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New car diary for July 2008

Make: Mitsubishi

Model: Lancer - Evolution X

Released: Jul 2008

The new Evo X Lancer will feature an improved high-performance 2.0-litre turbo petrol engine with a close-ratio six-speed manual or an Audi DSG-style dual-clutch automatic. Expect the same length as the current car but with a longer wheelbase, plus the Sportback concept's aggressive front-end design.
read more about the Mitsubishi Lancer

Make: Audi

Model: A3 - Cabriolet

Released: Jul 2008

The new Audi A3 Cabriolet boasts a semi-automatic lightweight soft-top which opens in just nine seconds. The car will be available in several engine variants including a 1.6-litre manual, 1.8 TFSI S tronic and 2.0 TFSI manual and S tronic variants. The Audi A3 Cabriolet should be launched third quarter-2008.
read more about the Audi A3

Make: Mercedes-Benz

Model: SL-class - SL63 AMG

Released: Jul 2008

Mercedes Benz-AMG division launched two models that will top the revised SL range. The SL65 AMG and SL63 AMG both feature new front masks. The SL63 AMG replaces the S55K and offers 386kW/630Nm, while the range-topping SL65 AMG continues with a 450kW/1000Nm twin-turbocharged V12.
read more about the Mercedes-Benz SL-class

Make: Mazda

Model: RX-8

Released: Jul 2008

Revealed at the 2008 Detroit show, the facelifted RX-8 sports restyled front and rear bumpers, a bolder grille, upgraded front and rear lights, and new five-spoke alloy wheels. The more aggressive styled RX-8 also gains a new six-speed automatic transmission for the first time.
read more about the Mazda RX-8

Make: Nissan

Model: X-Trail - Diesel

Released: Jul 2008

Nissan will offer a diesel-powered X-Trail in late July. Developed with Renault. The 2.0-litre turbo-diesel engine will be available in two specifications: an entry-level 110kW/320Nm engine mated to a six-speed automatic transmission, and a more powerful 127kW/360Nm iteration matched to a six-speed manual.
read more about the Nissan X-Trail

Make: HSV

Model: W427 - Supercar

Released: Jul 2008

HSV revealed at the 2008 Melbourne International Motor Show what it said could be the fastest road-registrable vehicle ever built in Australia: the W427 Supercar. So-called due to its employment of the Corvette’s 7.0-litre (427 cubic-inch) LS7 V8, developing in excess of 370kW/640Nm.
read more about the HSV W427

Make: Holden

Model: Commodore - Sportwagon

Released: Jul 2008

Holden's Commodore wagon will be the last of the VT-based Commodore range to be replaced with a VE version, following the short-wheelbase sedans and long-wheelbase (Statesman/Caprice) sedans launched in 2006, and the utes in 2007. Expect sharp pricing, stying and big space.
read more about the Holden Commodore

Make: BMW

Model: X6

Released: Jul 2008

BMW’s new E71-coded X6 "crossover" will incorporate sedan, coupe and SUV bodystyles, all in one. BMW refers to it as a Sports Activity Coupe. Based on the second-generation X5, it will be built alongside the luxury SUV in the US. A hybrid version, called the E72, is also expected within 18 months.
read more about the BMW X6

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