New Cars: 2020 New Car Calendar, the August update

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Audi RS Q8 – October, 2020 (pricing)

Audi S3 - second half, 2021 (revealed)

Audi S4, S5 facelift – October, 2020 (pricing)

Audi S6, S7on sale now (review)

Audi S8 – second half, 2020 (revealed)

Audi SQ5 TDI – late 2020

Audi SQ7 facelifton sale now (review)

Audi SQ8on sale now (review)

Audi TT RSon sale now (review)

Audi Q2 Edition #2 – on sale now

Audi Q3 Sportbackon sale now (review)

Audi Q5 facelift – first half, 2021 (details)

Audi Q7 facelifton sale now (review)

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)

Alpina XB7 – early 2021 (pricing) (overseas review)

218i, M235i xDrive Gran Coupéon sale now (review)

220i Gran Coupé – late 2020 (pricing)

4 Series Coupé – October (pricing)

5 Series facelift (sedan only) – October (pricing)

M135i xDrive Pure, M235i xDrive Gran Coupé Pure – third quarter (pricing)

M340i xDrive Pure, X2 M35i Pure, X5 M50i Pure, X6 M50i Pure – available now

M2 CS – mid-2020 (pricing) (track review)

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

M5 Competition facelift – October (pricing)

M8 Competition Coupéon sale now (review)

M8 Competition Gran Coupéon sale now

X5 M and X6 M Competition – on sale now (X5 M review) (X6 M review)

X3 xDrive30e – originally due second quarter, new timing unclear.

Z4 M40i (with 285kW power upgrade) – on sale now (review)

What else?

M340d xDrive – not happening (details)

X7 Dark Shadow Edition – Australian arrival unclear (revealed)

iX3 – mid-2021 (revealed)

M3 and M4 – first half, 2021 (prototype drive)


Chevrolet: New models for 2020

New Silverado 1500 - March (pricing) (review)


Citroen: New models for 2020

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

What else?

Citroen C4 – local plans unclear (revealed)


Above: the new-generation 500 electric car

Fiat: New models for 2020

Fiat 500 update – on sale now

New Fiat 500 electric vehicle – unclear (convertible revealed) (hatch 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 Fiesta ST (the only Fiesta variant coming to Oz) – on sale now (review)

Ford Focus STon sale now (review)

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

Ford Mustang High Performance – on sale now (on sale now)

Ford Puma - September (pricing)

What else?

Ford Bronco, Bronco Sport – not available in right-hand-drive (Bronco revealed) (Bronco Sport revealed)


Above: the Genesis GV80

Genesis: New models for 2020

GV80 - mid-2020

G80 (all-new generation) - late 2020 (revealed)


Above: the 2020 Civic Type R

Honda: New models for 2020

Civic Hatchon sale now (review)

CR-V - September (pricing)

Civic Type R Limited Edition - first half, 2021 (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 - fourth quarter (revealed)

i30 Sedan (Elantra) - fourth quarter in regular guise (revealed)

i30 Sedan N-Line – fourth quarter, alongside standard model (revealed)

Nexo – government trial in the ACT for now, ahead of a full public launch in 2021 (details)

Palisade - fourth quarter, after initially being off the table for Australia (details)

Santa Fe facelift – fourth quarter (revealed) (engine details)

Sonata - fourth quarter (initially first half) (details)

Sonata N-Line – fourth quarter, coinciding with the regular range. A full reveal is expected imminently.

What else?

i20 N - pocket-sized hot hatch due in first half, 2021

i30 N hatch facelift – first half, 2021

Kona, Kona Electric facelift - first half, 2021

Tucson (all-new generation) – first half of 2021, reveal expected before year's end (speculative renderings)

Ioniq 5 - sometime in 2021 (45 concept revealed)

Up to 6 unnamed models also expected to launch in the first half of 2021.


Above: the new D-Max

Isuzu: New models for 2020

D-Max – September (pricing)

What else?

MU-X – new generation expected in the coming years.


Above: the facelifted F-Type

Jaguar: New models for 2020

F-Type facelift - initially scheduled for 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 - on sale now (review). An entry level 'Sport S' model is due by the end of 2020 (details).

What else?

Compass 4xe plug-in hybrid – not confirmed for Australia (revealed)

Renegade axed. (Details)


Above: the new Kia Sorento

Kia: New models for 2020

Carnival (new generation) - previously fourth quarter, but new, post-COVID date unclear (exterior revealed) (interior revealed)

Picanto facelift - on sale now

Rio facelift - on sale in the coming weeks (details)

Sorento (new generation) - on sale in the coming weeks (pricing). It's expected diesel models will reach customer' hands first.

