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New car diary for 2015

Make: Lexus

Model: GS

Released: Dec 2015

Lexus' GS sedan will receive a light facelift in December, with a bolder front end more in line with new Lexus products. It will also get a new 4-cylinder turbocharged entry level variant.
read more about the Lexus GS

Make: Mercedes-Benz

Model: A-class

Released: Dec 2015

The entry-level Mercedes-Benz is expected to receive a fresh face before the end of the year. More comfort and refinement are also expected to make their way to the baby Benz.
read more about the Mercedes-Benz A-class

Make: Ford

Model: Mustang

Released: Dec 2015

Ford’s sixth-generation Mustang sports flagship will get a proper Australian berth in late 2015, following a middling response to the poorly packaged, overpriced version that launched her in early 2001. The rear-drive 2015 Pony Car will be available with a choice of powertrains, including a 5.0-litre V8 and a 2.3-litre EcoBoost turbocharged four-cylinder engine.
read more about the Ford Mustang

Make: Fiat

Model: 500X

Released: Dec 2015

After stripping its line-up of the slow-selling Puntoand Panda, Fiat’s Australian arm is hoping for a bettersales performance with the jacked-up 500X crossoverthat arrives this month.
read more about the Fiat 500X

Make: Mitsubishi

Model: Pajero Sport

Released: Dec 2015

Out with Challenger and in with the global Pajero Sportmoniker for Mitsubishi’s Triton-based four-wheel-drivewagon that now faces tough competition from theToyota Fortuner, Ford Everest and Isuzu MU-X.
read more about the Mitsubishi Pajero Sport

Make: Mercedes-Benz

Model: GLC

Released: Dec 2015

Mercedes-Benz's mid-size GLC SUV range is due to hit Australian shores in late 2015, finally giving the German-car maker some ammunition in the burgeoning segment. Blending the style of the smaller GLA and the popular C-Class, the GLC is tipped to be a sales winner.
read more about the Mercedes-Benz GLC

Make: Lexus

Model: RC - 200t

Released: Dec 2015

In December Lexus will introduce an entry-level turbo variant to its RC coupe range. The 4-cylinder engine is the same one that features in other Lexus models such as the IS200t and NX200t.
read more about the Lexus RC

Make: Volkswagen

Model: Caddy

Released: Dec 2015

A revised and updated Caddy should help Volkswagen maintain its dominance in the light van segment when it arrives at the tail end of the year.
read more about the Volkswagen Caddy

Make: Lexus

Model: LX - 570

Released: Dec 2015

Lexus' high-end LandCruiser will undergo a major facelift before coming on sale in December. It features the same 5.7L V8, but comes with a new 8-speed auto gearbox.
read more about the Lexus LX

Make: Fiat

Model: 500

Released: Dec 2015

Fiat's micro-sized wonder car is set to receive a minor makeover in the form of a mid-life facelift, sure to bring more refinements and a slight cosmetic tweak.
read more about the Fiat 500

Make: Volkswagen

Model: Transporter

Released: Dec 2015

The three-model T series range – comprising the Transporter workvan, Caravelle crew carrier and Multivan people-mover – arrives in Australia this month, and will be offered with a turbo-diesel four cylinder engine in four different states of tune.
read more about the Volkswagen Transporter

Make: Mini

Model: Clubman

Released: Nov 2015

The second-gen Mini Clubman lobbed in November 2015, available in Cooper and Cooper S variants. A hot JCW version is set to arrive late in 2016.
read more about the Mini Clubman

Make: Alfa Romeo

Model: 4C - Spider

Released: Nov 2015

Alfa Romeo's drop-top 4C sportscar will arrive on the local market in late 2015, just in time for summer. The Italian car-maker has replaced the fixed roof with a removable panel, adding just 10kg to the roadster, ensuring most of the enthralling performance remains intact.
read more about the Alfa Romeo 4C

Make: Kia

Model: Optima

Released: Nov 2015

Kia's next-generation Optima is set to arrive in the later half of 2015 and is expected to feature an evolutionary design and a possible wagon shape as well.
read more about the Kia Optima

Make: Lexus

Model: RX

Released: Nov 2015

The fourth-generation of Lexus' large-sized luxury SUV was revealed during the 2015 New York motor show and will hit Australian shores in 2016. A large 'spindle grille' adorns the front of the SUV, new head and tail lights and a refreshed interior round out the changes to the RX.
read more about the Lexus RX

Make: BMW

Model: 7 Series

Released: Nov 2015

The next-generation 7 Series will bring the styling of the large-sized luxury sedan in line with the rest of the BMW range and update powertrain choices to offer more efficiency and increase safety in a bid to better compete with Mercedes' successful S-Class.
read more about the BMW 7 Series

