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Kia tops US JD Power quality survey again, VW beats Toyota

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Kia tops US JD Power quality survey again, VW beats Toyota

Kia has once again come out on top of the JD Power Initial Quality Study in the United States, making it the second year in a row the Korean manufacturer has ranked highest in the independent survey...

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2017 BMW 530e iPerformance pricing and specs: PHEV here in July from $108,900
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2017 BMW 530e iPerformance pricing and specs: PHEV here in July from $108,900

Local pricing and details for the 2017 BMW 530e iPerformance plug-in hybrid (PHEV) have been revealed this week, with the electrified luxury sedan to arrive in Australian showrooms from July. Starting from $108,900 before on-road costs, the hybrid 5 Series is the same price as the more conventional 530i, though the hybrid claims to be far more frugal...


2018 Lexus LS350 debuts in China, not for Australia - UPDATE
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2018 Lexus LS350 debuts in China, not for Australia - UPDATE

The 2018 Lexus LS350 has quietly broken cover this week, debuting at the Shenzen-Hong Kong-Macao international auto show in China. While there's no official press release from the Japanese marque, yet, the LS350 will be powered by the same 3.5-litre V6 petrol engine found in other Lexus 350 models, such as the smaller GS350...


Vauxhall VXR8 GTS-R: 15 Aussie HSV GTSRs rebadged for UK
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Vauxhall VXR8 GTS-R: 15 Aussie HSV GTSRs rebadged for UK

Strewth! It turns out 15 of our HSV GTSR supercharged specials are going to the Poms, badged as Vauxhalls. Dubbed the Vauxhall VXR8 GTS-R, the 435kW/740Nm supercharged 6.2-litre LSA V8-powered HSV GTSR will not only rock their limey socks off, it’ll also become the most-powerful car Vauxhall has ever sold in the company’s 114-year history...


2017 Volvo S90 R-Design arrives from $100,900
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2017 Volvo S90 R-Design arrives from $100,900

The 2017 Volvo S90 R-Design has quietly joined the local range, starting from $100,900 before on-road costs. Sporting more aggressive styling and the punchier T6 petrol powertrain - which develops a healthy 235kW of power and 400Nm of torque - the S90 T6 R-Design is the Swedish firm's entrant to duel with the likes of the BMW 540i and Mercedes-Benz E400...


Ford Mustang GT Fastback v Holden Commodore SS V Redline - Sandown Sound-off
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Ford Mustang GT Fastback v Holden Commodore SS V Redline - Sandown Sound-off

It's Ford versus Holden, but which naturally-aspirated V8 beast sounds best going around Melbourne's Sandown Raceway? We hit the track in the 306kW 5.0-litre Ford Mustang GT Fastback and the 304kW 6.2-litre Holden Commodore SS V Redline to find out.


2017 Mercedes-AMG E63 S review
Rating: 910 /10
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2017 Mercedes-AMG E63 S review

This is the one we've been waiting for, the 600hp AWD Mercedes-AMG E63 S. The spec sheet reads like a best seller, but how does it translate to the road?


Ford Mustang GT Fastback v Holden Commodore SS V Redline comparison: Track Test
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Ford Mustang GT Fastback v Holden Commodore SS V Redline comparison: Track Test

At the end of Part One of our Ford Mustang GT Fastback v Holden Commodore SS V Redline comparison – the Road Test – the 5.0-litre ‘Yank Tank’ was lagging a little behind the 6.2-litre Aussie brute. But things were most definitely still close. Now it's time to sort the men from the boys, and find out which of our two sub-$60k rear-wheel-drive, V8-powered muscle cars should rightfully be crowned the victor: the Ford or the Holden...


2018 Jaguar XF Sportbrake teased ahead of reveal on June 14
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2018 Jaguar XF Sportbrake teased ahead of reveal on June 14

The upcoming 2018 Jaguar XF Sportbrake has been teased once again, with the company confirming the new wagon will be revealed on June 14 by the world's number-one tennis player, Andy Murray...


Ford Mustang GT Fastback v Holden Commodore SS V Redline comparison: Road Test
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Ford Mustang GT Fastback v Holden Commodore SS V Redline comparison: Road Test

What the hell? Why would you put a two-door Ford Mustang up against a soon-to-be-departed four-door Holden Commodore? Well, when there's only 2kW and $2500 between them, why wouldn’t we...? Late last month we got the chance to twin-test our resident long-term 2017 Ford Mustang GT Fastback against the ageing – yet decidedly still entertaining – 2017 Nissan 370Z Coupe...


2017 Mercedes-Benz E220d All-Terrain review
Rating: 8.510 /10
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2017 Mercedes-Benz E220d All-Terrain review

It's the only way you can buy a new E-Class Wagon, but does the E220d All-Terrain cross over as a crossover?

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2018 BMW M5: Turbo V8, AWD and 0-100 in "under 3.5 seconds" all confirmed
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2018 BMW M5: Turbo V8, AWD and 0-100 in "under 3.5 seconds" all confirmed

Initial details of the upcoming 2018 BMW M5 have been released this week, accompanied by images of a camouflaged development vehicle tearing up a race track, and it looks like the biggest M sedan is going to be a killer...


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...


2017 Mercedes-Benz E300 review
Rating: 810 /10
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2017 Mercedes-Benz E300 review

Turning 40 offers both opportunities and challenges for most of us, so how has the 2017 Mercedes-Benz E300 dealt with the maturity milestone?

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2017 Maserati Ghibli Sport arrives in Australia
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2017 Maserati Ghibli Sport arrives in Australia

The limited-edition 2017 Maserati Ghibli Sport is now on sale in Australia, starting at $149,990 drive-away. Based on the twin-turbo petrol 'Ghibli' variant, the Ghibli Sport adds a range of sporty interior and exterior enhancements to give the company's smaller sedan a more athletic presence, which the company says adds around $16,000 worth of extra value...


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...


Kia Stinger GT 0-100km/h time confirmed
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Kia Stinger GT 0-100km/h time confirmed

Kia has confirmed the upcoming Stinger liftback's 0-100km/h time this week during its debut at the Seoul motor show, and it's the quickest model the Korean manufacturer has ever produced. The flagship Stinger GT, powered by a 3.3-litre twin-turbo V6 petrol engine developing 272kW of power and 510Nm of torque, sprints from zero to 100km/h in just 4...


Mercedes-AMG E43 goes operational with Victoria Police - UPDATE
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Mercedes-AMG E43 goes operational with Victoria Police - UPDATE

Update - Victoria Police have issued a statement regarding the potential for Mercedes-AMG models to replace the current high-performance fleet of locally-made vehicles. See bottom of article for details Victoria Police has welcomed the Mercedes-AMG E43 to its highway patrol fleet...


Jaguar XF update spied
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Jaguar XF update spied

A heavily camouflaged Jaguar XF prototype has been spied this week, suggesting the British sedan is likely to get a facelift in the not-too-distant future. Despite the vehicle being recognisable as an XF, the heavy camouflage is unusual for just a facelift, particularly at the rear. Up front, this XF has reshaped headlights, while the rear doors appear longer...


2017 HSV GTS 30 Years Quick Look - Sandown Raceway
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2017 HSV GTS 30 Years Quick Look - Sandown Raceway

Read the full article here. How quickly things change. In August 2013, Barack Obama was President of the United States, Kevin Rudd was Prime Minister of Australia (again), and the 430kW Gen-F HSV GTS launched as the most powerful HSV you could buy...