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2018 Skoda Yeti will be 'dramatically' different to current model

The 2018 Skoda Yeti will be vastly different to the model on sale today, according to the director of Skoda Australia, Michael Irmer. Speaking with media this week, Irmer indicated that the all-new Yeti, which replaces the current, first-generation model in Australia in 2018, is likely to be unrecognisable compared to the current version...

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2017 Skoda Rapid facelift confirmed
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2017 Skoda Rapid facelift confirmed

The Skoda Rapid small hatchback is set to get a revamp imminently, with the Czech brand's Australian arm confirming the revised model is due here by September. We haven't yet seen images of the updated version of the Rapid hatch, which has been on sale in Australia since May 2014, but it would be reasonable to think that this mid-life refresh will bring with it some cosmetic changes inside and out...


2017 Aston Martin V8, V12 Vantage S get wings thanks to F1 tie-up
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2017 Aston Martin V8, V12 Vantage S get wings thanks to F1 tie-up

Two brand-new special edition Red Bull Racing models have been revealed ahead of their official unveiling, planned for this year's opening round of the 2017 Formula One season in Melbourne. This time, though, thanks to a new relationship, they're not Renaults but Aston Martins...


2017 Lotus Evora Sport 410: one-off special remembers iconic James Bond Esprit S1
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2017 Lotus Evora Sport 410: one-off special remembers iconic James Bond Esprit S1

Remember the amphibious Lotus Esprit S1 from the 1977 Bond movie The Spy Who Loved Me? Well, the bods at Lotus Exclusive – the UK brand's in-house personalisation department – have tried to recreate the iconic model in celebration of the original car's on-screen debut, some 40 years ago...


Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross name confirmed for new ASX companion
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Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross name confirmed for new ASX companion

Hello, Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross. That's the name the Japanese brand has chosen for the new companion to its popular ASX, with this latest compact SUV to make its international debut at the upcoming 2017 Geneva motor show...


'Mad' Mike's original MadBul RX-7 gets old-school facelift
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'Mad' Mike's original MadBul RX-7 gets old-school facelift

If you're a fan of the mighty Mazda RX-7, you've not doubt heard of New Zealand drifter 'Mad' Mike Whiddett, and surely seen – or indeed heard – his ear-melting quad-rotor Mazda RX-7. Well, after 10 years in his possession, and more than a handful of rebuilds, the professional Kiwi skidder has treated the car to another refresh...


2017 Isuzu D-Max pricing and specs: Updated engine and more kit
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2017 Isuzu D-Max pricing and specs: Updated engine and more kit

It may not look very different, but the 2017 Isuzu D-Max ute has seen some significant changes under the skin. The most significant chance is a re-worked version of the brand’s 3.0-litre turbo diesel truck engine, which is now Euro 5 compliant. It retains the same 130kW of power but now has 430Nm of torque (from 2000-2200rpm)...


Toyota HiLux Tonka concept teased
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Toyota HiLux Tonka concept teased

Last year's locally-developed 86 Shooting Brake obviously gave Toyota Australia a taste for the fantastic, because the company's designers are now preparing to roll out another concept fit for the big kid in you...


Pininfarina pair to debut in Geneva
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Pininfarina pair to debut in Geneva

Legendary styling house Pininfarina will have two client projects on show at next month's Geneva motor show: the H600 and the EF7 Vision Gran Turismo. Now owned by Indian giant Mahindra, Pininfarina has spent the past year developing a range of supercar and passenger car designs, along with a Formula E racing concept for its new parent company...


BMW snags Veyron designer
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BMW snags Veyron designer

The man responsible for the polarising design of the now legendary Bugatti Veyron, Jozef Kaban, will now head up design for the BMW brand. Reporting to BMW Group design chief Adrian van Hooydonk, the 44-year-old Slovakian designer will take the lead on styling all models that form part of the core BMW range, but not Mini or Rolls-Royce...


ANCAP crash course: The good, the bad, and the dangerous
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ANCAP crash course: The good, the bad, and the dangerous

'Safety first'. It's a phrase commonly uttered in schools, workplaces, and even in the home. But in the wake of the Ford Mustang’s recent two-star ANCAP safety rating, the notion of safety actually being first has, yet again, come to the fore...


