UPDATE: This article has been given a mid-year makeover, listing new models that have launched and newly-revealed models that are still to come.
The Australian new-car landscape is in for a deluge, with dozens of new models and updates scheduled to hit showrooms this year.
The popular Small Car and SUV segments will only get hotter in 2013, as will the luxury end of market.
Among this year's launches so far is Holden's massively overhauled 2013 Commodore, graduating at last to the 'VF' nameplate and bringing a host of advancements to the range.
What else is due? Read on, and click through the links for more information on each model.
Watch for the new 4C coupe to arrive early in 2014.
Aston's new Vanquish made its Australian debut in January, replacing the flagship DBS model made famous by a couple of appearances in the James Bond movies.
The newly revealed Vanquish Volante will also hit Australia this year, expected in December.
Lastly, watch for the RS 6 Avant powerhouse to hit our shores later this year.
Most 'Bimmer' fans will be watching for a local debut of the new 4 Series, replacing the current 3 Series Coupe and Convertible models early in 2014.
The updated Z4 roadster should also be here in the coming weeks.
Crewe's powerful Continental GT Speed made its Australian debut recently, priced from $450,000 plus on-roads.
The new Flying Spur sedan is also understood to be in for a late 2013 debut.
Chrysler launched a more affordable version of its 300 SRT8 in May, introducing the $56,000 Core model.
Little else has been confirmed for Chrysler in Australia this year, although a new 200 sedan will debut internationally in 2014. Expect to see it in Australia later next year.
The Aventador-rivalling F12 Berlinetta will hit Australia in July, following last October's local launch. The big Fezza will power into showrooms with a 545kW V12 engine, a $691,100 price tag... and an 18-month waiting list.
The regular Fiat 500 range got a new starting price in June, kicking off from just $14,000 drive-away.
The Grande Punto and Panda models are also expected to come to Australia later this year, including the 132kW Abarth Punto Evo Supersport.
Ford also waved off the old Kuga SUV that arrived last year, welcoming the all-new Kuga in April.
The new Mondeo range was expected to arrive late in 2013, but production delays overseas suggest a 2014 launch is now likely.
What of the Ecosport crossover? Despite appearing at last year's Australian International Motor Show, you won't see it in showrooms until December. Of course, we've already driven it. Catch our review here.
China's Geely, until now available only in Western Australia, will launch its EC7 midsized hatch and sedan in Australia in the second half of 2013.
Holden launched its new Malibu midsized sedan in Australia this month, priced from $28,490.
The massively updated Commodore - now known as the VF - also debuted this year, with a launch event held last month.
Focusing on fuel efficiency and passenger safety, the 'new' Commodore brings lightweight aluminium panels, new driving aids and a new look.
The debut of the VF Commodore also marks the large sedan's return to the US market, where a performance-focused Chevrolet SS model will be offered in limited numbers.
Holden will also launch the compact Trax crossover later this year, likely in September.
The most important new model for Honda in 2013 however will be the new Accord sedan, which made its Australian debut in May.
A new European-sourced version of the ix35 SUV also landed this year, known as the ix35 Special Edition.
The brand made its Australian debut in 2012, with the most recent addition being the G37 Coupe and Cabriolet models.
The important F-TYPE roadster will join Jaguar's local line-up in August, giving the marque a rival for Porsche's 911 and the Aston Martin V8 Vantage. Prices start at $139,000.
The big XFR-S performance sedan is also expected here around mid-year, packing a 404kW/680Nm supercharged V8 engine and a $222,545 price tag.
The new XF Sportbrake has also been confirmed for an Australian debut at last, but it won't be here until next year.
Jeep will launch its facelifted Grand Cherokee range in Australia in the coming weeks. Watch for our review.
Kia's new Cerato range debuted in April, priced from $19,990. The hatch and new Koup models are expected later this year.
A long-awaited replacement for the small Rondo people-mover launched this month, with the new Rondo priced from $29,990.
