New cars: first half of 2019 – part 1

2019 is set to bring a lot of excitement for new model reveals. With 2018 having come in short of a new record for new-car sales numbers, 2019 is said to have the 60-odd automotive brands in Australia holding their breath that their latest models will bring excitement and inspiration amongst local buyers.

Here are a few new models that we can expect to see in the first half of the year.


Alfa Romeo Stelvio – the Italian brand’s first crossover competes in the increasingly popular and competitive luxury medium SUV segment. Priced from $78,900 plus on-road costs.

Kia Cerato hatch – sticking by its value pricing plan for the latest edition, the Cerato hatch continues to be a good option for budget-conscious buyers.

Mitsubishi Triton – The 2019 Triton brings more than a few tweaks. This versatile ute aims to lure aspirational buyers as well as the value-shoppers in 2019.


BMW i3 120Ah – offering a higher-density battery and a few visual tweaks, the BMW i3 120Ah may just be the electric car for you.

BMW X5 xDrive40i – the fourth generation of the best-selling luxury SUV in Australia.

Citroen C3 Aircross – a small French-made SUV offering a solid ride and a good option for those seeking a smaller and compact SUV.


BMW 3 Series – codenamed G20, this seventh generation 3 Series is set to deliver in a big way. 

BMW X7 – the upgrade to their seven-seat SUV flagship, the X7 will be offered in four different trim grades.