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An all-new Range Rover Vogue for 2013
2nd September, 2012
In addition to the strong and rigid lightweight body, an all-new aluminium front and rear chassis architecture has been developed with completely re-engineered four-corner air suspension. While the luxurious ride has been retained, the vehicle's handling and agility have been significantly improved ..... more

New top of line for BMW 1-Series
3rd September, 2012
BMW Australia has confirmed the pricing and specification for the latest addition to the BMW M Performance Automobile range, the M135i 5-door hatch ..... more

Hyundai introduces "Capped Price" servicing
3rd September, 2012
Hyundai customers will pay a maximum of $189 per annual service on i20 and Accent petrol models, while the popular i30 and Elantra ranges will be a maximum of $219 per annual service for petrol models over the first 3 years of ownership at participating dealers ..... more

Updated Suzuki Grand Vitara gains a 2WD version
3rd September, 2012
Suzuki has added an exciting new chapter to the Grand Vitara story with the launch of the first ever two-wheel drive version of the car that started the compact SUV revolution ..... more

Jaguar F-TYPE getting close
4th September, 2012
The F-TYPE, Jaguar's all-new aluminium two-seater sports car, will make its global public debut in production form at the Paris Motor Show on 29th September ..... more

Volkswagen Golf seventh generation debuts
5th September, 2012
Production of the new Volkswagen Golf will commence in October. A European release is anticipated in late November and early December. An Australian release of this new model is expected during the second quarter of 2013 ..... more

Updated Mazda MX-5 coming soon
6th September, 2012
In addition to exterior and interior updates, the new look Mazda MX-5 also features enhanced driving attributes in an endeavour to make it more appealing ..... more

Volvo XC60 updated for MY13
6th September, 2012
A new diesel engine and range of updated features mark the arrival of the MY13 Volvo XC60 range ..... more

Holden Commodore Z-Series
6th September, 2012
The “Z-Series” range is available on comfort and sports models across all VE body styles and is packed full of features, value and excitement ..... more

Mitsubishi ASX updated
7th September, 2012
Mitsubishi Motors’ popular city-sized SUV, the ASX, has a fresh new look and improved CVT engine for 2013. Sporting a reshaped front with softer lines, re-designed grille and an updated rear bumper, the refreshed ASX is now on sale ..... more

Kia introduces "Capped Price" servicing
7th September, 2012
The new Kia Connect programme is the only one in Australia which offers the capped-price service across a five-year, unlimited kilometre warranty with annual service intervals ..... more

Subaru Liberty has an X
7th September, 2012
The additional 50 mm of ground clearance gives Liberty X sedan a total ground clearance of 200 mm ..... more

Renault Megane RS 265 released
9th September, 2012
Inspired by a tender to the Gendarmerie Nationale (the French Police) for their rapid intervention vehicles, the Mégane RS 265 delivers 15 extra horsepower and 20 Nm additional torque over the Mégane RS 250 ..... more

Toyota's new Corolla released in Japan
9th September, 2012
Toyota's focus on European buying preferences - which are broadly similar to Australian tastes - has delivered edgier styling and a lower centre of gravity to further improve its dynamic performance ..... more

Citroen DS3 cabrio for 2013
9th September, 2012
Among the Citroen DS3’s personalisation options, three soft-top roof styles will be available - black, Infinite blue and a DS Monogrammed design. An innovative 3D rear light signature and original tailgate opening action add to the refinements ..... more

Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupé Aviator Collection
9th September, 2012
Inspired by Charles Stewart Rolls and the legend of the Schneider Trophy-winning Supermarine S6B seaplane (powered by a Rolls-Royce R Type engine), Rolls-Royce Motor Cars presents the Phantom Coupé Aviator Collection ..... more

Infiniti cars now in Australia
10th September, 2012
The first two models from its stable of exciting cars – the Infiniti FX performance cross-over and the Infiniti M sedan – are now available for Australian buyers to inspect, test drive and purchase ..... more

Audi RS 5 Coupé arrives
12th September, 2012
The Audi RS 5 Coupé is an elite 'athlete'. Its 4.2 FSI engine, a high-revving, normally aspirated V8, produces 331 kW, with peak torque of 430 Nm ..... more

Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland now available with 3.6-litre V6
13th September, 2012
Priced at  just $65,000*, the Grand Cherokee Overland 3.6-litre offers all the craftsmanship, luxury and technology found on the other Overland prestige models, with real wood and leather interior appointments, standard dual pane panoramic sun roof and power liftgate, and a large 16.5 cm touchscreen with GPS navigation ..... more

Opel introduces "Capped Price" servicing
13th September, 2012
With Opel now on sale in Australia, the German-based General Motors owned brand is joining the increasing number of automotive brands offering "capped price" servicing to their customers ..... more

Nissan Almera released
13th September, 2012
The Nissan Almera combines a distinctive exterior design, well-appointed interior and room for five adults – including enough rear legroom and boot space to embarrass some mid-size sedans ..... more

Porsche Cayenne S Diesel on the way
14th September, 2012
The new diesel completes the 0-100 km/h sprint in 5.7 seconds on its way to a 252 km/h top speed. Fuel consumption can be as low as 8.3 litres per 100 km ..... more

Maserati Quattroporte Sport GT S MC Sportline
17th September, 2012
With the Quattroporte close to the end of its model life, Maserati has lifted the power out of its range-topping Quattroporte Sport GTS sedan to 331 kW (450 bhp) with the MC Sportline version ..... more

Out the door: 20,000 Isuzu D-Max in Australia
18th September, 2012
“We have made steady progress over the past few years and now, with the introduction of our all-new model we have set our sights higher and will be aiming to sell 10,000 units per annum in the very near future.” ..... more

Paceman is a new Mini for 2013
18th September, 2012
The new model's dynamically stretched coupé lines and hallmark Mini go-kart feeling team up with the ambience of its variable-usage interior to make the Mini Paceman something a little different for the urban environment ..... more

Ford Focus ST here next month
20th September, 2012
Equipped with a 184 kW 2.0-litre turbocharged EcoBoost engine, the new Focus ST provides uncompromising performance complemented by enhanced dynamics and a comprehensive range of driver assistance features ..... more

Mercedes-Benz release new SL locally
20th September, 2012
Its highly rigid all-aluminium bodyshell provides the basis for agile, sporty handling that has been taken to an entirely new level, coupled with exemplary roll characteristics and ride comfort. Even better driving dynamics come courtesy of the new BlueDIRECT engines ..... more

Lexus adding hybrid F Sport to new LS range
21st September, 2012
LS 600h will become Lexus' first all-wheel drive F Sport sedan - ensuring all 327 kilowatts are transferred to the road, aiding a 0-100 km/h sprint time of 6.3 seconds ..... more

Lamborghini prepares for 50th Anniversary
21st September, 2012
The Lamborghini 50th Anniversary Grand Tour, expected to be the biggest Lamborghini rally in history, will run the length of Italy, and will be attended by Lamborghini owners and dealers from all over the world ..... more

Peugeot 208 here in late October
21st September, 2012
"With its unique exterior and interior style and strong value for money proposition the new 208 will appeal to a much broader range of buyers." ..... more

Skoda Rapid here in 2013
21st September, 2012
Skoda is resolutely pursuing its model offensive, presenting its new compact saloon, the Skoda Rapid, across Europe shortly and next year in Australia ..... more

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