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2015 Ford Falcon XR8: Price And Features

The Ford Falcon XR8 is back, and now the headliner for the ‘regular’ 2015 Falcon range has a price-tag. It was no accident that the XR8 was the first variant officially revealed by Ford for its new FG X model, joining the XR6 to herald the arrival of its next - and last - Falcon sedan and ute range. Show More Summary

2015 Corvette Z06 Performance Detailed: Here's A Hint, It’s Fast

Chevrolet has finally revealed just how fast the 466kW/861Nm 6.2 litre supercharged V8-powered 2015 Corvette Stingray Z06 really is. With figures the US carmaker knew but refused to reveal, you could be forgiven for thinking that the new Corvette was something of a disappointment. Show More Summary

New 308 GTi In The Works, Peugeot Sport Boss Confirms

The head of Peugeot Sport has revealed that work is underway on a high-performance GTI variant of the new 308 hatch, and that it could boast as much as 199kW of power. In a presentation to journalists at Peugeot Sport headquarters in Velizy, France, Peugeot Sport Director Bruno Famin confirmed that the 308 GTI was one of its current projects. Show More Summary

Tesla ‘Model D’ Coming Next Week?

A week from now, Tesla will unveil… we have no idea what. Posting from his personal twitter account today, Tesla founder Elon Musk shared the above teaser image and a cryptic hint. “About time to unveil the D and something else”. Now,...Show More Summary

2015 Land Rover Discovery Sport: Australian Details Revealed

Details on the recently-unveiled Land Rover Discovery Sport have been revealed for the Australian market, ahead of its local arrival next year. The covers came off the all-new model last month, following a series of teasers and mini-reveals for the model destined to replace the Freelander 2. Show More Summary

Pacific Highway Tops NRMA Worst Roads Survey, Again

The Pacific Highway has again topped the NRMA’s annual Seeing Red On Roads survey, which saw nearly 12,000 people respond for 2014. Road users were asked to ‘red flag’ a section of road in New South Wales or the Australian Capital Territory that they believed was the worst, from which a ‘top-ten’ list was compiled. Show More Summary

XL Sport Concept: VW’s Ducati-Powered Paris Surprise

Volkswagen has wheeled out a surprise new concept for this week’s Paris Motor Show: the XL Sport. Arriving as the brand’s most exciting show-car since the 2009 debut of its Bluesport roadster, the XL Sport is a new take on the miserly XL1. Show More Summary

Jaguar XE Debuts In Paris: New Details And Images

Jaguar’s new 2015 XE sedan, revealed in hero ‘S’ form last month, has now made its full debut at this week’s Paris Motor Show. Joining the larger XF, the midsized XE arrives to take on BMW’s 3 Series, the all-new Mercedes C-Class, the ageing Audi A4 and the still-fresh Lexus IS. Show More Summary

2014 Fiat 500 Abarth 695 Biposto: Price And Features For Australia

Fiat’s fastest-ever street-legal 500 Abarth, billed by the Italian carmaker as a race car for the road, is now available in Australia. Its official name is the Abarth 695 Biposto, but Fiat also calls it the road-going version of the 695 Assetto Course that won Class F at this year’s Bathurst 12-Hour. Show More Summary

Fiat 500X Revealed In Leaked Images

Fiat’s new 500X compact SUV has surfaced online again, this time in a pair of glossy new marketing photos. Obtained by Italian website ICS Photography ahead of the 500X’s unveiling in Paris this week, these shots offer the clearest look yet at the new Fiat. Show More Summary

Infiniti Q80: Four-door Coupe Revealed, New Engine Confirmed

Infiniti reveals future-previewing four-door coupe Nissan confirms new 335kW twin-turbo V6 Infiniti’s big new Q80 Inspiration concept has rolled into the open today, making its official debut at this week’s Paris Motor Show. Teased through...Show More Summary

Audi TT Sportback: Four-Door Coupe 'Concept' Revealed

Audi has pulled the wraps from its anticipated TT Sportback this week, following the release of telling teaser sketches in September. Strictly a ‘concept’ for now, it is clear from the TT Sportback’s production-ready lines that a showroom debut could be right around the corner. Show More Summary

Lamborghini Asterion Revealed: 679kW Hybrid Powerhouse Emerges

McLaren P1, Ferrari LaFerrari, Porsche 918 Spyder: yes, hybridisation has swiftly become the latest battleground for the world’s top supercar marques. Today, Lamborghini confirmed that it has no intention of sitting this one out, revealing its much-hyped new hypercar, the 679kW Asterion LPI 910-4 hybrid. Show More Summary

Suzuki Jimny Returns: 2015 Price And Features For Australia

Look who's back. We haven’t written at length about the Suzuki Jimny since our last review in 2009, but you best believe the compact and capable 4x4 has soldiered on. Astonishingly, 2015 will see Suzuki’s tiny hero march into its 17th year on the global market - and it will bring a few tweaks with it. Show More Summary

Nissan Pulsar Euro Nismo Hatch Spied Ahead Of Paris Motor Show

Nissan’s European-market Pulsar hatch, an altogether different creature than the model we’re offered in Australia, will soon debut in Nismo form. This shot, snapped during a private presentation to current Nissan and Nismo owners, offers a first look at the powered-up hot hatch. Show More Summary

BMW X4 Review: 2014 xDrive30d xLine Automatic

Vehicle Style: Medium SUV Price: $83,900 (plus on-roads) Engine/trans: 190kW/560Nm 3.0 turbodiesel 6cyl | 8spd auto Fuel Economy claimed: 6.1 l/100km | tested: 8.2 l/100km OVERVIEW It's true of the bigger X6, and it's true here: when it comes to the styling, there doesn’t seem to be much middle ground with the BMW X4. Show More Summary

BMW M4 Convertible: Price And Features For Australia

Like buff runners pounding the beachside pavement in Summer, BMW’s fit new M4 performer has gone topless in time for the warmer months. The new M4 Convertible’s local launch follows its international unveiling in April, and the July arrival of its Coupe sibling. Show More Summary

Hyundai Genesis ARK AR550: Supercharged Sedan Headed To SEMA

ARK Performance in the US has taken a Hyundai Genesis sedan and created the AR550 for the 2014 SEMA Auto Show. As the name suggests, the AR550 takes Hyundai's 313kW/520Nm 5.0 litre V8 and adds a Rotrex supercharger to wind power up to 410kW - or 550 horsepower. Show More Summary

2015 Skoda Fabia Wagon Revealed

Skoda’s all-new 2015 Fabia wagon is now out in the open, following the online debut in August of its regular hatch sibling. The new Fabia cars will premiere at this week’s Paris Motor Show, arriving as the long-coming replacement for the now seven year-old second-generation range. Show More Summary

2015 Lexus IS, ES, CT: Price And Features For Australia

Lexus Australia has rolled out a number of feature updates to its midsized IS and ES sedans, along with the compact CT hybrid hatch. For the IS and ES, the new model-year updates follow July and November 2013 launches when both arrived as all-new players in the premium sedan market. Show More Summary

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