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New car diary for 2017

Make: Maserati

Model: Levante - S

Released: Dec 2017

The diesel-powered Levante SUV has boosted Maserati’s Australian sales by nearly 50 per cent this year, and now the spicy petrol ‘S’ variant has been added to the local roster.
read more about the Maserati Levante

Make: Jaguar

Model: F-Type - four-cylinder

Released: Dec 2017

Jaguar will introduce an entry-level four-cylinder version of its F-Type sportscar. Punching out 221kW and 400Nm from the turbocharged 2.0-litre unit, its lighter front-end helps achieve a spirited 5.7 second dash to 100km/h.
read more about the Jaguar F-Type

Make: Ford

Model: EcoSport

Released: Dec 2017

Ford will give its slow-selling EcoSport a shot in the arm, with revised styling, improved connectivity and an expanded equipment list on the cards.
read more about the Ford EcoSport

Make: Mercedes-Benz

Model: S-Class

Released: Dec 2017

Mercedes-Benz will welcome a nip-and-tuck update for its S-Class luxury limousine, which debuts all-new straight six-cylinder engines for the car-maker. Meanwhile, even more safety and driver assistance tech will be packed in.
read more about the Mercedes-Benz S-Class

Make: Mitsubishi

Model: Eclipse Cross

Released: Dec 2017

Mitsubishi will submit its second competitor in compact SUV segment when the Eclipse Cross arrives. Pitched above the existing ASX as a sportier alternative, the new model is separated by its edgy exterior and interior styling.
read more about the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross

Make: Mercedes-AMG

Model: E63

Released: Dec 2017

Mercedes-AMG is set to introduce its ballistic E63, which packs a monstrous 420kW/750Nm punch from a 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8. Sprinting from zero to 100km/h in 3.5 seconds, the super sedan is set to be menace on the roads.
read more about the Mercedes-AMG E63

Make: Audi

Model: A5 - RS5

Released: Dec 2017

Audi will give its A5 coupe line-up a performance halo when the hard-charging RS5 arrives. Packing 331kW and 600Nm from a 2.9-litre twin-turbocharged V6 that is shared with the Porsche Panamera, the RS5 zips to 100km/h in 3.9 seconds.
read more about the Audi A5

Make: BMW

Model: X3

Released: Nov 2017

Fast-tracked for Australia, the third-generation BMW X3 has a new look, boosted equipment levels and increased pricing and will arrive with an initial three-variant range ahead of the bahn-storming M40i flagship next year.
read more about the BMW X3

Make: Porsche

Model: 911 - GT3

Released: Nov 2017

Porsche will return the option of a six-speed manual gearbox to its track-ready 911 GT3, while retaining the seven-speed dual-clutch automatic. Engine capacity grows to 4.0-litres, which sees power swell to 368kW.
read more about the Porsche 911

Make: MG

Model: ZS

Released: Nov 2017

MG Motors will introduce its second SUV model when the compact ZS arrives to take on the segment leading Mazda CX-3. A 91kW/170Nm 1.0-litre turbo-petrol triple will provide a point of difference.
read more about the MG ZS

Make: Aston Martin

Model: DB11 - V8

Released: Nov 2017

Aston Martin will shoehorn a 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8 petrol engine under the bonnet of its DB11, with Mercedes-AMG donating the 375kW/675Nm unit. Triple figures come up in four seconds flat, only 0.1s slower than its V12 big brother.
read more about the Aston Martin DB11

Make: Holden

Model: Equinox

Released: Nov 2017

A month after exiting Australian manufacturing, Holden will launch its North American-sourced Equinox into the hot-selling medium SUV class to take on the likes of the Mazda CX-5.
read more about the Holden Equinox

Make: Porsche

Model: Panamera - Sport Turismo

Released: Nov 2017

After four years in gestation, Porsche will move to introduce the Panamera Sport Turismo – a wagon version of its second-gen large liftback sedan. Redesigned from the B-pillar onwards, the new model is a stylish alternative.
read more about the Porsche Panamera

Make: Nissan

Model: Qashqai

Released: Nov 2017

Nissan has given its hot-selling Qashqai crossover a mid-life nip and tuck, which ushers in a fresh new look, the latest driver assistance tech and retuned steering and suspension.
read more about the Nissan Qashqai

Make: Jaguar

Model: XF - Sportbrake

Released: Nov 2017

Jaguar will introduce its second-generation XF Sportbrake after electing to not locally import the previous model. With similar looks as its sedans sibling, the wagon body style will offer even more luggage space thanks to its big boot.
read more about the Jaguar XF

Make: Audi

Model: A3 - RS3 Sportback

Released: Nov 2017

Audi will complete the mid-life facelift for its A3 range with the arrival of the RS3 Sportback. An all-aluminium 2.5-litre turbo-petrol five will replace the old engine, with power and torque jumping to 294kW and 480Nm respectively.
read more about the Audi A3

