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2nd QUARTER 2004

Holden Barina
30th June, 2004
Rationalisation of the Barina line-up reduces the model selection to one 3-door and one 5-door, but with competitive pricing ...... more

Mercedes-Benz CLK200
29th June, 2004
The attractive CLK coupe range will expand in a few months with the introduction of the $83,600 1.8 litre CLK200 Kompressor ...... more

Mazda Verisa
28th June, 2004
Today sees the arrival, in Japan, of a new 1.5 litre life-style inspired Mazda wagon ...... more

Jeep Grand Cherokee
28th June, 2004
Travel authors and film producers Brian and Joy Grant are teaming up with Jeep to record a travelogue on outback travel, to inspire ‘wannabe’ outback adventurers ...... more

Peugeot 407
26th June, 2004
Euro NCAP crash test gives the new 407 five stars for occupant protection and 4 stars for child protection...... more

Invicta S1-600
25th June, 2004
The Invicta Car Company is to build a special supercharged version of its V8-powered S1 luxury coupe to help Britain’s fastest blind driver ...... more

Audi A3 prices announced
25th June, 2004
When dealer deliveries began recently, the new A3 was priceless! But the prices have been announced today. The line-up is priced from $34,900 ...... more

Dodge Magnum
25th June, 2004
Cop this ...... Chrysler is in pursuit of Police car sales in the US ...... more

Volkswagen Golf
24th June, 2004
Euro NCAP: new Golf has been awarded five stars ...... more

Renault Megane Coupe/Convertible
24th June, 2004
This new Renault achieved a score of 33.56 out of 37 as well as excellent performance notably under frontal impact, scoring even more than Scénic II which was until now the safest car on the market under this type of impact ...... more

Saab 9-3 Convertible
24th June, 2004
The Saab 9-3 Convertible has become the first ever soft-top car to achieve the maximum five-star safety rating under the Euro NCAP collision test programme ...... more

Volkswagen Golf
24th June, 2004
The new Golf, which will arrive in Australia during September 2004, has been awarded "2004 Company Car of the Year" by a German magazine ...... more

Rover's Centenary
24th June, 2004
One hundred years of Rover motoring will be celebrated on Sunday 11th July 2004 near Stratford-upon-Avon (England) ...... more

BMW 1-series
23rd June, 2004
The new 120i will be here in October and the 118i will arrive in the first quarter 2005 ...... more

Mitsubishi Magna VR-X
23rd June, 2004
Mitsubishi improves the Magna sports line by ending the confusing line-up and switching to a single model ...... more

Audi A3
23rd June, 2004
The new A3 is arriving with FWD or AWD with a choice of 4 and 6 cylinder engines and two trim levels ...... more

23rd June, 2004
Munich's muscle is an all new high-revving 5-litre V10 engine ...... more

Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VIII
22nd June, 2004
The $62,000 question is shall I go for a Lancer Evo VIII? There's just 100 of them available in Australia ...... more

Mercedes-Benz A-Class for 2005
21st June, 2004
Is Next Car the first Australian automotive news website to reveal the new 2005 Mercedes-Benz A-Class? ...... more

Jeep Grand Cherokee
18th June, 2004
A UK magazine votes the Grand Cherokee as the "World's Best Off-Roader" ...... more

London Buses
18th June, 2004
The old red double-decker London buses are for sale, as the end of an era arrives ...... more

Ford Escape
17th June, 2004
A Bad Boy Pack has arrived, together with an XLT 4-cylinder model. This further expands a range which expanded in January with the introduction of a 2.3 litre 4-cylinder model ...... more

Suzuki Roadside Assistance
17th June, 2004
Suzuki offers a new roadside assistance scheme ...... more

Saab's alcokey
17th June, 2004
Saab invents the 'alcokey', a portable breath-testing device ...... more

Ford Falcon AU & AUII recall
17th June, 2004
Ford have announced a recall of certain Falcon models (and variants) to verify the integrity of a steering rack mounting stud ...... more

Renault Megane II
16th June, 2004
One million Megane II's hit the road ...... more

Land Rover On Two Wheels
14th June, 2004
There's Land Rover ties, shirts and shoes ..... and now there's a range of Land Rover bicycles available in the UK ...... more

Land Rover Discovery 3 V6 diesel
11th June, 2004
Next year's Discovery, will include a 2.7 litre V6 turbo diesel amongst it's options. Will this be Australia's preferred engine option in this eagerly awaited new model? ...... more

