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September 2006 News Page

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Renault Unveils Koleos Concept Car
29th September, 2006
This show car foreshadows a 4WD vehicle that Renault is due to market in the first half of 2008 ..... more

Holden Designers Join Global Team For Paris Show Car
29th September, 2006
GM Holden designers will be part of a global team taking centre stage at the Paris Motor Show with the world premiere of the Chevrolet World Touring Car Championship (WTCC) Ultra Concept Car ..... more

Volvo Reveals Production C30 in Paris
29th September, 2006
Compact and dynamic, the C30 is the smallest car in Volvo’s model range ..... more

Aston Martin V8 Vantage: New Sportshift Transmission
29th September, 2006
At the 2006 Paris Motor Show Aston Martin debuts a new automated manual transmission option for the V8 Vantage – Sportshift ..... more

Volkswagen CrossGolf to debut in Paris
28th September, 2006
Volkswagen is celebrating the world premiere of the new CrossGolf at the Paris Motor Show. It merges the can-do qualities of a compact SUV with the versatility of a small MPV ..... more

Citroën C-Métisse Concept for Paris Motor Show
28th September, 2006
C-Métisse is a coupé of character, boasting a high level of on-board comfort and performance, while also respecting the environment ..... more

Audi R8 - World Premiere in Paris
28th September, 2006
On the eve of the 2006 Paris Motor Show, Audi has unveiled its R8 super car ..... more

Mitsubishi Pajero To Debut in Paris Tonight
28th September, 2006
Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) will complete its renewed 4x4 line-up with the world premiere of the next evolution of Pajero* at the 2006 Paris Motor Show ..... more

Volvo D5 Engine For XC90
28th September, 2006
Volvo Car Australia is, this month, introducing the D5 (136 kW, 400 Nm) five-cylinder engine in the XC90 D5 ..... more

Nissan Adds Patrol Ti 3.0-Litre Turbo Diesel to Its Range
27th September, 2006
Nissan Australia has announced a new addition to the legendary Patrol range – the Patrol Ti 3.0-litre turbo diesel featuring an all-new satellite navigation and reversing camera system – available from October 2006 ..... more

Mini Races Back to Bathurst
27th September, 2006
Some 40 years on from its win at the Bathurst 500 race at Mount Panorama, Mini returns to Bathurst to lap the famous track on Sunday 8th October 2006 ..... more

Suzuki Swift Goes Sporty
27th September, 2006
Suzuki Australia has launched the follow up to the original "pocket rocket" and expanded the current Swift model range, with the unveiling of the new Suzuki Swift Sport ..... more

Ford Transit Is International Van of the Year 2007
26th September, 2006
The new Ford Transit that was recently launched in Australia has been awarded the prestigious title of 'International Van of the Year 2007' at an award ceremony in Germany ..... more

The new Porsche Museum is taking shape
26th September, 2006
Construction of the new museum of Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, Stuttgart, is running at full speed ..... more

Jeep Wrangler Unlimited For Paris
26th September, 2006
Featuring a one-of-a-kind, four-door open-air design, the all-new Jeep Wrangler Unlimited expands the Jeep experience to new dimensions ..... more

Honda Unveils New Technologies
26th September, 2006
Honda Motor Co has unveiled a range of next-generation engine technologies as part of its global initiative to reduce CO2 emissions ..... more

Mazda at the Sydney Motor Show
26th September, 2006
Mazda Australia has announced they will showcase the Kabura concept car at this year's Australian International Motor Show (Sydney Motor Show) ..... more

Team Mitsubishi Ralliart Victorious in Victoria
25th September, 2006
Team Mitsubishi Ralliart has ended the NEC Australian Rally Championship on a high, with its Lancer Evolution IX driven by Scott Pedder and Glen Weston winning the final round - the NGK Rally of Melbourne ..... more

Fourth Peugeot Design Competition
25th September, 2006
At the 2006 Paris Motor Show, Peugeot is set to launch its fourth Design Competition. This will invite Internet users around the world to submit designs for a new Peugeot based around a set theme ..... more

Nissan to Test Intelligent Transportation System
25th September, 2006
Nissan has announced it would begin testing a newly developed intelligent transportation system which allows vehicle-to-infrastructure communication to help reduce traffic accidents and ease congestion ..... more

Mini Production Links Three Modern UK Plants
25th September, 2006
The start of series production of the new Mini also signals the start of a new production network for Mini comprising three BMW Group manufacturing facilities in the UK ..... more

