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June 2006 News Page

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Land Rover's All-New Freelander 2
Land Rover's All-New Freelander 2
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Morgan AeroMax For Production
30th June, 2006
It is planned to produce a limited run of just 100 individually numbered cars, with production starting in January 2008 ..... more

Chrysler Sebring For World Markets
30th June, 2006
The 2007 Chrysler Sebring is not the world's most attractive car, but it will be built in RHD which indicates it is likely to come to Australia ..... more

Rolls-Royce Expands Representation
30th June, 2006
Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has recently expanded its worldwide dealer network reflecting the continued success of the Phantom ..... more

Nissan’s Weekend Warrior
30th June, 2006
A small team of British Nissan development engineers working in their spare time have transformed a 350Z into a highly tuned ‘Saturday Special’. Called the GT-S, the supercharged super coupé is a performance-focused version of Nissan’s acclaimed ‘Z-‘car’ ..... more

Honda Announces Civic Type S For Europe
29th June, 2006
Honda Motor Europe has announced the new Civic Type S, a 3-door hatchback which is the latest model in the transformation of Honda’s C-segment brand into a individual, sporty range ..... more

Hummer At British International Motor Show
29th June, 2006
Hummer will make its UK debut at the British International Motor Show at London’s ExCeL with a display featuring the legendary Hummer H2 and the new, midsize, Hummer H3 which is due to become available with right-hand drive during 2007 ..... more

Smart Stacker Celebrates its 21st
29th June, 2006
When the team assembling the Smart stacker had finished moving it into Henry Dean Plaza in Sydney last week, it was cause for celebration ..... more

New Ford Focus Coupé-Cabriolet
29th June, 2006
The new Ford Focus Coupé-Cabriolet combines open air motoring with the comfort, stability and all-round practicality already associated with the Focus range ..... more

Porsche Seeks An Increased Stake In VW
28th June, 2006
Porsche AG, Stuttgart, is intending to acquire a further 3.9 per cent of the ordinary shares of Volkswagen ..... more

Petty To Drive ’72 Dodge Charger At Goodwood
28th June, 2006
Former NASCAR driver Richard Petty will drive a restored 1972 Dodge Charger race car on the famous hillclimb course at the Goodwood Festival of Speed ..... more

Holden Leads With Ethanol Labelling
28th June, 2006
In a first for an Australian car manufacturer, GM Holden yesterday announced it would begin applying an "E10 suitable" label to its imported petrol-engined vehicles from 1st July, 2006 ..... more

The 2007 Mercedes-Benz CL-Class
27th June, 2006
The launch of the new CL-Class in the northern autumn of 2006 will be the culmination of a Mercedes-Benz coupé tradition going back over 50 years ..... more

The New BMW 3 Series Touring
26th June, 2006
The new BMW wagon offers a combination of driving dynamics, safety, passenger comfort and versatility in a car that is larger than its predecessor in every way, yet weighs less ..... more

Safety, Value Boost for New Mazda Tribute
26th June, 2006
Boasting a fresh look and a host of safety and mechanical upgrades Mazda’s new Tribute goes on sale next month priced from $31,990 ..... more

Survey Finds Civic Hybrid Cheapest to Run
26th June, 2006
The RACV’s 2006 Vehicle Operating Costs survey shows the cost of running a Honda Civic Hybrid is $169.34 a week, $24.57 less than the Toyota Prius ..... more

Land Rover's All-New Freelander 2
25th June, 2006
The all-new Land Rover Freelander 2, due for release in the UK later this year, redefines the compact premium 4x4 class. New from the ground up, Freelander 2 delivers outstanding on-road performance as well as the class-leading off-road ability of a Land Rover ..... more

Peugeot 307 Hybride HDi Diesel
23rd June, 2006
Peugeot has extended its diesel hybrid technology programme, applying it to the popular, stylish and versatile 307 CC Hybride HDi, unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show in February ..... more

Holden At The Sydney 4x4 Show
23rd June, 2006
The striking S3X concept car, a preview to Holden’s new Captiva set for Australia later this year, will be on display at the Sydney 4x4 Show commencing Friday 23rd June ..... more