Make: Haval

Model: H9

Released: Nov 2017

Haval will power up its H9 large SUV, with the 2.0-litre turbo-petrol four uprated to 180kW/350Nm. An eight-speed automatic transmission is added, while exterior styling has been updated. Interior quality receives a lift, too.
read more about the Haval H9

Make: Skoda

Model: Octavia - RS245

Released: Nov 2017

Now the permanent flagship of the Skoda Octavia range, the RS245 punches out 180kW and 370Nm from a 2.0-litre turbo-petrol four-cylinder engine, with liftback or wagon and manual or automatic options available.
read more about the Skoda Octavia

Make: Volkswagen

Model: Arteon

Released: Nov 2017

Volkswagen is set to replace the retired CC with the stylish Arteon liftback sedan – which is also based on the Passat. It will be exclusively offered with a 206kW/350Nm 2.0-litre turbo-petrol four with all-wheel-drive and a seven-speed dual-clutch auto.
read more about the Volkswagen Arteon

Make: Toyota

Model: Camry

Released: Nov 2017

Toyota's all-new Camry will be imported from Japan after the company ceases its Australian manufacturing operations. The sporty eighth-generation model will regain a V6 engine option in the wake of the Aurion's demise.
read more about the Toyota Camry

Make: LDV

Model: D90

Released: Nov 2017

LDV will roll out its first large SUV when the seven-seat D90 arrives. Based on the T60 one-tonner which will launch shortly afterwards, the D90 sports a conservative exterior design that parent company SAIC hopes will woo buyers.
read more about the LDV D90

Make: Audi

Model: Q2

Released: Nov 2017

The Audi Q2 line-up will receive a boost with the arrival of its petrol-powered 2.0 TFSI quattro flagship. Adding a sporty edge to the compact SUV, this new variant develops 140kW and 320Nm.
read more about the Audi Q2

Make: Hyundai

Model: Kona

Released: Oct 2017

Hyundai will finally enter the hotly contested small-size SUV segment when its debuts the Kona as a competitor for the Mazda CX-3. A split-level headlight cluster and large hexagonal grille dominate the edgy front fascia.
read more about the Hyundai Kona

Make: Rolls-Royce

Model: Phantom

Released: Oct 2017

Orders for Rolls-Royce’s eighth-generation Phantom kick off in October, with cashed-up Aussies forking out between $950,000 and $1.1 million for the ultra-luxury V12-powered cruiser.
read more about the Rolls-Royce Phantom

Make: Mercedes-Benz

Model: E-class - Cabriolet

Released: Oct 2017

Mercedes-Benz will introduce a much larger E-Class Cabriolet, which eschews the previous model's C-Class underpinnings for those of its namesake. Otherwise identical to its coupe sibling, the drop-top combines luxury and style.
read more about the Mercedes-Benz E-class

Make: Volvo

Model: XC60

Released: Oct 2017

Volvo's second-generation XC60 mid-size SUV is set to be heavily influenced by its XC90 big brother. Sharing the same modular platform, the XC60 is a 'mini me' of sorts with near-identical styling inside and out.
read more about the Volvo XC60

Make: BMW

Model: 5 Series - Touring

Released: Oct 2017

BMW is set to transform its 5 Series into a load-lugger again, with the Touring confirmed to return. Sporting a much larger boot than its sedan sibling, the wagon will attempt to buck the SUV trend when it arrives.
read more about the BMW 5 Series

Make: Hyundai

Model: Sonata

Released: Oct 2017

Hyundai will give its Sonata mid-sizer a facelift, which includes a fresh nose, upgraded interior and a new eight-speed automatic transmission. The rear-end sees 'Sonata' spelt out across the breadth of the bootlid.
read more about the Hyundai Sonata

Make: Lexus

Model: CT - 200h

Released: Oct 2017

This month Lexus ushers in the second facelift for its ageing CT200h since its 2011 launch, with the hybrid hatchback gaining some visual tweaks and a boost to safety and infotainment tech.
read more about the Lexus CT

Make: Lexus

Model: NX

Released: Oct 2017

Two years after its launch, the NX is the bestselling Lexus model in Australia and a mid-cycle update should keep it fresh against some of its newer rivals.
read more about the Lexus NX

Make: Honda

Model: Civic - Type R

Released: Oct 2017

Honda’s hot Civic Type R will return to Australia in late 2017 following the release of the tenth-generation Civic in 2016. It will go head-to-head with the likes of the Ford Focus RS, Volkswagen Golf R, Renault Megane RS275 and Peugeot 308 GTi 270.
read more about the Honda Civic

