3 notable car launches to look out for in 2019

With Gulfiates having more cars per capita than New York and London, it’s obvious that all the big names in the motor industry will want to have UAE on their launch schedules.

Toyota seems to be the most popular brand for the middle and low-income earners, followed closely by Mercedes-Benz, Nissan, and Hyundai. However, the growth of the upscale market has seen luxury cars like Tesla, AstonMartin, and Maserati record an increase in sales lately.

Even so, more brands are looking to get a share of this luxurious market. So here are the top 3 car launches expected in 2019.

2019 Audi S4

Powered by a 354 –hp turbo 3-liter V-6 engine with 8-speed automatic transmission, the S4 can move from 0 to 100km/h in a whopping 4.7 seconds. That coupled with standard massaging front seats and premium interior finishes, makes this sedan one of the entries to look out for in 2019.

The estimated price for this car is AED 188,805, and it’s expected to launch in June 2019.

2019 GMC Sierra 1500

Being a direct competitor to the Chevy Silverado, this GMC comes with an impressive mix of luxury, power and ravishing looks that could blow any truck lover away. Powered by a 6.2-litre V8; 10-speed automatic transmission, this truck can tow 5.4 tons without breaking a sweat.

This GMC also features a multi-pro tailgate, CarbonPro cargo box and adaptive ride control that comes in handy when towing stuff. The expected launch date is August 10, 2019, and the price should be AED 175,800.

2019 Infiniti QX50

The QX50 comes in three flavours, Pure (basic version), Luxe and Essential (glossy version). Powered by a 268 hp engine with 5600 rpm, this sleek SUV will not only turn heads, but it will also present impressive safety features.

According to this car maker, the whole project took a little over 20 years of prototyping to come up with the final design. And the result is a desert-friendly car that guarantees to take your driving experience to the next level.

The launch date for the QX50 is September 2019, and the price will range between AED 161,000 and AED 234,000.