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New car diary for 2014

Make: Fiat

Model: Doblo

Released: Dec 2014

Fiat’s upcoming updated Doblo Van will arrive to refresh its light-commercial line-up. Competing against rivals such as the Volkswagen Caddy and Renault Kangoo, the third-generation Doblo should come in a variety of different variants including long and short wheelbase models.
read more about the Fiat Doblo

Make: Fiat

Model: Ducato

Released: Dec 2014

Fiat’s new Ducato van range will arrive with better fuel economy for the Italian brand’s largest light-commercial vehicle. A new shorter wheelbase variant will also be added.
read more about the Fiat Ducato

Make: Mercedes-Benz

Model: C-Class - Estate

Released: Dec 2014

The German car-maker’s wagon version of its highly-praised C-Class will arrive months after its sedan sibling. With the same styling and powertrain options, only with enough space in the back to haul bigger loads.
read more about the Mercedes-Benz C-Class

Make: Tesla

Model: Model S

Released: Dec 2014

Tesla's electric luxury sedan will be Tesla’s first attempt at volume production and is capable of carrying seven people. Zero to 100km/h will come in just 5.6 seconds and offer three battery options will be on offer, from the base car’s 257km to 370km and range topping 483km.
read more about the Tesla Model S

Make: Peugeot

Model: 5008

Released: Dec 2014

French car-maker Peugeot launched its seven-seat 5008 people-mover in Australia in May 2013 after it went on sale in Europe in 2009, so its not really surprising that it is time for a facelift. The freshen-up brings updates to the cabin and subtle styling changes including a sharper front-end with Peugeot’s new corporate face.
read more about the Peugeot 5008

Make: Mercedes-Benz

Model: C-Class - hybrid

Released: Dec 2014

Mercedes-Benz will introduce a new powertrain option for its popular C-Class, pairing the 2.1-litre diesel of the C250 with an electric motor to decrease fuel consumption and emissions.
read more about the Mercedes-Benz C-Class

Make: Mercedes-Benz

Model: SL-class - SL400

Released: Dec 2014

A new entry point into Mercedes-Benz’s roadster range, the SL400 replaces the outgoing SL350. The new convertible will bring with it a host of updates to the rest of the SL-Class line-up which will include a bump in power.
read more about the Mercedes-Benz SL-class

Make: Peugeot

Model: 3008

Released: Dec 2014

Peugeot’s product renewal continues with a facelifted 3008 crossover set to arrive before the end of the year, featuring a similar front-end tidy up as the 5008 people-mover, while the cabin will receive new upholstery and trim and new alloy wheel designs.
read more about the Peugeot 3008

Make: Ford

Model: Kuga

Released: Dec 2014

Ford’s revisions to its Kuga SUV will bring a number of key changes to the line-up including an all-new base variant. The Kuga re-shuffle is a response to customer demands, with more power and an entry level automatic.
read more about the Ford Kuga

Make: Lexus

Model: RC

Released: Dec 2014

Lexus ripped the covers off its stunning RC coupe at the 2013 Tokyo motor show, revealing a striking two-door based on the underpinnings of the well-received IS sedan. Set to do battle with the BMW 4 Series and Audi A5, the RC will gain a hi-po ‘F’ Sports model later in the year.
read more about the Lexus RC

Make: Mazda

Model: Mazda2

Released: Dec 2014

The world got a glimpse of the next-gen Mazda2 thanks to the Hazumi concept from the 2014 Geneva motor show, with the production model to set to be revealed later in the year. Larger than the model it will replace, the Hazumi featured a design that followed the Mazda3 and CX-5, meaning the production-ready 2 will stick to a similar formula.
read more about the Mazda Mazda2

Make: Mercedes-Benz

Model: C-Class - C63 AMG

Released: Dec 2014

The C63 AMG performance flagship of the Mercedes-Benz C-Class range will sprint into local showrooms before the end of the year, bringing with it styling from the new-gen model as well as new powertrain that is rumoured to be a 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 engine.
read more about the Mercedes-Benz C-Class

Make: Fiat

Model: 500X

Released: Nov 2014

The Fiat Chrysler Group will ramp up its platform sharing this year, with the much talked about baby Jeep spawning a soft-roader from Fiat. Likely to receive the 500X moniker, it will be a more city-friendly crossover and will be available in front-wheel drive, leaving the all-wheel drive version to Jeep.
read more about the Fiat 500X