MG TF coupe
11th June, 2004
There's just 30 MG TF coupes available. They are priced at $52,240 for the TF 120 and $54,750 for the TF 160 ...... more

Ford Focus concept car
10th June, 2004
And Ford have a new concept car, too. It's a good looking sedan based on the Focus ...... more

Renault Fluence concept car
10th June, 2004
Yet another concept car has come along. This time it's Renault showing a 4-seater up-market 3.5 litre V6 4-seater coupe ...... more

Land Rover's G4 Global Challenge
9th June, 2004
A new Range Rover is the prize for the winner of next years G4 Adventure Challenge ...... more

Honda Odyssey
9th June, 2004
The new Odyssey is here now and priced from $38,790 ...... more

Lotus Elise 111S returns
8th June, 2004
Lotus sales have more than doubled on a year to date basis, compared to last year, so the return of the 111S is great news. Lotus prices now cover a range from around $70,000 to $100,000 ...... more

Audi A3 Sportback
7th June, 2004
Audi's new A3 Sportback will be available in Germany from September. It'll be here in early 2005 ...... more

Dodge Charger
5th June, 2004
Chrysler has announced the Charger name will return to the USA on a new 'muscle car' for their Dodge Division!

Subaru's Record May Sales
3rd June, 2004
Subaru has once again broken a sales record by delivering 2912 cars during May 2004 ...... more

Dacia Logan
3rd June, 2004
Renault is all set for expansion in the developing world with the new Dacia Logan ...... more

Land Rover Freelander Rally LE concept
2nd June, 2004
Land Rover are showing a possible new version of the Freelander at the Birmingham Motor Show ...... more

Colin Chapman Way
1st June, 2004
Brands Hatch circuit has re-dedicated the main pedestrian thoroughfare as "Colin Chapman Way" ...... more

Mazda has another record month!
1st June, 2004
Mazda puts 4,856 units out the door during May, to achieve yet another monthly sales record ...... more

Daewoo Has Been Fired!
1st June, 2004
Holden, on behalf of GM (the world's largest car company) has, seemingly, tossed the towel in and will remove Daewoo from the Australian market ...... more

Ford Falcon ute deals!
31st May, 2004
There's deals on Falcon utes with the announcement of 4 specials, the Tradesman, the SE, and two Marlin models ...... more

Audi A4 upgrade!
31st May, 2004
Audi will, soon, upgrade the A4 range ...... more

Here come the recyclable plastic trailers!
31st May, 2004
A team of British engineers have invented reinforced plastic trailers for trucks ...... more

Hyundai Australia deliver their 500,000 car!
31st May, 2004
Hyundai have delivered their 500,000th model and rewarded the buyer with a free Terracan ...... more

Suzuki Deals!
31st May, 2004
There's some great deals on offer from Suzuki on their Grand Vitara and XL-7 4WD's ...... more

Holden Hits The Road In Victoria
27th May, 2004
A Holden cavalcade will tour regional Victoria during June ...... more

Ford Mustang
27th May, 2004
The car which featured on a 1999 US postage stamp will appear with the new 2005 Mustang in Washington next week ...... more

Mitsubishi Grandis
26th May, 2004
Good-bye Nimbus, good-bye Starwagon, hello Grandis, the new 2.4 litre, $45,710 7-seater from Mitsubishi ...... more

Kia Cerato
25th May, 2004
Arriving on 1st July is Kia's new 2-litre Cerato ...... more

Alfa Romeo GT
25th May, 2004
No price available yet, but Alfa's GT will be here on 1st July ...... more

Chrysler PT Cruiser breaks down barriers
24th May, 2004
Chrysler's retro-styled PT Cruiser works with Victorian & South Australian Police Forces ...... more

Mitsubishi's 2005 plans includes a new Magna
21st May, 2004
Mitsubishi has, today, announced the continuation of Magna production in Adelaide, although engine manufacturing will cease next year ...... more

2002 Holden 'Marilyn' concept
21st May, 2004
Holden reveals the until now secret 2002 Monaro convertible concept car, code-named 'Marilyn'. It won't be put into production ...... more

Invicta S1
20th May, 2004
A new British supercar to appear (again) next week ...... more

Jeep Event this weekend
20th May, 2004
Jeep enthusiasts head for Double Island Point (Queensland) this weekend ...... more

Vauxhall Astra wagon
20th May, 2004
A wagon version of Europe's new Astra made it's debut today at the Madrid Motor Show ...... more

Ford Performance Vehicles Go Green!
17th May, 2004
Envi is Ford's new FPV colour ...... more

