While sedans may be as unpopular as ever, that doesn’t mean there aren’t a few launching in Australia in 2020.
In fact, for that crowd that doesn’t subscribe to the SUV phenomenon, there’s a bevy of traditional sedans on the way, of which we’ll take a look at a few here.
Performance enthusiasts, in particular, are in for a treat, as hot sedans are very much still in fashion.
Audi RS7 Sportback – Third quarter
And don’t worry, there’s plenty of bite to match the RS7 Sportback’s bite. A ferocious 441kW/800Nm 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 petrol engine will do that.
While it’s very well and good that the RS7 Sportback can sprint from a standstill to 100km/h in a scant 3.6 seconds, it can’t arrive in showrooms soon enough.
BMW M8 Competition Gran Coupe – Second quarter
A direct rival to the RS7 Sportback, the M8 Competition Gran Coupe also combines a slinky sedan body with a hard-charging twin-turbo V8, albeit a 4.4-litre unit with 460kW/750Nm.
Needless to say, we could get used to seeing hot sedans like this more often, even if they’re not traditionally rear-wheel drive.
Hyundai Sonata – First half
The Sonata has been a key part of Hyundai Australia’s line-up for some time, and while the mid-sizer declining in popularity, it still has a role to play.
In a sign of the times, the new-generation Sonata is available in 143kW hybrid form internationally, but whether or not it makes it Down Under in the first half of 2020 remains to be seen.
What is a surety then, though, is a 142kW/245Nm 2.5-litre naturally aspirated four-cylinder engine, while a 134kW/264Nm 1.6-litre turbo-petrol unit could also feature.
Mercedes-AMG CLA35 – First quarter
The Mercedes-AMG CLA35 is perfect for those that can stretch the budget, but just not too far for another one of those coupe-style sedans.
With the badge and the performance to keep most happy, the CLA35 is an absolute crowd-pleaser that could become one of Mercedes-AMG best-selling models in Australia following its launch in the first quarter next year.
Volkswagen Passat – January
Feeling a bit more civilised? Enter the facelifted Volkswagen Passat mid-sizer, which is due Down Under in January 2020.
Debuting in 140TSI Business form, the Passat will usher in a new 140kW/320Nm turbo-petrol four-cylinder engine and a new multimedia system that supports wireless Apple CarPlay.
The Passat’s suite of advanced driver-assist systems will also expand to include technologies that will more or less enable self-driving on highways.
Want to know what other new models are getting released in 2020? Check out our rolling coverage below.
Article Source: Cars Guide MagazineDecember 29, 2019 9:01 am