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NEWS INDEX:   May 2015

Holden Cascada released
3rd May, 2015
Cascada comes with a 1.6 litre turbo engine coupled to a smooth six-speed automatic transmission; Dynamically, Cascada has been engineered with strength and rigidity in mind; Priced from $41,990* ..... more

Honda Civic hatch updated
3rd May, 2015
The European-bred Civic Hatch has received a number of specification and design upgrades; A notable addition to the Civic Hatch is new safety technology called Agile Handling Assist System (AHAS) - this system works with Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) and can help support the vehicle’s stability and performance during cornering by lightly applying the brakes during cornering ..... more

Renault Koleos updated
3rd May, 2015
Renault's SUV, the Koleos, has been updated with additional equipment. Among the changes is a reversing camera now standard across the Koleos range ..... more

Volvo XC90 T8 Plug-In Hybrid
3rd May, 2015
All-New XC90 T8 Twin Engine is the world’s most powerful plug-in hybrid and cleanest SUV; Delivers 49 g/km CO2, combined 640Nm, just 2.1l/100km and 43km pure electric range ..... more

Holden Astra GTC/VXR released
3rd May, 2015
European-sourced Astra GTC and Astra VXR hatches arrive; Astra available with performance focused 1.6L turbo and 2.0L turbo engines; Prices commence at $26,990* (GTC manual) ..... more

Mitsubishi Triton: new generation released
3rd May, 2015
New generation Triton strikes right balance of reliable work truck & comfortable family vehicle; Best in class turning circle; Rear camera standard on some model; Fuel economy improved by up to 20 per cent; Significant upgrades to comfort, safety and performance ..... more

Subaru XV updated
8th May, 2015
Subaru has launched its updated XV range announcing reduced prices across the entire line-up. There’s also improved interior presentation and enhanced infotainment ..... more

MG prepares for an SUV
8th May, 2015
MG Motor UK has confirmed that the MG GS will be launched in the UK in late 2016. This marks the debut into the medium SUV segment for MG ..... more

Audi A6 Allroad updated
8th May, 2015
In keeping with the rest of the A6 range, the new A6 allroad quattro has a new front grille, headlight design, side sills, rear-end treatment and interior lay out ..... more

Ford's new Mondeo released
8th May, 2015
2.0-litre petrol engine with automatic transmission standard and 2.0-litre diesel engine with automatic optional; Nine airbags, including Inflatable Rear Seatbelts as standard; Price* range spanning $32,790* to $49,340* ..... more

Jaguar XF: the new generation model
8th May, 2015
All-new XF: lighter, more efficient and packed with technology; Unrivalled refinement, dynamics and design; Aluminium-intensive architecture enables class leading weight; Elegant, progressive design combines short overhangs and outstanding proportions; Segment-leading for rear seat space; Here in Q1 2016 ..... more

Toyota's new Camry begins production
8th May, 2015
Toyota Australia has unveiled the last model to be built at its Altona plant; the new-look Camry. Along with the facelift Aurion, the new-look Camry and Camry Hybrid will be in production until the company ceases manufacturing in Australia at the end of 2017 ..... more

Renault's new Trafic arrives
10th May, 2015
In addition to its new, robust and dynamic design which features the Renault brand’s new styling cues, new Trafic is even bigger, making it more comfortable and practical than ever ..... more

Mercedes-Maybach S 600 price announced
10th May, 2015
Mercedes-Maybach S 600 shares much of its specification with other variants in the current S-Class range, and will arrive in Australia in just one version, the V12 biturbo powered "S 600"; It accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in just 5.0 seconds ..... more

Nissan Micra updated
10h May, 2015
The 2015 Micra receives a new bonnet, guards, restyled front and rear bumper, new front headlights and rear lamps as well as new wheels ..... more

Volvo makes a call for car makers to do more to assist in reducing child fatalities
10h May, 2015
According to Volvo, once over the age of 3 or 4, children who sit facing forward should use a booster cushion until they are 140cm tall and 10 years old ..... more

Avida's new Esperance motorhome
10th May, 2015
The new B and C type 7923SL Esperance is built on the updated Iveco 50C17 Cab-chassis which comes standard with a 3.0 litre turbo diesel engine and the choice of a 6 speed manual transmission or the new 8 speed fully automatic transmission. It remains the largest motorhome on the market available to drive with a standard car driver’s licence ..... more

Holden Commodore Storm returns
10th May, 2015
Additional Content: Satellite Navigation; Front fog lamps; Unique 18 inch dark finish alloy wheels; Red contrast seat stitching; ‘Storm’ embroidery on dash; ‘Storm’ exterior badging ..... more

Toyota Mirai: FCV for limited US markets
15th May, 2015
Eight Toyota dealers in California, USA, have been appointed to sell Toyota's new hydrogen fuel cell vehicle - the Mirai ..... more

Coventry Motor Museum classic car record attempt
15th May, 2015
Jaguar Land Rover Heritage supports Coventry Transport Museum’s world record attempt marking the re-launch of the museum next month ..... more

