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Volvo's 1790kW Iron Knight shatters records - video

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Volvo's 1790kW Iron Knight shatters records - video

The fact that truck speed records are even a thing is glorious in itself, but this latest run from Volvo Trucks is straight-up epic. The Swedish manufacturer's load-hauling arm is no stranger to setting records in this field, either, having done so in 2007 with the Wild Viking, 2010 with NH D16, and both 2011 and 2012 with Mean Green...

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2017 Kia Rio previewed ahead of Paris debut: Australian debut set for early next year
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2017 Kia Rio previewed ahead of Paris debut: Australian debut set for early next year

A set of fresh new teaser sketches for the upcoming 2017 Kia Rio has been handed down today, just hours after revealing spy photos first hit the wire. As those earlier shots hinted and these new sketches confirm, the face of the new 2017 Rio will borrow design cues from its larger Optima stablemate...


2017 Volkswagen Golf update, all-new CC revealed in Euro press
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2017 Volkswagen Golf update, all-new CC revealed in Euro press

The anticipated 2017 Volkswagen Golf update and the only recently spied 2018 Volkswagen CC have surfaced online today, thanks to a revealing set of leaked images. The refreshed 2017 Golf was already expected to make its debut at October's Paris motor show, but these leaked images offer a first look at what showgoers will see...


2016 Paris motor show: what to expect - UPDATE
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2016 Paris motor show: what to expect - UPDATE

It's the oldest motor show in the world, having first launched as a combined event for cycling, sports, and the exciting new world of automobiles. No surprise, then, that the biennial Paris motor show - "Mondial de l'Automobile" in the French - is also one of the biggest on the international calendar and a focus point for the most extravagant concepts and new-model unveilings...


Bentley EXP 10 coupe, EXP 9 SUV designer to take over exterior styling job
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Bentley EXP 10 coupe, EXP 9 SUV designer to take over exterior styling job

The man behind the muscular and low-slung EXP 10 Speed 6 concept, expected to preview Bentley's future look, will now head the company's exterior styling team. John Paul Gregory, a veteran of the Volkswagen Group now into his eighth year with the Bentley brand, will report to design director Stefan Sielaff...


2018 Volkswagen CC spied testing - UPDATE
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2018 Volkswagen CC spied testing - UPDATE

Update - The next-generation Volkswagen CC has been spied again around the Nurburgring. See bottom of article for details The all-new 2018 Volkswagen CC has been spied testing this week, offering a first look at the next generation of the German car maker's style-focused executive car...


Ford could beat Uber to driverless taxi fleet with 2021 plan
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Ford could beat Uber to driverless taxi fleet with 2021 plan

No steering wheel, no accelerator, no brake pedal: this is Ford's plan for a driverless vehicle fleet it aims to launch in just five years.  Personal transport upstart Uber has made no secret of its plans to swap human drivers for driverless cars, but Ford has stepped up as the first car maker to declare its own assault on the 'Johnny Cab' market...


2017 BMW X2 bound for Paris, 8 Series coming to replace 6 - report
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2017 BMW X2 bound for Paris, 8 Series coming to replace 6 - report

The small sports-themed SUV expected to be known as the 2017 BMW X2 will reportedly debut October's Paris motor show, and the anticipated return of the 8 Series name is in the spotlight once again. The so-called X2 was spied testing earlier this year, with only a light layer of camouflage to disguise what is clearly intended as a sporty, tapered roofline...


2017 Holden Colorado range lands five-star ANCAP safety upgrade
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2017 Holden Colorado range lands five-star ANCAP safety upgrade

The massively overhauled 2017 Holden Colorado range has been upgraded to a full five-star safety rating by the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) this week. For the new model year, the Colorado gains revisions to its front structure, airbag configuration and restraint system...


2017 Hyundai i30 previewed ahead of September unveiling: video
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2017 Hyundai i30 previewed ahead of September unveiling: video

We've seen it in camouflage, and now the first official images and video of the upcoming 2017 Hyundai i30 have been released, just weeks out from the new model's world premiere. Confirmed for a September 7 unveiling in Korea ahead of a wider debut expected to occur at October's Paris motor show, the new i30 should hit markets around the world in the first half of 2017...


2018 Mazda CX-5 spied testing: All-new mid-sizer makes first outing
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2018 Mazda CX-5 spied testing: All-new mid-sizer makes first outing

You may need to look closely, but what you're seeing right here is the all-new 2018 Mazda CX-5 SUV. The CX-5 was the first car to debut with Mazda's new "Kodo" styling themes, debuting in 2011 after first being previewed by the well-received Minagi concept at that year's Geneva motor show...


2017 BMW 740e iPerformance pricing announced: S500e rival here from late 2016
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2017 BMW 740e iPerformance pricing announced: S500e rival here from late 2016

Australian pricing and specifications have been revealed for the new 2017 BMW 740e iPerformance today, ahead of a late 2016 market launch. Revealed at the Geneva motor show earlier this year, the 740e iPerformance succeeds the old ActiveHybrid 7 and debuts as BMW's assault on the Mercedes-Benz S500e...


Success of autonomous tech could come down to psychology: study
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Success of autonomous tech could come down to psychology: study

Delivering a quantum leap in safety may be the key to winning hearts, but it will be psychology that determines the success or failure of autonomous driving technology, a new report claims. The development of autonomous and fully driverless systems has become a hot topic in recent years, with more than a few car makers aiming for the once far-off year of 2020 to launch a new era of road safety technology...


2017/2018 Mitsubishi ASX spied testing
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2017/2018 Mitsubishi ASX spied testing

The all-new 2017 or 2018 Mitsubishi ASX compact SUV has been spied testing this week, ahead of a global debut that will likely occur in the coming year. The SUV shown here is clearly inspired by the XR-PHEV concept that first appeared way back in 2013. But, like the big Pajero Sport off-roader that launched last year, the XR's "dynamic shield" styling remains the Japanese brand's latest look...


2017 Holden Barina hatch spied in Melbourne
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2017 Holden Barina hatch spied in Melbourne

The refreshed 2017 Holden Barina hatch has been spied in Melbourne this week ahead of a launch that could occur in the coming months. Revealed earlier this year in its overseas Chevrolet Sonic form, Holden's light car picks up a number of basic styling tweaks to see out the model's run...