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The Week That Was: Audi TT, Volkswagen Jetta, Mercedes-Benz B-Class Photo:
 
 
Trevor Collett | Feb, 22 2015 | 1 Comment

Audi’s all-new TT Coupe landed this week, arriving ahead of TT Roadster and TTS performance model launches that will come later this year.

Kicking off from $71,950 plus on-roads, the new TT Coupe range is powered by a 169kW/370Nm 2.0 litre turbocharged petrol engine.


The updated 2015 Volkswagen Jetta is now on sale in Australia, bringing new tech, tweaked looks and sharp new pricing.

For 2015, the refreshed Jetta kicks off from $22,790, well below the $26,460 price the range opened with when it first launched back in 2011.

Powertrain options include 118kW/240Nm and 155kW/280Nm petrol engines, while a 103kW/320Nm diesel unit is also available.


The newly refreshed Mercedes-Benz B-Class, revealed at last year’s Paris Motor Show, is now available to order in Australia.

Pricing for the restyled B-Class has increased across the range, although Mercedes says it has boosted appeal with new features that boost overall value by up to $2500.

The line-up’s mechanical package is largely unchanged for 2015, although fuel consumption and acceleration has improved across all four powertrains.


In other news, Hyundai pulled the wraps off its new Tucson SUV this week, destined to replace the ix35 in the Australian market as a medium SUV.


The 2015 Geneva Motor Show is nearly upon us with a heap of new and refreshed models and concepts set to feature. Check out our What To Watch For guide.


The updated DS5 was revealed this week, dropping the Citroen badge as the DS brand moves closer to independence.


Just 50 examples of a special edition HSV Senator SV will be made, and the model was revealed this week with prices starting at $83,990.


TMR readers were split over the styling of Skoda’s all-new Superb, revealed at a ceremony in Prague ahead of an Australian arrival next year.


NanoFlowCell detailed a new electric concept ahead of the Geneva Motor Show called the Quantino, promising a low 48-volt rating and over 1,000km of range.


Alfa Romeo’s 4C has finally landed in Australia, and local customers now have the chance to secure a Launch Edition model for $109,000 plus on-roads.


Kia’s eye-opening Sportspace concept was revealed ahead of its official debut at the Geneva Motor Show, potentially previewing an Optima wagon.


SsangYong cut drive-away pricing on most of its Australian models this week, with the 4x2 petrol Korando S now priced at $21,990 drive-away in six-speed manual form.


Holden launched a special edition ‘Active’ version of its Captiva SUV, with the seven-seat Captiva 7 LS-based variant costing $2000 more than the regular model at $31,990 drive-away.

 

REVIEWS

In case you missed it earlier, the 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C is now available in Australia, and we drove the brilliant handling, ‘instant classic’ this week.


Another new arrival is the lighter, faster and better 2015 Audi TT Coupe, which impressed us with its brisk performance and stunning design. Check out our review.


Finally, we went to none other than the world famous Mount Panorama circuit in Bathurst to give the 2015 Lexus RC F performer a thorough workout.

We found the RC F offered a stonking quad-cam V8, brilliant chassis and simply beautiful premium interior.


And that’s… the week that was.

 
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