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Canada's Holden Commodore
1st August, 2008
Four months after the Holden Commodore went on sale in the United States as the Pontiac G8, GM Holden has expanded its VE series exports to Canada, the first time that the company has undertaken a major export programme to the country ..... more

VW Caddy Maxi Life Arrives
1st August, 2008
The Caddy Maxi Life is the ingenious new people mover within the Volkswagen range. The Caddy Maxi Life can seat up to seven adults comfortably with ample leg and headroom ..... more

All-New Dodge Journey Close To Release
1st August, 2008
The all-new Dodge Journey is engineered to meet life’s changing demands by offering a unique combination of versatility and flexibility in a sporty package ..... more

Volkswagen Transporter - First Van to be Awarded Four Stars by ANCAP
4th August, 2008
Australia’s leading vehicle safety organisation, the Australasian New Car Assessment Programme (ANCAP), has awarded its first 4-star rating for a commercial van – to the Volkswagen Transporter ..... more

Europe's All New Ford Ka For 2009
4th August, 2008
Twelve years after the original Ka was launched to great acclaim, its successor captures the same youthful and cheeky spirit ..... more

Audi’s New TTS Arrives in Australia
5th August, 2008
Audi’s new TTS sports car has arrived in Australia in both Coupe and Roadster guise. The Audi TTS Coupe is priced from $92,900 (RRP), whilst the TTS Roadster starts at $97,100 (RRP) ..... more

Sixth Generation Volkswagen Golf Unveiled
6th August, 2008
Volkswagen is unveiling its most important automotive secret of the year: the new Golf. The car – Europe’s most successful with more than 26 million sold – has been improved in all areas ..... more

Renault Clio RenaultSport 197 Arrives .... Finally
7th August, 2008
Performance, passion and driving pleasure were all key priorities for RenaultSport engineers when they started work on the Clio RenaultSport 197. The result is a car engineered to set pulses running ..... more

Holden Makes LPG Even More Appealing
7th August, 2008
Private customers can now buy dual fuel LPG-powered Holden Commodores for as little as $400 more than their petrol equivalents ..... more

Nissan Adds Diesel Torque to X-Trail Appeal
8th August, 2008
Nissan Australia is set to expand its range, by aiming new diesel variants of the X-TRAIL at active lifestyle families of all ages ..... more

Mercedes-Benz Celebrates 50 Years in Australia
8th August, 2008
Since its July 1958 founding, Mercedes-Benz Australia has grown from a tiny antipodean outpost to the world's 10th largest Mercedes market ..... more

Renault Adds Diesel Hot Hatch To Megane Range
8th August, 2008
The new Megane RenaultSport dCi 175 is an engaging blend of luxury, effortless performance and race-bred engineering ..... more

Ford Falcon FG With 5 Stars
8th August, 2008
Ford's all-new FG Falcon has become the first Australian-built car to receive a five-star safety rating from the Australasian New Car Assessment Programme (ANCAP) ..... more

Mercedes-Benz CLC-Class Sports Coupé Released
11th August, 2008
Mercedes-Benz has unveiled a stand-alone model series in the guise of the new CLC, the entry-level model in the Mercedes-Benz coupé line-up ..... more

Jeep Grand Cherokee Refreshed for 2008
11th August, 2008
With very good tractive capability the Jeep Grand Cherokee is designed, engineered and built to master every imaginable day-to-day driving condition, whether on-road or off-road ..... more

Ford Improves FG Falcon Sat Nav
14th August, 2008
Ford Australia yesterday announced two new technology developments for the FG Falcon range, both of which are the first of their type to be introduced by an automotive vehicle brand in Australia ..... more

Volkswagen's Hannover Bus
14th August, 2008
Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has introduced the latest addition in the Crafter series. Based on the Crafter 50 platform, the Hannover Bus will re-write the rule book on luxury bus transport ..... more

One-77, Aston Martin's New Secret
14th August, 2008
One-77 fuses advanced technology with stunning Aston Martin design to provide possibly the world’s most desirable automotive art form ..... more