Make: Land Rover

Model: Discovery

Released: Nov 2014

British brand Land Rover will drop the ‘4’ from its updated Discovery range when it arrives in 2014 and add a new supercharged petrol V6, taken from the Range Rover Sport. Expect other minor updates to the cabin and standard features list.
read more about the Land Rover Discovery

Make: Ford

Model: Territory

Released: Nov 2014

The final facelift for Ford’s Territory will arrive before Ford shuts down local production, bringing minor cosmetic tweaks and more refinements to a platform dating back to 2004.
read more about the Ford Territory

Make: Hyundai

Model: Genesis

Released: Nov 2014

Hyundai’s entrant into the luxury sedan market arrives to compete against the likes of BMW and Mercedes-Benz in the high-end sedan segment. Time will tell if the second-generation Genesis has what it takes to take the top spot in a small, but growing market.
read more about the Hyundai Genesis

Make: Nissan

Model: Micra

Released: Nov 2014

Baby Nissan gets tweaks to the nose as well as spoiler and fog lamp updates. Interior changes are to centre console and steering wheel controls. Ti variant also gets alloy-wheel re-style. 1.5 litre version is no longer available with all models now fitted with 1.2 three-cylinder engine.
read more about the Nissan Micra

Make: Holden

Model: Colorado

Released: Nov 2014

Improvements to ride and comfort are on their way to Holden’s Colorado light-commercial vehicle and Colorado 7 SUV range. However, not much is expected to change cosmetically or with powertrain options.
read more about the Holden Colorado

Make: Ford

Model: Territory

Released: Nov 2014

Little is known about the Ford Territory facelift, but the big SUV will be the last Australian-built vehicle to carry the nameplate before it is replaced later this decade with an internationally-sourced model. The Territory will likely gain updated styling as well as other tweaks to keep it fresh for its final two years of production.
read more about the Ford Territory

Make: Renault

Model: Captur

Released: Nov 2014

Renault's Clio-based Captur sub-compact SUV will arrive in local showrooms in late 2014 and will take on competition such as the Holden Trax, Ford EcoSport and Nissan Juke. Australian-spec Capturs will be powered by a choice of two three and four-cylinder petrol, with the smaller of the two achieving fuel consumption of 4.9L/100km.
read more about the Renault Captur

Make: Proton

Model: light car

Released: Nov 2014

Malaysian brand Proton will add to its existing passenger car line-up late in 2014 with a new light-car set to take on established players like the Toyota Yaris and Holden Barina. Details are scarce, but expect the as-yet unnamed model to undercut some of its competitors.
read more about the Proton light car

Make: Hyundai

Model: Genesis - Sedan

Released: Nov 2014

Hyundai will enter the luxury segment in Australia for the first time with its Genesis sedan set to kick off from about $50,000 and battle established rivals including the Lexus IS, Infiniti Q50, BMW 3 Series and Holden Caprice. The 5 Series-sized sedan will be powered by a 248kW/400Nm 3.8-litre V6 engine, with Australia missing out on the 313kW/520Nm V8 earmarked for the US.
read more about the Hyundai Genesis

Make: Ford

Model: Falcon

Released: Nov 2014

Despite announcing the closure of local manufacturing in 2016, Ford Australia is pushing ahead with facelift for what will be the last ever Falcon. Due in 2014, the Falcon is expected to keep the same basic glasshouse as the FG, but will feature a redesigned front end and updates to the rear. Expect some mechanical tweaks and improvements to technology features.
read more about the Ford Falcon

Make: BMW

Model: i3

Released: Nov 2014

BMW is hoping its i3 will help raise the image of electric vehicles from the boring and mundane, to something a little more stylish and acceptable. BMW’s small, but luxurious EV will feature next-generation electric motor technology.
read more about the BMW i3

Make: Lexus

Model: RC

Released: Nov 2014

Lexus' stab at a luxury sports coupe market taking on the likes of the BMW 4-Series an Audi A5. A hotter V8-powered variant is already confirmed, but time will tell if this Japanese coupe can take on the best Germany has to offer.
read more about the Lexus RC

Make: BMW

Model: 2 Series - Active Tourer

Released: Nov 2014

Some might think its heresy, but BMW are going ahead with bringing a front-wheel drive model to market. The 2-Series Active Tourer will be a small-sized tall-boy hatch to rival Mercedes’ B-Class.
read more about the BMW 2 Series

