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Here 1st September: stunning Jaguar XE
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Recent new car releases ..... here
Upcoming new car releases ..... here (copyright image)

Coming in 2016: Mercedes-AMG C 63 Coupé
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Who named Land Rover as "Land Rover"?
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Coming in 2016: Mercedes-Benz C-Class coupe
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Coming soon: updated Toyota Land Cruiser
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Here now: updated Hyundai Accent
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Infiniti Q30 to debut in September
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Coming soon: Lexus GS update
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Look for a new Hyundai Elantra next year
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Kia's next generation Sportage is
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Jaguar XE: release imminent
The most advanced sports saloon that Jaguar has produced, the stunnig new XE is instantly recognisable as a Jaguar, its aluminium skin formed around the fundamental principles of perfect proportions and aerodynamic efficiency. The new Jaguar XE, priced from $60,400*, looks and feels like no other car in its class ..... more

Mercedes-AMG C 63 Coupé debuts in September
The driver also benefits from the unrivalled performance: the C 63 S Coupé accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.9 seconds, the C 63 Coupé in 4.0 seconds. This makes the Coupé just a fraction faster than the Saloon ..... more

Land Rover name found at Islay, Scotland
Spencer Wilks, then the Managing Director of the Rover Car Company, owned the Laggan Estate on the island. In 1947, while driving his heavily modified Rover 12 across the rugged landscape, the estate’s gamekeeper Ian Fraser remarked that it must be a “Land Rover” ..... more

Mercedes-Benz C-Class coupe debuts next month
A dynamically configured chassis, with optional air suspension, forms the basis for a high level of suspension comfort, low road roar and tyre vibration, agile handling, and driving pleasure. Lightweight construction to reduce weight, excellent aerodynamics and high-performance yet efficient engines likewise contribute to this ..... more

Toyota Land Cruiser 200: update due October
Exterior sheet metal takes on a more modern and aggressive edge as part of the changes, while the interior has been revamped with soft-touch surfaces, revised instruments and controls and other refinements ..... more

America's Panoz Esperante Spyder GT
Panoz will make no more than 25 Esperante Spyder and Spyder GT sports cars, ensuring these hand-built, American-made sports cars remain special and exclusive ..... more

Hyundai Accent updated
Revised Accent range replaces i20; Accent Active features 1.4-litre Kappa engine, manual or new CVT; Accent SR has with 1.6-litre Gamma engine, manual or automatic and Australian-tuned ride and handling; Accent offers affordable fun, impressive fuel economy, 5-Star ANCAP safety; now priced* from $14,990* ..... more

Infiniti Q30 to debut next month
Featuring the now typical Infiniti design language, the all-new Q30 represents a category-breaking vehicle concept developed for those seeking urban individuality. Its dynamic drive characteristics provide for confident and responsive performance as well as excellent ride and handling ..... more

Lexus GS: update coming in December
New GS features a restyled front end, upgraded multimedia technology, the newly available Lexus Safety System + package, new exterior paint colours and interior colours. The new GS 200t comes with 2.0-litre turbocharged four cylinder engine (180kW and 350Nm) ..... more

Volkswagen California continues in T6 guise
Continuing a camper van tradition, the VW California is the only vehicle in its class to be designed, engineered and built in-house by a car maker ..... more

Mazda 2 sedan arrives & hatch updated
The entry-level Neo sedan comes with cruise control, Bluetooth®, keyless push-button engine start, ABS, DSC, ESS and rear parking sensors as standard equipment ..... more

Hyundai's new Elantra for 2016
Designers of the all-new Elantra identified a series of innovative design aspects that give the car an unrivalled status and unique presence. Clever use of active character lines evoke a dynamic, stylish and confident appearance ..... more

Aston Martin DBX confirmed for production
The new model underlines Aston Martin’s growth plans by signaling an expansion into the luxury GT cross-over market as part of a strategy to develop the most diverse product range in the company’s history ..... more

Lamborghini Aventador LP 750-4 Superveloce Roadster debuts
The Roadster maintains the coupe’s acceleration, power and handling prowess. The naturally aspirated, 6.5-litre V12 produces 552 kW and 690 Nm of torque. Acceleration from 0-100 km/h happens in 2.9 seconds ..... more

BMW Concept M4 GTS
BMW Concept M4 GTS showcases new technologies destined to make their series production debut in a new model to be unveiled at a later date ..... more

Kia Sportage: the next generation
Entering its fourth-generation, the all-new Sportage features a bold, progressive design, which exudes power and agility from every angle. The dynamic compact SUV styling provides visual harmony out of the tension between bold, precise feature lines and dramatically-sculptured bodywork ..... more

Audi RS 3 Sportback price announced
RS 3 Sportback arrives in Australia in October, with a price tag commencing at $78,900*. It is the first-ever RS 3 Sportback to be sold here and it will be the most affordable RS model ever sold in Australia ..... more

Poor crash test result for Chinese-made van
New vans can be four or five star rated these days but not the made in China LDV V80 which scores only a shameful 2 stars in crash worthiness testing ..... more

VUHL 05 production underway
Resplendent in all-carbon bodywork, it is the first VUHL destined for the Mexican roads this year. The street legal road/track car will soon be seen in the Middle-East and the UK too ..... more

Citroen Australia remembers the 5CV that lapped the nation in 1925
Citroen Australia has marked the 90th Anniversary of the first circumnavigation of the Australian continent by a Citroen and most likely by any vehicle. Ninety years ago Nevill Westwood left on a journey that at the time was considered amazing ..... more

Kia Picanto coming to Australia
Indicative pricing is thought to be around the $14,990* mark which will allow Picanto to provide a starting-point model to the Kia range ..... more

BMW M3 and M4 update due in Q4
Starting from $139,900*, the new BMW M3 shares design revisions common to the updated BMW 3 Series range, and also receives a boost in base equipment, with the inclusion of a host of visual refinements and innovative driver assistance systems ..... more

Lexus RC to gain 200t version
Lexus has announced the upcoming introduction of the RC 200t, the turbocharged variant of the Japanese luxury marque's sports coupe ..... more

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