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New car diary for 2019

Make: Mercedes-Benz

Model: GLC

Approximate: Nov 2019

Blink twice and you might miss it, but Mercedes-Benz has done a lot to improve the GLC mid-size SUV under the metal as part of its first facelift. You better not want turbo-diesel performance, though.

read more about the Mercedes-Benz GLC

Make: Hyundai

Model: IONIQ

Approximate: Nov 2019

The Ioniq family of electric vehicles has only been on sale Down Under for a year, but that has not stopped Hyundai from bringing its mid-life facelift to market, with all three powertrain options retained.

read more about the Hyundai IONIQ

Make: Audi

Model: A1 - Sportback

Approximate: Nov 2019

Audi will get aggressive when it releases the second-generation A1 Sportback, which wears a much angrier face than its cutesy predecessor. The light hatch also takes a technological leap forward.

read more about the Audi A1

Make: Mitsubishi

Model: ASX

Approximate: Nov 2019

It might be one of the oldest SUVs still on sale in Australia, but Mitsubishi’s ASX is back at it again following yet another facelift. This one, though, is its most significant to date, bringing a fresh front end.

read more about the Mitsubishi ASX

Make: Mitsubishi

Model: Triton

Released: Oct 2019

Set to receive its second update in eight months, Mitsubishi’s hot-selling Triton ute is in line for another specification bump to keep it fresh against its ever-improving rivals.

read more about the Mitsubishi Triton

Make: Lexus

Model: RX

Released: Oct 2019

The Lexus RX large SUV will return to showrooms in facelifted form, which is headlined by the addition of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support alongside sharper exterior styling.

read more about the Lexus RX

Make: Audi

Model: Q3

Released: Oct 2019

Audi’s Q3 small SUV will enter its second generation with a bold new design and a serious lift in technology as it looks to move up the sales ranks in the fastest-growing segment.

read more about the Audi Q3

Make: Toyota

Model: Granvia

Released: Oct 2019

The beloved Tarago is about to exit the Australia market, with Toyota to usher in a new people-mover, the HiAce-based Granvia, which well and truly ups the luxury ante.

read more about the Toyota Granvia

Make: Kia

Model: Seltos

Released: Oct 2019

Quite possibly the most important model in Kia’s short history Down Under, the segment-straddling Seltos small SUV will go on sale with huge expectations in a busy class.

read more about the Kia Seltos

Make: Peugeot

Model: 508

Released: Sep 2019

Peugeot is hoping to shake up the mid-size segment when it releases the second-generation 508 sedan and wagon. Packing style and technology in equal measure, it will play a key role in the French brand’s resurgence in Australia.

read more about the Peugeot 508

Make: Volvo

Model: S60

Released: Sep 2019

Volvo’s third-generation S60 mid-size sedan will look to continue the Swedish brand’s recent run of strong releases. With diesel engines out and plug-in hybrid powertrains in, its environmental credentials are stronger than before.

read more about the Volvo S60

Make: Toyota

Model: Supra

Released: Sep 2019

Arguably the most anticipated new-model release of 2019, Toyota’s reborn Supra sportscar will arrive with high expectations. Now a mechanical cousin to BMW’s Z4, it continues the tradition of having an inline six-cylinder engine.

read more about the Toyota Supra

Make: Hyundai

Model: Venue

Released: Sep 2019

With the Accent light car on the way out, Hyundai will have a new entry-level model in Australia, the Venue small SUV. Rocking bold exterior styling, it will look to make a splash in one of the most competitive – and fastest-growing – segments.

read more about the Hyundai Venue

Make: Hyundai

Model: Veloster

Released: Sep 2019

Hyundai’s unusual Veloster sportscar will return for round two when its second-generation model launches. However, performance enthusiasts shouldn’t get their hopes up as the full-fat N version is not expected to make it to Australia.

read more about the Hyundai Veloster

Make: Nissan

Model: 370Z - 50th Anniversary Edition

Released: Aug 2019

Nissan will pay homage to its 370Z coupe in August with the release of the 50th Anniversary edition. The special model features a two-tone Peter Brock-inspired livery, as a throwback to the Brock Racing Enterprises Datsun 240Z.

read more about the Nissan 370Z

Make: Nissan

Model: GT-R - 50th Anniversary Edition

Released: Aug 2019

In August Nissan will launch the limited-run 50th Anniversary GT-R, which features three paint finishes and white racing stripes. The interior has also been tweaked, while the twin-turbo V6 motor carries over.

read more about the Nissan GT-R

Make: BMW

Model: X4 - M

Released: Aug 2019

BMW’s coupe-style X4 medium SUV will be taken to the next level in August with the arrival of the X4 M, which will take up the challenge to the Mercedes-AMG GLC63 S Coupe. The X4 M scores a number of enhancements over the previously range-topping M40i variant, including the 375kW/600Nm 3.0-litre twin-turbo inline six-cylinder engine.

