Audi A4 Avant, RS6, RS7 and R8; BMW 750i and 750iL, M2; Kia Cerato and Picanto; Lamborghini Huracan LP580-2; Mercedes- AMG C63 S Coupe; Mercedes-Benz GLS; MG 3; Mini Cooper Cabriolet; Porsche 911 Carrera and Macan GTS; Range Rover SV Autobiography; Skoda Superb; Suzuki Vitara turbo; Toyota Prius

Kia Picanto

Kia plans to crack the tough micro class in March with the Picanto. Far from seeming cheap, the cheerful five-door hatch should exceed expectations with a quality, solid feel inside and out, backed up by relatively strong performance, eager steering, and a decent ride.

If the refined 1.25-litre auto’s driveaway pricing falls in at less than $15,000, the South Korean car might be a hit in Australia.


Audi SQ5 TDI Plus; BMW 330e and xDrive40e, M4 GTS; Ferrari 488 Spider, F12 tdf and F12 Berlinetta M; Haval H6; Honda Civic sedan; Hyundai Elantra Sport; Infiniti Q30; Land Rover Discovery Sport Dynamic; Mercedes-Benz C-Class, S-Class, GLE plug-in hybrid; Subaru Forester tS and Levorg; Volkswagen Passat Alltrack

Land Rover D Discovery Sport Dynamic

Due in May, the new version of the Freelander replacement gains a new, more aggressive styling option. Designated, “Dynamic”, the harder-looking Discovery Sport adds visual highlights including black details on the body, and unique 19- or 20-inch wheels. The baby Landie also adds a version of its cruise control optimised for off-road use, as well as a launch control system for slippery surfaces.