Top 5 New Cars Arriving Before The End of 2019
Choosing a new car is always a lot of fun particularly when it involves a new model.
So we have done some research for you and have chosen our top 5 new cars arriving before the end of 2019. We believe they are worthy of your attention whatever your budget. Pricing given is recommended retail pricing, not Red Plum pricing!
2020 Porshe 911 Carrera 4S
The new Porsche 911 was seen in dealerships earlier this year. It is now time for the Carrera 4 and 4S to be seen. Pricing has been released and will be between $245,600 and $267,100 RRP. Availability is for this quarter.
Physically, the new Porsche 911 is 20mm longer and 44mm wider across the range, very similar to the outgoing ‘wide-body’ 911 Turbo S. Although almost visually identical, you can pick a Carrera 4 apart from a Carrera 4S by looking at the exhaust openings – one rectangular single tailpipe on each side of the 4’s. Whereas the 4S has twin round outlets on each side.
The Carrera 4 & The Carrera 4S uses the same engine as the base Carrera, a twin-turbo 3.0-litre flat-six producing 283kW at 6,500rpm and 440Nm of torque from 1,950 to 5,000rpm. That’s an increase of 11kW from the 991 Carrera 4. The Carrera S produces an additional 48kW of power.
The Carrera 4S shares all of the new changes that came in the 2020 911 variants. We won’t go into those because you know they tick the box. Design, safety, the technology is all there. This latest offering from Porsche is more masculine, more powerful and more efficient what’s not to like in this timeless modern sports car.
Audi TT Coupe
The Audi TT has always held a special place in our hearts and the new facelift version cements it for us. Possibly the biggest change is the TT now only comes in all-wheel drive. The entry-level TT Coupe 45 TFSI Quattro pricing starts at $79,900 RRP which is an increase of approximately $5,000. However, the new model carries more than that in extras. They include auto-folding headlights with ‘dynamic’ scrolling rear indicators, auto-folding exterior mirrors and wireless smartphone charger. A 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine produces 169kW and 370Nm of power in the entry-level model. Audi claims 0-100Km in 5.3 seconds.
If you are looking for a bit more pace and bang for your dollar then the TTS is your drive. The new list price is $1,955 cheaper than the outgoing model. Making the TTS at $99,900 RRP great value for this fast, sharp-looking coupe. Engine size is a carryover 210kW/380Nm 2.0-litre turbo-petrol resulting in a quick 4.7s 0-100km/h.
Mercedes-Benz AMG A-35
Just seeing the letters AMG before a Mercedes-Benz model number brings a smile to the driving enthusiasts face. The younger sibling of the recently announce upgraded A-45 hatch does not disappoint. Pricing for this assertive hatch is $67,200 RRP. Its competition is the Audi S3 and the VW Golf R. It could be said that the pricing of the Golf R might sway you. However, it is our opinion the additional $12,000 for the AMG A-35 is made up in overall build quality and engine performance. That being said the VW Golf R is a much-loved car with cult status. The decision ultimately comes down to personal preference and budget. Add our negotiating skills and the gap will reduce.
The AMG A-35 2.0-litre turbo-four delivers a monstrous 225kW of power and 400Nm.of torque. Enough power to get the A-35 from 0 to 100km/h in a heady 4.7 seconds. In addition, AMG’s engineers have made some adjustments to dial down the hardcore-ness often found in AMG models. Their aim was to strike a balance between race-car handling and comfort. Giving the daily drive a little more comfort.
VW Golf GTI TCR
The TCR was created to celebrate VW’s great touring car racing history and successes. The release date for the TCR is thought to be before the end of the year. Australia will receive 300 only of this model which is the largest allocation around the world. I guess it shows we Aussies love the Golf GTI and what’s not to love about this iconic hot hatch that was first seen in 1975.
The TCR power comes from a 2-litre turbo engine which will produce 213kW power, up from 180kW. Add bigger brakes and two more radiators and you have a powerhouse hatch. In Europe the 250km/h limiter can be removed, so the TCR can hit 264km/h. Some say this limited-edition hot hatch is essentially a front-wheel-drive version of the R flagship. Pricing for the TCR is expected to sit between the Golf GTI Performance at $46,190 RRP and the Golf R at $57,190 RRP. There is doubt now the GTI TCR will land under the Christmas tree this year however we have our fingers crossed. Those in the know say it will come but the exact timing is uncertain.
Kia continues to go from strength to strength. The new Kia Seltos is a small SUV going head to head with the Hyundai Kona and Mazda CX3. Kia claims they will have the biggest boot & internal space and they are probably right! With a 2630mm wheelbase, it is only 40mm less than the Kia Sportage. It is about 200mm longer than the Hyundai Kona, and around 100mm longer than the Mazda CX-3. More interior space and a 498-litre boot!
With a tough boxy design, loads of features & a 7-year warranty. This new small SUV is compelling. Pricing not confirmed officially, however, the indication is a starting price of $26,000 RRP to $39,000 RRP drive away. The name of the car represents the brave spirit of “Celtos”, the son of Hercules, while the “S” signifies its speed and sportiness…this is one to watch.
We chose our Top 5 new models however there are many more arriving. To find out all the new models arriving before the end of the year go here or if an electric car is on the radar read our Top 5 Electric Cars for 2019 delivery.
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