Stonic - late 2020, previously fourth quarter (revealed)

Stinger update - late 2020 (revealed)


Above: the new Defender

Land Rover: New models for 2020

Defender 110 - on sale now

Defender 90 - early 2021, pushed back from October 2020 (details)

Discovery Sport P300e plug-in hybrid – second quarter, 2021 (revealed)

What else?

Defender Hard Top – 'under evaluation' for Australia (revealed)


LDV: New models for 2020

D90 diesel – on sale now (review)

T60 Trailrider 2 - on sale now (review)


Above: the LC Convertible

Lexus: New models for 2020

IS refresh - late 2020 (revealed)

LC Convertible - on sale now

LC 500, LC 500h Coupe update - on sale now

What else?

LS facelift - early 2021 (revealed)


Mahindra: New models for 2020

Pik-Up refresh - on sale now


Above: the Levante GTS

Maserati: New models for 2020

Levante GTS and Trofeo - on sale now (Trofeo review)

Ghibli Hybrid – late 2020 (revealed)

MC20 supercar unveiling – September 2020 (V6 engine details)

What else?

Ghibli Trofeo, Quattroporte Trofeo - early 2021 expected (revealed)


Above: the CX-30 SUV

Mazda: New models for 2020

BT-50 - October (details)

CX-30 - on sale now (review)

CX-30 SkyActiv-X M Hybrid - September, 2020 (pricing)

CX-5 update - on sale now (review)

CX-8 update - here now (details)

Mazda3 SkyActiv-X M Hybrid - on sale now (review)

What else?

100th Anniversary special editions - local timing unclear (pricing)

Mazda3 2.5 Turbo - not for Australia (details)


Above: the Mercedes-Benz GLB

Mercedes-Benz: New models for 2020

AMG A 45 S - on sale now (review)

AMG CLA 35 - on sale now

AMG CLA 45 S - on sale now (review)

AMG E53 sedan/wagon – fourth quarter (revealed)

AMG E53 coupe/convertible – October (revealed)

AMG E63 S – towards the end of 2020 (revealed)

AMG GLA 45, GLA 35 - fourth quarter (pricing)

AMG GLC 43 - on sale now (review)

AMG GLC 63 - on sale now (review)

AMG GLE 53 - on sale now (comparison v BMW X5 M50i)

AMG GLE 63 - third quarter

AMG GLE 63 Coupe - September (pricing)

AMG GLS 63 - third quarter

AMG GT R Pro - September (pricing)

AMG GT Black Series - sometime in 2021 (revealed)

A250 sedan - initially scheduled for Feb/March, new timing unclear (pricing)

A 250 e PHEV - initially scheduled for March, new timing unclear

CLA 250 - initially scheduled for second quarter, new timing unclear

E-Class sedan/wagon facelift - fourth quarter (revealed)

E-Class coupe/convertible facelift - October (revealed)

GLC 300e - initially scheduled for second quarter, new timing unclear

GLA (new generation) - August, 2020 (pricing)

GLB - on sale now (review)

GLE 350e PHEV - third quarter

GLE Coupe (new generation) - September (pricing)

Mercedes-Maybach GLS - third quarter


Mercedes-Benz Vans: New models for 2020

Sprinter Transfer Minibus updateon sale now

Vito facelift - originally fourth quarter 2020, then delayed to first quarter 2021. New timing is unclear. (revealed)


Above: the Mini JCW GP

MINI: New models for 2020

Countryman Stafford Edition (pre-facelift)on sale now

Countryman facelift – end of 2020 (revealed)

Electric hatchon sale now (review)

JCW Countryman – fourth quarter (revealed)

JCW GP – mid-2020 (pricing)


Above: the new-look Pajero Sport

Mitsubishi: New models for 2020

Eclipse Cross facelift – fourth quarter (timing details)

Expresson sale now (review)

Mirage - on sale now

Pajero Sport - on sale now (review)

Triton GSR, GLX-R - on sale now (GLX-R review)


Above: the MG ZS EV (eZS overseas)

MG: New models for 2020

MG HS - on sale now

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

MG ZST - third quarter (details)


Above: the new Nissan Juke

Nissan: New models for 2020

Juke - on sale now (review)

What else?

