The 2014 Skoda Octavia RS arrived in Australia this week, available with petrol and diesel turbo engines, in both ‘lift-back’ sedan and wagon bodies.
In petrol form, the new RS gets the 162kW/350Nm unit straight out of the Volkswagen Golf GTI, while the 2.0 litre diesel makes 135kW and 380Nm.
Pricing starts at $36,490 for the petrol manual sedan, rising to $41,140 for the diesel DSG wagon - plus on-roads.
Priced from $47,490 plus on-roads, the PHEV undercuts the Holden Volt by around $12,500, while offering an SUV body and all-wheel-drive.
The Outlander can achieve around 52km of electric-only motoring, and takes around five hours to recharge from a 15 amp outlet.
The Kia Pro_Cee’d GT has finally hit Australia, priced from $29,990 plus on-roads.
Available only as a six-speed manual, the Pro_Cee’d is powered by a 1.6 litre turbocharged petrol engine producing 150kW and 265Nm.
The 0-100km/h sprint is done in 7.7 seconds. An up-spec GT Tech option is also available for $33,490 plus on-roads.
Bentley teased its new SUV this week, revealing few technical details but confirming a 2016 launch.
The 2014 Porsche Boxster GTS and Cayman GTS has joined the Australian line-up, priced from $146,000 plus on-roads.
Check out this video to see why US borough Hampton’s questionable speed trap earned it the title of ‘America’s most corrupt city’ this week.
We drove the 2014 Renault Clio RS 200 Cup, impressed by its sharp handling and rorty engine note.
In case you missed it earlier, Skoda’s new Octavia RS range is now in Australia, and we've driven both petrol- and diesel-powered variants.
We subjected the Alfa Romeo 4C to ‘The Hanger Test’ this week, lapping the make-shift track in the brilliant little sports car.
The 2014 BMW 4 Series Convertible is another new arrival to Australia, and we put all three variants to the test.
Finally, we found Jaguar’s F-TYPE V6 Convertible offered the looks, sound and drama of a supercar - without the price tag.
And that’s… the week that was.