Make: Kia

Model: Sorento

Released: Oct 2017

Kia’s seven-seat Sorento SUV is only a little over two years old, but it has come in for its first facelift, with the high rider gaining subtle styling tweaks and an uptick in standard gear.
read more about the Kia Sorento

Make: LDV

Model: T60

Released: Oct 2017

Chinese car-maker LDV will enter the popular one-tonne ute segment with its T60. Single- or dual-cab body styles, manual or automatic transmissions, and two- or four-wheel-drive drivelines will be offered.
read more about the LDV T60

Make: Skoda

Model: Rapid

Released: Sep 2017

Skoda is readying itself for an assault on the small car segment with the launch of the facelifted Rapid hatchback. It is fresh-faced and features a longer standard equipment list – including WiFi hotspot and more safety kit.
read more about the Skoda Rapid

Make: Mercedes-AMG

Model: GT - Roadster

Released: Sep 2017

Mercedes-AMG will chop the roof off its thunderous GT model when the Roadster variants are introduced. Offered in GT and GT C guises, the two-door drop-tops will command a $25k premium over their fixed-roof siblings.
read more about the Mercedes-AMG GT

Make: Mercedes-Benz

Model: G-Wagon - G300 Professional

Released: Sep 2017

Mercedes-Benz will expand its G300 CDI Professional range with the addition of its second body style – a five-door wagon. The off-roader will be bush-ready, thanks to its front, centre and rear differential locks.
read more about the Mercedes-Benz G-Wagon

Make: BMW

Model: 1 Series

Released: Sep 2017

BMW will lightly refresh its 1 Series with a brand-new interior, but there will be no changes to the exterior styling. Similarly, powertrains will carry over unchanged, while new-design alloy wheels are on offer.
read more about the BMW 1 Series

Make: Land Rover

Model: Range Rover Velar

Released: Sep 2017

The fourth member of the Range Rover line-up, the mid-size Velar, is set to arrive as a sleek and stylish premium SUV contender. An all-new model for the brand, the Velar arrives with a reimagined interior design language.
read more about the Land Rover Range Rover Velar

Make: Volkswagen

Model: Passat

Released: Sep 2017

Thanks to the success of its first limited run, the Volkwagen Passat Alltrack Wolfsburg Edition will return for a second stint. Restricted to 250 units, the high-riding wagon picks up an extended equipment list.
read more about the Volkswagen Passat

Make: Audi

Model: A5

Released: Sep 2017

Audi has followed the successful launch of the A5 Coupe and Sportback with the new-gen Cabriolet range that tops out with the spicy 260kW/500Nm S5 at $119,111.
read more about the Audi A5

Make: BMW

Model: 2 Series

Released: Sep 2017

The BMW 2 Series will receive its first major upgrade when the new model rolls in with an all-new interior, which is complimented by redesigned headlight and tail-light clusters, as well a larger grille opening and side air intakes.
read more about the BMW 2 Series

Make: Kia

Model: Stinger

Released: Sep 2017

Brand perception-changing model from Kia pitched to offer Aussies an affordable rear-drive family four-door in the absence of the Commodore. Headlined by a 272kW 3.3-litre twin-turbo V6 petrol engine.
read more about the Kia Stinger

Make: Volkswagen

Model: Golf

Released: Aug 2017

VW’s performance-focused Golf GTI and R siblings have received the updates rolled out for last month’s ‘7.5’ facelift, while the R wagon will now be offered as a permanent member of the Golf family.
read more about the Volkswagen Golf

Make: Nissan

Model: 370Z - Nismo

Released: Aug 2017

Nissan’s 370Z will get a shot in the arm when the Nismo version hits showrooms this month, with the ageing sportscar pumping out 260kW/374Nm – 15kW/11Nm more than the regular coupe.
read more about the Nissan 370Z

Make: Volkswagen

Model: Amarok

Released: Aug 2017

Volkswagen has lobbed an entry-level version of its turbo-diesel V6-powered Amarok, dubbed the Sportline, that comes in under the Highline and Ultimate at $55,490 excluding on-road costs.
read more about the Volkswagen Amarok

Make: Porsche

Model: Panamera - Turbo S E-Hybrid

Released: Aug 2017

Porsche will introduce a new flagship for its second-gen Panamera range, with the arrival of the Turbo S E-Hybrid. A 4.0-litre turbo-petrol V8 is paired with an electric motor for a combined outputs of 500kW and 850Nm.
read more about the Porsche Panamera

Make: Peugeot

Model: 3008

Released: Aug 2017

Peugeot’s new-generation 3008 crossover SUV touches down in Australia in the third quarter of 2017, featuring Euro 6 powertrains including a 1.6-litre petrol unit and a 2.0-litre turbo-diesel unit, both powered by an Aisin six-speed automatic transmission.
read more about the Peugeot 3008

