Here's what you can expect to enter the Australian market this year, and when!
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We said it in 2017, and in 2018, and we can safely say it again: last year was a big one for new model reveals, and 2019 has so far proven to be just as big.

With new-car sales numbers looking likely to fall short of a record effort in 2019, the 60-or-so brands operating in Australia will be hoping their latest offerings – those launched so far this year, and those still to come in 2020 – inspire more interest among local buyers.

We'll endeavour to update this list each month, to keep you abreast of all that's due in Australia this year and in the next.

What's arrived already, and what's to come? Read on.


BMW X7 (revealed)

Ford Focus Titanium (pricing)

Hyundai i30 Fastback N (revealed)

Porsche Panamera GTS, GTS Sport Turismo (pricing) (review)

April

BMW Z4 (review) (pricing)

Mazda 3

Toyota Prius (revealed)

SsangYong Musso LWB (revealed)

Porsche 911 Carrera S / 4S Coupe and Cabriolet (revealed) (prototype review)

May

Hyundai Kona Iron Man Edition (review)

Lexus RC F, RC F Track (revealed)

Mercedes-AMG C63 (review)

Range Rover Evoque (review)

Toyota HiAce (review)

Toyota RAV4 (review) (previously April)

Volkswagen Touareg (review) - 190TDI first, with 170 and 210 to come at a later date.

June

Ford Focus Active (pricing) - previously March, delayed until mid-year.

Genesis G70 (pricing) (review) (comparison)

Genesis G80 (pricing) (review)

Holden Colorado update (pricing)

Lexus NX update (pricing)

Mercedes-Benz A-Class sedan (review)

July

Audi A6 (pricing)

HSV SportsCat update (review)

Citroen C5 Aircross (pricing) (review)

Jaguar XE (review)

Jeep Wrangler (pricing) (reviews)

Mercedes-AMG GT 4-door (review)

Nissan Leaf (pricing) (review)

Nissan Navara update (pricing)

Toyota Corolla update (pricing)

Volkswagen Golf update (pricing)

August

BMW X3 M (review), X4 M (review)

Mercedes-Benz GLE (review)

Peugeot 308 GT returning (details)

Suzuki Baleno update (pricing) (review coming; vehicle booking was delayed at manufacturer end)

Tesla Model 3 (review)

September

Audi Q5, Audi SQ5 (details) (pricing)

Audi TT, TT S(revealed) (pricing)

BMW 330e (revealed), 320i, M340i (pricing for all three)

BMW M8, M8 Convertible, 8 Series Gran Coupe (revealed)

Ferrari F8 Tributo (pricing)

Hyundai Kona updates (pricing)

Hyundai Veloster (pricing) (review)

Hyundai Venue(pricing)

Lexus ES300h (pricing)

Lexus RX (pricing)

Mazda MX-5 30th Anniversary (revealed) (Old vs New comparison)

Mercedes-Benz C300e PHEV, C200 Sport (pricing)

Mercedes-Benz B-Class (review)

Mercedes-Benz CLA 200 (pricing) (review)

Mini Cooper S E Countryman All4 (review)

Nismo GT-R (pricing)

Peugeot 508 (pricing) (review)

SsangYong Korando (pricing)

Toyota Granvia (pricing)

Toyota GR Supra (review)

Volkswagen Tiguan 110TSI (pricing)

Volvo S60, V60(review)

October

Bentley Continental GT Convertible (review)

BMW 3 Series Touring (pricing)

BMW X1 update (pricing)

BMW X3, BMW X4 updates (pricing)

Hyundai Ioniq facelift (review)

Kia Cerato, Kia Picanto new manual options (pricing)

Kia Seltos (revealed) (review)

Mercedes-Benz EQC (review)

Mercedes-Benz GLC update (pricing) (review)

Mercedes-AMG GT facelift (review)

Mini Countryman update (pricing) (JCW review)

Mitsubishi ASX facelift (revealed) (review)

Porsche Macan Turbo facelift (review)

Toyota Fortuner update (details)

Volkswagen Touareg 190TDI (pricing) (review)

November

Audi Q3 (review)

Ford Everest Sport (pricing)

Ford Mustang update (revealed)

Lexus LS Inspiration Series (pricing)

Mercedes-AMG A35 (hatch review)

