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NEWS INDEX:   February 2015

Alfa Romeo 4C coupe release imminent
1st February, 2015
Unique styling; Breathtaking performance: 177kW @ 6,000rpm, 350Nm @ 2,200rpm and 0 to 100km/h in a blistering 4.5 seconds; all-aluminium 1,750cc direct-injection turbocharged engine with intercooler, dual variable-valve timing and advanced scavenging technology is paired to an Alfa TCT (twin-clutch transmission) with Alfa 'DNA' selector; Made in Italy ..... more

Kia Rio updated
1st February, 2015
The entry-level S, new S Premium and Si models gain a new front and rear bumper design, new grille pattern, new centre fascia and audio unit design, and metallic look highlights while retaining all the safety and convenience features from the outgoing models ..... more

Spyker: broke not bankrupt!
1st February, 2015
Pursuant to the ruling rendered on Thursday the decision of the District Court of Midden-Nederland in Lelystad, the Netherlands (the "Court"), declaring Spyker bankrupt on 18th December 2014 was overturned and the bankruptcy declared null and void with retrospective effect ..... more

Lexus NX: 2-litre turbo engine added to line-up
1st February, 2015
All-new 2-litre 175kW four-cylinder petrol engine brings a new performance dimension to the NX range and a power and equipment-to-price-ratio that eclipses a number of rivals in the small and medium premium SUV segments. The NX 200t Line begins with the Luxury model at a price* of $52,500* for the two-wheel drive version ..... more

Subaru Liberty: new generation arrives
2nd February, 2015
The sixth generation Liberty has achieved a five-star rating for occupant safety from the independent Australasian New Car Assessment Programme (ANCAP). Every new Liberty variant is also equipped with the EyeSight® driver assist system, which can help avoid accidents or reduce impact ..... more

BMW 2-Series convertible release imminent
3rd February, 2015
Pricing starts at $54,900*; Three model variants available – 220i Convertible, 228i Convertible and M235i Convertible; Optimised body structure further sharpens handling, with 20 per cent increase in torsional rigidity and 10 per cent greater bending strength compared to predecessor ..... more

Land Rover Defender Celebration Editions
5th February, 2015
Two limited edition Defender models are coming in 2015 to celebrate a different element of the vehicle’s versatile character ahead of the launch of the iconic model's successor ..... more

Jaguar announce F-TYPE prices for full MY16 line-up
9th February, 2015
Switchable Active Sports Exhaust system standard on 16MY F-Type; F-Type V6S & R models include reversing camera and Front Parking Aid as standard; Torque on demand all-wheel drive (AWD) extends performance & dynamic capability; AWD F-TYPE R Coupé accelerates 0-100km/h in 4.1 seconds; Intelligent Driveline Dynamics (IDD) exploit maximum performance potential of AWD traction while retaining rear-wheel drive character; AWD F-TYPE models gain a unique bonnet design featuring a deeper ‘power bulge’ and distinctive new vents; Six-speed manual transmission option for rear-wheel drive supercharged V6 Coupe & Convertible and V6S Coupe models; Jaguar’s 404kW supercharged V8 comes to the F-TYPE R Convertible – available in both rear- and all-wheel drive configurations; Electric Power Assisted Steering enables even greater precision and feel; Torque Vectoring by Braking improves agility and – standard on R derivatives – is now available on V6 models; on sale from April 2015 (manual versions from July 2015) ..... more

Citroen C4 Picasso 5-seater arrives
11th February, 2015
C4 Picasso is more like a hatch than the larger people mover version because of a unique version of PSA’s lightweight EMP2 platform. The all-new model brings appealing features and technology including a 360 degree - bird’s eye view-like monitor - park assist (self-park), a six-year unlimited kilometre warranty (with capped price servicing and roadside assist) and a large boot (537 litres) ..... more

Chrysler 300 SRT8 Core 'Satin Vapour' Edition
12th February, 2015
Before the current model retires some gloss is added to the 'Core' by way of a special edition ..... more

Honda HR-V released
12th February, 2015
HR-V has edgy and dynamic styling with sharp lines and a wide stance. It has a sophisticated, spacious and sleek interior with luxurious appointments. It has sedan-like steering for easy manoeuvrability, spirited dynamic performance and a low centre of gravity for superior road holding ..... more

Mercedes-Benz CLS: new model arrives
13th February, 2015
Both body styles have a more incisive front section. As the interior has been enhanced even further, there are many new, perfectly presented details waiting to be discovered that combine modern luxury and a hand-crafted feel with a passion for sport. Technical innovations bring exemplary functionality on the road ..... more