read more about the BMW X4

Make: Jaguar

Model: F-Pace - SVR

Released: Aug 2019

Jaguar’s high-performance F-Pace SVR SUV touches down in August, to take on the front-runners in the performance SUV segment. The F-Pace SVR employs a 5.0-litre supercharged V8, capable of punching out a formidable 404kW/680Nm.

read more about the Jaguar F-Pace

Make: Jaguar

Model: XE

Released: Aug 2019

Jaguar will update its XE medium sedan range in August, which has been reduced to just two variants, down from 15. Diesel versions and the top-spec supercharged V6 are gone, with a 221kW/400Nm four-pot the only remaining engine option.

read more about the Jaguar XE

Make: Alfa Romeo

Model: Giulia - Quadrifoglio NRING

Released: Aug 2019

Alfa Romeo is set to commemorate its Nurburgring-conquering Giulia Quadrifoglio in August, with the release of the limited-run Giulia NRING. The NRING scores a number of performance goodies such as carbon ceramic brakes, carbon-fibre trim, special wheels and a matte grey colour.

read more about the Alfa Romeo Giulia

Make: Alfa Romeo

Model: Stelvio - Quadrifoglio NRING

Released: Aug 2019

After setting the Nurburgring lap record for a production SUV, Alfa Romeo will honour its Stelvio Quadrifoglio with the limited-run NRING edition, with three examples coming to Australia. A number of performance enhancements are included, but the model’s 2.9-litre twin-turbo V6 carries over unchanged.

read more about the Alfa Romeo Stelvio

Make: BMW

Model: X3 - M

Released: Aug 2019

BMW will bring full-blooded M power to its X3 medium SUV for the first time ever in August, with the X3 M to take on the likes of the Mercedes-AMG GLC63 S. The X3 M features a number of performance upgrades headlined by a twin-turbo inline six-cylinder engine pumping out 375kW/600Nm.

read more about the BMW X3

Make: Mercedes-Benz

Model: GLE

Released: Jul 2019

Entering its second generation with the GLE nameplate, Mercedes-Benz’s large SUV is box-fresh and ready to make some noise in its segment again with leading infotainment and a mild-hybrid option.

read more about the Mercedes-Benz GLE

Make: Nissan

Model: Leaf

Released: Jul 2019

After a series of delays, Nissan will launch its second-generation Leaf full-electric hatch with a 40kWh battery that provides a claimed 270km of the driving range on the WLTP combined cycle test.

read more about the Nissan Leaf

Make: Citroen

Model: C5 Aircross

Released: Jul 2019

With volume-building expectations, Citroen’s C5 Aircross mid-size SUV has a tall task ahead of it, but at least it will ride comfortably thank to its innovative Progressive Hydraulic Cushion dampers.

read more about the Citroen C5 Aircross

Make: Audi

Model: A6

Released: Jul 2019

Following in the tyre tracks of the A7 Sportback and A8, Audi will finally bring to market its fifth-generation A6 large sedan, with cutting-edge technology ensuring it will be a contender.

read more about the Audi A6

Make: Mercedes-Benz

Model: A-class - Sedan

Released: Jun 2019

New to the Mercedes-Benz arsenal will be the more traditionally styled A-Class sedan to compliment the soon-to-be-released CLA and already on-sale A-Class hatchback to bulk-out the small-car line-up.

read more about the Mercedes-Benz A-class

Make: Mercedes-AMG

Model: GT 4-door Coupe

Released: Jun 2019

Pairing AMG’s ubiquitous 4.0-litre bi-turbo V8 petrol engine with a sleek and swoopy four-door coupe design, the Mercedes-AMG GT63 4-Door will fill another niche for the German brand when it hits showrooms in June.

read more about the Mercedes-AMG GT 4-door Coupe

Make: Genesis

Model: G80

Released: Jun 2019

Technology, comfort and performance combine in the Genesis’s flagship G80 sedan thanks to a loaded equipment list, premium interior touches and a 232kW/397Nm 3.8-litre V6 petrol engine driving the rear wheels.

read more about the Genesis G80

Make: Genesis

Model: G70

Released: Jun 2019

With the BMW 3 Series and Mercedes-Benz C-Class firmly in its sights, the Genesis G70 luxury mid-sizer could become the Korean brand’s best-seller, and thanks to a 3.3-litre twin-turbo V6, it could be the best performer too.

read more about the Genesis G70

Make: Chevrolet

Model: Camaro

Released: Jun 2019

Keeping in line with the latest available in the States, Holden Special Vehicles will bring to market the updated version of the Chevrolet Camaro that is headlined by the flagship ZL1 variant and its stonking 485kW 6.2-litre V8.

