New Car Tracker: 1.19.09

By Joe Bruzek  on January 19, 2009

https://www.cstatic-images.com/stock/765x765/79/1522077149-1425510003079. An eventful Detroit auto show gave us a slew of release dates to share. A lot of hype surrounded Honda’s new Insight hybrid — available in April — which will compete with Toyota’s 2010 Prius that was also new in Detroit and will be available in late spring. On the non-hybrid front, cars like the 2010 Buick LaCrosse, 2009 BMW Z4 and Lincoln MKT now have more specific release dates. 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

  • 2010 Audi A3 2.0 TDI: First quarter of 2010
  • 2009 Audi A6, S6: January 2009
  • 2009 Audi Q5: Early 2009
  • 2009 Audi Q7 TDI: Early 2009
  • 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: Spring 2009
  • 2009 BMW 3 Series: Out now
  • 2009 BMW Z4: Summer 2009

Cadillac

  • 2008 Cadillac CTS-V: Out now
  • 2010 Cadillac CTS coupe: Canceled
  • 2010 Cadillac CTS wagon: Spring 2009
  • 2009 Cadillac Escalade Hybrid: Out now
  • 2010 Cadillac SRX: Mid-2009

Chevrolet

  • 2010 Chevrolet Camaro: Early 2009
  • 2011 Chevrolet Cruze: First half of 2010
  • 2010 Chevrolet Equinox: Summer 2009
  • 2011 Chevrolet Orlando: 2010
  • 2009 Chevrolet Silverado Hybrid: First quarter 2009
  • 2011 Chevrolet Spark: 2011
  • 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
Fisker
  • 2010 Fisker Karma: End of 2009

Ford

  • 2009 Ford F-150: Out now
  • 2011 Ford Fiesta: Early 2010
  • 2010 Ford Focus: 2010
  • 2010 Ford Fusion, Fusion Hybrid: Spring 2009
  • 2010 Ford Mustang: Spring 2009
  • 2010 Ford Taurus: Summer 2009
Honda
  • 2009 Honda Fit: Out now
  • 2010 Honda Insight: April 2009
  • 2009 Honda Civic: Out now

Hummer

  • 2009 Hummer H3T: Out now

Hyundai

  • 2009 Hyundai Elantra Touring: First quarter 2009
  • 2009 Hyundai Genesis: Out now
  • 2010 Hyundai Genesis coupe: Spring 2009

Infiniti

  • 2009 Infiniti G37 convertible: Spring 2009
  • 2009 Infiniti G37 sedan: Out now
  • 2009 Infiniti FX: Out now
Jaguar
  • 2010 Jaguar XF, XFR: TBD
Kia
  • 2010 Kia Soul: Early 2009
  • 2009 Kia Borrego: Out now
  • 2009 Kia Optima: Out now
Lexus
  • 2010 Lexus HS 250h: Late summer 2009
  • 2010 Lexus RX 350 and RX 450h: Spring 2009

Lincoln

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

Mazda

  • 2010 Mazda3: 2009
  • 2009 Mazda6: Out now

Mercedes-Benz

  • 2010 Mercedes-Benz E-Class: July/August 2009; September for all-wheel-drive models
  • 2009 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class: January 2009
  • 2009 Mercedes-Benz M-Class: Out now

Mini

  • 2009 Mini Cooper convertible: March 28, 2009
  • 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: Canceled
  • 2009 Pontiac G8 GXP: February 2009
  • 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: On hold

Saturn

  • 2009 Saturn Vue 2-Mode Hybrid: First quarter 2009

Smart

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

Toyota

  • 2010 Toyota Camry, Camry Hybrid: March 2009
  • 2010 Toyota Prius: Late spring 2009
  • 2009 Toyota Venza: Out now
  • 2009 Toyota Yaris four-door hatchback: Out now

Volkswagen

  • 2008 Volkswagen Jetta/Jetta SportWagen TDI: Out now
  • 2009 Volkswagen Passat CC: Out now
  • 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