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Can't wait to drive away in that new model you have seen recently?

Be in the know and look up when your next new car is being launched with GoAuto's New Car Diary, a comprehensive listing of all future model release dates in Australia.

New car diary for 2019

Make: Honda

Model: Accord

Approximate: Nov 2019

Honda Australia will soon import the brand's 10th-generation Accord sedan, to go on sale sometime late in 2019.

read more about the Honda Accord

Make: Audi

Model: A1 - Sportback

Approximate: Jun 2019

Audi's second-generation A1 Sportback light hatch will usher in a more aggressive look and fresh technology when it arrives in Australian showrooms in the first half of next year.

read more about the Audi A1

Make: Nissan

Model: Leaf

Approximate: Jun 2019

The second-generation Nissan Leaf will hit Aussie showrooms in late 2018, expected to be priced around the $50k mark. Nissan Australia says it will target government and corporate fleet buyers.

read more about the Nissan Leaf

Make: Infiniti

Model: QX50

Approximate: Jun 2019

Infiniti’s fresh entrant into the medium SUV segment will arrive in the second half of the year, in the form of the QX50. It will be released with the world-first variable-compression petrol engine under its bonnet.

read more about the Infiniti QX50

Make: Audi

Model: A6

Approximate: May 2019

The eight-generation A6 sedan will come standard with mild hybrid powertrains, advanced safety and comfort technology and an fresh exterior design.

read more about the Audi A6

Make: Mini

Model: Countryman - S E All4

Approximate: May 2019

With a combined output of 165kW/385Nm, the Mini Countryman S E All4 will be able to accelerate from zero to 100km/h in just 6.8 seconds, but also return a fuel economy figure between 2.1-2.3 litres per 100km.

read more about the Mini Countryman

Make: Genesis

Model: G70

Approximate: Apr 2019

South Korean luxury brand Genesis is set to expand its range with the arrival of the G70 medium sedan in the first quarter of 2019, to take on the likes of the Lexus IS, Mercedes-Benz C-Class and BMW 3 Series. It will be offered with two rear-drive powertrains, including the 3.3-litre twin-turbo V6 from the Kia Stinger.

read more about the Genesis G70

Make: Genesis

Model: G80

Approximate: Apr 2019

Hyundai's standalone brand Genesis will launch in Australia with the G80. This new model is essentially a facelifted Hyundai Genesis, which is already sold in the market.

read more about the Genesis G80

Make: BMW

Model: 3 Series

Approximate: Mar 2019

BMW is scheduled to launch the critical seventh-generation 3 Series sedan that rides on a new lightweight platform and packs more technology than before. The mid-sizer is also looking to reassert itself as a driver’s vehicle.
read more about the BMW 3 Series

Make: Hyundai

Model: i30 - N Fastback

Approximate: Mar 2019

Hyundai is set to add a second body style to its hot i30 N range with the Fastback five-door sedan that features the same 202kW/353Nm 2.0-litre turbo-petrol engine and six-speed manual transmission as its hatch counterpart.

read more about the Hyundai i30

Make: Hyundai

Model: Kona - Electric

Approximate: Mar 2019

Based on the Kona crossover, the emissions-free Kona Electric is Australia’s first battery-powered small SUV and is set to arrive Down Under sometime in the first half of 2019.

read more about the Hyundai Kona

Make: Citroen

Model: C3 Aircross

Approximate: Mar 2019

Citroen hopes to take a bigger bite of the lucrative compact-SUV market when it launches its new C3 Aircross.

read more about the Citroen C3 Aircross

Make: Mercedes-AMG

Model: C63 - S

Released: Feb 2019

Mercedes-AMG’s popular C63 S range is due for a refresh in the first quarter, with light styling changes and tweaked suspension to aid dynamics, but outputs from the 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 remain the same at 375kW/700Nm.
read more about the Mercedes-AMG C63

Make: Renault

Model: Captur

Released: Feb 2019

Renault is scheduled to replace the 88kW/190Nm 1.2-litre naturally aspirated engine in its Captur line-up with a 110kW/250Nm 1.3-litre turbocharged unit, with the upgrade also ushering in a six-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. 

read more about the Renault Captur

Make: Suzuki

Model: Baleno

Released: Feb 2019

As part of a model-year update, Suzuki is set to drop the 82kW/160Nm 1.0-litre turbo-petrol engine from its Baleno and instead opt for a naturally aspirated range.

read more about the Suzuki Baleno

Make: Volkswagen

Model: Caddy - Beach

Released: Feb 2019

Volkswagen is set to re-enter the camper-van segment with its Caddy Beach that packs a fold-out bed, a walk-through tent, two folding camp chairs and table, and tray tables for rear passengers, among other features.

read more about the Volkswagen Caddy

Make: Porsche

Model: Macan

Released: Feb 2019

Porsche’s lightly facelifted Macan is set to enter showrooms with a 10.9-inch touchscreen now dominating inside, while a newly developed 260kW/480Nm 3.0-litre V6 debuts under the bonnet.
read more about the Porsche Macan

Make: Mercedes-Benz

Model: X-Class - X350d

Released: Feb 2019

Mercedes-Benz will complete its X-Class ute range with the arrival of two X350d variants that are motivated by a 190kW/550Nm 3.0-litre turbo-diesel V6.

read more about the Mercedes-Benz X-Class

Make: Audi

Model: A4

Released: Feb 2019

Audi has treated its A4 mid-sizer to a subtle update that sees a new S Line Competition package, with the Sedan and Avant wagon body styles to arrive in Australian showrooms early in 2019.

read more about the Audi A4

Make: Audi

Model: A5 - RS5 Sportback

Released: Feb 2019

In the first quarter, Audi’s A5 Sportback will be made available in hi-po RS5 guise, with a 2.9-litre twin-turbo V6 that produces 331kW/600Nm and drives all four wheels via an eight-speed automatic transmission.
read more about the Audi A5

Make: Kia

Model: Cerato

Released: Jan 2019

Kia's fourth-generation Cerato hatch will kick off from $19,990 driveaway for the entry-level S with a six-speed manual, and will top out at $26,190 for the Sport+. The sportier, turbocharged GT variant will also join the range in January.

read more about the Kia Cerato

Make: Suzuki

Model: Vitara

Released: Jan 2019

Suzuki Australia is expected to launch the updated version of its Vitara small SUV, though limited details of the new model have been revealed.

read more about the Suzuki Vitara

Make: Mitsubishi

Model: Triton

Released: Jan 2019

The new Triton pick-up will hit showrooms in January, sporting a big lift to safety and standard in-car comfort features, as well as suspension tweaks and dramatic new exterior styling.

read more about the Mitsubishi Triton

Make: Suzuki

Model: Jimny

Released: Jan 2019

The fourth-generation Jimny will be motivated by a 1.5-litre naturally aspirated four-cylinder petrol engine that produces 75kW of power at 6000rpm and 130Nm of torque at 4000rpm, up 12.5kW and 20Nm over its 1.3-litre predecessor.
read more about the Suzuki Jimny

Make: Kia

Model: Picanto - GT

Released: Jan 2019

Kia's Picanto was the runway market leader among the micro cars last year, and the Korean brand is now set to bolster the baby hatch line-up with the 74kW/172Nm 1.0-litre turbo-triple GT.

read more about the Kia Picanto

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