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2017 Seat Ibiza revealed in Barcelona
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2017 Seat Ibiza revealed in Barcelona

The 2017 Seat Ibiza has been revealed overnight in its home market of Spain, ahead of its European launch in July. While the Spanish hatch isn't likely to land in Australia anytime soon, it's the first Volkswagen Group product to ride on the MQB A0 platform - a smaller version of the MQB component set that underpins several models including Volkswagen Golf, Tiguan and Audi A3, and will likely form the basis of the next-generation Volkswagen Polo and Audi A1...


2017 HSV GTSR W1: company boss justifies $170k LS9-powered monster
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2017 HSV GTSR W1: company boss justifies $170k LS9-powered monster

For the $169,990 (before on-road costs) asking price of the just-revealed 2017 HSV GTSR W1, you could get yourself into a BMW M3 Competition, Mercedes-AMG C63 S, or even the brand-spanking new Alfa Romeo Giulia. Talk to the man in charge at HSV, though, and he says justifying the company's most expensive ever model is simple...


2017 Holden Commodore pricing and specs: Final run of locally-made range now on sale
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2017 Holden Commodore pricing and specs: Final run of locally-made range now on sale

Pricing and specifications for the 2017 Holden Commodore range have been announced this week, the final update to the Australian-made range before local production ends in October. For the new year Holden has upgraded just about every variant with extra equipment, bar the entry-level Evoke, which starts at $33,490 plus on-road costs for the ute and $35,490 for the sedan...


NanoFlowcell Quant 48Volt: 300km/h electric sports car set for Geneva reveal
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NanoFlowcell Quant 48Volt: 300km/h electric sports car set for Geneva reveal

Electric vehicle company NanoFlowcell has teased its latest sports car, the Quant 48Volt, ahead of its debut at this year's Geneva motor show in March. Powered by the world's first variably-controllable mobile flow cell, and four low-voltage electric motors, the Quant 48Volt claims some impressive performance figures...


Behind the beast: An in-depth look at the Corvette ZR1-powered 2017 HSV GTSR W1
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Behind the beast: An in-depth look at the Corvette ZR1-powered 2017 HSV GTSR W1

You already know it’s limited to 300 units. You already know it’s $169,990 (before on-road costs). And you already know it’s powered by the much-hyped LS9 engine out of the Chevrolet Corvette ZR1...


2017 HSV range: GTSR makes triumphant return, W1 revealed for Zeta send-off
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2017 HSV range: GTSR makes triumphant return, W1 revealed for Zeta send-off

Holden Special Vehicles (HSV) has unveiled what will be its final-ever range based on the long-serving Zeta platform, with the main drawcard being the rumoured LS9-powered GTSR W1 – the most powerful and most expensive HSV model, ever...


Five great moments in HSV history
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Five great moments in HSV history

Holden Special Vehicles, better known as simply HSV, is a brand synonymous with performance and 'Australianness' - but 2017 is the last time you'll ever see HSV offer a model based on an Australian-built vehicle. Here, at the end of an era, and with this week's big unveil of the heroic GTSR W1, it's only fitting that we travel back through time and take a look at five great moments in HSV history...


2018 Hyundai Sonata facelift spied
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2018 Hyundai Sonata facelift spied

A heavily-disguised prototype believed to be the facelifted Hyundai Sonata has been spotted this week during cold weather testing. While the majority of the medium sedan's sheetmetal is concealed under the heavy black-and-white disguise, the new face and tail-lights are partially visible, showing that the new Sonata will draw inspiration from the recently-revealed 2017 i30 hatch...


Kia's overdue small SUV spied
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Kia's overdue small SUV spied

Kia’s desperately needed small crossover SUV to rival cars such as Mazda CX-3 appears to be coming together, as these reputed development-car spy images show. Our photographer friends have caught this camouflaged prototype model doing cold weather testing on a frozen lake in Sweden. Suggestions out of Europe are that this car might be called the Kia Stonic...


Toyota confirms October 3 end for Australian production, Holden the last to go
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Toyota confirms October 3 end for Australian production, Holden the last to go

Toyota, Australia’s biggest-volume car-maker and exporter, has announced the date when it will close its Camry and Aurion factory in the western Melbourne suburb of Altona. The date has been confirmed as October 3 this year, which is in line with expectations. This means Toyota’s local plant will shut its doors 17 days before Holden closes its factory near Adelaide, leaving the Lion brand as the last one standing...


New Toyota Supra rendered
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New Toyota Supra rendered

A set of new independent renderings for Toyota's reborn Supra have surfaced online, offering a convincing look at how the coming coupe might be styled. The images, commissioned by enthusiast community SupraMkV.com, build on the proportions and vague details on offer with the latest batch of wintry spy photos...


GM and Honda announce joint Fuel-Cell production facility
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GM and Honda announce joint Fuel-Cell production facility

General Motors (GM) and Honda have announced a joint venture into the production of a new hydrogen fuel-cell system that will feature in upcoming models from both companies. The fuel-cell production facility will operate within GM's existing battery pack factory in Brownstown, Michigan, and is scheduled to commence operations around 2020...


Be cool, Aston Martin's new logo trademark is for merch only
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Be cool, Aston Martin's new logo trademark is for merch only

Without a word, as is often the case, Aston Martin recently filed a trademark application for a new logo. It has since been confirmed the new logo will be used for merchandise, including metal hardware, leather and clothing - but, when the news first surfaced, it caused something of a panic among fans...


2017 Opel Grandland X spied in the snow
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2017 Opel Grandland X spied in the snow

An SUV prototype believed to be the upcoming 2017 Opel Grandland X has been spied during cold weather testing this week, giving us a first glimpse at the company's upcoming CX-5 rival. If you're thinking these photos look familiar, it's because the Grandland X look very similar to the DS 7 Cross prototype that was spotted in the same place earlier in the week...


Porsche 911, 718 models recalled for fuel pipe fix
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Porsche 911, 718 models recalled for fuel pipe fix

Porsche Australia has issued a recall for 239 vehicles across its 911 Carrera, 718 Boxster and 718 Cayman model lines over concerns the screws on the fuel collection pipes could come loose. The company says affected vehicles will have the fastening screws replaced with optimised screws as a precautionary measure...