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Best SUVs arriving in 2024

Hyundai's new Santa Fe is a radical departure from what has come before.

As the most popular body style in Australia, it's little wonder there is an avalanche of fresh SUVs coming to local shores in 2024.

Not only can we expect minor updates to favourites like the Kia Sportage and Land Rover Discovery Sport, but there will be box-fresh version of the Hyundai Santa Fe and Mazda's all-new CX-80 to look forward to.

And that's not to mention the all-electric and hybrid SUVs that are quickly proliferating across the market!

01. Jeep Compass e-Hybrid - H1

Jeep is moving into the fuel-sipping space with its own Compass e-Hybrid model.

Jeep is known as an SUV specialist brand, even before SUVs became the new hot thing.

And with hybrids and electrified models now becoming the norm, Jeep will move into the fuel-sipping space with its own Compass e-Hybrid model.

Aimed at the likes of the Nissan Qashqai e-Power and Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross PHEV, the Compass e-Hybrid promises to combine 'go anywhere' capability with fuel-saving 48-volt mild-hybrid technology.

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02. Chery Tiggo 8 Pro - Early 2024

The third model to join Chery Australia's line-up will be the Tiggo 8 three-row SUV.

Chery's rebirth in the Australian market came with 2023's Omoda 5 and was followed by the Tiggo 7 Pro mid-size SUV.

But the third model to join Chery Australia's line-up will be the Tiggo 8 Pro three-row SUV, aimed to steal the thunder away from the Nissan X-Trail, Mitsubishi Outlander and Honda CR-V.

Exact Australian specification is yet to be confirmed, but expect a loaded equipment list and low entry point - characteristics that are synonymous with the reborn Chery brand.

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03. Hyundai Santa Fe - H1

The new Santa Fe takes on a boxier, upright and downright rugged aesthetic.

With a ground-up new design, the 2024 Hyundai Santa Fe certainly won't be confused with the outgoing model.

Ditching the smooth, rounded lines of the past for a boxier, upright and downright rugged aesthetic, the new Santa Fe could very well lure buyers away from the top-selling Toyota Prado.

In overseas models, a 1.6-litre turbo-petrol hybrid is on offer, as is a 2.5-litre petrol, but Australian details still remain unclear.

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04. Hyundai Ioniq 7 - H2

Styling of the Ioniq 7 will borrow heavily from the Seven Concept shown at 2021's LA motor show.

Though the Ioniq 7 all-electric SUV is yet to break cover in production guise at the time of writing, we already know it will share similarities with its Kia EV9 cousin.

Styling will borrow heavily from the Seven Concept shown at 2021's LA motor show, and will be in line with the futuristic, cutting-edge look of the Ioniq 5 and Ioniq 6.

Expect a single motor that drives the rear wheels in the base variants, while a dual-motor, all-wheel-drive set-up will likely sit as the flagship of the Ioniq 7 range.

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05. Hyundai Tucson Hybrid - Mid-2024

The Tucson Hybrid is expected to drop in the latter half of next year.

Not content to let the Toyota RAV4 hog the limelight, the Tucson Hybrid is due in mid-2024.

Taking the already successful current-generation Tucson formula, but twisting it with a 1.6-litre turbo-petrol and electric motor hybrid means the new mid-size SUV promises to be both stylish and frugal.

What isn't known at the moment however, is full Australian specifications, with the Tucson Hybrid the vanguard for a facelift of the rest of the Tucson range that is also due around the same time.

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06. Kia Sportage Hybrid - Q1

The Sportage Hybrid will be available from January, 2024.

Sick of waiting for a Toyota RAV4 Hybrid? Well Kia is going to have an alternative in the form of the Sportage Hybrid from the first quarter of 2024.

Pairing a 1.6-litre turbo-petrol engine with an electric motor should also prove to be both punchy and frugal for the new mid-size SUV.

However, we are still awaiting full Australian specification and pricing for the sure-to-be popular model.

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07. Range Rover - Q1

The Range Rover is due for an update in early 2024.

A model-year 2024 refresh is due for the Range Rover large luxury SUV line-up in the first quarter of 2024.

Headlining the changes is a new SV variant with a more potent 4.4-litre twin-turbo petrol V8 that now punches out 454kW/750Nm.

Across the line-up, there is also an updated 13.1-inch multimedia touchscreen system, as well as tweaks to safety equipment and the removal of the P400 powertrain.

