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Volvo V40 and S90 axed, V90 'on the backburner'

Volvo Australia has quietly dropped the V40 and S90 from the local line-up, and has officially said the standard V90 is "on the backburner" after being delayed several times...

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2018.75 Ford Mondeo spied, update confirmed for 2019
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2018.75 Ford Mondeo spied, update confirmed for 2019

Ford Australia has confirmed a very mildly-updated MY18.75 Mondeo will launch at the beginning of next year, after it was spied on the roads of Melbourne this week. Snapped by our very own Mike Stevens, the bum-lifted wagon gets a new tail-light arrangement joined through the middle by a chrome strip – giving the estate-bodied Mondeo a more upmarket look at the rear...


2019 Mercedes-Benz CLA Shooting Brake spied inside and out
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2019 Mercedes-Benz CLA Shooting Brake spied inside and out

The upcoming Mercedes-Benz CLA Shooting Brake has been snapped again by spy photographers this week, including new images of the swoopy estate's cabin. We already have a rough idea of what the exterior will look like despite the heavy camouflage, blending the face of the new A-Class with a miniature version of the larger CLS's rear...


2020 Audi A4 Avant facelift spied
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2020 Audi A4 Avant facelift spied

A facelifted Audi A4 Avant has been spied undergoing winter testing in Sweden. This is the second update to the current-generation A4, and appears more substantial than the revision due to go on sale in Australia from early 2019. While that update has subtly new front and rear bumpers, and a more 3D effect for the grille, this prototype sports a more extensive overhaul...


2019 Volkswagen Passat Wagon spied
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2019 Volkswagen Passat Wagon spied

Photographers have snapped images of the updated 2019 Volkswagen Passat Wagon – or 'Variant' as it's known in markets like Germany – ahead of an anticipated reveal early next year. Like the sedan prototypes we've seen recently, it appears the design changes will be limited to the front and rear sections of the vehicles, incorporating revised grilles, bumpers, and lights – including dynamic 'scrolling' indicators for flagship models...


2019 BMW 3 Series Touring spied again
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2019 BMW 3 Series Touring spied again

The next-generation BMW 3 Series Touring has been snapped again by photographers, before it joins the recently-revealed sedan on the market sometime next year. In these latest photos, we can see the B-pillar forward is pretty much identical to the new 3 Series sedan, while the rear apes the design of the larger 5 Series Touring...


2019 Ford Focus Active wagon revealed in Europe
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2019 Ford Focus Active wagon revealed in Europe

Ford has added the Active Wagon to its Focus range in Europe, expanding its range of pseudo crossover models to four on the continent. Like the Focus Active hatch, the wagon variant features off-road styling, although there's no mention of all-wheel drive. Like the hatch, the Active wagon seems to be a front-wheel drive only affair...


2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA Shooting Brake spied
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2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA Shooting Brake spied

Photographers have spotted the next-generation Mercedes-Benz CLA Shooting Brake for the first time, giving us an early glimpse at the coupe-styled small wagon. Initially, it was believed the German marque would drop the little estate after it chose not to renew the wagon-bodied CLS for another generation, however, these latest images confirm Mercedes-Benz will once again offer a Shooting Brake version of the little CLA four-door coupe...


2020 BMW M3 may gain wagon variant - report
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2020 BMW M3 may gain wagon variant - report

The next-generation BMW M3 will reportedly be offered as both a sedan and a wagon. Sources have told Autocar the Bavarian automaker is seriously considering launching an M3 Touring model as part of the next-generation range. As with the upcoming M3 sedan, which was spied earlier this month, the M3 wagon should feature pumped up front and rear wheel arches, lowered suspension, retuned handling, sportier styling and, of course, more power if it gets approved...


2018 Skoda Fabia Combi Scoutline revealed
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2018 Skoda Fabia Combi Scoutline revealed

The Skoda Fabia Combi Scoutline has been revealed for Europe, giving the company's smallest wagon a more rugged look. Available on all engines and colours of the regular Fabia Combi (wagon), the Scoutline brings crossover-style cosmetic upgrades like contrasting bumpers, wheel arch cladding and side sills, along with faux skid plate inserts front and rear...


