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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.

What can we expect in 2017? Catch our list below of newly launched models and everything that’s still to come. Everything we know about right now, that is!

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 (launch review)

Mazda MX-5 RF (launch review)

Suzuki Ignis (launch review)

Toyota Corolla sedan facelift (review)

Volkswagen Tiguan 162TSI (launch review)

 

February

Alfa Romeo Giulia (launch review)

Audi Q2 (launch review)

Audi S4 sedan and S4 Avant wagon (launch review)

Ford Escape (launch review)

Holden Trax (launch review)

HSV GTSR W1 and 2017 HSV range (launch review)

Isuzu D-Max (launch review)

 

Maserati Levante (launch review)

Mercedes-AMG E43 (launch review)

Mercedes-Benz E350e (review soon)

Nissan GT-R Nismo (launch review)

Peugeot 2008 (launch review)

Porsche 911 GTS (launch review)

Porsche Cayenne Platinum editions 

Porsche Panamera (launch review)

Skoda Superb Sportline (launch review)

Toyota C-HR (launch review)

Toyota Kluger facelift (first drive review)

Volkswagen Amarok update

 

March

Audi A5 (launch review), Audi S5 (launch review)

BMW 5 Series (launch review)

Hyundai Santa Fe Active X V6 (review soon)

KTM X-Bow (launch review)

Mazda CX-5 (launch review)

MG GS (launch review)

Mini Countryman (launch review)

Nissan Navara Series II (launch review)

Nissan Pathfinder (launch review)

Porsche 911 S, wider range updates 

Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo (deliveries due November)

Toyota HiLux TRD (launch review)

Toyota Yaris (launch review)

Volkswagen Passat Alltrack Wolfsburg (review soon)

Volkswagen Touareg Adventure 

 

April

Ford Everest (pricing announced)

Ford Mondeo (pricing announced)

Hyundai Tucson (pricing announced)

Mazda 2 (launch review)

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV (launch review)

Volvo S60, V60 Polestar (review soon, pricing announced)

Infiniti Q60 3.0t Red Sport (launch review)

Isuzu MU-X (launch review)

 

May

Honda Civic hatch (pricing announced)

Hyundai i30 (launch review)

Nissan X-Trail (launch review)

Renault Clio update (pricing announced)

 


STILL TO COME

May

Audi RS3 sedan (potentially June)

Audi TT RS (potentially June)

Holden Astra sedan

Jaguar F-Type V6 and V8 models

Lexus LC

Skoda Kodiaq (pricing announced)

 

June

Audi Q5Audi SQ5 (pricing announced) (launch review)

BMW 4 Series, M4 (pricing announced for core models)

Mercedes-AMG E63 S (pricing announced)

Mercedes-Benz E-Class All-Terrain (pricing announced)

Suzuki Swift

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July

BMW 530e iPerformance

Land Rover Discovery

Mercedes-AMG GT R

Skoda Fabia 1.0 TSI

Volkswagen Golf 7.5 (hatch, wagon, Alltrack) (New details)

 

August

Audi A5 Cabriolet (potentially September)

Volkswagen Golf 7.5 GTI update (New details)

Volkswagen Golf 7.5 GTI three-door

Volkswagen Golf 7.5 R update (New details)

September

Haval H7

LDV T60 ute

Skoda Rapid facelift

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October

Abarth 595

Volkswagen Arteon

 

November

Hyundai i30 N (expected, not confirmed)

 Jaguar F-Type four-cylinder

 

December

LDV D90 (confirmed)

Mercedes-AMG E63 (pricing revealed)

Mercedes-AMG GLC63 (confirmed)

 


FIRST QUARTER

Citroen C4 Picasso facelift

Mazda CX-5

Mercedes-AMG GLC43 Coupe

Range Rover update

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SECOND QUARTER

BMW M760Li xDrive

Kia Picanto

Mini JCW Countryman

Range Rover Sport update

Renault Megane sedan 

Renault Megane wagon

 

THIRD QUARTER

Audi RS3 Sportback

BMW M4 CS

Honda CR-V

Hyundai Ioniq

Hyundai Sonata facelift (details) (originally second quarter)

Kia Stinger / Stinger GT

McLaren 720s (pricing announced)

Mercedes-AMG GT update and new variants

Peugeot 3008 (originally first quarter, but overseas demand has delayed local launch)

FOURTH QUARTER

Alpina B3 S, B4 S

Honda Civic Type R

Jaguar XF Sportbrake (possibly November, with pricing due in July)

Jeep Compass

Mercedes-Benz S-Class

MG ZS (‘Quick drive’ review)

Porsche 911 GT3 (pricing announced)

Range Rover Velar (pricing announced)

Skoda Octavia RS245 (not completely locked in)

Toyota Camry

Volvo XC60

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FIRST HALF

Audi A5

Holden Astra sedan

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 RS (pricing announced)

Subaru XV (new details) (first drive review)

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SECOND HALF

Audi TT RS

BMW 5 Series Touring

Citroen C4 Cactus petrol auto

Genesis G70

Haval H2 update

Holden Equinox

Hyundai Kona

Mercedes-AMG GT Roadster, GT C Roadster

Subaru WRX (Australian specification still to be confirmed)

Volkswagen Crafter

Volvo V90

 

2017 LAUNCH CONFIRMED, TIMING UNCLEAR

Ford EcoSport facelift

Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe  (pricing announced)

Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross

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

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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.

