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BMW M140i Performance Edition confirmed

The ultra-exclusive BMW M140i Performance Edition hot hatch will be offered here in the second-quarter of the year. Only 60 units — 45 with an eight-speed automatic gearbox, and 15 with a purist-friendly six-speed manual — will come, priced at $71,900 plus on-road costs, or $7000 more than the regular M140i...

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Tata Tamo Futuro mid-engined sports car bound for Geneva
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Tata Tamo Futuro mid-engined sports car bound for Geneva

Indian car maker Tata has teased the first vehicle from its new sub-brand Tamo, expected to be a mid-engined two-seater sports car concept, which will debut at the 2017 Geneva motor show in March - according to a new report...


Alpine reveals more details of upcoming 'A120' sports car
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Alpine reveals more details of upcoming 'A120' sports car

Reborn French sports car firm Alpine has released more details of its upcoming sports car this week, mainly to do with its "remarkable" aerodynamics. Expected to be named the 'A120', the new Alpine sports car will feature a flat floor and rear diffuser that will help it to achieve "significant downforce" and "excellent stability"...


2017 Mini JCW Countryman revealed: Most powerful Mini ever, here in second quarter
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2017 Mini JCW Countryman revealed: Most powerful Mini ever, here in second quarter

The 2017 Mini John Cooper Works (JCW) Countryman has been revealed this week, with the hot SUV the most powerful model ever produced by the German-owned British brand. Under the bonnet is a 170kW/350Nm (the latter available between 1450 and 4500rpm) turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol engine driving all-four wheels, propelling the biggest Mini from 0-100km/h in 6...


Alpine 'A120' teased with new aluminium chassis
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Alpine 'A120' teased with new aluminium chassis

The upcoming Alpine sports car, believed to be known as the A120, has been teased ahead of its anticipated reveal at the Geneva motor show in March. According to the accompanying release, the so-called A120 will feature a bespoke all-aluminium platform and upper body, which the company says ensures lightweight and "agile handling"...


2017 Toyota Yaris facelift revealed alongside WRC-inspired 157kW hot-hatch: Here in March but no hot hatch for Australia
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2017 Toyota Yaris facelift revealed alongside WRC-inspired 157kW hot-hatch: Here in March but no hot hatch for Australia

The facelifted Toyota Yaris has been revealed this week, along with the first images of the much-anticipated hot hatch variant ahead of its debut at the Geneva motor show in March. Known as the Vitz in its home market of Japan, the new Yaris sports revised front and rear treatments, including a nose with less chrome, new LED daytime-running lights and tail-lights, along with new bumpers at both ends that help to give the light hatch a lower and wider stance...


2017 Skoda Superb Sportline: New flagship here in February
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2017 Skoda Superb Sportline: New flagship here in February

The Skoda Superb range will be bolstered by a sporty new flagship next month, with the stylish Sportline trim confirmed for the Australian market from February. Based on the current range-topper – the 206TSI – the Skoda Superb Sportline is essentially a cosmetic kit a-la BMW M Sport or Volkswagen R-Line, adding a subtle bodykit and gloss-black highlights throughout the exterior...


2017 Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace leaked in overseas press
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2017 Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace leaked in overseas press

Images of the upcoming 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace, or Tiguan L in markets like China, have been leaked online ahead of the SUV's debut at the Detroit motor show next month. After being teased in sketches last week, these images published on autonocion.com, the images show the Chinese version, badged Tiguan L, with a longer wheelbase - which has been stretched by 110mm - and rear doors...


2017 Suzuki Ignis: Initial Australian pricing revealed in online competition
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2017 Suzuki Ignis: Initial Australian pricing revealed in online competition

Initial pricing for the 2017 Suzuki Ignis has been revealed in the terms and conditions of a competition designed to help promote the new model. Suzuki is currently holding an online competition where entrants can win an Ignis specified to their liking, which, according to the terms and conditions, is valued $21,750 including on-road costs...


2017 Toyota C-HR: Australian range detailed further, ahead of first-quarter launch
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2017 Toyota C-HR: Australian range detailed further, ahead of first-quarter launch

More Australia details for the 2017 Toyota C-HR range have been revealed ahead of the little SUV's launch in the first quarter of next year, thanks to a brochure on the company's Australian website. A two-tier range will be offered in Australia, and it seems both will be highly specified and offer several exterior personalisation options...


