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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...


2017 Volvo V40 facelift revealed: Australian debut due later this year
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2017 Volvo V40 facelift revealed: Australian debut due later this year

The updated 2017 Volvo V40 facelift has been revealed today, with an official premiere set to occur at the Geneva motor show next week. As expected, the small V40 hatch has been given only a light exterior update for the new model year. With an all-new replacement due in the next couple of years, a more extensive change was never likely...


2019 Ford Bronco rendered: get a load of this
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2019 Ford Bronco rendered: get a load of this

Speculation is rife that the legendary Ford Bronco is poised for a comeback before 2020, giving the Blue Oval a rival to the next-generation Jeep Wrangler. When it comes to under-utilised cult classics, the Bronco badge has to be up there. And given today’s predilection for SUVs of all stripes, a rebirth should surely satisfy the hearts of buyers and the brains of bean-counters alike...


2017 Audi S4 Avant launches in Europe: Australian launch due later this year
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2017 Audi S4 Avant launches in Europe: Australian launch due later this year

The new 2017 Audi S4 Avant performance wagon has been revealed ahead of a Geneva motor show debut next week. The new S4 Avant joins the S4 sedan that debuted at last year’s Frankfurt motor show, and both will join the newly launched 2016 Audi A4 line-up in Australia toward the end of this year. As with its sedan sibling, the new S4 Avant is powered by a direct-injected and turbocharged 3...