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2016 Suzuki Vitara RT-X Diesel REVIEW | Suzy's Missing (Diesel) Link

he 2016 suzuki vitara rt-x diesel arrives as the final piece in suzuki's compact suv range. joining the petrol and turbo petrol vitara variants, the rt-x diesel has an answer for buyers who do longer cross-country kilometres and even the occasional outback adventure (where diesel works best). Show More Summary

Toyota Prado Passes 250,000 Australian Sales

hey’re popping the bubbly and cutting the cake at toyota as the venerable prado suv passed 250,000 australian sales last month. and next month will be another celebration as it marks 20 years since prado joined the australian toyota lineup. Show More Summary

End Of The Road For Holden Colorado As GM And Isuzu Part Company

here are questions about the future of the holden colorado ute and colorado7 suv, which is soon set to adopt the trailblazer nameplate used in other markets, following news that general motors and isuzu have ended their joint light truck venture. Show More Summary

Carbon Fibre Future For Next Generation MX-5

mazda’s lightweight focus for the current mx-5 is set to step up a notch when the next generation roadster appears at the start of next decade. that’s according to the mx-5 program head, nobuhiro yamamoto, who revealed the goal in an interview with britain’s autocar. Show More Summary

Audi’s To Launch Three EVs By 2020, Aiming for 25% Uptake By 2025

audi ceo rupert stadler has outlined the brand’s ambition to add three electric vehicles to its range by 2020 as the brand shifts its focus to electrification and autonomous systems. in the wake of the larger volkswagen group dieselShow More Summary

2016 Kia Optima Si REVIEW | Well Configured And Quietly Capable

here’s no mystery behind kia’s growing global sales success - it’s being driven by smart capable products, good pricing and long feature lists. want proof? we refer you to the 2016 kia optima mid-size sedan. the previous generation optima...Show More Summary

Small Car Showdown – 2016 Honda Civic RS v Volkswagen Golf Highline Comparison Test

with the new honda civic, one of the most recognisable small cars in the market suddenly leaps generations ahead. it’s so good, it heads straight to a comparison with the european class leader – the volkswagen golf. honda was hit hard...Show More Summary

TAC Unveils 'Graham' - The 'Ideal Man' For Survival On The Road

his name is 'graham' and he is the latest road safety initiative from victoria’s transport accident commission (tac). graham was developed in a collaborative project headed by christian kenfield, a leading trauma surgeon at the royal...Show More Summary

Tesla Outlines Its Next Steps: A Compact SUV, Commercial Vehicles, Solar Charging And Cars Which Make You Money

esla chief elon musk has outlined phase two for the electric car company he started almost a decade ago. leading the list are new products headlined by a model 3 based compact suv and pickup truck. as part of the picture, musk says tesla is currently focused on improved efficiency from its production facility. Show More Summary

2017 Hyundai Sonata Update - Price and Features For Australia

hyundai has given its mid-size sonata sedan range a revamp for the 2017 model year, slightly tweaking specifications across the board. all models in the range now gain standard steering wheel paddle shifters, while the sonata’s tyre supplier has also changed, putting ‘premium’ rubber under each model. Show More Summary

Germany To Legislate Black Box Data Recorders For Autonomous Vehicles

germany’s transport ministry looks set to introduce legislation which would require data recorders, similar to an aircraft black box, to be fitted to all vehicles with autonomous capabilities. the proposal, as reported by reuters, is...Show More Summary

McLaren To Launch Race-Ready LT Sub-Brand, Revive Iconic F1

british sports car firm, mclaren is looking to step it operations up further, with reports out of the uk indicating that a dedicated track-ready range could emerge wearing the lt tag. the biggest news by far however is the mclaren is planning to revive the iconic mclaren f1, this time applied to a gt car, rather than an all-out performance machine. Show More Summary

2017 BMW 1 Series Range Updated With New Engines And Equipment

bmw has applied of series of rolling updates to its 1 series small car range, including bmw’s new-generation four- and six-cylinder engines, as well as adding new features on some models. the existing 118i petrol and 118i diesel both carry over unchanged, as does their pricing starting from $36,900 and $40,300 respectively. Show More Summary

BMW Launches M3 And M4 Competition And Limited Edition 30 Years M3

a trio of enhanced bmw m vehicles have been announced as the german giant celebrates 30 years since the launch of the legendary e30 m3. already ranked amongst the most desirable cars on the planet, the m3 and m4 both gain extra performance and sharper dynamics in the ‘competition’ models which are now available to order. Show More Summary

All-New Infiniti QX50 To Herald ‘World-First’ Petrol Engine Technology

expect some ground-breaking all-new engines from infiniti to debut as early as late next year with the replacement for the qx50 mid-size suv (not currently sold in australia). according to british media, the new family of petrol engines...Show More Summary

Australian-Developed ‘Greener’ Magnesium Production A Certainty For Automotive Use

he csiro and enirgi group have announced a new technology for the production of magnesium which uses up to 80 percent less energy and emits up to 60 percent less carbon dioxide emissions. cleaner, cheaper, lightweight magnesium is sure...Show More Summary

Mazda2 Hatch Recalled Over Potential Fuel Tank Leak

mazda has issued a recall for its mazda2 hatch, due to a potential fault with the vehicle’s fuel tank. the recall is effective for vehciles sold between the 30th of january 2015 and the 16th of february 2016. the recall notice describes...Show More Summary

Study Finds Takata ‘Fudged’ Airbag Test Results Reported To Honda

another day, another chapter in the takata airbag recall catastrophe – and this time it’s honda on the front page. reports from north america claim a study has found takata’s results of airbag inflator tests reported to honda were often ‘doctored’ minimize performance variables. Show More Summary

Tesla Announces Starting Price for 2016 Model X 60D

esla has lifted the lid on its 2016 model x, offering pricing for the entry-level 60d variant ahead of a wider announcement for the entire range. australian customers will be able to get into the model x 60d from a highly specific $122,812.20...Show More Summary

Next-Gen Holden Colorado To Be Basis for Wrangler-Style GMC Offroader - Report

general motors is reportedly planning to transform its gmc truck division into a jeep-rivalling, suv-focused offshoot, and a wrangler-esque recreational offroader based on the colorado ute is said to be a key part of such a move. according...Show More Summary

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