Porsche posts another new record in Germany
25th September, 2006
Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, Stuttgart, again posted a new registration record in Germany in the financial year 2005/06 ..... more

Jaguar First in German Quality Survey
24th September, 2006
German motoring magazine Auto Zeitung has published its 2006 Quality Report and Jaguar has come out on top over strong competition from luxury car makers ..... more

Audi A6 now available with 2.0 TFSI Engine
24th September, 2006
Audi Australia has added a new variant to its A6 range. The A6 is now available with a 2.0 TFSI engine, in both sedan and Avant variants ..... more

Paris Preview For Europe's All-New Ford Mondeo
24th September, 2006
Europe's all-new Ford Mondeo makes its world debut at the 2006 Paris Motor Show between 30th September and 15th October, 2006 ..... more

New Mitsubishi Pajero Evolution Tested in Africa
24th September, 2006
Team Repsol Mitsubishi Ralliart has now completed a pair of two-week shakedown and development tests of its new Mitsubishi Pajero Evolution in North Africa ..... more

VW's New Touareg To Debut in Paris
22nd September, 2006
Sporting a new ‘face’, revised rear styling, updated interior and seats as well as the Dynaudio sound system as an option, the new Touareg will come to Australia in early 2007 ..... more

Holden's First VE and WM Export To Middle East
22nd September, 2006
GM Holden has despatched its first shipment of the all-new generation export versions of Commodore, Statesman and Caprice from Adelaide’s AAT Port to its largest export market, the Middle East ..... more

VW's 2007 Touran To Debut in Paris
22nd September, 2006
Europe's VW Touran is coming with a new look, new technologies and a new top TSI engine for 2007. The next generation of the bestseller will be presented at the Paris Motor Show next week ..... more

Gympie Gets Goodsell
21st September, 2006
Well known Christian broadcaster, Chris Goodsell, presents his radio programme "Road Ramblings" on numerous radio stations throughout New South Wales and Queensland ..... more

Dodge Avenger Concept
21st September, 2006
Dodge is looking to produce a new D-segment sedan with the all-new Dodge Avenger concept ..... more

Kia Pro_Ceed Concept Car
21st September, 2006
Kia has revealed the first image of its latest concept car that is scheduled to debut at the Paris Motor Show next week ..... more

Bentley Arnage For 2007
21st September, 2006
Bentley Motors continues the intensive development of its flagship Arnage range with the introduction of a major programme of powertrain and chassis enhancements for 2007 ..... more

Subaru Outback MY07
20th September, 2006
Subaru’s 2007 All-Wheel Drive Outback range adds value, practicality and features, including the Subaru Intelligent-Drive system in 3.0 litre models ..... more

Porsche Museum cars for Australia
20th September, 2006
A priceless collection of racing cars from the Porsche Museum in Germany will come to Australia for two of the country’s historic racing events in the coming months ..... more

The New Generation E-Class
19th September, 2006
After four years in production and with around a million vehicles sold worldwide, Mercedes-Benz has announced the new generation of its E-Class has arrived in Australia ..... more

Volvo XC90 V8
19th September, 2006
The Volvo XC90 with V8 power under the bonnet puts added performance on the tarmac when compared to the standard XC90 - but will it be enough to sharpen Volvo's performance in the tough premium SUV segment? ..... more

Holden To Offer Four Models In Captiva Range
18th September, 2006
Holden has announced it would offer four models across the range of its new Captiva sports utility vehicle, all powered by the Australian-built 3.2 litre Alloytec engine ..... more

Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione
18th September, 2006
Alfa Romeo will take the wraps of the production version of the 8C Competizione, a 336 kW super car, at the 2006 Paris Motor Show ..... more

BMW 3 Series Coupés Arrive Next Month
17th September, 2006
The BMW 3 Series Coupés will arrive in dealerships around Australia in October in both 325i and 335i six-cylinder guise ..... more

Ten years of the SLK-Class
15th September, 2006
It was ten years ago that the Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class made its debut in European showrooms ..... more

Audi Q7: The performance SUV
15th September, 2006
The Q7 is priced at $85,700 for the 3.0 TDI quattro and $116,800 for the 4.2 FSI quattro version ..... more

Victoria Police Take a Chrysler 300C
14th September, 2006
Victoria Police has boosted their vehicle fleet and injected some ‘cool’ with the addition of a Chrysler 300C ..... more

World Premiere for the new Mitsubishi Pajero
13th September, 2006
Debuting at the Paris Motor Show, this Pajero is the fourth generation Pajero. The latest Pajero offers reliability forged in the crucible of grueling competition and use under the harshest conditions to be found on the planet ..... more

