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New car diary for January 2024

Make: Subaru

Model: Solterra

Released: Jan 2024

Twin-under-the-skin with Toyota’s bZ4X and the first fully electric Subaru for Oz, the Solterra is also the most expensive model in the Subaru range. The AWD EV is powered by dual electric motors for a combined 160kW/337Nm output and 414km range. Two well-equipped variants are available.

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Make: Tesla

Model: Model 3

Released: Jan 2024

Available to view since late last year, deliveries of the updated Tesla Model 3 are now due. The line-up features significant tweaks to the interior and exterior aimed at keeping it within striking distance of an ever-growing range of competitors. Upgraded suspension is part of the latest overhaul.

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Make: Subaru

Model: BRZ - tS

Released: Jan 2024

Subaru’s BRZ is updated for 2024 to include a new top of the range tS model with handling and braking improvements along with styling and interior tweaks and more features. It is the same under the bonnet, however, with a familiar 2.4-litre four-cylinder petrol and 174kW/250Nm output.

read more about the Subaru BRZ

Make: Nissan

Model: Qashqai - e-power

Released: Jan 2024

Another possibility this month, the Qashqai e-Power uses Nissan’s clever petrol-electric hybrid powertrain with a three-cylinder ICE engine functioning solely as a generator. Total outputs are 140kW/330Nm to achieve a claimed 1058km range. It is available only in high spec Ti grade.

read more about the Nissan Qashqai

Make: Mini

Model: Countryman

Released: Jan 2024

A possible arrive this month, and initially with six petrol-powered 1.5 or 2.0-litre variants, the new Countryman is bigger and available in front or all-wheel drive. New features include LED headlights and 18 to 20-inch alloy wheels, tech upgrades across the board, and vegan friendly cabin materials

read more about the Mini Countryman

Make: Mercedes-AMG

Model: C63 - SE Performance

Released: Jan 2024

Brutally powerful 2.0-litre four pot AWD hybrid sedan offers 500kW/1020Nm for a 3.4 second 0-100km/h sprint. High tech optimised handling and drive is aided by active rear-axle steering and selectable Drift Mode, and fully variable AMG Performance 4Matic+.

read more about the Mercedes-AMG C63

Make: Mazda

Model: CX-5

Released: Jan 2024

A mild massage for the long-serving CX-5 sees the line-up comprise Maxx, Maxx Sport, Touring, GT SP and Akera variants. Power remains from 2.0-litre and 2.5-litre petrol or 2.5-litre turbo petrol units in front- or all-wheel drive. Some new colours, features and technology is now available

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Make: Mazda

Model: CX-30

Released: Jan 2024

Mazda’s tweaked CX-30 SUV has an efficiency boost with available hybrid powertrain. Advanced safety technology, interior and exterior styling enhancements, improved drive feel, and more customisation opportunities mark the new model that also scores additional equipment.

read more about the Mazda CX-30

Make: LDV

Model: edeliver7

Released: Jan 2024

Scheduled for January, the eDeliver7 BEV boasts a claimed 300km-plus range in 77kWh form and 380km with the 88kWh battery. All variants run a front drive 150kW/330Nm electric motor. Short wheelbase low-roof, mid-wheelbase low-roof and mid-wheelbase mid-roof bodies available.

read more about the LDV edeliver7

Make: Kia

Model: Sorento - 5-dr wagon range

Released: Jan 2024

The updated Sorento boasts a new look inside and out, and new comfort and convenience features, updated technology, and revised safety kit. The line-up continues to offer the choice of four powertrains, including turbo petrol and diesel, hybrid (HEV), and plug-in hybrid (PHEV) formats.

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Make: Hyundai

Model: i30 - Sedan Hybrid

Released: Jan 2024

Readily available economical i30 Sedan Hybrid is drive-away priced to target the Toyota Corolla. Features a 1.6-litre petrol-electric hybrid driveline driving the front wheels via a six-speed dual-clutch transmission, it is good for 104kW/147Nm and claimed average of 3.9 litres per 100km.

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Make: Hyundai

Model: Ioniq 5 - N

Released: Jan 2024

A maybe for this month is the Hyundai Ioniq 5 N. Eager punters are lining up for the 448kW/770Nm dual-motor BEV with Nurburgring validation. It scores a full array of go-fast bits including rear eLSD, drift mode, boost mode, special tyres, reinforced chassis, 400mm brakes, and race-car style interior.

read more about the Hyundai Ioniq 5

Make: Chery

Model: Omoda5 - GT

Released: Jan 2024

More powerful turbocharged Omoda arrives as a step-up on the existing 1.5-litre model. With 137kW/275Nm and front- and all-wheel drive available, the model will sit atop the EX variant. It further features a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission and multi-link rear suspension.

read more about the Chery Omoda5

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