The Week That Was: Holden Malibu And Pulsar Hatch Reviewed, VW Recalls Photo:

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Trevor Collett | Jun, 15 2013 | 0 Comments

The Holden Malibu arrived in showrooms this week, priced from $28,490. The Malibu is available in two sedan variants, powered by either a petrol or diesel four-cylinder engine with a six-speed automatic being the only transmission.

TMR was there at the Malibu launch this week to put it through its paces. Keep watching for our more detailed reviews of the Malibu soon.

Nissan’s new Pulsar hatch also arrived in showrooms this week, priced from $18,990, with the range topping born-again SSS variant to start from less than $30,000.

Check out our Pulsar hatch review, and see why we think the ST-S variant is the one to get.

Volkswagen Australia announced it will recall nearly 26,000 cars, including VW, Audi and Skoda models. The recall is focused on concerns over the company's DSG automatic transmissions.

The 2013 Mercedes Benz E Class is now on-sale in Australia.

The new model brings with it significant styling and feature updates, as well as price cuts shaving up to $28,000 compared to the outgoing model. We were pretty impressed with our first drive of the new car. TMR's review of the E Class can be found here.

In other news, we learned that BMW's new 3 Series Gran Turismo four-door coupe will hit Australia in September with a starting price of $69,500.

The 2014 Opel Insignia has been unveiled in Europe, with an updated cabin along with front and rear styling changes.

Check out our review of the 2013 Lotus Exige S. As you may expect, it’s a hoot!

A heavily disguised 2015 Ford Mustang was spied testing this week, showing its new skin in public for the first time.

On the awards front this week, Toyota, Ford and Honda topped Interbrand's annual 'Best Global Green Brands' list, while Kia, Hyundai and Lexus were among the winners in the Auto Pacific Vehicle Satisfaction Awards.

TMR reviewed the 2013 Mazda CX-5 Akera this week, in 2.5 litre four-cylinder petrol form.

The Nissan Terrano badge is on the way back, and this week Nissan treated us to some teaser images.

“Thunderous news”, says TVR’s website, with confirmation that the carmaker is not only back, but back on British soil.

And that’s… the week that was.

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