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Here now: HSV GTS Gen-F2
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Here now: HSV ClubSport R8 LSA
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Here now: updated Toyota RAV4
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Here now: Mitsubishi Pajero Sport
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Here now: new generation Lexus RX
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Here in 2016: SLC to replace SLK
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Here in 2016: Jaguar's exciting F-Pace
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Coming soon: an update for the
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Hyundai Tucson update earns 5 stars
The rating applies to all Tucson variants built from 17th November 2015 in South Korea and 16th December 2015 in the Czech Republic when several safety-related improvements were introduced. The 2015 model Tucson’s built prior to these dates either have a 4 star ANCAP rating (2.0 litre GDi variant) or are unrated ..... more

Jaguar F-TYPE British Design Edition
Exclusive F-TYPE British Design Edition is based on the 280kW V6 S and enhances the F-TYPE with additional equipment as standard - Exterior Sport Design Pack, Jaguar Super Performance Braking system with red calipers, 20-inch Cyclone wheels with unique Satin Dark Grey finish, Jet premium leather interior with contrast stitching in Red, Ivory or Reims Blue, 380W Meridian Sound System or 770W Meridian Surround Sound System, priced from $166,650* ..... more

HSV: the GTS!
All-new, 20” light-weight forged 10-spoke alloy wheels finished in “Hyper Dark Stainless” accentuate the massive rotors and 6-piston AP Racing forged calipers, while new contoured side-skirts deliver profile impact ..... more

HSV's Maloo in Gen-F2 guise
Power and torque are rated at 400kW and 671Nm, up, significantly, from the previous LS3 engine outputs of 340kW and 570Nm ..... more

HSV's ClubSport Gen-F2
The addition of the Supercharged LSA engine also brings with it modifications to the vehicle’s suspension set-up. Spring and damper rates have been stiffened to reduce body-roll and further improve corner-entry response while the unique rear suspension module delivers improved rear stiffness and rear braking efficiency ..... more

Toyota RAV4 updated
RAV4 adopts sleeker and more dynamic exterior styling, refreshed interiors, Euro 5 engines, trailer sway control and new features including an available package of integrated active safety and driver assistance technologies ..... more

Ford Falcon Sprint Limited Edition
Turbocharged six-cylinder and Supercharged V8 Falcon XR Sprints to be available; Unique ‘Sprint’ embroidery on seats ..... more

Mitsubishi Pajero Sport released
Pajero Sport combines the spaciousness and versatility of a full-size SUV, genuine four-wheel drive ability, advanced powertrain technology and class-leading safety in a surprisingly stylish, nimble and comfortable package. Off-road terrain control and Super Select II all-wheel drive systems is fitted, along with rear view camera, reversing sensors, seven SRS airbags, Emergency Stop Signal (ESS), Hill Descent Control, Hill Start Assist and Trailer Stability Assist systems ..... more

Volkswagen Caddy: updated model here now
Caddy range is offered with a single engine: a 1.4 litre petrol engine offering 92kW and Volkswagen’s BlueMotion technology which includes start/stop technology as well as brake energy recuperation ..... more

Lexus RX fourth-gen released
RX brings new features to market including a bold new exterior styling package with Lexus-first styling cues and a redesigned luxury cabin. It combines this dynamic new look with focused on-road performance and new safety technologies, including the new Lexus Safety System+ package on all variants. It is longer, lower and wider than its predecessor ..... more

Mercedes-Benz SLC to replace SLK
In March 2016, 20 years on from the release of the SLK, the compact roadster is to be re-launched in Europe with a new name – the SLC – significantly optimised technology and an enhanced look ..... more

Jaguar announce price for new F-PACE
Priced from $74,340* for the F-PACE 20d Prestige; Deliveries to commence from Q3, 2016; Unrivalled dynamics, matched with everyday usability; F-TYPE-inspired form that delivers on the promise of Jaguar’s breakthrough C-X17 concept; Spacious cabin and large 650-litre luggage compartment; Strong and stiff Lightweight Aluminium Architecture delivers agility, refinement and efficiency ..... more

Hyundai IONIQ announced
Electric, plug-in hybrid and hybrid powertrains available in a single body type, a world first; The IONIQ breaks hybrid stereotype by delivering entertaining drive alongside class-leading fuel economy and appealing design; Global reveal set for January 2016 in Korea; Launch in Australia during H2 2016 ..... more

Mercedes-Benz A-Class update due Jan '16
Combining benchmark driving dynamics and safety technologies with enhanced design and connectivity features, the new A-Class is sportier than ever ..... more

Renault Clio RS 220 Trophy released
RS 220 Trophy brings more power and sharper performance to Clio R.S. range; 220 vehicles are available for sale in Australia; Limited edition vehicle available from $39,990* ..... more

Holden Captiva: updated model due Q1 2016
Family friendly 2016 Captiva effortlessly blends practicality with style and connectivity, thanks to a revised design featuring a new front grille, new front fascia and LED Daytime Running Lamps amongst a range of other updates ..... more

Fiat 500X released
500X, Fiat's small cross-over, has arrived in Australia; petrol engines, three transmissions – manual, dual-clutch automatic or ZF automatic; front-wheel or all-wheel drive configurations; outputs: 103kW/230Nm or 125kW/250Nm; available in four trim levels; 500X is priced from $28,000* ..... more

Volvo S90 set for 2016 release
Volvo is clearly intent on shaking up the prestige sedan segment with its distinctive executive class sedan ..... more

Honda CR-V limited edition released
Based on the AWD VTi and only $1,700 more, this Limited Edition is equipped with 18-inch alloy wheels, fog lights, side steps, front and rear parking sensors, dusk-sensing automatic headlights, rain-sensing wipers ..... more

Ford Mustang lands in Australia
The order bank for one of the world’s most recognisable cars is now sitting at around 4,000 vehicles accounting for the first full year of vehicles to be sold in Australia through 2016 ..... more

Mazda MX-5: 2.0-litre version released
Available in two grades - including the Roadster and Roadster GT - and with either a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic transmission, the 2.0L Mazda MX-5 comes with all the features available on the 1.5 litre models, but with a range of additions ..... more

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