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Renault Commercial Vehicle Range Offers EOFY Driveaway Pricing

as the financial year draws to a close in australia, renault has announced driveway pricing on it's full range of light commercial vans in the hopes of luring business buyers before june 30. the new pricing offer sses the 1.6 litre petrol...Show More Summary

Maserati Ghibli And Quattroporte Recalled For Fix To Driver-side Floor Mats

maserati has recalled its ghibli and quattroporte models this week, due to a potential problem with the driver’s-side floor mats. the carmaker has identified a problem with the throttle (or accelerator) pedal and the floor mats, which could see the pedal stuck in an open-throttle position. Show More Summary

2017 Audi A3 Update Revealed, In Australia Late 2016

audi has revealed its comprehensively refreshed a3 range, with the german luxury automaker's volume-selling small hatch and sedan set to receive substantial cosmetic and mechanical upgrades when it arrives locally at the end of this year. Show More Summary

Skoda Superb Wagon Recalled For Sunroof Safety - Joins Volkswagen Passat Wagon

he volkswagen group has expanded an earlier recall for its electronically-controlled sunroof, this time targeting the skoda superb wagon. earlier, the similar volkswagen passat wagon was recalled as the sunroof may be allowed to exceed the limits of the rollback function when operated by the remote key. Show More Summary

Kia Cuts Cerato Koup From Australian Line-Up

after spanning seven years and two generations on sale, the kia cerato koup has been cut from the korean carmaker’s local range, due to lack of demand. in the first quarter of 2016 the cerato koup managed just 28 sales, compared to 72 sales over the same period in 2015. Show More Summary

2017 Mazda CX-4 Gets Officially Teased Right Before Another Leak Emerges

ry as it might to keep the 2017 mazda cx-4 under wraps, mazda just can’t keep its newest suv model under wraps. with only weeks to go before the car debuts at the 2016 beijing auto show, mazda offered this alluring teaser (below) showcasing the cx-5-based fastback suv’s sweeping roofline. Show More Summary

2017 Aston Martin V12 Vantage S Arrives With New Seven-Speed Manual

ensuring driver involvement remains a key part of the aston martin experience, the british boutique sports car maker has just announced its 2017 v12 vantage s will be available with a new seven-speed manual transmission. the manual variant...Show More Summary

BMW App Brings Virtual Connected Car Services To Owners

as connected cars slowly become mainstream in the years ahead, technology will do the hard work for us in determining travel and departure times. the road authorities, traffic signals and other vehicles will know what’s what along your intended route, informing your car and connected devices as to the expected travel time. Show More Summary

PSA Peugeot Citroen | New Ute, New Identity On The Way

french auto group, psa peugeot citroen, has announced its five-year business plan dubbed ‘push to pass’, outlining a range of product investments that will see one new vehicle per year per brand released onto the market. headlining the...Show More Summary

Mazda CX-9 Model Range Revealed For Australia - New Azami Variant At The Top

he pieces of mazda’s all-new cx-9 range for australia are slowly coming together, with the japanese carmaker revealing the model range buyers can expect when it arrives in showrooms. headlining the range is a new range-topping variant called the azami, with three other models to sit below the newcomer. Show More Summary

2016 BMW X5 xDrive40e Review | The PHEV SUV Comes Of Age

while hybrid vehicles, especially plug-in hybrids like the 2016 bmw x5 xdrive40e, are not yet mainstream, there’s no doubt they’re on the rise. in australia, which lacks green-vehicle incentives, that uptake might be a little slower than other more enviro-conscious parts of the world. Show More Summary

Jeep Wrangler Ute Confirmed - And Heading To Australia

jeep is building a new pickup model - and it’s coming to australia. speaking with tmr today, jeep australia’s director of marketing and product strategy, zac loo, confirmed that the new model will be based on the jeep wrangler limited with a four-door, four- or five-seat, dual-cab body. Show More Summary

Dodge Challenger Closer To Right-Hand Drive Australian Market Launch: FCA Confirms "Coordinated Interest"

will we see the dodge challenger here to do battle with the ford mustang and the ‘deeply rumoured, highly likely’ holden camaro? the answer to that question moved a little closer to the affirmative today when fca director of product strategy zac loo was invited to reflect on the success of the mustang for ford australia. Show More Summary

New Car Sales March - Hyundai i30 Top Of The Table | Passenger Sales Plunge

hree months in to 2016 and another different car sits atop the new car sales podium in australia, with the hyundai i30 setting the benchmark as australia’s top-selling car last month. vfacts reveals the i30 doubled its sales from the...Show More Summary

Tesla Sales Up 50 Percent On Last Year For Q1 - Model 3 Orders Boom

esla has revealed more than 14,000 of its electric vehicles were delivered during the first quarter of 2016, up almost 50 percent on the same time last year. the addition of the model x suv to the range has assisted the result with 2400 deliveries, but the model s sedan continues with the lion’s share at 12,420. Show More Summary

2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI 40 Years Special Edition Due Here In June

volkswagen australia has confirmed it will bring the most powerful production golf gti ever, the golf gti 40 years edition (also known in europe as the golf gti clubsport, pictured) to local showrooms in june this year with an attractive $48,990 retail price. Show More Summary

Volkswagen Touareg Recalled For Pedal Problems - Joining Porsche Cayenne

volkswagen’s touareg suv has joined its porsche cayenne cousin with a recall surrounding the brake pedal. like the cayenne, volkswagen has identified a weakness with a circlip on the bearing bracket for the pedals, which could work its way loose. Show More Summary

New Peugeot Expert And Citroen Dispatch Unveiled - Under Consideration For Australia

psa peugeot citroen has taken the wraps off its next-generation large van, wearing the expert badge for peugeot and the jumpy badge for citroen (formerly dispatch in australia). perched upon the carmaker’s emp2 platform, both models are set to arrive in european showrooms from the middle of this year. Show More Summary

Kia Cerato And Soul Recalled For Auto Transmission And Steering Issues

kia has recalled a pair of models from its small car range - the cerato and the soul. the cerato recall affects models built between august and november 2010, fitted with automatic transmissions. a weakness has been identified with the transmission fluid cooler hose, which may have been improperly cured during the manufacturing process. Show More Summary

2017 Volvo S60 Polestar, V60 Polestar To Ditch Inline 6, Embrace Turbo 4cyl Power

it's not often that a car will undergo such a dramatic powertrain change within the lifespan of a single model, but swedish manufacturer volvo has announced that it will lop two cylinders off its performance flagships, the volvo s60 polestar and v60 polestar, and return them to market with four-cylinder power. Show More Summary

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