Make: Mitsubishi

Model: Lancer - Evolution X Final Edition

Released: Nov 2015

The final Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X is due to hit Australian showrooms before years end. With the end of the Evolution nameplate, Mitsubishi has tweaked the rally-bred road car to make 334kW of power, along with damper tuning and new wheels.
read more about the Mitsubishi Lancer

Make: Lexus

Model: RX

Released: Nov 2015

Lexus' all-new SUV arrives in November, bringing with it a choice of three powertrains. It will aim to compete with cars such as BMW's X5 and Audi's Q7.
read more about the Lexus RX

Make: Mazda

Model: MX-5 - 2.0L Roadster range

Released: Nov 2015

Mazda’s ND MX-5 roadster has been a big hit since it arrived in 96kW/150Nm 1.5L guise in August, but buyers wanting more power and performance now have the option of a 118kW/200Nm 2.0-litre version.
read more about the Mazda MX-5

Make: Land Rover

Model: Range Rover Evoque

Released: Nov 2015

The baby of the Range Rover family, the Evoque, received an update towards the end of 2015. Minor changes were made to exterior and interior, and choice of variants was reduced.
read more about the Land Rover Range Rover Evoque

Make: Holden

Model: Commodore

Released: Oct 2015

The last of the locally built Commodores will arrive in late 2015, featuring a minor facelift to keep styling fresh. Also expect to see interior tweaks as well as the era of Aussie made cars comes to an end.
read more about the Holden Commodore

Make: Haval

Model: H9

Released: Oct 2015

Haval's flagship SUV will arrive with the first wave of Chinese-branded cars in the tail-end of 2015. The Toyota Prado-sized seven-seater will be powered by a 160kW/324Nm 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder and is expected to receive more powerplant options down the track.
read more about the Haval H9

Make: Haval

Model: H8

Released: Oct 2015

Haval's introduction to the Australian market will see the H8 large-size SUV as part of its initial wave of models. Roughly the size of a Jeep Cherokee, the H8 will compete in the segment armed with a 2.0-litre turbo-petrol engine.
read more about the Haval H8

Make: Peugeot

Model: 208

Released: Oct 2015

The revamped range of Peugeot's baby 208 was rolled out in October 2015, sold in 5 different variants. The range was topped by the 153 kW GTi hot hatch.
read more about the Peugeot 208

Make: BMW

Model: 3 Series

Released: Oct 2015

BMW’s mid-sized sedan is also expected to receive a mid-life facelift in the form of styling tweaks and possibly increased efficiency.
read more about the BMW 3 Series

Make: Audi

Model: A3 - RS3

Released: Oct 2015

Audi is set to take on the Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG with its high-performance RS3. Based on its A3 sportback, the RS3 will pump out 270kW/465Nm and can dash from 0-100km/h in just 4.3 seconds.
read more about the Audi A3

Make: Volkswagen

Model: Passat

Released: Oct 2015

The next-generation Passat mid-sizer is set to arrive with more technology, improved dynamics, better comfort and higher quality. Based on the same platform as the Golf, the new Passat will arrive in October.
read more about the Volkswagen Passat

Make: Toyota

Model: Fortuner

Released: Oct 2015

Based on the new Toyota HiLux, the Fortuner will be a high-riding wagon SUV, competing against the likes of the new Ford Everest and Mitsubishi Challenger. Although scant details are available, expect to see similar powertrain options as the HiLux when the Fortuner joins the Toyota SUV family in 2016.
read more about the Toyota Fortuner

Make: Jeep

Model: Renegade

Released: Oct 2015

Due to arrive in the later part of 2015, the Renegade will be Jeep’s smallest offering to date, positioning itself as one of, if not, the cheapest ways to get into a Jeep.
read more about the Jeep Renegade

Make: Volkswagen

Model: Transporter

Released: Oct 2015

The next-generation Volkswagen Transporter will receive improvements in fuel efficiency thanks to idle-stop technology and increased safety features. Volkswagen will bring its new van to the Australian market by the end of 2015.
read more about the Volkswagen Transporter

Make: BMW

Model: X1

Released: Oct 2015

Expected to arrive at the tail-end of the year, BMW’s next-generation small-sized SUV will bring better fuel economy and more refinement to the range.
read more about the BMW X1

Make: Haval

Model: H2

Released: Oct 2015

Haval's debut into the Australian market mid-year will bring with it the H2 small-sized SUV. Packed with premium features including rear parking sensors, sunroof, heated seats, satellite navigation and keyless start, the H2 could turn into a bit of a bargain for small SUV buyers.
read more about the Haval H2

