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FPV announces supercharged V8 engine
2nd September, 2010
To be launched in early October, the new FPV GS and GT model ranges will both be powered by all-new lightweight 5.0 litre supercharged Ford V8 engines producing 315 kW and 335 kW of power respectively ..... more

Mercedes-Benz expands E-Class wagon line-up
2nd September, 2010
The segment leading E-Class range has been expanded with the addition of a new diesel BlueEFFICIENCY model to the Mercedes-Benz range. The seven seat E-Class Estate 250 CDI with an output of 150 kW and 500 Nm of torque brings a true seven seat capability to the segment ..... more

Lotus Evora update
2nd September, 2010
Ahead of an appearance at the Paris Motor Show in October, Lotus Cars announces a revision of the Evora, the Evora S and Evora IPS (Intelligent Precision Shift) option ..... more

Peugeot 408 for South America
2nd September, 2010
The Latin American Peugeot 408 represents a return to the high-end South American 'three box' automotive market, providing a new offer with the intention to expand the Peugeot range within the Latin American market ..... more

Hyundai ix20: new for 2011
2nd September, 2010
Designed and developed at Hyundai’s European R&D centre in Rüsselsheim, Germany, the ix20 is the second European car, following the ix35, to adopt Hyundai’s new ‘fluidic sculpture’ design language. The name ix20 reflects the new model’s crossover-like versatility ..... more

Volkswagen Tiguan update
5th September, 2010
The local arrival of 2011 model year Volkswagen Tiguan brings a product enhancement to make a difference to the driving experience as well as owners’ wallets thanks to the introduction of 7-speed DSG technology ..... more

Volvo commence production of V60 wagon
5th September, 2010
In mid-September the daily production rate will increase to more than 100 cars and in early November, at full speed, some 240 Volvo V60 cars will be produced ..... more

Limited production BMW M3 for Australia
5th September, 2010
BMW Group Australia has announced the introduction of a limited-edition BMW M3 Coupé and Sedan, designed specifically for the Australian market and aimed at the brand’s most sports-oriented driving enthusiasts ..... more

Vehicle sales up in August
5th September, 2010
Official VFACTS data released by the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) showed that 82,122 passenger cars, SUVs and commercial vehicles were sold in August, up 12.1 per cent (or 8,835 vehicles) on the same month in 2009 ..... more

Holden Cruze hatch for 2011
5th September, 2010
Holden’s design talents will be showcased to the world next month when a five-door Chevrolet Cruze hatchback show car is unveiled at the Paris Motor Show ..... more

Ford Interceptor for American Cops
6th September, 2010
Ford’s new Police Interceptor 'utility' is designed to complement the sedan introduced earlier this year and give North American law enforcement agencies a comprehensive choice for pursuit vehicles ..... more

Mazda's new design theme: ‘KODO – Soul Of Motion’
7th September, 2010
Mazda has announced its new design theme, ‘KODO – Soul of Motion’, and the design concept model, Mazda Shinari, an expression of this new theme ..... more

Citroen DS3 arrives locally
7th September, 2010
The Citroen DS3 DStyle is priced from $32,990 excluding statutory charges and delivery charges, while the DS3 DSport is price at $35,990 excluding statutory charges and delivery charges ..... more

New Bentley Continental GT
8th September, 2010
A beautifully sculptured new body gives the Bentley Continental GT coupe an even crisper, more defined appearance. The contemporary interior offers new levels of cabin design, comfort and hand-crafted luxury ..... more

Subaru release new Impreza WRX
9th September, 2010
They’re bold and agile – meet Subaru’s newest turbocharged 'twins', the Impreza WRX and Impreza WRX STI, featuring new metal jackets and engineering. Both high performance Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive variants are available as wide-body sedans, as well as the established hatch body ..... more

Lost Aston Martin found after 30 years
9th September, 2010
A ‘lost’ 1958 Aston Martin DB2/4 MkIII drophead, originally the property of former Aston Martin owner David Brown, which has spent the last 30 years hidden beneath a tarpaulin, sold for over £206,000 (GBP) ..... more

Brazil nuts about Holden Commodore
12th September, 2010
The export vehicles will be sold as Chevrolet Omega in Brazil from November this year and will be powered by Holden’s locally-built 3.6 litre SIDI V6 engine initially capable of running on blends of up to 25 per cent ethanol ..... more

