This is your definitive list of all the new cars expected to arrive in 2023.
With the turmoil of 2022 – semiconductor chip shortages, high fuel prices, supply issues and rising prices – now behind us, most of the attention turns to the latest vehicles to be launched in Australia.
Last year was a big year in Australia, with all-new metal – be it all-electric, petrol, diesel or hybrid – finally hitting the local market.
Highlights include the all-new Ford Ranger, two new electric SUVs – the Tesla Model Y and the BYD Atto 3 – that have rocketed up the sales charts, and the Chevrolet Corvette sports car.
However, the above issues will still be an issue in 2023, with many vehicle launches in Australia still delayed, while we look to see a significant increase in the number of electric vehicles sold locally. are ready
With that in mind, if you’re struggling to stay on top of all the cars coming down in Australia, and when, our new 2023 car calendar has you covered. We aim to keep this list updated on a regular basis.
Note: A quarter refers to a period of three months in a year (ie January to March).
New Car Calendar 2023
Updated: December 25, 2023
New cars first half
To come now.
New cars second half
Chevrolet Silverado Facelift
Sometime in 2023
New cars coming after 2023
- Audi A4 (Spy)– The next-generation ‘B9’ range will reduce internal combustion power for the A4 when it launches around 2023, ahead of the electric-only A4 around 2030.
- Audi A6 E-Tron (Sportback and Avant Concepts) – The electric PPE-based A6 is expected to sit alongside an updated version of the current internal combustion model
- Audi Q4 E-Tron (Revealed) – No official Australian confirmation yet.
- Audi Q6 E-Tron – Electric Audi SUV to be launched in 2023, based on the same PPE platform as the next-generation electric Porsche Macan
- BMW 7 Series Plugin Hybrid (Details) – The PHEV range to be sold globally will be electrified during 2023.
- BMW i7 M70 (initial details) – More information on the electric performance flagship expected in the coming months
- Chevrolet Corvette E-Ray Hybrid (Lake) – The electrified ‘Vettee is currently unconfirmed for Australia, but it could debut here in 2024
- Chevrolet Silverado EV (Revealed) – pending confirmation by GMSV; Not expected until at least 2024.
- Cupra Teramer (Nashai) – 2024
- Capra Tavaskin (Revelation) – 2024
- Cupra Urban Rebel (Concept Revealed) – 2025
- Renault’s Dacia-derived range (Coming to Australia) – Redesigned, “surprisingly affordable” budget vehicles due in 2025.
- Ford E-Transit Custom (Exhibit) – Electric van confirmed for 2024 launch in Australia
- Ford Mustang Mach-E (International Review) (details) – There are no official plans yet, but it’s looking very likely.
- Ford Ranger Hybrid (details) – Expected 2023 debut.
- GWM Tank 500 (Unveiled) – Chinese Toyota Land Cruiser Prado rival under consideration for Australia
- Around Dargo (née Big Dog) – yet to be confirmed, but possible for Australia.
- Honda Accord (Teased) – The next-generation mid-size sedan is expected in the next 18 months.
- Hyundai Casper (shown, not for Australia) – India and Korea-focused Kia Picanto rivals aren’t coming in petrol guise, although an electric version rumored for 2023 could make its way to Australia.
- Hyundai Ioniq 7 – Large electric SUV, previewed by the Seven concept, expected to debut in 2023
- JAC T9 Electric (Certified) – Second quarter of 2024
- Jeep Wagoner S (Confirmed) – Set to launch in Australia in 2024.
- Jeep Recon (Verified) – Set to launch in Australia in 2024.
- Jeep Avenger (revealed) – Currently unconfirmed for Australia
- Lotus Alliterative (revealed) – The British marque’s electric crossover is coming to Australia in 2024.
- Mazda CX-20 – The CX-3 replacement is expected to move to the brand’s latest SUV name.
- Mazda CX-70 – US focus on wider five-seat ‘big platform’ RWD/AWD SUV, under consideration for Australia
- Mazda CX-80 – Will sit alongside the CX-8 but on a larger platform, likely for Australia.
