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New car diary for 2018

Make: Genesis

Model: G80

Approximate: Dec 2018

Hyundai's standalone brand Genesis will launch in Australia with the G80. This new model is essentially a facelifted Hyundai Genesis, which is already sold in the market.
read more about the Genesis G80

Make: Citroen

Model: Dispatch

Approximate: Dec 2018

Citroen will dispatch its mid-size van, the Dispatch, with designs to take on the Hyundai iLoad and Toyota HiAce. Either 1.6-litre petrol or 2.0-litre diesel fours will be on offer for the all-new French model.
read more about the Citroen Dispatch

Make: Ford

Model: Endura

Approximate: Dec 2018

The Ford Edge has been updated for the new year with fresh styling, technology and driver-assistance systems. When it hits Australian shores later this year, it will take the new Endura moniker and battle the likes of the Mazda CX-9 and Toyota Kluger.

read more about the Ford Endura

Make: Genesis

Model: G70

Approximate: Dec 2018

South Korean luxury brand Genesis is set to expand its range with the arrival of the G70 medium sedan in the first half of 2018, to take on the likes of the Lexus IS, Mercedes-Benz C-Class and BMW 3 Series. It will be offered with two rear-drive powertrains, including the 3.3-litre twin-turbo V6 from the Kia Stinger.

read more about the Genesis G70

Make: Hyundai

Model: Kona - Electric

Approximate: Nov 2018

Based on the Kona crossover, the emissions-free Kona Electric is Australia’s first battery-powered small SUV and is set to arrive Down Under sometime in the fourth quarter of 2018.

read more about the Hyundai Kona

Make: BMW

Model: X5

Approximate: Nov 2018

BMW's all-new fourth-generation X5 large SUV sports a new exterior, larger dimensions and a host of features to enhance on-road comfort, safety and off-road capability.
 
The new X5 also brings a number of features never before seen on a BMW SUV, such as two-axle air suspension and integral active steering.
read more about the BMW X5

Make: Jaguar

Model: I-Pace

Approximate: Nov 2018

Jaguar’s first all-electric SUV, the I-Pace, is set to arrive in Australia in the fourth quarter to take on the likes of the Tesla Model X. The I-Pace is motivated by two electric motors on opposing axles, producing a potent 294kW/696Nm.

read more about the Jaguar I-Pace

Make: Porsche

Model: 911 - GT3 RS

Approximate: Nov 2018

Porsche’s most powerful naturally-aspirated sportscar, the new 911 GT3 RS, will hit Australian showrooms in the fourth quarter of 2018, priced from $416,500 before on-road costs.

read more about the Porsche 911

Make: Audi

Model: A7

Approximate: Nov 2018

The second-generation Audi A7 is set for a local release in 2018, bringing a new look that was previewed by the A8 sedan.

read more about the Audi A7

Make: Citroen

Model: C4 Cactus

Approximate: Nov 2018

The new Citroen C4 Cactus boasts hydraulic suspension, improved refinement, added driver assistance technologies, higher levels of connectivity and revised styling.

read more about the Citroen C4 Cactus

Make: Citroen

Model: C3 Aircross

Approximate: Nov 2018

Citroen hopes to take a bigger bite of the lucrative compact-SUV market when it launches its new C3 Aircross.

read more about the Citroen C3 Aircross

Make: Skoda

Model: Fabia

Approximate: Nov 2018

Czech manufacturer Skoda has given its Fabia range a mild facelift, with exterior styling tweaks and updated interior technology.

read more about the Skoda Fabia

Make: BMW

Model: 6 Series - 620d GT

Released: Oct 2018

BMW's new entry-level 620d Gran Turismo is powered by a 140kW/400Nm 2.0-litre turbo diesel and will be priced from $99,900 plus on-roads when it goes on sale in October.

read more about the BMW 6 Series

Make: Holden

Model: Acadia

Released: Oct 2018

Holden is set to import the GMC Acadia large SUV as part of its promise to launch 24 new models by the end of 2020. The Holden version of the US-built seven-seater will be converted to right-hand drive and feature a bespoke Holden grille, although exact specification have yet to be confirmed.

read more about the Holden Acadia

Make: Mercedes-Benz

Model: Sprinter

Released: Oct 2018

The third generation of Mercedes-Benz’s Sprinter van arrives in Australia in the fourth quarter, with a huge amount of customisation available resulting in 1734 possible variants. Both four- and six-cylinder diesel engines are available with automatic and manual transmissions.

