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Australian Design Rules To Merge Further With UN Regulations

The Federal Government has taken new steps this week to further align Australian Design Rules (ADRs) regulations with international vehicle standards. In a move that the government says ‘cuts red and green tape’, two United Nations (UN) regulations will be adopted as part of an ongoing reform program. Show More Summary

Federal Government moves to harmonise ADRs with international standards

17 hours agoVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

The Federal Government has updated another two Australian Design Rules (ADR) in a move intended to bring our regulations more into line with international vehicle standards. Assistant minister for infrastructure and regional development Jamie Briggs says the latest ADR reforms are a step towards ensuring that every time a UN regulation is updated the relevant [...]

Suzuki Vitara here around mid-2015 with Juke and Trax in its sights

17 hours agoVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

The reborn European-made Suzuki Vitara will arrive in Australia just after the middle of 2015 priced aggressively from as little as $23,000, and will lure younger buyers with its interesting cabin personalisation and brand-leading technologies such as Apple CarPlay and MirrorLink.  Down the line, it could also be a candidate for the downsized turbo-petrol engines [...]

2015 Ford Ranger facelift teased in new video

17 hours agoVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

httpv:// The 2015 Ford Ranger has been teased in a new video released by Ford Asia Pacific. The 19-second clip shows snapshots of the updated Ranger taking on water, gravel and sand before revealing...Show More Summary

Ford Focus, Fiesta, EcoSport warranties extended over dual-clutch transmission shudder

17 hours agoVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

Ford Australia has extended the warranties of almost 50,000 Fiesta, Focus and EcoSport vehicles equipped with the brand’s six-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. Dubbed a customer satisfaction program rather than a product recall,...Show More Summary

Holden Cruze : Elizabeth plant celebrates production of 100,000th small car

17 hours agoVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

The 100,000th locally produced Holden Cruze has rolled off the car maker’s assembly line in Elizabeth, South Australia. The milestone vehicle, a Cruze SRi Z-Series hatch in Red Hot paint, was completed on Tuesday and is destined for Commonwealth Motors in Canberra. The 100,000th Holden Cruze leave the line a little over three and a [...]

Renault Clio :: fourth-gen city car recalled over potential braking faults

17 hours agoVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

The fourth-generation Renault Clio has been recalled in Australia due to two possible faults with the city car’s braking system. Affecting 318 Renault Clio IVs in total, the recall relates to incorrectly fitted front brake hoses and incorrect rear brake retaining clips. According to the official recall notice on the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s [...]

Spied: 2014 Lexus IS F Convertible 416

17 hours agoVehicles / Cars : Leftlane

The Lexus IS F Convertible is nearing production-ready.

BMW Australia rules out 2 Series Active Tourer seven-seat and xDrive variants

17 hours agoVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

BMW Australia says it will likely steer clear of expanding its front-drive 2 Series Active Tourer range with Euro-focused seven-seat or xDrive all-wheel-drive derivatives for the foreseeable future. The seven-seat baby MPV ‘Gran Tourer’ has been spotted out and about in disguise overseas, and is tipped to launch in Europe by the middle of 2015. BMW Australia head [...]

2015 Kia Picanto spied undergoing testing

17 hours agoVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

The soon-to-be-updated Kia Picanto city car has been caught testing outside of Hyundai Motor Europe‘s headquarters in Germany ahead of its potential launch in Australia by the end of next year. The heavily camouflaged light hatch bears black plastic and cladding over its front and rear ends, as well as on its doors. However, it [...]

Alfa Romeo’s RWD sports sedan to debut in June – reports

17 hours agoVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

If reports are correct, the first rear-wheel drive sedan from Alfa Romeo in 23 years is pencilled in for a debut in June 2015. Sources who spoke to Autocar claim that Alfa’s new RWD sedan will make its global debut in June at Expo 2015, which is being held in Milan between the beginning of [...]

Holden Celebrates 100,000th Cruze At Elizabeth Plant

Holden employees at the Elizabeth plant in South Australia yesterday put the finishing touches on the carmaker’s 100,000th locally-built Cruze small car. The milestone model was an SRi Z-Series hatch with a ‘red hot’ paint finish, bound for Canberra’s Commonwealth Motors Holden dealer in Phillip. Show More Summary

2015 Ford Ranger Revealed: Video

Ford has given the world a quick glimpse of its refreshed Ranger pick-up this week, ahead of an early 2015 market debut. As expected, and as Photoshop wizard Theo Chin cooked up last week, the updated Ranger will take a few styling cues from the all-new Everest 4x4 SUV. Show More Summary

10 Su-27SM Flankers & 4 Su-30 Super Flankers Stationed In Crimea

19 hours agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

As promised, Moscow is finally beefing up its air combat punch on the Crimean Peninsula. Sputnik news has pictures of Russia's new fighter regiment at Belbek Air Base, on the western Crimean coast. The base is stated to imminently house 10 highly upgraded Su-27SM and four state of the art Su-30 Super Flankers. Read more...

Suzuki Outlines New Model Lines, Swifter Swift Sport Coming

We may soon see a resurgent Suzuki brand, with reports this week that the carmaker is gearing up for an onslaught of new models. Earlier this year, Suzuki Australia boss Tony Devers revealed the brand will launch “at least one new model every year for the next five years”. Show More Summary

BMW 1 Series Sedan To Arrive In 2017

That BMW is prepping a front-drive small sedan to rival the Mercedes-Benz CLA and Audi A3 sedan is no great secret, but indications are that the 1 Series sedan won't land in showrooms until as late as 2017. Camouflaged prototypes have been spotted undergoing testing on both road and track, with the frequency of sightings increasing this year. Show More Summary

Video: Ferrari 458 Speciale vs Porsche 911 GT3 shows what Chris Harris does best

After a brief trip behind a pay wall, British auto journalist Chris Harris is back posting videos for free online, and shorts like this one are the perfect example of why his return is so welcome. Showing up at the damp Anglesey Circuit...Show More Summary

U-Turn: What you missed on 11.26.14

We Say Goodbye To Today's Cadillac CTS-V The raucous Cadillac CTS-V lineup we've come to know and love is drifting off into the sunset. There's a new one on the horizon, but it probably won't be quite the same animal that today's sedan, coupe and wagon are. Show More Summary

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