2019 automotive events and launches: What’s upcoming and where can you go?
Do you want to drive the hottest new cars, but are unsure of when they are going to be available to order? Or maybe you want to attend the biggest motoring events around the globe to see what you could be driving in a few years?
We’ve helped make it a little easier by collecting together all the most exciting new launches and upcoming events throughout 2019.
January to March
North American International Auto Show: 14-27 January
As one of the biggest motor shows in America, it remains an important date on the calendar for manufacturers with some mouth-watering reveals expected.
Brussels Motor Show: 19-27 January
With around 600,000 visitors, the Brussels Motor Show is one of Europe’s biggest car events and always has something for everyone – from test tracks and shows to VIP visits.
Geneva International Motor Show: 5-15 March
From the first car exhibition in Switzerland in 1905 to today, the Geneva International Motor Show has always been one of the biggest and best events on the automotive calendar.
The brand’s entry-level crossover, the T-Cross is based off the same platform as the Volkswagen Polo and combines the best of the T-Roc and Tiguan.
BMW 3 Series
Redesigned and with a plug-in hybrid option, the new 3 Series looks to cement its status as one of the go-to luxury saloons
As Audi’s first electric car, the weight of expectation is on the e-tron. With around 250 miles of range and imposing looks, this is Audi’s answer to Jaguar’s I-Pace.
April to June
Seoul Motor Show: 28 March-7 April
As one of the biggest motor shows in Asia, this biannual event allows some of the big manufacturers on the continent chance to show off on home turf.
Auto Shanghai: 18-25 April
Now entering its 18th year, with China becoming a more and more important area for manufacturers expect this event to rise in prominence yet again on the auto calendar.
New York International Auto Show: 19-28 April
Though Detroit remains the marque name for automotive events in North America, New York is the home of glitz and glamour so it makes sense for it to have its own thing.
CV Show: 30 April-2 May
One for the fleet and business-minded out there, the CV Show at the Birmingham NEC is the biggest event on the calendar for truck and van operators and claims to be Britain’s biggest road transport show.
London Motor Show: 16-19 May
The London Motor Show has risen like a phoenix from the flames with manufacturers, suppliers and car dealers on hand to show the latest models available in the UK as well as explain the in-car technology and demonstrate how it all works. This year’s show is set to be bigger and better than ever.
5,151mm long, 2,000mm wide, 1,805mm tall, with a wheelbase of 3,105mm. It’s safe to say the first ever BMW X7 is going to be one of the biggest and most imposing SUVs on the market when it goes on sale.
Mercedes-Benz A Class saloon
Following the launch of its all-new hatchback, Mercedes will expand the updated A-Class range further with the addition of a saloon.
July to September
Goodwood Festival of Speed: 4-7 July
Described as motorsport’s ultimate summer garden party, the FoS is an event that offers for something and regularly leaves you in a state of sensory overload. The theme for the 2019 festival will be Speed Kings – Motorsport’s Record Breakers.
International Motor Show Germany: 12-22 September
Alternating with the Paris Motor Show, Frankfurt hosts the can’t-miss event of the autumn automotive calendar this year.
The next piece of the puzzle in Volvo’s attack on the premium sector, the S60 sport saloon will be the first Volvo to be sold without a diesel engine as the company reinforces its industry-leading commitment to electrification.
A long time in the making, the EQC is loosely based on a GLC platform and will offer a range of 249 miles thanks to its 80Kwh battery.
October to December
Tokyo Motor Show: 24 October-4 November
One of the biggest shows on the calendar, the Tokyo Motor Show is the event where you’re most likely to see the latest concept cars rather than actual production cars. As such, this biennial event is always great to see what’s coming in the near future.
Tesla Model 3
Having made its UK debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed last year, the Tesla Model 3 is currently in showrooms with European pricing and WLTP figures also revealed. Now we just need to see it on the road…
Honda Urban EV
The concept was highly acclaimed upon its reveal back in 2017, and Philip Ross, senior vice president of Honda Motor Europe, confirmed it would be with us relatively unchanged by the end of 2019.