Incoming

Ford Everest

JULY-AUGUST 2015 Audi A1 update and Q3 facelift; BMW 1 Series facelift; Holden Insignia VXR; Honda Accord Hybrid; Infiniti Q70; Kia Sorento; Mini Cooper S JCW; Mercedes-Benz CLA Shooting Brake; Mercedes-AMG GT S and C63 S; Skoda Fabia

Ford Everest

The handsome Everest is Fordís answer to the Toyota Prado and Holden Colorado 7, based on the beefy ladder chassis of the Aussieengineered Ranger. This five-seat SUV will be powered by revised versions of Fordís 2.2-litre four-cylinder and 3.2-litre five-cylinder turbodiesels that also serve the Ranger. Though Ford recognises the demand for petrol-powered alternatives, none are in the pipeline. Everest is expected to be priced from the low-$40,000 mark, stretching to the mid-$60K mark for the highly specified Titanium 4WD.

SEPTEMBER 2015 ONWARDS

Audi RS3 Sportback and Q7; BMW 3 Series and 6 Series facelifts; Citroen DS5 facelift; Hyundai Tucson; Kia Proceed GT update; Lexus ES facelift; Mazda 2 sedan and MX-5; Peugeot 208 update; Suzuki Vitara; Toyota Corolla facelift and Prius V update; Volkswagen Passat, Caddy and T6 Transporter/Multivan

Mazda 2 sedan

This is the Mazda 2 sedanís second coming.

First time around, the Thai-built 2-with-a-boot looked terrible and lasted less than 12 months.

Now, Mazda Australia says thereís a genuine call from B-segment customers for a diminutive sedan, even if the numbers will pale in comparison with the hatch. The aim is to keep customers within the Mazda brand, with spec and engines expected to mirror that of the current range. That means 79kW (Neo) or 81kW (Maxx and Genki) 1.5-litre fours and no premium over the hatch, which starts at $15K.