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Mercedes-Benz Planning Four New Electric Vehicles By 2020 - Report

23 minutes agoVehicles / Cars : The Motor Report

he buzz surrounding a ramped-up attack on the electric vehicle market from german carmaker mercedes-benz gathered steam this week, with reports benz is looking at four new evs by 2020. the uk’s autocar reports that two of the quartet would be sedans based on the c-class and s-class, while the remainder would be suvs (perhaps gla- and glc-class). Show More Summary

Holden Trax Recalled For Wiring Harness Hassles

holden has recalled its trax compact suv from the 2013 model-year, due to a potential problem with a wiring harness. the harness in question is related to the steering column. the carmaker says the harness connector may not have been completely seated to the steering column during the manufacturing process. Show More Summary

Nissan Pondering Upmarket Future for Qashqai Small SUV?

hink of the nissan qashqai, and you’ll likely picture a capable - though unexciting small suv. lustworthy? exclusive? not particularly, though rumour has it nissan is keen to change that. according to a report in uk outlet autocar, nissan...Show More Summary

Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato Concept Unveiled In Italy

he covers have come off aston martin’s vanquish zagato concept at the concorso d'eleganza villa d'este, revealing the latest creation from the long-standing aston-zagato partnership. described by its makers as “sporting [and] dynamic”...Show More Summary

Four Out Of Five Drivers Say No To Autonomous Cars

while car makers continue to roll out autonomous prototypes on show stands around the world, a recent study has shown that most drivers would prefer to keep doing the driving themselves. breaking down the figures in the report, tabled...Show More Summary

2016 BMW 4 Series Range Updated - Prices, Features and Specifications

following on from updates made to the 3 series range late last year, bmw australia has followed suit with that car’s two-door (and four-door coupe) sibling the 4 series. mechanical upgrades apply to nearly every variant, and spec levels have been fattened up while prices have plummeted. Show More Summary

Hyundai Reveals 194kW And 375Nm Figures For i30 N Hot Hatch In New Teaser Video

hyundai’s high-performance n division moves another step closer to production reality with the news that the sub-brand is preparing three cars to run at this year’s nurburgring 24 hour race. the biggest news though, is that hyundai has...Show More Summary

Haval 'Shocked' As H9 SUV Earns 4-Star ANCAP Safety Rating

haval’s entry into the australian suv market has seen the h2, h8 and h9 models join the local range to date, and the h9 has recently undergone safety testing by the australasian new car assessment program (ancap). customers hoping for...Show More Summary

2016 Kia Cerato REVIEW | Low Key Changes To A Good Value Buy

when it came to updating the 2016 kia cerato, the idea was to simply tweak the car to keep it fresh, not re-invent it and start again. and why would kia need to re-invent it? before the current cerato launched in 2013 it was the twelfth ranked small car on sale in australia, by the end of 2015 it had moved up to sixth place. Show More Summary

2016 Kia Cerato - Price And features For Australia

he kia cerato hatch and sedan range have been updated for 2016, falling into line with international updates that have been introduced around the world. for australia the update brings refreshed styling, updated infotainment, revised...Show More Summary

2016 Mazda CX-3 Akari FWD Automatic REVIEW | Do You Really Need 4WD?

do you really need four-wheel-drive in a compact suv, or is front-wheel-drive just fine? and, for that matter, if you are looking for a little luxury and a higher-end feature list, might you be just as well served with a pocket-sized...Show More Summary

What German Rail Company Deutsche Bahn's Plans For Autonomous Cars Tell Us About The Future

he german government-owned rail system, deutsche bahn, is planning to add autonomous cars to its transport service offering. they will, of course, be running “off the rails”, sharing roads rather than rail lines. for deutsche bahn, the...Show More Summary

Micro Hatch Showdown – Kia Picanto -v- Holden Spark Comparison Test

holden believes it has been a bit of a bright spark with the positioning of its latest micro entrant. buyers have long preferred larger and more expensive hatches from the class above to these tiny tots, so the holden spark lands with a if-you-can’t-beat-‘em-join’em mindset. Show More Summary

2017 Peugeot 3008 Revealed - All New Everything, With A Bike In The Boot

peugeot has lifted the covers off its all-new 3008 medium suv at a gala event in paris, with the second-generation crossover displaying the french brand's latest styling cues and leaving its predecessor's awkward hatch-on-stilts look in the past. Show More Summary

2016 Subaru Forester tS - Price, Features and Specifications

subaru australia has announced its performance-oriented suv the forester ts - the only one of its kind under $80,000, according to the company - will arrive in june with a pricetag of $54,990, a $7000 premium over the forester xt premium that it is based upon. Show More Summary

2016 Suzuki Vitara RT-X Diesel Arrives In Australia - Price, Features and Specifications

suzuki australia has capped off its vitara small suv range with the addition of a diesel-engined flagship, which goes on sale this week in a single specification priced at $35,990 before on-roads. priced $3000 higher than the 4wd version...Show More Summary

Renault Clio RenaultSport “KZ 01” Leaked, 183kW Pocket Rocket On Its Way?

renault sport, the in-house performance arm of french automaker renault, has reportedly beefed up its clio rs five-door light hatch with a more aggressive look, some motorsport-style features and a hotted-up engine with 250 metric horsepower - or 183kw. Show More Summary

Tesla Model 3 Production To Be Fast-Tracked With Cash Injection From Capital Raising

esla is planning to use a cash injection from a fresh round of stock offers to ramp up its model 3 production, according to reports out of the us. reuters reports that the tesla stock offering will net up to us$1.7 billion (au$2.35 billion) for the us electric vehicle-maker, enabling it to boost production and reduce delivery times for the model 3. Show More Summary

Tesla Model 3 Launch To Be Ramped Up With New Stock Sales

esla is planning to use a cash injection from a fresh round of stock offers to ramp up its model 3 launch, according to reports out of the us. reuters reports that the round of stock sales will net up to us$1.7 billion (au$2.35 billion) for the us electric vehicle-maker, which will enable it to fast-track the model 3. Show More Summary

Fuel Consumption, Emissions Performance And Other Fairy Tales

first the volkswagen group, then mitsubishi, and now most recently suzuki (er… kind of), have admitted to fudging fuel consumption and/or emissions testing procedures on their cars. though it is yet to fully play out, and there are strongly...Show More Summary

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