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08. Range Rover Sport - Q1

The Range Rover Sport SVR produces a mighty 467kW of power.

Want a Range Rover but with more style? Have a look at this 2024 Range Rover Sport!

Sitting atop the MY24 Range Rover Sport is a new SVR grade that produces a mighty 467kW from a 4.4-litre twin-turbo petrol V8.

And surrounding that engine is high levels of opulence and grace befitting the Range Rover badge.

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09. Range Rover Evoque - January

The top-spec Autobiography grades are offered with two petrol powertrain options.

If Porche's Macan is a little too common and the Volvo XC60 too quirky, maybe the 2024 Range Rover Evoque is the right fit for you?

New to the 2024 line-up is a fresh face and updated cabin with 11.4-inch curved glass multimedia touchscreen.

However, the top-spec Autobiography grades are now offered with two petrol powertrain options - a P250 or the P300e plug-in hybrid.

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10. Land Rover Discovery Sport - January

Topping the model-year 2024 Land Rover Discovery Sport line-up is a plug-in hybrid powertrain.

Topping the model-year 2024 Land Rover Discovery Sport line-up is a plug-in hybrid powertrain that comes in at just over $100,000 before on-road costs.

However, the rest of the Discovery Sport range also scores some changes, namely the new 11.4-inch Pivi Pro multimedia touchscreen system that is now curved.

The other two variants of the Discovery Sport line-up includes the entry-level P250 SE and the mid-spec P250 HSE.

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11. Mazda CX-80 - 2024

The CX-80 should be an affordable option for those wanting a largish three-row Mazda SUV.

Following the CX-60 and CX-90 to Australian showrooms will be the Mazda CX-80.

Sized between those two aforementioned models, the CX-80 should be an affordable option for those wanting a largeish three-row Mazda SUV.

Expect powertrain options to match the CX-60 and CX-90 too, meaning a petrol or diesel inline six-cylinder engine, or a plug-in hybrid option.

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12. Mazda CX-90 PHEV - Late 2024

Official pricing is yet to be revealed, but the CX-90 will likely be Mazda Australia's most expensive model.

If you thought the Mazda CX-90 was already expensive with a petrol or diesel engine, prepare to be bowled over by the price tag of the plug-in hybrid option.

Official pricing is yet to be revealed, but it will likely be Mazda Australia's most expensive model and sail past the $100,000 mark.

You will get a luxurious three-row SUV though, with the ability to travel on electric-only power depending on your situation.

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13. Polestar 3 - Mid-2024

The Polestar 3 is set to launch in the large SUV space.

With just a single model in Australia, Polestar has already managed to draw attention to itself, so what can it do with another all-electric offering?

The Polestar 3 is set to launch in the large SUV space making it more appealing to most than the hatchback-like Polestar 2, but the latest model also has premium aspirations.

This means pricing kicks off from $132,900 before on-road costs for the Polestar 3, but with a driving range of up to 610km, range anxiety shouldn't be a problem.

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14. Volvo EX90 - Late 2024

The EX90 marks Volvo Australia's commitment to ditch its petrol engine line-up by 2026.

It's almost time to say goodbye to the XC90 and hello to the Volvo EX90.

Boasting an all-electric drivetrain and large SUV dimensions, the EX90 marks Volvo Australia's commitment to ditch its petrol engine line-up by 2026.

Local details are to be confirmed, but overseas models can be equipped with a potent 380kW/910Nm dual-motor set-up.

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15. Audi Q8 50 e-tron - H1

New styling and an updated interior are highlights for the 2024 Q8 50 e-tron.

Though the Q8 e-tron name might be new, the revised and rechristened e-tron will be familiar to Audi EV fans.

The 55 variant will enter local showrooms before the end of 2023, but the more affordable 50 versions will land in the first half of 2024.

New styling and an updated interior are highlights for the 2024 Q8 50 e-tron, but pricing and full specifications are yet to be locked in.

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$132,269
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16. Volkswagen Touareg - Early 2024

The updated Touareg will land in Australia in early 2024.

A new version of Volkswagen's flagship Touareg large SUV will land in Australia in early 2024.

The facelift brings with it new looks, as well as cutting-edge tech such as a night vision camera and roof load sensor.

Powertrain options are still unconfirmed at the time of writing, but topping the 2024 Touareg will be the performance-focused hybrid R.

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17. Skoda Kodiaq - Late 2024

Styling is also sleeker than before for the Kodiaq.

