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Chrysler's new 300 has more features
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Here now: updated Colorado ..... more (copyright image)

Jaguar F-TYPE: look for an all-wheel drive
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Mercedes-Maybach: improved branding
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Hyundai Genesis: now arriving locally ..... more (copyright image)

Toyota Camry: just upgraded! ..... more (copyright image)

Fiat Ducato: new model now available
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Good news from Volvo: a new V60 variant
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More technology coming Range Rover way
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Coming soon: Honda HR-V
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Jaguar XE: still a long way away!
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Chrysler's new 300 for 2015
The new 300, unveiled this week in America takes the nameplate’s style and sophistication to a new level, offering well known design proportions, world-class quality, materials and refinement, V6 or V8 power, plus segment-exclusive innovations. New 300C Platinum model features quilted Nappa leather, hand-sanded wood, ultra-premium Poltrona Frau leather-wrapped instrument panel and console, plus platinum-chrome exterior details and 20-inch wheels ..... more

Holden Colorado and Colorado 7 updated
‘Comfort Suspension’ added to Colorado LTZ truck; Acoustic package added to improve powertrain noise across the range; Updated interior on Colorado LTZ truck and Colorado 7 LTZ; Redesigned leather appointed seating (optional on LTZ Crew Cab Pickup & standard on Colorado 7 LTZ) with heated front seats ..... more

Jaguar F-TYPE: all-wheel drive coming!
Jaguar reveal that an all-wheel-drive version is one of a number of performance enhancements to the F-TYPE range; The new F-TYPE range will debut at the LA Motor Show next week; Jaguar announces major partnership with British World Land Speed Record Team ..... more

Mercedes-Maybach S-Class
With the name Mercedes-Maybach, Mercedes-Benz will begin its offering in the exclusive top segment of the market with a new branding, whose individual and prestigious exclusivity will appeal to status-conscious customers ..... more

Hyundai Genesis release imminent
Luxury sedan from Hyundai arrives in mid-November; Genesis features premium design with quality and luxury; Comprehensive equipment list includes Hyundai-first technology, benchmark safety features and class-leading standard equipment; Exemplary body strength contributes to superb ride and handling; Exceptionally low NVH and active and passive safety features; Five-star ANCAP Safety Rating - highest safety score in ANCAP history; 3.8-litre GDi V6 with 232kW/397Nm with 8-speed automatic; 6.5-second 0-100km/h; 5 Year/75,000km inclusive servicing plan; Prices start at $60,000* ..... more

Toyota Camry upgraded
Toyota has upgraded the audio systems and made a reversing camera standard on its Camry range. The changes come at no extra cost for all Camry variants ..... more

Fiat Ducato: new generation released
The most powerful front-wheel-drive van in segment: Ducato’s 3.0-litre turbodiesel engine generates 130kW @ 3,500rpm and 400Nm @ 1,400rpm; Renewed focus on three key areas: robustness and reliability, efficiency and low running costs, and new high-tech features; Electronic Stability Control complete with Roll-over Mitigation, Load and Centre of Gravity Detection and Hill Holder all standard ..... more

Lotus Exige S to gain auto option
Acknowledged as a high performer with road and racetrack ability without too high a price tag, the Lotus Exige S coupe and roadster are set to become available with an automatic transmission in 2015 ..... more

Volvo V60 Cross Country revealed
All-road, all-weather capability and rugged design; V60 sporty driving feel with added ‘go-anywhere’ capability; Extends Volvo’s acclaimed Cross Country product line-up; Volvo Cars will unveil the highly commendable Cross Country version of its successful V60 sports wagon at the Los Angeles Motor Show this month ..... more

Enhanced off-road capability for Range Rover and Range Rover Sport
Land Rover has announced a comprehensive series of updates for the Range Rover and Range Rover Sport, for models made from March 2015, further enhancing the world’s best luxury and premium sporting SUVs ..... more

Honda HR-V confirmed for February release
“The all-new HR-V is a very important model,” said Honda Australia Director Stephen Collins. “The HR-V will be positioned below the CR-V and complement our SUV line-up by offering versatility and practicality along with new safety technology, loads of features and of course a sporty, dynamic drive” ..... more

Mazda 2 new generation release imminent
Re-worked from the ground up, and integrating the lines of Mazda’s so called ‘KODO – Soul of Motion’ design language and innovative technology, all-new Mazda 2 has more power yet is more fuel efficient, offers new styling, and is better connected than any of its predecessors ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

Kia introduce seven year warranty, capped price servicing and roadside assist
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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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