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NEWS INDEX:   May 2014

Holden Commodore "Storm" released
1st May, 2014
Holden has launched a brand new Commodore Storm Special Edition available as an option pack on sedan, ute and Sportwagon body styles. VF Storm is based on the SV6 and SS models ..... more

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV released
4th May, 2014
Outlander PHEV is powered by Mitsubishi’s highly efficient electric vehicle system. It consists of twin 60kW electric motors front and rear, a 12kWh lithium ion drive battery, 70kW output generator, lightweight front transaxle assembly and an efficient 87kW 2.0 litre four-cylinder MIVEC petrol engine to significantly extend Outlander PHEV’s driving range ..... more

Fiat Ducato takes 30%+ of motor home market
4th May, 2014
Ducato features a capable chassis that can handle high payloads and significant towing capacity in addition to a powerful 3.0-litre turbo diesel engine that delivers performance, reliability and usability ..... more

BMW X3 updated
4th May, 2014
Updates to exterior design; Enhanced interior; New 2.0-litre diesel engine; Increased standard specification; Introduction of BMW ConnectedDrive ..... more

Nissan X-TRAIL: new generation arrives
4th May, 2014
All-new X-TRAIL is now on sale in Australia. Muscular, modern and packed with technology, the new model builds on Nissan’s respected 4x4 heritage and adds world-leading cross-over know-how to deliver an impressive “family-proof” vehicle ..... more

Subaru Impreza WRX released
5th May, 2014
WRX introduces a more responsive, fuel efficient new generation 197 Kw Boxer engine; and for the first time in 10 years there is an auto WRX ..... more

Skoda Yeti updated
6th May, 2014
Two-wheel drive Yetis feature a new-look front and rear bumper design, while the four-wheel drive Yeti 4x4 Outdoor maintains a more rugged, off-road look ..... more

BMW X4 prices announced
6th May, 2014
With signature BMW X features, a distinctive design and an excellent dynamic ability claim, the BMW X4 is set to offer a unique vehicle in the marketplace - priced from $69,900* ..... more

Audi's new S8 arrives
7th May, 2014
4-litre TFSI twin-turbo V8 develops 382kW and 650Nm; 0-100km/h in 4.1sec; The fastest, most powerful Audi S model in history is priced from $279,000* ..... more

Maserati Ghibli prices announced
7th May, 2014
Ghibli is smaller, shorter, lighter, more dynamic, less expensive and more economical than the Quattroporte sedan ..... more

BMW announce M3 sedan/M4 coupe prices
11th May, 2014
Fifth generation of the BMW M3; More powerful turbocharged 6-cylinder engine; Reduced weight through lightweight design and CFRP; Racetrack tuned at the Nürburgring Nordschleife; Arriving from June 2014 ..... more

Audi R8 LMX to shine a laser light
11th May, 2014
Limited-edition car is the first production car in the world to come equipped with laser high beams. R8 LMX is now available for order, and a very limited number will be available to Australian customers ..... more

Holden Cruze Z Series
13th May, 2014
Holden has introduced two new models to the Cruze line-up with the Z-Series and SRi Z-Series replacing Cruze CDX and SRi-V models; new additions add impressive content to the long list of standard features of their predecessors while ensuring they retain Cruze’s value for money reputation ..... more

Jeep Wrangler gains "Polar" limited edition
14th May, 2014
Special edition Polar badge on the side of the vehicle exhibits the 78° S and 106° E coordinates - the location of Vostok in Antarctica: the exact point where the absolute severest temperature in the world was recorded at -89.2° C ..... more

New Jaguar E-Type Lighweight
14th May, 2014
Jaguar is to build six perfect reproductions of the original, race-bred lightweight E-type that was made in 1963 ..... more

Fiat "Tricolore" specials for 500 and Freemont
14th May, 2014
Fiat has introduced the ‘Tricolore’ special edition for the Fiat 500 Lounge hatchback ($20,300*) and the Fiat Freemont Urban ($28,330* for the petrol and $32,600* for the diesel) ..... more

