There are lots of exciting new models on the way to Ireland in 2021, including the new BMW M3 and M4!
There are lots of exciting new models on the way to Ireland in 2021, including the new BMW M3 and M4!

There are plenty of exciting cars and SUVs to look forward to in 2021. Expect to see even more hybrid, plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles arriving here as brands continue to move towards electrification of key model ranges. There will be a range of new hatchbacks, saloons, estate cars, compact crossovers, family SUVs and 7-seaters to look forward to.

What cars are new in Ireland in 2021? We’ve listed all the new models from the brands reaching Ireland in 2021 and those already here for the new 211 registration! We will try to keep this article updated throughout the year as more new models are added.

ALFA ROMEO

Giulia and Stelvio get some minor updates. The Tonale, Alfa Romeo’s first compact SUV, should debut in 2021 featuring the brand’s first plug-in hybrid powertrain.

AUDI

The new generation Audi A3 was one of the German brand’s biggest new releases in 2020, with hatchback and saloon versions going on sale here since the summer. Petrol and diesel feature, as does mild hybrid technology for the first time. Now in January 2021, the popular A3 range will be joined by the first ever plug-in hybrid – the Audi A3 Sportback TFSI e with an all-electric range of 65 km (WLTP). There’s also a new high performance Audi S3 Sportback and S3 Saloon from spring 2021. The Q3 and Q3 Sportback range will also debut plug-in hybrids from January. The Audi Q2 small SUV gets a refresh in early 2021. There is also an updated Audi Q5 range from January and a new Audi Q5 Sportback with sportier styling from the spring, with both diesel and plug-in hybrid options available. The new Audi e-tron Sportback is also new in showrooms for 2021, with a range of up to 409 km (WLTP). Audi is also launching sports models of their all-electric SUVs – the Audi e-tron S and the Audi e-tron S Sportback with up to 500 bhp. Finally, the Audi Q8 TFSI e plug-in hybrid will land into Audi showrooms in spring 2021.

The Audi Q5 Sportback, a new model for the Audi brand in 2021
The Audi Q5 Sportback, a new model for the Audi brand in 2021

BMW

BMW had a busy 2020 with plenty of new product launches including more plug-in hybrid models and the striking new 4 Series. The sporty BMW 128ti has just gone on sale with a 265 hp petrol engine. 2021 will see the arrival of a 4 Series Convertible, high performance M3 and M4, and all-electric iX3 SUV and iX. BMW Ireland now offers plug-in hybrids across 2 Series Active Tourer, 3 Series Saloon and Touring, 5 Series Saloon and Touring, 7 Series Saloon and LWB Saloon, X1, X2, X3, and X5.

CITROEN

2021 will see the arrival of a new updated Citroen C3 range, as well as a new Citroen C5 Aircross plug-in hybrid with an electric range up to 60 km (WLTP). There will also be the exciting launch of the new Citroen C4 and Citroen e-C4. There is radical SUV-coupe styling and a choice of petrol, diesel or electric powertrains. The electric e-C4 uses a 50 kWh battery to offer 350 km range from a single charge.

Exciting new electric Citroen e-C4 to debut in 2021
Exciting new electric Citroen e-C4 to debut in 2021

CUPRA 

New models include the high performance Leon, Leon Sportstourer and the Formentor, which is the brand’s first exclusive model. The first all-electric CUPRA el-Born is expected before the end of 2021.

DACIA

The new Dacia Sandero and Dacia Sandero Stepway are available in Ireland from March 2021. In the autumn the popular Dacia Duster will receive an update with new styling and improved technology.

FIAT

2021 will see the arrival of the first electric Fiat 500 city car. Hybrid versions are already on sale here.

FORD

Ford got its mojo back in 2020 with the launch of the new Puma compact crossover and addition of mild hybrid technology to some of the brand’s most popular models like Fiesta and Focus. We also saw an all-new generation of the Kuga hit showrooms, with the choice of diesel or plug-in hybrid. Now in 2021, Ford adds a full Kuga Hybrid to complete the range. There’s also a high performance Ford Puma ST on the way. The most exciting model launch is surely the arrival of the new Mustang Mach-E in the summer. This all-electric SUV has a 600 km range.

