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There are some new vehicles that have arrived or will be about to roll onto showroom floors in Australia.  Some of them are particularly stunning and will end up in the limelight, I’m sure.  Thought I’d let you know, especially if you’re looking to upgrade in the near future.

In another year or so, the brand new Mazda6 with SKYACTIV TECHNOLOGY and the SKYACTIV-G 2.0-liter gasoline engine will set the roads alight with its award-winning design and efficiency.  Can’t wait!

How about the next-generation Subaru WRX?  A new motor, a nice set of headlights, big wheel arches, big spoiler at the back, a new tail lamp design and a carbon fibre hood set the new WRX apart.  If it’s performance you’re after, then this is the machine.

A new Jaguar F-Type with a supercharged 3.0-liter V-6 engine, and possibly a 2.0-litre motor as well, is nearing completion.  Jaguar is making a statement with this one.  Eight-speed automatics with start–stop technology, an aluminium body, and great handling promise to set the new F-type up against the Porsche Boxster and Audi TT-RS.  The platform for this Roadster may also underpin an imminent XF sedan replacement.

If you can get your hands on one… mate, I reckon this has to be the hottest supercar for some time.  2013 will see the new Corvette.  A grunty 5.5-liter V-8 with direct injection and higher compression provide the car’s awesome looks with performance and handling to compete with the latest Ferraris.  Check out the sizzling rear lights and quad exhausts!

From supercar to supersuv, Porsche are on a mission to bring out their new Macan.  Quite apart from the fact that the Macan, quite possibly, will be the best looking SUV in the medium-sized bracket, the performance will be remarkable.  Porsche and Volkswagen continue to push the performance envelope here, and if the current Cayenne models are anything to go by the new Macan will be every bit as quick – as Porsches should be.

Enter the Mercedes Benz CLA.  It will be well worth the wait and will be throwing its weight around as a big BMW competitor.  The car should be rolling around in Australia by 2014.

Another car I’m really hanging out for is the new Peugeot 208.  Very stylish lines, and Pulsion paintwork that changes its colour effects, will brighten up anyone’s day.  Inside the new Peugeot 208 will be a crimson stitched leather interior, stripes and a panoramic glass roof.  Powered by the efficient and responsive 1.6 HDi engine, the Peugeot 208 will be seen about next year.

Because we’re looking into the future, how about I finish with a car that runs on electricity?  Holden’s new Volt is pretty much arrived, and will be an exciting car to drive.  Plenty of zip and clean burning transport are what the Holden Volt is all about.  Inspiring fresh looks, too.


  1. Grah says:

    What good is a car with an 84km range like the Volt Would be great going from Brissy to almost anywhere worthwhile.
    I couldnt even go to town and back from my place.

    Thats also if it doesnt go on fire like some have in the States.

    August 24th, 2012 at 6:21 pm