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New car diary for 2021

Make: Subaru

Model: BRZ

Released: Sep 2021

Subaru's second-generation BRZ coupe offers more power and torque than its predecessor thanks to a new 2.4-litre engine.

read more about the Subaru BRZ

Make: Genesis

Model: G70 - Shooting Brake

Released: Sep 2021

Despite being aimed squarely at the European market, the Genesis G70 Shooting Brake is ready to fight German touring wagons Down Under.

read more about the Genesis G70

Make: Hyundai

Model: Staria

Released: Sep 2021

Hyundai is finally replacing its age-old iMax people mover, specifically with the Staria.

read more about the Hyundai Staria

Make: Jeep

Model: Compass

Released: Sep 2021

As part of its mid-life update, the Jeep Compass has scored some tweaked styling, heaps more safety tech and an all-new interior.

read more about the Jeep Compass

Make: Nissan

Model: Navara - Pro-4X Warrior

Released: Sep 2021

Priced from $67,490 plus on-roads, the new pumped-up Nissan Navara Pro-4X Warrior is out for Raptor blood.

read more about the Nissan Navara

Make: Renault

Model: Arkana

Released: Sep 2021

Renault has become the latest brand to dip its toe into the world of coupe-shaped SUVs with its compact Arkana.

read more about the Renault Arkana

Make: Audi

Model: Q5 - Sportback

Released: Aug 2021

Coupe-like versions of Audi’s popular Q5 SUV and its performance-oriented SQ5 variant hit Australian roads to tempt even more buyers.

read more about the Audi Q5

Make: Alfa Romeo

Model: Stelvio

Released: Aug 2021

Filling out the updated Alfa Romeo Stelvio luxury SUV range are two high-spec variants, as well as a new made-to-order base model. 

read more about the Alfa Romeo Stelvio

Make: Hyundai

Model: Staria

Released: Aug 2021

Finally, a real rival for Kia’s segment-dominating Carnival people mover: Hyundai’s bigger, bolder Staria, which also spawns a cargo van.

read more about the Hyundai Staria

Make: Isuzu Ute

Model: MU-X

Released: Aug 2021

With the first-gen MU-X still outselling rivals at it entered retirement, Isuzu can expect big things from this all-new model.

read more about the Isuzu Ute MU-X

Make: Lexus

Model: ES

Released: Aug 2021

The updated ES features refreshed looks that mimic the flagship LS limousine and a new petrol engine on the entry level variant.

read more about the Lexus ES

Make: Land Rover

Model: Defender - 90

Released: Aug 2021

A short-wheelbase version of Land Rover’s reborn Defender finally hits these shores, promising to be brand’s most capable off-roader yet.

read more about the Land Rover Defender

Make: Mazda

Model: MX-30 - Electric

Released: Aug 2021

The first all-electric Mazda is suitably avant-garde inside and out, available in high-spec Astina trim only, and priced to match. 

read more about the Mazda MX-30

Make: Mitsubishi

Model: Eclipse Cross - PHEV

Released: Aug 2021

The Eclipse Cross small SUV joins Mitsubishi’s plug-in hybrid party this month, borrowing petrol-electric guts from the Outlander.

read more about the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross

Make: Suzuki

Model: Jimny - Lite

Released: Aug 2021

Suzuki strips back to the essentials as a way of sating Australian demand for the sell-out success that is the Jimny.

read more about the Suzuki Jimny

Make: Volvo

Model: XC40 - Recharge Pure Electric

Released: Aug 2021

By all accounts, Volvo has nailed this first step in its plan to become an all-electric car-maker by the end of this decade.

read more about the Volvo XC40

Make: Volkswagen

Model: Golf - wagon

Released: Jul 2021

Available in base and mid-spec Life variants until the R flagship arrives next year, VW’s Mk8 Golf Wagon offers up to 1642L of boot space.

read more about the Volkswagen Golf

Make: Volkswagen

Model: Caddy

Released: Jul 2021

The popular compact van and people-mover range steps upmarket with new engines and technology to go with its updated looks.

