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Daimler Eyes Stake In MV Agusta Motorcycles: Report

Daimler is keen on securing a share in motorcycle builder MV Agusta, according to reports out of the Europe. Speaking with Reuters, an unnamed company source reportedly confirmed that talks between the pair were at an advanced stage, but no deal had yet been signed. Show More Summary

2015 McLaren P1 GTR Revealed Further: Video

McLaren’s track-special P1 GTR has been revealed further, with deliveries set to begin next year. First teased in June and then unveiled in concept form at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, the P1 GTR has now progressed to the production-ready stage. Show More Summary

2015 Honda Legend Confirmed, First To Get New ‘Sensing’ System

All-new Acura RLX-based Legend confirmed for 2014 unveiling Honda Sensing driver-assistance system to headline new technologies Honda has today offered the first official word that its next-generation Legend will debut before the year is out. Show More Summary

FIA Recognises University Of NSW's Electric Speed Record Claim

It’s official: the new speed record for an electric vehicle set by the University Of New South Wales has been recognised by the FIA. In July, the UNSW team attempted to break a 26-year-old record for the fastest EV over a distance of 500km; set at 73km/h. Show More Summary

Jeep Sources Confirm Rugged Wrangler Staying ‘Body-On-Frame’: Report

The cries of off-roading Wrangler fans could be heard around the world earlier this month, when Fiat-Chrysler boss Sergio Marchionne hinted that a car-like unibody design could underpin the next-generation 4WD. This week, however, unnamed...Show More Summary

Lotus Exige S Auto Revealed, Australian Debut On The Cards

Lotus has revealed a new automaticversion of its super quick Exige S in a bid to widen the sports car’s appeal. Due in UK showrooms from January, the new variant sees the coupe’s existing 258kW 3.5 litre supercharged V6 mated to a paddle-shifted six-speed auto. Show More Summary

Motorclassica: Mercedes S-Class Coupe, '57 SL Prototype And More

The doors to Melbourne's Motorclassica were thrown open to the press and guests last night, and sitting in pride of place, Mercedes Benz' fabulous new S-Class S 63 Coupe. Along with that new special, Mercedes-Benz has also delivered on its ‘surprise’ for the event, unveiling a new SL-Class to celebrate the roadster’s 60th birthday. Show More Summary

Mazda Sets New Average Speed Record With Mazda6 Diesel: Video

Mazda has used its Mazda6 Diesel sedan to set a new average speed record at Germany’s ATP oval track in Papenburg. Mazda’s 221.072km/h effort over 24 hours comprehensively beat the old mark of 209.824km/h for diesel production cars with displacements between 2.0 and 2.5 litres. Show More Summary

Former Lotus Design Boss Returns To Top Spot As Bahar Hire Exits

Russell Carr is once again the top dog in design at Lotus, replacing Donato Coco - the man who had previously replaced Carr back in 2009. Carr is the man behind the design of the Lotus Evora, while Coco - brought in by ousted boss Dany Bahar to conceive an all-new look for the brand - led the look of six ill-fated concepts revealed in 2010. Show More Summary

Mercedes-AMG GLA45: Price And Features For Australia

The flagship offering in the new Mercedes-Benz GLA compact SUV range is now here, in the form of the $79,900 GLA 45 AMG. Joining the carmaker’s growing range of small performers, the Mercedes-AMG GLA 45 completes a trifecta that includes the A 45 hatch and CLA 45 sedan. Show More Summary

2015 Volkswagen Scirocco R Review

What’s Hot: Cracking engine and chassis, racy interior What’s Not: Mk VI Golf origins X-FACTOR: Enormous fun on the road and with enough 'rarity factor' to turn heads Vehicle Style: 3-door small sports hatch Price: $TBC Engine/trans:...Show More Summary

Jeep Blackhawk Editions On Sale In Australia

Jeep has introduced special ‘Blackhawk’ editions of its Grand Cherokee, Wrangler, Compass and Patriot models in Australia this week. The new models are based on the Grand Cherokee Laredo 4x4, the Wrangler Overland and the Sport CVT grades of the Patriot and Compass. Show More Summary

Nissan To Showcase New SUV Concept At Sao Paulo Motor Show

Nissan will unveil a new concept at this month’s Sao Paulo Motor Show in Brazil, the carmaker has confirmed. Although little detail has been offered on the new concept, Nissan has released a single shadowy teaser image today. It is clear...Show More Summary

Audi Concept To Showcase New Design Direction At LA Auto Show

Audi will use next month’s LA Auto Show to reveal its latest styling direction, as penned by new design boss Marc Lichte. Lichte, who replaces Wolfgang Egger as Audi’s overall design lead, comes to the four-ringed brand from Volkswagen here he worked on the exterior styling of the Scirocco, the new Beetle, and several generations of the Golf hatch. Show More Summary

ANCAP: 5 Safety Stars For X-Trail, 308, Accord, City, Prius C

5 Stars For X-Trail, 308, Accord, City, Prius C Accord Upgraded From 4 Stars A new round of ANCAP crash safety assessments has seen top 5-Star ratings handed down to a number of models; some brand-new and some not-so. Nissan’s midsized...Show More Summary

Infiniti Cuts Q70 Prices By $7000, Looks To Boost Sales

Infiniti has taken the knife to pricing for its Q70 large luxury sedan, slashing a minimum of $7000 off the starting price for each model. The entry-level GT variant powered by the 235kW/360Nm 3.7 litre petrol engine now starts from $68,900 plus on-roads, while the 175kW/550Nm 3.0 litre diesel-powered GT is now priced from $70,990. Show More Summary

Toyota Ponam-31: The Mid-Spec ‘Sport Utility Cruiser’

Toyota has added a new mid-range variant to its fleet of floating models, called the Ponam-31. Under the Toyota Marine banner, the Ponam-31 launched in Toyota’s Japanese homeland this week and will sit between the existing Poman-35 and Ponam-28III in the model line-up. Show More Summary

Mercedes-Benz G-Class Celebrates 35 Years With New Special

Mercedes-Benz is celebrating the 35th birthday of its G-Class off-roader with special edition versions of the G 350 BlueTEC and G 500 variants. Dubbed simply ‘Edition 35’, the birthday models bring a bag full of special exterior and interior colour options, along with several AMG goodies. Show More Summary

New Mitsubishi ASX Due 2016, Pajero In 2018; PHEVs To Follow: Report

Mitsubishi’s long-serving Pajero will be asked to soldier on for another three years at least, if reports out of Europe this week are to be believed. According to industry paper Automotive News, Mitsubishi has confirmed an all-new Pajero for 2018 - in time for the current model’s 12th birthday. Show More Summary

2015 MINI Cooper Cabriolet Spied Testing

MINI’s 2015 Cooper Cabriolet has been spied testing this week, ahead of an expected overseas debut early next year. The new Cabriolet marks yet one more notch in MINI’s busy 2014, which has seen the all-new Cooper hatch, Cooper One and updated Countryman and Paceman models all arriving in Australia. Show More Summary

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