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Nissan Pulsar returns
1st February, 2013
Nissan is re-introducing a favoured name from the past into the nation’s Small Car market segment with its 2013 Pulsar range. The local release of these exciting and innovative cars begins with the sedan models, with hatchbacks scheduled for release by mid-year ..... more

EarthCruiser goes to America
1st February, 2013
With its specially designed soft ride/hard road suspension kit and super-single 36-inch Michelin XZL tyres, the Earthcruiser is capable of negotiating long distance desert crossings, snow covered mountain trails and endless kilometres of corrugated and rough outback roads in comfort ..... more

Toyota 86 convertible concept
1st February, 2013
The FT-86 Open concept is a sneak preview of a possible future variant of the 86 that was launched in Australia last year. The concept has been developed to gauge customer reaction for an open-top version of the 86 ..... more

Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 Roadster released
3rd February, 2013
Automobili Lamborghini has released the new Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 Roadster: and they claim it is the most exciting series production Lamborghini ever built and the new benchmark in the world of open-top luxury super sports cars ..... more

Aston Martin Rapide S revealed
3rd February, 2013
The iconic British car maker’s new luxury GT has been sympathetically redesigned and painstakingly re-engineered to reassert its position as the world’s most beautiful, and beautifully balanced, four-seat sports car ..... more

Hyundai replacing i45 with i40
3rd February, 2013
Recent specification upgrades have enriched the value equation for the i40 range and it now offers a plethora of standard features across the model line-up ..... more

Honda Civic hatch updated for MY13
3rd February, 2013
“We’ve added some important new features and a new variant, making the Civic Hatch one of the best small hatches on the road. Its European heritage, sporty styling and sharp pricing means you must get into a Honda dealership today and test drive it for yourself,” Mr. Collins said ..... more

Isuzu UTE ‘Team D-MAX’ Precision Driving Team
4th February, 2013
In a surprise move, Australia’s most famous stunt driving team is set to re-emerge in 2013 with a new naming-rights and vehicle sponsor - Isuzu UTE Australia ..... more

Datsun brand to return
4th February, 2013
Datsun vehicle sales will commence in India, Indonesia and Russia in 2014 ..... more

Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 Roadster cleared for take-off
4th February, 2013
Automobili Lamborghini played out a media stunt at the Miami Airport when five new Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 Roadsters sped down the south runway of the busy airport ..... more

Suzuki's new cross-over
7th February, 2013
With its clear cross-over styling, its roomy interior and one of the largest luggage areas in the cross-over segment, the new model will offer outstanding versatility ..... more

BMW 3-Series Gran Turismo on the horizon
7th February, 2013
BMW's new 3 Series Gran Turismo provides a new concept adding to the variety of choices available in the 3 Series line-up. The third body variant in the current model line-up combines the Sedan’s sporting 'genes' with the versatility of the Touring ..... more

Kia Cerato 5-door debuts
8th February, 2013
Lower, longer and wider, the all-new Forte/Cerato 5-door combines European style with the practicality of a hatchback ..... more

Bentley update the Mulsanne
8th February, 2013
A new Comfort Specification, including comfort head restraints, footrests and duck down filled loose cushions has also been introduced to reaffirm Mulsanne’s reputation as a truly bespoke grand tourer ..... more

Mercedes Benz CLA Edition 1
10th February, 2013
In Europe, Mercedes-Benz will offer the CLA "Edition 1" for just twelve months, thus ensuring an element of exclusivity ..... more

LOOKING BACK - 1963 Chrysler Turbine
10th February, 2013
A total of 50 Ghia-bodied gas-turbine cars were manufactured in 1963 and 1964. Most of the vehicles were loaned to members of the general public for a three-month trial period ..... more

Mitsubishi EV Network Expands
10th February, 2013
Mitsubishi Motors Australia Limited (MMAL) has increased the number of dealers that are selling the i-MiEV 100% electric vehicle on the Australian market ahead of the local release of the Outlander Plug-In EV ..... more

Holden's VF Calais V Show Car
10th February, 2013
Calais V-Series luxury sports concept reveals fresh exterior design treatments and a sculpted, 'muscular' form that boosts aerodynamic efficiency. While a new, detailed and luxurious approach to the interior design has resulted in a tailored, refined and harmonious blend of quality materials, integrated themes and thoughtful ergonomics ..... more

