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Holden range to comprise one-third Opel models

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Holden range to comprise one-third Opel models

More than a third of Holden’s future model line-up will comprise vehicles from European sister brand Opel. General Motors’ Australian and German divisions made the joint product announcement at this week’s 2014 Paris motor show...

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Holden Corsa could join Barina in city car twin attack
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Holden Corsa could join Barina in city car twin attack

A Holden Corsa could become reality and join the current Barina in a two-tier city car segment attack by the company. Holden has previously imported the Opel Corsa under the Barina nameplate, though CarAdvice believes the company would offer both city cars concurrently in showrooms rather than just replace the current Barina that’s sourced from Korea...


Mazda CX-5 Review : One-year Ownership Report
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Mazda CX-5 Review : One-year Ownership Report

Well, that went quick. The Spinks family has hit the first anniversary of buying a Mazda CX-5, so it’s a perfect time to reflect on the ownership experience so far. The interior has all the classic signs of a family vehicle – an infant shoe here, a bib there, and the odd raisin to be found under a front seat – but apart from that, our CX-5 is still looking adequately new-ish...


Ford Mustang benchmarked against BMW M3 but not Chevrolet Camaro
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Ford Mustang benchmarked against BMW M3 but not Chevrolet Camaro

The all-new Ford Mustang was benchmarked against performance cars such as the BMW M3, Nissan GT-R and Porsche 911 but not the Chevrolet Camaro during development because it was “already superior” to its rival, according to the Blue Oval brand. Ford’s famous muscle car has focused on dynamics like never before for the sixth-generation that will become the first Mustang to become a global model...


Ford Australia promotes 2015 hero cars in Twitter game
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Ford Australia promotes 2015 hero cars in Twitter game

Ford Australia is using a social media quiz to promote three of its most important models that will debut in 2015. The #guesswhoaustralia campaign is being run without any Ford branding in a bid to boost the intrigue surrounding the three vehicles shown. 2015 is a huge year for the company as it begins a huge focus on its imported models as it prepares for the end of local production in October 2016...


Porsche 911 cop car goes on NSW patrol
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Porsche 911 cop car goes on NSW patrol

NSW police officers are likely to be fighting over the keys the newest member of the state's patrol fleet - a Porsche 911 Carrera. The 911 looks, ahem, arresting in its blue and white livery complete with sirens. A 911 Turbo S would be better suited for police chases, of course, but the Carrera is more focused on catching the eye of the community than catching criminals...


2015 Ford Mustang: The Quick Guide
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2015 Ford Mustang: The Quick Guide

The Ford Mustang has never been more significant for Australians since the Blue Oval’s muscle car debuted 50 years ago. Not only will the new, sixth-generation version be officially built in right-hand drive as it transforms into a global model, but when the Falcon disappears from 2017 the Mustang will be the only V8-powered Ford you’ll be able to buy locally...


2015 Ford Mustang Review
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2015 Ford Mustang Review

Goodbye Falcon, hello Ford Mustang. Okay, it’s not 2017 yet so we're getting a bit ahead of ourselves, but what you’re looking at here – and what we’ve driven – is the car that will replace the XR8 and GT as Ford Australia’s local halo model...


2015 Ford Mustang could carry sub-$50,000 price tag
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2015 Ford Mustang could carry sub-$50,000 price tag

The first Ford Mustang to be sold in Australia as a mainstream model since the late 1960s could cost less than $50,000 when it arrives in late 2015. Ford’s decision to make the latest version of the famous Pony car a global model factory-built in right-hand drive means the Mustang will cost significantly less than the $85,000-plus Tickford conversions sold by Ford Australia in 2001/2002...


Ford: V8 engine can survive
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Ford: V8 engine can survive

Ford is confident constant engine evolution and customer demand will ensure V8s remain a part of its line-up for a long time to come. The Blue Oval company has just launched its new, six-generation Mustang sports car, which is available with the traditional V8 but also one of the company’s more contemporary downsized engines featuring turbocharging...


2015 Ford Territory pricing revealed
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2015 Ford Territory pricing revealed

The price of the Ford Territory has been cut by up to $6500 as the last version of the homegrown SUV prepares to go on sale at the end of the year. Entry to the locally built Falcon-based SUV now starts at $36,990 with a $3000 drop for the rear-wheel-drive TX petrol. The Titanium RWD petrol gets the biggest cut, with other reductions of $3250, $6000 or $6320 depending on model...


Audi SQ5 v BMW X4 30d v Porsche Macan S Diesel : Comparison review
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Audi SQ5 v BMW X4 30d v Porsche Macan S Diesel : Comparison review

We are just about getting used to the idea of sporty cars powered by diesel engines, but the Audi SQ5, BMW X4 30d and Porsche Macan S Diesel further test the scepticism of purists. Can a diesel-powered SUV be a genuine performance star? It’s fitting the SQ5 is here because it was Audi that started the modern era of diesel performance with its R10 and R15 TDI race cars that, with the exception of 2009, dominated Le Mans between 2006 and 2011 (before hybrids became trendy)...


ISOFIX : Australian safety clicks belatedly into place
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ISOFIX : Australian safety clicks belatedly into place

Parents rejoice! The clever ISOFIX child seat restraint system will be available in Australia within days after the rubber stamp from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission. It’s still worth asking the question why it has taken so long for ISOFIX to be approved for use in our country...


Lexus IS350 Review
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Lexus IS350 Review

The IS350 is currenlty the pick of Lexus's rival for the 3 Series and C-Class.


HSV GTS Maloo : world’s fastest ute in waiting revealed
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HSV GTS Maloo : world’s fastest ute in waiting revealed

The new HSV GTS Maloo will send an iconic Australian vehicle out in style by becoming the world’s fastest ute. Holden Special Vehicles is building a limited run of 250 GTS Maloos, with a price tag somewhere between $85,000 and $90,000 that will also make it Australia’s most expensive ute until local manufacturing ceases in 2017...