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Debutante: All-new 308 CC hits Oz just a week after its global debut in Paris.

Peugeot, Mazda, FPV, Toyota and Lexus will add spice to this year's Sydney show

General News logo9 Sep 2008

ACTIVITY at the forthcoming Australian International Motor Show intensifies with a number of new model additions announced.

Peugeot will unveil the all-new 308 CC coupe-cabriolet just a week after its global debut at the Paris motor show. The full four-seater retractable hard-top model will boast a neck-warming device as part of its options package when it goes on sale here next year.

Toyota will showcase its European-built Hybrid X four-seater concept car, giving us a peek into the Prius’ future, while Lexus will ship in the LF-Xh hybrid SUV concept that is said to be an indicator to the next-generation Lexus RX range due in 2009.

 center imageLeft: Toyota Hybrid X.

The latter joins the Mazda Taiki – an environmentally friendly vision of Mazda’s design future that is also set for the Sydney shindig – in being a 2007 Tokyo motor show debutante.

FPV, meantime, has issued a press release stating that a model commemorating the firm’s five years in existence will form the centrepiece of its AIMS stand. Believed to be FG Falcon-based, the show car will be in the vein of the 40th Anniversary BFII Falcon GT it released last year.

Watch this space for more AIMS announcements leading up to the October 9 opening.

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