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2016 Range Rover Evoque TD4 180 SE REVIEW - New Engines, And The Better For It

he 2016 range rover evoque is one of the first to benefit from jaguar land rover's new engine range, it gets an all-new jlr 'ingenium' diesel. it’s a better engine than the ford diesel it replaces, and while the evoque is still hampered by an indecisive nine-speed auto, the rest of the car remains as good as at launch. Show More Summary

Audi Q2 Teased Ahead Of Geneva Motor Show

audi has kicked off a teaser campaign for its new q2 small suv, ahead of a likely appearance at the 2016 geneva motor show. in a slight twist to what fans may have expected from a teaser campaign, audi makes it clear that the model in question will sit below the q3 in the carmaker’s suv range. Show More Summary

Seat Ateca SUV Details Emerge Ahead Of Geneva Debut

he spanish arm of the volkswagen group, seat, has unveiled its first ever suv prior to its official geneva motor show debut just hours after the first images leaked online. unfortunately for aussie suv fans the seat ateca is out of the question, with vw’s hands already full with both the volkswagen and skoda brands. Show More Summary

2017 Chevrolet Trax Facelift Forecasts Future For 2016 Holden Trax

an updated version of the chevrolet trax has been unveiled at the chicago auto show, hot on the heels of the related opel mokka x that will debut as part of the upcoming geneva motor show. for australian consumers it provides the best...Show More Summary

2016 MINI Convertible | Price And Features For Australia

sun-loving small car fans, your new ride is (almost) ready to roll with the introduction of the new mini convertible range. keen spotters may note that the name has changed from cabio to convertible, but otherwise the formula remains...Show More Summary

2017 Honda Civic Hatch Teased Ahead Of Geneva Debut

honda has given us our first glimpse of its all-new civic hatchback, which will join the already-unveiled civic sedan and coupe when it debuts at next month's geneva motor show. though honda's geneva show car is technically a concept,...Show More Summary

Ferrari GTC4 Lusso | A Fresh Take On The Shooting Brake

he facelifts just keep coming from ferrari which has added the new four-seat gtc4 lusso to its range. it steps in for the previous ff alongside the refreshed 488 and california t. beneath the skin, the ff and new gtc4 lusso have much in common, but externally the entire package has been reworked. Show More Summary

Lexus LX470 Recalled For Airbag Issues | Also Jeep Compass / Patriot And Cherokee

lexus is recalling its lx470 large suv, due to a potential problem with the side curtain shield airbags. a programming glitch with the airbag system could see the airbags and the seatbelt pre-tensioners activate shortly after start-up when not required. Show More Summary

Car Dealers On Notice As Vehicle Import Restrictions Lifted

in a move described as "a big win for consumers", the federal government has announced it will lift personal import restrictions on new and near-new vehicles sourced from japan and the united kingdom from 2018 onward. the timing is designed...Show More Summary

2016 Haval H8 Premium AWD Review | Not Bad, But A Few 'Loose Ends'

australia’s newest automotive brand, haval, has arrived with the proud boast that it is china’s number one suv brand. more than that, it is claiming 'premium' status... there is no bargain pricing here in haval's three model australian range. Show More Summary

Subaru XV Concept To Preview Next-Gen Crossover At Geneva

subaru has let slip a single teaser image of its upcoming subaru xv concept, which will debut at the start of next month at the geneva motor show in switzerland and preview the japanese automaker's next-generation compact crossover.Show More Summary

2016 Mazda6 Gets Safety Boost And Top-End Price Cuts

mazda has announced a number of safety upgrades for its mazda6 range of medium sedans and wagons, with rear cross-traffic alert, blind spot monitoring, autonomous emergency braking and auto-dimming rear view mirrors now standard on all mazda6 models. Show More Summary

BMW M To Head Down Hybrid Path - Report

bmw's m division, the mob responsible for the german manufacturer's fastest of road cars, will eventually embrace hybrid propulsion - but if you're expecting a hot rod bmw i3, think again. according to dirk hacker, bmw m's vice president of engineering, the company's future product path will inevitably lead towards electrified powertrains. Show More Summary

2016 Mazda BT-50 XT 4x2 REVIEW | Fit, Capable, And Auto A Bonus

mid-life vehicle-updates can be either slight or sizeable, and the 2016 mazda bt-50 definitely errs on 'slight'. the polarising front-end styling of the former model has been tweaked to be more appealing, but there are no major engine nor chassis changes. Show More Summary

Ford Falcon XR6 Sprint And XR8 Sprint - More Power, Unique Style

ford has announced official details of its special edition falcon xr6 sprint and xr8 sprint, including unique styling details and boosted performance. just 1400 falcon sprints will be produced, 550 xr6s and 850 xr8s, with new zealand set to recieve 50 of the xr6 and 100 of the xr8. Show More Summary

Peugeot RCZ Enters Runout Phase With $14k Price Cut - $49,990 Drive Away

as the sun sets on the peugeot rcz coupe in australia, the last 40 vehicles remaining in stock have been given a severe price cut, now avaialble for $49,990 drive away. that compares to the previous $58,990 price across the range, plus on road costs, resulting in a saving of almost $14,000 (as calculated by peugeot for nsw residents). Show More Summary

Jaguar F-Pace To Help Double Jaguar Sales In Australia

jaguar sales in australia are expected to almost double once the british brand's first-ever suv model, the f-pace, lands here in august. its arrival will give jaguar a toehold in the booming suv market, a market that it has traditionally stayed out of and treated as the exclusive domain of corporate cousins land rover and range rover. Show More Summary

Jaguar "XD" Small Car Not Happening This Decade

he mid-sized xe will remain jaguar's smallest model for the rest of the decade, with jaguar australia confirming to tmr that there are no plans to introduce a more compact sedan or hatch until the early 2020s. rumours of a so-calledShow More Summary

2016 Jaguar XF Review | Prestige, R Sport, Portfolio, XF S | True Class, And Handles Like A Dream

jaguar has high ambitions for the 2016 xf range, and a well founded confidence in this car. the first-generation xf reset everyone’s perception of the brand when it launched in 2007, and allowed jaguar to begin shedding its old-man image and remould itself into a brand with more athletic ideals. Show More Summary

Honda Odyssey Hybrid On Sale In Japan

since its arrival in australia in 2014, the current honda odyssey has notched up impressive sales, with one in every four people movers in the under $60,000 category wearing a honda badge. now, in its home market of japan, a hybrid version of honda’s family-freighter has gone on sale. Show More Summary

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