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Sep 19, 2018 Edition 942

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Volkswagen Group Australia will this month deliver on its promise to release a more potent version of its Amarok V6, dubbed the Ultimate 580.

New car diary for September 2018

Make: BMW

Model: X4

Released: Sep 2018

Based on the X3 revealed in 2017, the all-new X4 coupe-style SUV is set to launch in September with updated styling, technology and handling characteristics.
read more about the BMW X4

Make: Mitsubishi

Model: Eclipse Cross - ES

Released: Sep 2018

Mitsubishi Australia will broaden the appeal of its freshly launched Eclipse Cross small SUV later this year with the addition of a new entry-level variant dubbed ES.
read more about the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross

Make: Volkswagen

Model: Amarok - Ultimate V6

Released: Sep 2018

Volkswagen Group Australia will deliver on its promise to release a more potent version of its Amarok V6, dubbed the Ultimate 580.
read more about the Volkswagen Amarok

Make: McLaren

Model: 600LT

Released: Sep 2018

Mclaren will release its all-new 600LT; the fourth "Long Tail" vehicle in the supercar-maker's history. Based on the 570S, the 600LT will be the fastest and most powerful model in the Sports Series range.
read more about the McLaren 600LT

Make: Mercedes-Benz

Model: C-Class

Released: Sep 2018

Benz’s biggest selling model in Australia, the C-Class mid-sizer range, has received the most extensive overhaul in the nameplate’s history, with more than 6500 new or modified parts going into the update.
read more about the Mercedes-Benz C-Class

Make: Mazda

Model: MX-5

Released: Sep 2018

An updated Mazda MX-5 is expected to land in September, motivated by an increased-output 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine which lifts power from 118kW/200Nm to 135kW/205Nm.
read more about the Mazda MX-5

Make: Mazda

Model: CX-9

Released: Sep 2018

Mazda Australia is set to release a new version of its CX-9 large SUV, which will likely be a mid-life update bringing increased specification and added equipment across the range.
read more about the Mazda CX-9

Make: Ford

Model: Escape

Released: Sep 2018

The new Ford Escape mid-sized SUV will be the first model from the Blue Oval in Australia to gain a sporty-ish ST-Line variant when the mildly updated 2018 model-year line-up lands in showrooms in September.

read more about the Ford Escape

Make: Kia

Model: Rio

Released: Sep 2018

Kia will reveal a new Rio light car in Q3 of 2018, with the welcome return of a six-speed automatic transmission on a freshly-minted, mid-range Sport version aimed at private buyers.

read more about the Kia Rio

Make: Mercedes-Benz

Model: C-Class

Released: Sep 2018

Mercedes-Benz will keep its segment sales-leading C-Class medium sedan and wagon range fresh with an update due in the third quarter, with some minor visual tweaks, added active safety features, and extra interior flourishes.

read more about the Mercedes-Benz C-Class

Make: Renault

Model: Megane - RS

Released: Sep 2018

After months of teasing and speculation, Renault outed its fourth-generation Megane RS hot hatch, boasting a new 1.8-litre four-cylinder turbocharged engine producing 205kW of power and 390Nm of torque.

read more about the Renault Megane

Make: Hyundai

Model: IONIQ

Released: Sep 2018

Hyundai’s Ioniq will come to Australia in all three electrified variants; a standard hybrid, plug-in and all-electric.

read more about the Hyundai IONIQ

Make: Subaru

Model: Forester

Released: Sep 2018

Subaru’s top-selling Forester will receive a complete makeover, as the Japanese car-maker attempts to put it back among the SUV segment leaders.

read more about the Subaru Forester

Make: Mitsubishi

Model: Outlander - PHEV

Released: Sep 2018

Mitsubishi's facelifted Outlander plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) will be released in September, bringing substantial updates to the SUV's petrol-electric powertrain for improved performance.
read more about the Mitsubishi Outlander
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