2017 Skoda Octavia RS245 revealed, Australia on the cards
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2017 Skoda Octavia RS245 revealed, Australia on the cards

The new-look 2017 Skoda Octavia RS245 has been revealed, with the new model set to become the most powerful version of the Octavia to date when it's launched at next month's Geneva motor show. Building upon the existing 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder model in the Octavia RS230, but now with an extra 15 metric horsepower, the RS245 grunts out 180kW of power and 370Nm of torque (between 1600-4300rpm)...


2017 Volkswagen Passat Alltrack Wolfsburg Edition on sale in Australia
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2017 Volkswagen Passat Alltrack Wolfsburg Edition on sale in Australia

The 2017 Volkswagen Passat Alltrack Wolfsburg Edition is now on sale in Australia, bringing some extra equipment and style to the German brand's high-riding family wagon. The newly added Wolfsburg Edition version of the Volkswagen Passat Alltrack sees the addition of new 19-inch Albertville alloy wheels (an inch larger than the standard rims), while the newly added LED headlights are said to offer a "unique light signature"...


Five of the coolest new driving cockpits
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Five of the coolest new driving cockpits

Slide on in to the drivers seat, shut the door, put your hands on the steering wheel and look around as you feel the excitement and power envelop you. The driver's seat is the control centre of any vehicle and how it looks, feels and functions is vital to the driving experience. The cockpit of a car includes everything in the driver's pod, from the seat to the instrumentation and steering wheel...


New Toyota Supra rendered
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New Toyota Supra rendered

A set of new independent renderings for Toyota's reborn Supra have surfaced online, offering a convincing look at how the coming coupe might be styled. The images, commissioned by enthusiast community SupraMkV.com, build on the proportions and vague details on offer with the latest batch of wintry spy photos...


2018 Lexus LS500, VW Buzz concept given EyesOn Design awards in Detroit
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2018 Lexus LS500, VW Buzz concept given EyesOn Design awards in Detroit

The recently-revealed 2018 Lexus LS500 limousine has been given the title of best interior design as part of the EyesOn Design Awards at the 2017 Detroit motor show. Designed by the Lexus Design Division in Toyota City, Japan, the LS500 is the fifth generation of the luxury marque's flagship sedan and was designed to "exceed expectations" of the company's customers...


New Mazda CX-5 to gain seven-seat option - report
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New Mazda CX-5 to gain seven-seat option - report

The 2017 Mazda CX-5 that will launch in Australia in the coming months could well be joined by a seven-seat variant, if reports out of Japan are to be believed. Japanese site LiveDoor claims that a seven-seat version of the new-generation Mazda CX-5 will be offered in that market by the end of 2017, because Mazda doesn't sell the larger CX-9 seven-seater in its home market...


2017 Volkswagen Caddy Edition 35 unveiled
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2017 Volkswagen Caddy Edition 35 unveiled

The 2017 Volkswagen Caddy Edition 35 has been unveiled, with the new-generation stylised model offered as a panel van and MPV in some markets. The new Edition 35 model bears a few notable differences to the standard Volkswagen Caddy short-wheelbase van and five-seater models upon which it's based...


Dendrobium hypercar teased: WTF is a Dendrobium?
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Dendrobium hypercar teased: WTF is a Dendrobium?

Dendrobium: a genus of orchid native to Singapore. That answers that. But what does this new shapely hypercar have to do with that? Well, like the flower, the Dendrobium hypercar is native to Singapore, and it's the nation-state's first attempt at building such a vehicle...


2018 Kia Stinger lands EyesOn Design award
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2018 Kia Stinger lands EyesOn Design award

The recently-revealed 2018 Kia Stinger has been presented with the EyesOn Design award for production car design excellence this week at the Detroit motor show. With other categories ranging from concept car, concept truck, production truck, innovative use of colour, graphics and materials, to interior design, and more, The EyesOn Design Awards honour the best production and concept vehicles making their worldwide auto show debut at the Detroit motor show...