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Here now: Suzuki Celerio ..... more

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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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Here now: revised Peugeot 308 line-up
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Here now: all-new Hyundai Sonata
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A new limited edition HSV
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Updated Peugeot 208 coming
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Update for Toyota Corolla coming
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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 – 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!
Holden’s Lifetime Capped Price Service (CPS) programme covers all Holden vehicles ever built from the 48-215 of 1948 to today’s 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

Lagonda Taraf availability expanded
Aston Martin drop plan to only sell their new Lagonda saloon in the Middle East; Production will be limited to 200 units; Taraf will be available in left or right-hand drive ..... more

Audi R8: new model revealed
Audi‘s new R8 to makes its debut in Geneva next week; 5.2  FSI engine with up to 449 kW, 0 to 100 km/h in 3.2 seconds; New multi-material Audi Space Frame with a high proportion of aluminium and CFRP ..... more

Volkswagen Touareg updated
Simplified range consists of the 150TDI, V6 TDI and V8 TDI R-Line model variants, all with an 8-speed automatic transmission. Standard features include: Bi-Xenon headlights with LED daytime running lights, 4MOTION permanent all-wheel drive and RNS850 satellite navigation system ..... more

Holden Cruze updated for 2015
Fresh look for popular Holden Cruze with new front-end styling; Cruze also receives technology enhancements including Remote Start, Rain Sensing Wipers and LED Daytime Running Lights on some models; Interior upgraded to include suede seat inserts on selected models ..... more

Peugeot 308 GT and updated 308 range arrive
Peugeot 308 introduces performance GT model; Turbocharged petrol and diesel engines to power 308 GT; GT to feature bespoke chassis, suspension and styling treatments; More powerful 1.6-litre turbocharged petrol motor added to 308 hatch and touring models; 308 range now complete with five model grades, five drivetrains, two transmissions and two body styles ..... more

Hyundai Sonata released
Stiffer, stronger body structure enhances vehicle dynamics, driveability and safety; Locally tuned suspension and steering further sharpen dynamics; Comprehensive active and passive safety systems; Big-car roominess in a medium-sized car; 138kW 2.4-litre and 180kW turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol engines; Extensive list of new convenience and intuitive technologies including heated and ventilated front seats, and auto-opening Smart Boot; All-new Sonata range priced from MLP* $29,990* to $41,990* ..... more

HSV Senator SV
Senator SV will be restricted to just 50 vehicles (plus 2 for New Zealand), with production to commencing this month; Priced from $83,990* ..... more

Peugeot 208 update revealed
New-look 208 with new drivetrains, new technology and new models; Adoption of new 1.2L Puretech drivetrains and six-speed automatic; Australia to introduce Access and GT variant to local line-up; New-look 208 range to launch in Australia Q4 2015 ..... more

Toyota Corolla update coming later this year
Cars will begin arriving later this year from Japan. Local buyers will be offered improved fuel efficiency while retaining the most powerful Corolla engine available - 1.8-litre four-cylinder petrol with maximum output of 103kW ..... more

Volkswagen Jetta updated
All models in the revised Jetta range receive an anti-theft alarm system, alloy wheels, cruise control as standard, as well as a leather multi-function steering wheel combined with Multi-Function Display (MFD Plus) ..... more

Range Rover Sport SVR price announced
Land Rover Australia confirm SVR will be priced from $218,500*; Range Rover Sport SVR is the fastest, most powerful and most dynamically focused Land Rover ever made; On sale from May 2015 ..... more

Renault Captur released
Captur is incredibly well specified and displays an impressive array of standard features including a high-definition reversing camera, rear parking sensors, satellite navigation, automatic windscreen wipers, automatic headlights and Renault’s smart card for hands-free entry and exit. Prices* begin at $22,990* ..... more

Hyundai Tucson: new generation revealed
Bold and athletic exterior provides unique SUV appearance; Refined interior combines elegance with ergonomics; Generous cabin space thanks to efficient packaging; Convenience and connectivity features are tailored to customer needs; Comprehensive active and passive safety technologies; arrives in Australia Q3 2015 ..... more

Holden Colorado Storm Edition
The updated Colorado ‘Storm’ will be available on 4x4 LTZ Crew Cab ute variant only. ‘Storm’ offers leather appointed seats, heated front seats and front and rear carpet floor mats.  The exterior design is given an even more sporty appearance with black nudge bar, black sports bar and a ‘Storm’ branded bonnet protector ..... more

Mercedes-Benz CLS: new model arrives
Both body styles have a more incisive front section. As the interior has been enhanced even further, there are many new, perfectly presented details waiting to be discovered that combine modern luxury and a hand-crafted feel with a passion for sport. Technical innovations bring exemplary functionality on the road ..... more

Honda HR-V released
HR-V has edgy and dynamic styling with sharp lines and a wide stance. It has a sophisticated, spacious and sleek interior with luxurious appointments. It has sedan-like steering for easy manoeuvrability, spirited dynamic performance and a low centre of gravity for superior road holding ..... more

Chrysler 300 SRT8 Core 'Satin Vapour' Edition
Before the current model retires some gloss is added to the 'Core' by way of a special edition ..... more

Citroen C4 Picasso 5-seater arrives
C4 Picasso is more like a hatch than the larger people mover version because of a unique version of PSA’s lightweight EMP2 platform. The all-new model brings appealing features and technology including a 360 degree - bird’s eye view-like monitor - park assist (self-park), a six-year unlimited kilometre warranty (with capped price servicing and roadside assist) and a large boot (537 litres) ..... more

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