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New car diary for October 2008

Make: Hyundai

Model: Grandeur

Released: Oct 2008

Hyundai Australia has given its struggling Grandeur large car a minor upgrade and also added a new turbo-diesel engine to the range. Joining the 3.8-litre petrol V6, the 2.2-litre turbo-diesel delivers 114kW/343Nm and is mated to a five-speed automatic. Fuel consumption is rated at 7.9L/100km.
read more about the Hyundai Grandeur

Make: HSV

Model: Tourer

Released: Oct 2008

Holden Special Vehicles will produce its own version of Holden's upcoming Sportwagon, with sales commencing in October. Based on the ClubSport R8, the HSV Tourer will come powered by a 6.2-litre V8 delivering 317kW. This will be HSV's first wagon since the Holden Adventra-based Avalanche.
read more about the HSV Tourer

Make: Lexus

Model: IS

Released: Oct 2008

Lexus is expected to launch its upgraded IS250 range locally in the last quarter of 2008. With minor cosmetic changes to the front and rear fascia’s, ie headlamp, grille, and bumper areas. Mechanical upgrades to its 2.5 litre engine will be minimal.
read more about the Lexus IS

Make: Audi

Model: A4

Released: Oct 2008

The redesigned A4 sedan will adopt additional three new drivetrains to its range, by late 2008. A 2.0 TFSI with multitronic or quattro with manual transmissions, and a 3.0 TDI turbo Diesel with Tiptronic transmission only. The B8-series A4 sedan represents Audi's best chance to emulate BMW's successful 3 Series sedan.
read more about the Audi A4

Make: Mitsubishi

Model: Lancer - Sportback

Released: Oct 2008

Mitsubishi Motors Australia unveiled its all-new Lancer Sportback hatch at the Australian International Motor Show. The Sportback joins the acclaimed Lancer sedan line-up, with similar specification and powertrain options, including a 2.0-litre, 2.4-litre and turbo-charged 2.0-litre Ralliart configuration.
read more about the Mitsubishi Lancer

Make: Mercedes-Benz

Model: M-class

Released: Oct 2008

Mercedes-Benz's facelifted M-Class includes subtle front-end styling changes to the headlights and reshaped grille. At the rear tail-lights have a smoked glass look. M-class models continue with a range of five V6 and V8 diesel and petrol engines all linked to a seven-speed automatic transmission.
read more about the Mercedes-Benz M-class

Make: Renault

Model: Megane - Renault Sport dCi

Released: Oct 2008

Renault Australia will add a higher-performance diesel variant to its Megane five-door hatch range in October. The Megane Renault Sport dCi features a 2.0-litre common-rail turbo-diesel delivering 127kW of power and 360Nm of torque, with combined cycle fuel consumption of 6.5L/100km.
read more about the Renault Megane

Make: Subaru

Model: Impreza - sedan

Released: Oct 2008

Subaru will launch its all-new three-box four-door Impreza sedan late 2008. It will be powered by the same naturally aspirated 120kW 2.0-litre boxer engine as for the base hatchback variants.
read more about the Subaru Impreza

Make: Mercedes-Benz

Model: B-Class

Released: Oct 2008

Mercedes-Benz will introduce a facelifted B-class range in October 2008. Featuring a new metallic-finish three-bar grille and lower bumper, and body coloured wing mirrors. Mechanically, the big news is that all four-cylinder engines will use up to 7 percent less fuel and produce even lower emissions.
read more about the Mercedes-Benz B-Class

Make: Mitsubishi

Model: Lancer - Ralliart

Released: Oct 2008

MITSUBISHI’S first bona-fide WRX hunter, the turbocharged, all-wheel drive Lancer Ralliart will compete directly with Subaru’s cult-hero. It's powered by a detuned 2.0-litre DOHC MIVEC turbocharged four-cylinder, producing 177kW, mated to Mitsubishi’s Twin Clutch Sportronic Shift Transmission (TC-SST).
read more about the Mitsubishi Lancer

Make: Toyota

Model: Yaris

Released: Oct 2008

Toyota’s Yaris facelift features interior and exterior cosmetic upgrades. While existing sheetmetal is unaltered a restyled grille, larger air dam, and new headlamps complete Yaris’s new nose job. The rear incorporates new tail lights lens and a rear bumper revamp, incorporating a larger number-plate valance.
read more about the Toyota Yaris

Make: Mercedes-Benz

Model: A-class

Released: Oct 2008

Mercedes-Benz has taken the covers off its facelifted A-class. With significant mechanical upgrades, such as the adoption of a new 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo-diesel. The compact car picks up revised front and rear lighting, front bumpers and a reworked grille.
read more about the Mercedes-Benz A-class

Make: Toyota

Model: Hilux

Released: Oct 2008

Toyota revealed its facelifted HiLux range at the 2008 Australian International Motor Show in Sydney. Apart from a new trapezoidal grille with grey bar and wider-mouthed front bumper, the upgraded Hilux includes a range of minor mechanical, safety and equipment upgrades.
read more about the Toyota Hilux

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