Peugeot 207 EPURE concept car
13th September, 2006
At the Paris Motor Show later this month Peugeot will reveal the “207 EPURE” concept car – a glimpse of a future 207 model with a futuristic power plant ..... more

Nepta: A Prestige Cabriolet Concept from Renault
12th September, 2006
Renault is unveiling its new Nepta concept car, a four-seater cabriolet with fluid lines and a thoroughbred profile, at the 2006 Paris Motor Show ..... more

Subaru Liberty MY07
12th September, 2006
A comprehensive list of refinements to Subaru’s 2007 Liberty range includes the debut of the revolutionary Subaru Intelligent Drive (SI-Drive) system ..... more

Holden Launches WM Statesman And Caprice
12th September, 2006
Holden has launched its top-of-the-range WM Statesman and Caprice models, offering more differentiation from their short wheelbase siblings than ever before ..... more

Apex To Develop Jaguar XKR For FIA GT3
11th September, 2006
Richard Lloyd's Apex Motorsport has announced that it will develop Jaguar's new XKR Coupe for use in the FIA GT3 Euro Series from 2007 ..... more

Mazda Manufactures One Millionth Mazda 3
11th September, 2006
Mazda Motor Corporation has announced that total production of the Mazda 3 has reached the one million unit milestone at the end of August 2006 ..... more

World Premiere of Nissan Qashqai
11th September, 2006
Inspired by the concept car of the same name that was presented at the 2004 Geneva Motor Show, the Qashqai is a new vehicle for Nissan in Europe ..... more

Mitsubishi Wins Second Targa West
11th September, 2006
Mitsubishi has won Targa West for the second successive year, beating a class field that comprised many exotic marques ..... more

Peter Brock (1945 - 2006)
10th September, 2006
Australian motor sport legend Peter Brock died around midday (local time) on Friday 8th September, 2006, in a car crash in Gidgegannup, Western Australia ..... more

New Peugeot 307 XSE HDi 6-Speed Automatic
8th September, 2006
With many customers looking at their choice of vehicle in a new light, whether it be for fuel economy without sacrificing drivability, or even from an environmental perspective, the 307 is providing many with the answer, especially in its diesel guise ..... more

Motor Vehicle Sales Dip in August
7th September, 2006
Australian vehicle sales dipped slightly in August as the effects of high fuel prices and rising interest rates combined to discourage some buyers from car showrooms ..... more

New Ford Transit Has It All
7th September, 2006
Ford's most successful global commercial vehicle range, Transit, enters a new era in its long and accomplished life with a series of extensive improvements ..... more

Audi hits all-time record in Australia
5th September, 2006
Closing the month with 479 vehicle sales, Audi is now 12 percent, or 375 units ahead of its August 2005 year-to-date result ..... more

Big plans for Saab BioPower in Australia
5th September, 2006
Saab BioPower, the best selling environmentally friendly vehicle in Sweden, is on its way to Australia to promote the benefits of ethanol, a renewable alternative fuel ..... more

Bentley begins production of the Continental GTC
5th September, 2006
Following on closely from the first deliveries to customers of its new Azure, Bentley Motors has now commenced production of the Continental GTC ..... more

Mazda MX-5 Roadster Coupe
4th September, 2006
Mazda has added a new dimension to the MX-5 roadster, a powered retractable hardtop model that boosts the MX-5's practical appeal ..... more

Europcar Signs up for Subaru
4th September, 2006
Subaru Australia has signed its biggest ever fleet deal, to supply 1,500 vehicles to the Europcar Asia Pacific rental company ..... more

More Lancer Evolution IXs for Japan
3rd September, 2006
Mitsubishi has announced that the Lancer Evolution IX MR high-performance 4WD sports sedan (GSR/RS) and the MR high-performance 4WD sports wagon (GT/GT-A) are now on sale in Japan ..... more

Mini Cabrio Chilli: C’Mon Summer!
1st September, 2006
Mini springs into summer with a hot new model. The high-specification Chilli model is now available in the Cabrio ..... more

Honda's All-New CR-V For 2007
1st September, 2006
An entirely-new CR-V is just around the corner (so to speak). It promises improved equipment levels and Honda’s safety technology ..... more

Ford Looks At Selling Aston Martin
1st September, 2006
Ford Motor Company announced overnight it has begun the process of exploring strategic options for Aston Martin, with particular emphasis on a potential sale of all or a portion of the unit ..... more

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