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Here now: Hyundai Veloster Series II
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The hand-made Speedback GT:
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Update for Range Rover Evoque in 2016
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Coming soon: Holden Insignia VXR
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The UK's famous Coventry Transport Museum
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Limited production for Toyota's Mirai FCV
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The "Storm" returns for Holden
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Avida's new Esperance
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Volvo's booster cushion
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Here now: new-look Nissan Micra
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Hyundai Veloster Series II released
New sub-$30K Veloster SR Turbo variant; Hyundai-developed 7-speed double-clutch transmission; Further refinements made to locally tuned ride, handling and steering; New 18-inch alloy wheels in two styles with wider 225/40 tyres; SR Turbo brings exclusive new Blue Sprinter matt-blue paint, blue-accented sports seats and trim highlights; New sports type instrument cluster on SR Turbo variants; Flex Steer, ventilated and heated seats on SR Turbo+ ..... more

Citroen DS: 60 year celebration
On 24th May more than 700 Citroen DS vehicles will parade along the Champs-Élysées ..... more

Rolls-Royce Dawn due 2016
Dawn is the next step in the renaissance of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars which began in 2003 with the launch of Phantom and subsequent introductions of Ghost and Wraith ..... more

Volvo Safety Index
7 out of 10 drivers support tougher penalties for illegal mobile phone use; 87% say using mobiles similar to drink-driving; 42% support outright ban on mobiles being used in cars ..... more

Britain's Speedback GT
Classic styling, supercharged 5-litre V8, 0-100km/h in 4.6 seconds (estimate); Can be serviced worldwide by Jaguar dealers; Speedback GT launches in USA at about $753,000* USD; Speedback will showcase the best of British craftsmanship to an American audience in Carmel during August ..... more

Lexus ES update due later in year
New ES features an elegant and progressive styling package, enhanced luxury interior construction and the new Lexus Safety System +. ES chief engineer Toshio Asahi said the updates provided further polish to the refined sedan ..... more

Holden Trax "Active" Special Edition
Trax Active includes a host of functional and attractive feature upgrades that provide excellent value and the chance to stand out from the crowd ..... more

Thirty years of Hyundai Sonata
Sonata made its debut in 1985 in Korea, playing a pivotal role in the brand’s growth and reputation. With more than 7.3 million Sonata models sold since its introduction, Sonata has become a mid-sized sedan enjoyed by customers around the world ..... more

Mazda MX-5: price announced for new model
In production now, the entry-level Roadster will be available in Australia from mid-August with a 1.5 litre petrol engine and with a choice of either a 6-speed automatic or 6-speed manual transmission ..... more

Rolls-Royce Wraith 'Inspired by Fashion'
‘Wraith – Inspired by Fashion’ features a two-tone exterior colour scheme of Andalucian White and Arctic White offering a neutral setting for a choice of accent colours, namely Jasmine, Tailored Purple or Mugello Red ..... more

America's Ford Shelby GT350
The all-new Shelby GT350 builds on Carroll Shelby’s original idea – transform Mustang from an everyday car into a road racer. Shelby GT350 raises the bar over the Mustang GT performance pack, combining the best technologies and thoroughly engineered components to make the most 'athletic' Mustang ever ..... more

Range Rover Evoque for 2016
Ground-breaking exterior design refined to give even more distinctive appeal; Most efficient Land Rover ever - new Ingenium diesel engine deliver best-in-class CO2 emissions of 114g/km and fuel consumption rating of 4.4 l/100km; First Jaguar Land Rover to feature full-LED adaptive headlamp technology; Five trim levels and 11 option packs for greater personalisation opportunities; due 1st Quarter 2016 ..... more

Lotus Evora 400 here in 2016
Hethel lap time of 1:32 (six seconds faster than previous Evora S); Increased power, reduced weight and improved handling contribute to faster lap time ..... more

Performax expanding
Australia's biggest independent importer of American vehicles, Performax International, has launched the next phase of its development, breaking ground on its new showroom. The dealership is being built in the northern Brisbane suburb of North Lakes ..... more

Holden Insignia VXR release imminent
Holden adds first AWD turbocharged performance sedan to range; Insignia VXR introduces three Holden firsts - Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Change Alert and Auto Emergency Braking; Sharp pricing from $51,990* ..... more

Coventry Motor Museum classic car record attempt
Jaguar Land Rover Heritage supports Coventry Transport Museum’s world record attempt marking the re-launch of the museum next month ..... more

Toyota Mirai: FCV for limited US markets
Eight Toyota dealers in California, USA, have been appointed to sell Toyota's new hydrogen fuel cell vehicle - the Mirai ..... more

Holden Commodore Storm returns
Additional Content: Satellite Navigation; Front fog lamps; Unique 18 inch dark finish alloy wheels; Red contrast seat stitching; ‘Storm’ embroidery on dash; ‘Storm’ exterior badging ..... more

Avida's new Esperance motorhome
The new B and C type 7923SL Esperance is built on the updated Iveco 50C17 Cab-chassis which comes standard with a 3.0 litre turbo diesel engine and the choice of a 6 speed manual transmission or the new 8 speed fully automatic transmission. It remains the largest motorhome on the market available to drive with a standard car driver’s licence ..... more

Volvo makes a call for car makers to do more to assist in reducing child fatalities
According to Volvo, once over the age of 3 or 4, children who sit facing forward should use a booster cushion until they are 140cm tall and 10 years old ..... more

Mercedes-Maybach S 600 price announced
Mercedes-Maybach S 600 shares much of its specification with other variants in the current S-Class range, and will arrive in Australia in just one version, the V12 biturbo powered "S 600"; It accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in just 5.0 seconds ..... more

Renault's new Trafic arrives
In addition to its new, robust and dynamic design which features the Renault brand’s new styling cues, new Trafic is even bigger, making it more comfortable and practical than ever ..... more

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