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Continental Re-Thinks The Disc Brake To Better Suit EV Applications

although continental is probably best know as a tyre-maker, the german company is also a supplier of all kinds of automotive tech from instrument clusters to safety systems including brake hardware. it’s brakes that continental is looking...Show More Summary

2018 BMW M5 Makes Its Official Debut

bmw has revealed its latest executive express with the official unveiling of the m5 sedan - the first fully-fledged m sedan to ditch rear wheel drive in favour of a new, switchable all wheel drive system. under the bonnet the new m5Show More Summary

2017 Kia Picanto S Review | Light Hatch Is Big On Value And Fun

once we were warriors. it could be a film about the micro hatchback segment that used to be brimming with action but today has taken a background position in the marketplace. thankfully the 2017 kia picanto s arrives with one very sharp sword. Show More Summary

Skoda Adds Diesel Kodiaq To Australian Range

with the petrol-powered skoda kodiaq having arrived just over two months ago, skoda has now completed the set with the addition of a diesel engine for its seven-seat suv. after a slow start in the fiercely competitive large suv class...Show More Summary

Mazda Patent Suggests New Triple-Charge Engine In The Works

mazda has reportedly continued with its push to squeeze every ounce of life out of the internal combustion engine with a new patent aimed at both efficiency and performance. following on from the carmaker's announcement that it willShow More Summary

Volkswagen EV-Push To Revive The Kombi

admirers of volkswagen’s iconic kombi will be heartened to hear that the generation-defining microbus is set to make a return by the end of 2022 as one of the brand's fast-growing range of electric vehicles. previewed by the i.d. buzz...Show More Summary

Volkswagen Adds Tiguan Adventure To SUV Range

volkswagen has expanded its tiguan medium suv range with the addition of a new tiguan adventure model, creating a more rugged visual package for its family suv. based on the tiguan comfortline the adventure adds off road-ready features...Show More Summary

Ken Okuyama Kode Zero One-Off Is An Aventador As You’ve Never Seen It Before

multi-million dollar classic cars are hardly a rare occurrence at pebble beach during monterey car week, but tomorrow’s classics are also a feature of the event, and this year is no different with designer ken okuyama revealing his one-off kode 0. Show More Summary

Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet Is Both Ultra-Luxe And Ultra-Green

mercedes-benz has established a new tradition for the pebble beach concours d’elegance, unveiling its second mercedes-maybach concept on the monterey peninsula with the vision mercedes-maybach 6 cabriolet. the 6 cabriolet follows last...Show More Summary

2018 Mazda CX-9 - Price And Features For Australia

mazda has updated its cx-9 large suv for the 2018 model-year, just over 12 months after the current-generation model arrived in australia. prices have risen by over $1000 across the range, but mazda has added “dynamic, safety and comfort upgrades” into the value equation. Show More Summary

Mini Keeps The Special Editions Coming in 2017 With Ice Blue And Masterpiece Models

mini has announced that a pair of new special editions models will make their way to australia before the end of the year, following the success of the most recent mini seven edition. product specialist for mini, daniel silverwood, announced the two new models at the recent launch of the john cooper works countryman suv in victoria. Show More Summary

Holden Reveals Factory-Backed SuperUtes Colorado Race Car

holden has become the first car manufacturer to lend its official support to australia’s new superutes racing category, unveiling how its race-prepped colorado is expected to look. running as a support class to the supercars championship,...Show More Summary

BMW Concept Z4 Makes Pebble Beach Debut

bmw has unveiled its first official glimpse at the next-generation z4 roadster, in the form of the concept z4 unveiled as part of the pebble beach concours d’elegance in the united states. compared to the last production z4, the concept z4 represents a dramatic design shift. Show More Summary

Ford Focus Recalled For Fuel Tank Issues

ford has recalled its focus small car in australia this week, due to a potential problem with the fuel tank. the carmaker has identified a weakness with the tank design which may allow excess levels of dust to be drawn into the system. Show More Summary

2017 Toyota Prius C Facelift - Price And Features For Australia

oyota has given its smallest fuel-sipping hybrid model, the prius c, a midlife spruce-up featuring new infotainment technology and revised styling as the star attractions. new equipment includes standard satellite navigation across the...Show More Summary

2017 Volkswagen Golf GTI, GTI Performance & Golf R Mark 7.5 First Drive Review | The Hot Hatch Is Alive And Well

considering just how many small hatchbacks are sold on the basis of cut-price deals and large-scale fleet contracts it may surprise you to learn that volkswagen’s hot hatch range the golf gti and golf r - account for one in every four golfs sold in australia. Show More Summary

2017 Mini John Cooper Works Countryman First Drive Review | An All-Weather Hot Hatch For The Whole Family

sports cars and suvs couldn't be more different if they tried. despite both containing the s-word, the former is designed to appeal to driving enthusiasts, the while the latter seems to be a random assembly of vaguely connected words. Show More Summary

Mercedes-Benz Patent Application Suggests New Eight-Speed Auto On The Way

he fight against emissions and fuel consumption means too may forward ratios are never enough, and mercedes-benz is reportedly the latest to squeeze another gear into one of its automatic transmissions. a patent application by the german...Show More Summary

Hyundai Previews Hydrogen-Future With Australia-Bound FE Fuel Cell Vehicle

hyundai has unveiled a near-production preview of its next-generation hydrogen fuel cell vehicle at a special event in korea, while confirming plans for an expanded range of hybrid and electric vehicles. the fuel cell electric vehicle...Show More Summary

Fiat Chrysler Joins BMW, Intel, Mobileye Autonomous Development Program

fiat chrysler automobiles has announced that it will join the partnership between bmw group, technology giant intel and its automotive specialist division mobileye as the italian-american car maker looks to accelerate its autonomous development. Show More Summary

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