Nissan Patrol facelift (pricing)

Renault Kadjar (review)

Renault Koleos update (pricing)

SsangYong Korando (revealed) (pricing)

December

Audi A1 (review)

BMW 1 Series (review) (pricing)

Honda Accord (details) (review)

Hyundai Santa Fe V6 (pricing)

Mazda 2 update (pricing)

Mini Clubman JCW update (JCW pricing) (review)

Mini Countryman JCW update (review)

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV update (review)

Porsche Cayenne Coupe (revealed) (review)

Renault Megane RS Trophy (pricing)

Renault Megane RS Trophy-R (review)

Renault Trafic update (pricing)

Toyota C-HR Hybrid (review)

Toyota Corolla sedan (review)


STILL TO COME

December

Volkswagen Passat facelift (revealed) – The refreshed sedan and wagon should arrive in December. (Wider rollout now delayed further.)



WHAT'S THE PLAN, STAN?

These are the models we know to be launching in Australia this year, but without specific confirmed timing. It's a long list, but it will be made sharper as each brand begins to confirm its launch plans over the weeks and months ahead.

Alpina B7 xDrive (revealed) - timing still to be confirmed.

Alpina B3 Touring (revealed) – second half of 2020, alongside the sedan.

Aston Martin DBX (revealed) – second half of 2020.

Audi A4 (review) - first half, 2020.

Audi A5 (revealed) - second quarter, 2020.

Audi A6 Allroad (revealed) - first half, 2020.

Audi e-tron (review) – second quarter 2020.

Audi e-tron Sportback (revealed) – second half, 2020.

Audi Q3 Sportback (revealed) - First half, 2020.

Audi RS3 (details) - 2020, thanks to WLTP issues.

Audi RS4 (details) - mid 2020.

Audi RS6 Avant (revealed) - mid 2020.

Audi RS7 (revealed) (review) - mid 2020.

Audi RSQ3 (revealed) - second quarter, 2020.

Audi S6 (revealed) – second quarter, 2020

Audi S7 (revealed) – second quarter, 2020

Audi S8 (revealed) - second half, 2020.

Audi Q7 facelift (revealed) - first half 2020.

Audi SQ7 facelift (revealed) - first half 2020.

Audi SQ8 (revealed) (review) - first half 2020.

Audi TT RS(revealed) – fourth quarter of 2019.

BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe (revealed) – early 2020.

BMW M550i (pricing) – early 2020

BMW M8 Competition (Coupe pricing) – first quarter, 2020

BMW X5 M, BMW X6 M (revealed) - second quarter, 2020.

BMW X5 xDrive45e iPerformance (review) – early 2020.

Chevrolet Corvette - what? Whaaaaat? Yes, it's confirmed, and it's like no Corvette before. Details here.

Citroen Berlingo passenger van (revealed) - no word yet on an Australian launch.

Ferrari 812 GTS Spider (pricing) – late 2020

Fiat Abarth 595 Pista (revealed) - confirmed for Oz, likely in early 2020.

Fiat Abarth 695 Anniversario (revealed) - first half, 2020.

Fiat 500X (revealed) - Fiat's little SUV was given a stylish makeover in August. Still no word on local timing, though.

Fiat 500X Sport (revealed) - alas no, and at this point we're wondering if we'll even see the regular 500X update here.

Ford Escape (revealed) - sometime in 2020.

Ford Fiesta- the Fiesta ST is coming to Australia (review). The core range is dead here, however. UPDATE: We now have Fiesta ST pricing ahead of its 2020 launch.

Ford Focus ST (revealed) (review) - early 2020. UPDATE: Pricing revealed.

Ford Mustang High Performance (revealed) - February, 2020.

Ford Mustang R-Spec (revealed with pricing) - early 2020.

Ford Transit update (pricing) – in the coming months.

Haval H6 update - not the new model shown here, that's confirmed as a China-only offering. We'll get cosmetic tweaks, upgraded safety and upgraded powertrains for the current model.

Haval H2 update (pricing) – 2020.

Haval H7 - a 2018 launch had been expected, but the brand's local says it is now awaiting confirmation.

Honda Civic hatch facelift (revealed) – early 2020.

Hyundai Palisade (details) - looking likely for 2020.