Make: DS

Model: DS5

Released: Oct 2015

Citroen’s Australian distributor Sime Darby Motors is slowly following the global strategy of pushing DS as its own brand and the firstsign is the new heavily revised DS5 hatch that lands this month.
read more about the DS DS5

Make: Maserati

Model: Quattroporte

Released: Oct 2015

Maserati launched its updated four-door flagship Quattroporte sedan in October 2015, which included a new twin-turbo V6 entry-level model. The top-spec GTS gets a twin-tubro V8, good for 390kW/650Nm.
read more about the Maserati Quattroporte

Make: Ford

Model: Focus

Released: Sep 2015

Ford updated its Focus hatch range in September, ahead of the release of the beastly Focus RS in mid-2016. The updated range came with tweaked styling and added features.
read more about the Ford Focus

Make: Lexus

Model: ES

Released: Sep 2015

Lexus' sixth generation sedan receives new safety tech, cabin materials and a mild facelift. It comes with two engine variants including a hybrid model, and aims to appeal to the traditional Lexus customer base.
read more about the Lexus ES

Make: Suzuki

Model: Vitara

Released: Sep 2015

2015 will mark the return of the Suzuki Vitara compact SUV. After 14 years away, the new Vitara will still be offered with a 1.6-litre engine, albeit with improvements to efficiency and performance.
read more about the Suzuki Vitara

Make: Volkswagen

Model: Golf - Alltrack

Released: Sep 2015

Volkswagen will release a lifted, soft-road wagon version of its popular Golf model. It will initially offer only one variant, the 1.8 TFSI petrol engine.
read more about the Volkswagen Golf

Make: Lexus

Model: IS - 200t

Released: Sep 2015

The new turbo-powered Lexus IS200t will replace the IS250 variants in Australia. The 2.0-litre four-cylinder unit will produce 180kW and 350Nm, an upgrade from the ageing 153kW/252Nm 2.5-litre V6.
read more about the Lexus IS

Make: Mercedes-Benz

Model: GLE - Coupe

Released: Sep 2015

A sharply-styled large-size SUV from Mercedes-Benz to take on the BMW X6, featuring a sloped back and coupe-like profile.
read more about the Mercedes-Benz GLE

Make: Toyota

Model: Hilux

Released: Sep 2015

Toyota's next-generation workhorse is due to land on Australian shores in the final quarter of 2015. Revealed with softer edges, the new HiLux should appeal to even more private buyers as well as the core commercial customers.
read more about the Toyota Hilux

Make: Volkswagen

Model: Golf - R Wagon

Released: Sep 2015

With the same underpinnings as its hatchback sibling only with a bigger rear end, the Volkswagen Golf R wagon will arrive packing a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine producing 206kW of power and 380Nm of torque.
read more about the Volkswagen Golf

Make: Mazda

Model: BT-50

Released: Sep 2015

Rumour has it that the facelifted BT-50, coming in late 2015, will tone down the divisive styling of Mazda's current light-commercial workhorse, as well as bringing an update to technology and refinement.
read more about the Mazda BT-50

Make: Mercedes-Benz

Model: GLE

Released: Sep 2015

A new Mercedes-Benz naming structure sees the ML-Class disappear to make room for the new GLE nameplate. Essentially a facelift of the existing ML-Class, expect to see more refinement and better fuel economy, along with styling changes.
read more about the Mercedes-Benz GLE

Make: Citroen

Model: C4

Released: Aug 2015

Citroen is hoping the inclusion of the sprightly 1.2-litre three-cylinder engine from the Peugeot 308, and the addition of new standard safety and comfort gear, including a reversing camera, will rev up interest in its refreshed C4 hatch.
read more about the Citroen C4

Make: Ferrari

Model: 488 - GTB

Released: Aug 2015

Ferrari has replaced its popular 458 with the 488 GTB. Powered by a twin-turbocharged 3.9-litre V8, that makes it one of the fastest road-going Ferraris yet, the 488 will be in Australian showrooms by year's end.
read more about the Ferrari 488

Make: Jaguar

Model: XE

Released: Aug 2015

Jaguar's forthcoming XE sedan will be built on the company's new modular aluminium architecture, meaning it will be flexible enough to accommodate both rear- and all-wheel drive configurations.
read more about the Jaguar XE

Make: Subaru

Model: WRX

Released: Aug 2015

Subaru's high performance WRX range received extra kit and price adjustments in a mild 2015 update. Extra features included larger 18-inch wheels and a standard 6.2-inch touchscreen centrepiece.
read more about the Subaru WRX

