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 in 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 are expected to arrive in 2023.

With the turmoil of 2022 – semiconductor chip shortages, high fuel prices, supply issues and rising costs – now for the most part behind us, attention has turned to the latest vehicles set to launch in Australia.

Last year was a big year in Australia, with brand-new metal – be it all-electric, petrol, diesel or hybrid – finally making an appearance in the local market.

The highlights included the all-new Ford Ranger, two new electric SUVs – the Tesla Model Y and BYD Atto 3 – that have stormed up the sales charts, and the Chevrolet Corvette sports car.

However, the issues above will still remain an issue in 2023, with many vehicle launches still delayed in Australia, while we're set to witness a significant increase in the number of electrified vehicles sold locally.

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

NOTE: A quarter refers to a three-month period of the year (i.e. January to March).

2023 New Car Calendar

UPDATED: January 29, 2023


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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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Off-limits for Australia

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  • 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
  • Cadillac range – still unlikely for Australia, despite recent local trademark filings
  • 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 V6 petrol and 4-cyl. PHEV power for Australia (5.7-litre V8 now axed in the short-wheelbase Grand Cherokee in the US)
  • 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; not 100% ruled out) – local arm keen, but the rugged Mazda 3-based medium SUV is still left-hand-drive only
  • 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 T-Class and EQT – fancier versions of the Citan – with internal combustion and electric power, respectively – not likely for Australia
  • 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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