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Australia's best selling sports car updated
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Renault's definition of lively performance!
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Altitude returns for a limited time
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Underneath the new Jaguar XE
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Here now: updated Honda Civic
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Coming soon: new C-Class
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Enhanced after sales features for Citroen
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This muscle car is for North America only
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A great drive by Chris Goodsell ...
driving coast to coast ...
across the Nullarbor!
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Coming soon: Mitsubishi Mirage sedan ..... more

Toyota 86 updated
Ride, handling and driving fun improved for Toyota's little sports car; Prices still commencing from $29,990* ..... more

BMW 2 Series Tourer due in November
First front-wheel drive BMW-branded car; Three cylinder engine; Global availablility from later this year ..... more

Renault Megane R.S. 265 arrives
Already extremely powerful, Megane R.S. styling has taken on even more dynamism with the brand’s new design identity. The new front-end features the enlarged Renault logo, showcased by the gloss black background ..... more

Toyota Land Cruiser "Altitude" limited edition
Powered by a twin-turbo V8 diesel engine, the eight-seat Altitude is based on the Land Cruiser GXL. Just 600 examples are available. It gains a raft of features usually reserved for the higher-grade Land Cruiser 200 Series VX and Sahara models, yet it is priced just $1,505 more than the host vehicle at $91,220* ..... more

Jaguar XE: more details
XE: a true sports saloon with class-leading dynamics, refinement and technology; Precise handling and high-quality ride is assured with Integral Link rear suspension; The finely-honed F-TYPE-derived front suspension delivers accurate and immediate response; World-first All Surface Progress Control system ensures rear-wheel drive traction from standstill in any conditions ..... more

Aston Martin V12 Vantage S Roadster
Brand’s most potent and exhilarating roadster; 6.0-litre V12 engine: 421 kW and 620 Nm; Supreme agility and intense excitement; 0 to 100km/h in 4.1 seconds ..... more

The new Mazda 2 revealed
Production of new Mazda 2, which has been fully redesigned for the first time in seven years, has begun at Mazda’s Hofu Plant No. 1 in Yamaguchi, Japan ..... more

Honda Civic sedan updated
One of Australia’s favourite small sedans – the Honda Civic – has received a number of significant upgrades including a revised variant line-up, new styling, more standard features and a new price from just $18,490* ..... more

Mini One arrives
New entry point to the Mini range; Powered by three cylinder engine; Lowest priced Mini since re-launch in 2002; Starting from $24,500* ..... more

Mercedes-Benz C-Class prices announced
A clear design, a sporty interior with high-class appeal and a generous sense of space, the lightest body shell in the segment, economical and lively engines, efficiency benchmarks, extensive safety features, a new agile and comfortable suspension as well as a host of other innovations provide the impression of an upgrade ..... more

VW grab $165.8 mill (USD) to set-up new SUV
Originally shown at the 2013 Detroit Motor Show, the CrossBlue Concept will be the basis of a new mid-size SUV. The new model will sit in the product range between Tiguan and Touareg ..... more

Citroen providing six years warranty, roadside assistance & capped price servicing
Commencing yesterday, buyers of any C-line or DS models will be covered by the six-year unlimited kilometre warranty as well as six-year roadside assist and six year’s Capped Price Servicing across the passenger car range ..... more

Extreme muscle for Dodge's muscle car
The fastest muscle car ever is also the most powerful muscle car ever, thanks to the Challenger SRT’s HEMI Hellcat, which delivers an unprecedented 707 horsepower ..... more

UK gathering of historic Peugeots
The cars belonged to members of l’Aventure Peugeot, the Brand’s heritage arm with a fabulous museum in Sochaux near Mulhouse, France ..... more

Camper van the Mercedes-Benz way
Marco Polo sets new standards in perceived quality, stylish living and comfortable practicality; Outstanding seating and sleeping comfort; Good safety and dynamic driving comfort for a passenger van; intended for German market ..... more

New engines for Jaguar Land Rover
"Ingenium" is an all-new range of compact, lightweight, low-emissions diesel and petrol turbocharged engines that deliver efficiency and performance; Configurable and flexible common diesel and petrol architecture enables maximum manufacturing efficiency, more variants, higher quality and greater speed to market ..... more

Skoda Superb updated
The brand's larger model has new design elements, a fresh interior and improved technical features. Fuel consumption and emissions have decreased on both petrol and diesel variants ..... more

Limited edition Honda CR-V
Based on the existing VTi in both two- and four-wheel drive, the CR-V ‘Plus+’ receives: 18-inch alloy wheels, Fog lights, Front and rear parking sensors, Automatic headlights, Rain-sensing wipers, Metallic paint ..... more

Audi A3 cabriolet released
All-new design language for Audi’s compact cabriolet; Entry-level 1.4 TFSI Attraction model priced from $47,300*; Four all-new drivetrains, including quattro all-wheel-drive for the first time ..... more

BMW M3 sedan & M4 coupe released
Fifth edition of the BMW M3; More powerful turbocharged engine; M3 sedan and M4 coupé are imbued with more standard specifications; Pricing for the M3 sedan begins at $156,900* and $166,900* for the M4 coupé ..... more

Stolen Corvette returned after 33 years
Talley last saw his Corvette in 1981. But more than 30 years later, Talley received a call from AAA informing him that his car had turned up about 1,535 kilometres away ..... more

Mazda MX-5 4th generation unveiling details
Mazda will unveil the upcoming 4th generation Mazda MX-5 at a "Thank You" event in Japan. It will be simultaneously unveiled in USA and Spain ..... more

Mitsubishi Mirage sedan release imminent
Despite its spacious interior dimensions, the Mirage sedan upholds the Mirage’s reputation for frugal and efficient performance, with all sedan models having a fuel consumption rating of 4.9 litres/100km (combined cycle) ..... more

Kia expand Cerato line-up
Sitting between the S and the Si grades, the Cerato S Premium will add satellite navigation, rear view camera, 7-inch touch screen, 16-inch alloys, auto headlamp control, DVD player and more for a price-leading $24,590* ..... more

Renault-Nissan and Daimler establish a 50:50 joint venture
Teams will develop next-generation compact vehicles for both Mercedes-Benz and Infiniti; New plant add annual capacity of 300,000 vehicles when fully operational; Companies will split investment costs of approximately €1 billion 50/50 ..... more

Next Mercedes-Benz CLS unveiled
The revised CLS 4-door and the CLS Shooting Brake feature a honed front section; upgraded interior boasts lots of new handcrafted details, combining contemporary luxury with passionate sportiness; ground-breaking technical innovations include precision LED modules and 9G-TRONIC 9-speed automatic transmission, powerful engines, intelligently networked driver assistance and safety systems ..... more

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