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Kia Optima, Sorento recalled for engine fix

Kia Australia has issued a recall for 4963 examples of its previous-generation 2011-2014 'TF' Optima sedan, and 16 units of its 2013 'XM' Sorento SUV, over concerns the 2.4-litre 'Theta' petrol engine could suddenly stall...

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Hyundai Santa Fe, i45 recalled for engine fix
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Hyundai Santa Fe, i45 recalled for engine fix

Hyundai has issued a recall for 9678 examples of its 'YF' i45 sedan and 'DM' Santa Fe SUVs fitted with the 2.4 GDi petrol engine over concerns vehicles could experience engine failure when in use. The Korean manufacturer reports a production fault may have seen debris contamination during the assembly of engine units...


Infiniti Q60 Project Black S: Pirelli deal hints at progress on potential M4 rival
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Infiniti Q60 Project Black S: Pirelli deal hints at progress on potential M4 rival

Pirelli has announced it will collaborate with Infiniti on the premium Japanese marque's Q60 Project Black S program, suggesting the 'concept car' unveiled at the 2017 Geneva motor show, might indeed prove to be more than just wishful thinking...


2018 Skoda Octavia review
Rating: 810 /10
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2018 Skoda Octavia review

If you're in the market for a spacious and practical station wagon, you really ought to check out the 2018 Skoda Octavia.

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$22,990 - $27,990

2017 Jaguar XE 20t Prestige review
Rating: 810 /10
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2017 Jaguar XE 20t Prestige review

Just how important is the specification of a car? James thinks he's found the sweet spot in the Jaguar XE 20t Prestige.

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$60,400

2017 Audi A5 2.0 TDI Coupe review
Rating: 710 /10
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2017 Audi A5 2.0 TDI Coupe review

The sharper-dressed second-generation 2017 Audi A5 Coupe certainly has 'the look', but can a 2.0-litre diesel heartbeat deliver the feel-good vibe and energy to match?

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$73,900

Jaguar XE SV Project 8 teased ahead of June 28 reveal - UPDATE
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Jaguar XE SV Project 8 teased ahead of June 28 reveal - UPDATE

Jaguar has teased its upcoming limited-run XE SV Project 8 sports sedan in a quick online video, ahead of the new model's reveal on June 28. Based on the XE sedan, the SV Project 8 follows the F-Type Project 7 from 2014, and will become the most powerful road-legal Jaguar ever, thanks to its 441kW 5...


2018 Volkswagen Arteon: Australian details confirmed
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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. Despite this, the Arteon will introduce an array of technology not currently seen in the Passat range, or Volkswagen's current local line-up for that matter...


2018 Toyota Camry unveiled with TRD and Modellista variants
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2018 Toyota Camry unveiled with TRD and Modellista variants

We'd already seen the 2018 Toyota Camry - but that vehicle was the one developed for the North American market. Here you see the 2018 Toyota Camry in Japanese domestic market spec: in other words, the version that'll be sold here from late this year...


2016 Peugeot 508 recalled for fire risk
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2016 Peugeot 508 recalled for fire risk

Peugeot has issued a recall for its 2016 508 sedan and wagon over concerns a faulty electrical relay could pose a fire risk. Affected models are fitted with a non-compliant electrical relay, which could disrupt the starter control and overheat. The French manufacturer says if the product relay overheats it could cause a fire...


2017 BMW 330i GT review
Rating: 7.510 /10
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2017 BMW 330i GT review

It's a 3 that's as long as a 5 with as much room as an X, but is the 330i Gran Turismo BMW enough?

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$78,900

2017 Subaru Liberty S-Edition revealed
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2017 Subaru Liberty S-Edition revealed

The Subaru S-Edition badge has found its way to another model in the brand's range - the 2017 Subaru Liberty. With Subaru Australia adding just 100 examples of this slightly sportier sedan to its line-up, the car will likely be in reasonable demand - and at a cost of just $2000 over the cost of the 2.5i Premium model. That makes this version a $38,240 proposition...


Alfa Romeo Giulia QV v BMW M3 Competition v Mercedes-AMG C63 S comparison
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Alfa Romeo Giulia QV v BMW M3 Competition v Mercedes-AMG C63 S comparison

For a nation renowned for its love of all things sport, it should come as no surprise this admiration and aspiration extends to what we drive. We are inside the top-10 world sales market list for Lamborghini, Porsche is seeing continuing sales growth and both Mercedes-AMG and BMW M Division speak highly of the Australian market, where we have the highest performance-version to regular-model ratio in the world...


2017 Skoda Superb recalled for seatbelt fix
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2017 Skoda Superb recalled for seatbelt fix

Skoda has issued a recall for seven of its 2017 model-year Superb medium cars over concerns the seatbelt tensioner may not deploy in an accident. The Czech manufacturer reports the condition could be caused by variations in the mixture of the ratio of the tensioner's propellant. If the belt tensioners are not deployed correctly in an accident, occupants could be at higher risk of injury...


2017 Volvo S60, V60 Polestar pricing and specs
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2017 Volvo S60, V60 Polestar pricing and specs

Local pricing for the 2017 Volvo S60 and V60 Polestar models have surfaced online this week, with the sporty mid-sized sedan and wagon twins starting at $89,990 and $92,990 before on-road costs respectively. This means the new Polestar models are a smidgen under $10,000 cheaper than the models they replace, despite offering more power and better performance, while commanding a $20,000 premium over the current T6 R-Design range topper ($69,990)...


Nissan Altima and Pulsar axed, replacements on the horizon - UPDATE
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Nissan Altima and Pulsar axed, replacements on the horizon - UPDATE

Update - Nissan Australia has confirmed that while the Altima and Pulsar in their current forms will no longer be imported, replacements for both models are to be announced in the "future". See bottom of article for details The Nissan Altima has been quietly dropped from the local line-up, leaving the Japanese manufacturer with no sedan models in its range...


2017 Hyundai Sonata facelift revealed in Korea
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2017 Hyundai Sonata facelift revealed in Korea

The facelifted 2017 Hyundai Sonata has been officially revealed in its home market of South Korea this week, ahead of an Australian release due before mid-2017. Despite being a mid-life facelift, the mid-sized sedan has seen a pretty significant design overhaul, drawing upon the company's latest design language that was first seen on the new i30 hatch...


2017 Ford Mondeo Trend wagon review
Rating: 7.510 /10
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2017 Ford Mondeo Trend wagon review

Dave jumps into the 2017 Ford Mondeo Trend Wagon to find out why the model is a hard car to hate, but an even harder one to love.

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$42,340

2018 Hyundai Sonata facelift sketches go official - UPDATE
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2018 Hyundai Sonata facelift sketches go official - UPDATE

UPDATE: Hyundai Australia has released the same sketches and confirmed the reveal of the next Sonata for next month. See bottom of article for details. The facelifted 2018 Hyundai Sonata has been teased in sketches that have been leaked online, giving a closer look at what the updated sedan will look like when it gets revealed later this year...


2017 Mercedes-AMG C43 Coupe getaway

2017 Mercedes-AMG C43 Coupe getaway

As a luxury German sports car, the 2017 Mercedes-AMG C43 may not scream ‘Straya’ but it is an adopted Aussie fave and I certainly didn’t mind spending Australia Day behind the wheel of it. Didn’t mind at all! Australia is continually one of the biggest markets for the Mercedes-AMG brand when it comes to sales per capita...

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$104,400