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The Week That Was: VF Commodore Reviewed, 300 SRT8 Cuts To The Core Photo:
Trevor Collett | Jun, 01 2013 | 1 Comment

Last week, Ford Australia made headlines for the worst reasons, but this week it was Holden’s turn to hog the limelight; and the news was all good.

TMR took the new VF Commodore range for a spin, starting with the entry-level Evoke. Truly, the new 'Commo' has the the quality, technology and economy to bring buyers back to the big family car.

Our Commodore reviews include the new entry-level Evoke, along with a launch review of the SS, SV6, Evoke Ute and Calais.

Holden performance arm HSV also revealed its wares and figures this week, detailing the new Gen-F range, headlined by the powerhouse GTS.

In other news, HSV won’t have it all its own way, with the Chrysler 300 SRT8 Core hitting Australian showrooms this week, priced from $56,000.

Lexus confirmed its ES 350 and ES 300h will arrive in Australia later this year, with the up-spec GS 300h hybrid arriving in early 2014.

Toyota Australia confirmed what we already suspected; that its 340Nm turbo-diesel RAV4 is capable of towing more than a measly 500Kg. The diesel SUV's maximum tow-rating has now doubled to 1000Kg.

Aston Martin was busy this week, announcing that its updated V12 Vantage S will go on sale in Australia later this year.

More VF Commodore news this week, with TMR learning that we won’t be seeing a diesel-powered Commodore in the future, but we may see the return of paddle shifters for automatics.

BMW Motorrad paid homage to its iconic R90S model this week, with the unveiling of the Concept Ninety motorcycle.

French carmaker Renault parted ways with Better Place, after the electric vehicle charging-station supplier filed for bankruptcy.

Lastly, If the regular Nissan GT-R isn’t special enough, the new Black Edition might be more your style; but you’ll need $200,000 if you wish to own one.

And that’s... the week that was.

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