E63 S v F-Type SVR drag race - video
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E63 S v F-Type SVR drag race - video

Eight-cylinder performance cars can take on very different forms these days – take the Jaguar F-Type SVR and Mercedes-AMG E63 S Estate, for example. In a new clip published by Carwow, Mat Watson lines up the British sports car and German performance wagon for an old-school drag race, to see which is quickest. On paper, the two vehicles are closely matched...


Porsche Mission E Cross Turismo confirmed for production
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Porsche Mission E Cross Turismo confirmed for production

Porsche has confirmed the Mission E Cross Turismo will be going into production, creating 300 new jobs at its Zuffenhausen headquarters in the process. A derivative of the all-electric Taycan – previously known as the Mission E – the Cross Turismo is a high-riding sportswagon capable of driving 500 kilometres per charge, and claims to sprint from 0-100 in just 3...


Audi RS4 generations face-off - video
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Audi RS4 generations face-off - video

The Audi RS4 has over two decades of history behind it, so what better way to measure its progress by lining up its various iterations? Mat Watson from Carwow managed to get three generations of RS4 (including the current one) and the original RS2 together for an old-school drag race and some one-on-one time to see how far the German performance wagon has come since the mid-1990s...


2020 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Estate spied
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2020 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Estate spied

Photographers have snapped images of the upcoming Mercedes-Benz E-Class facelift, ahead of an anticipated reveal some time next year. Despite all the fake panels and tape concealing the finer design details, we can see the refreshed E-Class will borrow heavily from the 'predator' design of the related CLS four-door coupe...


2019 Audi A6 Allroad spied at the Nurburgring
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2019 Audi A6 Allroad spied at the Nurburgring

The next-generation Audi A6 Allroad has been spied again, this time around the Nurburgring in Germany, wearing less disguise than previously. We already have a general idea of what to expect from the new Allroad's design, given we've already seen the latest A6 Avant, though the high-riding version will get some unique design elements and off-road technology to take advantage of the extra ride height...


Mini streamlines model range in the UK
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Mini streamlines model range in the UK

Mini UK has announced a revised model structure across all its ranges, with each line available in three new 'styles' – Classic, Sport and Exclusive. Designed to streamline the specification process and make it easier for customers to choose their car, the company claims the new model structure will allow buyers to create their vehicle using five steps...


2018 Mini Cooper S Clubman review
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2018 Mini Cooper S Clubman review

Small, expensive and overflowing with character – the Mini Clubman S stands out. Thankfully, its quirks are endearing.


Ford confirms Mondeo Hybrid estate for Europe in 2019
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Ford confirms Mondeo Hybrid estate for Europe in 2019

Ford Europe has confirmed it will offer a petrol-electric Mondeo Hybrid estate in Europe next year, forming part of an "enhanced range" of hybrid vehicles headed for the region in 2019. Developed "exclusively for Europe", it's the first time the Blue Oval has offered its hybrid mid-sizer in wagon form. Currently, the Mondeo Hybrid pairs a 2...


2019 Peugeot 508 Touring confirmed for Australia
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2019 Peugeot 508 Touring confirmed for Australia

Peugeot has confirmed the 508 Touring will join its sedan (Fastback) stablemate in Australia next year, answering the prayers of wagon-loving buyers across the nation. Unveiled earlier this year and revealed in person at the Paris motor show, the Touring is a lighter, slicker successor to the current 508 Touring...


2010-14 Subaru Outback, Liberty recalled
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2010-14 Subaru Outback, Liberty recalled

Subaru has recalled the 2010-2014 Outback and Liberty, over concerns about their electric parking brakes. According to the company, if the parking brake circuit board fractures a warning light will illuminate and the brake can't be applied or released. That puts the cars in breach of Australian Design Rules (ADR) for motor vehicles...