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The return of the Sandman
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Jaguar XF revealed during London stunt
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Toyota Prius C now priced from $22,990*
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Surprise convertible from Range Rover
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Updated Nissan Juke coming ..... more (copyright image)

The Toyota 86 update ..... more (copyright image)

Here now: Suzuki Celerio ..... more (copyright image)

Capped Price Servicing for ALL Holdens
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Here now: new generation Kia Carnival
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Here now: updated Holden Cruze
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Koenigsegg Agera RS
With focus on track aptitude, the RS utilises advanced technology from the One:1 programme while maintaining all the features and functionalities of previous S and R models ..... more

Mercedes-Benz ute
Market for mid-size pick-up trucks primed for the first ute from Mercedes-Benz; Mercedes-Benz to enter the high-volume mid-size segment before the end of decade; Main markets include Australia ..... more

Holden Sandman returns
Sandman Special Edition is derived from the VF Commodore SV6 and the sporty SS-V, and will be available as a ute and Sportwagon.†Whilst the new Sandman is much more advanced than its predecessor it retains the instantly recognisable surf livery and the groovy, orange shagpile floor rug as an additional accessory ..... more

Citroen C4 Cactus confirmed for Australia
Citroen C4 Cactus will bring with it a bold design and innovative features including Airbump technology, magic wash and a roof mounted airbag ..... more

Jaguar's new XF on the high wire
British stunt man Jim Dowdell drove the all-new Jaguar XF some 240 metres across a high-wire to demonstrate the new XFís lightweight aluminium-intensive construction. The feat took place high over the Royal Dock in Londonís Canary Wharf ..... more

Audi A4 Allroad
Released a little earlier in the year Audiís all-rounder, the A4 allroad quattro, has more power, more torque and improved efficiency in 2015 ..... more

Toyota Prius C updated
Prius c range enters 2015 with a sportier exterior, sharper dynamics and an enhanced interior while resuming the mantle of Australia's most affordable hybrid car. Upgraded Prius c is even better value with Toyota reducing prices by $1,000 on both grades - to $22,990* for the standard Prius c and $25,990* for the high-grade Prius c i-Tech ..... more

Mazda CX-3 released
Mazda has put its first-ever CX-3 up against such worthy competitors as Holden Trax, Mitsubishi ASX, Nissan Juke, Kia Sportage, Hyundai ix35 and the all-new Honda HR-V ..... more

Jaguar XF: next generation to debut in April
Jaguar have teamed up with expert British stuntman Jim Dowdell, veteran of dramatic action stunts, to perform a world first high-wire water crossing in the all-new XF. The dramatic drive, across two 34mm-diameter wires suspended high above water, will highlight the lightweight and agile credentials of the new XF ..... more

Kia Optima: next generation to debut in April
Current generation Kia Optima became a catalyst for the brandís tremendous growth and has been the companyís best-selling vehicle in the U.S. for three years running ..... more

Audi A6 & S6 updated
Entry-level A6 1.8 TFSI S tronic priced from $79,900*; V6 3.0 TDI quattro available for $99,900*; New drivetrains, headlights and infotainment across the A6 range; S6 now with a 331kW/550Nm 4.0 TFSI V8 ..... more

Range Rover Evoque Convertible confirmed for 2016
Forty metres below the streets of London, England, the first prototype of Land Roverís new Range Rover Evoque Convertible was granted exclusive access to the 42 kilometre (26 miles) network of Crossrail tunnels for a development test with a difference ..... more

Peugeot 508 updated
Re-styled 508 range arrives locally; Enhanced safety with new standard-fitment reverse camera; New on-board tech including touch screen and 8GB jukebox; New, more powerful Euro 6-compliant 1.6L turbo petrol drivetrain ..... more

Audi TT rates just 4 stars at EuroNCAP
New TT has been awarded only a four star overall safety rating by EuroNCAP ..... more

Nissan Juke updated
Introduction of new DIG turbocharged 1.2 litre turbo engine, 85kW/190Nm; Improved luggage capacity: increase of 40% space (2WD only); Advanced safety and technology; New pricing; Arrives late March 2015 ..... more

Toyota 86 updated
Value-added features are worth at least $1,000 but are now included at no extra cost on the GT manual while the GT auto price has been lowered by $300*. Prices have also been reduced for the GTS grades - the manual by $500* and the automatic by $800* ..... more

Suzuki Celerio launched locally
Celerio has significant upgrades to the vehicle it replaces, the Alto which was launched in 2009. At its peak the Alto was selling in excess of 300 units per month, enticing new players into the Micro market ..... more

Ford Mustang price and specs announced
Ford Mustang Fastback and Convertible will be here this year; New Mustang will offer engine choices in Australia - a 2.3-litre 4-cylinder and 5-litre V8; Prices* starting from $44,990* for the 4-cylinder manual transmission fastback coupe ..... more

Jeep Wrangler Freedom Edition for 2015
2015 Wrangler Freedom Edition Ė limited to 200 units; Distinctive interior and exterior design enhancements; Additional equipment includes satellite navigation and reversing camera; Available now, priced from $38,500* ..... more

Holden introduces 'Capped Price Servicing' for all models since 1948!
Holdenís Lifetime Capped Price Service (CPS) programme covers all Holden vehicles ever built from the 48-215 of 1948 to todayís VF Commodore and beyond; Biggest CPS programme in Australia, covering more than 2.5 million cars ..... more

Ford F250/F350 Superduty Black Ops
F-Series F250 and F350 Superduty Black Ops takes the legendary F-Series ute to a new level of 'toughness' when it arrives in Australia about the middle of the year ..... more

Jensen GT
Marking the renewal of the brand, the formation of the Jensen Group is the start of the next chapter in the Jensen story, following the collapse of the car manufacturer in 2002 ..... more

Kia Carnival: new generation released locally
Sleek new model blends style and practicality; Stronger body shell for improved safety, refinement, ride and handling; Versatile interior; Enhanced petrol and diesel engines; all-new third generation Kia Carnival has arrived! ..... more

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