Welcome to PerformanceDrive‘s New Cars Calendar for 2012. Here you can take a peek to see what new vehicles are coming out this year. The calendar will be updated on an ongoing basis.
–Ferrari 458 Spider
4.5-litre V8 with 425kW/540Nm, rear-wheel drive convertible. Prices start at $590,000
–New Holden Colorado
Two engines; 2.5-litre turbo-diesel with 110kW/350Nm and 2.8-litre turbo-diesel with 132kW/440Nm, 4×2 and 4×4 ute. Prices start at $26,990.
–2012 Honda Civic hatch
1.8-litre four-cylinder with 104kW/174Nm. Front-wheel drive hatch. Prices start at $22,650
2.0-litre four-cylinder with 110kW/200Nm, front-wheel drive and four-wheel drive SUV. Prices start at $28,990
2.0-litre boxer with 147kW/205Nm. Six-speed manual and six-speed auto, rear-wheel drive coupe. Prices start at $29,990
–Citroen C4 AirCross
SUV version of the C4, available in front- and four-wheel drive. 2.0-litre with 110kW. Prices yet to be announced.
–2012 Isuzu D-Max
All-new design, new engine and slightly larger. 3.0-litre turbo-diesel with 130kW/380Nm. Prices start from $27,200. Arrives July 2.
–2012 Porsche Boxster
New model. 2.7-litre flat six with 195kW, 3.4-litre flat six with 232kW. Convertible sports car. Prices start at $107,500, and $133,800 for the 3.4 ‘S’.
–New Volvo S80
Revised engine lineup expected. All-wheel drive luxury sedan. Prices yet to be announced.
–BMW 5 Series ActiveHybrid 5
3.0-litre turbocharged inline six with hybrid electric assistance combined to 250kW. Prices yet to be announced, likely around $140,000.
–BMW 125i M
2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder with 160kW/310Nm. Rear-wheel drive sports hatch. Prices yet to be announced, likely around $55,000.
114kW and 147kW turbo petrol engines, turbo-diesel hybrid with 120kW also coming. Front-wheel drive sports wagon. Priced from around $50,000.
–Subaru BRZ (Subaru’s version of the joint project Toyota 86)
2.0-litre boxer four-cylinder with 147kW/205Nm. Six-speed manual, rear-wheel drive coupe. Prices yet to be announced.
–Volkswagen Passat CC
Facelifted model, will drop Passat name and be called ‘CC’. Similar engine lineup likely. Prices yet to be announced.
–Volkswagen Passat Alltrack
Jumped up version of the Passat wagon. Similar engine lineup as normal Passat likely. Prices yet to be announced.
-Hyundai Veloster Turbo
Turbocharged version of the 1.6-litre GDI engine with 155kW/265Nm. Prices are expected to be around $35,000.
–2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8
6.4-litre HEMI V8 with 347kW/630Nm. Four-wheel drive high performance SUV. Prices yet to be announced, likely just under $100,000.
–2013 Mitsubishi ASX facelift
Current lineup likely carried over; 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol with 110kW/197Nm, 1.8-litre turbo-diesel 110kW/300Nm. Prices yet to be announced.
Sedan version of the Peugeot 308 hatch. Petrol, diesel, and turbo-diesel front-wheel drive sedan. Prices yet to be annnounced.
Petrol V6 (246kW), petrol V8 (291kW), and turbo-diesel V6 (175kW). Sports SUV. Prices yet to be announced.
Petrol V6 (246kW), hybrid (276kW), and turbo-diesel (179kW). Sporty large sedan to rival BMW 5 Series and Merc E-Class. Prices yet to be announced.
1.4-litre turbo with 132kW/230Nm, 103kW petrol and 121kW turbo-diesel. Sedan and wagon. Prices yet to be announced, likely around $30,000.
–2013 Peugeot 208
New entry-level hatch. Petrol and turbo-diesel front-wheel drive lineup. Priced from around $25,000, depending on trim level.
–Porsche Cayenne GTS
4.8-litre naturally aspirated V8 with 309kW. Performance SUV. Prices will start at $164,900.
–Audi A6 Allroad
3.0-litre V6 turbo-diesel with 180kW/580Nm. Jumped up version of the A6 Avant with all-wheel drive. Prices yet to be announced.
–Bentley Continental V8
4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 with 373kW/660Nm. All-wheel drive luxury coupe. Prices yet to be announced.
–BMW 6 Series GanCoupe
’40i’ 3.0-litre turbo, ’50i’ twin-turbo V8, and ’40d’ turbo-diesel likely. Four-door coupe. Prices yet to be announced.
Facelifted model with fresh styling. Likely the same engine lineup as the current model. Prices likely to be around the same.