Holden Commodore VF revealed
10th February, 2013
Safety features include Reverse Traffic Alert, which warns of vehicles passing when reversing out of spaces, Blind Spot Alert, Forward Collision Alert, Lane Departure Warning and a Head-Up Display, which projects vital safety information such as the car’s speed directly onto the windscreen ..... more

The flashiest Range Rover ever is here now
12th February, 2013
The world's first SUV with a lightweight all-aluminium body, the new Range Rover takes the capabilities of the marque's flagship to a new level, with even greater luxury and refinement, enhanced performance and handling on all terrains, and significant advances in sustainability ..... more

Honda's first local Civic diesel
12th February, 2013
The 1.6-litre i-DTEC turbo diesel engine is the first diesel in Honda Australia’s range, launching in April this year ..... more

Alfa Romeo 4C debuts next month
13th February, 2013
This two seat mid-engined rear-wheel drive coupé represents the essence of a sports car at the heart of Alfa Romeo’s 'DNA': performance, Italian style and technical excellence ..... more

Mercedes-Benz A 45 AMG coming later this year
14th February, 2013
With a maximum output of 265 kW and up to 450 Newton metres of torque, the AMG 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo engine is the most powerful series production four-cylinder engine in the world ..... more

Holden's VF Commodore SS-V Show Car
15th February, 2013
The SS V has a new aerodynamic exterior design, which has been finished in eye-catching custom Fantale orange metallic paint specially prepared by Holden for the show car ..... more

Audi's new S3 arrives this year
15th February, 2013
With 221 kW of power, 380 Nm of torque, 0-100 km/h in 5.0 seconds, the new Audi S3 Sportback offers suitable performance for sporty-type drivers ..... more

What is OPC in Opel terms?
15th February, 2013
Since launch Opel vehicles have broken a string of records on the Nürburgring’s Nordschleife 20.8 km track. The Astra OPC did it first in 8:35:94 in 2005 ..... more

Volkswagen Beetle released
17th February, 2013
In its new generation, the Volkswagen Beetle, comes with a 'downsized' 1.4 litre engine and innovative features together with its heritage look to provide a modern re-make – VW claim its an icon, re-imagined! The new model comes in one trim level and is priced from $29,990* ..... more

Kia Sorento's improved towing solution
17th February, 2013
This heavy duty kit will allow for an increased maximum down ball weight of 150kg whilst the maximum braked towing capacity will remain the same at 2,000 kg for automatic and 2,500 kg for manual vehicles ..... more

Renault set-up an "Alpine Advisory Board"
17th February, 2013
Following last November’s announcement of the founding of Société des Automobiles Alpine Caterham, and Renault's intention of reintroducing the Alpine brand, a decision has been taken to set up an advisory panel made up of interesting people with an "Alpine" background ..... more

Holden VF makes its U.S. debut as Chevrolet SS
17th February, 2013
As Chevrolet’s first V8, rear-wheel-drive performance sedan since 1996, the new VF Commodore based Chevrolet SS sedan is designed to deliver performance on the street and on the track ..... more

Alfa Romeo's Gloria concept
17th February, 2013
It would be propelled by a state-of-the-art V6 or V8 biturbo engine on the road. The bonnet powerfully evokes the Alfa Romeo shield through the lines of the car, which highlight the three-dimensional aspects of its form ..... more

FPV production now at Ford factory
18th February, 2013
Ford has returned GT production to their Broadmeadows Assembly plant following the recent acquisition of all FPV shares. Today's reveal of the first fully Ford-built GT at Broadmeadows signals the commencement of all FPV production at the plant and the return of full in-house GT production after 37 years ..... more

Honda Jazz Vibe returns
18th February, 2013
Honda Australia's Stephen Collins said the Japan-sourced models have more specification and will further cement the Honda Jazz as one of Australia’s favourite small cars ..... more

Audi RS4 Avant back in Australia
18th February, 2013
After a five-year hiatus, it’s back 'down under' in an all-new generation. The new RS 4 Avant is more powerful and more aggressive, and it’s more affordable than ever ..... more

