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NEWS INDEX:   July 2015

Hyundai i40 Series II released
5th July, 2015
New technology features; 7-speed dual-clutch transmission (DCT) matched to more potent and economical diesel engine; New grille, projector-beam headlights, tail-lights and LED fog-lights; Rear-view camera and 4.3-inch touchscreen now standard; Ride, handling and steering tuned for Australian conditions; Available in two trim levels - Active and Premium ..... more

Nissan's Festival of Speed stunt
5th July, 2015
Stuntman beats his existing record at Goodwood Festival of Speed for fastest mile on two wheels for 4-wheeled vehicle; Four years after his original record, new marker set in Juke NISMO RS on first attempt ..... more

GTA Spano
5th July, 2015
With its own new V10 twin Turbo engine, producing 925hp and 1,220Nm torque, this super car accelerates from 0-100km/h in an astonishing 2.9 seconds ..... more

Volvo to commence US production in 2018
5th July, 2015
Plant will make latest generation Volvo models for sale in USA and for export. Construction will begin in early autumn 2015 - first vehicles expected to roll off the assembly line in 2018 ..... more

Land Rover Heritage Driving Experience
5th July, 2015
Heritage and modern Land Rovers and off-road facility added to the Land Rover portfolio of driving experiences; New UK facilities, exhibits and specially-prepared heritage vehicles; A variety of customer packages available; drive by decade or by model; Packages priced from £40 to £2,000 ..... more

Alfa Romeo Museum re-opens
5th July, 2015
Alfa Romeo is opening its museum in Arese, Milan, Italy to the public once again; the museum hosts a book shop, café, documentation centre, test drive track, events venues and a showroom ..... more

BMW X1: new generation revealed
5th July, 2015
The second generation of BMW's compact SUV takes to the stage with a design typical of an X model. The interior, meanwhile, offers improved space for passengers and luggage ..... more

TVR to return to production
5th July, 2015
British sports car brand, TVR, is coming back to production with an all-new Cosworth powered sports car, engineered in collaboration with F1 and road car designer, Gordon Murray ..... more

Jaguar F-PACE breaks cover at the Tour de France
5th July, 2015
Prototype version of Jaguar's first performance cross-over was seen in public for the first time with light camouflage ..... more

Toyota Corolla: updated model arrives
5th July, 2015
Corolla's more dynamic exterior proportions are complemented by interior upgrades including new audio systems, suspension refinements focused on ride comfort and efficiency gains that cut fuel consumption rating by as much as 7.6 per cent ..... more

Subaru Levorg confirmed for Australia
6th July, 2015
The Levorg is on sale in the Japanese domestic market and it is seen as a successor to the fourth generation Liberty GT wagon from 2003-2008 ..... more

Audi A1 Sportback released
6th July, 2015
Two brand-new engines at the top and entry-point into the A1 range; new A1 Sportback 1.0 TFSI manual starts from $26,900* ..... more

Nissan Patrol V8 line-up revised
6th July, 2015
Patrol V8 is now available in two grades, Ti and Ti-L - ST-L grade has been discontinued. New grade structure also features new, improved pricing, representing a significant increase in customer value ..... more

Honda Civic Type R production commences
6th July, 2015
Last week hundreds of production staff and management from Honda’s European car manufacturing facility in Swindon, UK, joined invited guests to celebrate the first production models of the highly-anticipated Civic Type R rolling off the line ..... more

Skoda Fabia: new generation released
12th July, 2015
Third generation Fabia arrives; 1.2 litre hatchback and wagon available; Hatch priced from $15,990* (1.2 litre manual) ..... more

Jeep Renegade by Garage Italia Customs
12th July, 2015
One of the two Renegade show cars customised by Garage Italia Customs with electro-acoustic guitar inspired graphics and chrome-plated details was revealed in Geneva earlier this month ..... more

BMW 6-Series updated
12th July, 2015
Subtle refinements to the interior and exterior highlight the changes evident in the new BMW 6-Series, while ongoing chassis development and engineering has yielded an mprovement in ride and handling. Priced from $177,900* ..... more

Bentley Continental GT Speed Breitling Jet Team
12th July, 2015
Bentley is taking its fusion of luxury and performance to new heights with the launch of the Continental GT Speed "Breitling Jet Team" series. This exclusive edition is limited to just seven cars, each inspired by one of the seven Breitling Jets ..... more

Infiniti QX80 release imminent
12th July, 2015
Infiniti’s range-leading premium SUV confirmed for Australia; Bold design, spacious comfort, advanced technologies and impressive driving performance; Arrives late July; Priced from $110,900* ..... more

HSV's 25th Anniversary ClubSport R8
12th July, 2015
HSV, Australia’s leading performance car manufacturer, has announced details of a limited edition ClubSport R8 to commemorate the 25th anniversary of its ClubSport nameplate ..... more

Ford Focus: update due in October
15th July, 2015
1.5-litre, Auto Stop/Start engine technology debuts in refreshed LZ Ford Focus range; Voice-activated SYNC2 connectivity, satellite navigation and rear view camera standard across the range; Certain driver assistance technology standardised across select models ..... more