2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe revealed ahead of Australian debut
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2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe revealed ahead of Australian debut

The new 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe has been revealed ahead of its European launch in the first quarter of next year. It's no surprise that the E-Class coupe looks very much like the smaller C-Class and larger S-Class Coupes, though the mid-sizer does have some unique features...


2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia: Australian line-up confirmed ahead of February launch
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2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia: Australian line-up confirmed ahead of February launch

UPDATE: Australian pricing for the Giulia Quadrifoglio has now been revealed. Find out more here. Initial specifications for the Australia-bound 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia have been announced this week ahead of the all-new sedan's local launch in February...


Kia GT teased ahead of January debut and Australian launch
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Kia GT teased ahead of January debut and Australian launch

The upcoming 2017 Kia GT sports sedan has been teased again in a new video, ahead of its scheduled unveiling on January 8, 2017. In this latest teaser, the new model is shown tackling the famed Nurburgring race track, hitting speeds up to 244km/h...


2017 BMW 5 Series M Performance accessories revealed - UPDATE
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2017 BMW 5 Series M Performance accessories revealed - UPDATE

Update - A spokesperson for BMW Australia has told CarAdvice that the M Performance accessory range is not on the cards for Australia for now. See bottom of article for details. The 2017 BMW 5 Series hasn't officially launched yet but the Bavarian company has wasted no time in creating a line of M Performance accessories for the new-generation luxury mid-sizer...


2018 Ford Fiesta to be revealed next week
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2018 Ford Fiesta to be revealed next week

The next-generation Ford Fiesta is scheduled to be revealed next week, the company has announced. In a tweet with an accompanying animation teasing the new light hatch, the Blue Oval confirms that the Fiesta will be revealed in the coming week. In a later tweet, Ford says the reveal will be part of its 'Go Further' event to be held in Cologne, Germany...


2018 Ford Mustang details leaked: 10-speed auto, MagneRide, no more V6
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2018 Ford Mustang details leaked: 10-speed auto, MagneRide, no more V6

More details of the 2018 Ford Mustang update have been revealed by an unnamed dealer on an online forum this week, adding further fuel to previous rumours that the Blue Oval's pony car will feature a 10-speed automatic transmission. Posted on Mustang6G.com, the anonymous source who claims to be a dealership staff member lists numerous options and colours that they claim will be made available in the updated model...


2017 Hyundai i30: five-door only for Australia, wagon not a "viable option"
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2017 Hyundai i30: five-door only for Australia, wagon not a "viable option"

Hyundai Australia has confirmed that when the all-new 2017 Hyundai i30 range launches locally in the second quarter of 2017, only the five-door hatchback body style will be offered...


2017 Aston Martin Vanquish S revealed in LA: More power, more carbon, here in April - UPDATE
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2017 Aston Martin Vanquish S revealed in LA: More power, more carbon, here in April - UPDATE

The 2017 Aston Martin Vanquish S has been revealed, bringing a more powerful engine, a revised look and a harder edge to the company's flagship GT. At the heart of the Vanquish S is its 5.9-litre V12 engine (though Aston Martin calls it a 6.0-litre), that now produces 444kW of power (up from 424kW) - the same as the limited-edition Vanquish Zagato coupe and Volante twins...


2017 Volkswagen Golf '7.5' revealed: Mid-year launch for tech-boosted German
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2017 Volkswagen Golf '7.5' revealed: Mid-year launch for tech-boosted German

The facelifted 2017 Volkswagen Golf 7.5 has been revealed overnight, accompanied by the bold declaration that it is the "most technically sophisticated affordable car yet seen". Due in Australia from the middle of 2017, the popular hatch sees the addition of numerous tech and safety features intended to keep it one or two steps ahead of the small-car pack...


2017 Porsche Panamera and Panamera 4 on sale in Australia: New entry option hits local range
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2017 Porsche Panamera and Panamera 4 on sale in Australia: New entry option hits local range

The 2017 Porsche Panamera range has been bolstered by the addition of two new variants, the V6-powered Panamera and Panamera 4, providing a new entry point into the range. Joining the Panamera 4 E-Hybrid, 4S, 4S Diesel and Turbo models, the new rear-wheel drive Panamera brings the entry point to $210,000 plus on-road costs, while the all-wheel-driven Panamera 4 starts from $220,400...