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NEWS INDEX:   July 2013

Range Rover Sport prices announced
1st July, 2013
Due for release in Australia late this year, the new generation Range Rover Sport will arrive with a wide range of models, options and powertrain choices. Prices* will begin at $102,800* ..... more

Holden ute flat-out at Nurburgring in Germany
1st July, 2013
Holden’s new VF SS V Redline Ute has proven itself as a world-beating performance car by setting a world-record lap** at the toughest racetrack on the planet – the famous Nürburgring ..... more

Volkswagen Golf Generation 7
1st July, 2013
Launched ahead of the recent controversy that resulted in Volkswagen recalling over 25,000 vehicles in Australia, the new model VW Golf is the seventh generation of Volkswagen's most popular car ..... more

Toyota Land Cruiser Altitude released
2nd July, 2013
The $92,165* Land Cruiser 200 Altitude is powered exclusively by Toyota's twin-turbo V8 common-rail diesel engine, matched to an electronically controlled six-speed automatic transmission. The 195kW, 650Nm V8 achieves fuel economy of just 10.3 litres/100km (combined cycle rating) ..... more

Ford Fiesta update due September
2nd July, 2013
The new Ford Fiesta delivers a bold new exterior and an interior optimised for ergonomics, as well as Ford’s hands-free in-car connectivity system SYNC™ ..... more

Nismo and Williams collaboration
3rd July, 2013
Using their specialist expertise of aerodynamics, simulation and material science, Williams Advanced Engineering will join the engineering development team from Nismo currently working on developing future Nismo products for launch worldwide from 2014 and beyond ..... more

Mitsubishi Challenger updated for MY14
4th July, 2013
Mitsubishi’s latest Challenger SUV has returned to its roots offering customers a stylish, spacious five-seat SUV that is equally at home as a daily family wagon as it is exploring beyond the tarmac. With the 2WD version discontinued, the Challenger is now solely a 4x4 ..... more

Audi A1 Sportback S line Competition
4th July, 2013
Sporty ‘S line’ styling package now available for A1 Sportback 1.4 TFSI Attraction, limited to 200 units at $35,500* ..... more

Jeep Grand Cherokee updated
5th July, 2013
New Grand Cherokee updates the U.S. made SUV, delivering customers a combination of leading powertrain options, legendary capability, elegant design, quality craftsmanship and a host of advanced user-friendly technology and safety features ..... more

Chevrolet Corvette first appeared 60 years ago
7th July, 2013
The first Corvette went into production in Flint, Michigan on 30th June, 1953. Since then, over 1.5 million Corvettes have hit the road ..... more

Mercedes-Benz E-Class sedan & wagon released
7th July, 2013
All of the E-Class range from the E200 to the E63 AMG benefit from additional safety and convenience equipment that delivers a net customer advantage from $7,000 (E200) to $23,000 (E250CDI Estate) ..... more

Aston Martin Vanquish Volante unveiled
7th July, 2013
Features a full carbon fibre body; 6.0-litre V12 engine; 0-100 km/h in 4.1 seconds; Multi-layer fabric roof folds in 14 seconds; Here early 2014 ..... more

Opel's new AWD Insignia Country Tourer
7th July, 2013
Defining features include protective under-body guards front and rear, combined with prominent wheel-arch and lower body cladding, all complemented by dual exhaust tail pipes. State-of-the-art all-wheel drive ensures grip and sure-footed handling ..... more

BMW M6 Gran Coupe arrives
9th July, 2013
The combination of the high-revving V8 engine with M TwinPower Turbo technology and seven-speed M Double Clutch transmission with Drivelogic enables the car to generate a zero to 100 km/h sprint time of 4.2 seconds, just a little quicker than the considerably cheaper Jaguar XFR-S ..... more

New generation Lexus IS arrives
10th July, 2013
Lexus has launched the third generation of the successful IS 250 and IS 350 sedans in Australia with its largest model line-up, including F Sport variants across the range and an all-new IS 300h hybrid model. Pricing* commences from $55,900* ..... more

Mercedes-Benz CLA prices announced
11th July, 2013
With three variants for the Australian market, the CLA-Class embodies the role of the trendsetter, offering innovative styling and dynamic driving capabilities to leave a lasting impression ..... more

BAC Mono: road legal, single seater
12th July, 2013
The Briggs brothers vision for the Mono was to make a road car with the same level of intuitive direct control as a Formula racing car. Aimed at individuals with an interest in motor sport, the car, while road-legal in the UK, is primarily aimed at the track-day market ..... more

Caterham Seven 620R: outrageous performance
14th July, 2013
Supercharged sports car will do 0-60mph in 2.8s; New range-topper deposes legendary R500; Global debut at Goodwood Festival of Speed ..... more

VUHL 05 unveiled
14th July, 2013
Unveiled on 3rd July 2013 in London, the VUHL 05 is a new sports car from Mexico. It will be appearing at this week-end's Festival of Speed in Goodwood ..... more

Nissan Micra's next update
14th July, 2013
Besides the new front end styling, the Nissan Mica receives an update with the infotainment and connectivity features including a state-of-the-art 5.8-inch touchscreen display ..... more