Audi TT roadster: new generation released
15th July, 2015
New quattro-only TT Roadster range starts at $81,500*; Innovative technology like the Audi virtual cockpit fitted as standard; Only 4-star rated by EuroNCAP ..... more

Volvo Cars acquires Polestar
15th July, 2015
Volvo Cars has acquired 100 per cent of Polestar, the Swedish high performance car company, including the Polestar brand - but not the Polestar Racing Division/Team ..... more

Hyundai Tucson prices announced
17th July, 2015
All-new Tucson brings modern design and capability to the Medium SUV Segment; Highly competitive pricing and features across a four-tier range, starting from $27,990*; New ActiveX model joins the line-up; Athletic new looks, comprehensive equipment levels; Benchmark levels of NVH, overall refinement, sophistication and user-friendliness; Cutting-edge new technology includes Autonomous Emergency Braking; Exhaustive local suspension and steering tuning ..... more

Fiat 500 update revealed
19th July, 2015
New 500 features new headlamps, grilles, chrome brightwork and LED daytime running lights; Rear enhancements include new ‘empty' light clusters; Interior revisions include new UconnectTM infotainment systems across the range, enhanced comfort and numerous detail improvements ..... more

Audi A4: new generation revealed
19th July, 2015
Compared with the previous model, the car’s dimensions have grown but its weight has been reduced – by up to 120 kilogrammes, depending on the engine ..... more

Mini John Cooper Works released
19th July, 2015
The most powerful Mini to ever enter series production; Priced from $47,400* (manual) or $49,950* (optional Steptronic); Features a 2.0 litre, four-cylinder, turbo engine: Power up 10 per cent - 170kW @ 5,200rpm, Torque up 23 per cent - 320Nm @ 1,250rpm, 0 - 100 km/h in 6.3 seconds ..... more

Peugeot 308 GTi debuts
19th July, 2015
Not one, but two 308 GTi versions for Europe - available with 182kW and 200kW; A likely starter for Australia, but not yet confirmed ..... more

Infiniti Q30 to debut in September
19th July, 2015
Two years after the Infiniti Q30 Concept debuted at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show, the production version of this segment-spanning compact car will be revealed at the show this year ..... more

Avida's new "Eyre" motorhome
19th July, 2015
Avida has recently launched the new B type B7663SL & B7653SL slide-out Eyre models. This is the first time the Eyre has been available with a slide-out ..... more

Toyota Fortuner here in October
19th July, 2015
"Fortuner shares the rugged underpinnings of the 'unbreakable' HiLux, allowing owners to travel to - and return from - places many other SUVs simply can't go." said Toyota's Tony Cramb ..... more

Subaru's motor sport special: the WRX STI NR4 Spec
22nd July, 2015
The 2.0-litre turbocharged engine is only available locally in this motor sport model. The WRX STI NR4 Specs are available for motor sport use-only and cannot be road registered ..... more

VW Golf R "Wolfsburg" edition
22nd July, 2015
The "Wolfsburg" equipment package adds a retail price* premium of $1,750* to the Golf R series model, arriving at a manufacturer's list price* of $56,990*. At $58,990*, the Golf R Wagon Wolfsburg Edition adds an additional $2,000* wagon premium ..... more

Ford's special edition Mustang for EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2015
22nd July, 2015
U.S. Apollo spaceflight programme inspires one-of-a-kind 2015 Ford Mustang to be donated and sold at charity auction 23rd July at EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh ..... more

Volvo Car to support first ever road tests of autonomous driving technology in Australia
22nd July, 2015
Yesterday Volvo joined the ARRB Group, Australia’s national independent road research agency, and the South Australia Government to announce Australia’s first autonomous vehicle demonstration trials will begin in November ..... more

Purple Line launch Opus On Road camper trailer
22nd July, 2015
Melbourne-based camper trailer manufacturer Purple Line has launched a new lightweight Opus On Road camper trailer which can be towed by Australia’s top-selling car, the Toyota Corolla, amongst others ..... more

Hyundai i30 Tourer Series II arrives
22nd June, 2015
Wagon version of i30 Series II brings significant upgrades; 7-speed double-clutch transmission (DCT) now standard across two-tier range; Rear-view camera now standard on both model variants; New-look 16-inch machined-face alloy wheels; New 5-inch touchscreen audio system on i30 Series II Tourer variant includes Pandora™ internet radio capability ..... more

Chrysler's new 300 arrives
28th July, 2015
300’s exterior features expressive style for 2015 with a bolder front grille and new wheel designs; TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission now standard on every model; Two models 300C (from $49,000*) and 300C Luxury (from $54,000*) are available now ..... more

Subaru WRX arrives in MY16 guise
28th July, 2015
WRX and WRX STI offer a new layer of safety technology in Model Year 2016 variants launched this week ..... more

Fiat Chrysler's record $70 million (USD) fine
28th July, 2015
Owners of more than a million Jeeps that are prone to deadly fires either will have the chance to trade their vehicle in for above its market value, or will receive a financial incentive to get their vehicle remedied ..... more

Toyota Prius V updated
30th July, 2015
Toyota has updated its Prius v hybrid seven-seater with a fresh look, improved comfort and convenience, sharper ride and handling, plus expanded safety features ..... more

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