Incoming

JANUARY-FEBRUARY

AUDI Q2 and Q7 e-tron; FORD Kuga facelift/rebrand; HOLDEN Trax facelift; HONDA Civic hatch; KIA Rio; MASERATI Levante and Quattroporte facelift; MAZDA MX-5 RF; MERCEDES-AMG C63 S Cabriolet; MERCEDES-BENZ E300, E400 4matic, E350e and GLE-Class plug-in hybrid; PEUGEOT 3008; VOLKSWAGEN Passat Alltrack Wolfsburg

MARCH

AUDI A5 Coupe; BMW 5 Series and M760Li xDrive; CITROEN C3, C4 Cactus petrol auto; HOLDEN Commodore special editions; INFINITI Q60 Red Sport; JEEP Grand Cherokee; MASERATI Ghibli facelift; MAZDA CX-5; MINI Clubman JCW All4; MINI Countryman; NISSAN Pathfinder facelift; PEUGEOT 2008; SKODA Superb S

Mercedes-AMG C63 S Cabriolet

This is the first time thereís been a ragtop v version of the AMG-badged C-Class, offering a four-seat open-roof theatre to drink in that sonorous 375kW/700Nm 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8. With a 0-100km/h time of about 4.1 seconds, the roofup to roof-down sprint takes less than five times longer and at speeds of up to 50km/h. If your budget wonít stretch to the expected $170,000 price tag, thereís a milder, cheaper C43 version on the way.

Mini Countryman

Miniís five-door behemoth gains a mid-life spritz that includes slightly more underbonnet poke and subtle styling tweaks to make it look less corpulent and more a part of the Mini family. Its bum still looks rather big, though. ains mid underng um

Mazda CX-5

Australiaís b best-selling SUV rolls out in second-generation form featuring an expanded model line-up wrapped in a completely new skin that complements its larger CX-9 sibling.