Make: Mercedes-Benz

Model: GLA - 45 AMG

Released: Oct 2014

Rounding out Mercedes’ trio of small-sized performance models that already includes the A45 and CLA45 AMG is the GLA45 AMG late in the year. Borrowing the 265kW/450NM 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo powertrain from its siblings, the super hot crossover will feature Merc’s 4MATIC all-wheel drive system and a seven-speed dual clutch transmission.
read more about the Mercedes-Benz GLA

Make: Mazda

Model: Mazda2

Released: Oct 2014

Mazda’s new small car will arrive with revised styling to keep it in-step with the Japanese car-maker's Kodo design language. The entry level Mazda will take on the likes of the Toyota Yaris and Honda Jazz.
read more about the Mazda Mazda2

Make: Toyota

Model: Yaris

Released: Oct 2014

A facelift is on the way for Toyota's diminutive Yaris light-car in the second half of 2014, which is expected to carry refreshed styling to bring the tiny runabout into line with its larger Corolla sibling. The Ford Fiesta and Mazda2 rival will likely get some mechanical tweaks but Toyota is remaining quiet for now about precise changes to the range.
read more about the Toyota Yaris

Make: Lexus

Model: NX

Released: Oct 2014

Lexus will finally introduce a sub-RX SUV into its line-up, with the NX set to go on sale in late 2014/early 2015. The Audi Q5 rival is based on the polarising LF-NX concept from the 2013 Frankfurt motor show, but will carry a more toned-down design to better appeal to the masses.
read more about the Lexus NX

Make: BMW

Model: i3

Released: Oct 2014

BMW's new electric vehicle sub-brand, to be called 'BMW i', will arrive on our shores in mid-to-late 2014. The first two models will be the BMW i3 all-electric city car that was previously known as the Megacity Vehicle concept, and the BMW i8 plug-in hybrid super-coupe based on the Vision EfficientDynamics concept.
read more about the BMW i3

Make: Mini

Model: 5-door

Released: Oct 2014

Mini is bringing out a not-so-mini 5 door model with, you guessed it, five doors. Based on the Cooper hatch with a little more room, the new car will retain all the styling of its smaller sibling but with added practicality.
read more about the Mini 5-door

Make: Peugeot

Model: 308

Released: Oct 2014

Peugeot has completely redesigned its 308 small car to bring it into line with its current design language, giving it a cleaner VW Golf-esque look. The sleek 308 shares similar design cues to its smaller 208 sibling but features a massive 9.7-inch touchscreen that helps reduce the number of controls on the redesigned dash.
read more about the Peugeot 308

Make: Alfa Romeo

Model: MiTo - Quadrifoglio

Released: Sep 2014

Alfa Romeo will add a range-topping Quad Verde warm-hatch to its moderately updated MiTo light-hatch range early in the year. Power comes from a 125kW/250Nm four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine and it is expected to carry a premium over the $28,000 Distinctive.
read more about the Alfa Romeo MiTo

Make: Infiniti

Model: Q50

Released: Sep 2014

Japanese luxury brand Infiniti will add some firepower to its local line-up late in 2014 with the arrival of the 2.0-litre turbo-petrol version of the mid-size Q50 sedan. The petrol powertrain will arrive about 10 months after the launch of the turbo-diesel and petrol-electric hybrid variants that went on sale in February.
read more about the Infiniti Q50

Make: Skoda

Model: Superb

Released: Sep 2014

Czech brand Skoda will build on the success of its new Octavia with a facelifted version of its Superb large sedan and wagon range in the second half of the year. The Superb now carries Skoda's latest design language with a completely new front end, while there are minor mechanical updates such as a new manual gearbox for some variants.
read more about the Skoda Superb

Make: Mitsubishi

Model: Lancer

Released: Sep 2014

Mitsubishi’s ageing Lancer is set to receive a few tweaks to keep things fresh for the iconic car. Although no news has arrived on the next-generation Lancer, the update should help sell a few more units.
read more about the Mitsubishi Lancer

Make: Nissan

Model: Pulsar - SSS sedan

Released: Aug 2014

The reborn Pulsar is selling well for Nissan in Australia and the car-maker has confirmed it will add a sedan version of its SSS performance hatch later in the year. It is expected to be powered by the same 140kW/240Nm 1.6-litre turbo-petrol engine matched with either a six-speed manual or a CVT as the hatch, but there is no word yet on pricing
read more about the Nissan Pulsar

Make: Jaguar

Model: F-Type - Coupe

Released: Aug 2014

Following the success of the F-Type Convertible, Jaguar will unleash a Coupe version of its latest sportscar in late 2014, with a 405kW 5.0-litre supercharged V8 ‘R’ variant set to headline the range. A pair of V6 engines will also be available, with all powertrains linked to a ZF eight-speed automatic transmission.
read more about the Jaguar F-Type