Make: Mazda

Model: MX-5

Released: Aug 2015

The fourth-generation Mazda MX-5 will arrive in late 2015 with a choice of two engines with pricing that will reflect the difference in performance. Keeping the front engine rear-wheel drive layout and a drop-top roof, Mazda is sticking to a winning formula in the sports car segment.
read more about the Mazda MX-5

Make: Ford

Model: Ranger

Released: Aug 2015

Ford's popular light-commercial Ranger will get a minor facelift, borrowing styling cues from its large-sized SUV sibling, the Everest.
read more about the Ford Ranger

Make: Ford

Model: Everest

Released: Aug 2015

Developed and engineered in Australia, Ford promises passenger comfort and agile handling are key to the large-sized Everest's strengths. The high-riding wagon is based on the Ranger ute and is likely to be a diesel only proposition in Australia.
read more about the Ford Everest

Make: Volvo

Model: XC90

Released: Aug 2015

Volvo's next-generation XC90 large SUV should surface globally in 2014 and will feature the Swedish brand's lightweight new scalable architecture and members of its new four-cylinder engine range. A plug-in hybrid or fully electric model is also likely.
read more about the Volvo XC90

Make: Mazda

Model: Mazda2 - Sedan

Released: Aug 2015

The booted version of Mazda's entry level hatchback will arrive in late 2015 and will offer a sedan alternative to the Mazda2 hatchback. Expect the new shape to be available with the same engine and transmission options as the existing Mazda2.
read more about the Mazda Mazda2

Make: Hyundai

Model: Tucson

Released: Jul 2015

Hyundai have resurrected the Tucson nameplate to replace the outgoing but popular ix35 mid-sized SUV. The Tucson will be offered in four different variants, and employs both petrol and diesel engines.
read more about the Hyundai Tucson

Make: Mini

Model: Hatch - JCW

Released: Jul 2015

The Mini John Cooper Works hatch will be the most powerful Mini to date, promising 170kW from a 2.0-litre engine along with a suspension retune and more aggressive styling.
read more about the Mini Hatch

Make: Mercedes-Benz

Model: AMG GT

Released: Jul 2015

Mercedes-Benz has taken what it learned building the incredible SLS AMG and applied it to its new 911-fighting AMG GT, powered by the same twin-turbo V8 engine found in the new C63 AMG.
read more about the Mercedes-Benz AMG GT

Make: Infiniti

Model: QX80

Released: Jul 2015

Fledgling luxury brand Infiniti will launch its hulking, polarizing QX80 SUV in the second half of the year, pitching it is a natural rival for the Lexus LX. The QX80 will feature the same 5.6-litre petrol V8 engine as the Nissan Patrol on which it is based, as well as a spacious seven-seat layout.
read more about the Infiniti QX80

Make: Skoda

Model: Fabia - Combi

Released: Jul 2015

The wagon version of Skoda's small-car Fabia will arrive at the same time as its hatchback cousin, meaning Australian customers will be able to go hands on in July. Skoda added more space and bigger dimensions to try and make the new Fabia Combi more appealing to consumers.
read more about the Skoda Fabia

Make: Audi

Model: Q7 - e-tron

Released: Jul 2015

The plug-in hybrid version of Audi's Q7 SUV arrives in Australia mid-2016. It uses Audi's 3.0-litre turbo-diesel V6 matched with an electric motor to achieve a combined output of 275kW/700Nm.
read more about the Audi Q7

Make: Mercedes-Benz

Model: V-Class

Released: Jul 2015

Replacing the Viano and R-Class the new Mercedes-Benz V-Class is the German auto-maker's take on a full-sized luxury people-mover, filled with loads of comfort and refinement.
read more about the Mercedes-Benz V-Class

Make: Mercedes-Benz

Model: C-Class - C63 AMG

Released: Jul 2015

With an all-new C-Class comes an all new C63 AMG. This time around the German super sedan will pack a 4.0-litre twin turbo V8, able to hit 100km/h from a standstill in only 4.0 seconds.
read more about the Mercedes-Benz C-Class

Make: Audi

Model: TT - Roadster

Released: Jul 2015

Arriving sometime after its Coupe sibling, expect the next-generation to have the same powertrain options but with one key difference, a drop-top for open air motoring.
read more about the Audi TT

Make: BMW

Model: 6 Series

Released: Jun 2015

The facelifted 6 Series will receive blink-and-you-will-miss-them cosmetic upgrades that will bring it more in line with the rest of the BMW range.
read more about the BMW 6 Series

Make: Kia

Model: Sorento

Released: Jun 2015

Kia's Sorento family-size SUV will be replaced by an all-new model early in 2015. Details of the Korean brand's third-generation Sorento are scarce, but it is expected to be larger than the current model and feature improvements to the engine for better fuel economy.
read more about the Kia Sorento