read more about the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter

Make: Nissan

Model: Navara - Black Edition

Released: Oct 2018

Nissan will release two new special-edition Navara pick-ups, dubbed Black Edition and Silverline, featuring a number of upgrades above-and-beyond the standard Navara upon which it is based.

read more about the Nissan Navara

Make: Mercedes-AMG

Model: E53

Released: Oct 2018

Mercedes-AMG will debut its all-new E53 Coupe and Convertible range this month, which will be the first AMG-badged vehicle motivated by a hybrid powertrain.

read more about the Mercedes-AMG E53

Make: Lexus

Model: ES

Released: Oct 2018

Lexus is set to release its seventh-generation ES sedan this month which will be offered exclusively with a hybrid powertrain.

read more about the Lexus ES

Make: Ford

Model: Mustang - Bullitt

Released: Oct 2018

Powered by a tuned version of Ford’s 5.0-litre naturally aspirated V8 engine, the Bullitt celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Steve McQueen action film of the same name, and is confirmed to arrive in Australia later this year.

read more about the Ford Mustang

Make: Ford

Model: Ranger

Released: Oct 2018

The facelifted Ford Ranger is on its way, which will offer three powertrain packages including the new 157kW/500Nm 2.0-litre turbo-diesel engine and 10-speed transmission that was first offered in the Raptor performance flagship

read more about the Ford Ranger

Make: Nissan

Model: Juke - Nismo

Released: Oct 2018

Nissan Australia’s third high-performance Nismo model has finally been confirmed as the Juke small SUV, which will sit alongside the tuned 370Z and GT-R sportscars from October.

read more about the Nissan Juke

Make: Renault

Model: Megane - RS

Released: Sep 2018

After months of teasing and speculation, Renault outed its fourth-generation Megane RS hot hatch, boasting a new 1.8-litre four-cylinder turbocharged engine producing 205kW of power and 390Nm of torque.

read more about the Renault Megane

Make: Ford

Model: Escape

Released: Sep 2018

The new Ford Escape mid-sized SUV will be the first model from the Blue Oval in Australia to gain a sporty-ish ST-Line variant when the mildly updated 2018 model-year line-up lands in showrooms in September.

read more about the Ford Escape

Make: Kia

Model: Rio

Released: Sep 2018

Kia will reveal a new Rio light car in Q3 of 2018, with the welcome return of a six-speed automatic transmission on a freshly-minted, mid-range Sport version aimed at private buyers.

read more about the Kia Rio

Make: Mercedes-Benz

Model: C-Class

Released: Sep 2018

Mercedes-Benz will keep its segment sales-leading C-Class medium sedan and wagon range fresh with an update due in the third quarter, with some minor visual tweaks, added active safety features, and extra interior flourishes.

read more about the Mercedes-Benz C-Class

Make: Subaru

Model: Forester

Released: Sep 2018

Subaru’s top-selling Forester will receive a complete makeover, as the Japanese car-maker attempts to put it back among the SUV segment leaders.

read more about the Subaru Forester

Make: Hyundai

Model: IONIQ

Released: Sep 2018

Hyundai’s Ioniq will come to Australia in all three electrified variants; a standard hybrid, plug-in and all-electric.

read more about the Hyundai IONIQ

Make: Mazda

Model: MX-5

Released: Sep 2018

An updated Mazda MX-5 is expected to land in September, motivated by an increased-output 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine which lifts power from 118kW/200Nm to 135kW/205Nm.
read more about the Mazda MX-5

Make: Mitsubishi

Model: Eclipse Cross - ES

Released: Sep 2018

Mitsubishi Australia will broaden the appeal of its freshly launched Eclipse Cross small SUV later this year with the addition of a new entry-level variant dubbed ES.
read more about the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross

Make: Volkswagen

Model: Amarok - Ultimate V6

Released: Sep 2018

Volkswagen Group Australia will deliver on its promise to release a more potent version of its Amarok V6, dubbed the Ultimate 580.
read more about the Volkswagen Amarok

Make: BMW

Model: X4

Released: Sep 2018

Based on the X3 revealed in 2017, the all-new X4 coupe-style SUV is set to launch in September with updated styling, technology and handling characteristics.
read more about the BMW X4

Make: McLaren

Model: 600LT

Released: Sep 2018

Mclaren will release its all-new 600LT; the fourth "Long Tail" vehicle in the supercar-maker's history. Based on the 570S, the 600LT will be the fastest and most powerful model in the Sports Series range.
read more about the McLaren 600LT

