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NEWS INDEX:   May 2013

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Holden update the Cruze sedan & hatch
1st May, 2013
Holden's locally-made and newly updated Cruze sedan and hatch, which is now available, offers buyers better value with added features. Better performance is on hand with the introduction of a new 132kW 1.6 litre turbo engine and locally developed sports suspension for SRi and SRi-V sports models ..... more

Suzuki Australia introduces "Capped Price" servicing
1st May, 2013
From today, all new Suzuki customers^ can enjoy peace of mind motoring with a new programme that guarantees service pricing for five years ..... more

Recall: thousands of VW Transporters
2nd May, 2013
Some 3,524 Volkswagen Transporters are the subject of a recent recall in Australia ..... more

Honda Jazz Hybrid released
2nd May, 2013
The recently released Honda Jazz Hybrid is Australia’s most affordable hybrid at just $22,990* ..... more

Jaguar announce F-TYPE prices
2nd May, 2013
The Jaguar F-TYPE's Australian release is getting closer, now that the new sports car has been released in the United Kingdom ..... more

Nissan Pulsar hatch release imminent
3rd May, 2013
Scheduled for local release early in June, Nissan has given its all-new hatchback line-up a starting price of $18,990* and packed each model grade with generous standard equipment inclusions ..... more

Audi SQ5 arrives locally
3rd May, 2013
The fastest diesel SUV on the planet is now in Australia, arriving on the market at a competitive $89,400*. The Audi SQ5 TDI is the first diesel "S" model from Audi ..... more

Porsche's new 911 Turbo & Turbo S for 2014
5th May, 2013
New all-wheel drive, active rear axle steering, adaptive aerodynamics, full-LED headlights and up to 412 kW from the flat six-cylinder engine with bi-turbo charging underscore the role of the new generation 911 Turbo ..... more

Chevrolet's new Corvette Stingray to act as Pace Car at 2013 Indy 500
6th May, 2013
The all-new 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray will serve as the Pace Car leading the field at the start of the 97th running of the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday, 26th May, in USA ..... more

Peugeot RCZ updated
6th May, 2013
The new RCZ delivers the same high level of handling and driving dynamics as its predecessor, while matching its elegance. But, it also boasts a new 'face', harder lines and darker highlights to provide a more aggressive, performance-oriented look ..... more

Honda's new Accord release imminent
7th May, 2013
“This ninth-generation Accord is more luxurious and sophisticated and performs better than any of its predecessors throughout its 37-year history.” said Honda boss Stephen Collins ..... more

Mercedes-Benz release new GL-Class
7th May, 2013
The imposing road presence of the GL 63 AMG is fused with the 5.5 litre AMG Bi-turbo engine, which delivers 410kW of power and up to 760 Nm of torque, affirming it as one of the most rapid seven seat vehicles on the market (0–100 km/h in 4.9 seconds) ..... more

One million Volkswagen Sciroccos since 1974
9th May, 2013
The Scirocco Million, painted exclusively in “Deep Black Metallic”, can be recognised by its sporty accent strip, the exterior rear mirror caps painted in “Galvanic Grey” and its “Interlagos” 18-inch alloy wheels with 235/40 tyres ..... more

Holden announce VF prices
10th May, 2013
In announcing the prices* for the new VF model Commodore will commence at $34,990*, Holden has confirmed increased value will be a key component of the new model. Commodore now comes in priced between $5,000 and $9,800 less than the soon to be discontinued VE models ..... more

Honda CR-V at #1
13th May, 2013
The CR-V, launched in late 2012, has sold 4,737 units for the first four months of 2013 and has proved to be a popular choice for buyers in this growing segment ..... more

Peugeot 308 for 2014
13th May, 2013
With its compact length of 4.25 metres and well-balanced proportions, the new Peugeot 308 projects a classy and sophisticated presence. The front is dominated by an evolutionary reinterpretation of the brand’s ‘floating’ front grille ..... more

Lamborghini Egoista
14th May, 2013
If Lamborghinis are cars for the few, this one goes further. It is a car for itself, a one-off gift from Lamborghini to Lamborghini ..... more

Peugeot 5008 arrives locally
14th May, 2013
The Peugeot 5008 is a car designed to set the benchmark in seven seat family wagon category and represents a very solid addition to the Peugeot product line-up in Australia. It offers a responsive drive and a quality interior, that is versatile and spacious ..... more

Infiniti Q50 production commences
15th May, 2013
It sets fresh benchmarks in the areas of emotive styling, advanced technology and performance. Premiered at the Detroit Motor Show in January, the Q50 is at the heart of Infiniti's bold new model line-up ..... more

Ford's new Kuga released
15th May, 2013
Apart from a range of new features and enhanced driving ability, the Ford Kuga has much improved packaging and more interior space, which has been achieved with the same 2,690mm wheelbase as the previous model ..... more

Holden Caprice prices announced
15th May, 2013
Holden has added cutting-edge technology and luxury appointments to its long wheelbase Caprice and Caprice V models and rolled back the manufacturer's list prices* by $10,000 ..... more

Honda NSX to be made in USA
16th May, 2013
Honda has announced that the all-new NSX super car will be made at a new Performance Manufacturing Centre in Ohio, USA, commencing 2015 ..... more

