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2018 Volkswagen Arteon: Australian details confirmed

Australian specifications for the upcoming 2018 Volkswagen Arteon have been announced this week ahead of its launch in October. Replacing the ageing Volkswagen CC, the Arteon is essentially, like its predecessor, a four-door coupe version of the Passat...

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2018 Renault Megane RS to debut at Monaco Grand Prix on May 26
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2018 Renault Megane RS to debut at Monaco Grand Prix on May 26

The all-new 2018 Renault Megane RS will make its first public appearance at this year's Monaco Formula One Grand Prix on May 26 ahead of its official reveal at the Frankfurt motor show in September, the company has confirmed...


2018 Honda Civic Type R order books open ahead of October release
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2018 Honda Civic Type R order books open ahead of October release

Australian order books for the 2018 Honda Civic Type R have opened today, ahead of the hot hatch's October 1 on-sale date. Don't expect to learn the exact price just yet, though. Stephen Collins, director of Honda Australia, said: “Our dealers have been telling us that customers are eager to put their names against a car so we’ve opened the order books early to allow them to secure their orders"...


2018 Skoda Karoq revealed, Australian debut set for second quarter 2018
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2018 Skoda Karoq revealed, Australian debut set for second quarter 2018

The 2018 Skoda Karoq has officially been revealed, set to take on the likes of the Hyundai Tucson, Mazda CX-5, and its twin-under-the-skin, the Volkswagen Tiguan. Developed as a 'mini-me' to the big seven-seat Kodiaq, the five-seat Karoq measures 4382mm long, 1841mm wide and 1605mm tall...


2018 Mini range updates: Apple CarPlay, revised displays coming Q3 2017
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2018 Mini range updates: Apple CarPlay, revised displays coming Q3 2017

Mini has announced a number of range-wide updates this week for July production, including the addition of Apple CarPlay mirroring, along with a new driver's cluster and head-up display. All models in the line-up - which includes the Hatch, Clubman wagon and Countryman SUV - will get a new cockpit instrument layout with an additional "night" design and a revised fuel level display...


2018 Genesis G70 spied near Dubai, first interior shots snapped
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2018 Genesis G70 spied near Dubai, first interior shots snapped

The upcoming 2018 Genesis G70 sedan has been spied again this week during development testing near a very hot Dubai. Snapped by our very own Paul Maric, the vehicles in the images appear to be two variants of the forthcoming Mercedes-Benz C-Class rival - just take a look at the different tailpipes protruding out of the rear bumper of each vehicle...


2018 Peugeot 308 GTi leaked on Twitter
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2018 Peugeot 308 GTi leaked on Twitter

The 2018 Peugeot 308 GTi has been accidentally leaked this week by the company's Spanish arm on Twitter in a single image. While the original tweet has since been taken down, the single image shows the updated hot hatch in Peugeot's signature two-tone paint finish, though you'd be hard-pressed to noticed any real changes...


2018 Kia Stinger GT's exhaust note sampled in onlooker video
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2018 Kia Stinger GT's exhaust note sampled in onlooker video

A new video published online reveals the subtle standard exhaust note of the 2018 Kia Stinger GT, also revealing why the local arm is working to get a sportier sound from the twin-turbo V6 flagship...


2018 BMW M5 to develop over 447kW, Abu Dhabi dealer claims on social media
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2018 BMW M5 to develop over 447kW, Abu Dhabi dealer claims on social media

The upcoming 2018 BMW M5 super sedan will produce over 600 horsepower (447kW) from its twin-turbo 4.4-litre V8 when it makes its debut later this year, according to a keen Instagrammer. Published on blog site Bimmer Post, the now deleted Instagram post details several features of the new Mercedes-AMG E63 S rival, including its 447kW+ power output, all-wheel drive, and a 0-100km/h claim of less than 3...


2017 Peugeot 308 facelift goes official with new tech, engines and transmission
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2017 Peugeot 308 facelift goes official with new tech, engines and transmission

The updated 2017 Peugeot 308 has been officially revealed and detailed, though only in a single image at this stage, bringing new driver assistance technologies and a new eight-speed automatic transmission for the sporty GT diesel. Design changes have been extended to all six trim versions that are available globally; including the Access, Active, Allure, GT Line, GT and GTi...