Make: McLaren

Model: 720S

Released: Aug 2017

McLaren's first second-generation model, the Super Series, will be rolled out in 720S form initially. With 530kW and 770Nm on tap, the supercar will blast from standstill to 200km/h in a ludicrous 7.8 seconds.
read more about the McLaren 720S

Make: Mini

Model: Countryman - JCW

Released: Aug 2017

Mini's Countryman range will be boosted mid-year by the arrival of the high-performing JCW. The range-topper will be the British brand's most powerful production vehicle yet, boasting 170kW of power and 350Nm of torque.
read more about the Mini Countryman

Make: Land Rover

Model: Discovery

Released: Jul 2017

A technological step forward teams with a Range Rover Sport-inspired design to produce the all-new Discovery. 480 kilogram weight loss and a significant price cut positions the Land Rover well in the cut-throat SUV marketplace.
read more about the Land Rover Discovery

Make: Ferrari

Model: 812 Superfast

Released: Jul 2017

Ferrari will elevate its game to a new level, with the arrival of the 812 Superfast. Bucking the trend toward electrification, the new flagship supercar employs a naturally aspirated 6.5-litre V12 that punches out 588kW and 718Nm.
read more about the Ferrari 812 Superfast

Make: Renault

Model: Megane

Released: Jul 2017

Renault Australia says it has been missing 35 per cent of the small-car market by not fielding a sedan or wagon offering, but that changes this month with the arrival of the Megane sedan and load-lugging wagon.
read more about the Renault Megane

Make: Volkswagen

Model: Golf

Released: Jul 2017

Volkswagen will refresh its Golf line-up with subtly updated exterior styling. However, the biggest changes are reserved for inside where a 9.2-inch touchscreen can be optioned, as well as a 12.3-inch digital instrument panel.
read more about the Volkswagen Golf

Make: Honda

Model: CR-V

Released: Jul 2017

Honda will offer the all-new CR-V mid-size SUV with a seven-seat option when it arrives. The fifth-gen model will be exclusively powered by a 1.5-litre turbo-petrol four, which punches out 140kW and 240Nm.
read more about the Honda CR-V

Make: Audi

Model: Q5

Released: Jul 2017

Audi's Q5 mid-size SUV enters its second generation with a four-tier range. The new model is up to 90kg lighter and packed with the latest safety/driver assistance technologies, as well as significantly upgraded interior.
read more about the Audi Q5

Make: Lamborghini

Model: Huracan - Performante

Released: Jul 2017

Lamborghini will roll out its record-breaking Huracan Performante, which is now holds the title the king of the 'Ring. Active aero, weight loss and higher outputs allow the agile supercar to claim the highly coveted production vehicle bragging rights.
read more about the Lamborghini Huracan

Make: Audi

Model: Q5 - SQ5

Released: Jul 2017

The high-performance model of the Audi Q5 range replaces its diesel donk for petrol-power for the first time in Australia. The SQ5 shares also this 260kW turbocharged 3.0-litre V6 with its S4 cousin.
read more about the Audi Q5

Make: Mercedes-AMG

Model: GT

Released: Jul 2017

Revised Mercedes-AMG GT range expands to six variants with new GT C (due late 2017/early 2018). Range-topping GT R packs 430kW and 700Nm from its twin-turbo 4.0-litre V8 and debuts new-look Panamericana grille.
read more about the Mercedes-AMG GT

Make: Skoda

Model: Kodiaq

Released: Jun 2017

Skoda will make its foray into the large SUV market when it releases the long-awaited Kodiaq. The seven seater will go toe-to-toe with the Mazda CX-9, and will only be offered in one model grade, the 132TSI 4x4, from launch.
read more about the Skoda Kodiaq

Make: Mercedes-Benz

Model: E-class - Coupe

Released: Jun 2017

Mercedes-Benz will usher in the second generation of its E-Class Coupe, which mirrors the styling and interior quality of its sedan sibling. However, buyers will be stung an extra $15k to jump behind the wheel of the luxury two-door.
read more about the Mercedes-Benz E-class

Make: Subaru

Model: XV

Released: Jun 2017

Subaru is hoping to reignite XV sales when the second-generation compact SUV arrives. Riding on an all-new platform shared with its Impreza sibling, the XV will offer an X-Mode off-road system for the first time.
read more about the Subaru XV

Make: Porsche

Model: 911 - GTS

Released: Jun 2017

911 GTS returns to Porsche's local line-up with four variants, including the throwback Targa 4. The bruiser eschews naturally aspirated power for a 3.0-litre turbocharged flat-six with 331kW and 500Nm.
read more about the Porsche 911

Make: BMW

Model: 5 Series - 530e iPerformance

Released: Jun 2017

BMW is pushing ahead with the rollout of its electrified vehicle fleet, adding the 530e plug-in hybrid sedan priced from $108,900 plus on-road costs – the same dollar figure as the petrol-powered 530i.
read more about the BMW 5 Series

