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2015 Subaru Liberty Review: Big Price Cut, Smart New Style

What’s Hot: Big price reductions, handsome new styling, upmarket interior, larger boot. What’s Not: Tyre noise and rear seat access. X-FACTOR: Improvements all-round lift the Liberty to the front of the mid-size sedan contenders. Vehicle...Show More Summary

2015 Peugeot 308 Active Review

Vehicle Style: Small five-door hatch Price: $27,340 (plus on-roads) Engine/trans: 96kW/230Nm 1.2 turbo petrol 3cyl | 6spd automatic Fuel Economy claimed: 5.2 l/100km | tested: 7.3 l/100km OVERVIEW After an almost year-long delay while...Show More Summary

Sydney Average Peak Hour Speeds Fall To A Mind-Numbing 11km/h

It would come as no surprise to long-suffering Sydney peak-hour motorists to be beaten to the next intersection by a lumbering big tortoise. New data suggests that won't be changing anytime soon. While projects like the WestConnex and...Show More Summary

2014 Alfa Romeo Giulietta: Price And Features

Alfa Romeo’s updated Giulietta hatch, revealed late in 2013 and launched in Europe earlier this year, has now touched down in Australia. Styling is largely unchanged, with minor exterior updates joined by a significantly refreshed cabin, new features and greater ride refinement. Show More Summary

Hankook Unveils Three Futuristic Tyre Concepts: Video

Hankook has given us a preview of what it believes could be the future of tyres, with the unveiling of three concepts in Germany. The tyres were jointly developed with Pforzheim University within the subject of global warming (‘A Great Challenge For A Great Change’), and were on display at the Essen Motor Show. Show More Summary

Volvo To Drop Swedish Racing, V8 Supercars Exit Under Consideration

Volvo has confirmed it will pull out of the domestic Swedish Touring Car Championship (STCC) when its 2015 contract ends. More, it may also bow out of Australia’s V8 Supercars. Speaking with Swedish paper Dagens Industri, Volvo Cars’...Show More Summary

Infiniti ‘Concept Vision Gran Turismo’ Makes Virtual Power-sliding Debut: Video

Infiniti’s new supercar concept, dubbed simply ‘Concept Vision Gran Turismo’, has made its virtual debut today. Developed for Sony’s ongoing ‘Vision Gran Turismo’ project - a celebration of the Gran Turismo gaming series’ 15th birthday - the new concept is the boldest expression yet of Infiniti’s evolving design language. Show More Summary

Honda NSX: Production Debut Confirmed For Detroit Debut - Video

Honda has confirmed that its reborn NSX hero will make its production debut next month, some four years since it first appeared in concept form. The new NSX has appeared a number of times since late 2011, when it first rolled into public as a roadster driven by actor Robert Downey Jr ahead of the first Avengers film. Show More Summary

Lexus GSF: New F Model Teased Ahead Of Detroit Debut

Lexus has released a pair of telling teaser images for its coming new ‘F’ performance model, bound for next month’s Detroit Auto Show. The carmaker had previously confirmed it would unveil at least one new model in Detroit, but today’s teasers come as the first real hint of what we can expect. Show More Summary

2015 Mercedes-Benz SL400 Review

What’s Hot: Big performance boost over SL 350, comfy ride. What’s Not: Cornering less than stellar, price is rather huge. X-FACTOR: The last SL model to go turbo, the SL 400 has the straight-line go to match the show. Vehicle Style:Show More Summary

Volvo ‘Way To Market’ Plan Bypassing Motor Shows For The Internet

Volvo has announced a new angle on its global marketing strategy, which aims for a greater focus on the internet over traditional motor shows. Called “Volvo Way To Market”, the plan includes a boost to the marketing department’s coffers and a new “one motor show per continent” rule. Show More Summary

KTM X-Bow GT4 Teased

The KTM X-Bow has proven itself as a proper sports car, but its appeal was somewhat limited in the past to a ‘track-day only’ special - and therefore, an expensive toy. Along with adding more power with the ‘R’ variant and later theShow More Summary

2015 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Revealed

Hyundai’s all-new Sonata Hybrid has been unveiled in its home market of South Korea, with updated styling, improved economy and news of a future addition to the range. The carmaker says the new model is more aerodynamic than its predecessor, with styling features unique to the hybrid model designed to maximise efficiency. Show More Summary

Rendered: 2016 Opel Astra

Opel’s next-generation Astra, spied testing in recent months, has been given an unofficial preview this week by independent artist Remco Meulendijk. These latest renderings, among the first ‘guesses’ at the look of the coming fifth-generation Astra hatch, reveal some predictable styling cues. Show More Summary

2015 Subaru Liberty: Price and Features for Australia

Subaru has launched the new sixth-generation Liberty in Australia, with all-new styling inside and out, more fuel-efficient engines and Subaru’s EyeSight active safety system now standard. The standout improvement to the new Liberty line however is not its features, but its pricing. Show More Summary

2015 Cadillac CTS-V Performer Locked In For Detroit Debut

Hot on the heels of its recently launched ATS-V range, Cadillac has confirmed it will unveil the all-new CTS-V at next month’s Detroit Auto Show. While the first-ever ATS-V is positioned as Cadillac’s rival to the BMW M3, M4 and AMG C 63, the CTS-V will again square off against larger Germans like the M5 and E 63. Show More Summary

2015 European Car Of The Year Finalists Revealed

Judges in the latest annual European Car Of The Year contest have finally whittled a long list of contenders down to just seven finalists. Shaped from an initial shortlist of 33 nominees, the remaining seven cars is made up of five volume-sellers and a pair of premium new Germans. Show More Summary

2015 Subaru Outback Review: A Better All-Rounder

What’s Hot: Great looks, better interior style, a spacious rear seat, practical and very nicely made. What’s Not: Diesel models miss-out on ‘EyeSight’ safety. X-FACTOR: The already popular Outback is now better all-round, especially at these sharper new prices. Show More Summary

BMW To Debut Self-Parking Tech At CES 2015

BMW will showcase its latest autonomous prototype at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show in January, with on-board laser scanners enabling the new i3-based research vehicle to navigate tight carparks without human intervention. Besides...Show More Summary

Data Sharing Agreement For Servicing A Win For Motorists: AAAA

The Australian Automotive Aftermarket Association (AAAA) has declared a new data-sharing agreement “a win for Australian car owners”, after a five-year campaign came to a head this week. Five of Australia’s major motor industry groups...Show More Summary

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