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Special Edition MX-5 for Europe
1st February, 2010
Europe only Mazda MX-5 Special Edition to premiere at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show ..... more

Ford G6 Limited Edition returns in 2010
2nd February, 2010
Ford Australia have welcomed back the G6 Limited Edition offering extra value at no cost ..... more

Mercedes-Benz G-Wagon joins the defence force
2nd February, 2010
Ahead of the retail launch due later this year, the Australian Defence Force has taken delivery of its first G-Wagons in Australia ..... more

Renault Wind Coupe-Roadster
2nd February, 2010
Renault will debut a new compact coupe-roadster at next month's Geneva Motor Show ..... more

All-new Kia Sportage images released
3rd February, 2010
Kia will unveil the all-new Sportage at the Geneva Motor Show in March ..... more

Porsche 911 Turbo S
8th February, 2010
Debuting in Geneva, the latest evolution of the 911 offers more power and performance ..... more

Toyota Prius Recall
10th February, 2010
Toyota have launched a global recall of the latest generation Prius in response to reports of inconsistent brake feel ..... more

Kia Ray Plug In Hybrid Concept
11th February, 2010
Kia have chosen America's Chicago Motor Show to debut it's 'Ray' plug-in hybrid concept ..... more

New Volkswagen Touareg
11th February, 2010
The new Touareg has been unveiled in Germany with the confirmation of a petrol electric hybrid powertrain ..... more

Lamborghini reaches 4,000 Murciélago sales
14th February, 2010
Italian Super sports car manufacturer Automobili Lamborghini proudly celebrated an historic event last week: an LP 670-4 SuperVeloce version of its current flagship Murcielago, carrying series number 4,000, had left the factory in Sant Agata Bolognese ..... more

Hyundai's new ix35 compact SUV
14th February, 2010
Inspired by the concept of an urban nomad, new ix35 is a sleek crossover with athletic proportions, featuring advanced weight-saving technology, eco-efficient powertrains, class-leading safety equipment, and outstanding value for money ..... more

Chevrolet Camaro with right-hand drive launched by Performax International
14th February, 2010
The exciting new-generation Chevrolet Camaro 2SS has hit the road in Australia with "world-first" right-hand drive and full Australian Design Rule certification ..... more

Honda Has a New Vibe
18th February, 2010
The Vibe adds to the features and styling of the Honda Jazz – it receives a sports grille, alloy wheels (including spare), fog lights, Bluetooth system and exclusive Vibe badging ..... more

New Mazda 2 coming mid-2010
18th February, 2010
An updated version of the Mazda 2 will hit Australian showrooms in May in both hatch and sedan body styles boasting a new look and equipment upgrades ..... more

Ten special Minis coming to Australia
18th February, 2010
This Mini special edition has a limited production run of only 500 units worldwide – each are individually numbered - and will become one of the most exclusive Mini models ever produced ..... more

Revised Volkswagen Passat released
18th February, 2010
The 1.8 litre 118TSI engine with 118 kW of power and 250 Nm of torque is now available as the new entry model into the Passat range ensuring remarkable performance combined with superb fuel efficiency ..... more

Pininfarina to reveal Alfa Romeo Spider Concept at Geneva Motor Show
19th February, 2010
Pininfarina, the Italian styling house that is inexorably linked to one of the classic sports cars of all time, the Alfa Romeo Spider, will unveil its proposal for a an Alfa Romeo two seat sports car for the 21st Century at the Geneva Motor Show ..... more

Porsche to expand Panamera range
19th February, 2010
The Panamera range in Australia will expand mid-year to include two all new V6 variants – the rear drive Panamera and all-wheel drive Panamera 4 ..... more

Hyundai i45 coming soon
19th February, 2010
Hyundai Motor Company Australia will launch the new i45, an all-new mid-sized sedan, in the 2nd quarter of 2010 ..... more

Mitsubishi RVR released in Japan
19th February, 2010
Mitsubishi has announced that its all-new compact cross-over the RVR went on sale at Mitsubishi dealerships throughout Japan earlier this week ..... more

BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo arrives
19th February, 2010
Stylish and elegant in design, this unique four or five-seater is emphasised by the coupé-like roofline, long bonnet, generous wheelbase and two-piece tailgate ..... more

