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Hyundai i30 'Fastback' spied - UPDATE
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Hyundai i30 'Fastback' spied - UPDATE

The Hyundai i30 Fastback four-door derivation is deep into development, with European spy photographers capturing the car, in disguise, for the first time. Looking conceptually something like a cut-price Audi A5 Sportback, or smaller Kia Stinger/Skoda Superb, the ‘four-door coupe’ version of the i30 is clearly an attempt to woo younger buyers to the brand’s volume staple, in lieu of the axed three-door option...


Done deal: Opel sold to Peugeot parent PSA, Commodore and Astra unharmed
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Done deal: Opel sold to Peugeot parent PSA, Commodore and Astra unharmed

PSA Group, the parent company of Peugeot and Citroen, is now the second largest car maker in Europe, with confirmation today that it will purchase German brand Opel and British brand Vauxhall from General Motors. Confirmed during a joint press conference held by the leaders of PSA Group and GM, the sale sees the French company leapfrog the Renault Nissan Alliance - which only recently added Mitsubishi to its portfolio - to sit just beneath Volkswagen...


2017 Mazda 2 update revealed in leaked brochure
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2017 Mazda 2 update revealed in leaked brochure

The updated Mazda 2 hatchback has been revealed in leaked images of a Japanese brochure this week, ahead of its local launch next month. Posted online by CarDrive, the images show that this facelift will be relatively minor, with the major changes reserved for the interior and under the skin...


2018 BMW X3 teased during winter testing
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2018 BMW X3 teased during winter testing

BMW has previewed its next-generation X3 SUV in a series of images, showing a heavily-disguised prototype tearing up the white powder in North Sweden. With the current model now in its seventh year, the new X3 is expected to be revealed sometime later this year - though BMW is remaining tight-lipped as to when its all-new crossover will make its debut...


2018 Holden Commodore spied in Melbourne - UPDATE
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2018 Holden Commodore spied in Melbourne - UPDATE

Update - More images of the new Holden Commodore have been submitted. See bottom of article for details The all-new 2018 Holden Commodore, a localised version of the new Opel Insignia revealed for Europe late last year, has been spied in Australia this week...


Subaru Brumby leaving the River Cottage in the name of charity
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Subaru Brumby leaving the River Cottage in the name of charity

A special 1993 Subaru Brumby will be auctioned off at the end of February to raise funds for Cystic Fibrosis New South Wales. The ute, which co-starred on popular TV Series River Cottage Australia, has been used by host Paul West and his family in several seasons of the foodie-themed show as a workhorse on the rural Southern NSW property...


PSA board approves Opel takeover, announcement due Monday - UPDATE
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PSA board approves Opel takeover, announcement due Monday - UPDATE

UPDATE: It is now official, Opel has been sold to PSA Group. Story here. French automotive giant PSA Group is on the brink of completing a deal to buy General Motors' Opel and Vauxhall divisions, according to a report out of Europe over the weekend. More, the companies are now expect to announce details at 9:15am, Monday morning, in Europe - 7:15pm tonight, Australian time...


Mercedes-Benz to recall 1 million cars globally for engine fires, local impact unclear
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Mercedes-Benz to recall 1 million cars globally for engine fires, local impact unclear

Mercedes-Benz will recall around 1 million vehicles across various model lines, after numerous reports of engine fires as a result of a faulty fuse. According to a report published by industry journal Automotive News, parent company Daimler announced the recall after 51 fires were reported - the majority being in the USA...


Capped-price servicing FAQ: What's offered, what's covered and the limitations
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Capped-price servicing FAQ: What's offered, what's covered and the limitations

Thanks to fierce competition and a strong dollar, we’ve been buying cars at a faster rate than at any other time in our history. Regardless of whether our purchases are driven by our love of a good deal, sheer necessity or a passion for things automotive, few, if any, of us look forward to taking our four-wheeled friends for a service...


2003-2005 Toyota Corolla recalled for airbag fix
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2003-2005 Toyota Corolla recalled for airbag fix

Toyota has issued a recall for 20,129 of its previous-generation 2003 to 2005 Corolla hatches and sedans over concerns the vehicles could be fitted with faulty airbag inflators. According to the Japanese manufacturer, the front driver's airbag inflator has been assembled with propellant wafers that are subject to density reduction caused by repeated volume change, occurring after prolonged exposure to high temperatures...


Screw your stupid hidden door handles!
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Screw your stupid hidden door handles!

What's with the disappearing rear door handles? Modern car designers seem to be getting more and more enamoured with the idea that making the rear doors of cars appear as though they're missing entrance levers is in some way sleek, modern or - God forbid - cool. It isn't. Door handles are important and they should be there for all to see and feel...


Mercedes-AMG GT Concept sedan teased ahead of Geneva debut
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Mercedes-AMG GT Concept sedan teased ahead of Geneva debut

The Mercedes-AMG GT Concept will make its debut at the 2017 Geneva motor show, which is just days away. Over the weekend, AMG issued a sketch showing off the concept's rear and sides. We can see that the new car will be a sports liftback in the mould of the Porsche Panamera, while drawing plenty of styling inspiration from the GT coupe and convertible...


2017 HSV GTS: final 430kW LSA-powered monster to be built next month
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2017 HSV GTS: final 430kW LSA-powered monster to be built next month

It's official! The last-ever Gen-F2-based HSV GTS will roll out of Holden Special Vehicles's Victorian workshop come late April, the performance car manufacturer has confirmed. Speaking to CarAdvice, HSV marketing general manager Damon Paull said, “We have approximately just 90 more GTSs to build, with the last scheduled to roll off the production line late next month...


Volkswagen Australia applying ‘firm pressure’ on factory for safer Amarok
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Volkswagen Australia applying ‘firm pressure’ on factory for safer Amarok

Volkswagen Australia continues to push for better safety features in its Amarok ute, as the company counts the cost of missing the latest safety tech. The Volkswagen Amarok doesn’t have the benchmark level of safety assistance tech that rivals such as the Ford Ranger do...


Infiniti Q60 Project Black S concept revealed
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Infiniti Q60 Project Black S concept revealed

The Infiniti Q60 Project Black S concept has been revealed ahead of its debut at the 2017 Geneva motor show. Said to developed by Infiniti and Renault's Formula One team, the Project Black S has been designed to gauge market sentiment with a potential launch further into the Q60 coupe's life cycle...