Make: Lexus

Model: LC

Released: Jun 2017

Wild concept car-like looks will adorn the Lexus LC, which is set to tackle the Porsche 911 among others in luxury two-door coupe segment. The V8-powered LC500 and petrol-electric LC500h will be offered locally.
read more about the Lexus LC

Make: Ford

Model: Transit

Released: Jun 2017

Ford is set to add an automatic transmission to its Transit range, as well as a new 2.0-litre EcoBlue turbo-diesel engine. Equipment levels are also set to rise across the van line-up.
read more about the Ford Transit

Make: Jaguar

Model: F-Type

Released: Jun 2017

Jaguar adds a further two variants to its refreshed F-TYPE range in June, including the limited 400 Sport launch edition. Limited edition's 3.0-litre supercharged V6 is boosted to 294kW along with an upgraded braking system.
read more about the Jaguar F-Type

Make: Mercedes-Benz

Model: GLA

Released: Jun 2017

A mid-life facelift for the Mercedes-Benz GLA freshens up its exterior styling along with a more upmarket interior. Additionally, a striking Yellow Night special edition debuts for Mercedes-AMG GLA 45.
read more about the Mercedes-Benz GLA

Make: Holden

Model: Astra - Sedan

Released: Jun 2017

Holden replaces global Cruze nameplate with Astra sedan, a new-generation model sourced from South Korea. Shares the same Delta 2 platform with the Astra hatch, but with Australia-specific design tweaks.
read more about the Holden Astra

Make: BMW

Model: 4 Series

Released: Jun 2017

BMW's 4 Series range receives a blink-or-you-will-miss-it midlife facelift with bi-LED headlights and tail-lights now standard across the line-up. Optional Multifunctional Instrument Display also makes its debut in the mid-size Beemer.
read more about the BMW 4 Series

Make: Audi

Model: A3 - RS3 Sedan

Released: Jun 2017

Audi will expand its RS3 body styles to two when the sedan version arrives. It will pack the same new 2.5-litre turbo-petrol five from the ballistic TT RS, punching out 294kW and 480Nm on the way to 100km/h in 4.1 seconds.
read more about the Audi A3

Make: Suzuki

Model: Swift

Released: Jun 2017

Suzuki's fifth-generation Swift light car will roll out with two powertrain options – either a 1.2-litre atmo four petrol or 1.0-litre turbo-petrol triple. An all-new look inside and out contributes towards the Swift's more mature appearance.
read more about the Suzuki Swift

Make: Mazda

Model: CX-3

Released: May 2017

A lightly refreshed Mazda CX-5 will roll into showrooms with G-Vectoring control and a revised suspension tune. Changes to the model grade line-up are also expected.
read more about the Mazda CX-3

Make: Honda

Model: Civic - hatch

Released: May 2017

The 10th-generation Civic range will double in size when the hatch version arrives to compliment the pre-existing sedan. This new arrival will provide a taste test for the forthcoming Type R hero.
read more about the Honda Civic

Make: Mercedes-Benz

Model: E-class - All-Terrain

Released: May 2017

Pumping up the E-Class and adding some rugged looks, Mercedes-Benz will release the All-Terrain as the sole wagon variant for its large car line-up. The E220d will be an oiler designed for off-road exploits.
read more about the Mercedes-Benz E-class

Make: Audi

Model: A4

Released: May 2017

Priced sharply from just under $100,000 BOCs, Audi will roll out its hard-charging S4 sedan and Avant twins. Swapping a supercharger for a turbocharger sees the V6's torque output rise by 60Nm.
read more about the Audi A4

Make: Nissan

Model: X-Trail

Released: May 2017

Nissan will facelift its X-Trail SUV, offering revised exterior styling and a refreshed interior. Meanwhile, the standard features list grows yet again.
read more about the Nissan X-Trail

Make: Audi

Model: TT - RS

Released: May 2017

Audi's cutesy TT range will finally have its demonic performance halo when the RS arrives. 294kW and 480Nm will be more than enough to get pulses racing as passengers are sling-shotted to triple figures in 3.7 seconds.
read more about the Audi TT

Make: Audi

Model: A5 - Sportback

Released: May 2017

The second-generation Audi A5 will add a fourth body style to its line-up when the Sportback coupe-sedan arrives. Topped by a potent S5 variant, it will offer thrills and practicality.
read more about the Audi A5

Make: Mercedes-AMG

Model: E63 - S

Released: May 2017

450kW, 850Nm. Zero to 100km/h in 3.4 seconds. Tyres shredded. The Mercedes-AMG E63 S will be the stuff of legends. A 4Matic+ four-wheel-drive system ensures power meets the tarmac without loss of traction.
read more about the Mercedes-AMG E63