Citroen C5 Aircross – under consideration for Australia, but not confirmed.

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

Ford Mondeo facelift – 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.

Lexus NX facelift2018 launch confirmed.

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

Nissan Qashqai2018 launch confirmed.

Skoda Karoq – May 18 unveiling, but won’t hit Australia until sometime next year – likely in the second quarter.

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

Subaru Libertyrevealed, but likely not here until January 2018 at earliest.

Subaru Outbackrevealed, but, as with the Liberty, likely not here until early 2018.

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 T-Roc – Global debut expected in late 2017, but Australia likely a no-go until 2019.

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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Now that you know what’s coming, how do you decide which car is best for you?

In terms of model and manufacturer choice, Australia has one of the biggest new-car markets in the world.

It is also one of the most sophisticated car markets in the world, with all manufacturers offering several variants of each model. At the time of writing, there are 67 manufacturers offering 205 models, divided into 23 different categories.

These categories include micro, light under $25k, light over $25k, small under $40k, small over $40k, medium under $60k, medium over $60k, large under $70k, large over $70k, Upper large under $100k, upper large over $100k, people movers under $60k, people movers over $60k, Sports cars under $80k, Sports cars over $80k, Sports Cars over $200k, small SUVs under $40k, small SUVs over $40k, medium SUVs under $60k, medium SUVs over $60k, large SUVs under $70k, large SUVS over $70k, upper large SUVs under $100k, upper large SUVs over $100k.

Just reading the list of new-car categories gives you an idea of how confusing it can be to select the right car for you. After all, not all buyers are checking in with CarAdvice every morning and night. Even within these categories of new cars you have the option of hatches, coupes, sedans, convertibles and station wagons.

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When you have decided on the body style, you need to consider how many people you are going to be carrying on a regular basis. Does your new car need to have two, four, five, seven or even eight seats? If you need more than eight seats, you should start looking in the mini-bus people-mover category, which is a whole other world. Will your new car need to carry child seats, and how many? Does it need to have a big luggage capacity? Obviously, these factors will have a bearing on which new car suits your needs.

And all of this is before you even consider the engine size or type! Do you want your new car to be powered by a petrol or diesel engine, or are you looking for something greener like a hybrid or even electric? Where is the car going to be driven, and how many kilometres are you going to be driving each year? Will you take it off-road or even out of the city limits?

It’s no wonder so many find buying a new car a daunting task. So, how do you find the best new car for you, or even keep up with all the latest models hitting the market virtually weekly? Right here, CarAdvice provides a great record of all the latest models due to be released and when. It also is a great source of all the latest news in the lead up to the release of these new model.

If the manufacturer is planning to fit a new engine, new technology – either safety or for entertainment, CarAdvice will provide comprehensive coverage of all those changes. But, most importantly, CarAdvice prides itself on driving every new car so it can provide you with all the information you will need when it comes your turn to make a new car purchase.

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Whether you are looking for a small and cheap hatch to simply get you to the shops and back, or for a large SUV capable of towing a boat, caravan or horse float or a people mover that will carry a growing family you will find all the information you will need on CarAdvice.

We don’t just test new cars, we put them into real life situations so we can tell you how they perform, towing or tackling the toughest outback tracks. We also take them shopping, use them to drop the kids off at school, and when the right vehicle arrives we even take them out on a racetrack to see just how well they perform.

Just as importantly, we pit them against their closest competitors so you can see how they stack up in regards to features, new technology, driveability, useability and, one of the most important considerations when it comes to purchasing your new vehicle, price.

So, no matter what type of new car you are looking for, or are interested in, CarAdvice can provide you with all the relevant information you need to help you make the right choice for you and your family.

And, right here on this page, our new car listing is also a great way to keep an eye on the latest models coming onto the market and what new cars manufacturers are planning to launch in the future.

So, whether you’re looking to buy your first or tenth new car, or you’re simply a motoring enthusiast who wants to keep up with all the latest cars coming onto the market, the CarAdvice New Car Calendar will keep you up to date with every new car from every manufacturer.

 




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