Incoming

MAY-JUNE

Alfa Romeo Giulia Super and Veloce, Audi A5/S5 Sportback, RS3 sedan and TT RS; Ford Everest 5-seat RWD; Honda CR-V; HSV GTS-R; Lexus LC; Mahindra Pik-up auto; Mazda CX-3 update; Mercedes-Benz E-Class All Terrain, E-Class Coupe and GLA facelift; Mercedes- AMG E63 S 4Matic; Renault Megane sedan and wagon; Skoda Octavia facelift and Kodiaq; Subaru XV

Audi TT RS

Apart from an inevitable ĎPlusí version further down the track, this second-gen Audi TT RS will likely be the most powerful car to use the Volkswagen Groupís transverse-engined MQB architecture. Its 2.5-litre five-cylinder turbo sends 294kW and 480Nm to all four corners, thrusting the DSG coupe from 0-100km/h in a rapid-fire 3.7sec.

JULY-AUGUST

Audi Q5 and SQ5; Kia Stinger; Mercedes-AMG GT/GT C roadster/coupe and GT-R coupe; Mini Countryman JCW; Skoda Octavia RS facelift

Jeep Compass

Desperately needed replacement for Jeepís decade-old Compass/Patriot will arrive with just a single nameplate, a fresh platform and striking styling. It will enter Australiaís most popular SUV segment, so hereís hoping the midsized Compassís 137kW 2.4-litre four will pass muster. Expect to see Sport, Latitude, Limited and Trailhawk variants, with AWD versions tied to a nine-speed auto.