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Hyundai i30 wagon: Series II arrives
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Opus On Road camper trailer
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Look for the Fortuner in October ..... more (copyright image)

Avida Eyre: now with a slide-out ..... more (copyright image)

Infiniti Q30: debut is coming up ..... more (copyright image)

Hyundai Tucson: see the prices ..... here (copyright image)

Polestar now a 'factory' outfit ..... more (copyright image)

ClubSport 25th Anniversary special ..... more (copyright image)

Look familiar? It's Infiniti's QX80 ..... more (copyright image)

Honda's new hot hatch ..... more

Hyundai i30 Tourer Series II arrives
Wagon version of i30 Series II brings significant upgrades; 7-speed double-clutch transmission (DCT) now standard across two-tier range; Rear-view camera now standard on both model variants; New-look 16-inch machined-face alloy wheels; New 5-inch touchscreen audio system on i30 Series II Tourer variant includes Pandora™ internet radio capability ..... more

Purple Line launch Opus On Road camper
Melbourne-based camper trailer manufacturer Purple Line has launched a new lightweight Opus On Road camper trailer which can be towed by Australia’s top-selling car, the Toyota Corolla, amongst others ..... more

Volvo Car to support first ever road tests of autonomous driving technology in Australia
Yesterday Volvo joined the ARRB Group, Australia’s national independent road research agency, and the South Australia Government to announce Australia’s first autonomous vehicle demonstration trials will begin in November ..... more

Ford's special edition Mustang for EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2015
U.S. Apollo spaceflight programme inspires one-of-a-kind 2015 Ford Mustang to be donated and sold at charity auction 23rd July at EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh ..... more

VW Golf R "Wolfsburg" edition
The "Wolfsburg" equipment package adds a retail price* premium of $1,750* to the Golf R series model, arriving at a manufacturer's list price* of $56,990*. At $58,990*, the Golf R Wagon Wolfsburg Edition adds an additional $2,000* wagon premium ..... more

Subaru's special: the WRX STI NR4 Spec
The 2.0-litre turbocharged engine is only available locally in this motor sport model. The WRX STI NR4 Specs are available for motor sport use-only and cannot be road registered ..... more

Toyota Fortuner here in October
"Fortuner shares the rugged underpinnings of the 'unbreakable' HiLux, allowing owners to travel to - and return from - places many other SUVs simply can't go" said Toyota's Tony Cramb ..... more

Avida's new "Eyre" motorhome
Avida has recently launched the new B type B7663SL & B7653SL slide-out Eyre models. This is the first time the Eyre has been available with a slide-out ..... more

Infiniti Q30 to debut in September
Two years after the Infiniti Q30 Concept debuted at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show, the production version of this segment-spanning compact car will be revealed at the show this year ..... more

Peugeot 308 GTi debuts
Not one, but two 308 GTi versions for Europe - available with 182kW and 200kW; A likely starter for Australia, but not yet confirmed ..... more

Mini John Cooper Works released
The most powerful Mini to ever enter series production; Priced from $47,400* (manual) or $49,950* (optional Steptronic); Features a 2.0 litre, four-cylinder, turbo engine: Power up 10 per cent - 170kW @ 5,200rpm, Torque up 23 per cent - 320Nm @ 1,250rpm, 0 - 100 km/h in 6.3 seconds ..... more

Audi A4: new generation revealed
Compared with the previous model, the car’s dimensions have grown but its weight has been reduced – by up to 120 kilogrammes, depending on the engine ..... more

Fiat 500 update revealed
New 500 features new headlamps, grilles, chrome brightwork and LED daytime running lights; Rear enhancements include new ‘empty' light clusters; Interior revisions include new UconnectTM infotainment systems across the range, enhanced comfort and numerous detail improvements ..... more

Hyundai Tucson prices announced
All-new Tucson brings modern design and capability to the Medium SUV Segment; Highly competitive pricing and features across a four-tier range, starting from $27,990*; New ActiveX model joins the line-up; Athletic new looks, comprehensive equipment levels; Benchmark levels of NVH, overall refinement, sophistication and user-friendliness; Cutting-edge new technology includes Autonomous Emergency Braking; Exhaustive local suspension and steering tuning ..... more

Volvo Cars acquires Polestar
Volvo Cars has acquired 100 per cent of Polestar, the Swedish high performance car company, including the Polestar brand - but not the Polestar Racing Division/Team ..... more

Audi TT roadster: new generation released
New quattro-only TT Roadster range starts at $81,500*; Innovative technology like the Audi virtual cockpit fitted as standard; Only 4-star rated by EuroNCAP ..... more

Ford Focus: update due in October
1.5-litre, Auto Stop/Start engine technology debuts in refreshed LZ Ford Focus range; Voice-activated SYNC2 connectivity, satellite navigation and rear view camera standard across the range; Certain driver assistance technology standardised across select models ..... more

HSV's 25th Anniversary ClubSport R8
HSV has announced details of a limited edition ClubSport R8 to commemorate the 25th anniversary of its ClubSport nameplate ..... more

Infiniti QX80 release imminent
Infiniti’s range-leading premium SUV confirmed for Australia; Bold design, spacious comfort, advanced technologies and impressive driving performance; Arrives late July; Priced from $110,900* ..... more

Bentley Continental GT Speed "Breitling"
Bentley is taking its fusion of luxury and performance to new heights with the launch of the Continental GT Speed "Breitling Jet Team" series. This exclusive edition is limited to just seven cars, each inspired by one of the seven Breitling Jets ..... more

BMW 6-Series updated
Subtle refinements to the interior and exterior highlight the changes evident in the new BMW 6-Series, while ongoing chassis development and engineering has yielded an mprovement in ride and handling. Priced from $177,900* ..... more

Jeep Renegade by Garage Italia Customs
One of the two Renegade show cars customised by Garage Italia Customs with electro-acoustic guitar inspired graphics and chrome-plated details was revealed in Geneva earlier this month ..... more

Skoda Fabia: new generation released
Third generation Fabia arrives; 1.2 litre hatchback and wagon available; Hatch priced from $15,990* (1.2 litre manual) ..... more

Honda Civic Type R production commences
Last week hundreds of production staff and management from Honda’s European car manufacturing facility in Swindon, UK, joined invited guests to celebrate the first production models of the highly-anticipated Civic Type R rolling off the line ..... more

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