All the new cars you can expect to see in Australia, in 2020!
CarAdvice, By Mike Stevens
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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 financial 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.

Aston Martin: New models for 2020

DBS Superleggera Volante – first quarter 2020
Vantage Roadster – mid-2020
Vantage Coupe Manual – mid-2020
Aston Martin DBX – mid-2020

Audi: New models for 2020

NOTE: Audi is still confirming its 2020 launches. The below list was accurate as of November 2019.
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 Q3 Sportback (revealed) - First half, 2020.
Audi RS3 (details) - 2020, thanks to WLTP issues.
Audi RS4 (details) - mid 2020.
Audi RS7 (revealed) (review) - mid 2020.
Audi RSQ3 (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 of 2020.
Audi TT RS (revealed) – Had been expected in the fourth quarter of 2019, now expected second quarter 2020.

BMW: New models for 2020

M4 Edition M Heritage (we’re getting 6 of the 750 being made for global markets) – Early 2020
X5 M and X6 M Competition – Q2
X3 xDrive30e – Q2
M2 CS – Mid-2020

Fiat: New models for 2020

Fiat Abarth 595 Pista (revealed) - confirmed for Oz, likely in early 2020.
Fiat Abarth 695 Anniversario (revealed) - first half, 2020.

Ford: New models for 2020

Ford Performance Fiesta ST (the only Fiesta variant coming to Oz) – first quarter
Ford Performance Focus ST – first quarter
Ford Escape (including the plug-in hybrid EV) – first half
Ford Mustang High Performance (revealed) - February 2020, according to dealer bulletin. Ford still to confirm officially.

Genesis: New models for 2020

GV80 - first half
G80 (all-new generation) - sometime in 2020


Honda: New models for 2020

Civic Hatch – January 2020
CR-V - second half of 2020
Civic Type R – end of 2020

Hyundai: New models for 2020

Sonata - first half
Sonata N-Line - sometime in 2020

Jaguar: New models for 2020

F-Type - April 2020 (MY21 models)
Other midlife refreshes expected in 2020, but models and timing still to be confirmed.

Jeep: New models for 2020

Gladiator - second quarter


Kia: New models for 2020

Sorento (new generation) diesel - second quarter
Sorento (new generation) petrol - third quarter
Stinger update - third quarter
Picanto update (1.25MPi and 1.0GT engines) - third/fourth quarter
Carnival (new generation) diesel and petrol - fourth quarter

Land Rover: New models for 2020

Defender 110 - third quarter
Note: We're waiting on word for the Defender 90's timing.

LDV: New models for 2020

Unnamed new model - first quarter
New variants - second quarter (specific details still to come)

Lexus: New models for 2020

LC Convertible - second half

Mahindra: New models for 2020

Pik-Up refresh - second quarter expected

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)

Mazda: New models for 2020

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

Mercedes-Benz: New models for 2020

AMG GLC 43 - February
AMG GLC 63 - February
AMG A 45 S - March
AMG CLA 45 S - March
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
GLE Coupe (new generation) - third quarter
AMG GLS 63 - third quarter
Mercedes-Maybach GLS - third quarter
E-Class (facelift) - fourth quarter

Mercedes-Benz Vans: New models for 2020

Vito facelift - fourth quarter

MINI: New models for 2020

Cooper SE BEV: Mid-2020
JCW GP: Mid-2020

Mitsubishi: New models for 2020

Pajero Sport - January
Mirage - April

Nissan: New models for 2020

Juke - July

Porsche: New models for 2020

911 Carrera - January
718 Cayman GT4 - January
718 Spyder - January
Macan GTS - First 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 the 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

Renault: New models for 2020

Megane RS Trophy-R – First quarter
Master – First quarter
Captur – late second quarter
Clio – mid-third quarter
Zoe – still to be confirmed, but expected for the late third quarter

Skoda: New models for 2020

Skoda Kodiaq RS – March
Skoda Scala – May
Skoda Kamiq – June/July

Subaru: New models for 2020

XV updates - March
Outback - December (new generation)

Suzuki: New models for 2020

Ignis facelift - second quarter
Swift facelift - third quarter
Swift Sport facelift - second quarter

Toyota: New models for 2020

Yaris - mid-2020
Yaris GR - late 2020

Volkswagen: New models for 2020

Volkswagen Golf Mk8 (revealed) – late 2020.
Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR (details) – second quarter of 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.
Volkswagen Transporter T6.1 – around mid-year.

Volvo: New models for 2020

V60 (here now)
XC40 Recharge EV - towards the end of 2020
XC40 Recharge PHEV - mid-2020
Polestar 2 - towards the 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 kilometers 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 models.
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 to 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 car 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.
This article was originally published by CarAdvice.
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