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

Mazda MX-5 Featured upcoming release: Mazda MX-5
"Nestled in a cockpit made purposefully snug, the MX-5's driver and passenger sit lower and nearer to the vehicle's midpoint than before. The body-coloured caps atop the door cards are said to 'emphasise the feeling of oneness between the driver and car'...."  Matt Brogan

February
Alfa Romeo 4C
– Supercar performance for Alfa’s return to 'golden era'
Alfa Romeo Giulietta QV — 4C turbo-four for QV version of revised Italian hatch
Audi R8 LMX – Swansong version of Audi's first-generation super-coupe
Audi TT Coupe – Third-generation sportster with more grace, space and pace
BMW 3 Series – Upgrades across the 3 Series sedan, Touring and GT range
Citroen C4 Picasso – Small five-seat French people mover from under $40,000
Ford Mondeo – Redesigned mid-sizer with rakish good looks, petrol and diesel engines
Honda HR-V
– Born-again nameplate for new Jazz-based city-crossover
Hyundai Sonata – All new mid-size Korean sedan to take on Toyota’s Camry
Lexus RC F – V8-powered mid-size Japanese coupe aims directly at BMW M4
Lexus NX 200t – Toyota premium brand's first turbo-petrol engine arrives
Mazda6
– Midlife makeover for Japanese mid-sizer
Renault Captur – All-new small French SUV finally arrives Down Under in February


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

March
Audi A6/S6 – Midlife makeover for large German sedan
BMW i8 – ‘Thinking man’s Porsche’ plug-in hybrid coupe lobs
Hyundai i30 – Midlife facelift for popular C-segment Korean hatch
Hyundai i40
– Facelift time for Euro-centric petrol/diesel mid-size sedan and wagon
Hyundai Veloster – Facelift for funky Korean coupe
Jaguar F-TYPE — Manual and AWD versions of Jaguar's slinky two-door
Kia Carnival – Last model to receive the Schreyer redesign lands here (Mar)
Mazda CX-5 – Midlife makeover for Mazda's first SKYACTIV model
Mercedes-Benz B-Class — Facelift for German mini-people-mover range
Mercedes-Benz CLS 63 AMG – Facelift for slinky four-door coupe and wagon
Mercedes-Benz S 63 AMG Coupe – AMG V8 for big two-door coupe
Nissan Navara – Next Nissan one-tonne workhorse arrives here early 2015
Nissan Pulsar SSS sedan – Small sedan gets 1.6-litre turbo power from SSS hatch
Peugeot 308 GT – Hotter 133kW 2.0-litre diesel joins new 308 range, plus 1.6 petrol
Peugeot 508 – Mid-life makeover time for large French sedan and wagon
Peugeot 3008 – French brand improves its small but likeable crossover
Suzuki Celerio – Replacement for the Alto, Australia's pioneering micro-car
Volkswagen Jetta – Facelift for small Golf-based European sedan

April
Audi A3 e-tron
– A3 Sportback plug-in hybrid claims remarkable 1.5L/100km
Citroen DS3 – Facelift for premium French light hatch  
Ford F-150 – First locally converted examples of Ford's new alloy-bodied F-truck
Ford Focus – Midlife makeover for Ford’s top-selling model, including ST hot hatch
Honda Civic – Facelift for Euro-built Japanese small hatch
Kia Sorento – Classier new Korean large SUV arrives
Mazda CX-3 – All-new city-crossover from Mazda
Range Rover Sport SVR – First hot Land Rover from SVO
Skoda Octavia Scout – New Octavia-based crossover arrives with petrol/diesel power
Volkswagen Polo GTI facelift – More power and first manual tranny for smallest GTI

May
Audi A1
– Facelift for smallest Audi hatch
BMW 2 Series Convertible – Soft-top version of new 2 Series two-door coupe
BMW X5 M and X6M – Top-shelf performance SUVs renewed
BMW X5 eHybrid — Plug-in hybrid X5 due
Jaguar F-TYPE — Manual and AWD versions of Jaguar's slinky two-door
Land Rover Discovery Sport – All-new Freelander to offer up to seven seats here
Toyota Aurion – Large Altona-built sedan scores a final minor upgrade
Toyota Camry – Facelift for final Australian-made Camry
Volvo XC90 – Long overdue large SUV replacement heralds all-new platform