Discovery 3 Honours Continue
23rd June, 2006
Land Rover Discovery 3 has scooped an Auto Express New Car Honour - in the 4x4 Off-Roader category - for the second year running, beating off tougher competition than ever ..... more

Chrysler Launches 300C Touring
23rd June, 2006
Chrysler has launched the wagon version of its 300C, with prices starting from $56,990 (RRP) ..... more

Now It's A BMW 3-Series Diesel
23rd June, 2006
Following the immense success of Audi and Peugeot diesel powered models in Australia, BMW now brings its turbo-diesel 3 Series sedans to the local market with the introduction of the 320d ..... more

Subaru Unveils RV Special
23rd June, 2006
Subaru Australia has added even more variety to the Impreza range, launching a special edition Impreza RV ..... more

More Power For Porsche Boxster
22nd June, 2006
The Porsche Boxster and Boxster S will be given more power and torque for the 2007 model year ..... more

Citroen C5 To Go Twin Turbo
22nd June, 2006
Citroen has released the first details of a new twin turbo diesel engine that will join its Australian range in early 2007 ..... more

Jaguar XK Awarded Auto Express COTY
22nd June, 2006
Jaguar's new XK sports car has claimed the 'Car of the Year' award at the 2006 Auto Express New Car Honours ..... more

Mitsubishi 380 Tops Its Class
21st June, 2006
Mitsubishi's sporty and agile 380 sedan has topped its class in the two topics of most interest to today's motorists - safety and economical running - in the last two days ..... more

New Ford Territory Turbo
21st June, 2006
"The Territory turbo range of vehicles continues the innovation and groundbreaking development associated with the original Territory programme," said Ford Australia President, Tom Gorman ..... more

New BMW M6 Convertible
21st June, 2006
The world-famous division of BMW, M GmbH follows its tradition of producing ultra-performance luxury vehicles by introducing its latest variant - the new BMW M6 Convertible ..... more

ESP Standard For New Holden VE & WM Sedans
21st June, 2006
The next generation of Australia ’s best selling car, the Holden Commodore, will be the first locally built range with the acclaimed safety technology Electronic Stability Programme (ESP) as standard ..... more

Mazda MX-5 with Retractable Hard Top
21st June, 2006
Mazda Motor Corporation will use the 2006 British International Motor Show for its global reveal of the new Mazda MX-5, now equipped with a power retractable hard top roof ..... more

Honda Recalls Odyssey
20th June, 2006
Honda Motor Co has issued a safety recall for Odyssey, CR-V and Step Wagon models manufactured between October 1994 and May 1997 ..... more

Top 10 Finish For Aussie Porsche At Nurburgring
20th June, 2006
A top 10 finish on debut by a private Porsche entry from Australia was one of the standout performances in this year’s running of the famous Nurburgring 24 hour endurance race in Germany for production-based race cars ..... more

Holden Astra Diesel Arrives
19th June, 2006
Australia ’s biggest-selling European imported car, the Holden Astra, is now available in two turbocharged diesel five-door hatches ..... more

Audi R10 Diesel Triumphs at Le Mans
19th June, 2006
AUDI has written an important chapter in the history of motor racing with its historic triumph in the Le Mans 24 Hour race. The new Audi R10 TDI was the first diesel car to win, arguably, the toughest car race in the world ..... more

Peugeot Announces V12 Diesel for the 908
19th June, 2006
Peugeot has announced its decision to take up a new technological challenge in 2007: to win one of the most prestigious and most demanding motor races in the world, the Le Mans 24 Hours, with a car powered by an diesel engine, equipped with a diesel particulate filter system ..... more

Jeep Compass To Grow Brand in a New Direction
18th June, 2006
Compass will be the Jeep brand's first front-wheel-drive-based product with a fully independent suspension for comfortable on-road ride and handling and fun-to-drive characteristics ..... more

Ford Confirms Mexican Investment
18th June, 2006
Ford Motor Company confirmed, on Friday 16th June, 2006, an intent to invest in and strengthen its 81-year-old manufacturing presence in Mexico as part of the company’s North American Way Forward plan ..... more

