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12 / 03 / 2019

Vehicles Released in 2019

Compared to previous years, the market trend seems to be following SUVs, moving away from regular passenger cars. That doesn’t mean the steady flow of passenger cars will come to a standstill, not by a long shot. There are quite a few non-SUV vehicles anticipated for release this calendar year.

Audi A6

Audi A6Source: Audi

Combining balance of form and function, the Audi A6 Sedan not only captures your attention with a stunning design but reinforces that impression with its athletic performance and agile handling. Whilst the styling closely resembles that of the previous model, the devil is in the details. The details being what is hiding underneath that hood. You’ve got the traditional quasi-hexagonal grille but this mirroring vehicle has a much sportier feel when it comes to unleashing her power. Rear-wheel steering, active rear differentials, tonnes of aluminium and a petrol V6 amps up the A6’s driver appeal.

BMW 8 Series

Source: BMW

With similar styling to that of the Audi A6, BMW has decided to put all their eggs in the 8 series basket, rather than release a 2019 6 series. Don’t let the change in numbers fool you, the 8 series has no major increase in size, specifications, or sportiness. The highly anticipated 8 series will mirror the dearly departed 6 series quite closely, specifically with their price tag. Featuring a V8 engine to the tune of 290kW and 750Nm, performance will be one word to describe this immaculate vehicle.

Ford Fiesta ST

Ford FiestaSource: Ford

One of the most popular family cars, the Fiesta has made headlines as the dynamic dynamite of the compact hatchbacks. Ford is cranking up the athletic ability of the newest generation release with the First ST hatchback. Unfortunately, Ford has decided to decline to bring in lesser models to showrooms, so the Fiesta ST is the only option you’ll have if you want to add the 2019 model to your garage.

Ford Focus Active

Source: Ford

Looking for a car that can bridge the gap between hatchback and SUV? Look no further than Ford’s new focus active. This ‘missing link’ follows styling of the Impreza-based Subaru XV but has been declared as a passenger car rather than an SUV. Featuring a 134kW 1.5-litre turbo engine, the Focus Active will remain a front-wheel drive, eight-speed automatic.

Hyundai i30 N Fastback

Source: Hyundai

Ever wanted the i30 without the hatchback? Thank Hyundai for their newest i30 release, the N Fastback. Unfortunately, Hyundai won’t be offering us Aussies the four-door coupe i30 Fastback, instead to avoid that traditional 2-door hatchback, we’ll have to spend big bucks on the high-performance N variant. The European built i30 N Fastback makes total economic sense for Hyundai to sell within Australia, due to higher profit margins thanks to the 40k price tag.

Volvo S60

Source: Volvo

Volvo has played to its Scandinavian strengths with the new S60, which adds elegance to the four-door body style – with an interior that belongs in a high-end interior magazine. The V60 wagon equivalent will join in too, taking on the Germans in the mid-size premium market with a range of 2.0-litre petrol and diesel engines, some of which will include a fuel-saving plug-in hybrid capability. Looks like the German’s have some stiff competition on their hands.