Audi Q7; BMW X1, 3 Series facelift; Ford Focus, Everest; Holden Commodore update; Infiniti QX80; Lamborghini Aventador LP 750-4 Superveloce; Mercedes-Benz GLE wagon/coupe; Volkswagen Golf Alltrack, Golf R wagon

Audi Q7

THE long-awaited second-generation Audi Q7 is a contender for this yearís Biggest Loser award. The big seven-seater has shed 240kg and introduces a sharper look and impressive gains in cabin refinement, technology and quality. The sole engine, a V6, is a surprisingly quick (0-100km/h in 6.5sec) and silky-smooth 200kW/600Nm 3.0-litre TDI, while that big drop in mass means the Q7 can corner like no two-tonne SUV ever should.


Alfa Romeo 4C Spider; Audi RS3 Sportback; BMW X1, 3 Series facelift; Citroen C4 update, C4 Cactus, DS5 facelift; Ferrari 488 GTB; Ford Falcon update, Mustang; Infiniti QX70 facelift; Jaguar XJ facelift; Kia Optima; Lexus ES facelift; Maserati Ghibli; Mazda MX-5 2.0L; Mercedes-Benz GLC, C350e plug-in hybrid, C450 AMG 4Matic; Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV; Peugeot 208 update; Range Rover Evoque facelift; Suzuki Vitara; Toyota Hilux; Volkswagen Passat, Caddy and T6 Transporter/Multivan

Subaru Levorg

THE Levorg is essentially a WRX wagon, and in range-topping guise in Japan comes with a 221kW 2.0-litre turbo and all-wheel drive.

Subaru Australia has confirmed Levorg for 2016, name and all, as a Liberty GT successor.

But it wonít look exactly like this because itís due for an MY17 update that may also include new engines, so donít bank on the WRX engine just yet.