Merry Christmas from
the Next Car team
Recent new car releases ..... here
Upcoming new car releases ..... here
Nice update for the Giulietta! .....
The Warrior is back! .....
There is a new Hyundai i30
coming in 2015 .....
Craig Lowndes takes #001 .....
Lexus release a stylish coupe
Neat European coupe for Hyundai
Renault's quickest Megane
Five stars for new generation Kia Sorento
Land Rover Discovery Sport
in the news for all the right
Here now: updated Honda CR-V .....
Another new Mercedes-Benz .....
Alfa Romeo Giulietta updated
Interior upgrades include all-new supple leather seats (Distinctive
trim level), new 5.0- or 6.5-inch infotainment screen, new steering wheel featuring iconic Alfa Romeo ‘Shield’ and
equipped with wheel-mounted controls, dual-zone automatic climate control with rear ducts and chrome DLO (side window)
surrounds; Exterior features include all new ‘Alfa V’ grille, chrome fog lamp bezels, all-new 16-inch alloys with
exclusive design unique to Distinctive trim level, automatic headlights and wipers, front-and-rear-parking sensors
(Distinctive) and electric folding mirrors .....
Mitsubishi Triton Warrior returns!
Limited edition Triton GLX-R Warrior comes with differential lock, advanced
Multi Communication System, 8 speaker audio system and MPSS power amplifier, leather seat trim (6-way power adjustable
driver’s seat), new look 17-inch alloy wheel, Genuine Accessory alloy front nudge bar, flush fit soft tonneau cover .....
Europe's new Hyundai i30 Hyundai
New i30 receives new 'family face' with hexagonal grille;
Upgraded engine line-up and new seven-speed dual-clutch transmission; New Kappa 1.4-litre engine for increased
efficiency; Stand-out, high-value features including Lane Departure Warning System (LDWS), Bi-Xenon headlamps and
enhanced Smart Parking Assist System (SPAS) .....
Audi RS 3 Sportback revealed
Hot, throaty sound, exhilaratingly free-revving power – the
five-cylinder engines from Audi are legendary. With 270 kW output and 465 Nm of torque, Audi presents the new RS 3
BMW i3 released
With an everyday driving range of up to about 160km from its
rear-drive electric motor, the BMW i3 offers BMW style, connectivity and driving characteristics in a
zero-emission small car package .....
Craig Lowndes takes limited edition #001
Craig Lowndes collects his own Craig Lowndes Special Edition Commodore – number
001; Over 150 Craig Lowndes Special Edition Commodores sold already; Hand over took place at Lowndes local dealership .....
Audi Q7: new generation revealed
With the new generation Q7, Audi is improving its entrant in the
premium SUV segment. Less weight and a lower centre of mass make it more agile than the outgoing model. Its
innovative assistance and infotainment systems modernises the SUV .....
Aston Martin Works: working a limited edition Vanquish
Six bespoke examples celebrate Aston Martin Works 60th anniversary;
Cars incorporate aluminium from Aston Martin pistons of relevant eras; Unique colour and trim treatments ensure
exclusivity; Aston Martin Works is celebrating 60 years at Newport Pagnell .....
Lexus RC 350 coupe released
Lexus has released its all-new 3.5 litre V6 coupe, the RC 350, across
the nation. The RC 350 has an involving chassis to deliver driving pleasure, a high output drivetrain with smooth,
responsive power delivery and a bold styling package. Prices begin from $66,000* .....
BMW 2 Series Tourer released
Using an entirely new front-wheel drive architecture designed
to maximise interior space in a compact package which is also used by the Mini brand, the new BMW 2 Series Active
Tourer is a new vehicle for the brand that may appeal to new BMW customers .....
Hyundai i20 coupe revealed
For the first time, Hyundai has made a three-door B-segment car that
is significantly differentiated from the five door model. Its dynamic exterior and striking interior design are
intended to attract young consumers and extend the appeal of the new Hyundai i20 in Europe .....
Ford Mustang: local specifications confirmed
The four-cylinder EcoBoost engine develops 233 kW of power at 5,600 rpm
– 5,700 rpm and 432 Nm of torque @ 3,000 rpm while the range-topping 5.0-litre V8 develops 303 kW at 6,500 rpm and 525 Nm
of torque at 4,250 rpm .....
Renault Megane RS 275 Trophy-R release imminent
Megane RS 275 Trophy-R holds the new record for a front-wheel drive car around
Germany’s Nürburgring (7m54.36s). The limited edition car (global production run of 250) is available for sale in only 15
countries - 50 examples will come to Australia .....
Kia Sorento earns 5 stars with EuroNCAP
Kia’s new SUV scored highly in all four areas (90 per cent Adult
Occupant Protection, 83 per cent Child Occupant Protection, 67 per cent Pedestrian Protection and 71 per cent Safety
Assist) thanks to an even stronger body shell and a wide array of passive and active safety equipment .....
Aston Martin DB10 revealed
Production will be limited to 10 of the bespoke sports cars, developed
and built by the designers, engineers and skilled craftspeople at Aston Martin’s Gaydon headquarters in England .....
Land Rover Discovery Sport earns 5 stars
Another first for Land Rover is the Autonomous Emergency Braking system, which
uses a digital stereo camera mounted next to the rear view mirror to detect objects that could pose a collision threat, delivering
visual and audible warnings and automatically applying the brakes if a collision is imminent .....
Honda CR-V updated
Two-wheel drive range now available in three variants:
VTi, VTi-S and VTi-L. Both the two and four-wheel drive VTi receive Honda’s Display Audio system with
Bluetooth connectivity and audio streaming along with one HDMI and two USB ports. The reversing camera has
also been upgraded to feature three modes .....
Mercedes-Benz CLA Shooting Brake revealed
CLA Shooting Brake will initially be released in Europe with a choice
of two diesel and three petrol engines as well as with 4MATIC all-wheel drive. European customers will begin taking
delivery of their cars towards the end of March 2015 .....
Mazda CX-3 debuts
The all-new compact cross-over SUV will compete with popular
cars such as Holden Trax, Nissan Juke, Kia Sportage, Hyundai ix35, Mitsubishi ASX, Suzuki Grand Vitara, Jeep
Compass, the soon to be released Honda HR-V and Renault Captur and the upcoming Jeep Renegade .....
Off the line: Holden Cruze 100,000th
The only small car built in Australia celebrated a significant milestone
this week with the production of the 100,000th Holden Cruze at the company’s vehicle assembly facility in Elizabeth .....
BMW 228i Coupe arrives
The new 228i Coupe slots in between the entry-level pair of diesel
and petrol 220d Coupe and 220i Coupe models and the top-of-the-range M235i Coupe that were launched in February .....
Toyota Corolla RZ Special Edition
Australia's best-selling car, Toyota Corolla, has gained a new
value-added special-edition model badged as the RZ. The special edition reveals a "dark" side with a range of black
treatments for the wheels, grille, bumpers, mirrors and rear garnish .....
Volvo V40 & S60 Sprint Editions
Volvo Cars is celebrating race wins in the V8 Supercars Championship –
and the launch of model year 2015 – with two limited edition vehicles, the S60 T4 Sprint Edition, and the V40 T4 Sprint
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