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New Cars For Finishing 2013 Out

There are still a number of exciting new models to come in 2013, and for car fans, like me, this is always going to be great news worthy of investigation.

Keep your eyes out for Aston Martin’s new Vanquish Volante.  If you are into James Bond style cars, the open top Volante will be a hit.  This should arrive at the end of the year.


Audi’s new S3  will heat some rubber in both hatch and sedan form.  The sedan will be able to take on the BMW 1-Series M Coupe.  Also to arrive in Australia shortly will be the very quick Audi RS6 Avant.  The 0-100 km/h sprint should be cut down to under four seconds.




BMW’s 3-Series GT is just around the corner, as is the newly designed X5.  Maybe the highlight for most BMW fans will be the updated Z4 Roadster – a great handling package with plenty of power.

For those who can afford it, the Bentley Flying Spur with a twelve-cylinder engine will grace our roads shortly.


Fiat’s new Grande Punto and tiny Panda models are due in Australia later this year.  For the performance nuts, the ankle biting Fiat Abarth Punto Evo Supersport packs a nippy 132kW.


Ford‘s entire Fiesta range gets a facelift, including the feisty new turbo-charged Fiesta ST.  One other very interesting addition for the Blue Oval is the cleverly designed Ford Ecosport SUV, due at the end of the year.  The small SUV shape is a very tidy-looking little machine that rides high and is very efficient.


Holden has their Trax due shortly – see Private Fleet review.

Watch out for the stylish Infiniti Q50 Sedan.  Deceptively quick and luxurious, you’ll need to be quick to get your hands on one of these top models from the recently introduced Infiniti brand.

2014 Infinti Q50

One of the most exciting cars that is arriving in the next few months is one from Jaguar: the new F-Type Roadster.  Deemed to be a great handler and in the same league as a Porsche 911, this one’s got acceleration times of between 4-to-5 seconds from 0-100 km/h – depending on your choice of engine.  The V8-S runs up to a maximum speed of 300 km/h.


Jeep is looking good with the launch of its revised Grand Cherokee range in Australia.

Lexus has their gorgeous new IS models.  Check out our review on the range of Lexus IS variants.  What a great car, with performance to match the looks and luxury, not to be outdone by its little brother, the large Lexus ES Sedan is due later this year.

lexus es 350 sedan

Maserati has their new Quattroporte sedan for sale in Australia.  Expect plenty of get-up-and-go from turbocharged V6 and V8 engines.

Mercedes Benz has just a few new entrants.  The big S-Class luxury sedan will launch toward the end of the year in Australia.  However, you’ll notice the classy small CLA four-door coupe on our roads now – take a look at our review.

Nissan’s quirky new Juke Crossover is sure to be a hit with the ladies (and the gents), while Nissan provide the off-road fraternity with a nice looking new Pathfinder.


Peugeot have their showy new 2008 SUV available at the end of the year.  Expect a frugal diesel to get the job done.


Jag’s F-Type has obviously been watched by the class leading Porsche brand, as the Germans have got their act together and come up with the new 911 range, which includes the GT3 and 911 Turbo.

Back to the small hatchbacks… Renault provide their Nissan-collaborated Clio range at the end of the year.  The quick RS is sure to be great entertainment value.

Renault-Clio 2013

Not a new motorbike this time, but a brand new SX4 SUV will be promised to the buyer on the lookout for new Suzuki cars.  It should be here before the end of 2013.


Lastly, Volvo will have all of their new range ( XC60, S60 and V60 vehicles) in Australia by the end of the year.

All-in-all, this is a range of cars (budget-priced to expensive) that keep the interest levels high enough for the new car enthusiast.  It has been a quieter year, as last year there were a huge number of products rolled out by many of the big names in car brands.  Next year looks busy.