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McLaren Sports Series To Be Brand's 911-Fighter, Will Launch In 2015

McLaren has confirmed that its upcoming entry-level model -previously referred to as the P13, pictured - will be called the Sports Series, and that it will make its global debut in the second quarter of 2015. Like its siblings the 650S...Show More Summary

Suzuki Celerio Falters With 3-Star EuroNCAP Safety

Suzuki’s incoming Celerio hatch, destined to replace the light Alto in Australia next year, has scored just three stars with the Euro NCAP crash testing body. The 3-Star result, which puts the Celerio one star below the Alto currently offered in Australia, was the lowest of Euro NCAP’s latest round of tests. Show More Summary

2015 Hyundai Genesis Review: Surprise Value, Power And Performance

What’s Hot: Impressive fit-out, space and comfort. Quiet. Plenty of car for the money. What’s Not: Top-spec isn’t luxurious enough; faux wood-trim doesn't make the grade X-FACTOR: If anything’s going to change your mind about Hyundai, it’s the Genesis. Show More Summary

2015 Hyundai Genesis Review

What’s Hot: Impressive fit-out, space and comfort. Quiet. Plenty of car for the money. What’s Not: Top-spec isn’t luxurious enough; faux wood-trim doesn't make the grade X-FACTOR: If anything’s going to change your mind about Hyundai, it’s the Genesis. Show More Summary

NRMA Celebrates 90 Years With Museum Exhibition

The National Roads and Motorists’ Association, better known as the NRMA, is celebrating its 90th birthday in 2014 with a look back at how the Association and motoring has changed over nine decades. The NRMA has come a long way from its 1920 beginnings as the NRA, focused primarily on shifting customer’s cars around to avoid parking tickets. Show More Summary

2015 Audi Q3 And RSQ3 Revealed, In Australia From May

Audi has revealed its updated-for-2015 Q3 SUV today, shown here in its sports-kitted TDI diesel and top-shelf RS petrol forms. The new model-year update brings a number of small but significant styling changes, along with improved fuel efficiency across the range and boosted outputs for the hero RS Q3. Show More Summary

2015 Hyundai Genesis: Price And Features For Australia

The Hyundai Genesis sedan is now on sale locally, a new entrant to the large luxury segment and the first offering of its kind from Hyundai Australia. Available as a single model with two levels of options packages, the Genesis starts at $60,000 before on-road costs. Show More Summary

Range Rover Adds Off-Road Cruise Control, Improved Economy: Video

Land Rover has boosted the appeal of its Range Rover and Range Rover Sport models this week, introducing new features and improved economy. A new ‘All-Terrain Progress Control’ (ATPC) system is now available, which acts as an off-road cruise control. Show More Summary

Jaguar F-Type R Goes AWD For LA, Hakskeen Pan Video Released

Jaguar has confirmed it will launch a new all-wheel-drive version of its hero F-Type coupe this month. Available exclusively in top-shelf R Coupe form, the all-wheel-drive F-Type promises to hit 60mph (96km/h) in 3.9 seconds, bettering its rear-driven counterpart by just 0.2 seconds. Show More Summary

2015 LDV Van Range: Price And Features For Australia

China’s LDV van range has been relaunched in Australia, with the V80 in various body styles being the first model to re-enter the market. The V80 short-wheelbase kicks off the range with pricing set at $29,990 drive-away for ABN holders, while the V80 long-wheelbase high-roof with ‘automated manual’ transmission is the most expensive at $38,990. Show More Summary

Honda, Acura Planning New ‘Sport Car’: S2000 Or Integra?

Reports in recent months have hinted at a successor to Honda’s fan-favourite S2000, this time with a coupe body and a turbocharged heart. This week, a new report out of the US has added more fuel to that fire, suggesting that we could (instead?) see the return of the Integra. Show More Summary

Volvo V60 Cross Country Revealed

There’s a new addition to Volvo’s Cross Country family, with the debut this week of a jacked-up V60 wagon. Revealed ahead of its LA Auto Show debut on November 18, the V60 Cross Country will make its European debut in June. An Australian...Show More Summary

Europe: Electronic Stability Control Now Mandatory In All New Cars And LCVs

Electronic stability control (ESC) is now mandatory in all vehicles under 3.5 tonnes sold within Europe. The new rules came into effect from November 1, but although Europe may appear to be behind the rest of the world in making the technology compulsory, the law arguably hasn’t required the same urgency as other markets. Show More Summary

2015 Porsche Cayenne V6, GTS: Price And Features For Australia

Porsche has revealed its updated Cayenne GTS model today, which will join a new petrol V6 entry model in Australia early next year. Today’s unveiling follows the August debut of the refreshed Cayenne range, with the ‘new’ GTS arriving to replace the sports-focused model that first debuted in April 2012. Show More Summary

India’s NCAP Safety Board Launches With Zero Stars For Datsun Go: Video

India’s newly formed crash-test body, the Bharat New Car Assessment Program (BNCAP), has launched this week by handing down a dismal zero-star rating for Nissan’s new Datsun Go and the Indian version of Suzuki’s Swift hatch. Both cars have been developed for sale specifically in emerging markets, where lower safety standards apply. Show More Summary

Infiniti QX30 SUV Spied Testing

A new compact Infiniti model, believed to be the ‘QX30’ companion to the coming Q30 hatch, has been spied testing in Europe this week. Revealed in concept form late last year, the Q30 was originally expected to straddle the line between high-riding compact SUV and conventional hatch. Show More Summary

2015 Mazda MX-5 Racer Revealed

Mazda’s all-new 2015 ‘ND’ MX-5 roadster has surfaced in racing trim this week, revealed as part of a new Global Cup series. All competitors will race identically prepared race-ready versions of the new MX-5, each powered by the company’s 2.0 litre SkyActiv-G petrol engine. Show More Summary

2016 Porsche Panamera Spied Testing

Porsche’s second-generation Panamera has been spied testing this week, ahead of what is expected to be a mid- to late 2016 debut. That puts the new model’s unveiling nearly two years away, but it is clear from these shots that we are looking at the final bodywork of the 2016 Panamera. Show More Summary

Video: Volvo Trucks Lays Down Challenge To… Koenigsegg?

If you thought Volvo Trucks would be satisfied with having action star Jean-Claude Van Damme perform the splits across two prime movers, think again. A new clip released today reveals that Volvo Trucks has challenged fellow Swedes Koenigsegg to a race. Show More Summary

2015 Ford Everest SUV Teased In New Photo, Video

Ford has offered up a glimpse of its new Everest SUV, ahead of a global launch in China this month. A single teaser photo shows us the grille and headlight design, while a short video (above) shows the new model testing in the Australian Outback. Show More Summary

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