What cars are new in Ireland in 2020? We’ve listed all the new models from the brands reaching Ireland in 2020 and those already here for the 202 registration!

Alfa Romeo

The Alfa Romeo range in Ireland at the moment is based around the Giulietta hatchback, Giulia saloon and Stelvio SUV. We haven’t seen any new models yet in 2020. But a new compact SUV called the Tonale is expected in 2021 and will slot in below the Stelvio in the range. It will be available as a plug-in hybrid and the brand’s first electrified car. In Ireland, the brand is offering some limited edition Giulietta models, along with refreshed styling and interiors for the Giulia and Stelvio.


A revised Audi A4 and Audi Q7 arrived in dealers at the beginning of 2020. Both models feature changes in design, connectivity and a new engine line-up incorporating mild hybrid technology. Since January the range has also been bolstered by the arrival of the Audi A1 citycarver, Q3 Sportback and Audi Q5 TFSI e, the latter which has 367 hp and a pure electric range of over 40 km. This summer will see the arrival of the new generation of the Audi A3 Sportback, with the new A3 Saloon scheduled to arrive in the autumn. The new A3 will be available with petrol and diesel engines, and a digital cockpit will come as standard. Audi will also expand the electric range with the new Audi e-tron Sportback. This SUV coupé derivative of the e-tron will have a range up to 446 kilometres and will arrive later in summer 2020.


There are new plug-in hybrids in the BMW camp including the X5 xDrive45e, BMW X3 xDrive30e and X1 xDrive25e. In March the all-new BMW 2 Series Gran Coupé arrived in Ireland. BMW recently took the covers off the facelifted 5 Series range and the new 4 Series Coupé so we should see these models in Ireland before the end of the year. Mild hybrid technology is also being introduced across 51 models from this year including the 5 Series, 3 Series, 6 Series, 7 Series and X range, to improve dynamic performance and reduce fuel consumption in BMW combustion engines.

The new BMW 2 Series Gran Coupé, one of the cars heading to Ireland in 2020
The new BMW 2 Series Gran Coupé, one of the cars heading to Ireland in 2020


The Citroen C5 Aircross is one of the brand’s most popular models now in dealers and will be joined by a new C5 Aircross PHEV before the end of 2020. The plug-in hybrid combines a PureTech 180 hp petrol engine and an 80 kW electric motor to deliver an electric range of 50 km. The new C4 will debut in 2021 as a crossover, with petrol, diesel and electric powertrains.


The new CUPRA Formentor is expected in the second half of 2020 and will be the first model launched exclusively to the CUPRA brand. The high-performance plug-in hybrid will have 245 hp and an electric range of up to 50km. A CUPRA Leon is also expected in 2020.

The new CUPRA FormentorDacia

The Dacia Duster gets a more efficient TCe 100 petrol engine. Air conditioning is now standard for the 2020 model year.


The new Fiat 500 Hybrid is available now. Expect to see a new Fiat 500e La Prima battery electric vehicle in the first few months of 2021.
There are also 2020 model year updates for the 500X, 500L and Tipo.


The new Ford Puma compact crossover arrived in Ireland in January and introduces mild hybrid technology. The new Kuga SUV has just arrived in dealers. It’s available as a plug-in hybrid or with a 1.5-litre diesel engine. The new Mustang Mach-E is expected in Ireland before the end of the year. There are also mild hybrid variants of the Fiesta and Focus expected here.


The new Honda Jazz and Honda e are expected later in 2020. The new Jazz will be hybrid only. Buyers will also find the Civic and CR-V ranges in dealers, including the CR-V Hybrid. A subtly updated Civic range is expected from August.


New in dealers is the Hyundai Kona Hybrid, Ioniq Electric – which comes with an increased range of 312 km – and the new generation of the Hyundai i10 city car. Other interesting new models include the Tuscon now with mild hybrid technology and the Tucson N Line.


There’s a new Jaguar F-TYPE in dealers with updated styling, equipment, engine and technical upgrades. Jaguar also has special ‘Chequered Flag’ editions of models like the E-PACE, F-PACE, XE and XF with more equipment and sportier styling.

The new Jaguar F-TYPE
The new Jaguar F-TYPE


The first Renegade plug-in hybrid badged ‘4xe’ is expected by the end of the year. Elsewhere, Renegade, Compass and Wrangler have all received updates for the 2020 model year.


New models include a facelifted Kia Niro PHEV and e-Niro. There’s also the new XCeed range, which has been bolstered by the recent arrival of the XCeed plug-in hybrid. The Kia Sportage is now available with a 1.6 diesel with mild hybrid technology. A new seven seater Kia Sorento is expected before the end of the year, as is a facelifted Rio range.

Land Rover

The new Land Rover Defender has just arrived in dealers. Plug-in hybrids of the Discovery Sport and Range Rover Evoque are also on the way, along with a new three-cylinder petrol Ingenium engine.

The new Land Rover Defender
The new Land Rover Defender


And updated RX large SUV arrived in January. A new UX 300e all electric compact crossover is expected in 2021.


The latest arrival in the Mazda camp is the all-new CX-30 SUV. There’s also a revised Mazda2 in dealers. The brand’s first electric crossover, the Mazda MX-30, is expected in early 2021.


The latest arrivals in dealerships are the new GLB and GLA compact SUVs. The GLB is available with five or seven seats. Further SUV launches will be the GLS and the GLE Coupé. A facelifted E-Class range will arrive in July, followed by a new S-Class before the end of 2020.  We will also see the second EQ model in the form of a fully electric powered EQA SUV at some point this year. New hybrids are joining also, with the first to arrive being the new E300de and the E300e saloon and estate models.


A new MINI Electric based on the brand’s iconic three door hatchback has arrived in Ireland with a range of 235 to 270 kilometres.


