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2017 Mini Cooper S Countryman Review | An Icon On The Outside With A Thoughtfully Modern Twist

with shiny red duco and a bold white contrasting roof, the mini you see before you lives up to the stereotype - except for one thing, the size of it. this is the biggest car ever to wear a mini badge. that’s because the mini countryman has grown in size to be a better fit for modern families. Show More Summary

Australia’s Largest Rolls-Royce Showroom Opens In Melbourne

melbourne has a new home of rolls-royce with a sparkling showroom opening in richmond taking the place of the previous southbank showroom. as part of the zagame automotive group, rolls-royce nestles in alongside lamborghini, ferrari, maserati, aston martin and mclaren as well as audi, alfa romeo and fiat on the same swan street strip. Show More Summary

Subaru To Develop Electric Variants Of Current Range

subaru is set to join the ever-expanding electric vehicle field, but rather than developing a new ground-up ev platform the japanese automaker will adapt its current range. in an interview with bloomberg, subaru corp ceo yasuyuki yoshinaga...Show More Summary

Bentley Continental 24 Celebrates Nurburgring 24-Hour Return

bentley is celebrating its return to the nurburgring 24-hour with a new limited edition version of its continental coupe. called the continental 24, the model will be limited to 24 units carrying a price tag in the uk of at least €250,000 (au$375k) each. Show More Summary

ANCAP 5-Star Scores For Subaru XV And Holden Astra Sedan

he latest round of crash testing from the australasian new car assesment program program (ancap) has revealed two new five-star recipients with the 2017 subaru xv and holden astra sedan scoring top marks. crash test data for the subaru...Show More Summary

2017 Mini John Cooper Works Countryman - Price And Features For Australia

mini has completed its high-performance john cooper works set with the addition of the john cooper works countryman which joins the available three-door, convertible, and clubman in australia. priced from $56,900 plus on-road costs,Show More Summary

Kia Boosts Value With Sorento Si Limited

kia has pumped up the value on its sorento large suv adding $3000 worth of extra equipment to the sorento si at no extra cost to create the sorento si limited. added extras for the si limited borrowed from the sli include leather appointed...Show More Summary

Volkswagen Announces 2017 Arteon Specifications For Australia

volkswagen has released the first information of its upcoming new four-door coupe, the arteon, set to arrive as something of a flagship for the brand, despite not being the most expensive model in the volkswagen range. first previewed...Show More Summary

Daimler Raided In Emissions Probe - Company Says Board Not Targeted

environmental authorities in germany have raided the offices of mercedes-benz parent company daimler in search of exhaust emissions material. reuters reports that up to 230 staff from police, environmental and public prosecution departments were involved in the investigation in benz's home town of stuttgart and ten other sites across germany. Show More Summary

Lotus And Proton Become Part Of Geely Group

china’s zhejiang geely holding group, parent company of geely and volvo, is set to acquire a majority stake in malaysia's proton which also includes control of british sport car firm lotus. geely beat groupe psa, renault, and suzuki,...Show More Summary

NSW Number Plate 29 Sets New Auction Record

hey don’t come up often, and each is one of a kind in every state, but one of nsw’s early issue number plates, 29, provided a rare opportunity when offered for auction this week. the record-setting plate provided a new benchmark, fetching $745,000 dollars, surpassing the previous record holder by $56,000. Show More Summary

Haval Confirms Plug-In Hybrid ‘Coupe’ For 2020 Australian Launch

great wall motors’ premium suv arm, haval, has confirmed that it will join the likes of mitsubishi and bmw by offering a plug-in hybrid suv for sale in australia. the new model, to be based off the hb-03 suv coupe shown recently at the...Show More Summary

Jim Hackett Replaces Mark Fields As Ford CEO In Management Shakeup

ford's mark fields has been replaced by 62 year-old jim hackett as the carmaker's global ceo. as part of a company shakeup, fields has announced his retirement and ford has declared hackett's job is to "strengthen operations" and "transform for the future". Show More Summary

Maserati Levante Recalled For Intercooler Hose Problem

maserati has issued a recall in australia for its levante suv fitted with the turbo-diesel engine. examples from the 2016 and 2017 model-years may be susceptible to the failure of a short rubber hose, which services the vehicle’s intercooler. Show More Summary

Delphi Joins Growing List Of BMW Autonomous Partners

delphi is the latest partner in bmw's self-driving development program as the german carmaker looks to further the technology. joining intel and mobileye, delphi has been announced as a "development partner and system integrator", with a view to developing 'levels' (the new way of describing degrees of autonomy) three, four and five. Show More Summary

2017 Audi S4 Avant Review | Practical Performance Wagon Leaves SUVs In Its Dust

homas edison had a lightbulb moment well before the phrase was coined, just as sporty wagons like the audi s4 avant have existed well before the performance suv. closer to the ground, not high in the atmosphere, is where suspension can work best – unless there is a need to crawl with extended tentacles over rocky off-road terrain. Show More Summary

BMW M3 And M4 Pure Headline Refreshed Range

bmw has bolstered its m3 sedan and m4 coupe performance car lineup in the wake of increased competition from the likes of the alfa romeo giulia qv, audi rs 5, and mercedes-amg c 63. arriving at the same time as the mid-life update, bmw...Show More Summary

2017 Subaru XV - Price And Features For Australia

subaru has announced pricing and specifications for its new xv hatch-based suv ahead of the new model’s australian arrival in june. like the impreza hatch upon which the xv is based, a manual option is no longer available making theShow More Summary

Volkswagen Goes Into Concept-Overdrive For SoWo

volkswagen of america has pulled back the covers on five production-based concept cars for the southern worthersee enthusiast show - america’s answer to austria’s worthersee gti festival. built in collaboration with a range of aftermarket...Show More Summary

Volvo CEO - Diesel Is Dead. Well, Eventually…

volvo customers looking for a diesel engine in their next new car might need to act sooner rather than later, as the increasingly-controversial fuel could be on the way out. that’s the call from volvo ceo, hakan samuelsson, who reportedly...Show More Summary

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