Month: January 2012

Renault Australia Fourth Largest Mégane R.S. 250 Market Globally in 2011

Renault Sport has celebrated a sensational 2011 with a global sales increase of 31% world-wide.  This strong growth figure was largely driven by international markets with an 86% sales increase outside of Europe.  2011 marked the expansion of Renault Sport to three new markets – Argentina, Chile and Ukraine. Australian customers have embraced the multi … Continue reading Renault Australia Fourth Largest Mégane R.S. 250 Market Globally in 2011

Cars Kill Cities (from progressive transport’s blog)

HERE IS A STORY WE FOUND ON THE NET AS IT APPEARED ON THE 25TH OF JANUARY THIS YEAR. OK, I’m finally getting a chance to make another post.  I have temporarily relocated to Mountain View, CA and have been up to my eyeballs in work, both ‘real’ work and research work.  It’s nice to … Continue reading Cars Kill Cities (from progressive transport’s blog)

Powerful, Fast, Fuel Efficient and Clean: The Scirocco R – An Impressive Performance Package

The wait is over! The Scirocco R has arrived. Power: 188kW. Character: genuine sports car. Performance: at its fullest. Handling: just as it should be. Fun factor: maximum. The four-seat sports car is ideal as both a dynamic performer and economical companion on the roads of everyday life. Always on-board as standard equipment: the XDL … Continue reading Powerful, Fast, Fuel Efficient and Clean: The Scirocco R – An Impressive Performance Package

The Glamorous Peugeot RCZ wins the GayCarBoys Gay Car Of The Year

Peugeot RCZ wins GayCarBoys Gay Car Of The Year. We loved the RCZ. It’s by far Peugeot’s best car. It has follow-me-home-and-F###-me looks with a smooth as silk engine and a sexy growl that’s unmistakably out and proud. From a short list of finalists which included Holden’s SSV Commodore, Volvo’s S60 Sports-wagon, VW’s Polo GTi … Continue reading The Glamorous Peugeot RCZ wins the GayCarBoys Gay Car Of The Year

VW Polo range gets extra stuff for better value.

  The Volkswagen Polo range has redefined its market segment since its introduction to the Australian market. With recent awards such ‘Best City Car’ for Polo 77TSI (Drive Car of the Year) and ‘Best Light Car over $20,000’ for Polo 66TDI (Australia Best Cars) added to its achievements, the Polo has for the second year … Continue reading VW Polo range gets extra stuff for better value.

SAAB museum saved from the creditors.

  We’ve kept across the sad demise of SAAB and it seems now that the last drinks have been called for the Swedish innovator. Also in Trollhattan is the SAAB museum containing 120 SAAB’s outlining the company since it’s inception. The museum, owned by SAAB and therefore an asset to be sold off to satisfy … Continue reading SAAB museum saved from the creditors.

CLASS REBEL: the MINI inspired by Goodwood

    “Jeeves, bring the MINI round the front would you - there’s a good fellow!” Australian automotive aristocracy is in for a shake-up with MINI today announcing that it has secured ten limited-edition MINI Goodwoods for Australia. Unlike any other MINI, this social-climbing upstart is based on a Cooper S but was built under … Continue reading CLASS REBEL: the MINI inspired by Goodwood

BMW Rolls Up to the Red Carpet at the Inaugural Samsung AACTA Awards

    Local and international celebrities and stars of the screen will take to the red carpet in style, stepping out of a range of eye-catching BMWs at the Film Institute’s Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) Awards on Tuesday 31 January in Sydney. In a departure from the conventional fleet of black … Continue reading BMW Rolls Up to the Red Carpet at the Inaugural Samsung AACTA Awards

New City Slickers: The MINI Baker Street and MINI Bayswater

  Olympic host city and style capital London provides fresh design inspiration for MINI special editions. New models boast exclusive equipment and tradition-laced titles. With just months to go before the Olympic Games get under way in the capital city of the brand’s home country, MINI introduces two new special-edition models to spread contemporary London … Continue reading New City Slickers: The MINI Baker Street and MINI Bayswater

BMW Australia Reveals New 3 Series Entry Models Ahead of Market Launch

    BMW 320i and 318d now available to Australian customers from March production New four-cylinder TwinPower turbo petrol 320i now tops the class in pace and efficiency New entry price-point for the BMW 3 Series range starting from $56,400 BMW Australia has bolstered its highly acclaimed new BMW 3 Series range, today announcing the … Continue reading BMW Australia Reveals New 3 Series Entry Models Ahead of Market Launch