model line.
read more about the Porsche Panamera

Make: FPV

Model: GS

Released: Sep 2009

FPV will launch a limited-edition GS model in late 2009. Rumors speculate a cut-price V8-powered addition sitting below the FPV GT. With a set of GS decals and a 302 badge, (suggesting 302kW of power) on the rear wing, and also featuring four-piston Brembo caliper brakes, on existing FPV alloy wheels.
read more about the FPV GS

Make: HSV

Model: E Series 2 - range

Released: Sep 2009

Holden Special Vehicles will launch a facelifted version of its E Series range in late 2009. With claims of a major reduction in fuel consumption and a power increase to its 6.2-litre V8 engine range. HSV says the “multi-million dollar” upgrade will comprise of major visual differentiation, and a number of driver enhancements.
read more about the HSV E Series 2

Make: FPV

Model: F6 - E

Released: Sep 2009

After revealing in concept guise at the Melbourne motor show, FPV has released the production version of its turbocharged F6 E luxury sedan. Combining the 310kW turbocharged 4.0-litre inline six of the F6, with the same luxurious accoutrements as found in the GT E.
read more about the FPV F6

Make: Skoda

Model: Octavia - RS

Released: Aug 2009

Skoda took the covers off its facelifted Octavia medium sedan and wagon & RS at the 2008 Paris show. Cosmetic changes include new headlights, grille and front bumper, while the rear includes a new tail-light cluster and bumper. The VW Group’s seven-speed twin-clutch DSG auto will also appear.
read more about the Skoda Octavia

Make: Ford

Model: Mondeo

Released: Aug 2009

Ford previewed the Mondeo wagon at the 2008 Melbourne show. With a luggage capacity of 535 litres, increasing to a sizeable 1733. The wagon range is expected to be launched alongside the updated MB Mondeo range.
read more about the Ford Mondeo

Make: Audi

Model: A5 - Cabriolet

Released: Aug 2009

Audi's scintillating new A5 convertible is expected to gain two additional powertrain options late in 2009. A 3.0 TDI producing 176kW/500Nm and a 2.0 TFSI producing 125kW/280Nm.
read more about the Audi A5

Make: Audi

Model: R8 - 5.2 FSI quattro

Released: Aug 2009

Audi will release its new V10 petrol-engined R8 locally in late 2009. The petrol R8 is powered by a 386kW/530Nm 5.2-litre V10, driving all four wheels via a six-speed manual or R-Tronic sequential manual gearbox. The R8 V10 is capable of 0-100km/h in a claimed 3.9 seconds.
read more about the Audi R8

Make: Toyota

Model: Camry

Released: Aug 2009

Toyota rolled out a subtle facelift for its American-market Camry at the 2009 North American International Auto Show. The revised Camry includes larger projector headlights, different grille and front bumper and a mildly revised tail-light lenses and fresh wheel covers. Australian sales are expected in October.
read more about the Toyota Camry

Make: Lexus

Model: IS

Released: Jul 2009

Lexus’ IS sedan will be joined by a “hard-top convertible” bodystyle derivative, and will surface about nine months after the on sale timing of the range-wide IS facelift in 2009, which initially will only avaliable in 2.5-litre guise.
read more about the Lexus IS

Make: Audi

Model: A6

Released: Jul 2009

Audi will launch a pair of sub-7.0-litre per 100km ‘green’ models from May. With a $74,500 125kW/350Nm 2.0 TDI four-cylinder, and $84,500 140kW/400Nm 2.7-litre V6 TDI common-rail units. Eschewing AWD, both have Audi’s Multitronic CVT continuously variable transmission which sends drive to the front wheels.
read more about the Audi A6

Make: Mazda

Model: Mazda3

Released: Jul 2009

A redesigned version of the five-door Mazda3 MPS hatch should appear locally in late 2009. Employing a revised version of the current model's front-drive chassis with a lightly retuned version of the previous 190kW/380Nm 2.3-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine. Expect a sub-$40,000 price.
read more about the Mazda Mazda3

