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Expanded Range Rover Sport line-up
arriving from December
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Coming soon: sporty Hyundai Santa Fe SR
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Nissan X-Trail now available with a diesel
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Improved crash worthiness rating for
Honda Accord
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New variant for HiLux cab/chassis line-up
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Nissan look back with a retro paint job
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Holden to expand Euro-sourced line-up
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Super value with new Mitsubishi Mirage
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Coming soon: new-gen Kia Sorento
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An update for a legend!
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First look: new C-Class AMG
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Ferrari F60 America
All ten of the unique Ferrari F60 Americas are already sold ..... more

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) ..... more

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* ..... more

Jeep Compass Blackhawk Edition
Jeep Compass Blackhawk 4x2 2.0-litre CVT is priced at $30,200* (MLP*) ..... more

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 ..... more

Jeep Patriot Blackhawk Edition
Jeep Patriot Blackhawk 4x2 2.0-litre CVT is priced at $28,900* (MLP*) ..... more

Audi S3 cabriolet arrives
2.0 TFSI engine with 210kW/380Nm; 0-100 km/h in 5.5 seconds; Priced* from $69,300* ..... more

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 ..... more

Volkswagen Tristar Concept Vehicle
Its off-road capability combined with flexible transport and storage capacities make the TRISTAR the suitable for various uses ..... more

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* ..... more

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* ..... more

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 ..... more

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” ..... more

Ferrari 458 Speciale A debuts
A limited edition special series of just 499 cars, the new model enhances the sublime pleasure of Ferrari drop-top driving with the blistering performance of the company’s most powerful naturally-aspirated V8 engine ever ..... more

Toyota HiLux line-up increased
SR Double Cab scores highly on business checklists with its renowned 4x4 ability, rugged construction, comfort and convenience features, and five-star safety credentials ..... more

Harrison F-Trucks release wide variety of 2015 F-Series
F-Series Super Duty start with a recommended list price* of $105,000* for the F-Series F250 4x2 regular cab ..... more

Volvo XC90 prices announced
Reaction to the all-new XC90 design, performance and technology exceeded expectations, with all 1,927 First Edition vehicles selling in less than 48 hours, and 10 finding homes in Australia ..... more

Nissan Pulsar SSS Heritage Edition
Nissan will sell a limited edition of 40 of the sporty hatches as part of its celebration of 30 years since its first Bathurst 1000 pole position, achieved by George Fury in the Nissan Bluebird Turbo in 1984 ..... more

Holden to source more European models
Holden’s boss, Gerry Dorizas, confirmed that the three European-sourced vehicles to be launched in Australia in 2015 would be just the start of things to come ..... more

Mitsubishi Mirage updated
New entry level priced* from $11,490*; Hatch upgraded with new NVH package; Cruise control added to Mirage hatch LS ..... more

Kia Sorento: third generation debuts
New design for third-generation Kia Sorento; All-new bodyshell improves ride, handling and crash safety; Improvements to NVH and a step-change in interior quality and design; 3.3-litre petrol or the 2.2-litre turbo diesel for Australia ..... more

Volkswagen Amarok Dark Label
VW looking for big bucks to get into their special edition ute; prices* from $56,990* (manual) and $59,990* (auto) ..... more

Ford Falcon FG X Series prices announced
Ford's new FG X Falcon Sedan will offer changes, improvements and/or added features; base model sedan priced from $35,900* ..... more

Mitsubishi Pajero updated
The legendary Mitsubishi Pajero has been refined from the inside out, with interior and exterior cosmetic updates and an upgraded NVH package contributing to a quieter, more comfortable on-road performance; Pajero GLX manual priced from $50,990* ..... more

Audi S1 released
Priced from $49,900*; powered by a 2.0-litre TFSI engine; only with a six-speed manual transmission; comes with quattro all-wheel-drive ..... more

Mercedes-AMG C 63 revealed
New name, new engine, new technology, same purpose; all-new 3,982 cc, biturbo V8 engine; two guises – standard with 350kW and 650 Nm, and C 63 S with 375kW and 700 Nm; C 63 S Sedan does 0 to 100km/h in 4.0 seconds; Mercedes-AMG C 63 - new name takes its lead from the Mercedes-AMG GT ..... more

Toyota Yaris hatch updated
The latest Toyota Yaris hatch - now a five-door only as the three-door is dropped - introduces a more assertive and dynamic exterior design, a higher-quality interior and greater driving enjoyment resulting from improved dynamics due to a stiffer body and retuned suspension ..... more

Honda Jazz: new generation released
Honda’s all-new five-door hatch is outstanding value, with an extensive list of standard features including the three mode rear view camera, colour touch-screen Display Audio system, unparalleled storage capacity and a host of safety features ..... more

Volvo XC90 R Design announced
The visual promise of a dynamic ride is confirmed by the driver-centric interior featuring R-Design sports seats in Nubuck textile and perforated leather ..... more

Renault Megane Coupé-Cabriolet updated
The range kicks off with the Dynamique CVT, priced from $38,490*, which makes it one of the most affordable compact four-seater folding hardtop convertibles available. The sportier GT-Line model arrives priced at $43,990* ..... more

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