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Kia Stinger: AEB coming to base models

Kia Australia has confirmed it will be adding driver assistance technologies like autonomous-emergency braking (AEB) to entry-level variants of its Stinger liftback...

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Alfa Romeo Stelvio Ti coming Down Under
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Alfa Romeo Stelvio Ti coming Down Under

Alfa Romeo will bring the more powerful Stelvio Ti offered in overseas markets to Australia later this year. With power from the same 206kW/400Nm turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine as the Giulia Veloce, the Ti sprints to 100km/h in 5.7 seconds – 1.5 seconds faster than the base petrol Stelvio, and 0...


2019 Ford Focus revealed, Australian launch confirmed - UPDATE
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2019 Ford Focus revealed, Australian launch confirmed - UPDATE

The fourth-generation Ford Focus has been unveiled after a seemingly endless series of leaks, teasers and spy photos. Ford overnight revealed all three body styles of the new model at once. The hatch and wagon models are primarily aimed at European customers, while the sedan has its sights set on Asia and, presumably, North America...


Ford Ranger Raptor pricing announced
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Ford Ranger Raptor pricing announced

Ford Australia has announced pricing for the hotly-anticipated Ranger Raptor, with proceedings to kick off at $74,990 before on-road costs when it arrives in showrooms later this year. That means the range-topping Ranger comes in at $13,200 more expensive than the current Wildtrak, and $6500 more than the Volkswagen Amarok V6 Ultimate...


VFACTS: March 2018 new vehicle sales
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VFACTS: March 2018 new vehicle sales

Australia’s new vehicle sales in March hit a record high of 106,988 units, according to company-provided figures collated by industry peak body, the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI). This increase of 4.4 per cent over March 2017 took quarter-one sales to 291,538, up 1.5 per cent over last year’s record...


2018 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport pricing and specs
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2018 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport pricing and specs

Mitsubishi has announced revisions to its Pajero Sport lineup for 2018, adding a more-expensive GLS trim to the five-seat range and rolling out active safety equipment across all models. Forward-collision mitigation and adaptive cruise control are now standard on all models, and there are two new USB ports for second-row passengers on the Exceed...


Takata airbag recall in Australia: Everything you need to know
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Takata airbag recall in Australia: Everything you need to know

The Takata airbag recall has become the largest automotive recall in history, affecting more than 100 million vehicles and nearly 20 automotive brands around the world. Among those are some four million vehicles in Australia. Globally, there have been 20 deaths linked to the scandal, and 230 serious injuries...


2018 Jaguar E-Pace pricing and specs
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2018 Jaguar E-Pace pricing and specs

UPDATE: The 2018 Jaguar E-Pace is now on sale in Australia. Watch for our Australian launch review to go live in the coming hours, and refresh your memory on the little cat's pricing and specs with the below story, first published last year. November 16, 2017: Australian details for the E-Pace have been revealed this week ahead of the little cat's arrival around April next year...


2019 Jaguar I-Pace revealed: $119,000 EV here in October
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2019 Jaguar I-Pace revealed: $119,000 EV here in October

The electro-themed camouflage has come off the new 2019 Jaguar I-Pace today, ahead of an Australian debut in October this year – with a $119,000 price tag to match its enviro-chic image. Based on the concept of the same name, unveiled in November 2016, the production car is almost identical to the original show car...


2018 Hyundai i30 N pricing and specs
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2018 Hyundai i30 N pricing and specs

Australian pricing and specifications for the 2018 Hyundai i30 N have been announced this week, ahead of a mid-April arrival. Starting from $39,990 before on-road costs, the Korean manufacturer's first hot hatch dips below the magical $40,000 barrier, and comes standard with the higher-output 202kW/353Nm version (378Nm on overboost) of Hyundai's 2...


2018 Hyundai Santa Fe revealed
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2018 Hyundai Santa Fe revealed

This is the new-generation Hyundai Santa Fe. It’s the fourth iteration of the badge since 2001, and launches in the hyper-competitive large SUV segment in July. It’s based on a tweaked version of the platform underpinning the Kia Sorento and Carnival, and has a completely new design. Hyundai talks about a “powerful wide stance” and “athletic, bold look” – and we don’t disagree...