Make: Renault

Model: Clio

Released: May 2017

Renault is set to lightly refresh its Clio hatchback again, this time with renamed variants and boosted equipment levels. There are some minor changes to exterior trim, which help differentiate the new model.
read more about the Renault Clio

Make: Audi

Model: R8

Released: May 2017

Audi will introduce the Spyder version of its R8 supercar after dropping the V8 option from the line-up. The V10-only affair will create plenty of wind-in-the-hair moments thanks to its 397kW/540Nm outputs.
read more about the Audi R8

Make: Isuzu

Model: MU-X

Released: May 2017

A second update in the same calendar year will see the Isuzu MU-X adopt many of the interior and exterior upgrades applied to its D-Max workhorse sibling in February, as well as the revised Euro 5-compliant powertrain.
read more about the Isuzu MU-X

Make: Skoda

Model: Octavia

Released: May 2017

Skoda's mid-size sedan and wagon range features dramatically restyled four-headlight setup. Updated Octavia range will also maintain recently announced five-year factory warranty.
read more about the Skoda Octavia

Make: Kia

Model: Picanto

Released: May 2017

Kia's light car is reimagined for its next-generation with more aggressive styling, including an updated family grille. Interior offers a prominent touchscreen display for navigation and media features.
read more about the Kia Picanto

Make: Hyundai

Model: i30

Released: May 2017

Entering its third-generation, the Hyundai i30 levels up with a new look and punchier engine options. Infotainment and driver assistant tech ensure the small hatch stays on the sales forefront.
read more about the Hyundai i30

Make: Ford

Model: Everest

Released: Apr 2017

Ford will move to finally add a five-seat version of its Everest, which will help lower the SUV's entry-level price by $7000. Meanwhile, Sync3 and an 8.0-inch touchscreen become standard for the entire range.
read more about the Ford Everest

Make: Mazda

Model: Mazda2

Released: Apr 2017

Mazda is set to introduce G-Vectoring control to its smallest model, the Mazda2. More active safety tech will also be added as the range increases its number of variants with the range-topping GT.
read more about the Mazda Mazda2

Make: Infiniti

Model: Q60 - Red Sport

Released: Apr 2017

Ready to take on the Germans, Infiniti will launch its Q60 Red Sport sportscar as the brand's halo model. A 298kW/475Nm V6 provides plenty of punch to go alongside the coupe's attractive styling.
read more about the Infiniti Q60

Make: Mitsubishi

Model: Outlander - PHEV

Released: Apr 2017

Late to the party, the PHEV will join the rest of the previously updated Mitsubishi Outlander range. Revised styling, an upgraded interior and improved ride have been applied to the plug-in.
read more about the Mitsubishi Outlander

Make: HSV

Model: GTS - GTS-R

Released: Apr 2017

HSV's final updates for its Australian-built range sees the return of the GTSR hero model line-up, which is topped by the 474kW W1. The rest of the range welcomes smaller updates that celebrate the 30th anniversary of the manufacturer.
read more about the HSV GTS

Make: Aston Martin

Model: Vanquish - S

Released: Apr 2017

Aston Martin is set to roll out a higher performance version of its halo model, dubbed Vanquish S. Lashings of carbon-fibre inside and out compliment the uprated 5.9-litre V12, which now produces 444kW and 630Nm.
read more about the Aston Martin Vanquish

Make: Honda

Model: City

Released: Mar 2017

Honda is set to give its City light sedan a subtle facelift, with updated styling and more tech included. Significantly, a 7.0-inch colour touchscreen which drives the infotainment system has been added to all variants.
read more about the Honda City

Make: Toyota

Model: Yaris

Released: Mar 2017

A facelifted Yaris from Toyota lobs early in the year with sporty LED headlights and restyled front fascia. However, all eyes are on Geneva for the debut of a rally-inspired, high-performing variant.
read more about the Toyota Yaris

Make: Volkswagen

Model: Passat - Alltrack Wolfsburg Edition

Released: Mar 2017

Volkswagen's Passat Alltrack range doubles in size with the introduction of the Wolfsburg Edition, which is limited to 250 examples. Visual changes externally and internally compliment the addition of Adaptive Chassis Control over the base model.
read more about the Volkswagen Passat

Make: BMW

Model: 5 Series

Released: Mar 2017

Entering its seventh-generation, the BMW 5 Series will up the ante with a suite of safety and driver assistance technologies. Styling is more evolutionary, but the interior receives a luxurious lift.
read more about the BMW 5 Series

Make: Lamborghini

Model: Aventador - S

Released: Mar 2017

Mid-range variant of Lamborghini's supercar to join Aventador range with 544kW of unbridled V12 power. Restyled nose offers lower drag and improved airflow, triple-pipe exhaust features within the new rear diffuser.
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Make: Volvo