Ariya EV - not confirmed for Australia (revealed)

400Z - expected in 2021


Above: the new Peugeot 208

Peugeot: New models for 2020

208 – delayed, initially set for a 2020 launch (details)

2008 – sometime in 2020. (details)

308 range update – on sale now


Above: the Porsche Taycan

Porsche: New models for 2020

718 Boxster GTS 4.0, Cayman GTS 4.0 - initially second quarter, new timing unclear (pricing)

718 Cayman GT4 - on sale now (international review)

718 Spyder - on sale now (review)

911 Carrera - on sale now (review)

911 Targa 4, Targa 4S - third quarter (revealed)

911 Targa 4S Heritage Design Edition - fourth quarter (revealed)

911 Turbo - fourth quarter (revealed)

911 Turbo S - late 2020 (revealed)

Cayenne E-Hybrid Coupe - October (revealed)

Cayenne GTS - fourth quarter (revealed)

Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid Coupe - on sale now (review)

Macan GTS - on sale now (international review)

Taycan 4S, Turbo and Turbo S - December (pricing)

What else?

Panamera facelift - reveal confirmed for late August, with an Australian launch expected in 2021.


RAM: New models for 2020

1500 Express Crew - on sale now (review)

1500 Warlock - on sale now

What else?

All-new 1500 - expected in early 2021


Range Rover: New models for 2020

P400 engine (new inline-six) - on sale now (review)

Range Rover, Range Rover Sport MY21 updates - local timing unclear (revealed) ('Fifty' special edition revealed)

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Above: the Megane RS Trophy-R

Renault: New models for 2020

Arkana – second half of 2021, replacing the slow-selling Kadjar (details)

Captur – early 2021, likely January (details)

Koleos update – first half, 2021 (details)

Masteron sale now

Megane RS Trophy-R – on sale now (pricing) (review)

What else?

Clio – initially set for the third quarter of 2020, but now axed altogether. (details)

Megane RS facelift – first half, 2021 (details)

Trafic safety upgrade – sometime in 2022 (details)

Zoe – axed from Australia (details)


Above: the Skoda Kodiaq RS

Skoda: New models for 2020

Karoq - on sale now (140TSI review)

Kodiaq RSon sale now (review)

Kamiq – September (pricing)

Scala – first deliveries in the coming weeks (pricing)

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

Superb Scout – on sale now (review)

What else?

Octavia – first quarter, 2021 (revealed) (full overseas lineup details)

Enyaq iV electric vehicle – not confirmed, though Skoda's Australian arm is keen. (powertrain details)


Above: XV Hybrid, Forester Hybrid

Subaru: New models for 2020

Forester mild hybrid - on sale now (review)

Impreza facelift – on sale now (review)

XV updates (including hybrid) - on sale now (review)

Outback - December (new generation)

What else?

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 - on sale now (review)

Swift facelift - on sale now

Swift Sport facelift - on sale now (review)


Above: the Toyota GR Yaris

Toyota: New models for 2020

HiLux facelift - August 27 (pricing)

Fortuner facelift - August 27 (pricing)

LandCruiser Prado - expected in the coming months (details)

Supra power bump - later this year (details)

Yaris - August (details)

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

Yaris Cross - late 2020 (details)

What else?

Camry facelift - first half, 2021 (revealed)

Corolla Cross - late 2022 (details)

Kluger - originally expected in 2020, now pushed out to first half, 2021 (details)


Above: the Volkswagen Golf

Volkswagen: New models for 2020

Arteon – early 2021 (facelift revealed)

Amarok XL, XXL - on sale now

California Beachon sale now

Golf Mk8 – early 2021 (revealed) (delays) (no more DSG)

Golf GTI Mk8 – early 2021 (revealed) (overseas review)

Golf GTI TCR – initially second quarter, new timing unclear (details)

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

T-Crosson sale now (review)

T-Roc - on sale now (140TSI pricing) (110TSI pricing) (140TSI review)

Tiguan - 2021 (facelift revealed)

Touareg V8 TDI - late 2020 (details)

Touareg MY21 range expansion - October (pricing)

Transporter, Caravelle, Multivan T6.1 – November (pricing)

What else?

Caddy – early 2021 (revealed)

ID.4 – early 2022 (leaked)


Above: the XC40 Recharge

Volvo: New models for 2020

V60 - on sale now (review)

XC40 Recharge EV - sometime in 2021 (revealed)

XC40 Recharge PHEV - August (pricing) (review)

Polestar 2 - sometime in 2021

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, light SUVs, 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.