New Car Tracker: 6.3.09

Priusoutnow Two new hybrids are now on sale to combat rising summer fuel prices. The 2010 Toyota Prius became available last month, and the 2010 Honda Insight has been on sale since March. In upcoming news, the 2010 Chevrolet Corvette and Corvette Grand Sport will be on sale in September. As always, we remind our readers that we don't list models that are rumored; we only list confirmed vehicles.

Updated information in bold.

Acura

  • 2010 Acura TSX V-6: Summer 2009

Audi

  • 2010 Audi A5, S5 Cabriolet: Fall 2009
  • 2010 Audi A3 2.0 TDI: First quarter of 2010
  • 2009 Audi A6, S6: Out now
  • 2009 Audi Q5: Out now
  • 2009 Audi Q7 TDI: Out now
  • 2010 Audi S4: Fall 2009

Buick

  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse: Late summer 2009

BMW

  • 2009 BMW 335d: Out now
  • 2009 BMW X5 35d: Out now
  • 2009 BMW 7 Series: Out now
  • 2009 BMW 3 Series: Out now
  • 2009 BMW Z4: Summer 2009
  • 2009 BMW X5 M: Late 2009
  • 2009 BMW X6 M: Late 2009

Cadillac

  • 2009 Cadillac CTS-V: Out now
  • 2010 Cadillac CTS coupe: 2010
  • 2010 Cadillac CTS wagon: Late summer 2009
  • 2009 Cadillac Escalade Hybrid: Out now
  • 2010 Cadillac SRX: Mid-2009

Chevrolet

  • 2010 Chevrolet Camaro: Out now
  • 2011 Chevrolet Cruze: First half of 2010
  • 2010 Chevrolet Equinox: Summer 2009
  • 2011 Chevrolet Orlando: 2010
  • 2009 Chevrolet Silverado Hybrid: Out now
  • 2011 Chevrolet Spark: 2011
  • 2011 Chevrolet Volt: Production begins late 2010
  • 2010 Chevrolet Corvette, Grand Sport: September 2009 

Dodge

  • 2010 Dodge Ram heavy-duty: Late 2009
  • 2009 Dodge Challenger SE, R/T, SRT8: Out now
  • 2009 Dodge Ram: Out now

Fisker

  • 2010 Fisker Karma: End of 2009

Ford

  • Electric Ford Focus: 2011
  • 2010 Ford Harley-Davidson F-150: Late summer 2009
  • 2010 Ford F-150 Raptor: Winter 2009
  • 2011 Ford Fiesta: Early 2010
  • 2010 Ford Focus: 2010
  • 2010 Ford Fusion, Fusion Hybrid: Out now
  • 2010 Ford Mustang: Out now
  • 2010 Ford Taurus/Taurus SHO: Summer 2009
  • 2010 Ford Ranger: Summer 2009

GMC

  • 2010 GMC Terrain: Late summer 2009

Honda

  • 2009 Honda Fit: Out now
  • 2010 Honda Insight: Out now
  • 2009 Honda Civic: Out now

Hummer

  • 2009 Hummer H3T: Out now

Hyundai

  • 2009 Hyundai Elantra Touring: Out now
  • 2009 Hyundai Genesis: Out now
  • 2010 Hyundai Genesis coupe: Out now

Infiniti

  • 2009 Infiniti G37 convertible: Mid-2009
  • 2009 Infiniti G37 sedan: Out now
  • 2009 Infiniti FX: Out now

Jaguar

  • 2010 Jaguar XF, XFR: Out now

Jeep

  • 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee: 2010

Kia

  • 2010 Kia Forte: Late spring, early summer 2009
  • 2010 Kia Soul: Out now
  • 2010 Kia Forte Koup: Late 2009

Land Rover

  • 2010 Land Rover Range Rover Sport: October 2009
  • 2010 Land Rover Range Rover: July 2009
  • 2010 Land Rover LR4: October 2009

Lexus

  • 2010 Lexus HS 250h: Late summer 2009
  • 2010 Lexus RX 350: Out now
  • 2010 Lexus RX 450h: Late spring 2009
  • 2010 Lexus IS 250C and 350C: Late spring 2009

Lincoln

  • 2010 Lincoln MKT: Summer 2009
  • 2010 Lincoln MKZ: Out now
  • 2010 Lincoln MKS w/EcoBoost engine: Summer 2009

Mazda

  • 2010 Mazda CX-7: Summer 2009
  • 2009 Mazda MX-5 Miata: Out now
  • 2010 Mazda3 sedan, hatchback: Out now
  • 2009 Mazda6: Out now
  • 2010 Mazdaspeed3: Summer 2009

