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New car diary for February 2004

Make: Ford

Model: Escape

Released: Feb 2004

Ford will unveil a mildly facelifted Escape in early February 2004, when the mid-sized crossover range will also comprise a sub-$30,000 four-cylinder variant for the first time. The 2.3-litre engine to be launched in the ZB Escape XLS is already sold here in Mazda6, but will be detuned from 122kW to 108kW.
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Make: Audi

Model: A4 - S Line

Released: Feb 2004

Audi's new A4 S Line, revealed at the 2003 Sydney show, creates a bridge between A4 and S4. It features a 140kW 1.8-litre four-cylinder turbo engine (plus 20kW), quattro all-wheel drive, six-speed manual gearbox, a bodykit and 17-inch wheels. The sedan costs $69,500, while the Avant is $73,100.
read more about the Audi A4

Make: Audi

Model: Allroad - V8

Released: Feb 2004

A 4.2-litre V8 will be added to Audi's Allroad range, but it's arrival here has been delayed until February, when it will join the 2.7-litre turbo V6 petrol and 2.5-litre V6 turbo-diesel models. To be priced at $108,900, it will be a niche car with niche sales expected - just five or so per month.
read more about the Audi Allroad

Make: Mazda

Model: Tribute

Released: Feb 2004

The base Tribute 4WD loses the breathless old 97kW 2.0-litre for a 108kW/201Nm 2.3 'four' similar to the Mazda 6's unit but minus the SVT variable valve timing device. The auto-only 2004 range also sees improved brakes, new cabin trim, more standard features and revised instrumentation.
read more about the Mazda Tribute

Make: Audi

Model: A4 - S4

Released: Feb 2004

Originally due on sale here in November 2003, the new V8-powered S4 quattro sedan's Australian on-sale date is now some time during the first quater of 2004. A 253kW/410Nm 4.2-litre V8 will propel it into BMW M3 and Mercedes-Benz C32 territory, but pricing of $129,500 and $132,500 (auto) won't.
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