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New car diary for May 2013

Make: Honda

Model: Civic - diesel

Released: May 2013

Likely to feature an 88kW/300Nm i-DTEC powerplant, the British-built Honda Civic hatch is set to replace the 2.2-litre diesel used across a wide range of European Honda models, including Accord and CR-V. Honda promises the engine will achieve sub-100 grams per kilometre of CO2.
read more about the Honda Civic

Make: Peugeot

Model: RCZ

Released: May 2013

Peugeot’s facelifted RCZ that was first unveiled at the Paris show in 2012 will make its way to Australia in the first quarter of 2013. The RCZ gets a new face that is in keeping with the French brand’s current design language as well as more premium cabin surfaces, but no change to the powertrain.
read more about the Peugeot RCZ

Make: Fiat

Model: 500

Released: May 2013

A new sub-$20,000 variant of the baby Fiat 500 will be the focus of a refreshed 500 lineup in the second quarter of 2013 to try and build the brand in Australia and grow sales to a more budget-conscious buyer.
read more about the Fiat 500

Make: Audi

Model: A3 - Sportback

Released: May 2013

Audi will take on the BMW 1 Series and Mercedes-Benz A-Class when the all-new A3 lands in Australia this year. The five-door only A3 features evolutionary styling changes and will be the first vehicle built on the Volkswagen Group’s MQB platform that will ensure a lighter, more efficient car than the current model.
read more about the Audi A3

Make: Great Wall

Model: C30

Released: May 2013

Great Wall is expected to introduce a Corolla-sized three-box C30 sedan to Australia. The C30 rides on a 2610mm wheelbase, has a 510-litre boot and will be powered by an 77kW/138Nm 1.5-litre four-cylinder petrol engine, mated to a continuously variable transmission (CVT).
read more about the Great Wall C30

Make: Peugeot

Model: 5008

Released: May 2013

Peugeot will try and appeal to families when it launches its 5008 compact people mover in Australia this year. The French family hauler is a rival for the likes of the Honda Odyssey and sister company Citroen’s C4 Picasso. The 5008 will likely be offered in one specification level with a turbo petrol or turbo diesel engine.
read more about the Peugeot 5008

Make: Porsche

Model: Cayenne - S Diesel

Released: May 2013

Porsche will launch its first V8 diesel in Australia, when it arrives under the bonnet of the Cayenne SUV. The 281kW/850Nm 4.2-litre bi-turbo engine is sourced from Audi and will propel the car from 0-100km/h in just 5.7 seconds. Fuel economy sits at a respectable 8.3 litres per 100km for the big SUV that looks set to retail from $155,500.
read more about the Porsche Cayenne

Make: Great Wall

Model: VX10

Released: May 2013

Great Wall’s first passenger car, the VX10 light car, will land in Australia by mid 2013 in a bid to win sales at the budget end of the market. The five-door, five-seater will likely be powered by a 70kW 1.5-litre four cylinder petrol engine with the option of a CVT and come with a decent standard features list for the price.
read more about the Great Wall VX10

Make: Audi

Model: A6 - V6 TDI

Released: May 2013

Audi will add a potent twin-turbo 3.0-litre Biturbo diesel to its A6 range in 2013 and will cut the prices of some models in the range by up to $9000 at the same time. The Biturbo races to 100km/h in just 5.1 seconds, a full second quicker to 100km/h than the single turbo 3.0 TDI.
read more about the Audi A6

Make: Mercedes-Benz

Model: GL-Class

Released: May 2013

Mercedes-Benz’s heavily revised GL-Class will to go head-to-head with Range Rover in the luxury SUV segment when it arrives in Australia. Bigger than the model it replaces, the GL-Class will be powered by either a turbo-diesel V6 or a V8 petrol engine that uses Merc’s BlueEfficiency technology. Mercedes promises levels of comfort on par with the S-Class limo.
read more about the Mercedes-Benz GL-Class

Make: Honda

Model: CR-Z

Released: May 2013

Honda’s CR-Z hybrid sports coupe will get subtle styling changes and a boost in power to both the petrol and electric engines as a part of a MY 2013 upgrade. The combined power output of the hybrid system will be 101kW, up 41kW on the previous model. New colours and interior updates will also feature when the car arrives in local showrooms.
read more about the Honda CR-Z

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