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2016 New Cars Calendar: New models launching in Australia

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2016 New Cars Calendar: New models launching in Australia

New and updated vehicles launching in Australia in 2016 It's a big year ahead, this one. From Ford's hotly anticipated Mustang this month through to the new Mercedes-Benz E-Class in the fourth quarter - and everything in between - there's plenty for enthusiasts and new car buyers to look forward to...

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Large SUVs coming in 2016
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Large SUVs coming in 2016

Mainstream large SUVs Land Rover Discovery Sport Dynamic – May Jeep Grand Cherokee 75th Anniversary – Q2 Jeep Wrangler 75th Anniversary – Q2 Mazda CX-9 – mid 2016 Luxury large SUVs Range Rover SVAutobiography – March Volvo XC90 R-Design – Q1 Mercedes-Benz GLS – April BMW X5 xDrive40e – May Mercedes-Benz GLE Plug-in – Q2 Volvo XC90 T8 – Q2/Q3 Jaguar F-Pace – August Lexus RX200t F Sport – second half Audi Q7 e-tron – late 2016 Bentley Bentayga – late 2016 Maserati Levante – late 2016...


Medium SUVs coming in 2016
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Medium SUVs coming in 2016

Mainstream medium SUVs Kia Sportage – January Haval H6 — Q2 Mahindra XUV 500 update – January for the manual, Q2 for the auto Jeep Cherokee 75th Anniversary – Q2 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV update – mid 2016 Renault Koleos – Q4 Ford Kuga update – late 2016 Volkswagen Tiguan – Q4 Luxury medium SUVs Porsche Macan GTS – January Audi SQ5 TDI Plus – Q2 Range Rover Evoque Convertible – July Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe – late 2016/early 2017  ...


Small SUVs coming in 2016
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Small SUVs coming in 2016

Mainstream small SUVs Citroen C4 Cactus – Q1 Suzuki Vitara Turbo – April MG CS/GS/GTS SUV – second half Luxury small SUVs Mercedes-Benz GLA45 update – Q1 Infiniti QX30 – Q3 Volvo V40 Cross Country update – Q3  ...


Utes coming in 2016
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Utes coming in 2016

Utes coming in 2016 Mahindra Genio update – January Toyota LandCruiser 70 Series update – October Volkswagen Amarok update – Q4 Isuzu D-Max update – unspecified...


Sports cars coming in 2016
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Sports cars coming in 2016

Sports cars coming in 2016 Ford Mustang – January Ferrari 488 GTB – March Lotus Evora 400 – Q1 McLaren 570S – Q1 Audi R8 – Q2 Ferrari 488 Spider – Q2 Ferrari F12 tdf – Q2 Lamborghini Huracan LP580-2 – Q2 Porsche 911 Carrera 4/Carrera 4S – Q2 Porsche 911 Targa 4/Targa 4S – Q2 Lotus Elise Sport/Sport 220 – mid 2016 Porsche 911 Turbo/Turbo S – Q2/Q3 Fiat 124 Spider – Q3 Lotus Exige Sport 350 coupe – Q3 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class – Q3 Aston Martin DB11 – Q4...


People-movers coming in 2016
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People-movers coming in 2016

People-movers coming in 2016 Renault Master 12-seat bus – January LDV G10 diesel – Q4  ...


Medium/large cars coming in 2016
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Medium/large cars coming in 2016

Medium/large cars coming in 2016 Mainstream medium/large cars Ford Falcon XR Sprint – Q1 Skoda Superb – Q1 Volkswagen Passat Alltrack – Q1 Subaru Levorg – mid 2016 Hyundai / Genesis G80 rebranding – late 2016/early 2017 Luxury medium/large cars Audi A4 sedan – February Audi A4 Avant – March/April Infiniti Q70 update – February Jaguar XF – February Lexus GS F – February BMW 750i/750iL – March Jaguar XJ – March BMW 330e – May BMW M4 GTS – June Audi RS6 Avant Performance, RS7 Sportback Performance – Q2 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Plug-in – Q2 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Plug-in – Q2 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe – Q2 Jaguar XE update (infotainment) – first half Audi S8 Plus – mid 2016 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Cabriolet – Q3 Infiniti Q60 – Q4 Mercedes-Benz E-Class – Q4 Volvo S90 – Q4 BMW 3 Series GT update – second half BMW 4 Series update – second half Infiniti Q50 update – second half Audi S4 sedan and Avant – late 2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet – late 2016/early 2017...


