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New Mitsubishi Challenger: 2016 4X4 SUV Revealed At ‘Bangkok Grand Motor Sale’

Mitsubishi has today lifted the covers from its new Challenger SUV at the 2015 Bangkok International Grand Motor Sale. The third generation of the rugged 4X4 family wagon, the all-new Challenger is no ‘city-SUV’ poseur. The new car continues...Show More Summary

London To Clamp Down On Hoon Supercar Owners

In news that will hardly come as a shock to Australian motorists, London’s Chelsea and Kensington councils are looking at ways to reduce the anti-social behaviour of supercar owners in the area. Similar to Australia’s own anti-hoon legislation (which varies slightly from state to state) the proposal would see certain driving behaviors banned. Show More Summary

Ferrari 488 Spider Unveiled Ahead Of Frankfurt

Ferrari’s drop-top 488 Spider has been uncovered, ahead of its official debut at this year’s Frankfurt Motor Show. Unveiled almost concurrently with the 488 GTB’s Australian arrival, the 488 Spider promises “the thrill of open-air motoring...Show More Summary

Opel Teases Astra TCR Racer Ahead Of Frankfurt

Opel has released the first teaser sketches for what will become its second-generation Astra TCR race car. The TCR (Touring Car Racing) series was established in 2015 with the aim of keeping costs down for race teams. The series mandates a 2.0 litre turbocharged production based engine, and front wheel drive with outputs limited to 246kW and 410Nm. Show More Summary

2015 Nissan Navara NP300 ST 4x2 Auto Review: The Family-Friendly Workhorse

The skinny: Nissan’s new Navara is one of the most well-presented dual-cab utes around, with comfort to spare and plenty of grunt. In mid-spec ST trim, it’s a very compelling option as either a full-time workhorse or as a super-handy part-time family car. Show More Summary

Ferrari 488 GTB: 2016 Australian Price And Features

Ferrari’s 458 replacement has arrived in Australia as the first examples of the 488 Gran Turismo Berlinetta (GTB) appear in local showrooms. While fans or potential customers are certainly free to look at the new 488s, they can’t have...Show More Summary

Ford Shelby GT350R Mustang Keeps Pace With 911 GT3

The drip-feed of information continues for the baddest factory Mustang of them all, with Ford announcing some key info about the Shelby GT350R. Their boldest claim? That the GT350R is as quick on a racetrack than Porche’s competition-grade 911 GT3. Show More Summary

Uber To Offer In-house Leases To US Drivers

Ridesharing app Uber has announced it will offer an in-house leasing program for UberX drivers in the US. The company has previously partnered with other lenders to offer its drivers reduced-rate leasing options. This is the first move by the company to bring those operations under its own roof. Show More Summary

2016 Hyundai Tucson Review: Hyundai's Medium SUV Finds Its Groove

The skinny: Hyundai’s Tucson nameplate returns, but this time in a bigger, more mature package that’s sure to make an impact in the booming medium SUV segment. A rewarding drive and a strong standard features list really make the Tucson shine. Show More Summary

Bathurst 12-Hour Appoints Supercars Events As Promoter

Organisers of the Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12-Hour have announced the 2016 event, and beyond, will be promoted by Supercars Events. Supercars Events operates under the V8 Supercars banner (soon to drop the ‘V8’ term), and the move is seen as something of a peace deal between V8 Supercars and Australian GT Racing. Show More Summary

Clarkson, May, and Hammond Signed For New Amazon Motoring Show

Jeremy Clarkson has finally put an end to speculation regarding his career future, with a tweet revealing that the former Top Gear trio have signed a deal with Amazon. The new program, which is yet to be named, will be available exclusively to Amazon Prime customers. Show More Summary

Tartan Prancer - The Griswold’s Family Truckster For The 21st Century: Video

The Warner Bros release of the remake of the well-known National Lampoon’s Family Vacation film from 1983, introduces the automotive world to one of its most important stars. Meet the Tartan Prancer; the people mover that will ferry the ‘new’ Griswolds across the US as they embark on 'the family holiday'. Show More Summary

Audi Teases The Next Evolution In Lighting Technology With OLED Matrix: Video

Audi has teased its plans to introduce OLED lighting systems on a concept car to be unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show. A shadowy video, highlighting the advancements in automotive lighting technology spanning more than a century, introduces Audi’s newest lighting innovation. Show More Summary

Ferrari F12 Speciale: More Power, Less Weight In New Super Coupe?

Ferrari is reportedly preparing a new version of its F12 coupe that will set higher standards for the carmaker’s flagship model. Called the F12 Speciale, the new model could tip the scales as much as 200kg lighter than the regular F12berlinetta (pictured), according to the UK’s Autocar. Show More Summary

Ford Ranger Steel Bullbar Recall Announced

Ford Australia has this week announced a recall for its PK Ranger, specifically for vehicles fitted with a genuine steel bullbar. According to the recall notice, the four mounting bolts that secure the bullbar to the vehicle may not meet specifications and may fracture. Show More Summary

Jaguar F-Pace SUV Pushed To The Limit In Extreme Weather Testing

Jaguar has released images and details of its new F-Pace SUV undergoing testing in some of the most gruelling climates on earth. Set to debut at September’s Frankfurt Motor Show, the F-Pace will go on sale internationally in 2016. Before that can happen though, development testing continues. Show More Summary

Tesla Model S, And KITT, ‘Inspires’ China’s Youxia X Electric Sedan

China’s latest new model to draw somewhat heavily on its source of inspiration has been unveiled: the Youxia X electric vehicle. Car News China reports that its 28-year-old designer, Huang Xiuyuan, claims the ‘X’ first came to him in a dream last year. Show More Summary

Audi Q6 E-tron Images Leak Online Ahead Of Frankfurt Debut

Audi is determined not to let the coming Tesla Model X electric SUV steal the limelight. To counter, a sleek-profiled Q6 Coupe E-tron is in the works. After a shadowy teaser was revealed in June, a more revealing look has snuck out.Show More Summary

Hyundai Could Green-light Santa Cruz Pickup As Early As November

After making its concept debut at January’s Detroit Motor Show, the Hyundai Santa Cruz has stirred a flurry of speculation: will it make it into production, or will it not? Conceived as something of a lifestyle ute, the Santa Cruz would ditch the traditional ladder-frame chassis as found beneath workhorses like the Hilux and Triton. Show More Summary

2015 Toyota Aurion AT-X Review: Familiar To The Core But No Worse For It

The skinny: Now in its final update, Toyota’s last ‘big Aussie six’ emerges with only light changes. What matters to families and fleets everywhere remains the same though - this is hard working, no frills transport that’s more than capable of getting the job done right. Show More Summary

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