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2015 Volkswagen Lamando Revealed: A Jetta CC For China

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Volkswagen's new Jetta-based four door "coupe" has been leaked before its official debut at the upcoming Chengdu Motor Show, revealing the production version of the New Midsize Coupe Concept that broke cover in April. To be built and...Show More Summary

2015 Mitsubishi Lancer And Evolution: Price And Features For Australia

Mitsubishi has delivered sweeping price cuts to its ageing Lancer range in Australia, from the entry ES to the hero Evolution. For 2015, the line-up again kicks off with the ES Sport sedan, marked down from $20,390 to a new price of $18,990 plus on-roads. Show More Summary

Lamborghini Huracan On Sale In Australia

Lamborghini’s all-new Huracan supercar, which replaces the hugely popular Gallardo, has now landed in Australian showrooms. Priced at $428,000 plus on-roads, the Huracan remains out of bounds for most mortals, but it is also around $27,000 more affordable than its predecessor. Show More Summary

Tesla Model S Review: P85 Preview Drive

If Tesla’s all-electric Model S sedan offers a glimpse of the future, then the future is looking bright. And we’re not the only ones to think so. The Model S has been selling up a storm in the USA, with nearly 30,000 cars sold in that market since it launched in 2012. Show More Summary

Survey Reveals Growing ‘Selfie’ Trend While Driving: Video

A survey commissioned by Ford in Europe has found one in four young drivers admit to taking a ‘selfie’ while driving, with figures in the UK as high as one in three. Around 7000 mobile phone users aged between 18 and 24 years took part in the survey, with the same figure of one-in-four revealing they check or update social media while on the move. Show More Summary

Ford Focus RS Going AWD In Hunt For Hot Hatch Crown: Report

Ford’s long-rumoured new Focus RS hot hatch could add all-wheel-drive to its arsenal, if reports out of the US are to be believed. The carmaker has yet to announce plans for a new RS, but spy photos in recent months suggest that some form of extra-hot Focus is in the works. Show More Summary

2016 Mercedes-Benz C 63 AMG Interior Leaked?

Photos of what appear to be the interior of the new C 63 AMG have hit the web, giving us an early look inside Benz's new sports sedan before it officially debuts later this year. The misaligned rear seat and taped-over badges are tell-tale signs that this is a development vehicle and not entirely showroom-spec, but we can see a few tell-tale details. Show More Summary

Lexus NX 300h: Price And Features For Australia

Lexus has confirmed Australian pricing and features for its new NX 300h SUV, ahead of an October sales debut. Arriving ahead of the turbocharged petrol-only NX 200t due in early 2015, the NX 300h will hit Australia from $55,000 plus on-roads. Show More Summary

ANCAP Crash Safety Ratings Get ‘Date Stamps’ For Buyer Clarity

The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) has moved to clear confusion over its star-rated safety system by adding a ‘date stamp’ to future ratings. The new approach will see the 'stamp' added to ANCAP's star-rating graphics ("Tested 2014", for example), encouraging consumers to compare ‘like with like’ when shopping for a car. Show More Summary

The Week That Was: Volvo XC90, Mazda3 Diesel, Suzuki Vitara

One of the Paris Motor Show’s most anticipated models has been unveiled more than a month out from the event; the 2015 Volvo XC90. The all-new SUV is longer and wider than its predecessor, but weight is down 125kg thanks mainly to a high proportion of ultra-high-strength boron steel. Show More Summary

Renault Trafic-Based ‘TraficRider’ Concept Teased: Video

Renault’s 2015 Trafic commercial van will be on display at the Paris Motor Show, but it's another 'Trafic' that will be the the focus of Renault fans before then. Meet the Renault TraficRider; or at least a shadowy outline of the new van as the French carmaker keeps its latest concept under wraps. Show More Summary

Lada XRAY 2 And Vesta Concepts Unveiled In Moscow

Russia’s AutoVAZ Group has unveiled its Lada XRAY 2 and Vesta concepts this week at the Moscow Motor Show. Styled under the guidance of AutoVAZ’s owner, the Renault-Nissan Alliance, the two concepts are previews of road-going models set for production in the next 18 months. Show More Summary

Saab Back From The Brink With Bankruptcy Protection

Just 24 hours after Saab appeared to be down for the count, the carmaker has been granted temporary bankruptcy protection by a Swedish court. The original application was dismissed by the court for being “vague and completely undocumented”, but a second attempt at getting the paperwork right was accepted yesterday. Show More Summary

F1: Rosberg Punished But Mercedes Duo 'Free To Race'

Nico Rosberg apologised to his teammate Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes on Friday, after the German was punished by the team for last Sunday's crash. Earlier on Friday, bosses Toto Wolff and Paddy Lowe met with the championship leader and Hamilton at Brackley, where Rosberg "acknowledged his responsibility" for the lap 2 incident at Spa "and apologised". Show More Summary

Jag Design Boss Ian Callum Reveals Customised Mark 2: Video

Jaguar design boss Ian Callum, responsible for the brand’s styling revolution that began in the mid 2000s, has revealed his own take on a much older Jag. Famous for suggesting that Jaguars “should be perceived as cool cars”, Callum partnered with the UK’s Classic Motor Cars to restore and re-style a unique example of the iconic Mark 2 saloon. Show More Summary

2015 Honda XR-V Revealed For China

China will get its own unique version of the new Honda HR-V as these images from the Chengdu Motor Show reveal. Known as the XR-V, the new compact SUV is understood to ride on the same platform underpinning Australia’s new HR-V, revealed first as the Vezel in 2013. Show More Summary

2015 Kia Sorento Launched In Korea

Kia’s all-new 2015 Sorento, bigger and more premium than ever before, makes its Korean-market debut this week. These latest photos and details, handed down overnight, follow the release of key images and specs earlier this month. Set...Show More Summary

Brabus Business Lounge Concept Revealed

Mercedes tuning house Brabus has unveiled its take on the mobile office, with its Sprinter-based Business Lounge Concept making its official debut at the Moscow Motor Show this week. Externally it looks like most other Sprinter shuttle...Show More Summary

Jeep Cherokee Diesel: 2014 Price And Features For Australia

Jeep’s all-new Cherokee line-up has been given a key boost this week, with the Australian debut of a diesel model. Available now in limited numbers at Jeep dealerships, the diesel Cherokee Limited is the range’s priciest offering at $49,000 - sitting above both the $44,000 petrol Limited and the $47,500 Trailhawk. Show More Summary

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV To Take On Australasian Safari

Team Mitsubishi Ralliart Australia will tackle the gruelling Australasian Safari next month, but it won't be using the rugged Pajero 4x4, nor the ladder-framed Challenger or Triton to do it Instead, it will take on the nine-day event...Show More Summary

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