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New car diary for September 2008

Make: Audi

Model: A4 - Avant

Released: Sep 2008

Audi’s new A4 Avant is larger and lighter than the model it replaces. Based on the same platform as the sedan, it benefits from a new five-link front axle and longer wheelbase, giving the Avant a class leading 1430 litres luggage capacity. The Avant will be available in a range of petrol and turbo diesel engines.
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Make: Renault

Model: Koleos

Released: Sep 2008

Renault Oz will release the compact Koleos crossover, which was unveiled at the 2006 Paris motor show as the French brand's first SUV, in Australia in September. Designed at the Renault Samsung Motors Design Centre in South Korea, it shares the same part-time 4WD platform as Nissan's MkII X-Trail.
read more about the Renault Koleos

Make: Mercedes-Benz

Model: C-Class - Estate

Released: Sep 2008

The C63 AMG Estate will be gunning for the iconic Audi RS4 Avant when released locally mid-2008. Powered by the same highly-strung 336kW/600Nm 6.2-litre V8 as the C63 sedan and driving the rear wheels via Mercedes’ 7GTronic auto, expect a sub-five-second 0-100km/h sprint time.
read more about the Mercedes-Benz C-Class

Make: Mini

Model: Cooper - JCW Hardtop and Clubman

Released: Sep 2008

Billed as the most powerful production Mini ever built, the latest John Cooper Works (JCW) version of the iconic Cooper S will be priced from $48,800. Featuring a 155kW iteration of the BMW Group’s 1.6-litre twin-scroll turbo four, the JCW Cooper will be available in both hatchback and Clubman wagon guise.
read more about the Mini Cooper

Make: Peugeot

Model: 308 - Touring

Released: Sep 2008

Peugeot Automobiles Australia scored a major coup with the global public debut of the 308 Touring at the 2008 Melbourne show. The 308 Touring features a standard panoramic glass roof that is 27 per cent larger than its 307 wagon predecessor's, extending beyond the second row.
read more about the Peugeot 308

Make: Citroen

Model: C5

Released: Sep 2008

Citroen will unveil the all-new C5 internationally at the 2008 Paris motor show. Rumoured to be roomier, it should come with stylistic elements from Citroen’s well-received C-SportLounge concept car. The MkII C5 will be offered in five-door hatchback (dubbed sedan) and wagon guises.
read more about the Citroen C5

Make: Dodge

Model: Journey

Released: Sep 2008

CHRYSLER is embarking on a two-model people-mover assault with the launch of the Journey. Dubbed a CUV Crossover Utility Vehicle, the Journey is based on Chrysler’s mid-sized Sebring platform. With a sub-$50,000 presence in the seven seater SUV segment, will allow the Grand Voyager to edge upmarket.
read more about the Dodge Journey

Make: Porsche

Model: 911 - C2/C2S/C4/C4S coupe and cabrio

Released: Sep 2008

Porsche's facelifted 911 range should adopt direct-injection engines and a new 7-speed dual-clutch transmission. All-wheel-drive models will come fitted with a standard limited-slip differential. The exterior gains restyled front and rear bumpers, LED daytime running lights and redesigned tail-lights.
read more about the Porsche 911

Make: Holden

Model: Barina

Released: Sep 2008

GM Holden’s updated Barina hatch is expected here in late-2008. Far from all-new, the exterior brings a new front-end with a split grille, curved clear-lens headlights similar to the Epica medium sedan, clear-lens tail-lights and a revised interior. Barina currently offers a 77kW 1.6-litre four-cylinder.
read more about the Holden Barina

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