- Mercedes-Benz CLE – The all-new coupe and convertible are expected to merge the existing two-door C-Class and E-Class ranges into one.
- Mercedes-Benz EQG (Concept Unveiled) – Despite the recent EQG concept coming under cover, the electric G-Class is still just a vision for the near future
- Mercedes-Maybach EQS SUV (Concept Revealed) – When the production version of the Maybach EQS SUV comes out, tongues wagging, probably in 2023
- Mitsubishi ASX (Renault-based model launched for Europe) – current model on the military; The second-generation model could be a Nissan Qashqai twin in Australia… if it’s ever made
- Nissan Arya (downloaded) – The electric SUV will arrive in Oz after the demand in other markets is met.
- Polyester 3 (downloaded) – Set to arrive in Australia in the first quarter of 2024 from around $135,000
- Polyester 5 (teased) – Starts production in 2023.
- Polyester 6 (details) – O2 concept confirmed for production and Australian launch. Create a slot that has already been sold
Out of bounds for Australia
- BMW 2 Series Active Tourer (downloaded) – Next generation people don’t come to Australia
- BMW 3.0 CSL (unveiled) – Only 50 will be built, all left-hand drive
- The Cadillac range – Still unlikely for Australia despite recent local trademark filings.
- Chevrolet Blazer EV, and Equinox EV – Very unlikely for Australia.
- Ford Bronco – After a long absence, the Bronco is back, battling the Jeep Wrangler – just not in Australia.
- Ford Bronco Sport – Despite being a friendly Bronco with Escape underpinnings, the game still isn’t coming here
- Ford Maverick – This car-based ute sits on the same platform as the Escape and Focus, but it’s not coming to Australia.
- FORD PUMA ST – Hot Puma is still limited to Europe – and we’re green with envy.
- Genesis G90 (unveiled) – The next-generation luxury flagship isn’t coming to Australia, as is the case with the current G90.
- Honda Civic Sedan (Exterior) – The small car range will be strictly a hatchback for its eleventh generation only.
- Hyundai Bion – The closest we’ll get to this light SUV is the i20N, with the funky Bayon positioned in Europe as an alternative to the one Australia will get.
- Hyundai Santa Cruz – A Tucson with a ute tray may be just what the doctor ordered for Australia. But alas the Santa Cruz was developed for, and is limited to, the North American market.
- Jeep Commander – The large seven-seater based on the Compass will be limited to South American markets only.
- Jeep Grand Cherokee diesel, and petrol V8 – Range will be limited to V6 petrol and 4-cyl. PHEV power for Australia (the 5.7-liter V8 is now phased out in the short-wheelbase Grand Cherokee in the US)
- Kia Telluride – We might get a very relevant Hyundai Palisade, but the Telluride won’t be here. According to local executives, United States production and Carnival can be blamed for this.
- Mazda 3, CX-30 2.5 Turbo – Mazda Australia would love to bring these turbocharged siblings here, but production has been limited to Mexico – where left-hand drive North American variants are built.
- Mazda CX-50 (revealed; not 100% rejected) – A native wing is desired, but the rugged Mazda 3-based medium SUV is still left-hand drive only.
- Mercedes-AMG 63 E Performance (Exhibit) – Unlikely to reach local shores, the luxurious, V12-powered S680 Maybach remains a strong seller in its S-Class lineup.
- Mercedes-Benz C-Class All Terrain – The wagon option, including the high-riding All Terrain, was removed from the next-generation C-Class range
- Mercedes-Benz T-Class And EQT – Spectacular versions of the Citan – with internal combustion and electric power respectively – unlikely for Australia
- Nissan Juke Hybrid (Revealed) – Electric small SUV not for Australia.
- Volkswagen ID.6 (International First Drive) – Large electric VW seven-seater limited to the Chinese market
- Volkswagen Taygo (Revealed) – The T-Cross-based coupe SUV is currently out for Australia.
Which car are you most looking forward to? Let us know in the comments below!