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Volkswagen Polo GTI upgraded with adjustable suspension, Sport mode

The standard features list on the 2015 Volkswagen Polo GTI has been given a significant boost this week as part of an MY16 update, just shy of three months on from the local launch of the newly updated model...

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Porsche passes LCT savings to customers with reduced pricing - UPDATE
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Porsche passes LCT savings to customers with reduced pricing - UPDATE

Porsche has handed down new savings to Australian buyers this week, following the release of its 2016 model year pricing in May. While that earlier update introduced new standard features and higher pricing across the range, the new reduced prices announced today are thanks to changes made to the Luxury Car Tax (LCT) this week...


Volkswagen makes sweeping MY16 updates : Reversing camera, Apple CarPlay, new touchscreens standard
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Volkswagen makes sweeping MY16 updates : Reversing camera, Apple CarPlay, new touchscreens standard

Volkswagen Australia has announced a range of sweeping changes across most of its forthcoming MY16 passenger car and SUV range, which it has billed as the “biggest model year update in the local company’s history”. In what amounts to a significant value improvement, all Polo, Golf, Beetle, Scirocco, Jetta and Tiguan models will now get a standard reverse-view camera and a new App-Connect USB interface integrating Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and MirrorLink as standard...


Jaguar F-Pace SUV 'prototype' revealed in Sky Cycling livery
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Jaguar F-Pace SUV 'prototype' revealed in Sky Cycling livery

Jaguar has extended its ongoing sponsorship of the Team Sky cycling outfit with the unveiling this week of its new 2016 F-Pace SUV in team Livery. Today's news comes ahead of this weekend's cycling Tour de France, where the F-Pace will operate - in 'prototype' form - as Team Sky's support vehicle...


Nissan Patrol price slashed, now starts at $69,990
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Nissan Patrol price slashed, now starts at $69,990

The price of entry into the 2015 Nissan Patrol V8 range has today been slashed by a massive $23,400 as the company pulls out all the stops to shake up slow sales of its flagship SUV. Nissan has been talking about the need to reduce Patrol pricing for some time now, potentially in order to better align the behemoth with actual transaction prices (broadly, what people who buy them have actually been paying)...


Pininfarina purchase by Mahindra rejected by banks - report
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Pininfarina purchase by Mahindra rejected by banks - report

The buyout of Pininfarina by Mahindra & Mahindra has reportedly been scuttled by the Italian firm's creditors. In late March reports circulated that Mahindra was in private talks to purchase the car design firm Pininfarina. Back then, it appeared as though a deal was close at hand...


Bugatti Veyron successor will have hybrid variant according to Volkswagen CEO
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Bugatti Veyron successor will have hybrid variant according to Volkswagen CEO

Martin Winterkorn, CEO of the Volkswagen Group, has confirmed that there will be a follow up to the Bugatti Veyron and that it will be offered with a hybrid drivetrain. Regarding the Veyron's successor, Winterkorn told Bild am Sonntag that "there will be, for the first time, next to the petrol model, a hybrid version with improved performance"...


2016 Citroen Dispatch spy photos
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2016 Citroen Dispatch spy photos

The next-generation Citroen Dispatch van has been spotted undergoing testing in Europe by our spy photographers. Although it's badged as the Dispatch in the UK and other English-speaking nations, the van is known as the Jumpy throughout much of Europe and the world. The large front-wheel drive van was sold in Australia between 2008 and 2012...


Carsales.com Ltd sues CarsGuide.com.au: over allegedly misleading and deceptive marketing campaign - UPDATE
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Carsales.com Ltd sues CarsGuide.com.au: over allegedly misleading and deceptive marketing campaign - UPDATE

Australia’s largest new and used car classifieds site, Carsales.com.au, is suing competitor CarsGuide.com.au in the Supreme Court of Victoria with allegations that its media campaign is grossly misleading and deceptive towards Carsales.com.au. According to Carsales.com.au, a campaign started on June 15 by CarsGuide.com...


2015 Subaru BRZ tS limited edition goes Sunrise Yellow
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2015 Subaru BRZ tS limited edition goes Sunrise Yellow

Already able to produce smiles, the Subaru BRZ is now able to burn retinas thanks to a new limited edition variant being offered in Sunrise Yellow. Dubbed the Subaru BRZ tS, the Japan-only model is limited to 300 cars, with 100 exclusively available with the new super-bright hue...