Peugeot diesels
17th May, 2004
Does petrol at $1+ per litre have you rethinking fuel supply? ...... more

Ford Territory
14th May, 2004
There's more news about the Territory, which is now only 18 days away. The prices are noted here, too! ..... more

Hyundai Tiburon
14th May, 2004
Hyundai drops the 4-cylinder version and drops the price of the V6 ..... more

Ford produces 2 limited edition Falcons and upgrades the XR8
14th May, 2004
The big car market gets Ford's attention with 2 'specials' and an upgrade for the XR8 ..... more

VW wins European reader's votes!
12th May, 2004
Reader's vote VW to victory four times ..... more

Hyundai-Daimler/Chrysler Ammend Their Partnership Links
12th May, 2004
They're still friends, but there's changes in their business ties ..... more

Porsche 911 for 2005
12th May, 2004
Here's a look at the new 911 ..... more

Mitsubishi Walk-Thru van
12th May, 2004
The van receives an update, again, ..... more

Holden Storm
12th May, 2004
Arriving this Friday, is a limited run of 1,000 Storm utes ..... more

Volkswagen's new convertible for 2006
11th May, 2004
The Concept C from the 2004 Geneva Motor Show gets the green light. Look for it in 2006 ..... more

BMW 3-series coupes & convertibles
10th May, 2004
A new sports model for the coupe range & updates for both coupe and convertible models ..... more

Ford Territory
10th May, 2004
Here It Comes ...... just 22 days to go ..... more

Honda Breaks It's April Sales Record
10th May, 2004
There was a time when the Civic was Honda's best seller. Now the Accord is the #1 Honda ..... more

Mazda is #4 on the charts
9th May, 2004
Rocketing to #4 on the sales charts is Mazda. Their best-seller is the 3, which sold over 2,000 in April ..... more

Land Rover Discovery run-out option packs
9th May, 2004
The new Discovery arrives in December. In the meantime, there's some bargain-priced option packs available (while stocks last) ..... more

Melbourne's new Lotus showroom
7th May, 2004
There's a new showroom for Lotus and Morgan in Melbourne ..... more

Nissan Navara ST-R
7th May, 2004
The ute is updated ..... more

Chrysler-Jeep's April Sales
6th May, 2004
The Cherokee is Chrysler-Jeep's best seller ..... more

The T5 from Volkswagen is here
6th May, 2004
The old Kombi is back, so to speak, but it's all-new. The 5th generation of Transporter arrives with a big choice ..... more
Also check ..... Kombi ..... Caravelle ..... Transporter

Rolls Royce Centenary Phantom
6th May, 2004
Just 35 examples of this limited edition Rolls Royce will be produced ..... more

BMW 325Ci convertible
5th May, 2004
Three series convertibles currently include the 330Ci and the M3. In August these models will be joined by the 325Ci convertible ..... more

Astra convertible will have a retractable steel roof
5th May, 2004
Europe's Astra convertible will be all-new in 2006. It will have a retractable steel roof and Bertone gets the chop! ..... more

Subaru's sales for April
5th May, 2004
Forester is Subaru's #1 seller (again) ..... more

Hyundai's sales for April
5th May, 2004
Getz is Hyundai's #1 seller ..... more

April vehicles sales ..... another new record
5th May, 2004
Yet again, another new sales record ..... more

Citroen C2 Wins A Styling Award
4th May, 2004
The Citroën C2 has been awarded the title of most beautiful city car in the world..... more

Mazda's 4th Consecutive Record Month
+ Mazda Tribute News

3rd May, 2004
Wow! Four in a row for Mazda! ..... And good news for Tribute buyers! ..... more

Morgan Aero 8 at Le Mans
29th April, 2004
Did someone say motor racing is easy? ..... more

Land Rover Freelander
28th April, 2004
Appearing at next month's Birmingham Motor Show, will be the Freelander Rally. It's meant to gauge public reaction, with a possible limited-edition model to follow ..... more

Mitsubishi Magna VR-X
28th April, 2004
Mitsubishi is rallying behind the AWD Magna with the return of Ross Dunkerton ..... more

Holden's Global V6
28th April, 2004
Holden plans to increase production at it's Global V6 engine plant to the plant's capacity of 240,000 engines per year ..... more

Mini upgrades and expands in 2005
27th April, 2004
The cabriolet will now arrive in both Cooper & Cooper S models at the same time as the existing Mini line-up receives an upgrade in early 2005 ..... more

