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NEWS INDEX:   August 2015

Mitsubishi Challenger: new-gen debuts
5th August, 2015
Powered by a 2.4-litre MIVEC turbo diesel engine matched to a new 8-speed auto, the new SUV achieves improved environmental performance. Handling, stability, ride and quietness have all been improved through optimisation of the suspension and improvements to the body mounts ..... more

Rolls-Royce Wraith ‘Inspired by Music’ Edition
6th August, 2015
Chaplets on the clock have been designed and crafted with a combination of warming copper and silver, whilst the radial lines of the outer bezel playfully emulate the look and feel of vinyl records ..... more

Ferrari 488 Spider revealed
6th August, 2015
Ferrari is about to launch the 488 Spider, its most powerful ever mid-rear-engined V8 car to feature a retractable hard top along with an improved level of technological innovation ..... more

Out the door: 10,000 Toyota FJ Cruisers
6th August, 2015
Launched in March 2011, FJ Cruiser has taken just four years and four months to reach the sales milestone at an average of 194 a month - almost twice the volume originally forecast for the model ..... more

Jaguar F-PACE: extreme testing
6th August, 2015
In Dubai, ambient temperatures can exceed 50°C in the shade. When vehicles are left out in direct sunlight, cabin temperatures can soar to 70°C - exactly what's needed to ensure that everything from climate control systems to infotainment touchscreens function perfectly in extremes of heat and humidity ..... more

GM reveal next-gen Astra
6th August, 2015
Vauxhall’s all-new Astra will be in UK showrooms in October. The new model, built at Vauxhall’s manufacturing plant in Ellesmere Port includes Design, Tech Line, Energy, SRi and Elite models ..... more

America on the road with 257 million vehicles
6th August, 2015
Registrations for light vehicles in the U.S. has reached a record level of 257,900,000. That’s an increase of more than 5.3 million (2.1 per cent) since last year ..... more

Hyundai Tucson released
10th August, 2015
All-new Tucson brings modern design and capability to the Medium SUV Segment; Highly competitive pricing starting from $27,990*; New ActiveX model joins the line-up; Stylish new looks, comprehensive equipment levels; Benchmark levels of NVH, overall refinement, sophistication and user-friendliness; Cutting-edge new technology includes Autonomous Emergency Braking and Apple CarPlay support; Exhaustive local suspension and steering tuning for world-class dynamics ..... more

Audi Q7: price announced for new-gen
10th August, 2015
Q7 returns to Australia in September, in an all-new second generation version, with new technology and driver assistance systems; Priced from $103,900* ..... more

Mazda MX-5 release imminent
10th August, 2015
With over 16,000 local sales since its launch in 1989, the MX-5 arrives in the guise of the all-new fourth generation "ND" model; Prices* start from $31,990* ..... more

Ford Everest: prices and specs announced
10th August, 2015
The newest Ford SUV delivers the latest Ford in-car technology and advanced driver assist features like the standard four-mode Terrain Management System and a suite of new safety features to deliver a typical SUV driving experience; Manufacturer’s List Price* starting at $54,990* for the Everest, $60,990* for the Everest Trend and $76,990* for the Everest Titanium ..... more

Kia Rio Sport and SLi arrive
10th August, 2015
The Rio line-up is back to full strength with the arrival of the high-grade SLi and Sport models to complete the range ..... more

Volvo XC90: prices announced
10th August, 2015
Prices* for the all-new XC90 start from $89,950* for the D5 Momentum through to $122,950* for the T8 R-Design; D5 and T6 Drive-E powertrains will be available across the Momentum, Inscription and R-Design specification levels. The T8 Twin Engine powertrain will only be available in R-Design ..... more

Russian Dandelions: Potential new source of rubber?
12th August, 2015
With the aim of providing more environmentally friendly and high-performance products, Sumitomo Rubber Industries (SRI) has been examining the potential of Russian dandelions as a new, alternative source of natural rubber that may one day replace the conventional source ..... more