Aston Martin DB11 cabin spied, with a fascinating new development
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Aston Martin DB11 cabin spied, with a fascinating new development

We’ve seen spy images of the forthcoming Aston Martin ‘DB11’ successor to the DB9 already, but the newest development is what’s happening under the skin. It appears that, in addition to using a Mercedes-Benz powertrain, the British supercar might offer its drivers a suite of high-end interior bits from the German brand’s S-Class flagship...


Peugeot 308 R HYbrid: French hyper-hatch testing
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Peugeot 308 R HYbrid: French hyper-hatch testing

Remember the brutal petrol-electric Peugeot 308 R HYbrid concept first shown in April this year, which paired a 201kW petrol engine with two electric motors to yield a total of 373kW/730Nm? Well, it appears this was anything but pie-in-the-sky thinking, if a few images posted on Twitter by Peugeot CEO Maxime Picat are anything to go by...


2016 Kia Pro_cee'd GT changes detailed, but local future uncertain
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2016 Kia Pro_cee'd GT changes detailed, but local future uncertain

The 2016 Kia Pro_cee'd GT has been detailed, and there have been a broad range of changes to the slow-selling warm hatch. The enhancements include updates to its powertrain, but crucially the 1.6-litre four-cylinder turbo engine still hasn't been adjoined to an automatic gearbox - it remains a six-speed manual proposition only...


2015 Holden Colorado 7 commercial attracts more complaints than any other
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2015 Holden Colorado 7 commercial attracts more complaints than any other

“Bloody caravaners”. Holden landed itself in some hot water for its promotion of this statement, used in its TV commercial for the Colorado 7 off-roader, earlier this year. So much in fact, that at the half way point of 2015, no other ad has received more complaints from annoyed viewers — 161 in total...


Mazda Global MX-5 Cup racer a possibility for Australia
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Mazda Global MX-5 Cup racer a possibility for Australia

The iconic Mazda MX-5 has been racing ever since it revived the idea of an affordable two-seat roadster after its unveiling at the 1989 Chicago auto show. Brilliant handling, cat-like agility and utterly dependable, the MX-5 has been slaying more powerful rivals on the road and track for years...


Nissan recalls Juke, Micra, Pulsar over push-button start problem
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Nissan recalls Juke, Micra, Pulsar over push-button start problem

  Nissan Australia has announced a recall for a number of its small cars over a potential problem with the push-button start system. The recall affects the current-generation Nissan Pulsar sedan (B17) and hatch (C12), as well as the Nissan Juke baby SUV and Nissan Micra city car...


Performax International recalls: Chevrolet Silverado, GMC Sierra, Ford Mustang models with Takata airbags affected
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Performax International recalls: Chevrolet Silverado, GMC Sierra, Ford Mustang models with Takata airbags affected

Queensland-based importer and right-hand drive conversion house, Performax International, has announced that a number of vehicles it sold between 1 December 2006 and 31 December 2008 are affected by the wide-ranging international recall over Takata airbags...


Bentley deciding between sub-Bentayga SUV or Speed 6 for new model line - report
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Bentley deciding between sub-Bentayga SUV or Speed 6 for new model line - report

Bentley wants to add a new model line to its armoury, with the two most likely candidates being a vehicle like the Speed 6 concept or a new SUV to slot in underneath the Bentayga. Bentley chief, Wolfgang Durheimer, told Autocar, "We can’t do both those cars at the same time, because Bentley is still a small company and our resources are very stretched"...


Ferrari F12 GTO configurator leaked, will have almost 600kW - report
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Ferrari F12 GTO configurator leaked, will have almost 600kW - report

News about a possible Ferrari F12 GTO and photos claimed to be from an exclusive online configurator have filtered through onto internet over the past week. The images (above) were first posted on Auto Gespot, a Dutch car website, overnight and are claimed to be from an configurator app shown exclusively to some of Ferrari's most valued clients...


Lamborghini Aventador LP750-4 Superveloce roadster confirmed - UPDATED
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Lamborghini Aventador LP750-4 Superveloce roadster confirmed - UPDATED

Overnight, at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, the Italian supercar maker confirmed that it will produced a roadster version of the Lamborghini Aventador LP750-4 Superveloce. Just 500 Aventador Superveloce roadsters will be built. The company has already sold the 600 SV coupes that it intends to crank out...