All the new cars you can expect to see in Australia, in 2020!
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Australia's new car market, it is fair to say, did not have a stellar year in 2019. Month after month, sales were down, with consumer confidence low and dealers struggling with significant changes to finance regulations.

For those looking to buy, however, 2019 was a strong year of exciting launches across the 60-or-so brands operating in Australia, from the powerful Alfa Romeo Stelvio Q and new-generation Kia Cerato in January to the Mercedes-AMG A35 pocket rocket and BMW 3 Series wagon towards the end of the year.

Much of the 2020 calendar remains vague at this stage, with our crystal ball still to reveal what's to come through the middle and end of the year. But, for now, we're expecting the below models to show up either as described, or simply 'at some point'.

We will, of course, update this calendar through the year as the picture becomes clearer.

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Alfa Romeo: New models for 2020

Giulia – third quarter (details)

Giulia GTA, GTAm – no word (revealed)

Stelvio – third quarter (details)

Above: the Aston Martin DBS Superleggera Volante

Aston Martin: New models for 2020

DBS Superleggera Volante – first quarter 2020

Vantage Roadster – mid 2020 (pricing)

Vantage Coupe Manual – mid 2020

Aston Martin DBX – mid 2020

About: The new Audi A3

Audi: New models for 2020

Audi A3 hatch (revealed) – late 2020

Audi A3 sedan (revealed) – first half 2021

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 in the second half of 2020. (Sportback too.)

Audi Q3 Sportback (pricing) – March, 2020.

Audi R8 facelift – third quarter, 2020.

Audi RS3 (details) – second quarter, thanks to WLTP issues. (pricing)

Audi RS4 (details) – third quarter, 2020.

Audi RS6 (details) – third quarter, 2020.

Audi RS5 (details) - third quarter, 2020.

Audi RS7 (revealed) (review) – third quarter, 2020.

Audi RSQ3 (revealed) – August, 2020. (pricing)

Audi S8 (revealed) – second half, 2020.

Audi Q2 Edition #2 – on sale now (pricing)

Audi Q7 facelift (revealed) – first half, 2020.

Audi SQ7 facelift (revealed) – first half, 2020.

Audi RSQ8 – third quarter, 2020.

Audi SQ8 (revealed) (review) (pricing) – April, 2020.

Audi TT RS (revealed) – Had been expected in the fourth quarter of 2019, now expected third quarter, 2020.

What else?

Audi SQ2 – previously due in late 2019, now pushed out to 2021.

Above: the 2 Series Gran Coupe

BMW: New models for 2020

Alpina B3 – late 2020 (pricing)

M4 Edition M Heritage (we’re getting 6 of the 750 being made for global markets) – Early 2020

M8 Competition Coupé – first quarter

2 Series Gran Coupé – second quarter (pricing)

M8 Competition Gran Coupé – second quarter (pricing)

X5 M and X6 M Competition – May (pricing)

X3 xDrive30e – second quarter

M2 CS – Mid-2020 (pricing)

What else?

M340d xDrive – not happening (details)

Chevrolet: New models for 2020

New Silverado 1500 - March (pricing) (review)

Citroen: New models for 2020

Citroen C3 facelift – late in the second half, 2020 (details)

Above: the new-generation 500 electric car

Fiat: New models for 2020

Fiat 500 update – January 2020 (details)

Fiat 500, all-new model – unclear (revealed)

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

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

Above: the Ford Escape

Ford: New models for 2020

Ford Performance Fiesta ST (the only Fiesta variant coming to Oz) – April

Ford Performance Focus ST – June

Ford Escape (including the plug-in hybrid EV) – third quarter (pricing)

Ford Mustang High Performance (pricing) - February

Ford Puma - second half, 2020 (pricing)

Above: the Genesis GV80

Genesis: New models for 2020

GV80 - first half

G80 (all-new generation) - sometime in 2020 (revealed)


