We bought a record 1.14 million new vehicles in 2013, Now the manufacturers are hoping we’ll buy even more in 2014. Paul Murrell lists the new cars for 2014.

YOU HAVE TO WONDER just how many new cars the Australian market can absorb, but each year, it seems we happily buy more and more.

Barring unforeseen circumstances, 2014 looks like being another record year. Here’s a list of new and facelifted vehicles that will be released during 2014, and our best estimates of when:

The Hyundai i10 will arrive in Australia in 2014

Light Vehicles:
Alfa Romeo MiTo QV Q2
Fiat Abarth 595 50th Anniversary Q1
Honda City May
Honda Jazz Jun/Jul
Hyundai i10 Q4
Mazda2 Q4
Mitsubishi Mirage sedan Jul
Nissan Micra facelift Q4
Proton light car Q4
Toyota Yaris facelift Q3
VW Polo facelift Q3

The new Mazda3 will be here in March

Small Cars:
Alfa Romeo Giulietta facelift Q4
Kia Soul Feb
Mazda3 Feb
Nissan Pulsar SSS sedan Q3
Peugeot 308 Oct
Renault Megane facelift Jun/Jul
Skoda Rapid Spaceback Q2
Subaru Levorg Q4
Toyota Corolla sedan Feb
VW Golf wagon Feb

The new Kia Optima

Medium Cars:
Hyundai Sonata Q3
Kia Optima Jan
Subaru Liberty Q4

The Hyundai Genesis Sedan arrives Down Under in 2014

Large Cars:
Ford FH Falcon Nov
Hyundai Genesis sedan Q3
Skoda Superb Q3

The Citroen C4 Picasso is here in March

People Movers:
Citroen Grand C4 Picasso Mar
Dodge Journey Special Edition Q3
Honda Odyssey Feb
Kia Carnival Dec
Peugeot 5008 facelift Dec
SsangYong Stavic update Q2

The Infiniti Q50

Luxury Cars:
Audi A8 facelift Apr
Audi S3 sedan May
Audi S8 May
BMW i3 Oct
BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe Jun/Jul
Infiniti Q50 Feb
Lexus CT facelift Q2
Maserati Ghibli Q3
Maserati Quattroporte Jan
Mercedes-Benz B-Class facelift Q2
Mercedes-Benz C-Class Jul
Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Q4
Mercedes-Benz S-Class coupe Q4
Mini Cooper Apr
Mini diesel Apr
Mini Cooper S Apr
Tesla Model S Q4

The Alfa Romeo 4C is here in June

Alfa Romeo 4C Jun/Jul
Audi RS7 Feb
BMW 2 Series Mar
BMW 4 Series convertible Mar
BMW M3 Jul
BMW M4 Jul
BMW i8 Oct
Jaguar F-Type coupe Mar
Kia Pro_cee’d GT Mar
Lexus RC coupe Dec
Lotus Exige S roadster Q1
Peugeot RCZ R May
Porsche 911 Turbo Apr
Porsche 911 Turbo S cabrio Apr
Porsche Panamera Turbo S Feb
Skoda Octavia RS Q2
Subaru WRX Mar
Subaru WRX STI Apr
VW Golf GTI Performance Q2
VW Golf R Q2

The Renault Captur will be here in June

Light SUVs:
Citroen C4 Cactus Q4
Fiat 500X Q4
Ford EcoSport Ambiente/Trend Feb
Jeep baby SUV Q4
Renault Captur Jun/Jul

The new Jeep Cherokee is here in June

Small SUVs:
Jeep Cherokee Jun
Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Apr
Nissan Qashqai Q3
Nissan X-Trail Q2
Peugeot 3008 facelift Dec
Skoda Yeti facelift Jun/Jul
SsangYong Korando facelift Q2

The new Toyota Kluger

Large SUVs:
Ford Territory facelift Nov/Dec
Jeep Wrangler Freedom Feb
Jeep Wrangler Polar Q2
Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid Q2
Toyota Kluger Mar

The new Audi Q3 RS

Luxury SUVs:
Audi RS Q3 Feb
BMW X3 facelift Jun/Jul
BMW X4 Jun/Jul
Land Rover Discovery facelift Mar
Lexus NX Q4
Mercedes-Benz GLA Apr
Mercedes-Benz GLA45 AMG Q4
Porsche Macan Jun
Range Rover Evoque 9-sp auto Mar
Range Rover LWB May
Range Rover hybrid Aug
Range Rover Sport diesel V8 May
Range Rover Sport hybrid Aug

The new Ford Transit is already here

Light commercial vehicles:
Fiat Doblo Q4
Fiat Ducato 180hp Q2
Ford Transit Custom FWD Feb
Ford Transit RWD Mar
Renault Kangoo Crew Q1
Renault Master L1/H1 Jun/Jul
SsangYong Actyon Sports update Q2

As you can see, it’s going to be a big year for Practical Motoring as we test and review all the new releases and tell you precisely which ones are worth considering and which aren’t.


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