The new Ford Mustang Mach-E will be one of the hottest releases of 2021
The new Ford Mustang Mach-E will be one of the hottest releases of 2021

HONDA

At the tail end of 2020, Honda welcomed the all-new Honda e electric city car to Ireland. In 2021, the new Honda Jazz Hybrid and Jazz Crosstar will arrive, along with a new all-electric SUV. Both the Jazz Hybrid and the Crosstar will use the newly developed e:HEV system based on a 1.5-litre DOHC i-VTEC petrol engine, a lithium-ion battery and two compact electric motors.

HYUNDAI

Lots of new cars and SUVs over at Hyundai in 2021. Arriving just in time for new 211 registrations is the all-new Hyundai Tucson, a consistent bestseller in Ireland. It’s now available in diesel and petrol hybrid, with plug-in hybrid on the way in 2021. There’s also a new version of the Hyundai i20 supermini and an updated version of the i30 hatchback. The new Santa Fe large SUV also debuts, available in diesel or plug-in hybrid. The popular Hyundai Kona also gets a refresh for 2021 across the petrol, diesel, hybrid and electric range.

The most exciting new model at Hyundai is the new Tucson, with a plug-in hybrid to join in 2021
The most exciting new model at Hyundai is the new Tucson, with a plug-in hybrid to join in 2021

JAGUAR

The story of Jaguar in 2021 is one the addition of new mild hybrid technology to the XE, XF, E-PACE and F-PACE, and a slew of new plug-in hybrid variants. There will be an updated Jaguar E-PACE range from March with a plug-in hybrid available for the first time that uses a new three cylinder petrol engine and has an all-electric range of up to 55 km. The Jaguar F-PACE also receives an update from February with the addition of a new plug-in hybrid with 404 hp and all-electric range of up to 53 km. The XF saloon range also receives some cosmetic enhancements from February.

JEEP

Expect to see the debut of the new Jeep Renegade 4xe plug-in hybrid.

KIA

Kia has just added new plug-in hybrid versions of the XCeed and Ceed SW to the range. An all-new generation of the popular Sorento SUV has also just arrived. A new Kia Sorento plug-in hybrid goes on sale from February. Later in the year, a new electric model will debut for the brand.

LAND ROVER

Plug-in hybrid technology now available across the entire Range Rover family, as well as Discovery Sport and Defender. After a successful launch of the new Defender in 2020, the new year sees the arrival of the first ever Land Rover Defender plug-in hybrid. New Defender P400e is the most powerful Defender with 404 hp and an electric range of 43 km. There’s also a new Defender Hard Top commercial available in 90 and 110 body designs, with a range of Ingenium diesel engines. Discovery Sport now available as plug-in hybrid with an all-electric range of 55 km. The Discovery range in 2021 also debuts a trio of new straight-six Ingenium engines, both petrol and diesel, featuring 48V Mild Hybrid Electric Vehicle (MHEV) technology for enhanced efficiency, performance and smoothness.  There’s also a new look Discovery Commercial for 2021, available exclusively with Land Rover’s new D300 3.0-litre Ingenium diesel with MHEV technology. The Range Rover Evoque adds a new plug-in hybrid and 200 hp, three-cylinder, 1.5-litre Ingenium petrol engine. Also available with two updated four-cylinder Ingenium diesel engines featuring MHEV technology. The Range Rover Velar P400e plug-in hybrid also debuts from February, along with a new family of 3.0-litre straight-six Ingenium engines with 48-volt mild hybrid electric vehicle (MHEV) technology.

Land Rover will launch a range of plug-in hybrids, including the Range Rover Evoque
Land Rover will launch a range of plug-in hybrids, including the Range Rover Evoque plug-in hybrid

LEXUS

A new all-electric Lexus UX 300e compact crossover debuts in 2021 and is the first all electric model for the Japanese brand.

MAZDA

2021 sees the arrival of the all-electric Mazda MX-30 to Ireland. There’s also a minor update to the CX-3 range.

