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Ford Will Steer You Away From Trouble With Next-Generation Safety Systems

ford has previewed its next-generation safety system, demonstrating examples of technology that can ease parking hassles, improve collision avoidance, detect objects in the road and prevent driving into oncoming traffic. the first of...Show More Summary

Holden Astra Scores 5-Star ANCAP Safety Rating - Except Entry-Level Astra R

he all-new holden astra, set to launch in australia this month, will kick off its sales campaign with the backing of a maximum 5-star safety rating. the australasian new car assessment program (ancap) has today confirmed the rating, using data from its sister program in europe, euro ncap. Show More Summary

Opel Reveals Seven-Model Schedule for 2017, But Holden Misses Out On Most

he european arm of general motors, which includes opel and vauxhall, has announced that it will embark on a seven-model product offensive set to roll out during 2017. though the plan isn’t quite as ambitious as holden’s similar 24 new-model...Show More Summary

Charges For Superchargers - New Tesla Owners To Pay For Supercharging Network Use

as tesla stares at its impossibly-full order book for the upcoming model 3, the electric carmaker has decided to alter its ‘free ride’ policy for owners using the supercharging network. from january 1, 2017, new tesla owners will be afforded 400kwh of free supercharging credits - or around 1000 miles (1600km) of free travel - away from home. Show More Summary

BMW to Offer V12-Powered 7-Series in 2017

bmw has given its 7-series the m-treatment with a new v12-powered flagship offering. the bmw m760li will be priced from $419,000 plus on-road costs when it goes on sale in the second quarter of 2017. it is powered by a 6.6-litre twin-turbocharged v12 which produces 448kw and 800nm and is capable of sprinting from 0-100km/h in just 3.7 seconds. Show More Summary

2017 Mercedes-AMG SLC 43 REVIEW | A New Name And New Engine…Still The One To Beat

mercedes-benz has rebadged the slk roadster as the slc, reviving a long-lost nameplate to better align it with the german brand's new naming strategy. essentially a mid-life update, the big news centres of the replacement for the range-topping slk 55 with the twin-turbocharged v6 slc 43 you see here. Show More Summary

Family SUV Battle - Hyundai Tucson v Volkswagen Tiguan Comparison Test REVIEW

acquiring a bigger backside is for many people an unfortunate consequence of age, but the second-generation volkswagen tiguan is positively loving its upscaled rear. the first-gen tiguan was a class leader among 2008’s admittedly ordinary cohort. Show More Summary

Volkswagen Claims Exhaust Software Meets European Legal Requirements

barely one month after a $us15billion civil settlement in north america, volkswagen’s so-called ‘dieselgate’ saga took another twist with the company claiming its exhaust system software does not breach european law. news agency reuters,...Show More Summary

Elon Musk Hints At Greater Performance Potential From Tesla P100D Range

esla ceo elon musk has once again taken to twitter to hint at the electric automaker’s next big announcement - in this instance a possible performance upgrade for the flagship p100d drive system available in the model s sedan and model x suv ranges. Show More Summary

VFACTS October - Toyota HiLux And Ford Ranger At The Top, But The Rest Are Missing

oyota and ford have demonstrated why every other carmaker is so desperate to add a pickup to their catalogues, at least in australia. mercedes-benz, peugeot, fiat, renault and others are all keen to get a slice of the ute sales market the world over, with all but fiat likely to bring their new utes to australia. Show More Summary

2017 BMW 330i 100 Years Edition REVIEW | Upmarket Cabin Highlights Special Edition

anniversaries are a fine time to ‘get frocked’ and this bmw 330i 100 year edition special has done exactly that. in the premium medium sedan segment, the 3 series has been ruffled first the new mercedes-benz c-class with its s-class-limousine-inspired cabin, and now by the audi a4 and its tech-laden ‘virtual cockpit’ design. Show More Summary

Fiat Celebrates 50 Years Of The 124 Spider

long before the current model shared with the mazda mx-5 arrived, fiat’s 124 spider was wooing the hearts of motoring enthusiasts and celebrities and featuring in motorsport, movies, and tv shows. in fact the legend began 50 years ago in 1966 when fiat captured headlines by unveiling the first 124 spider at the turin motor show. Show More Summary

One Ford Program Jettisoned As The ‘Blue Oval’ Goes Regional

reports from europe have the ‘rip’ sign hanging over ford’s hyped one ford global product sharing strategy which was trumpeted by previous chief alan mulally. quoting ford’s design chief moray callum, the reports suggest a plan to facilitate more localization of vehicles to suit different regions is now swinging into action. Show More Summary

Mazda MX-5 Speedster Evo And RF Kuro Concepts Wheeled Out For SEMA

mazda has used the specialty equipment marketing association (sema) show in las vegas this week to wheel out a pair of concepts based on its mx-5 roadster. one of the concepts will be familiar to mazda fans, as it’s a new take on the mx-5 speedster concept from the same show last year. Show More Summary

2016 Hino 300 Series 716 Hybrid Trade Ace REVIEW – A Bigger Load, And A Harder Worker Than A Twin-Cab Ute

attention all ute buyers: if you have doubts about a ute meeting your load-carrying needs, hino suggests its 300 series 716 hybrid has the answer. it is true during our travels we have seen some of the mainstream ute models loaded up to their legal limits and we’ve wondered what those sort of loads were doing to fuel consumption. Show More Summary

Volvo Previews Updated S90 And S90 Excellence

volvo will use the upcoming guangzhou motor show to debut an upgraded s90 sedan and range-topping s90 excellence. both will be made at volvo’s chinese plant in daqing and sold in global markets. the volvo s90 excellence is exclusiveShow More Summary

Toyota Camry Upgraded With Navigation For Atara S And Limited Edition RZ

oyota has given the camry range a few tweaks, adding standard satellite navigation to the limited edition rz and mid-grade atara s variants. satellite navigation has also been added to the options list for the volume-selling camry altise as a $700 upgrade. Show More Summary

Toyota USA Gives LandCruiser The SEMA Treatment

where most manufacturers tend to exaggerate a vehicle’s strengths when generating a sema concept, toyota has done the exact opposite, taking the legendary off-roadable landcruiser and stripping it of its rock-hopping ability. instead...Show More Summary

Renault Kangoo Lifestyle Pack Brings ‘Work-And-Play’ Features To Commercial Passenger Van

renault has sharpened the appeal of its kangoo van with a new options pack designed to make it more passenger friendly. called the lifestyle pack, it contains “visual, comfort, technology and privacy features” for a $1290 premium over the regular kangoo. Show More Summary

Nissan Introduces e-Power - Petrol-Powered Electric Technology

continuing its push for alternative powertrain solutions, nissan has unveiled its newest e-power drivetrain combining the electric technology from the nissan leaf with a small petrol engine. unlike a traditional hybrid, which can use...Show More Summary

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