Make: Mercedes-Benz

Model: C-Class

Released: Sep 2018

Benz’s biggest selling model in Australia, the C-Class mid-sizer range, has received the most extensive overhaul in the nameplate’s history, with more than 6500 new or modified parts going into the update.
read more about the Mercedes-Benz C-Class

Make: Mazda

Model: CX-9

Released: Sep 2018

Mazda Australia is set to release a new version of its CX-9 large SUV, which will likely be a mid-life update bringing increased specification and added equipment across the range.
read more about the Mazda CX-9

Make: Mitsubishi

Model: Outlander - PHEV

Released: Sep 2018

Mitsubishi's facelifted Outlander plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) will be released in September, bringing substantial updates to the SUV's petrol-electric powertrain for improved performance.
read more about the Mitsubishi Outlander

Make: Volkswagen

Model: Tiguan Allspace

Released: Aug 2018

Volkswagen has stretched its mid-size Tiguan SUV to accommodate a third row for the new Allspace variant that will compete against the likes of the Nissan X-Trail, Honda CR-V and Mitsubishi Outlander seven seaters.

read more about the Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace

Make: Honda

Model: HR-V

Released: Aug 2018

Honda's facelifted HR-V small SUV will usher in standard low-speed autonomous emergency braking (AEB) and a sporty RS grade.

read more about the Honda HR-V

Make: Mercedes-Benz

Model: A-class

Released: Aug 2018

The fourth-generation Mercedes A-Class hatch is set to land in the third quarter, wearing a greatly revised face and interior. It will also score big upgrades to active safety technology, mirroring that in the S-Class.

read more about the Mercedes-Benz A-class

Make: Mazda

Model: CX-3

Released: Aug 2018

Mazda Australia is expected to launch a lightly refreshed version of its CX-3 small SUV in August that swaps out the current 1.5-litre turbo-diesel for a 1.8-litre unit.

read more about the Mazda CX-3

Make: Mercedes-Benz

Model: S-Class - Coupe

Released: Aug 2018

Mercedes-Benz Australia will this year bring a mildly updated S-Class Coupe, which sees revised model grades and new technology to put it in line with its S-Class sedan sibling.

read more about the Mercedes-Benz S-Class

Make: Hyundai

Model: Tucson

Released: Aug 2018

Hyundai's best selling SUV, the Tucson, will be updated with i30-inspired styling and technology when it goes on sale in August.

read more about the Hyundai Tucson

Make: Volkswagen

Model: Polo - GTI

Released: Aug 2018

Volkswagen Group Australia (VGA) will this year release the performance version of its all-new sixth-generation Polo light car, which was revealed at an event in Berlin in 2017.

read more about the Volkswagen Polo

Make: Toyota

Model: Corolla

Released: Aug 2018

The 12th-generation Toyota Corolla small car will arrive in Australian showrooms in August, offering a segment-leading suite of advanced driver-assist technologies as standard.

read more about the Toyota Corolla

Make: Jeep

Model: Cherokee

Released: Aug 2018

For 2018, the Jeep Cherokee has been treated to a host of upgrades including new infotainment options, advanced driver assistance systems and a significant exterior restyling. Four variants will be available locally, powered by either a 2.4-litre four-cylinder or a 3.2-litre Pentastar V6.

read more about the Jeep Cherokee

Make: Ford

Model: Everest

Released: Aug 2018

Ford's Australian-developed Everest off-roader gains styling tweaks, an uptick in standard gear and safety equipment and the option of the new 157kW/500Nm 2.0-litre turbo-diesel from the Ranger Raptor.

read more about the Ford Everest

Make: Chevrolet

Model: Silverado

Released: Aug 2018

The American-built Chevrolet Silverado pick-up will be imported to Australia in 2500HD WT, 2500HD LTZ, 2500HD LTZ Midnight, 2500 HD LTZ Custom Sport and 3500HD LTZ guises and converted to right-hand drive locally. The Silverado line-up is expected to be sold from May onwards.

read more about the Chevrolet Silverado

Make: Ram

Model: 1500

Released: Jul 2018

While the larger 2500 and 3500 have been imported for some time through specialist converter American Specialist Vehicles, the company has confirmed that it will bring the smaller 1500 pick-up to Australia in the middle of 2018.

