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2017 Ford Fiesta ST Adopts New Three-Cylinder Turbo

ford has completed its roll-out of fiesta variants for the all new 2017 model, announcing the first details of the next-generation fiesta st hot hatch. the fiesta st’s official debut will occur at the geneva motor show next week, with the new car representing a major change compared to the model it replaces. Show More Summary

2017 Haval H6 Revealed Ahead Of Chinese Debut

china’s most popular suv, the haval h6 has just been refreshed with an all-new model for 2017, designed to maintain the brand’s best seller status in its home market. as well as number-one status in china the h6 ranks as the fifth highest-selling...Show More Summary

Hyundai Sonata Recalled For Sunroof Fix - Also Nissan Patrol And Pulsar

hyundai has issued a recall in australia this week for its mid-sized sonata, due to a potential problem with the vehicle’s sunroof. the carmaker has identified a weakness with the sonata’s sunroof wind deflector plate, which may not have been attached correctly at the time of manufacturing. Show More Summary

2017 Toyota C-HR First Drive Review | Conservatism Takes A Back-Seat For Toyota’s Newest SUV

where competitors have long had an entrant in australia’s small suv segment, toyota has lagged behind the pack when it comes to downsizing its broad suv offerings - surprising for a company that helped spur the suv craze with the original rav4. Show More Summary

Honda Creates New ‘Mobility And Autonomy’ R&D Division

honda’s research and development program is set to be restructured and is headlined by a new r&d division tasked with exploring the areas of robotics, mobility systems and energy management. under the banner ‘r&d centre x’ the new program...Show More Summary

Volvo XC60 Teased Ahead Of Geneva Debut - New Semi-Autonomous Features

volvo has kept the onlookers busy in the lead-up to the geneva motor show, with several teaser images heralding the imminent arrival of its new xc60 suv. a side-on shot shows the mid-sized model wearing a car cover under which volvo-familiar tail lamps can be seen. Show More Summary

2017 Skoda Octavia RS 230 Review - A Sporty Alternative To The SUV Set

it is reasonably audacious for the skoda octavia rs 230 wagon to claim it can do both sports and utility better than a vehicle that actually wears the suv tag. to be fair to skoda, the volkswagen group brand from the czech republic isn’t shouting that claim. Show More Summary

Hyundai To Continue American Names With New Compact SUV

in case you haven’t noticed, hyundai has an american theme going with the names for its suv models – think santa fe and tucson (as in santa fe, new mexico and tucson, arizona). according to the well-informed hyundai-blog this theme will...Show More Summary

Nissan Starts Autonomous Vehicle Testing On European Roads

nissan has previewed its upcoming european on-road testing of autonomous vehicles with a demonstration on roads east of london. the london drive follows nissan’s earlier on-road autonomous driving demonstrations in north america and japan. Show More Summary

Peugeot Reveals Autonomous Instinct Concept

his is the first look at peugeot’s autonomous instinct concept unveiled at the mobile world congress in barcelona, and is also heading to the 2017 geneva motor show in march. as you can see the gloriously styled phev adopts swept-back...Show More Summary

Design Sketches Tease Sporty New Look For Updated Hyundai Sonata

hey’re only teaser design sketches but it seems hyundai’s upcoming facelift for the sonata sedan will bring a sporty flavour when it debuts next month at the seoul motor show ahead of its australian launch in a couple of months. note...Show More Summary

2017 Toyota 86 GTS Automatic | Toyota Takes A Gentle Approach To Improving It’s Sports Star

he toyota 86 is the coupe that reminded the world that low-cost affordable sports cars are indeed possible, that they can be simple yet involving and chilling in the right situation. for some though, toyota hasn't done enough; "it needs...Show More Summary

2017 Peugeot 2008 - Updated Small SUV Priced From $26,490 In Australia

peugeot australia has revealed an updated lineup for the 2008 compact suv headlined by the 81kw/205nm turbocharged three-cylinder petrol engine from the 208 hatchback which is standard across the range. the terrific turbo three-cylinder...Show More Summary

2017 Mercedes-Benz E 200 Review | Next-Level Limousine Sophistication

he flagship mercedes-benz sedan, the s-class, is synonymous with setting new standards for the limousine class with each generation, debuting new high-end technologies, ever more opulent interiors, and greater levels of comfort and refinement. Show More Summary

2017 Land Rover Discovery Overseas Preview Drive | Softer Styling Hides Serious Off-Road Ability

still months away from its australian debut, the land rover discovery has already ruffled owners of previous generations thanks to its more rounded styling and by shifting a low-range transfer case onto the optional equipment list. at...Show More Summary

Mercedes-Benz X-Class Lands In Australia To Kick Of Promotional Duties

one of the first examples of the mercedes-benz x-class has touched down in australia and has been immediately put to work as a promotional tool for mercedes-benz' upcoming dual-cab ute. the car you see isn’t the production x-class however,...Show More Summary

2017 Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Revealed Ahead Of Geneva Debut

porsche continues its roll-out of new panamera variants, introducing the panamera turbo s e-hybrid as the seventh model in the local range. set to go on show at the geneva motor show in march, the panamera turbo s e-hybrid mixes theShow More Summary

2017 Hyundai i30 Preview Drive | An Introduction To Hyundai’s New Small Hatch Challenger

in the price-sensitive end of australia’s small car market the hyundai i30's sales have soared each time the sticker drops below the $20,000 driveaway mark. that low-price sale success has lead hyundai to question if it needs to target...Show More Summary

Tesla Update - Model 3 | Superchargers | Insurance | New Zealand And More

production for tesla’s highly-anticipated model 3 could begin as early as july in a limited capacity, before the electric carmaker ramps up to full-scale production later this year. in a letter this week to shareholders, tesla ceo elon musk and chief financial officer jason wheeler reportedly said that the commencement of production was on schedule. Show More Summary

2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet Teased Ahead Of Geneva

he 2017 mercedes-amg e 63 estate has been confirmed for the geneva motor show, but the german carmaker’s e-class range will have a second new model on the stands next month. the new e-class cabriolet is on its way, and benz has given us a first glimpse with a covered-up example popping up in timelines on social media this week. Show More Summary

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