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Porsche 718 Boxster dynamics deep-dive
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Porsche 718 Boxster dynamics deep-dive

Along with new engines, more power and torque and higher outright performance figures, Porsche has also improved the driving dynamics of the new 718 Boxster and Boxster S. According to Porsche, "completely new chassis tuning improves cornering performance". Porsche is therefore expecting the new 718 Boxster S to be a full 16 seconds faster around the Nurburgring than the previous model...


DS E-Tense electric coupe concept revealed
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DS E-Tense electric coupe concept revealed

“516Nm and silence, 402hp and zero emissions.” That’s the nutshell summary that Citroen’s luxury marque DS offers for its E-Tense concept, speaking to both its power and the ultra-green drive system that provides it. Unveiled just hours after a first revealing teaser appeared on the brand’s Facebook page, the E-Tense is presented as a technology and styling showcase for PSA Peugeot Citroen’s new premium brand...


2017 Toyota C-HR revealed, Australian debut on the cards
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2017 Toyota C-HR revealed, Australian debut on the cards

The all-new and production-ready 2017 Toyota C-HR compact SUV has been revealed today, ahead of an official premiere at next week’s Geneva motor show. The C-HR made its first appearance as a striking three-door concept at the 2014 Paris motor show, before appearing again with a second pair of doors and a more production-focused look at last year’s Frankfurt show...


Weekend deals on wheels: February 27
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Weekend deals on wheels: February 27

It’s time for the latest instalment of Deals on Wheels, which looks at six factory-backed special offers for all you weekend shoppers. This isn’t a promotional campaign, just us trying to offer you some interesting suggestions if you’re in the market for some new wheels. Holden Astra VXR As you can read in our comparison review with the Ford Focus ST, we really rate the Astra VXR...


Holden plant takeover plan axed: Belgian entrepreneur's bold pitch can't overcome headwinds
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Holden plant takeover plan axed: Belgian entrepreneur's bold pitch can't overcome headwinds

A much-publicised potential deal between General Motors and the Belgian entrepreneur who wants to save GM Holden’s South Australian car plant from closure in 2017 will not go ahead. General Motors today announced that both itself and Punch International Corporation, headed by entrepreneur Guido Dumarey, had concluded that a potential deal to keep producing vehicles at Elizabeth beyond 2017 was “not possible in this case”...


Holden Cruze Australia experiment failed, but credit where it's due
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Holden Cruze Australia experiment failed, but credit where it's due

As we now know, the Australian-assembled Holden Cruze will die a year ahead of schedule, before the end of 2016. As such, local versions of Holden’s unloved small car will stop rolling down the Elizabeth production line in South Australia 12-months before the plant shuts, and takes the Commodore, Caprice and Ute with it...


Holden Cruze Australian production ending October 2016
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Holden Cruze Australian production ending October 2016

UPDATE AT 15:00: It is understood that the end of local Cruze production will see about 400 workers at Holden's South Australia plant lose their jobs by year's end. ---- Australian assembly of the Holden Cruze small car will cease in October 2016, the company announced today, about a year before the locally made Commodore follows suit...


Holden small car plans: New-gen Cruze sedan early 2017, Astra hatch from end of this year
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Holden small car plans: New-gen Cruze sedan early 2017, Astra hatch from end of this year

Holden has today announced that local production of the Holden Cruze will cease at the end of 2016. While it's the end of local manufacturing for Cruze, it won't be the end of the Cruze nameplate in Australia, or the small car segment for Holden...


The locally made Holden Cruze is dead, thankfully
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The locally made Holden Cruze is dead, thankfully

Alborz Fallah: The news that Holden will shut down local production of the small-sized Holden Cruze comes as no great surprise, really. After all, with Commodore production scheduled to end next year, the Cruze was always slated to go before its bigger brother...


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...