read more about the Volkswagen Caddy

Make: Mercedes-Benz

Model: G-Class - G400d

Released: Jul 2021

A more sedate – but still sprightly – G-Class 4x4 joins the ranks with a 3.0-litre straight-six diesel engine and heady $234k + ORC sticker.

read more about the Mercedes-Benz G-Class

Make: Genesis

Model: GV70

Released: Jul 2021

Likely the model that puts this up-and-coming brand on the map in Australia, the GV70 mid-size SUV will offer serious luxury bang-for-buck. 

read more about the Genesis GV70

Make: Genesis

Model: G80

Released: Jul 2021

A four-cylinder turbo-diesel engine option joins the G80 executive sedan line-up promising the fuel efficiency desired by limo operators.

read more about the Genesis G80

Make: Ford

Model: Ranger - Raptor

Released: Jul 2021

Ford has added a heap of matte-black details, stripes and special cabin trim to its Ranger Raptor to create the even more butch Raptor X.

read more about the Ford Ranger

Make: Alpina

Model: B8

Released: Jul 2021

The flagship of Alpina’s BMW-based range, the B8 Gran Coupe, arrives this month with a beefed-up 4.4-litre V8, suspension tweaks and a bespoke interior.

read more about the Alpina B8

Make: SsangYong

Model: Musso

Released: Jun 2021

Mimmicking the Rexton SUV on which it is based, the SsangYong Musso has been treated to a mid-life facelift but it remains to be seen if it scores the same power bump.

read more about the SsangYong Musso

Make: Maserati

Model: Ghibli - F Tributo

Released: Jun 2021

Designed to celebrate the victories of racing icon Juan Manuel Fangio, Maserati is launching a limited run of Ghibli and Levante F Tributos decked out in two bespoke colourschemes and flaunting a unique set of 21-inch alloy wheels.

read more about the Maserati Ghibli

Make: Kia

Model: Niro

Released: Jun 2021

Kia’s first fprway into electrifiction is finally here in the form of the Niro, which can be had in hybrid, plug-in hybrid or battery-electric guises.

read more about the Kia Niro

Make: Toyota

Model: Kluger

Released: Jun 2021

The fourth-generation Kluger is bigger, greener and sharper looking than its predecessor with hybrid power now available in the seven-seat family hauler.

read more about the Toyota Kluger

Make: Hyundai

Model: i30 - N

Released: Jun 2021

Arriving with more power and a new look, Hyundai has finally added an automatic transmission (dual-clutch) to its i30 N hot hatch.

read more about the Hyundai i30

Make: Genesis

Model: G70

Released: Jun 2021

Having taken the fight to the BMW 5 Series and Mercedes E-Class with the G80, Genesis is now targeting the 3 Series and C-Class with its new G70 sports sedan.

read more about the Genesis G70

Make: Haval

Model: Jolion

Released: May 2021

The full-time Haval Jolion range is finally here, brandishing competitive driveaway pricing from $25,490 for the entry-level Premium.

read more about the Haval Jolion

Make: Kia

Model: Cerato

Released: May 2021

Kia has treated it booming Cerato small car with a fresh face and some more gear for the 2022 model year update but it has also axed the manual transmission.

read more about the Kia Cerato

Make: Ford

Model: Mustang - Mach 1

Released: May 2021

Having raided the Shelby parts bin, Ford has created one of the most dynamic mainstream Mustangs to date in the form of the Mach 1 which can be had from $83,365 plus on-roads.

read more about the Ford Mustang

Make: Nissan

Model: Leaf - e+

Released: May 2021

Here with a bigger battery and bigger pricetag, the Nissan Leaf e+ boasts more power and an increased range over the standard versions.

read more about the Nissan Leaf

Make: Volkswagen

Model: Golf - GTi

Released: May 2021

Flaunting a new look and upgraded tech, the eighth-generation Volkswagen Golf GTI is here from $53,100 plus on-road costs but with no extra power.