Skoda Octavia RS released
18th May, 2014
New petrol and diesel engines; 162 kW Octavia RS 2.0 TSI does 0-100 km/h in 6.8 seconds; Sport suspension with XDL extended electronic differential lock and a multi-link rear axle; Sporty interior and added racing-inspired engine soundtrack ..... more

Subaru WRX STI released
19th May, 2014
Subaru has launched the fourth generation of its high performance car, the WRX STI, with a new price and aggressive new look. Drivability and dynamics are at a whole new level, thanks to changes to body, chassis and suspension. WRX STI is priced from $49,990* ..... more

Mitsubishi ASX updated
19th May, 2014
ASX is now quieter, smoother and more refined, and offers better on-road performance thanks to improved ride comfort, handling stability and sharper, more responsive steering feel. ASX gains Daytime Running Lamps (DRLs), new-design 17-inch alloy wheels ..... more

BMW 228i price announced
19th May, 2014
228i Coupé to be added 2 Series model range; Features 2.0 litre TwinPower Turbo engine; Arrives September 2014; Priced from $64,400* ..... more

Mazda 3 diesel returning
20th May, 2014
Mazda 3 buyers will get more choice with the confirmation that a diesel version is to be added to the local 3 line-up later this year ..... more

Koenigsegg Agera One:1
20th May, 2014
Agera One:1 is the first homologated production car in the world with one Megawatt of power, with the astonishing bhp to kg kerb weight ratio of 1:1, hence the name ..... more

Audi's new A8 arrives
20th May, 2014
New mid-cycle design update; Diesel engines only; Priced from $195,000* ..... more

GM fined $35 million
22nd May, 2014
A tardy performance in relation to recalling vehicles with safety issues results in a record fine for GM in USA ..... more

Volvo S60 price adjusted
23rd May, 2014
Following the on-track success of Scott McLaughlin and the Volvo Polestar Racing team in the V8 Supercars Championship, Volvo’s most potent road car is now available from $99,950* ..... more

Volkswagen's new Golf R released
25th May, 2014
Like the current Golf GTI, the Golf R is powered by further advanced engine design of the four-cylinder EA888 series, which in this latest iteration, receives modifications to enhance power output ..... more

Mini Superleggera Vision concept
25th May, 2014
In collaboration with Mini, Touring Superleggera has designed and built an elaborately crafted, unique model which blends the tradition of classic coachwork construction with the Mini’s authentic British styling ..... more

Volkswagen's new Passat
26th May, 2014
Despite exterior dimensions that are marginally smaller than those of the previous Passat, interior space is improved, with more leg- and head-room, as well as increased luggage space ..... more

Peugeot RCZ R arrives in Australia
28th May, 2014
Peugeot has launched the RCZ R - the most powerful road-going car the brand has ever sold; priced from just $68,990*, $10,000 higher than the RCZ; 0 to 100km/h in just 5.9 seconds ..... more

Mitsubishi Triton next-generation
28th May, 2014
Some of the styling cues for the new model are said to be influenced by the GR-HEV Concept which was shown at the Geneva Motor Show in 2013 ..... more

Abarth 595 ‘50th Anniversary’ arrives
29th May, 2014
Power comes from Fiat’s scintillating turbocharged, four-cylinder 1.4-litre T-Jet which has been boosted to 132kW/250Nm thanks to an overboost function activated by pressing  the ‘Sport’ button to adjust Electronic Control Unit mapping and turbocharger boost pressure ..... more

Holden's European models for 2015
31st May, 2014
Gone are the mainstream Corsa, Astra and Insignia models as Holden looks only to select sporty editions such as two Astras and a single Insignia model, together with the niche market convertible ..... more

Honda's new City released
31st May, 2014
“The new Honda City is without doubt the most feature-packed light sedan in the market today,” claims Honda boss Stephen Collins ..... more

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