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New Cars for 2017

With seeing the New Year in auto enthusiasts can get a bit of a spring in their step as they anticipate the new models of car that will be on sale.  This year we’ll be seeing numerous new models for sale in Australia.  Here’s the ‘’heads-up’’ for what’s coming.

The first quarter of 2017 will see the arrival of the Alfa Romeo Giulia, Audi S4 sedan and S4 Avant wagon, Mazda MX-5 RF, Mercedes Benz AMG E43, Mercedes-Benz E350e, Nissan GT-R Nismo, Skoda Superb Sportline, Toyota C-HR, Holden limited-edition Commodores, Holden Trax, Kia Rio, Suzuki Ignis, Maserati Levante, Porsche 911 GTS, the new BMW 5 Series and the Toyota Yaris facelift.

Alfa Romeo Giulia

Toyota C-HR

If speed is your thing then, perhaps, the most exciting car to drive in this bunch will be the new Alfa Romeo Giulia, Mercedes Benz AMG E43, Maserati Levante or the Nissan GT-R Nismo.  Nissan’s 3.8-liter twin-turbo V-6 will be hard to beat with its full-throttle 420 Nm, six-speed dual-clutch automatic and AWD powerhouse.  Expect a 0-100 sprint time of less than three seconds.  BMW’s new 5 Series is a ‘pearler’ – combining the best in family luxury and performance.  Holden’s limited edition models will be roomy and comfortable, while the Toyota C-HR looks really cool and is sure to be on the radar for those on the lookout for a new small crossover vehicle.

Roll on into the second quarter and we’ll see the new Hyundai Genesis G80 boasting a V8 5.0-litre option, however the flagship model still sits pretty with a 3.8-litre V6 alternative.  One thing is certain; the Genesis is quiet, large and luxurious.  Ride quality is excellent and the car feels well planted with good grip.

The new Holden Astra sedan will be another great alternative to other mid-size sedans.  We’ll see the new Lexus LC, Suzuki Swift, fast Mercedes-AMG E63 and the new Mercedes-Benz E-Class All-Terrain vehicles.

Want a new off-road king pin?  Then the last half of the year has Land Rover bringing in their next generation Discovery.  This one looks really good.  Staying with the off-road theme, a brand new model sees the Skoda Kodiaq rolling on in.  At 4.70m in length the Kodiaq SUV will be a roomy and practical wagon.  Other models to be on the lookout for are the Mercedes-AMG GT R, Haval H7 and interesting Volkswagen Arteon.

Volkswagen Arteon

Advance warning is always good, and this “heads-up” 2017 new car list is perfect for comparing and making choices over which new car to buy.


  1. Ian says:

    I would like to get comparison of 4 wheel drives,eh. Toyota parado, nisans, land rover + prices. Thanks .

    January 23rd, 2017 at 10:08 am

  2. GREG COWIE says:

    i would like a price on a new mustang gt rd
    Greg cowie

    January 23rd, 2017 at 1:56 pm