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2018 Porsche Cayenne Teased Ahead Of Official Debut

porsche has given fans a look at the next generation cayenne suv ahead of an official debut this week. in a teaser silhouette, the suv shows off its new lines that bring it more in-line with porsche’s current design language without departing completely from the look of the outgoing model. Show More Summary

Suzuki Axes Slow-Selling Celerio

suzuki australia has pulled the pin on its celerio micro car owing to slow sales that saw the model record the lowest sales in its segment up to july this year. holding the title of australia’s cheapest new car, the japanese brand’s thai-sourced five-door was offered with driveaway pricing starting at $12,990. Show More Summary

Ford, Mercedes-Benz, And Maserati Announce Various Recalls

product safety recall announcements have been made for a range of vehicles from maserati, mercedes-benz, and ford this week with the unrelated recalls touching on a number of areas relating to vehicle safety. in ford’s case, the kuga...Show More Summary

2018 Holden Commodore Preview Drive | Is This A Case Of Right Product, Wrong Name For Holden’s New Family Car?

holden has been australia's large car king for almost 70 years, riding a wave of success that started with the first 48-215 sedan in 1948 and, apart from a few jibes from the ford falcon over the years, has enjoyed unmatched success with models like the kingswood and commodore. Show More Summary

2018 Skoda Rapid Spaceback - Price And Features For Australia

around three months after making its european debut, the updated skoda rapid is now on sale in australia. the rapid spaceback, skoda’s name for the ‘traditional’ rapid hatch, is priced from $23,990 drive-away for the 2018 model-year....Show More Summary

Ford And Zotye To Team Up Over EVs In China

ford and china’s anhui zotye automobile (zotye) have signed a memorandum of understanding to co-produce an electric vehicle for the people’s republic. under the proposed project, each party would take up a 50 percent stake in the development, manufacturing, servicing and marketing for one or more new passenger evs. Show More Summary

2018 Maserati Ghibli Update Previewed With New Face, New Name, New Driver Assist Tech

maserati has released the first images and details of its updated ghibli, now known as the maserati ghibli granlusso, with a full unveiling to take place at the chengdu motor show in china. headlining the mid-life refresh for maserati’s 5 series and e-class rival is the introduction of new active advanced driver assistance systems (adas). Show More Summary

Volkswagen T-Roc Small SUV Revealed Ahead Of Frankfurt Motor Show

hot on the heels of an attention-building teaser campaign, volkswagen has revealed the production version of its new small suv competitor, the t-roc. volkswagen revealed to t-roc to media at an event in italy ahead of a public debut at next month’s frankfurt motor show before bringing the critical new mazda cx-3 rival to australia in 2018. Show More Summary

2018 Ferrari Portofino Ready To Fill California’s Shoes

ferrari has unveiled its all-new entry level model, bearing the portofino name and retaining the folding hard top layout of the california t it succeeds, with more defined styling and a more powerful turbocharged v8 engine. based onShow More Summary

Audi Attempts To Clear Confusion With New Naming Scheme

audi is set to adopt a new naming strategy in an attempt to unify and simplify its multiple model ranges, with traditional engine capacity badging scrapped in favour of a new two-digit numerical sequence. the move is claimed to makeShow More Summary

2017 BMW M140i Performance Edition Review | Limited Edition Sparkle For BMW’s Smallest Star

here’s always something entertaining about squeezing the most powerful engine possible into the smallest car available, and right now german automakers in particular are doing a cracking job of it. bmw plays its part with the bonkers...Show More Summary

2017 Mazda CX-5 Maxx Sport Review | Mid-Sized Family SUV Goes From Strength To Strength

second-album syndrome is the music-equivalent muse for the 2017 mazda cx-5. just like a band that smashes its first-ever album out of the park, the original cx-5 came from nowhere in 2012 to become the best-selling suv in the country for four years straight. Show More Summary

Formula 1 Set For Driverless Future - Kind Of

if the idea of a future completely devoid of human drivers has you on edge, you may want to sit down - the world’s premier motorsport category is also looking to make the switch to autonomous cars. you can relax for the time being though,...Show More Summary

Hyundai Ute Confirmed For The US, But Australia Could Miss Out

hyundai is preparing to add a pickup truck to its range following confirmation from the south korean brand’s us head of product planning this week. the south korean carmaker first showed how a potential ute for the brand might look in...Show More Summary

2017 Nissan Navara Bulks Up With N-Sport Black Edition

nissan isn’t prepared to miss out on the tough-guy ute party, introducing a special edition of the navara designed to take some of the attention away from utes like the ford ranger wildtrack and holden colorado z71. the navara n-sport...Show More Summary

2019 Jeep Wrangler Ute: Name And Engine Details Leaked

some of the finer details of jeep’s upcoming wrangler-based pickup have started to emerge thanks to the enthusiast community at including the name and powertrain details tipped to make it to the production version. Show More Summary

Great Wall Interested In Buying Jeep - FCA Says 'No Meetings Yet'

great wall has reportedly expressed a strong interest in fiat chrysler automobiles' (fca) jeep arm, in a move that could see the american off-road brand switch to chinese ownership. rumours of a then-unnamed chinese buyer surfaced last week, but any deal was expected to include chrysler, dodge, ram and fiat - along with jeep. Show More Summary

BMW Tweaks M2 For 2018 Model Year

new technology and a slightly fresher face and tail headline the changes to the bmw m2 for 2018 as the german automaker tweaks its smallest m model in line with the broader 2 series range. having only launched in 2016, the m2 could hardly...Show More Summary

Continental Re-Thinks The Disc Brake To Better Suit EV Applications

although continental is probably best know as a tyre-maker, the german company is also a supplier of all kinds of automotive tech from instrument clusters to safety systems including brake hardware. it’s brakes that continental is looking...Show More Summary

2018 BMW M5 Makes Its Official Debut

bmw has revealed its latest executive express with the official unveiling of the m5 sedan - the first fully-fledged m sedan to ditch rear wheel drive in favour of a new, switchable all wheel drive system. under the bonnet the new m5Show More Summary

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