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New car diary for October 2011

Make: Porsche

Model: Panamera - Turbo S

Released: Oct 2011

At $440,200 the Panamera Turbo S represents a $68,000 price premium over the all-wheel drive Panamera Turbo on which it is based. That buys the most powerful version ever seen of Porsche's 4.8-litre petrol V8, producing 410kW and 750Nm outputs (increasing to 800Nm for short bursts in ‘overboost’ mode). The result is a sprint to 100km/h in 3.8 seconds.
read more about the Porsche Panamera

Make: BMW

Model: 1 Series

Released: Oct 2011

BMW's bigger and more upmarket – but still rear-wheel drive – 1 Series hatchback will go on sale in Australia in October with an all-turbo engine range mated to an optional first-in-class ZF eight-speed automatic option for the three models available from launch. A raft of high tech fuel-saving measures are also set to be included.
read more about the BMW 1 Series

Make: Chrysler

Model: Voyager

Released: Oct 2011

The 2011 Voyager gets new front-end styling and an upgraded cabin. A new 210kW/350Nm 3.6-litre Pentastar V6 replaces the current 3.8-litre V6 and will be matched exclusively with a six-speed automatic transmission. The current 2.8-litre turbo-diesel option should continue alongside.
read more about the Chrysler Voyager

Make: Skoda

Model: Yeti

Released: Oct 2011

The Yeti compact SUV is expected to be Skoda’s key model for sales volume. To be priced in the high-$20,000s against rivals such as the Toyota RAV4, the Volkswagen Tiguan-based Yeti will include 77TSI 2WD petrol and 103TDI AWD diesel versions, when it arrives in the third quarter of 2010, with a petrol AWD variant on the wish-list for local arrival in 2012.
read more about the Skoda Yeti

Make: Aston Martin

Model: One-77

Released: Oct 2011

The Aston Martin One-77 is claimed to be the most expensive car in the world – costing approximately $4 million. Only 77 examples will be built. All body panels are sculpted by hand from aluminium sheet and the interior tailored for each of its 77 owners. Power is by a 7.0-litre 522kW V12 engine.
read more about the Aston Martin One-77

Make: Mazda

Model: BT-50

Released: Oct 2011

Larger than the current BT-50, the next generation model is aimed more at the family/lifestyle market compared to its sister product, the new Ford Ranger, which it is being developed with and will be built alongside at the joint-venture AutoAlliance factory in Thailand.
read more about the Mazda BT-50

Make: Jaguar

Model: XF

Released: Oct 2011

A scowling new face and other cosmetic exterior and interior tweaks will be the most obvious changes to Jaguar's 5 Series rival. Refinement will be improved and a new four-cylinder diesel engine producing 140kW of power and 450Nm of torque will combine with a ZF eight-speed automatic transmission in Jaguar's eco-XF. Revised XFR flagship to appear as well.
read more about the Jaguar XF

Make: Volkswagen

Model: Tiguan

Released: Oct 2011

Revamped compact-SUV arrives less than three years after the release of the current first generation model. Styling has been updated to match the rest of the VW range, with pricing and spec details yet to be announced.
read more about the Volkswagen Tiguan

Make: Toyota

Model: Yaris

Released: Oct 2011

Production delays mean that Toyota's crucial bigger and more efficient new third-generation Yaris will not arrive here until October. An efficient 1.3-litre engine with optional Super CVT-i geabox is the most likely powerplant. The new Yaris sedan, which is yet to appear, will follow the two new Yaris hatch models into showrooms some time next year.
read more about the Toyota Yaris

Make: Audi

Model: A1 - Diesel

Released: Oct 2011

Audi Australia has also locked in its first A1 diesel for launch in about October, and is still considering an entry-level 1.2-litre petrol version.
read more about the Audi A1

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