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Toyota was once again the top-selling brand in Australia
with 181,624 units sold across the country during 2011.
Hilux is the top selling Toyota model, followed by Corolla.

NEWS INDEX:   January 2012

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One million new vehicles sold in 2011
5th January, 2012
Australia's new vehicle market has, once again, performed very well with 1,008,437 new vehicles sold across the nation in 2011. This is the fourth time Australians have acquired over one million vehicles in a single calendar year ..... more

Enzo Ferrari Museum for Modena
8th January, 2012
A museum built around the birth place of Enzo Ferrari and his first workshop will open in the Italian city of Modena, on 10th March 2012 ..... more

Continued success for Mercedes-Benz Museum
8th January, 2012
The special exhibition 'Timeless – 60 years of the Mercedes-Benz SL' will begin on 24th January 2012 and run until 2nd September 2012 (closed Mondays). The museum is located in Stuttgart, Germany ..... more

Hyundai Hexa Space Concept
10th January, 2012
The vehicle features eight slim, hexagonally shaped seats that fit together like puzzle pieces, maximising internal space while minimising vehicle width ..... more

Audi Q3 Vail
10th January, 2012
One attractive extra is that, in addition to LED lighting, the flashlights incorporate an infra-red heating element that can be used for warming your hands or a pair of ski boots ..... more

Opel Mokka for 2013
11th January, 2012
“The Opel Mokka takes its strengths from traditional, larger SUVs and fits them into a modern compact format,” says Opel CEO Karl-Friedrich Stracke ..... more

Honda presents Acura NSX Concept
12th January, 2012
Badged as an Acura in the US, the new NSX, which is expected to go on sale in the next three years, will be developed by Honda R&D Americas and manufactured in Ohio but is developed for true sports driving enthusiasts throughout the world ..... more

Lexus LX 570 update on the way
13th January, 2012
Sporting a bold new front end and new on-board technology, Lexus has refreshed its LX 570 by adopting Lexus' signature spindle grille, new 20-inch alloy wheel design, exterior styling and onboard technology ..... more

Fiat Scudo recall
15th January, 2012
Some fifty Fiat Scudo vehicles were subject to a recent recall due to the potential of damage to the power steering electric pump wiring ..... more

Porsche's 911 Carrera Cabriolet with innovative roof concept
15th January, 2012
Local customers can expect the 911 Cabriolet in Australian showrooms in early April 2012 – approximately one month after the Coupe arrives. The 911 Carrera Cabriolet will be priced from $255,100* with the Carrera S from $288,300* ..... more

Jeep Compass released
17th January, 2012
The new Compass boasts a host of interior refinements, with soft touch points and high quality materials along with improved ride and handling characteristics courtesy of upgraded steering and suspension systems ..... more

Volvo S60 Polestar
17th January, 2012
The Volvo S60 Polestar is based on Volvo’s S60 T6 R-Design and is the result of collaboration between Volvo Car Australia and its performance partners, Polestar and Heico Sportiv ..... more

Maserati GranCabrio Sport arrives
18th January, 2012
With more power, a faster gearshift and an aggressive look, the GranCabrio Sport has given Maserati a harder-edged convertible to sit alongside the GranTurismo S and the Quattroporte Sport GT S as the performance flagships of their respective ranges ..... more

Mini Roadster prices announced
18th January, 2012
Mini Australia has announced pricing for the Mini Roadster starting from $45,500* for the Cooper S model and $55,100* for the range-topping John Cooper Works variant ..... more

Audi R8 Spyder gains V8 variant
19th January, 2012
Available only by special order, the first Australian vehicles will arrive in mid-2012, with a price* of $300,400* (6-speed manual) and $316,400* (R tronic) ..... more

Peugeot 207 CC updated
19th January, 2012
The MY12 Peugeot 207 CC will now come with Bluetooth phone and a USB port, leather seat trim and 16-inch alloy wheels as standard equipment for no extra cost ..... more

Mercedes-Benz announce pricing for additional SLK models
24th January, 2012
Following last year's introduction of the SLK 200 and SLK 350, Mercedes-Benz has announced pricing for additional models in the SLK Roadster range with the addition of the SLK 250 and the SLK 55 AMG ..... more

Mazda CX-5 diesel fuel consumption revealed
25th January, 2012
Mazda have announced that their new CX-5 powered by the 2.2 litre SKYACTIV-D diesel engine will deliver fuel economy of 5.7 litres per 100 km on the combined cycle ..... more

Volkswagen Up coming to Australia
30th January, 2012
The tiny Volkswagen Up has been confirmed for an Australian release later in the year ..... more

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