Above: the Honda CR-V

Honda: New models for 2020

Civic Hatch – January 2020 (details)

CR-V - second half of 2020 (no hybrid)

Civic Type R – end of 2020

Civic Type R limited edition - first half (details)

Above: the Holden Commodore

Holden: New models for 2020 (none)

NEWS: Holden has been axed in Australia. It will exit the market at the end of 2020, with only remaining stock to be sold. DETAILS

Above: the Hyundai Sonata

Hyundai: New models for 2020

i30 hatch facelift - second half, 2020 (revealed)

NEW ENTRY: i30 Sedan (Elantra) - second half, 2020 (revealed)

Sonata - second half (pushed out from first half)

Sonata N-Line - sometime in 2020, unveiling expected in April/May.

What else?

Hyundai Kona Electric update - timing still to be confirmed (Details)

i20 hatch - not happening

Above: the new D-Max

Isuzu: New models for 2020

Isuzu D-Max – June (Details)

Above: the facelifted F-Type

Jaguar: New models for 2020

F-Type facelift - April 2020 (MY21 models)

Other midlife refreshes expected in 2020, but models and timing still to be confirmed.

Above: the new Gladiator

Jeep: New models for 2020

Gladiator - May (pricing)

What else?

Renegade axed. (Details)

Above: the new Kia Sorento

Kia: New models for 2020

Carnival (new generation) diesel and petrol - Fourth quarter

Picanto update (1.25MPi and 1.0GT engines) - Third/fourth quarter

Rio update - third quarter

Sorento (new generation) diesel - Third quarter (detailed) (previously second)

Sorento (new generation) petrol - Fourth quarter (previously third)

Stonic - Fourth quarter

Stinger update - Third quarter

Above: the new Defender

Land Rover: New models for 2020

Defender 110 - third quarter

Defender 90 - October (details)

LDV: New models for 2020

Unnamed new model - first quarter

New variants - second quarter (specific details still to come)

Above: the LC Convertible

Lexus: New models for 2020

LC Convertible - second half

Mahindra: New models for 2020

Pik-Up refresh - second quarter expected

Above: the Levante GTS

Maserati: New models for 2020

Levante GTS and Trofeo - first quarter

Unnamed new sports car unveiling (electric GranTurismo?) - May 2020 (local timing still to be confirmed)

Above: the CX-30 SUV

Mazda: New models for 2020

CX-30 - February (pricing)

CX-5 update - due "soon" (as of February 25), details still to come. No engine changes.

CX-8 update - here now (details)

SkyActiv-X engine - third/fourth quarter (Mazda3 first, then CX-30)

Above: the Mercedes-Benz GLB

Mercedes-Benz: New models for 2020

AMG E53 – fourth quarter (revealed)

AMG GLA 45 - fourth quarter (revealed)

AMG GLC 43 - February

AMG GLC 63 - February

AMG A 45 S - March (pricing)

AMG CLA 45 S - March (pricing)

A250 sedan - Feb, and March for A250 4Matic sedan (pricing)

A 250 e PHEV - March

CLA 250 - second quarter

AMG CLA 35 - second quarter

GLC 300e - second quarter

GLA (new generation) - third quarter

GLB - third quarter - third quarter

GLE 350e PHEV - third quarter

AMG GLE 53 - third quarter

AMG GLE 63 - third quarter

AMG GLE 63 Coupe - third quarter (details)

GLE Coupe (new generation) - third quarter

AMG GLS 63 - third quarter

Mercedes-Maybach GLS - third quarter

E-Class facelift (revealed) - fourth quarter

Mercedes-Benz Vans: New models for 2020

Vito facelift - first quarter, 2021 (originally fourth quarter, 2020) (revealed)

Above: the Mini JCW GP

MINI: New models for 2020

Cooper SE BEV: Mid-2020

JCW GP: Mid-2020

Above: the new-look Pajero Sport

Mitsubishi: New models for 2020

Pajero Sport - January

Mirage - April

Triton GSR, GLX-R - February (details)