Mercedes-Benz

  • 2010 Mercedes-Benz E-Class coupe: June 2009
  • 2010 Mercedes-Benz E-Class sedan: July 2009, September for all-wheel-drive models
  • 2010 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class: Out now
  • 2009 Mercedes-Benz M-Class: Out now
  • 2010 Mercedes-Benz ML450 hybrid: December 2009

Mini

  • 2009 Mini Cooper convertible: Out now
  • Mini E: Limited offering of 500 in California, New York and New Jersey

Mitsubishi

  • 2010 Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback: Summer 2009
  • 2009 Mitsubishi Lancer Ralliart: Out now

Nissan

  • 2009 Nissan Cube: Out now
  • 2009 Nissan 370Z: Out now
  • 2010 Nissan 370Z roadster: Late summer

Pontiac

  • 2009 Pontiac G8 GXP: Out now
  • 2009 Pontiac Solstice coupe: Out now

Porsche

  • 2009 Porsche Boxster: Out now
  • 2009 Porsche Cayman: Out now

Saturn

  • 2009 Saturn Vue 2-Mode Hybrid: TBD

Subaru

  • 2009 Subaru Impreza 2.5GT, WRX: Out now
  • 2010 Subaru Outback: Late summer 2009
  • 2010 Subaru Legacy: Second half of 2009

Suzuki

  • 2009 Suzuki Equator: Out now

Toyota

  • 2010 Toyota Tundra with new V-8: April 2009
  • 2010 Toyota Camry, Camry Hybrid: Out now
  • 2010 Toyota Prius: Out now
  • 2009 Toyota Venza: Out now
  • 2009 Toyota Yaris four-door hatchback: Out now

Volkswagen

  • 2009 Volkswagen CC: Out now
  • 2008 Volkswagen Tiguan: Out now
  • 2010 Volkswagen GTI: Fall 2009
  • 2010 Volkswagen Golf: Fall 2009

Volvo

  • 2010 Volvo XC60: Out now

Comments 

Al G.

I really am looking forward to the La Crosse. I think it’s a sharp vehicle and will be a hit for GM. If I were in the market for entry Luxury car this car would be at the top of my list to look at. When it comes out I will go to a dealership and look at one. However I am not sure how well the Cadillac CTS wagon will do. Off course the front end is nice but that caboose. Yikes! Why would anyone want the wagon over the sedan or coupe? However the new Cadillac SRX is nice and will compete well in its class. The new SRX is a smaller vehicle with smaller engine displacement but it’s the right vehicle for now. Good move GM

The Lexus IS 250 and 350 C’s are beautiful cars however the Lexus HS 250H? Why? To me this car looks like a dressed up Corolla. Maybe those who want to step up from the Prius will be interested. Lexus would have done better in my opinion to offer a Lexus ES 400H and called it a day. Speaking of new Prius. C&D magazine recently did a Honda Insight vs. the Toyota Prius compare. The Honda won. My money is still with the Prius given the cars higher MPG.

Anyway there is my 2 cents worth. It’s good to see these new cars coming out despite the rough time the automakers are having as well as the bad economy as a whole. If this thing turns around there will be plenty of good cars to grab. Even now there are good deals to be had in this buyers market.

Bob Wilson

We voted with $24,250 on a new 2010 Prius III last week and it was in our hands, May 21, 4:00 PM. Off the dealer lot, using cruise control and averaging two runs, we got: 67 MPG@50 mph; 62 MPG@60 mph; 55 MPG@70 mph; and 49 MPG@ 75 mph. Unlike our 2003 NHW11 Prius that has a maximum gas-only climb speed of 60-65 mph up a 6% grade, the 2010 does the same a 80-85 mph.

We sold our 32 MPG, 2001 Echo, for $3k to buy this 2010 Prius and found that the 2010 is: quieter, power powerful, better handling, more space, and with ordinary driving, it gets +55 MPG even on E10. This is superior technology.

I'll continue to drive our 2003 Prius with 120k miles of which 70k are mine at +52 MPG. It is a small sedan, like a Focus or the Echo, and a good commuting car. The safer, faster, quieter, and more powerful 2010 will be my wife's car. Unlike the Jetta TDI that is advertised as making 'noise,' the 2010 Prius exudes quiet confidence and good handling.

BTW, that was $24,250 for everything including the tags. Best of all, my annual insurance rate went up by only $9/year. The "green" is in my wallet and that is what counts.

Bob Wilson

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