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New car diary for March 2008

Make: Mercedes-Benz

Model: C-Class - C63 AMG

Released: Mar 2008

Mercedes' performance arm AMG is expected to launch its new C-class range in 2008, powered by a new 6.2-litre V8 producing about 370kW/630Nm. The AMG C63 range features revised suspension, high-performance brakes, better aerodynamics, plus interior and exterior design elements.
read more about the Mercedes-Benz C-Class

Make: Subaru

Model: WRX - STI

Released: Mar 2008

Subaru will launch its new Impreza STi range in 2008. With pumped-out wheel-arches and a wider track, only the bonnet, front doors, roof and rear hatch are carried over from the regular WRX. Powered by a revised 221kW/407Nm 2.5-litre turbo boxer engine. Two different versions will be offered.
read more about the Subaru WRX

Make: Citroen

Model: C4 - HDi

Released: Mar 2008

Citroen is not ignoring its volume-selling C4 hatchback model and plans to adopt the C4 Picasso’s 2.0-litre HDi turbo-diesel engine and six-speed automatic gearbox to consolidate sales of the existing C4 1.6 HDi. A local release is expected in the final quarter of 2007.
read more about the Citroen C4

Make: Citroen

Model: C4 Picasso

Released: Mar 2008

A five-seat version of the C4 Picasso is under consideration, although Australian importer Ateco plans to assess the new seven-seater’s sales performance in Australia before a decision is made. If the five-seater C4 Picasso gets the green light, we could see it by about March 2008.
read more about the Citroen C4 Picasso

Make: Chrysler

Model: Sebring - Convertible

Released: Mar 2008

Chrysler's four-seater Sebring convertible will be launched in Australia first quarter 2008, comprising a choice of three engines (a 124kW/220Nm 2.4-litre four with four-speed auto, a 140kW/259Nm 2.7-litre V6 and a 103kW/310Nm 2.0-litre turbo-diesel.
read more about the Chrysler Sebring

Make: Jeep

Model: Cherokee

Released: Mar 2008

Jeep's mid-sized Cherokee rock-hopper will be replaced for 2008, and will follow the Grand Cherokee flagship - which was replaced in 2005 - upwards in size. Known as Liberty in the US and renewed for Australia in January 2003, the Cherokee enters its third generation as the KK-series.
read more about the Jeep Cherokee

Make: Mini

Model: Clubman

Released: Mar 2008

Mini confirmed production plans for a five-door wagon bodystyle at the 2007 Geneva motor show. The Clubman is an elongated version of the Mini with side-hinged rear barn doors. The Mini Clubman goes on sale in Europe late this year, but Australian customers will have to wait until 2008.
read more about the Mini Clubman

Make: Maserati

Model: GranTurismo

Released: Mar 2008

MASERATI has revealed its rejuvenated Italian brand’s all-new flagship model, the GranTurismo coupe. Due to make its global public premiere at the Geneva motor show, with an Australian on sale timing early 2008. The GranTurismo is a full-sized four-seater grand touring coupe motivated by a 303kW 4.2-litre V8, mated to an adaptive automatic transmission.
read more about the Maserati GranTurismo

Make: Fiat

Model: Ritmo

Released: Mar 2008

The Bravo hatch will be Fiat's second car model to arrive here since the Italian brand's relaunch in 2006 with the Punto - but the Stilo replacement will be called Ritmo here. Expect 78kW and 90kW versions of a new 1.6-litre JTD turbo-diesel, plus a new 132kW 1.9 JTD and 1.4-litre petrol engines.
read more about the Fiat Ritmo

Make: Honda

Model: Accord

Released: Mar 2008

A replacement for Honda's larger "American" Accord is expected to appear at the 2008 Detroit motor show in January. A confirmed two-pronged Accord strategy will continue here and in New Zealand. As is the case now, the Accord and Euro models will be separate in size, appearance and price.
read more about the Honda Accord

Make: Audi

Model: A5

Released: Mar 2008

Audi will offer a 3.2 V6 FSI quattro version to its A5 coupe model, which will come with a Tiptronic transmission as well as four-wheel drive, for an extra $5000. It will join the A5 turbo-four and S5 V8 coupe models launched here in late 2007 in the first quarter of 2008.
read more about the Audi A5

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