Make: BMW

Model: X4

Released: Aug 2014

BMW’s X6 sports crossover gets a little brother in the shape of the X4 that is set to go into production in 2014. The X4 is the same length as the X3 but the sloping rear roof-line will surely have an impact on head-room. BMW is gunning for the Range Rover Evoque and Porsche’s forthcoming Macan with the X4.
read more about the BMW X4

Make: Abarth

Model: 595

Released: Aug 2014

The Abarth Essesse is set to receive a replacement in the form of the Abarth 595. Set to retain the same engine and performance as its outgoing cousin, it's rumoured to drop even price, representing even greater value.
read more about the Abarth 595

Make: Fiat

Model: 500

Released: Aug 2014

Fiat’s micro-sized 500 will receive an update bringing more value to the range. Rumoured to receive a bump in standard equipment while retaining the same price, Fiat's funky 500 should become even more popular.
read more about the Fiat 500

Make: Nissan

Model: Qashqai

Released: Aug 2014

Nissan has swapped the Dualis name for the global Qashqai moniker for its second-gen compact crossover and with it comes a raft of improvements including new small-capacity turbocharged engines as well as completely redesigned cabin. Longer, wider and lower than the model it replaces, the Qashqai comes off the same platform as its larger X-Trail sibling.
read more about the Nissan Qashqai

Make: Volkswagen

Model: Polo

Released: Aug 2014

Sharper front-end styling and a suite of new petrol and diesel engines highlight the facelift for Volkswagen's Polo light-car range later this year. One of the new diesel powertrains is capable of sipping just 3.2L/100km on the Euro cycle, but it is not clear whether this is coming to Australia. Expect the GTI hot-hatch to arrive in 2015 with the option of a manual gearbox.
read more about the Volkswagen Polo

Make: BMW

Model: 4 Series - M4

Released: Jul 2014

BMW will eschew the naturally aspirated V8s of previous model M cars in favour of a 3.0-litre twin-turbo six-cylinder producing 317kW/550Nm for its M3 sedan and M4 Coupe twins when they arrive mid-year. Carbon-fibre reinforced plastic was used to lower the weight which is down by 80kg compared to the outgoing M3.
read more about the BMW 4 Series

Make: BMW

Model: X4

Released: Jul 2014

The controversial styling of the BMW X6 gets a reduction in size and will be reborn in the form of the BMW X4. A smaller, more stylish SUV from BMW to fill yet another niche.
read more about the BMW X4

Make: BMW

Model: X3

Released: Jul 2014

A refreshed BMW X3 arrives mid-year, with the second-generation crossover gaining subtle styling tweaks as well as interior updates to keep it fresh against its competition such. BMW will launch the facelifted model about the same time as the new X6-inspired X4 sports crossover.
read more about the BMW X3

Make: BMW

Model: 4 Series - M4

Released: Jul 2014

BMW's new performance-orientated twins, the M3 and M4, will now be powered by twin-turbo six-cylinder engines, forgoing the popular V8 of the previous generation. The top-spec 3 and 4 Series cars are expected to become the new benchmark for sports cars.
read more about the BMW 4 Series

Make: Mitsubishi

Model: Attrage

Released: Jul 2014

A sedan version of Mitsubishi’s diminutive Mirage is expected in 2014 and could well be called the Attrage which is a combination of the words ‘attractive’ and ‘Mirage’. The Thai-built light car will be powered by the same 1.2-litre MIVEC engine as the Mirage with a manual gearbox or CVT and fuel economy of 4.5L/100km.
read more about the Mitsubishi Attrage

Make: Renault

Model: Megane

Released: Jul 2014

Renault will add its latest family face to its aging Megane hatch and wagon range mid-year, along with a number of other mid-life updates. A new front-end design brings it into line with the smaller Clio range, while the rear of the hatch stays much the same.
read more about the Renault Megane

Make: Mercedes-Benz

Model: C-Class

Released: Jul 2014

Mercedes-Benz top-selling C-Class mid-sizer will get an all-new replacement in 2014, with the German marque’s local arm offering all-wheel drive and a diesel-electric powertrain on its highest selling model for the first time. New safety technology and improved connectivity and new styling should lift the C-Class even more in 2014.
read more about the Mercedes-Benz C-Class

