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New car diary for November 2007

Make: Saab

Model: 9-3

Released: Nov 2007

Saab’s new MY2008 9-3 will feature a new fascia inspired by the Aero X concept, new tail-lights and a new all-wheel-drive system, subtly called XWD. Engines include a 1.8-litre turbo-petrol, 1.9-litre turbo-diesel and 2.0-litre turbo-petrol fours, plus a 2.8-litre turbo-pterol V6 in the Aero convertible.
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Make: Jaguar

Model: XJ

Released: Nov 2007

Jaguar chose Geneva to unveil its facelifted 2008 XJ sedan range, due on sale here in the final quarter. Coming in for mostly cosmetic upgrades, the 08MY XJ has a new Jaguar Growler badge, front bumper, XK-style side power vents, a subtle rear decklid spoiler. There are no engine changes.
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Make: Toyota

Model: RAV4 - V6

Released: Nov 2007

A cracking V6 version of the third-generation RAV4 is expected to be launched around September 2007. Already on sale in the US, the six-speed auto-equipped RAV4 will become the fourth model in Toyota's range to offer 3.5-litre V6 power. Expect a seven-seat version to rival Outlander (and Kluger).
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Make: Citroen

Model: Berlingo HDi

Released: Nov 2007

On the commercial vehicle front, Citroen has tried for some time to add a turbo-diesel engine to its steady-selling Berlingo light van. A range of 1.8 to 2.0-litre turbo-diesel engines are available to it, so expect a local release by around late 2007.
read more about the Citroen Berlingo HDi

Make: Ford

Model: Focus - CC

Released: Nov 2007

Ford has confirmed the Pininfarina-designed Focus coupe-convertible's Australia arrival late-2007. A direct rival to the Holden Astra Twin-Top, Australia is expected to get the 2.0-litre petrol, mated to either five-speed manual or four-speed automatic transmissions.
read more about the Ford Focus

Make: Lexus

Model: LS

Released: Nov 2007

The LS600hL – flagship of Toyota’s premium brand – joins the conventional LS460 in November. With a 122mm-longer wheelbase and all-wheel drive layout, the LS600hL is powered by a 330kW 5.0-litre V8 petrol engine mated to a high-output electric motor. Drive is channelled via a CVT continuously variable transmission
read more about the Lexus LS

Make: Toyota

Model: LandCruiser

Released: Nov 2007

The all-new 200 Series LandCruiser will be slightly larger than the iconic 100 Series but remains bolted to a full ladder chassis with all-coil suspension. Expect a new 4.5-litre V8 common-rail turbo-diesel with projected outputs of 200kW and 650Nm, a bigger 5.7-litre petrol V8 and a six-speed auto.
read more about the Toyota LandCruiser

Make: Volvo

Model: XC70

Released: Nov 2007

The new XC70 and V70 will be unveiled at the Geneva motor show in March and should arrive in Australia late 2007. The XC70 is tipped to get both the new 175kW/320Nm 3.2-litre straight-six and the D5 turbo-diesel available in the XC90.
read more about the Volvo XC70

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