Above: the MG ZS EV (eZS overseas)

MG: New models for 2020

MG HS - In showrooms now (Details)

MG ZS EV – Already available for order, deliveries due in the second half of 2020 (Details)

Above: the new Nissan Juke

Nissan: New models for 2020

Juke - July

Above: the new Peugeot 208

Peugeot: New models for 2020

208 – So far the only new model confirmed for Peugeot, and only 'sometime in 2020' (Details)

2008 – Second half, 2020. (Details)

Above: the Porsche Taycan

Porsche: New models for 2020

911 Carrera - January

911 Turbo S - late 2020 (revealed)

718 Cayman GT4 - January

718 Spyder - January

Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid Coupe - January

Macan GTS - First quarter

718 Boxster GTS 4.0, Cayman GTS 4.0 - Second quarter

Taycan 4S, Turbo and Turbo S - Fourth quarter

We suspect the anticipated 911 Turbo S will bow in Geneva, although this is still to be confirmed. If it does appear there, Porsche's usual routine suggests a third or early fourth quarter launch in Australia.

RAM: New models for 2020

New model variants in first and second quarter (specific details still to come)

"Other significant activity" in the second half

Range Rover: New models for 2020

P400 engine (new inline-six) - January

Above: the Megane RS Trophy-R

Renault: New models for 2020

Megane RS Trophy-R – First quarter (review)

Master – March (details)

Captur – late second quarter

Clio – mid third quarter

Zoe – still to be confirmed, but expected for late third quarter

What else?

Megane RS facelift – first quarter, 2021 (details)

Above: the Skoda Kodiaq RS

Skoda: New models for 2020

Skoda Karoq - June (pricing)

Skoda Kodiaq RS – March (details) (review)

Skoda Kamiq – June/July

Skoda Scala – May (review)

Skoda Superb facelift – Third quarter for 162TSI and 206TSI.

Skoda Superb Scout – Second quarter (details)

What else?

Skoda Octavia – 2021 (Details) (RS iV revealed, not coming to Oz)

Above: XV Hybrid, Forester Hybrid

Subaru: New models for 2020

Subaru Forester mild hybrid - March (details)

Subaru Impreza facelift – March (details)

Subaru XV updates (including hybrid) - March (details)

Subaru Outback - December (new generation)

What else?

Subaru Liberty – officially speaking, this one is still to be confirmed. Could be that we won't get it...

Suzuki: New models for 2020

Ignis facelift - second quarter

Swift facelift - third quarter

Swift Sport facelift - second quarter

Above: the Toyota GR Yaris

Toyota: New models for 2020

Toyota Yaris - May 2020

Toyota GR Yaris hot hatch - Fourth quarter 2020 (Oct/Nov likely)

Toyota Supra power bump - later this year (details)

What else?

Toyota Kluger - originally expected in 2020, now pushed out to beyond US production kickoff. Now expected for 2021.

Above: the Volkswagen Golf

Volkswagen: New models for 2020

Volkswagen Arteon – set to return late in 2020

Volkswagen California Beach – third quarter 2020

Volkswagen Golf Mk8 (revealed) – late 2020

Volkswagen Golf GTI Mk8 (revealed) – early 2021

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

Volkswagen Passat – 140TSI arrived in January 2020 (details), 162TSI and 206TSI may arrive later this year. Still stuck in production delays.

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

Volkswagen T-Roc (confirmed) (review) - Originally May, now August (details)

Volkswagen Transporter T6.1 – around mid-year

What else?

Volkswagen Caddy – early 2021 (revealed)

Volkswagen ID.4 – early 2022 (revealed-ish)

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

Above: the XC40 Recharge

Volvo: New models for 2020

V60 (here now)

XC40 Recharge EV - towards end of 2020

XC40 Recharge PHEV - mid 2020

Polestar 2 - towards end of 2020

NOTE: This article is being updated weekly. 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.