Nissan’s Qashqai SUV arrived in Australia this week, priced from $25,850 plus on-road costs.
Four trim grades, two engine options (one petrol, one diesel) six-speed manual and CVT automatic transmissions are available, but the all-wheel-drive option from the outgoing Dualis has not been carried over.
The Qashqai recently earned a 5-star ANCAP safety rating, but not before it was criticised by the Program for lacking standard autonomous emergency braking.
Pricing for the 2014 Mercedes-Benz C-Class range in Australia has been confirmed, ahead of a local debut in the coming months.
The range kicks off at $60,900 plus on-roads for the entry C 200 petrol model and $62,400 for its diesel C 200 Bluetec sibling, rising to $74,900 for the C 300 Bluetec Hybrid.
The new C-Class gets nine airbags, a fatigue-detection system, Benz’s Driver Assistance Package and a 100kg weight reduction over the outgoing model.
Jaguar’s F-TYPE Coupe joined the line-up in Australia this week, with prices starting at $119,430 plus on-roads.
The entry-level Coupe gets a 250kW supercharged V6, followed by the more powerful 280kW V6 S Coupe while the range-topping R Coupe scores a 404kW 5.0 litre V8.
The hero R model completes the 0-100km/h dash in 4.2 seconds, on its way to a top speed of 300km/h.
In other news, the 2015 Mazda2 was revealed this week, ahead of an Australian debut later this year.
Smart’s new ForTwo and ForFour compact twins were officially unveiled, with both under consideration for Australia.
The new MINI Cooper One became the cheapest way to get into a MINI Cooper in Australia, with a starting price of $24,500 plus on-roads.
Honda’s revised Civic Sedan range is now on sale locally, with a new entry-level Vi variant coming in at $18,490 plus on-roads.
Toyota’s special edition LandCruiser Altitude is on sale now, adding $5000 in value above the GXL model for a $1505 premium.
In case you missed it earlier, the 2014 Nissan Qashqai is now on sale in Australia, and we drove the diesel-powered TL CVT model this week.
Not only does the 2014 Jeep Cherokee Longitude 4WD look the goods, we found it offers a strong V6, good handling and a spacious interior.
We found the rejigged interior in the 2014 MINI Cooper Manual Hatch finally makes sense, with great roadholding and a surprisingly eager three-cylinder engine thrown in for good measure.
And that’s… the week that was.