MERCEDES-BENZ

First to arrive in January is the new Mercedes-Benz S-Class, followed later in the month by a Maybach GLS, the first foray by the German carmaker into the luxury crossover segment. In June, revised versions of the 4-door CLS Coupé and AMG GT 4-door Coupé, along with a new S580 Maybach, are scheduled. Following later in the year is a new Mercedes-Benz SL two-door sports model and a new C-Class in Saloon, Estate and All-Terrain model variants. 2021 will also see the arrival of some new fully electric models including the EQV in January and the EQA in April, the first electric version of the GLA compact SUV. In August, we will see the S-Class inspired EQS luxury saloon. Towards year-end, a new AMG EQS 53 and new E-Class inspired EQE executive saloon are expected. There’s also a big focus on hybrids in 2021, including the Irish debut of the A 250e, B 250e, GLA 250e and CLA 250e in Coupé and Shooting Brake versions. Mercedes-Benz Ireland will also welcome the new GLC 300e and GLC 300de hybrids, and GLE 350de and GLE Coupé 350de, all with 4Matic transmission. Scheduled for later in the year are C-Class and S-Class petrol powered hybrids –  C 300e and S 580e.

The new Mercedes-Benz S-Class, available in Ireland from January
The new Mercedes-Benz S-Class, available in Ireland from January

MG

MG is back in Ireland for 2021 with an all-new range of hybrids and pure electric vehicles. The range will be kicking off with the all-electric MG ZS compact crossover and the MG HS plug-in hybrid SUV. This will be followed by the MG5 Sportswagon, a full electric estate model.

MINI

In 2021, the brand will welcome a new MINI Countryman with updated design, new equipment and technology. That means there’s also a new version of the Countryman Plug-in Hybrid ALL4 on the way.

MITSUBISHI

There will be no new model introductions in 2021 from the Japanese brand. Sales of current Mitsubishi models will continue including the Outlander PHEV, Space Star and L200.

The MG ZS electric compact crossover is on sale now in Ireland
MG makes a return to Ireland with the ZS electric compact crossover and HS plug-in hybrid

NISSAN

2021 is a big year for Nissan with new model launches and trim updates for popular models like the Micra and Juke. The Nissan Ariya large electric SUV will arrive before the end of the year, with a range up to 500 km (WLTP). The Nissan Qashqai will also be replaced by an all-new generation of the popular family crossover in the second half of 2021. The Micra range is joined by two new trim levels – the Micra N-Design and Micra N-Sport. The N-Design will receive new interior and exterior styling finishes including gloss black or chrome mirror caps and body finishers, and new interior seating designs. The N-Sport will feature 17” alloy wheels and part leather seating. A new special edition Juke will become available from November called Juke Enigma. The Enigma will be based on the current SV Premium Grade and will be available in three colours – Black, White Pearl and Grey, along with 19” black alloy wheels, black roof and body decals as standard. There is also the introduction of a new entry grade Nissan LEAF XE 40 kWh. In addition a new SV entry grade has also been added to the LEAF 62 kWh range.

OPEL

January will kick off with the arrival of a new version of the Opel Crossland compact crossover with updated styling, improved chassis, and more technology. It will be available with petrol and diesel engines.  From March, we will see the arrival of the new Opel Mokka, which will be available with petrol and diesel engines, and there will also be an electric version for the first time. The Opel Mokka-e has a range of up to 322km (WLTP) and 100 kW DC fast charging is available. 2021 also sees the debut of the new Opel Zafira-e Life, an electric version of the brand’s large, van-based people carrier. Fitted with a 75 kWh battery, the new Zafira-e Life has a range of up to 330 km (WLTP), or 230 km when fitted with a 50 kWh battery.

The new Opel Mokka will be an exciting new release of 2021
The new Opel Mokka will be an exciting new release of 2021

PEUGEOT

2020 was a busy year for the French brand with the arrival of new electrified models like the e-208, e-2008, and 3008 and 508 plug-in hybrids. New for 2021 are facelifted ranges of the popular Peugeot 3008 and Peugeot 5008.

RENAULT

The brand has just launched a range of new hybrid and plug-in hybrid models in Ireland including the Clio E-TECH Hybrid, Captur E-TECH Plug-in Hybrid and Megane Sport Tourer E-TECH Plug-in Hybrid. The Megane Hatch E-TECH Plug-in Hybrid will join later in 2021. There is also an updated Renault Megane range in dealers with a styling refresh and multimedia update, with the saloon to receive the same update in early 2021. Renault will introduce a new TCe 120 variant, powered by an efficient three-cylinder engine. The new Renault Arkana SUV-coupe will launch late in 2021, with a choice of powertrains, including an E-TECH Hybrid option.