June
Audi A7/S7
– Midlife makeover for Audi's largest Sportback
Audi Q3 – Upgrade time for smallest Audi SUV – so far
Audi RS 3 – Australia's first RS-badged A3 promises plenty
Audi RS 6/RS 7 – Midlife makeover for range-topping A6 and A7
BMW 6 Series – Facelift time for large coupe, convertible and Gran Coupe range
Citroen C4 facelift – Upgrade for French small car
Holden Astra – Mainstream versions of new small hatch could join GTC and VXR
Holden Cascada – Mid-size Astra-based Opel convertible arrives in showrooms
Holden Insignia – V6 turbo VXR sedan could top Holden's Euro range
Honda Accord hybrid – Miserly Honda sedan to make Down Under debut
JMC SUV – New crossover ute from fledgling Chinese brand
Mercedes-Benz AMG GT S – SLS-replacing two-seat coupe to target Porsche 911
Mercedes-Benz C 63 AMG – Performance mid-size sedan and wagon arrive
Mercedes-Benz S 500 and 65 AMG Coupe – V8 and V12 treatment for Benz coupe
Mercedes-Benz S 600 Maybach – Daimler revives extinct badge for top-shelf limo
Mitsubishi Triton - Complete overhaul for Mitsubishi one-tonne workhorse
MINI JCW – Hottest MINI gets even more power
Nissan Micra – Mid-life makeover for Nissan's smallest model finally arrives
Porsche Cayenne – Facelifted V6, GTS and Turbo S variants to come
Range Rover and Rangie Sport Hybrids – Big luxury SUVs get electrified
Renault Trafic – Large French commercial van enters its third generation
Smart ForTwo and forfour – Second-gen German micro-car may come here this year

July
Audi TT Roadster
– MkIII version of iconic German drop-top arrives
Audi TTS Coupe and Roadster – S version of both new TT body styles arrive
BMW 1 Series – Mid-life facelift for smallest BMW
Chrysler 500C – Facelift for big American sedan
Ford Everest – All-new Ranger-based full-chassis seven-seat SUV to join Territory
Ford Ranger — Facelift for home-grown, Thai-built one-tonner
Jaguar XE – All-new mid-size Jaguar sedan to rival 3 Series
Mazda BT-50 – Facelift for happy-faced Mazda ute
Mercedes-Benz CLA Shooting Brake – Merc's smallest model spawns a wagon
Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe – M-Class based swoopy-roofed crossover
Porsche Cayman GT4 – Mid-engined German coupe goes hard-core
Skoda Fabia – Czech mate's smallest hatch and wagon cops a full redesign
Suzuki Vitara – All-new compact SUV from Japanese small-car maker
Volkswagen Golf Alltrack – SUV-themed small German wagon arrives for first time
Volkswagen Passat – Eighth-generation German mid-size sedan and wagon
Volvo V60 Cross Country – High-riding V60 wagon to boost Swedish crossover range

August
Jaguar XJ – Midlife makeover for British brand's luxury limousine

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


September

Audi Q7 — German luxury giant to reprise its original seven-seat SUV in 2015
Holden Commodore MY15 – Final upgrade for big Aussie to bring 6.2 LS3 SS power
SsangYong Tivoli – All-new small SUV from Indian-owned Korean brand