Holden Colorado Storm Edition
13th February, 2015
The updated Colorado ‘Storm’ will be available on 4x4 LTZ Crew Cab ute variant only. ‘Storm’ offers leather appointed seats, heated front seats and front and rear carpet floor mats.  The exterior design is given an even more sporty appearance with black nudge bar, black sports bar and a ‘Storm’ branded bonnet protector ..... more

Hyundai Tucson: new generation revealed
18th February, 2015
Bold and athletic exterior provides unique SUV appearance; Refined interior combines elegance with ergonomics; Generous cabin space thanks to efficient packaging; Convenience and connectivity features are tailored to customer needs; Comprehensive active and passive safety technologies; arrives in Australia Q3 2015 ..... more

Renault Captur released
20th February, 2015
Captur is incredibly well specified and displays an impressive array of standard features including a high-definition reversing camera, rear parking sensors, satellite navigation, automatic windscreen wipers, automatic headlights and Renault’s smart card for hands-free entry and exit. Prices* begin at $22,990* ..... more

Range Rover Sport SVR price announced
20th February, 2015
Land Rover Australia confirm SVR will be priced from $218,500*; Range Rover Sport SVR is the fastest, most powerful and most dynamically focused Land Rover ever made; On sale from May 2015 ..... more

Volkswagen Jetta updated
22nd February, 2015
All models in the revised Jetta range receive an anti-theft alarm system, alloy wheels, cruise control as standard, as well as a leather multi-function steering wheel combined with Multi-Function Display (MFD Plus) ..... more

Toyota Corolla update coming later this year
23rd February, 2015
Cars will begin arriving later this year from Japan. Local buyers will be offered improved fuel efficiency while retaining the most powerful Corolla engine available - 1.8-litre four-cylinder petrol with maximum output of 103kW ..... more

Peugeot 208 update revealed
23rd February, 2015
New-look 208 with new drivetrains, new technology and new models; Adoption of new 1.2L Puretech drivetrains and six-speed automatic; Australia to introduce Access and GT variant to local line-up; New-look 208 range to launch in Australia Q4 2015 ..... more

HSV Senator SV
23rd February, 2015
Senator SV will be restricted to just 50 vehicles (plus 2 for New Zealand), with production to commencing this month; Priced from $83,990* ..... more

Hyundai Sonata released
24th February, 2015
Stiffer, stronger body structure enhances vehicle dynamics, driveability and safety; Locally tuned suspension and steering further sharpen dynamics; Comprehensive active and passive safety systems; Big-car roominess in a medium-sized car; 138kW 2.4-litre and 180kW turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol engines; Extensive list of new convenience and intuitive technologies including heated and ventilated front seats, and auto-opening Smart Boot; All-new Sonata range priced from MLP* $29,990* to $41,990* ..... more

Peugeot 308 GT arrives with updated 308 range
24th February, 2015
Peugeot 308 introduces performance GT model; Turbocharged petrol and diesel engines to power 308 GT; GT to feature bespoke chassis, suspension and styling treatments; More powerful 1.6-litre turbocharged petrol motor added to 308 hatch and touring models; 308 range now complete with five model grades, five drivetrains, two transmissions and two body styles ..... more

Holden Cruze updated for 2015
26th February, 2015
Fresh look for popular Holden Cruze with new front-end styling; Cruze also receives technology enhancements including Remote Start, Rain Sensing Wipers and LED Daytime Running Lights on some models; Interior upgraded to include suede seat inserts on selected models ..... more

Volkswagen Touareg updated
27th February, 2015
Simplified range consists of the 150TDI, V6 TDI and V8 TDI R-Line model variants, all with an 8-speed automatic transmission. Standard features include: Bi-Xenon headlights with LED daytime running lights, 4MOTION permanent all-wheel drive and RNS850 satellite navigation system ..... more

Audi R8: new model revealed
27th February, 2015
Audi‘s new R8 to makes its debut in Geneva next week; 5.2  FSI engine with up to 449 kW, 0 to 100 km/h in 3.2 seconds; New multi-material Audi Space Frame with a high proportion of aluminium and CFRP ..... more

Lagonda Taraf availability expanded
28th February, 2015
Aston Martin drop plan to only sell their new Lagonda saloon in the Middle East; Production will be limited to 200 units; Taraf will be available in left or right-hand drive ..... more

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