Whether you’re in the market for a new car or are interested in the potential knock-on effects in terms of depreciation and possible second-hand market opportunities that arise from new releases then you owe it to yourself to know what automakers are due to make available for purchase in the near future.
We’ve compiled a list of new car releases and updated versions of existing models for the month of September, which you can find below. They range from affordable hatchbacks, to luxury saloons to high-end SUV’s.
2019 Audi e-tron
The Audi e-tron is the first all-electric car from the German carmaker. Its peak power in kilowats will be 265 kw which translates to a formidable 355 horsepower in mechanical terms. Audi claims a nifty 6.6 seconds for 0 to 100 km and a brisker 5.7 seconds with the car in boost mode.
2019 BMW X4M
The X4 follows suit from the X3 before it and finally gets an M division version. The two SUV’s are mechanically identical with the main differences being in body shape, with the X4 incorporating more coupe-like design elements.
The engine packs a mighty 480 horsepower and 442 pound-foots of torque, gains made by performance upgrades on the same engine found in the X4 M40i, itself packing more than a respectable 365 horsepower and 369 pound-foots of torque.
2019 Ford Mondeo facelift
Ford is updating their current Mondeo with a 2019 facelift. The visual changes are subtle, with the headlights remaining the same, with other minor changes being reflected in a redesigned front bumper, grille inserts, chrome detailing and alloy wheel options.
Beyond external changes, Ford is now making their 8-speed automatic gearbox available for Mondeo buyers, a new adaptive cruise control and an intelligent speed limiter which receives and acts on information provided by a traffic sign recognition system.
2019 Jaguar XF facelift
The facelifted XF will sport narrower headlights with J-blade daytime running lights, a deeper front bumper, an altered rear bumper and slimmer tail lights. There’s a new centre console, simplified through the removal of some of the buttons and the optional addition of the Touch Pro Duo system which was first used in the electric I-Pace.
2019 Kia e-Niro
The Kia e-Niro is an all-electric crossover vehicle in the mould and size of a Nissan Qashqai. It has already won many accolades and has been praised for its range of upwards of 250 miles on a full charge. Impressively, this is a range comparable to that of far pricier electric vehicles like the Tesla Model S and Jaguar I-Pace.
2019 Nissan Juke
Nissan has been very secretive about the new Juke, with only teased images being released before its official unveiling on September the 2nd. The previous model has proved to be immensely popular with over a million units being sold as of yet.
What we do know about the 2019 version is that it will have a range of new turbocharged petrol engines, a new touchscreen infotainment system and an improved interior aiming to make it one of the best in its class in that regard.
2019 Porsche Taycan
The new Taycan, Porsche’s first all electric vehicle, is claimed to be able to reach 100 km/h is under 3.5 seconds, 200 km/h in under 12 seconds and reach a top speed of over 250 km/h. Its battery will have a capacity of 90 kw, just shy of the Tesla Model S’ 100 kw.
It has been reported that the Taycan will have a 500 km range between charges and will be able to charge for a 400 km journey in around 15 minutes, facilitated by the car’s touted 800-volt system.
2019 Renault Clio
The 2019 Clio is Renault’s fifth generation supermini. It shares a platform with the Nissan Micra, as well as the same 1.0 litre turbo engine made available to both cars. The turbo engine is available with 99 or 129 horsepower, with the option of either a manual or auto CVT gearbox. There’s also the option of a 75 horsepower naturally aspirated engine. Later on during the car’s lifecycle it will become the first car with a hybrid option for the French automaker. That model will employ a system called E-tech, combining an 89 horsepower engine with a 40 horsepower electric motor.
2019 SEAT Leon
The new SEAT Leon is the Spanish automaker’s version of VW’s group’s Golf platform, a more affordable, sportier version of the German model.
The new Leon presents considerably improved aesthetics with sheet metal surfacing helping in that aspect.
More use of technology is expected to be used in the interior bringing it up to date with rivals in the class, as well as the upcoming new Golf itself.
The car is expected to be officially revealed at the Frankfurt motor show in September.
2019 Skoda Superb facelift
The Skoda Superb receives mild tweaks to its styling, mainly in the headlights and indicators, standard on certain trim levels and above.
Its infotainment system will now also be able to use a SIM card enabling it to offer a WiFi hotspot and online services without the need for a smartphone. There’s also a USB-C port added to the traditional plug.
Further, a plug-in hybrid version will also be offered sometime in 2020.
2019 Volvo XC90
The updated XC90 will have new alloy wheels, additional body colour options, and an altered grille with inwardly angled slats. Interestingly, it will also have new 6-seat configuration.
The facelifted car will be offered 2.0 litre, four-cylinder powertrains, coupled with an eight-speed automatic transmission.
There will also be a D5 Geartronic AWD version with a turbocharged diesel engine. Volvo claims consumption is at 5.7 litres per 100 kilometres.