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New car diary for August 2013

Make: Mercedes-Benz

Model: SLS AMG - Black Series

Released: Aug 2013

A lightweight Black Edition version of Mercedes’ SLS AMG will arrive in Australia in very limited numbers in the third quarter. The SLS AMG will be the most potent Black Series model to date with a hand-built 6.3-litre V8 that produces a whopping 464kW, up 44kW from the standard model, to race to 100km/h in 3.6 seconds.
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Make: Jeep

Model: Grand Cherokee

Released: Aug 2013

Jeep revealed a refreshed version of its top-selling Grand Cherokee SUV at the Detroit show in January before a likely local release mid-year. The 2013 model will sport an updated grille, new head and tail lights and interior improvements such as the addition of Chrysler’s UConnect touchscreen display.
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Make: Opel

Model: Mokka

Released: Aug 2013

Opel's Mokka compact crossover is odds-on for SUV-obsessed Australia. The Barina-based five-seater is just 80mm longer than a Golf and is likely to be offered here with either a 1.4-litre turbo-petrol engine or a 1.7-litre diesel. Hi-tech safety aids include camera-driven driver assistance systems such as lane departure warning, forward collision alert and road sign recognition.
read more about the Opel Mokka

Make: Ford

Model: Fiesta - ST

Released: Aug 2013

Ford will tempt hot hatch fans with a hot Fiesta ST pocket rocket, which with an expected 134kW of power and 240Nm of torque from its 1.6-litre EcoBoost four-cylinder engine, will bolt to 100km/h in less than seven seconds, making it the most potent Fiesta ever built for the road despite fuel consumption and CO2 emissions cut by 20 per cent over the previous model.
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Make: Lamborghini

Model: Aventador - Roadster

Released: Aug 2013

Iconic supercar-maker Lamborghini will rip the lid off its Aventador with a drop-top version to arrive in Australia in late 2013. The Aventador Roadster will be powered by a 515kW 6.5-litre V12 that can match the coupe’s 350km/h top speed. A 17 per cent price jump over the coupe means Australian buyers can expect to pay around $880,000.
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Make: Renault

Model: Clio

Released: Aug 2013

Renault will launch the full range of its all-new Clio in Australia to tap into the growing demand for light cars. The Clio will come with a range of turbocharged three- and four-cylinder engines with claimed fuel consumption of 3.2 litres per 100km, which could make it the most fuel-efficient car on the market. The sleek new Clio hatch will be available with three or five doors.
read more about the Renault Clio

Make: Mercedes-Benz

Model: E-class - Coupe and Cabriolet

Released: Aug 2013

Mercedes-Benz will release the revised E-Class coupe and convertible in September, a few months after the introduction of the sedan and wagon. The two-door range will share similar styling to the rest of the E-Class range, but will be differentiated by a single-blade grille instead of the two-blade grill on the sedan.
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Make: Mercedes-Benz

Model: E-class

Released: Aug 2013

A mid-life update for the Mercedes-Benz E-Class mid-sizer comprises a restyle and new technologies that will appear in the large S-Class later in the year. The sedan and wagon range will launch in Australia mid-year and feature new or upgraded driver aids and safety equipment such as driver fatigue detection and anti-glare adaptive headlights.
read more about the Mercedes-Benz E-class

Make: Jaguar

Model: F-Type

Released: Aug 2013

Jaguar will add a sporty new convertible to their line-up when the F-Type arrives in Australia mid-2013. The all-aluminium roadster will go head-to-head with the likes of the Porsche Boxster and Mercedes-Benz SLK.
read more about the Jaguar F-Type

Make: Ford

Model: Fiesta

Released: Aug 2013

The diminutive Fiesta hatch will receive a mid-life upgrade in 2013, bringing with it the option of Ford’s award-winning and super-frugal three-cylinder 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine. The Fiesta will feature Ford’s latest Aston-Martin-esque corporate face plus new safety and comfort equipment, including Ford’s SYNC connectivity system.
read more about the Ford Fiesta

Make: Fiat

Model: Punto

Released: Aug 2013

After taking back distribution of Fiat in 2012, the Fiat Chrysler Group will expand the Italian brand’s line-up with the re-introduction of the Punto small car in late 2013. There is a chance that Fiat’s Twin-Air two-cylinder engine will be available as an option, with pricing for the aging hatch to start around $18,000.
read more about the Fiat Punto

Make: Audi

Model: A6 - RS6 Avant

Released: Aug 2013

Audi’s third-generation RS6 Avant will storm into Australian showrooms in late 2013 with a 0-100km/h sprint time of 3.9 seconds. The performance wagon will be powered by a tweaked version of Audi’s 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 engine with 412kW of power between 5700 and 6700rpm and 700Nm of torque between 1750 and 5500rpm.
read more about the Audi A6

Make: Holden

Model: Trax

Released: Aug 2013

Holden will launch the Barina-based Trax compact SUV in 2013. The Trax will sell in other markets as a Buick Encore and Opel Mokka, but the local version will feature slightly different styling. It is unclear what powerplant it will get, but expect a four-cylinder engine of less than two-litre capacity, with the possibility of front- or all-wheel drive.
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