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Subaru WRX STI: Next-gen could go hybrid as emissions laws tighten

The next-generation Subaru WRX STI may not be launched for a considerable length of time, as the company decides what to do with its powertrain. David Dello Stritto, head of sales and marketing for Subaru Europe, admitted to AutoRAI...

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2018 Ford Focus drops disguise
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2018 Ford Focus drops disguise

The next-generation 2018 Ford Focus has been spied almost completely undisguised this week, giving us the best look yet at the Blue Oval's upcoming hatchback. Wrapped in colourful camouflage and stamped with "#TimeToFocus", it appears the new Focus isn't far from its global reveal, expected to occur sometime early next year...


2018 Holden Astra Sportwagon LS+ review
Rating: 7.910 /10
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2018 Holden Astra Sportwagon LS+ review

Wagons are an increasingly rare breed these days, but the Holden Astra Sportwagon proves that you don't really 'need' an SUV.

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$25,740

Volkswagen Beetle: Next-gen to be electric and RWD - report
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Volkswagen Beetle: Next-gen to be electric and RWD - report

The Volkswagen Beetle could be revived as a rear-wheel drive electric vehicle (EV) as part of the company's upcoming I.D. family, according to a new report out of the UK. Speaking with Autocar, Volkswagen's Herbert Diess said the company needs to decide on "emotional concepts" for its upcoming electric cars - a term he defines as covering iconic models like the Microbus and Beetle, along with the Kübelwagen and Buggy...


World's greatest driving roads: Lake Garda, Italy

World's greatest driving roads: Lake Garda, Italy

The heart-stopping curves, pulse-racing gradients and breathtaking elevation: the rewards that make Europe’s finest Alpine passes so compelling are, by their very nature, what also make the world’s best roads so inaccessible...

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$43,990

Infiniti Q30,QX30 recalled for airbag fix
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Infiniti Q30,QX30 recalled for airbag fix

Infiniti Australia has recalled 532 examples of its Q30 and QX30 for a fault with the steering column which, if not addressed, could trigger the driver airbag. According to the company, the steering column has no electrical connection to ground except other than a 'spiral cable'. Initially, a fault in the cable will make the airbag warning light illuminate in the dashboard...


2018 Peugeot 308 pricing and specs
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2018 Peugeot 308 pricing and specs

Local pricing and specifications for the updated 2018 Peugeot 308 range have been revealed on the company's local website. The revised range gets a new look, upgraded levels of standard specification, and spells the end of the GT variants featured in the outgoing lineup. As before, however, the range opens with the entry-level Active - which starts at $26,990 plus on-road costs...


2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI Original, Golf R Grid pricing and specs, here in January
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2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI Original, Golf R Grid pricing and specs, here in January

Australian pricing and specifications for the 2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI Original and Golf R Grid have been released this week ahead of their arrival in January next year. Both variants significantly undercut the current entry points to the Golf GTI and Golf R ranges, providing Aussie buyers with a cheaper way into a performance Golf while also offering a simpler package for enthusiasts...


2018 Subaru Levorg 2.0 STI Sport review
Rating: 7.510 /10
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2018 Subaru Levorg 2.0 STI Sport review

The Subaru Levorg finally lobs into Oz wearing STI badging and WR Blue warpaint. Is it the real Subaru Tecnica International deal, or a pretender in disguise?

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$51,990

2017 Volkswagen Golf GTI manual review
Rating: 8.510 /10
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2017 Volkswagen Golf GTI manual review

Is the Volkswagen Golf GTI manual the purist's tool of choice? Or should you go for the DSG? Matt Campbell reckons its stick-shift, or die.

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$41,490

Subaru WRX STI S208 unveiled in Tokyo
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Subaru WRX STI S208 unveiled in Tokyo

Subaru has unveiled the limited-edition WRX STI S208 at the Tokyo motor show. The car follows in the footsteps of the S207 launched in 2015, with slew of performance and handling upgrades designed to take the standard WRX STI to another level. Exterior changes are headlined by a mesh grille with red highlights at the front, sitting above an angry-looking splitter finished in gloss black...


Mazda Kai concept leaked
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Mazda Kai concept leaked

Update: The Mazda Kai Concept has been officially revealed, full details here The Mazda Kai Concept has been leaked ahead of its official debut at the Tokyo motor show later this month.  A series of images, published on Autotijd, offer a complete look at the concept, which likely previews the styling direction of the next Mazda 3...


2018 Ford Focus ST wagon spied with Volvo-like eyes
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2018 Ford Focus ST wagon spied with Volvo-like eyes

The upcoming 2018 Ford Focus ST Wagon has been spied at the Nurburgring, sporting a set of Volvo-esque daytime running lights. Although the prototype doesn’t wear any badges, its gaping front grille, prominent rear spoiler, diffuser-style rear bumper and twin exhaust all strongly suggest it's the performance-focused ST variant...


Hyundai Elantra BTR Edition revealed for SEMA
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Hyundai Elantra BTR Edition revealed for SEMA

Hyundai has wheeled out another hotted-up show car ahead of the SEMA show later this month - the BTR Edition Elantra Sport concept. Designed in conjunction with Blood Type Racing, the BTR Edition builds on the standard Elantra Sport – known as the SR Turbo in Australia – platform with some fairly serious performance upgrades...


2017 Ford Focus Titanium hatch review
Rating: 7.510 /10
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2017 Ford Focus Titanium hatch review

As the most expensive model in the range, the Ford Focus Titanium feels premium – but is it the best buy in the line-up?

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$32,690

2018 Mercedes A-Class drops more camo
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2018 Mercedes A-Class drops more camo

The next-generation Mercedes-Benz A-Class has been snapped testing alongside its small-car competitors, offering a peek at the German marque's next entry to the competitive premium compact segment. Although the prototype is still heavily camouflaged, it’s clear the new hatch will follow the theme set by the Aesthetics A and Concept A Sedan shown earlier this year...


2018 Lexus CT200h pricing and specs
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2018 Lexus CT200h pricing and specs

Australian pricing and specifications for the updated 2018 Lexus CT200h range have been announced this week, with the company's smallest model now kicking off at $40,900 before on-road costs (+$2150). Offsetting the price hike is a raft of visual, equipment and technology upgrades that should help the Lexus be more competitive in the premium small car segment...


Mitsubishi ASX, Lancer, Outlander recalled for stalling fix
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Mitsubishi ASX, Lancer, Outlander recalled for stalling fix

Mitsubishi has issued a recall for 48,209 vehicles across its ASX, Lancer and Outlander range from various years, over concerns the vehicles could stall while driving. The Japanese manufacturer reports affected vehicles may be fitted with a faulty power relay that generates excessive heat, resulting in relay failure...


Volkswagen Scirocco retires
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Volkswagen Scirocco retires

The most recent iteration Volkswagen Scirocco has been laid to rest, with the coupe-styled sibling to the popular Golf quietly ending production this week. Despite still being on sale up to this point, the Scirocco is actually based on the 'PQ35' platform that underpinned the fifth- and sixth-generation Golf, along with the most recent 'A5' Beetle...