2020 has been an unusual and challenging year for most, with many of us wanting to rush into 2021. With the chances of international travel still looking dim, you may be considering traveling more within Australia or diverting some of your overseas travel funds to upgrading your car.
If buying a new car is part of your 2021 plans, there are quite a few great cars coming to market next year you might like to consider. Whether you are looking to buy a ute, family vehicle or small and compact car, the team at Car Search Brokers will help you find the right vehicle to suit you.
Here are a few well known cars with updated models coming to Australia in 2021:
Ford has revealed its newest model, the F-150 pick-up style ute. The new raptor has new aluminium body panels, a C-shaped LED signature on the front and rear as well as wider tracks. With six engine types on offer, you will likely be able to find a vehicle type that suits your needs.
However, with the increasing demand for this style of utes with American drivers and the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, the global supply chain is a little strained. If you want to get your hands on the 2021 F-150, you would be well advised to register your interest early. Even then, you may have to wait a little while.
Here are a few highlights:
- Braked towing capacity of 5,443kgs.
- 12-inch touch-screen displays with smartphone-inspired input methods.
- An onboard power generator with up to 7.2kW of power to keep your work or campsite powered.
- Advanced driver-assist systems including autonomous emergency braking and adaptive cruise control.
- Drop-down tailgate tray upgrades with a special work surface, easy for C-claim fitting and timber cutting.
- ‘Max Recline Seats’ that recline almost completely flat, so you can catch up on sleep.
Approximate Price Range – $100k-$250k
The E-Class remains one of the brands biggest-selling cars globally. Which is why it is not too surprising that Mercedes-Benz have released a ‘new and improved’ E-Class range. The models are now slimmed down offering a fresh design and new standards amongst Mercedes models. The most notable change is that there is no longer a diesel model.
A few features to highlight:
- 12.3-inch infotainment screen with the latest MBUX system.
- Hands-on sensors that can detect if the steering wheel has not been held for a prolonged period.
- Driving assistants including, stop-and-go assist, active brake, cross-traffic detection and lane change assist.
- Active parking assists with 360-degree cameras.
- Upfront service plans to cover up to five years.
- Heated and cooled seats with an inbuilt massage function.
Approximate Price Range – $100k-$250k
The 2021 Nissan Navara model sports a tough new look, more safety gear and a few mechanical tweaks. The new Pro-4X is set to replace the Navara N-Trek here in Australia. If you are planning an off-road adventure, then the new Nissan Navara may be the perfect car for you.
Core model features:
- 360-degree birds-eye view giving drivers a complete view of the vehicle’s surroundings.
- 3.5-tonne maximum braked towing capacity.
- Intelligent forward collision warning and emergency braking uses technology to monitor the two vehicles in front of you and avoid collisions.
- Tyre pressure monitoring, displaying real-time tyre pressure and warning lights or message if the pressure falls below safe levels.
- Intelligent driver alert monitors your driving patterns and steering behaviour to detect potential changes from regular patterns. If inattention is observed, audible and visual alerts will be triggered.
Approximate Price Range – $27k-$67k
Kia Sportage arrives with a fresh exterior and interior with the all-new nightfall edition. The new SUV will be one of the most technologically advanced vehicles in its class when it rolls into dealerships. With a release date scheduled for the tail-end of 2021, there will likely be more updates regarding all of the model’s features in the coming months.
Features to highlight:
- Iso-Structure Construction – the Kia model is made with high-tensile strength steel.
- Wireless charging station, meaning you can leave the cords behind.
- Equipped with downhill brake control activates in off-road conditions, the vehicle applies the brakes to maintain a constant speed down hills or on slippery surfaces.
- Driver-oriented design, with an angled console, displays and buttons optimised for driver’s experience.
- Safety features include blind-spot collision warning, high beam assist, and smart cruise control.
Approximate Price Range – $29k-$49k
The new 2021 Volkswagen Golf enters the market built for the driver. The most intriguing feature of the model is the personalisation function. This feature recognises which key is used by which driver, where you can personalise your driving experience. For example, you can preset the air conditioning temperature, radio station, safety assistance and preferred driver settings.
Other features to note:
- 12.3” high definition display screen.
- Driver fatigue detection and notification.
- Electromechanical parking brake and auto-hold
- Driver assistance features, such as part and lane assist, adaptive lane guidance and rear traffic alert.
- Inbuilt traffic recorder on the front and rear areas of the vehicle. You can record any incidents into a removable SD card.
Approximate Price Range – $26k-$58k
Getting You the Right Car for Your Needs
You probably noticed that the expected price range for these upcoming models can vary significantly from the base model up to the top of the range.
The expert team at Car Search Brokers are always happy to offer independent advice on which cars are suitable for your intended use. Even within a specific car type our brokers can advise you on which upgrades and additional features offer the best value for meeting your needs.
Global demand for many new vehicles currently is well above and beyond supply. If you are thinking about buying a new car, have a chat with the team at Car Search Brokers to get the latest information on the availability of any vehicle you are considering.