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New car diary for September 2003

Make: Volkswagen

Model: Touareg

Released: Sep 2003

Touareg arrives Down Under in September, with the entry level V6 bowing in at $67,900 – undercutting RX330, MDX and XC90. Further up scale are the V6 Luxury at $75,800, the V8 at $99,900 to rival ML500 and the V10 TDI at $138,900 to vie with Cayenne S, X5 4.6is and ML55 AMG.
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Make: Daewoo

Model: Lacetti - sedan

Released: Sep 2003

This is the replacement for the Daewoo Nubira, the small-medium car that will play a key role in the South Korean company's resurgence here. Launching at the 2002 Seoul motor show and going on sale in Australia in September 2003, the Lacetti sedan is the first Daewoo to appear from GM Daewoo.
read more about the Daewoo Lacetti

Make: Mitsubishi

Model: Magna - AWD

Released: Sep 2003

Mitsubishi launches an updated Magna all-wheel drive family in late September, just months after it first went on sale. Mitsu's second take on AWD inherits the wide-eyed looks and equipment upgrades the TL Magna/KL Verada revealed in July, but there are few other changes to the three-model AWD range.
read more about the Mitsubishi Magna

Make: Subaru

Model: Liberty

Released: Sep 2003

Subaru's all-new Liberty, unveiled to the international motoring press in Japan in May, 2003, will go on sale here in September. Australian-spec cars will be offered with a choice of three engines - a 2.0-litre SOHC four-cylinder, a 2.5-litre SOHC unit and a turbocharged 2.0-litre powerplant for the Liberty GT.
read more about the Subaru Liberty

Make: HSV

Model: Grange

Released: Sep 2003

HSV releases its WK Grange long-wheelbase sports limousine, based on the latest Caprice, in early September prior to the launch of its YII short-wheelbase Commodore-derived range and the Monaro-based Coupe III. Just 100 Granges will be built in 2003, with 60 sales already accounted for.
read more about the HSV Grange

Make: HSV

Model: Y Series II

Released: Sep 2003

Due on sale in September, HSV's Y Series II range features a 285kW 5.7-litre V8 as standard, plus a number of suspension, interior and options updates. There are price rises across the board and the range-topping GTS won't go on sale - in limited numbers - until February 2004.
read more about the HSV Y Series II

Make: Subaru

Model: Outback

Released: Sep 2003

The all-new Subaru Outback crossover will be unveiled at Frankfurt, with its Australian launch – along with the new generation Liberty – later in September. Initially available with a 2.5-litre boxer opposed engine, Outback will feature the 3.0-litre H6 late this year.
read more about the Subaru Outback

Make: Alfa Romeo

Model: Spider

Released: Sep 2003

Due on sale locally on September 15, Alfa Romeo's sexy Spider convertible comes in for its first facelift since launching here in 1998. The 2003 model heralds the arrival of the 156's new JTS petrol engine with ASR traction control, plus - like GTV - mild internal and external updates by Pininfarina.
read more about the Alfa Romeo Spider

Make: HSV

Model: Coupe - III

Released: Sep 2003

On sale from September, HSV's revised Series III Coupe comes with all of Holden's Monaro III updates, like revised suspension including strut tower brace, plus new interiors, features and a 285kW version of HSV's 5.7-litre Chev V8. As such, 0-100km/h acceleration drops by 0.3 seconds to 5.3.
read more about the HSV Coupe

Make: Holden

Model: Crewman

Released: Sep 2003

Officially on sale from late September, Holden's rear-drive dual-cab Crewman ute is available in V6 auto and V8 auto/manual guise, with pricing stretching from $32,500 to $46,000. The longest Holden ever, Crewman cost about $60 million to develop and is expected to attract 6000 sales per annum.
read more about the Holden Crewman

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