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Holden launches 'not to be outdone' ad series for Colorado - video

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Holden launches 'not to be outdone' ad series for Colorado - video

It may not top some of Toyota's memorable and almost iconic HiLux ads for sheer comedy, but Holden's new Colorado campaign could help the ute pick up some needed sales in the months ahead...

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Supercars: Holden welcomes Ford fight
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Supercars: Holden welcomes Ford fight

In a big day of performance news for Ford and its fans, Holden couldn't help but remind racing tragics of its own legend status on the track. Fair enough, too, given Ford has announced it'll race its hugely popular rear-wheel-drive V8 Mustang next year, while Holden's entry is based on a car that has hurt more than a few feelings in the Lion camp...


New Cars: 2018 New Car Calendar, the April update
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New Cars: 2018 New Car Calendar, the April update

Last year was a huge one for new-model launches in Australia, bringing us cars like the all-new Giulia, the Volvo XC60, Hyundai i30, the Stinger and the... well, the list goes on, and you can find it here. What can we expect in 2018? Catch our list below of newly launched models and everything that's still to come...


Haval H4: Another good-looking Haval we won't get
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Haval H4: Another good-looking Haval we won't get

A new Haval H4 model has joined the line-up of what is claimed to be China's largest SUV brand. Officially, it was revealed late last year, but it has now gone on sale in China – and the company's local arm has confirmed we won't see it in Australia. At least, not anytime soon. Like the new H2s and new H6 models revealed previously, the H4 is currently confirmed for the domestic market only...


2019 Mitsubishi Triton facelift spied in Australia
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2019 Mitsubishi Triton facelift spied in Australia

Photos have surfaced online that show a facelifted 2019 Mitsubishi Triton refueling in South Australia, where the company's local operation  is headquartered. The above photo, published in March by Malaysian website PaulTan.org, show the popular ute wearing the 'Dynamic Shield' face that now features on most Mitsubishi passenger models...


2019 Toyota Corolla detailed, Australian launch due August
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2019 Toyota Corolla detailed, Australian launch due August

A raft of details and images for the upcoming 2019 Toyota Corolla have been handed down today, in advance of the new hatchback's August launch for the Australian market. The new hatch was first unveiled at the Geneva motor show earlier this month, in the form of the European-market Auris – specifically in hybrid guise - but it's next week's New York motor show that will stand out as the bigger event for Toyota's now iconic small car...


Volvo Car Australia announces Nick Connor as Managing Director
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Volvo Car Australia announces Nick Connor as Managing Director

Volvo Car Australia has at last installed a new managing director, this week appointing company veteran and inaugural Polestar boss Nick Connor to the role. Connor replaces Kevin McCann, who resigned from the company in November, and McCann's temporary replacement as acting managing director, Stephen Connor (no relation)...


HelloCars goes it alone to shake up online used-car shopping and selling
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HelloCars goes it alone to shake up online used-car shopping and selling

A new online used-car dealership, dubbed HelloCars, joins a growing collection of businesses looking to revolutionise the sometimes frightening world of used-car shopping. HelloCars enters a segment occupied most notably by SellMyCar and Carzoos – owned, respectively, by the massive new-and-used dealership groups Cox Automotive and AP Eagers...


2019 Toyota RAV4 previewed, due in Australia next year
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2019 Toyota RAV4 previewed, due in Australia next year

The Japanese giant is on a new-model kick this month, with confirmation the 2019 Toyota RAV4 will be unveiled at the New York motor show. The news follows the recent debut in Geneva of the new-generation Corolla hatch, along with confirmation and a first look at the reborn Supra...


Mazda 3 digital driver display revealed in spy photos
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Mazda 3 digital driver display revealed in spy photos

Photos posted to a Chinese forum have revealed what appears to be a large digital driver-information display behind the steering wheel. The screen, replacing the conventional instrument cluster, is shown in two modes: one with separate rev and speed meters, and one with a large combined meter that likely represents a 'sport mode' function...


Dieselgate: Australian test reveals increased fuel use, VW rejects claims - UPDATE
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Dieselgate: Australian test reveals increased fuel use, VW rejects claims - UPDATE

March 12, 2018: Testing carried out on a single Volkswagen vehicle has revealed an increase in fuel use since it was given a software update in 2017 for the so-called 'Dieselgate' emissions scandal...


2018 Geneva motor show: Hits and misses
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2018 Geneva motor show: Hits and misses

What a week. This might be the biggest Geneva motor show the world has seen in some time. That's not to say last year wasn't impressive, with the McLaren 720S, the Aston Martin Valkyrie, the new Audi RS5 and the reborn Alpine A110 standing out as obvious heroes...


Touring the Audi RS6 Avant Performance with Exclusive paint and other bits - VIDEO
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Touring the Audi RS6 Avant Performance with Exclusive paint and other bits - VIDEO

While old mate Curt Dupriez works his way towards delivering a full written review of this 2018 Audi RS6 Avant Performance, Trent Nikolic couldn't stop himself pinching it for an afternoon. In this quick tour, Trent goes on about the bits and pieces added to the example we're testing...


Hyundai HDC-1 concept previews 'Le Fil Rouge' styling direction
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Hyundai HDC-1 concept previews 'Le Fil Rouge' styling direction

Hyundai's latest senior designer, Luc Donckerwolke, has stepped up this week in Geneva to make his mark with the Korean brand's future looks. Donckerwolke was poached from the Volkswagen group in 2016, where he led the styling operations for Bentley, Lamborghini and Audi. His mandate at Hyundai was initially to lead design for the Genesis division, reporting to group styling boss Peter Schreyer...


Porsche Mission E Cross Turismo revealed
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Porsche Mission E Cross Turismo revealed

As its engineers work to bring the 2015 Mission E concept to market, Porsche has tonight unveiled a striking follow-up: the Mission E Cross Turismo. Clearly drawing on the themes of its low-slung four-door coupe companion, the Mission E Cross Turismo's styling also borrows more than a few cues from the new Panamera wagon and the latest Cayenne SUV...