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2019 BMW 1 Series: Front-wheel drive hatch spied
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2019 BMW 1 Series: Front-wheel drive hatch spied

The next-generation BMW 1 Series hatchback has been photographed testing in Europe. With the BMW X1 and 2 Series Active Tourer already on sale, the new 1 Series hatch won't be the first BMW utilising a front-wheel drive platform, but it will be the first model from the company's global core sedan, hatch and coupe range...


2017 Volkswagen Golf 7.5 pricing and specs
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2017 Volkswagen Golf 7.5 pricing and specs

Australian pricing and specifications for the updated 2017 Volkswagen Golf '7.5' range have been released this week, with the popular hatch and wagon line-up now kicking off at $23,990 before on-road costs. The Golf hatch continues with a four-grade ladder, while the wagon carries over three. As reported in March, the Golf 7...


2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack pricing and specs: Range grows with entry, flagship models
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2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack pricing and specs: Range grows with entry, flagship models

The updated 2017 Golf Alltrack has been detailed this week alongside the regular hatch and wagon range, ahead of its local arrival in early July. As part of the '7.5' update, the rugged Alltrack wagon range expands from a solo offering to a three-strong range, including a new entry-level petrol model and a new flagship turbo-diesel variant...


2017 Volkswagen Golf GTI, R pricing and specs: Three-door GTI returns, Golf R wagon too - UPDATE
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2017 Volkswagen Golf GTI, R pricing and specs: Three-door GTI returns, Golf R wagon too - UPDATE

Update: Volkswagen Australia has said the 2017 Volkswagen Golf R wagon could include a manual version. See bottom of article for details Local pricing and specifications for the 2017 Volkswagen Golf GTI and R performance range have been detailed this week, ahead of an expected arrival in mid-August...


April 2017 new vehicle sales, HiLux and Ranger still on top
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April 2017 new vehicle sales, HiLux and Ranger still on top

April's Australia-wide new car sales figures show a deflating 5 per cent fall to 83,135 units over the same month in 2016, continuing the downward trend over 2016's record. According to VFACTS numbers released by the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) today, passenger vehicles fell 12 per cent and SUVs fell just over 1 per cent - though medium SUVs like the Mazda CX-5 grew by double digits...


2017 Kia Picanto S pricing and specs
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2017 Kia Picanto S pricing and specs

Australian pricing and specifications have been released for the all-new 2017 Kia Picanto in conjunction with the micro hatch's local launch. As predicted in our report on the revamped Picanto's international debut at the time of the Geneva motor show, only one variant is initially being offered Down Under. It's not the sweet one, either...


2017 Holden Trailblazer Z71 styling pack arrives
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2017 Holden Trailblazer Z71 styling pack arrives

The Colorado Z71 ute has a new companion in the SUV, with the 2017 Holden Trailblazer Z71 due in showrooms from June. Announced today, the Trailblazer Z71 will follow its Colorado sibling in adding a number of cosmetic tweaks for a lightly toughened look. Pricing is still to be confirmed, but if the LTZ-based Colorado Z71 is any guide, expect a premium of a couple grand over the $52,490 Trailblazer LTZ (plus on-road costs)...


2017 Renault Trafic gets power boost and a limited-time drive-away deal
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2017 Renault Trafic gets power boost and a limited-time drive-away deal

The 2017 Renault Trafic short-wheelbase van has received a power boost this week, along with sharp drive-away pricing for a limited time. With the lower-output 66kW/260Nm 1.6-litre turbo-diesel engine now discontinued, the Trafic now features a gruntier 85kW/300Nm version of the 1.6-litre oiler, up 19kW and 40Nm...


GM will be first to make EVs at a profit, says former Holden chief
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GM will be first to make EVs at a profit, says former Holden chief

General Motors will be the first automaker to produce electric vehicles at a profit, Mark Reuss, former head of Holden and currently GM's head of global product development, has claimed. According to The Detroit Bureau, Reuss told reporters: “We know the customers would like to drive electric cars but are unwilling to pay any more for them...


2017 Maserati Ghibli Sport arrives in Australia
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2017 Maserati Ghibli Sport arrives in Australia

The limited-edition 2017 Maserati Ghibli Sport is now on sale in Australia, starting at $149,990 drive-away. Based on the twin-turbo petrol 'Ghibli' variant, the Ghibli Sport adds a range of sporty interior and exterior enhancements to give the company's smaller sedan a more athletic presence, which the company says adds around $16,000 worth of extra value...


#BuyMyVitara is the best video on the internet right now, trust me
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#BuyMyVitara is the best video on the internet right now, trust me

We're not in the habit of posting used-car ads, but this 1996 Suzuki Vitara video has earned a place, thanks to some hilariously creative shoot locations and meme-inspired gags...


TVR's new sports car could revive iconic Griffith nameplate, new trademark hints
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TVR's new sports car could revive iconic Griffith nameplate, new trademark hints

The upcoming sports car from British manufacturer TVR could revive the iconic Griffith name, after the badge trademark was recently renewed. Set to make its debut in September, the new TVR will be the brand's first new model since it was revived in 2013, and will feature a Cosworth-developed naturally-aspirated dry sump V8 engine...


Mini Countryman rooftop tent option revealed
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Mini Countryman rooftop tent option revealed

If you're one of those outdoorsy types who may actually get out into nature in your new-generation Mini Countryman, a new rooftop tent unveiled in Europe could be something to put on your Christmas list. The new AirTop pop-up tent has been developed co-operatively by Mini and Autohome, with the roof-rack-mounted expanding box made of fibreglass designed specifically for the all-new Countryman SUV...


AAA calls for road safety funding amidst rising road toll
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AAA calls for road safety funding amidst rising road toll

The Australian Automobile Association (AAA) has again called for the Federal Government to renew its focus on road safety, as new statistics reveal the national road toll has remained stable over the past year. In a report called Benchmarking of the Performance of the National Road Safety Strategy (NRSS), the AAA tracks progress against the NRSS's target of reducing road deaths by at least 30 per cent by the year 2020...


Apple asks California to withhold autonomous testing information from public
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Apple asks California to withhold autonomous testing information from public

Technology giant Apple has submitted a request to the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) asking that less information about autonomous vehicle testing being included in publicly-accessible reports - according to online blog MacRumours...