October
Alfa Romeo 4C Spider
– 4C-based roadster to bring all of the coupe's smarts
Abarth Roadster – Mazda MX-5 based Italian drop-top
Aston Martin Lagonda – New Rapide-based limo may be sold outside Middle East
Audi R8 – Second-generation Audi supercar due on sale globally this year
BMW i8 Spyder – Convertible version of two-door super-hybrid arrives
BMW X1 – Redesign time for BMW's smallest SUV
Fiat 500X - Micro-SUV from Italian brand joins retro 500 line-up
Holden Barina Spark – Redesigned city-car could be called Viva here
Holden Corsa – Opel's new B-car could join Korean Barina on sale here
Holden Volt – Second-generation plug-in range-extender could arrive late 2015
Hyundai ix35 – Redesign time for Korean giant's smallest SUV in Australia
Jeep Renegade – All-new small Jeep based on Fiat underpinnings
Kia Optima – New-generation mid-size Korean sedan arrives
Lexus IS convertible – New midsize drop-top picks up where IS 250C left off
Mazda MX-5 – Complete overhaul for world's top-selling two-seat sports car
Mercedes-Benz GLE – Renamed, facelifted version of M-Class
Mercedes-Benz GLC – Second-generation mid-size Benz SUV due
Mercedes-Benz S-Class Cabriolet – CL-replacing S-Class Coupe lifts its lid
Mercedes-Benz C 350 Plug-In Hybrid – Petrol-electric exec sedan plugs in
Mercedes-Benz S 500 Plug-In Hybrid – Petrol-electric limo sips 2.8L/100km
Mercedes-Benz V-Class – Eight-seat people-mover to replace Valente, Viano, R-Class
McLaren Sports Series – British supercar brand to release Porsche 911 rival
MINI Cabrio – Third-generation Cooper drop-top flits in
MINI Clubman – Redesigned micro-wagon arrives as third third-generation new MINI
Nissan Murano – Third-generation 'luxury' SUV expected Down Under around now
Nissan GT-R, 370Z and JUKE NISMO – Nissan performance brand finally here
Porsche Boxster/Cayman – Four-cylinder turbo-boxer headlines a midlife makeover
Range Rover Evoque – Time for a midlife refresh for popular mid-size SUV
Tesla Model X – US EV maker's first SUV could turn heads Down Under
Toyota HiLux – First all-new Luxer since 2006 arrives here

November
Jaguar XF
– Redesigned British large sedan follows its new baby brother

December
Ford Mustang
– Ford's pony car comes Down Under as pukka right-hand drive


2016
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
Bentley Grand Convertible – Mulsanne loses its head to replace Azure
Bentley Bentayga – Bespoke British brand enters the SUV race
BMW 3 Series – German maker's volume-seller gets a midlife makeover
BMW 3 Series eHybrid – mid-size German plugs in
BMW 7 Series – All change for BMW's top-shelf limousine
Ferrari 488 GTB – Replacement for hard-core Italian super-coupe lobs
Ferrari FF – Prancing Horses GT scores a midlife makeover
Ford Edge – Redesigned large SUV to help fill Territory void
Ford Explorer – Large seven-seat crossover could slot between Edge and Everest
Ford Focus RS – Hottest Focus ever arrives Down Under
Holden Captiva – Redesigned large SUV could finally arrive
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
Hyundai i20 – Next-generation Korean light car may come to Oz in 2016
Hyundai Genesis coupe – Next-generation two-door flagship to join sedan namesake
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 F-PACE – 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
Lexus GS F – Large Japanese luxury sedan score RC F V8
Maserati Levante – Italian SUV using Ghibli platform here from late 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 – First in a family of MPS-badged Mazdas with a 2.5 turbo
Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe — Two-door version of classy new luxury sedan lobs
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
Mercedes-Benz SLC – SLK replacement gets a new name
MINI Countryman – British SUV gets a full makeover
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 Challenger - Redesign time for Triton ute-based seven-seat off-roader
Porsche 911 – Facelift time for Zuffenhausen's 991-series coupe and cabriolet
Porsche Macan S E-Hybrid – Mid-size Q5-based SUV is next Porsche to plug-in
Rolls-Royce Wraith Drophead Coupe – High Roller loses its top
Skoda Superb – Biggest Czech make takes a radical step upmarket
Skoda SUV – All-new large SUV from Skoda should employ VW’s MQB platform
Subaru Levorg – Japanese brand's Liberty wagon in disguise
Toyota 86 convertible – Yes, a soft-top convertible version of the endearing 86 boxer coupe
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
Toyota Prius – Japanese giant finesses its hybrid icon
Volkswagen Tiguan – German brand's original small SUV is finally replaced
Volvo S90 – Swedish brand presents a new flagship

Published : Tuesday, 3 February 2015
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