Hyundai “Vision G” Concept Coupe
12th August, 2015
The concept was described as Hyundai’s inspiration for its family of future premium products that promise luxury, performance and style with the value and responsibility that is the foundation of Hyundai’s brand ..... more

2015 London to Brighton Veteran Car Run
16th August, 2015
Each of the 450 remarkable vehicles that enter the UK's annual London to Brighton Veteran Car Run has its own extraordinary tale to tell ..... more

Audi S8 plus coming in 2016
16th August, 2015
Audi engineers have further developed the 4.0 TFSI engine for the new S8 Plus. The V8 biturbo engine now has a power output of 445 kW and a maximum torque of 700 Nm; in overboost mode, it can even produce 750 Nm ..... more

Lexus RC to gain 200t version
16th August, 2015
Lexus has announced the upcoming introduction of the RC 200t, the turbocharged variant of the Japanese luxury marque's sports coupe ..... more

BMW M3 and M4 update due in Q4
17th August, 2015
Starting from $139,900*, the new BMW M3 shares design revisions common to the updated BMW 3 Series range, and also receives a boost in base equipment, with the inclusion of a host of visual refinements and innovative driver assistance systems ..... more

Kia Picanto coming to Australia
18th August, 2015
Indicative pricing is thought to be around the $14,990* mark which will allow Picanto to provide a starting-point model to the Kia range ..... more

Citroen Australia remembers the 5CV that lapped the nation in 1925
18th August, 2015
Citroen Australia has marked the 90th Anniversary of the first circumnavigation of the Australian continent by a Citroen and most likely by any vehicle. Ninety years ago Nevill Westwood left on a journey that at the time was considered amazing ..... more

VUHL 05 production underway
18th August, 2015
Resplendent in all-carbon bodywork, it is the first VUHL destined for the Mexican roads this year. The street legal road/track car will soon be seen in the Middle-East and the UK too ..... more

Another poor crash test result for a Chinese vehicle
18th August, 2015
New vans can be four or five star rated these days but not the made in China LDV V80 which scores only a shameful 2 stars in crash worthiness testing ..... more

Audi RS 3 Sportback price announced
18th August, 2015
RS 3 Sportback arrives in Australia in October, with a price tag commencing at $78,900*. It is the first-ever RS 3 Sportback to be sold here and it will be the most affordable RS model ever sold in Australia ..... more

Kia Sportage: the next generation
18th August, 2015
Entering its fourth-generation, the all-new Sportage features a bold, progressive design, which exudes power and agility from every angle. The dynamic compact SUV styling provides visual harmony out of the tension between bold, precise feature lines and dramatically-sculptured bodywork ..... more

BMW Concept M4 GTS
19th August, 2015
BMW Concept M4 GTS showcases new technologies destined to make their series production debut in a new model to be unveiled at a later date ..... more

Lamborghini Aventador LP 750-4 Superveloce Roadster debuts
20th August, 2015
The Roadster maintains the coupe’s acceleration, power and handling prowess. The naturally aspirated, 6.5-litre V12 produces 552 kW and 690 Nm of torque. Acceleration from 0-100 km/h happens in 2.9 seconds ..... more

Aston Martin DBX confirmed for production
20th August, 2015
The new model underlines Aston Martin’s growth plans by signaling an expansion into the luxury GT cross-over market as part of a strategy to develop the most diverse product range in the company’s history ..... more

Hyundai's new Elantra for 2016
20th August, 2015
Designers of the all-new Elantra identified a series of innovative design aspects that give the car an unrivalled status and unique presence. Clever use of active character lines evoke a dynamic, stylish and confident appearance ..... more

Mazda 2 sedan arrives & hatch updated
23rd August, 2015
The entry-level Neo sedan comes with cruise control, Bluetooth®, keyless push-button engine start, ABS, DSC, ESS and rear parking sensors as standard equipment ..... more

Volkswagen California continues in T6 guise
23rd August, 2015
Continuing a camper van tradition which spans more than 60 years, the VW California is the only vehicle in its class to be designed, engineered and built in-house by a car maker ..... more

