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Freshened up Jaguar XJ arrives in November
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Coming soon: Lexus IS four-cylinder turbo
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Here now: updated Toyota Aurion
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Here now: hybrid powertrain for Honda Accord
with a fuel consumption rating of just
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Coming soon: 2016 spec
Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV ..... more (copyright image)

Coming soon: Mercedes-Benz GLE 4-door coupe
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Mercedes-Benz M-Class becomes GLE-Class
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More 'glamour' for Holden Colorado
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Cruze: the next generation
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Celebrating Land Rover's two million
Series I, II, III and Defenders
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Jaguar XJ: 2016 update due in November
XJ reaffirms its status as the most dynamic, distinctive luxury saloon; Uprated 3.0-litre V6 diesel engine delivers 220kW/700Nm ; All-Surface Progress Control enables smooth, effortless drive-away on low-friction surfaces; Suite of advanced driver assistance systems including adaptive cruise control with queue-assist, reverse traffic detection, closing vehicle sensing, 360° surround camera system and semi-automated bay- and parallel-parking; New R-Sport and Autobiography join the line-up alongside Premium Luxury, Portfolio and XJR ..... more

Lexus IS: 200t version coming
IS will be the second Lexus vehicle to feature the luxury marque's innovative new 2.0-litre turbo engine in Australia following the recent launch of the the NX 200t compact SUV. The engine will also be on offer with the fourth generation RX 200t mid-size SUV next year ..... more

Rolls-Royce working on an AWD model
The body may hint at the size of the new car, but it features no design aspects of the eventual high-sided, all-terrain motor car ..... more

Bentley Flying Spur V8 Beluga
30th June, 2015
New optional specification affords luxury sedan an enhanced athletic stance; Striking exterior and interior styling cues boost visual appeal; Features 20” alloys, gloss black radiator and cabin styling highlights; Available exclusively on 4.0-litre twin-turbo Flying Spur V8 models ..... more

Toyota Aurion updated
Toyota has boosted the value for money of its Aurion line-up by holding prices while increasing safety, sophistication, style and driver involvement. A 200kW sports version, with 18-inch wheels for the first time on an Aurion, headlines a raft of changes that deliver higher specifications across Toyota's large-car range ..... more

Honda Accord Sport Hybrid released
Accord Sport Hybrid’s design offers the roomy interior of a premium sedan while helping the advanced hybrid system achieve superior driving dynamics without compromising on fuel efficiency (4.6 litres per 100 km rating) ..... more

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV: updated model coming
Improved fuel economy, all-electric range and acceleration response; New Multi-around View Monitor and Vehicle Move Off Control safety technologies; Dynamic Shield exterior design and upmarket interior treatment unique to PHEV ..... more

Mercedes-Benz GLE coupe prices announced
Combining the sporty nature of a coupé with the characteristics of a four-door SUV, the Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupé fuses two styles of vehicles, to redefine the possibilities of modern luxury ..... more

Mercedes-Benz GLE SUV prices announced
Mercedes-Benz has announced pricing and specification for the new Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class range which replaces the M-Class in the new name game. The new model arrives in September ..... more

Holden Colorado Z71 release imminent
Z71 includes new 18-inch alloy wheels, heated front, leather-appointed seats and a long list of new exterior styling features ..... more

Mini Clubman: new generation revealed
The new interpretation has powerful front section with inlets for Air Curtain at the front wheel arches; dynamically stretched silhouette with four side doors and a shoulder contour that emphasises the car's width ..... more

Chevrolet Cruze: next generation revealed
Chevrolet has revealed America's next generation Cruze – a larger and lighter, more efficient and more sophisticated evolution of the brand’s best-selling car ..... more

Lotus 3-Eleven debuts
Quickest production Lotus road car ever; All-new lightweight composite body; Production run limited to 311 units ..... more

Land Rover Defender: one-off 2 million milestone model
During May 2015, a team of life-long Defender fans were invited to join the Solihull production line to help build this one-of-a-kind vehicle, including adventurer Bear Grylls ..... more

Alfa Romeo Giulia revealed
Alfa Romeo revert to rear-wheel drive for new mid-size sedan; Four-wheel drive will be available; Giulia nameplate returns having laid dormant since the 1970s; Updated Alfa Romeo badge ..... more

Aston Martin DB9 GT revealed
Fundamental to the new model’s appeal is its uprated 6.0-litre V12 petrol engine, which generates a maximum 547 PS at 6,750 rpm, and 620 Nm of torque at 5,500 rpm ..... more

America's Chevrolet Camaro for 2016
The sixth-generation Chevrolet Camaro revealed last month offers higher levels of performance, technology and refinement and is designed to maintain the U.S. sporty car segment leadership earned over the past five years ..... more

America's Dodge Viper ACR for 2016
American Viper enthusiasts with the need for ultimate handling, performance and road course domination, as well as the ability to drive their Viper home from the track, can now order the fastest street-legal Viper track car ever ..... more

Holden Insignia VXR arrives
Advanced features for Insignia VXR include state-of-the-art adaptive AWD technology, an Australian made 2.8 litre turbocharged engine (239kW of power and 435Nm of torque) and FlexRide chassis control system ..... more

America's Ford Mustang for 2016
Mustang fastback and convertible see the return of the California Special Package and Pony Package — two Mustang trim levels made popular in the 1960s. Several other new options, including new stripes and wheels, allow buyers to make their Mustang stand out ..... more

Audi Q3 updated
The 1.4-litre petrol engine in the Q3 entry-level model gains Audi’s Cylinder on Demand (CoD) technology to the benefit of fuel efficiency ..... more

BMW 1-Series updated
With a re-designed front- and rear-end, the new BMW 1 Series arrives on local shores with of one of the most significant mid-cycle facelifts in the company’s recent history ..... more

Jaguar XE prices announced
XE will be priced from $60,400*; Aluminium-intensive monocoque – the first in the class; Double wishbone and integral link suspension for precise handling and a supple ride; Smallest, lightest, stiffest Jaguar saloon; Most aerodynamic Jaguar ever: Cd 0.26; High-efficiency 2.0-litre diesel: 132kW; Supercharged 3.0-litre V6: 250kW; 0-100km/h: 5.1s; Eight-speed automatic transmission; Stereo camera technology enables autonomous emergency braking, lane departure warning and auto high-beam assist; On sale from September ..... more

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