A guide to 2021’s new car releases
From everyday EVs to next-generation SUVs and hot hatches, our motoring expert rounds up this year’s new car releases.
A record number of new battery electric models are set to hit dealer showrooms in 2021, giving Australians more choice than ever before when it comes to low and zero-emissions vehicles. A clutch of fresh hybrid and plug-in hybrid models are also expected on our shores before the year is out.
After a year of poor new-car sales, demand started to pick up at the end of 2020 and industry observers are expecting continued recovery this year.
Buyers may be tempted by a slew of new SUV releases, from compact urban runabouts to rugged 4x4s. But the number of traditional passenger cars landing in 2021 is down, reflecting the trend away from sedans, wagons and hatchbacks.
There’s plenty of choice for cashed-up buyers, with a long list of premium and ultra-luxury models due to launch this year.
No matter what your budget or vehicle choice, there’s bound to be something of interest arriving on the local market in 2021. Here’s our roundup of what’s on the way.
The eighth-generation Volkswagen Golf, due for release in the first half of 2021, will move up in price and start from a tick under $30,000.