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Land Rover Discovery Sport:
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Lexus RX: new generation for 2016
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Toyota HiAce: now updated
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Toyota Coaster: now updated
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CLA-Class Shooting Brake due in June
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Luxury from Avida: the Menindee LKS
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V8 Performance: the Lexus way
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The return of the Sandman
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Jaguar XF revealed during London stunt
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Toyota Prius C now priced from $22,990*
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Surprise convertible from Range Rover
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Land Rover Discovery Sport release imminent
Prices to begin at $53,300* (TD4 SE manual); Deliveries commence 1st May 2015; Bold and progressive design defines the new Discovery range of vehicles; Room for seven occupants, in 2+1 rows; New multi-link rear suspension for superior on-road agility and off-road ability; Roomy and versatile cabin with a compact exterior footprint ..... more

Lexus RX: new generation debuts
The fourth generation RX features a redesigned, luxurious interior wrapped in a bold and chiselled body with Lexus-first styling cues. It combines the dynamic new look with exceptional on-road performance and new safety technologies, including the new Lexus Safety System+ ..... more

Toyota HiAce revised
Toyota's renowned HiAce range has taken a substantial step forward with a more powerful yet more efficient petrol engine, the introduction of two new variants including a five-seat crew van, and the adoption of expanded safety, comfort and convenience features ..... more

Holden Spark for 2016
Ian Butler, Holden Director of Vehicle Performance, said the Holden engineering team had been involved in the development of the car. “Even though this is a truly global car our engineers have been working hard to tailor the vehicle to ensure it resonates with our customers in Australia,” Mr. Butler said ..... more

Dodge Journey Blacktop Edition
Based on the range topping R/T variant, the Journey Blacktop Edition features black exterior elements such as gloss black exterior mirrors, front fascia, headlight housings and the Dodge split crosshair grille. Continuing the theme and complementing the exterior highlights are 19-inch alloy wheels ..... more

Ford Focus ST: release imminent
New chassis control technologies combined with a re-tuned suspension; SYNC connectivity system with high-resolution 8-inch colour touch screen; New driver assistance Technology Pack available as an option; Pricing* from $38,990* ..... more

April Fools Day jokes from UK car companies
Tricksters will always try a prank on the morning of 1st April - commonly known as April Fools Day. Would you fall for this year's efforts in the UK? BMW, Nissan, Vauxhall and Volkswagen each tried to 'pull the leg' of the usual suspects this year! Just what did Justin Trafik, Dr. Uwe Gotobekidin, Pieter Bred, Dr. Avin A’laf and April Fulls have to say? Read all about it! ..... more

Mercedes-AMG C 63 S prices announced
The Mercedes-AMG C 63 S is powered by a 4.0-litre V8 biturbo engine closely related to the power unit that provides breath-taking propulsion in the Mercedes-AMG GT S. Producing a staggering 375 kW of power, the C 63 S has a fuel consumption rating of 8.6 litres per 100 kilometres (combined cycle) ..... more

Kia Novo Concept Car
Modern, coupé-inspired 4-door design for Kia’s latest concept; Minimalist interior design with high-tech features; Powered by 1.6-litre turbo GDI engine matched with a new seven-speed DCT; Hints at the design direction for Kia’s next-generation compact cars ..... more

Volkswagen Beetle Concept Cars
At the New York Motor Show, which began last week, Volkswagen revealed four new versions of the Beetle: these comprise two coupe and two cabriolet concepts which further extend the line-up ..... more

Hyundai ix35 Fuel Cell in Australia
World-leading ix35 zero-emissions Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle (FCEV) runs on hydrogen, burns no fuel and emits nothing but water vapour from its exhaust – range and refuelling time similar to that of a normal petrol-powered car; The next generation of Hyundai’s FCEV is targeted for introduction by 2018 ..... more

Toyota Coaster updated
Toyota has focused on expanding safety and driver appeal with a number of improvements to the Coaster bus range. All three Coaster variants now come standard with a reversing camera and three-point seatbelts for all 21 seats ..... more

Mercedes-Benz CLA Shooting Brake prices confirmed
With four variants for the Australian market, the CLA Shooting Brake combines innovative design with dynamic driving capabilities, to leave a lasting impression. Prices will commence at $52,400* ..... more

Avida Menindee LKS motor home
No one can argue that the Menindee LKS doesn’t offer an extensive range of standard features both inside and out, such as the large outdoor LCD television (one of three on-board), an automatic satellite dish, solar panels, washing machine, electric entry steps, towbar, BBQ gas fitting, internal and external shower and the luxury of being able to press a button and the electric awning opens up all accentuating the motor homing experience ..... more

Lexus RC F Coupe released
RC F coupe is the third Lexus to wear the F badge, following the launch of the IS F in Australia in 2008 and the LFA super car. F models are built for drivers to immerse themselves in pure driving pleasure and satisfying performance when driving on public roads. RC F achieves this with a V8 engine producing 351kW and 530Nm ..... more

Koenigsegg Agera RS
With focus on track aptitude, the RS utilises advanced technology from the One:1 programme while maintaining all the features and functionalities of previous S and R models ..... more

Mercedes-Benz ute
Market for mid-size pick-up trucks primed for the first ute from Mercedes-Benz; Mercedes-Benz to enter the high-volume mid-size segment before the end of decade; Main markets include Australia ..... more

Holden Sandman returns
Sandman Special Edition is derived from the VF Commodore SV6 and the sporty SS-V, and will be available as a ute and Sportwagon. Whilst the new Sandman is much more advanced than its predecessor it retains the instantly recognisable surf livery and the groovy, orange shagpile floor rug as an additional accessory ..... more

Citroen C4 Cactus confirmed for Australia
Citroen C4 Cactus will bring with it a bold design and innovative features including Airbump technology, magic wash and a roof mounted airbag ..... more

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