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Toyota Returning To World Rally Championship In 2017

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Toyota has announced its plans to return to the World Rally Championship (WRC), eyeing off a 2017 competition debut for its new rally racer. The new car is based on the three-door Yaris, with the Japanese carmaker having pulled the covers off its first examples this week. Show More Summary

Tesla Model S P85D Now Faster... Thanks To Software Update

A software upgrade to Tesla’s new Model S P85D will soon, among other improvements, make the new flagship sedan even faster. Delivered in much the same fashion as an update to your smartphone, the upgrade promises to shave a full second off the P85D’a already impressive 3.2 second 0-60mph (96km/h). Show More Summary

2015 MINI Cooper 5-Door Review: Seriously Sensible Fun

What’s Hot: Added space and versatility, spirited on-road feel What’s Not: Chunky pillars can hamper visibility, options can quickly get expensive X-FACTOR: The grown-up way to enjoy a MINI without missing out on the fun. Vehicle Style:...Show More Summary

2015 Hyundai Sonata: Price And Features For Australia

Hyundai’s Sonata badge has returned to Australia this week, after having first been replaced by the now retired i45 back in 2010. The new Sonata, which promises to be Hyundai’s most refined volume-selling offering yet, kicks off from $29,990 for the entry Active. Show More Summary

McLaren-Honda MP4-30 F1 Racer Revealed For 2015 Championship: Video

Fans at March’s Formula 1 opener in Melbourne will see the return of a familiar partnership as the reborn McLaren-Honda team joins the grid. This week, the duo has unveiled its new racer, the MP4-30, which will be piloted through 2015 by Jenson Button and new teammate Fernando Alonso. Show More Summary

Nissan GT-R To Remain Front-Engined, With Hybrid Power: Report

Nissan’s next all-new ‘Godzilla’ GT-R performer, for the most part, will not break away from its current format, with rumours of a mid-engined design reported again this week to be untrue. However, fans have for sometime now expected...Show More Summary

Canberra Cops Add Volvo S60 T6 R-Design To Fleet In New Test

Research into Australia’s next-generation patrol and pursuit fleets continues, with cops in the ACT this week kicking off a test program with Volvo’s S60 T6 R-Design sedan. The midsized sedan, decked out in full police livery and loaded...Show More Summary

Diesel Drivers Ripped Off As Petrol Prices Plunge: RACV

Victoria’s RACV believes diesel drivers are being ripped off as prices for petroleum products continue to slide. In Sydney and Melbourne, unleaded petrol and E10 ethanol-blended fuel at some service stations has dropped below $1.00 per litre - prices not seen for around a decade. Show More Summary

2015 Lexus NX200t: Price And Features For Australia

Lexus’s new turbocharged SUV, the NX 200t, is now on sale in Australia. Joining the $55,000 NX 300h hybrid that launched in Australia late last year, the new model’s arrival cuts the cost of entry to $52,500 plus on-roads. As with the...Show More Summary

Hyundai Genesis Coupe On The Ropes?

Hyundai’s next-generation Genesis Coupe may have been put on the backburner in favour of hotting-up the Korean carmaker’s regular models, if a new report proves true. Spy photos obtained in August last year appeared to suggest that development...Show More Summary

Kia Teases e-AWD Soul EV Concept

Kia will soon unveil a new all-wheel-drive version of its overseas Soul EV, which entered production in front-wheel-drive form early last year. Details of the new concept are still to be revealed, but a telling teaser image released today offers a glimpse of what we’ll see at the Chicago Auto Show in February. Show More Summary

Renault Reveals Alpine Racer For Vision GT Gaming Series

Renault has pulled the wraps from the virtual concept that will represent the reborn Alpine brand in Sony’s new Vision Gran Turismo racing game. Joining digital rivals from across the motoring spectrum, the new Alpine Vision Gran Turismo concept may just be the new PlayStation game’s wildest racer yet. Show More Summary

Ford Fiesta RS In The Pipeline?

Ford fans wishing for more from a light hatch than what the current Fiesta ST can deliver may be in for a treat, as the global carmaker is reportedly planning an even hotter version. The ST (pictured above) delivers a 134kW/240Nm punch from its 1.6 litre turbocharged EcoBoost four-cylinder engine, rising to 147kW/290Nm on ‘Overboost’. Show More Summary

McLaren To Debut 675LT Supercar At Geneva: Video

McLaren Automotive has announced that it will reveal a new model at this year's Geneva Motor Show in March, dubbed the 675LT. To be the third model in McLaren's Super Series (the next rung up from the soon-to-launch Sports Series), the 675LT will be the ultra-high performance, track-oriented counterpart to the 650S and Asia-only 625C. Show More Summary

New BMW X1 Spied Without Disguise

BMW’s next-generation X1, expected to make its official world debut in the coming months, has been spied undisguised in China this week. Recent months have seen the new X1 caught testing across Europe, but the small SUV’s finer details have been kept under wraps. Show More Summary

Vic: TAC Blames Distraction For Spike In Pedestrian Fatalities

If you thought pedestrians choosing to walk around staring at mobile phone screens or wearing giant fashionable headphones were contributing to the road toll - you’d be right. At least that’s the view of Victoria’s Traffic Accident Commission (TAC), which has revealed pedestrian fatalities in 2014 were up 22 percent. Show More Summary

2015 Alfa Romeo Giulietta QV: Price And Features For Australia

Alfa Romeo’s enhanced Giulietta Quadrifoglio Verde has touched down in Australia, following its European launch early last year. Launching from $39,000 for the manual model, the refreshed 2015 Giulietta QV brings new features and, in $42,000 auto form, an impressive improvement in acceleration. Show More Summary

New Civic Type R Confirmed For Geneva Motor Show Debut

It’s been a long road of teasers, spy photos and bite-sized technical details, but Honda’s new Civic Type R is nearly upon us. This week, the carmaker has revealed that it will offer fans their very first look at the new hero hatch at March’s Geneva Motor Show. Show More Summary

2015 Ford Falcon XR8 Review: Power, In Spades... But?

Vehicle Style: Large performance sedan Price: $54,690 (plus on-roads) Engine/trans: 335kW/570Nm 5.0 supercharged petrol V8 | 6sp auto Fuel Economy claimed: 13.7 l/100km | tested: 17.7 l/100km OVERVIEW Ladies and gentlemen, this is the last V8 Ford Falcon ever. Show More Summary

2016 Kia Sportage Spied Testing

Kia’s next-generation Sportage has made its first appearance on public roads this week, wrapped in heavy camouflage for some cold-weather testing. But, despite the coveralls, a number of the new Sportage’s styling details can be seen through the frost and thick padding. Show More Summary

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