New Bentley Continental Supersports Convertible
19th February, 2010
The new Supersports Convertible, with the 463 kW twin-turbocharged W12 engine, is the fastest, most potent drop-top Bentley has ever built, offering the ultimate Bentley driving experience in the world’s most dramatic convertible ..... more

One Aston Martin Rapide has arrived in Australia
19th February, 2010
Priced from $366,280.00 (plus dealer delivery and the various statutory on-road costs), the Rapide is now on sale through Aston Martin dealers ..... more

New engines for Citroen C5
21st February, 2010
Citroen Australia has announced an all new range of engines for the Citroen C5 Sedan and Tourer which not only offer new levels of performance and fuel economy; they also meet the new Euro V emissions standard ..... more

GM Europe's new concept: Opel Flextreme GT/E
21st February, 2010
Opel will unveil its Flextreme GT/E concept car at the 80th Geneva Motor Show in Switzerland next month, that will boost the company’s credentials as a leader in eco-friendly technologies ..... more

VW Polo GTI: first details
21st February, 2010
The VW Polo GTI is back. A powerful 132 kW comeback! This GTI lives up to its legendary name: Superior handling properties unified with uncompromising engine dynamics and a maximum of safety ..... more

Lexus to expand IS range with 350
22nd February, 2010
Australia will become one of only four countries to receive the powerful IS 350 sedan, joining the United States, Canada and Japan ..... more

Honda updates the CR-V
22nd February, 2010
Heading the list of new features is the addition of curtain airbags on the entry model; now every CR-V in the range has dual front, side and full-length curtain airbags as standard ..... more

Hyundai i-flow concept
22nd February, 2010
The name i-flow reflects the exceptionally aerodynamic shape and flowing lines of the concept car's eye-catching styling, and retains the 'i' prefix of Hyundai's newly established nomenclature ..... more

The 5 by Peugeot: a new concept car
22nd February, 2010
Peugeot will unveil a second new concept car at next month’s Geneva Motor Show in Switzerland, with the launch of the 5 by Peugeot ..... more

Citroen's DS High Rider concept
22nd February, 2010
DS High Rider is the second concept associated with Citroën’s innovative and distinctively styled DS model line, which will make its Australian debut in August when the Citroen DS3 arrives ..... more

VW release the Golf wagon
22nd February, 2010
Attaining the best possible acoustic properties on the wagon was a top priority for Volkswagen ..... more

Suzuki SX4 gains more power, more safety, more efficiency
22nd February, 2010
Suzuki has launched a new SX4 line-up, delivering more power, more fuel efficiency, more safety and more creature comforts ..... more

New Kia Magentis: first details
22nd February, 2010
This new model will stretch the influence the highly successful Korean brand has on the Australian market! ..... more

Maserati Quattroporte GT S Awards Edition
23rd February, 2010
The Pininfarina designed Quattroporte has driven the renewal of the Maserati marque and, in doing so, has become the best selling Maserati model of all time ..... more

Honda's American Odyssey Concept
23rd February, 2010
The Honda Odyssey Concept, on display at the Chicago Motor Show, introduces a distinctive exterior styling direction for the next generation of Honda's people mover, set to debut late this year ..... more

Chevrolet Suburban: 75 years on
23rd February, 2010
In the seven and a half decades since its introduction, the Chevrolet Suburban became an American icon and the industry’s longest-running model ..... more

Audi's new A1
23rd February, 2010
Audi is introducing a whole new dimension to the European compact class later this year. It is said to be dynamic and high quality, emotional and individual ..... more

Renault's new Megane Coupe-Cabriolet
23rd February, 2010
The new Renault Mégane Coupé-Cabriolet rounds off the renewal of the new Mégane range in style with the introduction of the line-up's sixth body type. The newcomer's striking looks combine the elegance of a coupé with the promise of the thrills that go hand-in-hand with driving a cabriolet ..... more

Nissan at 2010 Geneva Motor Show
24th February, 2010
The global premiere of Nissan’s all-new Global Compact Car and the Juke small cross-over will take place at this year’s Geneva Motor Show. And for the first time in Europe, Nissan’s Leaf Electric Vehicle will also be presented ..... more

