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Peugeot 308 GTi Coming In Q1 2016 With 199kW Hero Model

Peugeot Australia has confirmed it will bring the 308 GTi hot hatch to our shores early next year, with two engine variants to be offered. At the lower end of the scale will be the 308 GTi 250, which produces 184kW of power and 330Nm of torque from its 1.6 litre turbocharged inline four. Show More Summary

Kia Sportage Revealed Further In Official Photos

After having its thunder stolen with last week's leaked images, Korean automaker Kia has decided to release a trio of offiical images of its all-new Sportage medium SUV ahead of its first public appearance at the Frankfurt Motor Show. Show More Summary

Peugeot 308 GTi Coming In Q1 2016 With 198kW Hero Model

Peugeot Australia has confirmed it will bring the 308 GTi hot hatch to our shores early next year, with two engine variants to be offered. At the lower end of the scale will be the 308 GTi 250, which produces 184kW of power and 330Nm of torque from its 1.6 litre turbocharged inline four. Show More Summary

Citroen C4 Cactus Locked In For Q1 2016 Debut, Diesel And Petrol Options Confirmed

Citroen's funky C4 Cactus small hatch will go on sale in the first quarter of next year as an accompaniment to the established Citroen C4, with petrol manual and diesel automatic powertrains to be offered. The 1.2 litre Cactus petrol...Show More Summary

Hyundai N Performance Sub-Brand To Go On Show At Frankfurt

Hyundai will throw the spotlight on its fledgling N performance sub-brand at next month's Frankfurt Motor Show with three high-performance Hyundais confirmed to appear. Alongside the mid-engined, Veloster-based RM15 concept car that was first unveiled in April this year, Hyundai will also display the ‘Hyundai N 2025 Vision Gran Turismo’. Show More Summary

2015 Kia Sorento Platinum CRDi AWD REVIEW: Kia Gets Serious About Its Seven Seat SUV

The skinny: Kia’s new Sorento takes the leap from "family-friendly", to "family first", with a bigger interior, better noise insulation, and increased safety. This Sorento Platinum, at the top of Kia's Sorrento range, not only features one of the best diesels in the segment, but also comes equipped with plenty of added safety and comfort items. Show More Summary

Renault Talisman Wagon Breaks Cover Ahead Of Frankfurt Reveal

Renault has lifted the covers off its Talisman Estate ahead of its first public showing at the Frankfurt Motor Show, revealing a practical family wagon that packs more space and comfort than the sedan without any increase in external dimensions. Show More Summary

2016 Jaguar XE REVIEW: A New Fast 'Cat' Now On The Hunt

The skinny: Low, swift and dynamic at the wheel, and luxuriously trimmed inside, this is Jaguar’s new XE sports saloon. And it’s here to do battle in the booming premium saloon segment. Essentially, that means taking on ‘the Germans’: BMW’s 3 Series, Audi’s A4 range and the Mercedes-Benz C-Class. Show More Summary

Facelifted Honda CR-Z Images Leak Out

Despite being withdrawn from sale in Australia earlier this year, Honda’s sporty hybrid three-door, the CR-Z is preparing for an update overseas. A new-generation CR-Z with a more dedicated sporting focus is expected to arrive in 2017, but before it does this latest update will keep the current model fresh. Show More Summary

Nissan Z To Morph Into Sporty Crossover?

Sports cars - at least those at the lower end of the price spectrum - appear to be in trouble if latest reports are to be believed. According to UK mag Autocar, Nissan's iconic Z-car could be replaced by a high-riding, SUV-ish crossover...Show More Summary

Mercedes-Benz Gives First Glimpse Of 2016 S-Class Cabriolet Interior

Mercedes-Benz has given a first glimpse of the lavish interior of its new S-Class Cabriolet, which will debut at the coming Frankfurt Motor Show. Carrying over most of the themes seen in the S-Class Coupe, this first shot gives a glimpse of a personalised Designo interior, with red and black leather and pin-striped dash and door trim pieces. Show More Summary

Suzuki Patent Previews iM-4 Production Car

In March this year Suzuki debuted the iM-4 concept, a tall, boxy quasi-SUV that it described as its "vision for a new compact 4x4 that embodies Suzuki 4WD DNA while bristling with the latest technology". Now new patent images have been uncovered that show the iM-4 in production-ready guise. Show More Summary

Next Ferrari California To Get Modular Platform: Report

Modular platforms are all the rage these days. By building multiple models off a scalable architecture with as many common components as possible, automakers are able to reap big savings on manufacturing, design and engineering costs. Show More Summary

Alfa Romeo Giulia QV Spied Testing At The Nurburgring: Video

Alfa Romeo’s hotly anticipated Giulia QV continues its development, with the new model recently caught on film undergoing a handling shakedown at the Nurburgring. Supercar channel Cvdzijden managed to catch the Giulia QV during a handling validation session. Show More Summary

Aston Martin To Offer 600kW Electric Rapide

With a range of heavy-hitting V8 and V12 engines, you couldn’t exactly accuse Aston Martin of being green (perhaps with the exception of the Cygnet misstep) but within two years that may all change. At the recent Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance Aston Martin CEO, Andy Palmer, gave a very clear indication of where Aston Martin is headed. Show More Summary

Peugeot 208 GTi Gets Retro Pricing To Pave Way For New Model

Peugeot importer Sime Darby has announced it will sell the final 30 examples of the 2015 208 GTi hot hatch left in its inventory at the same price its great grandaddy, the 205 GTi, retailed for back in 1989 - $29,500. Adjusted for inflation...Show More Summary

Apple Adds Ex-Tesla Engineer To Its Automated Car Team

A LinkedIn posting reveals that Apple has poached one of Tesla’s vehicle engineers, likely to become a member of the tech giant’s Project Titan autonomous car program. As reported by Reuters, former Tesla engineer, Jamie Carlson’s LinkIn profile states that he joined Apple in August in an unnamed position with a special project group. Show More Summary

2016 Mazda CX-9 Spied: Video

The Mazda CX-9 is now eight years old, and since the arrival of the all-new fourth-generation MX-5 it's now the oldest model in Mazda Australia's product lineup. An all-new replacement is inbound with an official unveiling expected to...Show More Summary

DS Launches 'DS Performance' Motorsport Division: Video

After being spun-off as a stand alone luxury brand from Citroen, DS has now launched its own motorsport division, DS Performance. The first product of the new division is DS’ entry into Formula E, the DSV-01, in conjunction with Virgin Racing. Show More Summary

2015 Belgian F1 GP: Lewis Hamilton Cruises To Victory

Mercedes-AMG's Lewis Hamilton bounced back from his disastrous Hungarian race with a straightforward win at an uncharacteristically quiet Belgian Grand Prix. The Briton was never threatened for the lead over the forty-three laps in the Ardennes Forest. Show More Summary

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