–New Chrysler 300C
3.6-litre Pentastar V6 with around 209kW, 5.7-litre V8, and SRT8 6.4 HEMI with 347kW. Prices yet to be announced.
–2013 Honda CR-V
All-new model. Local specifications yet to be announced. Four-wheel drive SUV. Prices yet to be announced.
–2013 Kia Sorento
Facelifted SUV. Similar or the same engine lineup set to be carried over from current model. Prices yet to be announced.
1.4-litre four cylinder with 74kW/130Nm. Holden Barina-sized hatch. Prices yet to be announced, likely in the high teens.
2.0-litre turbo with 162kW/350Nm, and turbo-diesel with 118kW/350Nm. Sedan and wagon. Prices yet to be announced, likely in the $40,000 region.
–2013 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
Various powerful engines, including 3.5-litre V6 with 225kW/370Nm, and 4.7-litre twin-turbo V8 with 320kW/700Nm. AMG version on the way. Grand touring convertible. Prices yet to be announced.
–Suzuki Grand Vitara
Facelift expected to bring new equipment and features. All-wheel drive SUV. Prices yet to be announced.
3.7-litre petrol V6 with 246kW. Sports coupe and convertible. Prices yet to be announced.
–2013 Jaguar XF
New 2.0-litre EcoBoost four-cylinder turbo engine (around 177kW/340Nm), and 3.0-litre supercharged V6 with 250kW. Rear-wheel drive sedan.
–Aston Martin Vanquish (AM 310)
Orders already being taken, will arrive in December. Replacement to the DBS. 6.0-litre V12 with 421kW. Prices are yet to be finalised.
–BMW 3 Series Touring wagon
The wagon version of the new 3 Series. ’20i’, ’20d’, ’28i’, and ’35i’ variants likely. Prices yet to be announced.
–Range Rover Vogue
New model update. Similar engine lineup to the current model likely. Hybrid coming. Large luxury SUV. Prices yet to be announced.
44kW and 55kW 1.0-litre three-cylinder engines. Compact city car in three- and five-door form. Prices yet to be announced, likely below $15,000.
Petrol and diesel engines likely. Prices yet to be announced.
Fourth quarter/earlier 2013
–2013 Audi RS 4 Avant
4.2-litre naturally-aspirated V8 with 331kW/430Nm. All-wheel drive performance wagon. Prices yet to be announced.
–2013 Audi S6
4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 with 309kW/550Nm. All-wheel drive performance sedan. Prices yet to be announced.
–2013 Audi S7 Sportback
4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 with 309kW/550Nm. All-wheel drive performance large four-door coupe. Prices yet to be announced.
–2013 Audi S8
4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 with around 380kW/650Nm. All-wheel drive large luxury/performance sedan. Prices yet to be announced.
4.4-litre twin-turbo V8 with 412kW/680Nm. Coupe and convertible. Prices yet to be announced.
–2013 Ford Focus ST
2.0-litre EcoBoost turbo with 188kW/366Nm. Front-wheel drive hatch. Prices yet to be announced.
Range-extended plug-in hybrid. 1.4-litre turbo petrol and electric motor system, 111kW with 55kW range-extender. Prices yet to be announced, likely above $50,000.
2.5-litre four-cylinder engine with 141kW/245Nm. Modern mid-size sedan, replacement to the Epica. Prices yet to be announced, likely between $30,000-$40,000.
–2013 Jaguar XF Sportbrake wagon
Still under review for Australian market introduction. Engine lineup expected to be carried over from XF sedan.
–2013 Kia Sorento
New styling and revised engines. Full details and pricing will be announced closer to launch.
–Lotus Exige S Roadster
3.5-litre supercharged V6 with 257kW/400Nm. Mid-engined open-top sports car. Price and Australian introduction yet to be confirmed.
–2013 Mitsubishi Mirage
Entry-level model, to replace Colt. Small capacity front-wheel drive hatch. Prices yet to be announced.
–2013 Mitsubishi Outlander
All-new model. Hybrid version likely. Prices yet to be announced.
–2013 Nissan Pulsar
Sedan to be launched initially, followed by hatch. 1.8-litre four-cylinder engine with CVT, front-wheel drive. Prices yet to be announced.
–Renault Fluence Z.E
Fully electric car with swappable batteries. 70kW/226Nm, range 185km. Priced from around $40,000.
–2013 Subaru Liberty/GT
Potentially new 2.0-litre turbo for GT producing around 221kW/400Nm. All-wheel drive sedan and wagon. Prices yet to be announced.
–New Toyota Corolla
All-new model, naturally aspirated four-cylinder. Five-door hatch. Prices yet to be annnounced.