2019’s most anticipated new car releases
If you're thinking of buying a car in 2019 then it might be worth waiting a little. This year there are dozens of new cars being released from some of the world's most well known marques – including the second generation of the world's best selling EV, Mercedes first foray into electric engines and the revival of an offroad legend.
With that in mind, here are nine of the most anticipated new cars coming to Australian shores in 2019.
1. Mercedez Benz EQC
The Mercedes Benz EQC is a vision of the future of luxury electric vehicles. This mid-size SUV sports minimalist design and typical Mercedes luxury, all wrapped around a powerful electric engine that can propel the car from 0-100 kph in just 5.1 seconds. What's most impressive, however, is the huge range of 450 km.
Slated for release in late 2019, this futuristic and luxurious SUV is sure to be popular.
2. Redesigned Toyota Supra
The Toyota Supra was once the benchmark for accessible Japanese performance vehicles, but has aged in recent years and is in need of an update. Luckily in 2019 Toyota is obliging, releasing a beautiful, powerful and completely redesigned vehicle.
This new model clearly has Toyota Supra DNA as its design sports similar rounded curves and a hint of menace. Under the hood things get even better thanks to a whopping 335 hp engine.
3. Suzuki Jimny
Back in the 70's Suzuki released a capable, no nonsense mini-4WD that would become an icon. In 2019 the icon is being reborn and the fourth Generation Suzuki Jimny is being released here in Australia. Car Sales have already claimed it may be the best small 4X4 they've ever driven and it's even won a couple international design awards.
Early indicators suggest demand is far outstripping supply for this charming retro 4X4 so make sure you book a place in a waiting list for one soon.
4. Hyundai Kona EV
The Hyundai Kona, which has already released here in a petrol version, is getting an electric powerplant in 2019. The car is reportedly coming with a choice of either a 64 or 39.2 kW battery with a 480 km range and 312 km range, respectively.
A range of 480 km puts this mid-sized SUV in the top tier of electric vehicles in terms of total range, alongside premium offerings from the likes of Tesla, Jaguar and Mercedes.
5. Honda Accord Hybrid
Honda's flagship sedan, the Accord is getting a full redesign in 2019 and the Japanese marque is calling it their most impressive creation yet. The model we're most excited for is the hybrid, which combines a small electric motor with a 2.0 litre petrol engine to deliver impressive fuel economy and 212 hp.
The car also comes with a full suite of automatic drive safety and assist features, wireless phone charging and more.
6. Kia E-niro
The Kia E-niro is the marque's entrance into the electric SUV market that's sure to become increasingly crowded from 2019 onward. The car is slightly larger than the Kona and features a similar range of 455 km. What's most exciting about this car, however is that its battery can charge from 20 to 80 per cent in just 42 minutes.
Hyundai is aiming to release the car in 2019 at a price point under $50,000, according to reporting by Car Advice.
7. Nissan Leaf
The first generation Nissan Leaf is the most popular electric vehicle of all time, selling of 300,000 units worldwide. One of the main problems with this original model was its limited range but Nissan have solved that by including options for larger batteries, including one that boasts an impressive range of 400 km.
The larger battery pack also gives the car more power – up to 150 hp and 320 Nm of torque to be exact. It also comes with an impressive range of safety and driver assist features including intelligent emergency braking and blind spot recognition.
8. Volvo S60
Volvo's S60 sedan is getting a facelift and a lot more power under the hood in 2019. The new model comes in several variants, our favourite of which is the T8 Twin Engine hybrid model that boasts almost 400 hp and 640 Nm of torque. This beauty can do 0-100 kph in just 4.9 seconds and only consumes 1.9L/100 km on average.
To find out more about new cars coming out in 2019 drop in to your nearest Peter Warren Automotive dealership.