A revised Space Star arrived in January of this year. The 1.2-litre petrol model is available in both manual and automatic transmission. In the second half of 2020, a Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross PHEV will arrive.


The new Nissan Juke is the latest arrival in dealer showrooms this summer. It debuts with a new 1.0-litre petrol engine. For 2020, the Micra will be available with a new three cylinder 100 hp engine  – the same as the one currently in the CVT (automatic). The SV Premium grade has also been added to the Micra range and includes privacy glass, front fog lights, automatic air con and iKey, rear parking sensors and extra personalisation options. The Qashqai SE replaces the Qashqai SV with a price reduction of about €1,200. ProPilot has been added as an option to the Qashqai and X-Trail range for €1,000. Pricing has come down across the X-Trail range for example there’s €3,000 off the volume selling 7 seater SVE (top spec model).

The new Nissan Juke is arriving in Ireland in November!
The new Nissan Juke has just arrived in Ireland


A new generation of the Opel Corsa arrived in dealers at the beginning of the year. The range has now been joined by an all-new electric Corsa-e and the Grandland X plug-in hybrids (front wheel drive and all wheel drive). Arriving later in the year will be a facelifted Insignia range and the new electric Opel Zafira-e Life people carrier. Early 2021 will see the arrival of the new Mokka crossover, which will be available with combustion engines and as an electric vehicle. There will also be a new Crossland X.


The new Peugeot 208 arrived in Ireland earlier in 2020 with  petrol, diesel and electric variants available. The new Peugeot 2008 is also on sale in dealers now. Plug-in hybrid versions of the 3008 and 508 are also new for Peugeot.


There’s a new Renault Clio and Captur range in dealers with petrol and diesel engines available. Hybrid variants are expected soon also. A new electric Renault Zoe with 52 kWh battery and a range of up to 395 km has just arrived in dealers. There are also facelifted ranges of the Koleos, and the Mégane due soon.

The second generation of the popular Renault Captur heading this way in 2020
The second generation of the popular Renault Captur heading this way in 2020


The new SEAT Leon has just arrived in dealers this summer with petrol and diesel engines, mild hybrid technology and a plug-in hybird to follow later in the year. The SEAT Tarraco FR is also expected in 2020. The FR trim will complete the Tarraco range with sportier styling. The SEAT el-Born is the brand’s first fully electric car and is expected by the end of 2020 with a range of up to 420 km.


The new Kamiq crossover and facelifted Superb range are in dealers now. The Superb is available with petrol and diesel engines and as a new plug-in hybrid ‘Superb iV’. A new Octavia is on the way in the summer also. Skoda’s first electric SUV, the Enyaq, is expected in 2021.


There’s a new Korando SUV range and this summer sees the arrival of an updated Tivoli crossover range with a new 1.2-litre turbo petrol engine.


Subaru has introduced new e-BOXER mild hybrid technology to the Subaru XV Crossover and the all-new Forester. Both are on sale now.


There’s a new facelifted Ignis range now in dealers, with hybrid now available. New 48-volt self-charging hybrid technology is also now available in the Vitara and S-Cross. These models are equipped with a new K14D Boosterjet turbocharged engine, an even higher standard specification than before (including Automated Emergency Braking now standard on all Vitara and S-Cross Hybrid variants) and directly replace the outgoing 1.4-litre Boosterjet models with manual transmission.


There’s an updated Toyota C-HR range in dealers now with two hybrid powertrains available. A new 2.0-litre petrol electric hybrid joins the current 1.8-litre model. A new GR Sport trim level has been added to the Toyota Corolla range, along with 2.0-litre hybrid powertrain with more power. A new generation of the Toyota Yaris supermini is one the way before the end of 2020 and will be available as a 1.5-litre hybrid. There’s also a RAV4 plug-in hybrid on the way. The new Yaris Cross small SUV and Higlander seven seat SUV are expected in Ireland in early 2021.

The 2020 Toyota Yaris
The 2020 Toyota Yaris


The eighth generation of the iconic Volkswagen Golf has just arrived in dealers, and the new all electric ID.3 hatchback will arrive in September. Buyers will also find an updated Passat and Passat GTE in showrooms. A new T-ROC R performance SUV also arrived in 2020. The Toureg R hybrid is also expected before the end of the year, as are Golf plug-in hybrid variants and new Golf GTI, GTD and GTE. An updated Arteon range will arrive from September with a 1/5 litre petrol and 2.0 litre diesel. For the first time the range will be joined by a new Arteon Shooting Brake. The new Arteon R and Arteon eHybrid are expected in November. The popular Tiguan range is also being updated and will arrive in Ireland with petrol and diesel engines in November. The new performance Tiguan R will follow in January 2021 and a new plug-in hybrid will join the range in the summer.


A new Volvo XC40 plug-in hybrid has joined the range. There are also recently added V60 and S60, T8 plug in hybrids and the V60 Cross Country. This summer, buyers can expect to see a refreshed Volvo S90 saloon and Volvo V90/Cross Country estate models in showrooms. The S90 T8 plug-in hybrid is available from the end of June, while the V90 is available as a D4 FWD Automatic and a T6 plug-in hybrid. The V90 Cross Country is available in D5 AWD Automatic.

A new Bowers & Wilkins audio system and Advanced Air Cleaner technology are now available on all 90 and 60 Series models, along with double USBC charging points in the rear, replacing the 12 volt outlets. The wireless charging functionality for smartphones, first introduced on the XC40 SUV, is now also available on most variants in the 90 and 60 Series. The exclusive tailored wool blend seats first introduced on the XC90 last year are now also available on all 90 and 60 models, while there is also a leather free interior option for the top trim levels.

An all electric XC40 Recharge is expected in 2021.