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Citroen C4 Aircross re-released
1st April, 2013
The Citroen C4 Aircross compact SUV, which is based on the Mitsubishi ASX and manufactured by Mitsubishi Motors, is being re-launched in Australia following a change in the distributorship of the famous French brand ..... more

Mercedes-Benz A 45 AMG price announced
2nd April, 2013
The 2.0L turbocharged engine in combination with the performance oriented AMG 4MATIC All-Wheel Drive system as standard, leads to extremely dynamic performance: the A 45 AMG accelerates from 0 – 100km/h in just 4.6 seconds ..... more

BMW entry level 316i for $50,900*
3rd April, 2013
According to Phil Horton, BMW Australia Group’s managing director, the new 316i sedan will be the most affordable automatic 3 Series sedan for almost 15 years ..... more

Advanced safety technologies added to Hyundai i40 Premium
3rd April, 2013
Both Smart Parking Assist and Lane Departure Warning & Assist are now standard features, bring cutting-edge technologies to Hyundai’s flagship passenger car ..... more

Honda CR-Z updated
3rd April, 2013
The revised-look Honda CR-Z is now available in one variant, with a choice of CVT or six-speed manual transmission with a price* starting from $38,490* ..... more

GM engineer drops in on Performax
7th April, 2013
Eric Millette an engineer at the Bowling Green Corvette assembly plant, visited Performax while in Australia to attend the 25th Corvette Nationals in Toowoomba at Easter ..... more

Jaguar F-Type at 44th Jaguar National Rally
7th April, 2013
Mark Eedle said "Displaying the four models side-by-side celebrates the F-Type's sporting heritage and showcases some of the most beautiful, thrilling and desirable sports cars ever built" ..... more

Porsche Panamera update coming
7th April, 2013
Porsche is introducing a plug-in hybrid and a new V6 bi-turbo engine with the reveal of the new Panamera Gran Turismo at the Shanghai Motor Show later this month ..... more

Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Coupé Black Series price announced
7th April, 2013
Its outstanding driving dynamics and uncompromised lightweight construction, in accordance with the ‘AMG Lightweight Performance’ strategy, determine that the SLS AMG Coupé Black Series accelerates from 0 - 100 km/h in just 3.6 seconds ..... more

Ferrari LaFerrari revealed
8th April, 2013
Ferrari took the wraps off their hybrid sports car, the LaFerrari, last month. The limited-series special will see just 499 examples made ..... more

BMW X4 Concept confirms production X4 in 2014
8th April, 2013
With the Concept X4, BMW previews the future of the BMW X range. It takes no more than a glance to see how the qualities of a BMW X model can blend with the genes of a BMW Coupe. The new 4-door concept from BMW is poised to continue the story of the BMW X6 but in a different vehicle class ..... more

25 years of the VW California
8th April, 2013
Around 100,000 California vans have come off the assembly line over the past 25 years ..... more

Opel Zafira Tourer here mid-year
9th April, 2013
Offering a blend of functionality and comfort, the seven-seat people mover will be powered by the choice of a 1.6-litre turbo petrol or 2.0-litre turbo diesel engine ..... more

Kia Soul for 2014
9th April, 2013
Riding on a new chassis that is stiffer, longer and wider, the all-new Soul has grown up without losing its edge, allowing for more passenger and cargo room while reducing NVH levels ..... more

Subaru Outback gains diesel auto variant
9th April, 2013
For the first time, Subaru has matched a Lineartronic™ Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) to its turbocharged horizontally-opposed Boxer diesel engine, resulting in a capable AWD package ..... more

Maserati Ghibli to debut late this month
9th April, 2013
The Maserati Ghibli will be available with two turbocharged 3.0-litre V6 engines, an eight-speed automatic transmission and both rear-wheel drive and the new “Q4” all-wheel drive system ..... more

Suzuki upgrade the Swift
10th April, 2013
Suzuki’s most popular car now comes with cruise control and factory integrated Bluetooth as standard equipment in the best-selling GL, while the range topping GLX model now adds cruise control ..... more

Fiat Freemont arrives in Australia
10th April, 2013
The Fiat Freemont is available in three specification levels – Base, Urban and Lounge – powered by either a 2.4-litre four-cylinder petrol engine or fuel-sipping 2.0-litre four-cylinder MultiJet II diesel ..... more

Audi to bring back the RS 6 Avant
11th April, 2013
Boasting massive numbers - 412 kW and 700 Nm - the RS 6 Avant accelerates from 0 – 100 km/h in just 3.9 seconds ..... more