Opel OPC prices revealed
18th February, 2013
Pricing has been set for the newest range of performance cars to arrive in Australia and with prices starting from $28,990* for the Corsa OPC, from $42,990* for the Astra OPC, and from $59,990* for the Insignia OPC, Opel’s OPC range offers Australian motorists plenty of bang for their buck ..... more

Volvo V40 prices announced
19th February, 2013
With the Australian release of the new Volvo V40 hatchback imminent, Volvo has announced the prices* of their prize new model and, astonishingly, free scheduled servicing for three years/60,000 kms is a standard feature of the car ..... more

Here's the VF wagon and ute
19th February, 2013
Holden has confirmed that all three Commodore body styles – sedan, Sportwagon and utility – will go on sale at the same time when the new VF series is released in mid-2013 ..... more

Isuzu UTE's limited edition D-MAX, the X-RUNNER
21st February, 2013
X-RUNNER is based on an Isuzu D-MAX 4x4 LS-U and is finished in unique silky pearl white metallic paint, and comes complete with a three-piece hard tonneau cover, black sports bar, tub liner, carpet mats and unique X-RUNNER decals ..... more

Range Rover's supercharged V6 option
21st February, 2013
The new quad-cam V6 shares its all-aluminium construction with the V8, with the lightweight die-cast block supplemented with cross-bolted main bearing caps to increase rigidity and therefore refinement. The four-valve cylinder heads are constructed of recycled aluminium ..... more

Opel Astra OPC arrives
22nd February, 2013
Powered by a 2.0-litre turbocharged direct injection engine, the Astra OPC achieves maximum torque of 400 Nm and can sprint from zero to 100 km/h in just six seconds ..... more

Mitsubishi Triton updated for MY13
22nd February, 2013
With the addition of side and curtain airbags to the Triton Double Cab range, all Double Cab Tritons feature six SRS airbags as standard while the GLX 4x2 Double Cab also boasts an upgraded engine to the 2.5L Hi-Power diesel engine ..... more

Toyota RAV4 prices announced
24th February, 2013
With the release of the new-generation RAV4 imminent, Toyota Australia has released the pricing* structure of their successful SUV. Expect to see the new models in local showrooms later this week ..... more

VF export edition becomes a "Pace Car"
25th February, 2013
Mark Reuss, General Motors North America president (formerly the boss at Holden), was the honorary pace car driver yesterday for the 55th running of the Daytona 500 ..... more

All-new Jeep Cherokee debuts in March
25th February, 2013
Scheduled to debut at the New York Motor Show, the all-new “no-compromise” 2014 Cherokee will build on its off-road capability and functionality and will feature fuel economy improvements of more than 45 per cent over the outgoing model ..... more

Lower prices for Alfa Romeo and Fiat
26th February, 2013
The Fiat and Alfa Romeo line-up in Australia has attracted a passionate following, but, to date, has been priced out of reach of many of potential buyers – but not anymore ..... more

Lexus ES returning to Australia
26th February, 2013
The all-new front-wheel drive ES carries on the model's reputation for space, comfort and straight-line stability while offering greater levels of driving performance from its wider, longer and lower platform ..... more

RV production remains healthy
27th February, 2013
Figures from RVM Australia, the peak body for the nation’s RV manufacturing industry, showed total production of 20,708 caravans and RVs for 2012 ..... more

VW's new Golf GTI
28th February, 2013
The new Volkswagen Golf GTI is powered by a turbocharged petrol direct-injection engine (TSI) with 162 kW. For the first time in the history of this model, a special GTI Performance will be offered. In this version, the engine’s maximum power is boosted to 169 kW ..... more

Volvo V40 released
28th February, 2013
Cutting-edge design, innovative driver support technologies, class-leading safety – including the world-first Pedestrian Airbag – and a dynamic driving experience sum up the all-new Volvo V40 which is now available in Australia ..... more

New-generation Toyota RAV4 released
28th February, 2013
Toyota's new-generation RAV4 range has the choice of three engines and is well specified throughout. Each engine has the choice of two transmissions and there are three equipment grade levels, giving a total of 16 model variants ..... more

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