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New launches

KEY dates for key fleet models.

September

  • BMW 3-series Touring/ 318d/318i/540i/550i/650i/730d LWB/X3 2.0 & 3.0d
  • Fiat Grande Punto
  • Honda FR-V diesel
  • Jaguar XJ diesel
  • Jaguar X-type 2.2D
  • Mazda MX-5
  • Mazda6
  • Mercedes-Benz M-class
  • Mitsubishi Grandis 2.0 DI-D
  • Renault Clio
  • Saab 9-3 SportWagon
  • SEAT Leon

    Mazda MX-5

    FORGET all the recent launch activity with the Mazda5 and revised 6 – this is Mazda’s most important launch of the year. The cheeky MX-5 roadster has sold by the container-load since its arrival in 1989 and this new version looks set to continue that trend with chunkier styling and more power: the top-spec version gets a 165bhp 2.0-litre engine, which gives the little Mazda the oomph to be a proper little sports car.

    Mercedes-Benz ML

    ON sale from today, the new M-class has been thoroughly reworked with a fresh look, revised engines and a monocoque chassis for better road handling and comfort. Three engines are available: the ML350 V6 and ML500 V8 petrol units are joined by the new 320 CDI V6 diesel. All come with the 7-Gtronic auto gearbox as standard. Prices have risen by a couple of grand, though: the range starts at £36,715 for the ML320 CDI.

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