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DS E-Tense coupe concept previewed ahead of Geneva motor show
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DS E-Tense coupe concept previewed ahead of Geneva motor show

Citroen luxury offshoot DS has handed down a teaser image of a new coupe concept it will reveal in Geneva next week, dubbed DS E-Tense. Although clearly a play on the word intense, the concept’s name is likely also a hint at an all-electric or electric-assisted powertrain - a design that would make this the DS brand’s first EV, and perhaps Citroen’s most thrilling since the Survolt concept in 2010...


Lamborghini Centenario confirmed for Geneva motor show - video
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Lamborghini Centenario confirmed for Geneva motor show - video

The special new Lamborghini Centenario has been confirmed for a Geneva motor show debut, after weeks of reports and speculation, revealing that the 100th anniversary of founder Ferruccio Lamborghini’s birth will be celebrated in style...


Fiat Chrysler Australia holding steady on motorsport despite growing interest
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Fiat Chrysler Australia holding steady on motorsport despite growing interest

Despite recent reports that Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) CEO Sergio Marchionne is keen to see his Alfa Romeo brand return to Formula One racing, the local division says it's happy not having a presence in the Australian motorsport scene… for now anyway. Consistently rumoured to be on the cusp of considering entering the local V8 Supercars series – in a race car based on the 6...


2017 Hyundai Ioniq plug-in hybrid and Electric unveiled
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2017 Hyundai Ioniq plug-in hybrid and Electric unveiled

Details and exterior images of the Hyundai Ioniq Electric and Hyundai Ioniq Plug-in have been revealed ahead of their debut at the 2016 Geneva motor show. The Ioniq Electric is powered by an electric motor with 88kW of power and 295Nm of torque. The motor drives the front wheels via single-speed transmission...


2017 Alfa Romeo Giulietta facelift unveiled: Australian launch due later this year
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2017 Alfa Romeo Giulietta facelift unveiled: Australian launch due later this year

The facelifted Alfa Romeo Giuletta hatch has been revealed ahead of its unveiling at the 2016 Geneva motor show. The updated Giulietta features a swag of blink and you'll miss 'em visual updates, including a new honeycomb grille, a remodelled front bumper, satin door handles, and oblique exhaust tips...


Hyundai Elantra SR confirmed: Hotted-up 150kW turbo sedan here around August
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Hyundai Elantra SR confirmed: Hotted-up 150kW turbo sedan here around August

Hyundai Australia has announced it will offer a hotted-up SR version of its brand new Elantra sedan from around August this year. Unlike the 129kW normally aspirated i30 SR, the Hyundai Elantra SR will sport the 1.6-litre turbocharged engine used in the Veloster SR Turbo and European Hyundai i30 Turbo, punching out a stronger 150kW of power and 265Nm, sending torque to the front wheels via a seven-speed dual-clutch or six-speed manual gearbox...


BMW M doesn’t want hardcore hatchback or four-cylinder model
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BMW M doesn’t want hardcore hatchback or four-cylinder model

The hot-hatch war continues unabated, but BMW is adamant it won’t be entering the battle with a full-on M-branded hatchback. With the likes of the Audi RS3 and Mercedes-AMG A45 hyper hatchbacks fighting it out at the top end of the market while more affordable models like the Ford Focus RS also bring big performance bang for your buck, there’s space for BMW to join the race...


BMW M could add hybrid models
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BMW M could add hybrid models

  There’s BMW M for performance, and BMW i for hybrids and electric cars. But there could soon be an M model with hybrid power. BMW M head of product development, Carston Pries, spoke with Australian media at the launch of the 2016 BMW M2 Coupe in the US, where he suggested that meeting stricter emissions regulations in the future could force the company’s hand in what means it uses to create its trademark high-performance models...


2016 Hyundai Elantra pricing and specifications
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2016 Hyundai Elantra pricing and specifications

The 2016 Hyundai Elantra made its Australian premiere this week, giving the company its “best ever” small sedan rival for the class-leading Mazda 3 and Toyota Corolla. This latest generation Hyundai Elantra, which remains the sedan complement to the i30 hatchback that last year outsold this Elantra’s predecessor about 4:1, is basically all new...


BMW 1 Series M ‘needed another year of development’
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BMW 1 Series M ‘needed another year of development’

The BMW 1 Series M that went on sale in 2011 was a vehicle that needed more time in development, the engineer behind the car has revealed. Speaking at the launch of the all-new BMW M2, Frank Isenberg – the chief engineer behind both the 1 Series M Coupe and the new M2 – said he felt that there were some elements of the existing model he would have liked more time to iron out...


BMW M2 Convertible ruled out
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BMW M2 Convertible ruled out

There will be no BMW M2 Convertible, because the German brand’s performance arm doesn’t see the need for it. CarAdvice has just been at the launch of the all-new BMW M2 Coupe, where the chief engineer of the model, Frank Isenberg, made it clear that a drop-top model wasn’t on the cards. “We’ve got such a nice M235i Convertible...


Honda airbag recall extends to Legend: More Civic and Jazz models join the list
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Honda airbag recall extends to Legend: More Civic and Jazz models join the list

Honda Australia’s ongoing recall of models equipped with controversially faulty Takata airbags has grown again, with a further 71,856 vehicles added this week. The latest additions include more variants of the previously recalled Civic and Jazz, this time affecting an as-yet unspecified number of vehicles in the 2006-11 Civic and 2012 Jazz lines...


Mercedes-Maybach S600 Guard: Benz lobs bomb-proof limo
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Mercedes-Maybach S600 Guard: Benz lobs bomb-proof limo

There’s an old saying about how some cars are mechanically “bulletproof”. But in the case of the car you see here, that’s a literalism. The new Mercedes-Maybach S600 Guard armoured car is the most bomb- and gun-proof car civilians can buy, according to its German maker...


2017 Alfa Romeo Giulietta revealed through leaked images
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2017 Alfa Romeo Giulietta revealed through leaked images

The updated 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulietta has made its first unofficial appearance today, surfacing online in leaked images ahead a Geneva motor show debut. The facelifted Giulietta first appeared as a camouflaged prototype in October last year, but the update was made official earlier this month when a launch event invitation surfaced online...


2016 Volkswagen Passat Alltrack pricing and specifications: $49,290 starting point for rugged wagon
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2016 Volkswagen Passat Alltrack pricing and specifications: $49,290 starting point for rugged wagon

Now into its second generation, Volkswagen Australia has launched the 2016 Volkswagen Passat Alltrack locally with one engine and one specification. Priced from $49,290, the 2016 Passat Alltrack pricing represents an increase of $1000 over the old model, but comes with more kit to increase the value proposition. The Passat Alltrack launches with one engine, a 2...