Did 2021 put a halt to your plans for a new car? With the pandemic disrupting global supply chains and semiconductor shortages across the auto industry, new car stock has been hard to come by this year.
Thankfully, that hasn’t put a dampener on the exciting new cars rolling out for 2022. Not only are there new brands looking to launch next year but a number of models delayed from 2021 are finally set to make their arrival.
So, whether you’ve got a car covered in scratches (and are due for a replacement!) or you’d just like to experience something new, if you’re in the market for an update, what cars should you be on the lookout for?
SUVs are fast becoming Australia’s favourite type of car so it’s no surprise that there’s a new one on the launchpad.
But the Formentor – from the Volkswagen Group’s Cupra brand – is so much more: it aims to bridge the gap between the SUV market and the hot hatch segment. With a 2.0 turbo-petrol engine and off-road capabilities, the Formentor is set to be a hotly awaited release when it arrives in June.
Nissan is retiring the 370Z in 2022 but in its place will be a new successor – the Z sports coupe.
Powered by a 3.0-litre twin-turbo petrol V6, the new Z is capable of 298kW of power. It’ll also be offered with a six-speed manual transmission and rear-wheel drive, making it ideal for lovers of performance cars.
The Ford Ranger is one of the most popular selling cars in the country and so it’s little surprise that the next-generation Ranger is one of the most anticipated arrivals of 2022.
While many of the details of the ute are still under wraps, Ford has made it clear the new Ranger will come with some form of hybridisation, making it a smart choice for savvy drivers who want to future-proof their investment.
While its exact launch date is yet to be announced, the new Ford Ranger is certainly a model worth keeping an eye out for!
A new contender is set to hit the mid-size SUV market with the release of the Mahindra XUV700.
It features a 2.0 turbo-petrol or 2.2-litre turbo-diesel engine and is available in both manual and automatic transmissions. With innovative additions such as twin 10.25-inch multimedia displays, it’s set to be an exciting shake-up to this segment.
Kia’s first dedicated electric vehicle, the EV6, is on its way in the first half of 2022 and, as a mid-size SUV, has all the markings of being a hit here in Australia.
The EV6 will feature a battery of up to 77.4kWh in size, which gives a range of roughly 500km in a single charge. The Australian model will also include rear-wheel drive and a spacious interior, making it an easy choice for families and singles alike!
Due in early 2022, Honda’s newest HR-V is the carmaker’s bid to take on the likes of the Mazda CX-30 and Mitsubishi ASX.
Marking its move away from sedans, the HR-V provides a glimpse into the direction Honda are taking its brand in the Australian market: a focus on innovative design with a practical edge. The HR-V will also include a hybridised powertrain as part of its offering.
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