Renault launches a new range of hybrid and plug-in hybrid vehicles
Renault launches a new range of hybrid and plug-in hybrid vehicles

SEAT

2020 saw the arrival of an all-new SEAT Leon range, available as a hatchback or estate. A SEAT Leon e-hybrid also debuts. New for 2021, buyers will find an updated SEAT Ateca range in dealers with updated styling. The brand’s largest SUV, the SEAT Tarraco, gains a range of updates. In the rear, the lettering “Tarraco” is now stamped in the new handwriting style that is becoming a trend in the SEAT models, while the functional rear coast-to-coast LED lights are now standard equipment across all trim levels. There is also a new SEAT Tarraco FR with sporty styling. The Tarraco is now also available with a combination of diesel TDI engine with front-wheel drive and DSG.

SKODA

2020 saw high profile launches such as the new Kamiq and the Octavia, as well as the first Skoda plug-in hybrid, the Superb iV. In 2021, the biggest new release will be the Skoda Enyaq all-electric SUV in June with up to 510 km range, while a plug-in hybrid will also be added to the Octavia range from May. High performance Octavia RS models are also joining the range from February, with the first ever Octavia RS iV plug-in hybrid model available, as well as traditional petrol and diesel models.

SKODA will launch the new flagship ENYAQ electric SUV in summer 2021
SKODA will launch the new flagship ENYAQ electric SUV in summer 2021

SUZUKI

Facelifted versions of the Ignis and Swift are available in dealerships now. Hybrid technology available now across the Swift, Ignis, S-Cross and Vitara range.

SSANGYONG

2021 will kick off with the arrival of the SsangYong Korando Commercial. In March there’s the arrival of the SsangYong Tivoli Plus with an all-new 1.2-litre turbo petrol engine available for the first time. There’s also a Tivoli XLV to arrive with petrol and diesel engines. 2021 will also see the arrival of the new SsangYong Rexton Commercial and in July the new Rexton will be launched as a 5 Seat Business Edition/Utility Vehicle. A facelifted Musso and Musso Grand will arrive in March. In the autumn we can expect to see the brand’s first electric vehicle, the Korando EV.

SUBARU

2020 saw the arrival of mild hybrid technology to the Forester and XV ranges. A new Subaru Outback is expected before the end of 2021.

Toyota's new compact SUV, the Yaris Cross, is expected in 2021
Toyota’s new compact SUV, the Yaris Cross, is expected in 2021

TOYOTA

The Toyota Highlander will debut in Ireland from January as a new 7-seater SUV for the brand. It will be exclusively hybrid and all wheel drive. Hot on the wheels of the arrival of the all-new generation of the Yaris in 2020, a high performance Toyota GR Yaris will arrive in Ireland from January with 257 hp. The new Toyota Yaris Cross is scheduled from August, and is a new small SUV based on the Yaris. It will also be sold exclusively as a hybrid.

VOLKSWAGEN

2020 was a busy year with the arrival of the new Golf and ID.3 electric hatchback. 2021 will continue with the arrival of the new Volkswagen ID.4 electric SUV from January. There’s also a facelifted Arteon range in dealers and new Arteon Shooting Brake. Plug-in hybrid versions are available of the Golf, Arteon and Toureg. There’s also a new facelifted Tiguan expected, including a new plug-in hybrid and the first ever Tiguan R. High performance Golf GTI, GTD and GTE variants are also new.

VOLVO

There are refreshed variants of the V90 and S90 in showrooms, with new B4 and B5 mild hybrid diesels. There is also a new Inscription Expression trim line available across the range of Recharge plug-in hybrids. The XC40 range is joined by a new entry level T2 petrol with 129 hp. The Volvo XC40 Recharge will arrive in summer 2021 and is the first all-electric version of the popular compact Volvo SUV.

Volkswagen ID.4 electric SUV goes on sale in Ireland in 2021
Volkswagen ID.4 electric SUV goes on sale in Ireland in 2021