Best New Cars Coming to Australia in 2021

Australia has some of the best new cars coming to the market in 2021. To break it down, we have found 9 of the top economical, family friendly and eco friendly cars for you to choose from.

In the market for a new car? While it’s tempting to go for a previous-year’s model, you may find what you need from some of the best new cars coming to Australia in 2021.

Buying a new car can be a painful experience. There is always such a big checklist when embarking on this journey, but researching is by far one of the most time-consuming tasks. You need to look for a vehicle that caters for all your lifestyle needs, something that won’t break the budget and of course that isn’t a lemon. Don’t worry, we’ve all been there, maybe more than once!

Daunting we know, but if you’re in the market for some new wheels, 2021 is seeing the release of some of the best cars seen to date.

We have taken the liberty of discovering 9 of Australia’s top new car releases and rest assured there is a little something for everyone. This includes the top three economical, family friendly and eco-friendly cars for 2021.

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Top 3 Economical Cars Coming to Australia in 2021 

Jaguar E-Pace 

Price: $58,730 to $82,200

Release Date: Released First Quarter 2021

If you’re on the hunt for a small compact SUV that doesn’t compromise on looks, then the new Jaguar E-Pace 2021 could be for you. The E-Pace is Jaguar’s first SUV and is already on the market for you to get your hands on!

How is the E-Pace different from other SUVs you might ask? Well, it has new and improved damper suspension that creates more agility within the vehicle. To enhance the dynamics of this economical SUV, Jaguar have also upgraded the wheel positions, monitors and overall body movement.

Jaguar have included a newly revamped engine that contributes a low carbon emission of 174+, which is a step forward to a greener direction.

Last but not least, the all-wheel drive produces more stability in everchanging terrains, like dirt roads to snow, positioning it as a top competitor against Australia’s best new cars for 2021.

Audi A3 

Price: $36,600 to $62,000

Release Date: Released First Quarter 2021

Are you always on the go? The 2021 Audi A3 is now available in a sedan convertible and a hatchback, perfect for the hustle and bustle of the city. The economics of this SUV is small and compact in nature, perfect for letting you fill it to the brim, whilst still being able to zoom around the city with ease.

Both the sedan and hatchback boast a sporty exterior and a new 12-volt mild hybrid engine system. The wheels have a 19-inch alloy with a 20mm sport suspension and a multi functioning steering wheel.

The inside also has a sporty feel and offers many new features, including:

  • Touch-screen function.
  • Audi virtual cockpit.
  • 12.3-inch high-resolution screen.
  • Audi phone box light for wireless charging.

Kia Stonic 

Price of Car: $21,490 to $29,990

Release Date: Released January 2021

The Kia Stonic 2021 range exudes a cool and sporty appeal, which is absolutely #instaworthy. Superb for those windy city streets, this economical SUV provides the driver with the perfect balance between state-of-the-art technology and an athletic body.

If you want to live out your best Hollywood movie dream, then the Kia Stonic’s sunroof will provide the goods. Not only can you embody Bridget Jones, but it also has climate control, alloy wheels and improved technology, including:

  • 8-inch touch screen with Bluetooth multi connection.
  • Smartphone connectivity.
  • Smart key with push button start.
  • USB charging and RV power.

Top 3 Family Friendly Cars Coming to Australia in 2021 

Hyundai Tucson 

Price of Car: $29,640 to $53,000

Release Date: Released April 2021

April this year saw the arrival of Hyundai’s new Tucson range, including the Baseline Tucson, Tucson Elite and the Tucson Highlander.

If you are in the market for a family car that still oozes luxury, attitude and advanced technology, then these SUVs could be a match made in heaven.

The Tucson range can make your Saturday morning soccer pick up and drop off a little smoother, with its customisable power tailgate, shift-by-wire transmission and forward collision-avoidance assist with junction turning. Additionally, the 10.25-inch digital supervision cluster and the 10.25-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are perfect to help the kids to relax (or distract them) after a long morning.

It is obvious that the Hyundai Tucson range are clear contenders to be some of Australia’s best cars in 2021, because of their superpower to magically soothe your day through their new features, including:

  • New LED Daylight Running Lamp (DRL) that glow.
  • Air diffuser mode.
  • LED ambient mood lighting.

Mercedes Benz S-Class 

Price of Car: $240,700 to $565,800

Release Date: Released March 2021

You’re probably thinking how on earth is a Mercedes family friendly? Don’t be fooled by the luxuriousness of this sedan, because you too can ride in style whilst doing the school drop off.

