2017 Skoda Kodiaq pricing and specs: Seven-seat SUV detailed for May launch
UPDATE: Skoda has now added a diesel model to the Kodiaq range. Details here.
Local pricing and specifications for the new seven-seat 2017 Skoda Kodiaq have been released this week ahead of the Czech SUV's arrival in late May, starting at $42,990 before on-road costs.
Initially available in one variant only, the Kodiaq will launch with the Volkswagen Group's 132TSI 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine as standard, developing 132kW of power (as its name suggests) and 320Nm of torque.
The Volkswagen Golf GTI three-door will make its long-awaited return to Australia this August, in special edition form with 180kW of power.
Volkswagen Australia will import 150 units of the three-door during the launch phase of the updated MY17 Golf, Golf GTI and Golf R family.
The limited edition model is called the Golf GTI Performance Edition 1, and its specification is unique to Australia - just like last year's 500-unit run of Golf 40 Years edition.
The upgraded 2017 BMW 4 Series range will arrive in Australia this June, with headline changes being the addition of new LED lighting, iDrive 6 and revised suspension tuning — and price hikes of up to $2000.
The latest 4 Series LCI (short for Life Cycle Impulse, the company’s term for update) also spells the end of the 420d diesel option. Thus the 4 Series coupe, convertible and Gran Coupe hatchback range will come in 420i, 430i and 440i petrol forms only.
Mitsubishi UK adds special edition Triton as part of Special Vehicle Projects business
Mitsubishi Motors in the UK has unveiled a new take on the Triton (or L200, as it's known there), with the debut of the Barbarian SVP as part of its newly launched Special Vehicle Projects division.
The new model is based on the bulk-selling dual-cab model, with 250 examples to be built - half in the Electric Blue metallic paint you see here, and half in Cosmos Black.
The BMW M550d is the quad-turbo diesel station wagon you've always wanted. Oh, you can get it as a sedan as well. And yes, you read that right: four turbos.
The German brand's new 5 Series M Performance model sits alongside the M550i, with the M550d xDrive all-wheel-drive model packing a 3.0-litre six-cylinder diesel engine with quad turbocharging. BMW isn't new to adding plenty of turbos to its M diesel models, with the existing M50d versions of the X5 and X6 using triple-turbo power.