Make: Mercedes-Benz

Model: E-class

Released: Jul 2009

The all-new Mercedes-Benz E-class coupe will replace the current CLK as the entry-level Mercedes-Benz coupe. It is the second quad-headlight Mercedes model and will be positioned in price above the E-class sedan. The B-pillarless E-class Coupe is claimed to have a record 0.24Cd aerodynamic co-efficient.
read more about the Mercedes-Benz E-class

Make: Mercedes-Benz

Model: E-class

Released: Jul 2009

One of the most eagerly-awaited unveilings at Detroit was the fifth generation Mercedes-Benz E-class. The W212 is highlighted by its split headlights, Audi-style running lights and duck-tail rear end. A range of twin-turbo four-cylinder diesel and petrol direct-injection units will be available.
read more about the Mercedes-Benz E-class

Make: Suzuki

Model: Alto

Released: Jul 2009

Suzuki’s Alto light car aims to be the cheapest new car available in Australia – unless the Chinese get there first – with pricing of $11,000. The five-door hatch is powered by a 50kW, 993cc three-cylinder petrol engine, driving the front wheels through a five-speed manual or four-speed automatic.
read more about the Suzuki Alto

Make: BMW

Model: 3 Series

Released: Jul 2009

BMW Australia has confirmed the six-cylinder turbo-diesel version of its facelifted 3 Series sedan for mid 2009. Powered by a high-output 180kW/520Nm turbocharged inline diesel six. Available only in six-speed automatic guise. The mid-sized 330d sedan consumes just 6.8L/100km.
read more about the BMW 3 Series

Make: Peugeot

Model: 308 - CC

Released: Jul 2009

Peugeot peeled the wraps off its 308 CC at the 2008 Australian International Motor Show. Due on sale here next July, the 308 CC is the latest of Peugeot’s coupe-cabriolet evolution, which comprises a number of innovative features like a warm-air heating system built into the front seats.
read more about the Peugeot 308

Make: Alfa Romeo

Model: MiTo

Released: Jul 2009

Alfa Romeo is working on a sub-147 small car aimed at the BMW-built Mini Cooper S. known as MiTo, it is based on Fiat’s Punto platform. Due in 2009, MiTo will have a unique design and is expected to include a 170kW-plus 1.8-litre direct-injection turbo engine, plus Alfa’s Q4 four-wheel drive system.
read more about the Alfa Romeo MiTo

Make: Toyota

Model: Prius

Released: Jul 2009

All future Toyota hybrids will bear the Prius nameplate, via three new hybrid Toyotas known internally as Prius A, B, and C. Sizewise, the next-generation Prius (B) will mimic Toyota's existing line-up, while Prius A is marked to be smaller than the current model, closer to Yaris size. Expected them in 2009.
read more about the Toyota Prius

Make: Great Wall

Model: SA220

Released: Jul 2009

Australia's first Chinese vehicle brand, Great Wall Motors (likely to be known in Australia as GWM), will launch Australia’s most affordable dual-cab utility, based on Great Wall’s Sailor. The highly-specified two-wheel drive four-door pick-up, powered by a 2.3-litre four-cylinder petrol engine, will be priced under $20,000.
read more about the Great Wall SA220

Make: Ferrari

Model: California

Released: Jul 2009

An entry-level super-coupe from Ferrari made its official public debut at the Paris show. Ferrari’s new 2+2 is based on the folding steel-roofed M139 Spyder Pininfarina concept broke new ground for Ferrari. The California will be powered by an evolution of the F430's 4.3-litre V8.
read more about the Ferrari California

Make: Renault

Model: Laguna

Released: Jun 2009

Renault will launch a 125kW/270Nm 2.0 Turbo petrol engine to its Laguna hatch and Estate wagon range by mid 2009. Power is transmitted to the front wheels via a six-speed automatic gearbox. The 2.0T petrol engine delivers an averege fuel consumption of just 8.9 litres per 100km.
read more about the Renault Laguna