Revised Nissan X-TRAIL released
12th September, 2010
Already highly regarded for its durability, comfort, practicality and many convenience features, the September upgrade will enhance X-TRAIL’s reputation and appeal still further. Now, weight and aerodynamics have been optimised for valuable fuel economy gains ..... more

HRH The Prince of Wales' Garden Party for Sustainability
12th September, 2010
Cars participating today, in this segment of The Prince's initiative, include Ginetta G50 EV (see accompanying image), G-Wiz, Mitsubishi i-MiEV, Smart Fortwo ED, Tesla Roadster, Think City and Vauxhall HydroGen4 concept amongst numerous others ..... more

Arash AF10: Britain's new super car
12th September, 2010
The world premiere of the AF10 super car from British sports car maker, Arash Motor Company, is expected to take place in England late this year ..... more

Porsche Panamera: 20,000 out the door
12th September, 2010
Panamera, the fourth series by Porsche, has established itself as an important pillar in Porsche’s portfolio just one year after its introduction to the market. During this period, 22,518 Panameras have already been delivered – 2,530 vehicles in Germany alone ..... more

Mazda 6: 2,000,000 out the door
12th September, 2010
Mazda has announced that the cumulative global production volume of the Mazda 6 reached two million units at the end of August 2010. The Mazda 6 reached this milestone eight years and six months after production of the first generation Mazda 6 commenced ..... more

New Astra Coupe Concept for GM Europe
12th September, 2010
Opel and Vauxhall’s GTC Paris Concept, which gives the strongest hint yet to the Astra Sport Hatch’s successor and is set for a debut early next month at the Paris Motor Show ..... more

Lamborghini at Schloss Bensberg Classics
12th September, 2010
Lamborghini is gracing one of Europe’s best classic car events – the Bensberg Classics from 10th-12th September - with an array of stunning super sports cars from across several eras ..... more

Redline Edition for Holden Commodore
12th September, 2010
Intended for enthusiast drivers, Redline Edition models offer high-level braking and sports handling capabilities to match their powerful 6.0-litre V8 credentials ..... more

A new Mazda BT-50
13th September, 2010
The styling of the new Mazda BT-50 increases anticipation of the driving pleasure to come and represents a new direction in the Japanese utility market, which is dominated by some very attractive propositions namely the Toyota Hi-Lux, Mitsubishi Triton, Holden Colorado and Nissan Navara ..... more

Daewoo's new Captiva
13th September, 2010
Daewoo's new Captiva will be seen for the first time at the Paris Motor Show next month as the Chevrolet Captiva, sporting a new front-end design, a range of enhancements to the interior and new engines and transmissions ..... more

Volkswagen Transporter And Multivan Now Available With 4MOTION
14th September, 2010
The Volkswagen Transporter and Multivan can now be ordered with 4MOTION all-wheel drive. The latest generation of the multi-disc clutch with its optimised friction properties sets new standards in terms of traction, safety, comfort and efficiency ..... more

Hyundai Unveils Its First Electric Car
14th September, 2010
Pure electric vehicles only operate with a battery and electric motor, with the battery’s lifespan and storage capacity determining the vehicle’s performance. Hyundai has chosen to use LiPoly batteries over traditional nickel-metal hydride (NiMH) versions ..... more

Audi Q7 update
15th September, 2010
Audi’s updated Q7 sees the introduction of three new powerful, yet frugal, engines and a new 8-speed tiptronic transmission ..... more

New Ford Mondeo due later this year
15th September, 2010
"The Ford Mondeo is already an excellent example of balancing the right mix of equipment and technology with the right price in a car that is beautifully designed and packaged. These generous additions simply build on this winning formula." said Marin Burela, Ford Australia President and CEO ..... more

Porsche's new Carrera GTS
16th September, 2010
The Carrera GTS stands out from other 911 Carrera models with the 44 mm wider Carrera 4 body of the AWD models including a wider track, but in this case retaining the traditional rear-wheel drive layout ..... more

The blue bombshell is back
17th September, 2010
The launch of the new Gordini Edition in Australia will supplement the Renault Sport range and strengthen Renault’s offering in the compact sports segment which will appeal to lovers of spirited driving and performance who also desire a very distinctive design ..... more

