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NEWS INDEX:   October 2012

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Honda CR-V here in November
7th October, 2012
For the first time in Australia, the CR-V will be available with a choice of both two and four-wheel drive. The two-wheel drive will be available in two variants and the four-wheel drive will be available in three variants ..... more

Hyundai ix35 updated
7th October, 2012
Hyundai has introduced an updated ix35 line-up spearheaded by the introduction of the ix35 Elite 2WD petrol automatic model to complement the ix35 Active 2WD entry model ..... more

Mini introducing base model coupe and roadster
9th October, 2012
Priced from $34,900* for the Coupe and $37,500* for the Roadster, the new Cooper engine variants reduce the entry price-point to the range by more than $8,000 ..... more

Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 arrives
10th October, 2012
Designed and built using the proven SRT formula that raises performance to competition levels, the new 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 runs from 0-100 km/h in 5.0 seconds ..... more

HSV GTS 25th Anniversary Edition
10th October, 2012
Building on an already impressive list of standard features, including a 325 kW, 6.2 litre V8 engine, the HSV 25th Anniversary GTS features a number of styling, performance and technology upgrades ..... more

Double Cab added to Toyota Land Cruiser 70 Series range
11th October, 2012
Australia is the first market in the world to get the new LC79 double cab, which builds on the vehicle's tough, practical design. Now on sale, priced from $63,990* ..... more

Opel Astra OPC confirmed for Australia
12th October, 2012
The Opel Performance Centre, responsible for the sporty accents in the Opel model line-up since 1999, is a decisive element in the brandís profile. It embodies a high level of emotion and passion for striking design, top-class technology and extraordinary driving dynamics ..... more

Audi A4 Allroad arrives
16th October, 2012
Viewed from the side, the vehicle dazzles with flared wheel arches, angular sills with stainless-steel insert strips, and large wheels Ė 17-inch wheels in 7-arm design are standard ..... more

Nissan Pulsar here in February 2013
16th October, 2012
Longer, wider, lower than the outgoing Tiida, the all-new Pulsar is expected to challenge the Australian Small Car segment and become a cornerstone of Nissanís Australian product line-up ..... more

Mitsubishi Outlander next-gen arriving in November
18th October, 2012
Mitsubishiís next-generation Outlander is a harmonious balance of advanced safety systems, low environmental impact, high performance and comfortable driving. With a new model line-up, including the introduction of a diesel automatic model the new Mitsubishi Outlander offers outstanding versatility and value ..... more

Holden Colorado 7 here in December
18th October, 2012
Developed in tandem with the Colorado utility, the Colorado 7 boasts the same torquey diesel performance and impressive off-road capability as the ute with a generous cargo space, full-size seven-seat interior, 'muscular' 4X4 styling and a chassis configuration designed specifically for the SUV ..... more

Jaguar F-TYPE: more details
21st October, 2012
Three models will be available - F-TYPE, F-TYPE S and the F-TYPE V8 S. They are powered respectively by Jaguar's new 3.0-litre V6 supercharged petrol engine in 340PS and 380PS outputs and its 5.0-litre V8 supercharged petrol producing 495PS ..... more

Honda CR-V prices announced
21st October, 2012
The model that defined the compact-SUV segment has been comprehensively redesigned and will be on-sale in Australia in mid-November. The new Honda CR-V will be priced from $27,490* for the 2WD manual VTi, whilst the 4WD versions begin from $32,790* for the 4WD automatic VTi ..... more

Hyundai update iLoad and iMax diesel models
22nd October, 2012
Whether its moving people or pallets, these frugal new powertrain combinations further enhance Hyundaiís versatile, practical and stylish iLoad and iMax model line-ups ..... more

Lexus lifts the lid on another F Sport model
22nd October, 2012
F Sport has definitely resonated with Australian Lexus customers, with almost 50 per cent of IS 350 sales and one-third of CT 200h sales being F Sport models ..... more

Audi S6 Sedan and S7 Sportback now in Australia
23rd October, 2012
The all-new S6 sedan continues the legacy of its mighty V10-powered forebearer. However it is now powered by a brand new 4.0 TFSI biturbo V8 engine. The new sedan is the fastest S6 ever made by Audi, reaching 100 km/h from standstill in just 4.6 seconds ..... more

Volkswagen Up released locally
25th October, 2012
The Up is an all-new 3-cylinder city car from Volkswagen. It is available in 3-door and 5-door body styles and priced from $13,990* ..... more

There's a new Mazda 6 coming
26th October, 2012
Mazda tries to provide stylish, insightful and spirited cars and the all-new Mazda 6 carries on this tradition while also offering an improved environmental performance ..... more

Kia Sorento updated
29th October, 2012
Kiaís successful and recently improved Sorento SUV is now available in Australia. The wide-ranging changes include a re-engineered body shell, improved ride, handling and refinement, additional convenience and safety features ..... more

Nissan unveil their V8 Supercar
31st October, 2012
The Altima V8 Supercar model joins the V8 Supercars Championship from next season with the four-car, factory Nissan Motorsport team ..... more


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