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 will be 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 Aston's new Vanquish hero to arrive this month, replacing the flagship DBS model made famous by a couple of appearances in the James Bond movies.
Lastly, watch for the RS 6 Avant powerhouse to hit our shores later this year.
A hybrid version of BMW's big 7 Series is expected this month, but most 'Bimmer' fans will be watching for a local debut of the new 4 Series, replacing the current 3 Series Coupe and Convertible models.
Timing for the 4 Series has yet to be confirmed however, with an international debut still to occur.
Details on Chrysler's 2013 plans have not been revealed, although there is talk that a more affordable version of the 300 SRT8 monster is in the works.
Citroen's 2013 schedule in Australia will be made clearer when it the brand completes its transition to a new local distributor, with little known at this stage.
The hot DS4 Racing is expected go into production overseas this year, but a local debut could be held off until 2014.
The Aventador-rivalling F12 Berlinetta will hit Australia in July, powering into showrooms with a 545kW V12 engine, a $691,100 price tag... and an 18-month waiting list.
With distribution in the hands of the newly formed Fiat Chrysler Group in Australia, the Italian carmaker is expected to bring its small Panda model to local showrooms late in 2013.
Ford's little hotbox, the new Fiesta ST, is scheduled for a June debut in three-door form.
The Fiesta line will also get a styling and mechanical update this year, bringing a new face and Ford's new 1.0 litre Ecoboost petrol engine.
Later in the year, Ford will wave off the current (and ageing) Kuga SUV that arrived last year, welcoming the all-new Kuga in 2013.
Lastly, Ford's new Mondeo range is expected to arrive late in 2013, with production delays overseas holding up its local debut.
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.
Focusing on fuel efficiency and passenger safety, the 'new' Commodore will bring lightweight aluminium panels, new driving aids and a new look.
The debut of the VF Commodore will also mark the large sedan's return to the US market, where a performance-focused Chevrolet SS model will be offered in limited numbers.
Watch for Holden to unveil the 2013 Commodore in February, ahead of its market launch sometime around June.
The most important new model for Honda in 2013 however will be the new Accord sedan, which debuted in the US last year.
Korea's number-one carmaker has just one model on its 2013 dance card for Australia: the wagonised version of its new i30 small car.
Announced in November, the i30 Tourer will hit Australia at a $22,990 starting price.
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 sometime before June, giving the marque a rival for Porsche's 911 and the Aston Martin V8 Vantage.
The big XFR-S performance sedan is also expected here around mid-year, packing a 404kW/680Nm supercharged V8 engine.
A long-awaited replacement for the small Rondo people-mover is also due this year, following its unveiling in 2012.
The turbo version of Kia's European-market Pro_Cee'd remains on Kia Australia's wishlist, although a turbocharged Cerato Koup could also come here.
The brand-new and full-sized Range Rover 4WD will launch here in February.
A new Range Rover Sport, spied testing in recent weeks, should be unveiled later this year. Australian timing has yet to be confirmed, however.
China's SAIC launched its range of LDV-branded commercial vans into Australia in January.
Details on the new model remain unknown, although Lexus promises a driving experience superior to BMW's new 3 Series.
The new Quattroporte sedan, driven by a choice of turbo V6 and V8 engines, will go on sale in Australia later this year.
More updates to the Mazda2 light car are expected this year, giving the current model a styling update along the lines of the tweaked CX-9.
Reports of a similar update to the Mazda3 are also doing the rounds, with talk of a late 2013 debut.
The 2.5 litre petrol version of the Mazda CX-5 is also expected this year.
Merc's brand-new A-Class small car will hit Australia in March, along with the top-shelf turbocharged A 250 hotbox.
The extensively updated E-Class range will also debut in stages from June, bringing new technologies and styling updates to the sedan and Estate wagon, and the Coupe and Cabriolet models.
The Paceman John Cooper Works performance model will arrive in July.
The new year will see Mitsubishi's Mirage badge return to Australia, going on sale this month.
A hybrid version of the new Outlander SUV is also due this year, along with an automatic version of the diesel-powered ASX in May.
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.
An update to the Leaf EV is also expected, bringing styling tweaks and an upgraded electric drivetrain.
Lastly, the annual update to Nissan's hero GT-R performance coupe will also arrive in February.
The seven-seater 5008 wagon is also expected, although exact timing has not been announced.
Proton's small Prevé will arrive in Australia this month, arriving with an 80kW petrol engine and a $18,990 drive-away price. A 103kW turbo version is expected mid-year.
The Exora people-mover is also due in 2013, offering seven seats, the same 103kW turbo petrol engine and a CVT automatic transmission.
No new RR models are expected in 2013.
Skoda's sharp new Rapid is due here in the coming months, following its local debut at last year's Australian International Motor Show.
Smaller than the Octavia - which has also been replaced but with local timing still to be confirmed - the Rapid will be offered with petrol and diesel engine options.
The SUV story continues with Subaru, which will combat the new RAV4 with its next-generation Forester SUV arriving this month.
Local plans for Suzuki this year are unknown, but an international debut for the production version of its S-Cross SUV concept should occur later this year.
Tesla's electric Model S luxury sedan will at last hit Australia later in 2013 (already now on sale in the US).
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.
Volkswagen's big event in 2013 will be the launch of its new seventh-generation Golf volume-seller, revealed last year in three- and five-door form.
The hero GTI model should also debut internationally this year, although it has so far appeared only as a thinly-veiled concept. Australian timing for this model is not known.
Joining the Golf will be the all-new Beetle, expected to make its (long overdue but on-schedule) Australian debut in February.
The Volvo V40, the first all-new model since Volvo was bought by China's Geely last year, will hit Australia in March.
The new small hatch will introduce a number of new safety features, including an innovative airbag system designed for pedestrian safety.
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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