New Citroen C4 for Paris Motor Show
19th September, 2010
The new Citroen C4 will make its public debut at the 2010 Paris Motor Show (2nd-17th October 2010) setting a new standard for energy saving technology, features and equipment ..... more

BMW's new coupe
19th September, 2010
Sports driving pleasure and exclusivity in a premium-class 2+2 seater are redefined in the BMW Concept 6 Series Coupé. This concept study, to be unveiled for the first time next month at the 2010 Paris Motor Show ..... more

Porsche at Goodwood Revival
19th September, 2010
The 718 W-RS Spyder, from the Porsche Museum was worked on during the event by two mechanics in a lovingly remade, classic workshop. Two workbenches will also give visitors the opportunity to see work in progress on engines from the 356 and 912 ..... more

Nissan at Goodwood Revival
19th September, 2010
Also compared to its original was Nissan’s flagship super car – the GT-R – which featured alongside a 1970s racing model – the 1971 Nissan Skyline 2000 GT-R (KPGC10). Believed to be the only example of its kind in Europe, it was used as a race car and track day car in Japan until 1985 ..... more

Jaguar at Goodwood Revival
19th September, 2010
A group of 75 individually-numbered, iconic Jaguars from across the years made a two-day journey from Coventry to Goodwood. This exclusive celebration drive, commenced in Coventry on Friday 17th September, took in the site of the original Jaguar model launch in 1935 – and finished at the UK’s largest heritage motor festival, the Goodwood Revival on Saturday 18th ..... more

Saab's Electric Vehicle
19th September, 2010
Making its world premiere at the Paris Motor Show next month, the Saab 9-3 ePower is the prototype for a test fleet of 70 vehicles which will participate in extensive field trials in Sweden early next year. This all-electric family estate represents an important step forward for Saab’s pursuit of delivering cleaner and sustainable mobility solutions ..... more

Ford Focus ST for 2012
19th September, 2010
Ford is delivering on its promise to introduce a global performance version of the new Focus with a world premiere for the exciting flagship of the range, the 'muscular' Focus ST. The dramatic new ST will launch in early 2012 ..... more

Citroen Lacoste concept car
20th September, 2010
Pure, simple and laid-back, while remaining sophisticated, the Citroen Lacoste concept car takes another step forward towards the car of the future, a vehicle aimed at putting an end to the “always more” mantra that often controls the automotive industry ..... more

Ford prepares for new Ranger
20th September, 2010
Ford is preparing to take the wraps off a comprehensively redesigned compact utility developed in Australia for sale in 180 markets around the world ..... more

Yet another version of Maserati GranTurismo
20th September, 2010
The GranTurismo MC Stradale responds to thoughts for a GranTurismo which can balance on-road driving needs with race-driving desires, incorporating the handling and aerodynamic lessons from Maserati’s three racing programmes ..... more

HSV launch the E3 range
21st September, 2010
High performance car brand Holden Special Vehicles has launched its new E Series 3, featuring a host of Australian production car firsts, and interior upgrades to the HSV range ..... more

356 Porsche 911 Speedsters
21st September, 2010
This special open-top 911 will be available in only one specification, limited to a production run of just 356 units and be shown for the first time at the Paris Motor Show early next month ..... more

Peugeot EX1 concept car
22nd September, 2010
Peugeot’s latest concept car is a visually striking two-seater roadster with futuristic styling and an original architecture, designed to offer intense driving sensations as a celebration of the marque’s 200th anniversary ..... more

Aston Martin One-77
22nd September, 2010
Aston Martin’s ultimate expression of design, engineering and craftsmanship; the One-77 is being readied for production. The 7.3 litre V12 engine, as part of the development process, has been certified at 750 bhp and 750 Nm of torque, positioning it as the most powerful naturally aspirated road car engine in the world today ..... more

Volkswagen's new Amarok single cab
22nd September, 2010
The Amarok single cab with a short cab and a long load bed represents the classic "workhorse" for Volkswagen. This category of truck has been dominated by Japanese brands for many decades ..... more

Jaguar announces new entry point for XF Diesel
22nd September, 2010
Jaguar Australia has announced an exciting new entry point for their highly desirable XF Diesel, with the arrival of the XF 3.0D at a manufacturer's list price of $99,900 plus on-road costs ..... more

