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Sporty packs for Mercedes-Benz C-Class
1st November, 2012
Mercedes-Benz is sharpening the profile of the C-Class: with the new coupé "Sport" models, developed together with AMG, and the new "AMG Sports Package PLUS", there has never been a wider choice of sporty versions ..... more

Moose attacks police car
1st November, 2012
Straight from the believe it or not files comes the story of a moose on the loose in Canada. A police car becomes a victim and an officer is slightly injured ..... more

New Subaru Forester for 2013
1st November, 2012
Since its launch in 1997 the Forester has become Subaru’s all-time best-seller in Australia ..... more

Out the door: One million hybrid Hondas
1st November, 2012
Honda has sold more than one million hybrid vehicles across the globe since 1999 ..... more

Maserati GranTurismo MC Stradale returns
1st November, 2012
Powered by a new variant of the Maserati 4.7 litre V8 engine that pumps out 338 kW and 520 Nm of torque. Whilst it cannot outperform many sporty cars, the GranTurismo MC Stradale does the dash to 100 km/h in 4.5 seconds ..... more

Hyundai Veloster SR Turbo
5th November, 2012
The Veloster SR Turbo adds some spice to the affordable sports car market. Powered by an all-new 1.6-litre four-cylinder twin-scroll Turbo engine, the Veloster SR Turbo delivers 46% more peak power (150 kW) and 60% more maximum torque (265 Nm) than the 1.6-litre engine found in the Veloster and Veloster+ models ..... more

Volvo XC70 updated for MY13
5th November, 2012
The Volvo XC70 range will see the T6 petrol engine join the 'cast', along with a number of additional updates and safety features to further reinforce the Volvo XC70’s unique offering ..... more

Jaguar prices for MY13 models
6th November, 2012
There's a new entry price point for Jaguar ownership and an expanded powertrain range in XF and XJ. Look for the new 2.0 Litre I4 and 3.0 Litre V6 Supercharged Petrol engines in the XF and the latter in the XJ ..... more

Update on the Hulme F1
6th November, 2012
The makers have redesigned the car, adding new front and rear wings, an up to date aero package and using titanium in the suspension to reduce the unsprung weight ..... more

Ford Ranger recall
8th November, 2012
More than 4,200 current Ford Ranger double cab utilities (PX series) are being recalled in Australia due to a potentially faulty latch fitted to the back seat ..... more

Mazda BT-50 recall
8th November, 2012
Approximately 3,500 Mazda BT-50 dual cab utilities are being recalled in Australia due to a faulty latch fitted to the back seat ..... more

Maserati's new Quattroporte for 2013
8th November, 2012
The all-new Maserati Quattroporte is scheduled to be displayed at the Detroit Motor Show (NAIAS) in USA in January 2013 before arriving in Australia and New Zealand in the third quarter of 2013 ..... more

BMW's new M6 arrives locally
9th November, 2012
“The ballistic acceleration and enthralling dynamics of the M6 are straight out of the M textbook yet the technology at work in these cars is truly ground-breaking,” ..... more

Hyundai's new Santa Fe released
11th November, 2012
The new Hyundai Santa Fe demonstrates the company’s cutting-edge capability to combine bold design, state-of-the–art safety technology, impressive fuel economy and confident performance with feature packed specification ..... more

Toyota's new Corolla hatch released
13th November, 2012
While improving Corolla's standard equipment at every level, Toyota has reduced prices on three grades - Ascent, Ascent Sport and Levin SX - while holding prices on the luxury Levin ZR. The price for the new Corolla Ascent hatch is just $19,990* ..... more

Nissan's new Patrol here in Feb 2013
18th November, 2012
There's a new platform, a radical design direction, significantly enhanced interior comfort and luxury, a powerful new V8 petrol-fuelled engine with exceptional driveability, a new 7-speed automatic transmission, as well as a new ALL-MODE 4x4 system ..... more

BMW 3-Series wagon set for February release
19th November, 2012
Nearly all dimensions have grown in the new 3 Series Touring, compared to its predecessor. It offers more cabin space and a larger cargo area whilst rear passengers will appreciate the additional rear legroom and improved access ..... more

Subaru's new Forester released in Japan
19th November, 2012
Two front 'bumper' designs will be available for the new Subaru Forester (depending on the model variant) ..... more

Audi A3 Sportback debuts in Europe
20th November, 2012
The compact five-door model with the spacious luggage compartment is exceptionally light, thanks to ultra lightweight technology. The engines are powerful and highly efficient. The infotainment with the intuitive connect technology ..... more

New engine for 2013 Mazda CX-5
21st November, 2012
The 2.5 litre petrol engine will replace the SKYACTIV-G 2.0 litre petrol engine on All-Wheel Drive (AWD) Maxx, Maxx Sport and GT models ..... more

Jaguar XFR-S about to be revealed
21st November, 2012
The new XFR-S model is the fastest and most powerful saloon Jaguar has ever produced ..... more

Off the line: 1 million Fiat 500s
21st November, 2012
And a 1971 Fiat 500 L once owned by popular British Prime Minister, David Cameron, has sold for more than twice its guide price at a recent sale hosted by Silverstone Auctions ..... more

Coming soon: Hyundai i30 wagon
21st November, 2012
Following the successful introduction of the new generation i30 hatch earlier this year, Hyundai will launch the i30 Tourer in early 2013. It will be priced from $22,990* ..... more

Volkswagen Passat Alltrack released
23rd November, 2012
Volkswagen is extending the Australian Passat model series with another variant: the Alltrack. This new version is offered as a Wagon, and closes the gap between the conventional Passat wagon and SUVs such as the Mitsubishi Outlander ..... more

Ford Restoration Parts
27th November, 2012
Ford will supply Rare Spares with access to original Ford tooling to manufacture and sell officially licensed restoration parts in Australia, stretching from the company’s first Ford Falcon, the 1960 XK, through to the 1984 XF series ..... more

Nissan Navara 25th Anniversary Limited Edition
27th November, 2012
A limited edition of only 600 units are available, featuring Nissan Genuine alloy bull bar, driving lights, towbar with wiring kit, smoked bonnet protector, tub liner, soft tonneau cover, carpet floor mats, free metallic paint ..... more

Holden Cruze wagon here mid-December
27th November, 2012
The stylish and versatile Cruze Sportwagon will arrive at Holden dealers in the coming weeks, priced from $25,790* ..... more

Kia's new Cerato revealed
29th November, 2012
It features an all-new body shell, upgraded equipment, a host of additional convenience and safety features, a more spacious cabin with enhanced quality, improved refinement and an upgraded powertrain line-up that delivers class-leading performance and fuel economy ..... more

Infiniti G37 release imminent
29th November, 2012
Infiniti has announced prices and equipment for its G37 Coupe and G37 Convertible models which are due for local release in the coming weeks priced from $75,900* ..... more

Renault expands Koleos line-up
30th November, 2012
The Koleos Privilege Diesel takes the place at the top of the Koleos range and comes standard with a 6-speed automatic gearbox and 4x4 drivetrain. It is powered by a Renault-designed 2.0-litre dCi turbo-diesel, four-cylinder engine, boasting an impressive fuel-consumption of just 7.6-litres per 100 km, on the combined cycle ..... more

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