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

October
Mercedes-Benz GLA 45 AMG Featured release: Mercedes-Benz GLA 45 AMG
"This one is the world’s most powerful four-cylinder and it pulls from its boot straps with a ferocious smoothness of which a single malt whiskey distiller would be proud. Allied with an intuitive gearbox that seems to know what gear and revs you want before you do..." Bruce Newton


Volvo V60 PolestarFeatured release: Volvo V60 Polestar
"The hot hauler won-t be cheap but it will be guaranteed to put a smile on any petrol-head’s dial. If the last S60 Polestar is anything to go by, the V60 will be fast, cultured and capable, but will add an extra hint of practicality. Just make sure the labrador holds on… Tight…" Mike Sinclair


Audi S3 Cabriolet
– All the fun and fury of the S3 Sedan/Sportback, in a convertible
BMW M4 Convertible
– Cracking new twin-turbo two-door M4 loses its head
Fiat Doblo
– Small Italian load-lugger hits Oz
Lexus NX 300h
– New mid-size Japanese luxury SUV arrives here in hybrid form
Mercedes-Benz GLA 45 AMG
– Hottest version of compact Benz SUV
Mercedes-Benz C-Class Estate – Family wagon version of C-Class sedan
Mercedes-Benz CLS – Svelte four-door ‘coupe’ scores minor facelift and new nine-speed auto
MINI 5 Door – First five-door Cooper lands Down Under from less than $28K
Nissan Pulsar SSS sedan – Warm-over for Japanese brand's small four-door
Suzuki Jimny – Tiny Suzuki 4x4 finally scores stability control, remains last proper small 4X4
Volkswagen Scirocco R – Facelifted German coupe returns Down Under
Volkswagen Tiguan – Facelifted German small SUV to last another two years
Volvo S60 Polestar – Upgraded MY15 version of Swedish sports sedan
Volvo V60 Polestar – Adds a wagon to the fast and furious Polestar line-up... Builds on S60 MY15 upgrades

November
Hyundai Genesis Featured release: Hyundai Genesis sedan
"There isn’t a single Hyundai logo anywhere on the Genesis. Just classic rear-drive proportions, lustrous paint, impeccable attention to detail and a set of specifications that should make even the most calculating number-cruncher sit up and pay attention..." Matt Brogan


Mazda 2 Featured release: Mazda2
"The new Mazda2 makes impressive strides forward in terms of refinement, comfort and interior ambience, and though there are a few little quibbles here and there it's a very impressive vehicle..." Feann Torr


BMW i3
— Bavarian brand releases its city car partner to i8
BMW 2 Series Active Tourer – Bavarian car-maker's first people-mover – and its front-drive
Hyundai Genesis sedan – Korean brand’s large rear-drive premium sedan comes Down Under
JMC Vigus – New one-tonne ute range from fresh Chinese brand
Lexus RC 350 – Sensual new coupe to arrive in both V6 petrol guise first
Mazda2 – New-generation Mazda2 bring a bigger body and more masculine look
Peugeot 308 – Redesigned French hatch and wagon arrives with 1.2 petrol and 2.0 diesel
Porsche Cayenne – Second-generation large SUV scores S E-Hybrid plug-in variant

December

BMW X6 – New generation of fastback X5
Ford Falcon – Last hurrah as heavily upgraded Falcon brings born-again XR8
Ford Territory – A final upgrade for Ford’s successful, Oz-friendly large SUV
Great Wall Haval H8 – Chinese crossover finally arrives
Mercedes-Benz B-Class – A facelift for sub-C-Class front-drive hatch
Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe – Two-door coupe version of S-Class sedan is due
Porsche 911 GT3 – Hottest non-turbo 911 arrives racetrack-ready
Renault Megane RS 275 Trophy-R – French hot hatch benchmark gets hotter

2015

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-badges 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 bodystles here in Q3
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 X4 M Performance
BMW X5 M and X6M – Top-shelf performance SUVs renewed
BMW X5 eHybrid — Plug-in hybrid X5 due
Citroen DS3 – Facelift for premium French light hatch (Q1)
Ford Everest – All-new Ranger-based full-chassis seven-seat SUV to join Territory (Q2)
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 (Q1)
Ford Mustang – Ford's pony car comes Down Under as pukka right-hand drive (H2)
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
Holden Insignia VXR – V6 turbo sedan tops Holden;s Euro range
Honda Accord hybrid – Miserly Honda sedan to make Down Under debut
Honda Civic Type R – Zappy three-door turbo sportster with Megane RS performance
Honda HR-V – Born-again nameplate for new Jazz-based city-crossover (Q1)
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 XE – All-new mid-size Jaguar sedan to rival 3 Series (Q3)
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 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
Mazda CX-3 – All-new city-crossover from Mazda
Mazda CX-5 – Midlife makeover for Mazda's first SKYACTIV model (Q1)
Mazda MX-5 – Complete SKYACTIV overhaul for world's top-selling two-seat sports car
Mercedes-Benz AMG GT S – SLS-replacing two-seat coupe to target Porsche 911 (April)
Mercedes-Benz C 63 AMG – Thundering AMG version  of compact Benz sedan (April)
Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe — Two-door version of classy new mid-size sedan lobs
Mercedes-Benz GLE – Renamed, facelifted version of M-Class
Mercedes-Benz GLC – Second-generation mid-size Benz SUV scheduled for local launch
Mercedes-Benz S-Class Cabriolet – CL-replacing S-Class Coupe lifts its lid (Q4)
Mercedes-Benz S 500 Plug-In Hybrid – Petrol-electric German limo sips 2.8L/100km (Q4)
Mercedes-Benz V-Class – Eight-seat people-mover to replace Valente, Viano, R-Class here
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 Navara – Next Nissan one-tonne workhorse arrives here early 2015 (Q1)
Nissan GT-R, 370Z and JUKE NISMO – Go-faster Nissan performance brand finally here
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 tubo-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 (Q1)
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 – Second-generation German micro-car may or may not come here this year
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)

2016

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
Fiat 500X — Micro-SUV from Italian brand joins retro 500 line-up (Q1)
Ford Edge – Redesigned mid-size five-seat SUV to help fill Territory viod
Ford Explorer – New-generation seven-seat crossover to directly replace Territory
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
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
Mercedes-Benz C-Class Plug-in Hybrid – Stuttgart's volume-seller plugs in
Mercedes-Benz E-Class — Full redesign for two-door coupe and cabriolet versions of new E
Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe – M-Class based swoopy-roofed crossover to rival BMW X6
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
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

2017

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

2018

Ford Territory/Explorer
Holden Commodore/Insignia

2019

2020

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

Published : Monday, 20 October 2014
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