Make: Honda

Model: Jazz

Released: Jul 2014

Honda’s all-important third-generation Jazz light car should give the Japanese brand a boost in 2014, with a heavily improved hybrid powertrain and Honda’s first dual-clutch transmission, on petrol-electric versions. The Jazz will feature a much-improved cabin and will have an updated version of the wonderfully practical ‘magic’ seats.
read more about the Honda Jazz

Make: Porsche

Model: Macan

Released: Jun 2014

Porsche’s long-rumoured baby SUV is now being developed and will be named the Macan. It is expected to be based on sister company Audi’s Q5 and should be a key plank in Porsche’s mid-term drive to double annual sales to 150,000 vehciles.
read more about the Porsche Macan

Make: Skoda

Model: Yeti

Released: Jun 2014

Skoda unveiled its updated Yeti at the Frankfurt motor show in 2013, revealing a slightly more conservative front end design. The Czech car-maker will offer the Yeti in two distinct model variants for the first time, with one carrying “an elegant, stylish city look” while the other will feature an “off-road look for trips in the country”.
read more about the Skoda Yeti

Make: Jeep

Model: Cherokee

Released: Jun 2014

Jeep’s radically different Cherokee replacement arrives in 2014, with a polarizing design, front and all-wheel drive configurations and a hardcore trail-rated Trailhawk variant topping the range. More car like than before, thanks to its monocoque chassis, the Cherokee range is set to kick off from around $30,000.
read more about the Jeep Cherokee

Make: FPV

Model: GT - F

Released: Jun 2014

The last ever Australian developed Ford Performance Vehicle will arrive in the form of the FPV GT F 351. Although performance figures are yet to be finalised, the number 351 is a dead giveaway to the goals FPV are trying to achieve.
read more about the FPV GT

Make: BMW

Model: i8

Released: Jun 2014

BMW has fast-tracked development of its first hybrid supercar and confirmed it will put the vehicle into production, remaining "99 per cent" faithful to the Vision EfficientDynamics concept from the 2009 Frankfurt show.

The concept offered M3 performance but Prius fuel economy, thanks to a 120kW 1.5-litre three-cylinder turbodiesel engine in combination with two electric motors.
read more about the BMW i8

Make: BMW

Model: 4 Series - Gran Coupe

Released: Jun 2014

BMW’s habit of creating niches between body-styles continues in 2014 with the arrival of the four-door 4 Series Gran Coupe mid-year. Looking like a cross between a 3 Series and a 6 Series Gran Coupe, the 4 Series features a liftback and will go up against the likes of the Audi A5 Sportback when it arrives.
read more about the BMW 4 Series

Make: Porsche

Model: 911 - Targa

Released: Jun 2014

Porsche is bringing back its iconic Targo-topped 911 this year after a 20-year absence. The partial convertible features a wrap-around rear window and a removable roof panel and rather than a manual system like Targas of old, the 2014 iteration can be folded down simply by hitting a button.
read more about the Porsche 911

Make: Honda

Model: City

Released: May 2014

An update to the Honda’s city-sized City sedan is on the cards before the middle of the year, with the little runabout getting a fresh face ahead of the mechanically related Jazz hatch. Information about the City is limited, but expect it to gain technology and powertrain upgrades over the current model that went on sale in February 2009.
read more about the Honda City

Make: SsangYong

Model: Korando

Released: May 2014

SsangYong will ramp up its efforts to boost sales in Australia with a refreshed Korando compact-SUV before the middle of the year. The curved front-end of the Giugiaro-penned original is gone in favour of a sharper, more squared off look. The cabin also gains soft-touch materials and a new fascia.
read more about the SsangYong Korando

Make: Audi

Model: A8 - S8

Released: May 2014

Audi will follow up the launch of its facelifted A8 limo with the S8 performance flagship in May. The quattro all-wheel-drive S8 is powered by a 4.0 TFSI V8 engine with 380kW sent to all four wheels via an eight-speed conventional automatic transmission. Expect pricing somewhere between $250,000 and $300,000.
read more about the Audi A8

Make: Volkswagen

Model: Golf - R

Released: May 2014

Volkswagen will launch the hardcore 'R' version of its Golf 7 in the first half of the year, likely to be powered by the same 206kW/380Nm 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine from the Audi S3 that has been de-tuned because of our hot weather. At the same time VW will introduce the Golf GTI Performance which boosts power over the regular GTI by 7kW.
read more about the Volkswagen Golf

