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New Honda Civic Sedan, Coupe Revealed In Patent Renderings

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New digital renderings have surfaced online today, potentially previewing the next-generation Honda Civic. The images, part of an official design patent application, offer what could be our first look at the new Civic in sedan and coupe form. Show More Summary

2015 Bahrain F1 GP: Hamilton Wins Again, Raikkonen On Podium

Lewis Hamilton nursed his Mercedes home for another dominant win, followed home by a canny Kimi Raikkonen in his first podium since returning to Ferrari. The Finn was able to pass an aggressive Nico Rosberg late in the race as both Mercedes suffered with brake problems. Show More Summary

Volkswagen C Coupe GTE Concept: Next Phaeton Previewed?

Volkswagen may have given buyers their first look at the reborn Phaeton this week, with the unveiling of its new C Coupe GTE concept. Revealed for the Shanghai Auto Show, the big new concept builds on the styling of the Sport Coupe GTE revealed in Geneva last month. Show More Summary

Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe SUV Concept Revealed In Shanghai

Mercedes-Benz has pulled the wraps from its new GLC Coupe Concept for this week’s Shanghai Auto Show. Unveiled just hours after a series of leaked images surfaced online, the concept offers a first look at what we can expect from the confirmed GLC Coupe, due in the coming year. Show More Summary

Honda Shuttle Revealed: Japan-only Jazz Wagon

With parking spaces (and land in general) being at a premium in Japan, it's little wonder that the Japanese have an appetite for diminutive cars. But what do you do when you need the load-lugging capability of a proper wagon but don't...Show More Summary

The Week That Was: Volkswagen Polo GTI, BMW X5 M & X6 M

The 2015 Volkswagen Polo GTI joined the rest of the refreshed Polo range in Australia this week, bringing a host of new features and technology. On board for 2015 is a new engine, updated infotainment equipment and - for the first time in the fifth-generation Polo GTI's production - a manual transmission option. Show More Summary

Toroidion 1MW Concept Unveiled In Monaco, Good For 1000kW

Finnish carmaker Toroidion has unveiled a new all-electric concept at the Top Marques Monaco event, packing a sizable 1000kW or power. Called the 1MW (for one megawatt, or 1000kW), the concept aims to demonstrate a new drivetrain for Toroidion which the carmaker says is entirely street legal. Show More Summary

Mitsubishi Outlander Review: 2015 XLS Seven-seat 4WD CVT Petrol

What's Hot: Much improved CVT auto, quiet and comfy on-road, standout styling. What's Not: Inadequate front-passenger legroom, fuel consumption not the best. X-FACTOR: Family friendly seven-seat capability in a comfortable, easy-driving, light duty SUV. Show More Summary

China’s New Ford Taurus Revealed, Australian Debut Unlikely

Ford’s all-new Taurus sedan makes it Shanghai Auto Show debut this week, shown here in its Chinese long-wheelbase form. Developed specifically for the rear legroom-mad Chinese market, this new 2016 Taurus rides on a stretched 2950mm base - 82mm longer than the current model. Show More Summary

Lotus Production Headed To China Under New Joint Venture

Lotus and parent company Proton have announced a new joint venture that aims to see production for the sports carmaker take place in China. Joining forces with Chinese company Goldstar Heavy Industrial Co., Lotus is seeking to “accelerate the development of Lotus cars in the premium sports segment in China”. Show More Summary

Volkswagen Choice Buy-Back Scheme Launched In Australia

Volkswagen has launched a new program for its Australian customers, aimed at giving them financial peace of mind throughout the ownership experience. Called Volkswagen Choice, the program includes a guaranteed buy-back value on all new Volkswagens on 12-, 24-, 36- or 48-month terms. Show More Summary

Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe Concept Surfaces Online

The new fastbacked ‘Coupe’ version of the upcoming Mercedes-Benz GLC SUV has surfaced online today ahead of its Shanghai Auto Show debut. Due to be unveiled in the coming hours, the new GLC Coupe ‘Concept’ will enter as a smaller companion to the big GLE Coupe that debuted late last year. Show More Summary

Chevrolet FNR: Semi-Autonomous Electric Concept Bound For Shanghai

GM’s Chevrolet arm will unveil a new ‘FNR’ concept at this week’s Shanghai Auto Show, developed at the company’s Pan Asia technical centre. Details of the new concept are thin on the ground, although an all-electric drive system is understood to be featured. Show More Summary

Ford Reveals Up-spec Mondeo ‘Vignale’ Special For Europe

Ford has unveiled the first production version of its new ‘Vignale’ line, debuting in the UK this week with the new Mondeo range. Entering as a new upmarket flagship model in the Mondeo line, the Vignale picks up a number of new highlights and interior trim tweaks. Show More Summary

Tesla Model S: 2015 Pricing And Features For Australia

Since officially starting deliveries in late 2014, there's been several changes made to the range structure of Tesla's Model S all-electric luxury sedan. The headline news is, of course, the addition of the Model S P85D as the high-performance flagship of the range. Show More Summary

2015 Toyota Yaris ZR Automatic Review: Now With An Extra Dollop Of Appeal

What’s Hot: Fresh and fun styling, easy to use touchscreen, standard reversing camera. What’s Not: Auto isn’t up to scratch, too thirsty for its size. X-FACTOR: Small, spunky and plenty of appeal for younger city drivers, the new Yaris is a big improvement on its ho-hum predecessor. Show More Summary

Audi’s Asia-only Q7 And A6 E-Tron PHEVs Revealed

Audi’s has revealed a pair of new editions in its ultra-green and growing ‘e-tron’ family this week, in the form of the Q7 e-tron 2.0 TFSI quattro and the A6 L e-tron. For the big petrol-electric plug-in hybrid Q7, this latest unveiling follows the reveal of an electrified diesel version at last month’s Geneva Motor Show. Show More Summary

Peugeot Teases Hot 308 Again With New R Hybrid Concept

While Peugeot continues to mull the potential for a new Golf GTI or R-rivalling hot hatch, the French carmaker has rolled out another new R-badged concept. This new show car, the 308 R HYbrid, follows the 2013 unveiling of the first 199kW rumour mill-exploding R hatch. Show More Summary

Audi Prologue Allroad Concept Revealed

Audi has revealed a third take in its new Prologue concept series, lifting the lid on the high-riding Allroad version in Shanghai this week. Joining its earlier coupe and Avant wagon siblings, the Prologue Allroad takes that second concept and sets the whole thing on stilts. Show More Summary

Federal Govt Considers Blowing New Car Dealer And Manufacturer Import Sectors Apart

Under its review of the Motor Vehicle Standards Act (MVSA), the Federal Government has rolled a hand-grenade into the new car dealer and vehicle manufacturer import sectors. A release yesterday from the Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development, the Hon. Show More Summary

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