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Nice update for the Giulietta! ..... more (copyright image)

The Warrior is back! ..... more (copyright image)

There is a new Hyundai i30
coming in 2015
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Craig Lowndes takes #001 ..... more (copyright image)

Lexus release a stylish coupe
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Neat European coupe for Hyundai
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Renault's quickest Megane
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Five stars for new generation Kia Sorento
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Land Rover Discovery Sport
in the news for all the right reasons

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Here now: updated Honda CR-V ..... more (copyright image)

Another new Mercedes-Benz ..... more

Alfa Romeo Giulietta updated
Interior upgrades include all-new supple leather seats (Distinctive trim level), new 5.0- or 6.5-inch infotainment screen, new steering wheel featuring iconic Alfa Romeo ‘Shield’ and equipped with wheel-mounted controls, dual-zone automatic climate control with rear ducts and chrome DLO (side window) surrounds; Exterior features include all new ‘Alfa V’ grille, chrome fog lamp bezels, all-new 16-inch alloys with exclusive design unique to Distinctive trim level, automatic headlights and wipers, front-and-rear-parking sensors (Distinctive) and electric folding mirrors ..... more

Mitsubishi Triton Warrior returns!
Limited edition Triton GLX-R Warrior comes with differential lock, advanced Multi Communication System, 8 speaker audio system and MPSS power amplifier, leather seat trim (6-way power adjustable driver’s seat), new look 17-inch alloy wheel, Genuine Accessory alloy front nudge bar, flush fit soft tonneau cover ..... more

Europe's new Hyundai i30 Hyundai
New i30 receives new 'family face' with hexagonal grille; Upgraded engine line-up and new seven-speed dual-clutch transmission; New Kappa 1.4-litre engine for increased efficiency; Stand-out, high-value features including Lane Departure Warning System (LDWS), Bi-Xenon headlamps and enhanced Smart Parking Assist System (SPAS) ..... more

Audi RS 3 Sportback revealed
Hot, throaty sound, exhilaratingly free-revving power – the five-cylinder engines from Audi are legendary. With 270 kW output and 465 Nm of torque, Audi presents the new RS 3  Sportback ..... more

BMW i3 released
With an everyday driving range of up to about 160km from its rear-drive electric motor, the BMW i3 offers BMW style, connectivity and driving characteristics in a zero-emission small car package ..... more

Craig Lowndes takes limited edition #001
Craig Lowndes collects his own Craig Lowndes Special Edition Commodore – number 001; Over 150 Craig Lowndes Special Edition Commodores sold already; Hand over took place at Lowndes local dealership ..... more

Audi Q7: new generation revealed
With the new generation Q7, Audi is improving its entrant in the premium SUV segment. Less weight and a lower centre of mass make it more agile than the outgoing model. Its innovative assistance and infotainment systems modernises the SUV ..... more

Aston Martin Works: working a limited edition Vanquish
Six bespoke examples celebrate Aston Martin Works 60th anniversary; Cars incorporate aluminium from Aston  Martin pistons of relevant eras; Unique colour and trim treatments ensure exclusivity; Aston Martin Works is celebrating 60 years at Newport Pagnell ..... more

Lexus RC 350 coupe released
Lexus has released its all-new 3.5 litre V6 coupe, the RC 350, across the nation. The RC 350 has an involving chassis to deliver driving pleasure, a high output drivetrain with smooth, responsive power delivery and a bold styling package. Prices begin from $66,000* ..... more

BMW 2 Series Tourer released
Using an entirely new front-wheel drive architecture designed to maximise interior space in a compact package which is also used by the Mini brand, the new BMW 2 Series Active Tourer is a new vehicle for the brand that may appeal to new BMW customers ..... more

Hyundai i20 coupe revealed
For the first time, Hyundai has made a three-door B-segment car that is significantly differentiated from the five door model. Its dynamic exterior and striking interior design are intended to attract young consumers and extend the appeal of the new Hyundai i20 in Europe ..... more

Ford Mustang: local specifications confirmed
The four-cylinder EcoBoost engine develops 233 kW of power at 5,600 rpm – 5,700 rpm and 432 Nm of torque @ 3,000 rpm while the range-topping 5.0-litre V8 develops 303 kW at 6,500 rpm and 525 Nm of torque at 4,250 rpm ..... more

Renault Megane RS 275 Trophy-R release imminent
Megane RS 275 Trophy-R holds the new record for a front-wheel drive car around Germany’s Nürburgring (7m54.36s). The limited edition car (global production run of 250) is available for sale in only 15 countries - 50 examples will come to Australia ..... more

Kia Sorento earns 5 stars with EuroNCAP
Kia’s new SUV scored highly in all four areas (90 per cent Adult Occupant Protection, 83 per cent Child Occupant Protection, 67 per cent Pedestrian Protection and 71 per cent Safety Assist) thanks to an even stronger body shell and a wide array of passive and active safety equipment ..... more

Aston Martin DB10 revealed
Production will be limited to 10 of the bespoke sports cars, developed and built by the designers, engineers and skilled craftspeople at Aston Martin’s Gaydon headquarters in England ..... more

Land Rover Discovery Sport earns 5 stars
Another first for Land Rover is the Autonomous Emergency Braking system, which uses a digital stereo camera mounted next to the rear view mirror to detect objects that could pose a collision threat, delivering visual and audible warnings and automatically applying the brakes if a collision is imminent ..... more

Honda CR-V updated
Two-wheel drive range now available in three variants: VTi, VTi-S and VTi-L. Both the two and four-wheel drive VTi receive Honda’s Display Audio system with Bluetooth connectivity and audio streaming along with one HDMI and two USB ports. The reversing camera has also been upgraded to feature three modes ..... more

Mercedes-Benz CLA Shooting Brake revealed
CLA Shooting Brake will initially be released in Europe with a choice of two diesel and three petrol engines as well as with 4MATIC all-wheel drive. European customers will begin taking delivery of their cars towards the end of March 2015 ..... more

Mazda CX-3 debuts
The all-new compact cross-over SUV will compete with popular cars such as Holden Trax, Nissan Juke, Kia Sportage, Hyundai ix35, Mitsubishi ASX, Suzuki Grand Vitara, Jeep Compass, the soon to be released Honda HR-V and Renault Captur and the upcoming Jeep Renegade ..... more

Off the line: Holden Cruze 100,000th
The only small car built in Australia celebrated a significant milestone this week with the production of the 100,000th Holden Cruze at the company’s vehicle assembly facility in Elizabeth ..... more

BMW 228i Coupe arrives
The new 228i Coupe slots in between the entry-level pair of diesel and petrol 220d Coupe and 220i Coupe models and the top-of-the-range M235i Coupe that were launched in February ..... more

Toyota Corolla RZ Special Edition
Australia's best-selling car, Toyota Corolla, has gained a new value-added special-edition model badged as the RZ. The special edition reveals a "dark" side with a range of black treatments for the wheels, grille, bumpers, mirrors and rear garnish ..... more

Volvo V40 & S60 Sprint Editions
Volvo Cars is celebrating race wins in the V8 Supercars Championship – and the launch of model year 2015 – with two limited edition vehicles, the S60 T4 Sprint Edition, and the V40 T4 Sprint Edition ..... more

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