Make: Audi

Model: A3 - S3 sedan

Released: May 2014

Following the introduction of a booted version of its A3 in early 2014, Audi will add a hardcore S3 performance variant to the range by the middle of the year. Under the skin, the sedan is much the same as the hatch, with power coming from a 206kW/380Nm 2.0-litre turbo-petrol engine and a 0-100km/h dash time of five seconds.
read more about the Audi A3

Make: Porsche

Model: Macan

Released: May 2014

The arrival of the Porsche Macan will see the German car-maker doubling its SUV line-up. Already a styling hit, time will tell if it becomes as popular as its larger Cayenne sibling.
read more about the Porsche Macan

Make: Nissan

Model: Pathfinder - Hybrid

Released: May 2014

Nissan’s seven-seat Pathfinder SUV range will be boosted by the arrival of the petrol-electric hybrid powertrain which combines a battery-powered electric motor to a supercharged 2.5-litre four-cylinder engine. Nissan is hoping the hybrid variant will make up for the lack of diesel powertrain and it will bring fuel consumption down to 7.5 litres per 100km.
read more about the Nissan Pathfinder

Make: Peugeot

Model: RCZ - R

Released: May 2014

A super hot ‘R’ version of Peugeot’s RCZ coupe will land in Australia in early 2014, becoming the most powerful production Peugeot in history. Powered by a 199kW 1.6-litre four-cylinder engine, the RCZ R will feature more aggressive styling than the standard model that arrived with a facelift in mid-2013.
read more about the Peugeot RCZ

Make: Mini

Model: Hatch

Released: Apr 2014

Mini's third-generation hatch line-up will bring along new styling tweaks and new powertrain options. The new Mini hatch-range is set to help sell more Mini's in 2014.
read more about the Mini Hatch

Make: Skoda

Model: Rapid

Released: Apr 2014

Skoda will introduce a new small car to Australia that sits below the Golf-based Octavia. The Rapid was to arrive in its sedan-like Liftback bodystle, but Skoda Australia is holding out for the more hatch-like Spaceback instead. Expect an opening price of around $20,000.
read more about the Skoda Rapid

Make: Lexus

Model: CT

Released: Apr 2014

A mid-life facelift should keep the Lexus CT200h hatch fresh for at least another couple of years in the face of some stiff competition including the rejuvenated Audi A3 and strong selling Mercedes A-Class. Subtle styling changes include a more prominent ‘spindle’ grille and new alloy wheel designs, but the mechanicals stay the same.
read more about the Lexus CT

Make: Mercedes-Benz

Model: GLA

Released: Apr 2014

Mercedes-Benz will add another SUV to its line-up in the form of the A-Class based GLA in 2014. The GLA is slightly longer than the A-Class and while powertrain and specs are yet to be confirmed, the GLA concept from the 2013 Shanghai motor show featured the same 155kW 2.0-litre engine as the A250 hot hatch, driving all four wheels via a seven-speed dual clutch auto.
read more about the Mercedes-Benz GLA

Make: Porsche

Model: 911 - Turbo Cabriolet

Released: Apr 2014

The Turbo and Turbo S versions of Porsche’s 911 Cabriolet are lighter, more powerful and about 15 per cent more fuel efficient than their predecessors. A folding fabric roof is now supported by a magnesium frame and it opens and closes in 13 seconds at speeds of up to 50km/h.
read more about the Porsche 911

Make: Mini

Model: Mini

Released: Apr 2014

The MkIII Mini hatch will spawn the first front-drive BMW, so expect class-leading dynamics and high technology coupled with fuel-sipping new engines and possibly an electric or hybrid model.
read more about the Mini Mini

Make: Nissan

Model: X-Trail

Released: Apr 2014

The next-gen Nissan X-Trail was finally revealed at the 2013 Frankfurt motor show and features a cleaner design than the current model. The smoother lines replace the sharp edges, but Nissan insists it will be just as capable off road as the outgoing model.
read more about the Nissan X-Trail

Make: Subaru

Model: WRX - STI

Released: Apr 2014

Subaru's high-performance flagship is set to arrive with a carryover engine and powertrain, but tweaks to the suspension and transmission, making it one of the fastest STIs ever. Although styling on the new STI is contentious, the performance of the road-going rally car is undeniable.
read more about the Subaru WRX

Make: Audi

Model: A8

Released: Apr 2014

Audi’s flagship A8 sedan gets a mid-life update and arrives in Australia in the second quarter. In a bid to keep up with the lauded Mercedes-Benz S-Class, Audi will introduce more powerful and efficient petrol and diesel engines, added safety technology and new optional ‘Matrix’ LED headlights that feature 25 individual diodes per unit.
read more about the Audi A8

