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McLaren 675LT Image Leaked Ahead Of Geneva

A single image of the McLaren 675LT has appeared online, ahead of its official unveiling at the Geneva Motor Show next month. Dutch website Autogespot has published the image, and says we can expect more pictures of the new model before March. Show More Summary

Tesla Model S Gets ‘Over The Air’ Software Update For Australia

Most of us are happy just to see an alert for a major software update on our buggy smartphones, but Tesla customers enjoy a similar function right there in the dashboard of their Model S sedan. Over the past decade or so, buying a new...Show More Summary

RCF GT3 For V8 Supercars? Lexus On Fact-Finding Mission

Lexus Australia Boss Sean Hanley makes no secret of the fact that Lexus is looking seriously at a future possible involvement on the grid in V8 Supercars. That's what its 'toe in the water' exercise with the Lexus RC F Safety Cars is all about: Lexus is on a fact-finding mission. Show More Summary

Citroen Picasso Review: 2015 - Ca Va? Citroen’s Cool Category Bender

What’s hot: Stuffed with high-end features, individual style, big boot and eager engine. What’s not: The price may be a hurdle for buyers, shame there’s no diesel. X-FACTOR: More than a hatch, the Picasso blends the airy appeal and space of an SUV with composed, classy on-road dynamics. Show More Summary

Mitsubishi Shifts Focus To Nissan For Joint Sedan Projects: Report

Mitsubishi has reportedly changed its plans for future small and midsized sedans, as the carmaker looks to shift from a possible partnership with the Renault-Nissan alliance. A separate report earlier this year suggested the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi deal was on thin ice, leaving Mitsubishi’s future model plans in limbo. Show More Summary

2015 World Car Of The Year Finalists Revealed

Judges for this year’s World Car of the Year awards have whittled the list to a handful of finalists in each of the award’s five categories. Ten cars will do battle for the overall Car of the Year title, and awards will also be handed down for best Luxury Car, Performance Car, Green Car and Design. Show More Summary

2015 Chrysler 300 SRT Core Satin Vapour: New Special Wafts Into Australia

Chrysler has launched a new limited-edition version of its hero 300 SRT sedan into Australia this week, in the not-quite-gaseous form of the Satin Vapour. Based on the entry ‘Core’ specification, the 300 SRT Core Satin Vapour, the new special wafts into Australia with the same $60,000 price point, but adds a handful of extra features. Show More Summary

BMW’s Less Active 2 Series Gran Tourer Revealed

A longer new version of BMW’s 2 Series Active Tourer has been revealed this week, arriving as the second 'Bimmer' to be built on the MINI Cooper's UKL front-wheel-drive platform. Spied testing in recent months, the new seven-seat 2 Series Gran Tourer is BMW’s first compact people-mover. Show More Summary

Quant F Set For Geneva Motor Show Debut

NanoFLOWCELL has unveiled its latest Quant creation, ahead of an official debut at next month’s Geneva Motor Show. Based on the Quant E, the new Quant F is said to be “a completely re-engineered and re-designed” version of the model it replaces. Show More Summary

2016 Honda Civic Type R Teased In New Production Photos

Honda has handed down new images of its new Civic Type R hot hatch, previewed here in its production form for the first time. The images released today confirm that, as expected, the new Type R will not be identical to its concept forebear - although it will not be left wanting for enhancements inside and out. Show More Summary

2015 Mazda3: Price Cuts And More Features For Australia

Mazda has moved again to capitalise on Australia’s new Free Trade Agreement with Japan, detailing a number of tweaks and price cuts for the popular Mazda3. Initially detailed earlier this year, the new 2015 range sees prices reducedShow More Summary

2015 Toyota Prius C: Price And Features For Australia

Toyota’s updated Prius C has arrived in Australia, bringing refreshed styling and price cuts for 2015. Thanks to the Free Trade Agreement with Japan, Toyota’s baby hybrid hatch now starts at $22,990 for the entry-level model and $25,990 for the up-spec i-Tech variant - both plus on-road costs. Show More Summary

Pot Doesn’t Kill Motorists, Dopes Kill Motorists: US Government Study

A new study undertaken by the United States Government’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has found that while marijuana users are more likely to be involved in traffic accidents, it isn’t always a direct result of the drug. Show More Summary

2015 Ford Falcon G6E EcoBoost Review: Good, Not Great

Vehicle Style: Large sedan Price: $40,110 (plus on-roads) Engine/trans: 176kW/353Nm 2.0 4cyl petrol | 6spd auto Fuel Economy claimed: 8.7 l/100km | tested: 10.8 l/100km OVERVIEW The EcoBoost Falcon could be ‘just the thing’, in fact should be just the thing - the kind of car to turn the tide on the large car sales slump. Show More Summary

Kia Teases New Large Car Concept For Geneva Motor Show

Kia has confirmed that it will unveil an all-new concept car at March’s Geneva Motor Show. The growing Korean carmaker previewed the concept in a revealing teaser handed down today, although its exact purpose remains a mystery. For now, Kia has confirmed only that the concept was developed for the ‘D-Segment’, or ‘large car’ market. Show More Summary

2015 Citroen C4 Picasso: Price And Features For Australia

Citroen’s 2015 C4 Picasso has arrived in Australia, priced from $40,990 plus on-road costs. Arriving as a five-seater ‘hatch/people-mover’, the C4 Picasso joins the larger Grand C4 Picasso in Citroen’s passenger car range. The C4 Picasso is 172mm shorter than the Grand C4 Picasso, with a 55mm shorter wheelbase and 24mm lower height. Show More Summary

Koenigsegg To Unveil New Regara ‘Megacar’ At Geneva

Koenigsegg has teased a new model ahead of an official unveiling at next month’s Geneva Motor Show, referring to its new creation as a “megacar”. Called the Regara, the new model promises to be one of Koenigsegg’s best efforts to date,...Show More Summary

Tesla Poaching Apple’s Finest: Report

For some time now, and despite the occasional partnership, the biggest fights in Silicon Valley have been between Apple and Google. It seems now though that the next battleground could be on the lawn of automotive upstart Tesla's Palo Alto headquarters. Show More Summary

German Brand Borgward Returning After 50-year Hiatus

German carmaker Borgward is back - or at least it will be soon, with plans to relaunch the brand at the Geneva Motor Show. The company has not been seen on the world stage since 1961, but describes itself as “one of Germany’s largest and most successful car manufacturers of its time”. Show More Summary

Jaguar, Land Rover Reveal James Bond Specials: C-X75, SVR, Big Foot

Jaguar has settled speculation this week surrounding its C-X75 supercar’s big-screen debut: it’s happening, and it won’t be alone. Along with Aston Martin’s new DB10, the C-X75 will be joined in the new James Bond Spectre film by the Range Rover Sport SVR performance SUV and special Big Foot versions of the iconic Land Rover Defender. Show More Summary

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