Make: Audi

Model: Q5

Released: Jun 2009

Audi will add a 125kW/350Nm 2.0 TDI and 199kW/330Nm 3.2 FSI to the Q5 line-up mid 2009. The 2.0 TDI delivers a fuel consumption of 6.8L/100km. In contrast, the 3.2 FSI delivers 9.3L/100km. Both share Audi’s famous ‘quattro’ all-wheel drive system, and seven-speed automated manual transmission.
read more about the Audi Q5

Make: Jaguar

Model: XF - Diesel S

Released: Jun 2009

Jaguar will replace its aging 2.7-litre turbo diesel engine in the regular XF model range late in 2009, with a new 3.0-litre twin-turbo 202kW/600Nm engine, which uses 12 per cent less fuel at 6.9L/100km on the European cycle, and can sprint from 0-100km/h in about 6 seconds.
read more about the Jaguar XF

Make: Lexus

Model: RX - 450h

Released: Jun 2009

The new generation Lexus RX hybrid range will morph from the current RX400h into the RX450h thanks to its use of a 3.5-litre V6 instead of the current 3.3-litre six, and first-hand reports claim it will deliver V8-style performance and even better fuel consumption.
read more about the Lexus RX

Make: BMW

Model: 1 Series

Released: Jun 2009

BMW previewed an additional model to its 120d range at the Melbourne show. The 120d with manual transmission will be BMW’s most fuel-efficient model, returning 4.8L/100km. Power is by a 130kW/350Nm from the third-generation 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo-diesel. It will be priced at $46,790.
read more about the BMW 1 Series

Make: BMW

Model: 7 Series

Released: Jun 2009

BMW Australia will expand its overhauled 7 Series with the introduction of its first diesel-engine 7 Series model. Priced at $198,800, it will only be available in standard wheelbase. The 730d is powered by an 180kW/540Nm 3.0-litre twin-turbo alloy six-cylinder engine with six-speed auto transmission.
read more about the BMW 7 Series

Make: Jaguar

Model: XF - XFR

Released: Jun 2009

Jaguar is expected to launch its performance XFR in late in 2009. Powered by a supercharged 5.0-litre, direct-injection V8 capable of 0-100km/h in 4.7 seconds. Exterior changes include a bodykit comprising of a new front bumper with chromed lower air intakes, twin bonnet vents, boot spoiler, and quad exhaust.
read more about the Jaguar XF

Make: Audi

Model: A4 - S4

Released: Jun 2009

Audi presented its redesigned S4 sedan and Avant twins at the 2008 Paris show. Brandishing the upcoming A6 facelift’s new 245kW/440Nm 3.0-litre ‘TFSI’ supercharged V6, they ae due to be launched in Europe in March and are slated for an Australian launch in the second half of 2009.
read more about the Audi A4

Make: Skoda

Model: Superb

Released: Jun 2009

Skoda's new flagship, second-generation Superb sedan, was previewed at the 2008 Geneva show. Based on parent compeny Volkswagen's Passat sedan, the big new Czech-designed four-door luxury lift-back will be powered by petrol and diesel engines, mated to VW’s trick DSG auto.
read more about the Skoda Superb

Make: Nissan

Model: 370Z

Released: May 2009

Nissan's redesigned 350Z coupe is earmarked for a local introduction mid-2009, powered by a 245kW 3.7-litre V6 via Nissan’s new seven-speed automatic transmission or standard-issue six-speed manual gearbox. The 370Z will be wrapped in evolutionary styling, riding on a shorter wheelbase.
read more about the Nissan 370Z

Make: Ford

Model: Territory

Released: May 2009

Ford revealed a vital mid-life makeover for the Territory SUV at the Melbourne show. Featuring revised exterior styling, interior improvements and extra equipment. Major design changes include a new bonnet, front bumper, grille, headlamps, and tail-lights. Ford has dropped the regular Turbo model.
read more about the Ford Territory

Make: Renault

Model: Laguna - Estate

Released: May 2009

Renault is expected to launch the next wave to its Laguna III range in April 2009. Debuting at the Melbourne International Show, with the addition of a petrol hatch variant, and an all new Estate models to complement its diesel hatch range launched in mid 2008.
read more about the Renault Laguna