read more about the Ram 1500

Make: Skoda

Model: Karoq

Released: Jul 2018

Skoda’s ‘mini Kodiaq’ mid-size SUV launches this month, kicking off from $29,990 plus on-roads for the 110TSI with a 1.5-litre turbo-petrol engine driving the front wheels.

read more about the Skoda Karoq

Make: Audi

Model: A8

Released: Jul 2018

Powered by a pair of 3.0-litre turbocharged V6 engines from launch, the new Audi A8 will be offered in diesel and petrol form, with the two variants dubbed 50 TDI and 55 TFSI respectively.

read more about the Audi A8

Make: BMW

Model: i8

Released: Jul 2018

The updated version of BMW’s i8 sportscar, that now includes a Roadster variant, will hit Australian shores this July.

read more about the BMW i8

Make: Kia

Model: Sportage

Released: Jul 2018

Kia's facelifted Sportage medium SUV is set to launch in July, bringing a range of new driving aids, including adaptive cruise control, idle-stop, surround view monitor and driver fatigue monitor, as part of an extensive makeover.

read more about the Kia Sportage

Make: Ford

Model: Ranger - Raptor

Released: Jul 2018

Ford’s aggressively styled Ranger Raptor dual-cab ute will rocket in mid-year, powered by a new twin-turbo 2.0-litre diesel engine matched to a 10-speed automatic transmission, and sporting an updated chassis, beefier suspension and brakes.

read more about the Ford Ranger

Make: Mercedes-Benz

Model: CLS-class

Released: Jul 2018

Mercedes-Benz’s third-generation CLS will debut the German brand's new inline engines, including a high-performance AMG version with electric motor booster.

read more about the Mercedes-Benz CLS-class

Make: Mini

Model: Hatch

Released: Jul 2018

Mini Australia will introduce a facelifted Hatch and Convertible line-up in July that includes fewer variants, but gains a new dual-clutch transmission and class-leading connectivity that surpasses that of many BMWs.

read more about the Mini Hatch

Make: Nissan

Model: Qashqai - Ti

Released: Jul 2018

Nissan will complete the rollout of its Qashqai small SUV line-up with the arrival in showrooms of the flagship Ti model grade in July.

read more about the Nissan Qashqai

Make: Hyundai

Model: Santa Fe

Released: Jul 2018

The fourth-generation Santa Fe large SUV has picked up a fresh design inside and out, improved ride and handling and more active safety technology. The South Korean seven-seater is larger than its predecessor, though it carries over its 2.2-litre four-cylinder diesel and 3.3-litre V6 petrol powertrain options.

read more about the Hyundai Santa Fe

Make: BMW

Model: X3 - M40i

Released: Jul 2018

BMW’s first M-tuned X3 variant, the X3 M40i, will hit Australian showrooms in July at a starting price of $99,900 plus on-road costs. Powering the medium SUV is BMW’s signature 3.0-litre turbocharged inline six-cylinder, this time making 265kW of power and 500Nm of torque.

read more about the BMW X3

Make: Porsche

Model: Cayenne

Released: Jul 2018

German car-maker Porsche has updated its flagship large SUV, with the third-generation Cayenne available in three petrol powertains, starting at $116,300 plus on-roads for the entry-level 250kW 3.0-litre V6 model.

read more about the Porsche Cayenne

Make: Mazda

Model: BT-50

Released: Jun 2018

Mazda is set to introduce the second and most comprehensive update for its BT-50 pick-up range this month, which will usher in a new front-end design and other changes.

read more about the Mazda BT-50

Make: Ford

Model: Transit - Custom

Released: Jun 2018

Ford’s refreshed Transit Custom mid-size commercial van rolls into showrooms this month with a new-look front end that brings it into line with its SUV stablemates.

read more about the Ford Transit

Make: Mazda

Model: CX-8

Released: Jun 2018

Mazda will finally have a diesel-powered offering in the large SUV segment with the launch this month of the seven-seat CX-8 that will sit alongside the petrol-only CX-9.

read more about the Mazda CX-8

Make: Alfa Romeo

Model: Stelvio - Quadrifoglio

Released: Jun 2018

The most potent version of Alfa Romeo’s new Stelvio SUV is set to arrive in the second quarter, following the rest of the range’s release in March. Under the bonnet, the Quadrifoglio packs the same 375kW/600Nm 2.9-litre V6 as the top-spec Giulia QV.