Make: Toyota

Model: Aurion

Released: Jun 2015

A facelifted Aurion is set to arrive at about the same time the final Aussie-built Camry will hit market. Keeping things fresh for the Toyota sedan will be revised styling as well as changes to increase occupant comfort.
read more about the Toyota Aurion

Make: Holden

Model: Insignia - VXR

Released: Jun 2015

A high-performance Insignia will come to the Australian market in late 2015, easing the local market into the Commodore replacement coming after local manufacturing shuts down in 2017.
read more about the Holden Insignia

Make: Jaguar

Model: F-Type - AWD

Released: Jun 2015

Jaguar will be releasing an all-wheel driver version of its popular F-Type in both coupe and convertible guise. Arriving at the same time will be a manual gearbox option for select variants.
read more about the Jaguar F-Type

Make: Honda

Model: Accord

Released: Jun 2015

Honda released a hybrid version of its Accord mid-sized sedan mid-2015, combining two electric motors with a 2.0-litre petrol engine and a transmission that Honda calls an 'e-CVT.'
read more about the Honda Accord

Make: Land Rover

Model: Range Rover Sport - SVR

Released: Jun 2015

The fastest and most powerful Land Rover ever built, with a 0-100km/h time of just 4.7 seconds, will arrive in early 2015 after making its debut at the 2014 Pebble Beach Concours d' Elegance.
read more about the Land Rover Range Rover Sport

Make: Toyota

Model: Corolla

Released: Jun 2015

The facelifted Toyota Corolla will arrive sporting two different faces. One is derived from the US-spec Scion iM, while the other is from the European Auris, and both are expected to feature similar drive and powertrains to cater to a wider audience.
read more about the Toyota Corolla

Make: Audi

Model: A1

Released: Jun 2015

Audi refreshed the baby of its range, the A1, midway through 2015 to better compete in the premium light hatch segment. The update brought two new engine choices as well as a new base-level variant.
read more about the Audi A1

Make: BMW

Model: 1 Series

Released: Jun 2015

Tweaks to BMW’s smallest model will arrive in 2015 and is expected to bring cosmetic changes and more refinement to the range.
read more about the BMW 1 Series

Make: Audi

Model: Q3

Released: Jun 2015

Audi’s smallest SUV receives a minor revision after two years on the market. Minor styling changes have already been confirmed as has an update to powertrain choices, including a boost in power to the scorching RSQ3.
read more about the Audi Q3

Make: Mercedes-Benz

Model: CLA - Shooting Brake

Released: Jun 2015

The sloped-back wagon version of Mercedes' CLA arrived in Australia in June 2015. It was offered in four variants, including a hot CLA45 AMG version.
read more about the Mercedes-Benz CLA

Make: Hyundai

Model: i40

Released: Jun 2015

The slightly restyled i40 will wear a Veloster-like front grille as well as receiving a new double-clutch transmission, more powerful diesel engine and increased safety features.
read more about the Hyundai i40

Make: Hyundai

Model: Veloster

Released: May 2015

Hyundai's polarising Veloster is set to receive an update to its styling, possibly getting Hyundai's new hexagonal grille seen on the upcoming Sonata, and updated technology throughout.
read more about the Hyundai Veloster

Make: Audi

Model: A6 - Allroad

Released: May 2015

Audi revised its A6 Allroad wagon crossover in May, making it one of only two A6 wagons sold in Australia. It comes in a single variant, powered by a 3.0-litre turbo-diesel V6.
read more about the Audi A6

Make: Toyota

Model: Camry

Released: May 2015

The last Australian built Camry is set to arrive in mid-2015 and is promised to be a fitting farewell for one of Australia's most popular cars.
read more about the Toyota Camry

Make: Renault

Model: Trafic

Released: May 2015

The third-generation Trafic van will hit the Australian market in early 2015. Featuring a 1.6-litre twin-turbo diesel engine, the new Trafic is set to be more economical and will carry a bold new design.
read more about the Renault Trafic

Make: Audi

Model: A4 - Allroad

Released: May 2015

Audi’s A4 may be getting a replacement next year, but the high-riding Allroad version has just been updated with a new gutsier diesel engine and a lift in standard comfort equipment.
read more about the Audi A4

Make: Honda

Model: Civic

Released: May 2015

Honda gave its Civic hatch a mild update in May, changing styling and dropping its only diesel variant.
read more about the Honda Civic

Make: Renault

Model: Koleos

Released: May 2015

Renault revised its range of Koleos SUVs in May, bringing more standard equipment, a range reshuffle, and updated pricing.
read more about the Renault Koleos

