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Volvo Exits V8 Supercar Racing In Australia - Cars And Engines ‘Recalled’

parties surrounding volvo’s v8 supercar team in australia have dropped a bombshell by announcing their withdrawal from the sport at the end of this season. polestar and its official motorsport partner, cyan racing, have announced they are pulling the pin after three seasons in the sport with garry rogers motorsport. Show More Summary

BMW 7 Series Recalled For Airbag Fix

bmw has recalled its luxury 7 series range this week, due to a potential problem with the vehicle’s airbags. the german carmaker has identified a problem with the airbag control unit housing, which may contain small metallic particles stuck to the inside. Show More Summary

Holden Colorado LS-X Returns With Drive-Away Pricing For A Limited Time

holden has brought the ls-x variant back into the colorado pickup range, with drive-away pricing until the end of the month. following a limited edition ls-x last year, the nameplate returns as a ‘special edition’ package deal which includes 16-inch alloy wheels, front fog lights, alloy sports bars and more. Show More Summary

Google and Fiat Chrysler Team Up On Autonomous Research

while online giant google has made a significant investment into autonomous vehicle research, automaker fiat chrysler is yet to do the same, but now the two have brokered a deal to combine their respective strengths into a single vehicle platform. Show More Summary

Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport S Snatches Nurburgring FWD Lap Record

he volkswagen golf clubsport s looks like the king that stole the crown, well the nurburgring lap record for front wheel drive cars, at least. unlike the trash-talk from the honda civic type r and renault megane rs about which car would run the ring the fastest, the golf gti clubsport s has quietly snatched the title. Show More Summary

BMW i3 New (94 Ah) Model - Range Increasing To 300Km

bmw will soon add a new model to its i3 electric car range in overseas markets, but the new car will become the '2017 i3’ for australia. the name ‘i3 (94 ah)’ - complete with brackets - will adorn the new i3, reflecting its increased battery power which also brings an improved range. Show More Summary

Federal Budget 2016/17 - Small Business And Infrastructure In Front

as the 2016 federal election looms, the federal government last night handed down its 2016/17 budget. small business owners were the big winners, with a lift in the earning threshold from $2 million to $10 million to classify more medium businesses as ‘small’ accompanied by a one percent tax cut. Show More Summary

Nissan X-Trail Recalled For Back Door Fix

nissan has recalled its x-trail suv this week, due to a potential problem with the rear door. the carmaker has identified a problem with the ‘back door stay’, which may be subject to corrosion in extreme circumstances. should this occur, the strut may corrode to the point where the gas escapes, rendering it incapable of supporting the rear door. Show More Summary

April’s VFACTS Reveal Ford Tops Holden For The First Time In Two Decades

april’s new car sales figures prove once again that previously stable and reliable sales charts are now a thing of the past. and it’s in the middle of the field that things are most volatile, with ford sneaking into fourth place above holden - the first time the blue oval has claimed a victory over holden since september 1997. Show More Summary

Ford Focus RS Gets Mountune Treatment With Mild Performance Upgrades First Mods Off The Mark

uk-based ford tuning specialist mountune has announced its first wave of upgrades for the red-hot ford focus rs, which is due to arrive in australia around the middle of this year priced at $50,990. for now, the range of mountune parts...Show More Summary

Hyundai Elantra and Kia Picanto Net 5-Star ANCAP Safety Ratings

he latest round of ancap test results have arrived, and the good news for small and micro car buys is that both the hyundai elantra and kia picanto received five-star results the elantra scored 35.01 out of a possible 37 points under...Show More Summary

Mazda CX-3 REVIEW, Price, Features - 2016 Akari AWD | Nipping At The Heels Of Prestige Compacts

mazda's spunky cx-3 range offers no shortage of options. as well as four model grades, there’s also petrol, diesel, all-wheel-drive, front-wheel-drive, manual, and automatic variations. the cx-3 is one of few in its segment to offer such a selection for buyers. Show More Summary

BMW M5 Has AWD In Its Future, But No Hybrid

he ceo of bmw’s m division has conceded that the company is fast approaching the practical limit of how much power can be sent to the rear wheels only, and hinted that the future high-output m cars like the m5 and m6 may have to adopt an all-wheel drive layout. Show More Summary

2017 Volkswagen Amarok Coming With V6 Turbo Diesel Power

volkswagen has revealed its first major update for its amarok utility, and it's a big one. for the 2016 model year vw's high-riding workhorse doesn't just receive a refreshed exterior - it gets a brand new engine, and it's the most muscular one in its class. Show More Summary

2016 MINI Convertible Gets The John Cooper Works Treatment

he three-door mini john cooper works hatch will soon be joined by a topless sibling, with the unveiling of the go-fast convertible model overseas. with the rest of the mini convertible range having only recently gone on sale in australia (read our review here) it’ll take a little while for this newest variant to reach local shores. Show More Summary

Production-Ready Nissan Kicks Unveiled In Brazil

starting out as a daring concept in 2014, the nissan kicks is now ready to make its production debut later this year, with nissan unveiling the showroom-ready kicks crossover in brazil. full details of the new compact crossover are you to be revealed, but the interior and exterior design is on display for all to see. Show More Summary

2016 Hyundai Accent Active REVIEW, Price, Features | Larger Than Most, And Big On Value

when is a light hatchback not a light hatchback? when it is the new 2016 hyundai accent active, as it turns out. stretching 4.15 metres from tip-to-toe, the accent sits between segments for size, but it is now priced like sub-four-metre-long light car competitors such as the mazda2. Show More Summary

Land Rover Discovery Sport Update Remembers What You Forgot

new safety, new infotainment, and a new appearance package are all part of the adjustments made to the land rover discovery sport for the 2017 model year. as with the updated range rover evoque, the discovery sport will adopt land rover’s incontrol touch pro touchscreen infotainment system, featuring a mammoth 10.2-inch screen. Show More Summary

Mercedes-Benz SLK Recalled For Battery Backup Fix

mercedes-benz has recalled its slk sports model this week, due to a potential problem with the battery system. the carmaker has identified a problem with power supply to the ignition switch, which could be interrupted. should the vehicle’s main battery fail, the backup battery will not supply energy to the ignition switch. Show More Summary

Ford Planning Tesla Model 3 And Chevrolet Bolt Rival - Report

ford is preparing to enter the ‘affordable’ electric vehicle fray, by developing a direct rival for chevrolet’s bolt and the tesla model 3. that’s the word out of the us, with industry paper automotive news quoting none other than ford ceo mark fields as confirming the new model. Show More Summary

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