Holden Insignia VXR release imminent
15th May, 2015
Holden adds first AWD turbocharged performance sedan to range; Insignia VXR introduces three Holden firsts - Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Change Alert and Auto Emergency Braking; Sharp pricing from $51,990* ..... more

Performax expanding
17th May, 2015
Australia's biggest independent importer of American vehicles, Performax International, has launched the next phase of its development, breaking ground on its new showroom. The dealership is being built in the northern Brisbane suburb of North Lakes ..... more

Lotus Evora 400 here in 2016
17th May, 2015
Hethel lap time of 1:32 (six seconds faster than previous Evora S); Increased power, reduced weight and improved handling contribute to faster lap time ..... more

Range Rover Evoque for 2016
17th May, 2015
Ground-breaking exterior design refined to give even more distinctive appeal; Most efficient Land Rover ever - new Ingenium diesel engine deliver best-in-class CO2 emissions of 114g/km and fuel consumption rating of 4.4 l/100km; First Jaguar Land Rover to feature full-LED adaptive headlamp technology; Five trim levels and 11 option packs for greater personalisation opportunities; due 1st Quarter 2016 ..... more

America's Ford Shelby GT350
19th May, 2015
The all-new Shelby GT350 builds on Carroll Shelby’s original idea – transform Mustang from an everyday car into a road racer. Shelby GT350 raises the bar over the Mustang GT performance pack, combining the best technologies and thoroughly engineered components to make the most 'athletic' Mustang ever ..... more

Rolls-Royce Wraith 'Inspired by Fashion' Edition
19th May, 2015
‘Wraith – Inspired by Fashion’ features a two-tone exterior colour scheme of Andalucian White and Arctic White offering a neutral setting for a choice of accent colours, namely Jasmine, Tailored Purple or Mugello Red ..... more

Mazda MX-5: price announced for new model
19th May, 2015
In production now, the entry-level Roadster will be available in Australia from mid-August with a 1.5 litre petrol engine and with a choice of either a 6-speed automatic or 6-speed manual transmission ..... more

Thirty years of Hyundai Sonata
19th May, 2015
Sonata made its debut in 1985 in Korea, playing a pivotal role in the brand’s growth and reputation. With more than 7.3 million Sonata models sold since its introduction, Sonata has become a mid-sized sedan enjoyed by customers around the world ..... more

Holden Trax "Active" Special Edition
19th May, 2015
Trax Active includes a host of functional and attractive feature upgrades that provide excellent value and the chance to stand out from the crowd ..... more

Lexus ES update due later in year
19th May, 2015
New ES features an elegant and progressive styling package, enhanced luxury interior construction and the new Lexus Safety System +. ES chief engineer Toshio Asahi said the comprehensive updates provided further polish to the refined sedan ..... more

Britain's Speedback GT
21st May, 2015
Classic styling, supercharged 5-litre V8, 0-100km/h in 4.6 seconds (estimate); Can be serviced worldwide by Jaguar dealers; Speedback GT launches in USA at about $753,000* USD; Speedback will showcase the best of British craftsmanship to an American audience in Carmel during August ..... more

Volvo Safety Index
22nd May, 2015
7 out of 10 drivers support tougher penalties for illegal mobile phone use; 87% say using mobiles similar to drink-driving; 42% support outright ban on mobiles being used in cars ..... more

Rolls-Royce Dawn due 2016
22nd May, 2015
Dawn is the next step in the renaissance of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars which began in 2003 with the launch of Phantom and subsequent introductions of Ghost and Wraith ..... more

Citroen DS: 60 year celebration
22nd May, 2015
On Sunday 24th May more than 700 Citroen DS vehicles will parade along the Champs-Élysées ..... more

Hyundai Veloster Series II released
22nd May, 2015
New sub-$30K Veloster SR Turbo variant; Hyundai-developed 7-speed double-clutch transmission; Further refinements made to locally tuned ride, handling and steering; New 18-inch alloy wheels in two styles with wider 225/40 tyres; SR Turbo brings exclusive new Blue Sprinter matt-blue paint, blue-accented sports seats and trim highlights; New sports type instrument cluster on SR Turbo variants; Flex Steer, ventilated and heated seats on SR Turbo+ ..... more

BMW 3.0 CSL Hommage show car
27th May, 2015
This new show car is the BMW Design Team’s tribute to the 3.0 CSL, a coupé from the 1970s ..... more

Renault 16: 50 years on
27th May, 2015
In 1966 Renault Australia purchased assembly facilities and commenced manufacturing in Heidelberg, Victoria. A number of models, including the 16, were made there until production ceased in 1981 ..... more

Toyota Corolla heading to Australia on two fronts
29th May, 2015
The first is based on the refreshed European Toyota Auris and will form the basis of the Ascent and Ascent Sport grades in Australia. The second, more aggressive design, for the sporty SX and ZR Corolla hatch variants ..... more

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