The turbo version of Kia's European-market Pro_Cee'd has been confirmed for Australia, but a launch isn't expected to occur until next year.
A new Range Rover Sport also debuted this year, and its Australian launch is happening in June. The new model is available from $102,800.
China's SAIC launched its range of LDV-branded commercial vans into Australia in January.
The large ES sedan has also been locked in for an Australian return, due later this year.
The new Quattroporte sedan, driven by a choice of turbo V6 and V8 engines, will go on sale in Australia later this year, expected to debut in September.
The new Mazda3 will get its international unveiling in June, and while local timing is still to be confirmed, we expect it to arrive later this year.
The 2.5 litre petrol version of the Mazda CX-5 SUV also debuted this year.
The extensively updated E-Class range also debuted in June, arriving first in sedan and Estate wagon form. The coupe will arrive later.
The Paceman John Cooper Works performance model is also here, priced from $58,600. Watch for our review.
Mitsubishi's Mirage badge returned to Australia in January, priced from $12,990 drive-away.
A new 'Attrage' sedan version of the Mirage has also debuted internationally, although an Australian launch is still to be confirmed.
A hybrid version of the new Outlander SUV was also due this year, but high demand in Japan has pushed a local launch out to early 2014.
Nissan's full Pulsar small-car range is now on sale in Australia, with the sedan arriving early this year and the hatch models - including the new SSS - debuting earlier this month.
Nissan will push on with its bid to become Australia's number-one fully imported brand, launching a handful of brand-new models this year.
The big and brawny petrol V8 Patrol flagship is also now available.
The Leaf EV landed a price drop in May, the small electric hatch dropping below $40,000.
And of course, the annual update to Nissan's hero GT-R performance coupe arrived in February.
The Insignia range picked up a key styling update this year, but an Australian debut for the tweaks aren't expected until next year.
The small Astra landed new engine and transmission options in June, all now available in Australia.
Opel's small Zafira people-mover is also bound for Australia, due here in July.
The facelifted RCZ coupe made its Australian debut in May, while the more powerful RCZ R will be here in the coming months.
Lastly, watch for the new compact 2008 SUV to hit Australia sometime around November.
Proton's small Prevé is now on sale in Australia, arriving with an 80kW petrol engine and a $18,990 drive-away price. A 103kW turbo version is expected in the coming months.
The Exora people-mover is also due this year, offering seven seats, the same 103kW turbo petrol engine and a CVT automatic transmission.
RR will roll out its brand-new Wraith coupe in Australia later this year, but details are still to be confirmed.
Skoda's sharp new Rapid is due here in the coming months, following its local debut at last year's Australian International Motor Show.
An update to the Superb range debuted overseas in April, but that too is not expected here until next year.
The SUV story continues with Subaru, launching its next-generation Forester SUV in February.
And, while the new WRX performer has been spied testing, it has yet to be revealed. Don't expect that one until mid-2014 at the earliest.
Tesla's electric Model S luxury sedan was expected here this year, but a 2014 debut is now looking likely.
Exact details are still to be confirmed, but a price in the $100,000-$200,000 range is expected to accompany its 4.4 second 0-100km/h sprint claim.
The brand-new Corolla Sedan made its global debut in June, but an Australian debut won't occur until next year.
Volkswagen's big event in 2013 was the launch of its new seventh-generation Golf volume-seller, debuting in April. The new GTI will follow later this year, while the wagon will be here from early 2014.
The new Beetle also hit Australia this year, debuting in February.
The Volvo V40, the first all-new model since Volvo was bought by China's Geely last year, made its Australian debut in February.
Updated versions of the XC60, S60 and V60 all debuted internationally in February, and should be here later this year.
At the top end of the range, Volvo's performance-focused S60 Polestar debuted in June, priced at $109,950 plus on-roads.
There you have it. Keep your eyes on TMR in 2013, as we bring you all the news and reviews on Australia's new cars.
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