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2019 Skoda Fabia teased ahead of Geneva

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2019 Skoda Fabia teased ahead of Geneva

The 2019 Skoda Fabia has been teased this week, ahead of a reveal at the 2018 Geneva motor show in March. While details of the new light hatch are few and far between, Skoda is touting the updated Fabia as a "major design overhaul" including the availability of LED headlights and tail-lights for the first time...

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2018 Toyota Kluger pricing and specs
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2018 Toyota Kluger pricing and specs

The upgraded 2018 Toyota Kluger range is now on sale in Australia, headlined by the inclusion of active safety technologies like autonomous emergency braking (AEB) and adaptive cruise control across the range. Following in the footsteps of the smaller RAV4 and larger Prado, the popular Kluger is the latest model from the Japanese manufacturer to get the safety suite fitted as standard...


ANCAP Crashlab to get $1.6m upgrade
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ANCAP Crashlab to get $1.6m upgrade

The New South Wales Government has committed $1.6 million to upgrading the ANCAP Crashlab, which will enable the facility to assess autonomous vehicle safety technologies. Minister for roads, maritime and freight, Melinda Pavey, made the announcement this week, which will support local crash-testing authority, ANCAP, in the testing of driver assistance systems...


2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI Original, Golf R Grid now on sale in Australia
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2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI Original, Golf R Grid now on sale in Australia

The Volkswagen Golf GTI Original and Golf R Grid editions have arrived in Australian showrooms, making the performance Golf more affordable than ever. Pricing kicks off at $37,490 plus on-road costs for the GTI Original, and $47,490 for the Golf R Grid...


NSW to crack down on drug driving
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NSW to crack down on drug driving

The New South Wales Government has announced a crack down on drug driving in the state, strengthening current legislation and boosting roadside drug testing. According to Premier Gladys Berejiklian, 392 people lost their lives on NSW roads in 2017, with preliminary data indicating drug-affected drivers were a major contributing factor in 36 fatal accidents during that period - resulting in 42 fatalities...


Infiniti to launch EVs from 2021
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Infiniti to launch EVs from 2021

Infiniti has announced it will introduce new electrified models from 2021, with its first pure-electric offering due the same year. The luxury subsidiary of Nissan says "customers can expect beautifully-designed vehicles like the Q Inspiration concept" featuring a "whole new level of electrified driving performance"...


2018 Bentley Bentayga V8 revealed, here in June - UPDATE
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2018 Bentley Bentayga V8 revealed, here in June - UPDATE

Update: The Bentley Bentayga V8 has been confirmed for Australia, with pricing kicking off from $334,700. See bottom of article for details. The 2018 Bentley Bentayga V8 has been revealed and detailed, joining the W12 and Diesel variants in the British luxury crossover's line-up...


Land Rover Defender Works V8 revealed
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Land Rover Defender Works V8 revealed

Land Rover has taken the wraps off a very special creation this week - the Defender Works V8 - as part of its 70th birthday celebrations. Featuring a 297kW/515Nm 5.0-litre naturally aspirated V8 engine under the bonnet, the special-edition model is both the most powerful and fastest Defender ever made - it can even sprint from 0-60mph (0-96km/h) in just 5...


2019 Jeep Cherokee detailed in Detroit
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2019 Jeep Cherokee detailed in Detroit

The facelifted 2019 Jeep Cherokee has been detailed this week as part of its public debut at the Detroit motor show. Compared to the model it replaces, the updated SUV features revised styling, a powerful new engine option, and the company's latest infotainment system...


2019 Ram 1500 revealed in Detroit
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2019 Ram 1500 revealed in Detroit

The all-new 2019 Ram 1500 has made its debut at the Detroit motor show this week, sporting a lighter body and technology upgrades, along with a new mild-hybrid powertrain. Weighing up to 102 kilograms less than its predecessor, the new 1500 features an aluminium tailgate - but not the tray bed, which remains a decision unique to Ford and its big F-150...


2018 Hyundai Veloster & Veloster N unveiled
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2018 Hyundai Veloster & Veloster N unveiled

The 2018 Hyundai Veloster has been revealed this week at the 2018 Detroit motor show, headlined by the Veloster N hot hatch. Four variants of the small coupe-come-hatchback have been revealed, the standard Veloster, the Veloster Turbo, the Veloster R-Spec and the Veloster N – all occupying a different spot on the potency scale...


Infiniti Q Inspiration concept revealed in Detroit
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Infiniti Q Inspiration concept revealed in Detroit

The Infiniti Q Inspiration concept has been revealed at the Detroit motor show overnight, giving us a first look at the company's future designs. Pitched as a "new form language for an era of advanced powertrains", the Q Inspiration takes the form of a four-door coupe, potentially previewing an upcoming rival to the Mercedes-Benz CLS...


2018 Mercedes-AMG CLS53 previewed ahead of Detroit reveal
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2018 Mercedes-AMG CLS53 previewed ahead of Detroit reveal

The upcoming 2018 Mercedes-AMG CLS53 4Matic+ has been teased on social media ahead of its reveal at the Detroit motor show this week. Set to become the flagship of the new-generation CLS range, the AMG CLS53 will become the first mainstream AMG-badged hybrid, and likely pioneer a new range of electrified '53' models...


2019 Mercedes-Benz G-Class revealed
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2019 Mercedes-Benz G-Class revealed

The new-generation 2018 Mercedes-Benz G-Class has been officially revealed and detailed at this week's Detroit motor show, ahead of an Australian launch in the third quarter of this year - likely making it a 2019 model by then. We've already seen the new G-Wagen inside and out through various sets of leaked online images, so the overall design doesn't offer too many surprises - though it was never going to be anything other than an evolutionary look...


2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt revealed
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2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt revealed

The 2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt has gone official ahead of its debut at the 2018 Detroit motor show. Paying tribute to the 1968 Mustang that starred in the Bullitt film alongside Steve McQueen, the 2019 limited-edition Pony car packs several unique features, along with added performance from its 5...