Mitsubishi’s all-new 2015 Triton has been unveiled, ahead of an Australian arrival midway through next year.
A new 2.4 litre four-cylinder turbo-diesel engine will power the new model in Australia, with power and torque rated at 133kW and 430Nm.
Sales for the outgoing model in run-out mode have been strong all year, and Mitsubishi will be hoping the new model further strengthens its appeal.
Holden’s Colorado and Colorado 7 have been updated for 2015, with pricing from 2014 models carrying over into next year.
The top-spec LTZ variants in both models receive the most attention, as Holden responds to customer feedback from typical LTZ buyers.
A new ‘comfort suspension’ is now standard on LTZ pickup, with both LTZ pickup and SUV models now featuring a revised interior.
The BMW 2 Series Active Tourer is now on sale in Australia, priced from $44,400 plus on-roads.
The new model also marks BMW’s first mass-produced departure from rear-wheel-drive in the Australian market, although more FWD models could soon follow.
Standing in the shadows of the CX-3 in LA is the updated Mazda CX-5. As the CX-5 is a strong seller for Mazda in Australia, a future 'CX-3 versus CX-5' sales battle will be interesting to watch.
Mazda has also revealed engine details for its 2015 MX-5 in Australia, with news that local customers will have a choice of 1.5 or 2.0 litre naturally-aspirated petrol engines.
From the ‘cars that aren’t Mazda’ department, Ford’s Edge SUV for the Chinese market has been unveiled with a seven-seat option. Although the Edge is widely tipped to eventually replace the Territory in Australia, Ford has yet to confirm this.
Jaguar has doubled its F-TYPE range for 2015, adding new all-wheel-drive models and the availability of a ‘proper’ six-speed manual transmission.
Updates for the Toyota Prius C and Prius V were revealed in LA this week, with both models expected to arrive in Australia in 2015.
In case you missed it earlier, the 2015 BMW 2 Series Active Tourer is now on sale in Australia.
We drove all four variants this week, finding they offered a comfy and roomy interior with a well-rounded standard equipment list.
The Holden Colorado and Colorado 7 are as versatile as ever with excellent off-road ability, and a 2015 update means they’re now more civilised on-road as well. Check out our review.
Finally, we found the 2015 Nissan X-Trail TS Diesel 2WD CVT automatic to be one for growing families looking to cover long highway miles - we think they’ll find plenty to like.
And that’s… the week that was.