Hyundai Sonata (initial details) - early 2020.

Isuzu D-Max (revealed) – sometime in 2020.

Jaguar F-Type facelift (revealed) – second quarter of 2020.

Jeep Renegade - facelift revealed last year, but FCA has still to confirm Australian plans.

Jeep Gladiator - the new Wrangler-based ute, revealed in November, will be here... in 2020.

Kia Niro- local arm is hopeful on the all-electric version, but no confirmation yet.

Land Rover Defender (revealed) - June, 2020.

Lexus LC Convertible (revealed) – second half, 2020

Lotus 3-Eleven 430 - not certified for road use in Australia, but track orders will be entertained.

Lotus Evija hypercar - three expected for Australia.

Mazda 2 update (revealed) - first quarter, 2020.

Mazda CX-30 (revealed) (review) - sometime in 2020.

Mercedes-Benz GLA (revealed) (prototype review) - Third quarter, 2020.

McLaren 720S Spider (revealed) - first half, 2019.

McLaren GT (pricing) - fourth quarter, 2019.

Mercedes-AMG A45, CLA45 (revealed) - first quarter, 2020.

Mercedes-AMG GLC43 update (revealed) (review) - first quarter 2020

Mercedes-Benz CLS 350 - first quarter, 2019.

Mercedes-Benz GLB – third quarter, 2019.

Mercedes-Benz GLC300e (revealed) (review) - second quarter, 2020.

Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe (revealed) – second quarter, 2020

Mercedes-AMG GLE63, GLS63 (revealed)– second half, 2020

Mercedes-Benz V-Class - third quarter, 2019

MG HS (revealed) - late 2019.

MG ZS EV (pricing) – sometime in 2020.

Mini John Cooper Works GP (revealed) – sometime in 2020.

Mini Electric (details) - mid 2020

Mitsubishi Mirage facelift (revealed) – first half, 2020

Mitsubishi Pajero Sport facelift (revealed) - early 2020

Nissan Terra (revealed) (review) - revealed, but not likely to come to Australia. Reborn Pathfinder, it ain't!

Porsche 911 Carrera (revealed) - late 2019.

Porsche 911 Carrera 4 (pricing) - fourth quarter, 2019

Porsche 911 Speedster (pricing)

Porsche 911 Cabriolet (revealed) – second quarter.

Porsche 911 manual transmission (revealed) – sometime in 2020.

Porsche Taycan (revealed) (review) - sometime in 2020.

Renault Captur (revealed) - mid-2020.

Renault Clio (revealed) - mid-2020.

Renault Master update (initial details)

Renault Zoe update (revealed) – mid-2020.

Skoda Kamiq(revealed) (Monte Carlo too) - First quarter 2020.

Skoda Scala (revealed) - first half of 2020. (Monte Carlo too)

Skoda Superb (teased) – likely in 2020.

Skoda Octavia (revealed) – first quarter 2021.

Subaru Ascent - no Australian launch planned, developed with US market as the focus.

Subaru Impreza facelift (revealed) - timing to be confirmed.

Subaru Forester Hybrid (revealed) – March 2020

Subaru Liberty (revealed) - timing to be confirmed.

Subaru Outback (revealed) - the far-off future of early 2021.

Toyota Yaris (revealed) – mid-2020.

Volkswagen Golf Mk8 (revealed) – late 2020.

Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR (details) – second quarter of 2020.

Volkswagen Jetta - revealed, but not expected to come to Australia.

Volkswagen Tarok - not happening.

Volkswagen T-Cross 85TSI, 110TSI (confirmed) (review) – May 2020.

Volkswagen T-Roc (confirmed) (review) - confirmed for an early 2020 arrival alongside the T-Cross.

Volkswagen Touareg V8 TDI (revealed) - unlikely to arrive before 2021.

Volvo V90 - They reckon it's still coming, but they keep putting it off. I have a feeling we'll never see it, but it's hard to get them to admit that...

Volvo XC40Recharge EV (details) - before the end of 2020.

Volvo XC40 Recharge PHEV (revealed) - late 2020.

MAYBE, BABY?

Alpine A110S (revealed) - no word yet on local timing.

Aston Martin Rapide E (revealed) - Not looking likely.

Audi Q5 - no confirmed timing yet, but spied testing.

