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Can't wait to drive away in that new model you have seen recently?

Be in the know and look up when your next new car is being launched with GoAuto's New Car Diary, a comprehensive listing of all future model release dates in Australia.

New car diary for May 2018

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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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

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