Small cars coming in 2016
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Small cars coming in 2016

Small cars coming in 2016 Mainstream small cars Hyundai Elantra – February Toyota Prius – March Kia Cerato update – April Honda Civic – mid 2016 MG 6 – September Alfa Romeo Giulietta update – Q3 DS 4 and/or DS 4 Crossback – Q3 Hyundai Ioniq – Q3 Suzuki Baleno – Q3 (TBC for Oz) Renault Megane hatch – September/October Holden Astra hatch - quarter four Luxury/sports small cars Mercedes-Benz A-Class update (includes A45) – January Mercedes-Benz CLA45 update – Q1 Peugeot 308 GTi – Q1 Ford Focus RS – mid 2016 Hyundai Elantra sports model – Q3 Infiniti Q30 – Q3 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class update – Q3 Volvo V40 update – Q3 BMW 1 Series update – second half BMW 2 Series update – second half...


City cars coming in 2016
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City cars coming in 2016

City cars Mainstream city cars Kia Picanto – March Holden Spark – Q1 Fiat 500 update – Q1 Mitsubishi Mirage update – Q1 MG 3 – April Luxury/sports city cars Abarth range update – Q1 Mini Convertible – April BMW i3 update – second half  ...


2016 Volvo New Cars
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2016 Volvo New Cars

Details of the new and updated Volvo Cars models launching in Australia in 2016. XC90 R-Design — Q1 The R-Design version of the very well-received all-new Volvo XC90 should finally get here at the end of Q1, 2016 — following the new version’s local launch in Inscription and Momentum spec levels in August, 2015...


2016 Volkswagen New Cars
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2016 Volkswagen New Cars

Details of the new and updated Volkswagen models launching in Australia in 2016. Passat Alltrack — Q1 The rugged B8 Passat wagon-based Alltrack crossover will arrive in Australia by March, complementing the smaller Golf Alltrack and giving VW a rather unique crossover SUV offering...


2016 Toyota New Cars
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2016 Toyota New Cars

Details of the new and updated Toyota models launching in Australia in 2016. Prius — March Industry top-seller Toyota updated a staggering 13 models in 2015. Thus, it has launched, replaced or renewed vehicles representing three-quarters of its sales volume. Obviously, 2016 will not be quite so busy. The early headliner is the fourth-generation Toyota Prius hybrid due in March...


2016 Tesla New Cars
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2016 Tesla New Cars

Details of the new and updated Tesla models launching in Australia in 2015.   Tesla Model X – Q4 The first SUV from the electric car brand will commence local deliveries in the latter part of 2016. The Tesla Model X has already been revealed internationally, and the start-up rightly claims this SUV will be the quickest car of its type on the planet, with the P90D model claiming a 0-100km/h time of as little as 3...


2016 Tata New Cars
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2016 Tata New Cars

News of new and revised Tata models is thin on the ground for Australia, although buyers can likely expect updates and pricing tweaks to the brand’s long-serving Xenon ute. The company’s local distributor has also indicated that Tata’s new Zest and Bolt “global city cars” are potential starters for Australia, along with an eventual production version of 2014’s Nexon compact SUV concept...


2016 Suzuki New Cars
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2016 Suzuki New Cars

Details of the new and updated Suzuki models launching in Australia in 2016. Vitara Turbo — April Suzuki’s sales in Australia have bounced back in 2015, up 11 per cent. 2016 is shaping up even better.  April will see the Japanese company launch a new version of its most interesting new model, the reborn Vitara, with a new turbocharged engine...


2016 Subaru New Cars
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2016 Subaru New Cars

Details of the new and updated Subaru models launching in Australia in 2016.   Subaru Levorg - mid 2016 Subaru’s all-new Levorg wagon will come to Australia in mid-2016, arriving as a companion to the small Impreza and WRX models. The Levorg first debuted in late 2013 as a thinly-veiled concept, marching quickly to a Japan-market launch...


2016 Skoda New Cars
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2016 Skoda New Cars

Details of the new and updated Skoda models launching in Australia in 2016. Superb — Q1 There’s only one new model launch for Czech brand Skoda in 2016 — the all-new and massively improved Superb. As befits the name, our first drive of the new model in Europe this year attested to that very fact...


2016 Ssangyong New Cars
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2016 Ssangyong New Cars

A spokesman for Ssangyong’s Australian distributor, Ateco Automotive, told us there was “potentially some good new stuff” coming for the South Korean brand in 2016 but “nothing we are able to talk about yet”. The most likely introduction is the updated Rexton SUV, which was introduced to the UK and Europe in December...


2016 Rolls-Royce New Cars
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2016 Rolls-Royce New Cars

Details of the new and updated Rolls-Royce models launching in Australia in 2016.   Rolls-Royce Dawn - Q2 The latest model in the ultra-luxurious Rolls-Royce range made its Australian debut in November, but first deliveries will commence in the second quarter of 2016. Joining the Phantom, Ghost and Wraith, the Dawn enters as a convertible companion to the latter...