Five SUVs to look for in 2021

If you're updating the family rig in 2021, keep an eye out on these five SUVs

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As sure as eggs are eggs, there will be a brace of fresh, new SUVs coming to Australia in 2021.

The segment easily outsells every other in the market, and despite a soft 2020 sales year, companies are expecting people to spend more money on new cars rather than overseas holidays or other toys.

Here, then, are a few of the new SUVs you'll be able to check out as we move through 2021.

Audi Q5

2021 Audi Q5

Arrival date: February

Audi has refreshed its Q5, releasing details on the model’s new line-up ahead of a launch in Australia for early 2021.

This update on the five-door medium SUV arrives halfway through its second generation.

The new Q5 debuts a fresh look, upgraded cabin technology and a suite of new engines with mild-hybrid systems.

Genesis GV70

2021 Genesis GV70 revealed

Arrival date: tbc

‘Athletic Elegance’, the same design language recently bestowed upon the updated 2021 Genesis G70, is present here with a Genesis crest grille, flanked by two horizontally split headlights, much like the new G70.

At the rear, the split light treatment continues, with huge exhaust exits featuring prominently.

Read more HERE.

Hyundai Tucson

2021 Hyundai Tucson

Arrival date: May 2021

Hyundai’s new radically-designed Tucson should hit the market around the same time as the new Nissan X-Trail, and marks the second-generation of one of its most popular models.

Headline items for the new car include a pair of 10.3-inch screens which make up the infotainment system, a fully-digital instrument cluster, connected car-to-home technology and ambient lighting for the cabin.

Isuzu MU-X

2021 isuzu mu-x

Arrival date: second half of 2021

While the second-generation Isuzu MU-X has taken a step away from D-Max in terms of design, it's still based upon its ute sibling.

That said, there's no doubt that this latest iteration is a huge step forward from its predecessor, and a definite side-step away from the D-Max.

Despite Thai MU-X models being slated for a November on-sale date, an Australian arrival isn’t expected until the second half of 2021.

Mitsubishi Outlander

2021 Outlander

Arrival date: February

Mitsubishi has revealed that it will replace its ancient Outlander medium SUV next year with a car that’s larger on the inside, bolder on the outside and coming after the Toyota RAV4 in the technology stakes.

It previewed a single shadowy image on its social media channels, ahead of a February 2021 launch date.

As part of the Nissan-Renault-Mitsubishi Alliance, Mitsubishi will – as outlined in this plan – defer to Nissan when it comes to the underpinnings of the mid-sized Outlander, which will reportedly mirror those found underneath the next-generation X-Trail.

Engine tech for the next Outlander could go a variety of ways. The new platform will be capable of offering front- and all-wheel-drive, while the latest 1.5-litre four-cylinder petrol engine from the current Eclipse Cross, along with its continuously variable transmission, is a pretty good bet.

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