Make: Audi

Model: A7 - RS7

Released: May 2015

Audi's most powerful models, the RS6 and RS7, both received updates in May. Both the RS6 Avant and RS7 Sportback employ Audi's 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8, capable of 412kW/700Nm.
read more about the Audi A7

Make: Nissan

Model: Navara

Released: May 2015

The next-generation Nissan Navara will be available with a diesel engine only. Using the Ford Ranger as a benchmark, Nissan says the new Navara has increased levels of both dynamic feel and ride comfort.
read more about the Nissan Navara

Make: Mitsubishi

Model: Triton

Released: Apr 2015

The fifth-generation Mitusbishi Triton promises to be safer, more refined and comfortable while being offered with only a diesel engine. Expect to see the new Triton hit Australian roads by mid-2015.
read more about the Mitsubishi Triton

Make: Land Rover

Model: Range Rover Sport - Hybrid

Released: Apr 2015

A new hybrid powertrain will be on offer in the Land Rover Range Rover and Range Rover Sport before mid-2015, making it more environmentally friendly and efficient.
read more about the Land Rover Range Rover Sport

Make: Holden

Model: Astra - GTC

Released: Apr 2015

Holden will bring back the Astra in mid-2015, but only with specific engine choices. A diesel engine will make its way into the GTC and a high-performance engine in the VXR.
read more about the Holden Astra

Make: Volkswagen

Model: Polo - GTI

Released: Apr 2015

Volkswagen's entry level GTI will finally be offered with a manual shifter. Forgoing the twincharged (using a turbo and a supercharger) set-up of the outgoing model, the new-generation Polo GTI will instead rely on just a turbocharger.
read more about the Volkswagen Polo

Make: Nissan

Model: Juke

Released: Apr 2015

A mid-life refresh of Nissan's funky Juke is on the way to Australia in the first half of 2015. A downsized engine will help with fuel economy figures as well as styling tweaks to keep things looking fresh.
read more about the Nissan Juke

Make: Ford

Model: Mondeo

Released: Apr 2015

Ford's long-awaited fourth-generation Mondeo will land in early 2015, with range-wide safety features and a diesel-powered option claiming to be more fuel efficient than the Toyota Camry Hybrid.
read more about the Ford Mondeo

Make: Citroen

Model: DS3

Released: Apr 2015

Citroen's diminutive DS3 hot hatch got a range slim-down in April, reduced to a single high-grade equipment level variant, sold as either a coupe or cabriolet.
read more about the Citroen DS3

Make: Mitsubishi

Model: Outlander

Released: Apr 2015

An updated Outlander is expected to arrive in the first half of 2015 to bring more refinement and increased comfort to Mitsubishi's small-sized SUV.
read more about the Mitsubishi Outlander

Make: BMW

Model: X5 - M

Released: Apr 2015

BMW will introduce M versions of its X5 and X6 SUV twins in 2015, both powered by the same 423kW/750Nm 4.4-litre V8 TwinPower turbocharged V8, capable of launching from 0-100km/h in just 4.2 seconds.
read more about the BMW X5

Make: Hyundai

Model: i30

Released: Apr 2015

The second generation of the extremely popular Hyundai i30 lands in Australia in April. The makeover brought more equipment, technological advances and cleaner engines.
read more about the Hyundai i30

Make: Holden

Model: Cascada

Released: Apr 2015

Arriving for the first time in Australia, the convertible Cascada – which was first destined as an Opel – will launch in the first half of 2015 with a lion badge.
read more about the Holden Cascada

Make: Nissan

Model: Micra

Released: Apr 2015

Although the new Nissan Micra has been available overseas for some time now, Australia will finally be able to get their hands on one sometime in mid-2015. The updated Micra will bring with it revised styling and refinement.
read more about the Nissan Micra

Make: Ford

Model: Focus - ST

Released: Apr 2015

The hottest model in Ford's stable (notwithstanding the yet-to-come RS), the ST, was refreshed in April. It will compete for sales with the Subaru WRX and the Volkswagen Golf GTI.
read more about the Ford Focus

Make: Audi

Model: A7

Released: Mar 2015

Along with the A6 facelift, Audi is also rolling out a minor cosmetic tweak to its sleek A7 liftback, bringing more efficient engine choices to the range.
read more about the Audi A7

Make: Abarth

Model: 695

Released: Mar 2015

The hardcore Abarth 695 Biposto will land in early 2015 and will represent Abarth’s most track focused model yet. Weighing less than the 595 variants and even incorporating a roll cage, the 695 Biposto is essentially road going track car.
read more about the Abarth 695

Make: Chrysler

Model: 300

Released: Mar 2015

Chrysler updated 300 range brings with it a mild mid-life facelift before an all-new model arrives in coming years. Australia is expected to be the only market to receive the more powerful V8-powered SRT8 variant.
read more about the Chrysler 300