2018 Subaru Liberty pricing and specs
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2018 Subaru Liberty pricing and specs

Australian pricing and specifications have been announced for the 2018 Subaru Liberty, which maintains its $30,240 starting price despite sharper looks and more technology. From the outside, you'll be able to distinguish the MY18 Liberty from current models by looking for the revised grille and bumper, new wing mirrors and fresh alloy wheel designs...


VIDEO: 2019 Volvo V60 teased, full reveal on Feb 21
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VIDEO: 2019 Volvo V60 teased, full reveal on Feb 21

Volvo has teased its latest load-lugging wagon, the V60, in a video highlighting its long history of creating practical family cars. The brand says it's "continuing a legacy of estates for a new generation" with the V60, tugging on the heart strings with snippets of children learning to drive, couples falling in love and families on road trips in a smorgasbord of classic Volvo wagons...


2019 BMW X4 revealed, here in Q3
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2019 BMW X4 revealed, here in Q3

The second-generation BMW X4 has been revealed, ahead of an Australian market launch sometime in the third quarter of 2018. Headlining the upgrades are an all-new exterior look – bringing the X4 in line with the related X3 – along with the latest in connectivity, a fresh infotainment layout, and up-to-date driver assistance systems...


2018 HSV Colorado SportsCat pricing and specs
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2018 HSV Colorado SportsCat pricing and specs

Pricing and specifications for the new HSV Colorado SportsCat range have been released this week, with the modified ute priced from $60,790 before on-road costs. Based on the Holden Colorado ute, the HSV SportsCat features a range of cosmetic and chassis upgrades, though there aren't any boosts to the power and torque figures of the 147kW/500Nm 2...


Nissan e-Power explained, Australian launch a certainty
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Nissan e-Power explained, Australian launch a certainty

Nissan will introduce its e-Power petrol-electric drivetrain in Australia in the near future, to complement its zero emissions car rollout, led by the new Leaf due at the end of 2018 – and set to comprise 12 electric Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi vehicles by 2022. This self-described technology ‘bridge’ is Nissan’s unique twist on plug-in hybrid (PHEV) and mild hybrid (HEV) offerings...


Holden Commodore: "Drive the car and then have an opinion"
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Holden Commodore: "Drive the car and then have an opinion"

As the launch of Holden's first imported Commodore, the ZB, rolls around, the company's boss has challenged the Holden heartland to drive the car before they offer an opinion. This week Holden hosts Australian media for a first drive of the ZB Commodore across a variety of roads and tracks at Holden's Lang Lang proving ground, but company boss, Mark Bernhard, wants fans to reserve judgement until they've had a go themselves...


VFACTS: January 2018 new vehicle sales
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VFACTS: January 2018 new vehicle sales

New vehicle industry peak lobby group, the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI), reported a 4.3 per cent increase in sales and registrations for January 2018 compared to the same month last year. VFACTS data released today recorded 88,551 sales for the first month of the calendar year...


2018 Mercedes-Benz A-Class supports car sharing with 'friends and family'
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2018 Mercedes-Benz A-Class supports car sharing with 'friends and family'

The fourth-generation Mercedes-Benz A-Class not only debuts the company's new MBUX infotainment system, but can be shared without physically handing over a set of keys. At the end of his speech introducing the hatchback, Dieter Zetsche, head of Mercedes-Benz, announced new A-Class will support "casual private car sharing with friends and family"...


2018 Volkswagen Polo pricing and specs
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2018 Volkswagen Polo pricing and specs

Australian pricing and specifications for the 2018 Volkswagen Polo range have been revealed this week, with the all-new light hatch to kick off at $17,990 before on-road costs when it arrives in showrooms next month. The sixth-generation of Volkswagen's light car comes in at just $800 more than the vehicle it replaces, despite being larger in every dimension, more powerful and featuring more equipment...