New Car Calendar

Keep track of every new car coming Down Under and when it will be released onto the local market

New Car Calendar

Keep track of every new car coming Down Under and when it will be released onto the local market

Land Rover Discovery Sport Featured release: Land Rover Discovery Sport
"For, as a challenging ice and snow drive through Iceland’s highlands proved, the new Discovery Sport is far more than just capable. Indeed, the all-new replacement for the Freelander II may be handsome and cleverly packaged to attract the growing legion of mid-size SUV buyers, but it also true to the breadth of capability that’s at the core of the Land Rover brand values..."
Mike Sinclair

Abarth Roadster – Mazda MX-5 based Italian drop-top (late 2015)
Alfa Romeo 4C – Supercar performance for Alfa’s return to 'golden era' (January)
Alfa Romeo Giulietta — 4C's alloy turbo-petrol for QV version of revised Italian hatch (Jan)
Alfa Alfa Romeo Spider – 4C-based roadster to bring all of the coupe's smarts (late 2015)
Aston Martin Lagonda – New Rapide-based limo may be sold outside Middle East
Audi A1 – Facelift for smallest Audi hatch (Q1)
Audi A3 e-tron – A3 Sportback based plug-in hybrid claims remarkable 1.5L/100km (Mar)
Audi A6/S6 – Midlife makeover for large German sedan (April or May)
Audi A7/S7 – Midlife makeover for Audi's largest Sportback (April or May)
Audi Q3 – Upgrade time for smallest Audi SUV – so far
Audi Q7 — German luxury giant to reprise its original seven-seat SUV in 2015 (Q4)
Audi R8 LMX – Swansong version of Audi's first-generation super-coupe (Jan)
Audi R8 – Second-generation Audi supercar due on sale globally this year
Audi RS 3 – Australia's first RS-badged A3 promises plenty
Audi RS 6/RS 7 – Midlife makeover for range-topping A6 and A7 (mid-2015)
Audi TT Coupe – Third-generation sportster with more grace, space and pace (Feb)
Audi TT Roadster – MkIII version of iconic German drop-top arrives (mid-2015)
Audi TTS Coupe and Roadster – S version of both new TT body styles here in Q3

Ford Falcon XR8 Featured release: BMW i8
"A 400km day-trip to a couple of favourite corners on the Great Ocean Road delivered an appreciation of the i8’s great long-distance comfort, decent handling and petrol-powered and electrically augmented real world performance...."
Mike Sinclair

BMW i8 – ‘Thinking man’s Porsche’ plug-in hybrid coupe lobs (Mar)
BMW i8 Spyder – Convertible version of two-door super-hybrid arrives (Q4)
BMW 1 Series – Mid-life facelift for smallest BMW
BMW 2 Series Convertible – Soft-top version of new 2 Series two-door coupe (Feb)
BMW 3 Series – German maker's volume-seller gets a midlife makeover
BMW 3 Series eHybrid – mid-size German plugs in
BMW 6 Series
– Facelift time for large coupe, convertible and Gran Coupe range
BMW X1 – Redesign time for BMW's smallest SUV
BMW X5 M and X6M – Top-shelf performance SUVs renewed (May)
BMW X5 eHybrid — Plug-in hybrid X5 due
Citroen DS3 – Facelift for premium French light hatch (Q1)
Citroen C4 Picasso – Small five-seat French people mover from under $40,000 (Feb)
Fiat 500X
— Micro-SUV from Italian brand joins retro 500 line-up (Q4) – was 2016
Ford Everest
– All-new Ranger-based full-chassis seven-seat SUV to join Territory (Q3)
Ford F-150 – First locally converted examples of Ford's new alloy-bodied F-truck (April)
Ford Focus – Midlife makeover for Ford’s top-selling model, including ST hot hatch (Q2)
Ford Mondeo – Redesigned mid-sizer with rakish good looks, petrol and diesel engines (Feb)
Ford Mustang – Ford's pony car comes Down Under as pukka right-hand drive (Dec)
Ford Ranger — Facelift for homegrown, Thai-built one-tonner (mid-2015)
Holden Astra – Mainstream versions of new small hatch could join GTC and VXR
Holden Captiva – Redesigned large SUV finally arrives
Holden Cascada
– mid-size Astra-based Opel convertible arrives in Holden showrooms
Holden Corsa – Opel's new B-car could join Korean Barina on sale here