The second-generation Kodiaq has grown in size to liberate more interior space for passengers and cargo.

Styling is also sleeker than before for the large SUV, with a late 2024 arrival earmarked for the Skoda model.

Australia will miss out on diesel and plug-in hybrid powertrains, but gets a 150kW/320Nm 2.0-litre petrol option.

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18. Volkswagen ID.4 - Mid-2024

The ID.4 mid-size SUV will launch mid-2024.

Volkswagen Australia's first all-electric model to touch down in local showrooms will be the ID.4 mid-size SUV.

It launches mid-year, and will compete against the Hyundai Ioniq 5, Kia EV6, Toyota bZ4X and others in the popular segment.

However, as an all-electric model, don't expect it to be as affordable as something like a Toyota RAV4 or Mazda CX-5.

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19. Skoda Enyaq - Late 2024

As a mid-size SUV, the Skoda Enyaq will have a broad customer base.

With Volkswagen pushing into the electric space in 2024, Skoda will also follow with its own MEB-based model, the Enyaq.

As a mid-size SUV, the Skoda Enyaq will have a broad customer base, but key to its success will be pricing and spec - both of which are not confirmed at the time of writing.

However, its large 82kWh battery will enable a driving range of 570km, so range anxiety shouldn't be a problem.

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20. Mercedes-Maybach EQS SUV - H2

The EQS Maybach scores unique wheels, a new grille and two-tone paintwork.

If a Mercedes-Benz EQS wasn't quite fancy enough for you, the Maybach version should fit the bill.

Based on the EQS electric SUV, the Maybach version scores unique wheels, a new grille and two-tone paintwork.

As a battery electric vehicle, the Maybach EQS produces 484kW/950Nm and can travel up to 600km on a full charge.

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21. Kia Sorento - January

After a short delay compared to the combustion versions, the hybrid Sorento will return in plugless and plug-in forms in the first half of 2024.

The facelifted Kia Sorento now has pricing confirmed for Australia, starting from $50,680 before on-road costs in petrol 'S' guise or $53,680 for the diesel equivalent.

The two launch drivetrains remain the same, a 3.5-litre V6 making 200kW and 332Nm driving the front wheels and a 2.2-litre turbo-diesel good for 148kW but a beefier 440Nm of torque.

Kia Australia says hybrid and plug-in variants will follow in the first half of 2024, using the existing 1.6-litre petrol engine and making 169kW in hybrid form and 195kW in plug-in hybrid guise.

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22. Kia EV5 - 2024

A rival to the Tesla Model Y, the EV5 will fit into Kia's all new electric line-up.

Though local timing and pricing for Kia's new mid-size electric SUV hasn't been confirmed yet, a combination of international info and word from local executives help build a picture of what to expect when the EV5 lands later this year.

Launching in China from CN¥149,800, which converts to AU$31,700, there's scope for the EV5 to be extremely competitive in its pricing, but Kia Australia CEO Damien Meredith said in November last year it was unlikely to be close to that low.

Expect a high-specification offering, with a starting price north of $50,000, as Meredith said even a smaller EV SUV might start from $40,000.

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23. Subaru Solterra - Q1

Set to start from $77,990, before on-road costs for its base model, offered only in all-wheel drive, Subaru's cousin to the Toyota bZ4X will arrive first.

With a 71.4kWh lithium-ion battery pack, the Solterra is claimed to boast a WLTP-certified driving range of 414km, with total outputs of 160kW and 337Nm from its dual-motor setup.

‘X-Mode’ all-wheel-drive control software will differentiate it from the bZ4X, the brand says, while 210mm of ground clearance aims to keep the Subaru faithful to its practical adventure heritage.

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24. Genesis GV80 - Q2

The GV80 Coupe has a sloping rear roof line familiar from its rivals.

Alongside a mid-life update for the GV80 large SUV, Genesis will for the 2024 model year introduce a Coupe version with a 'swoopy' rear in the same fashion as many of its German rivals like the BMW X6 and Mercedes GLE Coupe.

Pricing for the update and new variant is yet to be confirmed, with the current model of the SUV costing $105,700 or $110,200 before on-road costs for its two variants, with a 3.0-litre diesel V6 making 204kW and 588Nm or a 3.5-litre turbo V6 with 279kW/530Nm respectively.

Changes to the model include a redesigned grille, headlights, front air intakes and new chrome trim, while inside the gear shifter, device charging pad and console have been redesigned.

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