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.


LAUNCHED

January

Alfa Romeo Stelvio Q (pricing) (media launch in March)

Honda CR-V VTi-E7 (pricing)

BMW 8 Series (review) (M850i pricing)

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

Mini Cooper S E Countryman All4 - second quarter, 2019.

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)

Mercedes-Benz CLA 200 (pricing)

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

Ferrari F8 Tributo (pricing)

Hyundai Kona updates (pricing)

Hyundai Veloster (pricing)

Mercedes-Benz C300e PHEV, C200 Sport (pricing)

Mercedes-Benz B-Class (review)

Mercedes-Benz CLA (pricing)

Peugeot 508 (pricing) (review)

Toyota Supra (review)

Volkswagen Tiguan 110TSI (pricing)


STILL TO COME

September

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

BMW M8, M8 Convertible, 8 Series Gran Coupe (revealed) - late 2019.

Hyundai Venue (pricing)

Volvo S60 (review)

October

Bentley Continental GT Convertible (review)

BMW 3 Series Touring (pricing)

BMW X1 update (pricing)

Kia Seltos (revealed) (review) (Aussie specs) (Five things to know)

Mercedes-AMG GLC63 update (review)

Mercedes-Benz EQC (review)

Mitsubishi ASX facelift (revealed) (possibly November)

Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR (confirmed and revealed) - recently confirmed for an October launch.

Volkswagen Touareg wider range rollout (pricing) - officially only 'fourth quarter' for now.

November

Ford Mustang update (revealed)

Mercedes-AMG A35 (review) - Sedan coming too, but 'late 2019' the forecast for that one.

Subaru Forester Hybrid (revealed) - Subaru Australia stresses this timing is not 100 per cent confirmed, an estimate only.

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

December

Nothing confirmed



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) - timing still to be confirmed.

Audi A1 (review) - now due fourth quarter 2019 as a result of WLTP delays, was second quarter initially.

Audi A4 (review) - first half, 2020.

Audi A5 (revealed) - second quarter, 2020.

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

Audi e-tron (review) - originally due here in the third quarter of 2019, now expected sometime in 2020.

Audi RS7 (revealed) - mid 2020.

Audi S8 (revealed) - second half, 2020.

Audi SQ5 (details) - sometime in 2020.

Audi Q7 facelift (revealed) - first half 2020.

Audi SQ7 facelift (revealed) - first half 2020.

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

Audi Q3 (review) - now due fourth quarter 2019 as a result of WLTP delays, was mid-2019 initially.

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

Audi TT (revealed) – Originally due second quarter for both the TT and TT S. Now unclear.

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

BMW 1 Series (review) (pricing) - fourth quarter 2019.

BMW X5 xDrive45e iPerformance - Anticipated for late-2019, but not confirmed.

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.

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

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.

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 H2s - Still no word on whether these more refined designs will ever replace the H2 we currently have...

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

Honda Accord - Thanks to a delay in right-hand-drive production, late 2019 is looking to the most likely arrival date.

Hyundai Ioniq facelift (revealed) - second half, 2019. All three models refreshed.

Hyundai Kona EV (pricing) (reviews) - first quarter.

Hyundai Sonata (initial details) - Fourth quarter, possibly early 2020.

Infiniti QX50

- Originally late 2018, then moved to mid-2019. Now, they're unsure. Details here. UPDATE: Forget it. Infiniti exiting Australia.

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.

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.

Mazda MX-5 30th Anniversary (revealed) - timing to be confirmed, only 30 for Oz.

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 A180 - first quarter, 2019.

Mercedes-Benz CLS 350 - first quarter, 2019.

Mercedes-Benz E-Class updates - Australian timing still to be confirmed.

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

Mercedes-Benz GLS - late 2019.

Mercedes-Benz V-Class - third quarter 2019

MG GS (revealed) - late 2019.

Mini Electric (details) - mid 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 Cayenne Coupe (revealed) (review) - available to order now, ahead of early 2020 arrivals.

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

Range Rover SV Coupe (revealed)

- Australian deliveries expected in the first quarter of 2019. JLR Australia has requested 20 of the 999 planned builds. UPDATE: The SV Coupe has been binned. Ain't happening.

Renault Captur (revealed) - mid-2020.

Renault Kadjar - incredibly, Renault has confirmed this one for Australia. It's due here in the fourth quarter.

Renault Koleos update (revealed) - by the end of 2019.

Renault Megane RS Trophy R (details) - early next year.

Renault Zoe update (revealed) - sometime in 2020.

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

Skoda Kodiaq RS (pricing) (review) - by the end of 2019.

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

Skoda Superb (teased) - Third quarter, 2019.

SsangYong Korando (revealed) - Third quarter, 2019

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

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

Subaru Liberty (revealed) - timing to be confirmed.

Toyota Granvia (initial local details) - late 2019

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

Volkswagen Passat (revealed) – 'very late' in 2019

Volkswagen Tarok - not happening.

Volkswagen T-Cross (confirmed) – early 2020.

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

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

Volvo V60 (review) - third quarter.

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 XC40 EV (details) - before the end of 2020.

Volvo XC40 PHEV (revealed) - late 2020.

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MAYBE, BABY?

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

Aston Martin DBX (previewed) - won't be unveiled until the fourth quarter, with Australian deliveries confirmed for 2020.

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.

Nissan Patrol facelift (spied) - timing unclear.

Renault Clio (revealed) - sometime in 2020.

Toyota Corolla sedan (revealed) - confirmed for Oz, but likely not until 2020. (Hybrid, too.)

Volkswagen Golf 8 (sketched) - production confirmed to begin in June, but Australian debut not expected until 2020.

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.