Make: Nissan

Model: X-Trail

Released: Apr 2014

Nissan's third-generation X-Trail is rumoured to be priced more aggressively, helping Nissan push more sales of the compact SUV. One of the only cars in its class to feature optional seven-seats.
read more about the Nissan X-Trail

Make: Maserati

Model: Ghibli

Released: Apr 2014

Maserati’s 5 Series baiting Ghibli sedan finally arrives in April, after strong global demand pushed its local launch back by several months. The mini-Quattroporte will be powered by a pair of V6 engines, but there is no word yet on whether the diesel, Maserati’s first, will make it Down Under.
read more about the Maserati Ghibli

Make: Mitsubishi

Model: Outlander - PHEV

Released: Apr 2014

A petrol-electric plug-in hybrid version of Mitsubishi’s mid-size Outlander SUV will hit local showrooms in 2014, making it the first plug-in hybrid SUV available in Australia. Mitsubishi is claiming official fuel figures on the European cycle of 1.9 litres per 100 kilometres and a cruising range of 897km when combining the petrol and electric motors.
read more about the Mitsubishi Outlander

Make: BMW

Model: 4 Series - Convertible

Released: Mar 2014

The 3 to 4 Series revolution continues with BMW launching its drop-top 4 Series mid-year. The convertible Bimmer features a sound-absorbing headliner that reduces wind noise by up to 2dB, while the metal roof takes around 20 seconds to lower. A three-setting neck warmer built into the headrests is one of the many available options.
read more about the BMW 4 Series

Make: Subaru

Model: WRX

Released: Mar 2014

Subaru’s all-new WRX boy racer will share the Imprezza’s platform but little else with its small car sibling when it arrives in 2014. The new model maintains a vaguely similar look to the WRX concept from the 2013 New York motor show, but has lost some of the sexy lines.
read more about the Subaru WRX

Make: BMW

Model: 2 Series

Released: Mar 2014

BMW’s 1 Series coupe and cabriolet range becomes the 2 Series for its second generation. One 2.0-litre turbo-diesel engine and three 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol units will be available mated to either a six-speed manual or eight-speed automatic while the xDrive all-wheel drive system will be an option.
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Make: Toyota

Model: Kluger

Released: Mar 2014

Toyota’s big Kluger will be even bigger when the all-new third generation arrives in February 2014. Australian-spec versions will continue to be petrol-only with Toyota favouring the 3.5-litre V6 instead of a diesel. Expect better fuel economy and performance from the popular seven-seat family SUV.
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Make: Skoda

Model: Octavia - RS

Released: Mar 2014

The third-generation Octravia RS is set to be more powerful and more fuel-efficient than the outgoing model. The go-fast Skoda will be mechanically similar to the Volkswagen Golf GTI, but rumoured to be priced a little lower.
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Make: Toyota

Model: Kluger

Released: Mar 2014

The third-generation Toyota Kluger is expected to be larger and more fuel-efficient than before, largely thanks to a new six-speed automatic transmission.
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Make: Porsche

Model: Panamera - Turbo S

Released: Mar 2014

Porsche’s most powerful Panamera yet – the Turbo S – arrives early in the year with a 420kW/750Nm 4.8-litre twin-turbo V8 that has a top speed of 310km/h, although the new model maintains the same 0-100km/h time of 3.8 seconds.
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Make: Kia

Model: Pro_cee'd - GT

Released: Mar 2014

Australia will be the first market outside of Europe to get Kia’s awkwardly named Pro_Cee’d GT hot hatch when it lands in local showrooms in early 2014. The pocket rocket is powered by a 1.6-litre petrol engine producing 150kW of power and 265Nm of torque and is good for a 0-100km/h sprint time of 7.7 seconds.
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Make: Toyota

Model: Corolla - sedan

Released: Feb 2014

Toyota will introduce an all-new Corolla sedan to sit alongside its top-selling hatch in early 2014. Featuring an edgier design than the conservative model it replaces, the booted Corolla takes influence from the Furia concept from the 2013 Detroit motor show and will be bigger and quieter that the previous car.
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Make: BMW

Model: 2 Series

Released: Feb 2014

BMW's new entry level coupe after its naming restructure sees the 2 Series replacing the old 1 Series coupes. Available with a petrol or diesel engine and also being offered in a top spec 235i guise.
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Make: Kia

