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2018 Honda Accord Teased Ahead Of July Unveiling

honda has teased its new accord for 2018 with the all-new 10th generation model previewed in a new design sketch ahead of an official unveiling next month. style-wise the accord looks to borrow much of its front-end from the new civic...Show More Summary

Kia Sorento | Kia Optima Recalled For Engine Bearing Issues

kia has issued a recall in australia for its sorento suv and optima midsizer due to potential engine damage. the carmaker says the 2.4 litre four-cylinder petrol engine may have been subject to machining errors during manufacturing, and that bearings may suffer premature wear as a result. Show More Summary

Toyota 86 GTS Limited Edition Revealed

oyota's 86 sports coupe will soon be available in a limited edition variant, but just 60 examples will be up for grabs in australia. based on the range-topping 86 gts, the manual-only limited edition is priced from $41,490 before on-road costs, which is a price rise of $5000 over the stock toyota 86 gts. Show More Summary

2017 Audi RS 3 Sedan First Drive Review | A Sensible Suit Hides Manic Performance

audi sport, the division tasked with taking standard luxury cars and turning them into mind-melting performance cars, may not have the same storied history of hot-shops like mercedes-amg or bmw m, but that hasn’t stopped the brand from expanding its range at a rapid rate. Show More Summary

2017 Volkswagen Arteon Overseas Preview Drive | Volkswagen Puts Prestige Brands On Notice With Its Newest Four-Door Coupe

despite volkswagen’s origins as a car for the masses, the brand has more recently explored its premium side with cars like the touareg, passat cc, and the overseas-only phaeton muscling in on traditional luxury territory. in australia...Show More Summary

Lexus Confirms 2018 CT 200h Hybrid Hatch For Australia

lexus has confirmed that its updated hybrid hatch, the ct 200h will be available in australia from the fourth quarter of 2017. having first launched in australia in 2011 this update is the second in the small five-door’s model run, with front and rear stying changes, plus a revised infotainment system available. Show More Summary

Fiat Chrysler Diesel Emissions Above Legal Limit -Dieselgate Researchers

researchers who uncovered volkswagen’s now-infamous diesel emissions ‘defeat device’ have set their sights on other carmakers - and, reportedly, fiat chrysler’s results don’t look good. industry paper automotive news reports the same...Show More Summary

Hyundai To Grow N Performance Division Via Enhancement Packs

in the lead-up to the launch of hyundai’s first dedicated performance model, the i30 n, the head of the n program, albert biermann, revealed the company’s plan to expand the n sub brand via a range of packs and lower powered models.Show More Summary

Honda Civic Type R Set To Grow Into Performance Family

honda is set to grow its hallowed type r badge from a single model into a wider range of performance models as part of the latest-generation civic type r program. at the recent us launch of honda’s hot hatch civic model line chief engineer...Show More Summary

2018 Volkswagen Polo And Polo GTI Unveiled Overseas

volkswagen has taken the covers off its sixth generation polo light car at an event in berlin, showing both the regular model range as well as the sporty gti hot hatch. as is increasingly the case with cars in its class, volkswagen has...Show More Summary

Aston Martin Unveils Production-Spec Vantage AMR Limited edition

aston martin has unveiled the first of its special edition amr cars, applying the race-inspired treatment as a farewell edition of the long-running vantage coupe and roadster. the limited run of 300 cars, 200 v8 models and 100 v12s, has started at aston martin’s gaydon, england factory. Show More Summary

Hyundai Santa Fe | i45 Recalled For Engine Debris - Volvo XC90 Recalled For Seatbelt Debris

hyundai has issued a recall in australia for its i45 and santa fe models, due to a potential engine problem. vehicles fitted with the 2.4 litre gdi four-cylinder petrol engine may be subject to contamination from debris during the manufacturing process. Show More Summary

2017 Subaru BRZ Review | Charming Sports Coupe Offers Affordable Fun

inside dealerships the 2017 subaru brz might look like it doesn’t belong. not only has this now-lightly facelifted affordable sports coupe been around since 2012, over which time most subaru models have been renewed, but it also utilises rear-wheel-drive within a lineup that heavily spruiks an all-wheel-drive advantage. Show More Summary

Mitsubishi Adds Reversing Camera To All Triton Genuine Trays

mitsubishi has just announced that a rear view camera is now available for all models of its triton ute range. although still not standard equipment, buyers who option a tray for their cab chassis triton from the mitsubishi genuine accessories line will now receive a safety-enhancing rear view camera as part of the tray kit. Show More Summary

2017 McLaren 570S Spider Unveiled

british supercar firm, mclaren, has unveiled its latest model, presenting a new convertible version of its entry-level sports series of cars. the 570s spider arrives as the third body style for the sport series range, joining the 570s and more spacious 570gt coupes. Show More Summary

Honda Boosts Value With 2017 HR-V Limited Edition

honda has boosted the value of its hr-v small suv with the addition of the brand’s recurring limited edition treatment. with the arrival of the toyota c-hr as a potential risk to sales honda australia has taken the entry-model hr-v vti and loaded in an extra $3600 worth of value for just $1425 over the standard model. Show More Summary

2017 Holden Astra Sedan First Drive Review | Quiet, Comfortable, And Conservative

holden is playing a game of celebrity heads with its newest astra sedan. for australia this new small sedan will become a part of the astra family, but elsewhere in the world it will sell as the second-generation chevrolet cruze. holden...Show More Summary

2017 Subaru Impreza 2.0i-L Review | AWD Gives Small Car Unique Appeal

although the 2017 subaru impreza may continue to be bread and butter for the japanese all-wheel drive-renowned brand, there now appears to be two differences. the four-tier hatch range – comprising 2.0i, 2.0i-l (as tested here), 2.0i-premium...Show More Summary

GM Touts Autonomous-Ready Production Capacity

general motors has boldly stated that it has the ability to run mass-produced autonomous vehicles down its existing production lines - something it claims separates it from its competitors. general motors ceo mary barra says chevrolet...Show More Summary

Jaguar Land Rover Launches Mobility Services Division In Conjunction With Lyft

british prestige car maker jaguar land rover is the latest to announce its entry into the ‘mobility services’ arena through a newly created division it calls inmotion. the announcement comes as jlr invests $25 million into ride hailing service, lyft - a major rival to uber in the usa. Show More Summary

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