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New car diary for September 2011

Make: Lamborghini

Model: Aventador

Released: Sep 2011

Lamborghini's thundering new Aventador LP700-4 flagship - the replacement for the Murcielago - will be priced from $754,600 when it launches here in September. In line with Lamborghini tradition, the Aventador is named after a fighting bull, while its 515kW V12 engine helps it gallop to 100km/h in a mind-bending 2.9 seconds.
read more about the Lamborghini Aventador

Make: Volkswagen

Model: Golf - GTI Edition 35

Released: Sep 2011

200 examples of the 35th anniversary Golf GTI will make it to Oz. Peak power and torque of 173kW/300Nm are 18kW and 20Nm up on the standard GTI, reducing the 0-100 run from 6.9 seconds to 6.6. Bi-Xenon headlights with LED daytime running lights, dark-tinted tail-lights, '35' badges, unique 18-inch alloys and more aggressive side skirts mark out the special GTI.
read more about the Volkswagen Golf

Make: Toyota

Model: Hilux

Released: Sep 2011

All-new bodywork from the A-pillar forward, including a revised front bumper, grille, fresh bonnet and new front quarter panels mark out the revised HiLux. No changes wil be made to the outputs of petrol and turbo-diesel engine range but Australia’s top-selling utility range will be fitted as standard with anti-lock braking and electronic stability control (ESC) technologies.
read more about the Toyota Hilux

Make: Skoda

Model: Fabia

Released: Sep 2011

Opening the Aussie Fabia range will be a two 77kW variants including a sporty Monte Carlo, which adds a number of styling links to the higher-performance Fabia vRS. The real 132kW vRS, automatic transmissions and diesels will arrive later.
read more about the Skoda Fabia

Make: Kia

Model: Rio

Released: Sep 2011

Expect Schreyer styling and even more economical engines, possibly including a hybrid, for the third generation of Kia's light car. First to arrive will be a five-door hatch with a sedan variants to follow in Q1 2012, with a three-door price leader following the sedan by mid-2012.
read more about the Kia Rio

Make: Mazda

Model: Mazda3

Released: Sep 2011

The facelifted Mazda3 could be one of the first vehicles to go on sale in Australia with the Japanese car-maker’s groundbreaking new Sky engine technology, coupled with the company’s new ‘Sky Drive’ six-speed automatic transmission.
read more about the Mazda Mazda3

Make: Renault

Model: Megane - Diesel

Released: Sep 2011

Renault Australia is set to launch dCi turbo-diesel versions of its Megane small-car to help the French marque better compete with European rivals like the Golf and 308.
read more about the Renault Megane

Make: Ford

Model: Ranger

Released: Sep 2011

Shown on Ford’s stand at the 2010 Australian International Motor Show in Sydney and featuring bold styling mated to high technology, the new-generation, Australian-developed one-tonne Ranger utility will be sold in 160 countries world-wide.
read more about the Ford Ranger

Make: Holden

Model: Barina

Released: Sep 2011

The redesigned Barina hatch and sedan will go on sale here around the same time, featuring quality interior materials. Confirmed for the European version (called Chevrolet Aveo) are 52 and 64kW 1.2-litre, 75kW 1.4-litre and 86kW 1.6-litre petrol engines, with the latter two available with a six-speed automatic transmission.
read more about the Holden Barina

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