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2016 CarAdvice Year Ahead: Predictions for the next 12 months of the automotive world
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2016 CarAdvice Year Ahead: Predictions for the next 12 months of the automotive world

American engineer and inventor Charles Kettering once said "Every time you tear a leaf off a calendar, you present a new place for new ideas and progress." And so, as we are about to tear the leaf off 2015, what new ideas and progress does 2016 hold? Some good, some bad no doubt, as Kettering himself learned...


2016 Skoda New Cars
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2016 Skoda New Cars

Details of the new and updated Skoda models launching in Australia in 2016. Superb — Q1 There’s only one new model launch for Czech brand Skoda in 2016 — the all-new and massively improved Superb. As befits the name, our first drive of the new model in Europe this year attested to that very fact...


2016 Ssangyong New Cars
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2016 Ssangyong New Cars

A spokesman for Ssangyong’s Australian distributor, Ateco Automotive, told us there was “potentially some good new stuff” coming for the South Korean brand in 2016 but “nothing we are able to talk about yet”. The most likely introduction is the updated Rexton SUV, which was introduced to the UK and Europe in December...


2016 Rolls-Royce New Cars
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2016 Rolls-Royce New Cars

Details of the new and updated Rolls-Royce models launching in Australia in 2016.   Rolls-Royce Dawn - Q2 The latest model in the ultra-luxurious Rolls-Royce range made its Australian debut in November, but first deliveries will commence in the second quarter of 2016. Joining the Phantom, Ghost and Wraith, the Dawn enters as a convertible companion to the latter...


2016 Renault New Cars
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2016 Renault New Cars

Details of the new and updated Renault models launching in Australia in 2016. Master bus — January A 12-seater light bus version of the popular Renault Master arrives to kick off the French brand’s 2016. The latest iteration of the Master range — number two in segment behind the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter — will square off against the Toyota HiAce Commuter, which offers as many as 14 seats and is priced just shy of $60K at the top level...


2016 Ram New Cars
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2016 Ram New Cars

Ram Trucks officially launched in Australia in November 2015 under new distributor American Special Vehicles, a joint venture between Ateco Automotive and Walkinshaw Automotive. As announced at launch, 2016 will see the company re-engineer Ram 2500 Laramie and 3500 Laramie trucks to factory standards in Melbourne at a new assembly line belonging to the Walkinshaw Automotive Group...


2016 Proton New Cars
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2016 Proton New Cars

Fresh stock of the Suprima S and Exora will arrive in the second quarter of 2016 to give Proton dealers new product to offer to customers. There’s word that the Exora people-mover will get the smallest of visual updates, but otherwise both models will be unchanged from their current forms...


2016 Porsche New Cars
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2016 Porsche New Cars

Details of the new and updated Porsche models launching in Australia in 2016.   Macan GTS – January Deliveries of the Macan GTS will commence early in the year, with the sporty, gap-filling model in the brand’s smallest SUV line offering buyers a more aggressive look to the rest of the range...


2016 Peugeot New Cars
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2016 Peugeot New Cars

Details of the new and updated Peugeot models launching in Australia in 2016.   Peugeot 308 GTi – Q1 The hottest Peugeot 308 to date, the 2016 Peugeot 308 GTi, will launch locally in the first quarter of the year. There will be two versions of the French hot hatch sold in Australia, but both will come powered by a pumped-up 1...


2016 Nissan New Cars
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2016 Nissan New Cars

Nissan Australia’s communications team says there are “no new or updated models currently scheduled for release” in 2016. That doesn’t mean that the new year is going to be barren for the Japanese manufacturer, however, and could indeed be quite the opposite if things go its way...


2016 Mitsubishi New Cars
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2016 Mitsubishi New Cars

Details of the new and updated Mitsubishi models launching in Australia in 2016. Mirage update - Q1 Updated versions of the Mitsubishi Mirage hatch and sedan will arrive, potentially a few weeks apart, in the first quarter of 2016. Mitsubishi smallest model, and one of the cheapest on the market, will get some minor stylistic enhancements broadly in line with the updated MY17 US-market model revealed last month...


2016 Mini New Cars
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2016 Mini New Cars

Details of the new and updated Mini vehicles launching in Australia in 2016.   Mini Convertible – April The third-generation Mini Convertible becomes the BMW-owned British brand’s biggest and most mature fabric-top model ever, measuring 98mm longer and 44mm wider than its predecessor, and sitting on a wheelbase that’s 28mm longer than before...


2016 MG New Cars
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2016 MG New Cars

Details of the new and updated MG models launching in Australia in 2016. Historic British brand MG, in Chinese hands since 2006, is planning a comeback in the Australian market. The brand most recently tried its luck in our hugely competitive market through a local distributor operation, also Chinese-owned, but the brand failed to make any real headway...


2016 Mercedes-Benz New Cars
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2016 Mercedes-Benz New Cars

Details of the new and updated Mercedes-Benz models launching in Australia in 2016.   Mercedes-Benz A-Class – January The facelifted Mercedes-Benz A-Class range will arrive in Australia in the first month of 2016, bringing with it revised pricing, new equipment and a new halo model in the form of the Mercedes-AMG A45...


2016 McLaren New Cars
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2016 McLaren New Cars

Details of the new and updated McLaren models launching in Australia in 2016. McLaren 570S - early 2016 The McLaren 570S will make its Australian debut in the early part of 2016, with a $408,000 drive-away price tag. For the money, buyers will be treated to a 420kW/600Nm 3.8-litre twin-turbo V8 matched to a seven-speed semi-automatic gearbox - a combination that promises a 0-100km/h time of 3...