Ford Falcon XR8 Featured release: Ford Falcon XR8
"Sure, there's a degree of initial body roll on turn-in (more than in the GTS, for example) but then the RSPEC suspension firms, settles and delivers reassuring body control and progressive, confidence inspiring handling that encourages you to explore the engine's epic talents..."
Marton Pettendy

Holden Commodore MY15
Holden Insignia VXR – V6 turbo sedan tops Holden's Euro range
Honda Accord hybrid – Miserly Honda sedan to make Down Under debut
Honda Civic – Facelift for Euro-built Japanese small hatch (Q2)
Honda HR-V – Born-again nameplate for new Jazz-based city-crossover (Feb)
Honda Jazz hybrid – Petrol-electric light hatch to sit alongside conventional sibling
Hyundai i10 – Euro-made micro-car could come Down under this year
Hyundai i20 – Next-generation Korean light car may come to Oz in 2015
Hyundai i30 – Midlife facelift for popular C-segment Korean hatch (Q1)
Hyundai i40 – Facelift time for Euro-centric petrol and diesel mid-size sedan and wagon
Hyundai ix35 – Redesign time for Korean giant's smallest SUV in Australia
Hyundai Genesis coupe – Next-generation two-door flagship to join sedan namesake
Hyundai Sonata – All new mid-size Korean sedan to take on Toyota’s Camry (Q1)
Hyundai Veloster – Facelift for funky Korean coupe (Q1)
Jaguar F-TYPE — Manual and AWD versions of Jaguar's slinky two-door (May)
Jaguar XE – All-new mid-size Jaguar sedan to rival 3 Series (July)
Jaguar XF – Redesigned British large sedan follows its new baby brother (Nov)
Jaguar XJ – Midlife makeover for British brand's luxury limousine (Aug)
Jeep Renegade – All-new small Jeep based on Fiat underpinnings (Q4)
JMC SUV – New crossover ute from fledgling Chinese brand
Kia Optima – New-generation mid-size Korean sedan arrives around October
Kia Sorento – Classier new Korean large SUV arrives (Feb)
Kia Carnival – Last model to receive the Schreyer redesign lands here (Mar)
Land Rover Discovery Sport – All-new Freelander to offer up to seven seats here from May
Lexus IS convertible – New midsize drop-top picks up where IS 250C left off
Lexus RC F – V8-powered mid-size Japanese coupe aims directly at BMW M4 (Feb)
Lexus NX 200t – Toyota premium brand's first turbo-petrol engine arrives (March)
Mazda BT-50 – Facelift for happy-faced Mazda ute
– Midlife makeover for Japanese mid-sizer (Jan)
Mazda CX-3 – All-new city-crossover from Mazda (March)
Mazda CX-5 – Midlife makeover for Mazda's first SKYACTIV model (Feb)
Mazda MX-5 – Complete overhaul for world's top-selling two-seat sports car (Q4)
Mercedes-Benz AMG GT S – SLS-replacing two-seat coupe to target Porsche 911 (June)
Mercedes-Benz C 63 AMG – Performance mid-size sedan and wagon arrive (June)
Mercedes-Benz B-Class — Facelift for German mini-people-mover range (March)
Mercedes-Benz CLA Shooting Brake – Merc's smallest model spawns a wagon (June)
Mercedes-Benz CLS 63 AMG – Facelift for slinky four-door coupe and wagon (March)
Mercedes-Benz GLE – Renamed, facelifted version of M-Class (October)
Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe – M-Class based swoopy-roofed crossover (October)
Mercedes-Benz GLC – Second-generation mid-size Benz SUV due (October)
Mercedes-Benz S 63 AMG Coupe – AMG V8 for big two-door coupe (March)
Mercedes-Benz S 65 AMG sedan – AMG V12 treatment for flagship German limo (March)
