Surely 'quite' works here too? It can be used to mean either 'rather' or 'very' in English ('I'm quite all right'), like 'ganz' can in German, no?
While in your example 'quite' could be exchanged with 'very' to give a similar meaning here it can't. Isn't "I'm quite all right" an example of an understatement used for emphasis that has fallen in to common usage anyway?
On a scale from -1 to 1 'quite' is at about 0.2 whereas 'very' is around 0.6.
After looking it up, I think it might be that 'ganz' has a definition close to 'quite' as an adverb and close to 'totally' as an adjective.
It is brand new, in my opinion should be the best translation of this sentence.
"Es ist ganz neu, duuuuude," should also be an option, with the amount of 'u's expressing your enthusiasm.
I put ganz = quite and lost a heart. The online German-English dictionary says ganz can be used for 'quite'
Actually, it could be used as "absolutely". I submitted "totally" and got it right.
To me, "It is all new" sounds like everything is new, rather than it being completely new, which I think is more the connotation of ganz.
English grammar states that when whole is used as an adverb (since it modifies new, an adjective), it takes the form wholly. I'm not quite sure why it didn't accept wholly though. :(
No one would ever use the word "wholly." If they do, it is so infrequent that I've never even heard it. They would say "entirely".
I read too much classical literature, I guess. I agree with you, though. "Entirely" is better than "wholly" since it's more common. ^.^
As a native speaker: In the sarcastic meaning I would say: Es ist ja wirklich alles neu - es ist ja wohl alles auf dem neuesten Stand. Oder noch besser: Hier ist ja wirklich alles neu/auf dem neuesten Stand. With hier = here I get the comparison with the real situation - so the meaning should be clear.
Odd. I was marked correct for putting 'quite', which, as others have noted, is one meaning of 'ganz'. But this can't be correct if Duo's chosen correct answer is 'totally' - a quite new car is very different from a totally new car??