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If you’re still looking for that one perfect car to take the number 1 spot on your car wish list, then you should not miss out on this year’s parade of new cars.
We just got the list of the newest cars from different manufacturers – Toyota, Mitsubishi, Suzuki, Ford, Hyundai, Mercedez, Volkswagen, and Mazda. You get to have a choice between a ute, an SUV, a sedan and a hatch. So without further ado, here are the top 5 new cars that should be on your wish list this year:
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Anticipating the battle between utes, Triton arrived early this year ready to take on Toyota Hilux and Ford Ranger in the market sales. With a more distinct grille and muscular wheel arches, the Triton sure looked tough enough. Powered by 133kw 2.4-litre turbo-diesel engine in six-speed auto, it boasts of advanced safety features such as auto emergency braking, blind spot warning, around-view camera and rear cross-traffic alert.
The selling price for this Ute starts from $36,000.
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For the first time, the popular SUV now comes in hybrid version. The new model features a tougher and edgier design made even better by its bigger cabin space and an astounding safety features. Shoppers have an option of either the front-drive 127kw 2.0-litre petrol or an all-wheel drive 152kw 2.5-litre petrol.
For the petrol version, prices start at $31,000 while $40,000 for the hybrid.
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This little Suzuki has returned and graced the showrooms on Australia Day with about 200 units already pre-ordered. Known to be a lightweight SUV, it still has its conventional ladder-frame chassis, 75kw 1.5-litre petrol engine with low range gears. It comes in either five-speed manual or four-speed auto.
There is no listing for the price but it may range from $24,000.
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A ‘new form of elegance’; that’s what you can look forward to the all new Mazda 3 which features their boldest design to date. Highlighted by the sleek lines and giant rear pillars, this passenger car is a proof of design revolution. The car manufacturer also has rectified the cabin noise issue from the previous versions so expect a smoother and quieter ride. Mazda 3 is powered by 2.0-litre and 2.5-litre petrol engines with six-speed manual or auto gearbox.
Prices would range from $22,000.
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Dropping late this year, Honda’s flagship sedan will be a perfect choice for those who prefer passenger cars over the popular SUVs. Although not so big in sales last year, Honda still is a household name and has a loyal following. The new version will feature edginess, prestige and luxury complemented with advanced technology. It will also be available in hybrid version to challenge its rival Toyota Camry Hybrid. A choice of 145kw 1.5-litre or 191kw 2.0-litre turbo four-cylinders is available for buyers.
This sedan doesn’t come cheap though and will cost more than $40,000.
The new-generation Escape mid-size SUV is a big deal for Ford Australia. While any new model riding on a fresh platform is significant, the Escape is more so because it will be the first Ford sold in Australia with the option of a plug-in hybrid (PHEV) powertrain. Pairing a 2.5-litre naturally aspirated four-cylinder petrol engine (running on the Atkinson cycle) with an electric motor, the PHEV has a solid combined power output of 165kW. Other local engine options are yet to be confirmed, but petrol and diesel units are offered in other markets, so anything is possible. Needless to say, the Escape will be gunning for the award-winning Toyota RAV4 harder than ever when it arrives in the first half of 2020.
The 2020 Ford Escape Costs $25,980 to Start and More Than $40,000 Fully Loaded.
The Sonata has been a key part of Hyundai Australia’s line-up for some time, and while the mid-sizer declining in popularity, it still has a role to play.In a sign of the times, the new-generation Sonata is available in 143kW hybrid form internationally, but whether or not it makes it Down Under in the first half of 2020 remains to be seen.What is a surety then, though, is a 142kW/245Nm 2.5-litre naturally aspirated four-cylinder engine, while a 134kW/264Nm 1.6-litre turbo-petrol unit could also feature.
The 2020 Hyundai Sonata prices start at $23,400 for the base SE. The SEL models are priced from $25,500 while the SEL Plus carries an MSRP of $27,450. The top line Limited costs $33,300.
The Mercedes-AMG CLA35 is perfect for those that can stretch the budget, but just not too far for another one of those coupe-style sedans.With the badge and the performance to keep most happy, the CLA35 is an absolute crowd-pleaser that could become one of Mercedes-AMG best-selling models in Australia following its launch in the first quarter next year.The three-pointed star, a 225kW/400NM 2.0-litre turbo-petrol four-cylinder engine, all-wheel drive and a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission will do that.
Prices would range from $46,900.
Feeling a bit more civilised? Enter the facelifted Volkswagen Passat mid-sizer, which is due Down Under in January 2020. Debuting in 140TSI Business form, the Passat will usher in a new 140kW/320Nm turbo-petrol four-cylinder engine and a new multimedia system that supports wireless Apple CarPlay. The Passat’s suite of advanced driver-assist systems will also expand to include technologies that will more or less enable self-driving on highways.
Prices would range from $55,000.
Mitsubishi Triton - The Mitsubishi Triton feels refined and for a ute it is easy to drive in town. Its diesel engine is modern and easy on fuel, and all Tritons are strong on safety, with autonomous emergency braking standard in most Double Cab versions.
Toyota RAV4 -The 2020 Toyota RAV4 ranks highly among compact SUVs. It has a solid predicted reliability rating, great fuel economy, stable handling, and a cabin that's both upscale and roomy.
Suzuki Jimmy - Suzuki Jimny is the latest designed Suzuki car that people have loved to the highest degree. It is one of the pre-eminent off-roaders ever made.
Mazda 3 - With comprehensive refinement and sophisticated driving manners, the Mazda 3 is one of the nicest compact cars in its class. An excellent infotainment system and standard driver assists place the 2020 Mazda 3 among the best compacts out there.
Honda Accord - The Honda Accord is an excellent midsize car, in fact, it is a finalist for our 2020 Best Midsize Car for the Money award because of its combination of quality and value. It's one of the most athletic cars in the class, boasting two potent engine options and sporty handling.
2020 Ford Escape - The redesigned 2020 Ford Escape finishes in the middle of our compact SUV rankings. It has a spacious interior and engaging performance, but its middling interior quality keeps it from challenging for a top spot in the class.
Hyundai Sonata - The Hyundai Sonata has one of the nicest interiors in the class, with a lengthy list of standard features and plenty of space for both driver and passengers. However, it ranks in the bottom half of our midsize car rankings because of its unenthusiastic handling and so-so engine power.
Mercedes-AMG CLA35 - The 2020 CLA35 is an all-new model for the AMG range, offers a new engine and is completely redesigned from the previous generation CLA.
Volkswagen Passat - It’s an exciting year for Australia’s car industry and we can’t wait to get our hands on one of these cars. Was there a particular car that caught your attention and made it to your wish list? If you intend to buy a new car or if you prefer buying an old but reliable car, you must turn your wish list into reality. Go to a reliable car dealership and look for that perfect car now.
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