read more about the Chevrolet Camaro

Make: Volkswagen

Model: Touareg

Released: May 2019

Volkswagen’s technological flagship, the large-sized Touareg, will be available exclusively with diesel powertrains when it hits showrooms in May, as well as technology including a large 9.2-inch infotainment touchscreen.

read more about the Volkswagen Touareg

Make: Toyota

Model: RAV4

Released: May 2019

The fifth-generation of RAV4 mid-size SUV is expected to make a big splash for the Toyota thanks to a heavy emphasis on electrification, though time will tell if it can knock the Mazda CX-5 off the top spot.

read more about the Toyota RAV4

Make: Mercedes-Benz

Model: X-Class - X350d Edition 1

Released: May 2019

Though the V6-powered Mercedes-Benz X-Class already launched earlier this year, the new Edition 1 version is expected to bundle a unique look in line with other special-edition models from the German brand.

read more about the Mercedes-Benz X-Class

Make: Jeep

Model: Wrangler

Released: May 2019

Styling might look similar to the outgoing version, but Jeep’s JL-series Wrangler is an all new model with a lighter kerb weight an updated engine options, but still the same off-road prowess as its predecessors.

read more about the Jeep Wrangler

Make: BMW

Model: Z4

Released: May 2019

BMW will release three flavours of its hotly-anticipated Z4 sportcar – two four-cylinder engines and one top-spec six pot – each featuring rear-wheel drive, an automatic transmission and a convertible soft-top roof.

read more about the BMW Z4

Make: BMW

Model: 8 Series

Released: May 2019

Gone is the 6 Series and in its place, BMW will launch a new flagship 8 Series in Coupe and Convertible forms that are both powered by a 4.4-litre twin-turbo V8 petrol engine and feature all-wheel-drive grip.

read more about the BMW 8 Series

Make: Citroen

Model: C3 Aircross

Released: Apr 2019

Citroen is pinning its relaunch’s hopes on the critical C3 Aircross small SUV that will hope to bring some French flair to the fastest-growing segment in Australia with its funky design and wide range of customisation options.

read more about the Citroen C3 Aircross

Make: Mazda

Model: Mazda3

Released: Apr 2019

The fourth-generation Mazda3 small hatch is set to enter showrooms with a sporty new look and more premium appointments, although the upgrades will come at a cost with its entry-level price rising considerably.

read more about the Mazda Mazda3

Make: Isuzu

Model: D-Max

Released: Apr 2019

As has become a yearly tradition, Isuzu will again tweak its D-Max ute, although the exact changes in store for it are yet to be detailed. Given a new-generation model is on the horizon, upgrades are likely to be minor.

read more about the Isuzu D-Max

Make: Isuzu

Model: MU-X

Released: Apr 2019

While Isuzu will give the MU-X large SUV its annual model-year update, it is not yet known what improvements will be made to it. Extra equipment is a certainty, but mechanics are likely to be untouched until its next generation.

read more about the Isuzu MU-X

Make: Alfa Romeo

Model: Stelvio - Quadrifoglio

Released: Mar 2019

The most potent version of Alfa Romeo’s new Stelvio SUV is set to arrive in the first quarter, following the rest of the range’s release in March 2018. Under the bonnet, the Quadrifoglio packs the same 375kW/600Nm 2.9-litre V6 as the top-spec Giulia Q.

read more about the Alfa Romeo Stelvio

Make: Hyundai

Model: Kona - Electric

Released: 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: Hyundai

Model: i30 - N Fastback

Released: 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: BMW

Model: 3 Series

Released: 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: Chevrolet

Model: Camaro - 2SS

Released: Mar 2019

Less than six months after the sixth-generation Chevrolet Camaro 2SS launched Down Under, its facelifted model is set to enter showrooms with a bold new look and an upgraded automatic transmission.

read more about the Chevrolet Camaro

Make: Honda

Model: Civic - sedan

Released: Mar 2019

Honda is set to refresh the Civic small sedan with minor tweaks inside and out while expanding its suite of advanced driver-assist systems to more variants.

read more about the Honda Civic

Make: McLaren

Model: 720S - Spider

Released: Mar 2019

McLaren is set to take the roof off its 720S supercar, but the Spider sacrifices almost no performance when compared to its coupe sibling, with the same zero-to-100km/h sprint time of 2.9 seconds achieved.

read more about the McLaren 720S

Make: Lamborghini

Model: Huracan - Evo

Released: Mar 2019

Lamborghini is set to significantly facelift its Huracan supercar with the introduction of the new Evo variant that takes its engine tune and active aerodynamics from the hardcore Performante.

read more about the Lamborghini Huracan

Make: Porsche

Model: 911

Released: Mar 2019

Porsche is set to release the 992-series 911 sportscar, which ups the ante over its 991 predecessor by introducing a smooth new look, an improved cabin, more powerful engines and an eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.

read more about the Porsche 911

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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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

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: 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: 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

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