Incoming

OCTOBER-NOVEMBER

Alfa Romeo 4C Spider; Audi RS3 Sportback; BMW X1, 3 Series facelift; Ford Focus, Everest; Holden Commodore update; Infiniti QX80; Lamborghini Aventador LP 750-4 Superveloce; Mercedes-Benz GLE wagon/coupe, S500e plug-in hybrid; Porsche Cayman GT4; Volkswagen Caddy, T6 Transporter/Multivan; Volvo S60 Cross Country

Porsche Cayman GT4

WEíVE already dubbed it the analogue sports car for the digital age, so the October arrival of a Porsche motorsport-fettled Cayman rates as one of the most highly anticipated launches of 2015. At $189,900 itís almost $20K cheaper than the entry-level 911, but shoehorns a 283kW 3.8-litre flat-six in behind the driver to give it more poke. Six-speed manual-only, 4.4sec 0-100km/h Ė whatís not to like?

DECEMBER ONWARDS

Alfa Romeo 4C Spider; Audi R8 V10, 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, RX; Maserati Ghibli; Mazda MX-5 2.0L; Mercedes-Benz GLC, C350e plug-in hybrid, C450 AMG 4Matic; Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV; Range Rover Evoque facelift; Suzuki Vitara

Lexus RX

THE Lexus RX mid-size SUV is set to grow thanks to the arrival of the smaller NX. The RX can now undo its belt and offer more space and a definite place at the large SUV table, with the brandís latest jagged-edge design language including a unique C-pillar treatment.

Performance-altering changes include a much stiffer chassis, and a 3.5-litre V6 petrol engine with or without an electric motor. Itís due to land in Australian showrooms in early 2016.