read more about the Volkswagen Golf

Make: Audi

Model: Q2

Released: May 2021

The updated Audi Q2 range is here with new bumpers and a new performance hero in the form of the $64,400 SQ2 which packs a 221kW/400Nm punch.

read more about the Audi Q2

Make: SsangYong

Model: Rexton

Released: Apr 2021

SsangYong gifts its Rexton large SUV a new face, more power, more tech and a bigger pricetag ($47,990) for 2021.

read more about the SsangYong Rexton

Make: Mazda

Model: MX-30

Released: Apr 2021

Mazda has rediscovered its funkiness with the MX-30 compact SUV which also happens to be its third offering within the one segment.

read more about the Mazda MX-30

Make: Mazda

Model: BT-50 - Thunder 4x4

Released: Apr 2021

Mazda promised Australia a flagship ute and has delivered one in the form of the $65,990 BT-50 Thunder.

read more about the Mazda BT-50

Make: Hyundai

Model: Tucson

Released: Apr 2021

The new Hyundai Tucson is bigger, smarter and more stylish then its predecessor and will be available in a sportier N-Line guise.

read more about the Hyundai Tucson

Make: Volkswagen

Model: T-Cross - CityLife

Released: Apr 2021

SLotting into the middle of the T-Cross range, the $30,390 CityLife is limited to just 1000 units nationally and adds a heap of visual flair.

read more about the Volkswagen T-Cross

Make: Volkswagen

Model: Amarok - W580

Released: Apr 2021

The product of a collaboration between Volkswagen and Walkinshaw, the Amarok W580 is available in two versions with both cresting the local Amarok range.

read more about the Volkswagen Amarok

Make: Skoda

Model: Octavia

Released: Apr 2021

The Skoda Octavia has long been the Volkswagen Golf’s bigger cousin and on this occasion, it is arriving earlier than the VW, priced from $30,390 plus on-roads.

read more about the Skoda Octavia

Make: Renault

Model: Captur

Released: Apr 2021

Back in a new second-generation form, the Renault Captur has grown both in size and price with the range kicking off from $28,190 plus on-road costs.

read more about the Renault Captur

Make: Jeep

Model: Wrangler - Willys Limited Edition

Released: Apr 2021

Built to commemorate Jeep’s 80th birthday celebrations, the Wrangler Willys Limited Edition adds Rubicon off-road kit to an unique looking off-road package.

read more about the Jeep Wrangler

Make: Jaguar

Model: F-Pace - SVR

Released: Apr 2021

Priced from $141,040 plus on-roads, the V8-powered SVR is comfortably the most expensive and powerful F-Pace offered Down Under.

read more about the Jaguar F-Pace

Make: Hyundai

Model: Kona - Electric

Released: Apr 2021

Sporting a new look and offering up an extra 35km of range, the new Hyundai Kona Electric follows hot on the heels of its petrol-powered counterparts.

read more about the Hyundai Kona

Make: Hyundai

Model: i20 - N

Released: Apr 2021

The new i20 N will be the only i20 variant offered in AUstralia when it arrives this month chomping at the bit to have a crack at the Ford Fiesta ST and Volkswagen Polo GTI.

read more about the Hyundai i20

Make: Haval

Model: H6

Released: Apr 2021

Haval is going upmarket with its new H6 as the medium SUV scores a new look and platform to make it more of a competitor for its Japanese and Korean rivals.

read more about the Haval H6

Make: Audi

Model: Q5 - SQ5 TDI

Released: Apr 2021

Audi’s facelifted SQ5 will only be offered Down Under in oil-burning TDI form (251kW/700Nm) due to factory availabilities.

read more about the Audi Q5

Make: Volkswagen

Model: Tiguan

Released: Mar 2021

The first examples of the Mk 8 Volkswagen Tiguan will start arriving at the end of this month, specifically the 110TSI Life variants, priced from $39,690 plus on-roads.