Holden Acadia facelift (revealed in GMC form, see above) - "too soon to contemplate".

Hyundai i10 - Once again, not for Oz.

Hyundai Sonata hybrid - under consideration.

Mercedes-AMG CLA45 Shooting Brake - Nope. Curse them. (CLA35 out, too.)

Nissan Juke (revealed) - Australian potential unclear. Might be clearer, post-Brexit.

Volkswagen ID.3 (revealed) - Sometime in 2022.

Volvo XC40 T3(revealed) - No longer on the cards. Volvo's Australian arm tells us the line-up's current entry point, the T4 Momentum, is priced as low as the business case (exchange rates and specification) will allow for the XC40 range. Its focus going forward will be on the electric and plug-in hybrid electric models that are on the way.

Reckon we've missed any new models? We might've: there's a lot to remember! Sing out in the comments below if you think of any.


Now that you know what's coming, how do you decide which car is best for you?

In terms of model and manufacturer choice, Australia has one of the biggest new-car markets in the world.

It is also one of the most sophisticated car markets in the world, with all manufacturers offering several variants of each model. At the time of writing, there are 67 manufacturers offering 205 models, divided into 23 different categories.

These categories include micro, light under $25k, light over $25k, small under $40k, small over $40k, medium under $60k, medium over $60k, large under $70k, large over $70k, Upper large under $100k, upper large over $100k, people movers under $60k, people movers over $60k, Sports cars under $80k, Sports cars over $80k, Sports Cars over $200k, small SUVs under $40k, small SUVs over $40k, medium SUVs under $60k, medium SUVs over $60k, large SUVs under $70k, large SUVS over $70k, upper large SUVs under $100k, upper large SUVs over $100k.

Just reading the list of new-car categories gives you an idea of how confusing it can be to select the right car for you. After all, not all buyers are checking in with CarAdvice every morning and night. Even within these categories of new cars you have the option of hatches, coupes, sedans, convertibles and station wagons.

When you have decided on the body style, you need to consider how many people you are going to be carrying on a regular basis. Does your new car need to have two, four, five, seven or even eight seats? If you need more than eight seats, you should start looking in the mini-bus people-mover category, which is a whole other world. Will your new car need to carry child seats, and how many? Does it need to have a big luggage capacity? Obviously, these factors will have a bearing on which new car suits your needs.

And all of this is before you even consider the engine size or type! Do you want your new car to be powered by a petrol or diesel engine, or are you looking for something greener like a hybrid or even electric? Where is the car going to be driven, and how many kilometres are you going to be driving each year? Will you take it off-road or even out of the city limits?

It's no wonder so many find buying a new car a daunting task. So, how do you find the best new car for you, or even keep up with all the latest models hitting the market virtually weekly? Right here, CarAdvice provides a great record of all the latest models due to be released and when. It also is a great source of all the latest news in the lead up to the release of these new model.

If the manufacturer is planning to fit a new engine, new technology – either safety or for entertainment, CarAdvice will provide comprehensive coverage of all those changes. But, most importantly, CarAdvice prides itself on driving every new car so it can provide you with all the information you will need when it comes your turn to make a new car purchase.

Whether you are looking for a small and cheap hatch to simply get you to the shops and back, or for a large SUV capable of towing a boat, caravan or horse float or a people mover that will carry a growing family you will find all the information you will need on CarAdvice.

We don’t just test new cars, we put them into real life situations so we can tell you how they perform, towing or tackling the toughest outback tracks. We also take them shopping, use them to drop the kids off at school, and when the right vehicle arrives we even take them out on a racetrack to see just how well they perform.

Just as importantly, we pit them against their closest competitors so you can see how they stack up in regards to features, new technology, driveability, useability and, one of the most important considerations when it comes to purchasing your new vehicle, price.

So, no matter what type of new car you are looking for, or are interested in, CarAdvice can provide you with all the relevant information you need to help you make the right choice for you and your family.

And, right here on this page, our new car listing is also a great way to keep an eye on the latest models coming onto the market and what new cars manufacturers are planning to launch in the future.

So, whether you're looking to buy your first or tenth new car, or you're simply a motoring enthusiast who wants to keep up with all the latest cars coming onto the market, the CarAdvice New Car Calendar will keep you up to date with every new car from every manufacturer.