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New car diary for July 2010

Make: Great Wall

Model: V240

Released: Jul 2010

Great Wall Motors will release a facelifted version of its V240 crew-cab ute in the first quarter of 2010, and will take the opportunity to expand the line-up to include a single-cab and one-tonne cab-chassis body styles to attract new buyer types.
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Make: Renault

Model: Koleos

Released: Jul 2010

Renault is expected to freshen up its Koleos compact SUV range, by mid 2010. With exterior changes to the front and rear bumpers, lamps and the adoption of new colors. Interior trim and equipment upgrades are also expected.
read more about the Renault Koleos

Make: Kia

Model: Cerato - Hatch

Released: Jul 2010

Hot on the heels of the redesigned XM Sorento, Kia will launch the long-awaited hatchback version of the TD Cerato sedan in mid-2010. It will be a two-box five-door shape with an Audi A3-esque appearance, according to Kia, powered by the same 115kW/194Nm 2.0-litre engine as the sedan.
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Make: Mini

Model: Cooper - JCW WC50

Released: Jul 2010

A Definite start for Australian release in 2010, are 10 examples of the John Cooper Works World Championship 50 (or JCW WC50) Mini. Just 250 examples of the piping-hot limited-edition Mini will be made globally, to celebrate John Cooper’s Formula One world championship in 1959.
read more about the Mini Cooper

Make: Mitsubishi

Model: ASX

Released: Jul 2010

Mitsubishi Australia is expected to introduce an all-new RVR compact SUV based on the Concept-cX by mid-2010. Sitting below the Outlander, the five-seater will compete with Nissan’s Dualis and Hyundai’s Tucson. Power is via a 2.0-litre petrol engine, mated to both manual and dual-clutch auto transmissions.
read more about the Mitsubishi ASX

Make: Fiat

Model: Punto

Released: Jul 2010

An upgraded Punto range is due to be launched late 2010. Minor interior and exterior trim changes are expected. To be available in three and five-door variants, the revised Punto will offer carryover 1.3-litre and two 1.9-litre four-cylinder turbo-diesels, plus a 1.4-litre SOHC four-cylinder petrol engine.
read more about the Fiat Punto

Make: Renault

Model: Megane - RS250

Released: Jul 2010

The French brand will launch the Megane RenaultSport 250 hot-hatch here in 2010. The three-door-only Megane RS 250 will pack a 186kW turbocharged four to rival VW’s Golf GTI. Expect the hottest Megane yet to emerge from France to be priced above the current Megane RS 225 three-door ($37,490).
read more about the Renault Megane

Make: Alfa Romeo

Model: MiTo - Quadrifoglio

Released: Jul 2010

Alfa Romeo will launch a new model variant to its MiTo range by mid-2010 - the Cloverleaf model-leader, which is powered by a 125kW 1.4-litre MultiAir turbo engine, via a new six-speed manual transmission. A self-shifting DDCT gearbox, Alfa’s first double-clutch transmission, is also expected to be added to the MiTo range.
read more about the Alfa Romeo MiTo

Make: Renault

Model: Trafic

Released: Jul 2010

Renault's upgraded Trafic van range is expected to gain new exterior colors, new interior trim and a significant boost in equipment when it arrives in Australia around June 2010.
read more about the Renault Trafic

Make: Ford

Model: Mondeo

Released: Jul 2010

Ford will expand its Mondeo wagon range with the option of a diesel engine, joining the existing TDCi hatch by mid 2010. The turbo-diesel 2.0-litre twin-cam 16-valve Duratorq TDCi produces 103kW/320Nm. Co-devised with PSA Peugeot Citroen, it delivers 7.3L/100km..
read more about the Ford Mondeo

Make: Ford

Model: Falcon

Released: Jul 2010

The Blue Oval will mark 2010 with an all-new 5.0-litre V8 for Ford Performance Vehicles and, unless it is discontinued, the XR8, plus an upgraded Euro 4 emissions-compliant inline six for its locally-built Falcon and Territory models mid-year.
read more about the Ford Falcon

