After a globally rocky road in 2020, auto fans can rejoice as the latest cars are released in Australia in 2021. The gentle giant that is the SUV remains a strong contender, joined by updated models of popular hatches and utes. If you’re looking for a car that’s equipped for an eco-friendly future, keep an eye out for some exciting electric vehicles (EV) scheduled to launch in 2021. To help you decide on your shortlist, here’s our list of some of the best cars of 2021.
The all-new generation of the popular Hyundai Tucson mid-size SUV promises to be bigger and better than earlier models. Some of the features of the 2021 model year include an edgier sleek design, slightly larger dimensions, upgraded technologies and a hybrid option.
Announced in 2019, the hotly anticipated new generation of the Toyota Kluger is set for 2021. For the first time ever, this large seven-seater SUV will be offered as a hybrid vehicle (AWD only), or it’s also available as a petrol V6 (FWD or AWD).
The latest generation of the Volkswagen Golf will launch as a small five-door hatch and then debut the all-new turbocharged GTI in 2021. If you’re more focused on the bottom line, check out the large collection of Volkswagen Golf used cars for sale on Gumtree, as the release of the remodel might see the prices of its predecessors drop.
For a compact, light hatch that’s turbocharged and capable of smoothly handling sharp turns, the second N model of the Hyundai i20N is sure to entice hot hatch enthusiasts. It’s based on the city-friendly Hyundai i20 hatch.
On a budget in 2021 but still need a new set of wheels? The Suzuki Swift isn’t being treated to an update, but this compact all-rounder earns a special mention for the best in affordability for 2021, based on factors such as fuel consumption, maintenance and predicted resale value.
Not to neglect the classic sedan, the Kia Cerato has had a facelift. Expect a sportier look and updated tech inside the cabin. Older models might go cheap as they are phased out.
The Nissan Navara of 2021 will flaunt a fresh and rugged look. It’s not just cosmetic, though. The revamp of this popular ute boasts significant design updates, plus the latest technologies to keep you safe and entertained.
Nissan Leaf e+
The eagerly awaited Nissan Leaf e+ variant of the Nissan Leaf EV will premier in Australia’s in 2021. It’s big-ticket features include an extra 115 km of driving range and a boost in speed.
Tesla Model S Plaid
We’ll also see groundbreaking EV technology from Tesla in the luxurious Tesla Model S Plaid, equipped for incredible performance and charging capabilities.
Joining the trend, Mazda has our attention as it enters the electric car market in 2021, offering the premier model of its Mazda MX-30 in hybrid or pure electric.
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