Make: Ford

Model: Ranger

Released: May 2009

Ford's Ranger one-tonne utility comes in for a major exterior and equipment overhaul across a revised model range. The Thailand sourced PK-series Ranger incorporates radical new headlights, three-bar grille, new front bumper, redesigned bonnet, and new tail-light clusters. Engines continue unchanged.
read more about the Ford Ranger

Make: Mini

Model: Cooper - D

Released: May 2009

Mini's green machine will undercut the price of small hybrids when it goes on sale. Powered by a direct-injection 80kW/240Nm 1.6-litre turbo-diesel engine, BMW claims the Cooper D is Australia’s cleanest car, with CO2 emissions of 104g/km. It will also be the first non-hybrid with idle-stop engine technology.
read more about the Mini Cooper

Make: Holden

Model: Cruze

Released: May 2009

Holden’s replacement for its unloved Viva, Chevrolet's Cruze, was launched at the 2008 Paris motor show. Built on GM’s small Delta platform, Holden is likely to offer sedan and wagon body styles alongside the five-door hatch. Engines should include 1.6 and 1.8-litre petrols and a 2.0-litre turbo-diesel.
read more about the Holden Cruze

Make: BMW

Model: Z4

Released: May 2009

BMW will launch its new Z4 Roadster range in May. Available like its 3 Series Convertible sibling with a two-piece retractable hard-top. The new Z4 two-seater line-up opens with a 2.5-litre Z4 sDrive23i, followed by the Z4 sDrive30i 3.0-litre petrol six. The range top Z4 will be the sDrive35i, 3.0-litre twin-turbo six.
read more about the BMW Z4

Make: Honda

Model: Civic - hatch

Released: Apr 2009

Honda Australia will import the British-built Civic hatch as a mainstream model when the mid-life facelift is introduced in the middle of 2009. The five-door Civic will be a high-specification model and will be priced from around $35,000.
read more about the Honda Civic

Make: Kia

Model: Soul

Released: Apr 2009

Kia's new SUV-styled five-door hatch is expected in Australia by April 2009, priced at about $21,000. The tall stance and wheel-at-each-corner style is said to create a generous interior designed to appeal to active young urban dwellers. Engine choices will include 2.0-litre petrol and diesel units.
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Make: Audi

Model: Q5 - 2.0 TDI and 3.2 FSI quattro

Released: Apr 2009

Audi will introduce two additional variants to its mid-sized Q5 SUV range in April. The $59,000125kW/350Nm 2.0 TDi, and the $69,900 199kW/330Nm petrol 3.2 FSI V6. The 2.0TDI has an average fuel consumption of 6.8L/100km while the 3.2 FSI is rated at 9.3L/100km respectively.
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Make: Honda

Model: Odyssey

Released: Apr 2009

Honda's popular people-mover has been completely redesigned for 2009. Continuing with the low-slung wagon theme, it will be less slab-sided and feeature a nose reminiscent of the all-new Insight. Mechanically, a new 2.4-litre i-VTEC twin-cam 16-valve four-cylinder petrol engine has been adopted.
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Make: Nissan

Model: Maxima

Released: Apr 2009

Nissan previewed Australia’s next-generation Maxima at the 2008 Beijing motor shpw. Called the Teana in China, it differs in terms of styling from the US market model but shares the same front-wheel drive platform. The Maxima is likely to be powered by a revised 3.5-litre VQ35DE petrol V6.
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Make: Renault

Model: Clio - RS F1 Team R27

Released: Apr 2009

Renaults hot hatch, the Clio Renault Sport F1 Team R27 will be launched locally in April priced at $39,990. With 40 individually numbered cars, it features ‘Cup Chassis’ suspension settings, 17-inch charcoal colour alloy wheels, red brake callipers, Recaro front seats and Renault F1 Team decals.
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Make: Porsche

Model: Cayenne - V6 TDI

Released: Apr 2009

Porsche has officially confirmed that it will produce a diesel-engined Cayenne, powered by VW's 176kW/550Nm 3.0-litre turbo-diesel V6 engine and linked only with a six-speed Tiptronic-S sequential semi-automatic transmission. Official average fuel consumption is rated at 9.3L/100km.
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Make: Mazda