Model: V90 - Cross Country

Released: Mar 2017

Volvo's next-generation V90 Cross Country is essentially a jacked-up version of the S90/V90 twins, meaning it packs plenty of luxury but also an abundance of serious off-road intent.
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Make: Audi

Model: A5

Released: Mar 2017

For the second-generation A5, Audi have taken a very deliberate evolutionary approach given the original's success on the style front. Tech and safety levels inevitably increase, but weight is down 40-60kg.
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Make: Bentley

Model: Continental - Supersports

Released: Mar 2017

Bentley will give its second-generation Continental a fond farewell with the blistering Supersports. Torque jumps by 217Nm to a ludicrous 1017Nm, while a 522kW power figure is just as impressive.
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Make: MG

Model: GS

Released: Mar 2017

MG will release its first SUV in Australia when the mid-size GS arrives. However, a lack of key safety features like Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) will find the GS a step behind its competitors.
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Make: Mercedes-AMG

Model: E43

Released: Mar 2017

Tipped by Mercedes-AMG to sell more units than its E63 big brother, the E43 will fire in with an uprated 295kW/520Nm twin-turbo 3.0-litre V6 and claimed 4.6 second triple figure sprint time.
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Make: Mazda

Model: CX-5

Released: Mar 2017

The popular Mazda CX-5 is set to enter its second generation with an all-new body and interior, but the SUV's underpinnings carry over largely unchanged. A lift in quality will help stave off its rivals.
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Make: KTM

Model: X-Bow

Released: Mar 2017

After a four-year battle, motorcycle brand KTM will finally launch its open-air X-Bow R sportscar. Without peer, the 790kg rocket is seriously quick and offers a unique product for $170k BOCs.
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Make: Nissan

Model: Navara

Released: Mar 2017

All petrol variants in the Nissan Navara line-up are set to be dropped as part of a minor update for the workhorse. The NP300 badge will not return, but the suspension has been retuned for a better ride.
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Make: Bentley

Model: Bentayga - Diesel

Released: Mar 2017

The opulent Bentley Bentayga SUV will pinch the monstrous 320kW/900Nm triple-turbo 4.0-litre V8 diesel from the Audi SQ7 to create the car-maker's first ever oil-burning model.
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Make: Nissan

Model: Pathfinder

Released: Mar 2017

Nissan will lightly refresh its Pathfinder SUV with a 3.5-litre V6 petrol that is 50 per cent new, boosting outputs to 202kW and 340Nm. Revised ride and handling, as well as a new front fascia also feature.
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Make: Mini

Model: Countryman

Released: Mar 2017

The second-generation Mini Countryman is tipped to become the brand's best seller. By virtue of being the biggest Mini yet, it offers more space and comfort, as well as more efficient powertrains.
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Make: Jeep

Model: Grand Cherokee

Released: Mar 2017

Jeep will completely reshuffle its Grand Cherokee line-up with the deletion and inclusion of several variants. Outside, the front fascia has been tweaked, including a slimmer version of the iconic seven-slot grille.
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Make: Isuzu

Model: D-Max

Released: Feb 2017

Isuzu will pump up its D-Max workhorse with a new 3.0-litre turbo-diesel four that offers a meaty 430Nm (+50Nm). Revised styling and more included kit otherwise feature.
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Make: Toyota

Model: Kluger

Released: Feb 2017

Toyota's Kluger scores an updated drivetrain alongside revised styling as it tries to stay competitive in the popular large SUV segment. Range-topping Grande variant will feature a raft of safety technologies like rear-cross traffic alert for the first time.
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Make: Toyota

Model: C-HR

Released: Feb 2017

Funky and quirky are two of the words that describe the Toyota C-HR. Set to take on the compact SUV segment, the Japanese brand is hedging its bets that the edgy high-rider will be a sales success.
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Make: Ford

Model: Escape

Released: Feb 2017

Ford will disband the Kuga moniker in favour of the returning Escape nameplate when the brand gives its mid-size SUV a mid-life facelift. Some safety technologies continue to be optional, however.
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Make: Alpina

Model: B7

Released: Feb 2017

Alpina will provide an alternative halo model for the BMW 7 Series range when it introduces the B7 Bi-Turbo. Packing 447kW/800Nm from its twin-turbo V8, the B7 is certain to exude luxury and performance.
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Make: Mini

Model: Clubman - JCW

Released: Feb 2017

The Mini Clubman line-up is set to get its performance hero when the JCW arrives. Holding the title of most powerful Mini yet, this four-wheel-drive six-door will produce 170kW and 350Nm.
read more about the Mini Clubman

Make: Porsche

Model: Panamera

Released: Feb 2017

Completely revamped for its second generation, Porsche will introduce a new Panamera that forgoes its predecessor's awkward looks for much more refined exterior styling, and better tech to boot.
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Make: Mazda