read more about the Alfa Romeo Stelvio

Make: Mazda

Model: CX-5

Released: May 2018

The best-selling SUV in Australia is Mazda’s CX-5, and the company has tweaked its mid sizer by boosting outputs for the diesel engine and increasing the standard equipment list.

read more about the Mazda CX-5

Make: Mercedes-AMG

Model: C43 - 4Matic

Released: May 2018

Mercedes has updated its C43 4Matic sedan and wagon, adding a pair of larger turbochargers to push power up to 287kW and 520Nm. The C43 will arrive Down Under in the third quarter of 2018.

read more about the Mercedes-AMG C43

Make: Nissan

Model: 370Z

Released: May 2018

The 370Z will see a minor update for 2018, with slight styling tweaks and a beefed-up gearbox. Pricing for the Nissan 370Z starts at $49,990 before on-road costs for the coupe and $60,990 for the convertible.

read more about the Nissan 370Z

Make: Jeep

Model: Grand Cherokee - Trackhawk

Released: May 2018

Jeep’s new hyper SUV, the 522kW/868 V8-powered Grand Cherokee Trackhawk, hits Australian shores this month with the impressive title of the most powerful SUV on offer Down Under.

read more about the Jeep Grand Cherokee

Make: Kia

Model: Carnival

Released: May 2018

Australia’s top-selling people-mover, the Kia Carnival, has been given a mid-life refresh that includes a new eight-speed automatic transmission, subtle styling tweaks and some price increases.

read more about the Kia Carnival

Make: Mazda

Model: Mazda6

Released: May 2018

Mazda revealed its heavily revised Mazda6 at this year’s LA show and the fresh-faced mid-sizer hits Australian shores later this month with a new turbocharged petrol engine borrowed from the CX-9.

read more about the Mazda Mazda6

Make: Volvo

Model: XC40

Released: May 2018

Volvo’s new-model rollout continues with the XC40 crossover that is built on an all-new platform and will compete against a number of small high-riders including the Audi Q2 and BMW X2.

read more about the Volvo XC40

Make: Kia

Model: Optima

Released: May 2018

The Kia Optima has undergone a number of changes including revised exterior styling, redesigned head- and tail-lights and a full suite of advanced driver-assist system. The mid-size sedan is expected to locally in the second quarter of 2018.

read more about the Kia Optima

Make: Jaguar

Model: E-Pace

Released: May 2018

Jaguar’s all-wheel-drive E-Pace small SUV will start at $47,750 before on-roads, undercutting premium German rivals including the BMW X1, Audi Q3 and Mercedes-Benz GLA.

read more about the Jaguar E-Pace

Make: Mercedes-AMG

Model: GLC63

Released: May 2018

Mercedes-AMG will shoehorn its renowned 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 under the bonnet of the GLC mid-size SUV to create the GLC63. Two states of tune will be offered, either 350kW/650Nm or 375kW/700Nm.
read more about the Mercedes-AMG GLC63

Make: Audi

Model: R8 - RWS

Released: May 2018

The first rear-wheel-drive Audi R8 will arrive locally in May, powered by a 397kW/540Nm V10, and starting from $299,500 before on-roads.
read more about the Audi R8

Make: Hyundai

Model: i30 - N

Released: Apr 2018

Hyundai Australia will exclusively offer the most powerful version of its i30 N, with the South Korean hot hatch coming in at $39,990 before on-road costs.

read more about the Hyundai i30

Make: Toyota

Model: Hilux - Rugged X

Released: Apr 2018

Toyota will add extra variety to its best-selling HiLux pick-up range in the second quarter, with three new models that will sit atop the range when they arrive. The Rugged and Rugged X add a tough new look to the HiLux, while the Rogue will aim to appeal to those looking for a more premium feel.

read more about the Toyota Hilux

Make: Mercedes-Benz

Model: X-Class

Released: Apr 2018

Three years after announcing it would produce a pick-up, Mercedes-Benz will launch the Nissan Navara-based X-Class in Australia this month in-four-cylinder guise priced from $45,450 before on-roads.

read more about the Mercedes-Benz X-Class

Make: Isuzu

Model: D-Max

Released: Apr 2018

Isuzu introduced significant upgrades to its D-Max pick-up and MU-X seven-seat SUV early last year, but the company is set to lob model year updates this month with further improvements to the Thai-built siblings.