Model: Mazda3

Released: Apr 2009

The next Mazda3 – due to be unveiled at the 2008 LA motor show will grow larger and roomier than today’s BK-series. Mazda will implement much of the lessons in weight reduction it has learnt from the current MX-5 and new-generation Mazda2 for its redesigned small car.
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Make: Ford

Model: Focus

Released: Apr 2009

The restyled LV-series Focus small car first appeared locally six months ago in the form of the XR5 performance model, the rest of the range will go on sale in April. The big news item for the Focus is the introduction of a new six-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission availability with the 2.0-litre Duratorq turbo-diesel engine.
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Make: Audi

Model: Q5

Released: Mar 2009

The A4 based Q5 is Audi's direct response to BMW's 3 Series-based X3, mid-sized luxury SUV. Due to make its world premiere at the Geneva motor show, though it is not expected on sale here until mid 2009. The Q5 will be available here with both petrol and diesel power
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Make: Mazda

Model: MX-5

Released: Mar 2009

Mazda unveiled its facelifted MX-5 at the 2008 Paris motor show. Changes are minor, restricted to a new front bumper, a sleeker headlight design in the style of the current Mazda RX-8 and revised tail-lights. Australian sales are scheduled to commence in April 2009.
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Make: Proton

Model: Satria - GTi

Released: Mar 2009

Fans of the original Satria GTi will have to wait until early 2009 for a successor to the hot-hatch that put Malaysia’s national car-maker on the automotive map in the late 1990s. Expect a four-cylinder engine offering more than 160kW, plus a host of other upgrades for the all-new Satria.
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Make: Citroen

Model: C4

Released: Mar 2009

Citroen is expected to launch its facelifted C4 hatch range in the first quarter of 2009. The updated model will land here with a new-look grille, bumper, rear lamps and minor trim upgrades. A new range of petrol engines will also be introduced.
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Make: Hyundai

Model: i30 - Wagon

Released: Mar 2009

Hyundai's new i30 small/medium car range will grow further when a five-door wagon becomes the third bodystyle in the range in early 2009. Expect the Corolla and Lancer wagon rival to offer standard stability control, sharp pricing and crisp styling. It could be dubbed the i30 CW here, as in Europe.
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Make: Porsche

Model: Boxster

Released: Mar 2009

The Porsche Boxster and Cayman have been given a makeover, with new engines, the acclaimed PDK dual-clutch gearbox and a host of minor improvements to keep the mid-engined pair fresh. The entry-level 987s gain a larger 2.9-litre flat six, while the Boxster S gets more powerful 3.4-litre flat-six.
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Make: BMW

Model: X3

Released: Feb 2009

An upgraded and expanded 2009 X3 model range will be introduced from March. Available with four engines and two spec levels – Lifestyle Edition and Exclusive - X3 changes include a new leather-clad steering wheel, different wheel design, pearlescent interior knobs and a graphite-finish kidney grille.
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Make: BMW

Model: 7 Series

Released: Feb 2009

The all-new F01/F02 generation 7-Series is due to be unveiled at the Paris motor show in October 2008, with an Australian launch expected in March 2009. Engine specifications will initially include twin-turbo petrol six (735i) and eight-cylinder (750i) power.
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Make: Volkswagen

Model: Golf

Released: Feb 2009

Volkswagen’s new Golf VI carries much of the current, 2003-vintage Golf V underpinnings. Upgraded powertrains include supercharged and/or turbocharged petrol units and TDI turbo-diesels, now common-rail units with balancer shafts. Transmissions will include a newly developed seven-speed DSG.
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Make: Volvo

Model: XC60

Released: Feb 2009

Volvo revealed the first images of its mould-breaking new XC60 at the 2008 Geneva motor show, based on Land Rover's new Freelander platform and featuring a similar AWD system. Engine choices should comprise an inline five-cylinder petrol and D5 diesel, as well as a 3.2-litre straight six.
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Make: Lexus

