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Porsche Boxster Spyder: $169,000 Hero Revealed, In Australia Late 2015

Porsche’s new Boxster Spyder has made its global debut at this week’s New York Auto Show. Accompanying the new roadster’s unveiling is confirmation that an Australian launch is locked in for the third quarter of 2015, priced from $169,000. Show More Summary

Russia Proposes London To New York Superhighway

Those keen to cast off the shackles of air travel will one day be able to drive all the way from London to New York; if Russian Railways has its way. Russia is reportedly planning to make the seemingly far-fetched dream a reality, making the almost 21,000km journey possible by road. Show More Summary

Bentley Designer All Bent Out Of Shape Over Lincoln Continental Concept

If you thought you could see more than a little Bentley in this week’s newly unveiled Lincoln Continental concept, you’re not alone. While most designers might feel it prudent to keep grievances of imitation to themselves, Bentley design...Show More Summary

Open Wide: Competition Policy Review Opens Door To ‘Grey Imports’

New Zealand used-car ‘grey import’ model recommended for Australia. Among the 56 Recommendations of The Final Report of the Competition Policy Review, chaired by Professor Ian Harper, is this chestnut: Recommendation 13. Viz: that "parallel import restrictions on (...) second-hand cars should be removed”. Show More Summary

Organisers Upbeat, But Australian Motoring Festival Stalls

With the dust now settled on the inaugural Australian Motoring Festival, the examination of the exercise will no doubt run for more than the four days of the event. Held at the the Melbourne Showgrounds, this new 'interactive' motoring event drew just 25,000 people through its gates - a quarter of the numbers initially expected by organisers. Show More Summary

Cadillac CT6 Revealed Ahead Of New York Auto Show Debut

Cadillac has handed down a single revealing shot of its big new CT6 flagship sedan ahead of a New York Auto Show debut this week. First revealed in late February as it rolled through the final frame of a Superbowl commercial, the CT6’s debut marks the next stage in GM’s plan to assert Cadillac as a genuine prestige brand. Show More Summary

Safety: New Carnival Gets 4 Stars, ANCAP Hits Back At Speculation

Kia’s new Carnival has been officially awarded the less than ideal 4-Star ANCAP safety rating the company had been anticipating, but not entirely for the reasons it had expected. Speaking at the Australian launch of the new CarnivalShow More Summary

Cadillac CT6: A Preview To Four New Platforms

Cadillac’s big new CT6 flagship will lend itself to at least four new platforms for the carmaker, according to reports out of the US. Reuters reports that the CT6's architecture is the first of these platforms, with all to feature the CT6’s key mix of lightweight steel and aluminium. Show More Summary

Honda S660 Mugen Revealed

Honda's tiny new S660 roadster is in the spotlight again today, following its Japanese launch late yesterday. Today it's an even more sporting focus, with Honda tuning house Mugen unveiling its own special take on the S660. As it does...Show More Summary

McLaren 570S Unveiled In New York

The new McLaren 570S has gone official, just hours after leaked photos first surfaced online. As the first model in McLaren’s new entry-level ‘Sports Series’ range, the 419kW 570S is destined to take on models like Porsche’s 911 Turbo and the Ferrari California T. Show More Summary

Tesla: Elon Musk Promises ‘Not A Car’ Unveiling In April

Tesla boss Elon Musk has used his preferred social media outlet to tease an upcoming Tesla launch that is “not a car”. Musk took to Twitter to make the announcement, but has left few clues to the new unveiling besides the declaration that it isn’t a car. Show More Summary

New Audi A4 Reveals Headlights, Interior In New Spy Photos

The all-new 2016 Audi A4 comes on step closer to its production debut today as revealing new spy photos surface online. The new midsized sedan has been spied testing in varying states of undress over the past year, offering a clear look at its profile and overall proportions. Show More Summary

McLaren 570S Revealed In New Leaked Images Ahead Of New York Debut

McLaren’s 570S, the first of its new 911-battling ‘Sports Series’ models, has surfaced today ahead of a planned New York Auto Show debut. These new photos, obtained by enthusiast site Car Scoops, offer a first look at the new 419kW (570PS) supercoupe. Show More Summary

Little In Japan: Honda S660 Roadster Launches In Home Market

Honda’s tiny new S660 sports car has made its official market debut in Japan this week, following its first appearance as a concept at the 2011 Tokyo Motor Show. Reviving the spirit of the popular Beat roadster of the 90s and the legendary S600 of the 60s, the new S660 debuts as just the latest offering in Japan’s compact ‘Kei’ category. Show More Summary

Lincoln’s Continental Badge Returns With Premium New Concept

Ford’s Lincoln luxury arm has battled along behind American rival Cadillac since falling behind the GM marque in 2000, but that may be about to change. Reports late last year revealed that Ford’s new boss, Mark Fields, had committedShow More Summary

Daimler SuperTruck Beats Efficiency Target By 115 percent, Looks Awesome

Daimler and its Freightliner truck division have smashed through efficiency targets set by the US Department of Energy with its SuperTruck technology demonstrator, which combines sleek aero and mechanical refinements to drop average fuel consumption to 19.28 l/100km. Show More Summary

Victoria: Holden Still The Favourite For Car Thieves In 2014

New data for 2014 shows that Holden remains the top pick for car thieves in Victoria, reflecting numbers drawn from across the nation in recent years. In 2014, the Holden brand accounted for 2791 of all reported automobile thefts, followed closely by Nissan on 2634 and 2337 for Toyota models. Show More Summary

Australia’s Worst Collision Hot Spots 2015: AAMI

Insurer AAMI has released its annual list of Australia’s worst collision hot-spots, showing improvement in some areas and several repeat offenders. Thousands of insurance claims were analysed across the country to compile the list, with the insurer finding the same old black spots continue to appear in the list for some states. Show More Summary

2015 Citroen DS3 Adds New Safety Tech For Australia

Citroen’s refreshed DS3 hatch will hit Australia next month, bringing lightly updated looks and a number of new safety extras. Revealed early last year, the updated hatch’s key styling tweaks include updated lighting at both ends, new wheels and new interior trim options. Show More Summary

Mazda2 Sedan Gets Rebadged As Scion iA In USA

No, this isn't the Mazda2-based next-gen Yaris that's been rumoured, however Toyota sub-brand Scion's iA light sedan is definitely a Toyota/Mazda mashup of sorts. Spied by industry paper Autonews and "rendered" by TopSpeed (above), the iA is essentially a rebadged Mazda2 sedan with a different front bumper and unique headlight jewellery. Show More Summary

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