read more about the Isuzu D-Max

Make: Volkswagen

Model: Polo

Released: Mar 2018

Volkswagen’s sixth-generation Polo light car will launch in March with all three variants powered by a 1.0-litre three-cylinder and pricing starting at $17,990 before on-roads.
read more about the Volkswagen Polo

Make: Mahindra

Model: XUV500 - Petrol

Released: Mar 2018

Mahindra will replace its diesel-powered XUV500 with a petrol version as the entry-level model in the range. Pricing will start at $25,990 driveaway, making it the cheapest seven-seat mid-size SUV on the Australian market.

read more about the Mahindra XUV500

Make: Alfa Romeo

Model: Stelvio

Released: Mar 2018

Alfa Romeo’s first-ever SUV, the mid-size Stelvio, will arrive in Australian dealerships from March 20, priced from less than equivalent variants from key German rivals.
read more about the Alfa Romeo Stelvio

Make: Kia

Model: Cerato - sedan

Released: Mar 2018

The new Cerato sedan shares the same basic underpinnings with the outgoing model, but gets updated styling inspired by the Stinger.

read more about the Kia Cerato

Make: Holden

Model: Commodore

Released: Mar 2018

The first imported Commodore since the nameplate was launched in 1978 will be released in February, available in front- and all-wheel-drive and sporting three powertrain options. The ZB Commodore will start at $33,690 for the entry-level LT 2.0-litre petrol, jumping up to $55,990 for the range-topping VXR V6 variant.

read more about the Holden Commodore

Make: Infiniti

Model: QX80

Released: Mar 2018

The updated version of Infiniti’s Nissan Patrol-based QX80 upper large SUV lands in Australia in the first half of 2018, with the polarising front end receiving a major makeover to help it take on the likes of the Lexus LX570.

read more about the Infiniti QX80

Make: BMW

Model: X2

Released: Mar 2018

BMW will launch its Audi Q2-rivalling X2 small crossover in March, which will be joined in the coming months by a front-drive petrol 18i variant and an all-paw diesel 20d range-topper.

read more about the BMW X2

Make: Ferrari

Model: Portofino

Released: Feb 2018

Built from the ground up to replace the outgoing California T, the new Ferrari Portofino sports a retractable hard-top, fresh looks, and a 3.9-litre twin-turbo V8.
read more about the Ferrari Portofino

Make: Subaru

Model: Liberty

Released: Feb 2018

Subaru has given its Liberty a mid-life update, with a host of upgrades to the 2.5-litre boxer petrol engine for improved drivability and fuel efficiency, upgraded exterior and interior styling, and a handful of safety technology additions across the range.

read more about the Subaru Liberty

Make: Maserati

Model: GranTurismo

Released: Feb 2018

The revised GranTurismo offers updated styling and a new 8.4-inch infotainment system, with pricing starting at $295,000 plus on-roads for the Sport variant, and $345,000 for the top-spec MC variant.

read more about the Maserati GranTurismo

Make: BMW

Model: i3

Released: Feb 2018

BMW has facelifted its i3 range, adding a range-topping i3s model, giving customers a sportier EV option if they choose.

read more about the BMW i3

Make: Lexus

Model: RX - L

Released: Feb 2018

Lexus aims to extend its family appeal with the seven-seat version of its RX large SUV. The three variant RX L range will start at $84,700 before on road costs, $3300 more than its five-seat siblings.

read more about the Lexus RX

Make: Fiat

Model: 500X

Released: Feb 2018

Fiat has shaken up its 500X range, dropping the price, adding new safety and technology features, and deleting the two range-topping variants.

read more about the Fiat 500X

Make: Maserati

Model: Quattroporte

Released: Feb 2018

Maserati’s largest model, the Quattroporte upper large sedan, is set for a model-year update in February. The revisions will see tweaked power outputs, slightly revised pricing and the introduction of a number of driver assistance technologies.

read more about the Maserati Quattroporte

Make: Mazda

Model: MX-5

Released: Feb 2018

Mazda’s limited-run MX-5 RF adds a number of visual and mechanical touches over its RF GT donor car. With just 110 units ordered for Australia, the latest version of the popular sportscar is priced at $55,790.
read more about the Mazda MX-5

Make: Volkswagen

Model: Crafter

Released: Feb 2018

Volkswagen will replace its ageing Crafter large van with a fully refreshed new model, starting from the second half of 2017. Customisation will a be large selling point for the Crafter, as it will be offered in a range of body styles, sizes and engine outputs from its EA288 2.0-litre turbo-diesel unit.
read more about the Volkswagen Crafter

