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2017 Nissan Pathfinder ST AWD Review | Huge Space, Comfort, And Refinement For Aussie Families

48 minutes agoVehicles / Cars : The Motor Report

in australia the large car (that's sedans and wagons) is almost dead and buried, and in its place there’s the large suv delivering the same big car space with added practicality - and in the case of suvs like the pathfinder, added seats too. Show More Summary

Audi Confirms 2019 e-tron Sportback As Second EV

49 minutes agoVehicles / Cars : The Motor Report

audi has confirmed that the e-tron sportback will become the german prestige brand’s second electric vehicle just weeks after announcing its first ev, the e-tron. to be built alongside the e-tron in belgium, the e-tron sportback will be positioned as a sleeker, more stylish stablemate to the more upright e-tron. Show More Summary

Subaru EyeSight System Adds Touring Assist Autonomous Cruise Control

50 minutes agoVehicles / Cars : The Motor Report

subaru has introduced a major update to its eyesight camera safety system in japan, adding autonomous cruise control capabilities to the existing safety systems for the japanese market. called touring assist, the new function allows automated control of acceleration, steering and braking, with full stop-and-start capabilities. Show More Summary

2018 Toyota Camry Overseas Preview Drive | Big Changes To The Camry Formula Mean Good Things For Aussie Buyers

50 minutes agoVehicles / Cars : The Motor Report

before 2017 is up australian automotive manufacturing will have come to a halt, and while there’s plenty of tears for the holden commodore, the other casualty that’s less likely to muster any kind of significant emotional response is the toyota camry. Show More Summary

2017 Subaru XV First Drive Review | A Safer, Sleeker Crossover For Your Weekend Getaway

despite arriving as something of a pioneer in the small suv segment, the subaru xv now faces plenty of opposition from strong-sellers like the honda hr-v, mazda cx-3, and toyota c-hr. to counter those rivals, the 2017 xv has arrivedShow More Summary

2018 Nissan Leaf to Add ProPilot Autonomous Tech

nissan continues its drip-feed of information about the 2018 leaf ev, announcing propilot autonomous cruise control as one of the new model’s headline features. already available on the serena minivan and x-trail suv in the japaneseShow More Summary

Volvo’s Polestar To Become Electric Performance Brand

despite being somewhat underutilised at the moment, volvo’s performance division, polestar, is set to get a massive boost with news the automaker will use polestar as its own electric performance brand. under the new plan polestar will...Show More Summary

2017 Ford Transit Custom EcoBlue Automatic First Drive | Buyer Appeal Boosted Thanks To Six-Speed Auto

ford has ramped up its efforts in the light commercial van segment by taking its transit custom van and adding the one thing most buyers in the segment are looking for but ford hasn’t been able to offer until now: an automatic transmission. Show More Summary

Jaguar Teases E-Pace “Compact Performance” SUV

jaguar has confirmed that a third suv line will be added to its roster in the form of a new e-pace model, arriving to support the existing f-pace and coming electric i-pace. along with the official confirmation, jaguar has shown theShow More Summary

Peugeot Pick Up Ready To Roll In African Market

he first suggestion of a 4x4 ute from french automaker peugeot only surfaced in 2016 and barely 15 months later the production version has been revealed. rather than the toyota hilux-based ‘premium’ ute mooted at the time, peugeot has gone in an entirely different direction. Show More Summary

Fiat Chrysler CEO Won’t Join Mobility Race

he impact of emerging technologies on the automotive sector stands as a key issue in the eyes of fiat chrysler automobiles’ ceo sergio marchionne who highlights electrification and autonomy as the next areas that could dramatically shape the industry. Show More Summary

Toyota Sees Room Above SR5 For New Top-Spec HiLux

following on from the success of its limited edition hilux trd sports pack, toyota australia looks set to introduce a new flagship dual-cab ute to the best-selling hilux range. toyota’s sales and marketing chief, tony cramb, revealed...Show More Summary

Recalls - Tesla Model X | Mazda2 | Mazda CX-3 | Peugeot 308 | Citroen C4 Cactus | Mitsubishi Outlander

esla has recalled its model x suv in australia this week, due to a potential problem with the passenger side front airbag. vehicles sold locally between january and june of this year are affected by the recall, built between april 2016 and june 2017. Show More Summary

Volkswagen GTI Badge Will Not Be Seen On An SUV

volkswagen reportedly believes an suv, even one manufactured by itself, is not worthy of the volkswagen gti treatment. that’s the word from company boss herbert diess, who said the gti badge belongs only on hot hatches. volkswagen only...Show More Summary

Hyundai Drops Accent Light Car Range Down To Single High-Spec Model

hyundai has trimmed its accent light car range back, moving from a two-variant range to a single model called the accent sport. the sport takes the place of the previous accent and sr trim levels, bridging the gap between the two with a level of equipment and specifications closer to the old accent sr. Show More Summary

Kia Reveals Stonic Small SUV To The World But Aus To Go Without

kia has unveiled its new european-market small suv. teased just a few weeks ago, the stonic showcases a bold new design that is sure to grab the attention of buyers in the urban crossover segment, however, australian buyers will be overlooked yet again. Show More Summary

2018 Honda Accord Teased Ahead Of July Unveiling

honda has teased its new accord for 2018 with the all-new 10th generation model previewed in a new design sketch ahead of an official unveiling next month. style-wise the accord looks to borrow much of its front-end from the new civic...Show More Summary

Kia Sorento | Kia Optima Recalled For Engine Bearing Issues

kia has issued a recall in australia for its sorento suv and optima midsizer due to potential engine damage. the carmaker says the 2.4 litre four-cylinder petrol engine may have been subject to machining errors during manufacturing, and that bearings may suffer premature wear as a result. Show More Summary

Toyota 86 GTS Limited Edition Revealed

oyota's 86 sports coupe will soon be available in a limited edition variant, but just 60 examples will be up for grabs in australia. based on the range-topping 86 gts, the manual-only limited edition is priced from $41,490 before on-road costs, which is a price rise of $5000 over the stock toyota 86 gts. Show More Summary

2017 Audi RS 3 Sedan First Drive Review | A Sensible Suit Hides Manic Performance

audi sport, the division tasked with taking standard luxury cars and turning them into mind-melting performance cars, may not have the same storied history of hot-shops like mercedes-amg or bmw m, but that hasn’t stopped the brand from expanding its range at a rapid rate. Show More Summary

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