The 2014 Honda City is now on sale in Australia, priced from $15,990 plus on-roads for the VTi variant.
The entry-level VTi manual model is $500 cheaper than the outgoing version, while pricing rounds-out at $21,390 plus on-roads for the range-topping VTi-L automatic.
Fuel consumption from the 1.5 litre four-cylinder petrol engine has improved from 6.3 l/100km in the manual and 6.6 in the auto, to 5.8 for the manual and 5.7 l/100km for the new ‘seven-speed’ CVT.
For two of the three local mainstream carmakers, it was a mixed week…
Both Holden and Ford posted huge financial losses in 2013; a result of significant write-downs and redundancy costs associated with their impending exits from Australian manufacturing.
Both ‘High-Rider’ and ‘Low-Rider’ packs are available, with any 2WD or 4WD Colorado built during or after 2012 eligible for the upgrade.
Each kit is priced at $6990 which includes fitting, while a set of daytime running lights can be added for an additional $795.
In other news, Audi’s S3 Sedan performer is now on sale in Australia, priced from $62,200 plus on-roads.
The 2014/15 federal budget was handed down this week, with news of generous road infrastructure spending accompanied by confirmation that fuel excises are set to rise.
Two special edition Fiats will soon be in Australian showrooms, in the form of the Tricolore 500 and Tricolore Freemont.
Queensland road toll figures released this week point to a potential five-year low, while six of the seven remaining Australian states and territories are up on last year.
The 2014 Toyota Corolla Sedan Ascent graced the TMR garages this week, and we found the entry-level small sedan offered a nice drive with enough space for a small family.
In case you missed it earlier, the 2014 Honda City is now on sale in Australia, and we drove the CVT-optioned VTi and VTi-L this week.
Walkinshaw Performance has vastly improved the ride and handling of the Holden Colorado with its pair of ‘Xtreme’ after-market packages, and we drove both High- and Low-Rider 4WD variants this week. Check out our review.
Finally, does a four-cylinder engine and rear-wheel-drive only make the 2014 BMW X5 sDrive25d inferior to other X5 models? We drove the $82,900 plus on-roads SUV to find out.
And that’s… the week that was.
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