Jaguar XE due late 2015
XE redefines the concept of the sports saloon and Jaguar say
it be the driver’s car in its class. Its lightweight construction, streamlined styling, luxurious
interior and outstanding ride and handling are testament to company founder Sir William Lyons’ vision. The
rear-drive XE is the only vehicle in its class to use an aluminium-intensive monocoque. This extremely robust
yet light structure, together with double wishbone front suspension and an Integral Link rear axle, is
fundamental to the XE’s benchmark vehicle dynamics .....
Volkswagen Scirocco R returns
Externally, Scirocco R’s has been changed with new headlights and
tail lights, as well as revised bumper styling. Inside, the dashboard has been updated, with new-look dials and
an auxiliary instrument cluster above the centre console – a 'nod' to the 1974 model .....
Holden Barina "Trio" edition
The ‘Trio’ pack extends Holden’s MyLink infotainment system to Barina
CD for the first time, allowing drivers to remain fully connected whilst on the move .....
Volvo V60 Polestar to join updated S60 Polestar in January
Third-edition Volvo S60 Polestar will be joined by a wagon stable mate, the
V60 Polestar. Both versions are scheduled to arrive in Australia during January 2015. These high-performance vehicles, which
began as a pilot project in Australia in 2011, are now full production models available in Australia, Canada, Japan, the
Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom and the USA .....
Kia introduce seven year warranty, capped price servicing and
Australia’s first comprehensive unlimited kilometre seven year
warranty coupled to a seven year capped-price service programme and seven year roadside assist give Kia buyers
even more reason to smile .....
Mazda CX-3 due 2015
CX-3 is the fifth vehicle in Mazda’s line-up of
new-generation products that feature the full range of so called SKYACTIV Technology and ‘KODO—Soul of
Motion’ design influences .....
Lexus NX released
NX 300h comes highly specified as standard including satellite
navigation, reverse camera, power tailgate, 18-inch alloy wheels, smart entry and start, 10-speaker audio with
digital radio, Enform connected mobility, tyre pressure warning sensors, 60:40 rear-fold seats and a spare
wheel; 2.5-litre four-cylinder petrol engine with an electric system consisting of one electric motor in
two-wheel drive and two in all-wheel drive models .....
Renault Megane's new look
First debuted on the Clio, Renault’s new brand identity has been
rolling out across the Renault range to ensure a unified corporate design language. The road presence of the Megane
range is enhanced by the Renault diamond on a black background. The renewal of the Megane range heralds the
introduction of new technology to the range – most notably the new TCe 130 turbocharged petrol engine .....
Citroen on French postage stamps
French postal operator, La Poste, launches a collector’s book of
stamps honouring Citroën’s brand history; The stamps tell the story of Citroën through images of various models
including the 2CV & DS .....
Volkswagen Tiguan updated
VW has updated the Tiguan range with new technology and
features and added a more powerful diesel engine model while also delivering a new flagship model. All models
come standard with a Rear View Camera .....
#1 safety score winner is ..... Hyundai Genesis
‘Overall’ score of 36.88 points out of 37 is a record in 21-year ANCAP
testing history .....
Nissan Juke Midnight Edition
JUKE Midnight Edition combines the existing functionality of a compact
sports cross-over with stylish midnight black accents on the ST and ST-S grades .....
Jeep Grand Cherokee Blackhawk Edition
Blackhawk Edition is based on the already well-equipped Grand Cherokee Laredo
4x4; priced from $50,000* (petrol) and $55,000* (diesel) .....
Ferrari F60 America
All ten of the unique Ferrari F60 Americas are already sold .....
Jeep Wrangler Blackhawk Edition
Available in two- or four-door specification, the Wrangler Blackhawk is
powered by a 3.6-litre Pentastar V6 matched to a five-speed automatic transmission; priced from $45,000* (2-door) and
$49,000* (4-door) .....
Toyota HiLux Black Special Edition
HiLux Black is decked out with exterior and interior treatments that are
presented in black to imply a certain toughness and, hence, appeal; HiLux Black is priced from $53,240* .....
Jeep Compass Blackhawk Edition
Jeep Compass Blackhawk 4x2 2.0-litre CVT is priced at $30,200* (MLP*) .....
Range Rover Sport MY15 models arriving from December
Improved value on core derivatives; New $92,600* entry level variant;
Hybrid drivetrain introduction; available for delivery from December 2014 .....
Jeep Patriot Blackhawk Edition
Jeep Patriot Blackhawk 4x2 2.0-litre CVT is priced at $28,900* (MLP*) .....
Audi S3 cabriolet arrives
2.0 TFSI engine with 210kW/380Nm; 0-100 km/h in 5.5 seconds; Priced*
from $69,300* .....
Hyundai Santa Fe SR due early 2015
2015 Santa Fe line-up will include a sporty SR version of the
popular SUV, which joins the Veloster SR Turbo, i30 SR and Accent SR in the Hyundai range. Featuring an eye-catching
sports body kit, Brembo brakes, H&R performance springs, matt-black Oz Racing wheels and Michelin Latitude Tour
high-performance tyres, the Santa Fe SR is the ideal ‘range topper’ for Hyundai’s sporting SR sub-brand .....
Volkswagen Tristar Concept Vehicle
Its off-road capability combined with flexible transport and storage
capacities make the TRISTAR the suitable for various uses .....
Nissan X-Trail diesel arrives
1.6L turbo diesel engine with 96kW of power and 320 Nm of torque;
Outstanding fuel economy rating of 5.3 litres per 100km; Two and four-wheel drive options; 5 Star ANCAP safety rating
for all X-TRAIL variants; Priced from $27,990* .....
Mini Cooper 5-door: prices announced
First Mini Cooper 5-door has space for five occupants; Choice of 1.5-litre
TwinPower Turbo petrol and diesel engines and 2.0-litre TwinPower Turbo petrol in Cooper S; On sale from 1st November;
Priced from $27,750* .....
Honda Accord gains 5 star ANCAP rating
Previously rated at 4-stars for crash worthiness, the Honda Accord -
a favourite with the Next Car team - has now been upgraded to a maximum 5-star rating by the ANCAP organisation .....
Ford Falcon XR8 price announced
Wilkinson said “Compared to the last FG Falcon XR8, the 2014 Falcon
XR8 has better turn-in, more rear grip, noticeably less body roll and an increased sense of control from behind the
driver’s seat” .....
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