Make: Aston Martin

Model: Rapide

Released: Jul 2010

British sportscar brand Aston Martin will bring its sensational four-door Rapide to Australia in April. Priced from $366,000, the direct rival for Porsche’s Panamera and Mercedes-Benz’s CLS is powered by a 355kW 6.0-litre V12 mated to a six-speed automatic.
read more about the Aston Martin Rapide

Make: Hyundai

Model: i20

Released: Jul 2010

Hyundai launched its all-new i20 light hatch at the 2008 Paris show, which replaces the Getz in Europe but will run alongside it here to help tackle the Toyota Yaris and Mazda2. Built in India, Hyundai is confident the i20 will achieve a five-star Euro NCAP rating. Expect a range of petrol and diesel engines.
read more about the Hyundai i20

Make: Renault

Model: Kangoo

Released: Jul 2010

Renault is expected to launch its next-generation Kangoo commercial range around July, taking on the popular Volkswagen Caddy. The new van will be significantly larger and more refined than the Mk1 X76 Kangoo – which dates back to 1997.
read more about the Renault Kangoo

Make: Audi

Model: A3

Released: Jul 2010

Audi’s latest A3 hatchback has come in for a thorough cosmetic and engine upgrade. Volkswagen’s new 77kW/175Nm 1.2-litre TSI turbo-four will lead a list of four-cylinder engines, while revised interior and exterior designs, new paint colours and new high-tech options will also be introduced.
read more about the Audi A3

Make: Rolls-Royce

Model: Ghost

Released: Jul 2010

Rolls-Royce's all-new entry-level Ghost range is expected to be priced at $645,000. With a surprisingly coupe-like silhouette (for a Rolls-Royce), it is powered by a 420kW BMW-developed 6.6-litre direct-injection twin-turbocharged V12 petrol engine, mated to an eight-speed ZF automatic.
read more about the Rolls-Royce Ghost

Make: Mercedes-Benz

Model: SLS AMG

Released: Jul 2010

Mercedes-Benz is expected to launch its new SLS supercar locally by late 2010. It will be the first model built by the lauded German maker to feature roof-hinged ‘gullwing’ doors since the 1950s 300SL. The SLS will be powered by a 420kW dry-sump version of AMG’s 6.2-litre V8.
read more about the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG

Make: Proton

Model: Jumbuck

Released: Jul 2010

While Proton Australia remains mum on the redesigned Jumbuck ute, it has committed to releasing the new model here in the first half of 2010.
read more about the Proton Jumbuck

Make: Citroen

Model: C5

Released: Jul 2010

Citroen's upgraded C5 is due locally in early 2010. It is expected to gain minor trim, equipment & powertrain upgrades. A new 2.0 diesel and 3.0 V6 will be introduced, the diesel unit meeting Euro V emission standards.
read more about the Citroen C5

Make: Dodge

Model: Caliber

Released: Jul 2010

Dodge is expected to introduce an upgraded Caliber small car range in 2010, the key change being to address the criticism of poor quality interiors with better-quality, soft-feel plastics and revised colour combinations.
read more about the Dodge Caliber

Make: Skoda

Model: Roomster

Released: Jul 2010

Skoda facelifted Roomster is due to be launched in the second quarter of 2010. Featuring a revised interior, TSI turbo-petrol engine and an automatic gearbox for diesel models. Exterior changes are expected to be minor, with revised grille, bumper, and lamps.
read more about the Skoda Roomster

Make: Renault

Model: Megane

Released: Jul 2010

The third-generation Megane made its global debut at the 2008 Paris motor show. Having lost its alienating rump, the bigger new Megane is now distinctive without being polarizing and will be launched initially as a five-door hatch with an 81kW 1.6-litre petrol engine, priced from $21,000.
read more about the Renault Megane

Make: Ferrari

Model: 458 - Italia

Released: Jul 2010

The Prancing Horse supercar brand’s big launch for 2010 will be the 458 Italia in June. A replacement for Ferrari’s entry-level F430 coupe, the 458 packs a 4.5-litre V8 and dual-clutch automated manual transmission that delivers 0-100km/h sprints in a claimed 3.4 seconds.
read more about the Ferrari 458

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