PT Cruiser Cabrio Arrives In Australia
16th June, 2006
Chrysler has expanded the appeal of one of motoring’s coolest cars launching, in Australia, the 4-seat PT Cruiser Cabrio ..... more

Astra SRi Turbo Roars Back Down Under
16th June, 2006
The new generation of Holden’s four-cylinder performance hero, the Astra SRi Turbo coupe, will roar into Australian showrooms later this month ..... more

Aston Martin's Weekend of Endurance Racing
15th June, 2006
Aston Martin will be celebrating a weekend of endurance racing when the marque contests both the 24-hour Nurbringring race and the 24 Heures du Mans ..... more

Britain's Astra Gains Panoramic Windscreen
15th June, 2006
In the UK, the Astra Sport Hatch is now available with a Panoramic windscreen ..... more

Peugeot 907 At Goodwood Festival Of Speed
15th June, 2006
The Peugeot 907 – a V12 GT coupé concept, which made its debut at the 2004 Paris Motor Show – is making its UK debut at the prestigious Goodwood Festival of Speed ..... more

Production Begins of New Audi TT Today
14th June, 2006
Audi Hungaria is continuing its success story as the start of production commenced for the second generation Audi TT Coupé ..... more

Jaguar's Supercharged XKR To Debut Next Month
13th June, 2006
Jaguar's new supercharged sports car will make its global debut in the UK at the British International Motor Show, next month ..... more

Special Series of the Mercedes SLK 55 AMG
13th June, 2006
The two-seater is now even sportier: Mercedes AMG has developed an exclusive and distinctly puristic special series which sets new standards in driving dynamics ..... more

Maserati MC12 Corsa
13th June, 2006
The MC12 Corsa has been developed from the MC12 GT1 type which won the 2005 FIA GT Manufacturers Cup. It will be used exclusively on track during private test sessions ..... more

Alfa Romeo 159: Now in Australia
12th June, 2006
The Alfa Romeo 159 is now on sale in Australia. It heralds the arrival of a range of new cars that will arrive here over the next six months ..... more

Suzuki APV Receives Significant Upgrade
12th June, 2006
Suzuki's APV has received an upgrade further contributing to the versatility and appeal of the commercial van, making it an ideal choice for small business ..... more

Changes For Mitsubishi Outlander
12th June, 2006
Mitsubishi's Outlander compact AWD wagon has had some specification revisions as part of its final upgrade before the new model arrives later in the year ..... more

BMW Z4 Coupé Priced to Thrill
11th June, 2006
BMW Group Australia will endeavour to set the Coupé market alight with its new Z4 3.0si and M Coupé models when they arrive late in the third quarter of 2006 ..... more

Revisions for Honda Accord
11th June, 2006
The Honda Accord has received some styling changes and equipment upgrades ..... more

Blitzen Pricing Revealed
11th June, 2006
Subaru has announced pricing of the limited edition Liberty Blitzen, the 3.0 litre special edition now on sale ..... more

Holden EFIJY Meets The Originals!
9th June, 2006
The 21st Century hot rod re-invention of Australia’s historic car icons today met its ancestors outside Holden’s Port Melbourne headquarters ..... more

Volkswagen Caddy Life
9th June, 2006
New Caddy Life is the ingenious people mover built on Volkswagen's acclaimed Caddy platform. Caddy Life can seat up to seven adults comfortably with ample headroom ..... more

The 300C Diesel Is Now Available In Australia
9th June, 2006
Chrysler has bolstered its engine lineup for the 300C with the introduction of an all-new diesel power unit ..... more

Ford Delivers a New Way to Escape
8th June, 2006
Ford Australia has pulled back the covers on the new ZC series Escape SUV, boasting fresh exterior styling, a more luxurious and convenient interior package and upgraded powertrains for improved driving quality ..... more

B 180 CDI Joins The B-Class Line-Up
8th June, 2006
Mercedes-Benz’ first compact diesel, the new B 180 CDI, has now arrived in dealerships across Australia to help increase demand for the B-Class ..... more

Suzuki's New Grand Vitara Trekker
8th June, 2006
Suzuki Australia has launched an exciting new limited edition Grand Vitara Trekker, which combines stylish design and the vehicle's all round 4 x 4 performance with an extensive list of features as standard ..... more

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