Next Car Pty Ltd 
Australia's Easy Reading New Car News Journal

Australia's Easy Reading New Car News

News | Road Tests (copyright image)

Former VW Group CEO ... "I am stunned
that misconduct on such a scale was
possible in the Volkswagen Group"

..... read more

Recent new car releases ..... here
Upcoming new car releases ..... here (copyright image)

“Using a defeat device in cars to evade clean
air standards is illegal and a threat to public
said the EPA's Cynthia Giles ..... more (copyright image)

Here now: Suzuki Vitara ..... more (copyright image)

Peugeot 508 GT updated ..... more (copyright image)

Pick a part to 'accessorise' your new HiLux
..... more (copyright image)

More 'gongs' for Volvo's safety commitment
..... more (copyright image)

It ain't half hot here! ..... more (copyright image)

Honda CR-V Diesel updated with limited edition
..... more (copyright image)

Updated Commodore arrives in October
..... more (copyright image)

There's an update for the RAV4 coming
..... more

Volkswagen CEO gone
"I am shocked by the events of the past few days. Above all, I am stunned that misconduct on such a scale was possible in the Volkswagen Group. As CEO I accept responsibility for the irregularities that have been found in diesel engines" ..... more

Volkswagen emissions scandal
“Using a defeat device in cars to evade clean air standards is illegal and a threat to public health,” said the EPA's Cynthia Giles, Assistant Administrator for the Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance ..... more

Suzuki Vitara released
All Vitara models come standard with Satellite Navigation, Reversing Camera, LED Daytime Running lights, 17 inch alloy wheels, Privacy glass and more; RT-S available from $21,990* (manual) and $23,990* (auto) ..... more

Alfa Romeo 4C Spider: price announced
Removal of the 4C Spider roof is a simple 'manual' procedure. The soft top can be removed by one person and can be stored in the luggage compartment in a specifically designed roof storage bag ..... more

Peugeot 508 GT updated
New Euro 6 turbo-diesel drivetrain for 508 GT variants; drive-away pricing** of $59,990** for the sedan and $62,990** for the Touring; 508 GT sedan will offer a potential driving range of 1,636km from a single tank of fuel, with the GT Touring offering a 1,565km driving range ..... more

Toyota HiLux: vast accessory range available
An intensive five-year development programme has resulted in more than 60 accessories being specifically developed for the new HiLux, including airbag-compatible bullbars that maintain the vehicle's expected five-star safety rating ..... more

Jaguar F-Pace: doing "Loop the Loop"!
Gravity-defying entrance for the all-new Jaguar F-PACE; F-PACE breaks Guinness World Record for largest ever ‘loop the loop’; F-PACE withstood extreme forces of 6.5G as it completed the giant 19.08 metre tall loop; Dynamic reveal showcased exceptional performance, agility and strength; Jaguar F-PACE is in a class of its own – the ultimate practical sports car ..... more

Volvo XC90 gains Top Safety Pick+ rating
“Every Volvo currently rated by IIHS has earned a Top Safety Pick+, we are the only automaker that can claim that proud distinction,” said Lex Kerssemakers, President and CEO of Volvo Cars of North America ..... more

Testing time in Death Valley
Located deep within the Californian Mojave Desert, the Proving Ground demonstrates the lengths to which Kia goes to ensure the quality and durability of every new car it builds, including the all-new Sportage ..... more

Ford Focus RS: coming in Q1 2016
Ford Motor Company’s all-new Focus RS will sprint from 0-100km/h in 4.7 seconds – making the little hatchback Ford's fastest-accelerating RS model yet ..... more

Audi S4 debuts
The power for the S models is a newly developed V6 engine with petrol direct injection and turbocharging. The 3.0 TFSI has an output of 260 kW; its 500 Nm of torque is available across a wide range of speeds from 1,300 to 4,500 rpm ..... more

Honda CR-V Series II DTi-L Limited Edition
The four-wheel drive CR-V Series II DTi-L Limited Edition receives Honda’s new nine-speed automatic transmission. Coupled with the more powerful 1.6 litre DOHC i-DTEC diesel engine with turbo charger and intercooler, it delivers outstanding performance and low CO2 emissions ..... more

Holden VF II: prices and specs announced
VF Series II here in October 2015; V8 models boast new, more powerful 6.2-litre LS3 engine (0-100km/h sprint in 4.9 seconds); Bi-modal exhaust and mechanical sound enhancer standard on all V8 sports models; Front and rear Brembo brakes standard for top of the range SS V Redline; Commodore VFII developed and engineered for Australian conditions ..... more

Toyota RAV4 update due December
The immensely popular RAV4 will be updated in December with advanced safety features, premium styling, sharper driving dynamics and a quieter ride. Newly developed safety technologies that can prevent or mitigate the force of a collision - including autonomous braking - will be standard on Cruiser variants and optional on GXL ..... more