Make: Skoda

Model: Octavia - Scout

Released: Mar 2015

Skoda released a jacked-up wagon version of its mid-sized Octavia, called teh Scout. Sold in two diesel and one petrol variant, it will compete with crossovers such as the Volkswagen Golf Alltrack and Subaru Outback.
read more about the Skoda Octavia

Make: Peugeot

Model: 3008

Released: Mar 2015

Peugeot's compact crossover 3008 is getting a mild mid-life makeover. Updated styling, more powertrain options and increased refinement is all expected.
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Make: Audi

Model: A6

Released: Mar 2015

Audi has updated its fourth-generation A6 with a minor facelift that will keep styling fresh and in line with the German car-maker's current design philosophy.
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Make: Audi

Model: A3 - e-tron

Released: Mar 2015

Audi’s first plug-in hybrid, the A3 Sportback e-tron should retain all the refinement and capability of the petrol-powered A3, only with a more environmentally friendly powertrain.
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Make: Mercedes-Benz

Model: S-Class - Coupe

Released: Mar 2015

Mercedes-Benz will cap off its S-Class line-up this year with the stunning Coupe range. The sleek two-door will be available with a choice of at least three V8 and V12 powertrains including an AMG-tweaked twin-turbo V12 S65. Mercedes’ ‘magic body control’ suspension is also available which makes the vehicle lean into corners like a motorcycle.
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Make: Peugeot

Model: 508

Released: Mar 2015

The French car-maker's large-sized 508 sedan will receive a minor facelift, along with more technology and better fuel economy, in a bid to capture the attention of prospective buyers.
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Make: Mazda

Model: CX-3

Released: Mar 2015

The CX-3 is Mazda's attempt to capitalise on the booming sub-compact SUV market. Based on the Mazda2, the CX-3 features a similar interior and will be powered by a choice of two four-cylinder engine – one petrol and one diesel.
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Make: BMW

Model: 2 Series - Convertible

Released: Mar 2015

The drop-top version of the small-sized BMW coupe is expected to land in early 2015, giving the 2 Series a serving of open-air motoring alongside its larger 4 Series stablemate.
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Make: Toyota

Model: Prius C

Released: Mar 2015

A tweaked version of Toyota's Prius C light car is due to arrive in early 2015 with minor cosmetic tweaks that should keep things looking fresh for the pint-sized hybrid vehicle.
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Make: Subaru

Model: Forester - diesel CVT

Released: Mar 2015

Due to strong customer feedback, Subaru is finally bringing an automatic transmission – or CVT in Subaru's case – to its popular Forester diesel during the first half of 2015.
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Make: Lexus

Model: NX - 200t

Released: Feb 2015

In February Lexus introduced a turbocharged four-cylinder variant into its NX SUV lineup. Called the 200t, the engine is to be used in a number of Lexus models in the future.
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Make: Renault

Model: Captur

Released: Feb 2015

Even though pricing and specification is yet to be confirmed, Reanult's small-sized SUV is a lock to land on Australian shores in early 2015. The Captur's delay came as a result of updating the model to meet stringent Australian safety standards.
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Make: Honda

Model: HR-V

Released: Feb 2015

After 14 years, the sub-compact HR-V SUV will return to the Australian market. This time based on the Jazz light car, all four variants will be powered by a 1.8-litre four-cylinder petrol engine matched with a continuously variable transmission (CVT).
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Make: Suzuki

Model: Celerio

Released: Feb 2015

Suzuki's replacement for the micro-sized Alto will arrive in early 2015 in the form of the Celerio. Built out of Thailand, Suzuki hopes to take the fight for the micro-sized car crown to the popular Mitsubishi Mirage.
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Make: Kia

Model: Carnival

Released: Feb 2015

Kia is aiming high with its next-generation Carnival, hoping to reclaim the people-mover crown, after losing the title to the Honda Odyssey in 2014.
read more about the Kia Carnival

Make: Ferrari

Model: 458 - Speciale A

Released: Feb 2015

Ferrari's track focused 458 Speciale is receiving an open-top variant. Able to shoot from 0-100km/h in 3.0 seconds, the 458 Speciale A is Ferrari's fastest street-legal convertible to date.
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Make: Hyundai

Model: Sonata

Released: Feb 2015

After a few delays, the Sonata nameplate will return to Australia to compete in the mid-size sedan segment. Selling alongside the smaller i40 range, the Sonata will remain a sedan and petrol-only model.
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Make: Alfa Romeo

