2022 New Car Calendar for Australia

Despite severe stock shortages, car makers haven’t pumped the brakes on their new car launch plans. Here’s everything confirmed for launch in Australia in 2022.


Just 12 months ago, the light seemed to be at the end of the tunnel for the Australian new car market, with regular record sales months suggesting the worst of COVID-19’s impacts had now passed.

However, 2021 proved otherwise, with a global semiconductor shortage turning the industry on its head – extending wait times on most new cars by months – compounded by a fresh round of lockdowns.

Regardless of whether buyers could get behind the wheel of them, manufacturers still launched a slew of brand-new models, with the headline acts spanning everything from the hotly-anticipated Toyota LandCruiser 300 Series, to the new Hyundai Tucson, Kia Sportage, Volkswagen Golf and Mitsubishi Outlander.



In 2022, there’s no shortage of new metal on the horizon – led by the new Ford Ranger mid-year, and accompanied by a trio of new Nissan SUVs (Qashqai, X-Trail and Pathfinder), Toyota BZ4X electric SUV, fifth-generation Subaru WRX, and an onslaught of new Volkswagens.

Here’s your up-to-date guide listing every new model set for launch in Australia in 2022.

As always, much of the 2022 calendar is yet to be locked in – so we’ll be updating this article on a regular basis as new cars and launch timing details are announced. By popular demand, we’ve switched the calendar back to a brand-by-brand format, rather than chronological.



LAST UPDATE: 17 April 2022

Note: ‘Quarters’ refer to three-month periods throughout the calendar year – so January to March (first quarter), April to June (Q2), July to September (Q3) and October to December (Q4).

Alfa Romeo: New models for 2022

Aston Martin: New models for 2022



Audi: New models for 2022

Bentley: New models for 2022

  • BYD Atto 3 (details) – July 2022
  • BYD Atto 2, or Dolphin (details) – orders to open in December

Chevrolet (GMSV): New models for 2022



Citroen: New models for 2022

Cupra: New models for 2022

  • UPDATED, Apr 17: Cupra Leon V (pricing) – early 2023

Ferrari: New models for 2022

Fiat/Abarth: New models for 2022

No new models confirmed for 2022.



Ford: New models for 2022

Genesis: New models for 2022

  • GWM Ute cab chassis (details) – previously early 2022, new timing unclear
  • Ora Good Cat – expected third quarter of 2022
  • Tank brand – expected fourth quarter of 2022, or early 2023

Haval: New models for 2022

Honda: New models for 2022

Hyundai: New models for 2022



Ineos: New models for 2022

Isuzu: New models for 2022

Jaguar: New models for 2022

Jeep: New models for 2022

Lamborghini: New models for 2022

2022 Land Rover Defender pictures.

Land Rover: New models for 2022

  • LDV electric van – likely in mid-2022
  • LDV eT60 (details) – on the cards for 2022

Lexus: New models for 2022

Lotus: New models for 2022

  • UPDATED, Apr 17: Lotus Eletre (revealed) – local launch planned, pending ADR compliance
  • UPDATED, Apr 17: Lotus Emira I4 First Edition four-cylinder (pricing) – second quarter of 2023

Mahindra: New models for 2022



Maserati: New models for 2022

Mazda: New models for 2022

McLaren: New models for 2022

Mercedes-Benz: New models for 2022

Mini: New models for 2022

No new models confirmed for 2022.

Mitsubishi: New models for 2022

Nissan: New models for 2022



Peugeot: New models for 2022

  • Peugeot 208 – under “active” consideration
  • Peugeot e-Expert Hydrogen – not for Australia

Polestar: New models for 2022

Porsche: New models for 2022

  • Ram 1500 TRX (details) – expected just after the middle of 2022 via official importer Ram Trucks Australia, pending any further delays.

Range Rover: New models for 2022

Renault: New models for 2022

Rolls-Royce: New models for 2022

Skoda: New models for 2022

SsangYong: New models for 2022



Subaru: New models for 2022

Suzuki: New models for 2022

Tesla: New models for 2022

Toyota: New models for 2022

Volkswagen: New models for 2022

Volvo: New models for 2022

Alex Misoyannis

Alex Misoyannis has been writing about cars since 2017, when he started his own website, Redline. He contributed for Drive in 2018, before joining CarAdvice in 2019, becoming a regular contributing journalist within the news team in 2020.

Cars have played a central role throughout Alex’s life, from flicking through car magazines as a young age, to growing up around performance vehicles in a car-loving family.

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