Lexus GS: update coming in December
23rd August, 2015
New GS features a restyled front end, upgraded multimedia technology, the newly available Lexus Safety System + package, new exterior paint colours and interior colours. The new GS 200t comes with 2.0-litre turbocharged four cylinder engine (180kW and 350Nm) ..... more

Infiniti Q30 to debut next month
23rd August, 2015
Featuring the now typical Infiniti design language, the all-new Q30 represents a category-breaking vehicle concept developed for those seeking urban individuality. Its dynamic drive characteristics provide for confident and responsive performance as well as excellent ride and handling ..... more

Hyundai Accent updated
23rd August, 2015
Revised Accent range replaces outgoing Hyundai i20; Accent Active now features 1.4-litre Kappa engine, six-speed manual or CVT with sequential manual mode; Accent SR continues with 1.6-litre Gamma engine, six-speed manual or automatic and sporty Australian-tuned ride and handling; Accent offers 5-Star ANCAP safety and comprehensive equipment levels; Accent range now starts at $14,990* ..... more

America's Panoz Esperante Spyder GT
23rd August, 2015
Panoz will make no more than 25 Esperante Spyder and Spyder GT sports cars, ensuring these hand-built, American-made sports cars remain special and exclusive ..... more

Toyota Land Cruiser: 200 Series update due in October
23rd August, 2015
Exterior sheet metal takes on a more modern and aggressive edge as part of the changes, while the interior has been revamped with soft-touch surfaces, revised instruments and controls and other refinements ..... more

Mercedes-Benz C-Class coupe debuts next month
26th August, 2015
A dynamically configured chassis, with optional air suspension, forms the basis for a high level of suspension comfort, low road roar and tyre vibration, agile handling, and driving pleasure. Lightweight construction to reduce weight, excellent aerodynamics and high-performance yet efficient engines likewise contribute to this ..... more

Land Rover name found at Islay, Scotland
26th August, 2015
Spencer Wilks, then the Managing Director of the Rover Car Company, owned the Laggan Estate on the island. In 1947, while driving his heavily modified Rover 12 across the rugged landscape, the estate’s gamekeeper Ian Fraser remarked that it must be a “Land Rover” ..... more

Mercedes-AMG C 63 Coupé debuts in September
26th August, 2015
The driver also benefits from the unrivalled performance: the C 63 S Coupé accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.9 seconds, the C 63 Coupé in 4.0 seconds. This makes the Coupé just a fraction faster than the Saloon ..... more

Jaguar XE: release imminent
26th August, 2015
The most advanced sports saloon that Jaguar has produced, the stunning new XE is instantly recognisable as a Jaguar, its aluminium skin formed around the fundamental principles of perfect proportions and aerodynamic efficiency. The new Jaguar XE, priced from $60,400*, looks and feels like no other car in its class ..... more

Chevrolet claims 'Top Dog' status among America's police K-9 units
28th August, 2015
The ability to take the heat off hard-working police dogs helps make the Chevrolet Tahoe Police Patrol Vehicle (PPV) America’s most popular police vehicle for K-9 units ..... more

Lexus LX 570 update due in December
28th August, 2015
New LX 570 features a sweeping upgrade, with only four door panels and roof carried over from the current model. It also features an eight-speed transmission, replacing the six-speed unit ..... more

Car Makers Spending Billions on Technologies That Many Consumers Don’t Use
28th August, 2015
The five features owners most commonly report that they “never use” are in-vehicle concierge (43%); mobile routers (38%); automatic parking systems (35%); head-up display (33%); and built-in apps (32%) ..... more

Kia Sportage: next generation revealed
28th August, 2015
Entering its fourth-generation, the all-new Kia Sportage features a bold, progressive design, with the vehicle’s designers providing a sense of power and agility from every angle ..... more

Mercedes-Benz S-Class cabriolet: it's back!
28th August, 2015
With the new S-Class Cabriolet, Mercedes-Benz is setting itself the standard of building the most comfortable cabriolet in the world ..... more

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