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

Australia's Easy Reading New Car News

Home | News | Road Tests (copyright image)

Toyota HiLux SR5 4x4 double cab

NEWS INDEX:   October 2015

Toyota HiLux: New generation released
12th October, 2015
Toyota recently released the toughest HiLux ever; encompasses impressive advances with thoughtful local involvement; Nearly every aspect of the new-generation Toyota HiLux has been strengthened, including a thicker frame, stiffer body, new high-torque turbo-diesel engines, advanced six-speed transmissions, beefed-up suspension and brakes, and expanded off-road ability; Towing capacity is now up to 3.5 tonnes ..... more

Maserati Ghibli for 2016
14th October, 2015
Ghibli will boast a new range of engines for 2016 that meet the new Euro6 emission standards and reduce fuel consumption by a small amount, as well as new safety and luxury features fitted as standard; Priced from $139,900* ..... more

Avida RV's new Topaz caravan
14th October, 2015
Topaz (21 to 23 foot) comes standard with many new luxury features including but not limited to a slide out room in every model, which is just one specification highlight that ensures that this new caravan stands apart from the others ..... more

ACCC Chairman discusses VW and other matters
14th October, 2015
“We are still pressing VW Australia to understand the extent of consumer detriment. For example, without the defeat device, how do the actual emissions compare to the relevant Australian Standard? Further, what will be the impact of the proposed “fix” on the vehicles fuel economy and performance?” ..... more

Chrysler undertakes to remedy customer service complaints
14th October, 2015
ACCC received a number of complaints from Chrysler customers concerning vehicle faults and how their complaints were handled by Chrysler and its dealers. The complaints related to various issues including delays in sourcing spare parts and failing to adequately deal with customer complaints ..... more

Ferrari F12tdf revealed
15th October, 2015
F12tdf is an expression of the concept of an extreme road car that is equally at home on the track. The production run is limited to 799 examples ..... more

Land Rover Defender pedal car
16th October, 2015
Pedal car hand built in the UK and previews the production model, due for market release mid-2016; Celebrates over 60 years of Defender production; Authentic interior details featuring leather finish with trimmed seats, steering wheel and rear stowage; Expected to cost around £10,000 in the UK ..... more

Here now: Lexus IS 200t
16th October, 2015
The motor has 27kW more power than the 250 V6 it replaces and brings torque up to 350Nm; Changes to the exhaust lay out and engine management system bring power levels five kilowatts above the NX 200t - to 180kW; IS 200t also combines an eight-speed Sports Direct Shift automatic transmission with the 2.0-litre turbo engine for the first time; Prices commence at $57,500* ..... more

Jeep's little Renegade released
19th October, 2015
New small Jeep here now; priced from $29,500*; Made by Fiat in Melfi (Italy); offers Australian customers three engine options and a host of safety and advanced technology offerings; the small SUV is 'city-sized' yet not confined to the urban environment ..... more

Range Rover Evoque Convertible debuts next month
23rd October, 2015
Evoque Convertible is the world’s first luxury compact SUV convertible; Full suite of advanced on- and off-road technologies showcased; The Convertible for all seasons will be revealed in November and will be on sale in Australia from Quarter 2, 2016 ..... more

Volkswagen Golf Alltrack released
25th October, 2015
Alltrack possesses ability to handle both sealed and unsealed roads. This is due to the model’s 4MOTION all-wheel drive system featuring the latest generation Haldex coupling ..... more

Ford Focus RS: price announced
25th October, 2015
RS is a high-performance hatchback that pioneers advanced technologies to deliver the rally-inspired experience – all with MLP* of $50,990* - featuring all-wheel-drive with dynamic torque vectoring  and selectable drive modes ..... more

Toyota's C-HR Concept gives clues to new small SUV
25th October, 2015
Toyota has revealed a second C-HR Concept vehicle and confirmed production plans for an all-new stylish SUV which will compete in the segment below its highly successful RAV4 ..... more

Jaguar F-PACE debuts
25th October, 2015
Bold front grille and the 'muscular' bonnet hint at the performance potential of engines like the 280kW supercharged V6; Elements such as slender full-LED headlights, forged 22-inch wheels and short front overhang carry the design vision of the C-X17 Concept through to production; all-new F-PACE seats five occupants in absolute comfort ..... more

Citroen C4 Cactus: price confirmed
26th October, 2015
Highly specified, Cactus range will be available from $26,990* for the turbo-charged, PureTech petrol manual, while the semi-automatic diesel variant will commence from $29,990* ..... more

BMW's new 7-Series: release imminent
27th October, 2015
Offering upgrades in base equipment, and the debut of several world first innovations including BMW Carbon Core, BMW Gesture Control and BMW Display Key, the new BMW 7 Series is about to arrive ..... more

Lexus GS F due February 2016
27th October, 2015
The high performance GS F is powered by a 351kW 5.0-litre naturally-aspirated V8 and features dynamic handling developed on demanding race circuits, including the legendary Nürburgring in Germany ..... more

Volvo playing spot the kangaroo
29th October, 2015
A team of Volvo Cars safety engineers arrived from Sweden this week to study and film the roadside behaviour of kangaroos in their natural setting. The data Volvo Cars collects will be used to develop Australia’s first kangaroo detection and collision avoidance software ..... more

Peugeot 208 updated
29th October, 2015
Fresh styling updates; new model joins local range; aggressive pricing; vibrant new colours, textured paint and personalisation packs; Euro6 emissions compliant drivetrains; new segment-leading Aisin transmission offers unparalleled refinement ..... more

Mazda RX-Vision sports car concept
29th October, 2015
A new rotary sports car for the future? ..... more

Jaguar XF: prices announced
29th October, 2015
Priced from $82,800* for the XF Prestige 20d; Deliveries to commence from Q1, 2016; Aluminium-intensive architecture; Elegant, progressive design combines short overhangs and outstanding proportions; exceptional aerodynamic efficiency - Cd 0.28; Lighter and more efficient, with unrivalled refinement, dynamics and design; Segment-leading for rear seat space ..... more

Toyota Fortuner released
29th October, 2015
Fortuner delivers seven-seater SUV style and comfort with genuine off-road performance at value pricing from under $50,000* for the entry level model. The rugged frame, high-torque diesel engine, all-coil suspension and strong upper body have been proven in Australia under the world's toughest conditions - on tarmac and off the beaten track ..... more

Porsche Macan GTS for 2016
30th October, 2015
A re-engineered chassis, more power and uprated brakes are among the GTS attributes set to appear in Australia when the Porsche Macan GTS arrives in Q2 2016 ..... more

Mini Clubman: New-Generation price confirmed
30th October, 2015
Pricing starts from $34,900* (3-cylinder Cooper Clubman); longer (+292mm), wider (+117mm) and increased wheelbase (+123mm); Improvements in interior comfort and storage capacity ..... more

Only in America: corny F-Series maze
30th October, 2015
Producing the F-150 design required GPS technology to precisely cut the shape of the truck into the corn field ..... more

Lexus LF-FC concept car
30th October, 2015
Its headline feature is a high output fuel cell power system that drives the rear wheels and also sends power to two in-wheel motors in the front, making LF-FC all-wheel drive ..... more

Top of page


Hear Chris Goodsell
Talk Motoring On
Radio & Internet
..... more

November 2015 News ..... here
September 2015 News ..... here
August 2015 News ..... here

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

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