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Your guide to the best new car models arriving in Australia in 2020

It's hard to believe, but a new decade is upon us. Here's our guide to the new models being released in Australia this year.

January: Volkswagen Passat:

The facelift for this mid-sized sedan will have a turbo-petrol four-cylinder engine. It will also come with an advanced range of driver-assist systems.


February: Volkswagen Amarok V6 Manual

This manual version of the popular Amarok V6 is about to hit our shores.


February: Mazda CX-30

The CX-30 will have similar features as the Mazda 3. Its size will sit between the CX-3 and the mid-size CX5 Mazda SUV models.


March: Subaru XV and Forrester Hybrids

Get ready for the first self-charging Hybrid versions of these established models.


First quarter: Mazda2

The new Mazda2 will have auto emergency braking and in-built lane-keeping technology.


First quarter: Hyundai Sonata

This mid-sized sedan will have a 2.5-litre four-cylinder engine.


May: Volkswagen T-Roc

The T-Roc will be Volkswagen's high-end entry into the small SUV market. Its design has been based on the popular Volkswagen Golf model. It will be an all-wheel drive with a 2-litre turbo four-cylinder petrol engine.


May: Volkswagen T-Cross

The T-Cross will be Volkswagen's more affordable SUV offering.


Second quarter: Mercedes Benz GLA

The first-generation GLA is currently the most popular small premium SUV. The second-generation update will have more advanced driver-assist systems and increased passenger headroom.


Second quarter: Kia Sorento

Details of Kia’s upgrade to its popular offering in the large SUV market are still to be confirmed.


Second quarter: Jeep Gladiator

This new model Jeep dual-cab ute will have a 3.6-litre V6 petrol engine. It’s expected to compete with the Ford Ranger Raptor.


Second quarter: Toyota Yaris

The 2020 Yaris upgrade will see the addition of a petrol-electric hybrid powertrain.


By mid-year: The Ford Escape Hybrid

Ford is releasing a mid-size Hybrid option with its 2020 Escape model.


By mid-year: Nissan Juke

The second-generation Juke will have a more conventional design than the current model.


By mid-year: Land Rover Defender

The new model of this popular four-wheel drive will have nine variants. They will range from $69,990 to $137,100, plus on-road costs.


Third quarter: Kia Carnival

No details are available yet for the next-generation Carnival. They will be eagerly  awaited though. The current model dominates the people-mover segment of the market.


Third quarter: Holden Colorado

The 2020 Colorado model will have a redesigned front grille and bumper. It’s also expected to have enhanced safety features, including auto emergency braking.


Second half of 2020: Honda CRV

This popular mid-sized SUV is due for a facelift in the second half of the year. Details are still to be released.


Second half of 2020: Isuzu D-Max

The next generation of this popular ute will have enhanced off-road capabilities.


Fourth quarter: Subaru Outback

The new version of this large SUV will have an enhanced range of driver-assist systems.


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