Kia Stinger: Australian arm "determined" to get the sound right
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Kia Stinger: Australian arm "determined" to get the sound right

On track for a late 2017 Australian launch, Kia Australia says local tuning and development of the much-anticipated Kia Stinger is progressing well, with the next major challenge being to ensure the rear-wheel-drive, four-door sports sedan sounds as good as it can...


2017 Volkswagen Golf R Performance pack could come to Australia
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2017 Volkswagen Golf R Performance pack could come to Australia

The facelifted 2017 Volkswagen Golf R will soon be offered in Europe with a Performance option, and although not yet confirmed for Australia, the company's local arm says it is far from written off. In a short clip released in March, the German company teases several performance-oriented options that will allow owners to "squeeze even more out of your new Golf R"...


2018 Peugeot 308 facelift leaked
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2018 Peugeot 308 facelift leaked

The updated Peugeot 308 has been leaked in images on an online forum this week, giving us a first look at the facelifted hatch - though you'll be hard pressed to notice the changes...


2018 McLaren 720S: Local pricing and specs for three-tier supercar range, revealed
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2018 McLaren 720S: Local pricing and specs for three-tier supercar range, revealed

Less than two weeks after the all-new 2018 McLaren 720S made its international debut at the 2017 Geneva motor show, local pricing and specifications for the supercar's three-tier range have been revealed. Starting with the ‘entry-level’ 720S at $489,900 (before on-road costs), the line-up also includes the 720S Luxury and 720S Performance, both priced from $515,080 (before on-road costs)...


2018 Porsche 911 GT3: Manual back but customers still choosing PDK
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2018 Porsche 911 GT3: Manual back but customers still choosing PDK

Last week's 2017 Geneva motor show debut of the updated 2018 Porsche 911 GT3 signalled availability of a manual gearbox to the enthusiast-focussed model for the first time since the 997.2 GT3. Now though, it seems, despite the reintroduction of a manual option, buyers are still favouring Porsche's self-shifting PDK transmission...


2018 McLaren 720S: 400 orders already taken for all-new 650S replacement
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2018 McLaren 720S: 400 orders already taken for all-new 650S replacement

Like the look of the all-new McLaren 720S revealed for the first time at the 2017 Geneva motor show? Well it seems plenty do, with the UK supercar maker confirming it’s already taken some 400 orders for the car that succeeds the already blisteringly fast 650S in McLaren’s Super Series performance tier...


Kia Stinger: ‘a modern Gran Turismo’ inspired by Maserati
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Kia Stinger: ‘a modern Gran Turismo’ inspired by Maserati

Apart from being “probably the sportiest production car” Kia’s chief designer has ever penned, Gregory Guillaume says the Kia Stinger is also very much a modern interpretation of iconic Gran Turismo models from the 1970s. Speaking to Australian media at the Geneva motor show this week, Guillaume said that while building a traditional, two-door sports car would be a fun project, he’s smitten with the four-door, rear-drive Kia Stinger...


McLaren 720S Spider years away, 570S Spider a matter of months
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McLaren 720S Spider years away, 570S Spider a matter of months

With the smoke barely cleared from the unveiling of the 2018 McLaren 720S at this week's 2017 Geneva motor show, the UK performance car brand has revealed a convertible Spider version of its latest Super Series car is in the pipeline. A previously confirmed drop-top version of the 570S Sports Series flagship will beat it into showrooms, however...


Kia Stinger pricing and positioning crucial for success, says local division
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Kia Stinger pricing and positioning crucial for success, says local division

The much-anticipated Kia Stinger is due to arrive in local showrooms later this year, but Kia Australia says the model's success is far from guaranteed. Speaking with Australian media ahead of the kick-off for this week’s 2017 Geneva motor show, Kia Australia chief operating officer Damien Meredith, said care needs to be taken to ensure the sports-slanted ‘saloon liftback’ succeeds on the Australian market...


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...