Model: Soul

Released: Feb 2014

The second generation of Kia’s funky Soul hatch that was revealed at the 2013 New York motor show maintains the same boxy styling as the popular original. Larger inside and out, the Soul will be available with updated versions of the 1.6- and 2.0-litre petrol units and the 1.6-litre diesel when it arrives mid-2014.
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Make: Audi

Model: Q3 - RS Q3

Released: Feb 2014

Beating its Mercedes-Benz GLA45 AMG rival to the local market by about 10 months, the hot Audi RS Q3 performance crossover will retail for $81,900 plus on-roads when it arrives. Featuring a sweet 228kW/420Nm 2.5-litre five-cylinder turbocharged petrol, the RS Q3 can race to 100km/h in 5.5 seconds.
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Make: Ford

Model: Transit

Released: Feb 2014

Ford’s next-gen Transit will feature the Blue Oval’s ‘kinetic’ design language after being previewed on the recent Tourneo Custom Concept. Ford said the diesel-only Transit will deliver car-like dynamics while providing enhanced ride and comfort.
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Make: Citroen

Model: Grand C4 Picasso

Released: Feb 2014

Massaging seats are just one of the comforts drivers and adult passengers will be able to enjoy when Citroen’s new Grand C4 Picasso arrives in early 2014. The futuristic seven-seater is based on the Technospace concept from the 2013 Geneva motor show and features a 2840mm wheelbase that Citroen claims is the longest in its segment.
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Make: Toyota

Model: Corolla - sedan

Released: Feb 2014

The ever-popular Corolla will get a larger four-door cousin in early 2014. The Corolla sedan will be sourced from Thailand and expected to add more safety features than before.
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Make: Honda

Model: Odyssey

Released: Feb 2014

Honda's new-generation people mover is expected to arrive in early 2014, with tweaked styling and more refinement. The refreshed Odyssey will also be more fuel-efficient, helped by the introduction of an idle-stop system.
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Make: Infiniti

Model: Q50

Released: Jan 2014

Formerly known as the G sedan, the Q50 will boost Japanese premium brand Infiniti’s presence in Australia when it launches locally in late 2013. The BMW 3 Series competitor will be available with a choice of either a 244kW 3.7-litre Nissan V6 or a petrol-electric hybrid combining a 3.5-litre V6 and an electric motor pumping out a combined output of 263kW.
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Make: Maserati

Model: Quattroporte - GTS

Released: Jan 2014

Maserati's six-generation Quattroporte is set to arrive down under in January, along with its top-spec GTS. Powered by a twin-turbo V8, the Maserati is set to take on the likes of Porsche's Panamera and the Mercedes-Benz CLS63 AMG.
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Make: Lotus

Model: Exige - S Roadster

Released: Jan 2014

Lotus will launch its fastest ever convertible – the Exige S Roadster - in early 2014. Based on the Exige S Coupe, the Roadster uses the same Toyota-sourced 3.5-litre supercharged V6, pumping out 257.5kW of power and 400Nm of torque for a 0-100km/h sprint time of 4.0 seconds.
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Make: Maserati

Model: Quattroporte

Released: Jan 2014

Italian sports-car brand Maserati will launch its next-generation larger, yet lighter Quattroporte in the third quarter of the year with a new entry-level V6 model to kick off the range. A 390kW 3.8-litre V8 will be the flagship but it is the 301kW 3.0-litre V6 with a 5.1 second 0-100km/h sprint time that is getting all the attention.
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Make: Kia

Model: Optima

Released: Jan 2014

Kia’s mid-size Optima gets a minor mid-life update in late 2013 but any cosmetic changes are hard to pick. Cabin styling updates and the addition of more infotainment and active safety options will keep the handsome sedan going for a few more years, while the possibility of a 204kW 2.0-litre turbo engine should keep Kia fans excited.
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Make: Mazda

Model: Mazda3

Released: Jan 2014

It may have lost its local sales crown to the Toyota Corolla in 2013, but the Mazda3 will be in fight-back mode when it arrives in January. More refined than the model it replaces, the 2014 Mazda3 features a completely new exterior and interior design based on the Kodo design language, SkyActiv drivetrains and suspension that is tuned for local conditions.
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Make: Audi

Model: A3 - Sedan

Released: Jan 2014

Audi has added a 425-litre boot to its third-generation A3 hatch range. The A3 sedan was unveiled at the New York motor show in 2013 and is likely to be a big seller in China and the US. A hot 2.0-litre turbo S3 version will follow later in 2014.
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