read more about the Volkswagen Tiguan

Make: Skoda

Model: Fabia - Run Out Edition

Released: Mar 2021

Priced from $21,990 driveaway for the 70TSI hatch, the Skoda Fabia Run Out Edition is the swansong for the current generation light hatch with a new one due by Christmas.

read more about the Skoda Fabia

Make: Nissan

Model: X-Trail

Released: Mar 2021

Nissan has added Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as standard across its soon to be replaced X-Trail range for the 2021 model year.

read more about the Nissan X-Trail

Make: MG

Model: HS - PHEV

Released: Mar 2021

Having launched its first EV late last year, MG Motor is launching its first dedicated plug-in hybrid (PHEV) and it comes in the form of the mid-sized HS SUV.

read more about the MG HS

Make: Mazda

Model: CX-5

Released: Mar 2021

Following the example set by the Mazda6, the updated Mazda CX-5 range has arrived Down Under lead by the new GT SP.

read more about the Mazda CX-5

Make: Mazda

Model: Mazda6

Released: Mar 2021

New to the Mazda6 range for 2021 is the sports-oriented GT SP which features blacked out exterior trim and burgundy leather upholstery with prices starting from $46,690.

read more about the Mazda Mazda6

Make: Maserati

Model: Ghibli - Trofeo

Released: Mar 2021

Maserati has delivered the new performance flagships for both its mid-sized Ghibli and large Quattroporte with the V8-powered Trofeos touching down this month.

read more about the Maserati Ghibli

Make: Hyundai

Model: Sonata - N-Line

Released: Mar 2021

The hottest Hyundai Sonata to date has arrived Down Under with the new 213kW/422Nm N-Line checking in from $50,990 plus on-roads.

read more about the Hyundai Sonata

Make: Toyota

Model: Yaris - GR

Released: Mar 2021

Fitted with track-tuned suspension, Torsen limited-slip differentials (LSDs) and 18-inch BBS forged alloy wheels shod in Michelin Pilot Sport 4S rubber, the Toyota GR Yaris Rallye arrives from $54,500 plus on-roads.

read more about the Toyota Yaris

Make: Renault

Model: Megane - RS

Released: Mar 2021

Renault has trimmed its Megane RS line-up for 2021 with the flagship hatch range now down to just one variant, that being the rabid Trophy.

read more about the Renault Megane

Make: Renault

Model: Koleos

Released: Mar 2021

New LED headlights and automatic highbeam across the range headline the minor changes Renault has made to the Koleos for 2021.

read more about the Renault Koleos

Make: Land Rover

Model: Range Rover Velar

Released: Mar 2021

Jaguar Land Rover gifts its full-fat Range Rover Velar more standard equipment and new engines for the 2022 model year.

read more about the Land Rover Range Rover Velar

Make: BMW

Model: 3 Series - M3 and M4

Released: Mar 2021

The radically styled new BMW M3 and M4 twins have touched down from $144,900 and $149,900 plus on-road costs respectively, both brandishing the controversial vertical twin kidney grille.

read more about the BMW 3 Series

Make: Ford

Model: Ranger - Wildtrak X

Released: Feb 2021

Priced from $66,490 plus on-road costs, the Ford Ranger Wildtrak X shares the regular Wildtrak’s standard kit list but adds a heap more visual flair.

read more about the Ford Ranger

Make: Hyundai

Model: Kona

Released: Feb 2021

The Kona has quickly become one of Hyundai’s most popular models with the MY21 version being bigger, more stylish, more economical and more powerful.

read more about the Hyundai Kona

Make: Maserati

Model: Ghibli

Released: Feb 2021

Maserati has both chopped and boosted pricing of its Ghibli sedan for 2021 as part of a portfolio-wide update.

read more about the Maserati Ghibli

Make: Maserati

Model: Quattroporte

Released: Feb 2021

Maserati has slashed $4000 from the Quattroporte’s entry price but added $3000 to the price of the flagships as part of a 2021 portfolio-wide update.

