The EV-maker also outlined plans to fast-track a supercharger network along Australia’s east coast, which will link Melbourne and Brisbane via Canberra and Sydney by 2017.
The first nine Model S customers received their keys at a ceremony at Sydney’s The Star on Tuesday night, with each rewarded for their patience with a customised ‘Signature’ model.
It was a big week for Ford, with the carmaker confirming an all-new Focus RS is on the way.
Ford also confirmed features and specifications for its incoming Mustang performer, revealing the V8 version will offer up 303kW and 525Nm.
Finally, Ford detailed its updated Kuga for 2015 with news three variants in the range will receive price-cuts in the new year.
That was followed by the updated i30 and a new i30 Turbo model, with the former due to arrive in Australia in Q1 next year.
An updated i40 was also revealed in sedan and wagon form, which buyers can expect to see in local showrooms during the first half of next year.
Audi revealed its next RS 3, and confirmed a late 2015 launch for the new model into the Australian market.
Proton announced discounts on some of its remaining 2014 stock, with the Preve manual now priced from $14,990 drive-away.
Renault’s Megane RS 275 Trophy-R hot hatch arrived in Australia this week, but the $61,990 lap hero is limited locally to just 50 units.
More French hot hatch news, this time from Peugeot, who revealed its local allocation of the 208 GTi 30th Anniversary model has sold out.
However, local distributer Sime Darby is hopeful of securing more examples if demand is strong enough.
We drove the all-electric 2015 BMW i3 this week, declaring it to be one of the best city cars ever created; priced from $63,990 plus on-roads.
In case you missed it earlier, the 2015 Tesla Model S is now on sale in Australia and we drove the luxury sedan on home soil this week. Check out our review.
We found the 2014 Volvo V60 T5 R-Design Drive-E offered a punchy yet efficient drivetrain, along with a solid build quality, beautiful cabin and impressive safety features.
Finally, we got an early preview of the 2015 Mazda CX-3 compact SUV. If our first taste is anything to go by, we think the CX-3 will sell up a storm next year.
And that’s… the week that was.
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