Model: MX-5 - RF

Released: Feb 2017

New hard-top bodystyle debuts for the MX-5 range. Exclusively fitted with a 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine and the choice of either a six-speed auto or manual, the RF is anticipated to be the model's top-selling variant.
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Make: Renault

Model: Kangoo

Released: Feb 2017

Renault's updated Kangoo workhorse features a new turbocharged 1.2-litre petrol engine that offers power and fuel efficiency gains. A slight price hike also compensates for additional safety tech.
read more about the Renault Kangoo

Make: Holden

Model: Trax

Released: Feb 2017

Holden's small crossover offering receives a mid-life facelift as the Trax local line-up expands to three variants. A new front-end and a raft of debuting technologies like Apple CarPlay sweeten the CX-3 competitor's value equation.
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Make: Nissan

Model: GT-R - Nismo

Released: Feb 2017

Nissan's in-house tuning division, Nismo, has fettled with the brand's iconic GT-R, delivering increased engine outputs, weight savings, a wider body and more focused track set-up.
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Make: Alfa Romeo

Model: Giulia

Released: Feb 2017

A well-overdue replacement for Alfa's 159 sedan will come in the shape of its Giulia in 2016. The Giulia will contend with other premium Euro performance sedans such as the BMW M3 and Audi RS4, thanks in part to its Ferrari-derived twin-turbo V6.
read more about the Alfa Romeo Giulia

Make: Holden

Model: Commodore

Released: Feb 2017

Holden's MY17 Commodore range marks the end of an era for local manufacturing in Australia. Special Motorsport, Magnum and Director editions headline the farewell line-up, which otherwise sees minor changes across the range.
read more about the Holden Commodore

Make: Skoda

Model: Superb - Sportline

Released: Feb 2017

New Sportline variant to sit atop the Skoda Superb range, includes subtle styling changes and increases in standard equipment. Retains punchy 206kW 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder from 206TSI variant.
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Make: Audi

Model: Q2

Released: Feb 2017

Audi's first Q2 small crossover makes it debut with a special Launch Edition as its range-topper for the interim. The new model aims to tempt younger buyers with its stylish looks and affordable price for a premium vehicle.
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Make: Peugeot

Model: 2008

Released: Feb 2017

Peugeot's updated 2008 small crossover range will share one drivetrain across its three model grades. Fresh styling and the addition of a seven-inch touch screen with Apple CarPlay and reversing camera helps raise equipment levels in the competitive compact SUV segment.
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Make: Honda

Model: Odyssey

Released: Feb 2017

Honda will welcome some minor updates for its Odyssey people-mover, with a tweaked front fascia and privacy glass for the rear windows. Isofix child seat anchorage points will also be added for the second row seats.
read more about the Honda Odyssey

Make: Mercedes-AMG

Model: C63 - Cabriolet

Released: Feb 2017

With a thunderous V8 soundtrack on offer, Mercedes-AMG moves to chop the roof off its C63 S bruiser. Otherwise identical to its coupe sibling, the Cabriolet retains a 375kW/700Nm punch.
read more about the Mercedes-AMG C63

Make: Audi

Model: A4 - S4

Released: Feb 2017

Priced sharply from just under $100,000 BOCs, Audi will roll out its hard-charging S4 sedan and Avant twins. Swapping a supercharger for a turbocharger sees the V6's torque output rise by 60Nm.
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Make: Maserati

Model: Levante

Released: Feb 2017

Italian luxury brand Maserati will follow in the footsteps of other luxury brands when it releases its first SUV, called the Levante. Arriving in Australia in January, it will be powered by a 202kW/600Nm 3.0-litre turbo-diesel V6.
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Make: Suzuki

Model: Ignis

Released: Jan 2017

Suzuki's Ignis nameplate returns to Australia in January after a 12-year absence. The compact crossover is loaded with plenty of tech and features retro Japanese styling at a sharp price.
read more about the Suzuki Ignis

Make: Kia

Model: Rio

Released: Jan 2017

Kia's top-selling model, the Rio, is due to land in Australia at the beginning of 2017, following its global debut at the Paris motor show in September. It is possible it will be revealed at the Australian Open tennis tournament, of which Kia is the major sponsor.
read more about the Kia Rio

Make: Toyota

Model: Corolla

Released: Jan 2017

Corolla hatch update from Toyota offers the option of new safety pack, which includes AEB and lane departure warning. Manual SX variants will also be dropped from the local lineup.
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Make: Toyota

Model: Corolla - sedan

Released: Jan 2017

Price changes across the new Toyota Corolla sedan range that features refreshed styling and new safety technologies. Sweeping changes to ride and handling, but engine remains unchanged.
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