Although we may be a bit disappointed that the holidays and festivities have come to an end, we sure are glad to have made it into the year safely. We get a fresh new start, a clean slate. Twelve new months to work at achieving our newly set goals. Take some time off to really catch up on some sleep and just reboot your system and prepare to head back to the grind.

With all that said, a lot of people will be looking at buying new cars in the new year. With so many launches last year and model upgrades, these choices might become just a little bit harder. The best way to make sure you are making the right choice is to always just do your research. Sit down and think about what it is exactly you look for in a car so that you don’t make any impulsive purchases. Look at possible insurance quotes for that car too.

Here is a quick look at a few cars that were launched in 2019:

  • Hyundai Venue (2019)
  • Datsun Go CVT (2019)
  • Nissan Micra 84 kW Turbo (2019)
  • Toyota C-HR (2020)
  • BMW 1 Series (2019)
  • BMW M8 Competition Coupe (2019)
  • High-spec Suzuki Ertiga GLX
  • Volkswagen Amarok Canyon (2019)
  • Suzuki Swift Sport (2019)
  • Hyundai Tucson Sport (2019)
  • Toyota GR Supra (2019)
  • Mazda3 (2019)
  • Toyota Hilux Legend 50 (2019)
  • Ford Everest Facelift (2019)
  • VW T-Cross (2019)

You could also be looking at purchasing a preowned vehicle. That also requires thorough background research. Be sure that you are informed of the cars history and possible problems before hand-you don’t want to inherit a problem child. There is a variety of SUVs, hatch and sedans to choose from.

After the interesting year we had in motoring last year, I am curious to see what the new year holds, what new launches and facelifts will be revealed this year? With everything kept so hush-hush, it’s all just a waiting game.

A majority of Europe’s automobile makers seem to be convinced that 2020 will be the year for electric cars according to vehicle analysts, with the introduction of new models launching as some of the world’s largest manufacturers working hard in hope to lower the carbon dioxide emissions of their models.

We will keep an eye on the market to see if this will really be the case, but until then, we wait.

By Noni Nchwe