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Nissan Navara to have three cabin variants come November

NEWS INDEX:   September 2015

Nissan Navara: prices announced for new variants
3rd September, 2015
These latest model variants comprise 13 separate versions and join the Dual Cab utility range that went on sale in June. The first of these new variants go on sale later this month. The complete NP300 Navara model range is scheduled to be available in Nissan showrooms by November ..... more

Chrysler 300 SRT arrives
3rd September, 2015
Powered by a 6.4-litre V8 that delivers 350kW and 637Nm - now paired with a ZF TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic; 20-inch machine-faced aluminium (Core) or forged aluminium (SRT) wheels and performance tyres; Driver-calibrated launch control provides stunning straight-line acceleration ..... more

Renault Concept Alaskan revealed
7th September, 2015
Alaskan Concept is a show vehicle that paves the way for a ute that will have a global calling. It combines a payload of one tonne with cutting-edge, 'athletic' styling to meet the requirements of business users and individuals alike ..... more

Mitsubishi Pajero: updated for MY16
7th September, 2015
Mitsubishi's newly-developed integrated smartphone infotainment system has arrived on the 2016 model year Pajero SUV. On sale now, the 2016 Pajero also features Digital Audio Broadcast (DAB) radio as standard across the range and a new Terra Rossa premium paint colour ..... more

Range Rover Sentinel by SVO
9th September, 2015
First armoured Land Rover to be fully engineered by Special Vehicle Operations; Based on the luxurious Range Rover Autobiography; Retains Land Rover’s huge breadth of capability and uncompromised levels of luxury and refinement; VR8 level certification confirms impressive ballistic and blast resistance; Aimed primarily at export markets and built to special order with indicative pricing*^ of €400,000*^ ..... more

Tesla Model S here
10th September, 2015
Model S All-Wheel Drive Dual Motor line-up has reached Australian shores. The line-up include the 70D, the 85D and the P85D. Model S now starts at $106,100* plus on-road costs ..... more

Hyundai Santa Fe: SR added to line-up
10th September, 2015
New Santa Fe range flagship delivers purposeful looks and even greater poise; Sports bodykit includes front spoiler, side skirts and race-style rear diffuser; 19-inch OZ Racing wheels and performance Michelin tyres; Brembo brakes; Australian-tuned dynamics; Sub-$60,000* price* tag ..... more

Bentley Bentayga revealed
10th September, 2015
New SUV designed, engineered and built in Crewe, UK; Sculptural design with elegant, timeless execution, balances athleticism with presence; all-new Crewe-built W12 offers strong power and torque; Launch model to be followed by diesel and plug-in hybrid ..... more

Rolls-Royce Dawn revealed
13th September, 2015
Rolls-Royce’s new Dawn has taken inspiration from the Silver Dawn, whilst delivering a world first in super-luxury motoring – a cool, contemporary interpretation of what a super-luxury four-seater convertible motor car should be in 2015 – rare, refined ..... more

Toyota RAV4 update due December
16th September, 2015
The immensely popular RAV4 will be updated in December with advanced safety features, premium styling, sharper driving dynamics and a quieter ride. Newly developed safety technologies that can prevent or mitigate the force of a collision - including autonomous braking - will be standard on Cruiser variants and optional on GXL ..... more

Holden VF Series II: prices and specs announced
16th September, 2015
VF Series II here in October 2015; V8 models boast new, more powerful 6.2-litre LS3 engine (0-100km/h sprint in 4.9 seconds); Bi-modal exhaust and mechanical sound enhancer standard on all V8 sports models; Front and rear Brembo brakes standard for top of the range SS V Redline; Commodore VFII developed and engineered for Australian conditions ..... more

Honda CR-V Series II DTi-L Limited Edition
16th September, 2015
The four-wheel drive CR-V Series II DTi-L Limited Edition receives Honda’s new nine-speed automatic transmission. Coupled with the more powerful 1.6 litre DOHC i-DTEC diesel engine with turbo charger and intercooler, it delivers outstanding performance and low CO2 emissions ..... more

Audi S4 debuts
18th September, 2015
The power for the S models is a newly developed V6 engine with petrol direct injection and turbocharging. The 3.0 TFSI has an output of 260 kW; its 500 Nm of torque is available across a wide range of speeds from 1,300 to 4,500 rpm ..... more

Ford Focus RS: coming in Q1 2016
18th September, 2015
Ford Motor Company’s all-new Focus RS will sprint from 0-100km/h in 4.7 seconds – making the little hatchback Ford's fastest-accelerating RS model yet ..... more

Testing time in Death Valley
18th September, 2015
Located deep within the Californian Mojave Desert, the Proving Ground demonstrates the lengths to which Kia goes to ensure the quality and durability of every new car it builds, including the all-new Sportage ..... more

Volvo XC90 gains Top Safety Pick+ rating
18th September, 2015
“Every Volvo currently rated by IIHS has earned a Top Safety Pick+, we are the only automaker that can claim that proud distinction,” said Lex Kerssemakers, President and CEO of Volvo Cars of North America ..... more

Jaguar F-Pace: doing "Loop the Loop"!
20th September, 2015
Gravity-defying entrance for the all-new Jaguar F-PACE; F-PACE breaks Guinness World Record for largest ever ‘loop the loop’; F-PACE withstood extreme forces of 6.5G as it completed the giant 19.08 metre tall loop; Dynamic reveal showcased exceptional performance, agility and strength; Jaguar F-PACE is in a class of its own – the ultimate practical sports car ..... more

Toyota HiLux: vast accessory range available
20th September, 2015
An intensive five-year development programme has resulted in more than 60 accessories being specifically developed for the new HiLux, including airbag-compatible bullbars that maintain the vehicle's expected five-star safety rating ..... more

Peugeot 508 GT updated
20th September, 2015
New Euro 6 turbo-diesel drivetrain for 508 GT variants; drive-away pricing** of $59,990** for the sedan and $62,990** for the Touring; 508 GT sedan will offer a potential driving range of 1,636km from a single tank of fuel, with the GT Touring offering a 1,565km driving range ..... more

Alfa Romeo 4C Spider: price announced
23rd September, 2015
Removal of the 4C Spider roof is a simple 'manual' procedure. The soft top can be removed by one person and can be stored in the luggage compartment in a specifically designed roof storage bag ..... more

Suzuki Vitara released
23rd September, 2015
All Vitara models come standard with Satellite Navigation, Reversing Camera, LED Daytime Running lights, 17 inch alloy wheels, Privacy glass and more; RT-S available from $21,990* (manual) and $23,990* (auto) ..... more

Volkswagen & Audi emissions scandal
24th September, 2015
“Using a defeat device in cars to evade clean air standards is illegal and a threat to public health,” said the EPA's Cynthia Giles, Assistant Administrator for the Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance ..... more

Volkswagen CEO goes
24th September, 2015
"I am shocked by the events of the past few days. Above all, I am stunned that misconduct on such a scale was possible in the Volkswagen Group. As CEO I accept responsibility for the irregularities that have been found in diesel engines" ..... more

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