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More Safety And Better Value For 2017 Skoda Octavia Range

updates to the 2017 skoda octavia range see the brand double down on its value for money approach, loading the range with a significantly boosted array of standard safety equipmet. all variants in the four-model octavia range now feature...Show More Summary

Volkswagen Australia Reassures Customers Affected By Dieselgate Emissions Scandal As Compensation Packages For US Owners Loom

rumours are building that volkswagen north america will pay up to us$7000 in compensation to owners of cars affected by the on-going “dieselgate” emissions scandal, as part of a whopping us$10.2 billion (au$13.8 billion) settlement that’s expected to be submitted to a federal judge early next week. Show More Summary

Offroad Wagon Showdown - Subaru Outback v Volkswagen Passat Alltrack Comparison REVIEW

while suvs rule, the subaru outback and volkswagen passat alltrack take a different path. for both manufacturers, that path is fraught with danger given that $50,000 wagons don’t typically sell well in this market. but don’t tell subaru; its outback has made its own niche, and is a quiet sales success for the japanese marque here. Show More Summary

Mazda Says No To Downsized Two- And Three-Cylinder Engines

mazda’s skyactiv engine family has been, until recently, an entirely naturally aspirated range, but the upcoming cx-9 is set to change that, introducing the first skyactiv turbo. the official line from the company is that turbocharging...Show More Summary

2017 Subaru Levorg - Prices, Features and Specifications

seven years after the departure of the liberty gt wagon, subaru australia finally has another turbocharged all-paw performance load-lugger in showrooms - the levorg. launching locally this week, the levorg melds the wrx’s 197kw/350nm...Show More Summary

Mazda Previews G-Vectoring Control Handling System

mazda has officially unveiled its g-vectoring control system - a handling aid that aims to make racecar-like cornering precision something that every driver can enjoy. developed over an eight year period, g-vectoring control (gvc) is...Show More Summary

2016 Subaru Levorg REVIEW: The Rex With A Booty

from the company that makes wagons better than most, comes the next logical thing – the 2016 subaru levorg, a wrx with a wagon back. it’s fast, naturally, solid as the pyramids, and handles like a whippet. as a driver’s car for the family, at $42,990 to $52,890 (plus), it is going to win a lot of friends. Show More Summary

2016 Mazda SkyActiv Drive Academy | Discovering G-Vectoring Control

accuracy, agility, precision – they’re the kind of driving benefits nearly every automaker strives to deliver, particularly those promising any kind of enthusiast appeal. it comes as no surprise then that mazda, which prides itself on its range of driver's cars, has been busily working on a new chassis technology called g-vectoring control. Show More Summary

2017 Volvo S90 And V90 R-Design Revealed

can’t wait for for volvo to wheel out a properly hot polestar version of its newest large sedan and wagon? well, the s90 and v90 r-design may whet your appetite in the interim. revealed overnight, the s90 r-design and v90 r-design wear...Show More Summary

Dodge To Embark Upon Italian Journey - Report

he dodge journey (alias: fiat freemont) is one of the longer-toothed vehicles in the fiat-chrysler stable, and the company has yet to announce firm plans for its replacement. but rumours are building that the current-gen journey - which...Show More Summary

BMW 330i Sedan and 430i Gran Coupe 100 Year Edition Variants Now On Sale

bmw has announced a pair of value-added limited-edition models for australia, with the 330i and 430i gran coupe 100 year editions arriving down under to help celebrate the german marque’s centenary. available in m sport or luxury configuration,...Show More Summary

2016 BMW 4 Series REVIEW - Prices Down, New Engines For BMW's Sleek Coupe And Convertible

he skin might look the same, but the entire petrol engine range has been replaced in the updated bmw 4 series coupe, convertible and gran coupe. fuel consumption, power, torque and straight-line performance all benefit from the change. Show More Summary

Saab Officially Dead - Long Live NEVS

saab fans waiting patiently for the carmaker’s new owner to find its feet and kick the production line into gear will have to settle for a new car that isn’t wearing the famous griffin badge. in fact, not even saab’s newer ‘griffin-less’...Show More Summary

Maserati Quattroporte And Ghibli Recalled For Rod Readjustment

maserati has recalled a pair of models this week, due to potential problem with the rear toe-in adjustment rods. the carmaker has identified a weakness with the screws securing the rods, which may work their way loose over time. should this occur, the rear wheel alignment may be affected, reducing the level of control available to the driver. Show More Summary

Peugeot 308 And Citroen C4 Picasso Recalled For Door Locks

groupe psa local distributor sime darby has recalled two of its models in australia due to a potential problem with the door locks. the carmaker has identified a weakness with the door locks, which may cause the internal mechanism to jam. Show More Summary

Pikes Peak - Honda NSX EV Unveiled For 2016 Event

honda’s already-strong presence at this year’s pikes peak international hill climb has been boosted with the official unveiling of its nsx supercar-inspired ev concept. called, not surprisingly, the nsx ev concept, the new racer joins...Show More Summary

2016 Mazda CX-9 Pricing Confirmed - New Large SUV To Start From $42,490

mazda australia has released full retail pricing for its incoming all-new cx-9, with the large suv to start at $42,490 for the entry-spec cx-9 sport front-wheel drive, and top out at $63,390 for the flagship cx-9 azami all-wheel drive. Show More Summary

2016 Ford Mustang EcoBoost Coupe REVIEW | Better Balanced, Great Price

no question, the local arrival of the 2016 ford mustang range caused a stampede. in the first five months of this year no less than 2117 ‘stangs bolted out the gate, out of ford showrooms and into driveways. this success has moved ford australia to call the us and politely request another 2000 units, these to now arrive late this year. Show More Summary

2016 Isuzu MU-X 4x4 LS-T REVIEW – Built For Work; Towing Just Part Of The Story

when the mercury plummets and the days get shorter, the ‘mexicans’ from the southern states start loading-up the caravan to head north. and based on recent sales figures, many of them, ‘grey nomads’ and families, are hitching-up to an isuzu mu-x. Show More Summary

Goodwood Festival Of Speed - Mazda MX-5 Icon Edition To Be Unveiled

mazda has dusted off the icon badge once again for its mx-5 roadster, with a new mx-5 icon to be unveiled at the goodwood festival of speed. sporting soul red highlights on the door mirrors, front bumper and boot-mounted lip spoiler,...Show More Summary

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