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2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Veloce review

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2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Veloce review

The tyre-frying, twin-turbocharged V6-powered Giulia QV might be the car tasked with lifting the iconic Italian marque out of the shadows of apathy, but could the smart money actually lie with the lower-spec 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Veloce?

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2006-13 Mazda 6, CX-7, CX-9 added to Takata airbag recall
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2006-13 Mazda 6, CX-7, CX-9 added to Takata airbag recall

Mazda has issued a recall for 55,000 of its previous-generation Mazda 6, CX-7 and CX-9 model lines as part of the ongoing Takata airbag campaign this week. In this latest notice, affected vehicles could be fitted with front passenger airbags that are susceptible to moisture intrusion, causing the inflator to deploy abnormally and rupture in the event of a collision...


2018 BMW 3 Series pricing and specs: New equipment, price bumps
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2018 BMW 3 Series pricing and specs: New equipment, price bumps

Pricing and equipment for the updated 2018 BMW 3 Series range have been announced this week, before the refreshed line-up arrives in local showrooms from November. Headlining changes include the addition of a bright new Sunset Orange metallic exterior paint, along with updated alloy wheel designs and the standard fitment of BMW's iDrive 6 infotainment system across the range...


2018 Subaru Levorg pricing and specs: 1.6 model cuts entry cost, STI Sport debuts
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2018 Subaru Levorg pricing and specs: 1.6 model cuts entry cost, STI Sport debuts

Australian pricing and specifications for the updated 2018 Subaru Levorg range has been announced this week, bringing a new engine option, a much sharper price of entry, and lightly revised looks. But, there's a catch: while the arrival of the 1.6 model opens the Levorg range up to more buyers, the company has at the same time significantly increased the price you'll pay to step into a 2...


2013-16 Honda Accord recalled for fire risk
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2013-16 Honda Accord recalled for fire risk

Honda Australia has issued a recall for 4811 examples of its Accord sedan sold between March 2013 and February 2016, over concerns a faulty battery sensor could cause a fire hazard. The Japanese manufacturer reports that affected vehicles could have an improperly manufactured battery sensor, with gaps that could allow for moisture intrusion...


2018 Honda Accord revealed: 10th-gen sedan brings turbo power and more tech
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2018 Honda Accord revealed: 10th-gen sedan brings turbo power and more tech

The new-generation 2018 Honda Accord has been revealed in Detroit overnight, bringing turbo performance, more technology, and a 10-speed automatic transmission. As we've seen in camouflaged pre-production prototypes and teaser sketches, the latest Accord has a faster roofline and a sportier look than previous generations...


$30k Family car comparison
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$30k Family car comparison

While the car industry seems intent on reinventing and cross-pollinating shapes, sizes and themes to create a different family vehicle, equally families who buy and use such vehicles can be incredibly diverse in terms of needs and wants...


2014-17 Peugeot 308, 508 recalled for starter motor fix - UPDATE
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2014-17 Peugeot 308, 508 recalled for starter motor fix - UPDATE

French automaker Peugeot has issued a recall for 1058 examples of its 308 and 508 model lines sold between November 2014 and March 2017 over concerns a faulty starter motor connection could pose a fire risk. The company reports that the 12-Volt starter motor connection lug could be fitted incorrectly, and touch a metal component...


2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class pricing and specs: New engines, new models
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2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class pricing and specs: New engines, new models

The Mercedes-Benz C-Class has received some minor updates for the new year, bringing an updated engine line-up and the availability of a new equipment package. Headlining the changes are the introduction of the new C220d and C300 models, which replace the previous C200d and C250 respectively...


Jaguar XE SV Project 8 revealed ahead of Goodwood debut, not for Oz
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Jaguar XE SV Project 8 revealed ahead of Goodwood debut, not for Oz

The Jaguar XE SV Project 8 has been officially revealed this week ahead of its public debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. Limited to just 300 left-hand drive examples globally, the XE SV Project 8 is the most powerful Jaguar road car in history, generating a monster 441kW of power (600PS) at 6500rpm and 700Nm of torque between 3500 and 5000rpm from its 5...


Kia Optima, Sorento recalled for engine fix
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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. The Korean manufacturer reports a manufacturing fault could cause premature bearing wear within the engine...


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...