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Range Rover Sport SVR To Debut At Pebble Beach Concours

Land Rover has confirmed that its new Range Rover Sport SVR, teased extensively over the past month, will debut this month. Hosting the new performance SUV’s unveiling will be the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance in California, to be held on August 14. Show More Summary

2015 Porsche Cayenne: Price And Features For Australia

Local pricing for Porsche’s refreshed Cayenne range has been revealed today, ahead of its October premiere in Paris and a November launch for Australia. Australia’s dance card will initially include the Cayenne Diesel, the petrol and diesel S models, the new S E-Hybrid variant and the flagship Turbo model. Show More Summary

Mercedes S-Class Pullman Limo Appears In New Patent Images

Images of what could be Mercedes-Benz’s new S-Class Pullman have surfaced online today, offering a first look at the new stretch limousine. Borrowing the bulk of its styling from its conventional sibling, the Pullman shown here also maintains the bold character lines that dominate the profile of the existing new S-Class limo. Show More Summary

Video: Cayman GTS Takes To Karting

It’s usually MINI that bangs on about kart-like dynamics, and no shortage of videos have surfaced over the years to prove it. This time, it’s Porsche’s new Cayman GTS tearing up the local indoor go-kart course. Could we be witnessing...Show More Summary

Victorian Mobile Speed Cameras Going High-Tech In $17m Upgrade

Victoria’s mobile speed camera network will soon be given a $17 million technology boost, the state’s government has confirmed. Joining the Automated Number Plate Recognition tech that has already helped police nab more offenders than ever before, the upgraded systems will roll out over the next four years. Show More Summary

Holden Commodore The Most Stolen Car In SA: RAA

The Holden Commodore is by far the darling of South Australian car thieves, with stats published by the Royal Automobile Association of South Australia putting seven Commodore models on the state's top ten most-stolen list for 2013. In top spot is the VT Commodore, followed by the slightly older VS and the Hyundai Excel X3. Show More Summary

FBI Says Autonomous Cars A Potential Terror Threat: Report

An internal report with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in the US is believed to have identified self-driving cars as a potential weapon for terrorists. The restricted but not classified information was reportedly obtainedShow More Summary

Mercedes-Benz To Offer Broader Range Of AMG Sport Cars: Report

Mercedes-Benz is reportedly preparing a wide range of hot - but not too hot - AMG Sport products, which will sit beneath the brand's full-fledged AMG offerings and give luxury buyers an alternative to BMW's M Performance and Audi's S ranges. Show More Summary

Mercedes E-Class Gets Special-Edition Pair For Australia

Mercedes-Benz has added a pair of new Special Edition variants to its Australian E-Class range. The company says the new specials, based on the petrol and diesel E 250 sedan twins, add $5100 in additional value to the customer. Features...Show More Summary

Moanday: Survey Lists Top 10 Car Nicknames

A survey of members with Queensland insurer RACQ has found that the urge to give our cars a name is as prevalent as ever. RACQ spokesperson Lauren Ritchie said that more than half of younger drivers name their cars, with female motorists the most likely to indulge. Show More Summary

Australian Car Shopping A Better Deal Than UK, NZ Markets: FCAI

A report commissioned by the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) has found Australia to be a "buyer's market" for new-car shoppers. Compiled by IHS Automotive, the report compared ‘like-for-like’ right-hand-drive models in the Australian, UK and New Zealand markets, finding Australia had the cheapest prices on “the vast majority”. Show More Summary

Renault To Build Fiat Scudo Replacement: Report

News last month that French carmaker Renault will supply Fiat with a new van brought an obvious question: which of Fiat’s current models will this new Franco-Italian model replace? Neither of the European powers has offered any details,...Show More Summary

Melbourne Secures Australian F1 GP To 2020

Melbourne will continue to host a Formula 1 Grand Prix event through to at least 2020, the state’s Coalition Government has confirmed this week. Victorian Premier Denis Napthine said the new contract, signed in London last week, was the result of 12 months of negotiations. Show More Summary

The Week That Was: Nissan Navara, Honda Jazz, BMW Active Tourer

TMR travelled to Thailand this week to drive the 2015 Nissan Navara, ahead of its arrival in Australia. The new utility will have a 3500kg tow rating when it arrives on local soil, while the big diesel V6 engine from the outgoing model won’t be coming with it. Show More Summary

Nissan Promises ‘Iconic’ Design To Replace Quirky Cube: Report

Nissan will reportedly add an “iconic” design to its range in various markets, as a replacement for the ‘love-it-or-hate-it’ Cube and Murano CrossCabriolet. Speaking with industry paper Automotive News, Chief Planning Officer Andy Palmer reportedly said Nissan needs another ‘head-turner’ to reinforce its commitment to cutting-edge styling. Show More Summary

2015 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Guard Previewed

Mercedes-Benz is preparing to add the new S-Class model to its ‘Guard’ super-security range, with the new variant previewed this week. Besides S-Class levels of luxury, the Guard offers up to ‘VR7’ levels of protection against military weapons that can “travel twice as fast as bullets fired from a revolver”. Show More Summary

Hyundai Planning ‘Edgy’ SUV To Rival Nissan Juke: Report

Hyundai is reportedly looking to introduce an SUV with polarising, ‘edgy’ styling, possibly as a new direction for a future ix25. Speaking with Edmunds, Hyundai US CEO Dave Zuchowski reportedly confirmed the Korean carmaker is looking at a more radically-styled small SUV to appeal to ‘Gen Y’ and first-time buyers. Show More Summary

Toyota 86 Gets Rally-Ready With CS-R3 Variant

Toyota's European motorsports arm TMG has revealed its CS-R3 rally version of the Toyota 86, which will make its public debut on August 21 as the "zero" car at the ADAC Rallye Deustchland. And it won't be a one-off either, with TMG planning to sell the CS-R3 parts as a kit for rally teams on a budget. Show More Summary

2015 Mercedes E-Class To Get 9-Speed Automatic, More Powerful Engines

Following the lead of the 2015 Mercedes-Benz CLS, next year's E-Class range will feature a nine-speed automatic in the E 350 Bluetec sedan, wagon, coupe and cabriolet. Power for the turbo diesel E 350 Bluetec will also rise to 192kW (up from 185kW), while torque remains static at a sizable 620Nm. Show More Summary

2015 Hyundai i20 Teased In Official New Sketches

Hyundai has released official new teaser sketches for its coming i20 light hatch, just hours after revealing spy photos surfaced online. Those spy photos will have taken some air out of the new i20’s teaser campaign, with these flattering illustrations boasting a wider and meaner look. Show More Summary

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