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Volkswagen Golf Three-Door Returns With GTI Performance Edition 1

volkswagen is dipping into its past with a three-door special edition of the golf gti set to arrive in australia to celebrate the defining hot hatch in its original form. called the golf gti performance edition 1, the new limited edition...Show More Summary

2018 Volkswagen T-Roc Debuts In First Teaser Video

volkswagen had just three words to go with its first teaser video of a camouflaged t-roc, the brand’s newest suv set to fit into the range beneath the tiguan. those three words were “power”, “design” and “off-road” (i know what you’re...Show More Summary

2017 Honda Jazz VTi Review | City Car With Space Of An SUV

could the 2017 honda jazz vti be australia’s cheapest (and best) small suv? it has been almost 15 years since the first-generation jazz went on-sale locally, and that marks a decade-and-a-half of light-hatchback leadership in terms of space and practicality. Show More Summary

Mitsubishi Moves Into Indonesia - Kia Moves Into India

a pair of asia’s carmakers has this week announced they’ll be spreading their automotive wings with two new plants in two new markets. the first is kia, which says india’s position as the fifth-largest new car market in the world is too limportant to ignore. Show More Summary

Maserati Quattroporte And Ghibli Recalled For Fuel Leak

maserati has this week issued recalls for its quattroporte and ghibli models in australia, due to a potential fuel leak. the carmaker has identified a weakness with the fuel delivery pipe, which may allow fuel to leak onto the road.Show More Summary

Mazda Announces CX-8 SUV To Plug The Gap Between CX-5 and CX-9

mazda is set to expand its range of suvs with a newly announced cx-8 crossover - however at this stage the new three-row model is to be confined to japan only. available with either six or seven seats, depending on how it’s configured,...Show More Summary

2017 Skoda Kodiaq - Entry Price And Specs Revealed For Australia

skoda has announced the price and features for the petrol-powered version of its kodiaq seven-seat suv, set to go on sale in australia from may. from launch, a single 132tsi variant will be available in australian showrooms, starting at $42,990 plus on road costs. Show More Summary

Fiat Chrysler CEO Admits Jeep And Ram Strong Enough To Stand Alone - But Won’t

outspoken fiat chrysler ceo, sergio marchionne, has once again shown his hand, revealing that the company’s jeep and ram brands are strong enough to spin-off into financially viable companies of their own, similar to ferrari. in an interview...Show More Summary

2017 BMW 530e iPerformance Confirmed For Australia

bmw has confirmed the australian arrival of the plug-in hybrid 530e iperformance, revealing the first details of the fuel-efficient sedan ahead of its mid-year arrival the 530e iperformance marks the first time bmw has applied its plug-in...Show More Summary

Ducati Up For Grabs As Volkswagen Looks To Trim Costs: Report

he volkswagen group is investigating the possible sale of its motorcycle arm, ducati, just five years after having assumed control of the italian superbike builder, according to reports out of europe. the possible sale of ducati, currently owned by audi, comes as part of the volkswagen group’s company-wide expenditure audit. Show More Summary

2017 Mini Countryman Cooper SD Review | Upsize Fits All

mini has grown up. it had to. despite a longing for the return of london’s swinging 60s vibe, a 21st century global market has different demands and miniscule four-seat mini cars aren’t the answer any more. for 2017 the mini countryman is bigger than ever, and its styling ditches some (but not all) of the retro-kitschy cues of previous mini models. Show More Summary

Tesla Supercharger And Destination Charger Networks Set For Mass Expansion

esla has declared “charging is our priority” for 2017, announcing that owners will soon have access to more charging stations than ever. the electric carmaker said it is gearing up for the arrival of the model 3, and the knowledge that many more teslas are about to hit the roads. Show More Summary

Nismo Cars Business Department - Nissan Announces New Stand-Alone Nismo

nissan's performance brand nismo is set for a rapid expansion of new models. the japanese carmaker has announced it has spun-off the division to create a new sub-brand called nismo cars business department, which will be responsible for expanding the range of high-performance vehciles as well as broaden the markets in which they are sold. Show More Summary

Waymo’s Self-Driving Test Fleet To Undergo Massive Expansion

fiat chrysler has announced that it will supply a further 500 chrysler pacifica minivans to waymo’s autonomous driving test program later this year, building on the initial 100 cars already delivered so far. waymo - the mobility solutions...Show More Summary

Honda Civic Type R Snares Nurburgring Lap Record

he 2017 honda civic type r has claimed the title of fastest front wheel drive car around the punishing nurburgring circuit in germany. honda has released footage of the new civic type r recording a 7m43.80s lap time a feat that shaves 6.83 seconds off the previous europe-only model. Show More Summary

American Favourite Charms The World: Mustang Named World’s Best-Selling Sports Car

he ford mustang has been declared the best-selling sports car of 2016 - not just in its home market of america, but across the globe. for the last 50 years mustang has held the best-seller title in the united states, but limited availability outside of north america meant that the global title was out of reach. Show More Summary

Qoros Model K-EV Is A Supercar Spin For A Future Electric Car

chinese-israeli automotive manufacturer, qoros, has used the shanghai auto show to unveil its most ambitious concept vehicle yet with the model k-ev previewing the brand’s future styling direction as well as its electric ambitions. built...Show More Summary

Mercedes-Benz Energy - New Energy Storage Arm To Tackle Tesla Powerwall

mercedes-benz has entered the emerging energy storage space with a new arm of the company simply called mercedes-benz energy. customers in the uk will be among the first to be offered the new technology, which uses lithium-ion batteries in up to eight battery modules of 2.5kwh each. Show More Summary

2017 Jaguar XF Sportbrake Teased Ahead Of European Reveal

jaguar has begun to roll-out images and info about the wagon variant of its xf range, with an unusual spot of groundskeeping at wimbledon. under the direction of jaguar design director, ian callum, wimbledon's head groundsman has deviated...Show More Summary

Great Wall Steed Scores 2-Star ANCAP Safety Rating - 5-Stars For Hyundai i30 | Honda Civic And Mercedes-Benz Marco Polo Activity

he australasian new car assessment program (ancap) has delivered a hammer blow to chinese carmaker great wall, with a lowly 2-star safety rating for the steed pickup. previously sold as the v240 (petrol) and v200 (diesel) models, the steed was given a refresh before being reintroduced to australia last year. Show More Summary

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