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Ford Fiesta ST gets 165kW Mountune upgrade

Tuning firm Mountune has announced a new upgrade package for the Ford Fiesta ST, which can be installed via a smartphone app. Dubbed m225, the flash tune bumps the three-cylinder hot hatch's outputs up to 165kW and 340Nm, up from the standard version's 147kW and 290Nm...

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2020 Renault Zoe spied
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2020 Renault Zoe spied

Photographers have snapped new images of the next-gen Renault Zoe, this time on the snowy roads of Europe. While it doesn't appear to look too different from the current model, it's believed this vehicle is an all-new model given the current Zoe first went on sale in 2012...


2018-19 Volkswagen Polo recalled
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2018-19 Volkswagen Polo recalled

Volkswagen Australia has issued a recall for the 2018 and 2019 model-year Polo range over concerns affected vehicles could have faulty handbrakes. The German brand reports "the adjuster nut for the handbrake lever can loosen", which could prevent the handbrake from being fully applied...


Abarth 124 Rally Tribute, 595 esseesse revealed
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Abarth 124 Rally Tribute, 595 esseesse revealed

Abarth has revealed the 124 Rally Tribute and 595 esseesse as part of the company's 70th anniversary celebrations. The Italian performance brand's new models each have a unique flavour, which are both claimed to be "authentic expressions of the brand's racing soul and its glorious past in motorsport"...


SAIC Motor takes over MG in New Zealand
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SAIC Motor takes over MG in New Zealand

SAIC Motor has announced it will be taking over the distribution of its MG subsidiary in New Zealand from British Motor Distributors. As part of the move, the company will introduce the MG3 automatic hatchback and ZS crossover to the New Zealand market later this year, joining the existing MG6 Plus, MG3 manual and GS SUV...


Toyota Prius C to be axed in the US
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Toyota Prius C to be axed in the US

Toyota's North American division will cull the little Prius C from its line-up in the coming months, making way for the new-generation Corolla Hybrid to take its place in the range. Speaking with the US's Autoblog, a Toyota spokesperson confirmed the move, adding there's around 700 units left in dealer stock in the US...


2020 Mini JCW GP spied
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2020 Mini JCW GP spied

Photographers have snapped the Mini JCW GP on the back of a car carrier in Europe, giving us a closer look at what the German-owned British marque has in store for its new performance flagship. Despite the swirly yellow wrap covering its entire body, we can see some of the design changes coming to the 3 Door Hatch's body, including racier bumpers, widened guards and a massive rear wing...


2020 Mini JCW GP to make over 220kW
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2020 Mini JCW GP to make over 220kW

Mini has confirmed the 2020 John Cooper Works GP will offer more than 220kW when it launches next year, comfortably usurping its pared-back predecessors for punch. As with the wider Mini range, we know the next GP will draw on a turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine. At the moment, the most powerful model in the Cooper Hatch line-up – the JCW – makes 170kW, all put to the front wheels...


2019 Opel Corsa teased
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2019 Opel Corsa teased

Opel has teased the arrival of its all-new supermini, the 2019 Corsa, with a single image on its social media. Captioned with "Revolutionary. Electrifying. Accessible!" on Twitter, the picture shows the car's headlight and... actually, it's just a headlight. The daytime-running light signature borrows heavily from the GT X Experimental concept, with its angular, inverted Nike 'Swoosh' design...


2019 Audi A1 Allroad spied again
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2019 Audi A1 Allroad spied again

The Audi A1 Allroad has been spied once more, this time doing a spot of cold weather testing in Sweden. Compared to the regular A1, this off-road-style variant has taller ride height, different front and rear bumper designs, revised side sills, and, possibly, some extra protection for the wheel arches...


2019 Mini JCW review: Millbrook Edition
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2019 Mini JCW review: Millbrook Edition

The super-exclusive Mini Millbrook special is limited to just 20 units nationally. Are the racy looks worth $7K more than the standard JCW?

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2019 Peugeot 208 spied again
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2019 Peugeot 208 spied again

The next-generation Peugeot 208 has been spied on the snowy roads of Europe this week, ahead of an anticipated reveal at the Geneva motor show in March. As we've seen from previous prototypes, the new-gen 208 will be larger than the current model, and incorporate various design elements inspired by the company's latest aesthetic theme, meaning it should bear a strong resemblance to the 3008, 508 and 5008...


Mini JCW Millbrook Edition on sale from $57,275
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Mini JCW Millbrook Edition on sale from $57,275

Mini Australia has announced the JCW Millbrook Edition, a special version of its three-door performance hatch to be available in strictly limited numbers. Just 20 units will be offered locally, priced from $57,275 plus on-road costs. That's over $7000 more than the 'standard' JCW hatchback, though there are some specification upgrades to justify the extra spend...


2019 Mini JCW now WLTP-compliant
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2019 Mini JCW now WLTP-compliant

Mini has detailed the mildly-updated JCW Hatch for Europe, complete with a new particulate filter helping it meet Euro 6d-Temp emissions regulations on the tough WLTP test cycle. Power still comes from a 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine making 170kW/320Nm, hooked up to a six-speed manual transmission as standard. An eight-speed automatic is also be available...


Fiat Panda gets zero-star Euro NCAP safety rating
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Fiat Panda gets zero-star Euro NCAP safety rating

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has been dealt another blow in the latest round of Euro NCAP crash tests, with the 2018 Fiat Panda failing to score even a one-star rating. Last tested in 2011, the third-generation Panda lacks any form of active safety equipment – with seatbelt reminders the only feature to score points in the area Safety Assist...


2019 Skoda Fabia pricing and specs
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2019 Skoda Fabia pricing and specs

Skoda has announced pricing and specs for the mildly-revised 2019 Fabia range, which brings with it new safety tech and the same pair of three-cylinder engines. Two powertrains are offered in the Fabia: a 70TSI with five-speed manual, making 70kW and 160Nm, or an 81TSI with seven-speed dual-clutch transmission, making 81kW and 200Nm. Both are 1...


Mini Cooper JCW GP confirmed for 2020
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Mini Cooper JCW GP confirmed for 2020

Mini has confirmed a new stripped out John Cooper Works GP is being developed, ahead of an on-sale date at some point in 2020. Previewed by the John Cooper Works GP concept revealed in 2017, the car will follow in the footsteps of the 2006 JCW GP and 2012 JCW GP. Both those cars had just two seats, manual transmissions and roll cage, and both were built in very limited numbers...


Ford Fiesta, Ranger recalled
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Ford Fiesta, Ranger recalled

Ford has recalled the 2010-16 Fiesta and 2011-15 Ranger, over concerns about the pawl spring tab in the side-door latch. According to the company, the spring tab in a side-door latch could break, which usually prevents the door from latching. If the car can be closed, however, the door could open while the vehicle is moving...


Toyota Yaris GRMN unboxed by James May - video
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Toyota Yaris GRMN unboxed by James May - video

The internet is full of 'unboxing' videos where YouTubers unpack new iPhones for their millions of subscribers, but what about products that are a little more out of the box – excuse the pun. In this new clip, former Top Gear host James May unboxes a real-life Toyota Yaris GRMN, the performance version of the Japanese manufacturer's run-of-the-mill light hatch...


Toyota Gazoo Racing Australia rally team announced
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Toyota Gazoo Racing Australia rally team announced

Toyota Australia is throwing its considerable weight behind a factory rally operation, set to run two Yaris AP4 cars in the Australian Rally Championship (ARC). The new team will debut at Rally Australia in Coffs Harbour this weekend, with Harry Bates behind the wheel and John McCarthy in the co-driver's hot seat...