Holden Commodore Equipe
23rd April, 2004
It's back ..... the value-packed "Equipe", the limited edition model, which appears from time to time will be back again soon. It'll be available in a fortnight, but only while stocks last. Priced from $33,290 ..... more

Kia Optima
22nd April, 2004
A $26,950 V6 sedan joins the Australian Kia model range ..... more

Jeep Grand Cherokee
21st April, 2004
An all-new version of the big Jeep made it's debut at the recent New York Motor Show ..... more

Mini Cooper S Rallye Monte Carlo
20th April, 2004
It was 40 years ago that Paddy Hopkirk won the Monte Carlo Rally driving a 1964 Morris Mini Cooper S. Celebrating this fact is BMW, who has announced the availability of a limited edition model ..... more

Peugeot 307CC
20th April, 2004
It's a convertible, it's a coupe, it's available now from around $50,000 ..... more

Mercedes-Benz A-Class "Piccadilly"
19th April, 2004
Mercedes-Benz joins in with a limited edition offering ..... more

Audi RS 6 plus
16th April, 2004
Audi produces a super-power, the RS 6 plus ..... more

Holden Monaro CV8-R
16th April, 2004
At the end of May, the Monaro CV8-R will be available ..... more

Peugeot's New Numbering System
16th April, 2004
The new 1007 will be the first Peugeot to wear the new numbering system ..... more

Ford Australia's Profit
16th April, 2004
Ford Australia makes $154.6 million dollars in calendar year 2003 ..... more

Hyundai Sonata
15th April, 2004
Features upgraded in Hyundai's longest serving Australian name-plate ..... more

Saab rear seat entertainment system
14th April, 2004
For $3,650 you can add a rear seat entertainment system to your Saab 9-3 ..... more

Lincoln Zephyr returns for 2006
14th April, 2004
A new Zephyr for America will hit the market late next year ..... more

Nissan's 2004 Q1 sales make them #4 in Australia
13th April, 2004
A market share of 6.6% cements Nissan's position as #4 in Australia ..... more

Mercedes-Benz SL 65 AMG
13th April, 2004
Yet another hot Mercedes-Benz is coming this year ..... more

Ford Mustang ..... 40 years of history!
12th April, 2004
Forty years ago, the Mustang came along ..... more

Lexus LF-C concept
9th April, 2004
Lexus reveal the direction their IS300 may be heading when they showed the LF-C concept car at the 2004 New York Motor Show ..... more

Saab enters the SUV market!
8th April, 2004
Announcing their new SUV for North America, Saab is showing they are serious about increasing sales ..... more

Confiscating uninsured cars!
8th April, 2004
A major British political party wants to deal with the issue of uninsured cars. They even want to confiscate the vehicles of repeat offenders! What do you think? ..... more

Ford Escape Hybrid
8th April, 2004<
Just how far can you travel on one tank of fuel, in Manhattan traffic, in Ford's 2005 Escape Hybrid? The answer is 927 kms! ..... more

Jaguar XJ Long-Wheelbase
8th April, 2004
The world is treated to a new long wheelbase XJ saloon, which makes it's debut at the 2004 New York Motor Show ..... more

Jaguar Concept Eight
8th April, 2004
An over indulgence? Yes, indeed, that's the way it's meant to be! Jaguar's concept car built on the new XJ long wheelbase saloon is on display at the 2004 New York Motor Show ..... more

Land Rover Discovery 3
7th April, 2004
More news about Land Rover's all-new Discovery 3 which will be here late this year ..... more

Ford XR models are hits!
7th April, 2004
XR6 and XR8 sales continue to delight Ford Australia ..... more

Holden sales for 2004 Q1
7th April, 2004
Holden sells a record number of vehicles in the first quarter of 2004 ..... more

Chrysler Crossfire roadster
5th April, 2004
Yet another new roadster is heading our way! Make way for Chrysler's new 2-seater, which will be here later this year. Read our report from the 2004 Detroit Motor Show. ..... more

Holden Commodore SS wagon
5th April, 2004
The SS wagons returns on 1st May, 2004 at $52,490..... but there is just 350 available! ..... more

Land Rover Discovery 3
2nd April, 2004
An all-new Land Rover Discovery will be here late this year ..... and doesn't it look good! ..... more

Rolls Royce Opens In Moscow
2nd April, 2004
A new dealership opens at 1 Red Square, Moscow ..... more

Mazda's March Sales
1st April, 2004
Mazda's booming sales continue, with the stage set for a record year! ..... more

NEWS - 1st QUARTER 2004


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