Model: RX - 350

Released: Feb 2009

The next RX, to be derived off the current Camry platform, will be much larger and wider than today’s model. Speculation suggests that a long-wheelbase seven-seater version, beginning with the RX350L, is also on the cards. Another hybrid RX will also appear, employing a V6/electric motor combo.
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Make: Honda

Model: City

Released: Feb 2009

Honda Australia will add a new compact sedan to slot in below the Civic, based on the all-new Jazz. It will compete against sedan versions of the Toyota Yaris and Holden Barina. The City sits on the Jazz platform, with boot volume of 506 litres. Power is by the 1.5-litre Jazz engine.
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Make: Audi

Model: A6 - Sedan

Released: Feb 2009

Audi’s performance king and Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG bruiser - RS6 sedan, packs the same ballistic 426kW/650Nm twin-turbocharged direct-injection V10 and quattro all-wheel drive system as the heavier RS6 wagon, but sprints to 100km/h in 4.5 seconds, making it Audi’s quickest model.
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Make: Nissan

Model: GT-R

Released: Feb 2009

Nissan's new-generation GT-R (no "Skyline" this time) Porsche-pursuer will be revealed at the 2007 Tokyo motor show. Expect a 380kW twin-turbo V6, mated to a close-ratio seven-speed sequential gearbox and all-wheel drive - tech that could push price past $150,000 when it lands in Oz by mid 2009.
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Make: Volkswagen

Model: Passat - CC

Released: Feb 2009

The new Passat CC debuts a new exterior design theme for Volkswagen. While longer and wider than the standard Passat, the coupe-like profile sees overall height reduce 50mm. Power will come from three petrol and two diesel engines. Expect a late third-quarter launch.
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Make: Holden

Model: Commodore

Released: Jan 2009

Holden used the 2008 Australian International Motor Show to reveal its AFM V8-powered Commodore, Ute, Sportwagon, Statesman and Caprice. AFM technology enables automatic V8 models to operate automatically on four cylinders in certain driving conditions, until power is needed, saving up to 1L/100km of petrol.
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Make: Maserati

Model: GranTurismo - S

Released: Jan 2009

Maserati revealed the GranTurismo S globally before its donor car, the new GranTursimo coupe flagship, had even been delivered in Australia. Due here in early 2009, it's powered by a bigger 4.7-litre V8 with 328kW and 490Nm of torque and rides on 20-inch alloy wheels with Brembo six-piston callipers.
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Make: Ford

Model: Fiesta

Released: Jan 2009

Ford revealed its redesigned Fiesta light car at the Australian International Motor Show. The three-door and five-door hatch range will start at $15,750. Available in an 88kW 1.6-litre engine mated to a five-speed manual transmission standard across the Fiesta range, or a four-speed auto mated to a 71kW 1.4-litre engine.
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Make: Nissan

Model: Murano

Released: Jan 2009

Nissan Australia confirmed that the Murano II is back on track for local release. With much of the exterior similar to the existing model, although with every body and interior panel new. Power is by Nissan’s 198kW 3.5-litre V6 engine, mated to a Continuously Variable Transmission known as Xtronic CVT.
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Make: BMW

Model: X6

Released: Jan 2009

BMW’s twin-turbo trend takes its next step in early 2009, when a new 300kW/600Nm bi-turbo 4.4-litre petrol V8 joins the X6 range in the xDrive50i. With global production of the X6 already a sell-out, BMW Australia has received only half of its requested 2008 allocation of 500 examples.
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Make: Maserati

Model: Quattroporte - S

Released: Jan 2009

Maserati's successful Quattroporte has a new flagship variant dubbed the Quattroporte S, when the facelifted range is launched in early 2009. Gaining cosmetic and technical upgrades, the Quattroporte S shares the bigger 4.7-litre V8 with the new GranTurismo S coupe producing 316kW.
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Make: Kia

Model: Cerato

Released: Jan 2009

Kia took the wraps off its new Cerato sedan at the 2008 Australian International Motor Show. Powered by a new 2.0-litre petrol engine with continuously variable valve timing (CVVT). The Cerato will be the first model in Australia to display the distinctive new corporate ‘H-grille’ design.
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