Subaru's new engine
23rd September, 2010
Fuji Heavy Industries, the maker of Subaru cars, has launched its third-generation Boxer engine – its first all new petrol engine since 1989 ..... more

Volkswagen Amarok due for Q1 2011 release
23rd September, 2010
With the Amarok, Volkswagen is readying for the local arrival of a new utility which is planned to 'hit' the Australian market in the first quarter of 2011 ..... more

Success for Goodwood Revival
23rd September, 2010
Over 134,000 motor sport enthusiasts and retro-fashion enthusiasts flocked to last weekend’s Goodwood Revival (17th-19th September) in England to join in the fun and celebrations at the world’s largest historic motor race meeting ..... more

Lotus Elite
23rd September, 2010
Its compact body is elegant, in keeping with Lotus’ core values, it’s a car of substance incorporating some of the very latest technological innovations Lotus has to offer ..... more

Kia at Paris Motor Show
23rd September, 2010
Kia’s 2010 Paris Motor Show stand will major on striking design and new technologies. Taking centre stage and making its world premiere will be the eye-catching, compact and unique electric POP concept ..... more

Range Rover Evoque
23rd September, 2010
In keeping with the ethos of Range Rover, the Evoque delivers premium levels of craftsmanship, luxury, performance and renowned Land Rover all-terrain capability into a 'shrink-wrapped' more compact package ..... more

Mitsubishi add Outlander 2WD to range
24th September, 2010
The new variant, dubbed the Outlander LS 2WD, is the star attraction of the popular vehicle’s 2011 model year update, which introduces a number of improvements across the range ..... more

R treatment for Volvo S60 and V60
29th September, 2010
The all-new Volvo S60 and V60 R-Design - designed with a sporty-car feel and featuring a specially developed chassis to ensure the driving experience matches the imposing appearance of both models ..... more

Ford Focus RS arrives locally
29th September, 2010
Powered by a turbocharged Duratec RS 2.5 litre engine delivering 224 kW of power and peak torque of 440 Nm from just 2,300 rpm, the RS is equipped with an arsenal of high-tech, high-performance components to match its exclusivity ..... more

Mitsubishi Lancer line-up revised
29th September, 2010
Mitsubishi has introduced upgrades across their popular Lancer small hatch and sedan range as part of the 2011 model year update. The highlight of the update is the addition of a new SX model, which sits between the entry-level ES model, and the popular VR variant ..... more

Ferrari SA Aperta
29th September, 2010
The Ferrari SA APERTA will be displayed at the Paris Motor Show (2nd-17th October 2010) following its debut at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in August in Pebble Beach, California, USA ..... more

Saab to take BMW engines
30th September, 2010
Overnight, Saab Automobile and BMW announced an agreement for the supply of engines to be used in the next-generation Saab vehicles. Under the purchase, supply and development agreement, BMW will supply Saab with 4-cylinder 1.6 litre turbocharged petrol engines from 2012 ..... more

Jaguar's new super car, the C-X75 concept
30th September, 2010
Jaguar has revealed a stunning range-extended electric super car concept car. The C-X75 has been designed to celebrate 75 years of the marque and provide a glimpse into the future of Jaguar and its commitment to producing beautiful, fast cars powered by sustainable means ..... more

Volkswagen to release Golf GTI Adidas
30th September, 2010
The new Golf GTI Adidas can be recognised by a special alloy wheel design. In this case, it is the 18-inch “Serron” wheel, named after a Finnish race course ..... more

Thirty years of airbags
30th September, 2010
Mercedes-Benz is celebrating 30 years of airbags. The first series-production car equipped with an airbag left the Mercedes-Benz assembly line in Sindelfingen: an S-Class Saloon. This brought to an end more than 13 years of development time for the first driver airbag at Mercedes-Benz, and a new era in vehicle safety began ..... more

Five doors for Range Rover Evoque
30th September, 2010
Phil Popham, Land Rover's Managing Director, confirmed today at the Paris Motor Show that the company will have a 5-door version of the new Range Rover Evoque ..... more

Lamborghini Sesto Elemento Concept
30th September, 2010
The Lamborghini Sesto Elemento concept car has an overall curb weight of just 999 kilogrammes (2,202 lb) – including V10 power unit and permanent all-wheel drive. This makes the Sesto Elemento a unique demonstration of the technological expertise of Automobili Lamborghini ..... more

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