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First look: Suzuki's new Vitara ..... more

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Hybrid option for Nissan Pathfinder ..... more

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Revised rear end for the Altitude
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New home for Michael Chamberlain's Torana
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New Jaguar E-Type:
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Neat "Crossroad" version for Fiat Freemont
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Trax gains turbo option ..... more

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Stunning Range Rover Sport SVR ..... more

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First look at new Kia Sorento ..... more

Volvo XC90: new-generation unveiled
Volvo has unveiled its all-new XC90, delivering on its promise for a visually striking, premium quality, seven-seat SUV with world leading safety features, new powertrain technologies, an unrivalled combination of power and fuel efficiency and a superlative interior finish ..... more

Suzuki Vitara: new model debuts in October
The renowned 4x4 specialist will be presenting a newly developed SUV, which combines Suzuki’s authentic SUV design with ALLGRIP 4WD, body and trim personalisation, advanced technologies and excellent fuel economy ..... more

Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid prices announced
2.5-litre supercharged four-cylinder petrol engine and 15kW torque-assist electric motor - 188kW and 330Nm; Super-efficient: 8.4-litres per 100km (2WD) rating; Three model grades, choice of 2WD or 4WD; Hybrid priced from $42,990* ..... more

Ford Mustang RHD prototype made
Ford’s new Mustang goes on sale later this year in the U.S. and Canada. Next year will see the new Mustang begin an export programme that will eventually take in more than 100 markets ..... more

Toyota Prado Altitude released
Prado Altitude comes with the spare tyre located out of sight under the vehicle rather than fitted to the rear door. Altitude also incorporates a glass hatch in the tailgate ..... more

Chamberlain's famous Torana acquired by ANM
National Museum of Australia has acquired the yellow 1977 Torana V8 hatchback which was central to the conviction and ultimate exoneration of Lindy and Michael Chamberlain, over the 1980 disappearance of their daughter, Azaria ..... more

Volkswagen Polo updated
As in the previous model, Volkswagen is once again offering two equipment levels in the 2014 model year Polo: “Trendline” and “Comfortline” with prices commencing at $16,290* ..... more

Jaguar Lightweight E-type unveiled
Lightweight E-type is the first 'remake' to come from Jaguar Heritage, which operates within the Jaguar Land Rover Special Operations division; Just six customer Lightweight E-types will be built – each assigned one of the remaining chassis numbers originally allocated in 1963 to the intended 18-car 'Special GT E-type' project ..... more

Skoda Superb Outdoor 4x4 due October
Distinctive design includes protective front and rear bumper, wheel arches; All-wheel drive drivetrain; Unique black 18-inch ‘Trinity’ anthracite alloy wheels; Fatigue detection system fitted ..... more

Fiat Freemont gains V6 version
New "Crossroad" variant comes with powerful 3.6-litre V6 petrol engine (206kW and 342Nm); A tough look with new front & rear bumpers, ‘Platinum Chrome’ details, black frames for the front and rear light clusters, and 19-inch ‘Hyper Black’ five-spoke alloy wheels; Cutting edge cabin technology and comfort, with 8.4-inch Uconnect touchscreen navigator, new black leather seats with sports mesh fabric inserts light ardesian grey stitching, and ‘Liquid Graphite’ colour interior finishes as standard; MLP* from $36,500* ..... more

Holden Trax updated, 1.4 litre turbo now optional
Top of the range Trax introduced with a sporty 1.4 litre turbo-charged engine; Trax LTZ with 1.4 litre iTi engine includes sunroof, new 18 inch alloys, rain sensing wipers and driver’s arm rest as standard; Trax LTZ 1.4 litre iTi priced from $29,990*; Trax LS priced from $23,990* ..... more

Range Rover Sport SVR due in Q2 2015
First Land Rover to wear the new high-performance SVR badge; 0-100km/h in an amazing 4.7 seconds; 5.0-litre supercharged V8 engine has 405kW and 680Nm ..... more

Kia Sorento third generation revealed
The front of new Sorento features a larger, more upright ‘tiger-nose’ grille, with a distinctive three-dimensional diamond pattern, and long swept-back headlamps ..... more

Abarth line revised
Two new trim levels: 595 Turismo and 595 Competizione; Powered by a punchy turbo T-Jet engine, generating 118kW and 230Nm; Dual Mode ‘Record Monza’ exhaust system standard on Competizione model; Fuel-efficient fun: rated at 5.4-litres per 100 kilometres; Priced from $33,500* ..... more

Mazda MX-5 25th Anniversary Edition
Featuring off-white leather upholstery and door trim, and a black leather arm rest, steering wheel and, in the manual version, a shift knob. Red stitching is another feature ..... more

Land Rover Discovery's unique camouflage
Latest camouflage wrap gives clearest view yet of vehicle’s design; New compact SUV remains true to Discovery line-up with option of a third row of rear seats ..... more

Range Rover and Range Rover Sport for MY15
Enhanced eight-speed transmissions on diesel SDV8 and petrol SCV6 derivatives; Uprated SDV8 with additional 40Nm for effortless overtaking; Increased personalisation options, including exterior colours, alloy wheels, panoramic roof and interior colourways ..... more

New drop-top for Rolls-Royce
The new model will deliver effortless, open-top motoring through the combination of modern Rolls-Royce luxury, style and elegance with an engaging and exhilarating driving experience ..... more

Kia Sorento 3rd gen to debut later this month
Sorento’s cabin will raise the bar for luxury in its segment, thanks to a modern, wrap-around dashboard, high quality soft-touch materials and a range of advanced on-board technologies ..... more

Minor update for Subaru BRZ
MY15 BRZ comes with revised suspension dampers; Cosmetic changes include a “shark fin” shape radio antenna, inside there is a frameless rear-view mirror and instrument panel highlights are changed to a fake carbon fibre-look trim ..... more

Fiat 500 updated
User-connectivity upgrade, highlighted by seven-inch TFT instrument display; Three new paint colours and 16  interior options; Choice of three engines ..... more

BMW 2 Series Tourer prices announced
There will be three variants, based on the three different engines. The entry level 218i Active Tourer will be available from $44,400* ..... more

Mercedes-Benz E-Series sedan Special Edition released
Mercedes-Benz has released two new offerings for the E-Class, Australia’s favourite large luxury car over $70,000: the E 250 and E 250 CDI Saloon ‘Special Edition’ ..... more

Ford's new Falcon and Territory revealed
The freshened Ford Falcon and Territory will arrive later this year with a more modern look ..... more

Aston Martin's upcoming Lagonda sedan
Return of the Lagonda nameplate; Limited series production from early 2015; Four-door sedan aimed solely at customers in the Middle East ..... more

Jaguar Land Rover’s Special Operations acquire huge British car collection
Vast collection of 543 cars amassed by British enthusiast James Hull acquired by Jaguar Land Rover; Collection includes an SS100, a rare alloy XK120, early E-types and a MK X once owned by Sir William Lyons ..... more

Ford Falcon XR8 revealed
Bonnet power dome has been enhanced; XR6 and XR8 feature unique headlight design; due for release in 4th quarter ..... more



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