Rolls-Royce Dawn revealed
Dawn has taken inspiration from the Silver Dawn, whilst delivering a world first in super-luxury motoring – a cool, contemporary interpretation of what a super-luxury four-seater convertible motor car should be in 2015 – rare, refined and the most social super-luxury car there is ..... more

Bentley Bentayga revealed
New SUV designed, engineered and built in Crewe, UK; Sculptural design with elegant, timeless execution, balances athleticism with presence; all-new Crewe-built W12 offers strong power and torque; Launch model to be followed by diesel and plug-in hybrid ..... more

Hyundai Santa Fe: SR added to line-up
New Santa Fe range flagship delivers purposeful looks and even greater poise; Sports bodykit includes front spoiler, side skirts and race-style rear diffuser; 19-inch OZ Racing wheels and performance Michelin tyres; Brembo brakes; Australian-tuned dynamics; Sub-$60,000* price* tag ..... more

Tesla Model S here
Model S All-Wheel Drive Dual Motor line-up has reached Australian shores. The line-up include the 70D, the 85D and the P85D. Model S now starts at $106,100* plus on-road costs ..... more

Range Rover Sentinel by SVO
First armoured Land Rover to be fully engineered by Special Vehicle Operations; Based on the luxurious Range Rover Autobiography; Retains Land Rover’s huge breadth of capability and uncompromised levels of luxury and refinement; VR8 level certification confirms impressive ballistic and blast resistance; Aimed primarily at export markets and built to special order with indicative pricing*^ of €400,000*^ ..... more

Mitsubishi Pajero: updated for MY16
Mitsubishi's newly-developed integrated smartphone infotainment system has arrived on the 2016 model year Pajero SUV. On sale now, the 2016 Pajero also features Digital Audio Broadcast (DAB) radio as standard across the range and a new Terra Rossa premium paint colour ..... more

Renault Concept Alaskan revealed
Alaskan Concept is a show vehicle that paves the way for a ute that will have a global calling. It combines a payload of one tonne with cutting-edge, 'athletic' styling to meet the requirements of business users and individuals alike ..... more

More news ..... here

More road tests ..... here


Top of page (copyright image)
Holden Commodore SV6
with "Sandman" pack
long distance road test (copyright image)
Nissan Pathfinder ST-L
Hybrid road test (copyright image)
Suzuki Jimny Sierra
extended road test (copyright image)
Kia Optima SLi
road test (copyright image)
Toyota Kluger Grande
long distance road test (copyright image)
Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV
road test (copyright image)
Hyundai Genesis
road test (copyright image)
Range Rover Sport TDV6
long distance road test (copyright image)
Great Drive:
Point Plomer Road (copyright image)
Kia Pro_cee'd GT Tech
long distance road test (copyright image)
Toyota Camry Hybrid HL
long distance road test (copyright image)
Fiat Freemont Crossroad
long distance road test (copyright image)
Kia Soul long distance road test (copyright image)
Lexus ES 350 road test (copyright image)
Holden Commodore SSV
road test

Manufacturer/Brand news indexes:
AC Aixam Alfa Romeo Alvis Ashok Leyland Aston Martin Audi Bentley BMW Brilliance Bristol Bugatti Buick Cadillac Caparo Caterham Chery Chevrolet Chrysler Chrysler Group Citroen Dacia Daewoo Dodge Elfin Ferrari Fiat Ford Foton GAZ General Motors Great Wall Holden Honda Hummer Hyundai Infiniti Isuzu Jaguar Jeep Keating Kia Koenigsegg KTM Lamborghini Lancia Land Rover LDV Lexus Lincoln Lotus LTI Luxgen Mahindra Maserati Maybach Mazda McLaren Mercedes-Benz MG Mini Mitsubishi Morgan Nanjing Nissan Noble Opel Pagani Panoz Peugeot Pontiac Porsche Ram Renault Riley Rolls-Royce Rover Saab Saturn SEAT Skoda Smart Spyker SsangYong Subaru Suzuki Tata Tatra Tesla Think Toyota Trident TVR Vauxhall Volkswagen Volvo VUHL Westfield

Other news indexes:
Abarth Antonov Avida Bolwell Connaught Earthcruiser E-Vade FPV Freestream Goodwood Healey HSV Hulme Jayco Joss Performax Prodrive Shelby Tempest Trakka Walkinshaw Winnebago Zagato

News Categories:
Alternative Fuel/Technology   Concept Vehicles   Crash Tests   Historic Vehicles   Motoring Events   Museums   Recreational Vehicles

Next Car Pty Ltd 
Australia's Easy Reading New Car News Journal

About | Car Clubs | Great Drives | Home | News | Road Ramblings | Road Tests | Subscribe | Top Drive

©   2003-2015   All rights reserved.   Next Car Pty. Ltd.