New Audi RS 6 Sedan Breaks Cover
15th August, 2008
With its 5.0-litre twin-turbo V10 engine and quattro permanent all-wheel drive, the Audi RS 6 is a car without peer ..... more

GM to Invest $445 Million in Thailand
15th August, 2008
General Motors is investing $445 million (USD) to build an engine plant and upgrade an existing vehicle assembly plant in Thailand ..... more

Volkswagen Launch Passat R36 Locally
15th August, 2008
Volkswagen’s R series model line-up has expanded with the release of the newest and fastest addition – the new Passat R36 ..... more

Honda Legend Revised For 2009
19th August, 2008
Honda’s slow-selling flagship Legend sedan delivers more power to luxury car buyers with the introduction of the new 2009 year model ..... more

Mercedes-Benz to Introduce Advanced Driver Fatigue Safety Technology
19th August, 2008
In the view of these specialists, long holiday journeys without intermediate breaks involve a high risk of overtiredness, which drivers often fail to notice ..... more

Sports Pack Adds Value To Kia Carnival
19th August, 2008
One of Australia's most affordable people-movers, the Kia Carnival, is now available for a limited time with up to $5,400 worth of extra equipment at no extra cost ..... more

Seven Million Holdens
19th August, 2008
GM Holden’s seven millionth vehicle rolled off the production line on Sunday marking a record manufacturing achievement in Australia’s automotive history ..... more

CTS Sport Wagon: Cadillac's Renaissance Takes A New Form
21st August, 2008
Following this special premiere at Pebble Beach (California), the CTS Sport Wagon moves to the worldwide motor show circuit later this year – and into Cadillac dealerships in mid-2009 ..... more

Alfa Romeo Wins At Pebble Beach
22nd August, 2008
A 1938 Alfa Romeo owned by Jon and Mary Shirley of Medina, Washington, USA, was named "Best of Show" at the 58th Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, one of the world's most famous classic and historic car events ..... more

Update For Holden Barina
22nd August, 2008
GM Holden continues its competitive push into the value end of the light car market with a fresh look and feel for the Barina 3 door and 5 door hatchbacks, plus the addition of side impact airbags across the range ..... more

Volkswagen Releases Sporty Touareg R50
24th August, 2008
Volkswagen’s most powerful diesel, the Touareg R50, is easily recognisable with its 21-inch Omanyt alloy wheels with 295 tyres, blue painted brake callipers, discrete wheel well flares and independent bumpers. Inside, the features include a sports seat system in anthracite coloured Napa leather with integrated R series logo in the headrestraints ..... more

Trident Iceni: The UK's New Diesel Sports Car
24th August, 2008
The UK's Trident Performance Vehicles have designed and produced a two-seater sports car that can reach over 200 mph, get from 0-60 mph in under 4 seconds and deliver up to 100 mpg ..... more

Cruze: GM's New Global Compact Car
24th August, 2008
At launch, in Europe, Cruze will be available with 16-valve, 1.6-litre (82 kW) and 1.8-litre (103 kW) petrol engines featuring variable valve timing on both inlet and exhaust sides, giving more power as well as better fuel economy and lower emissions. A new 2.0-litre turbo diesel, developing 110 kW and 320 Nm of torque adds power with even greater frugality ..... more

Volvo to introduce new systems for alerting tired drivers
25th August, 2008
Volvo Car Australia will introduce 'Driver Alert Control', a system that seeks to alert the driver to lapses in concentration, along with its 'Lane Departure Warning' system from October 2008 as part of its 2009 model line-up ..... more

Mitsubishi 'Racing Lancer' For Rallying
25th August, 2008
Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) and its motor sport unit MMSP have developed a new cross-country rally car, the turbodiesel “Racing Lancer” which will be entered Baja Portalegre/Portugal ..... more

Holden Adds 2WD To Captiva Range
27th August, 2008
GM Holden will offer a new entry in the medium SUV segment with a new two-wheel-drive, diesel powered Captiva model ..... more

VW Caddy With A Boat Deck
28th August, 2008
The wooden sun deck on the roof is accessed via four matching wooden and aluminium steps in the Caddy’s tailgate and to complete the design theme there are wooden inserts along the side of the vehicle and in the rear bumper ..... more




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