Make: Maserati

Model: GranCabrio

Released: Feb 2018

The new GranCabrio will be available in two variants; Sport and MC, available before on-road costs at $335,000 and $355,000 respectively.

read more about the Maserati GranCabrio

Make: Volkswagen

Model: Golf - GTI Original

Released: Feb 2018

Volkswagen will expand its Golf GTI range with a new three-door variant called the GTI Original. When the German hot hatch arrives in January it will become a permanent member of the Golf family, and will be priced from $37,490 plus on-road costs.

read more about the Volkswagen Golf

Make: Jeep

Model: Compass

Released: Feb 2018

Jeep's small-size SUV, the Compass, enters its second generation positioned as a mini Grand Cherokee. A nine-speed automatic transmission will be used by all four-wheel-drive variants, which sacrifice none of their off-road ability in the transition to the new model.
read more about the Jeep Compass

Make: Peugeot

Model: 5008

Released: Feb 2018

Peugeot aims to reinvigorate the brand’s position in Australia, launching the new 5008 as a highly-specified, premium seaven-seater. The mid-size SUV will start at $42,990 plus on-road costs.

read more about the Peugeot 5008

Make: Maserati

Model: Ghibli

Released: Feb 2018

Maserati will give its Ghibli large sedan a model-year refresh in February, updating pricing, tweaking styling and introducing the GranSport and GranLusso trim levels previously available on other Maserati models.

read more about the Maserati Ghibli

Make: Subaru

Model: Outback

Released: Feb 2018

Subaru has given its all-wheel-drive wagon a mid-life facelift that includes minor styling changes and added technology such as lane-keep assist and improved connectivity. Pricing will remain unchanged at $36,240 plus on-road costs for the entry-level petrol Outback 2.5i.

read more about the Subaru Outback

Make: Haval

Model: H9

Released: Jan 2018

Haval is set to release an upgraded version of it's large SUV – the H9 – boasting more grunt, updated safety tech and tweaked styling. Power output from the 2.0-litre turbo-petrol engine jumps from 160kW/324Nm up to 180kW/350Nm, while the claimed fuel consumption drops from 12.1L/100km to 11.0L/100km.
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Make: Honda

Model: Odyssey

Released: Jan 2018

The seven-seat Honda Odyssey has received a handful of small updates for 2018, with the Japanese people-mover to start from $37,990 for the entry-level VTi.

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Make: Suzuki

Model: Swift - Sport

Released: Jan 2018

Now with turbocharged power, the all-new Suzuki Swift Sport is set to be a genuine contender in the hot hatch segment. Its 1.4-litre engine will pump out 103kW and 230Nm, enabling sprightly performance.
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Make: Jaguar

Model: XF - Sportbrake

Released: Jan 2018

Jaguar will expand its XF range in January to include the Sportbrake wagon, which will be offered with three powertrains consisting of two diesel and one petrol, as well as including a limited Launch Edition variant.

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Make: Holden Special Vehicles

Model: Colorado - SportCat

Released: Jan 2018

The Colorado SportCat will be released in January starting at $60,790 plus on-roads for the standard model and $66,790 for the up-spec SportCat+. Both variants are powered by a 2.8-litre turbo-diesel four-cylinder that produces 147kW and 500Nm (automatic). The HSV pick-up is set to rival the likes of the Ford Ranger Wildtrack and the Toyota HiLux SR5.

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Make: Audi

Model: Q7 - e-tron

Released: Jan 2018

Audi will bring its first plug-in hybrid Q7 large SUV to market in the first quarter, with the Q7 e-tron priced from $139,900 plus on-roads. It teams a 190kW/600Nm 3.0-litre turbo-diesel V6 to a 94kW/350Nm electric motor for a combined output of 275kW/700Nm.

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Make: Mitsubishi

Model: Eclipse Cross

Released: Jan 2018

Mitsubishi’s new Eclipse Cross small SUV will hit showrooms initially in two variants; the exclusively front-wheel-drive LS, and the front-wheel- or all-wheel-drive flagship Exceed. Pricing will start at $30,500 and $38,500 respectively.

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Make: Nissan

Model: Navara

Released: Jan 2018

Nissan will give its D23 Navara its second major overhaul in February, with a focus on further honing suspension calibration, in the hope that it will get a sales boost that could see it return top-three best sellers alongside the Toyota HiLux and Ford Ranger.

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