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A new V8 sports car from Mercedes-AMG
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Jaguar designer gets a Mark 2.
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Little Lexus SUV arrives in October
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Jaguar XE 'S' revealed
Range-topping Supercharged 3.0-litre V6; High-efficiency 2.0-litre Ingenium diesel; Aluminium-intensive monocoque  – the first in the mid-size segment; Exhilarating performance, precise handling, supple ride; Dynamic design, classic rear-drive stance; Lightest and stiffest Jaguar saloon; Most aerodynamic Jaguar ever: Cd 0.26 ..... more

HSV GTS Maloo
Just 12 months since the launch of the GEN-F GTS, the most powerful production car ever built in Australia, HSV is set to launch a limited edition GTS Maloo which adopts the 430 kW/740 Nm 6.2 litre Supercharged LSA engine ..... more

Mercedes-Benz B-Class: update for 2015
More than 350,000 of the sports tourer have been sold since the market launch in late 2011. Now the best-seller from Mercedes-Benz has undergone a major facelift including exterior and interior enhancements along with attractive, redefined design and equipment lines. ..... more

Ford F-250 production line-like RHD conversion underway
Combining exceptional power with six-speed automatic transmission and on-the-fly four-wheel drive, the F-250 has a five-tonne towing capacity unmatched by mass-market utes and 4WDs sold in Australia, plus all-terrain ability ..... more

Holden's Craig Lowndes Special Edition
Holden develops VF model to celebrate 20 years of Craig Lowndes in V8 Supercars; Customers to receive exclusive experiences; Pricing and specification to be released next month ..... more

Mercedes-AMG GT revealed
All-new V8 sports car developed entirely in-house by AMG; Two variants with differing power outputs; Based around an aluminium chassis structure weighing just 231 kg; Powered by a new AMG-designed, hand-built, biturbo 3,982 cc V8 engine equipped with dry sump lubrication; Seven-speed dual clutch gearbox; In GT S form accelerates 0-100km/h in just 3.8 seconds (AMG GT: 4.0 secs); Australian release by mid-2015 ..... more

Subaru BRZ Special Edition
Subaru is launching a BRZ Special Edition coupe featuring additions to the equipment list that will give the car a greater on-road presence.; Available from November ..... more

Ian Callum's new Mark 2
Ian Callum said: “I am pleased that a few more cars are going to be built.” The cars will cost between £350,000 and £375,000 (GBP) ..... more

Mazda MX-5 revealed
Weighing 100kg less than the outgoing model and with the lowest-ever centre of gravity, the new MX-5 enhances the Jinba Ittai “rider-and-horse-as one” responsiveness and agility that is typical of the MX-5 ..... more

Lexus NX prices announced
Next month Lexus will launch its all new NX 300h with features like all-speed active cruise control, wireless phone charger, reverse camera, satellite navigation, DAB+ digital radio and Lexus Hybrid Drive. Priced from $55,000* for the two-wheel drive model, All-wheel drive models commence at $59,500* ..... more

Mitsubishi Lancer range revised
Prices* across all models in the Lancer line-up – including the iconic Lancer Evolution – have been rolled back with Lancer now available from $18,990* for the ES Sport sedan manual ..... more

Jeep Cherokee gains diesel variant
2.0-litre turbodiesel engine delivers 125kW and 350Nm and features Stop/Start technology; Available only in luxurious "Limited" trim level and priced from $49,000* ..... more

Volvo XC90: new-generation unveiled
Volvo has unveiled its all-new XC90, delivering on its promise for a visually striking, premium quality, seven-seat SUV with world leading safety features, new powertrain technologies, an unrivalled combination of power and fuel efficiency and a superlative interior finish ..... more

Suzuki Vitara: new model debuts in October
The renowned 4x4 specialist will be presenting a newly developed SUV, which combines Suzuki’s authentic SUV design with ALLGRIP 4WD, body and trim personalisation, advanced technologies and excellent fuel economy ..... more

Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid prices announced
2.5-litre supercharged four-cylinder petrol engine and 15kW torque-assist electric motor - 188kW and 330Nm; Super-efficient: 8.4-litres per 100km (2WD) rating; Three model grades, choice of 2WD or 4WD; Hybrid priced from $42,990* ..... more

Ford Mustang RHD prototype made
Ford’s new Mustang goes on sale later this year in the U.S. and Canada. Next year will see the new Mustang begin an export programme that will eventually take in more than 100 markets ..... more

Toyota Prado Altitude released
Prado Altitude comes with the spare tyre located out of sight under the vehicle rather than fitted to the rear door. Altitude also incorporates a glass hatch in the tailgate ..... more

Chamberlain's famous Torana acquired by ANM
National Museum of Australia has acquired the yellow 1977 Torana V8 hatchback which was central to the conviction and ultimate exoneration of Lindy and Michael Chamberlain, over the 1980 disappearance of their daughter, Azaria ..... more

Volkswagen Polo updated
As in the previous model, Volkswagen is once again offering two equipment levels in the 2014 model year Polo: “Trendline” and “Comfortline” with prices commencing at $16,290* ..... more

Jaguar Lightweight E-type unveiled
Lightweight E-type is the first 'remake' to come from Jaguar Heritage, which operates within the Jaguar Land Rover Special Operations division; Just six customer Lightweight E-types will be built – each assigned one of the remaining chassis numbers originally allocated in 1963 to the intended 18-car 'Special GT E-type' project ..... more

Skoda Superb Outdoor 4x4 due October
Distinctive design includes protective front and rear bumper, wheel arches; All-wheel drive drivetrain; Unique black 18-inch ‘Trinity’ anthracite alloy wheels; Fatigue detection system fitted ..... more

Fiat Freemont gains V6 version
New "Crossroad" variant comes with powerful 3.6-litre V6 petrol engine (206kW and 342Nm); A tough look with new front & rear bumpers, ‘Platinum Chrome’ details, black frames for the front and rear light clusters, and 19-inch ‘Hyper Black’ five-spoke alloy wheels; Cutting edge cabin technology and comfort, with 8.4-inch Uconnect touchscreen navigator, new black leather seats with sports mesh fabric inserts light ardesian grey stitching, and ‘Liquid Graphite’ colour interior finishes as standard; MLP* from $36,500* ..... more

Holden Trax updated, 1.4 litre turbo now optional
Top of the range Trax introduced with a sporty 1.4 litre turbo-charged engine; Trax LTZ with 1.4 litre iTi engine includes sunroof, new 18 inch alloys, rain sensing wipers and driver’s arm rest as standard; Trax LTZ 1.4 litre iTi priced from $29,990*; Trax LS priced from $23,990* ..... more

Range Rover Sport SVR due in Q2 2015
First Land Rover to wear the new high-performance SVR badge; 0-100km/h in an amazing 4.7 seconds; 5.0-litre supercharged V8 engine has 405kW and 680Nm ..... more

Kia Sorento third generation revealed
The front of new Sorento features a larger, more upright ‘tiger-nose’ grille, with a distinctive three-dimensional diamond pattern, and long swept-back headlamps ..... more

Abarth line revised
Two new trim levels: 595 Turismo and 595 Competizione; Powered by a punchy turbo T-Jet engine, generating 118kW and 230Nm; Dual Mode ‘Record Monza’ exhaust system standard on Competizione model; Fuel-efficient fun: rated at 5.4-litres per 100 kilometres; Priced from $33,500* ..... more

Mazda MX-5 25th Anniversary Edition
Featuring off-white leather upholstery and door trim, and a black leather arm rest, steering wheel and, in the manual version, a shift knob. Red stitching is another feature ..... more



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