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Alfa Romeo updates Giulietta small hatch

March 12, 2019

Refreshed Alfa Romeo Giulietta scores new engines and equipment, Aus debut unclear By: ROBBIE WALLIS ALFA Romeo has revealed the updated version of its ageing Giulietta small hatch, with updates to its powertrains and equipment levels, however, an Australian debut is yet to be confirmed.   First released locally in early 2011 with a couple of updates in between, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) Australia has not yet said whether the new Giulietta will be heading...

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Geneva show: Fiat uncovers Concept Centoventi EV

March 8, 2019

Affordable electric EV foreshadowed by quirky, customisable Fiat Concept Centoventi By: SPENCER LEECH FIAT Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) says its new Concept Centoventi electric vehicle (EV), presented at this year’s Geneva motor show, previews a new model of affordable electric mobility from the Italian marque. The concept car takes on a modular form – a “blank canvas” in Fiat speak – with future customers able to personalise the look with four roof, bumper, wheel cover and...

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Geneva show: Alfa Romeo expands line-up with Tonale

March 7, 2019

Alfa Romeo hints at critical first small SUV with electrified Tonale concept By: JUSTIN HILLIARD NINE months after it announced plans to add a critical small SUV to its model line-up, Alfa Romeo has revealed the incoming Tonale in electrified concept form at the Geneva motor show. Expected to share its underpinnings with the Jeep Renegade and not the Giorgio platform-sharing mid-size Giulia passenger car and Stelvio SUV, the Tonale concept represents several firsts for...

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Alfa Romeo drops diesel from Giulia range

February 15, 2019

Pricing, specifications increase as Alfa Romeo gives Giulia minor model-year update By: JUSTIN HILLIARD ALFA Romeo Australia has axed the only diesel option from its Giulia while increasing the mid-size sedan’s pricing and specifications as part of a 2019 model-year update that has now entered showrooms.   Speaking to GoAuto, a Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) Australia spokesperson said: “The diesel has been removed from the range to align with changing customer demand in the segment.”...

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Fiat lobs special-edition 500C convertible

February 13, 2019

Limited-run Fiat 500C Spiaggina ‘58 Edition arrives from $25,990 plus on-road costs By: ROBBIE WALLIS FIAT has released another special-edition variant for its 500 micro-car range, with the 500C convertible now available in Spiaggina ‘58 Edition guise, but just 30 examples are on their way to Australia.   Priced from $25,990 plus on-road costs for the five-speed manual and $27,490 for the five-speed automated manual transmission, the 500C Spiaggina ‘58 Edition is inspired by Fiat’s...

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Geneva show: Mitsubishi ASX chugs on

February 13, 2019

One more facelift for ageing Mitsubishi ASX ahead of new-gen model By: RON HAMMERTON MITSUBISHI is giving its evergreen ASX compact SUV one last pull-through to tide it over until the introduction of the all-new version in a year or two. To debut at the Geneva motor show next month, the facelifted ASX gets a fresh front and rear, including new bumpers, grille and LED lights that embrace the Japanese company’s Dynamic Shield design language....

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Geneva show: Mitsubishi teases EV SUV concept

January 30, 2019

Mitsubishi Engelberg Tourer concept to break cover at Geneva motor show By: ROBBIE WALLIS MITSUBISHI has announced it will be revealing a new concept SUV at the Geneva motor show in March, which the car-maker says will bring “more SUV, more EV, more technology and more style”. Called the Engelberg Tourer, the SUV concept is named after the scenic town in the Swiss alps, and is likely also a nod to the host country of...

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Jeeps outs pricing and spec for new JL Wrangler

January 17, 2019

Petrol-heavy, auto-only Jeep JL Wrangler line-up revealed ahead of April debut By: ROBBIE WALLIS JEEP Australia has detailed local pricing and specification for its completely new-generation JL Wrangler off-roader, which has been trimmed to six variants with price rises across the board to now start from $48,950 plus on-roads for the renamed two-door Sport S. Pricing has increased between $7960 for the two-door Sport S (previously named Sport) and $9960 for the petrol-powered, top-spec Rubicon,...

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HSV expands Colorado SportsCat range with Look Pack

December 4, 2018

Toughened Look Pack joins HSV Colorado SportsCat line-up as third full-time grade By: JUSTIN HILLIARD HOLDEN Special Vehicles (HSV) has added a third full-time grade to its enhanced Colorado SportsCat line-up, with the mid-range Look Pack taking visual cues from the flagship SportsCat+ and adding them to the mechanical package of the entry-level SportsCat. Priced from $62,490 before-on road costs, the SportsCat Look Pack commands a $1700 premium over the SportsCat but is $4300 cheaper...

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LA show: Jeep Gladiator hits the trail

November 29, 2018

5.5-metre long Jeep Gladiator stretches out on Wrangler ladder chassis By: RON HAMMERTON JEEP claims its born-again Gladiator pick-up will be “the most capable mid-size truck ever” when it hits the North American market in the second quarter of next year ahead of an expected Australian showroom roll-out in early 2020. Revealed overnight at the Los Angeles motor show, the Gladiator sits on a stretched version of the Wrangler’s rugged ladder chassis and five-link suspension....

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