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Opel Ampera-e On Sale... Will We See It With A Holden Badge?

25 minutes agoVehicles / Cars : The Motor Report

general motors’ european has launched its great green hope, the 2017 opel ampera-e, with the electric hatch to make its official debut at the upcoming paris motor show. the ampera-e is little more than a badge-engineered derivative of...Show More Summary

Self-Driving Taxi Trial Begins In Singapore

53 minutes agoVehicles / Cars : The Motor Report

he world’s major automakers and tech firms may be shooting for 2020 to launch their autonomous vehicle programs, but in singapore you can catch a self-driving taxi right now. while not yet a fully-fledged production reality, autonomous...Show More Summary

2017 Infiniti Q30 - Price and Features For Australia

japanese prestige brand infiniti launches its first ever compact suv into the australian market in the form of the 2017 infiniti q30. designed to blur the lines between regular hatchback and proper suv, the q30 range features raised suspension, and the kind of larger, taller bodywork expected of a compact suv. Show More Summary

Mazda Rotary RX Could Return In 2020 - Report

mazda’s rx-7 and rx-8 successor could return before the end of the decade, according to reports from the japanese press. holiday auto reports that the carmaker will hold its promise to keep the rotary flame burning with a new model powered by a skyactiv-r engine. Show More Summary

Holden Trailblazer Scores 5-Star ANCAP Safety Rating

holden’s new trailblazer off-roader has been scored at the maximum 5-stars for safety by the australasian new car assessment program (ancap). the model destined to replace the colorado 7 in holden’s line-up follows on from the colorado pickup which was also awarded 5-stars for safety earlier this month. Show More Summary

This Isn’t Scalextric – It’s A Real Autonomous Race Car

he first ‘devbot’ driverless electric roborace car is about to debut at the donington park circuit in england. according to reports from europe the first public appearance of the devbot which looks like a lmp car from the world endurance...Show More Summary

Volkswagen To Unveil Golf-Size All Electric Car In Paris

a milestone for volkswagen at next month’s paris motor show with the reveal of its first ‘ground-up’ all-electric vehicle. while there are ‘mild’ electric versions of the golf and up in europe, according to the german magazine industry...Show More Summary

Electric And Hybrid Sales Stall As Americans Rekindle Their SUV Passion

falling oil prices have seen american new car buyers shun electric and hybrid vehicles and return to what they love - suvs. the american media reports that electric and hybrid vehicles now account for less than 3.0 per-cent of u.s. new...Show More Summary

2017 Audi Q2 Makes Australian Debut Ahead Of Launch

he newest entrant in the premium compact suv segment, the 2017 audi q2 will make its australian debut as part of audi hamilton island race week in queensland this week, before touring the east coast of australia. customer deliveriesShow More Summary

Honda Patents New 11-Speed Tri-Clutch Automatic

honda has reportedly filed a patent in japan for a new automatic transmission with no less than 11 forward ratios and three clutches. despite predictions from zf auto ceo stefan sommer in 2012 that nine speeds was “the natural limit” for automatic transmissions, several carmakers are continuing to cram as many gears as possible into their autos. Show More Summary

Volkswagen CC Revealed In Leaked Patent Renderings - Or Is It?

a set of alleged patent renderings have been leaked online revealing the all-new passat-based volkswagen cc four-door coupe. however, concerns have been raised as to the legitimacy of the images first shown on, with eagle-eyed spotters claiming photoshop, might have more to do with the images than any lack of patent office data security. Show More Summary

2016 Ford Fiesta ST Mountune REVIEW | Ford's Little Gem Is A Giant Killer

it's all about performance, the 2016 ford fiesta st mountune. that's why this already brilliant hot-hatchback gets a power upgrade first - up a beefy 24kw and 80nm - and the infotainment and feature upgrade comes later. ford will later this year hike the fiesta st’s price to $27,990 plus on-road costs. Show More Summary

Kia Rio - All-New Fourth Generation Model To Debut At Paris Motor Show

kia has teased its all-new rio light car for 2017, and announced that the covers will be coming off at this year’s paris motor show. the carmaker has released a trio of sketches in anticipation of the unveiling, which shows the new model is more of an evolution of the current look rather than a clean-sheet design. Show More Summary

2016 BMW 430i Coupe REVIEW | Athleticism And Poise... And Style In Spades

on the one hand you have the ripping bmw m4, on the other the bmw 420i; and in the middle is the 430i. and, on balance - for price, features and performance - this turbo-charged four-cylinder coupe may just be the pick of bmw’s 4 series team. Show More Summary

Tesla Model X Launched In Australia

esla’s first suv, the model x, has officially launched in australia. the all-electric suv with seven seats, the largest glass panoramic windscreen in production, falcon-wing doors, and more, is described by its maker as “the safest, quickest and most capable sport utility vehicle in history”. Show More Summary

Tesla Model S P100D - New Flagship Does 0-100Km/h In 2.7 Seconds

electric carmaker tesla has been busy this week, with the company applying the finishing touches to its new flagship model s, the p100d, and launching the model x suv in australia. the p100d sets a new benchmark for tesla, and the detail is in the numbers for the new range-topping model s sedan. Show More Summary

Triumph Targets Next Month For Motorcycle Land Speed Record Attempt

england could reclaim the world motorcycle land speed record title with triumph motorcycles planning a tilt on the bonneville salt flats next month. weather permitting, english tt rider guy martin hopes to climb aboard the ‘triumph infor rocket streamliner’ and use the 11-mile (17.6kms) long course to beat the current mark of 376.8mph (605.70km/h). Show More Summary

GTi Versions Of Peugeot’s 2008 and 3008 Could be On The Cards

peugeot fans get emailing, tweeting and blogging because the french giant says sporty gti versions of the 2008 and 3008 compact suvs could become reality - if there is sufficient interest. speaking to the uk media, peugeot’s productShow More Summary

Uber Gets The Green Light In Victoria - But There’s A $450 Million Catch

ride sharing company uber has finally been legalised in victoria however taxpayers and users of taxis, hire-cars and uber passengers will fund a $375 million compensation package for existing owners of taxi licences. similar transitional assistance packages in nsw and queensland are providing a one-off payment of $20,000 per licence. Show More Summary

2017 Volkswagen Teramont SUV Spied, Revealing Production CrossBlue

he next step in the expansion of the volkswagen family of suvs will arrive in the shape of the 2017 teramont - that’s the name adopted by the production version of the 2013 crossblue concept. the three-row teramont, captured by autoShow More Summary

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