Hyundai Tucson N Line
The Korean brand’s mid-sized SUV gets a cosmetic makeover to enhance its sporting appeal. New front and rear bumpers are joined by a rear spoiler and body-coloured wheel arches and sporty 19-inch alloy wheels. The sporty feel continues inside with a choice of black suede or leather trimmed seats and contrast stitching throughout. Hyundai has yet to confirm Australian pricing.
Merc’s flagship limo has been reimagined from the ground up and will once again showcase the German brand’s technology. A choice of engines will be offered including, for the first time, hybrid and plug-in hybrid drivetrain options. Initially, two variants will be offered in Australia starting at $240,700 and topping out at $264,900, plus on-road costs.
Australia’s appetite for utes continues unabated and to satisfy demand, Nissan has updated its venerable workhorse Navara ute. A midlife facelift features more aggressive bumper and grille designs, while engine and driveline options remain largely unchanged. Pricing starts at $32,990 drive-away for the most basic single-cab variant with a manual transmission and maxes out at $61,290 drive-away for the top-of-the-range Nissan Navara Pro-4X with an automatic transmission.
The German sportscar brand’s first attempt at an electric vehicle has landed, the four-door Taycan set to go into battle against established players like the Tesla Model S. It promises sportscar-like performance too from its all-electric powertrain. Pricing starts at $190,400 (plus on-road costs) for the entry level Taycan 4S.
An all-new Outback has landed in Australia, bringing with it new styling and more equipment for family-focused buyers. Three variants will be offered starting at $39,990 and topping out at $47,990 for the Outback Touring. All are powered by the same 2.5-litre four-cylinder engine and all feature Subaru’s well-sorted all-wheel drive system.