Chrysler's new 300 for 2015
The new 300, unveiled this week in America takes the nameplate’s
style and sophistication to a new level, offering well known design proportions, world-class quality, materials and
refinement, V6 or V8 power, plus segment-exclusive innovations. New 300C Platinum model features quilted Nappa
leather, hand-sanded wood, ultra-premium Poltrona Frau leather-wrapped instrument panel and console, plus
platinum-chrome exterior details and 20-inch wheels .....
Holden Colorado and Colorado 7 updated
‘Comfort Suspension’ added to Colorado LTZ truck; Acoustic package added to
improve powertrain noise across the range; Updated interior on Colorado LTZ truck and Colorado 7 LTZ; Redesigned leather
appointed seating (optional on LTZ Crew Cab Pickup & standard on Colorado 7 LTZ) with heated front seats .....
Jaguar F-TYPE: all-wheel drive coming!
Jaguar reveal that an all-wheel-drive version is one of a number of
performance enhancements to the F-TYPE range; The new F-TYPE range will debut at the LA Motor Show next week; Jaguar
announces major partnership with British World Land Speed Record Team .....
With the name Mercedes-Maybach, Mercedes-Benz will begin its offering
in the exclusive top segment of the market with a new branding, whose individual and prestigious exclusivity will
appeal to status-conscious customers .....
Hyundai Genesis release imminent
Luxury sedan from Hyundai arrives in mid-November; Genesis features
premium design with quality and luxury; Comprehensive equipment list includes Hyundai-first technology, benchmark
safety features and class-leading standard equipment; Exemplary body strength contributes to superb ride and handling;
Exceptionally low NVH and active and passive safety features; Five-star ANCAP Safety Rating - highest safety score in
ANCAP history; 3.8-litre GDi V6 with 232kW/397Nm with 8-speed automatic; 6.5-second 0-100km/h; 5 Year/75,000km
inclusive servicing plan; Prices start at $60,000* .....
Toyota Camry upgraded
Toyota has upgraded the audio systems and made a reversing
camera standard on its Camry range. The changes come at no extra cost for all Camry variants .....
Fiat Ducato: new generation released
The most powerful front-wheel-drive van in segment: Ducato’s
3.0-litre turbodiesel engine generates 130kW @ 3,500rpm and 400Nm @ 1,400rpm; Renewed focus on three key areas:
robustness and reliability, efficiency and low running costs, and new high-tech features; Electronic Stability
Control complete with Roll-over Mitigation, Load and Centre of Gravity Detection and Hill Holder all standard .....
Lotus Exige S to gain auto option
Acknowledged as a high performer with road and racetrack ability
without too high a price tag, the Lotus Exige S coupe and roadster are set to become available with an automatic
transmission in 2015 .....
Volvo V60 Cross Country revealed
All-road, all-weather capability and rugged design; V60 sporty driving feel
with added ‘go-anywhere’ capability; Extends Volvo’s acclaimed Cross Country product line-up; Volvo Cars will unveil the
highly commendable Cross Country version of its successful V60 sports wagon at the Los Angeles Motor Show this month .....
Enhanced off-road capability for Range Rover and Range Rover Sport
Land Rover has announced a comprehensive series of updates for the
Range Rover and Range Rover Sport, for models made from March 2015, further enhancing the world’s best luxury and
premium sporting SUVs .....
Honda HR-V confirmed for February release
“The all-new HR-V is a very important model,” said
Honda Australia Director Stephen Collins. “The HR-V will be positioned below the CR-V and complement our
SUV line-up by offering versatility and practicality along with new safety technology, loads of features and
of course a sporty, dynamic drive” .....
Mazda 2 new generation release imminent
Re-worked from the ground up, and integrating the lines of
Mazda’s so called ‘KODO – Soul of Motion’ design language and innovative technology, all-new Mazda 2 has more
power yet is more fuel efficient, offers new styling, and is better connected than any of its predecessors .....
Jaguar XE due late 2015
XE redefines the concept of the sports saloon and Jaguar say
it be the driver’s car in its class. Its lightweight construction, streamlined styling, luxurious
interior and outstanding ride and handling are testament to company founder Sir William Lyons’ vision. The
rear-drive XE is the only vehicle in its class to use an aluminium-intensive monocoque. This extremely robust
yet light structure, together with double wishbone front suspension and an Integral Link rear axle, is
fundamental to the XE’s benchmark vehicle dynamics .....
Volkswagen Scirocco R returns
Externally, Scirocco R’s has been changed with new headlights and
tail lights, as well as revised bumper styling. Inside, the dashboard has been updated, with new-look dials and
an auxiliary instrument cluster above the centre console – a 'nod' to the 1974 model .....
Holden Barina "Trio" edition
The ‘Trio’ pack extends Holden’s MyLink infotainment system to Barina
CD for the first time, allowing drivers to remain fully connected whilst on the move .....
Volvo V60 Polestar to join updated S60 Polestar in January
Third-edition Volvo S60 Polestar will be joined by a wagon stable mate, the
V60 Polestar. Both versions are scheduled to arrive in Australia during January 2015. These high-performance vehicles, which
began as a pilot project in Australia in 2011, are now full production models available in Australia, Canada, Japan, the
Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom and the USA .....
Kia introduce seven year warranty, capped price servicing and
Australia’s first comprehensive unlimited kilometre seven year
warranty coupled to a seven year capped-price service programme and seven year roadside assist give Kia buyers
even more reason to smile .....
Mazda CX-3 due 2015
CX-3 is the fifth vehicle in Mazda’s line-up of
new-generation products that feature the full range of so called SKYACTIV Technology and ‘KODO—Soul of
Motion’ design influences .....
Lexus NX released
NX 300h comes highly specified as standard including satellite
navigation, reverse camera, power tailgate, 18-inch alloy wheels, smart entry and start, 10-speaker audio with
digital radio, Enform connected mobility, tyre pressure warning sensors, 60:40 rear-fold seats and a spare
wheel; 2.5-litre four-cylinder petrol engine with an electric system consisting of one electric motor in
two-wheel drive and two in all-wheel drive models .....
Renault Megane's new look
First debuted on the Clio, Renault’s new brand identity has been
rolling out across the Renault range to ensure a unified corporate design language. The road presence of the Megane
range is enhanced by the Renault diamond on a black background. The renewal of the Megane range heralds the
introduction of new technology to the range – most notably the new TCe 130 turbocharged petrol engine .....
Citroen on French postage stamps
French postal operator, La Poste, launches a collector’s book of
stamps honouring Citroën’s brand history; The stamps tell the story of Citroën through images of various models
including the 2CV & DS .....
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