The new Mercedes Benz S-Class 2021 includes all the things you want in a car, from a 5-year warranty, 3D instrument cluster and a central 12.3-inch MBUX touchscreen.

We also have a plug-in hybrid on our hands, which is not only kinder on the environment but is also kinder on our wallets.

Not to mention, the safety features are above and beyond in the Benz S-Class, with impact crash capabilities and new rear-seat airbags, making it one of the best cars landing in Australia for 2021.

Subaru Outback 

Price of Car: $44,788 to $52,928

Release Date: Released March 2021

Hold onto your hats ladies and gents, the much-awaited Subaru Outback 2021 has landed. This specific Subaru Outback model is the most technologically advanced we have seen yet. The engine is a little smaller than usual with a 2.5L boxer engine, but they have made up for that with numerous new features.

There is symmetrical all-wheel drive system, driver monitoring systems, 2000kg braked towed and dusk sensing self-levelling LED highlights. It sounds amazing already, but we’re not done yet. This new Outback also includes next generation eye-sight driver assist technology, 11.6-inch infotainment system, and the most luxurious Nappa leather seat trim.

Top 3 Eco-Friendly Cars Coming to Australia in 2021 

Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe 

Price of Car: $59,950 to $139,950

Release Date: To Be Released Second Quarter 2021

For the adventure loving, thrill-seeking driver, Jeep has come out with something just for you. With an eco-twist, later in 2021, Jeep is releasing the two-row hybrid powertrain Grand Cherokee edition.

How is this different to the other Cherokee’s? Low emission, 2L turbocharged petrol 4-charger engine with 400-volt electric motor and a newly designed unibody platform makes it a standout vehicle. The Grand Cherokee also boasts more new features, including:

  • An SUV lighter frame made from 60% high strength steel.
  • Independent front rear suspension and adjustable air suspension.
  • Increased aerodynamic efficiency with longer bonnet and lower rook-line.
  • Consumer choice of 8.4 or 10.1-inch touchscreen.
  • Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
  • Jeep U-Connect multimedia system.
  • Wireless charging pad.
  • McIntosh premium stereo-19 speakers.
  • Four-zone automatic climate control.
  • Night vision camera that can detect people and animals from 200 metres away.

Absolutely jampacked with all the good stuff, there is no question why the Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe is one of the best cars to be released in Australia 2021.

Toyota Kluger 

Price of Car: From $44,850

Release Date: To Be Released June 2021

The perfect fit for all your family needs, the Toyota Kluger AWD Hybrid 2021 is a great economical option. This vehicle does not compromise on style or space, with a new modern design and flexibility. For your convenience, the second and third rows fold down, making room to fit all the important stuff.

Toyota has improved the technology within the Kluger, to now include a pre-collision system with pedestrian and daylight cyclist detection, lane trace and assist to sense if you are departing your lane. It also features front and rear parking sensors, an 8-inch colour touchscreen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and what we think is one of the best features, USB ports for all passengers!

Okay, now for some specifics. This eco-friendly car offers drivers:

  • 2.5L Hybrid engine in AWD.
  • 5.6L per 100km combined fuel consumption.
  • 128g per km combined carbon emissions, compared to 208g per km in petrol.
  • 18-inch alloy wheels and Toyota tyres are included.
  • Retracting mirrors.
  • The latest Toyota safety sense technology.
  • Ability to deploy up to seven airbags.

Mclaren Artura 

Price of Car: From $225,000

Release Date: Released 10 June 2021

Now a little something for our rev heads out there. McLaren have recently released early this June, the new Artura Hybrid joining the V6 supercar line-up.

That’s right, not only is this a top-of-the-line brand, but it is also a little nicer on the planet too. They achieved this through four new kinds of carbon fibre, new resin systems and new core metals to deliver market-leading strength and stiffness.

This is the first hybrid performance car of its kind that precisely balances torque across the rear axle, enabling greater control when drifting and more traction out of corners. Not only that, but it also has dynamic charge ability, with 80% charge only taking 2.5hours.

There are three key engine specifics you should also know:

  • All-new turbo charged V6 petrol engine generates 58sps.
  • 95sps-e motor-instant torque for stunning acceleration.
  • Artura’s energy dense Lithium con battery is housed low in a carbon fibre safety cell for optimum weight distribution and protection.

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