It’s no secret that Infiniti is yet to trouble the scorers in Australia in a serious way, but this week the Japanese carmaker gave itself the best chance yet, with the new Q50.
The range starts at $51,900 for the 2.2 diesel model, topping out at $73,900 for the all-wheel-drive 3.5 petrol-electric hybrid.
So is the Q50 Infiniti’s last roll of the dice in Australia? TMR Managing Editor, Tim O’Brien, assesses the situation.
Honda detailed pricing and features for its new Odyssey people-mover range, ahead of the 2014 model’s local arrival next week.
Available in two familiar trim grades, the 2014 Odyssey will kick off at $38,990 plus on-roads for the entry VTi and top out at $47,620 plus on-roads for the VTi-L.
All new Odysseys will be powered by a 2.4 litre petrol engine, producing 135kW and 240Nm, with fuel consumption improvements of up to 14 percent compared to the outgoing model.
Hours later, Subaru revealed official photos and features for the new model, expected to arrive in Australia in early 2015.
Local specs will be revealed later, but for the US-spec version (named Legacy), the familiar 2.5 and 3.6 litre Boxer engines will kick off the new range, making 130kW/236Nm and 190kW/335Nm respectively.
The ‘2015’ BMW X3 was also revealed 'in the metal' this week - showing a drift in styling to more-closely mirror the larger X5. A local arrival is expected in the third quarter of this year.
The 2014 Ford Transit Custom arrived in Australia this week, with the 290S priced at $37,490 plus on-roads and the 330L at $39,490 plus on-roads.
The quirky Citroen C4 Cactus was officially revealed this week, with Citroen Australia keen to sell it locally.
MINI's all-new Cooper hatch range welcomed two new entry-level variants this week, both wearing the familiar 'One' badge.
Jeep unveiled its Wrangler Freedom Special Edition this week, featuring ‘military vehicle’ styling.
In case you missed it earlier, TMR drove the 2014 Infiniti Q50 this week. The newcomer is sharply priced against its rivals, starting from $51,900 plus on-roads.
We found the 2014 Jaguar F-TYPE Supercharged V6 S offers great handling, style, and a thunderous soundtrack, priced from $171,045 plus on-roads.
The 2014 Renault Clio Dynamique EDC Auto is bigger than most in its segment, with classier looks. Check out our review.
And that’s… the week that was.
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