Australian New Car Buyer

Issue #58 - December 2021

Australian New Car Buyer is the only magazine in Australia that covers every new car on the market. Inside you will find the ultimate reference for new car buyers. The magazine features information on developments at all levels of the industry and a comprehensive run-down of small, medium, family, coupes, sports and luxury cars that are available on the Australian market. New Car Buyer also shares with its readers the latest news, products and events of the automotive world. Perfect for any car enthusiast.

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australian new car &suv buyer’s guide.

Given the fact that this magazine, as it says above, is a buyers guide to new cars and SUVs, you may find the following suggestion a bit weird. Now is probably not a great time to be buying a new car. Why? Of course it’s Covid-related. The pandemic has seen a big spike in the demand for new cars, because those lucky enough to still be employed or in business have money to spend, tax incentives are generous and public transport is for obvious reasons an unattractive option. However coinciding with this increase in demand for new cars is a shortage of supply. Many car plants around the world closed during peak Covid. Now they are reopening, there are production delays and bottlenecks due to component shortages, so the car companies can’t meet…

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JOSHUA DOWLING Joshua Dowling is the National Motoring Editor at and a World Car of the Year judge. Joshua is renowned for his consumer-first approach and you can also read his regular rants on Twitter: @JoshuaDowling. In this issue, he tests the Haval H6, Hyundai Tucson and Kia Niro. JOHN CAREY John is a former editor of Overlander, a contributor to Wheels magazine where he is a Car of the Year judge, and publications in the USA and UK. He lives in Bergamo, Italy, and covers new model launches for us from Europe. BYRON MATHIOUDAKIS Byron is a car tragic. He claims that a dream as a toddler of driving an Austin A35 sealed his fate. Byron writes for au and Wheels, where he is a judge on Car of the Year. He particularly…

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In our tests on the following pages and in the Showroom, we have used symbols to give you a quick indication of the strengths of each car, and star ratings to indicate in more detail how each car stacks up in its class. Here’s what the symbols and stars mean: Our piggybank indicates a car that we think represents good value for money against the others in its class. It may not necessarily be the cheapest, but taking into account factors like standard equipment, safety, the way it drives, resale values and quality, it shapes up as a good deal. A capital S indicates a car that scores five stars out of five for occupant protection in ANCAP crash tests and has stability control plus six airbags as standard or as reasonably…

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redbook valuations

In Australian New Car Buyer, we include trade-in values for every model in our Showroom section. These are provided to us by Redbook, Australia’s leading authority on used car values.Each model we test includes three- and five-year retained values, expressed as a percentage. These are based on what the wholesale price — ie, the price that a dealer would pay for the car — would be for a car in average condition with average kilometres for its age. You’ll find Redbook’s three- and five-year retained values in the Spex box. Typically, cars with the best retained values show 55%-60% after three years, and 40-something percent after five years. The cars nobody wants are worth that after three years, and 20-something percent after five. When you’re selling your car privately, trading it in…

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the showroom

ALFA ROMEO 8 Alfa Romeo Giulia 9 Alfa Romeo Stelvio ASTON MARTIN 10 Aston Martin Vantage AUDI 11 Audi A1 12 Audi A4 13 Audi A5/S5 14 Audi RS5 15 Audi A6 16 Audi Q3 17 Audi Q5 18 Audi Q7 19 Audi Q8 BENTLEY 20 Bentley Continental 21 Bentley Bentayga BMW 22 BMW 1 Series 23 BMW M2 24 BMW 3 Series 25 BMW 5 Series 26 BMW X1 27 BMW X3 28 BMW X5 29 BMW X7 CITROEN 30 Citroen C5 Aircross FERRARI 31 Ferrari Roma FORD 32 Ford Fiesta ST 33 Ford Focus 34 Ford Puma 35 Ford Escape 36 Ford Mustang GENESIS 37 Genesis G70 38 Genesis GV70 HAVAL 39 Haval H6 HONDA 40 Honda HR-V 41 Honda CRV HYUNDAI 42 Hyundai i30 43 Hyundai i30N 44 Hyundai Ioniq 45 Hyundai Venue 46 Hyundai Kona 47 Hyundai Kona Electric 48 Hyundai Tucson 49 Hyundai Santa Fe 50 Hyundai Palisade 51 Hyundai Staria JAGUAR 52 Jaguar I-Pace 53 Jaguar E-Pace 54 Jaguar F-Pace KIA 55 Kia Niro 56 Kia Stinger 57 Kia Rio 58 Kia Cerato, Picanto 59 Kia Carnival 60 Kia Stonic 61 Kia Seltos 62 Kia Sorento LAND ROVER 63 Discovery Sport LEXUS 64 Lexus IS 65 Lexus…

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alfa romeo giulia from $63,950

Alfa Romeo’s Giulia is aggressively priced and generously equipped. It deserves more attention against its German rivals. Start money is $63,950 for the 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbopetrol Giulia Sport, with 147kW of power and an eight-speed automatic, in a rear-wheel drive layout. Giulia Veloce, at $71,450, looks like the value/performance/equipment sweet spot in the Giulia line-up. It gets a 206kW version of the 2.0-litre turbopetrol engine, plus premium performance hardware including adjustable suspension, a limited slip rear differential and exquisite traditional Alfa five-hole 19-inch alloy wheels. Alfa also needs to make a heroic, forceful statement of intent with the Giulia, and that it certainly does with the Quadrifoglio, priced at $138,950. Up against Audi’s RS5, BMW’s M3 and the Mercedes AMG C 63 S, the Quadrifoglio (or four-leaf clover, Alfa’s historic racing symbol) boasts suitably ballistic…