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New car diary for June 2008

Make: Jaguar

Model: X-Type

Released: Jun 2008

Seven years after it first emerged, Jaguar's compact X-Type won't be replaced but given a facelift involving 500 new components. Due here mid-year, the MY09 X sedan's base (2.1 LE) pricing remains unchanged at $53,990, the 2.2D LE costs $55,490 and V6 AWD prices start at $70,000.
read more about the Jaguar X-Type

Make: Honda

Model: Accord Euro

Released: Jun 2008

Honda's new-generation Accord Euro was launched at the Geneva motor show in both sedan and wagon forms. Complete with evolutionary styling, it is significantly wider and lower than its predecessor. Power is via a revised 2.4-litre 147kW/233Nm petrol engine.
read more about the Honda Accord Euro

Make: Renault

Model: Clio

Released: Jun 2008

Renault will introduce entry-level and up-spec versions of its latest, X85-series Clio light car range into Australia after all, to replace the discontinued X65 Clio models. Both petrol and dCi turbo-diesel are expected to be offered. A wagon version will also be on the agenda .
read more about the Renault Clio

Make: Renault

Model: Laguna

Released: Jun 2008

In the first half of 2008 Renault Australia is expected to launch the all-new third-generation Laguna, which will return here as a full model range after being reintroduced tentatively with a single turbo-diesel hatchback variant only last November.
read more about the Renault Laguna

Make: Mercedes-Benz

Model: SLK-class

Released: Jun 2008

Mercedes-Benz is set to launch a facelifted SLK range in June, featuring standard heated seats, rain-sensing windscreen wipers and Parktronic parking sensors on all SLK models, plus the option of factory-fitted manual lumbar adjustment. Lowered sports suspension will be a no-cost option.
read more about the Mercedes-Benz SLK-class

Make: BMW

Model: 3 Series - M-DCT

Released: Jun 2008

BMW is expected to debut its long-awaited M Double-Clutch Transmission (M-DCT) automated manual gearbox on its M3 Coupe by mid-2008. Quicker and more frugal than the manual, with claimed 0-100km/h acceleration dropping two-tenths, it also slashes average fuel consumption by half a litre per 100km.
read more about the BMW 3 Series

Make: FPV

Model: FG range

Released: Jun 2008

Previewed at the 2008 Melbourne International Motor Show were the performance-enhanced FPV versions of the Blue Oval’s vital new homegrown large-car, the FG Falcon - in new GT, F6 and Super Pursuit Ute guises. All-important performance figures won't be divulged until closer to launch in June.
read more about the FPV FG range

Make: Saab

Model: 9-3

Released: Jun 2008

Saab will introduce all-wheel drive variants of its 9-3 range by mid 2008, for its V6 Turbo sedan and wagon models. Powered initially by a 206kW/400Nm V6 model called Turbo XWD (cross-wheel drive). Saab claims that its Haldex AWD system will put Saab at the cutting edge of AWD technology.
read more about the Saab 9-3

Make: Ferrari

Model: F430 - Scuderia

Released: Jun 2008

Ferrari's fastest-ever production car, the F430 Scuderia, will finally land mid 2008, with a provisional price of $550,000. Powered by a 375kW 4.3-litre, naturally aspirated V8, and linked to the F1-SuperFast2 automated manual gearbox, the Scuderia peels away from rest to 100km/h in 3.6 seconds.
read more about the Ferrari F430

Make: Hyundai

Model: Sonata

Released: Jun 2008

Hyundai hopes to shake up the medium-sized sedan segment with a revised Sonata range due mid-year. Featuring fresh exterior and interior styling updates, the range will include a new 2.0-litre turbo-diesel engine generating 110kW and 305Nm and achieving fuel economy of 6.0L/100km.
read more about the Hyundai Sonata

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