read more about the Maserati Quattroporte

Make: Maserati

Model: Levante

Released: Feb 2021

Treated to a minor facelift and tech upgrade for 2021, the entry-price to the Maserati Levante range has gone up by $2000 to $127,000 plus on-roads.

read more about the Maserati Levante

Make: Nissan

Model: Navara

Released: Feb 2021

Nissan has treated its Navara workhorse to a facelift for 2021 and released initial driveaway pricing for at least part of the range, with the SL cab-chassis 4x2 able to be had from $32,990 for ABN holders.

read more about the Nissan Navara

Make: Skoda

Model: Scala

Released: Feb 2021

Like the Cerato is to the i30, the Skoda Scala is the bigger platform twin of the VW Golf with the practical Czech checking in from $27,690 plus on-road costs.

read more about the Skoda Scala

Make: Audi

Model: Q5

Released: Feb 2021

The facelifted Audi Q5 may have got a bit more expensive, but the base model 40 TDI has scored an extra 10kW with the range expanding to seven variants.

read more about the Audi Q5

Make: Jaguar

Model: F-Pace

Released: Feb 2021

Jaguar trims its F-Pace line-up to just six variants for the 2021 model year and lowers the entry-price slightly to $74,990 plus on-road costs.

read more about the Jaguar F-Pace

Make: Kia

Model: Stonic

Released: Feb 2021

Kia has at last launched the Stonic small SUV with the high-riding Rio offering competitive driveaway pricing between $22,990 and $29,990.

read more about the Kia Stonic

Make: Lexus

Model: LS

Released: Feb 2021

Lexus Australia has raised the stakes of its flagship LS luxury upper-large sedan, treating its biggest four-door to a series of mechanical, platform and cabin upgrades to maximise “driveability” and refinement.

read more about the Lexus LS

Make: Subaru

Model: Outback

Released: Feb 2021

Subaru’s new Outback arrives on an all new platform for 2021 with more towing and more tech from $39,990 plus on-road costs.

read more about the Subaru Outback

Make: Mercedes-AMG

Model: GLE63 - Coupe

Released: Jan 2021

Mercedes-AMG's performance high-riding coupe, the GLE63 S, has finally arrived Down Under armed with a 450kW/850Nm twin-turbo 4.0-litre V8.

read more about the Mercedes-AMG GLE63

Make: Mazda

Model: CX-3

Released: Jan 2021

Mazda has facelifted its CX-3 small SUV for 2021 as well as upped the safety credetials and standard equipment lists with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto now standard across the range.

read more about the Mazda CX-3

Make: Mercedes-AMG

Model: E63 - S

Released: Jan 2021

Mercedes-AMG has lobbed its flaghsip super-sedans Down Under in the form of the 450kW/850Nm, V8-powered E63 S and six-cylinder hybrid E53, good for 320kW/530Nm.

read more about the Mercedes-AMG E63

Make: Mercedes-AMG

Model: GLA45 - S

Released: Jan 2021

Mercedes-AMG's compact performance portfolio is now complete following this month's arrival of the rabid GLA45 S; a small SUV packing 310kW of power and 500Nm of torque.

read more about the Mercedes-AMG GLA45

Make: Mazda

Model: CX-9

Released: Jan 2021

The CX-9 Azami LE is Mazda’s new flagship for 2021 with the top-spec large SUV actually losing a seat to now be a six-seater while the rest of the range scores an updated infotainment system and paddle shifters.

read more about the Mazda CX-9

Make: Mazda

Model: MX-5

Released: Jan 2021

Mazda has added some extra dynamism to its iconic MX-5 range with the new GT RS twins featuring Bilstein suspension and Brembo brakes while wireless Apple CarPlay has been added the rest of the range.

read more about the Mazda MX-5

Make: Kia

Model: Carnival

Released: Jan 2021

Kia has launched its new-generation Carnival people carrier, a vehicle it now classes as a ’GUV’ (grand utility vehicle) with the range opening from $46,880 plus on-roads for the petrol-powered S.

read more about the Kia Carnival

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