A wave of updated and brand new models are sure to shake up the new car market in 2015, with a number of ground-breaking models to hit our shores in upcoming months.
The flurry of International Motor Shows around this time of year usually spells the unveiling and release of a number of truly exciting models – this year has been no exception.
As Australia shifts to the auburn autumn months, we can anticipate the arrival of some jaw-dropping luxury cars, face-lifted favourites and several cars harnessing technology, the likes of which we have never seen.
The increasingly popular ute market will see a new addition in the form of the 2015 Nissan Navara. Those looking for a brutish workhorse and heavy-duty tow vehicle will be well pleased with Navara’s capabilities.
The chassis frame is largely carried over from the previous model, but upgrades to payload, comfort and a roaring 2.3L turbo-diesel engine bulging under the new sculpted bonnet highlight a host of improvements.
Expect bold new looks with the Australian-made Camry in May. The Japanese car maker’s emphasis on sophistication, quality and style is noticeable upon first glance.
Rounding up May’s makeovers is the BMW X5 M and X6 M. Both models are fitted with a 4.4L twin-turbo V8 engine – the most powerful engine BMW has ever offered with all-wheel drive. Aesthetically, both siblings will receive a host of changes.
Electric cars are set to send a shockwave through the market in June. The ultra-efficient Honda Accord Hybrid makes its debut down under, the 2015 Range Rover Sport gets electrified, an all-wheel drive version of Tesla Model S P85D will be released and the Toyota Prius V people mover will too receive a facelift.
Meanwhile, Audi makes its first big move of 2015 with A1, A3 Sportsback, A7, S7, Q3 and RS 6 and 7 models arriving with a fresh looks and tweaks.
NEW MODELS IN SUMMARY
• BMW X5 M and X6 M
• Nissan Navara
• Toyota Camry
• Honda Accord Hybrid
• Hyundai i40
• Kia Sorento
• Mitsubishi Triton
• Toyota Prius V