This truck comes in a 'flat pack'
16th May, 2013
Simplicity is the guiding principle behind every aspect of the OX, and notably it is the world’s first flat-pack vehicle. Most panels are interchangeable from one side to the other, while the fewest possible components are used to give it a fast build-up time ..... more

HSV's new ClubSport
16th May, 2013
Available in three variants – ClubSport, ClubSport R8 and ClubSport R8 Tourer, each vehicle receives a raft of new technologies and features including the availability of an optional power and torque upgrade to 340kW and 570Nm. ..... more

Citroen mark 45 years of the Mehari
17th May, 2013
To celebrate the occasion, an area at Citroën C_42 showcase, Citroen's brand experience showroom, on the Champs-Élysées in Paris has been dedicated to moments from Méhari’s history ..... more

End of the line for VE Holden
17th May, 2013
Sold on six continents and recording production numbers exceeding 520,000 for both local and global markets during its lifecycle, the VE Commodore and its variants have cemented a place in Australia’s history ..... more

Jaguar XKR-S GT for USA only
19th May, 2013
Stunning performance is provided by Jaguar's proven 5.0-litre supercharged V8 engine. The result in straight-line terms is a 0-60mph time of 3.9 seconds ..... more

HSV Senator Signature and Grange due
19th May, 2013
As part of the launch of its new GEN-F range, HSV has released details of its luxury/sport models – Senator Signature and Grange. Both models will be available from mid-June ..... more

Audi's new 3.0 diesel for A6 and A7
20th May, 2013
This performance orientated TDI engine propels two of Audi’s larger cars from 0 – 100km/h in under 5.5 seconds – performance that is highly rated for a diesel-powered vehicle ..... more

First VF Commodore rolls off 'the line'
20th May, 2013
Just days after the final VE Commodore was driven off the production line, the first VF Commodores are now being made for customers at Holden’s vehicle assembly facility in Elizabeth, South Australia ..... more

Aston Martin CC100 Speedster Concept
20th May, 2013
The 6.0-litre V12-powered concept car made its world debut by completing a lap of the famous Nordschleife at Germany’s ADAC Zurich 24 Hours of Nürburgring race ..... more

Holden announce VF ute prices
21st May, 2013
Holden has added cutting-edge technology and features to its ute line-up and reduced the manufacturer's list prices* by up to $5,500 across the range ..... more

Alfa Romeo Giulietta line-up expanded
21st May, 2013
Fiat Chrysler Group today announced details of an expanded Alfa Romeo Giulietta range with the introduction of four new variants that deliver an improvement in affordability for the stylish Italian small car ..... more

Mitsubishi's new little sedan
22nd May, 2013
The Attrage will bring styling befitting a next-generation global compact sedan, featuring: an outstanding forward field of view, superior manoeuvrability and interior space among the most generous in its class ..... more

Falcon & Territory production to cease in 2016
23rd May, 2013
Without a substantial and successful export programme in place and with local sales of the Ford Falcon and Territory models trending downwards, it had been widely anticipated that production at Ford's two plants in Victoria would cease operations at some point ..... more

HSV Maloo release imminent
24th May, 2013
Available in two variants – Maloo and Maloo R8, each receives a significant exterior and interior make-over and a raft of new technologies ..... more

Audi's new A3 Sportback released
24th May, 2013
The new, third-generation, Audi A3 Sportback has arrived in Australia, and stocks will soon be with local dealers. The starting price for the new model is $35,600* ..... more

HSV's new GTS due in September
26th May, 2013
HSV will introduce the fastest, most powerful performance production car ever built in Australia in September ..... more

Nissan GT-R Black Edition here next month
27th May, 2013
The Black Edition sees the addition of skilled craftsmanship to the already breathtaking performance of the GT-R, with striking features such as an impressive carbon fibre rear spoiler and red and black interior treatment ..... more

Lotus Exige S roadster release delayed until 2014
27th May, 2013
The small British sports car, featuring super car performance, can dash 0 to 100 km/h in four seconds, but it can't get here until next year! ..... more

Toyota Prado Altitude released
28th May, 2013
Land Cruiser Prado Altitude gains even more luxury-level multimedia, technology and comfort features for just $5,000 over the price of the Prado GXL on which it is based ..... more

Chrysler release 'cheap' 300 SRT8 Core
29th May, 2013
Developed specifically for the Australian market, the 300 SRT8 Core offers all the exhilarating performance capabilities synonymous with the SRT brand and has been designed to appeal to customers looking for a ‘pure’ driving experience ..... more

HSV Gen-F prices announced
30th May, 2013
The sedan range kicks off with the ClubSport starting from $60,990* for the manual model. This is a $4,000 decrease from the E3 predecessor ..... more

Aston Martin V12 Vantage S updated
30th May, 2013
Aston Martin Chief Ulrich Bez said: “The new V12 Vantage S is, simply, pure Aston Martin. It is extreme in its nature yet truly timeless in its design language.” ..... more

Holden reveal VF & WN colours
30th May, 2013
New colours: Regal Peacock, Fantale, Prussian Steel - Holden has introduced three all-new exterior colours for the locally made VF Commodore and MY2014 Holden Cruze ..... more

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