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2018 Hyundai Kona SUV teased - UPDATE
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2018 Hyundai Kona SUV teased - UPDATE

Another new teaser for the Hyundai Kona has been handed down today, revealing a new full-frontal angle of the upcoming compact SUV. This latest shot shows more of the Kona's stacked headlight design, which follows in the footsteps of recent models like the Jeep Cherokee and a number of new Citroen models...


2017 Skoda Kodiaq pricing and specs: Seven-seat SUV detailed for May launch
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2017 Skoda Kodiaq pricing and specs: Seven-seat SUV detailed for May launch

Local pricing and specifications for the new seven-seat 2017 Skoda Kodiaq have been released this week ahead of the Czech SUV's arrival in late May, starting at $42,990 before on-road costs. Initially available in one variant only, the Kodiaq will launch with the Volkswagen Group's 132TSI 2...


2018 Skoda Yeti/Karoq spied with unique body panels
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2018 Skoda Yeti/Karoq spied with unique body panels

The replacement for the Skoda Yeti has been spied again, but this time it's sporting unique body work. The last set of spy photos we published, way back in the middle of 2016, showed the Yeti replacement looking virtually identical to its Volkswagen Tiguan sibling, except for a new grille and, potentially, new bonnet...


2018 Holden Commodore 'VXR' spied
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2018 Holden Commodore 'VXR' spied

The Holden Commodore 'VXR' has been spied undergoing road testing in Germany, and despite being sold with Opel, Vauxhall and Buick badges elsewhere in the world, this prototype is wearing the Holden lion. It's not certain what the hottest variant yet of the next-generation Commodore will be known as, but it's almost certain it will be branded as the Opel Insignia OPC on the Continent, and the Vauxhall Insignia VXR in the UK...


Volkswagen Golf GTI three-door comeback confirmed with GTI Performance Edition 1
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Volkswagen Golf GTI three-door comeback confirmed with GTI Performance Edition 1

The Volkswagen Golf GTI  three-door will make its long-awaited return to Australia this August, in special edition form with 180kW of power. Volkswagen Australia will import 150 units of the three-door during the launch phase of the updated MY17 Golf, Golf GTI and Golf R family...


2017 Fiat 500 Mirror adds latest smartphone tech
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2017 Fiat 500 Mirror adds latest smartphone tech

The special-edition 2017 Fiat 500 Mirror has been revealed in Europe with the latest smartphone connectivity, but it appears buyers in Australia are set to miss out. The new Fiat 500 Mirror model is named after its smartphone mirroring tech, with the media system including Apple CarPlay and Android Auto - two in-demand items from consumers, particularly in the city car segment of the market...


Mercedes-Benz SLC won't be replaced - report
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Mercedes-Benz SLC won't be replaced - report

A new report indicates the Mercedes-Benz SLC won't be renewed for another generation. Overnight, Automobile magazine detailed parts of the three-pointed star's near-term sports car strategy. According to the publication's sources, the SLC has disappeared from the company's product cycle plan...


Citroen Dispatch XL unveiled
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Citroen Dispatch XL unveiled

We're still a while from seeing the Citroen Dispatch van range in Australia, but the French brand's mid-size van now has a big, big version. The new Citroen Dispatch range is made up of three versions, with the XL measuring 5309mm long, presenting a fair stretch over the middle-ground M model (4959mm) and the smallest version, the XS (4609mm)...


2017 BMW 4 Series pricing and specs
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2017 BMW 4 Series pricing and specs

The upgraded 2017 BMW 4 Series range will arrive in Australia this June, with headline changes being the addition of new LED lighting, iDrive 6 and revised suspension tuning — and price hikes of up to $2000. The latest 4 Series LCI (short for Life Cycle Impulse, the company’s term for update) also spells the end of the 420d diesel option...


BMW 530e iPerformance PHEV in Australia from July
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BMW 530e iPerformance PHEV in Australia from July

The BMW 530e iPerformance plug-in hybrid (PHEV) luxury sedan will launch in Australia in July, joining the 330e, 740e and X5 xDrive40e in the company's growing green fleet, alongside the more radical i3 and i8...


Uber planning to launch flying taxis by 2020 in Dallas and Dubai
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Uber planning to launch flying taxis by 2020 in Dallas and Dubai

Uber has announced plans to expand beyond its ride-hailing smartphone app and its autonomous vehicle research into a new flying taxi service. According to Reuters, Jeff Holden, Uber's chief product officer, told the Uber Elevate Summit in Dallas earlier this week that the company plans to launch its flying taxi service in Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas, and Dubai, United Arab Emirates, by 2020...


Volkswagen engages bank to sell Ducati to pay for Dieselgate costs - report
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Volkswagen engages bank to sell Ducati to pay for Dieselgate costs - report

The Volkswagen Group has reportedly taken the first steps to selling off motorcycle maker Ducati. Sources have told Reuters that the Volkswagen Group has engaged Evercore, a banking advisory firm, to sound out possible buyers for Ducati. Last year, Ducati recorded sales of 593 million euros ($852 million), a turnover of around 100 million euros ($144 million) and a profit of roughly 50 million euros ($72 million)...


2017 Subaru Liberty S-Edition revealed
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2017 Subaru Liberty S-Edition revealed

The Subaru S-Edition badge has found its way to another model in the brand's range - the 2017 Subaru Liberty. With Subaru Australia adding just 100 examples of this slightly sportier sedan to its line-up, the car will likely be in reasonable demand - and at a cost of just $2000 over the cost of the 2.5i Premium model. That makes this version a $38,240 proposition...


2017 Volkswagen Golf R Performance pack could come to Australia
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2017 Volkswagen Golf R Performance pack could come to Australia

The facelifted 2017 Volkswagen Golf R will soon be offered in Europe with a Performance option, and although not yet confirmed for Australia, the company's local arm says it is far from written off. In a short clip released in March, the German company teases several performance-oriented options that will allow owners to "squeeze even more out of your new Golf R"...


Holden's 230km/h U-2 Dragon support vehicle is an Aussie-built sedan
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Holden's 230km/h U-2 Dragon support vehicle is an Aussie-built sedan

Australian forces support allied armies all over the world, but one particular piece of Australian machinery plays a critical role in guiding one of the world's oldest spy planes in safely — at over 230km/h. The U-2 Dragon is a jet-powered Lockheed spy plane that cruises at 70,000 feet above the earth, around double the cruising altitude of a QANTAS domestic plane...