Lamborghini at Techno Classica in Germany
14th April, 2013
Lamborghini is participating in the annual Techno Classica fair at Essen (Germany) this week-end, where the company is showing two of its super cars ..... more

MG to make an SUV?
14th April, 2013
It’s the latest result of a massive investment in the brand by MG’s owner, the giant SAIC Motor group, and previews MG’s first production urban SUV ..... more

These Beetles won't come to Australia
15th April, 2013
Volkswagen has confirmed the company has no plans to bring the new convertible to the local market. Another VW Beetle not making it to local shores is the Beetle GSR ..... more

Jaguar XJR debuts
15th April, 2013
With a 5.0-litre supercharged V8 engine delivering 404kW and 680Nm of torque, the XJR is the most focused, agile and responsive Jaguar XJ ever. The new XJR is capable of sprinting from zero to 100km/h in 4.6 seconds ..... more

Adventurer swaps a 'slightly' used Fiat Panda for a new Panda Trekking
15th April, 2013
Philip Young, the adventurer who, with co-driver Paul Brace, drove the 10,000-mile journey in a record-breaking 10 days, 13 hours and 28 minutes, has handed the Panda to Fiat UK ..... more

BMW announce M6 Gran Coupe price
16th April, 2013
This powerplant develops 412 kW of power and 680 Nm of torque to give the BMW M6 Gran Coupé its performance characteristics, propelling it from 0 – 100 km/h in 4.2 seconds ..... more

Lotus Exige S arrives with V6 power
16th April, 2013
Shattering performance is standard, for example a blast from 0 to 100 km/h is dispatched in four seconds ..... more

Jaguar F-TYPE heading to UK dealers
17th April, 2013
Fifty-nine Jaguar F-TYPEs will be arranged in the shape of the letter F in the car park ahead of the hand-over, while the last Jaguar E-type ever produced, will not only be on display outside the arena's entrance but will also lead the procession out ..... more

Production version Volvo S60 Polestar coming to Australia
18th April, 2013
A limited production run has been developed exclusively for the Australian market as a pilot project, with the first cars being delivered to customers in late June 2013 ..... more

An A-Class SUV from Mercedes-Benz?
18th April, 2013
Joachim Schmidt said "It also makes clear the further potential of our compact vehicle architecture, which provides the basis for the A- and B-Class models that led the German market in their respective segments in the first quarter of 2013" ..... more

Kia's new Cerato sedan released
21st April, 2013
It features an all-new re-engineered bodyshell structure and will also boast improved quality, upgraded equipment, a more spacious cabin with enhanced quality, improved refinement and an upgraded powertrain line-up ..... more

BMW Z4 update coming
21st April, 2013
Z4 represents a time-honoured and yet alluringly contemporary interpretation of the traditional roadster concept. New exterior features, detailed interior refinements, the new Design Pure Traction equipment package, the new entry-level sDrive18i model and the latest additions to the range of BMW ConnectedDrive features all provide fresh impetus ..... more

Holden Captiva updated
23rd April, 2013
Holden will strengthen its popular Captiva SUV range by adding a top-spec Captiva 5 LTZ and a new generation six-speed automatic transmission across both Captiva 5 and seven-seat Captiva 7 models ..... more

MG's new super-mini
23rd April, 2013
MG 3 is a distinctive statement of modern British style designed to target young and style conscious buyers, wanting something that’s fun to drive and own ..... more

Aston Martin Works site expanded with "Heritage Showroom"
26th April, 2013
The annual auction, the 14th to be held at Aston Martin Works, will take place mid-May. It has the distinction of being the first major event to make use of the Heritage Showroom ..... more

Jaguar UK dealers obtain F-TYPE demonstrators
26th April, 2013
59 new F-TYPEs depart Ricoh arena in Coventry before reaching respective Jaguar UK dealerships ..... more

Toyota's youthful ME:WE concept
26th April, 2013
Working with Toyota since 2011, French firm Massaud has sought to make an “anti-crisis” car that addresses contemporary human, economic and environmental challenges ..... more

Mercedes-Benz announce pricing for C 63 AMG ‘Edition 507’
26th April, 2013
Although slower than the sedan and coupe, the ‘Edition 507’ wagon can do 0-100 km/h in just 4.3 seconds ..... more

Opel Mokka due in Q3
30th April, 2013
Mokka, Opel's small SUV, will launch locally with a turbo-charged 1.4-litre engine paired with either a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission, and will be available with both front-wheel drive and adaptive all-wheel drive technology ..... more

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