NEW BMW 7 SERIES FIRST DETAILS

BMW Australia has provided details of the seventh-generation 7 Series that’s due to arrive downunder in the fourth quarter of 2022. The wheelbase is 3215mm, which is 5mm longer than the sixth-generation long wheelbase model. The length, width and height have increased by 131mm, 48mm and 65mm respectively. A combination of dynamic ability and first-class comfort are delivered through comprehensive chassis upgrades as well as by fitment of two-axle air suspension and adaptive damping as standard across the line-up. An innovative technology toolkit with new generation of sensors, enhanced software… Read more

MERCEDES-AMG EQS 53

The Mercedes-AMG EQS 53 4MATIC+ marks the introduction of high-voltage electrification to the Mercedes-AMG range in Australia. At the heart of the new EQS 53 4MATIC+ is a performance-oriented electric drivetrain with two motors; one each at the front and rear axles. Fully variable AMG Performance 4MATIC+ all-wheel drive optimally transmits power to the road in all driving conditions. It has up to 484kW of power and maximum torque of 950 Nm. The optional AMG DYNAMIC PLUS Package increases output to a maximum of 560 kW in RACE START mode… Read more

CITROEN C5 X COMING TO AUSTRALIA

Continuing to expand its model range in the Australian market, Citroen Australia will introduce the all-new Citroen C5 X to its line-up. The C5 has been around since 2001, originally as a large family sedan with the C5 X, launched last year in Europe, now adding a premier SUV to the range. The Citroen C5 X will be powered by a turbo-petrol 1.6-litre PureTech engine, producing 133kW of power, paired with an eight-speed Efficient Automatic Transmission. All the signs seem to indicate that a petrol/electric (PHEV) variant will follow. Kate… Read more

NEW NISSAN X-TRAIL

Nissan’s most advanced SUV to date, the all-new Nissan X-Trail, will arrive in four grades, a choice between five or seven seats, as well as the option of two- or four-wheel drive. It is built on the all-new CMF-C platform. It comes with a comprehensive suite of advanced safety and technology features – including the availability of Nissan’s semi-autonomous ProPILOT driver-assist system.” The lowest priced model, the X-Trail ST has 17-inch alloy wheels, LED lighting front and rear, roof rails, shift-by-wire, high-beam assist, a rear parking camera and sensors and… Read more

MITSUBISHI OUTLANDER PLUG-IN HYBRID EV

Available in 5 and 5+2 seat configurations, the latest Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-In Hybrid EV range goes on sale in August. Mitsubishi says, “it offers a smoother, more responsive and quieter drive, with sharper acceleration and longer EV only driving range.” Featuring a new-generation 20 kWh lithium-ion battery pack, twin electric motors, and a revised, specifically-tuned, Atkinson cycle 2.4-litre combustion engine, the new Outlander Plug-In Hybrid EV offers up to 84km (NEDC) of pure electric driving range. It has front- and rear-mounted electric motors. The front axle motor generates 85kW, up… Read more

ELECTRIC POWER IN KIA NIRO

The all-new Kia Niro is a small SUV that’s available in two efficient FWD electrified powertrains, the Hybrid Electric (HEV) and full Electric (EV). It features a strong influence from the 2019 HabaNiro concept car. It has the latest evolution of Kia’s signature Tiger Face grille which extends from the bonnet to the bumper. A bold skid plate and cladding enhance the car’s rugged character. The second-generation Niro offers a choice of eight exterior colours across the range including Cityscape Green which is new to Kia’s colour pallet, Snow White… Read more

VOLKSWAGEN GOLF R WAGON

Volkswagen Golf R Wagon is the latest high-performance model from the German giant. It will join the Golf R hatch and Tiguan R. The Golf R Wagon has chromed roof rails, an electrically operated tailgate with Easy Open and Easy Close functions With the 60/40-split backrest folded the wagon measures1.845 metres between the tailgate and the backs of the front seats. Poor comes from 2.0-litre turbo-petrol four-cylinder engine with 235kW from 5200rpm until 6000rpm. There’s 420Nm between 2000rpm and 5550rpm. It does the zero to 0-100km/h time in just 4.9… Read more

VOLKSWAGEN POLO 2010 – 2020

The Volkswagen Polo is a relatively small car that’s noticeably down in size from its big brother Golf. It has the solid German feel and owners we have spoken say they feel safe and secure. Just as importantly, they love the way they handle in a European manner. Polo was a relatively slow seller in Australia prior to 2010 when a new model was introduced in April of that year. Older Polos had been on the bland side in appearance, the new 2010 one had a bit of oomph to… Read more

NEXT GENERATION PEUGEOT 408

The upcoming next generation of the Peugeot 408 has feline stance with lines that are sharp, the grille is the same colour as the bodywork to blend in with the front end. It’s the first model to have the new Peugeot emblem with the head of a lion. The inverted cut-out of the rear bumper is aimed at giving the profile a strong look. With a length of 4.69m and a wheelbase of 2.79m, according to Peugeot the latest 408, “has a remarkably spacious second row, with 188mm of legroom.”… Read more

HONDA CR-V SPECIAL EDITIONS

Honda Australia has added two special edition models to the CR-V line-up with the release of the CR-V Black Edition and CR-V VTi 7 +Luxe. Both special edition variants are powered by the 1.5-litre VTEC Turbo engine and fitted with keyless entry and push button start, Advanced Display Audio seven-inch colour touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, as well as the Honda ‘Sensing’ suite of driver-assist and safety technologies. Based on the CR-V VTi, the new CR-V Black Edition has many additional features, as well as a multitude of… Read more