2022/2023 New Car Calendar: All the new cars coming to Australia

Take a look at our list of what is expected to launch in Australia during 2022 and 2023 – plus those we might not see locally just yet

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This is your definitive list of all the new cars that have launched in Australia in 2022, and all those expected to arrive in 2023.

Following the turmoil caused by the coronavirus pandemic in 2020, many experts expected 2021 to bring a sense of recovery to the car world.

Instead, the year was marred by a widespread semiconductor chip shortage wreaking havoc on the automotive industry, as well as extended COVID-19 lockdowns in New South Wales and Victoria.

Despite these issues, 2021 saw the launch of a number of significant models in Australia, from the controversial new BMW M3 sedan and M4 coupe earlier in the year to the redesigned Toyota LandCruiser 300 Series towards the end of the year, closing the lengthy 14-year run of the previous LandCruiser 200.

With many vehicle launches currently delayed due to the semiconductor issue, 2022 is shaping up to be a big year for the local automotive industry – spearheaded by the largest number of electrified vehicle arrivals to date.

Keeping this in mind, if you are struggling to keep on top of all the vehicles touching down in Australia, and when, our 2022/2023 New Car Calendar has got you covered. We aim to keep this list updated on a regular basis.

NOTE: With dates frequently changing – 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 three-month period of the year (i.e. January to March).

Also, will the Toyota Venza come to Australia? What?

We've seen a surprising amount of Australian interest in the Toyota Venza, a more upmarket and style-led companion to the Toyota RAV4. However, like a number of compelling Toyota models, it's only offered in America and Japan – the latter market knowing it as the Harrier. (A restyled version is also built and sold in China.)

The Venza and RAV4 ride on the same TNGA GA-K architecture, and engine options are a match as well, with both offering small but powerful and efficient petrol-electric hybrid engines.

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Above: The US-market Toyota Venza, known in Japan as the Harrier, won't come to Australia

Where the Venza/Harrier differs is in offering a more luxurious fitout, squeezing into the tiny gap between Toyota and Lexus like a number of other T-badged models in Japan and America. (Including the new Crown.)

Given the Australian market is much smaller than most other rich nations, while also being one of the most competitive, it's unlikely Toyota would risk cannibalising Lexus sales by introducing the Venza in Australia. For its part, Toyota has confirmed it has no plans to do so.

So, for now, it's a pretty clear no on that one.

2022/2023 New Car Calendar

UPDATED: November 9, 2022



What about...

New Cars First Quarter 2022

Australia's new car market kicked off 2022 with the launch of key models like the new-generation Audi A3 and Audi S3, the all-electric BMW i4 and, at last, the hotly anticipated Chevrolet Corvette.

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Mazda BT-50 SP

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New Cars Second Quarter 2022

April to June 2022 saw a number of important new vehicles launch in Australia, including the next-generation Audi RS 3 hot hatch, an update to the Ford Mustang, the two-pronged Subaru WRX range, and our first look at a big expansion for the Volkswagen R line-up.

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New Cars Third Quarter 2022

The arrival of the performance-orientated Cupra brand will kickstart the third quarter of 2022.

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New Cars Fourth Quarter 2022

The fourth quarter of 2022 was headlined by a new product onslaught for Japanese rivals Toyota and Nissan, with updates to Australia's most popular vehicles – the Toyota HiLux, RAV4, Corolla and Camry – and the all-new Nissan Qashqai, X-Trail and Pathfinder SUVs.

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2023 arrivals

New Cars First Half

Still to come

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New Cars Second Half

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Chevrolet Silverado facelift

Sometime in 2023

New cars arriving beyond 2023

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Nissan Ariya

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Off-limits for Australia

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Ford Bronco
  • BMW 2 Series Active Tourer (revealed) – next-generation people mover not for Australia
  • BMW 3.0 CSL (unveiled) – just 50 to be built, all left-hand drive
  • Chevrolet Blazer EV, and Equinox EV – highly unlikely for Australia
  • Ford Bronco – after a long absence, the Bronco is back, taking fight to the Jeep Wrangler – just not in Australia
  • Ford Bronco Sport – despite being a friendlier Bronco with Escape underpinnings, the Sport 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 still limited to Europe – and we’re green with envy
  • Genesis G90 (unveiled) – next-generation luxury flagship not coming to Australia, as is the case with the current G90
  • Honda Civic sedan (revealed) – the small-car range will be strictly hatchback only for its eleventh-generation
  • Hyundai Bayon – the closest we'll get to this light SUV is the related i20 N, with the funky Bayon placed as an alternative in Europe to the Venue us Aussies get instead
  • Hyundai Santa Cruz – a Tucson with a ute tray might 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 CommanderCompass-based large seven-seater will be limited to South American markets only
  • Jeep Grand Cherokee diesel, and petrol V8 – the range will be limited to six-cylinder petrol and PHEV power for Australia
  • Kia Telluride – we may get the heavily related Hyundai Palisade, but the Telluride won't be coming here. United States production and the Carnival can be blamed for this, according to local executives
  • Mazda 3, CX-30 2.5 Turbo – Mazda Australia would love to bring these turbocharged siblings here, but it is compounded by production being restricted to Mexico – where the left-hand drive North American variants are built
  • Mazda CX-50 (revealed) – all-new Mazda 3-based medium SUV to be a US-market exclusive
  • Mercedes-AMG S 63 E-Performance (revealed) – unlikely to reach local shores, with the luxurious, V12-powered S680 Maybach being a strong seller in its S-Class line-up
  • Mercedes-Benz C-Class All-Terrain (unveiled) – wagon option, including high-riding All-Terrain, axed from next-generation C-Class range
  • Mercedes-Benz Citan (revealed) – second iteration of Renault Kangoo-based van not for Oz
  • Mercedes-Benz T-Class and EQT – fancier versions of the Citan – with internal-combustion and electric power, respectively – not likely for Australia either
  • Nissan Juke Hybrid (revealed) – electrified small SUV not for Australia
  • Volkswagen ID.6 (international first drive) – large electric VW seven-seater restricted to the Chinese market
  • Volkswagen Taigo (revealed) – T-Cross-based coupe SUV currently ruled out for Australia.

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