Mercedes-Benz S-Class Cabriolet
– CL-replacing S-Class Coupe lifts its lid (Q4)
Mercedes-Benz C 350 Plug-In Hybrid – Petrol-electric exec sedan plugs in (October)
Mercedes-Benz S 500 Plug-In Hybrid – Petrol-electric limo sips 2.8L/100km (October)
Mercedes-Benz V-Class – Eight-seat people-mover to replace Valente, Viano, R-Class here
Mercedes-Benz S 600 MAYBACH – Daimler revives extinct badge for top-shelf limo (June)
McLaren Sports Series – British supercar brand to release Porsche 911 rival
Mitsubishi Lancer
– All-new small car from the triple diamond, with Renault underpinnings
Mitsubishi Pajero – Aged Japanese large SUV finally gets a redesign – and plug-in power
Mitsubishi Triton — Complete overhaul for Mitsubishi one-tonne workhorse (Q1)
MINI Cabrio – Third-generation Cooper drop-top flits in
MINI Clubman – Redesigned micro-wagon arrives as third third-generation new MINI
Nissan GT-R, 370Z and JUKE NISMO – Go-faster Nissan performance brand finally here
Nissan Navara – Next Nissan one-tonne workhorse arrives here early 2015 (Q1)
Nissan Micra – Mid-life makeover for Nissan's smallest model finally arrives
Nissan Pulsar SSS sedan – Small sedan gets 1.6-litre turbo power from SSS hatch (March)
Peugeot 308 GT – Hotter 133kW 2.0-litre diesel joins new 308 range, plus 1.6 petrol (March)
Porsche 911 – Facelift time for Zuffenhausen's 991-series coupe and cabriolet
Porsche Boxster/Cayman – Four-cylinder turbo-boxer headlines a midlife makeover
Porsche Cayenne – Facelifted V6, GTS and Turbo S variants to come
Porsche Cayman GT4 – Mid-engined German coupe goes hard-core
Porsche Macan S E-Hybrid – Mid-size Q5-based SUV is next Porsche to plug-in
Range Rover Evoque – Time for a midlife refresh for popular mid-size SUV
Range Rover and Rangie Sport Hybrids – Big luxury SUVs get electrified
Range Rover Sport SVR – First hot Land Rover from SVO (Q2)
Renault Captur – All-new small French SUV finally arrives Down Under in February (Feb)
Renault Trafic – Large French commercial van gets a solid makeover (mid-2015)
Skoda Fabia – Czech mate's smallest hatch and wagon cops a full redesign (H2)
Skoda Octavia Scout – New Octavia-based crossover arrives with petrol/diesel power (April)
Smart ForTwo and forfour – Second-generation German micro-car may come here this year
SsangYong Tivoli – All-new small SUV from Indian-owned Korean brand (Sep)
Suzuki Celerio – Replacement for the Alto, Australia's pioneering micro-car (Q1)
Suzuki Vitara – All-new compact SUV from Japanese small-car maker (Q2)
Tesla Model X – US EV maker's first SUV could turn heads Down Under
Toyota 86 Open – Yes, a soft-top convertible version of the endearing 86 boxer coupe
Toyota Aurion – Large Altona-built sedan scores a final upgrade (Q1)
Toyota Camry – Facelift for final Australian-made Camry (Q1)
Toyota HiLux – First all-new Luxer since 2006 arrives here by October (Q4)
Volkswagen Golf Alltrack – SUV-themed small German wagon arrives for first time (H2)
Volkswagen Jetta – Facelift for small Golf-based European sedan (H1)
Volkswagen Passat – Eighth-generation German mid-size sedan and wagon (Q4)
Volkswagen Polo GTI facelift – More power and first manual tranny for smallest GTI (H1)
Volvo XC90 – Long overdue large SUV replacement heralds all-new platform (May)

