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Last year was a huge one for new-model launches in Australia, with 2016 seeing the heroic new Ford Mustang land in January, before rolling through to the impressive new Subaru Impreza that made its media debut in late December.

Of course, many, many more new offerings appeared between.

The past year of international unveilings has also shown that 2017 promises to be a big year in its own right! We’ll see Maserati’s first SUV, the Levante, in January, while the other end of the year will give us Kia’s big new rear-wheel-drive ‘GT’ sedan.

Speaking of bold new rear-wheel-drive offerings, the hotly anticipated Alfa Romeo Giulia range will touch down in February – led by the muscly Quadrifoglio turbo V6 model – and Hyundai will launch the next all-new model in its upmarket Genesis range, the G70, in the second half of the year.

What else can we expect? Catch our list below. We’ll update this page as the weeks and months roll by, with many models still to be given firm launch dates. And, while the details here have been confirmed by each brand, there are no doubt many models still to be announced – and don’t be surprised if launch dates shift over time.

The list below begins with month-by-month confirmed launches, before spreading out to the more vague ‘quarter’ and ‘half’ confirmations that each brand has offered.

Here’s what we know, so far!

 


LAUNCHED

January

Holden’s trio of limited-edition Commodores

Kia Rio

Mazda MX-5 RF

Suzuki Ignis

Toyota Corolla sedan facelift (review soon)

Volkswagen Tiguan 162TSI

 

February

Alfa Romeo Giulia

Audi Q2

Audi S4 sedan and S4 Avant wagon

Ford Escape

Holden Trax 

HSV GTSR W1 and 2017 HSV range

Isuzu D-Max

Isuzu MU-X

Maserati Levante 

Mercedes-AMG E43 (launch event due in March)

Mercedes-Benz E350e

Nissan GT-R Nismo

Peugeot 2008 

Porsche 911 GTS 

Porsche Cayenne Platinum editions

Porsche Panamera

Skoda Superb Sportline

Toyota C-HR

Toyota Kluger facelift

Volkswagen Amarok update

 

March

Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo (deliveries due November)

Volkswagen Passat Alltrack Wolfsburg


STILL TO COME

March

Audi A5 coupe 

Audi A5 Sportback, S5 Sportback

BMW 5 Series

Mini Countryman

Nissan Pathfinder facelift

Toyota Yaris facelift

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April

Genesis G80

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

 

May

Audi RS3 sedan (potentially June)

Audi TT RS (potentially June)

Holden Astra sedan

Lexus LC

Nissan X-Trail

Suzuki Swift

 

June

Mercedes-AMG E63

Mercedes-Benz E-Class All-Terrain

Skoda Kodiaq (originally expected in July)

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July

Audi Q5 (potentially August)

Land Rover Discovery

Mercedes-AMG GT R

Skoda Fabia 1.0 TSI

Volkswagen Golf 7.5 (hatch, wagon, Alltrack)

 

August

Audi A5 Cabriolet (potentially September)

Volkswagen Golf 7.5 GTI update

Volkswagen Golf 7.5 R update

September

Haval H7

Skoda Rapid facelift

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October

Volkswagen Arteon

 

November

No confirmations

December

Range Rover Velar


FIRST QUARTER

Citroen C4 Picasso facelift

Mazda CX-5

Mercedes-AMG GLC43 Coupe

Peugeot 3008 (late first quarter, possibly second)

Range Rover update

Volvo V90

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SECOND QUARTER

BMW M760Li xDrive

Honda Civic hatch

Hyundai i30

Hyundai Sonata facelift

Kia Picanto

Mini JCW Countryman

Range Rover Sport update

Renault Megane sedan 

Renault Megane wagon

 

THIRD QUARTER

Audi Q5

Audi RS3 Sportback

Honda CR-V

Hyundai Ioniq

Kia Stinger / Stinger GT

Mercedes-AMG GT update and new variants

FOURTH QUARTER

Alpina B3 S, B4 S

Jeep Compass

MG ZS

Skoda Octavia RS245 (not completely locked in)

Toyota Camry

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FIRST HALF

Audi A5

Holden Astra sedan

Infiniti Q60 (turbo V6 model)

Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk

Mini Clubman JCW

Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace

Volvo V90 Cross Country

 

MID YEAR (FIRST/SECOND HALF CUSP)

Audi A5 Sportback, S5 Sportback

Audi R8 Spyder

Citroen C3 (local office confident, but not strictly confirmed)

Mercedes-Benz GLA

Porsche Panamera E-Hybrid

Skoda OctaviaOctavia RSOctavia Scout

Subaru XV

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SECOND HALF

Audi TT RS

Audi Q5

Audi SQ5

BMW 4 Series, M4

BMW 5 Series Touring

Citroen C4 Cactus petrol auto

Genesis G70

Honda Civic Type R

Hyundai i30 N

Haval H2 update

Hyundai’s unnamed small SUV

LDV T60 ute

Mercedes-AMG GT Roadster, GT C Roadster

Subaru WRX (Australian specification still to be confirmed)

Volkswagen Crafter

 

2017 LAUNCH CONFIRMED, TIMING UNCLEAR

Ford EcoSport facelift

Holden Equinox

Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe

Peugeot 5008 – now confirmed for sometime in 2017 (as of 23/01)

 

Volvo XC60

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MAYBE, BABY? 

Models not listed above, but queried by you, our readers, in the comments section below.

BMW X3X5 – no confirmation, but likely to be revealed in 2017.

Ford Fiesta – no confirmation, this looks like a tricky one…

Ford Mondeo – no word, but it’s only been revealed in North American ‘Fusion’ form, so far.

Ford Mustang – Revealed in January, the new-look ‘Stang will be here in 2018.

Kia Niro – local arm is hopeful, but no confirmation yet.

Lexus LS – Australian launch of new model set for sometime in 2018. Timing to be confirmed.

Mercedes-Benz X-Class – Australian production begins in late 2017 for a 2018 launch.

Subaru Forester – no word, but a 2017 international unveiling is possible.

Volkswagen Polo – spied testing in August ’16, which – like the Touareg below – could give us a Geneva motor show unveiling in March. Expect it in Australia by late 2017 or early 2018. No official word yet, though.

Volkswagen Touareg – spied testing in August ’16, we expect a Geneva motor show unveiling in March. Could mean a late 2017 Australian launch, or early in 2018.

Watch for further updates to come in the weeks and months ahead.

Reckon we’ve missed any new models? Sing out in the comments below!




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