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2017 Mini John Cooper Works Countryman Unveiled Overseas

mini has revealed details of its high-performance countryman john cooper works suv at the same time as the second generation of the countryman range launches overseas. with an uprated 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine,...Show More Summary

Compact Volvo XC40 SUV Set To Make April Debut

volvo’s product overhaul is set to continue with the rumoured unveiling of a new compact crossover to be called the xc40 at the shanghai auto show in april. the xc40 represents a new addition to the volvo range, stepping in above the current v40 cross country with a higher stance and more upright styling as previewed by the 40.1 concept in 2016. Show More Summary

2017 Opel Crossland X SUV Turns Up The Urban Focus

holden's european sister brand opel has revealed its newest small suv contender, the crossland x. the new suv has a focus on urban family flexibility, blurring the lines between hatchback and suv. in europe the crossland x will joinShow More Summary

Mercedes Opens First Dedicated AMG Showroom In Japan - Coming To Australia Next Year

mercedes’ performance offshoot, amg, now has its first dedicated showroom. japan’s capital, tokyo, was chosen as the first location, and mercedes says the new venue will give customers an “approachable brand experience”. the amg showroom...Show More Summary

More Power, Better Economy For 2017 Toyota Kluger

he updated toyota kluger is set to arrive in australia from february, bringing it with it revised styling, additional standard features and improvements to engine power and fuel efficiency. as before the kluger will be available in three model grades, gx, gxl and grande available with either front- or all-wheel drive. Show More Summary

BMW Reveals Facelifted 2017 4-Series Range

bmw has revealed a subtly facelifted version of the first generation 4-series ahead of a planned public debut for the three-year-old audi a5 and mercedes-benz c-class rival at the upcoming 2017 geneva motor show. set for australian deliveries...Show More Summary

Land Rover Discovery Sport | Range Rover Evoque Recalled For Lower Control Arm Amendment

land rover has issued two separate recalls for its discovery sport and range rover evoque models, but each concerns the same area of the car. the lower control arm on each of the suvs is the target of the recall, but the recalls concern the left- and right-hand side of the vehicle separately. Show More Summary

Alpine Teases All-Aluminium Architecture For A120 Coupe

blink and you’ll miss it but renault's relaunched alpine sports car division has taken to twitter to showcase the aluminium body and chassis architecture of its upcoming all-new a120 coupe which will debut in production form at the geneva motor show in march. Show More Summary

2016 Sales: Ford On-Top In Britain, Volkswagen In Germany And Toyota In Japan

final new car sales figures for 2016 are still to be finalised, but here is a snapshot of markets where the numbers have been crunched. in the uk, 2016 was the best year on-record for new car sales with a total of 2,692,786 - 2.3 per-cent up on 2015. Show More Summary

2018 Ford Mustang Revealed - Boosts Technology Credentials

brains to match its brawn, that's the idea behind the next-generation ford mustang. set to arrive locally in 2018, ford's upgraded performance car is set to be the most technologically advanced car in its class, giving the brand a cut-price alternative to european coupes such as the bmw m4. Show More Summary

Volvo To Use Real-Life Families For Real-World Autonomous Vehicle Testing

volvo revealed its concept 26 autonomous vehicle at the detroit auto show and in an unusual twist at this year’s show introduced a family of four who will test the swedish manufacturer’s autonomous products in everyday real-world driving. Show More Summary

Fiat Chrysler Faces North American Probe on Exhaust Emissions

fiat chrysler (fca) is to be investigated by the u.s. justice department for software designed to allow diesel vehicles to exceed exhaust emissions limitations. the investigation follows revelations by the us environmental protection agency (epa) that fca used hidden software to allow excess exhaust emissions from its diesel engines to go undetected. Show More Summary

2017 Suzuki Ignis - Price And Features For Australia

suzuki has revived the ignis nameplate with its new hatch that will target the likes of the toyota yaris and mazda2. the front-wheel drive hatch is powered by a 1.2-litre petrol engine that produces 66kw and 120nm. the entry-level gl is offered with either a five-speed manual or cvt automatic and the top-spec glx comes with the cvt auto only. Show More Summary

ANCAP 4 Star Rating For MG GS SUV

ancap has completed its latest round of barrier testing and the results see a four-star rating for the mg gs mid-size suv. according to ancap, the mg gs is a sound vehicle structurally but is not fitted with important safety features such as autonomous emergency braking, second-row seat belt reminders and lane departure warning. Show More Summary

2017 Suzuki Ignis First Drive Review | Tiny SUV Fills A Huge Gap In The Market

suzuki has revived the ignis name and applied it to what it calls a “light suv” and unlike the previous ignis which filled in for the swift between 2000 and 2005, the new ignis will sell alongside the swift in a two-pronged light car approach for the brand. Show More Summary

Holden Confirm Last Day Of Local Commodore Production

he holden commodore, as we know it, will die october 20, 2017. while the commodore name will live on with an imported model but the last australian-made example will roll of the production line in elizabeth, south australia in october, two years after holden announced plans to end local manufacturing. Show More Summary

2017 Renault Kangoo Introduces Turbo Petrol Power

for the 2017 model year renault has revamped its kangoo light van, the best selling model in its segment, with a new turbocharged petrol engine and six-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. the 1.2 litre four-cylinder turbo engine...Show More Summary

Two Hot New Toyota Yaris Models For Geneva Motor Show

look for two high-performance versions of the toyota yaris to star at the geneva motor show in march. first-up will be the awesome world rally championship contender tmr detailed here last december. the yaris wrc has its maiden outing on 19 january at the monte carlo rally but won’t appear in toyota dealerships any time soon. Show More Summary

Next-Generation Holden Commodore – Torque Vectoring All-Wheel-Drive System Detailed

details have emerged on the torque-vectoring all-wheel-drive system to feature in the all-new european-sourced 2018 holden commodore. the commodore will be a re-badged version of the opel insignia five-door hatchback and wagon, another general motor’s subsidiary, vauxhall, also offers the same insignia. Show More Summary

Not For Australia – Detroit Motor Show Stars Which Won’t Launch Here

gone are the days when cars designed and engineered for the north american market were believed to be inferior to those from europe and thus would not hit the sweet spot with buyers in australia. that’s ancient history and for some years north american automotive products rival the best from any other location. Show More Summary

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