Model: Giulietta - QV

Released: Feb 2015

Alfa Romeo's top-spec small-sized hatchback Guilietta will be arriving wearing a QV badge, denoting higher performance derived from the same engine as the Alfa 4C.
read more about the Alfa Romeo Giulietta

Make: Citroen

Model: C4 Picasso

Released: Feb 2015

Joining the Citroen line-up in early 2015 will be the C4 Picasso, a five-seater that will sit below the already released seven-seat C4 Grand Picasso.
read more about the Citroen C4 Picasso

Make: Lexus

Model: RC - F

Released: Feb 2015

Lexus' high-performing RC F is set to arrive in early 2015, naturally-aspirated V8 donk and all. Set to take on the Germans at their own high-powered sports coupe game, expect to see the RC F priced sharper than its rivals.
read more about the Lexus RC

Make: Mercedes-Benz

Model: B-Class

Released: Feb 2015

Two years after the launch of the current-generation model, Mercedes-Benz will introduce a facelift for its B-Class tall-boy hatch to better compete with BMW’s upcoming 2 Series Active Tourer. Minor cosmetic changes are expected to the front and rear, while in the cabin, new trim materials and colours will be available and the infotainment system will also receive upgrades.
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Make: Alfa Romeo

Model: 4C

Released: Feb 2015

Alfa's 4C sportscar is confirmed for Australia and will be powered by the same 173kW 1.75-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine as the top-shelf Giulietta QV, but mid-mounted and driving the rear wheels via a six-speed dual-clutch automated manual transmission. A kerb weight target of less than 850kg enables a sprint to 100km/h in less than five seconds.
read more about the Alfa Romeo 4C

Make: Audi

Model: TT

Released: Feb 2015

Audi’s next-generation sportscar will hit Australian shores at the beginning of 2015 and although the styling is more evolutionary than revolutionary, expect more powerful engines and better fuel efficiency.
read more about the Audi TT

Make: Mazda

Model: Mazda6

Released: Feb 2015

Subtle styling tweaks to the Mazda6 will arrive alongside a boost in technology, improved ride and comfort that will represent better value for money for buyers. Mazda will also look to capitalise on fleet buyers with its updated Mazda6.
read more about the Mazda Mazda6

Make: Peugeot

Model: 308 - GT

Released: Feb 2015

Peugeot's warmed-over 308 is expected to arrive in early 2015 wearing a GT badge, offering a little more zing without bothering the hot hatch champions. The GT will sit below the still-yet-to-be confirmed GTi.
read more about the Peugeot 308

Make: Volkswagen

Model: Amarok

Released: Jan 2015

Volkswagen gave its Amarok ute an update at the start of 2015, getting rid of its petrol-powered variants. It also introduced two new diesel models into its line-up.
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Make: Mazda

Model: CX-5

Released: Jan 2015

Subtle styling tweaks will bring the facelifted CX-5 more in line with the its Mazda2 and 3 siblings. Increased occupant comfort and reduced road noise also highlight the changes coming to Mazda's mid-size SUV.
read more about the Mazda CX-5

Make: Subaru

Model: Liberty

Released: Jan 2015

Subaru's mid-sized sedan will see its sixth incarnation in January. All-wheel drive remains a mainstay and the latest EyeSight anti-collision system will make its way into the entire range.
read more about the Subaru Liberty

Make: Holden

Model: Cruze

Released: Jan 2015

New tweaks to Holden's small-sized Cruze should come in the form of increased refinement and revised styling tweaks.
read more about the Holden Cruze

Make: Kia

Model: Rio

Released: Jan 2015

A mid-life upgrade is in store for Kia's popular Rio city runabout, which is expected to bring a light update to the styling and some minor mechanical tweaks. The Rio was the Korean car-maker's biggest seller in 2013 and the company will look to build on its popularity with the facelift.
read more about the Kia Rio

Make: Subaru

Model: Outback

Released: Jan 2015

Pricing for the new Outback will be extremely attractive, with Subaru set to slash up to $10,000 off the fifth-generation model.
read more about the Subaru Outback

Make: Alfa Romeo

Model: Giulietta

Released: Jan 2015

Just as Alfa Romeo’s sales in Australia hit their stride, the Italian brand is giving its most popular model a makeover. A new smaller 110kW/380Nm JTDM 2 turbo-diesel engine is likely to be available, while cosmetically, the Giulietta benefits from a modified grille, new colour choices and chrome plated fog-light surrounds.
read more about the Alfa Romeo Giulietta

Make: BMW

Model: X6

Released: Jan 2015

BMW's slope-backed X6 SUV received an update at the start of 2015, ahead of the release of its direct rival, the Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe. It was sold in six different variants, with the twin-turbo V8 X6M topping the range.
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