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Volvo won’t feature on 2017 Australian Supercar Championship grid
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Volvo won’t feature on 2017 Australian Supercar Championship grid

The familiar cyan blue of Volvo’s Polestar performance division won’t be seen on the starting grid of the 2017 Australian Supercar Championship, with the Swedish company confirming it will not renew its current commitment when it expires at the end of this year...


2016 BMW 7 Series recalled for airbag issue
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2016 BMW 7 Series recalled for airbag issue

BMW has issued a recall notice for 168 of its new 'G11' 2016 7 Series sedans over fears an airbag fault may increase the likelihood of injury occurring during an accident. The German car maker reports that an error during the manufacturing process caused small metallic particles, said to be stamp residue, to stick to the inside of the airbag control unit housing...


Ferrari 308 GTS restored with new electric drivetrain
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Ferrari 308 GTS restored with new electric drivetrain

Electric GT has produced, what it claims to be, the first fully electric Ferrari. Dubbed the 308 GTE, it's based on a salvaged 1978 Ferrari 308 GTS. The Ferrari 308 GTS was restored, revived and electrified by Electric GT, an electric car conversion company based in San Diego. The electrified Ferrari features three 75kW electric motors with a total driveshaft output of 447Nm...


Tesla Model S 75D confirmed, Australian orders open this week
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Tesla Model S 75D confirmed, Australian orders open this week

A new Tesla Model S 75D variant has been accidentally revealed by the California Air Resource Board (CARB) in the US, and it has now also been confirmed for Australia. Under California state law, select alternative fuel vehicles are allowed to use the carpool lane...


2016 Opel Meriva spied again, interior shown in new shots
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2016 Opel Meriva spied again, interior shown in new shots

The next-generation Opel Meriva has been spied again. This time, however, photographers have managed to get a peep inside the new people-mover’s cabin. While the Meriva is currently a European-market offering, Holden has committed to having a third of its future model line-up sourced from German sister brand Opel...


Hyundai becomes Australia's top-selling passenger car brand for the first time
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Hyundai becomes Australia's top-selling passenger car brand for the first time

Hyundai was the top-selling passenger car brand in Australia in April for the first time in its history, beating out regular market leader Toyota. VFACTS industry figures released this week show the Korean brand sold 6324 passenger cars (excluding SUVs and commercials) last month, from its range-wide total of 8643. This 6324 figure meant 17...


2016 Ford Focus RS to get Mountune upgrades, Australian potential unclear
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2016 Ford Focus RS to get Mountune upgrades, Australian potential unclear

British tuning firm Mountune has revealed details of a performance package designed for the upcoming 2016 Ford Focus RS. The company announced this week the first group of upgrades to be included in the eventual performance package that will make the hot hatch even hotter...


Volkswagen Golf GTI Heartbeat and Golf R Variant Performance 35 concepts unveiled
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Volkswagen Golf GTI Heartbeat and Golf R Variant Performance 35 concepts unveiled

Two apprentice developed high performance concept cars, the Volkswagen Golf GTI Heartbeat and the Volkswagen Golf R Variant Performance 35, have unveiled at the 2016 Worthersee meeting in Austria. Created over a period of nine months by a team of 12 apprentices from Saxony, Germany, the two-seat Volkswagen Golf GTI Heartbeat (above) is based on the three-door Golf GTI Performance...


2017 Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport S breaks front-drive Nurburgring lap record
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2017 Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport S breaks front-drive Nurburgring lap record

The special edition Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport S has recorded a sub-7min50sec lap of Germany's infamous Nurburgring Nordschleife, making it the fastest front-wheel-drive production car to lap the 20.83-kilometre circuit. With 228kW of power and 380Nm of torque available from its turbocharged 2...


2016 Hyundai Elantra and Kia Picanto get five-star ANCAP rating
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2016 Hyundai Elantra and Kia Picanto get five-star ANCAP rating

The 2016 Hyundai Elantra has received a five-star ANCAP rating from Australia’s car safety watchdog. Newcomer to the Australian micro-car market, the Kia Picanto, was also given the top rating. With an overall score of 35.01 out of a possible 37 points, the Elantra scored full marks in a number of areas including side-impact crash testing (16 out of 16), as well as pole-impact testing (2 out of 2)...


2014-16 Nissan X-Trail recalled for tailgate fix
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2014-16 Nissan X-Trail recalled for tailgate fix

Nissan Australia is recalling its X-Trail SUV built between January 2014 and January 2016 over concerns that the gas arm supporting the tailgate may crack. The manufacturer reports that due to a manufacturing fault, the paint coating applied to the gas arm does not comply with the design requirement for anti-corrosion...


April 2016 VFACTS: New vehicle sales, winners and losers
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April 2016 VFACTS: New vehicle sales, winners and losers

Australia’s new vehicle sales remained on record pace in April, with VFACTS claiming 87,571 national sales for the month, an increase of 7.2 per cent. The Hyundai i30 was the top-selling car in the market for the second month in succession thanks to strong campaign pricing, ahead of the Toyota HiLux, Ford Ranger, Toyota Corolla and Mazda 3...


New car sales figures April 2016
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New car sales figures April 2016

The following data are new car sales figures for the month of April 2016. For a detailed analysis, click here...


2018 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited spied: All-new 4WD comes out to play
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2018 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited spied: All-new 4WD comes out to play

Will the new 2018 Jeep Wrangler look the way a Wrangler should? If this first-ever look at the new model is anything to go by, the answer is a clear ‘yes’. These new spy photos, of what looks to be the Unlimited variant, reveal that we can expect the all-new Wrangler to maintain the proportions and boxy look that have contributed to the badge’s success...


2016 Federal Budget: What does it mean for Australian car buyers?
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2016 Federal Budget: What does it mean for Australian car buyers?

The Turnbull Liberal Government handed down its inaugural budget last night. Amidst the taxes for smoking and additional ABC funding, is there any news for car buyers? Bottom line: not really. The small business $20,000 (GST inclusive) capital equipment purchase rebate has been extended to bigger small businesses, with turnover caps raised from $2 million to $10 million...