UPDATE: All 2022 and 2023 new cars for Australia
As we enter the final months of 2022, it’s worth noting that this article covers not only all the things that will be launched this year, but also all the models that will be available. have been ones we expect to come next year and beyond. So, read on!
After the upheaval caused by the coronavirus pandemic in 2020, many experts expected 2021 to usher in a sense of recovery in the car world.
Instead, the year’s widespread semiconductor chip shortages wreaked havoc on the automotive industry, as well as extended COVID-19 lockdowns in New South Wales and Victoria.
Despite these issues, 2021 saw a number of significant model launches in Australia, from the controversial new BMW M3 sedan and M4 coupe at the start of the year to the redesigned Toyota Land Cruiser 300 series later in the year, the long 14 – has been closed. Year of the previous Landcruiser 200.
With many vehicle launches currently delayed due to semiconductor issues, 2022 is shaping up to be a big year for the local automotive industry – led by the arrival of the largest number of electrified vehicles ever. has happened
With that in mind, if you’re struggling to stay on top of all the cars coming down in Australia, and when, our new 2022 car calendar has you covered. We aim to keep this list updated on a regular basis.
Note: With dates changing frequently — especially during the current semiconductor chip shortage — this article will be updated as additional information comes to hand in the coming weeks and months. A quarter refers to a period of three months in a year (ie January to March).
Updated: October 2, 2022
New cars first quarter 2022
Australia’s new car market will begin 2022 with the launch of key models such as the new-generation Audi A3 and Audi S3, the all-electric BMW i4 and, finally, the highly anticipated Chevrolet Corvette.
Mazda BT-50 SP
New cars second quarter 2022
April to June 2022 will see a number of significant new vehicle launches in Australia, including our first look at the next-generation Audi RS 3 hot hatch, the updated Ford Mustang, the two-dimensional Subaru WRX range, and a major extension. Is. For the Volkswagen R lineup.
New cars 3rd quarter 2022
The arrival of the performance-oriented Cupra brand will begin in the third quarter of 2022. An update of the popular Kia Seltos small SUV is also expected between July and September, joining the Lotus Emira and facelifted Volvo XC40, among others.
Ford Ranger Raptor
New cars 4th quarter 2022
Volkswagen Group Australia’s first electric vehicle, the Cupra Born, will join two new four-wheel-drive vehicles – the Inos Grenadier and the next-generation Jeep Grand Cherokee – during the fourth quarter of 2022.
Arrival of 2023
New cars first half
Toyota Hilux GR Sport rendering
New cars second half
Mercedes-AMG C63 SE Performance
Sometime in 2023
New cars coming after 2023
Ford Mustang Mach-E GT
- 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 Silverado EV (Revealed) – pending confirmation by GMSV; Not expected until at least 2024.
- Dacia range (closer to Australia) – Trademark filings reveal that Ateco – Renault’s new local distributor, owner of Dacia – is preparing to launch a budget brand, however the importer lacks any official word at this stage.
- Fiat 500e – Fully electric 500 A ‘successor’ is not expected domestically for a while.
- 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.
- 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
- Jeep Wagoner S
- Jeep Recon
- Jeep Avenger
- Lotus Alliterative (revealed) – The British marque’s electric crossover is coming to Australia in 2024.
- Maserati Gran Turismo – A next-generation sports car is expected in the coming years, with internal combustion and all-electric ‘Fulgo’ power.
- Maserati Grecale (Prices Revealed) – The Italian luxury SUV is expected to go on sale in the first quarter of 2023. The all-electric folgoor is to arrive later.
- Maserati MC20 Cielo (Prices Announced) – The convertible seat will arrive in Australia in mid-2023.
- 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.
- Mazda CX-90 – A CX-9 successor is also under consideration 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
Out of bounds for Australia
- BMW 2 Series Active Tourer (downloaded) – Next generation people don’t come to Australia
- 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 six-cylinder petrol and PHEV power for Australia.
- 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 (Exhibit) – The all-new Mazda 3-based medium SUV will be exclusive to the US market
- 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 Citan (downloaded) – Second iteration of the Renault Kangoo-based van not for Oz.
- Mercedes-Benz T-Class and EQT – Spectacular versions of the Citan – with internal combustion and electric power respectively – also 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.
What car are you most looking forward to in 2022? Let us know in the comments below!