New cars coming to Australia in 2023

2022 was a bumper year for the automotive industry, with plenty of exciting new car models arriving on our shores. And, despite supply-chain and production challenges still biting, it looks like there will be even more in store for 2023.

Many of the cars poised for launch in the new year were meant to arrive much earlier – but that only means there will be even more anticipation for their launch. So what are we most excited to see land in the new year?

Ford Mustang

2022 is the last year of the S550-generation Ford Mustang, with the new generation S650 launching in – likely – late 2023.

The new Mustang is designed to target younger buyers with its “edgy, sexy and disruptive” design. It’ll be available in both a 2.3-litre Ecoboost and 5.0-litre Coyote V-8 and is expected to be offered in a 10-speed automatic.

However, one thing that is still under wraps is the extent of hybridisation available – whether it’s plug-in or full hybrid is still yet to be seen.

Volkswagen Amarok

Australians love a ute – and there is plenty of anticipation around the second generation Volkswagen Amarok, expected by March 2023.

The Amarok is based on the latest Ford Ranger but benefits from new styling – giving it a new feel both outside and in.

Featuring a V6 turbo-diesel model and a 2.3-litre turbo-petrol model, the Amarok has plenty of appeal for ute fans.

Kia Sportage Hybrid – H2

The battle for SUV supremacy continues – and Kia is making a large play with the upcoming release, the Sportage Hybrid – H2.

Just like Australia’s best-selling SUV, the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid, the Sportage is a mid-sized hybrid, and it is expected in the first half of 2023.

Mazda CX-60

Is a SUV not quite your speed? Never fear – Mazda’s upcoming release might just be up your alley.

Featuring new styling designed to compete with European cars, the CX-60 boasts a four-cylinder petrol engine and a pair of inline six-cylinder units. The flagship version will have a plug-in hybrid powertrain.

Hyundai Ioniq 6

For those in the market for an electric vehicle, the upcoming release from Hyundai’s sub brand Ioniq will be top of the list – with the car expected to have one of the longest driving ranges of any new electric car in Australia.

The Ioniq will be offered in two grades when it arrives next year, both with a 77.4kWh battery: a 168kW/350Nm rear-wheel drive and a 239kW/605Nm all-wheel drive. The rear-wheel drive version has an estimated driving range of 610 kms on a charge.

It is expected in Australia in early 2023.

Our view

There are plenty of exciting car releases on the horizon for 2023 – but new isn’t for everyone.

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