Mitsubishi release ASX diesel/auto
14th July, 2013
The new ASX 4WD diesel automatic has Mitsubishi’s 2.2L four-cylinder turbo-charged intercooled diesel engine, matched to a six-speed transmission with Sport Mode. It delivers power of 110kW @ 3,500 rpm, 360Nm of torque @ 1,500 - 2,750rpm rated with a prudent 5.8l/100km combined fuel economy ..... more

Volvo S60 Polestar arrives
15th July, 2013
First full road car from Volvo’s motor sport partner, Polestar; Super sedan hits 100 km/h in just 4.9 seconds; Australian-only, limited-edition model ..... more

Infiniti Q50 features steer-by-wire
15th July, 2013
The steer-by-wire technology is a key ingredient in making the Q50 one of the most dynamic and exciting sports saloons on the market ..... more

Riding Impressions: BMW S 1000 RR
15th July, 2013
Chris Goodsell indicates this incredible bike has a PW ratio 0.46bhp per pounds weight, double that of a V8 Supercar ..... more

SOLD: Juan Manuel Fangio's old car
15th July, 2013
Record price paid for an unregistered used car - about $10 million (AUD) ..... more

Ford Mustang GT USAF Thunderbirds Edition
16th July, 2013
Ford continue to provide a one-off Mustang for a charity auction at EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, USA. This year, the car is a 2014 Ford Mustang GT with a design celebrating the 60th anniversary of U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds ..... more

Hyundai introduce i30 3-door
16th July, 2013
Hyundai has added a new model to the i30 line-up with a ‘Special Edition’ i30 3-door hatchback, further extending the broad appeal of its Euro-style small car range ..... more

Jaguar Land Rover at Coronation Festival
16th July, 2013
Jaguar Land Rover celebrated automotive innovation with a display of vehicles representing the best of British engineering over the last six decades at the Coronation Festival in London – 11th to 14th July ..... more

Lexus release RX 270 X special edition
17th July, 2013
Features include an appearance package with Sports Luxury grade front bumper, 19" alloy wheels, Heated front seats, Smart Key Card, Head Up, Clearance and Back Sonar, Adaptive Front lighting System plus ..... more

Holden release VF Redline
18th July, 2013
Designed to deliver an even more sophisticated sports driving experience, the VF SS V Redline introduces a host of new advanced technology features and an updated sports-tuned FE3 suspension package to enhance its performance credentials ..... more

Renault release revitalised Mégane range
19th July, 2013
Revisions across the range with hatch prices commencing at $20,990*, a wagon introduced, GT-Line models in three body styles and a GT 220 sporty wagon ..... more

Mercedes-Benz E-Class coupe & cabriolet prices announced
19th July, 2013
These new variants for the Australian market succeed in uniting superior comfort and high quality equipment with a strikingly sporty panache ..... more

Mitsubishi Mirage gains Pop Green special edition
22nd July, 2013
With only 400 units available, the Pop Green Mirage adds an element of fun and excitement to everyday driving. With a vibrant new colour, combined with loads of features and a limited edition ‘Plus Pack’ ..... more

BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo prices announced
22nd July, 2013
Highlights of the 3 Series Gran Turismo line-up, due for a September release, include the expected engaging driving dynamics of the 3 Series, elevated seating position, voluminous occupant space and a capacious luggage compartment ..... more

Driving without hands on wheel
23rd July, 2013
A driver has been remanded in custody following a string of driving offences, including driving without a steering wheel, allegedly committed yesterday morning in Adelaide ..... more

Audi S3 Sportback price announced
24th July, 2013
Powered by a new 2.0 TFSI engine that develops 206kW and 380Nm, the new S3 Sportback will leap from rest to 100km/h in 5.0 seconds ..... more

Aston Martin and Mercedes-AMG collaboration
26th July, 2013
AMG V8 to power future Aston Martin sports car ..... more

Tata returning to Australia
28th July, 2013
Tata Motors, India's largest vehicle manufacturer and owner of Jaguar Land Rover, has confirmed the brand will return to Australia with a new independent distributor importing the Indian made vehicles ..... more

Bentley confirms an SUV on distant radar
28th July, 2013
Bentley Motors has confirmed that it will have an SUV in 2016 ..... more

Mercedes-Benz announce price for CLS 63 AMG S
29th July, 2013
CLS 63 AMG ‘S’ generates a maximum output of 430 kW, and 800 Nm of torque to accelerate from 0 – 100 km/h in 4.1 seconds in the 4-door Coupé, and 4.2 seconds in the Shooting Brake ..... more

Better value for Honda Insight & Civic Hybrid
30th July, 2013
The Insight hybrid hatch is now priced from $29,990* and the updated Civic Hybrid sedan is now priced from $33,990* ..... more

Suzuki's new Grand Vitara?
30th July, 2013
Suzuki's introduction of the compact SUV concept iV-4 is an indication of the direction which will be taken with the future model to be added to the company’s renowned SUV line-up ..... more

RS40 marks end of current Subaru Impreza WRX
31st July, 2013
Priced at $44,490*, the all-wheel drive WRX RS40 adds more than $7,000 of value-packed features that pay tribute to Subaru’s motor sport heritage ..... more

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