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NEWS INDEX:   December 2014

Honda CR-V updated
3rd December, 2014
Two-wheel drive range now available in three variants: VTi, VTi-S and VTi-L. Both the two and four-wheel drive VTi receive Honda’s Display Audio system with Bluetooth connectivity and audio streaming along with one HDMI and two USB ports. The reversing camera has also been upgraded to feature three modes ..... more

Land Rover Discovery Sport earns 5 stars
4th December, 2014
Another first for Land Rover is the Autonomous Emergency Braking system, which uses a digital stereo camera mounted next to the rear view mirror to detect objects that could pose a collision threat, delivering visual and audible warnings and automatically applying the brakes if a collision is imminent ..... more

Aston Martin DB10 revealed
5th December, 2014
Production will be limited to 10 of the bespoke sports cars, developed and built by the designers, engineers and skilled craftspeople at Aston Martin’s Gaydon headquarters in England ..... more

Kia Sorento earns 5 stars with EuroNCAP
5th December, 2014
Kia’s new SUV scored highly in all four areas (90 per cent Adult Occupant Protection, 83 per cent Child Occupant Protection, 67 per cent Pedestrian Protection and 71 per cent Safety Assist) thanks to an even stronger body shell and a wide array of passive and active safety equipment ..... more

Renault Megane RS 275 Trophy-R release imminent
8th December, 2014
Megane RS 275 Trophy-R holds the new record for a front-wheel drive car around Germany’s Nürburgring (7m54.36s). The limited edition car (global production run of 250) is available for sale in only 15 countries - 50 examples will come to Australia ..... more

Ford Mustang: local specifications confirmed
10th December, 2014
The four-cylinder EcoBoost engine develops 233 kW of power at 5,600 rpm – 5,700 rpm and 432 Nm of torque @ 3,000 rpm while the range-topping 5.0-litre V8 develops 303 kW at 6,500 rpm and 525 Nm of torque at 4,250 rpm ..... more

Hyundai i20 coupe revealed
11th December, 2014
For the first time, Hyundai has made a three-door B-segment car that is significantly differentiated from the five door model. Its dynamic exterior and striking interior design are intended to attract young consumers and extend the appeal of the new Hyundai i20 in Europe ..... more

BMW 2 Series Tourer released
14th December, 2014
Using an entirely new front-wheel drive architecture designed to maximise interior space in a compact package which is also used by the Mini brand, the new BMW 2 Series Active Tourer is a new vehicle for the brand that may appeal to new BMW customers ..... more

Lexus RC 350 coupe released
14th December, 2014
Lexus has released its all-new 3.5 litre V6 coupe, the RC 350, across the nation. The RC 350 has an involving chassis to deliver driving pleasure, a high output drivetrain with smooth, responsive power delivery and a bold styling package. Prices begin from $66,000* ..... more

Aston Martin Works: working a limited edition Vanquish
14th December, 2014
Six bespoke examples celebrate Aston Martin Works 60th anniversary; Cars incorporate aluminium from Aston  Martin pistons of relevant eras; Unique colour and trim treatments ensure exclusivity; Aston Martin Works is celebrating 60 years at Newport Pagnell ..... more

Audi Q7: new generation revealed
14th December, 2014
With the new generation Q7, Audi is improving its entrant in the premium SUV segment. Less weight and a lower centre of mass make it more agile than the outgoing model. Its innovative assistance and infotainment systems modernises the SUV ..... more

Craig Lowndes takes limited edition #001
15th December, 2014
Craig Lowndes collects his own Craig Lowndes Special Edition Commodore – number 001; Over 150 Craig Lowndes Special Edition Commodores sold already; Hand over took place at Lowndes local dealership ..... more

BMW i3 released
15th December, 2014
With an everyday driving range of up to about 160km from its rear-drive electric motor, the BMW i3 offers BMW style, connectivity and driving characteristics in a zero-emission small car package ..... more

Audi RS 3 Sportback revealed
15th December, 2014
Hot, throaty sound, exhilaratingly free-revving power – the five-cylinder engines from Audi are legendary. With 270 kW output and 465 Nm of torque, Audi presents the new RS 3  Sportback ..... more

Europe's new Hyundai i30 Hyundai
15th December, 2014
New i30 receives new 'family face' with hexagonal grille; Upgraded engine line-up and new seven-speed dual-clutch transmission; New Kappa 1.4-litre engine for increased efficiency; Stand-out, high-value features including Lane Departure Warning System (LDWS), Bi-Xenon headlamps and enhanced Smart Parking Assist System (SPAS) ..... more

Mitsubishi Triton Warrior returns!
17th November, 2014
Limited edition Triton GLX-R Warrior comes with differential lock, advanced Multi Communication System, 8 speaker audio system and MPSS power amplifier, leather seat trim (6-way power adjustable driver’s seat), new look 17-inch alloy wheel, Genuine Accessory alloy front nudge bar, flush fit soft tonneau cover ..... more

Alfa Romeo Giulietta updated
19th December, 2014
Interior upgrades include all-new supple leather seats (Distinctive trim level), new 5.0- or 6.5-inch infotainment screen, new steering wheel featuring iconic Alfa Romeo ‘Shield’ and equipped with wheel-mounted controls, dual-zone automatic climate control with rear ducts and chrome DLO (side window) surrounds; Exterior features include all new ‘Alfa V’ grille, chrome fog lamp bezels, all-new 16-inch alloys with exclusive design unique to Distinctive trim level, automatic headlights and wipers, front-and-rear-parking sensors (Distinctive) and electric folding mirrors ..... more

Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 Pirelli Edition
21st December, 2014
The super sports car maintains all its unique technical features - the carbon fibre monocoque, the V12 engine, pushrod suspensions and the permanent all-wheel drive. The special Pirelli series is enhanced by exclusive equipment specifically designed by the Lamborghini Centro Stile ..... more

Spyker declared bankrupt
21st December, 2014
Despite the guiding principle - Nulla Tenaci Invia est Via (Latin) “For the tenacious no road is impassible” - Spyker sports cars have reached the end of the road ..... more

Honda NSX set for January debut
21st December, 2014
The model will reflect the production design and specifications of the mid-engine Honda super car that is slated to launch as an Acura in 2015 in USA. The car features a three-motor, twin-turbocharged Sport Hybrid power unit ..... more

Lexus GS and LS updated
31st December, 2014
All Lexus GS and LS models benefit from the upgrades, headlined by the adoption of Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA), ENFORM connected mobility services, SD card-based navigation that alerts drivers to speed and red light cameras and school zones, and dual USB ports ..... more

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