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The way forward for Land Rover Discovery
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Remember the Scat Pack muscle cars?
Will the next Challenger come to Australia?
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Update for the Honda Civic hatch
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It was already good, now it is even better -
the Hyundai Elantra Series II
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Kia's sportiest: here now! ..... more (copyright image)

HiAce updated ..... more (copyright image)

Update for Outlander ..... more

Honda HR-V: a new small SUV
“The launch of the HR-V will boost the range of vehicles Honda offers in Australia and attract buyers in the small SUV market to the Honda brand,” said Honda boss Stephen Collins ..... more

Trakka Torino
As well as offering a new night time choice of set ups, the split rear bed means that the Torino now uniquely has two day time sitting areas ..... more

Holden Commodore Collingwood Edition
Collingwood Edition Commodore follows the 'Pies' black and white colour theme. It is an option pack which adds $3,500* to the relevant Commodore model ..... more

Trakka Trakkaway 800
From the outside it could be hard to believe that the Trakkaway 800 offers a full double island bed, with free and easy access from three sides, so no more climbing over the bed ..... more

Lexus ES returns to Australia
The all-new sixth generation ES arrives with greatly improved interior space, comfort, performance, fuel economy, safety, aerodynamics, features and refinement compared with its fourth generation predecessor ..... more

Land Rover Discovery Vision Concept
With the Discovery poised to transition from a single model to a new family of vehicles which will redefine the leisure SUV category, the Discovery Vision Concept offers an exciting preview of Land Rover’s vision for the range ..... more

Mini: prices for new-generation announced
More powerful and more economical; New three cylinder engines for the Mini Cooper petrol and diesel variants; Introduction of latest technologies including dynamic damper control, variable driving modes, head-up display, LED headlights; slightly larger third generation Mini hatch ..... more

Dodge muscle cars for 2015
The good news: the next Challenger is being considered for right-hand drive production ..... more

Honda announces prices for new City
“At $15,990* for the VTi manual, the new Honda City represents outstanding value for money with so many more features and advanced technology,” said Honda Australia boss Stephen Collins ..... more

Rolls-Royce Ghost Series II
Re-sculpted LED headlights encircled by daytime running lights lend Ghost Series II a more dynamic visual appearance and blend perfectly with revised surface treatments to the front ..... more

Final FPV models due later this year
The individually numbered new sedan will be limited to just 550 units (500 in Australia and 50 for New Zealand) ..... more

Audi A5 Coupe S line Competition
The new S line Competition model comes with a seven-speed S tronic dual clutch or a six-speed manual transmission. Both are powered by a 2.0 TFSI four-cylinder engine that produces 165kW of peak power and 350Nm of torque ..... more

Honda Civic hatchback updated
The European-styled hatch has maintained a strong presence in the small segment, with over 14,000 units finding homes since the new model was launched in 2012 ..... more

Hyundai Elantra Series II
Hyundai’s ‘big small car’ gets a major make-over; Suspension set-up and newly introduced driver-selectable Flex Steer system calibrated in Australia for Australian conditions; Substantial upgrade brings significant exterior, interior and mechanical improvements ..... more

Kia's new MPV to debut this month
Kia will unveil an all-new mid-size multi-purpose vehicle at the 2014 New York Motor Show in two weeks ..... more

Subaru's new Outback to debut this month
Subaru’s new generation all-wheel drive Outback will debut at the 2014 New York Motor Show later this month ..... more

Land Rover Discovery Vision Concept car to debut this month
Discovery Vision Concept car will showcase the essence of a future family of SUVs built on Land Rover’s key principles of emotive design, unrivalled capability and ultimate versatility, taken to new levels using new customer-focused advanced technologies ..... more

BMW 4 Series Gran Coupé prices announced
New 4 Series 5-door hatchback variant; arriving in June 2014; 420i, 420d, 428i and 435i available at launch ..... more

Kia pro_cee’d GT arrives
Powered by a turbocharged 1.6-litre direct-injection petrol engine, the pro_cee’d GT guarantees engaging performance for a sports coupe designed not to be the most powerful in class but with everyday usability and civility in mind. It can accelerate from 0-100km/h in 7.7 seconds ..... more

Toyota HiAce updated
Drivers benefit from the addition of cruise control and audio switches on the new four-spoke steering wheel, as well as an LCD Multi-Information Display showing the time, outside temperature and odometer ..... more

Porsche Boxster GTS and Cayman GTS here in August
The six-cylinder boxer engines fitted in the new GTS models are based on the 3.4-litre engines from the Boxster S and Cayman S. Thanks to optimised fine tuning they now deliver an additional 11 kW ..... more

Suzuki S-Cross now priced "drive-away"
Suzuki Australia has introduced drive-away pricing for its exciting new S-Cross hatch, with pricing starting from just $22,990** ..... more

BMW 2-Series coupe arrives
Increased size and interior space compared to 1-Series coupe; 220i, 220d and M235i variants now available; 220i priced* from $50,500* ..... more

Mitsubishi Outlander updated
Mitsubishi has updated its Outlander SUV range with more aggressive styling, fresh interior trims and retuned suspension; while petrol-powered Outlander models gain interior NVH improvements and upgraded CVT transmission; now priced from $27,740* ..... more

Honda's new City due soon
Available in two variants, the Honda City features a new Earth Dreams Technology CVT, which is matched to an improved 1.5 litre i-VTEC petrol engine that delivers 88kW of power. Fuel economy is excellent, with the Honda City rated at just 5.7 litres per 100 kilometres ..... more

Volkswagen's new Golf wagon released
Each model of the seventh generation Golf hatch (non-performance versions) has been replicated for the Golf Wagon. This includes the new entry model wagon in the 90 TSI ..... more

Toyota Kluger: new-generation released
Third generation Kluger is available in three well-equipped grades - GX, GXL and Grande; available in two-wheel (2WD) or all-wheel-drive (AWD); even better value than before with prices* starting at $40,990* - $2,200 less than the previous-model equivalent ..... more

X-RUNNER features gun metal grey alloy wheels and side steps, front and rear body kit, black sports bar and tub liner and inside there is red and black two-tone seat trim, red contrast steering wheel stitching and a high-gloss piano black dash trim ..... more

Mitsubishi Triton updated
Triton GLX-R Warrior comes with differential lock, advanced Multi-Communication System with USB input, voice recognition and Bluetooth, iPhone and iPod connectivity, 8 speaker audio system and MPSS power amplifier, black leather seat trim and 6-way power adjustable driver’s seat ..... more

Audi TT - next-generation debuts
Audi’s stylish coupe is sportier than ever; New TT is 50kg lighter than its predecessor; Innovative virtual cockpit dashboard design; debuted at Geneva Motor Show ..... more

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