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Hyundai Australia "pretty happy" with sales in slow-moving mid-sizer segment
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Hyundai Australia "pretty happy" with sales in slow-moving mid-sizer segment

Despite the seventh-generation Hyundai Sonata failing to significantly impact the mid-sized sedan segment since launching locally back in February 2015, Hyundai Australia says it is happy enough with the model's current sales figures...


Amarok: Is power more important to pick-up buyers than safety?
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Amarok: Is power more important to pick-up buyers than safety?

We’ve highlighted it before: Unlike its major competition, the Ford Ranger, Toyota HiLux, Nissan Navara, Holden Colorado, Mazda BT-50 and Mitsubishi Triton, the freshly updated 2017 Volkswagen Amarok V6 doesn’t have rear passenger airbags. We consider the omission a significant oversight, as this isn’t new technology and we’ve been told that engineering them into the current-generation car is feasible...


BMW 5 Series GT to become 6 Series GT - report
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BMW 5 Series GT to become 6 Series GT - report

The next-generation BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo is set to get a name change, according to a new report out of Europe. According to Spain's motor.es, translated by BMW Blog, the current hatchback-wagon-styled 5 Series GT will become a 6 Series derivative alongside the coupe and convertible, and feature a sportier look than the somewhat frumpy-looking current car...


New Hyundai Santa Fe to get bigger and more rugged look, Tucson to grow too - report
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New Hyundai Santa Fe to get bigger and more rugged look, Tucson to grow too - report

The popular Hyundai Santa Fe and Tucson SUVs will undergo some significant changes in their next generations in order to better compete with competitors, according to a new report. In a new article by industry journal Automotive News, Hyundai America's CEO, Dave Zuchowski, says the Korean brand will introduce two new small SUVs between 2018 and 2020 while its current medium and large offerings will be revised to further diversify the line-up...


2017 Volkswagen Amarok V6 pricing and specs
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2017 Volkswagen Amarok V6 pricing and specs

The long-anticipated Volkswagen Amarok V6 has arrived in Australia, giving the German brand’s local arm a serious point of difference in the intensely-fought 4x4 ute market. As expected, the Amarok V6 will come only in range-topping Highline ($59,990 plus on-road costs) and Ultimate guises ($67,990), which are $3000 and $4000 more than the superseded four-cylinder versions respectively...


2018 Mitsubishi ASX spied inside and out
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2018 Mitsubishi ASX spied inside and out

The next-generation Mitsubishi ASX has been spied again, this time on public roads in Europe. For the first time, the spy photographers were able to capture the images of the new crossover's interior. This prototype, as well as one spotted back in August, show that styling for the new SUV will be based on the XR-PHEV concept...


2017 Toyota C-HR arriving February
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2017 Toyota C-HR arriving February

The 2017 Toyota C-HR is gearing up to hit Australian shores in February as the Japanese brand begins preparations to enter a segment it has previously not contested in. Having decided to bring only two higher spec variants of the C-HR to Australia: Active and Koba, CarAdvice believes Toyota plans to position the vehicle close to the Nissan Qashqai in terms of pricing...


2017 Land Rover Discovery to introduce Advanced Tow Assist: Trailer work for beginners
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2017 Land Rover Discovery to introduce Advanced Tow Assist: Trailer work for beginners

Land Rover will launch its all-new, fifth-generation Discovery mid 2017, and with it, a host of new technology including Advanced Tow Assist that will make trailer work easy, even for first time users. The new technology is impressive, as we found out during a sneak-preview test drive during the recent Los Angeles motor show, where we were invited to climb aboard and reverse a trailer laden with a reasonably-sized Zodiac RIB...


Pininfarina-styled SEM DX3 revealed in China
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Pininfarina-styled SEM DX3 revealed in China

When you can't find talent at home, you look abroad. It's a common enough strategy, and it's one that has been keeping the lights on at legendary Pininfarina in recent years. While it is perhaps known best for its work with Ferrari, many will quickly sing the praises of Pininfarina's design and production work with the likes of Alfa Romeo, Ferrari, Fiat, Lancia, BMW, Volvo - not to mention Mitsubishi, Cadillac and Chevrolet, among others...


Volkswagen details Transform 2025+ plan: e-mobility onslaught, new digital connectivity coming
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Volkswagen details Transform 2025+ plan: e-mobility onslaught, new digital connectivity coming

German automotive giant Volkswagen has announced its Transform 2025+ strategy this week, further detailing the company's plans for the decade ahead. At the forefront of Volkswagen's goals for the next decade, and beyond, is to clearly position itself at the top of volume segments globally, and becoming a leader in electric vehicles...


2017 Opel Grandland X rendered: Upcoming small SUV imagined
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2017 Opel Grandland X rendered: Upcoming small SUV imagined

Independent, speculative renderings for the recently-confirmed Opel Grandland X SUV have surfaced online, giving us a glimpse of what the company's medium SUV might look like when it launches in Europe sometime next year. Created by Dutch artist Remco Meulendijk, the renderings depict a handsome crossover, resembling several models in the company's line-up including the Astra and smaller Mokka X...


Porsche won't go below Macan and 718 in size or price - report
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Porsche won't go below Macan and 718 in size or price - report

The Porsche Macan and Porsche 718 Boxster and Cayman will apparently form the floor of German sport car brand's range. Detlev von Platen, Porsche's global sales chief, told Automotive News at the opening of its Los Angeles Experience Center that the brand had "absolutely no intention to go below what we have today"...


2018 BMW X2 spied with less camouflage
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2018 BMW X2 spied with less camouflage

The 2018 BMW X2 has been spied again on public roads before its anticipated release next year. This latest pre-production prototype ditches the false body panels, present on earlier cars, that were used to conceal various styling features. Unlike the concept car unveiled at this year's Paris motor show, the production X2 will have framed door windows, regular door handles, and wing mirrors...


Female focus: Ladies Day at MotorWorld Sydney is Thursday, December 1
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Female focus: Ladies Day at MotorWorld Sydney is Thursday, December 1

Ladies! Swap the heels for sensible driving shoes - particularly if you want to put your foot down in an exotic supercar. Thursday, December 1, is Ladies Day at MotorWorld Sydney and the focus will be on women and cars. Guys, you are of course still welcome to attend the event on the Thursday and participate in the general program of events, test drives and competitions...


2017 Suzuki S-Cross pricing and specs: Turbocharged SUV on sale in Australia
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2017 Suzuki S-Cross pricing and specs: Turbocharged SUV on sale in Australia

Australian pricing and specifications for the facelifted 2017 Suzuki S-Cross range have been revealed this week, with the revamped SUV starting from $27,990 plus on-road costs. The two-tier range is exclusively powered by the 1.4-litre 'Boosterjet' turbocharged petrol engine also used in the Vitara S Turbo, producing 103kW of power at 5500rpm and 220Nm of torque between 1500 and 4000rpm through a six-speed automatic transmission...