New Car Tracker: 11.21.08

By Joe Bruzek  on November 23, 2008

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The L.A. auto show brought a host of new models to the table for us to track, as well as a few updated release dates. Ford’s shared-platform trio of the Ford Fusion, Mercury Milan and Lincoln MKZ will go on sale in spring 2009 alongside hybrid versions of the Fusion and Milan. Also seen at the show were the Nissan Cube and Kia Soul, which will arrive in early 2009 and spring 2009, respectively. 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

  • 2009 Acura RL: Out now
  • 2009 Acura TL: Out now

Audi

  • 2009 Audi A3: Out now
  • 2009 Audi A4, A4 Avant: Out now
  • 2009 Audi Q5: Early 2009
  • 2009 Audi Q7 TDI: Early 2009
  • 2010 Audi S4: Fall 2009
Buick
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse: Spring 2009

BMW

  • 2009 BMW 335d: Late 2008
  • 2009 BMW X5 35d: Late 2008
  • 2009 BMW 7 Series: Spring 2009
  • 2009 BMW 3 Series: Out now

Cadillac

  • 2008 Cadillac CTS-V: Late 2008
  • 2010 Cadillac CTS coupe: Summer 2009
  • 2010 Cadillac CTS wagon: Spring 2009
  • 2009 Cadillac Escalade Hybrid: Out now
  • 2010 Cadillac SRX: Second quarter 2009

Chevrolet

  • 2009 Chevrolet Aveo5: Out now
  • 2010 Chevrolet Camaro: Early 2009
  • 2011 Chevrolet Cruze: 2010
  • 2010 Chevrolet Equinox: Summer 2009
  • 2008 Chevrolet Silverado Hybrid: Early 2009
  • 2009 Chevrolet Traverse: Out now
  • 2011 Chevrolet Volt: Production begins late 2010

Dodge

  • 2009 Dodge Challenger SE, R/T, SRT8: Out now
  • 2008 Dodge Durango/Chrysler Aspen Hybrid: Out now
  • 2009 Dodge Ram: Out now

Ford

  • 2009 Ford Escape, Escape Hybrid: Out now
  • 2009 Ford F-150: Out now
  • 2011 Ford Fiesta: 2010
  • 2009 Ford Flex: Out now
  • 2010 Ford Focus: 2010
  • 2010 Ford Fusion, Fusion Hybrid: Spring 2009
  • 2010 Ford Mustang: Spring 2009
  • 2010 Ford Taurus: Mid-2009
Honda
  • 2009 Honda Fit: Out now
  • 2009 Honda Insight: Spring 2009
  • 2009 Honda Civic: Out now

Hummer

  • 2009 Hummer H3T: Out now

Hyundai

  • 2009 Hyundai Elantra Touring: Late 2008
  • 2009 Hyundai Genesis: Out now
  • 2010 Hyundai Genesis coupe: Spring 2009

Infiniti

  • 2009 Infiniti G37 convertible: Spring 2009
  • 2009 Infiniti G37 sedan: September 2008
  • 2009 Infiniti FX: Out now
Kia
  • 2009 Kia Soul: Early 2009
  • 2009 Kia Borrego: Out now
  • 2009 Kia Optima: Out now
Lexus
  • 2010 Lexus RX 350 and RX 450h: Spring 2009

Lincoln

  • 2010 Lincoln MKZ: Spring 2009
  • 2009 Lincoln MKS: Out now

Mazda

  • 2010 Mazda3: 2009
  • 2009 Mazda6: Out now

Mercedes-Benz

  • 2009 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class: January 2009
  • 2009 Mercedes-Benz M-Class: Out now

Mini

  • Mini E: Limited offering of 500 in California, New York and New Jersey

Mitsubishi

  • 2009 Mitsubishi Lancer Ralliart: Out now

Nissan

  • 2009 Nissan Cube: Spring 2009
  • 2009 Nissan 370Z: January 2009
  • 2009 Nissan GT-R: Out now
  • 2009 Nissan Maxima: Out now

Pontiac

  • 2009.5 Pontiac G6: January 2009
  • 2009 Pontiac G8 Sport Truck: Late 2009
  • 2009 Pontiac G8 GXP: Late 2008
  • 2009 Pontiac Solstice coupe: Early 2009
  • 2009 Pontiac G3: Spring 2009
Porsche
  • 2009 Porsche Boxster: March 2009
  • 2009 Porsche Cayman: March 2009

Saab

  • 2008 Saab 9-3 sedan, AWD SportCombi: Out now
  • 2010 Saab 9-4X: Fall 2009

Saturn

  • 2009 Saturn Vue 2-Mode Hybrid: January 2009

Smart

  • 2008 Smart ForTwo: Out now
Subaru
  • 2009 Subaru Impreza 2.5GT, WRX: Out now
Suzuki
  • 2009 Suzuki Equator: Out now

Toyota

  • 2009 Toyota Venza: Late 2008
  • 2009 Toyota Yaris four-door hatchback: Out now

Volkswagen

  • 2008 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen: Out now
  • 2008 Volkswagen Jetta/Jetta SportWagen TDI: Out now
  • 2009 Volkswagen Passat CC: Fall/winter 2008
  • 2009 Volkswagen Routan: Out now
  • 2008 Volkswagen Tiguan: Out now
Volvo
  • 2009 Volvo XC60: Early 2009


Road Test Editor Joe Bruzek covers Cars.com’s short-and long-term fleet of test cars and drives a 1998 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am.  Email Joe