Toyota Announces Rukus Urban Utility Vehicle for Australia

Published by on Mar 1st, 2010, No Comments

For those who loved the Scion xB, here is some good news for those admirers as a new xB based urban utility vehicle has been announced for the Australian market. The xB was a commuter that could be modified as per the individual tastes and the Rukus will look to do the same in Australia. It will be a car with great standard features but Toyota still expects the buyers to come up with their own Individual needs to which the automaker intends to oblige thoroughly.

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The Rukus will come laden with a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine which will render 158hp with 162lb-ft of torque. It is clear that Toyota is aiming the urban families who look for comfort more than a powerful engine. As it is, Toyota is ready to respond to individual needs and there are potential customers who have already demanded their own style of car in the Rukus.

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Right Hand Driven Chevy Camaro Reaches Australia

Published by on Oct 28th, 2009, No Comments

It’s been a while since Aussies have been waiting for a right-hand driven Chevrolet Camaro, but GM somehow has denied them the chance. But since ones adversity is another’s opportunity, Queensland-based Performax International, an Australian importer and converter of new US-made passenger vehicles has announced world’s first RHD version of the muscle car.

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Performax is giving the Aussie muscle car lovers a great opportunity, but considering that the RHD Camaro will cost a shrieking $139,000 AUD, meaning that not every fanatic down-under will be driving it. Compared to the American price of the more conventional Camaro in the US — $33,745, seems like Performax is going to make quite a profit in there. Despite the price tag, the company has managed six pre-orders and it is hopeful of more.

Limited Edition Mercedes Benz C63 AMG edition 63 for Australia

Published by on Aug 7th, 2009, No Comments


The Australian car market will soon be embracing a limited edition Mercedes Benz C 63 AMG edition 63. The Edition 63 will have the same features such as those of the standard Mercedes Benz C 63 AMG giving it s similar look. There will be a few things different from the standard model including unique 19-inch DTM-style alloy wheels, three exclusive color choices Platinum Black, Mystic White, and Allanite Grey, and dark tinted privacy glass fitted to estate models. The interior will have a number of unique design features that include two rare upholstery colors- designo sand or designo classic red, extended black leather appointments with contrast stitching, illuminated door sills, AMG floor mats, and an AMG shifter.

The performance hasn’t been much toyed with and the only change is the addition of an AMG locking differential that helps with optimizing rear grip when accelerating out of turns. The engine choice includes the standard C63 AMG 6.3-liter V8 engine that produces 451hp and 600Nm of torque. It can pelt from 0 to 100 in 4.5 seconds, the estate variant clocks the same distance in 4.6 seconds. Only 63 of these units will be produced each selling for $169,900 AUD.


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