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Softened new Suzuki Grand Vitara coming
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Softened new Suzuki Grand Vitara coming

A new Suzuki Grand Vitara is definitely on the way inside the next few years, but don’t expect the next-generation model to retain the current car’s comparatively hardcore off-road abilities. Instead, you can expect the next iteration to follow the smaller ‘regular' Suzuki Vitara’s lead and adopt a more road-focussed demeanour and construction, to better compete with rivals such as the Mazda CX-5 and Hyundai Tucson in the hugely popular medium SUV market...


2018 Ford Mustang update leaked
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2018 Ford Mustang update leaked

If you're one of the lucky ones with a Ford Mustang on backorder in Australia, don't read this story about leaked images of the 2018 Ford Mustang. Pictures of the facelifted Ford Mustang have leaked in a promotional video shot by Ford and reactions have been mixed...


2017 BMW 4 Series, M4 update revealed: LEDs everywhere, and new infotainment across the range
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2017 BMW 4 Series, M4 update revealed: LEDs everywhere, and new infotainment across the range

The facelifted 2017 BMW 4 Series and M4 lines have been revealed this week, bringing a fresh look and updated infotainment systems to the Bavarian company's popular coupe and convertible range. While it may not look too different from the car currently on sale, the updated 4 Series picks up new bi-LED headlights, LED tail-lights and LED fog lights - similar to those on the revised 3 Series - updated bumpers, new exterior and interior colour options and new alloy wheel designs...


New Suzuki Jimny Sierra to remain a hardcore ladder-frame 4x4
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New Suzuki Jimny Sierra to remain a hardcore ladder-frame 4x4

The confirmed successor to the much-loved Suzuki Jimny Sierra (current model pictured above) will retain the famed off-road ability and toughness, the company says. Expect familiar ladder frame construction, off-road suspension and reduction gearing (low range) to remain part of the next iteration, which will also sport more safety equipment, cool retro styling language and potentially a downsized BoosterJet turbo engine — though the latter is not confirmed...


2017 MG GS pricing and specs: Four-star ANCAP safety rating confirmed
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2017 MG GS pricing and specs: Four-star ANCAP safety rating confirmed

The 2017 MG GS has snuck onto the Australian market under the cover of the Christmas and New Year holidays, stealthily avoiding market attention. Unusually for a new car, no press release was issued to announce the SUV's coming, but the GS has been among us since December...


Chrysler Portal production due after 2018: CEO says affordable EVs on the horizon
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Chrysler Portal production due after 2018: CEO says affordable EVs on the horizon

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has revealed it plans to produce the futuristic Chrysler Portal concept after 2018, which it has  dubbed the "next-generation family transportation". Speaking with the Detroit Free Press, FCA CEO Sergio Marchionne said the company plans to produce the Portal or something like it, though didn't give further detail...


2018 Kia Cee'd spied inside and out
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2018 Kia Cee'd spied inside and out

The third-generation Kia Cee'd hatch has been spied during development testing in Germany, ahead of its anticipated reveal sometime later this year. Despite the shrouds of camouflage, we can see that the new hatch will bear a strong resemblance to the new Stinger sports sedan, which could also preview the look of the next-generation line-up for the Korean brand...


Suzuki Ignis Sport turbo on wish-list
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Suzuki Ignis Sport turbo on wish-list

Suzuki Australia is keen to get its hands on a hotted-up version of the high-riding new Ignis city car as soon as possible, potentially using a version of the Baleno’s turbo engine. However, the small issue of whether such a car is even in development lingers, though given the old Ignis' use in rallying (as pictured below at The Acropolis), we’d imagine it’s been at least considered...


2017 Suzuki Ignis pricing and specs
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2017 Suzuki Ignis pricing and specs

The retro-styled 2017 Suzuki Ignis high-riding city car launched in Australia this week, giving the brand a chic new option to lure urban dwellers. Billed as an edgy crossover on account of 180mm ground clearance (more than a Mazda CX-3) the new Ignis is in fact about the same size as a Kia Picanto or Holden Spark...


Lexus LC500 – same V8 engine, more torque, better sound
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Lexus LC500 – same V8 engine, more torque, better sound

When the Lexus LC500 touches down on local shores in May, buyers will be able to choose between two engines; a 5.0-litre V8 and a 3.5-litre petrol/electric hybrid. The high-revving V8 is also found in Lexus’ two other performance models; the RC F coupe and GS F sedan...


German authorities seeking recall for Fiats with 'illegal' shut-off devices – report
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German authorities seeking recall for Fiats with 'illegal' shut-off devices – report

Germany's transport minister wants to take Fiat models that breach emissions regulations off the market, according to a new report by German newspaper Bild am Sonntag. In the article, translated by Automotive News Europe, German transport minister Alexander Dobrindt said the European Commission must ensure Fiat vehicles that do not comply with pollution regulations are pulled from sale...


Asia's luxury brands planning EV rollout
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Asia's luxury brands planning EV rollout

Asia's luxury marques are looking to challenge the Germans in the premium electric car segment, with Lexus, Genesis, Acura and Infiniti hinting at plans to launch EVs in the near future. In a new report by industry journal Automotive News, executives from each company said they are all weighing electric vehicle offerings in response to a wave of new models coming from brands like Tesla, Mercedes-Benz, Audi, BMW and Porsche...


2018 Porsche Cayenne Coupe spied again, could get all-electric power
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2018 Porsche Cayenne Coupe spied again, could get all-electric power

A pre-production prototype believed to be the upcoming Porsche Cayenne Coupe has been spied again, this time during cold weather testing in Europe. Despite the Panamera shell, this development vehicle is shorter, wider and noticeably higher than the Panamera, expected to be an early mule for the swoopy-styled version of Porsche's large SUV...


Mercedes-AMG to open 10 showrooms in Australia in 2017, Sydney to be first
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Mercedes-AMG to open 10 showrooms in Australia in 2017, Sydney to be first

There will be 10 standalone Mercedes-AMG dealerships in Australia before the end of the year, it has been revealed, with Sydney set to be the first city to see an AMG Performance Centre open its doors. The new dealerships, called AMG Performance Centres, are a new concept for Mercedes-AMG, as the performance arm of Mercedes-Benz looks to expand its presence and establish itself as a player in the sports car space in its own right...


2018 Kia Stinger GT: Korean show-stopper lobs Down Under to ace Australian Open crowds
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2018 Kia Stinger GT: Korean show-stopper lobs Down Under to ace Australian Open crowds

The 2018 Kia Stinger GT, which wowed crowds at the recent 2017 Detroit motor show, has touched down on local soil, unveiled today at the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne. Kia has been the major sponsor of the Australian Open since 2002, and while the all-new Rio small car is also making its Australian debut at the event, the turbocharged, rear-wheel-drive Stinger is just a shade more exciting...