Alfa Romeo Giulia – Italian brand's mid-size German sedan rival finally arrives
Audi A4 – Next-generation A4 is first Audi to use new generation MLB platform
Audi A6 e-tron – Large German sedan will be next Audi to plug in
Audi A8
– Redesigned Audi limousine to come with hybrid option
Audi A9 — 'Coupe' version of new A8 will be German brand's new flagship
Audi Q1 – Smallest Audi SUV is to be based on universal MQB platform
Audi Q4 – Q3-based BMW X4 rival to fill another SUV niche for Audi
Audi Q6 – Q5-based crossover to square off with BMW X6
Audi Q7 e-tron – First diesel hybrid to bring plug-in capability to biggest Audi SUV
Ford Edge – Redesigned large SUV to help fill Territory void
Holden Cruze – Second-generation global GM small sedan and hatch due from Holden
Honda NSX – Mid-engined AWD supercar to make an environmentally sound return
Honda Civic Type R – Zappy three-door turbo sportster with Megane RS performance
Infiniti Q30 – All-new compact hatch from Nissan's luxury brand
Infiniti QX30 – All-new compact SUV based on the same Benz-derived platform
Jaguar SUV – British brand's first SUV will see XE cross over
Jaguar XE Estate and coupe – New mid-size Brit to arrive in wagon and two-door form
Jeep Grand Wagoneer – That’s the rumoured title for upcoming Commander replacement
Land Rover Defender – Replacement due for ancient, iconic off-road workhorse
Land Rover Discovery 5 – Next-gen Disco will go upmarket
Maserati Levante – Italian SUV using Mercedes M-Class platform here from 2016
Maserati GranSport – New platform for all-new 911 rival from Italian brand
Mazda CX-9 – Big Mazda SUV will be last to receive the SKYACTIV treatment
Mazda3 MPS – Japanese brand finally revives its go-fast sub-brand with a 2.5 turbo hot hatch
Mazda6 Coupe — Japanese brand's flagship sedan to get sporty
Mazda6 diesel-hybrid — First electrified oil-burner from Mazda tipped for 6 mid-sizer
Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe — Two-door version of classy new luxury sedan lobs
Mercedes-Benz C-Class Plug-in Hybrid – Stuttgart's volume-seller plugs in
Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet – Mid-size German flips its wig
Mercedes-Benz A-Class – Midlife makeover for smallest Benz
Mercedes-Benz S-Class Pullman – Three-row Stuttgart limo gets captain's chairs
Mercedes-Benz E-Class
— Full redesign for two-door coupe and cabriolet versions of new E
Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe – BMW X4 rivalling SUV based on GLK successor
Mitsubishi Challenger — Redesign time for Triton ute-based seven-seat off-roader
Skoda SUV – All-new large SUV from Skoda should employ VW’s MQB platform
Subaru Levorg – Japanese brand's Liberty wagon in disguise
Skoda Superb – Biggest Czech make takes a radical step upmarket
Toyota 86 sedan – Affordable Japanese sports car to gain four doors, turbo and hybrid
Toyota Fortuner — New HiLux based off-road wagon could join Toyota SUV range
Volkswagen Taigun – All-new compact SUV could slot beneath VW Tiguan here
Volkswagen Tiguan – German brand's original small SUV is finally replaced

Audi Q5 e-tron – Plug-in power for one of Australia's top-selling SUVs
Nissan GT-R – R36 Super-coupe to bring hybrid power for the first time

Holden Commodore/Insignia – Imported replacement for our once-fave big car

Mazda RX-9
– Mazda revives the rotary coupe but not as we know it

Published : Tuesday, 16 December 2014
In most cases, attends new vehicle launches at the invitation and expense of vehicle manufacturers and/or distributors.

Editorial prices shown are a "price guide" only, based on information provided to us by the manufacturer. Pricing current at the time of writing editorial. Pricing prior to editorial dated 25 May 2009 may refer to RRP. Due to Clarity on Pricing legislation, RRP for those editorials now means "price guide". When purchasing a car, always confirm the single figure price with the seller of an actual vehicle.

^ If the price does not contain the notation that it is "Drive Away No More to Pay", the price may not include additional costs, such as stamp duty and other government charges. Please confirm price and features with the seller of the vehicle.

Opinions expressed with editorial material are those of the writer and not necessarily Ltd. editorial staff and contributors attend overseas and local events as guests of car manufacturers and importers.

Click here for further information about our Terms & Conditions