Finally. After the most tumultuous and challenging two years in living memory, the world is slowly but surely returning to some semblance of normality.
Factories have restarted, car production is up, stocks are rising and – most importantly – a host of exciting cars heading to Australia in 2022, to usher in a new era of motoring for consumers tired of waiting for life to resume since the beginning of this decade.
While electrification will play a bigger part than ever before thanks to a wave of interesting EVs heading our way, a large number of established favourites have been or are about to be redesigned, improved and/or updated, as car manufacturers go all-out to satisfy the pent-up demand for vehicles across the globe.
These include the final-ever locally designed and engineered mass-market ute, the hybridisation of a much-loved small SUV, a head-turning retro restyle of a sports car legend and the rebirth of a slew of motoring icons. The pandemic may have halted the pipeline for a while, but now the industry is back with a vengeance.
So, whether you’re in the market for a fresh set of wheels right now, or planning to make a move sometime in the near future, here’s our coverage of the most appealing, intriguing, provocative and straight-up compelling newcomers scheduled for the coming year.
01 - Range Rover39
Due: Q4 2022Expected Models: D300, D350, P400, P530, P510eExpected Price Range: from $216,000 – $420,000