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Australian cars don’t sell? Bollocks
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Australian cars don’t sell? Bollocks

It’s an oft-repeated line — Aussie cars just don’t sell any more, hence the need for the local brands to shut their local factories and become full importers, something each will have done by the end of 2017. I’m well versed enough on the economic and market-specific headwinds that are said to necessitate the end of Australian car manufacturing...


2016 Hyundai Santa Fe gets new safety tech and design tweaks
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2016 Hyundai Santa Fe gets new safety tech and design tweaks

The 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe will debut at this month’s Frankfurt motor show with a host of new active safety and convenience features and some subtle design tweaks ahead of its Australian introduction in the final quarter of this year...


New vehicle sales August 2015: Winners, losers and trivia
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New vehicle sales August 2015: Winners, losers and trivia

Hyundai overtakes Holden year-to-date, leaps into third Holden Commodore finished August as third-top selling model Two of the top-six selling models were Australian-made (Camry the other) Small Car sales plummet, Small SUV sales boom Ranger and Triton each beat HiLux for the month Fiat Chrysler sales contracting Benz, BMW and Audi sell more passenger cars than Ford, Mitsubishi, Subaru The August VFACTS new vehicle sales figures are in...


BMW 225xe Active Tourer taking eDrive plug-in hybrid tech to Frankfurt
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BMW 225xe Active Tourer taking eDrive plug-in hybrid tech to Frankfurt

BMW will unveil another new model in its growing range of eDrive models at this month’s Frankfurt motor show, this time in the form of the 225xe Active Tourer hatch. Joining the previously revealed 330e medium and 740e large sedan, along with the X5 xDrive40e SUV and the extra-special ‘BMW i’ cars, the 225xe enters as the latest BMW to embrace plug-in hybrid electric vehicle technology...


Toyota to debut second C-HR compact SUV concept at 2015 Frankfurt motor show
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Toyota to debut second C-HR compact SUV concept at 2015 Frankfurt motor show

Toyota will unveil a second concept version of its C-HR compact SUV at the 2015 Frankfurt motor show. There has been no teaser image or any official details on the second concept version of the Toyota C-HR (the first version teaser is shown above), but the Japanese company has made it clear that just like the first one, the second concept will be hybrid-powered...


Tesla Model 3 will debut in March 2016
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Tesla Model 3 will debut in March 2016

In a series of tweets overnight, Elon Musk revealed new details about the upcoming Tesla Model 3. The outspoken CEO of Tesla Motors stated via his Twitter feed that the Model 3 sedan will be "[unveiled] in March" next year. In the US, the new all-electric sedan will have a starting price of US$35,000 ($49,000)...


Bugatti Vision Gran Turismo unveiled ahead of Frankfurt debut
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Bugatti Vision Gran Turismo unveiled ahead of Frankfurt debut

The supercar maker has revealed images and preliminary details about the Bugatti Vision Gran Turismo, which will debut at the 2015 Frankfurt motor show. Like some concept vehicles developed especially for the Gran Turismo 6 game, the Bugatti Vision Gran Turismo will not only be free to download and play, but it will also spawn a real-life counterpart...


Aston Martin DB9 GT Bond Edition revealed
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Aston Martin DB9 GT Bond Edition revealed

The limited edition Aston Martin DB9 GT Bond Edition has just been unveiled in the lead-up to the release of the new Bond film, Spectre, later this year. Production of the new Bond Edition DB9 GT will be limited to just 150 copies worldwide. Each Bond Edition car is painted in an exclusive hue dubbed spectre silver, adorned with sterling silver Aston Martin badges, and fitted with discreet "007 Bond Edition" badging...


Citroen Cactus M concept unveiled
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Citroen Cactus M concept unveiled

The Citroen Cactus M concept was revealed overnight, ahead of its public debut at the Frankfurt motor show next week. The Cactus M is based on the C4 Cactus, which will be arriving in Australian showrooms in early next year. Riding on the same 2.6m wheelbase as the production C4 Cactus, the Cactus M concept has a body that measures 4.16 metres long, 1...


2016 Kia Sportage specifications and interior revealed
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2016 Kia Sportage specifications and interior revealed

Full details of the 2016 Kia Sportage have been released, revealing the fourth-generation SUV’s cabin design, interior and exterior dimensions, engine and transmission specifications, and new technology features ahead of its launch in Australia and Europe early next year. Today’s announcement comes just days after Kia released the first images of the Sportage’s polarising new exterior...


Ford Mustang waiting list out to almost 2017
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Ford Mustang waiting list out to almost 2017

Australians who order a brand-new Ford Mustang today won’t get their car until the very end of 2016, the pony car’s manufacturer says. Ford Australia president and CEO Graeme Whickman told us pre-orders for the iconic sports car – which is on track to launch locally in December – has now stretched out close to 12 months...


Fiat Chrysler reveals upgraded 3.6-litre Pentastar V6, Jeep Grand Cherokee first recipient
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Fiat Chrysler reveals upgraded 3.6-litre Pentastar V6, Jeep Grand Cherokee first recipient

Fiat Chrysler has revealed an upgraded Pentastar V6 engine, which will debut later this year in the US under the bonnet of the revised Jeep Grand Cherokee. For the updated 3.6-litre motor, the company has added a new intake manifold with longer runners, increased the compression ratio to 11.3:1 from 10...


2016 Toyota Prius teased as company’s hybrid sales pass eight million
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2016 Toyota Prius teased as company’s hybrid sales pass eight million

It may already have been revealed this week through a pair of cheeky spy shots snapped aboard a cargo plane, but you can’t stop the teaser train: here’s the first official look at the new 2016 Toyota Prius hybrid. Those earlier shots, snapped aboard a cargo plane bound for the Frankfurt motor show where the new Prius will debut, offered a clear look at both ends, revealing much of the fourth-generation hybrid’s sportier styling...


2016 Audi S4 sedan spied without camouflage, Frankfurt debut expected
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2016 Audi S4 sedan spied without camouflage, Frankfurt debut expected

The extra-hot 2016 Audi S4 has been spied in sedan form once again, this time without a single shred of camouflage. Although the example shown here is getting around with lower-specification wheels and no badges, the quad exhaust pipe leave little doubt as to its identity...


2015 Renault Megane RS275 Cup Premium hits Australia from $52,990
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2015 Renault Megane RS275 Cup Premium hits Australia from $52,990

Renault Australia has introduced the 2015 Megane RS275 Cup Premium, entering above the continuing RS265 Cup as the new top model in the French carmaker’s popular hot hatch line. Priced from $52,990 plus on-road costs, the RS275 Cup Premium replaces the $47,990 RS265 Cup Premium that launched in Australia in June last year...