Spyker shifts production to England
24th February, 2010
Dutch firm Spyker Cars N.V. has switched the assembly of its new Aileron super car from Zeewolde in Holland to a new plant at CPP (Manufacturing) Limited where the first cars have gone into production ..... more

Spyker acquire Saab
24th February, 2010
Spyker Cars N.V. and General Motors (GM) confirmed overnight that they have finalised the 'deal' for Spyker to purchase Saab Automobile AB from GM. The transfer of ownership took place at 16:30 on 23rd February, 2010 ..... more

Mercedes-Benz F 800 Style Research Vehicle
24th February, 2010
Mercedes-Benz’ F 800 Style research vehicle is showing the future of premium automobiles from a new perspective, as the five-seat upper-range sedan combines highly efficient drive technologies with unparalleled safety and convenience features and an emotive design idiom ..... more

Hummer sale falls over
25th February, 2010
General Motors announced overnight that Tengzhong of China was unable to complete the acquisition of Hummer. As a result, GM will begin the orderly wind-down of the Hummer operations ..... more

Dual-clutch for Alfa Romeo MiTo
25th February, 2010
Sales of the Alfa Romeo MiTo are set to make an advance with the launch of new Alfa Romeo Twin Clutch Transmission (Alfa TCT) at the Geneva Motor Show next week ..... more

Abarth coming to Australia
25th February, 2010
While the eyes are inevitably drawn to the new two tone paint job debuted on the Fiat 500C Abarth, the extended, dynamic-looking spoiler is an instant reminder that the Abarth version of the 500C means business ..... more

Volvo's new S60
25th February, 2010
The all-new Volvo S60, due to be unveiled at next week's Geneva Motor Show, marks its entry into one of the toughest automotive segments with a new extroverted attitude never before seen from Volvo ..... more

Nissan 370Z roadster released
25th February, 2010
With its shorter wheelbase, lighter weight and advanced 245 kW, 3.7 litre V6 engine, the new 370Z roadster delivers remarkably high levels of sports acceleration and handling, teamed with a comfortable, bluster-free interior ..... more

Audi's new RS5
25th February, 2010
Unbridled power lurking in a classically elegant coupé: the Audi RS 5 will debut at the Geneva Motor Show. The high-revving 4.2 litre V8 with its 331 kW unleashes powerful performance while achieving remarkable fuel economy ..... more

Fiat at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show
25th February, 2010
The "guest of honour" of the stand is a technological masterpiece developed by Fiat Powertrain Technologies: the two-cylinder 85 HP TWIN-AIR (900 cc). Visitors can preview it for the first time both in a showcase and fitted aboard a 500 ..... more

Alfa Romeo brings back the Giulietta
25th February, 2010
The new Giulietta is the undisputed highlight of the brand's Geneva Motor Show booth and that of the Alfa Romeo Centenary ..... more

BMW Group to Build Electric Vehicle
28th February, 2010
With this new car, the BMW Group will be providing an innovative solution for sustainable mobility in urban environments. It is being developed as part of project i and is due to reach the market in the first half of the next decade under a sub-brand of BMW ..... more

Audi launches Australia’s most-efficient mid-size sedan
28th February, 2010
The Audi A4 2.0 TDI e, equipped with a 6-speed manual transmission, sips just 4.8 litres of diesel per 100 kilometres and emits a mere 124 grammes of CO2 per kilometre, making it the best value of any vehicle in its class ..... more

Porsche's new Cayenne
28th February, 2010
The highlight of the new generation Porsche Cayenne to be unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show later this week is the Cayenne S model with its parallel full hybrid drive ..... more

Ford's new V8 for 2011 Mustang GT
28th February, 2010
Essex Engine will soon be at full production of the all-new 5.0 litre V8 engine for the 2011 Ford Mustang GT which is expected to deliver segment-leading fuel economy and 412 horsepower ..... more

Toyota's new Camry Hybrid
28th February, 2010
Using just 6.0 litres of regular unleaded petrol to travel 100 km*, Hybrid Camry is almost 32 per cent more frugal than the automatic petrol Camry ..... more

Lexus CT 200h set for 2011 release
28th February, 2010
Entering production in late 2010 and set for sale worldwide, the full hybrid model will provide a new gateway to the Lexus range and attract new, younger customers to the brand ..... more

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