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Make: Ford

Released: Aug 2022

Ford Ranger Raptor and Everest. New Everest and Raptor – are still “on track” for an August release in Australia. Raptor will be $85,490 +ORC, Everest from $52,990 +ORC.

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Make: Honda

Model: CR-V

Released: Aug 2022

Honda CR-V editions, Black and VTi7+Luxe should keep the pot boiling until a new gen’ CR-V next year. Defined by black paint and more kit, they’re $43,700 for Luxe and $44,600 for Black D/A.

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Make: Hyundai

Model: Ioniq 5

Released: Aug 2022

Hyundai Ioniq 5 AWD Techniq has constrained availability with a further 120 units filtering through in August. The striking pure EV goes for $77,900 +ORC, less for FWD version.

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Make: Mercedes-AMG

Model: EQS - 53

Released: Aug 2022

Mercedes AMG EQS 53 4matic+…quite a mouthful, quite a car boasting 500kWplus and a kilo Newton (1kN) of torque… whoosh. Pay $328,400+ORC for one, then add desirable options.

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Make: Mitsubishi

Model: Outlander - PHEV

Released: Aug 2022

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is here mid-month with the smart new exterior, revised plug-in hybrid powertrain and extra features. A four model range spans $54,590 to $68,490+ORC.

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Make: Nissan

Model: Z

Released: Aug 2022

Nissan Z will launch this month though no firm date has been announced. Has 3.0-litre, 298kW, V6 twin turbo engine from Infiniti… should make it a cracker. $73,300 +ORC.

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Make: Skoda

Model: Fabia - Monte Carlo

Released: Aug 2022

Skoda Fabia Monte Carlo is a specced-up tiddler from Skoda offering plenty of black hardware and power from a turbo 1.5 petrol engine driving through a 7 DSG gearbox. It’s $37,990 drive away.

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Make: Volvo

Model: XC40

Released: Aug 2022

Volvo XC40 arrives this month in hybrid petrol/electric and pure EV form only so no solely ICE cars at all. Prices rise $4500 to $5500 model dependent starting with XC40 Plus B4 FWD at $52,990+ORC. 

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