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New car diary for August 2007

Make: Kia

Model: Sorento - CRDi

Released: Aug 2007

Kia Motors Australia previewed a diesel version of its popular Sorento 4WD range at the Brisbane International Motor Show, ahead of a planned introduction in July. The Sorento CRDi's 2.5-litre turbo-diesel packs 125kW of power and a mighty 392Nm of torque, plus a 2800kg towing capacity.
read more about the Kia Sorento

Make: Renault

Model: Megane - R26

Released: Aug 2007

Derived from Megane Renault Sport Cup, the Megane F1 Team R26 (featured at the 2006 Melbourne show) features a limited-slip diff, 169kW 2.0-litre engine, Cup chassis and Brembo brakes. The hot-hatch is distinguished by bumper, door and roof badging, plus "Anthracite" 18-inch alloys.
read more about the Renault Megane

Make: Toyota

Model: Aurion - TRD

Released: Aug 2007

The Aurion large sedan will be the first vehicle to get the Toyota Racing Development treatment, but its release has been delayed until around August. Expect the front-drive Aurion TRD to feature a 240kW supercharged version of Aurion's 3.5-litre V6, sports suspension and a bodykit.
read more about the Toyota Aurion

Make: Toyota

Model: Kluger

Released: Aug 2007

Toyota is expected to unveil the second-generation Kluger SUV at the Detroit motor show in January 2007, ahead of an Australian launch around mid-year. Derived from the Camry platform, the next Kluger will be offered in both front and all-wheel drive formats, powered by Aurion's 3.5-litre V6.
read more about the Toyota Kluger

Make: Peugeot

Model: 207 - CC

Released: Aug 2007

Peugeot's 207 range will be joined by three-door GTI and two-door 207CC variants in mid-2007, powered by a direct-injection 128kW/240Nm 1.6-litre four-cylinder. Priced at $33,490, the GTI (and the range-topping turbocharged $39,990 1.6-litre 207CC), will be joined by a normally aspirated 207CC.
read more about the Peugeot 207

Make: Jeep

Model: Patriot

Released: Aug 2007

Jeep's second new compact off-roader arrives Down Under in the third quarter of 2007, in the shape of the Patriot SUV - a rival for the likes of Nissan's X-Trail. It will come powered by 2.4-litre petrol and VW-sourced 2.0-litre diesel engines.
read more about the Jeep Patriot

Make: Renault

Model: Megane - Diesel

Released: Aug 2007

Renault is expected introduce a turbo-diesel version of its Megane sedan by mid-2007. Powered by a 96kW/300Nm 1.9-litre dCi common-rail four-cylinder turbo-diesel engine that is Euro IV emissions compliant, both models will feature a six-speed manual or four-speed auto.
read more about the Renault Megane

Make: Hyundai

Model: Santa Fe - 3.3 V6

Released: Aug 2007

Hyundai will add a third engine option to the Santa Fe range in the shape of a 173kW/304Nm 3.3-litre petrol V6 - the same that powers the Sonata sedan. Expected to drive through a five-speed automatic, the V6 Santa Fe is due on sale Down Under in August.
read more about the Hyundai Santa Fe

Make: Dodge

Model: Avenger

Released: Aug 2007

For 2007 the Dodge Avenger will take centre stage arriving around August. Pitched right into the mid-size arena dominated by the Mazda6, Accord and Subaru Liberty. It has a distinct Dodge “corporate” front end and roomy interior. Three engines, including a 103kW/310Nm 2.0-litre turbo-diesel, driving the front wheels are likely to be offered. Pricing should start around $30,000.
read more about the Dodge Avenger

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